Berlin, 4-5 December, 2017

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Speakers & Judges

  • Zoe Adamovicz

    Zoe Adamovicz

    Zoe Adamovicz is an entrepreneur and occasional angel investor.

    Zoe is passionate about building technology businesses that are impactful, positive and at the same time profitable and powerful. Prior to Neufund, she founded Xyo, a company that re-imagines how people discover apps, Priori Data (app store intelligence), and ConciseSoftware which provides software development and engineering services.
    She is also a mentor at the Gaza Sky Geeks, where she supports technology entrepreneurship in the challenging area of the Gaza Strip and helps introducing Blockchain. Zoe is an expert in technology entrepreneurship and venture capital.

    She currently lives between Berlin, Warsaw and Tel Aviv.

    See Zoe Adamovicz's Crunchbase profile
  • Tom Blomfield

    Tom Blomfield

    Tom is the CEO/Co-Founder of Monzo, a new kind of bank, designed for smartphones. Tom previously founded GoCardless, a fintech startup that has gone on to raise $25m. In 2013, he was nominated as one of the Top 5 Entrepreneurs Under 30 by the European Commission. He gives talks regularly about the future of banking and fintech.

    See Tom Blomfield's Crunchbase profile
  • Stan Boland

    Stan Boland

    Stan Boland is CEO and co-founder of FiveAI. Stan previously co-founded and was CEO of two VC-backed communications silicon and software companies, Element14 Inc. and Icera Inc. These companies were bought by Broadcom and NVIDIA for an aggregate value of over $1 billion. Stan has a degree in physics from the University of Cambridge.

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    Stan Boland has led and built four technology companies over the last 19 years, creating businesses acquired for over $1.5 billion.

    Stan’s early career includes spells as an engineer at aerospace company Rolls-Royce and as Group Treasurer at the computer company ICL.

    By 1997, he had joined the computer pioneer, Acorn, where he was appointed CEO in 1998 and represented them on ARM’s board through that company’s IPO. In a complex deal, he then sold Acorn to Morgan Stanley for $440M to unlock the value of its ARM stake, in parallel spinning out a
    core team that formed the VC-backed Element 14 Inc.

    Element 14 then focused on designing high density DSL chipsets based on a novel processor architecture and was bought in 2000 by Broadcom for $640M, where its technology now dominates the DSL space.

    In 2002, he co-founded Icera Inc, which applied another processor architecture to build soft cellular modems. Icera’s modem went on to be designed into 120 different products and was approved on over 60 carriers. Stan sold this company to NVIDIA in June 2011 for a total of $435M.

    In early 2013 he joined, led and then successfully sold an Internet of Things connectivity company, Neul Ltd, in the process turning what would have been a certain loss for its investors into a gain.
    Stan is a graduate in Physics & Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge, he is chairman of the UK’s electronics trade association NMI, a member of the IEEE and a qualified accountant.

    See Stan Boland's Crunchbase profile
  • Tania Boler

    Tania Boler

    Tania has founded Chiaro, a London-based start-up with big ambitions to change the way people feel about their bodies.

    Her background is in sexual and personal wellness, having written several books and spoken extensively on issues ranging from sex education to teenage pregnancy and HIV. Through her work, she found that all over the world, people find it difficult to talk openly about their bodies leading to both physical and emotional problems.

    Through Chiaro, she is changing the way technology is used by developing new products that break down stigma and change lives.

    See Tania Boler's Crunchbase profile
  • Suranga Chandratillake

    Suranga Chandratillake

    Suranga Chandratillake joined Balderton as a Partner in 2014. He was previously an entrepreneur and engineer. Suranga founded blinkx, theintelligent search engine for video and audio content in Cambridge in 2004. He then lead the company for eight years as CEO through its journey of moving to San Francisco, building a profitable business and going public in London where it achieved a peak market capitalisation in excess of $1Bn.

    Before founding blinkx, Suranga was an early employee at Autonomy Corporation - joining as an engineer in the Cambridge R&D team and ultimately serving as the company's US CTO in San Francisco.

    Suranga has a MA in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. He holds patents in the area of video discovery and online video advertising, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2012 and was chosen as one of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders in 2009.

