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Hungary's most successful companies and investors tell their stories about decisions, hurdles and surprises + Prezi Bday Party
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CEST)
Registration starts at 5:30, event starts at 6:00
See you there!
We are proud to be part of the culture that's making Budapest a real center for innovative thinking and entrepreneurship, and we would like to invite all you Hungarian VC’s, start-up wizz-kids, and entrepreneurial spirits along to be part of some great discussion about:
decisions, hurdles and surprises!
Meet Andrew Braccia (Accel Partners), Christian Jepsen (Sunstone Capitals), Peter Arvai, Peter Halacsy, Adam Somlai-Fischer (Prezi), Gyula Fehér (Ustream) and Marton Anka (Logmein) on one stage!
On May 2nd we are hosting a unique storytelling event that will bring together founders from three of Hungary's biggest start-ups alongside U.S. top-tier Venture Capitalists.
Come to hear each panelists story, and join in discussion about global entrepreneurship and investment philosophy, all moderated by an innovation enthusiast Kriszta D. Toth.
date&time: 2nd May 2012, 18:00-20:00
venue: Paris Roof Garden (Andrássy st.39)
May 2nd is also the day of an anniversary celebration, so after the event everyone is invited to have a birthday beer with us, ot two! (For further reference, ask someone who already knows how is a Prezi Bday Party look like :)
Please note: RSVP needed!
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Prezi was founded in 2009 by two Hungarians, architect-artist Adam Somlai-Fischer and New Media Professor Peter Halacsy, and a Swedish-Hungarian serial entrepreneur, Peter Arvai.
Prezi is the zooming presentation software with a mission to make sharing ideas more fun and engaging. Prezi’s zoomable canvas helps you explore ideas and the connections between them. The result: visually captivating presentations that lead your audience down a path of discovery.
Prezi’s fun, visually-engaging approach to presentations has attracted a rapidly expanding global customer base of over 10 million registered users during the last 3 years.
After meeting at West Point in 2007, founders John Ham and Brad Hunstable joined with Gyula Feher to create a service that would allow service men to communicate with their families and friends live, all at once. The founders launched Ustream in March 2007, and the service has since found worldwide adoption, becoming the leading live interactive broadcast platform. Ustream has offices in Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Budapest.
Ustream is the leading live interactive broadcast platform. Anyone with an internet connection and a camera can start engaging with their family, friends or fans anytime, anywhere. Millions of Ustream users view and broadcast a wide variety of content, from high school sporting events to red carpet movie premieres. Notable Ustream broadcasts include major political events, concerts, conferences, movie premieres, talk shows, sporting events, interactive games, and personal milestones.
Ustream’s mission is to bring people together around shared interests for amazing live, interactive experiences that build and maintain relationships.
Marton Anka founded LogMeIn and serves as Chief Technology Officer. Before that, he was the founder and Managing Director of 3am Labs BT, the developer of RemotelyAnywhere. Anka graduated in Informatics from the Szamalk Institute in Hungary.
LogmeIn provides SaaS-based remote access, support and collaboration solutions to quickly, simply and securely connect millions of internet-enabled devices across the globe — computers, smartphones, iPad™ tablets, digital displays, and even in-dash computers of the Ford trucks.
Designed for consumers, mobile professionals and IT organizations, LogMeIn's solutions empower over 11 million active users to connect more than 125 million devices. LogMeIn is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA, and has R&D offices in Budapest and Szeged, Hungary, sales centers in Australia, the Netherlands, and the UK.
Founded in 1983, Accel Partners has a long history of partnering with outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams to build world-class businesses. Accel today invests globally using dedicated teams and market-specific strategies for local geographies, with offices in Palo Alto, California, New York City, London and Bangalore, as well as in China via its partnership with IDG-Accel.
Accel has helped entrepreneurs build over 300 successful companies, many of which have defined their categories, including: 99designs, Actuate, AdMob, Agile Software, Alfresco, Angry Birds (Rovio), Atlassian, BBN, Bonobos, Braintree, Brightcove, Cloudera, ComScore, Diapers.com (Quidsi), Dropbox, Etsy, Exclusively.in, Facebook, Flipkart, Fusion-IO, Gameforge, GlamMedia, Groupon, Imperva, Infinera, Interwoven, IronPlanet, JBoss, Kayak, Lookout, Macromedia, metroPCS, MoPub, Myntra, OPOWER, Polycom/PictureTel, Playfish, Portal Software, QlikTech, Rapt, Real Networks, Redback, Responsys, Riverbed, Spotify, Squarespace, SunRun, Trulia, UUNet, Veritas, Walmart.com, Webroot, Wonga, XenSource and Zimbra.
Andrew Braccia joined Accel in 2007, bringing with him a decade of operational and leadership experience. His primary areas of investment interest include consumer Internet and software businesses with a focus on web search, digital media, online gaming, and online advertising. Andrew also was part of the team that led Accel’s investment in Prezi.
Sunstone Capital is a Nordic-based early stage venture capital investor founded by an international team with more than 200 years of combined entrepreneurial, operational and financial experience. With approximately €500 million in funds under management, Sunstone focuses on developing and expanding early-stage Life Science and Technology companies with strong potential to achieve global success in their markets.
Sunstone Capitals based in Copenhagen, Denmark, with an office in Menlo Park, California. They maintain a network of Venture Partners and Advisors located across a wider international geographic area.
Christian Jepsen is currently the Sunstone professional responsible for Trunk Archives, Issuu, Prezi and Preview Networks, who has a combination of international start-up, technology and media experience spanning more than 12 years in four countries. His background includes experience from founding start-ups, international fund raising, strategic & operational planning, negotiations, and media strategy. Christian has founded three technology companies in the areas of web production, telecommunications, and digital TV. Christian has lived and worked in Copenhagen, Washington DC, New York, Amsterdam and London.
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