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Venture Capital funding for AI Start-ups: Challenges and Opportunities in Germany and the US

June 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

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Venture Capital funding for AI start-ups: Would you like to know how AI start-ups can obtain VC funding and how corporations and VCs can find suitable AI portfolio companies?

This panel discussion will encourage VC investments into AI start-ups by sharing best practices from the US & Germany. Experienced experts from established Silicon Valley and German VCs, successful entrepreneurs,and a previous Investment Banker connecting VCs and start-ups (now a US government official in Germany)will share their expertise and main factors for success.

The panel will examine the following topics:

  • How to identify investment opportunities
  • How to attract Venture Capital as an AI-driven company
  • How to scale a business by taking advantage of transatlantic business connections.

This event is for you if you are an entrepreneur, investor, venture capitalist or part of a corporation or other interested organization, and work with or within the US and Germany.

June 22nd, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am PT (Germany: 19h – 20h CET)


This event’s speakers (VCs, corporations, entrepreneurs, government officials) will discuss the challenges and opportunities for AI start-ups to raise funding as well as for corporations and VCs to identify the right AI start-ups. Furthermore, the value of a transatlantic network will be highlighted in this event.

Mark Maloney

U.S. Consul in Hamburg for Northern Germany
Former Investment Banker (Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank Securities)

Dr. Yvonne Lutsch

Investment Principal with Robert Bosch Venture Capital

Samir Kumar

GM & Managing Director at M12- Microsoft’s Venture Fund

Rashmi Gopinath

General Partner at B Capital Group

Cyriac Roeding

CEO & Co-Founder Earli inc./Entrepreneur
Investor, Founder at Roeding Ventures


Ragnar Kruse

Succesfull entrepreneur
Co-founder AI.FUND
Co-founder AI.HAMBURG

We would like to thank our sponsor Taylor Wessing and the German Consulate General, San Francisco

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing







June 22, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
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