Baltic VC Summit 2019
21-22 August, Pärnu, Estonia


Each summer, at the end of August, Baltic Private Equity & Venture Capital professionals gather at one the beautiful Baltic resorts to discuss industry developments, network & enjoy various activities together. Over the years Baltic VCA Summit has developed into one of the largest and most anticipated industry events in the region.

Baltic VC Summit will be held on 21-22 August in Pärnu - a resort town known for its 19th-century timber villas and for sandy Pärnu Beach, with its shallow waters and promenades.

The main event will be held on 21 August at the iconic Pärnu Beach Hotel at purposely built glass venue. On 22 August Baltic VC Summit will continue with a series of activities and will reach its finale at the newly opened Pärnu Rowing Club with a thrilling race where VCs go up against Buyout.

We are expecting 150+ guests from:

Estonian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association ESTVCA
Latvian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association LVCA
Lithuanian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association LT VCA
CEE and Scandinavian NVCAs
Government Institutions
European Investment Fund
European Bank of Reconstruction & Development


Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Invitation-only LP-GP Dinner

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Registration and welcoming lunch
Session I
OPENING REMARKS: Viljar Lubi / Deputy Secretary General / Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communications / Tallinn
MODERATOR: Pramod Bhasin / Founder / Genpact (NYSE:G) / New Delhi
THE STATE OF EUROPEAN VENTURE CAPITAL / Reshma Sohoni / Co-founder & CEO / Seedcamp / London
FEEDING THE TIGER / Krisjanis Zarins / Mandate Manager, Baltics / European Investment Fund / Luxembourg
Interviewed by Sven Papp, Partner at Raidla Ellex
FROM STATE TO MARKET: Transferring the management of SmartCap's Investment Portfolio / Bruno Robino / Head of fi-compass, European Investment Bank / Luxembourg

Networking break
Session II
THE BREXIT EFFECT / Michael Collins / Public Affairs Director & Deputy Chief Executive / Invest Europe / Brussels
GROWING PAINS: How well does growth capital perform and what happens when it goes wrong? / Troy Weeks / Senior Banker, Equity Funds / EBRD / London
3 min country pitch by:

Ragnar Sass / Co-founder of Pipedrive / Tallinn
Jekaterina Novicka / Chairwoman of Latvian Startup Association Startin.LV / Riga
Dovydas Varkulevicius / Chairman of LT VCA / Vilnius

Closing remarks. Cold drinks & refreshments
Leisure programme:
Golf training & competition by BaltCap
Drone flight training by Free Frame Films
Dinner & Evening Programme
Special barbecue dinner & show by Enn Tobreluts BBQ Entertainment
Host: Louis Zezeran, Comedy Estonia

Official part of the event will be broadcast live by DELFI TV in all three Baltic states.


Pramod Bhasin
Genpact, New-Delhi
Pramod Bhasin
Genpact, New-Delhi
Pramod is founder of Genpact (NYSE:G), a €2,3 bn turnover business process outsourcing company with more than 75 000 employees in 28 countries.

Pramod Bhasin has served as the Chairman of NASSCOM (India's National Association of Software & Services Companies) and currently serves as a President and TiE Delhi (The Indus Entrepreneurs) and The Skills Academy. He also serves on the boards of Bank of India and NDTV among others and as a Strategic Advisor to Private Equity firms, Kedaara Capital in India and CVC Capital Partners in Asia.

Pramod has been named IT Man of the Year and honoured Lifetime Contribution Award for pioneering BPO industry and building up India as a global services hub.

Pramod will be moderating the event and in between the sessions he will take us on a journey to India.


