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Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk

Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk

CTO of Cloud and Enterprise Security division Microsoft

Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk

CTO of Cloud and Enterprise Security division Microsoft

Michal and team are driving the Microsoft security strategy and innovation. Prior to her promotion, Michal was the Azure Cybersecurity GM where among other achievements, she initiated and managed Azure Security Center, Microsoft's leading hybrid security SaaS. She is a world-class expert in Cyber Security and a renowned speaker. Prior to joining Microsoft in November 2013, Michal worked at RSA/EMC (now Dell). Michal came to RSA via the Cyota acquisition in 2006. Following the acquisition, she became the GM of RSA Israel and the global leader of the Cyber Fraud and Risk Analytics product line. Under Michal’s leadership, the revenues of the Fraud and Risk Analytics product line grew 20-fold (to over $200M) and the number of protected users worldwide reached 300M. Michal was later appointed as the GM of RSA Global Solutions and was tasked with business-driven innovation. At Cyota, an innovative Cyber startup, Michal served as the COO, leading the R&D, product management and the Anti-Fraud array of services.

Laurent Dumas Crouzillac

Laurent Dumas Crouzillac

CapHorn Invest

Laurent Dumas Crouzillac

CapHorn Invest

Laurent Dumas-Crouzillac has spent most of his career in high tech investment and M&A activities. Over the last 13 years he has been investing in technology companies in France and Europe within funds like Idinvest Partners and A Plus Finance. He is now Partner at CapHorn Invest focusing on ICT investments in European based companies. He has been an investor and board member in successful companies such as : Sigfox, Trace One, Groupe Concoursmania, Laboratoire Sebbin, … He is now actively invested in : Ledger, Saagie, FinalCad and Antvoice. Laurent is an engineer EFREI/Georgia Tech and graduated from ESSEC MBA. He started his career in strategic marketing at Schneider Electric before becoming a Product manager at WorldCom (now Verizon). He spent part of his childhood in southern California, is bilingual French/English.

Pauline Roux

Pauline Roux

Partner, Elaia Partners

Pauline Roux

Partner, Elaia Partners

Pauline joined Elaia Partners in early 2014 as Investment Manager. She began her career as an Equity Research Analyst at Crédit Agricole Cheuvreux (former broker of Crédit Agricole CIB), then in an independent firm, Genesta Finance, where she spent three years covering European midcap stocks in the internet and video games sector. In 2011, she joined the Corporate Finance team at the investment bank Bryan, Garnier & Co. Still specialising in the Internet and TMT industries, Pauline has realised more than ten transactions, from M&A to fundraising/IPOs and capital restructuring. She became Partner in 2017. Education: EM Lyon (MSc in Management), Corvinus University of Budapest Expertise: AdTech, HR Tech, E-commerce, Digital Media, SaaS Followed participations: Agriconomie, Criteo, Cryptosense, Easyrecrue, Pandacraft, Selectionnist, Talent.io, Tinyclues, Wyplay, Realytics, Keymantics

Philippe Chainieux

Philippe Chainieux

CEO made.com

Philippe Chainieux

CEO made.com

Philippe Chainieux is CEO of made.com. The company sells quality furniture at an affordable price. Made.com wants to disrupt high-end furniture stores by controlling everything from manufacturing to the e-commerce platform. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Meetic, a division of Match/IAC, listed on the French Stock Market . In his role, Philippe oversaw the management of Match.com's european online dating portfolio that comprises leading properties like match.com, meetic, neu.de, lexa.nl, twoo.com. These businesses generated revenues of over € 165 million and EBITDA over € 39 million in 2012, across 15 markets. Prior the tender offer of IAC on Meetic in 2011, Philippe was the Managing Director of Meetic and had managed the growth of the company since 2004, through the development its brands in each individual market, the international expansion (Europe, China, Latin America) and acquisitions.

