Speakers

10-02-17

Stephen Lowery

Stephen joined Silicon Valley Bank in 2016 as a Managing Director. He is focused on building strategic relationships with leading venture capital firms and investors across Europe. Stephen works with leading technology businesses, and the entrepreneurs and investors behind...

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24-10-16

Saeed Amidi

Founder and CEO of Plug and Play Tech Center. Saeed founded Plug and Play, the ultimate startup ecosystem, in 2006. Since then, the Plug and Play portfolio has raised over $4B and created thousands of job opportunities in the...

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19-10-16

Nagraj Kayshap

Nagraj is Corporate VP and Global Head, Microsoft Ventures. Nagraj has over 20 years experience in mobile and software with an emphasis on venture capital. Prior to joining Microsoft in January, 2016, he was senior vice president for Qualcomm...

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19-10-16

Christine Herron

Christine Herron is an investor with Intel Capital, where she co-leads Intel Capital’s Diversity Fund, and leads investments in early-stage companies. She is responsible for diversity investing across Intel Capital sectors, to support technology companies founded or run by...

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19-10-16

John Kearon

John is the Founder and ‘Chief Juicer’ of innovative online market research business. The business was started in 2000 and invested in by Unilever Ventures in 2003. BrainJuicer floated on the London AIM stock exchange in 2006 and UV...

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05-08-16

Dr. Xuan Chen

Xuan is head of ARM Strategic Investment Team. He is the managing director of HOPU-ARM Innovation Fund and founder of ARM ecosystem accelerator. Dr. Chen has about 20 years’ experience in high-tech industry, including strategic engagement and investment in...

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05-08-16

Alexander Gornyi

Alexander is Chief Information Officer of mail.ru. Mail.ru is a Naspers corporate investment backed business. Mail.Ru Group develops internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Alexander started his career in Mail.Ru after university and after a number...

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05-08-16

Ekaterina Vainberg

Ekaterina (Katy) is an innovation thought leader and ecosystem facilitator with a deep focus on startups acceleration and growth. She has a profound expertise is setting up and managing international acceleration & incubation programs ("Startup Security Challenge", "Integrator", "MGIMO...

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27-07-16

Ben Luckett

Ben is the Managing Director of Aviva Ventures – Aviva’s Corporate Venture Capital Fund. His role is to invest in early stage, high growth potential companies for strategic returns. Ben set up the fund in August 2015 as part...

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27-07-16

Olivier Garel

Olivier is Managing Director of Unilever Ventures, which was one of the first CVCs in FMCG formed in 2002. Olivier has led a large number of transformative acquisition and divestment transactions for Unilever in different parts of the world....

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