Reshma Sohoni
Reshma Sohoni
Reshma is Partner & Co-Founder of Seedcamp. Early on in her career during the height of the dot com boom, Reshma worked in M&A and venture capital across B2B Software and Internet services businesses in the US and India. Following on from this, Reshma went to INSEAD and earned her MBA, fell in love with Europe and stayed on to work in Commercial and Marketing Strategy at Vodafone. Before starting Seedcamp she also worked at the ventures team of 3i.
Bruno Robino
Bruno Robino

Bruno is the Head of fi-compass at the European Investment Bank. Managed in partnership with the European Commission, the fi-compass initiative ( is a unique platform for advisory services on Financial Instruments under the European Structural and Investment Funds, designed to support managing authorities, by providing practical know-how and training on the implementation of Financial Instruments. Prior to fi-compass he was acting as a Head of Region at European Investment Fund implementing JEREMIE operations in Italy, France, Malta, Spain and Portugal. Before joining EIF he spent six years as an advisor to the European Commission.

Ragnar Sass
Ragnar Sass
Ragnar is co-founder of Pipedrive, best Europe b2b startup by Techcrunch, and co-founder of non-profit foundation Garage48. Curretly he is focusing building next b2b startup - HR management startup Clanbeat, where is co-founder & CEO.
Michael Collins
Invest Europe
Michael Collins
Invest Europe
Michael is currently Deputy Executive Director and Public Affairs Director at Invest Europe (formerly EVCA - European Venture Capital Association). He represents Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure sectors, as well as their investors, across the EU institutions. Based in Brussels, Michael covers both regulatory issues and wider EU political developments for the industry. He joined the EVCA in 2013 from Citigroup, where he was Managing Director for European Government Affairs, with responsibility for a wide range of financial regulatory issues and for advising Citi senior management and clients on developments in the Euro area. Michael holds a First Class degree in Modern History from Wadham College, Oxford, and also holds a postgraduate diploma in management.
Dovydas Varkulevicius
Dovydas Varkulevicius
Dovydas has 13 years of experience in different business industries: furniture, telecommunications, logistics, real estate development, financial services and consulting industries, serving from Sales Executive to Sales and Marketing Director for Baltics. Last position for the past 5 year was Entrepreneurship Department Director within Enterprise Lithuania where he has formed and executed Entrepreneurship policy. Dovydas and his team is known of helping to start more than 5’000 companies and has started such initiatives as National Business Consultant Network, National Business Mentor Network and Startup Lithuania umbrella - initiative for tech-startup companies.
Dovydas has chaired the alumni board of International Business School at Vilnius University as well as Rount Table club.
Jekaterina Novicka
Jekaterina Novicka
Jekaterina is a Chairwoman of the Board of Latvian Startup association "Startin.LV" that currently unites more than 50 players of the local startup ecosystem. She is also Head of Corporate Finance at Orients Audits & Finance. Her experience includes designing and executing governmental programmes aimed to support Latvian start-up ecosystem and she also has investment and risk analyst experience. Jekaterina Novicka holds MBA diploma from SBS Swiss Business School and Master degree in International Finance and Banking from BA School of Business and Finance.
Krisjanis Zarins
Krisjanis Zarins
Mandate Manager, Baltic Innovation Fund & EstFund. Working with EIF since 2008 on risk capital mandates in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Greece, that in total invested in risk capital funds more than EUR 250m. Prior to that responsible for launching risk capital fund of funds activity at Latvian Guarantee Agency (now Altum). Participated in U.S. International Visitor Leadership Program. MBA from Riga Technical University.
Troy Weeks
Troy Weeks

Troy is currently a senior investment professional based in the London office of the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development and has responsibility for the origination and execution of private equity and venture capital funds investments, with specific responsibility for venture capital funds and the Bank’s private equity fund investment activities in Central & South Eastern Europe. More recently, Troy has been responsible for building the Bank's venture capital investment platform including through the establishment of the Bank's EUR 100 million direct VC business and the development of the Bank's Early-Stage Innovation Facility, a EUR 100 million early-stage VC fund of funds programme. 

