VISION

Ignite entrepreneurship and leverage the hidden potential that exists in the Greek Universities, R&D and Tech Space, by focusing on people and team development, implementation of successful go-to-market strategies and helping build the foundations of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Targeted sectors

ICT / e-business

E-Business

ICT

Fintech

Insure-tech

Health-tech

IoT

Robotics

Market Innovation

Retail

Supply chain

Creative Industries

Tourism

Maritime

The broader tech space

Hard-science

Energy informatics

Bio-tech

Materials

Environment

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR?

FINANCING

Meet the team

Konstantinos<br />
Lafkas Konstantinos
Lafkas

Business development globally in many different domains. More than one bln sales and projects, last 25 years.
Mergers and acquisitions, global scale valuations and restructuring. Tough negotiations.
Long term strategic planning, aligning interests in different cultures through common frameworks and systems.

Katerina<br />
Pramatari Katerina
Pramatari

Founder of two technology start-ups.
A key founder of a leading University accelerator, award-winning for bridging the corporate world with University start-ups; Supported more than 200 teams.
Among the top European experts/academics in the fields of Internet-of-Things (IoT), retail and business analytics.

Sotiris<br />
Papantonopoulos-<br />
Mantopoulos Sotiris
Papantonopoulos-
Mantopoulos

Founded and developed the major Greek online digital marketplace for insurance, reaching 30M in sales and 150K active clients in four years.
Leading Greek entrepreneur in disrupting the insuretech/fintech market.
More than eight years of experience in investment banking and real-estate private equity in New York and Athens with over 100M realized deals.

Stelios<br />
Eliakis Stelios
Eliakis

Founder and CEO of a top European digital marketing agency; accumulated more than 70+ awards in the last three years.
Supported more than 30 e-business SMEs to reach their first €1M turnover and achieve over 500% growth, €200M turnover and 1,000 jobs.
An expert at scale-up; Tech expert in Internet of Things, Information Security, Data Mining and Information Systems.

Panos<br />
Lioulias Panos
Lioulias

CEO of a Venture Capital company, number 1 in the UK in its sector.
Achieved triple digit returns; Since joining, 2 IPOs, 6 Trade sales, 2 MBOs, 1 MBI, various restructurings.   
Managed a portfolio of 43 companies from seed to development stage, revenues £120M and 1,123 employees

George Saperas George Saperas

20+ years in financial & investment management. Diversified industry exposure in large organizations, dynamic SMEs and Private Equity.
Served for 10 years as Finance Director at TANEO, a €150M. Venture Capital Fund.
Involved in the evaluation of more than 200 investment cases and in monitoring a portfolio of 50 SMEs.

Dora Trachana Dora Trachana

Coached more than 70 national and international teams during the early stages of incubation, virtual acceleration and corporate innovation programs in three years.
Close collaboration with a wide network of incubators in Europe as part of an international virtual acceleration program.
Broad exposure and networking with the start-up ecosystem at an international level.

Lila Despotidou Lila Despotidou

Coordinated and established strategic partnerships with Universities in 4 continents and managed several development projects of leading MBA programs.
Extensive experience in handling the relations with local and international authorities and associations.
PhD-level researcher in the area of Business Ethics in Greece and US.

Shulamit Hirsch Shulamit Hirsch advisor

Experienced patent attorney and Intellectual Property (IP) manager handling IP strategies and portfolios in academia and established companies
ERC POC grants reviewer under Horizon 2020.
Listed on the IAM list of 300 world leading IP strategists in 2017 and 2018
VP Intellectual Property, Ramot, Tel-Aviv University.

Diomidis Spinellis Diomidis Spinellis advisor

Experienced manager having served as the Secretary General for IS, as an elected member of the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors, and as Head of AUEB’s DMST.
A leading voice in IT technology as an award-winning author of widely translated books and as the Editor in Chief of IEEE Software.
Developer of popular open-source software, including code that’s part of Apple’s macOS; Consultant for major technology companies; has worked as a Senior Software Engineer for Site Reliability Engineering at Google.

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EXPERTS ADVISORS

Konstantinos Lafkas Konstantinos Lafkas

Corporate professional, serving for more than 20 years in high and C level managerial positions (Selonda, Sunlight, Alfa Laval, Maillis, Epa, Shell). Has led the aggressive global expansion of Greek companies abroad. He has lived in many countries and led businesses in all continents. Investor in ICT startups.

Katerina Pramatari Katerina Pramatari

Assoc. Prof., Scientific Coordinator of ACEin, AUEB. Within ACEin, supporting various entrepreneurship support activities and teams. Extensive industryentrepreneurial experience. She has widely published in the field of e-business, supervised various PhDs and research grants.

Sotiris Papantonopoulos - Mantopoulos Sotiris Papantonopoulos - Mantopoulos

Co-founder of Insurancemarket.gr, the largest Greek insurance price comparison website and brokerage. Has overseen the sale of the family owned publicly listed company through the ASE. Started his career as an investment banker in USA and is currently a Business Angel and Endeavour entrepreneur.

Stelios Eliakis Stelios Eliakis

Co-founder of sleed.gr, an ebusiness and digital agency in Greece, among the 20 best performance agencies in EMEA region according to Google. Co-founder and investor ln other three startups. Has helped more than 30 e-business SMEs reach their first EUR 1m in turnover. Winner of the Young Entrepreneurship Award 2016.

INVESTMENT STRATEGY

Pre-Seed

250.000 €
initial allocation
or after 1st Milestone

Follow-on Seed Cases

1.000.000 €

Direct Seed Cases

1.500.000 €

Terms: Equity and Quasi Equity (Convertible dept or convertible preffered stock equity).

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