42 Investment Summit:
SaaS Universe
April 25, 2019
UNIT.City, Kyiv, Ukraine.
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42 Investment Summit is 3-in-1: an investment conference, a startup conference and a platform for finding investments, partnerships and new business opportunities! It's a place where you can find like-minded people, co-founders, and ideas to start something new!

Among speakers and guests more than 20+ investors who are running more than $250 million for investments and more than $15 million for grants. 15+ excellent speakers on a stage, including Pawel Chudzinski (powerful Point Nine Capital fund in Berlin), Victoria Tigipko (TA Ventures, Europe's top 4 fund for efficiency), Polish funds – bValue and Market One Capital, as well as some of the most active investors at Ukrainian market over the past 3 years.

The conference will bring together a community of 200+ of the brightest people from creative industries, startups, representatives of venture funds, angel investors, founders of businesses from a variety of fields, company leaders, leaders of startup ecosystems, business associations, GR and media from Ukraine and CEE.

The conference is not only for SaaS businesses but for any businesses that are interested in global markets and raising investments!
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I truly desire to create SaaS-business someday. But if you are already enough passionate for building global company – you should totally visit Ukraine and attend 42 Investment Summit in Kyiv ;)
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Lucky 10 (first 10 tickets) – $50.
Early bird ticket (100 tickets, before March, 25) – $75.
Regular price (100 tickets, before April, 10) – $100.
Late ticket (From April 10 and later) – $150.

All tickets include: access to the conference, matchmaking zone, conference app, lunch and afterparty.

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So, what's the plan?
30+ investors
Are you building a startup? Discover dozens of opportunities to be connected with real investors.
15+ speakers
Feel a great content from local and international investors, successful entrepreneurs, SaaS-founders.
200+ attendies
Feel the vibe of a community of SaaS-founders, Experts from product-based software companies, Investors, and just crazy SaaS-addicted people!
100+ matchmaking sessions
Register before the conference and find opportunity to reach speakers, VC investors, angel investors and other entrepreneurs from your industry.
Why attend?
Insights and Inspiration
New SaaS-ideas, key trends, small talks with people from the industry, best practices on when and how to raise money, how to build a great SaaS-product and a lot more!
Matchmaking with investors
Our lovely friends – angel investors, Ukrainian and European VC funds will present their investment offers and criteria. Together with special matchmaking sessions – you will get the best from this day.
New deals for your business
Promote your business offers and find potential clients among other participants. Do you want to promote your SaaS at the conference? Ping us for a partnership.
Community of like-minded entrepreneurs and experts
We know the importance of right people and smart mentors nearby. Let's boost this community and promote knowledge sharing.
Top 3 reasons to join
For startups,
scaleups, entrepreneurs
– To update your personal database of local investors & ecosystem leaders.
– To understand who are the most active funds in 2019.
– To find new partners, clients, ideas.
For VC funds and private investors
– To find good deals and present your fund.
– To update contacts with most active ecosystem leaders.
– To have fun.
For pro-active
– To find new business ideas.
– To understand the startup and investments market.
– To find potential co-founders, smart people, new contacts.
Conference Program
Thursday, April 25
09:30 – 10:00
09:30 – 10:00
Registration, coffee, networking
10:00 – 10:15
10:00 – 10:15
Welcome words
from UNIT.City, Center42 and partners
10:15 – 11:10
10:15 – 11:10
"Investment trends in Europe. Is SaaS a new gold?" – fireside chat with one of the most active investors in SaaS businesses and marketplaces in Europe.

Speaker from Berlin:
Pawel Chudzinski, Co-founder & Managing partner at Point Nine Capital.

Point Nine Capital – Berlin-based early-stage venture capital firm primarily focused on SaaS and online marketplaces.

Having led investments in companies such as Bitbond, Brainly, Chainalysis, DocPlanner, Kreditech and Mambu, Pawel is currently spending most of his time pursuing marketplace and crypto opportunities.

Before co-founding Point Nine Capital in 2011, Pawel was a co-founder and partner at Team Europe where he invested in and helped launch such companies like Delivery Hero, Fyber or Madvertise.

Prior to that, Pawel used to be an investment banker (shame on him!) with the US M&A firm Greenhill & Co., but made the jump to the tech scene quickly (thank goodness!).
Viktoria Tigipko, Managing Partner at TA Ventures
Co-panelist and interviewer
Viktoriya is the Managing Partner of the fund TA Ventures, which she founded in late 2010. TA Ventures is an international early-stage VC fund primarily focused on Mobility and Digital Health. TA Ventures co-invests with leading investors and has had the privilege to back such companies as Wunder Mobility, Caroobi, Klara, Sensely and 100+ others including Azimo, SumUp, Dreamlines. TA Ventures offers proactive support and a broad international network to its portfolio companies. By supporting them with establishing R&D centers in Ukraine and Europe, the fund helps its portfolio companies grow and stay competitive.

