Department for International Trade, the British Embassy Bucharest in partnership with Speedinvest, Hoxton Ventures, OTB Ventures and organizes a webinar on UK – CEE VC fundraising: what to expect in post-COVID19 reality? It will be run on MS Teams on 27th of May, 16.00-17.30 CET

After several years of fund raising “bonanza” COVID19 made the process more challenging. Today and for the foreseeable future money becomes scarce and raising it in CEE & the UK might require different strategies.

This webinar gives a VC perspective on what can help startups traverse the crisis, look at the UK tech ecosystem and adjust scale-up strategies accordingly. The webinar will be in a form of a fireside chat/panel discussion that will revolve around the synergies in the UK & CEE, cooperation and potential for COVID19 related tech funding.

Time: 27th of May, 4.00-5.30 pm (CET) via MS Teams

Register here


Tony Hughes, dealmaker, Global Entrepreneur Programme, DIT


  • Magda Posluszny, Associate, Speedinvest x (London)
  • Marcin Hejka, Managing Partner, OTB Ventures (Warsaw)
  • Rob Kniaz, Partner, Hoxton Ventures (London)


16.00-16.30 Raising funds in CEE & the UK in the times of pandemic. What to expect?

16.30 – 16.45 Q&A

16.45 – 17.15 Fireside chat: Raising an international round via London: experiences, tips, lessons learned

  • Tony Hughes, dealmaker, Global Entrepreneur Programme, DIT
  • Kacper Nowicki, CEO,

17.15 – 17.30 Q&A