    See Suranga Chandratillake's Crunchbase profile
  • Spencer Crawley
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  • Irena Goldenberg

    Irena Goldenberg

    Irena is a co-founder and General Partner at Highland Europe, which invests exclusively in growth stage software and internet businesses. Highland Europe’s portfolio includes eGym, GetYourGuide, Malwarebytes, MatchesFashion, and WeTransfer.

    Irena joined Highland Capital Partners in Boston and moved from the US in 2007 to establish the firm’s European office alongside Fergal Mullen. She worked closely with Privalia (acquired by Vente-Privee for over $500M) and currently represents Highland Europe on the boards of eGym, Jampp, JUNIQE and WeTransfer.

    Irena grew up in the Ukraine and Wisconsin, and speaks Russian and French. She attended MIT as an undergrad and Harvard for her MBA.

    See Irena Goldenberg's Crunchbase profile
  • Kavita Gupta

    Kavita Gupta

    Kavita is a recipient of UN social finance innovator award in 2015 for being an integral part of the founding green bond team at The World Bank. At ConsenSys, Kavita heads the unique VC-hedge fund, investing in next-generation blockchain technologies revolutionizing our current systems. Previously she has been running over $250M fund aligned with UN SDGs infusing capital in technologies providing first time or low-cost access around the world. She has set up innovative investment funds across East Africa, Middle East, South Asia and recently in the US for past 16 years through World Bank, IFC, McKinsey and The Schmidt Family office. She founded and headed World Bank's first innovation fund in 2010. She is on the board and advisor of various accelerators and foundations across the world like google accelerator social track, MIT Solve (Sr. Advisor), Vatican's Right Now foundation for impact investments, Mandela foundation etc. She is an MIT and Media lab alum.

    See Kavita Gupta's Crunchbase profile
  • Jan Hammer

    Jan Hammer

    Jan joined Index in 2010, and is a London-based partner, focusing on fintech and information/data services across all stages of growth.

    He is one of Index Ventures’ leading fintech investors, working with the founders of Adyen, Credit Benchmark, Robinhood and TransferWise. In all, Index has backed more than two dozen fintech companies, with more than $400 million. Jan has also led Index investments and is on the boards of Beamery, Collibra, SafetyCulture and Silverfin.

    Before he joined Index, Jan was at General Atlantic in London, where he worked on investments in Kaspersky Lab, Northgate Information Solutions and Torex Retail. He also worked in the M&A, TMT and Capital Markets divisions at Morgan Stanley. Jan is a graduate of Oxford University, and holds an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD.

    See Jan Hammer's Crunchbase profile
  • Ole Harms

    Ole Harms

    Ole Harms is Executive Director and Head of New Business and Mobility Services at Volkswagen Group founding the 13th Brand for mobility services, and is also a Board of Directors Member of Gett. Ole has also worked at Volkswagen as Director New Business Models and Performance in 2012 and Principal, Head of Sales and Marketing Practice in 2008. Ole has also worked as a Consultant at Capgemini Consulting and Softlab, BMW Group

    See Ole Harms's Crunchbase profile
  • Cal Henderson

    Cal Henderson

    Cal Henderson is the head of engineering for Flickr, in San Francisco, California. In April, 2009, he was reported to be starting a new stealth social gaming company with Flickr founder Stewart Butterfield.

    Originally from London, England, he currently works at Yahoo! Inc, as the head of engineering for Flickr. Before Flickr, he was the technical director of Special Web Projects at emap, a UK media company. By night he works for a whole slew of web sites and communitites, including the creative community B3TA and his personal site, iamcal. In his spare time, he writes windows software, develops web publishing tools, and writes occasional articles about web application development and security.

    See Cal Henderson's Crunchbase profile
  • Ana Izquierdo

    Ana Izquierdo

    Ana Izquierdo is Talent Clue’s CEO, the company that develops the recruiting software that helps recruiting teams to connect with the best talent and hire them faster, while delivering the best candidate experience.

    She is an executive with extensive experience in the technology and entrepreneurial industry. In her professional career she has been a key piece in companies such as Hewlett-Packard, where she was Global Marketing Director (2004-2006) and Global Vice President of Enterprise Solutions (2008-2010).

