Global charity run: Picus Capital donates USD 12,500 to The UN Refugee Agency
Munich, May 18, 2022 – Picus Capital hosted its first annual global charity run from May 13 – May 15 by inviting their global offices, portfolio companies, venture scouts, expert partners, and student venture scouts to raise money for a good cause. All proceeds will support The UN Refugee Agency.
More than 120 runners from 17 countries took part in the Picus Charity Run last Friday. For each kilometer run by a participant, Picus Capital donated 10 US-Dollars. A total of 12,500 US-Dollars was raised. All proceeds from the event will support the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), a UN agency with a 70+ year history of protecting refugees, in its efforts to provide support in light of the current situation in Ukraine.
“Running can spark so many things, from endorphins to creativity, from confidence to social connections. The global Picus community is growing every day and it’s truly amazing to see everyone come together for a good cause”, says Julian Roeoes, Partner and Head of Americas at Picus Capital.
The charity run took place last Friday and for those unable to join throughout the following weekend. Participants were able to track their run via a running app or a typeform afterwards. Contestants from over 50 companies and universities ran a total of 1,181 km.
Please find a video about the run via this link.
About Picus Capital
Picus Capital is an international, privately financed venture capital company with headquarters in Munich and offices in New York, Beijing, Berlin, London, Bangalore, Stockholm and São Paulo. Picus predominantly invests in Pre-Seed, Seed and Series A rounds and focuses on technology companies in real estate, financial services, HR, energy & climate, logistics & mobility, e-commerce, healthcare, crypto & web3 and deeptech. As an entrepreneurial sparring partner, Picus Capital pursues a long-term investment philosophy and supports founders from the ideation phase to the IPO and beyond. For further information please visit www.picuscap.com and www.linkedin.com/company/picus-capital
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