Interview: Cristobal Alonso of Startup Wise Guys
We took the opportunity to ask Cristobal Alonso about the current state of SWG’s portfolio, what he sees across early stage in Europe, and the difference between accelerators, funds and accelerator-funds.
Interview: Bogdan Iordache of Underline Ventures
Our first Rest of the World interview features Bogdan Iordache, General Partner at Underline Ventures, a new fund that partners with Eastern Europe-based, globally-minded early stage startup founders.
Interview: Dmitry Vartanian of SID Venture Partners
Dmitry Vartanian is Managing General Partner at SID Venture Partners. He is also co-founder & CFO of Sigma Software and a certified lawyer. At SID, he and his team back Ukrainian founders from pre-seed to Series A. Its deeptech credentials are evident from its DNA – it was formed in 2021 by three Ukrainian IT…
Interview: Mariusz Adamski of ffVC
New York-headquartered ffVC is not just another American fund with a foot in Europe. It’s the first one to open its first European office not in London, but in Warsaw, due to its strong belief in the potential of CEE. So much the case, it recently announced the raise of a $50 million fund aimed…
Interview: Audrius Milukas of Open Circle Capital
Audrius Milukas is Partner and CEO of Open Circle Capital. He also co-founded fintech lending business SME Finance. Before OCC, Audrius spent 15 years as a senior banking and corporate finance professional, including leading regional Baltic positions at Finland-based Nordea Bank. We reached out to him to chat about the Lithuanian and Baltic scene in…
Interview: Jone Vaituleviciute of FIRSTPICK
Jone Vaituleviciute is the Managing Partner at FIRSTPICK, an early stage venture capital fund based in Vilnius, Lithuania. Jone is one of the leading voices of the Lithuanian startup scene. During most of her career previous to startups, she advised tech companies on funding and scaling, mainly within Civitta and Startup Division. She managed her…
Interview: Alex Gibb of Katalista Ventures
We caught up with Alex Gibb, the Brit that moved to Lithuania to make waves in the Lithuanian startup scene.
Interview: Elena Mazhuha of Flyer One Ventures
Elena Mazhuha, first employee at Flyer One Ventures, tells us about startups in Ukraine, the situation with the war, her story and advice from her time working with startups.