Baltic VCA Summit 2022

Riga, Latvia

This year's Baltic VCA summit is titled "Cruising Through Rough Waters".

We live in a world where the investment industry must find ways to adapt and strive in an environment undergoing frequent and wide-ranging transformation. How do you adjust to political, economic and environmental turbulence with clever investment strategies? How to co-exist with an ongoing military conflict, unprecedent for our generation inflation etc.?

We will cover an array of topics, including how Baltics and their neighboring countries are interacting and how they are benefitting and further can benefit each from other? You will hear stories from extraordinary guest speakers and prolific investors and engage in discussions with some of the brightest minds in the industry.

The discussion will take place at the historical Nordeku Manor in Riga, one of the best-preserved estates in the Pardaugava area. After the program, you will have time to network with participants at the White House restaurant in the heart of the city center in the beautiful Vermanes garden, where you will be inspired by nature and served great food and fine wine.


The Baltic VCA summit will feature local and international speakers from different fields – investment, strategy and motivation. Learn more about our esteemed guests below (list will be extended)

Chris Wade

Co-Founder & Partner at Isomer Capital

Ertan Can

Founding Partner at Multiple Capital

Kārlis Bardelis

Adventurer, oceans’ conqueror and inspirational speaker

Barbara Nowakowska

Managing Director of Polish Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

Gintas Daniusevičius

Chairman of Lithuanian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association, partner & CFO at Practica Capital

Margus Uudam

Chairman of Estonian Private Equity &
Venture Capital Association, founding partner at Karma Ventures

Matīss Paegle

Investment Director at BaltCap

Jonne Kuittinen

Operations Manager at Finnish Venture Capital Association

Vytautas Plunksnis

Member of the Board at INVL investment management and life insurance group, Partner at INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund

Bjorn Tremmerie

Head of Technology Investments at the European Investment Fund

Pavel Dvorak

Principal, Venture Capital & Private Equity Funds at EBRD

Productive discussions require a knowledgeable guiding hand

Kriss Spulis

Senior Investment Manager at European Investment Fund, VC Fund-of-Funds investments

Kristine Berzina

Chairwoman of Latvian Private Equity &
Venture Capital Association, founding partner at Livonia Partners

Marius Matonis

Executive Partner at TGS Baltic

Ernests Štāls

Co-Founder at and Venture Partner at Superhero Capital, also Co-founder of Techhub Riga

Program, August 25th

Become familiar with this year’s topics, speakers and moderators.

11.00 – 12.00


12.00 – 12.10

Welcome & Opening speech

12.10 – 12.50


Personal story. The admiring adventurer will teach us tips to manage and strive in challenging environments learned while cruising the Pacific, South Atlantic and Indian Oceans on a row-board.

Speaker: Kārlis Bardelis “Bored Of Borders”

12.50 – 13.15

"Where are we and where are we heading? Market insights"

Introductory panel discussion regarding latest VC&PE. trends and developments in Baltic states and neighbouring countries. An overlook of today’s most pressing topics. Every association will present the successes and challenges of the country it represents from the past year briefly. 

Participants: Baltic, Finland, Poland VC&PE associations

13.15 – 13.35

"Staying on course in rough seas"

Case study presentation. Real-life experience on how to manoeuvre through challenging markets. European Investment Fund will tell some stories on how funds managed to deal with difficult situations and share ideas to be better prepared for the near future. 

Speaker: Bjorn Tremmerie, Head of Technology Investments, European Investment Fund (EIF)

13.35 – 14.40


14.40 – 15.20

"Drop your anchor here/in the Baltic Sea"

A panel discussion. A panel of mature investors around Europe will lead the discussion regarding the current Baltic investment market. Participants will discuss what the changing markets mean for the Baltic VC industry and what practical steps fund managers should take with their portfolios and LPs to mitigate the risks of the turbulent period in the global economy.

Participants: LP investors

15.20 – 15.40


Presentation. Covid, energy crisis, war in Ukraine, shift in the EU grant allocation, and it is not over, yet. The state budgets are in the worst shape ever to finance the mounting infrastructure needs and secure energy independence. The only hope is the partnership with private sector, where the PE has a significant role to play. Besides, infrastructure investment returns have proven to be resilient to all sorts of crisis and volatilities over the time.

Speaker: Matiss Paegle, BaltCap Investment Director

15.40 – 16.00

Networking break

16.00 – 16.30

"Stability in the investment world - is it possible?"

A panel discussion that aims to find the best ways to co-exist and find stability in an ongoing military conflict and otherwise challenging environments, and to inspire others to make the best of the situation they find themselves in. The panel will share their real-life stories and their lessons from their experiences. 

Participants: Fund managers and entrepreneurs with experience to work in challenging market conditions

16.30 – 17.00

"How to survive Venture Capital market in 2022?"

Participants: CHRIS WADE, Co-Founder & Partner at Isomer Capital and MARGUS UUDAM, founding partner at Karma Ventures

17.00 – 17.05


19.00 –22.00


Closing remarks


Program, August 26th

10.00 – 12.00



Brunch with optional physical and mental activities to remeet, rethink, and stay together for longer.


VC/PE Associations members’ pass – €370 (+VAT)
Other VC/PE industry participants – €435 (+VAT)
Request a free pass if you are LP

The summit will take place from August 25th to 26th, arguably the best time of the year to visit Riga!

Don’t hesitate to contact our team if you have any specific questions regarding tickets and attendance!


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