Fireside Chat with Hannes Blum – TiE Vancouver
About this event
TiE Vancouver is thrilled to host Angel Investor Hannes Blum, in conversation with Maninder Dhaliwal, chair TiE Angels Vancouver!
Hannes will be speaking about building startups and fundraising. During Q&A, the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions of the speaker.
Fireside Chat 9:30am – 10:15am
Q&A 10:15am – 10:45am
Hannes is Venture Partner North America for Acton Capital, a Munich based growth VC fund focused on consumer internet. His angel investments include Knix Wear, Maple Telehealth, Indochino, Teampages (sold to Active Network), Authy (sold to Twilio). His board memberships include Eloquii (sold to Walmart for US 100M), Chef’s Plate (sold to publicly listed HelloFresh) and Vancouver based Mobify (sold to Salesforce).
He started his career with the Boston Consulting Group in Germany and founded his first company JustBooks which was acquired by AbeBooks. He served as CEO of AbeBooks in Victoria, Canada till it was acquired by Amazon and then served as VP for Amazon till 2015. He won several industry awards during his tenure at AbeBooks and Amazon, such as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Consumer category for Pacific Canada.
About TiE Vancouver
TiE-Vancouver is a not-for-profit B.C. organization with a mission to foster and support entrepreneurship. We are the BC chapter of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) – founded in Silicon Valley in 1992 by successful entrepreneurs and professionals with roots in the Indus region. TiE is spread over 72 chapters in 17 countries with over 20,000 Members and 3,000 plus Charter Members – entrepreneurs, VCs, Private Equity, Angels, and service providers. Our goal is to bridge Canadian entrepreneurs to global investors, and to provide Canadian investors access to global startups by leveraging the world’s most extensive entrepreneurial network.
TiE holds regular networking and educational events throughout the year – most of which are open to public.
This event is part of the TiE Talks series – an initiative of TiE Angels Vancouver where we host active investors and entrepreneurs who’ve recently raised, to de-mystify startup financing and capital raising.
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