ASIA Venture partners

Andreas Ehn     Technology and Product   Spotify’s first employee and CTO, responsible for product and platform architecture, and for hiring a world-class engineering team  Co-founder of Wrapp, a mobile online-to-offline customer acquisition service  EQT industrial advisor

Andreas Ehn

Technology and Product

Spotify’s first employee and CTO, responsible for product and platform architecture, and for hiring a world-class engineering team

Co-founder of Wrapp, a mobile online-to-offline customer acquisition service

EQT industrial advisor

Tim Marbach     Company Building   CEO & Founder of Asia Venture Group  Experienced entrepreneur who’s built several successful companies in Europe and Asia (kaufDA, HappyFresh, iPrice TrustedCompany.com, iMoney)  Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan

Tim Marbach

Company Building

CEO & Founder of Asia Venture Group

Experienced entrepreneur who’s built several successful companies in Europe and Asia (kaufDA, HappyFresh, iPrice TrustedCompany.com, iMoney)

Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan

Gabriel Lundberg    Operating partner at SeedPlus, a Singapore-based early stage VC firm  Previously product manager at Spotify for six years  MSc in Engineering, Complex Adaptive Systems at Chalmers University of Technology

Gabriel Lundberg

Operating partner at SeedPlus, a Singapore-based early stage VC firm

Previously product manager at Spotify for six years

MSc in Engineering, Complex Adaptive Systems at Chalmers University of Technology

Mark Inkster     Digital Businesses   Former executive at Yahoo!, eBay and Microsoft, leading digital businesses in Asia  President of Vistaprint Asia & Emerging Markets  Chief Digital Officer, Asia of Aegon NV  MS from Stanford University, BA from Dartmouth College

Mark Inkster

Digital Businesses

Former executive at Yahoo!, eBay and Microsoft, leading digital businesses in Asia

President of Vistaprint Asia & Emerging Markets

Chief Digital Officer, Asia of Aegon NV

MS from Stanford University, BA from Dartmouth College

 
 

ASIA ADVISORS

Anh Nguye    n     Marketing   YouTube Subscriptions Marketing Lead APAC  Head of marketing, Google Singapore  Leflair, Zalora

Anh Nguyen

Marketing

YouTube Subscriptions Marketing Lead APAC

Head of marketing, Google Singapore

Leflair, Zalora

Gillian Tee    CEO and Co-Founder of Singapore-based Homage  Previously co-founder Rocketrip, part of the YCombinator winter 2014 batch.  MBA from Columbia Business School

Gillian Tee

CEO and Co-Founder of Singapore-based Homage

Previously co-founder Rocketrip, part of the YCombinator winter 2014 batch.

MBA from Columbia Business School

Martin B. Hartono    CEO of GDP Venture, a venture builder focusing on digital communities and solution companies  Mentor startups at Founders Institute  Strong believer that Indonesia can breed world class entrepreneurs

Martin B. Hartono

CEO of GDP Venture, a venture builder focusing on digital communities and solution companies

Mentor startups at Founders Institute

Strong believer that Indonesia can breed world class entrepreneurs

Noni Purnomo    President Director Bluebird Group Holding  Founded Bluebird Peduli which launched “Women Empowerment Project” to empower more than 40.000 women  Mentor of startups at Endeavor Indonesia  “Listed as Power Women” in Asia by Forbes  Industrial Engineering Degree & MBA in Finance and Marketing

Noni Purnomo

President Director Bluebird Group Holding

Founded Bluebird Peduli which launched “Women Empowerment Project” to empower more than 40.000 women

Mentor of startups at Endeavor Indonesia

“Listed as Power Women” in Asia by Forbes

Industrial Engineering Degree & MBA in Finance and Marketing

Angie Lau    Founder, CEO of Narramur  20+ year veteran of journalism advises disruptive, global companies in tech  Former award-winning Bloomberg Television lead anchor  Co-founder and News Chief of Forkast.News: a digital news network on all things blockchain and cryptocurrency.  TEDx Talk “I Am Not Supposed to Be Here” is a TED Ed Lesson for 6.7 million followers.

Angie Lau

Founder, CEO of Narramur

20+ year veteran of journalism advises disruptive, global companies in tech

Former award-winning Bloomberg Television lead anchor

Co-founder and News Chief of Forkast.News: a digital news network on all things blockchain and cryptocurrency.

TEDx Talk “I Am Not Supposed to Be Here” is a TED Ed Lesson for 6.7 million followers.

Aaron Tan    CEO at Carro Singapore - used car marketplace for buyers and sellers  Singtel Innov8 ventures, Southeast Asia’s leading venture fund - oversaw the fund’s investments in SEA  Software Engineer - SMU, NUS and Carnegie University  Former IT Youth of the Year, represented Singapore in programming competitions

Aaron Tan

CEO at Carro Singapore - used car marketplace for buyers and sellers

Singtel Innov8 ventures, Southeast Asia’s leading venture fund - oversaw the fund’s investments in SEA

Software Engineer - SMU, NUS and Carnegie University

Former IT Youth of the Year, represented Singapore in programming competitions

 
John Riady    Director of the Lippo Group  Professor of Law at Universitas Pelita Harapan  Editor of the Jakarta Globe  Director of Berita Satu Media Holdings

John Riady

Director of the Lippo Group

Professor of Law at Universitas Pelita Harapan

Editor of the Jakarta Globe

Director of Berita Satu Media Holdings

Chris Rynning    Founder of nHack, an investment company specialized in bridging Northern European businesses to Asia.  Advisor to the Norwegian state owned investment fund Investinor, author, entrepreneur, and financial commentator

Chris Rynning

Founder of nHack, an investment company specialized in bridging Northern European businesses to Asia.

Advisor to the Norwegian state owned investment fund Investinor, author, entrepreneur, and financial commentator

Tee Plern Suraphongchai    Partner at Venturra Capital  Ardent Capital, Central Retail Corporation, Lehman Brothers  Brown University, Stanford University educated

Tee Plern Suraphongchai

Partner at Venturra Capital

Ardent Capital, Central Retail Corporation, Lehman Brothers

Brown University, Stanford University educated

Mikael Krogh    Extensive background from investments and venture capital in addition to taking operational roles in companies and growing their business, across Europe, Asia, Australia and North America  CEO and Founder of Investigate - Singapore-based investment firm

Mikael Krogh

Extensive background from investments and venture capital in addition to taking operational roles in companies and growing their business, across Europe, Asia, Australia and North America

CEO and Founder of Investigate - Singapore-based investment firm

Stig Traavik    Former Ambassador of Norway to Indonesia and ASEAN. 20 years experience on the highest levels of international affairs, including as Chief of Staff in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs  Former Judo Olympian and six times national champion. Passionate about sports for all, currently coaching the Indonesian Paralympic Judo Team

Stig Traavik

Former Ambassador of Norway to Indonesia and ASEAN. 20 years experience on the highest levels of international affairs, including as Chief of Staff in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Former Judo Olympian and six times national champion. Passionate about sports for all, currently coaching the Indonesian Paralympic Judo Team

Pravan Malhotra    Head, Internet Investments VC, IFC-World Bank  Ex-Principal with ORIX Venture Finance  MBA, Wharton School  Investor- Lenskart, BigBasket, MephroPlus, Moglix, Azure Power and Portea Medical in India and Jungle Ventures, Jungle SeedPlus, Oway and Reddoorz in Southeast Asia

Pravan Malhotra

Head, Internet Investments VC, IFC-World Bank

Ex-Principal with ORIX Venture Finance

MBA, Wharton School

Investor- Lenskart, BigBasket, MephroPlus, Moglix, Azure Power and Portea Medical in India and Jungle Ventures, Jungle SeedPlus, Oway and Reddoorz in Southeast Asia

 
Chris Sirisereepaph    VP-Investments at Credit Saison  Leads Tech Investments in SEA for Credit Saison  Investor in Grab and Shopback Ex-Investment Manager at SPH Ventures  Prior to Credit Saison, Chris started his career as a returning government scholar in Enterprise Singapore and then as an investment manager in SPH Ventures, the venture capital arm of a media conglomerate.

Chris Sirisereepaph

VP-Investments at Credit Saison

Leads Tech Investments in SEA for Credit Saison
Investor in Grab and Shopback
Ex-Investment Manager at SPH Ventures

Prior to Credit Saison, Chris started his career as a returning government scholar in Enterprise Singapore and then as an investment manager in SPH Ventures, the venture capital arm of a media conglomerate.

