Aaron Rajan

Aaron Rajan / Unilever

Director, Innovation & Delivery Digital Marketing Services

Aaron is obsessed about finding value by deepening our understanding of the dynamics between People, Brands, Technology and Society. I've had the rare privilege of working across almost all of Unilever's global brand portfolio, and executed technology projects in over 100 markets - from strategy through to execution.

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Adam Paulisick

Adam Paulisick / Qriously

VP Global Sales

Adam leads global sales at Qriously – a service for measuring real-time, location-based public opinion.Previously as Senior Director, Commercial Operations for The Nielsen Company’s Online division (audience, advertising, video and social media market research) Adam was responsible for driving effective sales and operations within Europe...

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Adil Mohammed

Adil Mohammed / Launch48

Co-founder

Adil has been involved with the web for the last 12 years in a variety of roles. The very first company Adil started was called EnTrip - www.entrip.com where the user creates & plans a trip with friends, publishes a travel blog and through the site, shares their travel experiences. Among it’s accolades, EnTrip was a Seedcamp ...

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Alan Moore

Alan Moore / SMLXL

Founder

 Alan Moore’s invaluable and unique creative insights present us with an alternative way of working and existing – a better way – in which “participatory leadership” is the new operating system of the workplace where wellbeing and creating value for the collective good is the new currency of our economy. He articulates what most people are ...

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Alasdair Greig

Alasdair Greig / North Star Equity Investors

Director

Alasdair is a Director at NorthStar Ventures, a regional venture capital firm located in the NorthEast of England, which is focused on investing in early stage high growth companies. Alasdairis focused on technology investments, particularly IT and telecoms, and his recent investmentsinclude Palringo, Antix Labs and Eutechnyx. Prior to NorthStar, Alasdair...

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Alastair Moore

Alastair Moore / The Mobile Academy

Course Founder

 As a researcher and entre­preneur, Alastair sup­ports start-up activity and SME engage­ment across UCL with a par­tic­ular focus on mobile and digital enter­prise. Alastair is currently project lead on UCL DECIDE and designed and delivered pilot ver­sions of The Mobile Academy – a joint programme delivered with Mobile Monday London that has...

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Alex Barrera

Alex Barrera / Press42

Entrepreneur & Strategic consultant

Alex Barrera has a Computer Science background and an MBA, he’s been working in different fields, from Computer Security to AI, GIS or webapps.He is currently CEO and Founder of Inkzee an intelligentonline news aggregator, co-founder of  Tetuan Valley, an international startup incubator based in Madrid, partner at Okuri Ven...

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Alex McCracken

Alex McCracken / Silicon Valley Bank

Vice-President

Alex McCracken is Vice-President at  Silicon Valley Bank which provides funding solutions to technology companies. Prior to SVB, Alex was an Investment Manager at TTP Ventures, a venture capital fund based near Cambridge. Alex also co-founded TISS Ltd to develop security systems for commercial vehicles and grew TISS to achieve worldwide sal...

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Alex Van Someren

Alex Van Someren / Amadeus Capital Partners

Partner

Alex is a General Partner in the Seed Fund at Amadeus Capital in Cambridge, UK.Alex has worked in the technology industry since the 1980s. He co-founded ANT Ltd in 1990 to produce networking products, including Web Browser software licensed to the Oracle Corporation. ANT plc was listed on the London AIM market (AIM:ANTP) in 2005.In 1996 he co-founded nCip...

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Alicia Navarro

Alicia Navarro / Skimlinks

Co-Founder & CEO

Alicia Navarro is CEO and co-founder of Skimlinks, having evolved the business out of a previous social shopping startup. Skimlinks is a leading content monetization technology, helping thousands of publishers all over the world to earn money from their content in seamless simple way.Alicia’s vision for Skimlinks is to see online publishers be rewa...

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Alliott Cole

Alliott Cole / Octopus Investments

VC

Alliott is a Principal in the Ventures team at Octopus Investments. He focuses on web services and consumer innovation. Key investments he has been involved in at Octopus include: the food ecommerce business Graze; the travel site Secret Escapes; and, the fast growing commerce platform Rangespan.Alliott sits on the Board of the UK Business Angel Associati...

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Andrei Korobeinik

Andrei Korobeinik / Rate.ee

Founder

Andrei Korobeinik (born 5th November 1980) was the founder and CEO of Rate Solutions, a social networking company established in the beginning of 2002. Rate.ee, the first social network operated by the company, quickly became the most popular site of Estonian internet.Rate Solutions opened several social networks for teenagers in Eastern Europe, becoming ...

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Andrew Cronk

Andrew Cronk / TempoDB

Cofounder & CEO

Andrew co-founded TempoDB after struggling for years with time series data generated from connected devices and sensors.  A full believer in the promise of IOT, he has also seen the technical challenges associated with it.TempoDB is his third startup and first to raise outside investment.  After completing the TechStars Cloud accelerator in 2012...

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Andrey Kessel

Andrey Kessel / ATZ Management

Founder, Entrepreneur & Investor

Andrey’s experience is a combination of investing into and working in startups. During his time with Amadeus Capital Partners, Andrey has worked as an investor and Board member with a number of investments, mergers, exits, company development, etc. Prior to Amadeus, Andrey gained substantial operational experience in technology start-ups, which covered ...

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Andy Chung

Andy Chung / What's In My Handbag

Co-founder

Andy of the co-founder of What's in my Handbag.  Previously, Andy was an associate at Eden Ventures, a UK early stage VC. At Eden he focusses on mobile, cloud computing, e-commerce and digital media.He joined Eden from Vodafone Group, where he worked on the mobile payments project M-PESA – the emerging market mobile banking serv...

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Andy Munarriz

Andy Munarriz / HulloMail

Founder & CEO

Andy is the founder and CEO of HulloMail, a consumer voicemail service live in the USA, UK and Ireland. Andy has worked for 20 years in software and telecoms and previously founded VoxSurf, a company that pioneered the world’s first web and open standards based call completion and messaging platform currently deployed with mobile operators to 35 million...

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Annette Kramer

Annette Kramer / Annette Kramer Consulting

Performance and Business Development Consultant

Annette Kramer has brought her performance and business development practice from New York to London in April, 2009. Her work with companies to craft and deliver more compelling stories has helped them to break into new markets, raise investment, and excel at sales.Her clients include corporates such as Ogilvy and Microsoft, government agencies such as UK...

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Anthony Hicks

Anthony Hicks / PayPal

Head of Strategic Integrations - EMEA Innovations

Anthony is a software developer with over fifteen years experience in web based application development encompassing a broad range of programming languages, technology vendors and techniques.  Throughout his career he has worked in solution architecture and technical consulting to a variety of industry sectors, building a range of bespoke application...

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Billy Boyle

Billy Boyle / Owlstone

Co-Founder

Since co-founding Owlstone, Billy has been overseeing the development and implementation of the detection technology with nanotechnology foundry partners. The Owlstone detector is a revolutionary dime-sized device that can be programmed to detect a wide range of chemical agents that may be present in extremely small quantities. Since inception, Owlst...

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Bindi Karia

Bindi Karia / Silicon Valley Bank

Vice President - Accelerator

Bindi currently leads Silicon Valley Bank’s early stage efforts as "Vice President – Accelerator"Having devoted much of her career in and around the startup ecosystem, most recently as the Venture Capital/Emerging Business lead at Microsoft UK where for five years, Bindi led BizSpark in the UK. She focused on how Microsoft could drive success for ea...

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Bogdan Iordache

Bogdan Iordache / Conectoo

Founder

Bogdan Iordache is the organizer of How to Web, one of the most important web events in Eastern Europe, focused on web entrepreneurship and business on the web.After finishing his studies he started Stagii pe Bune, the oldest and still the biggest IT-focused internship program in Romania and Conectoo, an email marketing platform target...

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Boštjan Špetič

Boštjan Špetič / Zemanta

Co-founder & CEO

Boštjan is the co-founder and CEO of Zemanta – a platform for assisted on-line content production for any web user. Zemanta recently closed $3m funding round with their lead investors, Union Square Ventures and Eden Ventures.As a philosophy student, Boštjan was involved in several contemporary art performances as a multimedia and technology consu...

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Brad Feld

Brad Feld / Foundry Group

Partner

Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures, a company that helped launch and operate software companies. Brad is also a co-founder of TechStars.Brad currently serves on the board of directors of Big...

