Bold and adventurous entrepreneurs sometimes need a nudge and a sounding board. We are elated to work together with Partech Partners to bring an exciting pitching session with Leon Ge, Principal & Head of Asia Initiatives at Partech Partners.

Based out of Paris, with a mandate to invest both in Europe and Asia, Leon is looking to support ambitious entrepreneurs across Europe and beyond, with a keen interest in the Nordics.

If you are a founder searching for inspiration, or your business is looking to raise venture investment, this event is for you. Join us from any part of the world on Thursday, March 11, 3:00 PM CET and hear from international investors such Leon and budding entrepreneurs.

About investor

Founded in 1982, Partech is a leading global venture capital firm based out of San Francisco, Paris, Berlin and Dakar. Partech backs founders across all stages (seed, venture and growth), and invests across US, Europe, Asia and Africa. With $2bn AUM and over 200 investments in the past five years alone, Partech has been one of the most prolific VC investors globally.

Leon is a Principal at Partech’s €400m venture fund that invests across Europe, US and Asia. He sits on the boards of a number of highly successful startups and scaleups, notably including Toss (Fintech unicorn in Asia, valued at $2.7bn), ManoMano (European soonicorn in DIY marketplace), Kyash (leading neobank in Japan), Fresha (fastest growing SaaS-enabled marketplace for salons) etc.

Leon was previously an initial member and AVP at ID Capital in Singapore and a founding team member of Future Food Asia innovation platform. Prior to ID Capital, he was an early team member at Google, focused on operational transformation and open innovation projects for Google across 13 countries in APAC. Leon holds a Dipl.-Ing. in Industrial Engineering from École des Mines de Paris, Master’s and Bachelor’s in Environmental Science & Engineering from National University of Singapore.

Event agenda

Thursday, March 11, 3:00 - 5:00 PM CET, Zoom

3:00 - 3:05  Welcome and Introduction

Co - Hosts: Leon Ge, Principal and Head of Asia at Partech Partner, Joel Larsson, General Partner at Pale Blue Dot Venture Capital firm; Martin Backlund, Business Developer, Technology, Invest in Skåne, Zhenni Liang, Skåne Startups.

3:05 - 3:45 Investor Fireside Chat

We will talk about Leon Ge's journey into venture capital and Partech Partner's investment strategy. Leon Ge will also offer advice for founders who are currently fundraising.

3:45 - 3:50  Coffee Break

3:50-5:00 PM, Startup Pitching

The startups will pitch to investor and get feedback. The audience can also ask questions and learn from the founders.

3:50 - 4:00  Pitch and Q&A with Daniel Gadd of Position Green

4:00 - 4:10  Pitch and Q&A with Remi Loren of Ekolution

4:10 - 4:20  Pitch and Q&A with Katarina Kjell of Word Diagnostics

4:20 - 4:30  Pitch and Q&A with Sebastien Archambeaud of Handiscover

4:30 - 4:40  Pitch and Q&A with Prudence Persson of Manje Health

4:40 - 4:50  Pitch and Q&A with Erik Rask of MedBeat

4:50 - 5:00  Pitch and Q&A with Vincenzo De Salvo of Yourspeechfactory

Why attend

All founders and teams keen to learn and ready to explore new entrepreneurial frontiers will find the perfect space to discover valuable experiences from innovative members of the startup ecosystem.

If you are a founder in a fast-growing tech or digital company, needing help to address large markets across multiple continents, you will have the opportunity to search for venture equity investment.

Apply to pitch

If you are a founder who would like to pitch to the investors, apply to pitch here.

How to Attend

The event will be hosted over Zoom. Click the registration link below to sign up.

You will receive the event Zoom link afterwards. If you have any questions, please contact us at hi@skanestartups.com.

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