Michele Ferrario    Co-Founder and CEO at StashAway  CEO at Zalora  Co-founder and MD of Rocket Internet SEA  Columbia Business School Educated

Michele Ferrario

Co-Founder and CEO at StashAway

CEO at Zalora

Co-founder and MD of Rocket Internet SEA

Columbia Business School Educated

Douglas Corley    Beijing-based healthcare entrepreneur who is the CEO and Founder of Beijing HealthForum, and the Co-Founder of DHB Global, an AI-driven health investment platform

Douglas Corley

Beijing-based healthcare entrepreneur who is the CEO and Founder of Beijing HealthForum, and the Co-Founder of DHB Global, an AI-driven health investment platform

Jim Texier    Chief Technology and Product Officer at Global Fashion Group  Former head of Digital and Big Data at Axa Group Solutions

Jim Texier

Chief Technology and Product Officer at Global Fashion Group

Former head of Digital and Big Data at Axa Group Solutions

Arif Rachmat    Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of Triputra Agro Persada (TAP) Group, one of the largest oil palm companies in Indonesia.  Board of Director of holding company Triputra Investindo Arya. Vice Chairman of Global Agribusiness Alliance (GAA). Chairman of GK Indonesia Foundation.  A Young Global Leaders of The World Economic Forum as well as a member of Asia Business Council and Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Previousley held various global positions at General Electric Company.  Has a Master and B.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University.

Arif Rachmat

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of Triputra Agro Persada (TAP) Group, one of the largest oil palm companies in Indonesia.

Board of Director of holding company Triputra Investindo Arya. Vice Chairman of Global Agribusiness Alliance (GAA). Chairman of GK Indonesia Foundation.

A Young Global Leaders of The World Economic Forum as well as a member of Asia Business Council and Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Previousley held various global positions at General Electric Company.

Has a Master and B.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University.

Laurent Dedenis    Laurent was the Chief Growth Officer of Acronis and has more than 20 years of global experience managing teams and companies with revenues in excess of $200 million. He has sold blockchain based solution since 2016 and led companies such as Solomon Software, Microsoft Dynamics and Acumatica both at start-up and growth stages in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. Laurent holds a Ph.D. in International Business Administration from the International University of America in San Francisco and a Master’s Degree in Economics and Management from the University of Paris XI, France.

Laurent Dedenis

Laurent was the Chief Growth Officer of Acronis and has more than 20 years of global experience managing teams and companies with revenues in excess of $200 million. He has sold blockchain based solution since 2016 and led companies such as Solomon Software, Microsoft Dynamics and Acumatica both at start-up and growth stages in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. Laurent holds a Ph.D. in International Business Administration from the International University of America in San Francisco and a Master’s Degree in Economics and Management from the University of Paris XI, France.

 
 
Jefrey Joe    Co-Founder and Managing Partner Alpha JWC  Former COO of Groupon Indonesia and BCG  MBA Anderson UCLA

Jefrey Joe

Co-Founder and Managing Partner Alpha JWC

Former COO of Groupon Indonesia and BCG

MBA Anderson UCLA

Alex Nergaard    Background from investments, business development, sourcing and execution of transactions in the oil & gas, shipping, offshore and infrastructure markets  Managing Director at NIP Advisors, chairman & founding partner at Continental Maritime and board member and founding partner at Storm Capital Partners

Alex Nergaard

Background from investments, business development, sourcing and execution of transactions in the oil & gas, shipping, offshore and infrastructure markets

Managing Director at NIP Advisors, chairman & founding partner at Continental Maritime and board member and founding partner at Storm Capital Partners

Tito Costa    Managing Director at Zalora and Rocket Internet  Investment Manager at Synergo SGR  McKinsey, MIT Educated

Tito Costa

Managing Director at Zalora and Rocket Internet

Investment Manager at Synergo SGR

McKinsey, MIT Educated

Ross Coull    Emerging markets private equity professional (South Asia and Africa) and serial angel investor  Owner and director of leading consumer retail company in India (BBLUNT)  Previously strategy consultant with Booz & Company

Ross Coull

Emerging markets private equity professional (South Asia and Africa) and serial angel investor

Owner and director of leading consumer retail company in India (BBLUNT)

Previously strategy consultant with Booz & Company

Giulio Xiloyannis    Managing Director at Zalora SG, MY, TW and HK  Entrepreneur in Residence, Rocket Internet  M&A at J.P. Morgan

Giulio Xiloyannis

Managing Director at Zalora SG, MY, TW and HK

Entrepreneur in Residence, Rocket Internet

M&A at J.P. Morgan

Pandu Sjahrir    GP Agaeti VC and CEO Indies Capital Partner  Advisor Abraaj Group  BoD GO-JEK and Chairman SEA Indonesia  MBA Stanford

Pandu Sjahrir

GP Agaeti VC and CEO Indies Capital Partner

Advisor Abraaj Group

BoD GO-JEK and Chairman SEA Indonesia

MBA Stanford

 
Marshall Silver    Chief Commercial Officer at Reddoorz, an e-commerce hospitality company that operates across Southeast Asia. Startup advisor at Sagebrush Group and previously, Strategic Deals at Apple.  Degree from Harvard Law School

Marshall Silver

Chief Commercial Officer at Reddoorz, an e-commerce hospitality company that operates across Southeast Asia. Startup advisor at Sagebrush Group and previously, Strategic Deals at Apple.

Degree from Harvard Law School

Kirti Lad    Executive Director at Meraki Executive Search and Consulting  Pioneer behind the Women's Directorship Program, a JV between Hong Kong University Business School and Harvey Nash, program created to answer the world-wide business community's call to tackle existing gender diversity imbalance in boardrooms

Kirti Lad

Executive Director at Meraki Executive Search and Consulting

Pioneer behind the Women's Directorship Program, a JV between Hong Kong University Business School and Harvey Nash, program created to answer the world-wide business community's call to tackle existing gender diversity imbalance in boardrooms

Virginia Cha    Adjunct Professor, Technology Entrepreneurship, INSEAD  Adjunct Professor, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, NUS Business School  Professor-in-Residence, Platform E, SIM (Singapore Institute of Management)  Active angel investor and founder of Restorative Innovation

Virginia Cha

Adjunct Professor, Technology Entrepreneurship, INSEAD

Adjunct Professor, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, NUS Business School

Professor-in-Residence, Platform E, SIM (Singapore Institute of Management)

Active angel investor and founder of Restorative Innovation

Florian Cornu    Founder and CEO of Future Flow, a Singapore-based company which guides entrepreneurs along their growth journey  Co-founder of Map of the Money, and runs SaaS Business Asia, which aim at connecting the SaaS ecosystem in Southeast Asia

Florian Cornu

Founder and CEO of Future Flow, a Singapore-based company which guides entrepreneurs along their growth journey

Co-founder of Map of the Money, and runs SaaS Business Asia, which aim at connecting the SaaS ecosystem in Southeast Asia

Charles Debonneuil    Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer of Lazada  Wharton School educated

Charles Debonneuil

Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer of Lazada

Wharton School educated

Velisarios Kattoulas     Growth and Venture Capital   Based in Asia since early 90s', lived and built professional services and tech businesses in Singapore, China and Japan.  Most recently sold The Poseidon Group, which was founded by Kattoulas in Hong Kong in 2010, to a consulting and technology firm in New York

Velisarios Kattoulas

Growth and Venture Capital

Based in Asia since early 90s', lived and built professional services and tech businesses in Singapore, China and Japan.

