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Call for proposal: HP Tech Ventures wants to invest in your business!
HP Tech Ventures, founded in 2016, is the corporate venture arm of Silicon Valley’s original startup, HP Inc. The Palo Alto and Tel Aviv based team focuses on global, early stage investments in next technologies for its current and future business.


Application process

Send  a one-page executive summary in English to Jules Poirson (jules.poirson@bpifrance.fr ) by May the 14th.


Technologies of Interest
AI (ML/DL, NLP new edge computing architectures, advanced applications)
Robotics (Related to education and retail)  
2D Consumer Printing
Endpoint Cybersecurity
(Computers and Printers)
Battery & Power Management
Advanced manufacturing (related to printed electronics, voxel based applications new materials, security, generative design) 
Life Sciences (related to Microfluidics, personalized healthcare. Infectious disease diagnosis)
IoT platforms for Track & Trace 


Development stage
• Either about $500K in run-rate revenues, proving the business model and the technology
• Or, for whitespace investments:
     - a solid business plan which shows how they are going to make money and returns to the investors
     - a large total market demand with 20% annual growth 
     - an A-Class management team

 
Investment type and added value
• Minority with Major Investor rights, protective rights
• HP can become an eventual customer and provide scale when it’s prudent to do so for the company
• HP can also provide mentoring and advising through the corporate maze
Individual investors: join the ESIL community!
Dear Business Angels, individual investors and crowdfunding platforms,
 
We are delighted to introduce you to the ESIL Community on EuroQuity !
 
ESIL (Early stage investing Launchpad) is a Pan-European community aiming to:
  • improve angel investment market
  • stimulate cross border investment opportunities
  • find new deals
  • connect the most relevant networks and build a tailored training program for local ecosystems.
 
ESIL is promoted by the EU Directorate-General for Research & Innovation.
 
The community on EuroQuity gathers individual investors, Business Angels, Business Angels Networks, Federation of Business Angels, crowdfunding platforms and early stage VCs.
 
The ESIL community members will access to a dedicated set of added value services, including:
  • open days country by country to facilitate collaboration, relationships with policy makers and syndication,
  • webinars, reverse pitches, online conferences dedicated to experience sharing between Bas, and pitch sessions to increase cross-border investments.
 
Moreover, by joining the community you will have access to a full digital academy!
Find inspirational videos based on investors testimony, educational videos and a range of tools that can be used to assimilate the good practices.
 
Whether you are an advanced, confirmed or novice individual investors you will find adapted content to enhance your activity and help you outpace your difficulties.
More than 40 contents currently available!
 
Log-in on EuroQuity and access the community: https://www.euroquity.com/en/community/ESIL---Early-Stage-Investing-Launchpad-a71de5a4-3459-4df6-8e70-9d839f77812d/

More information: https://www.europeanesil.eu/
 
 
SuperNova event: 27 to 30th September, Belgium.
 Come to SuperNova: A leading scale-up conference bringing together 55 most promising European scale-ups with global VCs and tech companies.
 
Scale-Ups.eu and FlandersDC are joining forces to ambitiously organize the biggest tech event of the year in Belgium: SuperNova. This two-day deep investor program puts 55 European scale-ups in the spotlight to pitch in front of 200+ top-tier investors on September 27 & 28 in Antwerp.
 
For all entrepreneurs, investors and tech enthusiasts, there are five tracks at SuperNova that you can explore:
 
  • Conference
Get insights on the technologies of tomorrow and business concepts from thought leaders
  • Investor Pitching
Listen to the pitches of 55 most promising European scale-ups (Open for investors only)
  • Tech Fair
Discover tomorrow’s tech solutions
  • Expedition
Get a taste of the life of tomorrow with our creative and interactive installations
  • Talent Matcher
Meet your future employer/employee through a talent matchmaking platform (Together with B-Hive)
 
Full program here.
 
Selection of 55 SuperNova pitching scale-ups based on proven growth criteria. Qualified scale-ups can easily schedule private 1-on-1 meetings with deep pocket VCs and potentially score their next funding round.
Interested in pitching ? Fill the form. Criteria to apply available here
 
The following curating VCs have already confirmed in attending SuperNova: Columbia Lake Partners, Fortino Capital, HPE Growth Capital, ID Invest Partners, Prime Ventures, Runa Capital, Smartfin Capital and Volta Ventures.
 
Deadline for submissions is on May 4, 2018.
 
Tickets for the event here.
 
 
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