EMEA Venture Capital Summit Online

EMEA Venture Capital Summit

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:00-12:00 CET


EMEA Venture Capital Summit 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

10:00am - 12:00pm CET

The EMEA Venture Capital Summit is an online event for venture capital investors to look into trends and key themes that underpinned the changes we saw last year and in the first quarter of 2020.

We invited the representatives of the venture capital industry, including Atomico, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, Inventus Capital Partners, Iris Capital, LocalGlobe, Partech, Qumra Capital, Seedcamp and Softbank to join us for a panel discussion during the event, led by Carlos Eduardo Espinal, Managing Partner at Seedcamp, and share their perspective on recent changes on the markets.



  • Carlos Eduardo Espinal

    Managing Partner at Seedcamp (UK)

  • Sasha Astafyeva

    Partner at Atomico (UK)

  • Romain Lavault

    General Partner at Partech (France)

  • Erez Shachar

    Managing Partner at Qumra Capital (Israel)

  • Rutvik Doshi

    Managing Director and General Partner at Inventus Capital Partners (India)

  • Emma Phillips

    Partner at LocalGlobe (UK)

  • Jan Miczaika

    Partner at HV Holtzbrinck Ventures (Germany)

  • Stéphane Pesqué

    Partner at Iris Capital (France)

  • Gil Doukhan

    Principal at Iris Capital (France)

  • Munish Varma

    Managing Partner at SoftBank Vision Fund (UK)

  • Sophia Bendz

    Partner at Atomico (UK)

Agenda and Program

  • Micro Me

  • Household family

  • Neighbourhood community

  • Globe society

The event consists of 4 parts, each of them will be followed by a panel discussion with our guests from different VC funds, led by Carlos Eduardo Espinal, Managing Partner at Seedcamp.

10:00am - 10:05am - Opening by Agnieszka Hryniewicz-Bieniek (Global Director of Google for Startups)

10:05am - 10:08am - Methodology

10:08am - 10:35am Part 1: Micro ME

  • Medicine at Home
  • Mental Health
  • Women Health
  • Cannabis

10:35am - 11:10am Part 2: Household Family

  • Fintech
  • Streaming & Gaming
  • eCommerce
  • Circular Economy
  • Delivery & Logistics

11:10am - 11:30am Part 3: Neighbourhood Community

  • B2B
  • Jobs

11:30am - 12:00pm Part 4: Globe Society 

  • Staying Connected
  • Cloud & Developers
  • Online Education
  • Create
  • Recent Trends

Spot The Trends Report

Spot The Trends Report is a review of the insights from around the world that shaped the last year and the first quarter of 2020.  

The report

The purpose of the report is to listen better to the collective global voice of our users to better understand their needs and emerging trends as well as to spot promising startups across the world.  The data collected and validated throughout the last half a year can be a perfect source of information for investors’ community, established companies and startup ecosystem to be on top of the worlds’ trends.

In this year's edition we will be including insights from 2019. We also added the impact of Q1 2020 focusing on trends that did not witness substantial decline, are still growing strongly or in some cases started growing even faster.

How did we conduct the research?

Our Google team, together with local investors, reviewed thousands of global Google queries from the last 12 months to decipher and understand the ever-changing world of accelerating trends. We analyzed queries which were growing at least 30% for the last two years. The report was created in cooperation with: Alfabeat, ARIA, Experior Venture Fund, Inovo Venture Partners, Market One Capital, MCI Capital, SpeedUp Group .


The event is dedicated to Venture Capital Professionals, due to a high interest, we need to process each application individually. Please register by clicking in the link below. Once your application is approved, you will get a confirmation email with event details.


Venture Capital Summit 2019

In 2019 we hosted the first edition of the Venture Capital Summit focused on showcasing an investment potential of the Central and Eastern European region. We gathered over 200 investors representing $8B in capital at the event in Warsaw.