PortfoLion VC’s COVID-Proof Pitch Night

As one of the largest venture capital and private equity management firms in the CEE region, PortfoLion VC continuously seeks startup companies with innovative, scalable solutions and agile teams to partner up with them and to invest in Seed & Series A rounds.

On the 8th of May, the fund management firm organises its first Virtual Pitch Night that provides an opportunity for startups to pitch their business ideas and get hands-on feedback from successful entrepreneurs and senior investors. Selected startups will be given the chance to present their business model and growth plans, followed by feedback from a professional advisory panel. Successful teams will get on a fast track in PortfoLion VC’s investment process which can result in investments up to EUR 2M.

At the event – organised in collaboration with Startup Europe Networks and PODIM DX – keynote speaker Zach Coelius (Angel Investor, Serial Entrepreneur) talk about how founders can prepare for an economic downturn and uncertain times, exploring what it takes to be a war-time CEO, building resilience, and taking advantage of new opportunities. The keynote will be extended with a panel discussion about the state of fundraising during the COVID-19 crisis with CEE-based entrepreneurs and investors including  Andras Molnar (PortfoLion VC), Gyula Feher (Oktogon Ventures, previously Ustream), Istvan Csanady (Shapr3d)  and Marvin Liao (Early Stage Investor, Tech Executive).

Startups can apply by filling in the following form. Registration is open until 12:00 noon CEST 6th of May, however we are selecting applicants on a rolling basis so the sooner you apply, the better your chance is to secure your spot.

The ideal candidate has already found product-market fit and is seeking funds for business model validation, product improvement and business development.

Preferred industries include – but not limited to – E-commerce, Big Data, IT Infrastructure, Financial Software, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

If you are a startup and you are looking for an investment partner who is not only offering capital to finance organizational and business development but also helps founders through its extensive network and business expertise, then this is the perfect event for you to participate at.

Register for the event as well and join us online on the 8th of May if you are interested!

Let us know if you have any questions by contacting us at pitchnight@portfolion.hu

About PortfoLion

PortfoLion is OTP Bank’s venture capital and private equity arm and one of the largest private investors in the CEE region. PortfoLion provides companies with a stable financial background to facilitate their successful market entry and international expansion. PortfoLion currently manages over EUR 130 million with more than 20 companies in its portfolio. The fund management company partners up with companies across multiple growth stages primarily in the CEE & SEE region but it’s also open for investment opportunities from all over Europe. – https://www.portfolion.hu/en

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