From Greek Start-Up to Global Scale-Up
Please join us for a discussion by four Greek-founded companies about fundraising, transitioning from start-up to scale-up, and achieving global growth. Blueground, which has raised $78M from European and US investors, now offers over 3,500 furnished rental properties in 13 cities. Metamaterial, having filed over 150 patents for smart materials and photonics, is about to complete a reverse merger to be listed on NASDAQ. NetData, which troubleshoots slowdowns and anomalies in computer infrastructure, has offices in San Francisco and Athens, with millions of users including at companies like Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and NVIDIA. Epignosis has over 8,000 customers in 126 countries for its training software which was ranked #1 by Finances Online. While these companies operate in very different markets, we hope to uncover common threads underlying their successes. The conversation will be introduced by Kostas Fragogiannis, Deputy Minister for Economic Diplomacy and Openness for the Hellenic Republic, who will share how economic diplomacy can support Greek business.
- Introduction by Kostas Fragogiannis
- Alex Chatzieleftheriou, Blueground
- George Palikaras, Metamaterial
- Costa Tsaousis, NetData
- Dimitris Tsingos, Epignosis
- Moderated by Marina Hatsopoulos, Levitronix Technologies