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Seedcamp is an organization to jumpstart the entrepreneurial community in Europe by putting the next generation of developers and entrepreneurs in front of a [network](http://seedcamp.com/pages/mentors) of company builders; including seed investors, serial entrepreneurs, product experts, HR specialists, marketers, lawyers, recruiters, journalists and venture capitalists.
Seedcamp acts as a micro seed fund to invest in startup companies. Seedcamp invests all throughout the year, during Mini Seedcamp events that are held all over Europe. During its flagship event [Seedcamp Week](http://seedcamp.com/pages/weeks_program), which takes place in September, and the mini Seedcamps, startups get in touch with the Seedcamp network. Seedcamp’s standard investment is 50k. Following Seedcamp events, the companies who receive investment receive support to grow and develop their company for about 12 months.
As Principal, Philipp manages portfolio relations, leads the application and selection process, and is the central node of Seedcamps network of mentors and corporate partners. He works closely with the Seedcamp companies to achieve their goals, raise follow-on funding and connect them to the network. Philipp is leading the Seedcamp Academy, which is a monthly learning and development program designed to educate founders and team members on the most important startup topics.
He is interested in new web technologies, mobile applications, and innovative application of technology to existing markets, mostly consumer focused.
Before Seedcamp, Philipp was an Investment Manager at DuMont Venture, a German VC fund. He also worked with many startups in operational and advising roles, focusing on consumer facing internet technology and media. He is a member of the advisory board at cloudControl.com.
Robin Klein is the Non – Executive Chairman of MOO Print Ltd.
He is also a Venture Partner at Index Ventures.
Robin joined the London office of Index Ventures in April 2010 as a Venture Partner.
He is a founding partner of The Accelerator Group, a seed investment company specialising in e-commerce, digital media and Internet services.
He is currently Chairman of,
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He sits on the Boards of,
Robin is a governor of Rhyl primary school.
He is also a past Chairman of Great Ormond Street hospital’s funding company.
Robin has 25 years of operating experience, 20 years of which as entrepreneur and 14 years of investing experience and he has been on the boards of three publicly quoted companies. In his last operating role as Chairman and CEO of Innovations, he conducted the very first UK ecommerce transaction in May 1995.
Fred Destin joined Atlas in 2004 and is a Partner in the technology group. He focuses on software and technology-enabled services and digital media infrastructure and applications.
Fred currently serves on the boards of DailyMotion (video sharing – Series A with Partech and B with Advent), Seatwave (ticketing – seed, A, B with Mangrove and C with Fidelity), Zoopla (online real estate – Series A), KDS (online travel – Series A with Accel Partners), Realeyes3D (imaging – Series B), PriceMinister (e-commerce – resiult of merger) and Sporever (digital publishing – public).
He previously co-managed OM Technology Investments, an IP Services and FinTech focused fund backed by Allianz/Dresdner. He served on the board of a number of companies including SGI-spinoff Kasenna, Xerox PARC-spinoff Inxight (acquired by BOBJ), Capital IQ (acquired by S&P) and Rainfinity (acquired by EMC).
Ben joined Eden as a General Partner in 2006 and is one of Edens Investment Managers.
He joined the Eden team after 18 years of corporate finance experience in Europe and the US, most recently as Managing Director at Broadview International (now Jefferies) where he was responsible for building the global digital media practice.
Ben focuses on opportunities in the internet, e-commerce, SaaS and games markets. He currently sits on the boards of Borro, Huddle, Reevoo, Lookk and Green Man Gaming.
What he loves about working for Eden is the daily interaction with entrepreneurs looking to build world-class companies.
Sumon Sadhu is the founder of Imperial Entrepreneurs at Imperial College London. He has been on the advisory board of Seedcamp and was selected as one of the top 10 rising stars in business in the UK by Courvosier Future 500.
While he has a degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University, he is a PhD dropout of Imperial College London.
Sherry Coutu is an angel investor and serves on the boards of companies, charities and universities.
As an entrepreneur, Sherry established and successfully sold two businesses in the financial services industry. The first (acquired by Euromoney plc) has operations in more than 70 countries. The second was floated in 2000 on London and Nasdaq and the company was valued at more than $1 billion before being acquired (by AMP plc). Sherry is active in early stage investing and has raised several rounds of venture capital and public equity totaling more than $200 million.
Sherry has decades of experience serving companies which range from fast growth private early stage to public and boards with turnover of more than 1 bn.
She is a frequent public speaker, a national judge of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards, and presents regularly at the top business schools. She specialises in consumer, internet, information services and clean energy.
Jason Ball is a Director at Qualcomm Ventures Europe and is based in London. He currently serves as a board member or observer for Arteris, Bitbar, Blippar, Cambridge Temperature Concepts, Rockpack, Videoplaza and Wrapp. Jason has also led Qualcomm Ventures investments in We7 (acquired by Tesco).
