SiGMA PITCH 2020

WHERE IGAMING STARTUPS AND INVESTORS MEET


Following a very successful run, the 5th edition of SiGMA Pitch is back for 2020. Over 100 startups will be selected to showcase their products and initiatives throughout the event. Each startup will have a small booth at SiGMA surrounded by top investors and mentors. However, only the judge’s top ten make it to the Pitch during the final leg of the Summit.

Participants get the following:


BOOTH

BOOTH

Free 1x1m booth including cost of printing and furniture.

NETWORKING

NETWORKING

Invitation to premium networking events during SiGMA.

PRESENTATION

PRESENTATION

Startup Pitch presentation for ten finalists – meet the investors on stage.

PR

PR

SiGMA PR – magazines, website, email newsletters, interviews.

CONSULTANCY

CONSULTANCY

Free consultancy and potential leads from leading industry veterans.

LEADS

LEADS

We will personally connect you to potential customers and/or investors.




The Host

JON THOMPSON

Jon has spent his entire lifetime in the Gaming Industry originating from the Horse Racing circuits and Betting Shops in the UK to having operated from just about every iGaming jurisdiction available including Australia, Costa Rica, Curacao and Malta. Having worked with some of the leading Global Sportsbook brands he continues to advise many of the industry leaders specialising in Risk Management and Price Automation. Now a regular host of events in both the UK and Malta including iGaming Idol, SiGMA and industry related charity events.


Meet the JUDGES

Tal Itzhak Ron
Advocate, Managing Partner

Tal Itzhak Ron graduated from the University of Haifa Law School, and is a winner of the Faculty of Law Aladdin Prize for Best Paper in Law and Technology (2000). He also holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Haifa and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Bar Ilan University.

Mr. Ron has been with Dr. Ido Dagan’s Natural Language Processing lab in the Faculty of Computer Science at Bar Ilan University, where he completed his M.Sc. Thesis. His Masters’ Thesis, “Generating Entailment Rules Using Online Lexical Resources” demonstrated methods for using online algorithms for data mining and search engine query optimization and was cited in professional articles and books. In the mid-1990’s, he headed a Software Development team at Ness Ltd., an international Information Technologies company. Mr. Ron has extensive practical knowledge of law, business and technology, and is personally involved in all the cases dealt by our office.

Prior to establishing Tal Ron Drihem & Co. Law Firm, Mr. Ron has been with the prestigious law firm of Gornitzky & Co., where he had the opportunity to work directly with prominent legal figures such as Advocates Moriel Matalon and Pinhas (Pini) Rubin.

Mr. Ron’s principal areas of practice include commercial and real estate law, international taxation and wealth management, online ventures, hi-tech law and intellectual property rights.

Mr. Ron is a member of the Israeli Bar Association’s Real Estate and Contracts Committee and Intellectual Property Committee, Tel Aviv Bar’s Trust Law Committee, and the Israeli Chamber of Commerce.

Kris Jes Petersen
Partner

Serial Entrepreneur. My particular interests are in early-stage start-ups and companies “on the bubble.”

I grew up on the Canary Islands, which is where I learned to adopt an open and easy-going attitude. I have lived in Spain, Denmark, Singapore and now Malta. I have always wanted to work with my own business and started my first when I was 13 years old. Today I have more than 16 successful companies behind me, many of which still exist today.

Nowadays I spend my time on furthering my own education, in addition to supervising investments, and guiding and mentoring new start-up businesses.

Olga Finkel
Co-Managing Partner

Olga Finkel is widely regarded and respected for her knowledge of gambling and technology law, as well as corporate governance and AML compliance matters.

She is consistently highly ranked by Chambers & Partners as a top-tier global gaming law expert. Olga provides advice on strategic, commercial, intellectual property and regulatory matters to businesses in the digital and high-tech industries, including gaming, financial services and Fintech, digital content development.

Olga is a lecturer in gaming law at the University of Malta and she practises law in English, Russian, Ukrainian and Maltese.

Olga holds a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Malta as well as a Master of Science degree in IT and Economics from the Academy of Economics, Kharkov, Ukraine.

 

About WH Partners

WH Partners is a Malta-based leading law firm with expertise in gaming & gambling, blockchain, M&A, corporate finance and tax. The firm also advises clients on intellectual property, data protection, e-commerce, capital markets, commercial, fund management and foundations, real estate, employment law and citizenship and visas. Both the firm and the lawyers are highly ranked by the foremost legal directories, including Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and The World Tax. WH Partners is the exclusive member for Malta of Ally Law. More information: www.whpartners.eu

Sue Schneider
VP, Growth & Strategy

Sue Schneider is one of the world’s leading experts on the internet gaming industry. Starting as an owner of leading gaming consumer portal from ’95-‘99, she then launched River City Group, which produced the largest i-gaming events in the world and key industry trade publications. In July, ’06, River City Group was purchased by Clarion Events and Schneider remained as CEO/Americas there until June ’09.