Most recently sold The Poseidon Group, which was founded by Kattoulas in Hong Kong in 2010, to a consulting and technology firm in New York

 
Antonny Liem    CEO of the investment company MCM Group & Merah Putih  Investment Partner at GDP Venture  Highly recognized serial investor and thought leader in entrepreneurship  Mentor Endeavor and Founders Institute

Antonny Liem

CEO of the investment company MCM Group & Merah Putih

Investment Partner at GDP Venture

Highly recognized serial investor and thought leader in entrepreneurship

Mentor Endeavor and Founders Institute

Dushyant Sapre     Technology Platforms   Expert in localizing global platforms, scaling demand and supply across fragmented markets in Asia Pacific  Core expertise in Management of Technology  At Criteo, leads the business development teams across APAC  MBA from INSEAD

Dushyant Sapre

Technology Platforms

Expert in localizing global platforms, scaling demand and supply across fragmented markets in Asia Pacific

Core expertise in Management of Technology

At Criteo, leads the business development teams across APAC

MBA from INSEAD

Melody He    Founder of blockchain advisory Spartan Group  Investment Partner at MOC accelerator  UBS, Goldman Sachs

Melody He

Founder of blockchain advisory Spartan Group

Investment Partner at MOC accelerator

UBS, Goldman Sachs

Paulo Campos    Co-Founder and Managing Director at ZALORA Philippines  Ayala Land, BCG  Harvard Business School, Princeton educated

Paulo Campos

Co-Founder and Managing Director at ZALORA Philippines

Ayala Land, BCG

Harvard Business School, Princeton educated

Nikhilesh Rao    Fortune 500, SMB, and start-up leadership and advisory experience across Asia, USA and Europe  Formerly Regional Director, Strategy and Operations, APAC at Hewlett Packard Enterprise  Hewlett Packard, Booz & Company  MBA from the Kellogg School of Management

Nikhilesh Rao

Fortune 500, SMB, and start-up leadership and advisory experience across Asia, USA and Europe

Formerly Regional Director, Strategy and Operations, APAC at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard, Booz & Company

MBA from the Kellogg School of Management

Magnus Ekbom    Chief Strategy Officer at Lazada Group  Global Venture Development Manager  LUMA at Rocket Internet  Stockholm School of Economics educated

Magnus Ekbom

Chief Strategy Officer at Lazada Group

Global Venture Development Manager

LUMA at Rocket Internet

Stockholm School of Economics educated

 
Donald Wihardja    More than 20 years of experience in applying technology for various industries, from telco to banking to web startup, as manager, advisor, consultant, investment manager, and entrepreneur in Indonesia.  Breath of exposure and expertise in technology, finance, legal, consulting, and management provides me with a unique blend of proven track record in running and managing technology companies and technology investments.

Donald Wihardja

More than 20 years of experience in applying technology for various industries, from telco to banking to web startup, as manager, advisor, consultant, investment manager, and entrepreneur in Indonesia.

Breath of exposure and expertise in technology, finance, legal, consulting, and management provides me with a unique blend of proven track record in running and managing technology companies and technology investments.

Chris Miess    Founder ICONIC – SEA's Leading Blockchain advisory and investment firm  Former CFO at TenX, performing SEA’s largest ICO  Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank  Yale / LSE educated

Chris Miess

Founder ICONIC – SEA's Leading Blockchain advisory and investment firm

Former CFO at TenX, performing SEA’s largest ICO

Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank

Yale / LSE educated

Willy Lan    20 year investment experience across full spectrum of asset classes  Founder of Hidden Street Capital, VC and blockchain investments  Partner and CSO of Jaarvis Labs / Jaarvis Accelerator  Portfolio Manager of Och Ziff Capital (Asia)  BA in Business Economics and IR from Brown University

Willy Lan

20 year investment experience across full spectrum of asset classes

Founder of Hidden Street Capital, VC and blockchain investments

Partner and CSO of Jaarvis Labs / Jaarvis Accelerator

Portfolio Manager of Och Ziff Capital (Asia)

BA in Business Economics and IR from Brown University

Arnout Mostert    Founder and Partner at AccelerAsia, a business development firm that drives the expansion of fast-growing tech companies into APAC and the Middle East  Worked across SEA in Branding and Advertising, started his first venture in 2006 and have built and run companies in the region ever since  MBA at INSEAD

Arnout Mostert

Founder and Partner at AccelerAsia, a business development firm that drives the expansion of fast-growing tech companies into APAC and the Middle East

Worked across SEA in Branding and Advertising, started his first venture in 2006 and have built and run companies in the region ever since

MBA at INSEAD

Constantin Robertz    Managing Director of Zalora in the Philippines  Prior to Zalora, Constantin worked for Rocket Internet with stints at Zalando in Berlin and Lamoda in Moscow.  Degree in business administration from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland

Constantin Robertz

Managing Director of Zalora in the Philippines

Prior to Zalora, Constantin worked for Rocket Internet with stints at Zalando in Berlin and Lamoda in Moscow.

Degree in business administration from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland

Anselm Tan    Head, Corporate Venturing, APAC at Philips HealthTech ventures—across healthcare, including wellness and administration Various roles—board member, observer, advisor—at digital health companies Mentor and speaker in programs to accelerate innovation in Asia—startup challenges, accelerators and open innovation programs Standard Chartered, Defence Science and Technology Agency FCCA, Nanyang Technological University educated

Anselm Tan

Head, Corporate Venturing, APAC at Philips
HealthTech ventures—across healthcare, including
wellness and administration
Various roles—board member, observer, advisor—at
digital health companies
Mentor and speaker in programs to accelerate
innovation in Asia—startup challenges, accelerators
and open innovation programs
Standard Chartered, Defence Science and
Technology Agency
FCCA, Nanyang Technological University educated

 
Lars Bjorge     Digital Specialist   TBWA Asia, Executive Vice President & Head of Customer Acquisition  20 years in the trenches of building digitally centric brands. Serial entrepreneur and intrapreneur. Last 8 years active in China, where he advised blue chip companies such as Unilever, HP, Google, VW, Porsche, SAP on digital transformation in a China market context

Lars Bjorge

Digital Specialist

TBWA Asia, Executive Vice President & Head of Customer Acquisition

20 years in the trenches of building digitally centric brands. Serial entrepreneur and intrapreneur. Last 8 years active in China, where he advised blue chip companies such as Unilever, HP, Google, VW, Porsche, SAP on digital transformation in a China market context

Alok Mishra    Retired as Vice President Johnson & Johnson Medical APAC for Strategic Capabilities, now founder of Value Addition  Over 30 years experience in healthcare across strategy, management and marketing functions in Asia and Middle East with J&J and Boots (now Abbott) Pharmaceuticals  Visiting faculty at Singapore Management University, Nanyang Business School and the Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan  MENSA member; Master's in Pharmacy and MBA from IIM Ahmedabad

Alok Mishra

Retired as Vice President Johnson & Johnson Medical APAC for Strategic Capabilities, now founder of Value Addition

Over 30 years experience in healthcare across strategy, management and marketing functions in Asia and Middle East with J&J and Boots (now Abbott) Pharmaceuticals

Visiting faculty at Singapore Management University, Nanyang Business School and the Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan

MENSA member; Master's in Pharmacy and MBA from IIM Ahmedabad

Dan Clarke     SEO   Founder and CEO of Disruptient  Clients including HSBC, Nissan, and Adidas.  Rocket Internet in Berlin heading up Groupon’s international expansion ahead of the company’s $17.8 billion public listing

Dan Clarke

SEO

Founder and CEO of Disruptient

Clients including HSBC, Nissan, and Adidas.

Rocket Internet in Berlin heading up Groupon’s international expansion ahead of the company’s $17.8 billion public listing

Solonia Teodros     Lean Startup   Co-founder of The Change School  Burson-Marsteller Harvard Initiative for Global Health  TEDx Speaker  Career strategist and coach, LEAN startup and Design Thinking Trainer + Facilitator

Solonia Teodros

Lean Startup

Co-founder of The Change School

Burson-Marsteller Harvard Initiative for Global Health

TEDx Speaker

Career strategist and coach, LEAN startup and Design Thinking Trainer + Facilitator

Adrian Li    Adrian is Founder & Managing Partner at Convergence Ventures, a Venture Capital fund that invests in early stage tech. ventures in Indonesia. He is also a director at Imaginato, a mobile & web dev. firm and Qraved, Jakarta’s leading restaurant directory. Previously, independently and as a Rocket Internet MD, he co-founded ventures in China and Indonesia

Adrian Li

Adrian is Founder & Managing Partner at Convergence Ventures, a Venture Capital fund that invests in early stage tech. ventures in Indonesia. He is also a director at Imaginato, a mobile & web dev. firm and Qraved, Jakarta’s leading restaurant directory. Previously, independently and as a Rocket Internet MD, he co-founded ventures in China and Indonesia

Daniel Budiman    Founding Partner Mahanusa Capital  Former Merill Lynch and JP Morgan  Mentor Endeavor  MBA Harvard

Daniel Budiman

Founding Partner Mahanusa Capital

Former Merill Lynch and JP Morgan

Mentor Endeavor

MBA Harvard

 
Leonard Opitz Stornes    Managing Director, NHST Media Group Asia  President of Norwegian Business Association of Singapore  Board of Governors, European Chamber of Commerce  Management Committee, Harvard Business School Club of Singapore

