It’s A Wrapup! Capital On Stage London 2012
The 2nd edition of Capital On Stage London 2012 is over and was another great success. This post gives a short summary of things, as well as information about what’s next.
A BIG thank you goes to all the investors that were brave enough to stand on stage and pitch to the startup audience: 360 Capital Partners, Amadeus Capital, Balderton, Delta Partners, DFJesprit, Doughty Hanson, EC1 Capital, Eden ventures, Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, Hanse Ventures, hardGAMMA, Index Ventures, MMC Ventures, NorthZone, Passion Capital, Piton Capital, Prime Ventures, Qualcomm, and Swisscom Ventures.
This has to be said, because we have received plenty of rejections from investors. It is still uncommon in the VC business to stand up “in the spotlight”. This event has brought us another step closer to the mission of Capital On Stage: To demystify venture capitalism.
One great tweet I found back in the hundreds of tweets summarises the event well. It came from Inma Martinez, an angel investor (one of our few special guests):
In the next 2 weeks you can expect all video and photo material of every investor pitch, founder 30-second spotlight pitches, and the Panel of the VC winners (Jeppe Zink of Northzone, Sitar Teli of Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures, Stefan Glaenzer of Passion Capital, and Charlotte-Anne Nelson of Balderton).
We were also extremely happy with the guys from Drawnalism, who produced great visual illustrations during the entire event (they also drew the logo above)! All illustrations from investors and founders will be uploaded on this website shortly.
Last but not least, a special thank-you goes to our host Norton Rose, in particular Kerstin Maccana (Global Technology Headlight Coordinator at Norton Rose) who worked incredibly hard behind the scenes for weeks to prepare venue, catering, local team, and coordinate with our own team in the Netherlands and Switzerland !
Stay Tuned for the next event ! Nothing is planned yet, but people approach us for New York, Zurich, or Berlin for this fall… Anyway, Startup Founders can already signup here if you want to be kept informed about any future events in Europe and/or USA. Investors and Sponsors should get in touch with Arjen directly.