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The Marketplace Conference 2018 — Berlin Edition (Update: Line-up & Agenda)

We’re releasing the preliminary program of The Marketplace Conference on November 28th 2018 in Berlin. Be quick to secure one of the few remaining tickets. Get in touch to fill the remaining slot with an outstanding female speaker.

We’re very excited to share with you the agenda of the inaugural European Edition of The Marketplace Conference on November 28th 2018 in Berlin. Before diving into detail, on behalf of Speedinvest x and our partners Market One Capital, Point Nine Capital and Autotech Ventures, I would like to send special thanks to all speakers, panelists and sponsors (Nasdaq, Russmedia, Netguru, Orrick, Sharetribe, Besedo & Mangopay) who are helping to make this happen! Without you this event would not be possible and we`re incredibly excited to have all of you on board!

Above all, we´re extremely grateful and humbled that so many marketplace enthusiasts have already secured a ticket without even knowing the final agenda. A big shout out to all of you for paying it forward and sharing our passion for marketplaces! That puts a lot of pressure on us to deliver an amazing event and we’re pretty confident that the following line-up will not disappoint you:


  • Niklas Östberg, Delivery Hero
  • Sonali De Rycker, Accel Partners
  • Thomas Plantega, Vinted
  • Doreen Huber, Lemoncat
  • Paul McKeown, Nasdaq
  • Mats Diedrichsen, Delivery Hero
  • Yara Paoli, Preply (prev. Skyscanner)
  • Susanne Wechsler, Babbel
  • Travis Pittman, TourRadar
  • Ben Narasin, New Enterprise Associates (NEA)
  • Josh Breinlinger, Jackson Square Ventures (JSV)
  • Sarah Rose, UrbanSitter
  • Jambu Palaniappan, Atomico (prev. UBER)
  • Lawrence Leuschner, TIER Mobility
  • Jack Beaman, Syft
  • Sam Huber, Admix
  • Dobo Radichkov, OLX & OLX Ventures
  • Jenny Buch, Point Nine Capital
  • Axel Bringéus, EQT Ventures
  • Benjamin Grol, Atomico
  • Celia Francis, Rated People
  • Hanno Lippitsch, Eversports
  • Julia Wadehn, PaulCamper
  • Radoslav Albrecht, Bitbond
  • Michiel Kotting, Northzone
  • Carmen Alfonso Rico, Samaipata Ventures
  • Andrin Bachmann, Piton Capital
  • Stefan Batory, Booksy
  • Isabel Bescos, Balderton Capital

Preliminary agenda

Each of the 3 rooms will feature sessions and talks covering different topics such as Growth, Strategy, Investment or Operations so that you could stay in one room to get a good mix of everything that the conference has to offer. Every slot takes about 40 minutes, comprised by up to 30 minutes of presentation or panel discussion and a minimum of 10 minutes for Q&A. In total, there will be over 25 slots across the 3 rooms which leads to the following preliminary agenda:

Fundraising for your startup?

We’re organizing 1-on-1-sessions between investors and founders i.e. on-site “VC office hours”. We’ve started the matchmaking process already: Confirmed investors have been approached and attending founders will receive the invitation to take part in the sessions shortly. Get your ticket now to secure your spot in the 1-on-1 investor sessions!

Since we`ve got this question a few times: Please note that the conference is not only reserved for founders but any startup employee or operator that is interested in the topic (just get the “founder/startup”-ticket).

Last call for female speakers

Having noticed that less than 20% of the European Midas list are women, we`re convinced that there are amazing female marketplace entrepreneurs and investors overlooked by the community so far. While we`re very happy to have a great number of talented women on board already (including some ranking high on the list!), we’ve reserved additional speaker- or panel-slots for women to join us on November 28th in Berlin. If you would like to propose a speaker or would like to participate yourself, we would be excited to get in touch with you (or, simply leave a note in the comments below).

Keen to join us on November 28th in Berlin? If you haven’t secured your spot yet, there are still a few tickets available, so be quick and rsvp now!

We can’t wait to welcome you at The Marketplace Conference in Berlin! Join us and over 350 likeminded people for one day of all things marketplaces!

Still hungry for more and want to learn more about The Marketplace Conference? >>> Read our last post on the topic!

Shout outs to Nina & Jeroen Arts for going the extra mile and working so hard on making this event happen! ❤️👍🏻🙏🏻



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