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ABOUT SiGMA PITCH

Following a very successful run, the 6th edition of SiGMA Pitch is back for 2021. Over 100 startups will be selected to showcase their products and initiatives throughout the event. Each startup will have a small booth at SiGMA surrounded by top investors and mentors.

 

For the first time even, SiGMA has created our own investment funds. One participant taking part in our startup pitch during Malta Week can benefit from this investment that ranges between Eur25,000 to Eur500,00

 

 

However, only the judges’ top ten make it to the Pitch during the final leg of the Summit. Increase your chance of being one of the top 100 by providing a 3-minute video-introduction upon participation! 

 

Should you have any questions, please contact Lorraine on [email protected] 

STARTUP VILLAGE PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE

2019

BOOTH

Free 1x1m booth including cost of printing and furniture.

networking

Invitation to premium networking events during SiGMA.

presentation

Startup Pitch presentation for ten finalists - meet the investors on stage.

pr

SiGMA PR - magazines, website, email newsletters, interviews.

consultancy

Free consultancy and potential leads from leading industry veterans.

leads

We will personally connect you to potential customers and/or investors.

2018

STARTUP VILLAGE PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE

2019

BOOTH

Free 1x1m booth including cost of printing and furniture.

networking

Invitation to premium networking events during SiGMA.

presentation

Startup Pitch presentation for ten finalists - meet the investors on stage.

pr

Startup Pitch presentation for ten finalists - meet the investors on stage.

pr

SiGMA PR - magazines, website, email newsletters, interviews.

consultancy

Free consultancy and potential leads from leading industry veterans.

leads

We will personally connect you to potential customers and/or investors.

2018

MEET THE HOST & JUDGES

Mike Costache

Investor & Entrepreneur

David Black

Managing Director EMEA

David Black has 20 years’ experience within the online gaming and technology sectors in various roles from software licensing to data centre. As the first employee of Continent 8 in 2005 until 2010 David developed the business as COO & Director throughout Europe and Asia including the run up to the Gibraltar data centre build. He returned to Continent 8 in 2018 as an advisory executive, primarily focused on EMEA and strategy, after several years involved with consultancy services and start-up businesses. Executive and entrepreneurial experience is supported by a BA (Hons) European Politics and an MBA from a Russell Group University.

 

Jon Thompson

Presentor

JT has operated in the gaming profession throughout his entire career beginning on the Racecourse's and in the Betting Shops in the UK before setting off on an almost 25-year global tour starting in Australia and through just about every jurisdiction known to the industry including Antigua, Asia, Costa Rica, Ireland, Malta (several times) and Panama.

His main focus has always been on Sports Trading and Risk Management on the business side of matters and his love for Horse Racing when it comes to R and R!

This will be his 4th time hosting the Malta Gaming Awards including the largest ever gathering in Malta at the MFCC 3 years ago.

Tim Heath

General Partner

Tim founded Vereeni that was a first name for Yolo Investments in 2017 with the intention of drawing on his experience across the gaming, blockchain and technology spaces.
 

He was an early adopter of Bitcoin and is also the founder of the Coingaming Group, which operates gaming brands Bitcasino.io, Sportsbet.io, Slots.io and the innovative aggregator Hub88.io. In his spare time, Tim is an accomplished poker and squash player and Captain of the Estonian national cricket team.

Anthony Hennessy

Commercial Director & Co-Founder

Exacta Solutions is a Malta-based company with experience in management, accounting, executive recruitment and headhunting and an unrivalled network of experts from various backgrounds, designed to help you reach your business goals.

Marcel Tobler

Chief Strategy Officer

innovation21 is the venture capital fund dedicated to technology startups in the gaming and gambling industry. The fund is provided by the Stadtcasino Baden Group, which operates bricks-and-mortar and online casinos in regulated markets. innovation21 typically invests during early stage rounds and offers expert knowledge, technical resources, and distribution opportunities.

Andrew Visser

Founder & Chief Improvement Officer

Andrew has more than a decade of experience in technical and commercial operations, and the implementation of new technology and processes.
He has worked for giant multinationals and tiny start-ups you've never heard of.
Currently, Andrew sits on the advisory board of three international software start-ups.

Petter Moldenius

CEO

An engineer at heart, Petter is passionate about technology, investments and empower people and companies to reach their full potential. Petter is the Chief Executive Officer of Optimizer Invest, a leading investment firm focusing on Fintech, iGaming and Lead Generation but invest mainly in great teams with the potential to grow global businesses with our financing and operational support.

Susan Breen

Partner

Susan Breen is a Partner in Mishcon de Reya's top-ranked Betting & Gaming Group within the Innovation Department. Susan's practice spans both corporate and M&A, as well as regulatory and commercial advice with over 20 years' experience acting for gambling industry clients. A particular strength of Susan's practice is her ability to blend her corporate knowledge with regulatory, infrastructure, and compliance advice to many of the industry's leading operators, service providers and business owners both in the UK and internationally.

Morten Klein

Owner, CEO & Chairman of the Board

Founder & Chairman of the Board for Klein Group AS. Klein Group consists of a group of companies with various investments within the gaming industry, e-commerce companies, real estate as well as various venture companies with exceptional prospects. Klein Group also provides consultancy services within the fields of management consulting and digital transformation to third party clients.