Tina Allton

Tina Allton

Head of International Expansion & CFO

Tina Allton

Head of International Expansion & CFO

Tina Allton is the Head of International expansion and the chief financial officer for (EBW2020) “Empowering a Billion women by 2020”, a global FinTech company that connects women entrepreneurs to funding resources by providing an education system, a range of digital technology tools, leadership skills, a financial plan and access to a community of likeminded thinkers who help you accelerate your business growth for a bigger impact. Tina is a qualified Educational psychologist with over 20 years experience in business, an award-winning entrepreneur, mentor, international speaker and world leading influencer and change maker renowned for teaching leadership skills, business growth and global branding, especially to women owned businesses across the globe.

Alex Puregger

Alex Puregger

CEO Fon

Alex Puregger

CEO Fon

Alex is CEO at FON,the world’s leading carrier WiFi provider, bringing a bold vision coupled with global experience and operational excellence to the company. Alex has more than 17 years of experience in the internet, telecommunications, and media sectors. He has been with Fon since its founding days in 2006 working very closely with Fon’s founder, internet pioneer Martin Varsavsky. Prior to Fon, Alex worked for nearly 10 years in strategy consulting at Booz Allen Hamilton (now Strategy&) where he advised leading telecommunications and media companies on strategic matters. Alex holds a Master’s degree in International Business from the University of Vienna. He also studied at Georgetown University in D.C. and at ISG in Paris. He is a regular speaker at conferences, considered an expert in the area of WiFi, IoT, and converging networks. Amongst other public recognitions, he has been named as one of the Top 10 Carrier WiFi Movers and Shakers by Lightreading.

Thomas Holl

Thomas Holl

CSO (Chief Strategy Officer) Babbel

Thomas Holl

CSO (Chief Strategy Officer) Babbel

Thomas Holl is a co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of Babbel, the market-leading language learning app. As CSO, he oversees the New Business Initiatives team which identifies and develops new sources of revenue and strategic initiatives. Prior to this, Thomas lead the company’s expansion into North America as President of Babbel Inc. He has also held the position of Babbel’s CTO (Chief Technical Officer). “It’s the international team that makes Babbel so special,” he says. “Everyone is fully committed to developing the premier learning product, and we all enjoy the certainty of working on something the world truly needs.” Thomas co-founded his first company in the music software field: he created the world’s first MP3 DJ tool while studying computer science at the University of Marburg and at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology . After selling the company to Native Instruments, he further developed the product into Traktor – innovative DJ software that has revolutionized the industry.

Martin Varsavsky

Martin Varsavsky

Founder, Chairman, and CEO Prelude

Martin Varsavsky

Founder, Chairman, and CEO Prelude

Martin is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Prelude, who has founded seven companies in the USA and Europe in the past 25 years, all of which are based on new technologies that he identified in their infancy and helped grow. Varsavsky has applied this same approach in creating Prelude, a comprehensive fertility company focused on providing proactive fertility care to improve people’s chances of having healthy babies when they’re ready. The company was established to give men and women more reproductive choices and control over their biological clocks using The Prelude Method. In the 1990s, he built Viatel, which became the first pan-European fiber optic network, followed by Jazztel, which did in Spain what Viatel did throughout Europe. When Varsavsky exited Viatel the company was worth $1.2B and when he exited Jazztel it was worth $770M. In the early 2000s he built Ya.com, the second largest Spanish-language internet portal with an investment of $28M, which was sold to Deutsche Telekom for $650M.

Karen McCormick

Karen McCormick

CIO Beringea

Karen McCormick

Karen McCormick

CIO Beringea

Karen is Chief Investment Officer at Beringea, the US/UK Venture Capital firm with $675m under management. She is responsible for setting overall investment strategy, as well as making new investments and working with portfolio companies through to exit. Her investments include Watchfinder, Thread, Blis, Monica Vinader and MatsSoft amongst others. Karen has direct start-up and line management experience, and she joined Beringea in 2007 from the Boston Consulting Group.