She recently became VP Strategy & Growth/Americas for Sports Betting Communities. Until September, 2019, she served as Editor-in-Chief for Liebert Publications’ Gaming Law Review. Until 2016, she was a partner with the US-based conference (www.igamingnorthamerica.com). She’s a former partner in the www.maltaigamingseminar.com and, in addition, works with the G2E event as a consultant for the iGaming Congress.

Schneider was a founder and served as Chairman of the 120-member Interactive Gaming Council (IGC), a trade association, from its inception until 2004.

She is a frequent speaker at international gaming conferences and has testified to the US Senate and the US House of Representatives.

Igor Samardziski
CEO

Igor is an investor and founder of Nexustech, an iGaming software & data consultancy firm. Serving as a CEO of multiple online casino brands, a serial entrepreneur and technology expert, Igor sits on the board of several prominent firms within the industry. Author of numerous papers on revenue efficiency and player behaviour profiling, he is the founder and course director of highly successful Online Gaming Masterclass designed for C-level executives and founders of online gaming operations.

Morten Klein
Founder & Chairman of the Board

Morten Klein is the Founder & Chairman of the Board at Klein Group AS, and has big ownership in companies within the Gambling Industry such as ComeOn, Game Lounge, Yggdrasil, Coolbet and River iGaming. He’s a successful entrepreneur and investor with an extensive expertise in online gambling industry. In 2012, Morten was acknowledged as one of the 50 most significant people in the world within the Gambling Industry by Gambling Intelligence.

About Kleing Group AS:

Klein Group is a Norwegian investment and consultancy group headquartered in Oslo. Klein Group’s main businesses are to conduct high-yield stock investments with active ownership, long-term real estate investments and consultancy services to third party clients. Morten Klein serves as CEO and Chairman of the Board and controls 100% of Klein Group.

The 14% ownership of the publicly listed Swedish gaming company Cherry AB, is by far the main investment vehicle of the Group. Other main investments include the sportsbook operator Coolbet, the slot games developer ReelNRG, the publicly listed gaming company River iGaming and many others. “

 



Winning Prize

Booth

Booth

A free 2m booth including cost of printing and furniture.

Booth
Consultancy

Consultancy

Free consultancy through the year up to 30h.

Consultancy
PR Services

PR Services

Free PR services through the year.

PR
Office Space

Office Space

Office space for meetings, events, and relocation.

Office
Recruitment

Recruitment

iGaming Elite offers recruitment services for one year up to 1C level or 2 junior /mid level roles to the winner of SiGMA Pitch 2019.

Recruitment
Training

Training

Free iGaming or related courses courtesy of iGaming Academy for you and your startup team.

Training
Digital Marketing Services

Digital Marketing Services

75 hours of Digital Marketing Strategy & Consultancy to be used across 1 year

Digital

2019 STARTUPS

20SHOTS has a simple goal - to make smarter and more engaging sports betting products. Our first release is a B2B fixed-odds fantasy sports plug-in, that allows punters to bet...

20SHOTS has a simple goal – to make smarter and more engaging sports betting products. Our first release is a B2B fixed-odds fantasy sports plug-in, that allows punters to bet on both individual players, as well as customised teams’ fantasy performances. Our industry leading markets support overs and unders, for both pre-game and in-play betting across all major leagues and sports.

 

www.20shots.co.uk

THE LEADING TRADERS FOR CRYPTO ASSETS YOU CAN TRUST. Blockchain industry experts with deep liquidity who allow for large trades in crypto via banks that are specifically crypto friendly. A...

THE LEADING TRADERS FOR CRYPTO ASSETS YOU CAN TRUST.
Blockchain industry experts with deep liquidity who allow for large trades in crypto via
banks that are specifically crypto friendly. A good method for settlement of larger sums of
money with minimal bank interactions for the buying and selling of BTC.

 

www.aimsholding.com

Airhead Ventures Ltd is building a next-generation platform for the iGaming industry. Using our cutting-edge technology and team’s 20+ combined years of experience in the iGaming tech space, A iGaming...

Airhead Ventures Ltd is building a next-generation platform for the iGaming industry. Using our cutting-edge technology and team’s 20+ combined years of experience in the iGaming tech space, A iGaming platform provider for small and midsize operators. Concretely, we offer a slim, agile, resilient and high-performance platform. We solve the operational aspect of running a gaming site and fully integrate our solution to provide seamless, flexible, and turn-key solutions. We do the heavy lifting so that operators can focus on revenue.