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Brendan Gill

Brendan Gill / OpenSignal

CEO

Brendan Gill is currently founder and CEO of OpenSignal, a startup in the mobile space backed by O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Passion Capital and Qualcomm Ventures. OpenSignal crowdsources data on mobile performance and coverage to help consumers identify which network offers the best coverage in their area.  So far, the OpenSignal Android applicatio...

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Bruce Beckloff

Bruce Beckloff / ARM

VP Corporate Development

Bruce has been at ARM since January 2001 and has held a variety of position during those 12 years.  Most recently he served as head of Corporate Development responsible for corporate strategy development, M&A, and investments activities.  Recently, Bruce has joined the UKTI as the Corporate VC Strategic Advisor.  He will be assisting ...

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Cassandra Harris

Cassandra Harris / Freeformers

Co-founder

Cassandra is a mentor and angel investor in a number of tech start up businesses ranging from fashion ecommerce, venture capital, tech education and a global digital agency. She has worked with some of the biggest brands across the globe and built key relationships with a number of Venture Capitalists, WPP agencies, Goog...

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Charles Cotton

Charles Cotton / Neul

Chairman

Charles is an experienced director of public companies listed on Nasdaq, Euronext Amsterdam and the LSE and private companies in the USA and Europe. His business passions include building successful global technology companies and spreading the word about the Cambridge Phenomenon.He is Chairman of Cambridge Phenomenon Ltd and Neul Ltd in Cambridge and a D...

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Chris Bignell

Chris Bignell / XL Communications

Founder

Chris founded XL Communications in 2007 to provide public relations and marketing communications support to clients in the technology, mobile communications and digital media arenas.Previously, Chris headed up Communications and Public Affairs for Motorola in the UK and Ireland where he was responsible for communicating Motorola’s vision and strategy to...

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Chris Chapman

Chris Chapman / My Business FD

Founder

Founder of My Business FD, Chris has worked in a variety of full time FD roles in many sectors across the UK and internationally. He started My Business FD in 2008, which is a rapidly growing team of some of the UKs most entrepreneurial Finance Directors, providing support to ambitious SMEs on a part time and flexible basis.Chris now sits on the boar...

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Chris Mairs

Chris Mairs / Metaswitch

Chief Scientist

Chris joined Metaswitch as one of the founding team in 1981. Prior to this, he acquired a degree in Computing from Cambridge University and worked for IBM on mainframe and communications systems software.In the early years, Chris was lead architect for all the company’s communications products. Next, he was responsible for the creation and development o...

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Christopher Martin

Christopher Martin / Robert Bosch Corporate Research

Senior Manager

Christopher Martin is currently a Senior Manager at Robert Bosch Corporate Research, serving as a Senior Expert in the topic of Internet of Things and Services (IoTS). His work has helped guide Bosch strategy up to the Board-of-Director level in understanding and responding to technology and market forces in the IoTS, including defining new business opp...

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Chris Muktar

Chris Muktar / WikiJob

Founder

After several failed jobs and businesses, in 2007 Chris founded WikiJob.co.uk, the UK’s largest graduate careers website. He graduated in 2005 from the University of Manchester and went to work for PricewaterhouseCoopers training to be an accountant. After a year of misery, he quit and attempted to start a business selling medical equipment, which faile...

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Chris Sponiar

Chris Sponiar / Unilever Ventures

Investment Associate

Chris joined Unilever Ventures, Unilever’s captive venture capital fund, in 2011. His role covers all aspects of the investment lifecycle, with a primary focus on the digital marketing sector. Prior to joining Unilever, Chris spent three years as a strategy consultant with Booz & Company in Sydney and London.  The majority of Chris’s proj...

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Chris Wade

Chris Wade / Various

Serial Entrepreneur

Chairman of the Board of ‘MePlease’ Inc. founded in 2009 based in San Francisco and London where he leads the technology and commercial entrepreneurs in building a company that is driving the transition of real world marketing to online social marketing viewed via all personal devices. Chris is also Chairman of the 2008 start up ‘Mobile Acuity’ ba...

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Christopher Grew

Christopher Grew / Orrick

Partner

Chris Grew, a partner at Orrick, is a member of the Emerging Companies Group in the London office, which advises emerging companies and venture capital firms. Chris joined Orrick in 2008.Before joining Orrick, he was a co-founder of the London office of Heller Ehrman and a member of the Venture Law Group at that firm. Prior to that, he was a partner ...

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Chrysanthos Chrysanthou

Chrysanthos Chrysanthou / Amazon Web Services

Business Development

Chrysanthos recently joined Amazon Web Services to lead Business Development with Venture Capital firms, Accelerators, and other components of the startup ecosystem, across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Previously he was COO of Living PlanIT, a B2B technology company enabling the development of innovative, intelligent sustainable urban-sc...

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Claus Schmidt

Claus Schmidt / Robert Bosch Venture Capital

Managing Director

Claus is located in the Stuttgart office and responsible for the technical strategies and decisions at Robert Bosch Venture Capital ("RBVC"). Apart from serving as a partner in RBVC he maintains the contacts to the Bosch management organisation.After 24 years in different operational jobs with IBM, DEC and including 16 years with Bosch he joined RBVC as o...

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Colette Ballou

Colette Ballou / Ballou PR

Founder & President

Colette is the founder of Ballou PR, a European PR firm that focuses on high-growth technology and internet companies. With the Ballou PR team, we’ve had a string of well- documented client success stories including the exit of Musiwave for $100M+, the entry of Facebook into France, and the entry of Eventbrite into Europe. Along the way, we've redef...

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Colin Willis

Colin Willis / Hotspur Capital Partners

Founder & CEO

Colin has 13 years of experience in Venture Capital / PE across all deal types (Rescues, Start ups, Dev Cap, MBO’s IBOs) with a focus on early stage technology businesses.  He set up Hotspur Capital Partners in November 2007 which is an investor group of high net worth individual who have been/are successful entrepreneurs themselves building and th...

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Conrad Poulson

Conrad Poulson / Orange

Head of Start Up Business Development

Conrad is the Head of Start Up Business Development at Orange, France Telecom Group.Conrad has a background in commercial strategy and business development practised within a range of companies from start-up to Blue Chip. For the past 7 years he has worked for Orange at both UK and Group levels. Currently he works on identifying start-ups who can bri...

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Damian Kimmelman

Damian Kimmelman / duedil

Founder

Damian is a serial entrepreneur. He has expertise in user interface design, information architecture and website optimisation. Currently he is the founder of duedil a company looking to transform the way people do due diligence on companies online.Previously he was the Director of the digital agency, We Are VI. Named top 5 agencies to watch out ...

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Damien Tanner

Damien Tanner / Pusher

Co-founder

Damien C. Tanner is a technology entrepreneur and angel investor. To date he has co-founded several companies including New Bamboo (agency), MediaCore (video platform for education) and Pusher (realtime web messaging as a service).

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Danvers Baillieu

Danvers Baillieu / Privax

COO

Danvers Baillieu is COO of Privax, the company behind the leading IP Proxy and VPN service, Hidemyass.com.  He joined Privax in April 2012 after 11 years as a lawyer working for both UK and US firms in the City of London.  Until April 2012, he was a senior associate with international law firm Pinsent Masons LLP, where he specialised in represen...

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Dave Collins

Dave Collins / SoftwarePromotions

Founder

Dave Collins is the founder of SoftwarePromotions, a small UK firm that helps businesses maximise their online presence.With a history of working with over 500 companies from more than 40 different countries, Dave specialises in SEO and Google AdWords. A popular speaker at software industry conferences in the US, UK, Germany, France, Belgium, China a...

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David Cleevely

David Cleevely / Various

Serial Entrepreneur

David Cleevely (FREng, FIET) was appointed the Founding Director and Executive Committee Member of the Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge in 2009.He is the Chairman of CRFS, which he co-founded in July 2007, and the founder and former Chairman of telecoms consultancy Analysys (acquired by Datatec International in 2004).  In 19...

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David Rangel

David Rangel / Corona Labs

COO

David Rangel acts as COO of Corona Labs, a mobile app development platform used by developers to build hit cross platform mobile apps and games.

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David Singleton

David Singleton / Google

Engineering Director

Born in Belfast, lives in San Francisco, Engineering Director at Google, married to @fjsingleton, likes to push the envelope.