    In 2012, after quitting her job in Hewlett-Packard, she met Ivan Sala, Talent Clue’s founder. Together they decided to reconvert the company taking the business from service to product. The year 2013 was decisive in this new path since it was key to transform the whole company and launch the first version of the software.

    Since then, Ana has led Talent Clue’s professionalization process which currently has half a hundred employees. The different departments have been established and tools and methodologies have been set. At the same time, she is continuously doing an important job seeking investment to ensure the growth of the company.

    Other notable milestones of her careers is her participation in the creation of the investment fund Ellas 2.0, which offers consulting and accompaniment to women who want to build new business models in the digital economy sector. She also promoted Startup Weekend and has offered mentorship services to many associations

    See Ana Izquierdo's Crunchbase profile
  • Samantha Jérusalmy

    Samantha Jérusalmy

    Samantha joined Elaia Partners in 2008. She began her career as a consultant at Eurogroup, a consulting firm specialized in organisation and strategy, within the Bank and Finance division. She then joined Clipperton Finance, a corporate finance firm dedicated to high-tech growth companies, before moving to Elaia Partners in 2008. She became an Investment Manager in 2011 then a Partner in 2014.

    See Samantha Jérusalmy's Crunchbase profile
  • Brynne Kennedy

    Brynne Kennedy

    Brynne Kennedy is Founder and CEO of MOVE Guides, which she launched in 2011 while earning her MBA at London Business School. A frequent speaker and author on topics of technology, HR and global mobility, she previously worked at Lehman Brothers and Standard Chartered.

    See Brynne Kennedy's Crunchbase profile
  • Avid Larizadeh

    Avid Larizadeh

    Avid is a general partner at Google Ventures. Prior to Google Ventures, Avid co-founded Boticca, a global marketplace for independent brands of fashion accessories.

    Avid has been involved in the startup ecosystem as a developer, product manager, founder, investor, and advisor since 1998. Avid started investing at Accel Partners in London in 2006, where she focused on software and Internet investments. She also held product management roles at Tellme Networks, eBay, and Skype, and began programming in college. While at eBay, Avid was granted a patent for her work on a suite of selling tools.

    In addition to her role with Google Ventures, Avid is an advisor to Founders4Schools and the Breteau Foundation. She serves on the Harvard Business School European Advisory Board. She also leads and the Hour of Code in the UK.

    Avid earned her B.S. and M.S. in engineering at Stanford University, where she was a Mayfield Fellow. She also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a Kauffman Fellow. She currently serves on the Harvard Business School European Advisory Board. She speaks French, English, Farsi, and German.

    See Avid Larizadeh's Crunchbase profile
  • Luciana Lixandru

    Luciana Lixandru

    Luciana Lixandru joined Accel in 2012 and focuses on early and growth stage investments. Before joining Accel, Luciana worked at Summit Partners in London, where she focused on sourcing and executing investments in the technology and healthcare sectors. She worked on Summit's investment in AVAST, a security software business. Prior to that, Luciana worked for Morgan Stanley in New York and London, advising clients in the technology space. In addition to her native Romanian, Luciana also speaks Italian. She enjoys travelling, languages, and hiking. Luciana graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, with a double major in Economics and Mathematics.

    See Luciana Lixandru's Crunchbase profile
  • Ijad Madisch

    Ijad Madisch

    Ijad Madisch (36) is co-founder and CEO of ResearchGate, the professional network that connects the world of science and opens research up to all. Following his own frustrations as a researcher isolated in his lab, Ijad founded ResearchGate in 2008 together with his friends, fellow physician Dr. Sören Hofmayer and computer scientist Horst Fickenscher. ResearchGate has since grown to more than 12 million scientists around the world. Ijad earned his doctorate in the field of virology, while also studying computer science on the side. He spent several years working as a researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, focusing on tissue engineering and radiology. Under Ijad's leadership, ResearchGate has attracted a group of renowned investors, including Bill Gates, Benchmark, Wellcome Trust and Founders Fund.

