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FULL: Maria 01 Community Breakfast: How to raise your pre-seed and seed round

8.30 - 10.00
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FULL: Maria 01 Community Breakfast: How to raise your pre-seed and seed round

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We are thrilled to invite you to the first Maria 01 Community Breakfast of 2023

Welcome to enjoy breakfast together with the Maria 01 Community and like-minded startups, while getting insightful tips on how to approach raising your pre-seed and seed round.

For our first Community Breakfast, we have the honour of inviting our Investor Network Member Petteri Koponen from Lifeline Ventures up on stage. Petteri has years of experience when it comes to working with startups looking to raise their first rounds and will share his learnings and best practices. We will kick off the morning with breakfast and a keynote by Petteri, followed by a Q&A session where you’ll have the unique opportunity to ask all your burning questions to one of our leading investor members.

Expect to learn:

  • How to approach your next investor
  • What every startup should have ready when approaching investors (metrics and other relevant information)
  • What to think about when setting your valuation


  • 08:30 Doors Open
  • 09:00 Welcome Words by Henri Kuusla, Networks Manager at Maria 01
  • 09:05 Intro to Lifeline Ventures (Petteri Koponen)
  • 09:10 Keynote/ fireside chat (Petteri Koponen)
  • 09:30 Q&A
  • 10:00 Event ends


Petteri Koponen, Founding Partner at Lifeline Ventures

Petteri is an experienced entrepreneur, having founded five companies, including Jaiku and First Hop. In addition to the various start-up CxO roles and board memberships, he has been the chairman of Supercell, Grand Cru, Everywear Games, and

Petteri also has experience as a board member in public companies, such as Elisa, and has worked for Google in both Mountain View and London. Currently, Petteri is the chairman of Wolt and Varjo.