Venture Capital funding for AI Start-ups: Challenges & Opportunities in Germany and the US

June of 2021

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Venture Capital funding for AI Start-ups: Challenges & Opportunities in Germany and the US

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This will be an online only event

Time & Date

June 22, 2021
10:00 a.m. PDT / 7:00 p.m. CEST (60min) Followed by a Transatlantic Networking Session (30 min)

Event Description

Venture Capital funding for AI start-ups: Get an overview on how AI start-ups can obtain VC funding, and how corporations and VCs can find suitable AI portfolio companies.

This event will help to promote VC investments into AI start-ups by sharing lessons from the US & Germany: Established Silicon Valley/German Venture Capital investors, successful entrepreneurs and a US government official with Investment Banking experience (connecting VC’s and start-ups) will share their expertise about how to identify investment opportunities, how to attract Venture Capital as an AI-driven company and how to scale a business by taking advantage of transatlantic business connections. All speakers will share their main reasons for success.
This event is for entrepreneurs, corporations, investors and venture capitalists.


This event’s speakers (VCs, corporations, entrepreneurs, government officials) will discuss the challenges and opportunities for AI start-ups to raise funding as well as for corporations and VCs to identify the right AI start-ups. Furthermore, the value of a transatlantic network will be highlighted in this event.

Ragnar Kruse

Successful entrepreneur, Co-founder AI.FUND, Co-founder AI.HAMBURG

Mark Maloney

Consul at the US Consulate General in Hamburg, Former Investment Banker (Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank Securities)

Dr. Yvonne Lutsch

Investment Principal with Robert Bosch Venture Capital

Samir Kumar

GM & Managing Director at M12- Microsoft’s Venture Fund

Rashmi Gopinath

General Partner at B Capital Group

Cyriac Roeding

CEO & Co-Founder Earli inc./Entrepreneur Investor, Founder at Roeding Ventures


We would like to thank our sponsor Taylor Wessing and the German Consulate General, San Francisco.

Transatlantic AI eXchange Partners

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
Startup Network Europe
German Entrepreneurship
Alexander Thamm GmbH

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