Before the summer is officially over, we wanted to take the chance to party with old and new friends from the Startup and Venture Capital scene. Together with our partners from Torq.Partners, Cremanski & Company, Moss, Sastrify, and Thryve, Philipps & Byrne came up with Berlin Vice – a summer closing boat party which was all about minimum business talk and maximum fun and party.
On September 8th, VCs, founders, and executives from tech tech startups came together to have a good time and experience Berlin by night on waterways. We created an event for everyone to celebrate, exchange, and network with their peers. Many embraced our motto Berlin Vice – in good old Miami Vice tradition – and got creative with our (voluntary) dress code. From magicians to DJs – we all enjoyed the entertainment on board, the flying buffet, and the open bar.
And while it was mostly fun and games, Berlin Vice showed us once again how closely intertwined the VC and the Startup scene is. Socializing and fruitful exchange is so important – on every level. This is something we see in our everyday work as well. Our findings oftentimes are something of a conversation starter, facilitating honest discussions about sometimes uncomfortable truths between VCs and founders.
We totally believe that meeting on an authentic human level helps to build real trust and allows people to have these important conversations. We want to create a platform for exactly that, whether it’s at a tech due diligence, a health check or on a boat tour.