CEE VC SUMMIT

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CEE VC Summit 2025 is the invitation-only 2-days event for 200+ GPs and selected LPs to strengthen regional relations, exchange valuable insight, and bridge the gap with more mature VC ecosystems.

Chris Wade
Co-Founder & Partner, Isomer Capital
"The CEE VC Summit is one of the best conferences to understand this important region of Europe. The participant VC's are "THE" VC's of the region and the Summit attracts impressive speakers from Silicon Valley, London, and dialogue is thoughtful and vibrant."
James Black
Partner, IVP
"When I attend summits like this, I focus on two things: the content—are panels discussing relevant topics, and is there a sense of the current zeitgeist? And that was definitely covered, especially with the exclusive presence of VCs, which made for fantastic discussions. Secondly, I evaluate whether the event attracts high-quality individuals from the ecosystem. This event checked the box. I had the pleasure of forging numerous exciting new connections, and I'm sure we'll continue a lot of conversations moving forward."
Staffan Helgesson
General Partner, Creandum
"Creandum is a pan-European firm with its roots in the Nordics. And when we look at CEE today, we see something very similar to the Nordics, but maybe 15 or 20 years back. The amount of people here, the ambition, the technical talent is amazing. And I think what this summit has managed to do is bring almost all of the relevant people and investors into one location."
Patrick Schneider-Sikorsky
Partner, NATO Innovation Fund
"It's fantastic to connect with so many other regional VCs. Attending the event allowed me to get a greater exposure to the whole ecosystem and meet with many of my peers. I really look forward to following up with them and attending your next event in the future. It's very complementary to our mission. Thank you so much, and thank you for organizing some fantastic panels."
Marvin Liao
Partner, Diaspora Ventures
"It's a great conference, great speakers, and I met many really cool people. So I hope I get invited back."
Valeri Petrov
Partner, Eleven Ventures
"The CEE VC Summit is undoubtedly one of the best gatherings in Central and Eastern Europe. You can meet the whole representation of the CEE ecosystem in one room, and the opportunity to connect with peers, and LPs makes it incredibly valuable. I truly appreciated the experience."
Maciej Gnutek
General Partner, Credo Ventures
"The Central Eastern European region is at a pivotal point with the industry booming, and plenty of activity underway. The CEE VC Summit is truly the place to be; it's where everyone gathers, from regional investors to those from around the globe. I highly recommend attending, networking, building relationships, and doing business together here at the CEE VC Summit."
Maximilian Schausberger
Managing Director, Elevator Ventures
"Central and Eastern Europe has an amazing innovation potential, we all know that, but with the CEE VC Summit, it becomes clear that also the capital is now focusing on the region. I met amazing investors today, and I can only recommend everyone to participate in the next edition of the CEE VC Summit."
Amine Chabane
Principal, EBRD Venture Capital
"The CEE VC Summit is a great way to get to know the ecosystem in one location. If you want to know the CEE ecosystem, Vestbee event is the place to be."
Cristian Munteanu
Founder & Managing Partner, Early Game Ventures
"This is my second time at the CE VC Summit, and in my opinion, this is the most productive VC-dedicated event I have ever attended."
Richard Illes
Investment Director, OXO Ventures
"It's a well-organized conference with a fantastic opportunity to connect and network with other regional VCs. Exploring the portfolios of fellow VCs provides valuable insights into their current challenges and the positive aspects of these challenging times."
Radosław Rejman
Partner, Movens Capital
"I find this event incredibly valuable, with engaging panel discussions and actionable takeaways. The networking opportunities were particularly strong, and I'll definitely be taking what I've learned back home with me. I look forward to returning next year, and I highly recommend others join."
Mike Sigal
Founder, Sigal Ventures
"I've been told about the exciting evolution of the CEE region in recent years. Finally attending the CEE VC Summit, I see the energy of the ecosystem, the vibrancy, the promise. It's been an incredible opportunity to build relationships here, and I feel truly blessed to have been a part of it. Thank you so much."
Adam Hashchyshyn
Principal, Roosh Ventures
"The CEE VC Summit is unique because it's exclusively attended by VCs, so it's very interesting and chill. The organization is great, and I strongly recommend the Vestbee event to all VCs."
Roman Nováček
Partner, Presto Ventures
"I like the CEE VC Summit for its well-organized meetings and the presence of relevant individuals to meet with. For anyone seeking exposure to the region, this event is the perfect place to be."
Tomas Vanco
Global Investment Manager, Taiwania Capital
"I must say it's one of the best events for the CEE VC community (...) to meet fellow VCs."
Andrew Gray
Partner, Tilia Impact Ventures
"This is my second time attending the CEE VC Summit. I think it's a fantastic nexus of getting together not only for regional investors but also for more and more investors coming from outside the region. It's an excellent opportunity to get inspired and insight into what's unfolding, guiding our portfolio companies toward their future."
Elena Mazuha
Partner, Flyer One Ventures
"The CEE VC Summit is one of the best events for funds coming from outside the CEE region to learn more about the local ecosystem and understand the dynamics of startups in this region. The Vestbee event is great for establishing valuable connections and a very concentrated network in CEE. It's one of my favorite events, so I highly recommend the CEE VC Summit."
Ozge Oz
Partner, QNBeyond Ventures
"The event was truly amazing. I met a lot of great fellow investors and attended many insightful and inspiring sessions. I believe all investors should come to this event. It was my first time here, and although I couldn't make it before, I plan to return in the coming years because I've enjoyed it so much."
Paweł Maj
VC Investor
"It's the best place for connecting and networking with local, regional, and global fund managers, facilitating the exchange of ideas, experiences, and industry insights."
Peter Sandberg
Founding Partner & Managing Director, Nordic Secondary Fund
"By far the best GP/VC event I have attended in the past 5 years."
Nioclas Bretscher
Relationship Manager, Genesis
"It was a very cool mix of more established and very emerging VCs from the CEE - very interesting & super smart individuals and great from our perspective to gain more insights on the Landscape & what people are up to nowadays! Looking forward to next year's edition!"

