W11 Ventures Founding Managing Partner, Dr. Nikolas Mastroyiannopoulos, and Founding Partner, Stavriana Kofteros, invited speakers at the Valencia Digital Summit 2023 on October 26th and 27th at the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia. 

Navigating Early-Stage Tech Investments in Startups

Dr. Mastroyiannopoulos took the VDS2023 Innovation Stage by Banco Santander on October 26th on the From Seed to Success: Navigating Early-Stage Tech Investments in Startups panel. On the panel were Anamaria Mershuki, Partner Europe at Unorthodox Ventures, Juan González, Senior Advisor at Armilar Venture Partners and Ankita Mathew, Director at Triple G Ventures. The speakers analyzed the strategies, challenges and transformational moments that define the trajectory of startups from humble beginnings to industry success stories The discussion focused on the key parts of early-stage technology investments, including how to identify promising opportunities, assess potential risks and how to get startups to reach their full potential.

W11 Ventures Founding Managing Partner, Dr. Mastroyiannopoulos pointed out that through the current challenges startups face there are multiple of benefits created through the collaboration of startups and corporates early in the journey.

Navigating the European Tech Market During a Funding Crunch

Ms. Kofteros took the stage on October 27th on the Driving Innovation in Europe: Navigating the European Tech Market During a Funding Crunch panel with Paula Sancho, Managing director Finaves, Mikhail Taver, Founder & Managing Partner Taver Capital fund, Álvaro Sanz, Investment Director TheVentureCity, and moderated by Paloma Mas, Board Startup Valencia. The discussion concentrated on how startups navigate the terrain of limited funding opportunities to uncover the extraordinary ways they continue to drive innovation.

Ms. Kofteros, emphasized how the basics in raising investments are even more important today with the investment challenges and uncertainty that is affecting startup investments worldwide. “One KPI beats them all”, she pointed out “and that is traction and customer validation particularly from corporate clients”.

About W11 Ventures

W11 is a unique boutique growth and innovation advisory firm, scaling startups and innovative companies, and a strategic connector of corporates with the innovation ecosystem, creating partnerships for the long run, with a proactive role geared to genuine value creation and growth. W11 offers end-to-end strategic and advisory functions, guidance and support to startups and innovative companies in the seed, startup, and scaling phase, looking for business development, capital raising, external growth or exit opportunities.