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October, 2013

Foundum Unplugged 2013 – The Matchmaking Event for Founders & Investors

Thursday, October 24th, 2013


Barcelona, the Startup Capital

Foundum Unplugged connects €5 billion of Venture Capital to some of the best Digital Startups

  • More than 100  of the top European tech entrepreneurs  have the opportunity to pitch their expansion, early and seed startups to up to 100 Venture Capitalists, Accelerators and Private Investors with €5 billion of investment under management.
  • Up to 100 Advisors, Mentors and Startup Supporters , are looking for high quality projects, and connect with some of the most innovative Entrepreneurs & Startups in Barcelona.
  • The exclusive event Foundum Unplugged is organized by Foundum, the global startup ecosystem builder and will consist of 1-on-1 matching sessions, roundtable discussions & high level networking.

Barcelona, 24th October 2013, This November, for two days, Barcelona will be the startup capital.  Foundum Unplugged (, will take place on 26/27th of November to bring together the top 300 movers and shakers of the international startup ecosystem. It is a reference convention for Venture Capitalists, Accelerators and Private Investors looking for new investments. The invited investors have up to €5 billion of funds under management.

Innovative entrepreneurs, prestigious investors, top advisors, mentors and startup supporters are guaranteeing a rewarding and inspiring experience. Among the long list of startups there will be some of the hottest companies in areas like Software, Mobile Apps, eCommerce, Gaming, Big Data and several other tech sectors that are seeking investments from €1million to more than €20 million.

The startups & investors are part of Foundum (, the global Startup Ecosystem Builder for innovative high growth entrepreneurs. Co-founder Daniela Arens says, “we want to support all entrepreneurs during the growth of their startups by helping them to have access to all relevant players of the ecosystem & matching them with the investors who meet their individual specific requirements”.

1-on-1 Matching Sessions, with top investors

Entrepreneurs and Start-ups will have the opportunity to engage in personal, one-on-one meetings with up to 100 venture capital firms, accelerators & private investors. The entrepreneurs will have time to meet with up to 10 investors individually in 1-on-1 meetings depending on their current stage (Seed, Early, Expansion), sectors & geographic focus. Some of the top Venture Capital firms and Accelerators such as ACTIVE Venture Partners, Index Ventures, DFJ Esprit, Bertelsmann BDMI, Earlybird, Kennet Partners, TechStars, Startup Bootcamp, Founders Institute & many more will attend.

Apart from 1-on-1 matching sessions, there will be roundtable discussions moderated by industry experts around different innovative topics such as Mobile, EdTech, Crowd funding, eCommerce, Cloud software, Gaming, software security, eTravel and many more. Some of the best European industry experts will participate at panels to analyze the future of Venture Capital, disruptive tech trends and exit strategies.

Unplugged allows to create networks, valuable business relationships, and potentially new clients and partnerships. Unplugged attendees will also be able to exchange thoughts and ideas with the most active serial entrepreneurs, mentors, advisors, and business developers of multinational corporations. The participants can network in a very relaxed atmosphere during cocktails and drinks.

Barcelona, Startup Capital

Attendees of Foundum Unplugged will meet inspiring startup founders, discover the latest tech trends, meet potential international Co-investors, build relations with serial entrepreneurs, advisors and mentors and connect with Corporate Decision Makers.

About Foundum (twitter: @foundum #foundumunplugged)

Foundum is the global startup ecosystem builder that connects entrepreneurs with all relevant stakeholders in order to create valuable relationships to grow their startups.

The platform promotes startup ecosystems to allow entrepreneurs & their startups an easy access to resources, knowledge, expertise & experience during all business stages to guarantee growth & success of the startups.

If you’d like to attend Foundum Unplugged, please create your profile on Foundum ( and request your invitation until 31st October to receive a special discount.

For further information, please drop us a message at

La Vie est Belle – French Ecosystem is Online

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Our next national ecosystem has made it online: France! La grande nation provides a huge potential for startups to grow. Paris is one of the hottest startup hotspots in the world, but there are also other cities such as Lyon, Rennes, Nantes or Montpellier with thriving startups. Some exciting startups such as Appsfire, Aspectize & Bedycasa are already part of the French ecosystem and we’re looking for many more to join. Le Camping is a very famous incubator in France that helps promising startups to grow to the next stage. Furthermore, the world’s biggest Incubator called 1000 Start-Ups is on its way and will be ready in 2016. We’ll expect a lot more to come from Paris & France within the next months & years.

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Our French Ambassador is Laurent Granier. Laurent is also product manager at Foundum and an expert in UX with more than 17 years of experience. Laurent is working a lot with tech companies and has a great passion for startups. He’s proud to be the Ambassador of the French Ecosystem and he’ll be open to answer your questions.

We’re looking forward to many inspiring and thriving entrepreneurs & startups from France to join! Vive La France!