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For Baltic businessmen seeking investment ideas in startups in Estonia and Latvia.

For growth companies to understand and connect with private wealth.

For Venture Capitalists to share best practices across the Baltic states.



FORBES in cooperation with Estonian and Latvian angel investors associations organizes in Tallinn conference “EQUITY CLUB” – aimed to attract private capital from high-net-individuals into Baltic startup sector. Forbes Equity Club format has been acclaimed vehicle for dialogue with non-professional investors in Latvia for the last three years, this year growing into Pan Baltic event.

Over 40 prominent Baltic venture capitalists who have participated in such star projects as SKYPE, GrabCAD, ASK.FM, ODNOKLASSNIKI,  will unveil unique experience how to select right idea for investment in startups, how to control the team, how to mint financing and make successful exit. Over 120 guests: TOP Baltic entrepreneurs, investors, start-ups searching for growth funding and high-level connections, consultants, bankers and others interested in genuine opportunities in Baltic startup scene will meet together for the high-profile  event in Tallinn. Equity CLUB is an ideal platform for to connect to all key VCs and successful businessmen from the Baltics in one place – all under FORBES brand.

Target audience

For Influential Estonian/Latvian/Finnish businessmen who are willing to take risks and invest in early stage Baltic start-ups, and young entrepreneurs who are seeking funding and connections for their projects.

Total expected guests: 100 (for VIPs – invitations, others – tickets)

  • Estonian/Latvian/Finnish entrepreneurs (tycoons) from Forbes list, seeing investment opportunities
  • Leaders of Estonian venture capital and startup industry
  • Promising Estonian young growth companies seeing funding and networking
  • Leaders of Latvian venture capital and startup industry
  • Promising Latvian young growth companies seeing funding and networking
  • Selected leaders of Finnish venture capital and startup industry
  • Consultants, banks, politicians and others interested in new technology & startups


Keynotes from most influential Estonian tech entrepreneurs. Three panel discussions about hottest trends in the start-up market; how to evaluate the attractiveness of ideas and organize the investment rounds. Including special table for opportunities in Latvia. 5 startup pitches from LV and EE.

Exclusive networking, and banquenting plus Jazz concert – all under FORBES brand. The event will also include the award ceremony for Estonia “Forbes 30 talents under 30 years old”. Event shall be featured in both Latvian and Estonian Forbes magazine. The “speed dating” option will allow pre-booking opportunity with a particular investor via Forbes site. There will special APP allowing to connect and networking. Each will receive a gift from Forbes. All pitches participants will receive an award. Supported by ESTBAN and LATBAN.

Day 1
11 Jun 2015
14:40 - 15:00



By Elena Jevgrafova (new FORBES Latvia, Estonia Editor-in-Chief), Marek Kiisa (Member of Management Board, ESTBAN), Juris Birznieks (LATBAN).
Marek Kiisa
Juris Birznieks
Jelena Jevgrafova


Taavi Kotka, CIO of Estonia – responsible for all government e-solutions (confirmed)
Taavi Kotka


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Coffee break, networking, speed dating.

Panel I: How to find and build great deals

Manu Mäkela (Conor VC), Margus Uudam (Karma Ventures), Marek Kiisa (Astrec Invest/EstBAN), Mait Müntel (Lingvist), moderated by Heidi Kakko (EstBAN / EstVCA)
Marek Kiisa
Heidi Kakko
Mait Müntel
Manu Makela
Margus Uudam

Panel II: How to enter and how to exit

Indrek Kasela (Amber Trust/EstBAN), Norris Koppel (Monese), Lauri Liivat (Eversheds), Peeter Saks (Baltcap), moderated by Yrjö Ojasaar (Solon Partners)
Norris Koppel
Indrek Kasela
Peeter Saks
Yrjö Ojasaar

Coffe break, networking, speed dating

Panel III: Latvia

Juris Birznieks (LATBAN); Aija Perta (RubyLight); Nikita Haljavins (Stealthy); moderated by Maija Golubovica (Forbes Baltics)
Nikita Halavins
Aija Perta
Juris Birznieks

Forbes “30 Talents Under 30 Years Old” award ceremony

Startup pitches

MRP Easy (Estonia), Smart Load Solutions (Estonia), FlexiBell (Estonia), Edurio (Latvia), Koatum (Latvia), Branchtrack (Latvia), CG Trading (Lithuania). 5 mins per pitch plus 3 questions. Everyone will get an award.

Networking. Jazz concert. Exclusive banquet.

Jazz Concert by famous “Coolman Report”

Gold Sponsors


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Arle Mölder (Novira Capital), Indrek Prants (Bauhof), Alexander Tsikhilov (Admiral Markets), Jaan Puusaag (Krimelte), Magnus Lepasalu (Balti Logistika), Sofia Kirsimaa (Citadele Banka Eesti filiaal), Manu Mäkela (Conor VC), Karoli Hindriks (Jobbatical), Marek Kiisa (Astrec Invest, EstBAN), Heidi Kakko (EstBAN, EstVCA), Indrek Kasela (Amber Trust, EstBAN), Lauri Liivat (Eversheds), Martin Rand (VitalFields), Tuomas Kosonen (Inventure), Erki Hendrikson, Merlin Salvik, Kristjan Niinemaa, Henri Treude, Tsutomu Gabriel Komori, Margus Zuravljov, Ranno Tingas, Juan Saenz-Diez, Lembit Loo, Kai Siinmaa, Juris Birznieks (LATBAN), Aija Perta (RubyLight), Nikita Haljavins (Stealthy), Indrek Kasela (Amber Trust / EstBAN), Norris Koppel (Monese), Lauri Liivat (Eversheds), Peeter Saks (Baltcap), Yrjö Ojasaar (Solon Partners), Manu Mäkela (Conor VC), Margus Uudam (Karma Ventures), Marek Kiisa (Astrec Invest/EstBAN), Mait Müntel (Lingvist), Heidi Kakko (EstBAN / EstVCA), Hardi Meybaum, GrabCAD founder (Boston), Taavi Kotka, CIO of Estonia, Elena Jevgrafova (new FORBES Latvia, Estonia Editor-in-Chief), Ivar Siimar (ESTBAN).

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