Ventech: Raising Series A from an International VC
We are excited to announce that Stephan Wirries from Ventech Capital will be joining us at WeWork Sony Center for our 1st talk of the 2017!
Stephan Wirries from Ventech Capital, a Global VC firm with offices in Paris, Munich, Helsinki and Shanghai, will talk about what it takes to acquire international VC money for German Startups and what makes the difference. Money seems to be everywhere yet still not everyone receives it and if you have the choice, who do you choose?
Stephan will discuss the following questions:
– Why do certain types of companies get all the attention from VCs and others don’t?
– What are the investment criteria of Series A investors?
– Examples of KPIs that describe Series A readiness for a few sectors.
– How do you choose the “right” VC partner?
– What questions should you ask?
– Who is Ventech?
Ventech Europe (http://www.ventechvc.com/) invests in the Digital Economy and Startups that drive sectors, such as Software to Design Semi-Conductors, Marketplaces, SaaS, Networks & Infrastructure, E-Commerce, to B2C Applications. With more than 650M€ raised since 1998, Ventech has invested in over 120 companies in Europe, China, Russia and in the US. Alone in 2016, Ventech’s portfolio had 5 exits with a total valuation of over 1 billion Euros and returns to investors of close to 100 million Euros. The firm today already has 10 investments in the German speaking countries and is looking forward to partnering with new rising stars powered by “German Engineering”.
Stephan Wirries joined Ventech’s investment team in Europe in 2012 and led investments from Ventech’s seed program into firms, such as CrossEngage, European Games Group, and Realbest. He attended universities in Germany, Austria, Italy, Denmark and Finland and has degrees in Information Systems, as well as Strategy, Innovation, and Management Control.
We will end with a Q&A, followed by networking with beer, coffee, and tea provided by WeWork.
Hope to see you there!
H/F Berlin Team