Seraph Events

2018 Seraph Global Investor Summit

September 17 -21, 2018, Budapest, Hungary

 

What is the 2018 Seraph Global Investor Summit?

Picture yourself on the right bank of the Danube River.

Across the water, you see one of Hungary’s magnificent castles, towering over the city in white stone. Behind you is modern Budapest, a mix of old and new buildings that is unique in the world and dates back centuries. You are surrounded by world class restaurants, shopping, museums, concert venues and thriving nightlife.

This is Budapest, our home for a week in September.

This spectacular city in the heart of Central Europe will provide the backdrop as we explore investment opportunities and enrich ourselves through remarkable regional and industry experts. 

Add to this, we will spend the week with an amazing and unique group of accomplished investors who travel the world in search of great opportunities and great community.

The Seraph Global Investment Summit offers attendees the “full” Seraph experience, including access to our select dealflow, our personal networks and the investing experience we as partners have spend the past 20+ years developing. Is Seraph membership right for you? We don’t expect you to join just because you attend this event. That’s not what this is about. But we CAN tell you that there is absolutely no downside to spending a few days in an exotic location with some of the best and brightest innovators, investors and entrepreneurs around!

Location: Sofitel Chain Bridge Hotel, Budapest, Hungary

Included: All event activities, lunches during the conference and Event Kick off cocktail reception. (You are responsible for your own travel to Budapest, airport transportation and your own lodging.) We will send discounted hotel booking details upon your registration.

Attendees: Open to all who are interested. Seraph membership is not required to attend.
 

Partners & Sponsors

A Growing List  of Our Speakers

Farkas Barsony

President, AmCham Hungary & Partner, PWC CEE

Thomas Bolther

Partner, Equite Capital

Balazs Bozsik

Director of Sales & Marketing, Budapest Stock Exchange

Mary Collins

Head of Start Ups, Fintechlab

Matei Dumitrescu

Vice President of Tech Angels, Investment-Ready Academy

Mike Edwards

Head of Valuation & Advisory CEE, Cushman & Wakefield

Charles Hecker

Control Risks, London

Robert Heffner

Deputy Director, Hungarian Investment & Promotion Agency

Edward Keller

Senior Partner, Dentons CEE

Irisz Lippai-Nagy

Director of American Chamber of Commerce Hungary

Anish Mohammed

Doctor/cryptographer/Hacker. Co-founder & CTO Ontici.

Cristian Munteanu

Managing Partner, Early Game Ventures

Maximilian Power

Senior Consultant, Kraken & PayX Group

Niccolò Filippo Veneri Savoia

Founder & CEO, Looklateral

Tudor Stanciu

Attorney, Digital 2 Law

Baluzs Tuske

CEO, Impact Advisory (Dentons)

Petr Vaclavinek

Senior Partner, Equite Capital

Marvin Yee

Partner CPL, Managing Partner Crown Financial Services

Levente Zsembery

CEO, X-Ventures LTD & Chairman of HVCA

The Schedule

September 17 – Premier Member and VIP Day

Seraph Premier members will be treated to an afternoon of culture, community and cuisine, with a trip to one of Budapest’s magnificent castlesfollowed by dinner on the town. This will be a great opportunity to connect with truly accomplished investors. Not a Premier member yet? Sign up today! 

 

September 18 – Sofitel Chain Bridge Hotel, Mezzanine Level, Bellevue II/III 

Focus: Central & Eastern Europe

        8:30   Registration

        9:00   Welcome & Introductions, Overview of Seraph

        9:15   Global Macro of European Geo-Politics, Charles Hecker – Control Risks

   10:15   Overview of Central & Eastern Europe Investment Climate & Prospects, Balazs Tüske & Edward Keller – Dentons

   10:45   Break

   11:00   CEE Real Estate with focus on Slovakia, Petr Vaclavinek & Thomas Bolther – Equite Capital 

   11:45   Hungarian Ministry of Finance

   12:15   Seraph Investment Strategy – An Interview with our deal Master Marvin Yee

   12:45   Exploring Seraph into the Future – Enhancements Coming Our Way

   13:00   Lunch at Sofitel

   13:45   CEE & Hungarian Banking, Adam Banai – National Bank of Hungary

   14:15   Close

   14:30   Two-hour walking tour of Budapest – meet in Sofitel lobby

   16:30   Free time

18-20:00   Kick Off Cocktail Reception – High Note Sky Bar, Aria Hotel, Hercegprímás u. 5, 1051 – Sponsored by Look Lateral

 

 

September 19 – Bank Center1054 Szabadság tér 7 (11-minute walk from Sofitel)

Focus: Hungary

 

        9:00   Budapest Stock Exchange Tour and Ringing the Bell, Balazs Bozsik – BSE

      10:00   Private Equity Landscape in Hungary, Levente Zsembery, CEO, X-Ventures Ltd, Board Chair Hungarian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

      10:45   Break

      11:00   Hungary Investment Climate Overview from a Tax & Legal Perspective, Farkas Barsony – President, AmCham Hungary & Partner, PWC CEE

      11:40   Investing in Hungary, Robert Heffner – Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency

      12:20   Hungary – Fast Growing Sectors Panel – HIPA/HVCA/BSE/PWC

      13:00   Lunch at Bank Center

      14:00   Hungary Commercial Real Estate Climate & Opportunities, Mike Edwards – Cushman & Wakefield

      14:45   Break

      15:00   Shift to Blockchain

      15:00   The Future & Near Future of Blockchain, Anish Mohammed

      15:45   Latest Technologies in Crypto-Investment Environment, Maximillian Power – Kraken

