How do we know that these 10 startups will exit as long-term winners from the current situation and that they are worth investing in? Because we know them through and through. All these startups are hand-picked by Invest Estonia, Startup Estonia, EstBan and Estonian VCs – by the partners knowing the Estonian startup landscape and investors’ expectations best.
Watch the recording of the live session here.
The Estonian startup community is as vibrant as ever. Last year (in 2019) € 266.4M was invested into Estonian startups and even though the total investment amount in 2019 is smaller than in 2018 (€ 330M), we see the total number of deals increasing significantly. There were 73 new investment deals in 2019, which is almost double compared to 2018 (40). Also, 30 deals in 2019 were at least € 1M or more, compared to 20 in 2018.
So far, Estonia has produced four unicorns: Skype, Playtech, Transferwise, and Bolt. A dozen home-grown startups are valued over $ 100M each.
Demo Day agenda:
4:00 PM Opening words by moderator Louis Zezeran
4:05 PM What’s cooking in Estonian Startup Scene by Sten Tamkivi, Vice President of Estonian Startup Leaders Club
4:10 PM Pitching vol 1 (Bolt, Comodule, FoodDocs, Fractory, Pactum)
4:30 PM Coffee with comedians
4:45 PM Pitching vol 2 (Veriff, Visory, Viveo Health, Wolf3D, Xolo)
5:05 PM Next steps for finding your investment pearls by Raido Lember, Director at Estonian Investment Agency
5:10 PM Summing up and Q&A
5:15 PM Cocktails with comedians, Slack networking and DJ Sander Mölder
* all times are UTC/GMT +3 hours