Colette Ballou

Colette Ballou

Founder at Ballou PR

Colette Ballou

Founder at Ballou PR

Colette is the founder Ballou PR, a European technology communications and strategy agency. Ballou PR’s success has allowed her to invest in startups and VC, and has also given her exposure to thousands of business models, so that she knows what works, what doesn't, and what to watch for. With her colleagues, she forecasts trends, understands and examines human behaviour, and uses these insights to position businesses for high growth. She has worked for companies like 83 North, Accel Partners, Box, Criteo, Eventbrite, Facebook, GoEuro, Lakestar, Pinterest, Stack Overflow, Stripe, TransferWise, Twilio, Waze, WhatsApp and Zendesk. She was named one of the Europe’s Most Influential Women in Startups & VC by EU Startups, and was named one of the 50 Most Inspiring Women in European Technology by Inspiring Fifty recently.

Davor Hebel

Davor Hebel

Managing Partner Eight Roads Ventures

Davor Hebel

Managing Partner Eight Roads Ventures

Davor Hebel joined Fidelity Growth Partners (now Eight Roads Ventures) in 2005 and focuses on internet, software and digital media. He is on the board of Innogames, Notonthehighstreet.com, Rivo, Packlink and More2 Earlier in his career, Davor spent several years at McKinsey and Company, where he advised companies on issues of strategy and tehcnology. He was also an entrepreneur in his native Croatia. Davor holds a tech degree from ASU, a MISM from Carnegie Mellon University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

Jeff Clavier

Jeff Clavier

Founder & Managing Partner SoftTech VC

Jeff Clavier

Founder & Managing Partner SoftTech VC

Jean-Francois “Jeff” Clavier is the Founder and Managing Partner of SoftTech VC, one of the original seed VC firms in Silicon Valley, having closed 190+ investments since 2004. An early angel investor in Web 2.0, Jeff and his team have backed successful startups like Mint (Intuit), Brightroll (Yahoo), Milo (eBay), Wildfire (Google)... The portfolio has also seen acquisitions by Groupon, Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo and AOL. Born, raised and educated in France, Jeff graduated with a MS in Computer Science and a degree in Distributed Computing. He joined Effix, a financial services startup, as one of the initial developers while still at school and eventually led it as CTO. After 5 years, Reuters acquired the company and Jeff expanded his remit to several product and development organizations in Europe and the USA. In 2000, he moved to Silicon Valley as General Partner for RVC, the $450M venture fund affiliated with Reuters.

Veronica Trapa Díaz-Obregón

Veronica Trapa Díaz-Obregón

Managing Director - Swanlaab

Veronica Trapa Díaz-Obregón

Managing Director - Swanlaab

Verónica joined Swanlaab in 2014 as Managing Director and is a member of the Investment Committee of Swanlaab Giza Innvierte I, FCR. Entrepreneur with a vast experience in business model development and implementation and in organizing complex business projects. She has been carrying out management and deputy management functions for seventeen years. Verónica has developed her career in international consultancy firms such as Ernst&Young, in family graphic arts businesses such as Grupo Cencla and in the industry of Logistics as in Viapostal. Additionally, she has launched and participated in companies of her own such as Life&Colors and Tu Chef. She teaches Negotiation and Organization at ICADE. She belongs to foundation El Arca de Madrid which aims at creating homes for persons with intellectual disability. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Economics (CUNEF), a Diploma in Business Administration from Berkeley University (UCB) and a PDG (General Management Program) from IESE Bus

Juan de Antonio

Juan de Antonio

Founder & CEO Cabify - Spain

Juan de Antonio

Juan de Antonio

Founder & CEO Cabify - Spain

Juan de Antonio is Founder & CEO of Cabify. He majored in Telecommunication Engineering at Universidad Politécnica in Madrid. It was at University when he first got exposed to technology and entrepreneurship and learned how to overcome technical challenges. In the Bay Area he got exposed to the startup ecosystem and got interested in the mobility space, and put together with a classmate a bid for Italian manufacturer MV Augusta and then helped grow the international distribution network of Zero Motorcycles, the leading electric motorcycle manufacturer. In 2011 he founded Cabify

Vinoth Jayakumar

Vinoth Jayakumar

Principal Draper Esprit

Vinoth Jayakumar

Principal Draper Esprit

Vinoth joined Draper Esprit as a Principal in 2016. Prior to that he worked at a boutique management consulting firm in London for 6 years. He previously ran a micro-angel fund, investing in crowdfunded start-ups. He is a Chartered Accountant (ACA, ICAEW) and has a degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics. Vinoth focuses on investments in fintech and insuretech.