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Dawson King

Dawson King / Cambridge Healthcare

Founder

Dawson is the founder of Cambridge Healthcare, a venture funded and internationally award winning healthcare startup based in Cambridge, Beijing and London.Winner of the Institute of Engineering and Technology Innovation Award for best IT Technology and Health Investor Award for IT innovator of the year.How are you? is 100% free to NHS patients and health...

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Doug Scott

Doug Scott / ASAP Ventures

Founder & Angel Investor

Doug likes playing with ideas and likes to challenge the normal.Recently setup www.potential.co.uk to allow him to play and help some of the people he likes. Bootstrapped, created and got others to run numerous companies including:www.carrentals.co.uk - £100 million plus in sales www.discountvouchers.co.uk - over 6 million members in 24 months&nb...

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Douglas Squirrel

Douglas Squirrel / Secretsales

VP Engineering

Douglas has managed the design, build, and testing of enterprise applications for blue-chip clients from utilities to financial services. He designed youDevise’s Information Distribution Server and coaches the team that builds and maintains this revolutionary software. He has also created a team of performance experts who have achieved substantial speed...

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Dragos Ilinca

Dragos Ilinca / uberVU

Co-founder

Dragos Ilinca is the cofounder and Customer Developer at uberVU, a social CRM and analytics startup which was the Seedcamp Winner of 2008.Dragos has been building and marketing web apps and web properties for over 9 years and his experience in building and marketing web-based products and businesses is second to none. His focus has always been on fig...

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Drew Clark

Drew Clark / IBM Venture Capital Group

Director of Strategy

A 20-year IBM veteran, Mr. Clark has held a variety of key positions in software development, product marketing, corporate staff and emerging-business development and strategy. A “serial intrapreneur", Drew has led a range of internal startup initiatives, including a key role in formation of IBM's Internet Division.A co-founder of IBM's Venture Capital ...

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Dusan Hamlin

Dusan Hamlin / M&C Saatchi Mobile

Joint CEO

Dusan co-founded Inside Mobile (Now M&C Saatchi Mobile) in 2006 with a clear vision of building an agency that could successfully deliver integrated mobile marketing initiatives at a local and international level. Since then M&C Saatchi Mobile has become a recognized industry leader for national and international brands looking to take a...

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Eben Upton

Eben Upton / Raspberry Pi

Founder

Eben is a founder and trustee of the foundation, and is responsible for the overall software and hardware architecture of the Raspberry Pi device. In his day job, he works for Broadcom as an ASIC architect and general troublemaker.

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Elizabeth Varley

Elizabeth Varley / TechHub

Co-founder & CEO

Elizabeth is a communicator and entrepreneur with a background in editorial, content and events. In 2001 she set up Online Content UK as an organisation for online content professionals running an industry-focused community and regular events. OCUK quickly became a commercial editorial and content agency working with clients as diverse as Amazon, Pricewat...

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Eric Newnham

Eric Newnham / Various

Serial Entrepreneur

Eric built up and sold one of the world's largest Out of Home media specialists (billing €4.4 Billion), while managing to remain faithful through the ups, downs and downs of Spurs over the years.His worst job was a chef at KFC, which could explain why he became an avid Twitcher in later life.

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Ewan McIntosh

Ewan McIntosh / NoTosh

Founder

Ewan McIntosh is the founder of NoTosh Limited, an Edinburgh-based company with a global reputation for researching and delivering new learning opportunities for some of the world’s top creative companies and school districts.Ewan is also advisor on the digital agenda to the Vice President of the European Commission, Mrs Neelie Kroes, and sits on the IC...

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Eze Vidra

Eze Vidra / Google

Head of Campus

Eze Vidra is the Head of Campus at Google located in TechCity London.Prior to that Eze worked as a Strategic Partnerships Development Manager at Google London, being responsible for the launch of Google Shopping Spain and establishing business relationships in the commerce space across EMEA. Most recently, Eze was the Principal Product Manager of AOL...

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Federico Pirzio-Biroli

Federico Pirzio-Biroli / Playfair Capital

Investor

Fede is a London based angel investor, primarily investing in seed level, early stage technology-based startups through his investment vehicle, Playfair Capital. Its current portfolio includes Duedil, Flattr, On Device Research, Mobius Motors, Mixlr, Stratajet, Fourth & Main, Believe.in, Rummble Labs, Vinetrade, Blottr, Storybricks and Birdback.B...

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Gary Atkinson

Gary Atkinson / ARM

Director Embedded Marketing

Gary is based in Cambridge, UK, but spends his time traveling the world talking to people who already have or may have a use for embedded or deeply embedded ARM-based processors. Areas that use lots of embedded processors or microcontrollers are the Automotive, Smart Energy, Medical and Industrial Automation industries. He is particularly interested in ho...

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Geoff Hughes

Geoff Hughes / Social Clay

Co-founder & CEO

Since childhood, Geoff was instructed by his father in the art of Entrepreneurship. Trained at Accenture, he left the comfort of the corporate world to set up on his own in 2004.Since then Geoff has set up 3 different businesses worthy of note. Fireshot Ltd (2005-2007) generated over half a milliion pounds in revenue. Fund it Frog 2007-2009 (RIP) was a co...

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George Berkowski

George Berkowski / Hailo

Head of Product

George  is the Head of Product at Hailo.  Prior to this, George was WooMe’s Co-founder and Product Director. Under his lead, WooMe built a reputation as one of the most innovative social dating and video chat sites on the web. Currently WooMe has 10 million users and is growing rapidly.George started his career with Trilogy, Inc...

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George Kapetanakis

George Kapetanakis / BSkyB

Director Product Development - Mobile

George is a seasoned entrepreneur in Telecoms and technology. He has more than 20 years international experience in Telecoms and has held senior management positions with leading telcos in USA, UK, Greece and Italy.Since 2008, he was involved in a number of advisory roles with small-medium companies in the areas of mobile advertising and marketing, fixed-...

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George Whitehead

George Whitehead / Octopus Investments

Venture Partner Manager

George is a Venture Partner Manager at Octopus Investments. Prior to this, George headed up all of NESTA’s programmes related to supporting growing companies. These range from our investments in accelerator programmes like Springboard, Seedcamp, Design London and the Microelectronics Academy to our support of networks ...

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Gerard Grech

Gerard Grech / Nokia

Global Head of Content Strategy & Portfolio Development

Gerard serves as Nokia’s global head of content strategy & portfolio development. Prior to that in New York, he was global head of content distribution, running the planning and programming operations of the App store and pre-loads. Prior to Nokia, Gerard was at Orange in London and Paris, as group director of strategy and business development for t...

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Gerd Kortuem

Gerd Kortuem / Open University, UK

Professor of Ubiquitous Computing

Gerd is a  Professor of Ubiquitous Computing at the Open University, UK.Gerd is interested in the intersection between the physical, social and digital worlds. In terms of research areas I focus on ubiquitous/pervasive computing, the Internet of Things and human-centered computing.  He is particularly interested in innovation, design and archit...

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Glenn Tracey

Glenn Tracey / PerkinElmer

Director - Business & Technology Incubation

Glenn has 15 years’ experience established in a number of roles including both regional Business Unit and R&D directorship, where he has been at the forefront of innovation and gone on to successfully commercialize a range of analytical devices, including opto-electo-mechanical architectures, user-application software, informatics and scientific ser...

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Hakim Mendjeli

Hakim Mendjeli / French Digital

Co-founder

Hakim is a commercial and technology expert focused on mobile who has lived in the UK for the past 14 years. He is co-founder of French Digital and director at 4by90 Consulting. French Digital is an initiative that brings together Francophile and Francophone professionals working in the Digital industry across Europe. It has been launched in London a...

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Harry Dewhirst

Harry Dewhirst / Amobee

Co-founder

Harry is the young one with the beard. He founded and sold RingRing to Amobee in 2008, which he then sold to SingTel in 2012 for $320 million.He's recently moved to Munich, where he's moved his collection of cooking utensils and his family. Most likely to say "Sprechen Sie, Englische?".

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Hemant Aneja

Hemant Aneja / Google

Finance/Strategy

Hemant works in Finance/Strategy function at Google UK, helping the Sales VP for Google UK make decisions.Previously Hemant was a VP in Investment Banking, where he advised clients on M&A and Fund-raising, mainly in TMT sector. Prior to that he was an Private Equity Investment Associate at Citi Alternative Investments. Before that he was a Lead Engine...

