Investing in Impact & Peace with Chemi Peres, Pitango VC

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 4:00 – 7:30 PM UTC

Startup Grind Oslo will be hosting a special OIW edition focusing on venture investments and social impact, with the founder of one of the most notorious venture funds. Stay tuned for more details!

About this event

Impact investing theme is taking off these days, as profit-seeking alone is not enough. As a consumer, employee or investor, you want to make sure your stakeholders are helping make the world a better place.

Investment world is particularly interesting in this context. From a world where ‘supporting a cause’ meant donation, we’re moving to the universe of impact investments, where making money and making a change can coexist. Any entrepreneur knows that a startup begins with a problem and the biggest problems of our current society, like climate change, refugee crisis, water pollution, deforestation, etc., provide the cradle for future billion dollar companies and today’s investment opportunities.

Join us for an inspiring fireside chat with Chemi Peres, the Co-Founder of Pitango

  • Pitango is the largest Israeli VC fund with $2bn under management
  • With over 20 years history at the forefront of Israel transformation into a Startup Nation, Pitango's over 250 investments in tech, healthcare and cleantech led to successful exits to Google, Symantec, Ebay etc
  • Chemi Peres is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Impact First Investments - first Israeli investment firm specifically designed to leverage local technology and innovation to create global social impact.
  • As a continuation of his father’s (Shimon Peres) vision, he is the chairman of the Peres Center for Peace, the NGO promoting lasting peace in Middle East

You will, among other, get answers to these hot questions:

  • How are big VCs looking at impact investing?
  • Does tech innovation have the power to solve or better the situation in the Middle East?
  • Can we really address tough world development challenges through an impact investment framework?
  • What's the difference between impact investing and socially responsible investing?
  • What is the financial and political risk of such investments and how can it mitigated?
  • How can social entrepreneurs access the right investors?
  • As an investor, how do you find the right impact portfolio?


Social entrepreneurs, investors, tech startups and scaleups, influencers, curious minds

#OIW2018: 25% discount for all the startups and entrepreneurs!!! Use the code: “OIW_Startup”

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
4:00 PM – 7:30 PM UTC


4:00 PMNetworking and Food
5:00 PMFireside Chat
6:00 PMNetworking