Jason has 10 years experience working with internet and mobile software start-ups. Prior to joining Qualcomm, he was the Investment Director at London Seed Capital, a seed and early stage venture capital fund, where he focused on material science and internet technology investments.
Jason holds an MBA from ESADE in Barcelona, where he was given the Innovation and Strategy Award from the Boston Consulting Group, and a BS in Chemistry from Mississippi College.
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.
Scott is based in the London office of DFJ Esprit and invests into mobile, consumer Internet and enterprise software companies.
He currently works with Lyst, SportPursuit, Conversocial, Datahug and Bitbar.
Previously, Scott worked in research, marketing, business development and finance roles at Dashboard Ventures, UBS, BVCA and Smarkets. He also co-founded City Meets Tech in London.
Salman joined Brightpearl with 15 years of experience in building and growing Web and business software companies. Prior to his role at Brightpearl, Salman spent 8 years at Siebel Systems, where he was a member of the Siebel Founder’s Circle and initiated the development of Siebel’s Web-based products. Prior to Siebel, Salman was a co-founder of Firefly Network, an early pioneer of personalization and recommendation technologies, acquired by Microsoft in 1998. Salman also served as VP of Product Marketing at AMEE, a London-based technology business providing a platform for carbon data aggregation. Salman was born in Pakistan and grew up on four continents. He holds a BSE in Electrical Engineering from Princeton and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Christian joined Wellington Partners in 2009. He is a Principal with the Digital Media and Software team and his primary role is identifying investment opportunities and building relationships with the great entrepreneurs behind these companies. He has a geographic focus on Germany, the Nordics, and Central/Eastern Europe.
Christian possesses a deep knowledge of sales that he brings to his work with entrepreneurs, including how to structure pricing models, build sales teams, integrate sales channels as well as develop sales strategies, methodologies, and metrics. Christian spent 5 years in product sales and key account management at ORACLE, the global leader in enterprise software. In 2007 he joined the management team of startup CareerConcept AG as the director of business development.
Christian has an MBA from INSEAD and has an undergraduate degree in international economics & business from Corvinus University Budapest and York University Toronto.
Yovav (Jay) Meydad is the VP Product at Moovit.
Prior to joining Moovit, Jay was the co-founder and CEO of Pixplit, a collaboration platform allowing users to create social photos together using their smartphones. Pixplit won the “Best Startup” award at StartTWS 2012.
Prior to founding Pixplit, Jay was the co-founder and CEO of Hitpad, a trends discovery platform complimented with a state-of-the-art iPad application.
Prior to founding Hitpad, he spent 4 years as the Vice President of Products & Operations at Snap.com, a distributed media company with a 20% U.S. reach which offers services in content distribution (Snap Shots) & contextual advertising (Snap LinkAds).
Prior to Snap, Jay served 3 years as the VP of Product & Project Management for Spark Networks, a leading online personals service provider.
Thomas brings with him vast experience in management consulting and the media sector. Thomas holds a Masters degree at Hamburgs University of Applied Sciences and has start-up experience having previously founded an internet portal. Before joining Neuhaus Partners, Thomas worked for international management consulting companies and media houses, most recently at Skillnet GmbH. As a project manager, he had a focus on strategy, management and M & A consulting as well as development of New Business strategy and models for the TIMES sector. He was able to both apply and hone his market knowledge on multiple TIMES projects at Top 100 customers. As of June 2008, Thomas strengthened the Neuhaus Partners team as investment manager and as of December 2011 he is nominated as managing partner.
Coen van Duiven (1969) started his career at Unilever Investment Group, focussing on global capital and M&A projects. Part of this assignment was leading a start-up and expansion business in Russia. After having been Investment Director of a foods company in Madagascar, Africa, Coen returned to the Netherlands, as partner in a private equity firm. To be able to add even more (direct) value to the companies involved in, Coen decided to found henQ in 2004 with Herman, to experience along the way that working with young, ambitious & passionate entrepreneurs is really the most rewarding form of investing. Coen is also a mentor at Seedcamp.
As a Seedcamp Intern Felix assists the team with organizational tasks such as the Seedcamp events throughout Europe or with operations in our portfolio companies.
Before joining Seedcamp, Felix was an Intern at DuMont Venture, a German VC fund. During his studies he also gained experience in banking, consulting and acceleration.
Felix is interested in any type of technology driven by innovation with the potential of changing existing markets or making life a bit easier.
As General Manager, Kirsten is responsible for Seedcamps schedule of events throughout the year.
