Investor Trond Undheim speaks at Scaleup Summit 2019

Trond Undheim, Partner, Vidian Ventures, will speak and moderate a panel on Trends & Triggers: The Changing Face of CVC in Silicon Valley and the World at Scaleup Summit 2019 in San Francisco, to be held at NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center on Sept 26, 2019.

The world’s best companies have been coming to the Bay Area since the 1980 to scout for trends, technology and startups. The current wave has seen an influx of Asian and European innovation outposts, with a notable boost in presence by Japan in the last 3-5 years, partly inspired by Softbank Vision Fund’s efforts. However, venture capital has globalized significantly over the past decades, with notable emerging hubs in London and Hong Kong. Corporate innovation best practices are emerging. Are innovation outposts still an efficient tool in an innovation strategy? What are emerging practices in startup/corporate collaboration? Are the best entrepreneurs still coming to the Bay Area—and should they? Where are the best deals and who is getting them? What are the emerging trends in CVC? Are the best CVCs now a better bet as anchors for scale-up startups than top tier VC?

From the Panel description, “Trends & Triggers”.

Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) brings together the most relevant founders, professionals, and policy-makers from the EU entrepreneurial ecosystem and Silicon Valley in engaging meetings and workshops with the goal of forging meaningful long term relationships. It is a two-day, highly curated, invitation only format, where international corporates, investors and scaleups operating in specific verticals can do business and spot technology trends.

This year’s topics include: Smart cities, Healthy, Circular Cities, Digital Construction, Travel tech, Decarbonization and e-mobility. The event will see the participation of about 75 International scaleups (filtered from 2000+) that are disrupting their industry of reference and ~50 corporates that want to be exposed to grass root innovation and find ready-to-deploy solutions to innovate their businesses, plus several selected international VCs. Other event speakers include Niko Bonatsos, Managing Director, General Catalyst and Suzanna Chiu, Head of Amadeus Ventures.