SELECTED SPEAKERS & GUESTS

Ewa Chronowska, Next Road VenturesEwa ChronowskaCEO, Vestbee & General Partner, Next Road Ventures
Staffan Helgesson, CreandumStaffan HelgessonGeneral Partner, Creandum
Chris Wade, Isomer CapitalChris WadeCo-founder & Partner, Isomer Capital
James Black, IVPJames BlackPartner, IVP
Marcin Hejka, OTB VenturesMarcin HejkaGeneral Partner, OTB Ventures
Ertan Can, Multiple CapitalErtan CanFounding Partner, Multiple Capital
Jocke Martelius, AlphaQ Venture CapitalJocke MarteliusInvestment Solutions Manager, AlphaQ Venture Capital
Bakhrom Ibragimov, Molten VenturesBakhrom IbragimovPartner, Molten Ventures
Julian von Eckartsberg,Managing Director Europe, Burda Principal InvestmentssJulian von EckartsbergManaging Director Europe, Burda Principal Investments
Tomas Pacinda, KAYA VCTomas PacindaPartner, KAYA VC
Pedro Santos Vieira, 500 GlobalPedro Santos VieiraPartner, 500 Global
Maciej Ćwikiewicz, PFR VenturesMaciej ĆwikiewiczCEO, PFR Ventures
Ozan Sonmez, Molten VenturesOzan SonmezPartner, Molten Ventures
Aleksander Mokrzycki, PFR VenturesAleksander MokrzyckiCFO/COO, PFR Ventures
Aman Ghei, Finch CapitalAman GheiPartner, Finch Capital
Marcin Kurek, Market One CapitalMarcin KurekManaging Partner, Market One Capital
Kristjan Laanemaa, Karma VenturesKristjan LaanemaaFounding Partner, Karma Ventures
Zuzanna Czapinska, HV CapitalZuzanna CzapinskaInvestment Manager, HV Capital
Ian Carroll, MetaIan CarrollVenture Capital and Start-Ups Partner for Central Europe, Meta
Maciej Gnutek, Credo VenturesMaciej GnutekGeneral Partner, Credo Ventures
Merve Zabci, Logo VenturesMerve ZabciGeneral Partner, Logo Ventures
Ozge Oz, QNBeyond VenturesOzge OzPartner, QNBeyond Ventures
Adam Niewiński, OTBAdam NiewińskiGeneral Partner, OTB
Diana Koziarska, SMOK VenturesDiana KoziarskaPartner, SMOK Ventures
Daniel Tomov, Eleven VenturesDaniel TomovPartner, Eleven Ventures
Bozena Adamczyk, Truffle CapitalBozena AdamczykPartner, Truffle Capital
Masayuki Ohta, ff VCMasayuki OhtaPartner, ff VC
Dmitrij Sosunov, FIRSTPICKDmitrij SosunovPartner, FIRSTPICK
Mira Mihaylova, Piton CapitalMira MihaylovaPrincipal, Piton Capital
Mira Mihaylova, Piton CapitalMarvin LiaoPartner, Diaspora Ventures
Marton Medveczky, Flashpoint VCMarton MedveczkyAssociate Partner, Flashpoint VC
Adam Kočík, J&T VenturesAdam KočíkManaging Partner, J&T Ventures
Maximilian Schausberger, Elevator VenturesMaximilian SchausbergerManaging Director, Elevator Ventures
Rondo Rannus, Siena Venture Partners Rando RannusPartner, Siena Venture Partners
Anna Wnuk, the Polish Private Equity & Venture Capital AssociationAnna WnukManaging Director, the Polish Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
Peter Sandberg, Nordic Secondary FundPeter SandbergFounding Partner, Nordic Secondary Fund
Simone Riva Violetta, PartechSimone Riva ViolettaSenior Principal, Partech
Nicolas Bretscher, GenesisNicolas BretscherAssociate Director, Genesis
Paulina Skrzypinska, BNP ParibasPaulina SkrzypinskaChief Innovation Officer, BNP Paribas
Lukasz Kedzior, PKO TFILukasz KedziorPresident of the Board, PKO TFI
Marcus Erken, Sunfish PartnersMarcus ErkenFounding Partner, Sunfish Partners
Valeri Petrov, Eleven VenturesValeri PetrovPartner, Eleven Ventures
