“The entire Launch team is extremely proud of the progress we have seen from all of our companies. Countless hours of pitch practices, feedback loops, and peer support was on display during our live online pitch competition,” said Ray Walia, CEO Launch.vc. “I don’t envy the judges as all 6 finalists did an amazing job, but ultimately Pineapple pulled off a great sequence of presentations and is well deserving of 1st Place.”
Judging the pitch competition were Adam O’Donnell, Zendesk; Monique Morden, JUDI.AI; Milun Tesovic, Expa; Bernd Petak, Northmark Venture; and Chris Neumann, Panache Ventures. Hosted by Charlyne Fothergill, the pitch competition started with an initial round of 90-second flash pitches by the 6 finalists. With a combined score given by the 5 judges and ten percent of the audience vote, the top 3 finalists moved on to the final round and presented their 3-minute investor pitches followed by a Q&A session with the judges and the audience.
Launch takes this opportunity to thank MEP Business Law & Boast.AI for their continued support and sponsorship; and all the judges, participants, finalists and audience for joining us.