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Hermann Hauser

Hermann Hauser / Amadeus Capital Partners

Partner

Hermann co-founded Amadeus Capital Partners in 1997 with Anne Glover and Peter Wynn. In his long and successful history as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, he has founded or co-founded companies in a wide range of technology sectors. These include Acorn Computers, Active Book Company, Virata, Net Products, NetChannel, and Cambridge Network Limited....

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Iain Gavin

Iain Gavin / Amazon Web Services

Director

Iain is the UK and Ireland country manager for Amazon Web Services.Iain’s background is in software development. He started writing complex real-time software applications before he moved to Rational Software where he spent 15 years. The final 3 years were spent at IBM after the acquisition of Rational Software. Iain was the executiv...

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Ian Broom

Ian Broom / Launch48

Co-founder

Ian started Launch48 with Adil Mohammed and sold it in 2012. Ian now runs Weboo, a digital marketing agency that helps brands be effective online, In 2013 Weboo is launching a product called Fliplet to help companies cost effectively build and maintain mobile applications. Ian has previously been a developer, IT manager, project manager, and now an entrep...

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Immad Akhund

Immad Akhund / Heyzap

Co-founder & CEO

Immad is CEO and co-founder of Heyzap.Heyzap distributes Social Games and MMOs to its network of 320,000 websites and provides Analytics tools to their game developers. Heyzap is funded by Y Combinator and Union Square Ventures. Immad was previously a co-founder and the CTO of Clickpass.com (acquired by Yola.com, 2009). Immad is an engineer and entre...

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James Collier

James Collier / Neul

Co-founder

James is the co-founder and CEO of Neul.James has been a leader of R&D and business development activities since 1987. He was co-founder of CSR, serving as CTO, head of R&D and plc board member from 1999 to 2010. In that position he had line responsibility for 800 staff in UK, France, Sweden, India and US. He was also the director in charge of ope...

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Jason Trost

Jason Trost / Smarkets

Co-founder & CEO

In 2008, Smarkets was founded Jason Trost (CEO) and Hunter Morris (CTO), a prediction market website that makes betting on your favourite events simple and social. Instead of betting against a bookie, with Smarkets you bet against other members.Prior to founding Smarkets, Jason was an application developer at UBS’s Global Asset Management...

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Jeffrey Cooper

Jeffrey Cooper / Ballpark Ventures

Partner

Jeffrey is our money man and a founding partner of Cooper Murray.He specialises in the retail space and has been FD for some well known names. Loves golf, cycling and saying 'it always takes longer and costs more'.

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Jens Lapinski

Jens Lapinski / Forward Labs

Partner

I am a partner at Forward Labs, which I co-founded in early 2012. At Labs, we build profitable startups at high speed using lean startup principles.Before Labs, I founded and was CEO of aiHit, a provider of automated company data to the business information industry. aiHit is backed by Amadeus and VTB Capital and sells to some of the world's largest infor...

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Jeremy Basset

Jeremy Basset / Unilever

Director, New Businesses Unit

Jeremy joined Unilever Australia in 2003 as a graduate from the University of Technology, Sydney. He held numerous roles in both Australia and New Zealand, including leading finance for Unilever’s Foodsolutions business. In 2008, Jeremy moved to Singapore where he led the commercial team responsible for Unilever’s €500m Foods business in China, Sout...

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Jeremy Parsons

Jeremy Parsons / Red Gate

New Business Team

Jeremy Parsons taught himself programming at the library, some years before coming face-to-face with actual computers. ‘Beebsoft Enterprises,’ founded with sixth form friends, sold literally several cassettes of software by mail order. He didn’t make his fortune, but he did get hired by one of the pioneers of the PC industry to hack out software as ...

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Jim Mann

Jim Mann / Spontly

Founder

Jim Mann is a serial entrepreneur whose passion for fierce challenges and the development of new concepts has been with him since he graduated from Durham University.  Jim has considerable experience in marketing web based businesses through organic Search Engine Optimisation, paid for online advertising, online and offline PR and selective use of ap...

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John Kenny

John Kenny / Delta Partners

VC

 John Kenny joined Delta Partners in their London office in 2008.  He focuses primarily on ICT opportunities in the UK, however occasionally leverages his background to work on healthcare related deals. John started his venture career in 1999 with Great Hill Partners in Boston, before joining Delta Partners for the first time as a Dublin-based ...

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John Lunn

John Lunn / PayPal

Director of Platform and Integration

John has been building payments and fraud systems on the internet for over 15 years and has advised many of the successful and less successful start-ups on their payment strategies. Originally a java certified developer and now an all purpose hacker and start-up mentor. John heads up the technology for PayPal’s new developer network PayPal X in the EU.

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John Stokes

John Stokes / Real Ventures

VC

John is a Partner at Real Ventures.  Prior to this, John co-founded Montreal Start Up in November 2007. He is currently Managing Partner of the Fund and sits on the boards of Beyond the Rack, Book Oven, Oneeko, Emotify, KeenKong, Mobilito and Standout Jobs.John has more than 15 years of experience, both as a founder and an investor, in start-up,...

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Jon Bradford

Jon Bradford / Springboard

Co-founder & CEO

Jon is the co-founder and CEO of Springboard.He starts start-up accelerators and loves to help start-ups and their founders achieve their true potential.  Over the last 2 years, Jon has helped to start 12 multi-company accelerators from Montreal to Moscow. Since launching Europe’s first bootcamp accelerator in 2009 - The Difference Engine – ...

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Jonathon Southam

Jonathon Southam / Amazon Web Services

Business Development

Amazon Web Services - UK / Startups Business Development.

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Jude Gomila

Jude Gomila / Heyzap

Co-founder & President

Jude is President and co-founder of Heyzap – the largest online distribution network for games. Heyzap distributes social games to websites like Myspace, Ning, Hi5 and their network of 350,000 sites. Based out of sunny San Francisco, Jude takes an interest in all things entrepreneurial.Jude went through the Y Combinator programme in 2009, rais...

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Julian Carter

Julian Carter / EC1 Capital

Co-founder & Managing Director

 Julian is the Co-founder and MD of EC1 Capital, a relatively new VC fund specifically designed for early stage web and mobile startups based in, you guessed it, EC1 in London. EC1 Capital syndicates investments with other VC firms and angels to bring as much diversity and expertise to their investments. Julian is 15 year web entrepreneur and b...

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Justin Wohlstadter

Justin Wohlstadter / Various

Founder (& Recovering VC)

Justin most recently served as Director of Product Design at Enterproid. Before that he built the early-stage venture arm of Penny Black and co-founded BOLDstart Ventures, where he was lucky enough to invest in companies such as Rapportive (sold to Linkedin), Blaze (sold to Akamai), GoInstant (sold to Salesforce), Klout, Indiegogo, Enterproid, ShowMe, Loc...

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Kathy Giori

Kathy Giori / Qualcomm

Senior Product Manager

Kathy Giori was most recently Director of System Integration and Test at SkyPilot Network, Inc. leading the integration, implementation and testing of a proprietary broadband wireless network for residential customers. Prior to SkyPilot, Kathy was President, CEO and co-founder of WorkSpot, Inc. WorkSpot built custom wireless Palm applications for companie...

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Katy Turner

Katy Turner / Videoplaza

VP of Marketing

Katy is VP of Marketing at Videoplaza. The majority of her career has been spent in growing technology businesses, starting with Orange where she developed products for the B2B market at national and international level. After 8 years in the mobile industry, she joined early stage venture fund, Eden Ventures, as an associate, and spent the few years ...

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Krzysztof Kowalczyk

Krzysztof Kowalczyk / HardGamma Ventures

VC

Managing Partner at an early stage VC fund HardGamma Ventures and founder of GammaRebels startup accelerator (among Highly Commended in The Europas 2011). Mentor with Startup Highway, Seedcamp, Springboard, Startup Bootcamp andStartup Sauna, referrer with HackFwd.com and advisor to Star...

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Laura James

Laura James / Makespace Cambridge

Cofounder

Laura has worked extensively in technology and leadership roles in R&D, startups and more. Her first involvement with Internet of Things technologies was at AT&T Labs in both Menlo Park and Cambridge. Laura was the first employee and VP Engineering at AlertMe.com, developing an easy to use innovative connected home platform and security system. As...

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Laurence Aderemi

Laurence Aderemi / Google

Mobile Partnerships

Laurence Aderemi is the mobile strategic partnerships lead for Google in Europe. Laurence joined Google as part of the AdMob acquisition in May 2010 where he was Director of Business Development, driving strategy and commercial partnerships across EMEA region.Prior to AdMob, Laurence was European General Manager for Yahoo Search syndication.

