Simprints, a startup that aims to become the first identity provider for the 1.5 billion people who do not have formal IDs, won the €50,000 grand prize. The event was cohosted by the Office of the Mayor of London.
Georgia previously worked at White & Case in mergers & acquisitions and equity capital markets, where she worked on a variety of cross border, multi sector transactions including in the technology and telecoms sectors. Seeing greener grass on the other side of the fence she left the corporate world to focus her talents on working with startups.
Managing Partner, Episode 1 Ventures
Serial entrepreneur. VC in SF and EU. DotCom survivor. Corporate strategy and M&A. New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, London, South of France. General geek - card carrying train spotter on food, wine, bikes and music.
Senior Program Manager, Mozilla
Diane works on communications, events and programs for Mozilla's 1000+ global staff. Previously, she worked in Mozilla's MDN Web Docs group supporting web developers worldwide. She joined Mozilla to runWebFWD, Mozilla’s accelerator for open source startups. She currently works on internal communications; previously she was Program Manager for Mozilla’s Developer Relations team. Pre-Mozilla she did communications, marketing, product management, and business development at various startups as well as at Charles Schwab. She got her MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and her BA in History from Stanford.
Co-Founder and CEO of Zapnito
Charles is Co-Founder and CEO of Zapnito, a publishing platform that allows organizations to build their own online, branded knowledge networks. Together with his co-founder, Charles created, bootstrapped, developed, and pivoted Zapnito from an idea to a thriving SaaS business that won Digital Startup of the Year at the 2015 Professional Publishers Association Awards.
Prior to Zapnito, Charles worked as Chief Technology Officer at Informa Business Information. In this role, he managed a portfolio worth $400 million for one of Informa's most successful business units. Charles also worked as Interim Chief Product Officer and Digital Systems Director at Nature Publishing Group, where he created and developed the first product office for Nature.com.
A former triathlete and triathlon coach, Charles excels at helping founders build their businesses from bootstrap to profit. Creating world-class digital products with outstanding colleagues gets Charles out of bed each morning.
Partner, Kindred Capital
Russell is a partner of Kindred Capital. In 2006, he was the first employee of mobile ad network, AdMob, which was sold to Google for $750m a few years later. With over four decades of experience in marketing, startups and cross-platform investment, Russell Buckley is an investment veteran. Through the years Buckley held roles such as advisor, chairman, director and partner, before turning his attention to investing.The industries Buckley concentrates on are mainly digital health, martech, adtech and fintech. Buckley is an avid investment blogger and considered as a thought leader in the industry.