Speakers

09-05-18

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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08-05-18

Tony Askew

Tony has over twenty years experience of building and financing digital media and technology businesses. He was a founding partner of Reed Elsevier Ventures in 2000 and focuses on digital media, Internet and big data & technology investments.

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07-05-18

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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06-05-18

Peter Cowley

Peter Cowley, a seasoned entrepreneur and angel investor, heads Martlet as Investment Director. Martlet is the Corporate Angel investment division of Marshall of Cambridge. Marshall has already invested in several successful start-ups and formed Martlet in early 2011 to...

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05-05-18

Rafał Dziedzic

Rafał has almost 20 years of experience covering the whole range of corporate and M&A work, including conducting share sale transactions, transactions on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and privatisations, asset sales, divestitures, joint ventures, investment agreements, and resolving shareholders'...

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04-05-18

Neil Foster

Neil Foster’s practice covers mergers & acquisitions, venture capital & private equity and corporate finance. His principal sector experience is in the areas of technology and telecommunications, media and entertainment, life sciences, healthcare and financial services. As well as...

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03-05-18

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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02-05-18

George Gogolev

George has occupied a number of positions at the RVC, where he currently serves as Head of the Innovation Ecosystem Development. Prior to RVC Dr. Gogolev occupied leading positions in a number of startups in Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency...

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01-05-18

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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30-04-18

Ramneek Gupta

Ramneek co-leads the Global Venture Investing team at Citi Ventures. In this role, he manages the investing team, leads venture investments in companies strategic to Citi and drives commercialization efforts between these companies and Citi Businesses. His portfolio includes...

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28-04-18

Marcin Hejka

Marcin is responsible for Intel Capital's investment and M&A activities in Greater Europe and India. Marcin joined Intel Capital in 1999 and is a voting member of Intel Capital's investment committee. Prior to Intel Capital Marcin was Investment Director...

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27-04-18

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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25-04-18

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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24-04-18

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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22-04-18

Jon Lauckner

Jon Lauckner was named GM Vice President and President, General Motors Ventures LLC in 2010. Prior to this appointment, he held the positions of Vice President of General Motors Global Product Planning and Vice President of Global Program Management...

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21-04-18

Jeff Lehrer

Jeff is a partner of DLA Piper USA, LLP, an international law firm with 4200 lawyers in over 30 countries. He concentrates in representing clients in connection with corporate and securities transactions, including domestic and international mergers and...

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20-04-18

Cha Li

Mr. Cha Li is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, and the Founder and Managing Partner of iStart Ventures LLC and Dragonvest Partners LLC. He is one of the most active angel investors in China today, with a portfolio...

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19-04-18

Changwen Liu

Mr Liu is the General Manager of Hai Chuanghui Investment management Co., Ltd which is the incubator venture capital unit of Haier Group. In June 2016 Haier acquired for $5.6 billion, the appliance division of General Electric.

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19-04-18

Gloria Liu

Gloria Liu focuses her practice on advising private equity funds, venture capital funds, hedge funds and bank special situations groups on their investments in Greater China and the US. She represented lead investors in high profile transactions that helped...

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18-04-18

Patrick Loofbourrow

Patrick's practice focuses on the representation of high-growth emerging technology and life sciences companies as well as venture capital and other firms that invest in those companies.

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17-04-18

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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16-04-18

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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15-04-18

Wendy Lung

Wendy Lung is Director, Corporate Strategy, in IBM’s Venture Capital Group, whose mission is to leverage external innovation for IBM by building relationships worldwide with VCs and their portfolio companies. Her responsibilities include working with the venture community to...

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14-04-18

Gary Marsh

Gary leads innovation and venturing programs supporting leading global corporates. He has worked with independent, VC funded businesses, helping them develop business plans, raise funds and coach the management teams in delivering new businesses. He has worked across the...

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13-04-18

Heidi Mason

Heidi Mason is a veteran of Silicon Valley and a co-founder of the Bell Mason Group (BMG), a specialty consultancy serving global corporations who seek strategic growth through corporate venturing and innovation (CV&I) initiatives. She serves as a strategic...

