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The futureSAX Investor Roadshow on September 17 2019 in Berlin.

Twenty cutting-edge start-up and growth concepts in the Pre-Seed, Seed and Series A phases from Saxony, the state of innovation, took the opportunity to introduce themselves to around 40 investors and capital providers from all over Germany at the futureSAX Investors Roadshow. And again this time the well prepared pitches of the Saxon founders and entrepreneurs were convincing.

Deutsche Bank provided the perfect setting for the event in the form of the Quartier Zukunft (Future Quarter), which, thanks to its open concept and modern orientation, was once again chosen as the ideal location for the presentation of the innovators in the centre of Berlin.

After the welcome by futureSAX project manager Alexander Seedorff and Tobias Roy, Technology Sector Coverage - Team Head of Deutsche Bank AG, the investors were able to convince themselves of the exciting investment cases. Before the teams claimed the stage for themselves, Uwe Horstmann, Founding Partner, Project A Venture Capital, inspired the participants with his keynote speech on "Learnings from 10 years of Venture Capital - How does this industry work? Previously, he had introduced himself during a short interview with futureSAX managing director Marina Heimann.

"Successful start-ups can be established not only in metropolises like Berlin or London - but anywhere in the world."

Uwe Horstmann, Founding Partner, Project A Venture Capital

The founding teams had exactly three minutes to convince investors and financiers of their idea and arouse their interest for a later one-on-one meeting. Well prepared through the futureSAX pitch workshop, the teams impressively succeeded.

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In a total of four pitch sessions from the investment phases Pre-Seed, Seed and Series A, the founders from all over Saxony use this opportunity to promote their ideas for financing.

"The futureSAX Investors Roadshow today offered a good mix of teams from a variety of fields, with whom one could effectively exchange ideas alongside the well-organized panels."

Dr. Maximilian Rowoldt, Tengelmann Ventures

Pitchsession Pre-Seed

Pitchsession Seed 1

"At the investor roadshow, there is the most important thing that a start-up can get, namely many impulses and ideas to learn, to improve quickly, to be much more flexible than the big players, to develop a healthy, growing business model."

Stefan Groh, Co-Gründer Evomo UG

Pitchsession Seed 2

Pitchsession Wachstumsfinanzierung

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After and during the pitches, the numerous investors repeatedly sought contact with the entrepreneurs from Saxony. From business angels to strategic venture capital companies, the investor side was also represented in a variety of ways.

"As a Berliner, it is very interesting to get to know business models that have been developed with a focus on applications, and for me as an investor, too, the futureSAX Investors Roadshow offers very, very great added value. I can say that the futureSAX Investors Roadshow is the best organized I've ever attended."

Nico Jacobi, Senior Relationship Manager Deutsche Bank Berlin

Between the 30-minute pitch sessions with convincing pitches and intensive exchanges, the focus was on get-togethers and one-on-one meetings. After promising encounters and discussions as well as a good atmosphere, a positive conclusion can again be drawn: the concepts of the Saxon innovators can also convince Germany's startup stronghold Berlin. Now it's time for founders and investors to stay on the ball and turn networking into further talks.
 

"If you're in the start-up scene, you can't get around futureSAX. It's very nice that there are times between pitches when you can actively talk and make interesting contacts."

Kai Hempel, Gründer madebymade GmbH

You are an investor and could not come to the futureSAX-Investoren Roadshow in Berlin? No problem. We are happy to coordinate a direct exchange with the pitching teams and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Simply contact our futureSAX project manager Alexander Kühne at invest@futureSAX.de.

Participation as founder and entrepreneur at the Investors Roadshow 2020 in Munich: Submit One-Pager now!

Apply by 26 January 2020 for one of the coveted pitch sites for Munich by downloading our One-Pager here and returning it to us completed!

  • Filled-in futureSAX One Pager (download template here)
  • Short description/slogan of the company for the program (in German, max. 10 words))
  • Key points to the current status
    • Implementation of the technology / the product
    • Business model
    • Milestones achieved on the market
    • Financing volume current round + financing already committed
  • (optional) Pitch deck (shipping version)

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