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MEET OUR ENTREPRENEURS.

From pre-revenue to Series A, more than 40 mission-driven entrepreneurs had prepared their next fundraising round with 20+ world-class Venture Capitalists from Europe and 80+ aspiring, wannabe VCs.

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FOLLOW THEIR STORIES & LEARN WHAT THEY'VE BEEN UP TO

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CareGame

UPComingVC 2nd Edition, Nov 2017

About CareGame
“We build tomorrow’s platform for mobile gaming, enabling any mobile game to be played from any smartphone, without a single download. We build this service with Care.”

A critical milestone you have reached since the challenge?
Since the Challenge, we have strengthened the team, with a new CTO onboard accordingly with our pivot towards the cloud gaming platform we’re building. We have already developed this new tool enabling to play a mobile game though your browser, and showcased it as a demo to our first investors. We are on our way to close a seed fundraising table with our first Business Angels!

Looking ahead to the next 6 to 12 months?
Our fundraise will enable us to bring the demo to the beta stage, and put our work into production, with new talented dev in the team. We’ll develop our community as well and get the deals we need from great game editors, already on their way. Also hopefully, in 12 months we will have experienced the Ubisoft program at StationF, which can tremendously help us (the selection is currently happening and we’re doing our best to get there !)

An insight from your entrepreneur’s journey
The mobile game market (and its 14% CAGR) is moving fast, and we know where it’s heading : streaming. Music has gone there with Spotify, Video too with Netflix, now it’s time for PC&console gaming. Next will be mobile gaming! The deployment for 5G and arrival of a new type of games (heavy in storage and heavily multiplayer) will push the distribution evolutions It’s pretty early times for now, few industry actors are yet there, and no one envisioning the solution as the one we’re building. So we have to deliver well to get there – so the times are exciting.

Navily

UPComingVC 1st Edition, April 2017

About Navily
Navily is the most innovative cruising guide! Find the best anchorages and book a berth in any marina.

A critical milestone you have reached since the challenge?
We pivoted and we raised 1M€ euro. It’s been a long road but we managed to successfully pivot and 12 months later we raised 1M€ to continue developing Navily. This allowed us to recruit some smart new people and we’re now getting everything ready for 2019.

Looking ahead to the next 6 to 12 months?
We have 2 new business models to try in the next few months. We’re entirely revamping our backend and our apps to further improve the experience of both boaters and marina managers.

An insight from your entrepreneur’s journey
All other sectors of the tourism industry have embraced the internet revolution. The nautical industry has lagged behind for a long time but the past 5 years have shown an incredible growth of new startups in the areas of boat rentals, boat maintenance, cruising guides and marina management. Everywhere in Europe we see new startups coming with brilliant ideas. The industry still needs to embrace these changes but the future looks bright.

Whympr

UPComingVC 1st Edition, April 2017

About Whympr
The mountain community app to find all the information you need for your outdoor adventures.

A critical milestone you have reached since the challenge?
We’ve reached 10’000 users!

Looking ahead to the next 6 to 12 months?
We’re preparing to raise our first round!

An insight from your entrepreneur’s journey
72% of outdoor enthusiasts use their phone during their activity.

Gameblr eSports

UPComingVC 2nd Edition, Nov 2017

About Gameblr eSports
Gameblr is the first prediction app dedicated to esports. And it is 100% free!

A critical milestone you have reached since the challenge?
We added more and more interactivity into the application which was a key to reach our first 10k recurring users.

Looking ahead to the next 6 to 12 months?
We release a new application available on every event you can imagine, adding trivia questions to the prediction ones. In the same time, we open offices in the US and Japan to begin international expansion.

An insight from your entrepreneur’s journey
We do not need to introduce esports anymore during our pitches, everyone has already heard of it now. Last year, it took half of our time to explain the concept and the market.Anything else? Ready for the next round !

Freshr

UPComingVC 1st Edition, April 2017

About Freshr
Best news app for 18-25 years old people!

A critical milestone you have reached since the challenge?
We fundraised with great BAs and overpassed 100k monthly active users!

Looking ahead to the next 6 to 12 months?
We are focusing on the US market with a more social approach.

An insight from your entrepreneur’s journey
Creating a unicorn in the media market is sooooo hard ! You need to have amazing stickiness in a huge market!

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