Leonard Opitz Stornes

Managing Director, NHST Media Group Asia

President of Norwegian Business Association of Singapore

Board of Governors, European Chamber of Commerce

Management Committee, Harvard Business School Club of Singapore

 
Sam Gibb    Partner at Endeavour Ventures

Sam Gibb

Partner at Endeavour Ventures

 
Kelvin Ong    CEO, FocusTech Ventures; Founding Partner, TNB Ventures

Kelvin Ong

CEO, FocusTech Ventures; Founding Partner, TNB Ventures

 
Arun Poojari    GM Asia Pacific at SparkBeyond & Ex-Director at Microsoft

Arun Poojari

GM Asia Pacific at SparkBeyond & Ex-Director at Microsoft

 
Jerome Poudevigne    Startup Architect at Google

Jerome Poudevigne

Startup Architect at Google

Sigrid Teig    Former Chief Process Officer at Western Bulk (Business processes and communication shipping/maritime)  MSc. from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

Sigrid Teig

Former Chief Process Officer at Western Bulk (Business processes and communication shipping/maritime)

MSc. from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

 
Natasha Foong    Co-founder at Incuvest & Ex-founder of Valueair

Natasha Foong

Co-founder at Incuvest & Ex-founder of Valueair

 
Avinash Vastrad    Partner at The Data Team & Ex-Director at Mindtree

Avinash Vastrad

Partner at The Data Team & Ex-Director at Mindtree

 
Charles Anderson    Founder at Charles Reed Anderson & Associates

Charles Anderson

Founder at Charles Reed Anderson & Associates

 
Mano Thanabalan    CTO at Immin

Mano Thanabalan

CTO at Immin

Boris Hajduk    Group CISO at Global Fashion Group  AWS Migration Lead, Viadeo  RBC, EPITA

Boris Hajduk

Group CISO at Global Fashion Group

AWS Migration Lead, Viadeo

RBC, EPITA

 
David Pardo    Advisor, Angel & Ex-Director at Blizzard Entertainment

David Pardo

Advisor, Angel & Ex-Director at Blizzard Entertainment

 
Payal Patel    Founder at P-Squared & former VP at JP Morgan

Payal Patel

Founder at P-Squared & former VP at JP Morgan

 
Filippo Stefanelli    CMO at Stashaway

Filippo Stefanelli

CMO at Stashaway

 
Ravi Patel    Fintech entrepreneur and former corporate development executive for banks across Asia with Accenture, Credit Suisse and Barclays.

Ravi Patel

Fintech entrepreneur and former corporate development executive for banks across Asia with Accenture, Credit Suisse and Barclays.

Parag Khanna    Leading global strategist, world traveler, and best-selling author  Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore  Managing Partner of Hybrid Reality

Parag Khanna

Leading global strategist, world traveler, and best-selling author

Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore

Managing Partner of Hybrid Reality

 
Ronny Waage    Founder & MD at Heron Advisory

Ronny Waage

Founder & MD at Heron Advisory

 
Kirill Sofronov    Blockchain Strategist at Carousell & Founder at Cryptodash

Kirill Sofronov

Blockchain Strategist at Carousell & Founder at Cryptodash

 
John Kotsaftis    VP Digital at Fox Networks Group

John Kotsaftis

VP Digital at Fox Networks Group

Evan Graj    Head of Prime, Amazon Australia  MIT graduate. Founded and build several businesses including Mercury Textbooks and DineIn.  Launched UberEats in Singapore. Built out Lazada’s Express delivery business.

Evan Graj

Head of Prime, Amazon Australia

MIT graduate. Founded and build several businesses including Mercury Textbooks and DineIn.

Launched UberEats in Singapore. Built out Lazada’s Express delivery business.

 
Abhinav Goswami    Abhinav currently serves as a Vice President at Deskera.

Abhinav Goswami

Abhinav currently serves as a Vice President at Deskera.

 
Hayden Hughes    Head of Distribution at Techemy Ltd

Hayden Hughes

Head of Distribution at Techemy Ltd

 
Anna-Karin Birnik    Head of Brand for Standard Charter

Anna-Karin Birnik

Head of Brand for Standard Charter

Gautam Anand    CTO & Co-Founder of TECHCHOIX, A Singapore-based Software Development and Technology Advisory Company, which provides Software Consultant services to enterprises like NUS & Advisors to various early-stage technology startups.   An experienced hands-on technical leader who has built software projects from ground-up for various companies in the last five years.  He is pro-active involved in the developer community in Singapore and the Philippines.

Gautam Anand

CTO & Co-Founder of TECHCHOIX, A Singapore-based Software Development and Technology Advisory Company, which provides Software Consultant services to enterprises like NUS & Advisors to various early-stage technology startups.

An experienced hands-on technical leader who has built software projects from ground-up for various companies in the last five years.

He is pro-active involved in the developer community in Singapore and the Philippines.

 
Paul Burmester    Head of Innovation and Partnerships at Innov8

Paul Burmester

Head of Innovation and Partnerships at Innov8

 
Greg Blackwood-Lee    Vice Chairman at Metanet

Greg Blackwood-Lee

Vice Chairman at Metanet

 
Steen Lund    Regional Director Asia at Radio Holland

Steen Lund

Regional Director Asia at Radio Holland


EUROPE ADVISORS

Isabella Löwengrip    Co-Founder at Nordic Tech House. Swedish entrepreneur, author, lecturer and blogger. She has four companies under her belt: a magazine, a clothing line, a blog network and an investment trust company. In 2008, Löwengrip was the most Googled Swedish celebrity, and she has parlayed that exposure and success into helping young girls love themselves

Isabella Löwengrip

Co-Founder at Nordic Tech House. Swedish entrepreneur, author, lecturer and blogger. She has four companies under her belt: a magazine, a clothing line, a blog network and an investment trust company. In 2008, Löwengrip was the most Googled Swedish celebrity, and she has parlayed that exposure and success into helping young girls love themselves

Trond Riiber Knudsen    Founder, TRK Group – ownership and advisory firm  Senior Partner, McKinsey  Harvard Business School educated

Trond Riiber Knudsen

Founder, TRK Group – ownership and advisory firm

Senior Partner, McKinsey

Harvard Business School educated

Robin Teigland    Professor in Management of Digitalization at Stockholm School of Economics.  MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics.  Formerly at McKinsey and experience from VC in Silicon Valley.  Robin was ranked the 6th most influential tech-woman in Sweden by Business Week in 2018

Robin Teigland

Professor in Management of Digitalization at Stockholm School of Economics.

MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Formerly at McKinsey and experience from VC in Silicon Valley.

Robin was ranked the 6th most influential tech-woman in Sweden by Business Week in 2018

Mikael Pawlo    Founder of online casino, Mr Green  Member of the board at Djurgårdens IF

Mikael Pawlo

Founder of online casino, Mr Green

Member of the board at Djurgårdens IF

Susanne Fuglsang    Innovation Catalyst & CEO Innovation Pioneers.  Founder Geek Girl Plus. Board advisor Eyevinn Technology. Board advisor Changemaker Education. Advisor Hack for Sweden..

Susanne Fuglsang

Innovation Catalyst & CEO Innovation Pioneers.

Founder Geek Girl Plus. Board advisor Eyevinn Technology. Board advisor Changemaker Education. Advisor Hack for Sweden..

