Startup Grind Lisbon: Chasing Unicorns or sustainable growth?

Thursday, October 6, 2022, 5:30 – 7:30 PM UTC

Join us for a round table with two entrepreneurs sharing their fundraising experiences and different approaches to sustainable growth.

About this event

Are you ready for another season? We hope you had the chance and time to take some time off and fully charge your batteries. If you didn't, we have the perfect excuse to take a break from work and join our community for another Startup Grind Lisbon event!

After discussing the unannounced fundraising winter, and a pitstop to check on your mental health and the need for adequate breaks, we're now debating what options lie ahead. Everybody is pretty much briefed now on unicorns and other magical creatures such as centaurs and dragons but have you ever heard about camels?

The term was first coined by Alex Lazarov from Cathay Innovation in 2017 and applies to startups such as Zoom and Grubhub, which started their journeys focusing on sustainable growth, and only looking for equity investment when strictly necessary. To put it more bluntly, it refers to startups that have the resources to cross the desert and not requiring a constant stream of investment.

Join us for a round table with two founders running two very different companies that took different paths to sustain and grow their companies.

Let's meet Philip Källberg, founder and CEO of Shake, and Natalie Marina, co-founder and CEO of Noty.

Don't miss this opportunity to become a better founder, learn about growth and startup scaling in the first person from these two extraordinary founders, and meet or reunite with our fantastic community!


6:30 PM - 👋 🍻 Doors open & Open Bar

7:00 PM - Round table with Philip Källberg and Natalie Marina

8:00 PM - 🤝 🥂Networking and Open Bar


After 7 years at PWC, Natalie pivoted from being an attorney to product management and building the future of work. She's passionate about artificial intelligence and productivity. Fundraised $800k to enhance online meeting experience and believes every business professional deserves to have an AI assistant not worse than Jarvis. is an AI meeting assistant detecting action items and drafting meeting follow-ups. Get real-time meeting transcription software for your daily meetings. Record and transcribe, gain AI meeting notes, insights, action items, and tasks right after the call. Apply AI meetings summarization and follow-up meetings in seconds.

Philip is a serial entrepreneur with several startups under his belt, including many failures. He solo-founded and bootstrapped his latest company, Shake, to 7-figures in revenue, 20+ employees, and growing.

Shake's mission is to help businesses grow with online reviews, using both 1st party reviews on your business and 3rd party reviews on other industries. We're creating a more transparent world by helping consumers and companies be more aware of customer feedback.

See you Thursday!

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Thursday, October 6, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM UTC

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