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Laurence John

Laurence John / Amadeus Capital Partners

VC

Laurence is chief executive of the Amadeus & Angels Seed Fund (AASF), with £10 million under management and up to £10 million for co-investment from Amadeus III. AASF is dedicated to providing seed money for start-up companies spanning the technology sectors, with the exception of Life Sciences. Since joining Amadeus in 2001 Laurence has established...

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Lorenzo Wood

Lorenzo Wood / LBi

CTO

Chief Technology Officer at LBi

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Luigi Matrone

Luigi Matrone / Procter & Gamble

Global Brand Manager

Luigi is a former Global Marketing Manager of Procter & Gamble. Over his career at P&G he has managed brands like Duracell and Oral-B while developing expertise on online marketing. As of 2011, Luigi has started his entrepreneurial experience with Lovin’Com and Figmenta, working between Europe and the Middle East. Luigi’s aim is to help entrep...

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Luke Hakes

Luke Hakes / Octopus Investments

Principal

Luke is a Principal in the Ventures team, with a broad range of interests and experience. A former scientist and technology consultant he is somewhat of a geek in sheep’s clothing and loves deep technology and complex stuff.Luke plays an active part in all aspects of Venture, from hunting out the next big investment and working with the fantastic entrep...

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Luke Vinogradov

Luke Vinogradov / Tesco

Mobile Experience Director

Luke is Mobile Experience Director at Tesco, designing and delivering the company's next generation multi-channel mobile retail experiences.Prior to Tesco, Luke led Amazon's UK/DE/FR mobile activities and held senior product roles at Hamburg-based local search and reviews leader Qype and Wi-Fi roaming startup Quiconnect. Having started his career in human...

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Mandy Waite

Mandy Waite / Google

Google Developer Relations

 Mandy works in Google Developer Relations on the Google Cloud Platform, covering App Engine, Compute Engine, Big Query and all of the data storage options that they connect to. She's a staunch advocate on behalf of the Developer, representing their needs to product & engineering teams within Google. Prior to Google, Mandy worked at Sun Microsyst...

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Manfred Bortenschlager

Manfred Bortenschlager / Samsung

Platform Evangelist

Manfred leads the Samsung Developers UK team and actively promotes Samsung SDKs and technologies in the developer communities. He creates a lot of training materials and participates in developer events. Before that, Manfred was involved in R&D of location-based services and apps.

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Mario Tapia

Mario Tapia / GetJar

Director Business Development

Mario Tapia possesses more than 15 years of experience in computing and leading-edge technologies. He started his career working in the Military R&D division of Boeing, known as the Phantom Works. There, he engineered the next generation of advanced technologies for military aircraft. His experience in mobile began in 2000, pioneering Location Based S...

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Mark Littlewood

Mark Littlewood / The BLN

Founder & CEO

Mark is the founder of The BLN. He was part of the founding team at Library House, an investment research business based in Cambridge serving the global venture capital & banking communities. He led the business development activities for the organisation & built a network of angels, early stage, venture & corporate investors.Previou...

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Markus Turber

Markus Turber / Intuity

Founder

Markus Turber is a founding partner of Intuity. He likes thinking and planning innovative design and service solutions. The design of desirable, sustainable and smartly interconnected solutions makes him tick. He is in charge of research projects for Bosch, Daimler, Telekom Laboratories and Carl Zeiss where he was involved into numerous projects...

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Martin Kelly

Martin Kelly / IBM Venture Capital Group

Partner

Martin is the partner responsible for establishing IBM Venture Capital Group in EMEA in 2007. In this role Martin identifies and manages IBM engagement with VCs and entrepreneur communities.

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Martin Mignot

Martin Mignot / Index Ventures

Associate

Martin is a member of the Index Ventures London office working as an analyst in the technology team in 2010.Previously, Martin was an analyst at UBS in London, where he was part of a team advising a range of large cap media and telecoms clients, including ITV, Vodafone and Zain, as well as numerous private equity funds.Martin holds a Masters in ...

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Mat Clayton

Mat Clayton / Mixcloud

Co-founder & CTO

Mat Clayton (aka The Daddy) is ludicrously good at building web apps, and even better, likes to build things quickly. He's got lots of experience with social media apps and knows Django inside out.

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Matt Brocklehurst

Matt Brocklehurst / Google

Product Marketing, Mobile Advertising

Matt currently works at Google looking after the product marketing for mobile advertising (search and display) across EMEA. A big focus on helping large advertisers and agencies understand how mobile is changing consumer behaviours, the implications on business models and how it can drive performance and boost brand engagement. Previously he was at Y...

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Matt Reed

Matt Reed / Unilever

Open Innovation Director

Matt is currently an Open Innovation director at Unilever. He specialises in technology out-licensing and digital technology. Matt works closely with Unilever’s New Business Unit and he is leading the development and commercialization of a new digital technology platform that allows business partners to tap into Unilever’s deep expertise in consumer i...

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Michael Acton Smith

Michael Acton Smith / Mind Candy

Founder & CEO

Michael is CEO and founder of online games company Mind Candy.The company created Moshi Monsters which has over 70mn players around the World and has now spun offline into books, music, magazines, trading cards and toys.  Mind Candy’s first project was the Transmedia game Perplex City that played out across different media including websites, ...

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Mihai Mafteianu

Mihai Mafteianu / Cronian Labs

Founder & CEO

Serial Entrepreneur doing consumer Internet startups for over half a decade. Right now he’s living in Bucharest, Romania but traveling around Europe a lot.He’s a strong believer that right now is a best time to be an entrepreneur, with startups being more capital effective than ever and the access to great information being universal and free. Things ...

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Mike Gera

Mike Gera / Various

 Mike mentors start-ups and companies going through change drawing on his venture capital and CEO experience. As a partner at Pond Venture Partners, Mike worked with founders to create new companies, spin technology out of leading universities, define the strategy and the business plan and make key early hires. Mike has also applied his penchant ...

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Mike Yagley

Mike Yagley / TempoDB

Cofounder & CTO

Mike co-founded TempoDB after struggling for years with time series data generated from connected devices and sensors in the energy, defense, and automotive industries.  A natural learner and lover of technology, Mike thinks deeply about the best ways to process, store, and analyze the mountains of data generated from IOT.TempoDB is his third startup...

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Mikko Järvenpää

Mikko Järvenpää / Vuact

Founder & CEO

Mikko Järvenpää is the Marketing Geek for HackFwd and an entrepreneur. He has experience from product development and product marketing both in corporate environments and small teams, and he has opened new markets both geographically and through new product innovations. In 2003, Mikko joined Google in Mountain View and moved to the product ma...

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Miles Ross

Miles Ross / Rummble Labs

CEO

Miles has been passionate about the mobile sector long before it became the fast rolling platform it is today. He has spent the last fourteen years working for a variety of companies helping them to develop business and product. Using his skills as a natural innovator and lateral thinker to solve the many complex issues that have given rise to the current...

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Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo Yiannopoulos / The Kernel

Founder & Editor-in-Chief of The Kernel.

Milo is founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Kernel.Milo specialises in privacy, piracy, technology start-ups, internet culture and the media. He was previously Consulting Editor (Technology) for Telegraph.co.uk and a European contributing editor at TechCrunch.His writing has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Times, the Observer, the Guardi...

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Murray Dudgeon

Murray Dudgeon / Ignitioncell

Director

Murray is a media and marketing executive with global experience of developing marketing services for "blue chip" clients. He has held senior management/board roles at Advertising Agency, Media Agency, Media Owner and Marketing Services.

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Najeeb Khan

Najeeb Khan / ZTE

Head of Product Innovation

Najeeb is Head of Product Innovation at ZTE, the world’s 4th largest manufacturer of mobile handsets. His role involves helping to define the features and services for next generation of connected devices. Najeeb has 12 years of extensive experience and relationships across the entire mobile value chain.

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Nat Billington

Nat Billington / Synergy Energy

Director

Nat is a director of Synergy Energy, which is building a portfolio of early stage green tech businesses and conducting research into electrical energy efficiency and storage technologies. Previously Managing Director, Map of Medicine, responsible for early stage business growth, product development and sales for health information business acqui...

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Nate MacLeitch

Nate MacLeitch / Quickblox

Co-founder

Nate is Chairman of QuickBlox, a cloud hosted PaaS, which provides easily adaptable functions and features for mobile and web/facebook apps. QuickBlox is division of app development company Injoit. He is also a mentor/investor of Springboard Mobile. Previously he was COO of Twistbox & co-founded AMV Holdings. Earlier in his career he was Head of Sales...

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Neil Davidson

Neil Davidson / Red Gate Software

Co-founder & joint CEO

Neil Davidson is co-founder and joint CEO of Red Gate Software. Red Gate employs some 200 people, has no VC funding and has been in the Sunday Times top 100 companies to work for 4 years running. Red Gate founded the Springboard incubator in 2009 and is a regular sponsor of Cambridge University Entrepreneurs. Neil is also chairman of the Cambridge Network...

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Niall Murphy

Niall Murphy / Evrythng

Co-founder

Niall is a technologist and serial-entrepreneur. Previously Niall co-founded The Cloud in 2003 to realize a vision of a ubiquitous mobile internet enabled by low cost WiFi technology, the company was acquired by British Sky Broadcasting (a subsidiary of News Corporation) in 2011. He was also recently CEO of multi-platform gaming software firm Ideaworks3D ...

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Nic Brisbourne

Nic Brisbourne / DFJ Esprit

Partner

Nic Brisbourne is a partner at DFJ Esprit.Nic has been in Venture Capital since 2000. In that time he has worked in London, Europe and Silicon Valley. His main areas of focus have been software and media. Nic’s investment experience includes Zeus Technology (acquired by Riverbed for $140m), and buy.at (acquired by AOL for $125m). He curre...

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Nick Coleman

Nick Coleman / IBM

Global Cloud Security Leader

Nick Coleman is the Global Cloud Security Leader at IBM. His focus is global cloud infrastructure and enabling the new models of technology and collaboration. Prior to joining IBM in this role he was the UK Government Reviewer advising whether public sector information was adequately protected. He authored the Coleman Report. He has worked in a startup an...

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Nikolas Schoppmeier

Nikolas Schoppmeier / menschmaschine publishing

Co-founder

Nikolas Schoppmeier is Co-Founder for menschmaschine publishing. Previous companies include Bebo, Real Networks.

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Olga Steidl

Olga Steidl / Talkbits

CEO

Combining work experience in big telco companies and start-ups, Olga is a mobile enthusiast and an accomplished social communicator, Olga hugely contributes to building the Telco community and connecting its layers: from application developers and startups to device manufactures and platform owners.Olga is a start-up CEO herself, a partner at marketing ag...

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Oliver Schulte / HTC

Vice President Commercial Operations

Oliver oversees HTC’s sales operations across Europe. His role includes pricing, budget,  and contract management. This involves a concentrated focus on expanding relationships  with dealer and retail partners as well direct-to-consumer sales. He is also charged with  developing a direct-to-enterprise strategy and aiding future busines...

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Paul Burmester

Paul Burmester / MobiTV

SVP & GM EMEA

With over 30 years’ experience in the technology industry, Paul still continues to be amazed & excited by the latest developments. Paul has driven 6 successful exits during his career & has focused on building up early stage VC funded technology businesses to the point of market success & profitable exit through IPO or acquisition. The ...

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Paul Ford

Paul Ford / SoftLayer

VP Community Development

Paul Ford is a serial entrepreneur, global technology evangelist, innovator, strategist and startup advisor serving as the Vice President of Community Development and Chief Ecosystem Builder at SoftLayer Technologies in Dallas TX.SoftLayer is the worlds largest and most advanced independent Infrastructure as a Service Company. Paul is responsible for...

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Paul Golding

Paul Golding / AlphaPunk

Chief Alpha Geek & Co-Founder

 Paul is a widely respected and unassuming technologist in mobile and Web with 16 patents and the leading book in mobile applications, now available in Chinese. He has been Chief Architect, CTO and various senior tech roles for companies across the world, from start-ups to multi-nationals. He started one of the first mobile apps companies in Eur...

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Paul Kinlan

Paul Kinlan / Google

Developer Advocate Google Chrome

Paul is a Developer Advocate on Google Chrome and he focuses on HTML5, open web technologies and the Chrome Web Store.He is passionate about working closely with developers to help them bring awesome applications to the web (because that is the future). Prior to Google he used to earn a living off building apps that used Google’s Infrastructure – and ...

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Paul May

Paul May / Imperial Innovations

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Paul joined Imperial Innovations, initially as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, in early 2011 with a focus on supporting new start-ups in the engineering and physical science sectors After an early career as a professional senior engineer in large international corporates including IBM (US) and Sharp (Oxford) he discovered the thrill of the start-up.Over the...

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Paul Rawlings

Paul Rawlings / ScreenReach

Founder & CEO

Paul co-founded ScreenReach Interactive and created the Screach Product from his vast experience in digital signage and interactive technology. Still only 31 years old, Paul started out creating EPOS, Sales Order Processing and Marketing systems for businesses including Burger King and Dixons. In 2009 he built a couple of Twitter based businesse...

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Paul Smith

Paul Smith / ignite100

Founder & CEO

Paul Smith is an award winning blogger and writer, and co-founder of Never Odd Or Even, a mobile development company.In March 2009, Paul created the Twitchhiker project, an attempt to travel to the opposite side of the world relying on kindness and goodwill of Twitter users. The project won a Shorty Award in March 2010 and was published as a book in Augus...

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Paula Marttila

Paula Marttila / Startup Advisor

Digital Product & Business Developer

Paula Marttila is freelance online strategist and startup advisor, with digital media technologies and consumer web services as specialty. She has her background within Schibsted, where she during eight years developed and launched over dozen premium consumer web services, online media and ad serving solutions at Aftonbladet, largest daily newspaper in Sw...

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Pavel Curda

Pavel Curda / API Mashups

Entrepreneur

Internet & technology entrepreneur and investor based in central Europe with a background in corporate finance (PwC) and tech journalism. Founder of API Mashup Contest (@APImashups) – the biggest API playground in the world. His favorite areas are innovative startups, collaborative consumption and LBS. Pavel holds MBA from Chicago’s DePa...

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Peter Cowley

Peter Cowley / Various

Angel investor & Entrepreneur

Peter Cowley studied Engineering and Computer Science at Cambridge University, now lives near Cambridge and owns/runs small businesses in technology and construction.  Peter has spec-built several domestic houses and refurbished many others, including the £1.7 million Cambridge Advice Centre.  Peter has been voluntary chair, treasurer and ...

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Peter Whale

Peter Whale / Cambridge Wireless

Board Director

Peter is Director of Product Management for Xiam Technologies.Peter leads multi-disciplinary international teams in the inception and development of innovative software products, applying advanced machine learning techniques to the fields of device optimisation, device experience and content discovery.Peter leads the team who put together the annual confe...

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Pilgrim Beart

Pilgrim Beart / AlertMe

Founder

Pilgrim Beart has more than 20 years experience leading innovation in ground breaking, high- technology companies, three of which he co-founded. After a degree in Computer Engineering, Pilgrim designed innovative computer systems at start-ups in Cambridge and Oxford, then for six years led technology teams in three start-ups in Silicon Valley. In 1998 ...

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Phil Long / Unilever

Global Programme Planning Manager, Digital Marketing Services

Phil is the Global Programme Planning Manager for Digital Marketing Services at Unilever.

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Quentin Stafford-Fraser

Quentin Stafford-Fraser / Camvine

Founder & CTO

Quentin Stafford-Fraser pointed a video camera at a coffee filter machine in Cambridge University in the early 90s. The ‘Trojan Room Coffee Pot’ became the first webcam, and one of the most famous sites on the early web. Since then, he has held research posts at Cambridge University, Xerox EuroPARC, Olivetti Research, and AT&T Labs. He was also a ...

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Rahul Vohra

Rahul Vohra / Rapportive

Founder & CEO

CEO of Rapportive. Computer Scientist, Gamer, Entrepreneur.

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Richard Green

Richard Green / Ubisense

CEO

Richard initially trained as a mechanical engineer and has over twenty-five years of experience in the software industry. Having established Smallworld as one of the leading geographic information system companies serving utility and telecoms companies in Europe and the US, the company subsequently listed on NASDAQ in 1996 and was acquired by GE in 2000 f...

