- Rose LewisCo-Founder & CoachCollider
Co-Founder & Coach, ColliderRose tirelessly champions the London Marketing & Advertising tech scene through the accelerator she launched, Collider. Collider is a vehicle for industry experts and entrepreneurs to share their wealth of knowledge, experience and contacts with those who are just beginning their journey. Leading the charge is Rose, with her indomitable spirit, energy and commitment to seeing the UK emerge as the world’s leading destination for marketing and advertising tech. Rose has 15 years’ experience in early stage fund raising from founding Pembridge Partners, working at 3i and Creative Capital Fund. She has previously spoken at conferences including Advertising Week Europe, Cannes Lions Innovation, Big Brand Week, and is a Tech London Advocate.Andy TaitCo-Founder & CoachCollider
Co-Founder & Coach, ColliderAndy Tait spearheads Business Development with brands and agencies, alongside coaching the Collider startups. With decades of experience behind him in starting, scaling and taking businesses to IPO, he shares his knowledge with the Collider cohort on how best to measure growth, fundraising and commercial and corporate development. He helped take Superscape to IPO on the London Stock Exchange, and has served as a main Board Executive Director of both private and publically listed companies in the UK, USA & Japan. His history in gaming, VR, and mobile software & content puts him at the forefront of emerging marketing and advertising technologies.David PraisCo-Founder & Non-ExecCollider
Co-Founder & Non-Exec, ColliderDavid was Director of Global Marketing at Gateway before setting up Chumbo.com, which he sold to AOL in 1999. Good timing, David. He's Collider's maverick, the guy who sees stuff that other people just don't. No, not ghosts. New applications for technologies, new routes to market, new customers - that's David's schtick.Eduardo Brünger PaperiniInvestment AssociateCollider
Eduardo Brünger Paperini
Investment Associate, ColliderEduardo joined Collider from the bustling streets of Sao Paulo, and the corporate desks of Ernst & Young. After 4.5 years, he joined the ranks of City dwellers in London as a Corporate Finance Executive. He's bringing his transactional, financial and advisory skills to Collider's startups. He also holds a Masters in Finance. A skilled photographer, hobbyist cook, avid traveller, but did we mention Eduardo is fluent in Portuguese, German, English and dabbles in French and Spanish? And a spreadsheet and deck maven.Liz StevensHead of ProgrammeCollider
Head of Programme, ColliderLiz joins Collider as the Head of Programme where she will be responsible for planning and delivering the Collider Academy programme, and connecting brands with startups to harness the power of MadTech. Liz spent 5 years doing strategy and transformation, programme management and consultancy for the public sector. The entrepreneurial world took hold of her through family and friends' endeavours, making the logical next step in her career one involving startups. She also holds Bachelor and Masters degrees of Law.Tazz GaultMarketing and Communications ManagerCollider
Marketing and Communications Manager, ColliderTazz heads up all things community and marketing, working closely with our startups, investors and brands. Having trained as a journalist, Tazz looks after and develops the Collider brand including design, video and PR, whilst also supporting our startups in developing their vision and voice. With experience working in a number of startups as well as brand consultancy, online and print, Tazz focuses on building and harnessing our incredible community as well as producing marketing content that gets people talking.Ellen BarkCollider AmsterdamCo-Founder and Investor
Collider Amsterdam, Co-Founder and InvestorEllen began her journey with Collider as an investor, but now heads up the launch of our Collider Amsterdam branch. With 20+ years of international FMCG marketing and innovation experience, gained at Heineken, Sara Lee, and Henkel - both at a global strategic and a local operational level, Ellen's experience is perfect to kick off our first international office. Most recently, as Global Innovation Manager at Heineken, Ellen was responsible for building Open Innovation across functions, and for the development of new business opportunities with external parties.Rebecca WatsonProject ManagerColliderFrank KelczPartnerCollider
Partner, ColliderFrank Kelcz is an international media executive and investor. Currently a Venture Partner at DN Capital, he previously led Media-Technology investments at SEB Venture Capital and establsihed Pitango Venture Capital’s presence in Europe. He also fills his time by advising Collider and acting as an investor & advisor to Chattabl in France. He was consulting for UKTI helping UK startups find US based Venture investors willing to invest in UK based early-stage companies. In a previous life, Frank was Executive VP Europe for Ziff-Davis (PC Magazine & ZD Net) and assistant to the chairman of Gruner & Jahr (Bertelsmann) in Hamburg, where he created a series of magazines for the US Hispanic market. Prior to that, he launched a series of trade magazines published in 7 language editions. Frank grew up in New York City, earned a B.Sc., cum laude, from Bowdoin College in Maine and pursued M.B.A. studies at New York University. He is a dual national (USA & UK), multi-lingual (Fr/Ger/It/Sp) and has lived in France, Germany, Italy, Belgium and the UK.Tina BakerCo-FounderJAG Shaw Baker
