Ecosystem Giants - Reshma Sohoni
#EcosystemGiants' are an opportunity to learn from and connect with the ecosystem members, redefining the tech investment landscape.
Tuesday 14th SEPTEMBER
ParlayMe is proud to support '#EcosystemGiants' , the series featuring the leaders redefining the tech investment and entrepreneurship landscape. The series returns with one of the most influential investors in European tech, Reshma Sohoni (Managing Partner, Seedcamp) at 6pm CET on Tuesday, 14 September 2021. Reshma will join @Tzvete in a conversation about building one of the continent's top first round funds, spotting unicorn companies early (5!) and establishing a cross-border, cross-industry brand.
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. Join for an opportunity to meet and get to know (albeit virtually) some of the most seasoned VC investors and founders. Part of the 'Ecosystem' Project, aiming to contribute to democratizing access to venture for less networked founders and junior VC through a newsletter and online initiatives.
Timings (CEST) 18:00 Start; in conversation with Reshma Sohoni (Managing Partner, Seedcamp) 18:30 Market commentary and Q&A 18:45 Pitching for feedback, Heidi Lee (Co-Founder, Finuprise) will share the vision for the company raising a seed round to become the European 'Robinhood' for the socially-conscious retail investor 18:55 End
About Reshma Sohoni is Managing Partner of Seedcamp, the European seed fund she co-founded in 2007 with a strong belief that European entrepreneurs have the power to compete on a global scale. Over a decade later and Seedcamp has raised five funds and invested in over 390 companies including the now publicly listed Romanian-founded company UiPath, and unicorns: Wise (formerly TransferWise), Revolut, wefox and Hopin.
Reshma is passionate about the intersection of business and technology and has degrees in Engineering and Business from UPenn and M&T as well as an MBA from INSEAD. She describes starting Seedcamp as a "once in a lifetime opportunity and one that she jumped into with a strong desire to help the European founder realize global success." Reshma is frequently listed as one of the most influential women in technology and VC and sits on the Digital Economy Council, working alongside the UK government and leading tech industry experts to provide policy advice to support tech startups and innovation in the UK. Reshma has been recognised by Forbes Midas List for Europe as one of the most influential VCs on the continent for the last four years in a row. In 2019 she also made it to the no1 spot on the FT’s most influential BAME tech leader list.
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 Investor and Public Relations Manager at PropTech1 Ventures, Europe's leading VC fund focused on PropTech and Construction Tech. Her experience in VC includes being on the investment team at a supply chain-focused fund and in a platform role at the VC spin out of multinational real estate investment manager Round Hill Capital. 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.