    See Ijad Madisch's Crunchbase profile
  • Andy McLoughlin

    Andy McLoughlin

    Andy is a Partner with SoftTech VC, one of Silicon Valley's most active seed stage venture capital firms where he primarily invests in SaaS, vertical industry solutions, and developer tools.

    Prior to joining SoftTech, Andy was co-founder of London-headquartered Huddle, an enterprise SaaS collaboration platform that was acquired in 2017. Andy’s angel investment portfolio includes innovative B2B products like Pipedrive, Intercom, Apiary (acquired by Oracle), Buffer and Bugsnag, as well as consumer services including Postmates, Secret Escapes, HER, and Calm.

    Andy co-founded and is the US Trustee for the Founders Pledge, a charity that promotes altruism in early stage entrepreneurs by enabling them to donate a percentage of personal proceeds following an exit. He was awarded an OBE in the 2015 Queen’s birthday honors list for services to the UK technology industry. Follow him on twitter @bandrew

    See Andy McLoughlin's Crunchbase profile
  • Martin Mignot

    Martin Mignot

    Martin is based in London, where he focuses on startups in large markets like food, transportation, finance, health and SME, developing must-have products that get exponentially better with each new user.

    He has worked with the founders of many such businesses, including BlaBlaCar and Deliveroo. He also serves on the board of Drivy, KRY, Rad, TheFamily and Trainline (following the acquisition of Captain Train). He was also on the board at SwiftKey until its acquisition by Microsoft in 2016, and led the Seed round in hosted search API company Algolia. Most of his initial investments are Seed and Series A.

    Before coming to Index, Martin was in the TMT team at UBS Investment Bank, and co-founded the beauty subscription business Boudoir Prive (acquired by Joliebox/Birchbox), as well as student web radio service

    He divides his time primarily between London, Paris and the Nordics where he is on the board of Stockholm-based digital health company KRY.

    See Martin Mignot's Crunchbase profile
  • Christian Nagel

    Christian Nagel

    Dr. Christian Nagel is Co-Founder and Partner of Earlybird. Christian has more than 20 years of entrepreneurial and investment experience. He was Chairman of the Board of Tipp24 AG (Prime Standard Frankfurt Exchange: TIM) and Interhyp AG (Prime Standard Frankfurt Exchange: IYP), which returned more than 50x the original Earlybird investment. Up till the trade sale to SMSC (NASDAQ: SMSC) he also served on the board of BridgeCo AG. He is currently on the boards of CrossEngage (Berlin), Cashboard (Berlin), N26 (Berlin), Smava (Berlin) and Tradico (Munich). Prior to founding Earlybird in 1997, Christian, together with a group of investors, acquired various companies from the Treuhandanstalt (the former East-German state holding) and gained operational experience. He was a shareholder and an Executive Director of HNP Präzisionsteile GmbH & Co. KG, SMB Industrieholding GmbH, DH Industrieholding Hohenthurm GmbH and a number of other subsidiary companies of these holding companies. Previously, Christian worked as an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Co. Inc. focusing on restructuring, strategy and M & A projects within various industries. He holds a Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur degree (Industrial Engineering, MSc equivalent) from the Technical University of Hamburg, specializing in process engineering and a PhD degree in management from the University of St. Gallen.

    See Christian Nagel's Crunchbase profile
  • Alicia Navarro

    Alicia Navarro

    Alicia Navarro is CEO and Co-founder of Skimlinks, having evolved the business out of a previous social shopping startup. Skimlinks is a leading content monetization technology, helping thousands of publishers all over the world to earn money from their content in seamless simple way.

    Alicia's vision for Skimlinks is to see online publishers be rewarded for the role they play in creating purchase intent. She achieved this by removing the technical and administrative complexities that hamper would-be affiliates, and helping turn affiliate marketing into a mainstream ubiquitous revenue model for blogs, editorial sites, forums, and other content platforms.

    Alicia worked for over 10 years in internet applications, designing and launching mobile and internet-based applications in Australia and the UK. She has a Bachelor of Information Technology and the University Medal for Computing Sciences from the University of Technology, Sydney.