Nicolas Cary

Nicolas Cary

Co-Founder & President Blockchain

Nicolas Cary

Co-Founder & President Blockchain

Nicolas Cary is a serial entrepreneur and lifelong technologist. He holds degrees in Business with an emphasis in Leadership Studies and International Political Economy. He was a founding Partner at PipelineDeals where he focused on product development and management. In 2013 he Co-Founded Blockchain. More recently he Co-Founded YBUSA.org, the leading youth business accelerator. His company Blockchain is the world's leading Bitcoin software company. Blockchain has over 8 million users, they run the most widely trusted block explorer, and manage the most widely used developer platform in the Bitcoin eco-system. In 2014, Blockchain raised the largest first outside capital round in industry history announcing over $30.5 million closed from leading venture capital firms.His company Blockchain is the world's leading Bitcoin software company.

Antoinia Norman

Antoinia Norman

CEO Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship (Virgin UA) - South Africa

Antoinia Norman

CEO Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship (Virgin UA) - South Africa

Harnessing the Virgin and Branson brand in the forefront of entrepreneurial enablement in South Africa, Antoinia has championed the message of changing business for good, and linking commercial to cause with the advocacy that entrepreneurship is a key driver on a global scale as an enabler to mitigate some of society’s issues like unemployment, poverty and economic instability. In addition to being the executive lead of Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Group Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa, Antoinia is an agent for change entrepreneur and founder of Businesspros, a disruptive management consultancy that advocates a holacracy approach to management, whose vision is to build people for a lifetime whilst using disruptive initiatives to develop entrepreneur ecosystems globally. Antoinia’s background includes taking the lead on strategic work in building people and business whilst holding executive roles in Corporate Companies both in South Africa and Internationally.

Constantin Bisanz

Constantin Bisanz

Founder Aloha

Constantin Bisanz

Founder Aloha

Constantin Bisanz is an entrepreneur, explorer, and extreme-sports enthusiast.He has founded five companies, travelled the world, studied yoga and meditation, learned from Ayurvedic practitioners in India, and recently broke a world record kite surfing across the Bering Strait. Since selling his first company at age 14, Bisanz has found recurrent and lasting success.His first company,Brands4Friends,was a German e-commerce alternative to Europe's Gilt Group that fetched $220mn when he sold it to eBay in 2011.Bisanz used it to start a new brand that makes a difference by enriching the lives via your daily diet. He founded ALOHA with a very simple vision: to help people live healthier and happier lives. Aloha is one of the latest entrants in a crowded space for wellness and organic food, which last year hit a record $43.3bn in sales, according to the Organic Trade Association. Among others, Constantin was honored by Harvard Business School as "Entrepreneur Of The Year''and gained more and more recognition.

Marta Plana

Marta Plana

General counsel Digital Origin

Marta Plana

General counsel Digital Origin

Marta Plana is general counsel of Digital Origin, a fintech start-up founded in London, with offices in New York, Barcelona, and Madrid. Law Degree in the University of Barcelona and Juris Doctor with Honours at Nova Southeastern University of Florida. She also complemented her studies at Stanford University and at the London School of Economics with programs on Technology, Startups, Venture Capital and Internet companies. Very much focused on helping startup companies translate good ideas into successful businesses, she has mentored many technological companies in Silicon Valley. Her professional career started as a lawyer in Baker & McKenzie (2002), MICROSOFT Corp. (2006) where she joined its Legal Corporate Affairs (LCA) department and worked until Bill Gates retirement in 2007, and Osborne Clarke (2007) where she was Head of the Technology department. In 2011, she was appointed Commissioner for the Spanish Telecommunications Market Commission.

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