Viktoriya leads iClub - a private investment club for angel investors which has been founded by TA Ventures. Viktoriya is also the cо-founder of WTECH - the first Ukrainian club for female tech CEOs; the Founder of CodeClub Ua - the Ukrainian network of volunteer-led coding clubs for children.

Also, Viktoria is the President of the Odesa International Film Festival - the largest film festival in CEE by audience size; and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Ukrainian Film Academy.
11:10 - 11:40
11:10 - 11:40
Europe's SaaS Investors Map 2019 – key investors names, trends, numbers and tips from Europe.
Sergii Kravets, Investment Director at GR Capital.
Sergii has vast experience in both early and growth stage investments with 50+ investments and 20+ exits. Previously he was a part of the investment team at TA Ventures, where he backed SumUp, Caroobi, Klara, and others at the seed stage.

Currently, Sergii is an Investment Director at GR Capital, which invests at Series B/C/D stages of international tech companies. There he manages the investments sourcing, due diligence of the investment projects and supports the current portfolio. He led fund's investments in Azimo and Glovo.
11:40 – 12:05
11:40 – 12:05
Smart Money vs Money. How investors would speed up your business to grow? - European insights on how investment funds could increase the number of opportunities for their portfolio companies.
Maciej Balsewicz, CEO & Managing Partner at bValue
Maciej Balsewicz co-founded bValue in 2016 with a group of entrepreneurs and investors. bValue VC is a leading early-stage VC in Poland with €20 m for investments. bValue investment ticket ranging between €200k - €1m per company, and the primary region is CEE. bValue supports founders in distribution, product validation, recruitment and capital. Maciej is responsible for operations, launching new funds and final investments approvals.

Maciej's passion is hands-on work with entrepreneurs and creating new business opportunities. He has over 12 years of experience in investing and advising companies in Central-Eastern Europe. He worked with leading private equity and venture capital funds of the region, he was involved in many M&A projects, including among others: easyPack, Work Service, Integer, Merlin, IPF Group. He was a Management & Supervisory Boards member in several companies.

Maciej graduated economics from Poznań University of Economics as well as Management Program at the University of California in Berkeley, USA.
12:05 – 12:25
12:05 – 12:25
Coffee-break and networking
12:25 – 12:50
12:25 – 12:50
10 Learnings from 10 Years of SaaS Investing
Christoph Janz, Сo-founder and Partner at Point Nine Capital
If we were an old-school VC firm we'd write something like "Christoph leads our SaaS practice", but that would sound, well, terribly old-school. So let's put it this way: Christoph has invested in more than 20 SaaS startups and lives and breathes SaaS, everything from "A as in AI-enhanced B2B software" to "Z as in Zendesk".

Christoph co-founded Point Nine Capital in 2011. Before that, he co-founded two Internet startups (DealPilot.com in 1997 and Pageflakes in 2005). In 2008 he became an angel investor and discovered Zendesk, Clio, FreeAgent – and his love for SaaS.

12:50 – 13:10
12:50 – 13:10
How startups could become interesting for one of the most active startup investors in Ukraine
Block: Investment Opportunities from local and global funds
Andrew Sorohan, Team Lead at U.Ventures, will share tips and criteria how investors (and U.Ventures especially) choose their investment deals. Insights from Andrew could help you to be more prepared before the first meeting with a potential investor.

13:10 – 13:30
13:10 – 13:30
Genesis Investments: Ukrainian Tech-Giant Genesis Opens Its Doors To International VC-Investments
Block: Investment Opportunities from local and global funds
Elena Mazhuha, Senior Investment Analyst at Genesis Investments.

Elena will present the Fund, its open opportunities and tips on how to raise money from their investment firm.
13:30 – 15:00
13:30 – 15:00
Time for lunch and networking
During the lunch you will have a chance to have an introductory tour around the first Ukrainian Innovation Park (and one of the biggest in Europe) – UNIT.City.

13:50 – 14:10 | Tour around UNIT.City Innovation Park
15:00 – 15:20
15:00 – 15:20
How to successfully raise over 2 mln. euro seed funding from 20 investors from 7 countries –PromoRepublic case
Max Pecherskyi, Co-Founder & CEO PromoRepublic
15:20 – 15:40
15:20 – 15:40
Investment insights and opportunities from Poland – Market One Capital
Block: Investment Opportunities from local and global funds
Marcin Zabielski, Partner at Market One Capital.

Marcin has more than 20 years of diverse, professional experience in market sectors incl.: FMCG, Banking, Insurance, Transportation, Telecoms and Pharmaceuticals in Poland and UK.

Together with partners and more than 20 other business angels he set up Hedgehog Fund — a seed and early-stage VC — leading it as Managing Partner. Hedgehog Fund invested in 12 companies (10 in Poland and 2 abroad) and with smart-money attitude we became recognized as a very entrepreneur-oriented, helpful and friendly VC in Poland.

When the investment period of Hedgehog Fund ended in Q4 2016 Marcin decided to continue his venture capital journey creating Market One Capital with his friends from Protos VC.