Birger Nergaard    Founder and Director of Verdane Capital  Board member of Clarkson Plc  In 2006, Birger was awarded His Majesty King Harald V’s Gold Medal for Achievement for pioneering the Norwegian venture capital industry

Birger Nergaard

Founder and Director of Verdane Capital

Board member of Clarkson Plc

In 2006, Birger was awarded His Majesty King Harald V’s Gold Medal for Achievement for pioneering the Norwegian venture capital industry

 
Tor Jakob Ramsøy    CEO and Founder at Arundo Analytics  Senior Partner, McKinsey  Partner, Accenture  MIT educated

Tor Jakob Ramsøy

CEO and Founder at Arundo Analytics

Senior Partner, McKinsey

Partner, Accenture

MIT educated

Anders Nicolai Bakke    Serial entrepreneur & early stage fintech investor  CEO & co-founder Just Technologies  Former COO and co-founder of Relink, mCASH and Auka  Former consultant in Ernst & Young, IBM Global Business Services

Anders Nicolai Bakke

Serial entrepreneur & early stage fintech investor

CEO & co-founder Just Technologies

Former COO and co-founder of Relink, mCASH and Auka

Former consultant in Ernst & Young, IBM Global Business Services

Karl Munthe Kaas    Co-Founder & CEO, Kolonial.no  Co-founder, NaboBil.no  McKinsey, Finn.no  LSE Educated

Karl Munthe Kaas

Co-Founder & CEO, Kolonial.no

Co-founder, NaboBil.no

McKinsey, Finn.no

LSE Educated

Erik Thaulow    Doctor, Child Cardiology (section leader), Oslo University Hospital  Specialist in internal medicine, cardiology and clinical physiology  Published 200+ scientific articles

Erik Thaulow

Doctor, Child Cardiology (section leader), Oslo University Hospital

Specialist in internal medicine, cardiology and clinical physiology

Published 200+ scientific articles

Lisa Kennelly    Chief Marketing Officer at Fishbrain, the top app and community for people who love fishing, the world's most popular hobby. She previously led marketing at Clue, one of the top period tracking and female health apps in the world  Master's degree in Digital Media from the University of Washington in Seattle and an undergraduate degree from Harvard University

Lisa Kennelly

Chief Marketing Officer at Fishbrain, the top app and community for people who love fishing, the world's most popular hobby. She previously led marketing at Clue, one of the top period tracking and female health apps in the world

Master's degree in Digital Media from the University of Washington in Seattle and an undergraduate degree from Harvard University

Kina Zeidler    Swedish business school graduate and author. Recently published her first book, "The Swedish Tech Wonder", where Kina investigates they key drivers in turning Sweden into a digital super power.  BSc from Uppsala University.

Kina Zeidler

Swedish business school graduate and author. Recently published her first book, "The Swedish Tech Wonder", where Kina investigates they key drivers in turning Sweden into a digital super power.

BSc from Uppsala University.

 
Thomas Walle    CEO & Co-founder at Unacast  Official member of Forbes Technology Council  Former early employee at Tidal, exit to Jay-Z in 2014  Previously consultant at PwC  Copenhagen Business School and University of Southern California (USC)

Thomas Walle

CEO & Co-founder at Unacast

Official member of Forbes Technology Council

Former early employee at Tidal, exit to Jay-Z in 2014

Previously consultant at PwC

Copenhagen Business School and University of Southern California (USC)

Ola Heldal    Investor and Advisor to various startups in the Nordics  Former Morgan Stanley Investment Management Investment Analyst  Merrill Lynch & Danske Bank  Royal Norwegian Navy Special Ops, London Business School Educated

Ola Heldal

Investor and Advisor to various startups in the Nordics

Former Morgan Stanley Investment Management Investment Analyst

Merrill Lynch & Danske Bank

Royal Norwegian Navy Special Ops, London Business School Educated

Christian Schroeder    German serial entrepreneur and investor. Together with Rocket Internet, Europe’s largest venture builder and VC fund, he has built several e-commerce and marketplace businesses with hundreds of employees all over the world  Global Shaper with the WEF, an avid traveller and enthusiast for emerging technologies

Christian Schroeder

German serial entrepreneur and investor. Together with Rocket Internet, Europe’s largest venture builder and VC fund, he has built several e-commerce and marketplace businesses with hundreds of employees all over the world

Global Shaper with the WEF, an avid traveller and enthusiast for emerging technologies

Kjartan Kalstad    Partner in McKinsey’s Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment, High Tech, and Organization Practices  Statistics Norway, Norwegian Institute of Public Health  Warwick University educated

Kjartan Kalstad

Partner in McKinsey’s Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment, High Tech, and Organization Practices

Statistics Norway, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Warwick University educated

Knut Dyremyhr    A well renowned serial investor and board member within the European tech scene  Passionate about global entrepreneurship  Educated at INSEAD, Harvard and Stanford University

Knut Dyremyhr

A well renowned serial investor and board member within the European tech scene

Passionate about global entrepreneurship

Educated at INSEAD, Harvard and Stanford University

Jon Gravråk    CDO and EVP in Telenor leading investments in IoT, Market Places, MarTech and FinTech  McKinsey Partner in Telecom, Tech and Media  Guest speaker at INSEAD, Mobil World Congress, Rutberg Summit

Jon Gravråk

CDO and EVP in Telenor leading investments in IoT, Market Places, MarTech and FinTech

McKinsey Partner in Telecom, Tech and Media

Guest speaker at INSEAD, Mobil World Congress, Rutberg Summit

 
David Sandstrom    Chief Marketing Officer at Klarna  David is CMO for Scandinavian fintech firm Klarna. Prior to this he was CEO for DDB Sweden, a leading marketing and digital agency. A thinker and columnist about marketing, branding and growth, David is also keen to advise both big and small companies on a range of topics.

David Sandstrom

Chief Marketing Officer at Klarna

David is CMO for Scandinavian fintech firm Klarna. Prior to this he was CEO for DDB Sweden, a leading marketing and digital agency. A thinker and columnist about marketing, branding and growth, David is also keen to advise both big and small companies on a range of topics.

Fredrik Thomassen    CEO and Founder of freelancer platform Konsus (YC W16)  Founder of Startupmatcher.com  McKinsey, LSE educated

Fredrik Thomassen

CEO and Founder of freelancer platform Konsus (YC W16)

Founder of Startupmatcher.com

McKinsey, LSE educated

Anders Tuv    Investor, founder and entrepreneur building innovative cancer immunotherapy and precision medicine companies  Investment Director at early stage life science investment company Radforsk  Co-founded and developed several biotech companies. Current BoD positions in OncoImmunity, Zelluna Immunotherapy, Vaccibody, Nextera and Oslo cancer Cluster Incubator

Anders Tuv

Investor, founder and entrepreneur building innovative cancer immunotherapy and precision medicine companies

Investment Director at early stage life science investment company Radforsk

Co-founded and developed several biotech companies. Current BoD positions in OncoImmunity, Zelluna Immunotherapy, Vaccibody, Nextera and Oslo cancer Cluster Incubator

Torbjørn Furuseth    Medical Doctor with broad experience within life sciences companies  Chief Financial Officer at Targovax  Former EVP Innovation Aker Biomarine and McKinsey consultant  Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), The Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship

Torbjørn Furuseth

Medical Doctor with broad experience within life sciences companies

Chief Financial Officer at Targovax

Former EVP Innovation Aker Biomarine and McKinsey consultant

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), The Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship

Håkon Taule    Founder THEMA Consulting Group -  Advisory firm, renewable energy sector  Former partner ECON  Copenhagen Business School and HEC, Paris

Håkon Taule

Founder THEMA Consulting Group -

Advisory firm, renewable energy sector

Former partner ECON

Copenhagen Business School and HEC, Paris

Patrik Tran    Chairman of Stockholm AI, researcher and teacher at Stockholm School of Economics, advisor and lecturer within business and AI for business executives.  Educated at the Royal Institute of Technology (enrolled at age 17) within Engineering Physics, AI and Machine Learning and at Stockholm School of Economics (enrolled at age 16) within business administration, focusing on accounting and financial management.

Patrik Tran

Chairman of Stockholm AI, researcher and teacher at Stockholm School of Economics, advisor and lecturer within business and AI for business executives.

Educated at the Royal Institute of Technology (enrolled at age 17) within Engineering Physics, AI and Machine Learning and at Stockholm School of Economics (enrolled at age 16) within business administration, focusing on accounting and financial management.

 
Gaëtan Japy    Serial entrepreneur and hands-on early stage investor.  Co-founder NetValue, first European web analytics company with IPO exit and bought by Nielsen Inc.  VC investments since 2013 in South East Asia and Myanmar.  Former business development management positions with Siemens, Dassault Systèmes and IBM  Passion for new technologies, entrepreneurship and emerging markets  ETH Zurich and INSEAD educated

Gaëtan Japy

Serial entrepreneur and hands-on early stage investor.

Co-founder NetValue, first European web analytics company with IPO exit and bought by Nielsen Inc.

VC investments since 2013 in South East Asia and Myanmar.

