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Sven Illing

Managing Partner at Buildit Invest

Sven is a business developer, adviser and investor through iCapital and startup accelerators GameFounders and Buildit. During last 10 years he has seen 2000+ pitches/startups and helped with some advice & contacts 100+ teams and invested into 60+ startups.He attends 50+ startup events annually, occasionally speaking or moderating as well.

He has  been an evaluator of applications at Startup Chile, Brain Hunt, GameFounders and Buildit. I’ve been a mentor at Seed Forum and SeedCamp events. I was a referrer at HackFwd 2010-2013.

He spends up to a month each year in Silicon Valley to help portfolio companies and expand my professional network. I have lived in Estonia, Sweden, UK, Italy and Chile. 

Since 2006 he has helped early stage startups to raise capital from business angels and venture capitalists. He is mostly interested in mobile, enterprise software, cloud, e-commerce but also clean/green tech and natural products.He also mentors entrepreneurs in business development and connect them to potential partners such as other entrepreneurs, tech journalists and lawyers.

You can follow hin:
Twitter: @contactsven - I tweet about startups