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It is difficult for an established business to be disrupted from within. We believe that any transformation starts from mutual understanding among the parties. We strive to reach such understanding by making the right connections happen.

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Elena Gusakova
• Strong business development professional, worked at UBS, Zurich, prior to that was responsible for business development at a number of leading consulting companies; has graduated from Columbia and London Business Schools

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Anastasia Golz
Strategic project management and implementation professional with more than 10 years of experience in the insurance and banking sectors.
AI in automation (end to end automation platforms enhancing RPA with ML) specialist.
Start up scout for corporate investors in financial services Germany
Degrees from London Business School and FHDW
Anna Kachurets
Tech entrepreneur with strong financial background, analytical and sales skills gained through hands-on experience of launching and developing innovative projects in Russia and the UK.
Founder and ex-CEO of logistics marketplace GroozGo, raised over $2mln for scaling, gained contracts with the largest companies in Russia (Danon, Leroy Merlin, Dymov, Unilever, SunInBev) and reached $5mln in
turnover (exited).
Background in corporate finance and valuations in Ernst & Young and Rusnano Fund, CFA Level I.
Oleg Dmitriev
• A serial entrepreneur, graduate of Executive MBA programme of Columbia Business School and London Business School, lives in Edinburgh, UK.
• Oleg has 20 years of experience in developing new technologies and products: from software development to mechanical engineering, and to launching rockets.
• Being a technology entrepreneur, Oleg supported a few startups with cash and advice, leading to a successful exit and have previously raised over £3m of equity funding and over £0.5m of grant funding.
• Awards: Made in Scotland 2018, winner; Innovator of the Year 2018, One of Top 100 Figures in UK Manufacturing 2017, Red Herring Top-100 Europe, Inventor of the Year 2017, Best Venture-backed Management Team 2017 in Scotland



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WHAT WE DO?
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branded events
matchmaking sessions of corporate executive teams, startups and investors
scouting of startup teams, technologies and innovations
for you
We use artificial intelligence to help you scout our wide network across diverse industries – fast, easy and tailored to your needs.

Whether you are looking for transformational technologies, young businesses or the right partner to elevate your ideas to the next level – we find a solution for you.

We facilitate collaboration between startups, investors and corporations through:
WHY WORK WITH US
With us, IT's ALL ABOUT YOU
Personal events
Meet your relevant partners or just go on a wild hunt. Whatever YOUR GOALS are, we can offer the fitting event. Individual or public.
Tailored AI driven services
We are not simply a list. We render intelligent pre-screening services using AI technologies to find your perfect match according to your individual needs by analyzing datapoints across a wide range of industries. We translate start ups into YOUR VALUE.
Data centered technical
due diligence
Minimize YOUR RISKS by looking deeply into the business of potential partners. Real unicorns don't just glitter. Their numbers need to do so too.
Integration project management assistance
The best ideas and plans only generate value once they are implemented in YOUR DAY-TO-DAY BUSINESS. We offer professional integration project management assistance with dynamic roadmaps that work in the real world.
WHY WORK WITH US
With us, IT's ALL ABOUT YOU
Personal events
Meet your relevant partners or just go on a wild hunt. Whatever YOUR GOALS are, we can offer the fitting event. Individual or public.
Tailored AI driven services
We are not simply a list. We render intelligent pre-screening services using AI technologies to find your perfect match according to your individual needs by analyzing datapoints across a wide range of industries. We translate start ups into YOUR VALUE.
Data centered technical
due diligence
Minimize YOUR RISKS by looking deeply into the business of potential partners. Real unicorns don't just glitter. Their numbers need to do so too.
Integration project management assistance
The best ideas and plans only generate value once they are implemented in YOUR DAY-TO-DAY BUSINESS. We offer professional integration project management assistance with dynamic roadmaps that work in the real world.

With us, transformation isn't just a fancy buzzword. With us transformation works out for YOU.
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If you are Corporate
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SERVICES for INVESTORS
We boost your deal flow
by meeting with corporate buyers or leaders as potential customers for your portfolio companies.
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We use AI
to help scout the perfect tailored startup match including first screening steps simulation as well as technical deep due diligence.
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SERVICES for STARTUPS
Warm introductions to VCs, HNWI and corporates
Through our events and personal carefully selected network, we have access to leading VCs investing in new technologies. Our introductions are warm and we always get feedback from the investors (whatever it is).

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We add your data to our AI platform
We also add your data to our AI platform which we use to find and present startups to corporates and investors.
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Support of startups
with entering new markets (market research for most appropriate country to start (USA and Europe), launch of business, structuring the company and necessary paperwork to be done including obtaining regulatory papers, business development. Including product market fit and first traction.
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Customer profile
Discovery niche of customer profile, including: due diligence of project and assessment of current proposal; industry and competitive analysis; customer development interviews; problem market fit hypothesis.
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Sales & distribution strategy
Hypothesis testing, first traction, pipeline development, first 5 sales/ signed contracts, profile.
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SERVICES for CORPORATES
We use AI
to find the perfect tailored match including first screening steps simulation as well as technical deep due diligence.
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We solve your most relevant corporate challenges
by directly engaging with high-growth technological scale-ups. our matching algorithm uses AI to translate start up ideas into value for your individual business.
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We help with end-to-end integration project management assistance
to realize the promised value by following a dynamic roadmap and minimizing typical transformation risks.
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Testimonials:
I love the format and loved the event overall. Your events are a very productive, efficient and enjoyable use of time and some of the companies that presented were really very impressive! I also admire the quality of the other panelists, clearly all great knowledgeable people.
Julio Marquez
New York Bay Capital
Participating in events organized by Astra Global was a highly rewarding experience. The quality of topics chosen for each event, the complex range of speakers and level of professionalism were impressive. Thankful to Elena for her leadership in promoting knowledge and her dedication to connect relevant partners within the venture-funding ecosystem.
Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes
Chief Quality and Innovation Officer, MEDNAX
I was kindly invited to participate at the "Trends in Healthech, Biotech: leading VC panel and pitching" event organised by Astra Global on Wednesday the 17th, 2020.

