Speakers: Sandra Golbreich (Baltic Sandbox), Helmuts Lejnieks (LatBAN), Liina Laas (The Better Fund).
Moderator: Marta Matisone (SmartLaws)
A panel discussion on venture capital, how to raise it and what the key strategies are to get funding.
Sandra Golbreich is a CEO and co-founder of Baltic Sandbox – a startup accelerator and community, based in Vilnius, Lithuania. Additionally, Sandra runs "Business Angel School" – educational programs for the EU business angels. Starting from 2019, Baltic Sandbox and Business Angel School are addressing the diversity issues in tech industries. Sandra helps close the gap by running the annual "Women in Tech" acceleration and "Women investing in Tech" educational programs.
Helmuts Lejnieks is the chairman of the Board of the Latvian Business Angel Network. He is a startup mentor, entrepreneur and expert of the Baltic startup ecosystem. Expert in International Trade, Management, Transportation, Project Management, Business Investing and Road Construction. Passionate about IT, IoT and sports. Interested in B2B startups that help to digitize their customers processes. Ex-professional athlete.
Liina Laas is the Founding Partner at The Better Fund. Liina has been in the tech scene for nearly a decade and has been crucial in growing multiple fintech startups 10-100x. Liina is an activist for equality. The better fund invests in companies with diverse teams that bring a positive impact through technology.
Marta Matisone is an investor and startup mediator. She works as Deputy Chairman at the Board of the New Enterprises Council of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She is also a senior expert of the business incubator of the University of Latvia, JLU Technology Business Development Director and candidate for the business organization BNI. Previously, Marta has worked as the executive director at the Latvian Business Angel Network. She has co-founded and currently works as director at SmartLaws.