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European Resilience Investor List πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί, Free TechChill Tickets 🎟️ and London DefenceTech Hackathon πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»

Welcome πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί

Welcome to the 12th issue of the European Resilience Newsletter and thank you to those who already subscribed! Uwe and Jack (more about us at the end) started this newsletter to accelerate the building of the European DefenceTech ecosystem and fill a critical gap in European Resilience. We will keep the content bite-sized, frequent and free. We also openly invite guest content creators to contribute (see below for details on how to join). Our goal is to build an ecosystem of founders, operators, investors, and industry experts who are dedicated to enhancing European resilience through technology.

The European Resilience and DefenseTech Investor List πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί

We have been busy and apologies for the delay in posting! Since we started this publication last year, a huge amount of new talented operators and founders have started their journey building to improve European Resilience and DefenseTech.

However, a lot of the founders we spoken to (including ones we backed) are not sure which other VCs and angel investors out there are actively investing in this category. So over the last few weeks we talked to all the investors in our ecosystem and put something together to solve this problem.

Introducing the European Resilience and DefenceTech Investor List!

We are keeping an updated list for founders and investors to find out which other VCs and angel investors are actively looking and backing start-ups across European Resilience and DefenseTech. We will keep this at the bottom of our newsletter every issue so you know exactly where to find it every time.

You should be on this list? Please click here to be added!

Free TechChill Tickets! 🎟️

Jack and Jannic will be at TechChill, one of the biggest start-up tech events in the Baltics region, speaking at the conference on our view of European Resilience, meeting founders and investors building in this space. If you happen to be in Riga between April 17th and 19th and involved in the Baltics DefenceTech / DeepTech ecosystem, then we would love to speak with you! Just reach out to us.

Source: TechChill 2023

The amazing TechChill team have also given us a very small handful of free tickets! If you would like to pick one up just tell us why you want to attend by clicking below and we can forward it to the TechChill team for you!

London Defence Tech Hackathon πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»

We are super excited to be partnering and supporting the 1st London Defence Tech Hackathon on Saturday 20th April. If you are exploring what to build in Defence Tech and happen to be around London, then what are you waiting for?

News That Caught Our Attention πŸ‘€

  • Maritime Surveillance Provider Unseenlabs raised €85M - European Space Flight Link - are you building in the maritime security space? We would love to speak with you!

  • US Army equipping soldiers with handheld counter-drone tech - DefenceOne Link

    Source: DefenceOne - β€œDronebuster”

  • Chinese soldiers trained to fly FPV drones - LinkedIn Link.

  • US should accelerate Hypersonic defenses - DefenseOne Link

  • Today’s battle happen at the pace of software. The Pentagon needs to hit the accelerator - DefenseOne Link

  • Ukraine’s daunting year ahead - War on the Rocks Link

  • UK to send 10.000 drones to Ukraine - Politico Link

Every week we feature a list interesting roles in European DefenceTech start-ups and scale-ups for readers seeking their next challenge in their careers.

If you are a founder and would like to promote your open roles, please get in touch with us!

Passionate and want to contribute? πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»

The European Resilience Tech Newsletter is always looking for regular and guest authors, writers, reporters, content creators etc. If you like what you read, you are passionate about improving European resilience regardless of your background and want to contribute, just reach out to us!

European Resilience Tech Newsletter Team

Uwe HorstmannΒ co-founded Project A Ventures in 2012 as General Partner and has built Project A to be a leading European early stage investor with over $1bn USD under management and having backed 100+ founders. In addition to Project A, Uwe serves as Reserve Officer in the German armed forces and advises the German Ministry of Defence in digital transformation issues.

Jack WangΒ is a software engineer turned product driven tech investor and joined Project A in 2021 to lead the firm’s deep tech investing, which have grown to include DefenceTech. Prior to joining Project A, Jack worked in a variety of organisations such as Amazon and Macquarie Group across Australia, US and UK / Europe. Jack holds a MBA from London Business School and Bachelors of Engineering (Bioinformatics, 1st) from UNSW, Australia.

Jannic Meyer joined Project A initially contributing to what is now known as the Project A Studio, partnering with founders at the pre-idea stage, where he covered a variety of topics ranging from energy infrastructure to dual-use robotics and led our investment in ARX Robotics. He is now part of the investment team at Project A covering all things resilience.

Project A Ventures is one of the leading early-stage tech investors in Europe with offices in Berlin and London. In addition to 1 billion USD assets under management, Project A supports its 100+ portfolio companies with a platform team over 140 functional experts in key areas such as software and product development, business intelligence, brand, design, marketing, sales and recruiting. Project A have backed founders of Trade Republic, WorldRemit, Sennder, KRY, Spryker, Catawiki, Unmind and Voi as well as founders building in European Resilience: