Investment Summit


Sep 14th 2022
17:00 – 21:30


Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park

Calling all pre-seed and seed stage startups from the Factory Berlin community! We’re launching a new format in Berlin called Investment Summit.

This member-only event invites our top in-house startups to pitch their company to a panel of top investors from our network.

Each startup will give a 5 minute pitch to a panel of investors, followed by a 5-minute Q&A. Later in the day, the investors meet 1:1 with each founder to share feedback for the founders to improve their pitch, ask any remaining questions about the startup, and discuss what's next.

This first edition invites investors Madeline Lawrence (Head of DACH at Peak), Sinah Mussmann (Analyst at Cavalry Ventures), Nethanel Sztrum (Director at Rivus Capital),
Gentian Kuqica (Investment Associate at Antler) and Fabian Wittleben (Founding Partner at CG Partners & Angel Investor).

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Investor | Head of DACH at Peak

At the age of 20, Madeline built a pre-seed VC fund for young founders backed by angels and Universities. Today, Madeline leads investments in the DACH region for founder-backed VC Peak.

When not speaking to SaaS and marketplace founders, you can find her sharply criticizing the industry, from investors ‘making rich men richer’ to analyzing their shoes.

Peak is an early-stage venture capital fund based in Amsterdam, Berlin, and Stockholm. They are fully funded and run by experienced entrepreneurs, with the scars to prove it. Industry agnostic but model specific, Peak brings more than a decade of experience in scaling marketplace, platform, and SaaS companies.

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Early-stage VC | Director at Rivus Capital

Nate started his career as a corporate lawyer focused on capital markets. After his MBA from Michigan, USA, he turned to investment banking where he specialized in technology mergers and acquisition transactions.

This is where he found his interest in technology. That led him to venturing into the venture capital world in Berlin, Munich, and Tel Aviv 5 years ago. His passion and focus along my VC career has always been B2B and B2B2C companies, from seed to series B.

Rivus Capital is an early-stage investor and invest in Seed to Series A rounds with a focus on enabling entrepreneurs to shape the future of Urban Tech and Sustainability. Rivus works with visionary and strong personalities to build and grow sustainable companies. As an investor, they support you not only with capital but also with their network, know-how and experience.

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Sinah is an Analyst @ Cavalry Ventures.

Cavalry Ventures is a European early-stage venture capital fund focusing on pre-seed and seed stages with EUR 120+ million in assets under management.

The portfolio comprises more than 40 companies such as Forto, McMakler, REKKI, BRYTER, and PlanRadar. Cavalry Ventures is headquartered in Berlin and invests across Europe. In 2021, Cavalry has received the “Hottest Seed Fund” award at The Europas Tech Startup Awards.

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Founding Partner at CG Partners / Angel Investor

Prior to joining CG Partners, Fabian Wittleben has served as a Managing Director at the Bonial Group, helping the company to become an international category leader.

As a founder, Fabian has led two start ups from pre idea stage to profitability and supports entrepreneurs as a mentor at the Founders Institute.

CG Partners invests in outstanding technology entrepreneurs at pre-seed and seed stage. As founding investors we support and back founders at pre-idea and pre-revenue stage along their whole entrepreneurial journey.

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Investment Associate at Antler

Gentian began his career by working in Investment Management and HRTech startups. He later became a part of the Investment Team at APX where he helped source and select startups.

Gentian loves to follow the trends of the quantified self industry and med-tech. Gentian obtained a degree in Economics from Bocconi University. He will be supporting Antler as an Investment Associate.

Antler is a global early-stage VC enabling exceptional founders to start great companies. Antler has invested in over 400 companies across the globe with a combined portfolio value of $1.8bn+.

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