Viljar Lubi
Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communications
Viljar Lubi
Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communications
Starting 2016 Deputy Secretary-General for Economic Development at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Enterprise Estonia. Prior to that Viljar spent 3 years at the Estonian Embassy in New-Delhi serving as the Ambassador to India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. He has been in the Foreign Service since 1999 and he has also served as the economic counsellor at the Estonian Embassy in London and Estonian Embassy in Washington, among others.



Baltic VCA members
€300 + VAT
Non members (limited allocation)
€590 + VAT
Invoices will be sent by email by end of July


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DEADLINE: August 15th


For the overnight stay we suggest to book one of the following hotels in Pärnu. Due to high season, please book hotel at your earliest convenience. No rooms guaranteed starting July.

Estonia Resort Hotel & SPA

For booking send email to:
15% discount code: R11-10110

Hedon SPA

For booking send emal to:

Already registered:

AbrahamThoppill Maples and Calder
Gansen Shipitwise   
AliseEljašāne Tark Grunte Sutkiene
AllaKuznetsova Raidla Ellex
Siitam European Investment Bank
Rubene Tark Grunte Sutkiene
 INVL Asset Management
Mandel Sentio   
AndrisStrazds  NJORD   
AndriusBaranauskas UAB „Orion Asset Management“   
AndriusMikalauskas EY   
AndrusOks SmartCap   
AngelaKirby Swedbank   
Anne Veerpalu  NJORD   
Anne Fossemalle  EBRD   
AntanasSysas IFCON   
AnttiPerli SmartCap   
ArvydasSarocka LitCapital   
Asta Gladkauskiene  INVEGA   
AudriusZabotka INVEGA   
Ausma Bartkute  INVEGA   
BarbaraNowakowska PSIK
 SpeedUp Venture Capital
BrunoRobino European Investment Bank
DainisVodolagins Deloitte Latvia
Korsakaite Tark Grunte Sutkiene
DenissZlotnikovs EY   
DmitrijsMinajevs EY   
 BIC Securities
DonatasKeras Practica Capital
Dovydas Varkulevicius  LT VCA   
Egita Polanska  LVCA   
ElijusBurgis COBALT   
Elžbieta Grumadiene  BaltCap   
EneÕunmaa Swedbank Investeerimisfondid AS   
Blumfeldt  TRINITI   
ErmoKosk Primus   
ErnestsBordans Livonia Partners
EvaMaran Chaga   
Gerly Lõhmus  Raidla Ellex   
GintarasRutkauskas Lietuvos Draudimas
GirtsMilgravis FlyCap   
Greete-Kristiine Kuru  COBALT   
GuntarsKrols EY   
GuntarsZile COBALT   
HeidiKakko ESTBAN   
HenriLaupmaa Fundwise   
Ieva Jansone
 Callidus Capital SIA   
Indrek Kasela  Amber Trust   
IvarSiimar ESTBAN   
JamesMcDougall SmartCap   
JanisJanevics Imprimatur Capital
Janis Siklis  Baltic Sales Agency   
JanisSkutelis FlyCap   
Jari Mieskonen  Conor Ventures   
JoelAasmäe Trind Ventures
JuliusDukšta LitCapital   
JuozasRimas COBALT   
Juri Pervjakov  BaltCap   
Kalmer Kikas  BPM Capital   
Karl Paadam  PWC Legal   
Karlis Babulis  DB Partners   
KasparHanni ESTBAN   
KasparsŠenvalds NCH Advisors
Kärt Siilats  Kayes Consult   
KirstiPent FORT
Kornelijus Celutka  BaltCap   
Krisjanis Zarins  EIF   
