500 Startups: Teams, Metrics, and Investments

New Tasty Project - Kozumyatska, 10a (IT Vzdvzh) Kyiv, 02000 Kyiv
Thu, Sep 12, 2019, 7:00 PM (EEST)

About this event

The first meeting of this fall is with Marvin Liao. This time we’ll get a perspective of the Investor and Partner at 500 Startups.

Who’s Marvin Liao?

Marvin is a Partner at 500 Startups, a global Seed Venture Capital Firm & Startup Accelerator based in Silicon Valley. He invests in Digital Media, Enterprise SAAS, Marketplace, Fintech, Adtech, Digital Health, Internet of Things & Mobile startups across the globe.

Formerly of Yahoo! Inc. (10.5 years), Marvin Liao has held executive management roles in the various departments of Sales, Business Development, Ad Operations and Marketing & ran online marketing at a venture capital funded ecommerce start-up prior to that. He also serves on the boards/advisory boards of several internet advertising and ad technology companies.

In addition, he is a Mentor for several Startup Accelerator programs in Europe, Asia, Israel and the US, helping guide startup teams with their sales, marketing and partner development efforts.

What this Fireside Chat is about?

- Startup World after Big Company career

- What 500 Startups is looking for

- Why Team is so important

- Defining metrics and focus

- When is it the right time for fundraising?

- Redflags and most common struggles

- Is Kyiv really a «new Berlin»?

When: September 12th , 19:00 - 21:30

Where: New Tasty Project, 10 Kozhumyatska Street, Kyiv

What’s included: snacks and drinks


03.09 - 06.09 - Early-bird - 350 hrn

07.09 - 11.09 - Standard - 450 hrn

12.09 - Last Chance - 500 hrn

We have a very limited space, so we inspire you to get your tickets ASAP :)

See you! 


  • Marvin Liao

    Marvin Liao

    Game Groove Capital


    Marvin is a free agent roaming the world, doing good, looking for great potential companies. He was a Partner at Micro Venture Capital Fund 500 Startups, running the SF-based accelerator program as well as investing in Seed stage startups. He Invests in Digital Media, Enterprise SaaS, Marketplace, Mobile, AdTech/MarketingTech, Digital Health, Internet of Things, and Fintech startups.


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  • When

    Thursday, Sep 12
    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EEST)


    New Tasty Project
    Kozumyatska, 10a (IT Vzdvzh) Kyiv02000

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    • Kateryna Degtyar

      Kateryna Degtyar

      Startup Grind Kyiv

      Chapter Director

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