Marcin supports startups mainly with business strategy and models, team building and management as well as process creation or restructuring.
15:40 – 16:00
15:40 – 16:00
How to raise €50 000 – €2 500 000 for your startup from European Union
Non-equity grants. Successful cases from Civitta
Yurii Blavt, Project manager at Civitta.

During the event Yurii will highlight open opportunities for grant financing from Horizon 2020 program and talk about our recent success cases. They have just helped to secure EUR 1m grant for SolarGaps - Solar Panel Window Blinds, innovative Ukrainian startup that recently won very competitive Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2 grant.

Yurii will explain who should apply, what are particular conditions of the grant programme and what are new changes coming in 2nd half of 2019 (Spoiler: blended financing of up to EUR 15 m).

CIVITTA serve startups and small companies across the spectrum of various industries, with a focus on innovative companies, R&D commercialization, and startup ecosystem development.

CIVITTA's team has helped more than 30 European innovative startups to attract grants within the highly competitive European Commission Horizon 2020 SME Instrument.
16:00 – 16:20
16:00 – 16:20
Launching of the first ever Ukrainian National Startup Fund: how to receive $25 000 - $75 000 grant for your startup in 2019
Non-equity grants for Ukrainian startups
This year Ukrainian government is launching its first National startup fund with 350 mln. UAH in non-equity grants.

Debora Fairlamb, Launch coordinator at Ukrainian National Startup Fund, will share more details about new special program for Ukrainian startups with a budget of 350 mln. UAH.
16:20 – 16:40
16:20 – 16:40
16:40 – 17:00
16:40 – 17:00
Money for innovations – how to get $20 000 in services for your innovative solution
Equity and non-equity grants for Ukrainian startups
Volodymyr Stavniuk, Head of the Board at The State Finance Institution for Innovations (SFII), will announce the first winners of the grant competition and will share more details about grant opportunities from the SFII this year.
17:00 – 17:20
17:00 – 17:20
$12 mln to support competitiveness of Ukrainian business and ecosystem development – how this can help your business to grow
Non-equity grants for Ukrainian startups and Ecosystem organizations
Dusan Kulka, Export promotion team lead at USAID Competitive Economy Program (powered by Chemonics), will share more details about their new grant program established in Ukraine in 2019 for 2 years.
17:20 – 18:00
17:20 – 18:00
Brainstorm: 10 steps how to boost SaaS industry and investments in Ukraine for next 2 years
Panel discussion with entrepreneurs, investors and industry activists
18:00 – 18:15
18:00 – 18:15
Closing words
Yahoo! We did it!
Thank you words, winners announcements, family photo
18:15 – 19:00
18:15 – 19:00
Pre-party & networking
Beer, wine & snacks at the conference location

20:00 – 23:00

20:00 – 23:00

Afterparty at secret Kyiv bar
Moderator of the
42 Investment Summit
Head of Ecosystem at UNIT.City.
Founder at Center42 Innovation Agency.
Get your startup ticket!
We want to make your visit of 42 INVESTMENT SUMMIT maximum effective, that's why we launch a special startup ticket with fixed price $70 (instead of $100 and $150).

If you are a startup that is looking for investment, you truly need to be at the Summit to discover an ocean of opportunities!

Fill in the startup form and we will send back your promo code!

All the submitted information will be shared with investors so you will have a chance to be promoted among potential investor and have matchmaking session with them.
Expected participants
Investors, accelerators, corporations
Matchmaking Area
Enjoy new contacts, potential deals and inspiration.

Matchmaking sessions:
– with investors
– with speakers
– with other participants

Pre-booked and random meetings during all day
(11:00 – 17:00)

Unique location!
This year's Summit will take place at newly opened business campus of UNIT.City, Ukraine's first innovation park.

str. Dorohozhytska, 3. Kyiv, Ukraine.
One of the biggest tech hubs in Europe
UNIT.City is an innovation district with a highest in Ukraine concentration of startups, scale-ups, corporate R&D centers in one place.

27 ha of space.
50 000 sq.m. in 2019.
Community of entrepreneurs, investors, leaders
During last year UNIT.City have built an active community of 20 000 people, 35 000 event visitors and 4000 startups who have attended our programs.

And SaaS is a bright part of this place.
Inspirational atmosphere and new opportunities
UNIT.City's stage have seen all key Ukrainian SaaS-companies: Grammarly, Netpeak, Competera, TemplateMonster, YouScan, Readdle, Preply, Talkable, Serpstat, Quokka, Depositphotos, PromoRepubliс and a lot of other good people!
Address: UNIT.City Innovation Park.
str. Dorohozhytska, 3. Kyiv, Ukraine.
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UNIT.City, Ukraine's first innovation park, established in 2017. The goal of UNIT.City is to become the center of innovations and a one-point entry to Ukraine for investors, partners and new technologies from all over the world.
Center42 is an independent impact-oriented company which together with corporate partners and international donors empower Ukrainian startup ecosystem and help organizations to launch new products, business models and transform their teams.
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