Oct 6, 2018


About session

A few months have passed since the launch of the European Investment Fund’s launch of the EquiFund through which more than 200 million euros will be deployed in early stage ventures. We will hear from the partners of the funds and the European Investment Fund’s Head of Division Mandate Management. What type of investment opportunities have been coming through? In what companies will they be investing?

Moderated by Ioannis Tsakiris, Head of Division, Mandate Mgmt, EIF

  • George Tziralis

    Partner, Marathon


    Back in 2007, I was trying to turn my PhD research into a startup and wondered if there were other like-minded people in my home country. I decided to look for them by staging a small event for entrepreneurs. A dozen founders showed up. It became a monthly thing. Over time it attracted dozens and

  • George Kametas

    Head for Business Banking Segment, National Bank of Greece


    George works as Head for Business Banking Segment at National Bank of Greece. He is responsible for NBG Business Seeds Program a holistic program enhancing entrepreneurship including mentoring, loan and equity financing tools. The program supports entrepreneurs at every maturity level of the business evolution. Prior to current National Bank of Greece, George developed Transaction

  • Sotiris Papantonopoulos Mantopoulos

    Partner, Uni.Fund


    Sotiris is the co-founder of Insurancemarket.gr, the largest Greek insurance price comparison website and brokerage. Has overseen the sale of the family owned publicly listed company through the ASE. Started his career as an investment banker in USA and is currently a Business Angel and Endeavour entrepreneur as well as Partner at Uni.Fund, a Greek

  • Myrto Papathanou

    Partner, Metavallon VC


    Myrto is a Partner at Metavallon VC, a fund investing in early stage Technology Innovation startups in Greece and Europe. She started her career in banking in London, working for Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Returning to Greece in 2007, she held several operational and finance executive roles in ICT and high-tech

  • Marcos Veremis

    Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Upstream, Partner at BigPi Venture Capital


    Marco was born in Athens, in 1973. He holds a BA from the University of Warwick and an MPhil from Oxford University. Marco started his career in 1996, as a marketing strategist with Omnicom, WPP and IPG, where he developed global communication strategies for brands such as Nestlé, Smithkline Beecham, Johnson & Johnson and Sony

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