Dag Ainsoo, Startup Wise GuysDag AinsooGeneral Partner, Startup Wise Guys
Andreas Nemeth, Uniqa VenturesAndreas NemethCEO, Uniqa Ventures
Václav Gregor, Soulmates VenturesVáclav GregorCEO & Partner, Soulmates Ventures
Vital Laptenok, Flyer One VenturesVital LaptenokGeneral Partner, Flyer One Ventures
Daniel Zakowski, Cusp CapitalDaniel ZakowskiInvestor & CFO, Cusp Capital
Assaf Shamia, G+D VenturesAssaf ShamiaManaging Director, G+D Ventures
Csaba Kákosy, Day1 CapitalCsaba KákosyManaging Partner. Day1 Capital
Orla Browne, DealroomOrla BrowneHead of Insights, Dealroom
Sylwester Janik, Cogito CapitalSylwester JanikGeneral Partner, Cogito Capital
Jerzy Rozlucki, Orbit CapitalJerzy RozluckiPartner, Orbit Capital
Mike Sigal, Sigal VenturesMike SigalFounder, Sigal Ventures
Esat Acar, 500 Emerging EuropeEsat AcarVice President, 500 Emerging Europe
Elena Mazhuha, Flyer One VenturesElena MazhuhaPartner, Flyer One Ventures
Zdenek Fred Fous, Purpose Tech VenturesZdenek Fred FousCo-Founder & General Partner, Purpose Tech Ventures
Pasha V. Bogdanov, Almaz CapitalPasha V. BogdanovGeneral Partner, Almaz Capital
Dominykas Stankevicius, Taiwania CapitalDominykas StankeviciusGeneral Partner, Taiwania Capital
Patrick Schneider-Sikorsky, NATO Innovation FundPatrick Schneider-SikorskyPartner, NATO Innovation Fund
Andrew Gray, Tilia Impact VenturesAndrew GrayPartner, Tilia Impact Ventures
Bartek Pucek, Angel InvestorBartek PucekAngel Investor, AI Expert
Dan Calugareanu, Early Game VenturesDan CalugareanuPartner, Early Game Ventures
Roman Nováček, Presto VenturesRoman NováčekPartner, Presto Ventures
Yigit Arslan, Metis VenturesYigit ArslanGeneral Partner, Metis Ventures
Tomislav Nikočević, SQ CapitalTomislav NikočevićPartner, SQ Capital
Elina Halatcheva, Brightcap VenturesElina HalatchevaManaging Partner, Brightcap Ventures
Paweł Maj, Warsaw Equity GroupPaweł MajPartner, Warsaw Equity Group
Marcin Laczynski, Next Road VenturesMarcin LaczynskiGeneral Partner, Next Road Ventures
Cristian Munteanu, Early Game VenturesCristian MunteanuManaging Partner, Early Game Ventures
Todor Breshkov, LAUNCHub VenturesTodor BreshkovFounding Partner, LAUNCHub Ventures
Philippine Horak, Orange VenturesPhilippine HorakInvestment Manager, Orange Ventures
Lawrence Barclay, Manta Ray VenturesLawrence BarclayManaging Partner, Manta Ray Ventures
Viktor Manev, Impetus CapitalViktor ManevPartner, Impetus Capital
Aleksander Dobrzyniecki, BalnordAleksander DobrzynieckiPartner, Balnord
Dariusz Landsberg, FundequateDariusz LandsbergManaging Director, Fundequate
Vojta Rocek, Presto VenturesVojta RocekPartner, Presto Ventures
Marek Moravec, N1 VenturesMarek MoravecPartner, N1 Ventures
Bartosz Lipnicki, Endeavor PolandBartosz LipnickiManaging Director, Endeavor Poland
Samuel Shevick, GoogleSamuel ShevickHead of Corp Development EMEA, Google
Lukasz Wegrzyn, Osborne ClarkeLukasz WegrzynPartner, Osborne Clarke
Iwona Cymerman, FundingBox VCIwona CymermanManaging Partner, FundingBox VC
Thomas Labryga, Vireo VenturesThomas LabrygaPartner, Vireo Ventures
Darek Żuk. AIP SeedDarek ŻukCEO, AIP Seed
Szymon Syp. SSK&WSzymon SypPartner, SSK&W
Joanna Chudzinski, Osborne ClarkeJoanna ChudzinskiSenior Associate, Osborne Clarke