These range from Seedhack, Mini Seedcamps and four Seedcamp Week events taking place in over 20 countries. A large proportion of Kirstens role involves interacting with local partners to grow Seedcamps network and outreach to the local start-up communities. Both essential in ensuring we attract the best local start-ups. Kirsten co-manages Seedcamps network of mentors and our annual sponsors alongside Philipp.
As Investment Manager, Hilary helps manage the deal processes for Seecamp, from application to investment to follow on funding. She also works alongside Philipp to manage portfolio relations, helping Seedcamp companies attain their growth and funding goals.
Passionate about creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, Hilary enjoys building things, whether teams, systems or businesses.
Hilary joined Seedcamp by way of the legal sector where she was Chief Operating Officer of the general practice, multi-jurisdictional law firm, McAllister Olivarius. During her five year tenure, Hilary led the firm through a period of high growth, creating and managing cross-functional systems and centralising the operation of diverse branches of the firm including legal, regulatory and financial compliance; marketing and business development; and information technology.
As a Seedcamp Intern Kristoffer assists the team with organisational tasks such as the Seedcamp events throughout Europe.
Kristoffer studied his BSc in Economics and Business Administration at Copenhagen Business School. Here he found innovation and entrepreneurship exciting, and decided to move to London to study his Masters of Innovation Management at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design. Kristoffer did his work placement at Seedcamp when doing his Masters dissertation on venture capital and innovation.
Outside of the academic world, Kristoffer has been involved in a variety of industries and projects. He spent years: consulting in both on and offline advertising, entertaining Denmark by doing television production, and recently he has consulted Danish financial firms on various innovation project.
Martin has over 15 years experience working with the web, having started designing and developing web sites in 1995. He started his career working with several start ups in his native Sweden, before moving to London in 2000.
From 2000-2006 he was part of the team that took Monster into 14 countries across Europe, and pioneered software as a service for the recruiting industry. He then joined the Financial Times, leading their classifieds business and starting their move into social media. Prior to joining Covestor, he served as VP of Product for Huddle – a cloud based enterprise collaboration platform.
Martin also runs ProductTank – a monthly networking event, MindtheProduct.com – promoting product management across Europe and serves as a mentor for Seedcamp.
Experienced entrepreneur, team leader, and digital media/imaging expert. Thrives on building businesses that leverage technology to entertain, increase efficiency, and solve problems.
As Partner, Carlos co-manages Seedcamp. His investment focus is on mobile, gaming, security technologies, and networking technologies.
Prior to Seedcamp, Carlos was a venture capitalist at Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures, an early stage investment firm based in London where he worked with portfolio companies Flirtomatic and Mobango.
Before Doughty Hanson, Carlos was an engineer for the Advanced Communications Technologies group of The New York Stock Exchange (SIAC) where he focused on the next generation of wireless and mobile trading platforms for the exchange. Prior to SIAC, he was a network security consultant for the professional services division of Baltimore Technologies where he worked with global clients in the telecommunication and data services sectors.
Carlos holds an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University. Carlos was a 2005 recipient of the Paul F. Greene Telecommunications Research Award.
Anil Hansjee is the chief investment officer of MTGx – the digital arm of European pay and free TV broadcaster and content producer. He is also a founder and partner of Investor Syndicate Firestartr.co – an investor in the early seed companies in the internet space. In addition, since June 2011 he was appointed a senior advisor for the Internet Industry to EQT Funds, a major Continental European PE firm. He is also a board member of the Norwegian Government’s early stage evergreen fund Investinor and an advisor to Jonny Goodwin’s media boutique advisory firm LEPE partners. Anil is also an investor in 500 Startups and Seedcamp.
Anil was with Google from September 2006 to June 2011. At Google he was responsible for Google’s acquisitions and strategic investments in the region as well as relationships with the early stage technology community and their backers and advisers.
Saul Klein is the Co – Founder of Kano Computing.
Saul joined the London office Index as a Partner in February 2007. He currently serves on the boards of,
Saul brings over 15 years of experience successfully building and exiting companies in both the US and Europe as an Etrepreneur, Operator and Seed Investor.
Most recently he was the Co – Founder and original CEO at what is now Lovefilm International (Amazon) and part of the original executive team at Skype (eBay).
Saul loves working with seed and early stage companies and is a passionate believer that Europe is only scratching the surface in terms of its potential for entrepreneurs to create great startups.
Inmaculada serial entrepreneur, investor – is considered one of the worlds leading digital media strategists. She is a Partner at Opus Corporate Finance, a corporate finance advisory business providing independent, strategic and creative advice primarily to high growth, privately-owned businesses in the European mid-market. She is also the co-founder of Agora9, an intelligence agency in the mobile industry that advises clients on developer outreach programmes, 2D and 3D content, apps development and global integrated communications.
