Virtual Founders Breakfast #11
Securing Your First Financing: Tips On Raising Pre-Seed Investment
Expert: Mor Eini Strategic Partnership & Growth @ APX VC
Tuesday, August 31st, 2021 at 8:00am via Zoom
Virtual Founders Breakfast is a digital event bringing together founders, industry experts, investors along with enterprises to discuss growth, exchange best practices and facilitate matchmaking.
Each breakfast features an expert speaker engaging in a conversation, exchanging their knowledge and experience on a selected growth-related topic. The event provides opportunities to facilitate valuable new connections and one-on-one access to decision-makers via breakout rooms.
Founders that have built an MVP and show early signs of traction often start thinking about securing first financing to help them grow. What do Founders need to know to be effective in their goal of securing pre-seed financing? At Virtual Founders Breakfast #11, Mor Eini from early-stage investor APX will share insights on what investors look for when evaluating young teams and what founders need to be prepared for on this journey. Mor will also share how APX can help ambitious Polish teams grow.
Based in Berlin and backed by Axel Springer and Porsche, APX supports and partners with the most ambitious pre-seed startups from Europe and beyond – often as their first investor. Each month APX invests in exceptional earliest-stage founders building startups with digital business models. They invest up to EUR 500,000 in startups until a series A starting with a quick EUR 50,000 investment for 5% equity. Within a few months, depending on traction and speed, APX can invest further.
This project is organized by the Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK.
This project is realized with the financial support of Małopolska.
This project is supported by Krakow Technology Park.
Who Can Attend?
- Individuals/teams who intend to start a company
- Startup and scaleup founders
- C-level individuals and managers from innovative organizations
- Leaders and decision-makers from ecosystem stakeholders
- #OMGKRK Membership
Virtual Founders Breakfast Agenda
7:45 Soft Open
8:00 Welcoming by the Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK
8:05 Opening presentation by Mor Eini Strategic Partnerships and Growth @ APX VC
- What do early-stage investors look for when evaluating teams?
- What are milestones teams should have achieved ahead of pre-seed investment?
- How can APX help ambitious Polish teams grow?
8:25 Matchmaking Breakout Rooms
8:30 Moderated Panel Discussion With Speaker & Founders
8:50 Wrap Up & Call To Action
9:00 Mentorship & Matchmaking Breakout Rooms (Optional)
Mor Eini | Strategic Partnerships & Growth @ APX VC
Mor is a Strategic Partnerships and Growth Manager at APX. A natural matchmaker, she manages APX’s strategic partnerships in the ecosystem and supports APX B2B portfolio companies with their sales and marketing strategy. Mor connects innovation-seeking companies with one of APX’s market-leading portfolio companies. As a founder of one of the biggest VCs for female founders in DACH, Mor supports diversity at APX and beyond. She also organizes workshops and events to increase diversity in venture capital.
With former dreams of becoming an ambassador, Mor studied International Relations and Middle East and Islamic Studies in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. However, her career led her down a different path: She helped German start-ups scale up at the EU project GERMANTECH, played a role in the mobility and start-up boom in Israel at the smart mobility community hub EcoMotion, and scouted German start-ups to Israel at the Israeli operation of hub:raum by Deutsche Telekom.
Before fostering a community for Germany-based Israelis in tech, Mor served as a captain in the Israeli Defense Forces, managing the HR affairs for more than 800 soldiers and commanders.
Recorded Opening Presentation
An invitation is a benefit of Scaleup membership. Founders of member companies have received a calendar invitation with call details.
Non-members founders must register to join the Virtual Founder Breakfast. After LinkedIn verification, there will be a calendar invitation sent with call details.
Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK Research Project
The Foundation is creating a database of Krakow startups and scaleups to track changes in the innovation ecosystem and better understand the needs of companies.
Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK Scaleup Members
- Innovative technology companies building their own products and services
- 10+ team size
- Growth phase of development