Many professional VCs, Superangels and other investment ecosystem players will be joining the Business Angel Leaders program as guest speakers.
Rita Sakus is the Board Member at Lithuanian Business Angel Network.
Martynas Kandzeras is the Board Member at Lithuanian Business Angel Network.
Martynas Kandzeras is a Board Member and a Co-founder of the Lithuanian Business Angel Network (LitBAN), an entrepreneur with 18+ years of experience, an active angel investor mainly focused on HR/ED Tech. Being a Partnership Associate Professor at Vilnius University, Martynas teaches Venture Financing and leads Experiential Entrepreneurship Projects on the MBA program.
Max Postnikov is the founder at MentorMax.com and the Board Member at Baltic Sandbox.
Founder at MentorMax & Board Member at Baltic Sandbox. Max is a long-year IT entrepreneur with two exits. Max is also a professional mentor and public speaker who works with other entrepreneurs and startup founders to help them achieve their goals.
Raffi Chammassian is an Independent Consultant, Mentor & Board member at Baltic Sandbox.
Frank Petry is an Angel Investor & Board Member at Baltic Sandbox.
Angel Investor & Board Member at Baltic Sandbox. Frank is deeply interwoven into the European Tech network. He has 30+ years of experience as an entrepreneur and investor, working with startups, ecosystems, investors, and companies to make a lasting impact on our lives and this planet.
Erik Bhullar is an Angel Investor, Co-founder at REXR.
Wim Derkinderen is the Founding Investor at Pitchdrive.
Cristina Toncu is the Co-founder at Techcelerator.
Triin Linamagi is the Venture Partner at The Venture Collective.
Janneke Niessen is the Partner at CapitalT.
Dr. Karola Xenia Kassai
Dr. Karola Xenia Kassai
Karolina is an innovation lawyer and business strategist founder of the entrepreneurial law firm - KassaiLaw, advising startups and entrepreneurs for a decade in the newest, most innovative tech areas.
With her integrated business and law approach tailored to startups and deep understanding of technology-related markets, Karola and KassaiLaw help build bridges between strategic management decisions and their legal manifestations. Karolina has worked with hundreds of teams worldwide.
She has witnessed many success stories such as difficulties and challenges that projects face during their business life cycle s and is a keen contributor to the startup ecosystem as a mentor for more than ten years.
Petr Šíma is the Partner at Depo Ventures. Still as a university student I co-founded an investment fund that took part in the privatization process in former Czechoslovakia. Shortly after I founded a consulting firm where I focused on corporate finance and M&A. The firm grew up to a significant local firm in the SME’s segment. I also represented the firm in international association and for many years was a member of the board of the association.
After 25 years in consulting I launched DEPO Ventures where we are building a strong CEE venture house. Focus is on seed, pre-seed and angel investments. Angels are missing in Europe in general and CEE especially, we are working hard to find and educate future angel investors. I was recently appointed to board of EBAN – European Business Angel Network.
Stanislav Ivanov is a Founding Partner at Tera Ventures and currently sits on the board of Cleveron, Monese, Jobbatical, Scoro, Brainbase, Snackable and others. Stanislav has been investing in technology startups for more than 10 years and his track record includes some of the most remarkable high-tech companies that came out of Estonia. He is also a mentor at various incubators and accelerators.
Prior to founding Tera Ventures, he was with IBM for 6 years and has a background from telecom and information technology industries, having led teams involved in innovative projects such as bringing early mobile services to the market in late 1990s.
Gytenis is the initiator and one of the founders of LitBAN. Had also managed LitBAN for over a year and since May 2019 together with 70V invested in over 35 early stage companies. 70V’s revenue acceleration program has helped many of the portfolio companies surpass 1mEUR in ARR and more. One portfolio company has had a successful exit within 18 months from our initial investment.
Board Member at EstBAN
Chair of the Board at FiBAN.
Reima Linnanvirta is Chair of the Board at FinBAN. Reima is also an entrepreneur, angel investor, board professional, and startup mentor with extensive experience growing a B2B business from zero to hero. Reima's previous experience includes building a successful business in law and business consulting, advising startups, growth companies, and multinational enterprises in international business and mergers & acquisition and financial and legal management & administration.
Andris K. Berzins
Andris K. Berzins
Andris leads Change Ventures, a seed fund based in the Baltic States that invests in Baltic founders worldwide. Change Ventures has backed some of the leading startups in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, including Veriff, Interactio, Nordigen, Giraffe360, Aerones and Planet42.
As a venture partner at Creandum, he began his investing career and helped set up the first Startup Wise Guys accelerator program in Estonia. Before venture, Andris served as CMO at Livebookings, which was later acquired for $110M. Andris has co-founded several startups, including his share of failures. He joined his first startup, AeroScout, as VP of Marketing and Business Development. AeroScout was acquired by Stanley Black & Decker for $240M. Andris holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, following which he worked as a strategy consultant for Bain & Company in Boston.
Andris co-founded the non-profit foundation TechHub Riga, Latvia’s leading organization supporting the startup ecosystem. He was also co-founder of the Latvian Startup Association and the Latvian Business Angel Network. He was awarded the Human Development Award by the President for his contribution to the nation's future.
Andris holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and completed his bachelor’s degree in London at City University.
Kasper is an investment manager at Superhero Capital and in charge of deal-flow for the fund. Growing up on three different continents, he's not the typical, quiet Finn. On the contrary, he loves helping portfolio companies with communication and finding 'the why.'