      16:30   Monetizing The Confluence of Art and Blockchain, Niccolò Filippo Veneri Savoia, Look Lateral to be followed by Look Lateral Pitch

      17:15   Summary & Wrap-up 

      19:45   Danube Dinner Cruise

 

 

September 20 – Bank Center1054 Szabadság tér 7 (11-minute walk from Sofitel)

Focus: Early Stage Ecosystem & Pitches

 

        9:00   Opening & Overview

        9:05   CEE Investment Ecosystem, Cristian Munteanu, MP, Early Game Ventures

        9:35   Legal Aspects of Startup Investment, Tudor Stanciu – Digital 2 Law

      10:05   Break

      10:20   Accelerators & Incubators, Cristina Juc — Spherik

      10:50   European Startup Ecosystem & Investor Benefits, Matei Dumitrescu 

      11:20   Early Stage Fintech Panel, Mary Collins, Hajnalka Bessenyei, Luminita Anton,

                  Tudor Sanciu

      12:00   Lunch at Bank Center

      13:00   Early Stage Pitches: SixFold Bio, Avogadro One, Atnom, GiveBox, Entopian

      14:30   Response, Q&A

      15:00   Close

      15:30   Etyek-Buda Region Wine Tour

      19:00   Return to Sofitel

 

September 21 – Sofitel Chain Bridge Hotel, Mezzanine Level, Bellevue II/III 

Focus: Seraph Portfolio Review, Health & Wellness, Current Investment Pitches

        9:00   Member meeting

      11:00   Break

      11:15   Portfolio Review

      12:00   Seraph Q&A

      12:30   Lunch

      13:30   Portfolio Updates & Pitches from current portfolio companies

      14:30   Break        

      15:30   Wrap-Up Discussion

      16:00   Conclude

*Etyek-Buda Wine Tour and Danube River Cruise are additional experiences not included in the ticket price. You can add them to your ticket on the cart page. These “extra experiences” are some of the best ways to meet fellow Seraph Global Investor Summit attendees.

The Location

Individual Tickets

Scroll below for Couples Tickets

Early Bird Price

Individual Ticket

$1749 USD

Save over 40% by registering before July 31st
Full access to all Seraph sessions
Discounted hotel room rates.
Lunch and Dinner included

Early Bird Price

Individual Ticket + Add Ons

$1999 USD

Save over 40% by registering before July 31st
Full access to all Seraph sessions
Discounted hotel room rates.
Lunch and Dinner included
Etyek-Buda Wine Tour ($250 value)
Danube River Cruise ($250 value)

* To pay via Cryptocurrency or Wire please email events@seraph.vc

Couples Tickets

Early Bird Price

Couples Tickets

$2749 USD

Save over 40% by registering before July 31st
Full access to all Seraph sessions
Discounted hotel room rates.
Lunch and Dinner included

Early Bird Price

Couples Tickets + Add Ons

$3249 USD

Save over 40% by registering before July 31st
Full access to all Seraph sessions
Discounted hotel room rates.
Lunch and Dinner included
Etyek-Buda Wine Tour for 2 ($500 value)
Danube River Cruise for 2 ($500 value)

* To pay via Cryptocurrency please email events@seraph.vc

Individual Tickets

Early Bird Price

Individual Ticket

$1749 USD

Save over 40% by registering before July 31st
Full access to all Seraph sessions
Discounted hotel room rates.
Lunch and Dinner included

Early Bird Price

Individual Ticket + Add ons

$1999 USD

Save over 40% by registering before July 31st
Full access to all Seraph sessions
Discounted hotel room rates.
Lunch and Dinner included
Etyek-Buda Wine Tour ($250 value)
Danube River Cruise ($250 value)

* To pay via Cryptocurrency please email events@seraph.vc

Couples Tickets

Early Bird Price

Couples Tickets

$2749 USD

Save over 40% by registering before July 31st
Full access to all Seraph sessions
Discounted hotel room rates.
Lunch and Dinner included

Early Bird Price

Couples tickets + add ons

$3249 USD

Save over 40% by registering before July 31st
Full access to all Seraph sessions
Discounted hotel room rates.
Lunch and Dinner included
Etyek-Buda Wine Tour for 2 ($500 value)
Danube River Cruise for 2 ($500 value)

* To pay via Cryptocurrency please email events@seraph.vc

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

SERAPH is a membership-based, private global network of individual investors and family offices dedicated to growing their wealth exponentially by investing in a diversified portfolio of asymmetric global opportunities, including: private equity; real estate; forex; cryptocurrency; precious metals and more.

No. Again, all are welcome to attend these Meet-Up events. No sales pitch here, that’s not why we throw these things. We simply want to grow our network and that means meeting interesting and engaged people like you. By the end of the meet up though, we hope that we have shown the benefits of being a member and you apply to join.

No. All are welcome to attend SERAPH Meet-Up events! Frankly, if you are the type of person who would be interested in attending then you are probably the type of person we’d enjoy meeting.

You’ll get the full-on experience of what it’s like to be a member of SERAPH and that’s something that only a select few ever experience.

By a full experience we mean we are going to give you access to some of the exact same deal flow that SERAPH and it’s members are investing into. 

We will give you access to our personal network.

We can’t tell you right now if a SERAPH membership is right for you, and we don’t expect you to join just because you attend this Meet-Up. That’s not what this is about.

But we CAN tell you that there is absolutely no downside to spending a few days in an exotic location, with some of the best and brightest innovators, investors and entrepreneurs around!

Yes. Please email events@seraph.vc and we will send you an invoice via email.