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Ecosystem Giants - Christoph Janz

ParlayMe is excited to be supporting #EcosystemGiants' are an opportunity to learn from and connect with the ecosystem members, redefining the tech investment landscape.

October 12th

ParlayMe is glad to support #EcosystemGiants, the series, highlighting the leaders who redefine tech investment and the entrepreneurial landscape in Europe. Hear from none other than Berlin-based 'king of SaaS' investor, Christoph Janz, Co-Founder and Partner, Point Nine Capital at 5pm BST (6pm CEST) on Tuesday, 12 October 2021 on the metrics he looks out for in a (future) billion-dollar marketplace company. What is his advice on building a unicorn SaaS startup? And how did he get in a deal like Zendesk? Tune in at #EcosystemGiants next week to find out.

Following the chat and market commentary, Christoph will provide live feedback on a pitch by Ibrahim Sarwar, building Kontractors, a marketplace matching outsourced work with highly skilled contractors. Ibrahim and Tzvete took part in the same, inaugural cohort of Newton Venture Program, a one of a kind investor training program, aiming to make the practice of investing in early-stage ventures globally widespread and accessible.

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About this event

An 'Ecosystem' event by Tzvete Doncheva -

The #EcosystemGiants series highlight the ecosystem members who redefine the tech investment and start-up landscape. They are sessions of practical, actionable advice to entrepreneurs and operators. The amazing guests share their ‘secrets’ to success, offer insights and commentary on the market.

Timings (CEST) 18:00 Start; in conversation with Christoph Janz (Co-Founder and Partner, Point Nine Capital) 18:35 – Audience Q&A 18:50 – Pitching for feedback Ibrahim Sarwar, building the marketplace matching outsourced work with highly skilled contractors, Kontractors, will do a 3’ pitch for feedback 19:00 – End


Christoph Janz is a long-time Internet entrepreneur turned angel investor turned early-stage VC. Before co-founding Point Nine in 2011, he was the one of the first angel investors in companies like Zendesk, FreeAgent, Geckoboard, and Momox. In the 15 years before that, he started several companies, including two consumer Internet startups.

Tzvete is the founder of the 'Ecosystem' project, that aims to help tackle the issue of closed networks in venture. Its goal is to help very early stage founders access pre-seed capital through a newsletter and online initiatives. In her day-to-day role, she is the IR and Platform Manager at PropTech1 Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on Prop/ConTech. Tzvete is a firm advocate for bridging the gender gap in venture capital and technology, is a mentor to female founders; and a non-exec trustee at Girls in Charge.

*Spaces are limited. #EcosystemGiants is part of the 'Ecosystem' Project, helping to democratise access to venture for founders and junior VCs of 'less obvious' backgrounds through a newsletter and online initiatives.


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