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Julius Thimm
Head of Investor Relations
Aug 16, 2023



Not the Californian sun, but honest Slush. Since 2008 (a long time ago), Slush has grown from a one-day affair made up of less than 300 people to the world’s largest gathering of venture capital. But what makes Slush worth your time?

If you’ve been here before – can’t wait to see you again later this year 🙂

If this is your first time, this is for you!


Have you ever wondered what dealflow sounds like? Imagine the sound of 17,000 meetings. This is music, if you ask us. For Slush 2023, we increased the number of meeting tables by 66%, so let’s rock’n’roll!

And there’s more. You don’t just meet anyone. At Slush, we strive for relevancy over scale. How? With our in-house built and fine-tuned Matchmaking Tool, you’ll get exclusive access to over 40 data points used to screen each attending startup for relevancy. No, not scraped online, but carefully filled in by the startups themselves. This data includes industry, stage, current & future markets, fundraising status, founders, team, pitch deck, and much more.

And yes, you can filter the data and export it, too.

Selected funding rounds initiated at Slush
ICONIQ led a $88M series C in Pigment
NEA with a $28M series B extension in Sana Labs
IVP led a $40M series B round in Aiven
Cherry led a $6M seed round in Carbo Culture
General Catalyst led a $5.2M seed round in Huuva
Lakestar led a $100M series C round in 1047 Games


You already know it. And it’s true. In addition to 5,000 founders & operators, we’ll welcome 300 media representatives (such as sifted, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Economist, Business Insider, New York Times, Forbes…) as well as 3,000 international investors this year.

To name a few, here are some of your friends and fellows who have already confirmed to join us this year:

Accel, Benchmark, Creandum, General Catalyst, ICONIQ, Index Ventures, Initialized, IVP, Lightspeed, NEA, Northzone, Pear VC, Sequoia Capital, etc.

The list goes on.

Good to mention, we equally welcome LPs and Angels <3


Not one, not two, but four unique stages at the Slush main event will fill your days with engaging content. Having hosted the likes of Daniel Ek, Tony Fadell, Julia Hartz, Max Levchin, Renate Nyborg, or Doug Leone, Slush is known for its world-class content.

Expect nothing less in 2023.

We build our program to be actionable, and as such, are confident you’ll learn something that truly accelerates your growth as an investor. Combined with interactive peer-to-peer roundtable discussions on Investor Day, we’ll ensure you have the chance to exchange valuable insights with one another throughout the week.


Slush would not be Slush if it wasn’t for the 200+ side events taking place in the days around the main event, not to mention countless privately organized breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and of course, afterworks. Our personal highlight? The Day 2 official afterparty at the main venue! And there’s more. With sauna & ice dipping, yoga classes, padel tournaments, museum tours, and more, Slush week will be one to remember for years.

It takes 20hrs to get here from San Francisco, but it’s absolutely worth it.

Rich WongAccel

Secure your tickets here & see you soon!

For more information, feel free to visit our website or send your questions our way to [email protected]