Former business development management positions with Siemens, Dassault Systèmes and IBM

Passion for new technologies, entrepreneurship and emerging markets

ETH Zurich and INSEAD educated

Kaj Drobin    CPO and Co-founder of Tictail, an international social e-commerce company in the fashion industry.  Kaj has has deep knowledge in the designer space and used to serve as the Lead Digital Art Director and Partner at Identity Works, working with clients such as Spotify, Rodebjer and TV4.

Kaj Drobin

CPO and Co-founder of Tictail, an international social e-commerce company in the fashion industry.

Kaj has has deep knowledge in the designer space and used to serve as the Lead Digital Art Director and Partner at Identity Works, working with clients such as Spotify, Rodebjer and TV4.

Niko Pakalén    Partner at Cevian Capital, the largest European activist fund with c. €18bn of assets under management.  In addition, Niko serves as a member of the nomination board of Metso, a Finnish industrial company  MSc in Finance from Helsinki School of Economics

Niko Pakalén

Partner at Cevian Capital, the largest European activist fund with c. €18bn of assets under management.

In addition, Niko serves as a member of the nomination board of Metso, a Finnish industrial company

MSc in Finance from Helsinki School of Economics

Marc Rochman    Entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience in card technology, stored value and payments. Currently CEO and Founder of Openbucks, a company enabling people to pay online without credit cards. Special focus within online auctions, virtual goods, micro payments, gift cards, payments and Fintech.

Marc Rochman

Entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience in card technology, stored value and payments. Currently CEO and Founder of Openbucks, a company enabling people to pay online without credit cards. Special focus within online auctions, virtual goods, micro payments, gift cards, payments and Fintech.

Martin Ingemansson    Managing Director, Facebook Nordics  First Facebook employee in the Nordics and part of launching team of Facebook´s operations in EMEA, with a long history in the tech industry having worked for both Yahoo and MySpace cross EMEA before joining Facebook.

Martin Ingemansson

Managing Director, Facebook Nordics

First Facebook employee in the Nordics and part of launching team of Facebook´s operations in EMEA, with a long history in the tech industry having worked for both Yahoo and MySpace cross EMEA before joining Facebook.

Anna Omstedt    Co-Founder and CEO of the health tech company, MedUniverse. Founder of female business network, PokerFace. Board member of Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, SSE, and Hemfrid AB.

Anna Omstedt

Co-Founder and CEO of the health tech company, MedUniverse. Founder of female business network, PokerFace. Board member of Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, SSE, and Hemfrid AB.

 
 
 
Erik Byrenius    Co-founder of Sweden's largest online food ordering platform, OnlinePizza. Founded the investor network, Nordic Makers, and the startup ecosystem NGO, Startup Docs.

Erik Byrenius

Co-founder of Sweden's largest online food ordering platform, OnlinePizza. Founded the investor network, Nordic Makers, and the startup ecosystem NGO, Startup Docs.

 
 
 
 
Julien Kervizic    Solution Architect and Head of Analytics, Ecommerce at Heineken  Previously doing Data-Science at Amazon, Facebook and Veon.

Julien Kervizic

Solution Architect and Head of Analytics, Ecommerce at Heineken

Previously doing Data-Science at Amazon, Facebook and Veon.

 
Martin Wettergren    Founder of Mediapilot

Martin Wettergren

Founder of Mediapilot

 
Julian Lindloff    Venture Architect, Deloitte Digital Ventures  Julian has founded companies in  the fields of IoT and computer  Vision as well as invested through  the Oxford Seed Fund

Julian Lindloff

Venture Architect, Deloitte Digital Ventures

Julian has founded companies in
the fields of IoT and computer
Vision as well as invested through
the Oxford Seed Fund

 
Vinh Tran    Senior Software Engineer, Amazon  Vinh is a seasoned software developer who has worked in  banking, electricity trading and video streaming industries

Vinh Tran

Senior Software Engineer, Amazon

Vinh is a seasoned software developer who has worked in
banking, electricity trading and video streaming industries

 
Philip Ndikum    Data Scientist, Vitality UK  Philip is a tech entrepreneur and data scientist, who has worked in a variety of business & academic settings

Philip Ndikum

Data Scientist, Vitality UK

Philip is a tech entrepreneur and
data scientist, who has worked in a variety of business & academic
settings

 
Sasha Spivak    Product Marketing & Analyst Relations Lead, Palantir Technologies  Sasha launched Palantir's marketing function, prior to which she funded Boxly on Kickstarter and worked at Mitsubishi Electric R&D in Tokyo

Sasha Spivak

Product Marketing & Analyst Relations Lead, Palantir Technologies

Sasha launched Palantir's marketing function, prior to which she funded Boxly on Kickstarter and worked at Mitsubishi Electric R&D in Tokyo

 
Nadav Perry    Global VP of Sales Strategy and Ops at Taboola  Nadav is an experienced business leader with over 20 years experience in digital disruption and product strategy

Nadav Perry

Global VP of Sales Strategy and Ops at Taboola

Nadav is an experienced business
leader with over 20 years experience in digital disruption and product strategy

Warren Campbell    Former McKinsey Partner with a focus in energy-intensive industries. Chairman of the AI-company, Alex, and the Australian Business Council of Sweden. Board member of impact investment organisation, East Africa Investments Ltd and chairman of My Driving Academy.

Warren Campbell

Former McKinsey Partner with a focus in energy-intensive industries. Chairman of the AI-company, Alex, and the Australian Business Council of Sweden. Board member of impact investment organisation, East Africa Investments Ltd and chairman of My Driving Academy.

 
 
John Bonten    Previously at Spotify, focused on International Growth & Expansion for 7 years.  Strong track record of building global teams and businesses.  Actively investing and advising in US and EU entrepreneurs; most recently advising and guiding companies such as Calm, Framer and Outdoor Voices.

John Bonten

Previously at Spotify, focused on International Growth & Expansion for 7 years.

Strong track record of building global teams and businesses.

Actively investing and advising in US and EU entrepreneurs; most recently advising and guiding companies such as Calm, Framer and Outdoor Voices.

 
Jacob Schram    McKinsey Advisor, Former CEO Circle K

Jacob Schram

McKinsey Advisor, Former CEO Circle K

 
Danny Lopez    MD, Rhetorica Consultancy  Danny is the former COO of Blippar as well as a former British diplomat

Danny Lopez

MD, Rhetorica Consultancy

Danny is the former COO of Blippar as well as a former British diplomat

 
Namrata Sarmah    Senior Director, Viacom  Namrata is a strategic Digital Product Leader with over 11 years’ experience in UK, USA, and India

Namrata Sarmah

Senior Director, Viacom

Namrata is a strategic Digital Product Leader with over 11 years’
experience in UK, USA, and India

 
Geraldine Butler-Wright    VP People & Culture, Yoyo Wallet  With over 15 years experience in people, Geraldine has acquired  talent for the likes of Paypal & Imperial

Geraldine Butler-Wright

VP People & Culture, Yoyo Wallet

With over 15 years experience in people, Geraldine has acquired
talent for the likes of Paypal & Imperial

 
Merlie Calvert    Founder, Farillio  After years in professional commercial law, Merlie is now revolutionising access to legal services for startup/scaleups

Merlie Calvert

Founder, Farillio

After years in professional commercial law, Merlie is now revolutionising access to legal
services for startup/scaleups

 
Anniken Fjelberg    Serial entrepreneur with 20+ years experience in strategic brand management, design and innovation. Co-founder 657 Oslo, co-working hub for creative entrepreneurs, Superblaise, consultancy focusing on strategy, innovation and communication and Sprinterwing, matching ambitious entrepreneurs with mentors.  One of 19 world wide CMCT certified trainers by Dr. Robert Cialdini - “the Godfather of influence”.

Anniken Fjelberg

Serial entrepreneur with 20+ years experience in strategic brand management, design and innovation. Co-founder 657 Oslo, co-working hub for creative entrepreneurs, Superblaise, consultancy focusing on strategy, innovation and communication and Sprinterwing, matching ambitious entrepreneurs with mentors.

One of 19 world wide CMCT certified trainers by Dr. Robert Cialdini - “the Godfather of influence”.

 
Adeline Lee    Currently working at Framer, focusing on growth.  Previously worked at Clue, as one of the company's early employee.  Clue has more than 10 million active users in over 190 countries, and is one of the most popular apps in the global “Health & Fitness” category.

Adeline Lee

Currently working at Framer, focusing on growth.

Previously worked at Clue, as one of the company's early employee.

Clue has more than 10 million active users in over 190 countries, and is one of the most popular apps in the global “Health & Fitness” category.

