Until then, you can get to know more about his experience: Deep Nishar is currently the Senior Managing Partner at the SoftBank Vision Fund. Some of his representative investments include 10X Genomics, Guardant Health, Improbable.io, Nauto, OSIsoft and Zymergen.
He has more than 20 years of experience helping to build and grow successful software and Internet businesses. He joined LinkedIn in January 2009, and served as the senior vice president of products and user experience until October 2014. He was responsible for setting and executing the company’s global product strategy and led the product management, data science, user experience and web design teams, as well as online sales and business development. Deep has been credited with simplifying and modernizing LinkedIn’s product portfolio, as well as building the LinkedIn mobile platform to further drive member engagement around the globe. During Deep’s tenure at LinkedIn, the team grew
Three experts and their vision on the Rise or Fall of European entrepeneurship/investing. While European venture has come on leaps and bounds, it remains a “smaller round, smaller exit” market. Compared to US and ASIA. What's to be done?
Dr. Werner Vogels is Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com where he is responsible for driving the company's customer-centric technology vision.
As one of the forces behind Amazon's approach to cloud computing, he is passionate about helping young businesses reach global scale, and transforming enterprises into fast-moving digital organizations.
Vogels joined Amazon in 2004 from Cornell University where he was a distributed systems researcher. He has held technology leadership positions in companies that handle the transition of academic technology into industry. Vogels holds a PhD from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has authored many articles on distributed systems technologies for enterprise computing.
Winston Cheng is President of International at JD.com responsible for global business initiatives as well as international investments and M&A. Prior to joining JD.com Winston was SVP and Head of Global Corporate Finance & Development and Vice Chairman of Investment Committee responsible for the financing, investments and Mergers & Acquisitions for LeEco Global Group. Before joining LeEco in August 2015, Winston was the Head of Asia Technology, Media and Telecom at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch in September 2013, Winston was Managing Director and Head of Asia Ex-Japan IBD Technology Group and was also Head of Asia ex-Japan Consumer Retail Group at Goldman Sachs. Winston joined Goldman Sachs in 2007. Prior to that, Winston worked for over 10 years at Citi. Winston began his investment banking career with Salomon Brothers in 1996. He has worked in New York, Palo Alto and Hong Kong during his 20 years in investment banking. Winston earned a BA in Economics and Chinese Language from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1995.
Just recently in the news: "$150 Million: Tim Draper-Backed Bancor Completes Largest-Ever ICO". Co-Founder, Galia Benartzi, will make sure that everyone in the audience leaves knowing what an ICO is & why it's important!
Let's get into the fundamentals! Alternative Financing, ICO's? What is the new model? Is the VC model dead? Let's take a look at how we can empower anyone, anywhere, anytime to raise funds for ideas—creative, cause-related or entrepreneurial. Join the leaders of Indiegogo, Bancor Protocol & Seedcamp in exploring this topic.
Future of Cybersecurity With the ever-growing development Artificial Intelligence, the cybersecurity industry must continually undergo transformation. Picture a world where cyber criminals will use such machines to operate independently and maliciously. Security companies must be able to counter attack and outsmart this AI, most likely by creating their own AI. To what extent is this already taking place? What steps need to be taken in the Cybersecurity industry?
The man behind Booking.com and EQT Ventures will take the stage at CapitalFest. Moonshots are the combination of global problems, radical solutions and breakthrough technology. How can use this way of thinking to SCALE? What is the benefit of thinking big?
A great idea means nothing without the ability to sell it. As Head of Innovation at Brandwidth, Tech Pundit, Presenter and Mentor, Dean Johnson brings the most dynamic startups and the giants of the tech world together to deliver memorable brand experiences for consumers and enterprise alike.
Impact through disruption is a key focus and by identifying product strengths, market opportunities and then adding the relevant creative story, Dean amplifies the message in unique, memorable and meaningful ways.
Prepare to make your day memorable as Dean leaves the stage in his XR Immersion Suit to capture the audience in a conference-first 360º ‘Bullet Time’ image!
Fixing the founder/funder disconnect by bringing both sides to the table. What happens when the minds of experienced investors and forward thinking entrepreneurs come together? Find out by joining the roundtable sessions! This table will focus on innovation in Impact & Sustainability.
Fixing the founder/funder disconnect by bringing both sides to the table. What happens when the minds of experienced investors and forward thinking entrepreneurs come together? Find out by joining the roundtable sessions! This table will focus on Health Tech, Ed Tech & Life Sciences.
