There are thousands of startup events, but often founders as same as investors are disappointed by the outcome. The problem is, if you actually want things to get moving you need time and the right setting. The Business Angel Summit in Kitzbühel – organized by the Austrian Wirtschaftsservice as well as Standortagentur Tirol and co-initiated by Venionaire – offers precisely this opportunity.
Dealmatrix convinces Business Angels
This year even contracts were signed at the Summit! Dealmatrix CEO Christoph Drescher (picture: second from left) was able to close a deal with AAIA (Austrian Angels Investors Association) “Super Angel 2015” Markus Ertler (founder of immobilien.net) and today fintech expert Michael Müller (founder paysafecard and CEO of mPAY24) joined the cause. Both Business Angels will support Dealmatrix with cash, know-how and their network. Among the earlier investors are Venionaire Capital and Kalbeck Media. All together Dealmatrix has raised almost 300.000 Euros since the foundation in November 2015.
So what do they do? The startup has developed a unified solution for the venture industry. Their first product is Pitchscoring, a mobile app for evaluating startups during an event and delivering results in real time. The app was already used at several big conferences around Europe. In Kitzbühel the app was in action to select the best startups for the Pitching Days in New York.
Personal talks with Investors
Besides the pitching events, the Summit offered founders great opportunities for one-to-one talks with investors such as Heinrich Prokop (Clever Clover), Peter Koch (Martin Global), Charlie O’Donnell (Brooklyn Bridge Ventures), Luigi Amati (Meta Group), Harald Oberrauch (Tyrolean Business Angel) or Baruch Gindin (Club 100 Plus). The Startup Yodel was even able to win Philippe Gluntz, former CEO of Alcatel and President of Business Angel Europe (BAE), as advisor and promoter!
If you are an investor or founder we highly recommend you to save the date for the Summit next year! You can apply for participations at www.businessangelsummit.at. For more pictures check out the Business Angel Institute Facebook Page and see who attended the welcome evening, sponsored by Venionaire.