Jun 10, 9:00 AM PDT
This is an online event
ABOUT THE EVENT

Come meet the best startups from Spain

The Summit will feature a group of 6 selected early-stage startups who will pitch in front of a panel of Silicon Valley well-known investors. VCs are also invited to attend the event and connect with the founders to explore investment opportunities.

 

Startups will have gone through an exhaustive selection and mentoring process by our Advisory Commitee to make sure they are ready to raise a seed/series A round. 

Confirmed VC Panelists
Anoushka Vaswani
Partner Lightspeed Venture Partners
Adeyemi Ajao
Managing Partner Base10 Partners
Niko Bonatsos
Managing Director General Catalyst
Mar Hershenson
Managing Partner Pear VC
 
THE PROCESS

Startup Selection

The Advisory Committee will carefully review the application of all startups. A group of 6 will be invited to pitch at the Venture Summit on June 10th. This is the selection criteria:

 

  • Company started in Spain, primarily run in Spain and product/services developed out of human capital based in Spain

  • Having raised approximately €500k+ and actively seeking  a round of capital of €3m+

  • Business model/product/service with the ability to significantly scale up

  • A recommendation by a professional investor (Spanish VC) that can attest that the startup has the ingredients to raise another round of funds

What startups get:

  • Coaching sessions by seasoned investors and entrepreneurs to master their pitch

  • Access to well-known Silicon Valley investors during and after the Summit

Sounds interesting?

Apply now!

Startup applications open until May 16th

ORGANIZER
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GOLD SPONSORS
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MEDIA PARTNERS
Interested in sponsoring or becoming a media partner?
Contact us at venturesummit@californiaspainchamber.org 
 
 
THE PRE-SUMMIT PROGRAM
OPEN TO ALL APPLICANTS

Legal key issues for Spanish startups raising VC money in the US

Session led by Cuatrecasas and K&L Gates

MAY 18th, 9am PST/6pm CET

Learning from your compatriots

Session with Maria Alegre (Chartboost), Alejandro Artacho (Spotahome) and Alberto Martinez (Streamloots), moderated by Javier Cortes.

MAY 27th, 8:30am PST/5:30pm CET

ONLY FOR SELECTED STARTUPS

Inside the mind of a Silicon Valley VC

Session led by Mar Hershenson, managing partner at Pear.VC

TBD

Building a kick-ass investor pitch

Session led by Holly Liu, investor and former Kabam co-founder

TBD

Holly Liu
Former co-founder Kabam
Alejandro Artacho
Co-founder Spotahome
Alberto Martinez
Co-founder Streamloots
Maria Alegre
Co-founder  Chartboost
 
 

Why Spain

WHY SPAIN

The time is now 

Spain is synonym of good weather, history, culture and a delicious gastronomy, ​but also a growing startup ecosystem that it's going beyond its borders and becoming more global than ever.

With companies like Glovo, Wallapop and Typeform, the Spanish market just surpassed the €1bn transaction value threshold in 2020, becoming a sizable market in the context of the larger European region. International VC firms are already operating in Spain, have established a productive and symbiotic relationship with their Spanish co-players, whereby the seed early stage investments are taken by the latter and international VCs take the bigger rounds of funding.

 

In the recent years, the Spanish landscape has been populated with many more seed and early stage startups, resulting in a number of future late-stage/large size investment opportunities which will be of the interest of international VC firms. 

 

We can't wait to see you at our Venture Summit!