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Berlin 2016


Potsdamer Platz 5
D-10785 Berlin

After five years of travelling through Europe, Asia and the USA, Capital On Stage is coming back to Berlin for the 3rd annual event on Thursday April 21, 2016 to disrupt the local tech scene. 15 top-tier venture capitalists will pitch to 150 of the world's finest entrepreneurs from Germany and abroad. Plus, all attending founders are guaranteed two private meetings with investors of their choice during the afternoon's Open Office Hours.

Founders must apply to attend. To ensure high-quality matchmaking at our Open Office Hours, Capital On Stage only accepts funding-ready founders.



Early Bird ticket - €99 per founder (max. 2) - available until Wednesday 6 April
Regular ticket price - €149 per founder (max. 2) - available until Thursday 14 April
Late Registration ticket price - €210 per founder (max. 2) - available until Tuesday 19 April

€995 - A ticket includes access for two partners to the Capital On Stage event for a VC pitch and Open Office Hours booth. 




THURSDAY, 21 April 2016

AM 8:30 – 9:30

REGISTRATION and Welcome Breakfast
AM 9:30 – 9:40

Opening words by

Arjen Strijker – Founder & CEO of Capital On Stage
Rene Seifert – Co-founder Venturate AG

AM 9:40 – 10:00

Investor Pitches — Round 1Barend van den Brande – Hummingbird Ventures
Johann Reich – Rheingau Founders

Michiel Kotting – Northzone

AM 10:00 – 10:15


Maximilian Tayenthal – Cofounder and CFO NUMBER 26

AM 10:15 – 10:30

Investor Pitches — Round 2

Olaf Jacobi – Capnamic Ventures
Olivier Schuepbach – Partech Ventures
Michael Treskow – Accel

AM 10:30 – 10:50

Coffee Break

AM 10:50 – 11:00

Startups in the Spotlight Round 1

Startups founders will give their 30 seconds elevator pitch in front of the entire audience

AM 11:00 – 11:20

Investor Pitches — Round 3

Rainer Maerkle – Holtzbrinck Ventures
Reinier Musters – Orange Growth Capital
Simon Schmincke – Creandum

AM 11:20 – 11:30

Startups in the Spotlight Round 2

Startups founders will give their 30 seconds elevator pitch in front of the entire audience

AM 11:30 – 11:50

Investor Pitches — Round 4

Dr. Ingo Potthof – UnternehmerTUM Fund

Harald Nieder – Redalpine Venture Partners​

Luis Hanemann –
Yann de Vries – Atomico

AM 11:50 – 12:10

Coffee Break

aM 12:10 – 12:45
VC Panel Discussion


AM 12:45 – 13:00


Marc Alexander Christ – Cofounder Sum Up

PM 13:00 – 2:00 Lunch and Networking


PM 2:00 – 5:30


Open Office Hours

Scheduled private meetings with the VCs of their choice.


PM 3:15 – 3:30Coffee Break

PM 5:30 – 5:40 Closing Words
PM 5:40 – 8:00 Drinks and Networking


Michael Treskow Principal, Accel Partners
Yann de Vries Partner, Atomico
Michiel Kotting Partner, Northzone
Luis Hanemann Partner,
Barend van den Brande Founding Partner, Hummingbird Ventures
Harald Nieder Partner, Redalpine Venture Partners
Rainer Maerkle General Partner, Holtzbrinck Ventures
Reinier Musters Founding Partner, Orange Growth Capital
Simon Schmincke Principal, Creandum
Ingo Potthof Managing Partner , UnternehmerTUM Fund
Moritz Kaminski Investment Associate, UnternehmerTUM Fund
Olaf Jacobi Managing Partner, Capnamic Ventures
Thorben Rothe Principal, Capnamic Ventures
Nawid Ali-Abbassi Investment Manager, Holtzbrinck Ventures
Johann Reich Partner, Rheingau Founders
Marius Weber Partner, Rheingau Founders
Olivier Schuepbach Partner, Partech Ventures
Otto Birnbaum Principal, Partech Ventures


Marc Alexander Christ Cofounder and Chief Investment Officer, Sum Up
Maximilian Tayenthal Founder and CFO, NUMBER26


Rene Seifert Co-founder, Venturate AG
Arjen Strijker Founder & Managing Director, Capital On Stage