    See Alicia Navarro's Crunchbase profile
  • Ciarán O'Leary

    Ciarán O'Leary

    Ciarán O’Leary is a co-founder of BlueYard Capital, a $120m early stage fund based in Berlin that invests in founders decentralizing markets, empowering users and liberating data. Ciarán's investments include Wunderlist, Carto, BigchainDB, Vectary, deepstream and others from Palo Alto to Bratislava. Prior to founding BlueYard, Ciarán set-up Earlybird Venture Capital's Berlin office as a partner and before that was at The Carlyle Group.

    See Ciarán O'Leary's Crunchbase profile
  • Timo Rein

    Timo Rein

    Timo Rein, co-founder and CEO of Pipedrive an activity-based simple sales management tool that helps over 60,000 sales teams to get more organised and focused, has 15+ years of experience as a salesman, sales manager and software entrepreneur. Timo is passionate about sales tactics and has always had a knack for reading people.

    As CEO, Timo is responsible for setting long-term product vision and business-critical strategy goals. While Pipedrive has grown to over 300 employees working from different locations in New York, Lisbon, London and Estonia, Timo is still closely involved in the hiring process of new people and helps to find the best possible professional and personal fit between the new employee, the job or the rest of the team.

    Prior to founding Pipedrive Timo worked for eleven years as one of the three partners at Vain & Partners, a sales consulting and training company with clientele like PwC, Coca Cola and Nissan. Timo’s goal was to create programs that would help different companies and people sell more, and manage better. Timo worked with about 30-40 companies, and 500 people each year to figure out ways to better sales results in different industries.

    Timo also considers selling books door-to-door for 3 months in 2000 (in California, US) with Southwestern Comp, crucial to his sales experience that was eventually put to use as the architecture of Pipedrive. He was in top 1% performers among 4,000 sales people and while he never thought he was the type of person who could sell, he pulled off 14-hour-long days, 6 days a week, and 12 weeks in a row.

    Timo’s first full time job as a university student was a recruiter when he worked for four years interviewing people applying for managerial and specialist positions in different companies. Timo studied psychology at Tartu University, and completed his BA studies in 1999.

    See Timo Rein's Crunchbase profile
  • Mounia Rkha

    Mounia Rkha

    Mounia started her career in the VC industry in 2008 with Ventech. She moved in 2011 to Morocco to co-found and manage Mydeal, one of the first group buying sites in Maghreb. Back to Paris, she joined Schibsted Growth, the corporate venture fund of the Schibsted Group (owner of the successful classifieds site LeBonCoin). She joined ISAI in june 2015 to manage the Seed Club activity. Mounia is also a co-founder of StartHer, an organization that aims at promoting entrepreneurship by women.

    See Mounia Rkha's Crunchbase profile
  • Neil Rimer

    Neil Rimer

    Neil co-founded Index Ventures in Geneva in 1996.

    His vision was to support the most ambitious entrepreneurs, bringing Silicon Valley-style investing to Europe at a time when “venture capital” was still a new term outside the US. As he recalled in a Financial Times interview: “We started every meeting with a slide that was literally ‘What is VC?’”

    20 years on, while staying true to its European roots, Index has become one of the world’s leading venture capital firms, with principal offices in London and San Francisco. So far, the firm has raised $5.6 billion and has more than 160 companies in its portfolio.

    Today, Neil works with entrepreneurs on both sides of the Atlantic, among them the founders of Deliveroo, Funding Circle, Roblox and Typeform. He previously led Index investments in companies including Betfair, Climate, Supercell and Trello.

    Born in Montreal, Neil graduated in History and Economics at Stanford, and gained an MBA from Harvard Business School. He spent four years with Montgomery Securities in San Francisco, and joined Index Securities in 1990 – the predecessor to Index Ventures. Neil is also on the board of the non-profit, non-governmental organization, Human Rights Watch.

    In his FT interview, Neil summed up his approach to investment. “We all exercise our brains as cynics every day, we’re all experts in what happens when things go wrong. But for me, the more valuable exercise is: What happens if it does work?”

