TEC Startup Pitch (March 27.2014) - early stage companies




Mark your calendars and join us on March  27,2014 (Thursday) in Palo Alto for our famous TEC Pitch! 

The event includes a panel of venture capitalists & angels, 10 min pitches from 5 pre-selected companies and extensive networking.

If you interested to present your startup at future Pitch events, please apply at http://www.tecglobal.org/PitchingApp

WHEN : Thursday, March 27,2014, 6:30-9:00pm
WHERE: WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, 94304 


  • 6:30pm – 7:00pm – Registration and networking with light food and drinks
  • 7:00pm – 8:30pm – Startup presentations
  • 8:30pm – 9:30pm – Networking

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Confirmed Investors:

  • Daniil Stolyarov, Almaz Capital
  • Blair Silverberg, DFJ
  • Pavel Korolev, Pulsar Venture
  • Ashmeet Sidana, independent Venture Capitalist
  • Carol Sands, Angel's Forum/ Halo Fund
  • Oded Hermoni, Rhodium
  • Igor Shoifot, TMT Investments
  • Anis Uzzaman, Fenox Venture Capital
  • Mike Loftus, The Angel’s Forum
  • Dave Mosby, Kieretsu Academy
  • Sergei Burkov, Angel
  • Jay Choi, Tekton Ventures
  • Louis Schreier, Deutsche Telekom
  • Jeremy Schneider, Webb Investment Network
  • Vadim Asadov, Angel
  • Brian Mellea, The Angel’s Forum

Presenting Companies:

RoadAR is developing mobile application for drivers. The app recognizes traffic signs on the fly, understands their position and zone of restriction and warns drivers if they missed a sign and are breaking the rules. Soon it will refine users' GPS tracks by analyzing picture from camera to create road maps automatically.
TagMap : See who is around.  Real-time social network based on interests and privacy.

Kindoma is the award-winning creator of mobile videochat services that help families connect when they can’t be together through shared activities such as reading and drawing.  
We bring leading retail store online and boost them with home
delivery. GVMachines is building franchise network to collect and
deliver groceries in busiest cities around the world. Using leading
local chains, we provide our customers with unprecedented choice,
quality service, and the way to free time from grocery routine.
Truvolo is a well-connected car solution that makes driving safer and smarter. Our mobile platform provides smart alerts to track auto and driver performance, giving users visibility into how their loved ones are driving, and insight into how their cars are running. Users receive driving behavior alerts, location based alerts, and information on car performance or any potential problems. Truvolo offers its users peace of mind.
80% of consumers still use e-mail to send pictures to their close friends and family. This is not convenient, not engaging and has a lot of limitations. Minutta is family-friendly photo sharing app, that turns pictures from your phone into personalized heartwarming greetings to send privately. With 30 mln existing users in Russia, we prepare for launch in US to bring some healthy disruption.
Playlist is creating the largest community for sharing music playlists. Recently relaunched to its 60M registered users, Playlist originally grew to 25M registered users faster than Facebook. This phenomenal growth was driven by people creating and sharing their playlists, or music identities, across the web. With enthusiastic support from the record labels, Playlist’s revamped service offers personalized radio and will enable users to Add to, Listen to, and Share music playlists anywhere.
Mozio is ITA Software for local ground transportation, we are building the backbone of taxis, limos, shuttles, scheduled services and public transportation, allowing online travel agencies, events and meetings, corporate travel and airlines to sell ground transportation.

What They Say About Us

"The wonderful thing about entrepreneurs is that their passion for starting new companies transcends languages and geographic boundaries."

Ron Conway, Founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds, early stage investor in Google and PayPal

"Networking is very important for start-ups. The challenge for them is often not money: it is mentoring and finding people who can give good advice from experience."

Esther Dyson, Founder, EDventure Holdings

"This conference is clearly a labor of love for a group of dedicated professionals who care deeply about the Eastern European entrepreneurs. From the value-packed educational panels, to the star-studded key note speakers' line up, to an amazing quantity of venture capitalists – this is a not to be missed event for any high tech entrepreneur,"

Richard Guha, President of the Marketing Executives Network and Managing Partner at MaxBrandEquity

"As Stanford MBA students, we were exposed to a lot of VC firms both from the Valley and abroad. It is at Stanford that we met Anna Dvornikova, an absolutely amazing business leader and (by our big luck) our friend, who was the center of the Russian Silicon Valley professional community, and was doing a huge work to connect Russia and the Valley. Anna helped us a lot with kick-starting Wikimart, put us to our first-ever conference, introduced us to most of Russian VCs. And all that happened in a very short time span! It was the beginning of a six-month journey that despite the particularly tough times resulted in an extraordinarily group of investors backing our start-up."

Maxim Faldin and Kamil Kurmakayev,
co-CEOs, Wikimart