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Richard Marsh

Richard Marsh / DFJ Esprit

Partner

Richard has worked in start-ups and venture capital since 1997 and is an experienced entrepreneur as well as a venture capitalist.He founded and built Datanomic, a Cambridge-based software company which was a pioneer of Data Quality software and was acquired by Oracle.As an investor, Richard has worked across software, hardware, mobile and cleantech secto...

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Richard Newton

Richard Newton / Screendragon

Co-founder

After ten years criticising the business world from the comfort of his well-padded seat as a financial journalist, Richard decided to walk the talk and set up his own business.Screendragon is a collaboration software company with particular expertise in the marketing sector. The innovative software improves worldwide collaboration at organisations su...

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Rob Moffat

Rob Moffat / Balderton Capital

Principal

Rob is a Principal at Balderton Capital.His role is to find and evaluate potential new investments: investing $200k to $20M in European companies with $B potential.He also works with portfolio companies including Archify, Housetrip, Touchlocal and Wooga.Prior to joining Balderton Capital Rob worked for Google in London, as a Manager in...

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Robert Koning

Robert Koning / Serial Entrepreneur

Robert Koning, an award winning Entrepreneur and Business Coach. He had his first startup at an age of 21 and grew several successful businesses ever since. He likes revolutionary and naughty approaches using the latest web technologies and developments.  He is an entrepreneur, business angel and coach. He studied Electronic Engineering in the Nether...

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Robert Sansom

Robert Sansom / Various

Serial Entrepreneur

Dr. Robert Sansom is an active angel investor and mentor to high-technology start-up businesses in the UK and US.He was the founder of Cambridge Angels, a group of seasoned technology and bio-technology entrepreneurs who invest in and mentor technology start-ups in the Cambridge area. Prior to being an angel investor, he was co-founder and Chief Technolog...

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Robert Simmons

Robert Simmons / TOMMIE Systems

Co-founder & CEO

Robert is an entrepreneurial CEO whose 30 year career has been spent in the creative and digital services industries. He has built or helped build 4 companies from scratch; 2 marcoms and 2 digital businesses. In October 2011, following a trade sale 2 years earlier, he exited the largest of these (‘Monitor Media’, subsequently known as ‘CACI Monitor ...

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Robert Swann

Robert Swann / Various

Serial Entrepreneur

Dr Robert Swann was Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing at Alphamosaic Ltd, a fabless semiconductor company specialising in multimedia processors for handheld devices such as mobile phones and media players.Founded in April 2001 by Robert and colleague Steve Barlow, Alphamosaic developed an innovative two-dimensional DSP architecture for low-p...

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Rogan Angelini-Hurll

Rogan Angelini-Hurll / PROfounders Capital

Founding Partner

Rogan is a founding General Partner at PROfounders Capital. Most recently Rogan Angelini-Hurll headed the Citi Pan European Media Research team, covering both UK and Continental European companies including TV and radio broadcasters, consumer, business and professional publishers, directories, advertising agencies and entertainment companies.Prior to join...

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Ron Schaeffer

Ron Schaeffer / Satkirit

Chief Product Officer

Ron is responsible for products at Satkirit, a London-based start-up developing smartphones and services to empower people in emerging markets. Having defined and managed some of the world’s first smartphones over a decade ago, Ron has over 16 years of product management, portfolio management, strategy and development experience in mobile telecommunicat...

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Rudy De Waele

Rudy De Waele / dotopen

Co-founder

 Rudy De Waele is a Mobile Strategist, Business Angel and Appreneur. He is a leading figure in the development of the mobile ecosystem as we know it today. A native of Belgium, he recently (summer 2012), re-located after 10 years from Barcelona to London, England.In Barcelona, he co-founded dotopen.com in 2007. Three years later, ...

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Russell Buckley

Russell Buckley / Various

Serial Entrepreneur

Russell is an angel investor and advisor to a range of early stage startups in Europe, as well as regularly speaking and writing about mobile, exponential change and the future of technology. Previously, Russell was an early employee of AdMob, before it was acquired by Google in 2010. He has been in mobile marketing since 2000 and has subsequent...

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Ryan Shuttleworth

Ryan Shuttleworth / Amazon Web Services

Technical Evangelist

Ryan Shuttleworth is a Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services. In his role Ryan educates customers on the technical and business aspects of cloud computing, mentors start-ups and coaches developers in enterprises on their move to the cloud. Having held senior roles in successful SaaS companies, Ryan has lived and breathed the transition to cloud infr...

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Sandy Khaund

Sandy Khaund / Irynsoft

Founder

Sandy has over 15 years of experience in all aspects of technology development and operational management. After spending over 6 years at Microsoft managing various technical, product and marketing groups, Sandy went on to become COO of Piczo, a large teen community site with over 10 million monthly unique visitors. Prior to Microsoft, Sandy enjoyed a wid...

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Sandy McKinnon

Sandy McKinnon / Pentech

Partner

 Sandy has over 18 years experience in commercialising technology innovations, the last 7 of these as a partner with Pentech. Prior to Pentech, he was Director of Knowledge Transfer & Technology and Research Services at Heriot-Watt University where he helped in mentoring and fund raising of twelve spin-out companies.Prior to this, he was a freel...

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Sarah du Heaume

Sarah du Heaume / Various

Serial Entrepreneur

Sarah du Heaume started out in media buying in the mid-eighties. Putting her languages to use, she soon specialised in international B2B, with a particular focus on the tech sector. Nine years later she set up her first business, Just Media, in London. Founding clients were predominantly Silicon Valley based companies, so establishing a San Francisco oper...

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Sarah McVittie

Sarah McVittie / Dressipi

Co-founder & CEO

Sarah is currently the co-founder and CEO of Dressipi, an innovative fashion discovery and online styling service helping customers to find clothes that match their ‘fashion fingerprint’.  Prior to founding Dressipi, Sarah was the co-founder and CEO of Texperts.com, the world’s first text message question answering service. The company won nume...

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Sarah Turner

Sarah Turner / Angel Academe

Founder

Sarah has spent most of the last 20 years working in and around digital media in the UK, Europe, US and Asia. She works with start-ups and growth stage companies as advisor, supporter and connector; and with larger organisations and multinationals to develop their peripheral vision by identifying areas for innovation and the best partners and processes to...

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Scott Sage

Scott Sage / DFJ Esprit

Principal

Scott is based in the London office of DFJ Esprit, a Pan European VC firm with over $1b in assets under management. Scott invests into mobile, consumer internet and enterprise software companies. He currently works with Lyst, MoviePilot, SportPursuit, StrikeAd and Redkite Financial. Previously, Scott worked in research, marketing, b-dev and finance roles ...

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Sean Cornwell

Sean Cornwell / eHarmony International

Managing Director

Sean Cornwell is an entrepreneurial leader, MD and Non-Exec with a strong track record of building significant revenue generating businesses globally in the tech space. Until recently he was MD for online dating company eHarmony’s international markets (UK, Japan, Australia, Brazil), eHarmony's mobile business and the company’s inv...

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Shahid Hussain

Shahid Hussain / Kii Capital

EIR

Shahid works with Kii Capital, a San Francisco based VC focused on the mobile app space. He has previously worked as a digital agency director in London and a product manager with Wikia in San Francisco - a worldwide top 50 website, built on wiki based communities and content. His experience spans the technology spectrum, from cutting edge engineering dep...

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Sherry Coutu

Sherry Coutu / Various

Serial Entrepreneur

Sherry Coutu is a former CEO and angel investor who now serves on the boards of companies, charities and universities.Sherry specialises in consumer internet, information services and education. She has made angel investments in more than 35 companies and holds investments in two venture capital firms.Last year she was voted as the best CEO mentor / advis...

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Simon Cross

Simon Cross / Facebook

Platform Partner Engineering

Simon Cross leads Developer Relations for Facebook in EMEA. He works on Facebook's SDKs and APIs to help mobile and web developers build awesome social mobile apps. Before Facebook, Simon built social products for the BBC. Outside work, he plays the drums in The Poor Souls of Pompeii.

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Simon Jones

Simon Jones / Camdata

Director

Experienced CEO and management consultant providing coaching, mentoring, consulting and Non-exec Director support to aspirational companies and individuals.

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Simon Stevens

Simon Stevens / Trinamo

Founding Partner

Founding Partner at Trinamo LLP assisting clients with sales turnaround and sales acceleration via the implementation of best practice sales and marketing process improvements and change programs. My work at Trinamo has covered many vertical markets and companies at all life stages, from start up through to global enterprises.Prior to joining Trinamo...

