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Berlin SaaS Week 2023 – Wednesday, Oct 11

Carlsquare SaaSalon
Investors meet software entrepreneurs

This is an invitation only event. If you have not received an invitation but would like to be considered, please contact us here.

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Berlin, 11 October 2023

Carlsquare is proud to host the inaugural Berlin SaaSalon on October 11, an exclusive satellite event in the run up to the ARRtist Summit 2023. We kindly invite you to join us in an exciting afternoon with 80 SaaS experts and a busy agenda. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an insightful afternoon where some of the most exciting European B2B SaaS companies and investors in the space will meet.

Carlsquare recently opened a new office in the US and John Cooper from San Francisco will bring his outstanding software expertise to Berlin for the event. Apart from attending other company presentations and optional one-on-one meetings with leading investors, you will hear from him how to sell your business to Microsoft.

What to expect?

  • Networking with more than 80 guests
  • Exciting debates and in-depth industry knowledge
  • Innovative business models presented within 15 minutes
  • Group meetings for cutting edge SaaS topics
  • 1:1 meetings on-demand

Whom will you meet?

  • Successful entrepreneurs and ambitious founders
  • Senior executives of privately owned high-growth companies
  • Top international financial investors
  • High-profile SaaS industry leaders

On October 12th ARRtist SUMMIT will start: it is an annual, high-profile and invite-only networking conference where founders and CxOs meet each other and connect with investors. ‍ARRtist is the knowledge exchange platform for B2B SaaS founders, senior executives and investors.
Carlsquare will be actively participating. 

Program SaaS week

Join us for an exciting afternoon with an unique opportunity to connect with prominent European B2B SaaS companies, investors, and our Carlsquare partners and SaaS experts:

John Cooper – With an impressive background in technology investment banking, Coop has led M&A Corporate Development for American Express, First Data, Microsoft and McKesson. He brings a wealth of experience and insider knowledge to help you navigate the complexities of the tech industry. Cooper was also President of ThinkTank, a Softbank backed business accelerator before moving into investment banking.
Mark Miller – founder of Carlsquare, has started his software career with his C++ class at the University of Texas, but then soon decided to focus on selling software companies and leave the programming to his sons. Based in Hamburg, he has sold numerous software companies to investors from Europe and the US. Previously, her worked for Bertelsmann and Deutsche Bank.
Michael Moritz – founder of Carlsquare, has advised on 250+ transactions since 1991. Former Globalscope president, now a board member. Previous roles include privatizing firms at Treuhandanstalt Berlin and corporate finance consulting at Doertenbach & Co., specializing in family-owned businesses. Studied liberal arts at Albion College and economics/law in Germany. Advisory roles with IFO Institute, Deutsche Stiftung Eigentum, and family business association.

Why You Should Join Us:

The ARRtist SUMMIT is where the DACH region’s vibrant B2B SaaS community comes together to establish meaningful connections and to gain insights from the industry’s brightest minds. This event will unite 400 high-profile B2B SaaS founders, CxOs and VPs with 100 B2B SaaS investors, creating a unique atmosphere of growth and innovation.

Where You Can Find Us:

Carlsquare Growth Lounge: A networking area where investors meet entrepreneurs and new partnerships are nurtured. Connect with us in the lounge or over Carlsquare’s special drink at the bar.

Sessions Onstage:

“How to Sell Your Company to Microsoft”:
Invaluable insights from our experts John Cooper and Mark Miller.

“Building a Global Mobility Software Champion:
Avrios Exit Advised by Carlsquare”:

Join the conversation with industry leaders including Francine V. Gervazio (Avrios & Vimcar), Michael Moritz (Carlsquare) and Zak Ewen
(Battery Ventures).


14:00 -14:15

M&A trends: SaaS Europe vs. US

A comparative analysis of SaaS Markets in Europe and the US, highlighting key factors driving mergers and acquisitions in both regions.

14: 15-15:00

Masterclass: How to Sell Your Company to Microsoft

  • Key strategies to position your company for Silicon Valley’s tech giants
  • Insider tips from our US Partner Coop on successful mergers and acquisitions
  • Techniques to gain attention and interest from major tech investors
  • Best practices to enhance your company’s valuation and appeal
15: 00-18:00

Company presentations
Investor 1:1 meetings

18: 00-20:00

Drinks & Food


Carlsquare Berlin

Kürfürstendamm 188

Berlin, 10707, Germany, + Google Map

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