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27-28 February 2024
Intercontinental O2London

Startup Booster Program

Investor connections, curated content + all-event access
to give your startup a boost

What's Startup Booster?

Raising funding now or in the near future? 

Venture capital firms receive 1,000+ startup proposals per year. And they only select a few to finance annually. FinovateEurope's Startup Booster gives you a better chance of being one of them. 

Hand-selected startups will join an evening networking reception with early-stage VCs from across the UK and Europe. We'll share your company information with investors before the event so that you both get the most out of these one-to-one meetings.

Join us to give your startup a boost. 

Opportunity & Eligibility

To determine eligibility for participation in the Startup Booster program for FinovateEurope, please review the below requirements and submit the following form. We will follow up shortly.

Please note: Meeting this criteria does not guarantee your acceptance. Acceptance is at Finovate's discretion. Limited availability.

Eligibility & Cost

The Startup Booster program is limited to fintech and tech startups who are less than 5 years old and have raised, at most, Seed capital. Series A companies or beyond must purchase a full-priced ticket.

  • Eligible: Less than five years old AND, at most, Friends & Family, Pre-Seed, or Seed funding raised (or no capital raised).
  • Not eligible: Over five years old OR raised Series A or beyond.


Startup Booster includes the following:

  • Investor networking reception: Each startup will have a cocktail table + small signage on February 27, 2024 (Please note: In the application form, you must select "yes" to confirm your attendance at this reception.)
  • All-event access over February 27-28, 2024, to content and expo at special discounted rate (£899 per ticket)
  • Startup profile on the event website & networking platform
  • Company profile and pitch deck shared with investor attendees before the networking reception
  • Event attendees with unlimited meetings and chat
  • Breakfast, lunch and networking refreshments

2023 Investors

Here are some of the investors who attended FinovateEurope 2023:

  • Rudolf Vrabel, Managing Director @ 365.Fintech
  • Jay Wilson, Investment Director @ Albion VC
  • George Emery, Non-US Head of Investor Relations & Capital Raising @ Anthemis Group
  • Sophie Winwood, Principal @ Anthemis
  • Johnnie Martin, Investor @ Augmentum
  • Benedict Rocchio, Partner @ Baird Capital
  • Mark Donnelly, Partner @ Baird Capital
  • Lucile Beaume, Senior Analyst @ Breega
  • Michael Wieser, Managing Partner @ BTOV Partners
  • Endre Skolt, Founder & Owner @ Change Com
  • Maria Markusjan @ Citi Ventures
  • Luis Valdich, MD, Venture Investing @ Citi Ventures
  • Guy Bentley, Investment Associate @ Crane Venture Partners
  • Oscar Hoare, Principal @ Edenred Capital 
  • Francesca Cox, Investor @ Edenred Capital
  • Virginia Bassano, VC Investor @ Eight Roads
  • Barry Brennan, Partner @ Elkstone Ventures
  • Anuj Bhardwaj, Investment Director @ Experian Ventures
  • Alokik Advani, Managing Partner @ Fidelity International Strategic Ventures
  • Erik Mostenicky, VP @ Fidelity International Strategic Ventures
  • Olly Betts, Fintech Sector Director @ Founders Factory
  • Alex Breeden, Investor @ FuelVentures
  • Samuel Marchant, Investor @ Hambro Perks
  • Amber Li, Managing Director @ Holistic Ventures
  • Maren Bannon, Co-Founder & Managing Partner @ January Ventures
  • Diego Camilleri, General Partner @ Lanai Partners
  • Greg Debicki, Investment Partner @ MCI Capital
  • Kanishk Walia, Partner @ Middlegame Ventures
  • Alan Morgan, Co-Founder @ MMC
  • Oliver Richards, Partner @ MMC
  • Jonathan Hollis, Managing Partner @ Mountside Ventures
  • Stella Buhalis, Investment Analyst @ Nauta Capital
  • Natasha Jones, Fintech Investor @ Octopus Ventures
  • Brandon Mhangami, Investor @ Octopus Ventures
  • Vincent van Dugteren, Innovation Hub Manager @ Oikocredit International
  • Chris Smith, Managing Partner @ Playfair Capital
  • Samarth Shekhar, Regional Manager @ SixThirty Ventures
  • Rachel Pavey, Investor @ Speedinvest
  • Elena Klijn, Investment Associate @ Superseed Ventures
  • Ferdinand Reynolds, Senior Associate @ Superseed Ventures
  • Kevin Seebacher, Investment Manager @ Uniqa Ventures
  • Alistair Owen, Principal @ VentureFriends