CEE VC SUMMIT

Agenda Day 1

09:00-10:00 am/Networking

Registration & Coffee

10:00-10:05 am/Keynote speech

CEE VC Summit Kick-off

Ewa Chronowska, VestbeeEwa ChronowskaCEO Vestbee & General Partner Next Road Ventures
10:05-10:20 am/Presentation

CEE Ecosystem in Numbers - Report by Dealroom, Uniqa Ventures, Cogito Capital, and Vestbee

Orla Browne, DealroomOrla BrowneHead of Insights, Dealroom
10:20-10:55 am/Panel Discussion

CEE VC Landscape: Trends and Challenges for 2024 & Beyond

Sylwester Janik, Cogito CapitalSylwester JanikGeneral Partner, Cogito Capital
Marcin Hejka, OTB VenturesMarcin HejkaGeneral Partner, OTB Ventures
Maciej Gnutek, Credo VenturesMaciej GnutekGeneral Partner, Credo Ventures
Andreas Nemeth, Uniqa VenturesAndreas NemethCEO, Uniqa Ventures
Konrad Koncerewicz, VestbeeKonrad KoncerewiczHead of VC & Startups, Vestbee
10:55-11:30 am/Panel Discussion

CEE Unicorns on the Rise - What Needs to Happen to Boost the Number of Global Stars Originating from CEE

Tomas Pacinda, KAYA VCTomas PacindaPartner, KAYA VC
Marcin Kurek, Market One CapitalMarcin KurekManaging Partner, Market One Capital
Valeri Petrov, Eleven VenturesValeri PetrovPartner, Eleven Ventures
Dag Ainsoo, Startup Wise GuysDag AinsooGeneral Partner, Startup Wise Guys
Zuzanna Czapinska, HV CapitalZuzanna CzapinskaInvestment Manager, HV Capital
11:30-12:00 pm/Networking

