George Tziralis

Greeks in Tech Live II

A fast-growing community of Greeks in Tech around the world is emerging. This is our second global event to bring everyone together and celebrate everything about it! An all-star line-up of Greek entrepreneurs will share their exciting stories, hard-won learnings, and inspiring vision for the future, just check the agenda below. If you are a Greek, loving startups and working in tech, tune in and come join us to chat with old friends and make new ones, no matter where you are!

๐Ÿ—“ Date: Sunday, December 20

โฐ Time: 8pm Athens / 6pm London / 1pm New York / 10am San Francisco.

โœ๐Ÿป Registration: Free and open for everyone; RSVP here to get access, also tag your friends and introduce yourself in the comments!

๐Ÿ“บ Streaming: The event will be streamed live on LinkedIn. Follow the event link.

  • ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Intro by hosts / A new era of opportunity with Greeks in Tech.

  • ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Athens Haris Pylarinos, founder, Hack The Box. Hack The Box helps half a million enthusiasts and hundreds of enterprise customers around the world to level up their cybersecurity skills by ethically hacking virtual machines.

  • ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Athens Marios Stavropoulos, founder, Softomotive. Softomotive bootstrapped one of the leading RPA solutions, before raising $25m and being acquired by Microsoft to merge with Power Automate a few months ago.

  • ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Patras George Sidiropoulos, founder, Think Silicon. Think Silicon delivers ultra low power graphics processors, enabling computation at the edge. The company was acquired by semiconductor powerhouse Applied Materials earlier in 2020.

  • ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Berlin Kostas Tzoumas, founder, Ververica. Creators of the Apache Flink platform, Ververica (previously Data Artisans) built a broadly-adopted enterprise stream processing solution before getting acquired by Alibaba in January 2019.

  • ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง London Dr. Maria Chatzou-Dunford, founder, Lifebit. Lifebit, with $11m in investment to date, provides an intelligent and federated cloud operating system that acts as a Trusted Research Environment and is used to democratize the analysis and understanding of biomedical and genetic big data.

  • ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ New York David Politis, founder, BetterCloud. BetterCloud helps 2000+ IT teams discover, manage, and secure all of their SaaS applications. The company has raised $187m from firms such as Accel, Bain, and Warburg Pincus.

  • ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ San Fransisco Edvard-Athanasios Engesรฆth, founder, Nurx. Nurx delivers vital medications and tests at home, without seeing a doctor or waiting in line at the pharmacy. The company has raised a total of $116m from the likes of YC, USV, and Kleiner Perkins.

  • ๐ŸŒ Community Members Intros / Keep the conversation going

Further Reading
  • An intro to Hack The Box Academy (YouTube)

  • Microsoft acquires Softomotive and what this deal means for RPA (Forbes)

  • Applied Materials CEO statement on Think Silicon acquisition (YouTube)

  • Alibaba acquires Ververica (Techcrunch)

  • Next-gen research platform by Lifebit and AWS central to UK Covid-19 response (Genomics England)

  • SaaSOps as a necessity driven by the challenges of managing SaaS at scale (BetterCloud)

  • Nurx raises more capital and boasts $150m in run-rate (Techcrunch)

Spread the word and see you on December 20! Your hosts: Panos Papadopoulos, Niko Bonatsos and George Tziralis