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11-04-18

Brad McManus

Brad McManus is an investment director at Motorola Solutions Venture Capital. His role is to actively review, invest in and manage the global minority equity opportunities strategic to Motorola Solutions core and emerging businesses. The mission of Motorola Solutions...

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10-04-18

Dominque Megret

Dominique Mégret is head of Swisscom Ventures, which he started in 2007. He joined Swisscom in 2002 as head of the Group Strategy unit. Previously, Dominique Mégret was an entrepreneur in the United Kingdom, a strategy consultant in the...

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09-04-18

Vartan Minasyan

Vartan is a Head of Investment and Innovation of Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity vendor. Vartan is organizing all company’s activities with a startup ecosystem to bring Kaspersky’s expertise and investment to promising hi-tech startups, primarily in the US,...

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06-04-18

Mark Muth

Mark is with PWC and advises companies which are setting up or have already established CVC businesses. Advisory services include: helping define or re-define the CVC strategy; advising on optimal tax and legal structures for CVC operations; providing due...

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05-04-18

Howard Palmer

Howard Palmer is a partner in the Corporate Technology department and specialises in advising on venture capital investments, for both companies and investors, acquisitions and disposals as well as IPOs, particularly on AIM. He primarily works with companies in...

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01-04-18

Kuba Ruiz

Kuba has been advising clients since 2004 and has extensive experience in the legal practices involved in IT and new technologies, transactional and commercial law and dispute resolution, including litigation and court administrative disputes, arbitration and mediation.

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31-03-18

Harshul Sanghi

Harshul is the managing partner of American Express Ventures at American Express, with extensive corporate venture and mobile experience and relationships. He’s focused on forging partnerships with the technology and venture community to strengthen American Express’ leadership position. Harshul...

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30-03-18

Marc Schueler

Marc has been active in Life Sciences for more than 15 years as investor and entrepreneur. He is a venture partner at Fuel Capital in China. He has lived in China since 2009 and advises CW Downer on Life...

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28-03-18

Andrei Sheetkin

Andrei is an associate in the Moscow office of DLA Piper and specialises in civil law, corporate law, mergers and acquisition and venture capital transactions. In the venture capital business, Andrei is engaged in advising funds and investors, founders and/or...

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27-03-18

Tim Smith

Tim is an Executive at Rouse and a Partner of Rouse Legal. He specialises in advising developed market businesses, both MNCs and SMEs on their new ventures and IP strategy in China. Now based in London, Tim previously worked...

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26-03-18

Eric Steager

Eric is Director – Corporate Development & Innovation and Managing Director, Strategic Innovation Portfolio for Independence Blue Cross, focused on the identification, analysis and execution of mergers, acquisitions, and strategic equity investments. Prior to joining IBC, he spent four...

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25-03-18

Jonathan Tudor

Jonathan is responsible for their external venture and fund investments. Prior to this, he was a Venture Director at Castrol Innoventures and previously a partner in a UK-US venture fund focused on creating and growing technology companies in multiple...

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24-03-18

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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23-03-18

Jakob Wirbatz

Jakob is an Investment Director at Evonik Venture Capital. Prior to joining Evonik, Jakob was a Partner of WEITNAUER, a law firm focused on M&A and venture capital transactions. From 2001 he worked as Legal Counsel and Investment Manager...

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22-03-18

Ethan Xie

Ethan Xie 谢鹰, joined Alibaba in January 2013 and now serves as the Managing Partner of Alibaba Innovation Ventures. Alibaba Innovation Ventures is the corporate venture capital investment arm of Alibaba Group and provides venture and growth stage funding...

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21-03-18

Tim Xiong

Tim Xiong is the head of Startup Incubation and University Relations Department in Amazon Web Services (AWS) China. Tim is leading the department to build the strategic collaboration with startups, Accelerators & Incubators, venture capitals and top universities in...

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