CUBE TECH FAIR
Targeted matchmaking between startups and corporates: rewriting the formula behind innovation.
Together, we can forge the future of industry 4.0
15th – 16th May, Berlin
Arena Berlin, Germany
CUBE PRIVATE SESSIONS
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CUBE’s Private Sessions are a move to provide our audience and participants a more interactive speaker experience, emphasising audience participation, Private Sessions are limited in capacity to support this structure – Book your space now!
CUBE’s establishment is founded in providing a platform between startups and corporates to partner up and collaborate, Tech Fair continues this ambition – Contact our team and learn how attendance can help find innovative solutions.
Partners will receive detailed market reports consolidated by our dedicated research team. Containing current Tech-market trends and insightful background information on attending startups, the market reports will ensure each meeting at Tech Fair is focused and directed – Partner with us.
Your Journey, CUBED
Demonstration over pitches – let your tech do the talking. Startups will demo and interact with a delegation of engaged corporates and investors as well as build momentum and hype at an invitation-only press roundtable with our network of media contacts. Want one of our coveted startup slots?
Ben Larson is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and startup adviser based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a General Partner at Backplane Capital, an early stage venture fund investing in the cannabis industry, and he Co-Founded Gateway, the premier cannabis startup accelerator. Additionally, Ben is a Director and Mentor for the Founder Institute, where he formerly managed global operations and helped grow the program into over 100 cities around the world. He’s also active on several boards inside and out of the cannabis industry and travels around the world speaking to audiences of all sizes while advising early stage companies of all industries. He’s an active Mentor and Senior Advisor to the non-profit Youth Business USA and a Board Member of Playworks. Ben was recently named to the 40 Under 40 Class of 2018 by the San Francisco Business Times.
Videesha Kunkulagunta has over a decade of work experience in the areas of business/product development, sales, finance, and venture capital. As a Partner at signals VC, she invests in sector-agnostic frontier tech (data/predictive analytics, IoT etc.) and enterprise technologies (in Insurtech etc.) at the late seed and series A stage. Before moving to Berlin she worked for London-based Venture Capital fund PROfounders Capital. Formerly she was an Entrepreneur in Residence for FTSE 250 Telco TalkTalk Plc working on strategic corporate innovation and data-driven customer relationship management. At the start of her career she worked as a credit analyst for Lehman Brothers and transitioned to a generalist private banking role with exposure to product and business development at Barclays Wealth in London and Singapore.
Co-founder and Portfolio Director
Lukasz Musialski is a Co-founder and Portfolio Director of Iconiq Lab. Before co-founding Iconiq Lab he worked as a member the investment team at FERI Trust, one of the largest non-bank alternative asset managers in Germany, where he worked in the private equity and venture capital space. He previously gained financial expertise by working in large financial institutions such as UBS and GE Capital RE. Lukasz is an avid technologist and a podcaster. He holds a Master’s in Finance degree from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
André Loesekrug-Pietri, German-French, held leadership positions in VC, government, industry and as entrepreneur. Starting as assistant to the CEO of Aerospatiale-Airbus, he spent 15 years in PE & VC, including 10 years with China, investing in European companies with global ambitions. In 2017, he paused from private sector to become Special Advisor to the French Minister of Defence, responsible for European Defense as well as technology. He is now managing the Joint European Disruptive Initiative, to accelerate France and Germany’s leadership in disruptive innovations. HEC and Harvard Kennedy School graduate, he also attended Sup-Aero engineering school. Nominated Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, he is a private pilot and Colonel with the French Air Force People’s Reserve. @andrepietri
Head of New Venture
Philipp holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics (specialising in Quantum Electronics) from the Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research in 2009. He started his career in strategic consulting with McKinsey & Company in Frankfurt and London, UK before transitioning to Harvard University in 2011, first as a Postdoc and later as Principal Investigator in Quantum Optics. Since January 2017, he is Head of New Venture at ZEISS Group.
Kevin Eisenfrats is an entrepreneur whose passion lies at the intersection of biomedical engineering and reproductive medicine. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Contraline, a medical device company based in Charlottesville, Virginia developing the first long lasting, non-hormonal, and reversible male contraceptive. The product, which has plans to hit the market in 2022, is comprised of a hydrogel that is implanted into the vas deferens via a quick, non-surgical procedure. The gel works by blocking sperm, and can be easily reversed when the patient desires their fertility be restored. Contraline has raised over $3 million to date from investors including Founders Fund, and has also participated in the Y Combinator Fellowship program.
Kevin graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Nanomedicine Engineering. Throughout his undergraduate career, he conducted research on immunotherapy and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Kevin continues to be actively involved in innovation and product development, being listed on 8 patents relating to novel medical devices, drug-delivery devices, and medical procedures. He has won multiple university and national competitions for the invention behind Contraline, and was recently recognized on the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Healthcare. Kevin and Contraline have been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, MIT Technology Review, TechCrunch, MedGadget, and AskMen.
“I am an entrepreneur, angel investor and limited partner.
Years ago, I started Ballou PR, a European communications and strategy agency that works with high-growth technology and technology-enabled companies, as well as technology investors. As Ballou PR is at the meeting point of business and media, we’ve been early adopters of leading technologies and monitored their development.
Ballou PR’s success has allowed me to invest in start-ups and venture capital firms, and has also given me exposure to thousands of different business models, so that I know what works, what doesn’t, and what to watch for. Along with my colleagues, I forecast trends, understand and examine human behaviour, and use these insights to position businesses for high growth.
Companies I’ve worked with include 83 North, Accel Partners, AOL Networks, Autonomy, Badoo, Box, Criteo, Duolingo, Emailvision, Eventbrite, Evernote, Facebook, Flipboard, GoEuro, GP Bullhound, HotelTonight, Infectious Media, Lakestar, Pinterest, Seatwave, SendGrid, Shopping.com, Stack Overflow, Stripe, TechCrunch Disrupt, TransferWise, Twilio, Unruly Media, Waze, WhatsApp, White Star Capital, Wildfire Interactive, Yelp and Zendesk.
I invest in companies with teams I’ve known previously who have a straightforward business model and to whom I can bring more than money to the table. A snapshot of my angel investments:
- tv (France): Spotify for TV, which recently raised a $23.3M Series B with Sky as an investor
- ai (Latvia/US): AI for automating marketing communication
- Orson & Co (UK/US): a touchscreen software and publishing company founded by a bestselling novelist Richard Mason that unleashes a media-rich storytelling format created by artists, not coders
- Black Country Atelier, a UK-based education software company teaching young people skills in modern digital design and manufacturing technologies (3D printing, scanning, smart electronics and programming).
Furthermore, I am also a limited partner in Berlin-based Cavalry Ventures, which now takes up the lion’s share of my time, as I guide them to become a more reflective venture capital firm, placing diversity in the center of their investment thesis. The partners and I firmly believe that this will result in far above average returns.
I advise and mentor many CEOs and am a frequent speaker on the topic of angel investing, the importance of reputation and a strong corporate culture, and the responsibilities of investors, be they angels or limited partners.”
Ton van’t Noordende
Ton is CEO of 01Ventures – European early & growth stage deep tech VC. Next to that, I’m the Investor In Residence at StartupDelta working closely together with HRH Prince Constantijn of Oranje. Founded the E/D/T Global Foundation in 2017 to support the pioneers in emerging technologies that are fundamentally changing the way our world operates.