The 14th edition of TNW Conference is here! The TNW Conference 2019 is happening on May 9 and 10 at NDSM, located in Amsterdam Noord. For the uninitiated, TNW Conference is a 2-day techfest that brings together a thriving ecosystem of technology and business innovators.
Moreover, one can expect keynotes from experts in the tech industry and plenty of side events including 250 exhibiting tech startups and growth companies, curated startup matchmaking for investors, where you can expand your network.
Notably, Silicon Canals will be an official media partner for the TNW Startup Program, where we will be covering the event, and hosting a side event on May 8, co-sponsored by TRUE. The event will take place a day before the official conference commences, where our founder, Remco Janssen has an announcement to make about the new Silicon Canals.
How to watch livestream?
For those who won’t be able to attend the conference, TNW is live streaming on both days. Together with LiveU, the TNW TV livestream will run from 9:40 to 17:45 on May 9 and from 9:25 to 17:00 on May 10 (CEST). Apart from the conference, you get to watch interviews with some of the biggest names in tech.
Having said that, we have listed out the top 10 International VCs coming to TNW 2019.
Hiro Tamura, Partner at Atomica
Having joined the firm in 2008, Hiro Tamura has led Atomico’s growth to become a leading institutional fund manager. With extensive international experience, both as an investor and entrepreneur, Hiro works closely with Atomico’s portfolio companies on their international strategy.
Jenny Fielding, Managing Director, Techstars New York
Apart from managing Techstars New York, Jenny Fielding is also the founder and General Partner at The Fund, a first check fund investing exclusively in New York-based companies.
Her portfolio includes more than 110+ tech-enabled companies. Notably, Jenny began her career as a lawyer, spent time at JP Morgan and is a graduate of Columbia University where she is an Adjunct Professor.
Reshma Sohoni, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Seedcamp
Getting degrees in both Engineering and Business, Reshma started Seedcamp in 2007 with a strong desire to help the European founder realize global success. Early on in her career during the height of the dot com boom, Reshma worked in M&A and venture capital across B2B Software and Internet services businesses in the US and India.
Tanya Soman, Venture Partner, 500 Startups
Tanya is a native New Yorker and Venture Partner at 500 Startups focused on seed stage investment opportunities in the consumer space with an emphasis on beauty and fashion. Previously, Tanya worked in AdTech before moving to Silicon Valley. She graduated with a BS in business management from Babson College.
Lillian Li, Investor, Eight Roads Ventures
Lillian is responsible for sourcing and analysing new deals, due diligence on potential investments and monitoring portfolio companies. She has lived and worked in the US, UK and Asia. She holds a BA Hons in Economics from Cambridge University and a MSc in International Development from LSE.
Lyle Fong, Partner at EQT Ventures
Lyle is a serial entrepreneur who has founded Gamers.com, Lithium Technologies and Hobo Labs. In addition to it, Lyle is a partner at EQT Ventures as well
Marie-Elisabeth Rusling, CEO, Business Angels Europe
Marie-Elisabeth is an EU affairs professional serving the interests of SMEs for over 20 years, now focussing on early-stage finance/angel investment to help European start-ups secure their journey. She is a keen promoter of female investment and entrepreneurship and a contributor to European policies that can help make Europe a great place to launch your business, innovate and scale up.
Stephane Gantchev, Partner, LAUNCHub Ventures
LAUNCHub invests in the best entrepreneurs and startups in the digital space from the region, as well as founders originating from the region. Stephane is also co-organizer of DigitalK, a leading European Digital/Tech/Startup conference. Before joining the VC space Stephane’s background includes 15 years in IT and Telecom with positions held at IT service providers, mobile operators (Orange), vendors, startups.
Sander Vonk, Partner, Volta Ventures
Sander has been investing in startups for over a decade, initially as Corporate VC for Liberty Global and currently as a partner at Volta Ventures, an early stage investment fund based in Gent and Amsterdam.
Scott Campbell, Director, Lead Deloitte Ventures
Scott leads Deloitte Ventures and he supports growth focused, innovative technology businesses and large corporates build Venture structures to harness external and internal innovation.
Romain Vidal, Partner, CapHorn Invest
Romain Vidal began his career as a Sell Side equity research analyst at Natixis Securities on the semiconductor sector. Notably, he joined CapHorn Invest in 2010 as Analyst and 1st employee. Now he is a partner.
Stay tuned to Silicon Canals for more updates in the tech startup world.