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Simon Veingard

Simon Veingard / Hailo

GM of Hailo London & Global EVP Operations

Simon has 20+ years experience building, scaling and managing complex global operations within world class companies and as founder of two start-ups.  He is currently General Manager of Hailo London and also its global EVP, Operations. Hailo is the network matching passengers to licensed taxi drivers in just two taps from a smartphone. Previousl...

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Sitar Teli

Sitar Teli / Connect Ventures

Partner

Sitar is a venture capitalist with over seven years of experience in early-stage investments and portfolio management, having previously been an investment manager at Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures. Sitar focuses on product-led consumer internet and mobile companies and has invested in companies including SoundCloud, Citymapper, Space Ape Games and Ha...

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Stefan Ferber

Stefan Ferber / Bosch Software Innovations

Director for Communities & Partner Networks, Internet of Things

Stefan is the Director for Communities & Partner Networks in the Internet of Things and Services at Bosch Software Innovations. I have more than twenty years experience in software development, software processes, software product lines and software architectures for embedded, computer vision and IT domains. Since 2009 I was the Product Manager for th...

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Sten Selander

Sten Selander / Media Evolution

Executive Vice President, Business Development

Sten Selander is Business Development Director at Nordic Game Program. He has a background in entrepreneurship, business and development of new media and new cultural expressions, media production and product development, design and manufacturing. With over 32 years of experience within media, art and design fields, and with the last 10 yea...

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Steve Karmeinsky

Steve Karmeinsky / City Meets Tech

CSO, DBVu & CoFounder

Steve has been in the industry for over 20 years.Initially designing hardware and programming in the medical electronics industry, then a stint at Cellnet (allegedly as a programmer, but rapidly moving into systems admin and network admin, designing and rolling out their wide area tcp/ip network – this was in the early ’90s).After 5 years of trying to...

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Stewart McTavish

Stewart McTavish / IdeaSpace

Director

Stew is the Director of the University of Cambridge IdeaSpace, a new startup space concept for the East of England. Before being appointed to the IdeaSpace Stewart was the founder and Managing Director of mo.jo, a Cambridge based angel funded startup that created and managed open innovation communities for corporate clients. Clients included Cancer Resear...

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Stewart Townsend

Stewart Townsend / DataSift

Head Client Services

Stewart has spent ten years in Pre-sales, Partner Relations, Marketing and Business Development in the IT industry. Having been at Oracle working on social media strategy for Enterprise 2.0 he has an understanding of the corporate account base, whilst for the previous nine years at Sun Microsystems, Stewart has worked with independent software vendors, ch...

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Tacis Gavoyannis

Tacis Gavoyannis / TPG

Founder & CEO

He has more than 25 years of marketing and international business development experience in the telecoms and datacoms sectors, having worked in a range of senior management roles for British Telecom International, Motorola, Cable & Wireless, Mercury Communications, RR Donnelley, De La Rue Systems Ltd, Callahan Broadband Wireless Inc, Orange PLC, TNS P...

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Thibaut Rouffineau

Thibaut Rouffineau / Wireless Industry Partnership

Co-founder

Thibaut has been active in the mobile, telecom, software world for the past 10 years as an all-rounder from the research labs, to the telecom shelter, from core network to core OS, from photons to airwaves and from product management to community strategy.  Over the past few years has been heavily engaged in the migration of the mobile industry ...

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Tim O'Shea

Tim O'Shea / Blurtit

Founder

 Tim is the founder of Blurtit and an Investor and Angel Investor . Following the start of his career working overseas in Adventure Travel and Humanitarian Aid, since 2000 Tim has been creating digital businesses including Blurtit, Qhub, and PureContent and is passionate about how content is the basis of a winning online strategy.   Blurti...

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Tim Rea

Tim Rea / ePlanet Ventures

Director

Tim Rea maintains a portfolio projects related to investment and new business creation. Tim started his career with British Telecom developing novel materials for optical devices before moving into a general technology strategy role where he undertook substantial work on mobile and Internet related projects. He left BT to found an enterprise software star...

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Tom Hall

Tom Hall / Pearson

Head of Partnerships

With a background in China, consumer publishing and education, I work within the Strategy and BD team at Pearson, and am currently working on an internal start-up, making sure we are building the right partnerships with the right people! I like thinking about our consumer, and how we best deliver to them. And outside of work, I think alot about ...

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Tony Kypreos

Tony Kypreos / Various

Serial Entrepreneur

Tony is a founding investor in Springboard Accelerator, a shareholder / board member of Lingospot Inc, and ScreenReach Ltd. He is also a shareholder in P2i Labs, Minimonos, apiary.io, Hubflow and a board adviser to Upstream Systems.Previously he was Group Managing Director of Bauer Digital one of the world’s largest privately owned media companies where...

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Tracy Hopkins

Tracy Hopkins / Neul

VP Sales

Tracy is a VP Sales of Neul who believes technology is an enabler for a SMART world and that 'there really is no spoon'.

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Tracy Dorée

Tracy Dorée / LLUSTRE

Co-Founder & CEO

Tracy was the co-founder of Lustre which was recently acquired by Fab.Prior to this,  Tracy was an Investment Manager in the London based early stage venture capital fund, MMC Ventures.  At MMC she was responsible for finding new investments and managing portfolio companies which currently include myvideorights and Breathing ...

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Trevor Overall

Trevor Overall / My Business FD

Investment Director

Investment Director and Co-Owner of My Business FD, Trevor Overall has a wealth of experience having been an entrepreneur, Fund Manager and Investment Network Manager.Trevor has raised money for his own enterprises as well as others and now takes responsibility for investor contacts, fund raising and commercial activities.He is passionate about helpi...

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Usman Haque

Usman Haque / Pachube

Founder

Usman is director of Haque Design + Research, the founder of Pachube (now known as Cosm.com), a real-time data infrastructure and community for the Internet of Things (acquired by LogMeIn Inc in 2011, where he currently leads the Urban Projects Division) and former CEO of Connected Environments. Trained as an architect, he has cre...

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Vamsi Sistla

Vamsi Sistla / Various

Serial Entrepeneur

Vamsi Sistla is currently CTO of an early stage (world’s first) Panoramic Video Streaming Platform for Live Concerts. He is also strategic and technical advisor to various startups (CrowdValley, OpenBucks & others). He is an active Angel investor in two of the leading Angel funds in NYC & co-invests with TIE Angels in Silicon Valley.Vamsi Sistla...

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Vladas Lašas

Vladas Lašas / Various

Serial Entrepreneur

Vladas Lašas studied, lectured and did research on Computer Vision at Kaunas University of Technology. He holds doctorate in Computer Science. He presented results of his research at conferences in Japan, USA, Germany, Russia and other countries. He is co-founder and/or co-owner of several companies in Lithuania, including: UPS Authorised Service Contrac...

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William McQuillan

William McQuillan / Frontline Ventures

Partner

William is a Partner at Frontline Ventures, a new early stage technology focused venture capital firm. He was the Co-Founder and CEO of Osmoda.com, an online sales platform targetting some of Europe top emerging fashion brands. Prior to this he was one of the founding employees of Ondra Partners, a start-up investment-banking boutique. ...

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Yannick Roux

Yannick Roux / Forward Venture Partners

Associate

Yannick is part of the Corporate Development team at Forward Internet Group, a privately held web holding company that acquires, invests in and builds web, media and ecommerce companies. Since he joined Forward, he has been involved in the acquisitions of Top10 Media and Factory Media, as well as in originating, evaluating and executing a dozen ...

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Yoel Flohr

Yoel Flohr / Shine Group

VP Digital

VP Digital at Shine Group. Previous Global Head Of Mobile for Bebo.com.

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Andrew Crump

Andrew Crump / Bluefields

Founder & CEO

Andrew describes himself as a lover of adrenaline, tech, two wheels, music, sport, learning, UX/IA and design. He particularly enjoys hacking; mainly life.Although Andrew (27) has previous entrepreneurial exploits in more traditional industries his love for innovation and technology has driven into this crazy fun digital world.As a child Andrew taugh...

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Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson / CTVMA

UK President

Fusing 25 years of blue chip consumer marketing/brand building expertise across three different market segments (food, drink and mobile phones) with a further 10 “entrepreneurial digital” years in digital / interactive TV.Now engaged on the leading edge of the consumer-driven convergence of brand (experiences) and interactive digital technologies ar...

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