STREAM CONNECT is a series of startup-investor matchmaking and networking events organised by Platform6 and open to all startups in Tampere.
You are invited to Stream Connect. Episode 11. Next big thing in corporate venturing!
While regular venture firm fundraising isn’t expected to be particularly robust this year, there are signs that corporate venture capital will remain a steady source of funds in 2023 with a few exciting trends for early-stage startups. First of all, CVCs focus more on smaller deals (seed rounds). Secondly, in Europe corporate investors increased the number of deals to 903 in 2022, which is a 5-year high for the continent.
Another notable trend is that, despite the bear market, there was a record number of 101 newly launched CVC units. While CVCs participating in 26.2% of venture deals in 2022 is only up a hair over 2021’s 25.6%, this number does stand out because every other category of crossover investor participated less in 2022 than in 2021. It seems that in Europe a new wave of innovation has emerged with the rediscovery of corporate venture building.
Let’s explore this together at Stream Connect, episode 11!
14:45 Doors open.
14:55 – 15:00 Welcome words by Margarita Khartanovich, CMO at Platform6
15:00 – 15:05 Opening words by Mia Häkkinen, Business Development Manager at Pirkanmaan Osuuskauppa
15:05 – 15:15 “Startup scouting for corporates”, keynote by Paavo Beckman, Founder & Chief of Development at Catapult
15:15 – 15:25 “Startup-corporate collaboration case: Kiilto”, keynote by Matti Rönkkö, Head of Kiilto Ventures
15:25 – 15:35 “Innovation does not happen in isolation”, keynote by Samuli Savo, SVP Emerging Business at Stora Enso
15:35 – 16:00 Technologies for Good: how technology, innovation and digitization can change, impact and transform every aspect of our lives in a positive way. Panel discussion: Antti Vuolli (Business Development Executive at Silo AI), Samuli Savo (SVP Emerging Business at Stora Enso), Erika Vakkilainen (eCommerce Manager Online Grocery at Pirkanmaan Osuuskauppa).
16:00 – 17:00 Networking facilitate by Platform6 team
17:00 Event ends.
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