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Investing and scaling in Romania and beyond - CO-INVESTIN webinar

A discussion with the who's who on all things related to fundraising, investing, and scaling in Romania and beyond.

In our webinar, "Investing and Scaling in Romania and Beyond," we delve into the dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), placing a special emphasis on Romania. We celebrate the region's remarkable technical prowess and its rich engineering history, exploring how countries across CEE navigate the complexities of fostering startups that are global in their aspirations right from inception.

The webinar happed as part of the CO-INVESTIN project, an EU funded project to connect our beautiful European investment ecosystems while strengthening transparency and inclusion across the ecosystem ✊.

The Panelists

Watch it above or on Apple/Spotify for a discussion on:

  • 00:26 The Venture Ecosystem in CEE

  • 04:56 Romania's Flourishing Ecosystem: Insights and Success Stories

  • 07:34 The Technical Talent and Entrepreneurial Mindset in Romania

  • 09:37 Challenges and Opportunities for Romanian Startups

  • 12:51 Investor Perspectives: The Appeal of Romanian Startups

  • 17:27 The UiPath Effect: A Catalyst for Romanian Innovation

  • 23:05 The Global Impact of Romanian Startups and the UiPath Legacy

  • 29:40 Investment Strategies and Considerations in CEE

  • 34:06 Investment Trends and Pricing in the Startup Ecosystem

  • 37:42 Local vs. Global: Startup Challenges in the CEE Region

  • 40:07 Unique Challenges of Building Startups in CEE

  • 41:23 The Role of Engineering Culture in Startup Success

  • 43:24 The Critical Need for More Capital in the Ecosystem

  • 55:16 Addressing Diversity and Gender Gaps in Tech

👋 Upcoming in-person events we’re hosting

There’s nothing we like better than getting Europe’s best and brightest together with good food, drinks, and conversations that go truly deep.

Fund Modelling Workshop & Mixer | 5th of June | 🌍 Berlin, Germany | Join waitlist.

European VC Awards | 4th of June | 🌍 Berlin, Germany | Get tickets.

📅 Upcoming virtual events

From time to time, a podcast is just not enough. Check out our roundtables and live events below.

State of European VC Fundraising | April 10th, 2-3:30 PM | Register here.
Speakers: Ekaterina Almasque, Founding GP at OpenOcean | Joe Schorge. Founding GP at Isomer Capital | Daniel Keiper-Knorr, Founding GP at Speedinvest.

🏆 Firesides with the winners of the European VC Awards

Fireside with the Newcomer of the Year Winner | 13/6, 12-1:30 PM | Register here. Hundreds of new VC funds come to market every year. But only ONE will win Newcomer of The Year. This is your chance to meet the winner firsthand.

Fireside chat with the Winner of the Hall of Fame | 25/6, 12-1 PM | Register here.
Hear firsthand from a true giant upon whose shoulders the European tech ecosystem stands tall.

🗓️ The VC Conferences You Can’t Miss

There are some events that just have to be on the calendar. Here’s our list, hit us up if you’re going, we’d love to meet!

0100 Conference Europe | 📆 16 - 18 April | 🌍 Amsterdam, Netherlands

TechChill Riga 2024 | 📆 18 - 19 April | Riga, Latvia

Iceland Innovation Week | 📆 15 - 16 May | Reykjavik, Iceland

EBAN Congress Tallinn 2024 | 📆 20-22 May | 🌍 Tallinn, Estonia

SuperVenture | 📆 4 - 6 June | 🌍 Berlin, Germany

Nordic LP Forum & TechBBQ | 📆 September | 🌍 Copenhagen, Denmark

North Star & GITEX Global | 📆 14 - 18 Oct | 🌍 Dubai, UAE

GITEX Europe 2025 | 📆 23 - 25 May 2025 | 🌍 Berlin, Germany

Trying to get in front of European VCs and LPs? The 2024 EUVC Media Kit is out - check it out here, and let’s talk. 💌