Worldwide Investor Network’s Highly-Anticipated Third "Funding the Best in Global Innovation" Mentoring and Demo Event

WIN’s conference set for May 16 in NYC, to accelerate funding for innovative global startups; Divya Narendra, co-founder and CEO of SumZero’ to lead distinguished panel of featured guest speakers.

New York, NY, May 13, 2013 --( Worldwide Investor Network (WIN) today announced the details of its highly-anticipated second ‘Funding the Best in Global Innovation III’ event, aimed at bringing premier NYC-based investors together with some of the most promising technology startups from around the world for two days of mentoring, networking, speaker panels and startup pitches designed to identify and accelerate funding for the most promising participating startups.

Hosted in NYC on May 16, the event will showcase six international technology startups from diverse geographies spanning Israel, Finland, France and Slovakia, among others and provide them with intimate access to top venture capitalists, angel investors and family offices, with one-on-one mentorship from some of the most seasoned investors in the NYC venture community.

“Our recent ‘Funding the Best in Global Innovation’ conferences were a tremendous success by every measure, giving all involved in the WIN ecosystem a common platform to share their unique ideas and perspective, discuss business and funding strategies, and network among their peers,” said Eyal Bino, founder, WIN. “As we prepare to announce the successful funding deals yielded via the last two events, the forthcoming May event gives us opportunity to accelerate our momentum and grow our ecosystem as we work together to help the ‘best of the best’ international tech startups secure the funding that elevates them to the next level of success. It’s going to be an incredible event.”

WIN’s May 16 conference will kick off with a keynote address from Divya Narendra, co-founder and CEO of SumZero, and will feature premier speakers from leading NYC investment firms including David Aronoff (Flybridge Capital), Benjamin Sun (HighPeaks Venture Partners), Andrew Cleland (Comcast Ventures), Mark Smith (Verizon Ventures), and other top VC professionals from top NYC and global venture funds.

The conference’s featured panel sessions are designed to provide event participants and attendees with a deeper understanding of how the NYC venture and startup ecosystems operate. These panels include:

· What’s Next for The New York City Ecosystem?
· The Current Investment Landscape and The Series A Crunch
· The World Is Mobile. Now Go Monetize It.
· The Next Big Thing: What Is It?

The event will culminate with the Finalist Demo Day, which will feature six international tech startups representing the best of global innovation pitching their ventures to attending investors.

For full event details and/or to register to attend the event, visit

About WIN’s ‘Funding the Best in Global Innovation’ Events
Overseas startups are pioneering some of the most innovative technology in the world today, and yet most of these companies remain off the radar of the US investor ecosystem and are therefore challenged to secure the funding and support that they need to take their ventures to the next level. WIN’s ‘Funding the Best in Global Innovation’ events are designed to knock down the barriers between international entrepreneurs and NYC investors, giving overseas startups a high-profile platform to pitch their solutions to potential investors, while also giving them the opportunity to learn from the best and brightest business and investment leaders in NYC.

In preparation for these events, WIN scours the globe in search of the most promising technology startups from diverse international geographies, putting candidates through a vigorous qualification process to identify the best of the best startup contenders. Virtually unknown beyond the borders of their respective home countries, these seed-funded and A round-funded startups take the stage at WIN’s events to seek funding that will enable them to accelerate their expansion strategies, while receiving invaluable mentorship designed to streamline their assimilation into the NYC ecosystem.

About Worldwide Investor Network (WIN)
Worldwide Investor Network (WIN) is a NYC-based ecosystem focused on helping early stage, non-US-based technology startups shorten the path to funding and acceleration in the US market. Through its extensive ecosystem, WIN identifies high-growth potential startups looking to enter the US market, and matches them with relevant investors, mentors, partners and service providers from NYC to accelerate the pace of global innovation entering the US market. For more information visit
Worldwide Investor Network
Eyal Bino