🍪 Coffee break

12:00-12:30 pm/Fireside Chat

Creandum Playbook: Building a Winning VC Fund

Staffan Helgesson, CreandumStaffan HelgessonGeneral Partner, Creandum
Ewa Chronowska, Next Road VenturesEwa ChronowskaCEO, Vestbee & General Partner, Next Road Ventures
12:30-1:00 pm/Panel Discussion

Portfolio Value Creation: The Evolving Role of VC Funds

Merve Zabci, Logo VenturesMerve ZabciGeneral Partner, Logo Ventures
Vojta Rocek, Presto VenturesVojta RocekPartner, Presto Ventures
Pedro Santos Vieira, 500 GlobalPedro Santos VieiraPartner, 500 Global
Elina Halatcheva, Brightcap VenturesElina HalatchevaManaging Partner, Brightcap Ventures
Roman Lobas, DeelRoman LobasSenior Manager, Deel
1:00-2:15 pm/Networking

🍱 Lunch

2:15-2:45 pm/Panel Discussion

LP Allocations in CEE: Trends & Outlook

Maciej Ćwikiewicz, PFR VenturesMaciej ĆwikiewiczCEO, PFR Ventures
Ertan Can, Multiple CapitalErtan CanFounding Partner, Multiple Capital
Jocke Martelius, AlphaQ Venture CapitalJocke MarteliusInvestment Solutions Manager, AlphaQ Venture Capital
Marcin Laczynski, Next Road VenturesMarcin LaczynskiGeneral Partner, Next Road Ventures
2:45-3:15 pm/Fireside chat

LP Lens: Mastering the VC Game

Chris Wade, Isomer CapitalChris WadeCo-founder & Partner, Isomer Capital
Marcin Laczynski, Next Road VenturesMarcin LaczynskiGeneral Partner, Next Road Ventures
3:15-3:45 pm/Networking

🍪 Coffee Break

3:45-4:30 pm/Keynote speech

Decoding Silicon Valley: Myths and Insights for Emerging VC Fund Managers Targeting the U.S. Market

Mira Mihaylova, Piton CapitalMarvin LiaoPartner, Diaspora Ventures
4:30-5:00 pm/Fireside chat

Charting the Unicorn Trail - a VC Playbook Backed by 4 Decades of Investments and 130 IPO’s

James Black, IVPJames BlackPartner, IVP
Bartosz Lipnicki, Endeavor PolandBartosz LipnickiManaging Director, Endeavor Poland
5:30-11:30 pm/Networking

🥂 Investors Dinner

CEE VC SUMMIT

Agenda Day 2

9:15-10:00 am/Networking

Good morning - Coffee and Light Refreshments

10:00-10:30 am/Panel Discussion

Beyond Earth - Investing in Dual Use & SpaceTech

Adam Niewiński, OTBAdam NiewińskiGeneral Partner, OTB
Aleksander Mokrzycki, PFR VenturesAleksander MokrzyckiCFO/COO, PFR Ventures
Patrick Schneider-Sikorsky, NATO Innovation FundPatrick Schneider-SikorskyPartner, NATO Innovation Fund
Marcus Erken, Sunfish PartnersMarcus ErkenFounding Partner, Sunfish Partners
10:30-11:00 am/Panel Discussion

The Future of Fintech

Maximilian Schausberger, Elevator VenturesMaximilian SchausbergerManaging Director, Elevator Ventures
Aman Ghei, Finch CapitalAman GheiPartner, Finch Capital
Ellen Logan, Augmentum FintechEllen LoganPrincipal, Augmentum Fintech
Numan Numan, 212Numan NumanManaging Partner, 212
Mike Sigal, Sigal VenturesMike SigalFounder, Sigal Ventures
11:00-11:30 am/Panel Discussion

AI in CEE - Hype or Hope?

