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Unicorn Battle UAE | Global startup-pitching series

IxD Capital invites investors to join the online startup-pitching series Unicorn Battle UAE


Unicorn Battle UAE, MENA — July 23rd, 2020:


  • 14:00−17:00 (GMT+3)

IxD Capital’s partner Startup.Network is an international platform for venture capital professionals with over 120 000 participants from 55 countries in its startup portfolio.


Startup-pitching series "Startup Battles" are held regularly by the Startup. Network platform in collaboration with its partners to promote international venture industry.

Startup. Network has already organized more than 200 Startup Battles in various cities all over the world — in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the USA.

The winner of the Unicorn Battle in United Arab Emirates will be granted a chance to present their project at the Unicorn CUP — Silicon Valley Finals of global pitch competition on July 28th, 2020!


The private sector is considered the main provider of innovative solutions. The world’s top venture funds choose best startup projects!

Pitching at the Unicorn Battle UAE is a great opportunity for you to find investments, acquire practical advice from experienced venture capital professionals, meet new partners and clients, expand your network, and present your startup to the investment community.

Startup Battle UAE is an online event. Best startups will be assessed by the panel and investors.

Welcome the honoured Judges of the upcoming Unicorn Battle in United Arab Emirates:


  • Alexander Soroka — CEO & Founder of Startup. Network;

  • Eva Andriyash — Chairwoman and CEO at IxD Capital;

  • Roman Nikitov — Head of ICU;

  • Jordan Wahbeh — Vice President at Scorpion Capital Management, Managing Partner of SV Venture Group, Partner at Andra Capital Jordan;

  • Victoria Mehran — Associate at Expert Dojo;

  • Gary Fowler — CEO, President, and Co-founder of GSD Venture Studios;

  • Guillaume Kloof — Managing Partner at Valley Date Venture Partners;

  • Joao Luis Oliverio — Founder at Sales as a System and Investor at Mucker Capital;

  • Ruchi Dana — Venture Partner at FundRx, Board Member at DANA Group;

  • Denis Valvachev — Senior Managing Partner, Chief Business Development Officer at Quarter Partners;

  • Preeti Chaudhary — Regional Partner at several Venture Capital Firms in Central India;

  • Alex Gemici — Chairman, CEO and Founder of Greenstone Equity Partners;

  • Sanjay Bhatia — Managing Director at Alpen Capital;

  • Varis Sayed — Investor at Fincasa Group, Medley Capital & Key Investments;

  • Mukund Menda — Director at Reshape, Director at World of Electricals;

  • Julien Machot — Managing Partner at VERSO FUND;

  • Muhammad Salman Anjum — Managing Director at Avantas Technology Accelerator;

  • Monique Custers — Founder of fem. diamonds & Connecting Minds;

  • Dr. Anuraag Guglaani — Partner at MBG;

  • Keith Herman — Founder of IPA Equities;

  • Khalid Shaikh — CEO & Founder of Prognica Labs and Affaan Technologies;

  • Jean-Luc Scherer — CEO & Founder of Innoopolis;

  • Sajith R Channadathu — Managing Partner at Olmec Consulting;

  • Matteo Boffa — Investor, Swiss Social and Environmental Entrepreneur;

  • Rahul Mandal — Strategy Analyst at Ras al Khaimah Economic Zone;

  • Mohamad Sabouneh — Managing Director at Dubai Fintech Accelerator, Startupbootcamp;

  • Christopher Fisher — Operating Partner at Click Ventures.

Top startups have been selected to be pitched live at Unicorn Battle UAE 2020:


1. Workfam — creating a happy, healthy and highly engaged workforce;

2. ZeLoop — mobile app rewarding citizen for eco-friendly behaviours;

3. Click Media — first media e-commerce platform;

4. Click2Pay — online payment gateway and services;

5. Lock&Stock — app that provides guaranteed fee waivers to universities;

6. Taka Technology — the worlds energy efficiency and climate change technology;

7. UDENZ — a dental tech startup providing dental services on a click;

8. Distichain — SaaS provider of customizable B2B e-commerce marketplaces;

9. FlyNava Technologies FZE — jupiter for airline pricing and pivoting for insurance industry;

10. ArtSmiley — an online market place for arts;

11. Gokaddal Technologies FZCO — disruptive solutions aggregator and marketplace cloud platform.

See you at the Online Unicorn Battle UAE, July 23rd, 2020, 14:00 (GMT+3)!

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