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What are your March plans? Here at Startup Grind, we will be celebrating the love for startups and we will find out the key ingredient of Estonian ecosystem. Join us as we host our guest from Tallin, Maris Prii from Startup Wise Guys!:
Got firey questions about the handling corporate governance, operations, financials, investments and legal side of portfolio management of the leading B2B accelerator in Europe, launching 111 technology companies and helping them to raise over €11.8M in seed and venture capital, negotiating and finalizing 55 pre-seed investments.
Learn how to talk to VC-s, which are Dos and which are Don’ts (what to ask and what not to ask) and what are the fundraising vehicles.
Who: Maris Prii, COO @ Startup Wise Guys
What: The story behind the fast-growing ecosystem in Estonia
Where: The Brew Pub!
When: March 15th, 6-8:30 pm!
And? Drinks & Treats of course!
Maris is the COO of Startup Wise Guys, since Jan 2014, handling corporate governance, operations, financials, investments and legal side of portfolio management. Proud member of Estonian startup ecosystem and Latitude59 conference management team. her previous experience involves helping to build up a B2B startup-company, also providing necessary back-office input for 2 acquisition processes.Read More
COO and Management Board Member @ Startup Wise Guys team - handling corporate governance, operations, financials, investments and legal side of portfolio management.
COO @Startup Wise Guys @CEED Tech - CEED Tech is a consortium of five startup accelerators operating in Central and Eastern Europe (Startup Wise Guys in Estonia; Open Coffee Club in Lithuania; The Spot in Slovakia; Startup Yard in The Czech Republic and Digital Factory in Hungary.) Since 2011, we have launched 111 technology companies and helped them to raise over €11.8M in seed and venture capital.
Negotiated and finalised 55 pre-seed investments; advised and signed off a great number of portfolio companies' follow-on investment documents. Experience in managing large-scale EU projects.
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Proud member of Estonian startup ecosystem and Latitude59 conference management team. Previous experience involves helping to build up a B2B startup-company, also providing necessary back-office input for 2 acquisition processes
COO @ Navirec Latvia '13 - Navirec system makes it possible to monitor objects supplied with special devices. These devices use GPS or GLONASS to position the vehicle and send this data, including speed, status of special equipment etc., via a mobile network (GPRS) to Navirec servers
MA in technology governance in 2015 and Bachelor degree in the field of study Public Administration from Tallinn University of Technology in 2011