Web Summit 2018: Largest Technology Conference

The disruptive, cutting-edge technology conference, Web Summit 2018, is coming to Lisbon, Portugal on November 5th - 8th. We can’t wait to enjoy the new amazing experiences it brings this year!
06 August 2018   356

Web Summit is surely one of the most impressive events in the world of new disruptive technologies. Its story has started in 2010, with the goal to promote the idea of connecting the technology community with all industries, both old and new. Since then, Web Summit has evolved into the “largest technology conference in the world”.

And it is growing and developing more and more now. Web Summit is a place which gathers the representatives from startups with pitching ideas, investors looking for the next successful projects, tech thinkers eager to discuss the latest trends, and celebrities giving their visions for the future.

Over 2,600 media from more than 100 markets came to Web Summit in 2017. It’s not just editors from many of the world’s most influential publications, but market-shaping industry reporters from leading technology and trade publications and blogs. The New York Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times and many others honoured print media highly appreciate the work of the conference and note its significance for the industry.

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As our devoted readers already know, Hype.codes team is passionate about new technololgies and aspires to provide the readers with the up-to-date information regarding new emerging technologies and startups, for instance in December we have attended TechCrunch Disrupt, where had a really nice chat with Michael Granin, a NEM Industry Partnership Coordinator at NEM.io Foundation.

The best tech conference on the planet.
 

Forbes

One of the most wonderful things about Web Summit are the speakers who present reports on hot issues at the conference. This year is not an exception, as the speakers line up looks absolutely astonishing. The Summit will host more than 250 key figures from various industries, including Tim Draper, the Founder at Draper Associates; Evan Williams, the Founder at Medium/Twitter; Gillian Tans, CEO at Booking.com; Young Sohn, President at Samsung; Ben Silbermann, CEO & Co-Founder at Pinterest; and hundreds more.

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Hype.codes has applied for a participation in such an outstanding event. We are really interested in the latest technological trends, and we are eager to provide our readers with the way-out news from the very heart of Web Summit.

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Where will you be this November?

Hype.codes team aspires to attend the Web Summit 2018 and enjoy it to the fullest, making sure to deliver the most valuable info regarding the best projects presented at the conference, and sharing our impressions of the event with our readers.

Now we are waiting for the confirmation of our application so that we would be able to provide you with the news from one of the most interesting events of the year.

Web Summit to Launch VC Fund

$50 million venture capital fund will be called Amaranthine
09 November 2018   175

Web Summit had become on of the largest tech conferences in the world. 2018 eevent was held in Lisbon, Portugal, and gathered around  2,000 start-ups and 1,500 investors.

 Web Summit organization has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to create a $50 million venture capital fund called Amaranthine. This is reported by Financial Times.

Look, we help some companies in a really huge way for three days. What about the other 362 days?
 

Paddy Cosgrave

CEO, Web Summit

The fund will be supported by the data, collected at the event, regarding which start ups gather the biggest interest among people and investors. Connections, which were established in 6 six years of around the world events, are being offered to the start ups.

When we talked venture capital 10 years ago, it was all about access to finance. It was a VC choice game. It’s not just about the capital any more, it’s about the value-add. Not all venture capital is created equal. At seed stage, it’s about transformational contacts like customers, advisers to board, building networks and customers.
 

Siobhan Clarke

Partner, venture capital fund Episode 1

As reported, Amaranthine will be headed by Patrick Murphy, previously of Goldman Sachs and Universal’s venture arm, and Web Summit co-founder David Kelly, according to its website and SEC filing.