 

https://airheadventures.com

beBettors helps gambling operators understand how much their customers can afford to gamble. Responsible gambling regulations are getting tougher. Given the average online gambler has 4 accounts, individual operator affordability...

beBettors helps gambling operators understand how much their customers can afford to gamble. Responsible gambling regulations are getting tougher. Given the average online gambler has 4 accounts, individual operator affordability checks will not reduce gambling-related harm. That’s why we built a universal gambling affordability API to make gambling safer.

 

https://www.bebettor.com/

Betchill offers innovative sports betting games, where mathematic and creative thinking are combined with profound understanding of gaming experience and trends, in game flow and technology. Our well-balanced game portfolio...

Betchill offers innovative sports betting games, where mathematic and creative thinking are combined with profound understanding of gaming experience and trends, in game flow and technology.

Our well-balanced game portfolio complements operators product portfolio to improve total player satisfaction and increase competitive advantage so that different player groups can find their favorites.

Our first game allows players to bet on game progress in different sports, based on real-time sports data and brings very similar experience of stock trading to sports betting.

http://www.betchill.com

Bethereum is a leading social betting platform supporting Sports, eSports, and skill-based games. It combines Blockchain and gamification to deliver the most innovative and engaging experience in the market. Highly...

Bethereum is a leading social betting platform supporting Sports, eSports, and skill-based games. It combines Blockchain and gamification to deliver the most innovative and engaging experience in the market. Highly intuitive and rich in social gaming elements, the platform is supported by the largest community in Blockchain gaming.

 

https://bethereum.com

As one of the fastest-growing sportsbook platforms, Betstarters is gaining a lot of traction thanks to an existing solution for Retail and Online with: Last Generation Sportsbook technology Gamification at...

As one of the fastest-growing sportsbook platforms, Betstarters is gaining a lot of traction thanks to an existing solution for Retail and Online with:
Last Generation Sportsbook technology
Gamification at its best
Dedicated Risk/Trading department.
On top of the above:
Dedicated and Flexible Operator’s Roadmap
Powerful BI all wrapped into a micro-services platform infrastructure.

 

www.betstarters.com

 

Betzest is leading premier Online Sportsbook and Casino operator, fresh to online gambling industry for 2019. Run by a veteran team of experienced gaming experts. Due to its unique product...

Betzest is leading premier Online Sportsbook and Casino operator, fresh to online gambling industry for 2019. Run by a veteran team of experienced gaming experts.
Due to its unique product and marketing proposition, Betzest is rapidly establishing itself as one of the most trustworthy and reliable gaming companies on the market
Betzest is offering unrivalled sports betting and casino games experience. Betzest also offers Live Betting, Live Casino, Live Bingo and Virtual Sports services.

 

www.betzest.com

Blueribbon is the industry's first RNG based engagement platform, initially focused on Jackpots which helps operators incentivize players and differentiate their brand by creating achievable and frequent jackpots that can...

Blueribbon is the industry’s first RNG based engagement platform, initially focused on

Jackpots which helps operators incentivize players and differentiate their brand by creating

achievable and frequent jackpots that can be connected to any game or vertical and can be

fully configured according to the players preferences/segments while being aligned with the

operators business strategy.

 

www.bluerbn.com

Meet the Past Winners 2019 - 2016

2020 Winner
2019 Winner

Bethereum is an innovative social betting solution built on blockchain technology. Designed to tackle the key challenges of conventional betting, it delivers a host of unique features and improvements. Starting with sport betting, their vision is to develop a wider ecosystem and establish the Bether token as the betting market standard.

2018 Winner

Tomobox is the first Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven concierge, for online betting and casinos. It’s become super challenging to acquire new players, just to lose them in a whim of a second due to poor customer experience. Tomobox AI solves player issues in real-time making sure they keep playing.

2017 Winner

PVP is the first Esports betting exchange, which over the past months has grown into a multi-faceted gaming platform. The website combines a betting exchange with a wide variety of matches and traditional casino style products like roulette and dice, as well as innovative stream betting interface, where bettors engage with influencers directly. With its abundance of deposit methods and in-game item shop, PVP has tools to engage and monetize every type of audience.

2016 Winner

Betters’ Rift is an eSports-focused, free-to-play betting website, which aims at becoming the European leader on this market. They believe that eSports isn’t just a new category of sport. It is a dynamic and fresh way to experience competitive entertainment and needs a new approach when it comes to betting.

To that end, Betters’ Rift chose to create a free-to-play online betting platform, infused with tried-and-tested video games mechanics. Their business model rests on incentivized advertising, selling virtual good and providing B2B services focused on eSports. They are now ready to provide operators with white-label eSports betting platforms.