Described by FORTUNE and TIME as one of Europes top talents in Human Factors and Social Engagement through technology, she is a veteran in digital media specialised in mobile, film and music. She was voted Best Contributor to the Formation of Digital Media Strategy at the 2001 European Leadership Forum, a Fortune 500 CEO and EU Governors summit.
Alex is a London-based entrepreneur and angel investor and in Internet, media, and consumer markets. He is CEO of [Latitude Group](http://www.latitudegroup.com), a European digital marketing agency, and before that co-founded [GoIndustry plc](http://www.go-dove.com), an online industrial auctions firm which he and the team listed in 2006. Hoye invested in [Seedcamp](http://www.Seedcamp.com) and is chairman of [Skimlinks] (http://www.skimlinks.com) and [BraveNewTalent](http://www.bravenewtalent.com) .
“Reshma is a Partner of SeedCamp, a new kind of incubator which aims to provide a catalyst for Europe’s next generation of entrepreneurs through the provision of seed capital and a world class network of mentors.
Before joining SeedCamp’s executive team, Reshma was part of the Venture team at 3i. Prior to 3i, Reshma spent over 3 years at Vodafone in their Commercial Strategy team, working across the Europe and Japan footprints in marketing strategy and pricing functions. Reshma started her career in the US in investment banking (Broadview) and venture capital (Softbank).”
Andy joined Quidco in March 2010 after 13 years delivering large IT programmes across the financial services and media sectors. He previously worked for PwC, KPMG, Gartner and other blue-chip consultancies.
Andy also has practical software startup experience from 5 years building up a software technology company which was acquired by ActivIdentity in 2005.
Kevin has been involved in early stage technology & venture capital since the late nineties, first as an entrepreneur & then as an investor. He was a founding partner of Reed Elsevier Ventures in 2000 & has specialised in digital media, Internet and large scale data & technology investments since then.
Prior to REV Kevin was at SOFTBANK/ News Corporations European joint venture fund, eVentures. Prior to that he founded a venture backed derivatives pricing software company after starting his career in strategy consulting with Arthur Andersen.
Kevin holds a Master of Arts degree in Social and Political Sciences from Kings College, Cambridge.
Kevin serves as a director on the boards of Healthline, Fina Technologies, Intelligize, Martini Media, GigaOM & Struq. He was previously director at Inxight (acquired by Business Objects), Inpharmatica (acquired by Galapagos) and Recruiting.com & board observer at Intraspect (acquired by Vignette).
Ciarn is the CTO of Skimlinks where he leads the technical innovation for Skimlinks’ products and the platform’s infrastructure. Before joining Skimlinks, Ciarn worked in Ireland as Head of Engineering at one of the country’s largest mobile communications companies. He also worked as a freelance developer before establishing Weeno Ltd, a web application and design company.
Ciaran first studied Digital Media Engineering in Dublin City University. He also holds a Honors Diploma in Multimedia awarded by University of West London from Ballyfermot Media College.
Ciarn is currently the President of PHP London and the PHP UK Conference Chairperson.
8 years of experience working in financial services and fostering innovation.
Currently building an innovative financial services group with Anthemis. Finance Director and Investment Analyst. Digital Strategy specialist in Financial Services.
Previously working as a consultant in the Financial Services industry in France, Luxembourg and the United States on Project Management in Banking, Wealth Management, Fund Industry, Securities Services.
Passionate about innovations related to the financial services industry. I believe we are at the beginning of a revolution for banks as web 2.0 innovation is starting to impact this sector. I blog regularly on this subject at www.tekfin.com . You can also find my comments on twitter at @tek_fin
Founder @BonfireIM, Co-Editor of @24WaysToStart, previously; Microsoft, Comic Relief. #startups #product #learning
Cofounder StartupSpain. Cofounder and Managing Director Spain at Startupbootcamp. Founding partner and investor at Okuri Ventures, Tetuan Valley, Akaimedia, Arbco and Blue Nilak, and collaborator of other start-ups
Management Consultant with over 8 years experience advising multinationals and Private Equity firms in Business Development projects and financial Transactions at Okuri Ventures (Madrid), Monitor Group (London) and PwC Consulting / IBM (Madrid).
Mentor at Tetuan Valley (Madrid), StartupBootcamp (Copenhagen, Dublin, Madrid), Seedcamp (Barcelona), IBM Smartcamp (Barcelona, London), Gamma Rebels (Warsaw) and StartupHighway (Vilnius) accelerator programs, as well as collaborator in various training programs
INSEAD MBA (Fontainebleau). Bachelor of Science in International Business ICADE (Madrid), CBS (Copenhagen) and McGill (Montreal).
Co-founder at Yoyo
PR Manager at Seedcamp
Community and Events Manager at Seedcamp