Fixing the founder/funder disconnect by bringing both sides to the table. What happens when the minds of experienced investors and forward thinking entrepreneurs come together? Find out by joining the roundtable sessions! This table will focus on E-commerce, Marketplaces, Adtech, B2C & Retail Tech.
Fixing the founder/funder disconnect by bringing both sides to the table. What happens when the minds of experienced investors and forward thinking entrepreneurs come together? Find out by joining the roundtable sessions! This table will focus on AI, Cybersecurity, Fintech & Cloud.
Fixing the founder/funder disconnect by bringing both sides to the table. What happens when the minds of experienced investors and forward thinking entrepreneurs come together? Find out by joining the roundtable sessions! This table will focus on SaaS & Enterprise Software.
Fixing the founder/funder disconnect by bringing both sides to the table. What happens when the minds of experienced investors and forward thinking entrepreneurs come together? Find out by joining the roundtable sessions! This table will focus on Mobility & Hardware.
Time to explore how the venture-investing world has splintered into many "varieties." What does the future hold? Will all founders and investors be subservient to the ICO or is there a different future ahead?
Funding a startup is not always the hardest part. What comes after can many times be a tipping point: the make it or break it moment! Let's take a look behind the glory of growing as a scale up, putting more attention of the barriers and challenges along the way.
True or False? Robots will soon replace most of our jobs. Artificial Intelligence will save the world. AI will take over and threaten the human race. AI will turn us into super humans. Smart machines will solve climate change. It will change how we connect with each other. AI machines will become our friends. Join to get a better understanding of AI and how it will disrupt the world.
This event will take place during CapitalFest, in the same building. The key objective is to encourage collaboration between Dutch and international Pension Funds, Family offices, Growth Investors, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Scale Ups. Several prominent speakers will share their stories and show that Scale Ups are an attractive asset class worth investing in. The event will be co-hosted by Startup Envoy Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands.
The race is on! Who will build the future of mobility? With autonomous cars in the works, hyperloop transforming the streets & rocket trips to other planets - there is a lot going on. Our panel experts will reveal how technology is fueling this industry and what changes we can expect in the coming years.
Technology is playing a huge part in shaping the future of our money systems. What was once mainly paper has officially gone digital, with more and more people relying on digital transactions rather than tangible money and physical banks. The decentralization of digital currency continues to evolve, leaving us with many questions. What can we expect to see next? Are bitcoin and blockchain the answers we’ve been searching for? Will banks become a thing of the past? Find out what the experts have to say!
We’re amongst a global-spreading startup revolution. How can hubs, cities & countries foster a thriving climate for technology? What kind of assistance do startups need in order to become scale-ups? To achieve a powerful startup ecosystem, the critical building blocks must be in place. This panel will dive deep into the ingredients needed to build such an ecosystem, one that supports scale-ups in their mission to grow rapidly.
Cities face many mobility and transport challenges and are looking for clean and smart solutions. However, the market is held back by fragmentation and uncertainties over both demand and supply. We need partnerships between public authorities, transport operators, small and large companies and investors. In this break out session private investors, corporates, startups and (local) governments discuss how we can bridge this gap between supply and demand for smart mobility solutions, with a particular focus on the business case and finance.
The session will be attended (among others) by corporates like BMW, by the European Investment Bank and other financial institutions. Capacity is limited, therefore we will carefully select participants to ensure that all the above mentioned actors are represented. This means that registration does not automatically guarantee a seat, so please wait with travel arrangements until you've received our confirmation.
This session is initiated as part of new European Commission service that offers technical and financial advisory support to sustainable urban mobility projects. Read more about this new EC service here.
If you're interested to participate please contact us by email email@example.com or by phone +31 614716657 (Carlien Roodink)
• Ten promising Female Founders pitch their ideas in front of a jury of specialists, investors, press and consultants.
Doing business by doing good
Partners: Intellicap, Municipality of the Hague, Social Enterprise NL, Rabobank, Triodos, Hiil, Impact Booster, WSF, Municipality of Amsterdam
Welcome to CapitalFest 2017! What better way to see Amsterdam than from one of the most central rooftops the city has to offer? Join us for the pre-CapitalFest celebrations, for drinks with Europe’s promising scale-ups and top notch investors.
17:30 - Doors open
18:00 - Welcome by Executive Director Marieke Dekker of Vodafone Ziggo
18:15 - Keynote Speaker Prof. Erik Scherder “Success is between your ears” - Followed by drinks & bites
20:30 - Closing time
We hope to see you on September 26th, Simon Carmiggeltstraat 6, Amsterdam
On behalf of the Mayor and Alderman of the City Amsterdam, deputy Mayor Kajsa Ollongren, StartupAmsterdam and HRH Prince Constantijn van Oranje, you are invited to join the official Mayors Residence Dinner. The guest list for this dinner has been carefully curated to include international decision makers from various VC’s, Government Officials, Corporate CEO’s and CapitalFest Speakers.
