A hunger for business, technology, and the support of a keen community – these are the three musketeers leading innovation processes in every industry, no matter whether that industry is new and emerging, or traditional, with years of market experience. Even if we pretend not to be the part of this race, the (sad?) truth is we all in the running. Always scrolling, always watching, always online.

To help make life a little bit easier for all of us, the third edition of Grow with Tech has been prepared as a collection of tips for startups and for investors, with analysis and opinion prepared by top-notch experts, and a few founders’ stories worth checking out and learning from.

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Our Authors

Colette Ballou

Colette Ballou

Ballou Capital

Colette is an entrepreneur, angel investor and limited partner.

Alex Blakeway

Alex Blakeway

Venezia Capital

Founding partner of Venezia Capital, mid-market VC. Fund manager of The Atlantis Growth Fund, a technology focused EIS investment fund. Alex has 20 years of experience in growing global business units for Siemens, Cisco, Verizon and Oracle.

Daniel Collado-Ruiz

Daniel Collado-Ruiz

Nestholma

Head of Renewal & partner at Nestholma, working with OTP Bank & Nordea. Associate Professor of Innovation on permanent leave (UPV). Founder & advisor at NurtUp. Author & speaker on creativity, innovation & collaboration.

Peter Cowley

Peter Cowley

Entrepreneur and Business Angel

Entrepreneur and BA who founded and ran 10+ businesses in technology and property over the last 35+ years. He has built up a portfolio of 60+ angel investments with 3 good exits and several failures. WBAF Best Angel Investor of the World.

Tanya Dadasheva

Tanya Dadasheva

Almaz Capital

Associate at Almaz Capital – early stage VC fund investing in EE tech companies and helping them go global. Tanya’s investment expertise lies in deep tech spheres, including blockchain, AI/machine learning, IoT and cybersecurity.

Marcus Erken

Marcus Erken

Sunfish Partners

Marcus is a founding partner of Sunfish Partners, an early-stage tech VC that primarily invests in Poland and the broader CEE market. You can get in touch here: me@sunfish-partners.com, www.sunfish-partners.com, @sunfishpartners

Wojciech Fedorowicz

Wojciech Fedorowicz

TDJ Pitango

Wojciech Fedorowicz is the Managing Partner at TDJ Pitango Ventures, cooperating with TDJ Venture since 2015 and is a graduate of the Master of Business Administration program at Stanford University in the USA.

Jeremy Goldman

Jeremy Goldman

Firebrand Group

For nearly 20 years, Jeremy Goldman has been working with brands like Kiehl’s, Unilever, Colgate, and L'Oréal looking to futureproof their marketing. He’s the author of #1 social media bestseller Going Social and the co-author of Getting to Like and a columnist for Inc.

Arkadiusz Hajduk

Arkadiusz Hajduk

Transparent Data

Founder and CEO, entrepreneurial practitioner with international experience in ventures of all sizes and on various development stages. In 2014 recognized as one of the Top 50 Creative People in Polish Business by BRIEF Magazine.

Ingmar Hoerr

Ingmar Hoerr

CureVac

Ingmar Hoerr founded CureVac in 2000 together with colleagues in Tübingen, Germany. They built up a company that is now as a German unicorn and one of the global leaders in the research and development of mRNA-based drugs.

Hélène Jouber

Hélène Joubert

Ballou PR

Hélène has more than 15 years of expertise in PR in the media, energy and tech industries. As Deputy Manager of Ballou PR Paris, Hélène is in charge of developing corporate, B2B and B2C PR as well as valuation-raising and crisis programmes.

Petri Kajander

Petri Kajander

Creandum

A business artist building the future with growth companies focusing on strategy, branding and funding. He advises startups and leaders, mentors and coaches in startup programs and universities, writes on technology and society.

Wilhelm Klat

Wilhelm Klat

Swarms

Wilhelm’s work straddles the border between science and startup. He studied economics and has conducted academic research on Artificial Intelligence. He has been building startups for 15+ years, with a focus on automating cognition.

Thomas Kosonen

Thomas Kosonen

InVenture

Thomas works for InVenture, a leading seed and early-stage VC company in the Nordics and Baltics. Interested and background in software, health tech and gaming. The investments that he manages include Blueprint Genetics, Thinglink, Bitbar, Scoro and Lingvist.

Judie Lembke

Judie Lembke

Writer

Judi Lembke is a Stockholm-based writer who focuses on tech, lifestyle, culture, and travel. She also works with startups and founders to give voice to their vision.

Jacopo Losso

Jacopo Losso

EBAN

As Director of Secretariat at the European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players (EBAN), Jacopo tracks issues of strategic importance to the early-stage investment ecosystem, being the first contact point for its members.

Ben Marrel

Ben Marrel

Breega Capital

Ben Marrel is co-founder of Breega Capital, a VC firm managing over 150€ million in funding, fueling start-ups across Europe. Breega Capital is backed by the former CEO of Vodafone Europe and a Linkedin co-founder, among others.

Antti Merilehto

Antti Merilehto

Finch Finland

An author & speaker on AI, early stage investor, entrepreneur and also Country Manager at Finch Finland. Experienced in a variety of roles in tech, automobile industry, and SaaS, he brings the human connection and approach to business.

Magdalena Nowaczyk

Magdalena Nowaczyk

Transparent Data

Marketing & PR Manager, Master of Cognitive Science (UAM) and a self-styled psychologist of accurate intuitions. Coming from fashion industry marketing, she aims to convince techies that clear and effective code should be also pretty and seductive.

Magdalena Olczak

Magdalena Olczak

Data Ventures

Works as an associate in Data Ventures fund. She wrote her doctoral thesis on the role of venture capital funds in the Polish startup ecosystem. Her research included over 50 in-depth interviews with VC funds, startups and business related institutions connected to the startup ecosystem.

Grzegorz Pawlicki

Grzegorz Pawlicki

PKO Bank Polski S.A.

Head of Innovation at PKO Bank Polski S.A. Over 20 years experience in finance and the implementation of new technologies. Responsible for innovation process, accelerator programs, and cooperation with fintech environment.

Tomasz Pawul

Tomasz Pawul

infoShare

Co-founder of infoShare conference and infoShare Academy. Previously CIO Deputy at wp.pl responsible for developing main websites including personalization based on big data. Interested in software, blockchain, data analysis.

Marlene Ronstedt

Marlene Ronstedt

Neufund

Marlene Ronstedt is Neufund’s Blockchain Reporter. She holds an MA in Digital Media Studies from Goldsmiths, London. She got interested in the crypto space, because of its transformative potential, whether finance or governance.

Kaidi Ruusalepp

Kaidi Ruusalepp

Funderbeam

Before founding her own company, Kaidi was the CEO of NASDAQ OMX and the Estonian Central Securities Depository. Now she has created Funderbeam - a blockchain-powered exchange fueling the companies of the future.

Thomas Thurston

Thomas Thurston

WR Hambrecht Ventures

Thomas Thurston is a venture capitalist & data scientist. He is also the creator of MESE™, a system enabling business leaders to use data science to improve predictions on innovation, VC investments, M&A, products and portfolios.

David Zohrob

David Zohrob

Outrank

Dave is the co-founder of Outrank and Positively, building software to bring companies closer to their customers. He previously created and led AngelList's startup recruiting platform, and co-founded two social app startups.

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