 
David Österdahl    Director of Product at iZettle

David Österdahl

Director of Product at iZettle

 
Emily McDonell    Influencer/brand marketing consultant  From blogs to Google. Emily is a veteran in creative influencer  marketing

Emily McDonell

Influencer/brand marketing consultant

From blogs to Google. Emily
is a veteran in creative influencer
marketing

 
Michael Si    Product Lead, Monese  Michael has lead product teams to develop world-class products at Amex & Barclays to Fintech  startups

Michael Si

Product Lead, Monese

Michael has lead product teams to develop world-class products at Amex & Barclays to Fintech
startups

 
Simon Davies    Founder, Accelerate Law  From magic circle to startup founder, Simon is passionate about giving startups legal counsel

Simon Davies

Founder, Accelerate Law

From magic circle to startup founder, Simon is passionate about giving startups legal counsel

 
Nils Mork-Ulnes    Head of Strategy, AIG Science  Nils has worked agency-side with the likes of Google & Virgin, and now creates AI-driven products for AIG’s Science function

Nils Mork-Ulnes

Head of Strategy, AIG Science

Nils has worked agency-side with
the likes of Google & Virgin, and now creates AI-driven products
for AIG’s Science function

 
Konstantin Oetker    Broad background from shipping industry, including international exposure. BA from European Business School in London

Konstantin Oetker

Broad background from shipping industry, including international exposure. BA from European Business School in London

 
 
 
 
Nicolas Buteau    Currently VP HR at Venn, an early stage prop tech startup.  Previously Head of Recruiting EMEA for Uber (2012-2016) and Global Head of Executive Recruiting for Booking.com (2016-2017).

Nicolas Buteau

Currently VP HR at Venn, an early stage prop tech startup.

Previously Head of Recruiting EMEA for Uber (2012-2016) and Global Head of Executive Recruiting for Booking.com (2016-2017).

 
Fredric Gunnarson    Investor, board member and CEO of Star Stable

Fredric Gunnarson

Investor, board member and CEO of Star Stable

 
Christopher Hughes    Senior Inventor,  ?WhatIf!  Chris is an engineer/inventor that  helps companies boost their innovation capacity, & behave like  start-ups and launch new ventures

Christopher Hughes

Senior Inventor,
?WhatIf!

Chris is an engineer/inventor that
helps companies boost their innovation capacity, & behave like
start-ups and launch new ventures

 
Mehdi Doghri    Product & Customer Experience Director at Barclays UK, Digital Banking  Mehdi is an experienced tech  entrepreneur passionate about  changing people's life with tech

Mehdi Doghri

Product & Customer Experience Director at Barclays UK, Digital Banking

Mehdi is an experienced tech
entrepreneur passionate about
changing people's life with tech

 
Joao Rufino    Head of EMEA Cloud Partner Engineering, Google  Joao has spent over 12 years at Google focused on sales engineering and cloud

Joao Rufino

Head of EMEA Cloud Partner Engineering, Google

Joao has spent over 12 years at Google focused on sales engineering and cloud

 
Marta Balint    Founder, CoGoodwill  Named as Forbes 30Under30 and a TedX speaker, Marta is a serial social entrepreneur

Marta Balint

Founder, CoGoodwill

Named as Forbes 30Under30 and
a TedX speaker, Marta is a serial social entrepreneur

 
Sverre Gjessing    Experienced CEO and entrepreneur with a background across several industries; insurance (both non-life and life), energy, finance, real estate, management consulting.

Sverre Gjessing

Experienced CEO and entrepreneur with a background across several industries; insurance (both non-life and life), energy, finance, real estate, management consulting.

 
 
 
Herman Kienhuis    Managing director of telco-VC fund KPN Ventures, and founding partner & angel investor at River Venture Partners.  Prior to this worked for 12 years in (digital) media and 5 years at McKinsey & Company. He has extensive experience in strategy, finance, digital product development, business development and venture capital.

Herman Kienhuis

Managing director of telco-VC fund KPN Ventures, and founding partner & angel investor at River Venture Partners.

Prior to this worked for 12 years in (digital) media and 5 years at McKinsey & Company. He has extensive experience in strategy, finance, digital product development, business development and venture capital.

 
Carlos Barrios    Managing Director at Inventures Tech

Carlos Barrios

Managing Director at Inventures Tech

 
Harry Briggs    Early stage investor  Harry is a serial VC investor,  formerly a principal at Balderton Capital

Harry Briggs

Early stage investor

Harry is a serial VC investor,
formerly a principal at Balderton
Capital

 
Daniel Illes    Chief of Staff, Drover  Daniel is a serial launcher, helping the expansion of WeWork, Lyft and other tech firms globally

Daniel Illes

Chief of Staff, Drover

Daniel is a serial launcher, helping the expansion of WeWork,
Lyft and other tech firms globally

 
Akriti Dokania    Investor, Octopus Ventures  Akriti is an early-stage VC, building on her tech background at Microsoft and as the founder of a B2B retail company

Akriti Dokania

Investor, Octopus Ventures

Akriti is an early-stage VC, building on her tech background at Microsoft and as the founder of a B2B retail company

 
Bretton Putter    Founder, CultureGene & Cofoundd  Brett is a leading expert on startup and high-growth company culture

Bretton Putter

Founder, CultureGene & Cofoundd

Brett is a leading expert on startup and high-growth company culture

 
Tor Mesoy    Founder and CEO of Agnus Consulting.  Executive coach with deep expertise in leadership development.   Former McKinsey partner and former Accenture partner.

Tor Mesoy

Founder and CEO of Agnus Consulting.

Executive coach with deep expertise in leadership development.


Former McKinsey partner and former Accenture partner.

 
 
 
Antti Rantanen    Co-Founder of Avanto Ventures, a leading corporate venturing advisory in the Nordics.  Held various advisory roles for 20+ years in the forefront of Digital Transformation, through companies such as Accenture, Vibe, Avaus Consulting.  Involved in starting several companies during his career, from his own ventures to setting up new ventures for larger corporations.

Antti Rantanen

Co-Founder of Avanto Ventures, a leading corporate venturing advisory in the Nordics.

Held various advisory roles for 20+ years in the forefront of Digital Transformation, through companies such as Accenture, Vibe, Avaus Consulting.

Involved in starting several companies during his career, from his own ventures to setting up new ventures for larger corporations.

 
Nadim Mehchi    20+ years of experience in the insurance industry, currently supporting several insurance operations through active ownership.  Chairman of Jointvest Holding, an insurtech investment company

Nadim Mehchi

20+ years of experience in the insurance industry, currently supporting several insurance operations through active ownership.

Chairman of Jointvest Holding, an insurtech investment company


 
Stacey Dsylva    Head of Marketing, Soho Works  Stacey is a marketing guru, having led campaigns for MTV and Saatchi & Saatchi

Stacey Dsylva

Head of Marketing, Soho Works

Stacey is a marketing guru, having led campaigns for MTV
and Saatchi & Saatchi

 
Frank Owusu    Senior Strategy Consultant, IBM  Frank has 4-5 years experience consulting on digital business  strategy, technology advisory and business model innovation

Frank Owusu

Senior Strategy Consultant, IBM

Frank has 4-5 years experience consulting on digital business
strategy, technology advisory and business model innovation

 
Kelwyn Looi    Partner, Supa Network  Kelwyn is passionate about transforming education, having  worked, advised and invested extensively in the sector

Kelwyn Looi

Partner, Supa Network

Kelwyn is passionate about transforming education, having
worked, advised and invested extensively in the sector

 
Liudmila Mironosetskaya    Senior Global Product Manager, Gett  An ex-corporate finance ninja, Liudmila has spent the past 3 years helping Gett to enhance its product in the UK and globally

Liudmila Mironosetskaya

Senior Global Product Manager, Gett

An ex-corporate finance ninja, Liudmila has spent the past 3 years helping Gett to enhance its product in the UK and globally

 

AMERICAS ADVISORS

Karim R. Lakhani    Professor and leading educator of business administration at Harvard Business School  Principal Investigator of the Crowd Innovation Lab at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science

Karim R. Lakhani

Professor and leading educator of business administration at Harvard Business School

Principal Investigator of the Crowd Innovation Lab at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science

Mike Kwatinetz    Founding General Partner with Azure Capital Partners where he specializes in consumer companies, software and related infrastructure technologies. Previously Mike was Group Head of Technology Research, a Managing Director and the senior software and hardware analyst at several major investment banks, including Credit Suisse First Boston, Deutsche Bank Securities and PaineWebber.

