Funds worth more than €5bn to attend 4YFN Barcelona 2020
Venture capital funds worth more than €5 billion in value will be present at 4YFN Barcelona 2020, according to new figures from the 4YFN Investors Club, a global membership network that connects investors to each other and startups ripe for investment. 4YFN takes place 24-26 February at Fira Montjuic and exhibition is expected to sell out within days. Over 1000 investors are expected to attend 4YFN this year.
For the first time, Silicon Valley Bank is attending the event as an Investors Club Partner. The bank will host a private roundtable, speak on the 4YFN stage and participate in a Reverse Pitch to a select group of startups.
Other funds represented at 4YFN this year include leading European VC Atomico Creandum, Draper Esprit and Seaya Ventures, among many of the leading funds from around the world.
Investors Club sponsors for the upcoming edition of 4YFN include Cathay Innovation, HP Tech Ventures and Target Global.
4YFN is the startup event of the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry, GSMA MWC Barcelona 2020. Its goal is to support startups, investors and companies to connect and launch new business ventures together.
Community Club Tops More than 75,000 Startups in its Network
The sister programme of the Investors Club, the Community Club, has signed its 90th Community Club member, bringing the total number of startups represented across its network to over 75,000. Recent additions to the 4YFN community include global partners Founder Institute and Techstars. The two are major players in the international startup ecosystem whose heavyweight presence establishes 4YFN in more key startup markets than ever.
The Community Club is a global network of enablers and multipliers in the startup ecosystem. It was conceived to bring together tech hubs, incubators, events, institutions and co-working spaces to build links across geographies.
New Features at 4YFN Barcelona 2020
Highlights this year, aside from the hotly anticipated, ground-breaking xside event, include the new 4Impact Village and initiative and the Talent Arena.
4Impact is 4YFN’s new scheme to support projects that have a positive social or environmental impact – founded in partnership with Mobile World Capital and Social Nest Foundation. The 4Impact Village at #4YFN20 will showcase 20+ impact startups and hosts a programme of activities about impact investing and designing businesses with impact in their DNA. For the first time, the 4YFN Startup Awards will include a special mention for an impact startup and the main stages will host 4Impact content including talks from representatives of the World Food Programme and the Red Cross.
A large proportion of the businesses at 4YFN join the event to discover talent and make their next big hire. The Talent Arena, in partnership with Mobile World Capital through its Barcelona Digital Talent initiative, will host leading digital education institution ISDI and hacking challenge Iron Hack. The magic will happen in an area that will host workforce related content, and that will be used to conduct interviews and mentoring for human capital.
More than 30 companies are expected to participate, a minimum of 50 job openings will be published and more than 450 interviews are anticipated! To find out more, go to https://www.4yfn.com/barcelona