Today, early stage seed fund Kima Ventures is organizing Kima Day, a one-day networking event for its portfolio companies, in order for journalists, VCs, and potential users & clients to see the companies in action. Kima Ventures, which is run by Jeremie Berrebi & Xavier Niel, has amassed over 200 investments in the past few years, and has developed and defended its reputation as fast & simple investors.
The conference is being livestreamed throughout the day – the schedule and livestream video are available below for you to watch. The day’s highlights include Facebook’s Head of Partnerships for EMEA Julien Codorniou, serial entrepreneur & investor Nenad Cetkovic, Softtech VC Partner Jeff Clavier & Vente Privée founder Jacques-Antoine Granjon.
Kima Ventures has had quite a run as a European early stage VC. Having carved a reputation for signing checks after just a Skype chat (Kima Ventures partner Jeremie Berrebi spends most of his time in Tel Aviv), the company has had a good range of successful exits in the short time since its launch – Sparrow (to Google), Rapportive (to LinkedIn), Producteev (to Jive), to name a few.
Kima Day appears to be Kima Ventures’ first attempt to leverage its ever-growing popularity, as well as provide value to its portfolio beyond quick money – with 200+ investments and just a few partners, mentors & employees, Kima does not have a reputation for being the most active of investors. Kima Day will be Kima’s first attempt at such an event, and we’ll be there to check it out!
9:45 AM Breakfast/Arrival
10:30 AM Intro by Jeremie
10:40 AM Startups Presentation (25)
11:55 AM Pitch: The evolution of the Facebook Platform in the last 12 months by Julien Codorniou
12:15 PM Keynote with Ilya Sukhar Parse CEO (sold to FB)
12:30 PM Breakfast / Cocktail
2:05 PM Startups Presentation (30)
3:35 PM Nenad Cetkovic: Sell and manage 2000+ customers + Global expansion
3:55 PM Jeff Clavier “What you need to know if you want to raise capital from SV”?
4:25 PM Break Coffee
5:10 PM Startups Presentation (25)
6:40 PM Panel : Differents ways to raise money
7:30 PM Jacques-Antoine Granjon – Vente Privée
7:50 PM Closing Remarks
8:00 PM Cocktail/Dinner Networking