Mike Kwatinetz

Founding General Partner with Azure Capital Partners where he specializes in consumer companies, software and related infrastructure technologies. Previously Mike was Group Head of Technology Research, a Managing Director and the senior software and hardware analyst at several major investment banks, including Credit Suisse First Boston, Deutsche Bank Securities and PaineWebber.

Tom Hadfield    Founder of Soccernet.com, Message.io and Schoolsnet.com  Goldman Sachs Global Leader, Harvard University educated

Tom Hadfield

Founder of Soccernet.com, Message.io and Schoolsnet.com

Goldman Sachs Global Leader, Harvard University educated

Kelly Hook    Director of Venture Architecture at Consensys  At Consenys, Kelly helps build, consult on, and launch decentralized applications using Ethereum  Previously, Kelly recruited and led the IBM Watson Client Engagement Center team in San Francisco  She moved to the bay area originally to join presentation startup, Prezi, where she spent 2.5 years as Head of Global Communications

Kelly Hook

Director of Venture Architecture at Consensys

At Consenys, Kelly helps build, consult on, and launch decentralized applications using Ethereum

Previously, Kelly recruited and led the IBM Watson Client Engagement Center team in San Francisco

She moved to the bay area originally to join presentation startup, Prezi, where she spent 2.5 years as Head of Global Communications

Patrick McGinnis    Founded Dirigo Advisors to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast growing businesses  Author of the international bestseller The 10% Entrepreneur, a guide to becoming an entrepreneur without quitting your day job  Graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Business School

Patrick McGinnis

Founded Dirigo Advisors to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast growing businesses

Author of the international bestseller The 10% Entrepreneur, a guide to becoming an entrepreneur without quitting your day job

Graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Business School

Doug Levin    Board Director & Advisor. Sole founder & first CEO of Black Duck Software (acquired by Synopsys for $565 million). Background includes founding industry leaders, executive positions with Microsoft Corporation and board and advisory positions with numerous companies.

Doug Levin

Board Director & Advisor. Sole founder & first CEO of Black Duck Software (acquired by Synopsys for $565 million). Background includes founding industry leaders, executive positions with Microsoft Corporation and board and advisory positions with numerous companies.

 
John Ason    Angel investor for over 21 years specializing in early stage pre-revenue companies. He has made about 90 eclectic investments in the areas of e-commerce, technology, advertising and entertainment. Notable exits have been Xlibris, LiveLook, Centrak, Diapers.com and Jet.com. The sale price of these 5 investments exceeds $4 billion.

John Ason

Angel investor for over 21 years specializing in early stage pre-revenue companies. He has made about 90 eclectic investments in the areas of e-commerce, technology, advertising and entertainment. Notable exits have been Xlibris, LiveLook, Centrak, Diapers.com and Jet.com. The sale price of these 5 investments exceeds $4 billion.

Donnovan Andrews    Founder and CEO of Overture, a comprehensive, integrated platform created to establish meaningful dialogues - and to strategically activate – regional and global humanitarian efforts via technology.

Donnovan Andrews

Founder and CEO of Overture, a comprehensive, integrated platform created to establish meaningful dialogues - and to strategically activate – regional and global humanitarian efforts via technology.

Fredrik Marø    Founder of Firsthand – World's Leading Alumni Networking & Mentoring Platform  McKinsey  Wharton, Harvard Business School educated

Fredrik Marø

Founder of Firsthand – World's Leading Alumni Networking & Mentoring Platform

McKinsey

Wharton, Harvard Business School educated

Andreas Mjelde    CEO of Linio – biggest ecommerce platform in Latin America  3i Group, Storebrand  McKinsey, Harvard educated

Andreas Mjelde

CEO of Linio – biggest ecommerce platform in Latin America

3i Group, Storebrand

McKinsey, Harvard educated

Arne Halleraker    Principal at FJ Labs  Former director of global partnerships for Telenor, focused on business development with Google  Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Educated

Arne Halleraker

Principal at FJ Labs

Former director of global partnerships for Telenor, focused on business development with Google

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Educated

Babak Rasolzadeh    VP of Applied AI at Cluster One based in Seattle and San Francisco  PhD in Computer Vision and Robotics in 2010  Founder of OculusAI that he sold in 2013 to the world's largest media monitoring company, Meltwater  Held various Director roles in Data Science and Machine Learning in the industry, advisor and investor in a handful of startups

Babak Rasolzadeh

VP of Applied AI at Cluster One based in Seattle and San Francisco

PhD in Computer Vision and Robotics in 2010

Founder of OculusAI that he sold in 2013 to the world's largest media monitoring company, Meltwater

Held various Director roles in Data Science and Machine Learning in the industry, advisor and investor in a handful of startups

 
Dennis Campbell    Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of Business Administration. In addition to his academic position, he also serves as the Head of the Accounting & Management unit at HBS. During his time on the faculty, he has taught in and chaired a variety of courses in the school’s MBA, doctoral, and executive education programs in Boston, Asia and the Middle East.

Dennis Campbell

Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of Business Administration. In addition to his academic position, he also serves as the Head of the Accounting & Management unit at HBS. During his time on the faculty, he has taught in and chaired a variety of courses in the school’s MBA, doctoral, and executive education programs in Boston, Asia and the Middle East.

Nils Rudi    Professor International Management, Technology and Operations Management, INSEAD  Previously founder of analy7ics

Nils Rudi

Professor International Management, Technology and Operations Management, INSEAD

Previously founder of analy7ics

Blaine Vess    Founder, Investor and Philanthropist  Founder of Student Brands (acquired by Barnes and Noble Education in 2017) and Solve (acquired by Blacklane in 2017)  Producer of film and television projects featured at festivals and networks like Sundance, Tribeca, and VH1.

Blaine Vess

Founder, Investor and Philanthropist

Founder of Student Brands (acquired by Barnes and Noble Education in 2017) and Solve (acquired by Blacklane in 2017)

Producer of film and television projects featured at festivals and networks like Sundance, Tribeca, and VH1.

Gianni Maxemin    A growth hacker and serial entrepreneur, Gianni’s dozen years of management and leadership experience across technology, politics, and consulting has given him a thorough understanding of exponential impact for business strategy and growth.  Founded multiple online marketing companies and created many mobile apps, one being Pied Parker, the most cost-effective solution for impacted parking.

Gianni Maxemin

A growth hacker and serial entrepreneur, Gianni’s dozen years of management and leadership experience across technology, politics, and consulting has given him a thorough understanding of exponential impact for business strategy and growth.

Founded multiple online marketing companies and created many mobile apps, one being Pied Parker, the most cost-effective solution for impacted parking.

Michael Meisterling    Advisor and angel investor based out of Los Angeles  Serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years experience building technology companies in global markets  CEO and founder Qsiba

Michael Meisterling

Advisor and angel investor based out of Los Angeles

Serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years experience building technology companies in global markets

CEO and founder Qsiba

Thomas C. Holst    Thomas has his BS, MBA and European CFA from Germany, United States and Norway.  Started as a Management Consultant with A.T. Kearney, Thomas is passionate about helping companies scale with global impact and has also founded or co-founded several successful companies.

Thomas C. Holst

Thomas has his BS, MBA and European CFA from Germany, United States and Norway.

Started as a Management Consultant with A.T. Kearney, Thomas is passionate about helping companies scale with global impact and has also founded or co-founded several successful companies.

 
 
Geoff Seyon    With over two decades of experience leading and building impactful technology firms, of which 18 have been in digital health, Geoff Seyon applies his unquenchable vision and entrepreneurial energy to lead STUDIOIXORA’s partners and entrepreneurs.   The Silicon Valley–based entrepreneur aims to change an important part of the U.S. healthcare industry. He has the experience and know-how of running large-scale service organizations in the US, UK, Asia, South America and the Caribbean.

Geoff Seyon

With over two decades of experience leading and building impactful technology firms, of which 18 have been in digital health, Geoff Seyon applies his unquenchable vision and entrepreneurial energy to lead STUDIOIXORA’s partners and entrepreneurs.

The Silicon Valley–based entrepreneur aims to change an important part of the U.S. healthcare industry. He has the experience and know-how of running large-scale service organizations in the US, UK, Asia, South America and the Caribbean.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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