The toughest fear for a startup is not the one related to finding that first angel. It is the one on how to find that particular angel that adds not only money but also specific value in that crucial early stage. Having this in mind, Angel Island organizes the first European competition for angels with the aim to celebrate the ones who drive the community forward. Therefore, Europe’s Most Valuable Angel will be announced during this year’s edition of Angel Island on 26th of September in Amsterdam.
The island next to Amsterdam packed with angel investors, VCs, global influencers, and startups - that’s Angel Island, the exclusive unconference.
Angel Island combines the best of Amsterdam - boats, DJs, a fortress, crazy creative people - with the coolest international crowd of founders and investors. - Special Envoy, Prince Constantijn van Oranje, StartupDelta.
Breaking the traditional pitching and investor meetings, Angel Island connects the unconnected and brings together the bravest and the most brilliant minds every year to combine the resources that will contribute to a sustainable future. The one-day event takes 200 angel investors, 50 venture capitalists, and 200 startup founders on an island with the aim to create meaningful relationships that will help each other progress and disrupt industries.
"It has given us the amazing opportunity to connect with angel investors in an informal setting, which resulted in an investment within 60 days." - 2016 Participant, Floris van Hoogenhuyze, Founder Barqo
During the Amsterdam Capital Week, TNW is bringing together the most promising tech startups and forward thinking corporates to meet and dine. The aim of this exclusive and intimate event is to spark deals. After each course we'll switch seating so you'll get to meet at least three different companies.Learn more
17:30 // Walk in
18:00 // Intro //goals and introduction to the evening
18:30 // Starter // Scale-up 1
19:00 // Main course //Scale up 2
19:30 // Dessert //Scale-up 3
20:00 // Drinks // Reveal collaborations and potential deals
22:00 // De hoogste tijd
Time to relax after CapitalFest! Loyen's & Loeff invites you to take a ride across the city of Amsterdam over the course of dinner. Selected executives, investors and scale up founders will have the chance to connect.
This is a special opportunity for startups, scale-ups and VCs to connect. We therefore invite you to join the seated dinner and table discussion on digital DNA and transformation from 18:30h to 21:00h. We believe you will have an excellent view on this and can bring great added value to the discussion. In between the courses, Dan Barry, former NASA astronaut and robotics specialist, will talk about the interaction between man and machines (AI and Robotics) and the element of trust.
PARTNERS: DELOITTE, PHILIPS, SHELL, RABOBANK AND STARTUPFEST EUROPE
The official AFTER PARTY of CapitalFest. Get ready for an interesting night where you can let off some steam!
The ultimate closing party of StartupFest Europe ‘17. When deals are closed, success is celebrated. Bringing together an international audience of founders, investors and innovators for a night of future clubbing and epic entertainment. All gather Thursday the 28th of September in one of Europe’s best clubs: the Amsterdam Shelter, in the basement of the new A’DAM Tower.
• Find out everything about how to get funding! Jump on your bike and ride along the Amsterdam canals from investor to investor, diving into their mindset.
VEECEE will organize one of those venture capital networking events you will want to be part of. It’s at Hotel Arena in Amsterdam, a stunning recently renovated location. Besides venture capital professionals, we also invite this time managing directors of incubators and accelerators and angel investors. Before the main event we organise two masterclasses from our sponsors. You are more than welcome to join those as well. From 17:15 till 18:45 law firm Houthoff will dive into legal topics for VCs. After that, Amazon Web Services will have an interactive talk on the technical due diligence. From 18:45 onwards the informal networking event starts which includes nice drinks and food.
VEECEE aims to further ignite passion, share experiences, strengthen the network, and make it easier for international VCs to connect to their peers. Our ultimate goal is twofold: To make us become even more active members of the local startup ecosystem and to share learnings with entrepreneurs, founders and investors.
We celebrate the opening of Startup Village at Amsterdam Science Park, the first of six university incubators. Each university campus in Amsterdam will feature a university incubator on campus, connected through Amsterdam Venture Studios.
In a fun way you can pitch and meet your investor: In a Limousine! End in the old Koepel prison building in Haarlem
During Round Table sessions Leapfunder brings together angel investors and startups from all over the country. During the Amsterdam Capital week they organise 3 sessions, in 3 cities and bring together 36 startups and 36 angel investors!