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Vision Fund at TechCrunch Berlin Disrupt 2019

Germany is one of the technologically advanced economies in the world and the country is famous for its pristine and precise engineering in almost every field that there is. The automation technologies of the country are put to use in almost all the developed and developing economies and its industries for various kinds of smart, efficient and fast manufacturing processes and more.

Berlin’s History

Berlin, the capital of Germany holds a huge load of history on its shoulders for obvious reasons. From the communist rule of erstwhile East Germany to the modern day capitalist and free economy of modern-day Unified Germany, the city and the country have come a long way. Germany has become one of the economic powerhouses of Europe alongside France. A bulk portion of Europe’s economy is floating on German funds currently. Berlin has become the host city for TechCrunch Disrupt 2019.

TechCrunch

TechCrunch is one of the most reputed and popular platforms for news and analysis related to the technology and related businesses and it’s one of the major sources of inspiration and information for Reviewtech due to the extensive research and well-built connection of TechCrunch all over the world. TechCrunch’s Disrupt Berlin 2019 will also host the famous Startup Battlefield, where the judges include TechCrunch editors as well as top VCs and entrepreneurs from all over the world. The startups participating in the event will be fighting for the coveted Battlefield Cup which has been previously won by startups such as Dropbox, Mint, Yammer, Zenefits and so on. TechCrunch has eliminated the participation fees and has opened it to all pre-Series A startups to encourage participation.

Modern Technologies to look out for at Berlin Disrupt 2019

The technology industry is an amazing place to be working in right now due to the rapid pace of development. Moreover, there is a hunger among the consumers to experience the future as soon as possible and that pushes the brands to the bleeding edge of technological innovation. The Berlin Disrupt 2019 will witness a multitude of such innovations from an overwhelming number of startups from across the globe who are working in one or more of the following technologies:

  1. Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
  2. BioTech/HealthTech
  3. Blockchain
  4. FinTech
  5. Gaming
  6. Investor Topics
  7. Media
  8. Mobility
  9. Privacy/Security
  10. Retail/eCommerce
  11. Robotics/IoT/Hardware
  12. SaaS
  13. Space
  14. Social Impact & Education

The event will be graced by founders, investors, hackers and tech leaders from around the globe. According to the website, it’s much more than just on-stage interviews as Disrupt is where one can find the renowned Startup Battlefield competition, hundreds of startups in Startup Alley, Workshops and legendary networking at their After Parties. An event such as this is the right platform for people to meet the right people and network.

Softbank’s Involvement in Berlin Disrupt 2019

Softbank in itself is a huge disruptor when it comes to the investments in tech-based startups across the globe. The Japanese organisation run by its founder Mr. Masayoshi Son has helped the firm’s investment arm, Vision Fund to cross $100 billion. The firm has enabled numerous tech-based startups to continue their innovations and business to go on to become major successes in different parts of the world.

The past experience and pattern of investment by Softbank make them one of the most looked out for attendees at the Berlin Disrupt event. This time, the Softbank’s Vision Fund has sent their partner, David Thevenon. He is a veteran in the technology field but comparatively new to the investment world. However, given his experience with some of the biggest tech names in the world and his association with one of the largest tech investors of the world, Softbank, he is one of the best person to grace the event in Berlin.

David, prior to his role as a partner at the Vision Find, served as the key to Android’s international and strategic partnerships at Google in Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He also worked at Dell, T-Mobile, ICL, Fujitsu and Elf Atochem. Moreover, he is currently a board member of Chinese Didi, American Grab and Kabbage. This gives him good enough experience and expertise in the tech-based investment field. It would be interesting to see the event proceedings in Berlin that will have numerous panel discussions and fireside chats to help the attendees network better and take something useful back home.

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