Building the Next Greek Unicorn

Oct 6, 2018


About session

Around 260 Unicorn companies (valued at more than $1billion) have emerged over the past couple of years, yet none have come from Greece. With the advent of the Equifund and the 400 million investment available for early stage start-ups, how do we ensure this opportunity is maximised and builds an ecosystem that will last. What will it take for the next Unicorn to come from Greece?

Moderated by David Rowan, Founding UK Editor-in-Chief, Wired Magazine

  • David Rowan

    Founding UK editor-in-chief, WIRED magazine


    David Rowan is a founding UK editor-in-chief of WIRED magazine (2009-17) and he has led and moderated numerous talks, keynotes, conferences. Here is a link to his YouTube channel: Aside from this, David Rowan recently wrote a book called The Disruptors: A Quest for Non-Bullshit Innovation, published by Transworld in 2019. To write his book, in

  • Niko Bonatsos

    Managing Director, General Catalyst


    Niko Bonatsos is a managing director at General Catalyst, a venture capital firm with approximately $5 billion in total capital raised. Niko focuses his investment strategy on finding first-time technology founders with strong product instincts, a robust appetite for learning, and a desire to create innovations with the potential to benefit millions of consumers or

  • Chrysanthos Chrysanthou

    Partner, Kindred Capital


    Chrys is a partner at Kindred Capital. He joined Kindred after ~5 years as an investor at Notion and Accel Partners where he was primarily focusing on B2B opportunities. Prior to Accel Chrys was at Amazon Web Services where he led Business Development efforts of the startup ecosystem, across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Before

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