Klein has been at the head of 11 different companies, and also had a prominent position with the world-known Cherry Casino AB.

Melissa Blau

Director

Ms. Blau has been active in the online gaming and technology sector since 2004. Through her company, iGaming Capital, Ms. Blau provides consulting and development services for companies seeking to enter the online gaming industry in the United States and other emerging markets. In addition to advising many of the leading gaming companies across the globe on strategic alternatives and the impact of the evolving regulatory environment, Ms. Blau gained tremendous experience as a senior executive with a number of European firms operating in the space.

Mark Blandford

Partner

Mark Blandford was the founder and Director of Sportingbet Plc, an online global sportsbook and casino which was one of the first listed companies in the sector. Mark now works as a Company Director and successful Venture capital investor. Mark Blandford won AIM Entrepreneur of the year 2002. Mark is a Co-Founder of Burlywood Capital, targeting development capital investment opportunities in tech including the wider gambling and support industries Mark now runs a successful investment portfolio which includes stakes and board seats including Chair of the recently NADAQ listed Gambling.com Group.

Robert Andersson

CEO & President

Are you our next Judge?

Contact [email protected]

WINNER'S PRIZE

SiGMA has designed a premium prize pack of services for a startup to launch their unicorn journey!

2X2M BOOTH

CONSULTANCY

DIGITAL MARKETING SERVICES

OFFICE SPACE

RECRUITMENT SERVICES

PR SERVICES

MEET THE INVESTORS

SiGMA is not just a one-time-event, but a holistic platform bringing investors and startups together under one roof, forging connections, and building long-lasting relationships. Should you need any introductions please contact Emily on [email protected]

VENUS BROWN

Owner & CEO

Marcel Tobler

Chief Strategy Officer

Tiffany Xingyu Wang

Partner

Rob Dowling

Managing Partner

Morten Klein

Owner, CEO & Chairman of the Board

Anthony Grech

Tugce Ergul

Investor

ADVICE FOR A STARTUP

2021 STARTUPS

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20SHOTS
2nd Life

2nd life

ACE SMART TECHNOLOGIES LTD
AIRHEAD VENTURES
Airhead Ventures Ltd

airhead ventures ltd

Akt.io

akt

AudioMob LTD
Augnet
BetCare
bethereum
BetStarters

BetStarters offers an innovative, flexible, and winning product! A Omni-channel solution with Online and Retail Sportsbook, multilingual and multicurrency iGaming Platform (PAM) with an innovating bonus and gamification system! Fully Managed solutions, Casino Hub, Payment Hub and more. Including a full Network management and Agents System.

BETTING FAMILY
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  • H - N
  • O - Z

MEET THE PAST WINNERS

WINNER 2019
 

Bethereum is an innovative social betting solution built on blockchain technology. Designed to tackle the key challenges of conventional betting, it delivers a host of unique features and improvements. Starting with sport betting, their vision is to develop a wider ecosystem and establish the Bether token as the betting market standard.

WINNER 2016
 

Betters’ Rift is an eSports-focused, free-to-play betting website, which aims at becoming the European leader on this market. They believe that eSports isn’t just a new category of sport. It is a dynamic and fresh way to experience competitive entertainment and needs a new approach when it comes to betting.

To that end, Betters’ Rift chose to create a free-to-play online betting platform, infused with tried-and-tested video games mechanics. Their business model rests on incentivized advertising, selling virtual good and providing B2B services focused on eSports. They are now ready to provide operators with white-label eSports betting platforms.

WINNER 2017
 

PVP is the first Esports betting exchange, which over the past months has grown into a multi-faceted gaming platform. The website combines a betting exchange with a wide variety of matches and traditional casino style products like roulette and dice, as well as innovative stream betting interface, where bettors engage with influencers directly. With its abundance of deposit methods and in-game item shop, PVP has tools to engage and monetize every type of audience.

WINNER 2018
 

Tomobox is the first Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven concierge, for online betting and casinos. It’s become super challenging to acquire new players, just to lose them in a whim of a second due to poor customer experience. Tomobox AI solves player issues in real-time making sure they keep playing.

TESTIMONIALS

James J. Attard

COSTANSIN

COSTANSIN SiGMA is instrumental in putting startups and investors under one roof, thus helping all iGaming stakeholders be more successful.

Daniele Bernardi

Diaman Partners

Diaman Partners The SIGMA events are always great opportunity to network and meet interesting people and amazing business ideas.

Rupert Barksfield

Pynk

Pynk Winning the start-up pitch was a huge boost to our company, international coverage put us on the global stage.

Jean-Michel Azzopardi

Kralanx

Kralanx SiGMA is hands down the most startup friendly trade-show I've ever attended. I'm forever grateful for working along side the SiGMA team.

Sukesh Kumar Tedla

Unbiased

Unbiased SiGMA gave us an opportunity to showcase our Blockchain and AI innovation on the world stage.

HAVE A LOOK AT OUR PREVIOUS STARTUP PITCHES

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017

SiGMA PITCH