PATH TO A GLOBAL SUCCESS: How to raise $33 million from top-tier US VCs
Ory Weihs, Co-Founder & Director of XLMedia and Matthijs Welle, Co-Founder and CEO at Mews will speak about the path each of them made from a small startup to a global player, worth upwards of 100mil US dollars. Matt will also speak about Mews path to become a startup unicorn and raise hundreds of millions CZK.
- XLMedia PLC, a bootstrapped business that was profitable from day-one and is listed on the London Stock Exchange since 2014
- Mews System was taking the more traditional path with friends-and-family round, seed round, A-Round and B-round, and now is in a scale up mode. In August, Mews raised more than $33m for the expansion of the company’s operations in Prague and globally
The event is organized in cooperation with Lighthouse Ventures, a newly established venture capital fund with 23mil EUR for early stage investments and Bohemia Venture Capital. During the event we will also present the new Lighthouse Ventures Accelerator: Batch II accessible for idea-stage projects!
When: November 14th, 2019, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 – 6:30 Registration, networking
6:40 – 7:20 Ory Weihs – The story of XLMedia, how has it started, grow and where is it going. Ory will discuss several situations & dilemmas that he and the company have faced along the way including the IPO process and life afterwards
7:20 – 8:00 Matthijs Welle – The story of Mews, from an idea to a company, early dilemmas, raising money, pivot, scale up, growing the team, expanding to new regions and keeping the culture
8:00 – 8:15 – Q&A – You can ask your questions also via Slido.com app, just join at www.slido.com with this code: #W496 or use this link: https://app.sli.do/event/rdoxx4cl. Questionnaire is available from the 8th of November.
8:15 – 9:00 Networking
Registration and more information on Eventbrite: https://twostories.eventbrite.com
The event will be held in English!