SUMMERSAAS 2021

September 2, 2021

Online conference for SaaS companies from Emerging Europe, Finland & Israel

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SUMMERSAAS in a nutshell

We strive to deliver an exceptional event for
the early-stage venture & SaaS communities

5 tracks


We cover Vertical AI, Horizontal SaaS, Health tech, Education tech, New economy/Deep tech

20+ investors


Top-tier seed investors from Israel, CEE, Baltics, Finland, CIS, and Greece

25 startups


Rising SaaS companies
in swiftly growing
technology verticals

1000+ guests


Hundreds of executives and tech professionals across Emerging Europe and Israel

About SUMMERSAAS

SUMMER.SAAS is an online event for seed stage SaaS companies
from Emerging Europe, Finland and Israel.

The competition is aimed to identify top seed companies and give them
an opportunity to pitch top-tier seed and late-seed funds.

The event is hosted by Flashpoint, an alternative asset manager investing
in late-seed and beyond from a variety of tailored products:
early-stage capital, venture debt and secondary funds.

How it works


Pre-selection process

Flashpoint team identifies 5 SaaS companies per technology track within seed & late-seed stage maturity parameters*

*MRR between $10k and $100k and/or raised between $0.3m and $3m

Pre-Final VC panel

A selected group of 25 startups will present before a VC panel with 1 winner from each track progressing to final

Grand Finale VC panel

A selected group of 5 finalists will present before a Grand Finale VC Panel to select the best SaaS pitch

Winner Announcement

The winner is awarded sponsor prizes from Flashpoint portfolio companies and leading technology enterprises

Our 2021 VC Panel

Unique opportunity for founders to present
to a diverse group of venture capitalists
from Emerging Europe & Israel

Alex Konoplyasty
General Partner
Flashpoint
Emanuel Timor
General Partner
Vertex Ventures Israel
John Curtius
Partner
Tiger Global
Todor Breshkov
Managing Partner
Launchub Ventures
Dmitry Baburin
Partner
Baring Vostok
Jan Kobler
Managing Partner
South Central Ventures
Adam Niewinski
General Partner
OTB Ventures
Apostolos Apostolakis
Partner
VentureFriends
Sakari Pihlava
General Partner
Vendep Capital
Eva Arh
Partner
3VC
Stanislav Ivanov
Founding Partner
Tera Ventures
Dmitry Kalaev
Partner
IIDF
Michal Rokosz
Partner
Inovo Venture Partners
Pirkka Palomäki
Partner
Maki.vc
Tal Slobodkin
Managing partner
StageOne VC
George Robson
Partner
Sequoia Europe
Sandeep Bakshi
Head of Investments (EU)
Prosus Ventures
Hussein Kanji
Partner
Hoxton Ventures
Julien Coustaury
Founding Partner
Fil Rouge Capital
Enis Hulli
General Partner
500 Startups
Elina Halatcheva
Managing Partner
Brightcap Ventures
Marcin Kurek
Managing Partner
Market One Capital
Maciej Małysz
Partner
Inovo Venture Partners
Ondrej Bartos
General Partner
Credo Ventures
Aurel Pasztor
Partner
PortfoLion Capital Partners
Vladimir Mnogoletniy
CEO
Genesis Technology
Filip Felician Dames
Founding Partner
Cherry Ventures
Vital Laptenok
General Partner
Genesis Investments
Maya Pizov
Partner
Amiti Ventures
Lisya Bahar Manoah
Senior Partner
Catalyst
Natalie Refuah
Partner
Viola Growth
Gigi Levy-Weiss
General Partner
NFX
Lotan Levkowitz
General Partner
Grove Ventures
Zsolt Weiszbart
Partner
Day One Capital
Hanan Brand
Managing Partner
Cornerstone
Dan Călugăreanu
Partner
Early Game Ventures
Aleski Partanen
General Partner
Icebreaker.vc
Michal Zalesak
Managing Partner
Lighthouse Ventures
Marcin Szelag
Partner
Innovation Nest
Markus Lang
Partner
Speedinvest
Andris K. Berzins
Managing Partner
Change Ventures
Dmitry Galperin
Partner
Runa Capital
Nir Adler
General Partner
State of Mind Ventures
Limor Ganot
Managing Partner
Gefen Capital
Max Gurvits
General Partner
Vitosha Venture Partners

Program

2 September 2021 / Thursday
all-time is BST / London


09:45 – 10:00

Opening Remarks

Alex Konoplyasty, 
General Partner at Flashpoint Venture Capital

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10:00 – 10:45

Pitch Session I:
VERTICAL AI

Ondrej Bartos,
Managing Partner at Credo Ventures
Eduard Mika,
Partner at Reflex Capital
Dmitry Galperin,
General Partner at Runa Capital
Vitaly Laptenok,
General Partner at Genesis
Sakari Pihlava,
General Partner at Vendep Capital

