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Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing is a leading international law firm with a single-minded approach: to help our clients succeed. With over 750 lawyers in the UK, Germany, France and Belgium, we are able to provide unrivalled support for commercial organisations doing business in Europe across a full range of legal practice areas. Moreover we have a strong focus on the emerging markets such as China, India and the Middle East. Last but not least we have a strong client base in North America and Japan. Visit website for more information



Tonka is a young, independent agency based in Berlin, focusing on internet and mobile business and life style. We create communication strategies in close cooperation with our clients, focusing on their corporate objectives and delivering valuable communication solutions with a performance based approach. Visit website for more information.

kirikom's expertise is in Innovation and Communication Management. As a consultant and trendscout, Simone Kiri supports technology companies in setting up and optimizing their internal and external communication processes in a fast and efficient way. Visit website for more information.


The Institute identifies corporate supporters to reduce both the time and the costs of setting up a high tech business. Local partners are currently being recruited for this semester.



Fall 2010 Berlin Semester

When is it realistic to raise capital for a brand new company? How should you calculate the amount of money to raise? How should you define the use use of proceeds? What materials are required to fundraise? How do you identify and qualify target angel and seed stage investors? How do you find a lead investor? What do investors expect from the company? What are typical investment structures and deal terms for seed-stage financing? How do you negotiate terms?

Plan to raise your first round.
2011-01-28, 06:30 PM


Oliver Haeggberg
Managing Partner , PT Capital

Oliver Haeggberg is a VC at, entrepreneur and board member at numerous startup companies. Oliver cofounded companies in software (Vagabo II), media (Digame, Supervisory board) and services (Value-Grid-Partners; PT-Capital), built T-Venture Due Diligence Proce...

Samuli Siren
Manager Business Development and Investments, K - New Media GmbH

Samuli is business development and investment manager at K - New Media GmbH. It is the eCommerce and venture capital subsidiary of K - Mail Oder GmbH, Germany's third biggest mail order company. Previous to that Samuli worked as a investment banker for over 5 years at...

Burckhardt Bonello
CEO, Found Fair Ventures

Burckhardt Bonello (39) is CEO of Found Fair Ventures - helping great founders build great companies like Returbo, Dealvertise etc. Previously he was founder & CEO of myBet (500M€ turnover, profitable) founder & CEO of sMeet - 3d virtual game 15m users , founder &...

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