Silicon Valley Fire Chat – Entrepreneurs Night
Startup Entrepreneurs, Investors and Mentors from Germany get together.
TOPIC OF THE NIGHT
Vision, Team, Business Model, Valuation & Fundraising
What does it take to get a Billion Euro valuation. Not possible? Well – think again.
1) Startups move to Silicon Valley to get more money
2) Do they get it? Not right away – but learn quickly how.
3) Then valuations rise quickly for every round
4) Where does all the money come from?
Not from a „VC“ but from European and in particular Swiss and German investors investing in funds put together by US VCs.
Wouldn’t it be easier to help German startups get smarter right here and attract the same investors who would invest anyway – just instead of the money crossing the Atlantic, keeping it in the country?
In 1999 Axel Schultze and Marita Roebkes moved to Silicon Valley and started BlueRoads an Enterprise Software Solution und had a successful exit in 2007. In 2012 they found out that the fund that funded BlueRoads was feed to 75% by European investors and one of them they met in Berlin. Axel will share the full picture.
A DIFFERENT TYPE OF ENTREPRENEURS NIGHT
This moderated Silicon Valley Fire Chat is not among some experts talking to each other and the audience is listening. This time the audience is asking most of the questions and investors, mentors and startup supporter answer.