Bartek Pucek, Angel InvestorBartek PucekAngel Investor, AI Expert
Ozge Oz, QNBeyond VenturesOzge OzPartner, QNBeyond Ventures
Lukasz Wegrzyn, Osborne ClarkeLukasz WegrzynPartner, Osborne Clarke
Kristóf Székely, Lead VenturesKristóf SzékelyManaging Partner, Lead Ventures
Eli Zhabevska, South Central VenturesEli ZhabevskaPrincipal, South Central Ventures
11:30-12:00 pm/Networking

🍪 Coffee break

12:00-12:30 pm/Panel Discussion

Data-Driven VC: Navigating the Future

Andrew Gray, Tilia Impact VenturesAndrew GrayPartner, Tilia Impact Ventures
Yigit Arslan, Metis VenturesYigit ArslanGeneral Partner, Metis Ventures
Cristian Munteanu, Early Game VenturesCristian MunteanuManaging Partner, Early Game Ventures
Elena Mazhuha, Flyer One VenturesElena MazhuhaPartner, Flyer One Ventures
Valentin Filip, Fortech InvestmentsValentin FilipManaging Partner, Fortech Investments
12:30-1:00 pm/Panel Discussion

Beyond Investment: Effective Exit Strategies

Ozan Sonmez, Molten VenturesOzan SonmezPartner, Molten Ventures
Peter Sandberg, Nordic Secondary FundPeter SandbergFounding Partner, Nordic Secondary Fund
Paweł Maj, Warsaw Equity GroupPaweł MajPartner, Warsaw Equity Group
Adam Kočík, J&T VenturesAdam KočíkManaging Partner, J&T Ventures
Bozena Adamczyk, Truffle CapitalBozena AdamczykPartner, Truffle Capital
1:00-2:00 pm/Networking

🍱 Lunch

2:00-2:30 pm/Presentation

Navigating the Luxembourg Framework: Best Practices and Strategies for VC Fund Managers

Dariusz Landsberg, FundequateDariusz LandsbergManaging Director, Fundequate
Piotr Parzyszek, DZPPiotr ParzyszekSenior Associate, DZP
2:30-3:00 pm/Panel Discussion

VC Maze: Navigating Different Legal Frameworks

Anna Wnuk, the Polish Private Equity & Venture Capital AssociationAnna WnukManaging Director, the Polish Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
Joanna Chudzinski, Osborne ClarkeJoanna ChudzinskiSenior Associate, Osborne Clarke
Szymon Syp. SSK&WSzymon SypPartner, SSK&W
Darek Żuk. AIP SeedDarek ŻukCEO, AIP Seed
3:00-3:05 pm/Keynote speech

Closing remarks

Ewa Chronowska, Next Road VenturesEwa ChronowskaCEO, Vestbee & General Partner, Next Road Ventures
3:05-5:00 pm/Networking

🍪 Coffee

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Selected Investors

Isomer Capital logoIVP logoMolten logoSoftbank logoBurda Principal Investments logoKAYA VC logoEarlybird logo500 Global logoMultiple CapitalMeta logoHV Capital logoBlackRock logoMetis Ventures logoAlphaQ logoKarma VC logoMarket One Capital logoQnbeyond Ventures logoCredo Ventures logoTruffle Capital logoAugmentum Fintech logoGoogle logoFIRSTPICK logoSMOK Ventures logopitoncap logoGoldman Sachs logoOpen Ocean logoflashpoint logohedosophia logoSiena logoGR Capital logoNordic Secondary Fund logoPracuj VC logoPurpose Tech logoRSJ logoFinch Capital logoFF VC logoBNP Paribas logoOrbit Capital logo7pc VC logoJ&T Ventures logoElevator Ventures logoStartup Wise Guys logoTechOne Ventue Capital logoTwozero vc logoFlyer One Ventures logoVenture To Future Fund logoLaunchub logoSoulmates Ventures logoCusp Capital logoVenture Friends logoTilia Impact Ventures logoPresto Ventures logoBrightcap Ventures logoOrange Ventures logoEleven logoDay One Capital logooxo holdings logosofia ventures logoInovo VC logoEurazeo logoSQ Capital500 Emerging Europe logoPartech logoNato Innovation FundGenesis logoWarsaw Equity Group logo212 logoEarly Game Ventures logoSunfish Partners logoFortech Ivestments logoG+D VenturesPKO TFI logoTaiwania Capital logoInfraVia logoImpetus Capital logoAIP Seed logoFunding Box logoLogo ventures logoManta Ray logoAlmaz Capital logoSouth Central Ventures logoKogito Ventures logoPSIK logoVireo Ventures logoSimpact logoNation 1 VC logo
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