Baltic VC Summit 2018
23 August, Riga, Latvia


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Each summer, at the end of August, Baltic Private Equity & Venture Capital professionals gather at one of the beautiful Baltic cities, discuss industry developments and cooperation, network and enjoy summer & various activities together. LVCA is very excited to be the host of Baltic VC Summit 2018 and to welcome you in Riga on the 23rd of August. Our special guest this year will be Ton van 't Noordende. Ton is experienced VC investor from the Netherlands and very active part of the European tech & startup ecosystem. He will be moderating the event and in between the sessions, he will take us on a journey to the Netherlands.

Main event location: The Latvian Railway History Museum

The Latvian Railway History Museum, which has the biggest broad gauge rolling stock collection in the Baltics, will serve as unique industrial environment for our event!

After-party location: AQUA LUNA Restaurant, bar and lounge

We would like to show you the unknown part of Riga – Andrejsala (Andrew Island). It is located just a few steps from the Centre of the city, but hidden behind the former industrial port buildings. In recent years, Andrejsala has developed into a significant art, culture and entertainment centre with exhibition halls, clubs, workshops and studios. It is a trendy leisure spot for young people during summer nights. AQUA LUNA is one of the top waterfront restaurants there. You will have the chance to enjoy very nice food and, during the evening, a top Latvian artist, who’s name will be revealed later, will entertain us all night.

We are expecting 250 guests from:




CEE and Scandinavian NVCAs

Government Institutions

European Investment Fund

European Bank of Reconstruction & Development

Invest Europe


Thursday, 23 August 2018


Session I
OPENING REMARKS: Edgars Pigoznis/ LVCA / chairman of the board
MODERATOR: Ton van 't Noordende/ VC investor and influencer / The Netherlands
Updates from LVCA, LtVCA and EstVCA on Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian markets
PE/VC fund regulatory framework, TGS Baltic
Panel discussion: Where and how Baltic VC/PE is heading?

Session II
Updates from EBRD, EIF and European Commission
Panel discussion: suggestions for market participants, possibilities of further EU funding, good examples
Networking break
Session III
Get closer to the neighbours: Invest Europe presentation and Abris Capital (Poland) story
Panel discussion: possibilities and examples of cooperation with Baltics
Closing remarks
Dinner & Evening Programme
Special dinner & show at Andrejosta Aqua Luna


Ton van 't Noordende

Ton is a well-known speaker on events & startup conferences all around the world - from moderating panels to judging and keynoting at a wide array of international conferences. He is an expert on topics like the State of Tech and VC in Europe, Emerging Tech (AI/ML), the secret behind successful fundraising and on what defines the different European Tech hubs & cities. Currently he leads deeptech investor 01Ventures. At the same time, with ambition to change the world, in 2017 he travelled to over 40 cities to meet key influencers in the tech scene. He tried to discover 'the secret sauce' & the 'origin stories' of those respective cities, attracting and bringing together founders, toptier VCs, superangels & community leaders. In 2016 Ton with his partners founded Angel Island ( with the purpose of connecting the unconnected. They rented an island near Amsterdam and some tall ships. Then they got together a curated group of 200 angel investors & 200 early stage founders and 'locked' the island. No pitching allowed, no keynotes, no name tags and a strict "zero asshole policy".

Speakers and Panellists

Kristjan Kalda
EstVCA, BaltCap

Kristīne Bērziņa
LVCA, Livonia Partner

Martins Zemitis
European Comission

Michael Collins
Invest Europe

Anne Fossemalle

Bjorn Tremmerie

Monika Nachyla
Abris (Poland)

Alise Eljasane
TGS Baltic

Marko Kairjak
TGS Baltic

Sarunas Alekna
LtVCA, BaltCap

Jānis Janevics
LVCA, Imprimatur Capital


We have two payment methods. You can either pay by credit card or invoice. If you choose to pay by credit card, you will immediately be registered for the event and granted with ticket. If you choose to pay by invoice, you will receive your ticket only when the invoice will be covered. We have a limited amount of tickets, please be aware and cover the invoice as soon as possible.

Baltic VCA members €250

Non members €350

Register for the event:

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For the overnight stay we suggest to book one of the following hotels in Riga. Due to high season and Latvia’s centenary celebration, please book hotel at your earliest convenience. No rooms are guaranteed starting May. The special price is for the accommodation starting 22 August till 24 August.

ASTOR RIGA Hotel & Conference is eclectic pearl of architecture built in 1876 by the famous Latvian architect J.Baumanis. The building has been fully renovated in 2012. Central location of Astor Riga Hotel is a perfect for business and leisure travelers. Old town, Riga city center and all the most popular sightseeing places are only few minutes away from hotel by walking. Hotel is an ideal starting place for exploring the city.
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Grand Palace Hotel Riga

Book a room in Grand Palace Hotel Riga. Best rates and direct booking benefits guaranteed! Grand Palace Hotel Riga is an exclusive boutique hotel in the heart of Old Town! Our hotel is the only member of “The Leading Hotels of the World” & “Virtuoso” in Latvia, it is highly recommended by its guests on TripAdvisor. You can book directly naming the event (Baltic Venture Capital Summit) and a promo code: VC2018.
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Originally built in the 19th century, Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga is situated in the heart of the Latvian capital. Just opposite the National Opera House and by the entrance to the town’s historic centre, the main tourist attractions are within walking distance. Discover the finest collection of 141 luxury rooms and suites along with an all-day-dining and a rooftop restaurant, a bar and a cigar lounge. Organise your event at our ballroom with natural daylight or arrange your business meeting in one of the five meeting rooms. Indulge in Kempinski The Spa, featuring six treatment rooms, a swimming pool and a health club with fitness centre.
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Park Inn by Radisson Riga Valdemara

Located on the west bank of the Daugava River, close to the city center and many top attractions, the Park Inn Riga Valdemara is just a 12-minute drive from Riga International Airport (RIX), and 2 public transport stops from the UNESCO Heritage-listed Old Town. Rest in comfort in one of our 178 rooms, and admire panoramic views of the Daugava River, Old Town and city parks from the upper floors of our hotel in Riga. Our on-site Italian restaurant, Bocca Buona, is the perfect spot to indulge in flavorful, freshly-made specialties and a glass of wine, and our bar and lounge offer a chic venue for relaxing over cocktails. If you’re keen to look after your health and well-being while traveling, be sure to make use of your complimentary access to the fitness center.
Please pay attention that the hotel is near from the event's venues, but still you will need to use a taxi or public transport.
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