Kristel Raidla-Talur  COBALT   
Kristi Tiivas  Government Office of Estonia   
Kristiina Vassilkova  ESTVCA   
KristinaSeiman Raidla Ellex
KristineBerzina Livonia Partners
Kristjan Kalda  BaltCap   
Laanemaa Karma Ventures
KristoOidermaa LHV Asset Management
Laila Zilgalve  LVCA   
LauraZalana Primus   
LaurisLiepa COBALT   
Lehar Kütt  KredEx   
LennartZetterfalk Swedbank   
LiisaVoo SmartCap   
LinasSabaliauskas TRINITI   
 UAB „Orion Asset Management“
Lovisvon Andrian
MadisTeinemaa Livonia Partners
MaireGustavson EY   
Kiisa Astrec Invest
MargusUudam Karma Ventures
Mari Vavulski  SmartCap   
MarianaHagström Teder Law Firm
Merendi Karma Ventures
MariusMatonis Tark Grunte Sutkiene
Marko Kairjak  VARUL   
MarkoLehes Selfdiagnostics   
Martin Kõdar  BaltCap   
Jonsson Private Investor
Martin Reinson  BPM Capital   
MartinsLasmanis Imprimatur Capital
MartinsMezinskis Primus   
 INVL Asset Management
MattiHyyrynen EBRD   
Matts Andersson  BaltCap   
MerlinSalvik Hedman Partners
Michael Collins  Invest Europe   
MichaelParry EBRD   
Mikk Metsa  BaltCap   
MikkVainik Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications   
MindaugasGlodas Nextury Ventures
MindaugasRapolas Livonia Partners
NerileBauzyte LT VCA
NormundsIgolnieks ZGI Capital
Oliver Kullman  BaltCap   
OttAava COBALT   
Nylund Nordic Investment Bank
PawelZabrzycki  BPM Capital   
Peeter Kutman  COBALT   
Peeter Saks  BaltCap   
Peteris Treimanis  BaltCap   
PillePettai Teder Law Firm
Pagowski Black Pearls VC
Pramod Bhasin  Genpact   
Priit Veering  BPM Capital   
Ramil Pärdi TRINITI   
RamunasBaranauskas UAB „Orion Asset Management“   
ReinLemberpuu Contriber   
RenatsLokomets JSC Rietumu Bank
Tõnisson Buildit Accelerator
Reshma Sohoni  Seedcamp   
RistoVahimets Raidla Ellex
RobertasČiočy Valiunas Ellex
Peciulaitis FL Technics
Laukaitis EY   
Gansen Shipitwise   
Sander Kärson  VARUL   
Sandijs Abolins-Abols  BaltCap   
Šarunas Alekna  BaltCap   
Šarunas Stepukonis  BaltCap   
 M&A International Baltics
ŠarunasŠiugžda LitCapital   
Sille Pettai  SmartCap
SilverKalmus ESTVCA   
Silvestras Tamutis Practica Capital
Simonas Gustainis  BaltCap   
Malevicius IFCON
SonnyAswani Tolaram Group
StanislavIvanov SmartCap   
Pisang Valesco
SvenIlling Buildit Accelerator
SvenPapp Raidla Ellex
TaaviLepmets Trind Ventures
TarmoRooteman United Partners
TobyMoore Imprimatur Capital
TommiUhari Venture Capital
TomsŠulmanis COBALT   
Triin Ploomipuu  COBALT   
Triinu Reinold  PWC Legal   
Triinu Oll  BaltCap   
Troy Weeks  EBRD   
Tsutomu Komori  ESTBAN   
TõnisNõmmik Swedbank Investment Funds
TõnisVahesaar Raidla Ellex
VaidasPaukstys Swedbank Investment Funds
VaidasMikantavičius LitCapital
VaidotasPuklevicius Dominas & Partners
Vairis Dmitrijevs  ZAB VILGERTS   
ValterVõhma Hedman Partners
ValtersKronbergs Kronbergs & Cukste
ValtersDiure Klavins Ellex   
Veikko Toomere  NJORD   
ViktorijaVaitkeviciene INVEGA   
ViktorsSentuhovskis EY   
Viljar Lubi  Ministry of Economic
Affairs & Communications
ZintaJansons Klavins Ellex
 EIT Digital