Ukrainian Startup Pitch Night15 Jan 2019

After the Ukraine Tech Pavilion at CES has closed its doors, on January 15, 2019 UVCA, together with our member Orrick, held a Ukrainian pitching and networking event at Orrick's San Francisco office.

This evening event took place for the second year in a row, and it should be noted that the interest of the audience to Ukrainian startups has increased.
Among the guests of the event were the representatives of large technology companies, local startups and investors. We were also joined by the member of UVCA Supervisory Board - Vitaly Golomb, who is a сo-Founder and Managing Partner at GS Capital.

Ukrainian startups who took part in the event were:

  • Pix Backpack - smart customizable backpack which appearance can be customized from your mobile device.
  • Nuka - "eternal" notebook and pencil. The notepad is made of special waterproof paper, and the pencil is made of an alloy of five metals.
  • Jollylook - vintage instant cameras made from recyclable materials.
  • Cardiomo - continuous real-time medical-grade cardiac monitor that can help prevent life threatening events by early alerts for medical attention and ensuring better health through preventive care.
  • Fishball - a clip-on lens attachment that turns smartphone into a 360° camera.
  • Raccoon - a technological company that creates smart devices for the body and complex systems for interacting with digital and real worlds.

About the organizers:

Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA) has been established in mid-2014 by the example of the European Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (InvestEurope), and currently unites 56 members - private equity and venture funds, accelerators, incubators, educational institutions, and non-government organisations that make significant impact on the development of Ukrainian investment market. Association promotes investment opportunities in Ukraine for foreign investment funds, conducts market research, lobbies laws for improving investment and business climate, implements Invest in Ukraine activity.

Orrick - an international law firm founded in San Francisco, California. It is focused on serving companies in the technology, energy & infrastructure and financial sectors in 25+ markets globally. For the past two years, Financial Times has named Orrick the most innovative law firm in North America.