15-minute break

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11:00 – 11:45

Pitch Session II:
HORIZONTAL SAAS

Aleksi Partanen,
General Partner at Icebreaker
Todor Breshkov,
Managing Partner at LAUNCHub Ventures
Marcin Szeląg,
Partner at Innovation Nest
Markus Lang,
Partner at SpeedInvest
Enis Hulli,
Managing Partner at 500 Startups
Andris Berzins,
Managing Partner at Change Ventures

15-minute break

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11:30- 12:00

Panel Discussion:
Funding funds post COVID

Ali Ufuk Demirci,
Partner at IFC
Dillon Yeh,
Analyst at Asante Capital Group LLP
Bjorn Tremmerie,
Head of VC and Impact Investing, EIF

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12:00 – 12:15

Panel Discussion:
Insights by the founder of Chili Piper

Nicolas Vandenberghe

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12:00 – 12:45

Pitch Session III:
HEALTH TECH

Hussein Kanji,
Partner at Hoxton Ventures
Pirkka Palomäki,
Managing Partner at Maki.vc
Michał Rokosz,
Partner at Inovo Venture Partners
Zsolt Weiszbart,
Partner at DayOne Capital
Max Gurvits,
Managing Partner at Vitosha Venture Partners
Elina Halatcheva,
Managing Partner at Brightcap Ventures
Apostolos Apostolakis
,
Partner at VentureFriends
Lisya Bahar Manoah,
Partner at Catalyst

15-minute break

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12:15 – 12:30

Panel Discussion:
Insights on key considerations for Fund Managers when changing their fund administrator

Nick McHardy,
Head of Funds, Belasko

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12:30 – 13:00

Panel Discussion:
Company set-up enabling secondary liquidity

Michael Szalontay,
Flashpoint VC
Mike Turner,
Latham & Watkins
Cem Sertoglu,
Earlybird
Scott Simpkin,
Seedrs
Cankut Durgun,
Marti Tech

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13:00 – 13:30

Panel Discussion:
Demystifying Venture Debt

Donatella Callegaris,
Flashpoint VC
Haim Zaltzman,
Latham & Watkins
Olga Kotsur
,
Mercaux
Inka Mero,
Voima Ventures

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13:00 – 13:45

Pitch Session IV:
EDUCATION TECH

Marcin Kurek,
Managing Partner at Market One Capital
Dan Călugăreanu,
Partner at EarlyGame Ventures
Julien Coustaury,
Managing Partner at Fil Rouge
Aurél Pásztor,
Partner at Portfolion
Eva Arh,
General Partner at 3VC
Dmitry Baburin,
Partner at BVCP
Dmitry Kalaev,
Partner at IIDF

15-minute break

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13:30 – 14:00

Panel Discussion:
Latham & Watkins
Exits through SPACs

J. David Stewart,
Partner at Latham & Watkins
Christopher Horton,
Partner at Latham & Watkins
Oleg Bibgergan,
Managing Partner at Kismet Capital Group

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14:00 – 14:30

Panel Discussion:
Technologization of
Venture Capital

Daniil Kuzovkin,
Flashpoint VC
Amanda Jones Floyd,
Inreach
Gigi Levy-Weiss,
NFX
Andre Retterath,
Earlybird
Alex George,
Credo
Shmulik Shelach,
IVC

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14:00 – 14:45

Pitch Session V:
NEW ECONOMY/DEEP TECH

Lotan Levkowitz,
General Partner at Grove ventures
Filip Dames,
Partner at Cherry Ventures
Adam Niewinski,
Managing Partner at OTB Ventures
Michal Zálešák,
Managing Partner at Lighthouse Ventures
Jan Kobler,
Managing Partner at South Central Ventures
Stanislav Ivanov,
Founding Partner at Tera Ventures
Sergey Kolesov,
Partner at Impulse VC
Maya Pizov,
Partner at Amiti Ventures

15-minute break

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15:00- 15:45

SUMMERSAAS:
Grand Finale

George Robson,
Partner at Sequoia Europe
Alex Konoplyasty,
General Partner at Flashpoint Venture Capital
Sandeep Bakshi,
Head of Investments (Europe) at Prosus Ventures
Natalie Refuah,
Partner at Viola Growth
John Curtius,
Partner at Tiger Global

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16:00 – 16:15

WINNER
ANNOUNCEMENT


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