Sep 25, 2014 Reetta Heiskanen
Last year’s event was attended by a total of 118 international VC funds who were set up with 461 companies. This resulted in 1960 one-on-one meetings between startups and investors. Slush has tracked more than $200 million venture investments since.
We are proud to announce the first 100 investors coming to Slush. This year we will have more VC funds and investors than ever. This means large networks and more possibilities for companies to nail it.
We will build the biggest setup so far. As Slush announces new investors along the way, it is good to get to know the funds they represent in advance. This will help a lot during the event.
Now, let us introduce you to a few of them!
Dmitry Chikhachev is a venture capitalist with more than 18 years of extensive cross-functional business experience. He is the co-founder and managing partner at Runa Capital I ($135M).
In summer 2014 Chikhachev launched the $200M Runa Capital Fund II together with partners, looking to invest in the best tech-companies across the Globe.
Chikhachev’s investment interests vary from complex software to mobile and cloud computing. He helps portfolio companies with fundraising, recruitment, strategy and technology.
Mattias Ljungman, partner at Atomico, works closely with a number of portfolio companies on their expansion, including Supercell, Klarna, Hailo, 6Wunderkinder and ChemistDirect. He also leads the work of Atomico’s global team on the ground in China, Japan, Brazil, Turkey and Korea.
Ljungman launched Atomico in 2006 alongside Niklas Zennström, sourcing investments and building Atomico’s team of experts who help portfolio companies to scale globally. Before launching Atomico, Ljungman was the head of investments at CLS Holdings where he was responsible for the $360 million sale of Sit Up TV in 2005.
Marovac has a wide investment experience in the media, telecom and technology sectors. He is the founder, CEO and managing partner of DN Capital.
Before founding DN Capital, Marovac worked at Advent International and spent five years investing in European media, IT services, Internet and telecom companies. His investments include Synergon Hogart, Internet Securities (now Euromoney) and @Entertainment (IPO Nasdaq: acquired by UPC).
David Gardner is the general partner of London Venture Partners. He is helping entrepreneurs to get their game related companies launched and make them successful.
Gardner was one of the first dozen EA (Electronic Arts) employees in California, after which he built the European business as the founding employee in London for EA. He built the EA Europe from 0 to $1 billion in annual revenue.
His most successful exit as an angel investor has been in Playfish ($400m sale to EA).
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