    See Neil Rimer's Crunchbase profile
  • Ulrich Spiesshofer

    Ulrich Spiesshofer

    Mr. Ulrich Spiesshofer has been the Chief Executive Officer of ABB Ltd. since September 16, 2013. Mr. Spiesshofer served as the Head of Discrete Automation & Motion Division at ABB Ltd. from January 1, 2010 to September 16, 2013. He served as the Head of Corporate Development at ABB Ltd. from November 2005 to January 01, 2010. From 2001 to 2002, he Managing Director – A.T. Kearney International AG, Switzerland. Mr. Spiesshofer served as Senior Partner, Global Head Operations Practice at Roland Berger & Partners GmbH from 2002 to 2005. He has been a Director of Baldor Electric Company, Inc since January 27, 2011. From 1999 to 2001, he Leader Asian Operations Practice – A.T. Kearney Pty. Ltd., Australia. From 1996 to 1999, he was Member Australian Leadership Team – A.T. Kearney Pty. Ltd., Australia. From 1991 to 1996, he was Associate/Manager/Principal – A.T. Kearney GmbH. From 1989 to 1992, he was Lecturer in business management, University of Stuttgart and Berufsakademie, Stuttgart, Germany. He served as Director of ABB Ltd from September 27, 2005 to February 23, 2007. Mr. Spiesshofer joined ABB's Executive Committee in 2005 and became responsible for the Discrete Automation and Motion division or DM in 2009.

    See Ulrich Spiesshofer's Crunchbase profile
  • Valentin Stalf

    Valentin Stalf

    Born in Vienna, Valentin studied Accounting & Finance (M.A. HSG) at the University of St. Gallen, Sophia University in Tokyo and Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. During his studies he worked in a number of fields including Strategy Consulting and Investment Banking/Mergers & Acquisition. After graduating he joined the Internet Incubator Rocket Internet as Entrepreneur in Residence and was involved in building different companies including Payleven and Paymill.

    See Valentin Stalf's Crunchbase profile
  • Nikolay Storonsky

    Nikolay Storonsky

    Nikolay Storonsky is Founder & CEO at Revolut.

    See Nikolay Storonsky's Crunchbase profile
  • Ida Tin

    Ida Tin

    Ida is the CEO and co-founder of the leading female health tracking app, Clue. Born in Copenhagen, Ida graduated from Denmark's prestigious creative business school, the KaosPilots. A lifelong entrepreneur, she previously led motorcycle tours around the world and published a book about her experience, “Direktøs” which became a Danish bestseller. She is recognized for coining the term "Femtech" to describe the sector of technology focused on improving women's health.

    See Ida Tin's Crunchbase profile
  • Lucas von Cranach

    Lucas von Cranach

    Lucas von Cranach Football has always been Lucas von Cranach's passion. He was a supporter of 1. FC Cologne long before he was set to become an entrepreneur in the football industry. It all started in the early days of the smartphone when Lucas realized that there was no service providing fans with live scores and results. He started out with a simple SMS-service delivering live scores to the fans’ pockets. Only a few years later this service has turned into one of the most successful football-apps around the globe connecting more than 20 million fans.

    See Lucas von Cranach's Crunchbase profile

Speaker Submissions

Speaker submissions for Disrupt Berlin 2017 are now open. Submit your nominations here.



At the heart of the conference floor lies Startup and Hardware Alley where hundreds of early-stage companies showcase their talent and technology to attendees, investors and members of the press. With different companies exhibiting each day, Startup Alley hosts hundreds of exciting companies, many of which are launching for the first time. Don't miss the "Wild Card Winner" which is selected by a combination of audience and editorial votes and is awarded a place in the Startup Battlefield competition.


CrunchMatch is a program designed to introduce investors to entrepreneurs, based on curated analysis of which startups fit with a given investor’s profile. The goal is to improve the odds that investors and entrepreneurs make a super promising contact. The program is free to qualifying Disrupt attendees.

How it works: When an investor or a Startup Alley company registers for Disrupt, they receive an invitation to complete a questionnaire about their interests. When the TechCrunch team finds a strong match, we will propose that the parties connect at Disrupt. We help curate a meeting time and we provide a private meeting space.



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  • Includes 1 day of exhibition in Startup Alley on Monday 4 December and 2 General Admission Conference Passes
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  • One package per startup PLEASE NOTE: Startup Alley companies must be less than 2 years old and have less than $2.5M in funding (does not apply to Hardware companies)


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