My congratulations to Ms. Elena Gusakova for the excellent organisation as well as for the careful and diligent selection of both the VCs and the pitching start-ups! Well done!

I really enjoyed it!
Konstantinos Maramenos
Origination Manager, Brookstreet Equity Partners
Thank you for the opportunity! I think it was an amazing, high calibre panel and also I very good discussion. I was happy to have made it to it.
Christian Kusmitsch
Managing Director, Unlimited.Ideas
It was a very pleasant surprise to be recognized by Astra Global considering we were based in South Asia. It was more impressive when we were matched with some of the top names in the venture capital industry on their platform. Elena's professionalism and abilities gave Credence Genomics an opportunity to showcase our work and products on the Astra Global platform to some of the top global venture capital firms. Highly recommended and thank you Elena!
Dr. Vaz Santosh Gnanam
CEO/Director, Credence Genomics
The Astra Global Pitch event was great and allowed us to get in touch with many expert investors around the globe. The event brought us two very good connections with VCs. Highly recommended.
Gabriele Musella
CEO, Co-Founder, Coinrule.io
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U.S. and European Startup Fundraising Strategies During and Post the Pandemic
APR 14 - MAY 05
2020
"I've found our sessions with Astra Global incredibly valuable, and a smart investment. Elena and team bring a vast investor network and impressive knowledge of how best to tap into the venture capital arena, saving us time and providing multiple opportunities that we would have had a much harder time securing on our own."
— David Birnbaum | CEO & Co-founder | IMedis

"II thought it was an excellent presentation - very clear and packed full of information."
— Allen Pulsifer | Creda Software

"I really appreciated the workshop. The questions you placed were smart and I enjoyed being in front of these great VCs."
— Valentina Roldan | CEO of THINGADOO

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PANEL 1
How to Successfully Raise Startup Capital in the U.S. During/After Pandemic
PANELISTS:
  • Enis Hulli, 500 Startups
  • Tess Hau, Founder at Tess Ventures
  • Julio Marquez, New York Bay Capital
  • Thomas Nastas, Innovative Ventures Inc.
  • Whitney Sales, Acceleprise

KEY TOPICS:
1. How is the VC landscape now during Pandemic different versus 2008?
2. Do investors make new investments at this moment?
3. Which factors investors consider most important when you evaluate investments? Did they change your industry focus?
4. Would investors invest in someone you never met personally?
5. When do investors advise startups to start fundraising? Do you advise them to wait?
6. Will investors focus now only on U.S. startups or both European and U.S.?

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PANEL 2
Valuing Your Startup in the U.S. During/After the Pandemic
PANELISTS:
  • Lindsay Sharma, Industry Ventures
  • Ernst Theodor Sack, Blue Bear Capital
  • Neha Tanna, Joyance Partners
  • Xavier Segura, Tessera Venture Partners
  • Andrew Romans, 7BC Venture Capital

KEY TOPICS:
1. What's happening with valuations sector - wise in general. Which sectors valuations are growing, which are falling?
2. How do investors value startups? Which model do they use?
3. Which multiples do investors use now?
4. What has changed in the due diligence process for the startups?
5. What do investors expect to happen after the Pandemic?

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PANEL 3
How to Successfully Pitch Your Startup In the US During/Post the Pandemic?
PANELISTS:
  • Matthew Le Merle, Fifth Era and Keiretsu Forum
  • Aly Madhavji, Blockchain Founders Fund
  • Lisha Bell, Pipeline Angels
  • Michael Cardamone, Acceleprise
  • Isaac de la Peña, Conexo Ventures
  • Jordan Wahbeh, Bay Angel

KEY TOPICS:
1. What are the three most important factors in evaluating pitches?
2. How should the startup approach in pitching change now vs. before? What should they focus on?
3. How do investors communicate with startups now? What are the challenges with conducting face to face pitches over Zoom?
4. Best and worst pitching story samples.

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PANEL 4
How to Successfully Negotiate Your Deal In the US During/Post the Pandemic
PANELISTS:
  • Mike Edelhart, Starts and Joyance Partners
  • Colin Breeze, Breeze Ventures Management
  • Anupam Rastogi, Emergent Ventures
  • Farhan Lalji, Anthemis
  • Diego Berrio, 13 Ventures

KEY TOPICS:
1. Which terms in the term sheet are the most important and why? What has changed due to the Pandemic?
2. Which investment terms are and aren't worth negotiating?
3. How will deal structures change due to Corona/new warranties/ deal closing mechanics?
4. When makes investors walk away from the deal now? Top three reasons.

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