Venture in CEE

Venture in CEE
October 3

Welcome to the investor experience powered by How to Web, where we gather to discuss best practices for investing and collaboration.

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The Experience

All About Venture Capital

In its 8th edition, the event will highlight the best practices for investing and collaboration with some of the leading players in the wider European and CEE industry, LPs, investors, emerging fund managers and business professionals interested in VC. The event focuses on both the dynamics of the CEE investment landscape and insights from global funds that have an active interest in the region.

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Impactful Conversations

Venture in CEE focuses on conversations that nurture further the VC ecosystem. See below our confirmed speakers for 2023. The discussions will take you from a macro view of the investment and entrepreneurial European ecosystem to putting the lenses on the impressively-growing Eastern European tech scene. Expect insightful market analysis and in-depth flavors of AI and how recent technological changes are impacting the VC decision-making processes.

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14:30 – 15:15 | Registration & Networking

15:20 – 15:45 | A Deep Dive into the current Macro Investment Environment, joined by: Allen Taylor – Endeavour Catalyst, Stephan Wirries – Ventech VC, Camelia Dragoi – EIF, Andreas Munk Holm – The European VC.

15:45 – 16:05 |  Lessons learned from Bulgaria’s experience in building the venture landscape, joined by: Milena Stoycheva – Minister of Innovation and Growth, Bulgaria and Oana Cosman –

16:05 – 16:25 | 
Building one of Europe’s top VC players, joined by: Staffan Helgesson – Creandum, Andreas Munk Holm – The European VC.

16:25 – 17:00 | Coffee break

17:00 – 17:25 | Investment Trends, joined by: Dan Lupu – Earlybird Venture Capital, Ertan Can – Multiple Capital, Ondrej Bartos – Credo Ventures.

17:25 – 17:40 | The 2023 AI Tsunami, joined by: Svetozar Georgiev – Eleven Ventures, Andrei Pitis – Simple Capital, Irina Obushtarova – The Recursive.

17:40 – 18:00 | Early Stage Investment in Eastern Europe, powered by Catalyst Romania, joined by: Elena Mazhuha – Flyer One Ventures, Marius Istrate – Techangels, György Simó – Day One Capital, Marius Ghenea – Catalyst Romania, Stefan Tzalov – EIF, Irina Obushtarova – The Recursive.

18:00 – 19:30 | Networking

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Why is Venture in EE by How to Web the best playground for investors?

Venture in EE, formerly Venture in CEE, is at its 9th edition in 2024, with a rich history in bringing leading funds and investors in the same place and setting the tone for better ventures.

This is why:

Swift Dealflow

If you want to connect with some of the most promising Eastern European startups joining How to Web, grab an investor ticket and access Dealflow. This will grant you access in advance to the full list of attending startups that want to meet investors, with their contact details and decks.

Industry Best Practices

We bring together leading minds in the industry to discuss best practices, learnings, and identify the best opportunities in the region. You will take part in an invitation-only event, with a finely-curated agenda to level up your know-how.

Peer-to-Peer Conversations

Major European funds and investors are in Bucharest during the How to Web Conference and its pre-event, Venture in EE. This is your chance to (re)connect with fellow investors and create opportunities for fresh and strategic collaborations.

Previous Speakers


Earlybird Venture Capital

Investor in technology companies such as UiPath, FintechOS, Photoneo, Minit, Sessions. Computer science and business background.


Managing Partner @ Endeavor Catalyst

Based in Northern California, Allen is part of the global leadership team at Endeavor, a mission-driven organization focused on supporting high-growth companies in emerging and underserved markets.


Chairman of the Board
Techangels Romania

Investor, Growth Adviser, UiPath Alumnus, Venture Partner at 3VC


Partner @ Speedinvest

Rick manages the firm’s investments in all Deep Tech sectors, having led their rounds in Pimloc, PoroTech, Breathe Battery Technologies, Solvo, Cylib, planqc and others.


Founding Partner @ Multiple Capital

As the founding partner of one of Europe's top Fund of Funds pioneering micro-VC and Seed fund investing, Ertan backed more than 31 early stage VC funds.


Investment Director @ Flyer One Ventures

As the first employee at F1V, Elena is sourcing Seed to Series A deals, led 15+ investments and built their Comms team to support the portfolio with PR and biz dev.


Partner CEE @ Molten Ventures

Bakhrom managed commitments of €500m over three VC funds at EBRD and since 2022 he invests in Europe’s tech leaders from Series A to the growth stage at Molten Ventures.


Managing Partner @ Day One Capital

One of Hungary's best known faces in the IT-focused angel investor community, bringing invaluable local market knowledge and investor experience

Andreas Munk Holm

Founder & Host @ The European VC

Andreas is Europe's LP hypeman, aka founder of The European VC - the go-to podcast and connector of the European venture industry.


Venture Partner @ equation cap

Highly experienced digital health professional, Neha joined the investment team at the fund of funds equation, deploying an innovative technology- and evidence-driven investment model.


General Partner @ Eleven Ventures

Svetozar joined Eleven as partner after 14 years in leadership roles as co-founder of Telerik, Telerik Academy and Campus X, Chair of BESCO and Vice Chair of Teach for Bulgaria Foundation.


General Partner @ Credo Ventures

Founded Credo Ventures in 2009, with investments in UiPath, PriceFX, Productboard and more, Ondrej is an early stage investor, focused on high-growth CEE teams.


Founder & CEO
Simple Capital

Entrepreneur, investor, advisor with 4 successful international exits, Andrei is an Open Source veteran, ex-VP Product at Fitbit, Founder of Vector Watch, investor in Clever Taxi.


Partner @ Ventech VC

A software engineer at heart, investing for more than a decade in EU startups with a focus on new digital business models and next generation software applications. Among others, led investments in Prewave, 4stop &


Senior Mandate Manager
European Investment Fund

Mandate Manager of four equity funds of funds (mandates) with total capital over EUR 550m investing in Romania.


Managing Partner
Catalyst Romania

Manages the first Romanian VC Fund, Catalyst Romania I, with successful investments and exits e.g., SmartBill to Visma, GreenHorseGames to Tencent, VectorWatch to FitBit, and Catalyst Romania II, the first 2nd generation Romanian VC Fund, with 50 million euros for SEE countries.


Investment Manager
European Investment Fund

Investment Manager - Climate / Infrastructure / VC Fund investments at European Investment Fund

David Achim

Executive Director
Make IT in Oradea

Passionate about startups, innovation, entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and education, with a focus on building strong teams and communities, in order to create impactful and valuable initiatives.

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