Venture Capital

Behind the unicorn buzz: How to build a breakout B2B business

Wed 22 Jun 2022 / 12:30 (BST), 13:30 (CEST)

About the event

Europe’s unicorn stable has always been an elusive club — but the macroeconomic environment has thrown up an unexpected roadblock for companies fundraising and looking to hit that IPO milestone. So, in the current climate, how can founders make the leap from promising scaleup to coveted unicorn? This Sifted Talks will dive into the building blocks of a breakout B2B business.

We'll be discussing

  1. It’s a minefield: With public markets down, how can founders scale their startups? Are VCs still bullish, or are they holding their horses?
  2. Walking the tightrope: How does the leap from promising scaleup to unicorn shake things up internally? What systems, processes and people do you need in place to avoid cracks appearing?
  3. The next episode: Does founding a startup qualify you to be the CEO of a unicorn? What does unicorn status mean in today's market?

Moderators & Speakers

Stefano Vaccino
Stefano Vaccino

Founder and CEO @ Yapily

Jenny von Podewils
Jenny von Podewils

Co-CEO and cofounder @ Leapsome

Andreas Weiskam
Andreas Weiskam

Partner and cofounder @ Sapphire Ventures

Eleanor Warnock
Eleanor Warnock

Deputy editor @ Sifted