CEE Region PE&VC In The Troubling Times – Online Conference


Private Equity and Venture Capital leading experts will meet online at the upcoming Virtual PE & VC Conference – CEE Region on the 25th of June 2020. The upcoming conference is aiming to help and navigate attendees in the troubling times of the Pandemic of Covid-19. Such an event will provide some useful insight for the preparation of the upcoming year of 2021, which will be different than any year before for Private Equity and Venture Capital markets.

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PE & VC Virtual Conference
25 Jun 2020, 10:00 – 22:00 (CET)

You can find the full agenda here.

The CEE market of startups is growing like never before. Whole European market had almost 12 billion dollars of volume, only in 2019 according to the Crunchbase. After a couple of years of boom on the market it doesn’t slow down but only shows a stable atmosphere of growing. Which might help investors to decide to locate their assets in this region.

We decided to outline sessions/discussions that we consider the most essential ones:

  • Implications of COVID 19 on VC Investing in The Region
  • Challenges of portfolio companies during the Covid-19 outbreak
  • How To Achieve Operational Excellence in PE Firm During The Pandemic? 

We strongly recommend tuning into the half-hour keynote of Tim Draper (Founder of Draper Associates) which will start at 18:30 at the CET. He is best known for being an early investor in technology companies such as Hotmail, Baidu, Skype, Tesla or Twitch. The estimated net worth of his, mostly coming from the Venture Capital firm – Draper Fisher Jurvetson is said to be at least 1 billion. Draper is known as a person favouring cryptocurrency and decentralization of assets. Residing in Silicon Valley, he is said to be one of the fathers of success behind most of the technology companies from this area.

The conference might be a good example of many upcoming events that will try to answer the most burning issue on all markets – what kind of investments might be good in the following years and most importantly how it might look within the early of 2021. Organizers promise that individual approach and experience of speakers will help VC and PE invest in the CEE market.

The conference might be a good example of many upcoming events that will try to answer the most burning issue on all markets – what kind of investments might be good in the following years.Virtual PE & VC Conference – CEE Region is the must-attend event for organizations that are dealing with the aftermath of the pandemic crisis and want to become successful investors in the upcoming future. Meeting speakers, having time for networking in the breakout sessions – all of that was almost impossible for traditional conferences. At least for most of the attendees.

If you plan to invest or want to mitigate resources in the Central and Eastern European region, this conference is bound to provide some answers and at least help you put the right questions.

Complete Speaker Line-up

As usual, we’re making an extra mile for our readers and present the speakers conveniently linked to their LinkedIn profiles.

If you would like to ask somebody from the list a question or ask for advice but you don’t know-how — let us know, we’ll do our best to do that in your name!

Emilia Mamajova Founding Partner at ESPIRA Investments
Michael Szalontay  Co-founder and Managing Partner at Flashpoint
Fabian Wasmus  Partner at Vitruvian Partners
Tomasz Czechowicz Managing Partner at MCI Capital
Dan Lupu Partner at Earlybird
Vytautas Plunksnis Head of Private Equity at INVL Asset Management
Przemyslaw Raczka Investment Director at Resource Partners
Wojciech Jezierski Partner at ABRIS Capital Partners
Pekka Maki Managing Partner at 3TS Capital Partners
Martin Chocholacek Vice President of Enterprise Investors
Marcin Hejka General Partner at OTB Ventures
Martin Konop Investment Manager at Rockaway Capital
Tomas Casa Investment Manager at CEE Equity Partners
Michal Rybovič Partner at Sandberg Capital
Rokas Peciulaitis Managing Partner at Contrarian Ventures
Bohuslav Lipovsky Managing Partner at EIM Executive Interim Management
Manuela Fumarola Private Equity Associate & Lead of ESG at M&G Investments
Nick Lyth CEO of Green Angel Syndicate
Andrzej Bartos Senior Partner at Innova Capital
Daniel Tomov Founding Partner at Eleven Ventures

You can find the full speakers’ profiles here

The conference will have also few keynotes presented by:

  • Elemér Eszter, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Impact Ventures & Founder & CEO of PBG FMC Ltd.
  • Tomas Koraus, Head Of Structured Finance at CSOB – the gold partner of the conference

In the role of moderators we will meet:

The Virtual PE & VC Conference – CEE Region will run just as the face to face conference but in the virtual space – speakers will be seen as on the stage where you can listen and participate in the chat and ask them the most important questions for you and your company.


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