Co-Founder, JAG Shaw BakerTina is a co-founder of JAG Shaw Baker, a strategic law firm that advises entrepreneurs, companies and investors across high growth technology markets, with more than 20 years of experience representing venture capital funds and emerging technology companies on international financings, exits and commercial transactions. Tina is a member of the Collider Advisory Board.Ian AndrewInvestorAngel Investor
Investor, Angel InvestorIan Andrew (56) has been developing and running businesses since he was 18. One of the highlights of Ian’s career so far was the IPO of the 3D software company, Superscape, floated on the London Stock exchange in 1994. Since 2000, Ian has developed the 3 businesses which are run in parallel from Fleet in Hampshire: 1. Website development and publishing: Utilities, games and portals. 2. Internet Domain Name trading and Monetisation: Trading/investing in descriptive and category dotcom domain names. e.g. Printers.com, Offices.com. 3. Philatelic collectibles: Modern philatelic collectable items traded through online channels and by mail order.Gabbi CahaneInvestor & AdvisorMeanwhile
Investor & Advisor, MeanwhileGabbi is an angel investor and consultant with over 20 years experience in advising start-ups, scale-ups and global corporations. As an investor in and mentor to startups, he has contributed to product, brand and commercial strategy; connected co-founders, collaborators and commercial partners; raised capital, awareness and a few eyebrows. He is the founder of Cahane & Associates, a strategy firm that enables global brands to define their purpose and positioning; develop culture and behaviour, drive innovation and change; improve reputation, influence and value. He is also Chairman of Multiple, a growth consultancy focused on scaling tech companies from Series A and beyond. He likes being tattooed. A lot.Johanna CampionAngel Investor
, Angel InvestorJohanna has spent 25 years in investment banking providing strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and review of strategic alternatives with a particular focus on media and telecom. After starting her career with Merrill Lynch, she has worked for Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers. She has advised leading telecom and media companies such as Vivendi, Telefonica, Vodafone, Lagardere and a number of private equity firms.Most recently she has spent the last five years as Global Head of Telecom, Media and Technology for Societe Generale.Zoe CoxAngel Investor
, Angel InvestorZoe is an experienced and imaginative digital, social and content marketing expert who has worked on some of the world's biggest brands such as Samsung, Sky and Heineken. A Champion of emerging platforms and technology, Zoe has led her clients to embrace innovation, ensuring cutting-edge work is delivered. Recent agency roles include Sapient - where she was brought in to set up the social and content team and drive innovation in the agency, MGOMD and Starcom. With a keen interest and hands on experience in the MAD tech sector, Zoe is participating in the 2015 Collider Accelerator as an investor and advisor.Richard FearnInvestorAngel InvestorFrancis GoodendayInvestorAngel Investor
Investor, Angel InvestorFrancis started his career in marketing, working for multi-nationals like Unilever, Johnson & Johnson and Pepsi, living in all parts of the world. Most recently he was responsible for the Tetra Pak business across the Middle East and North African region, working closely with local and multi-national businesses. Francis specializes in business-to-business with a strong consumer element, combined with an understanding of long-term relationship management.Andrew HolmesAngel Investor
Angel Investor,Andrew is an angel investor based in Shoreditch. Previously a coder and quant in investment banking, he currently invests in early-stage startups with a focus on analytics and data science.Patrick JubbAngel Investor
, Angel InvestorPatrick has over 15 years’ experience in Customer Engagement and Marketing, and specialises in shaping brands and products to drive customer growth. He started his career in agency, working his way to MD of a leading creative agency before moving client side, where in the past decade, he has managed international brands including Vodafone, Land Rover and most recently, Premier League football club Crystal Palace F.C. [ON BEHALF OF STEVE PARISH]Shuja KhanAngel Investor
, Angel InvestorShuja has over 15 years of experience in strategy consulting, M&A, product & proposition innovation and developing effective go-to-market initiatives. He is currently the Director of Operations for the Consumer business at Virgin Media and has extensive experience in the media & broadcasting sectors. For his sins, he started off his career as a chartered accountant.Simon MuderackInvestorAngel Investor
Investor, Angel InvestorSimon is an Angel Investor and Managing Director at a North American private equity backed software business. Founder and CEO of a UK based software business serving TMT customers in 20+ countries. He has worked with both European and North America VCs through funding to an exit via trade. Previously, Simon worked as a management consultant and in Hi-Tech and fast moving consumer goods as a marketer. Previous Angel Investments include technology/media/entertainment companies and a crowdfunding platform. His passions include technology, start-ups, family and rugby.Alan SalsmanInvestorAngel Investor
Investor, Angel InvestorAlan is a senior advisor with a large oil service company where he has been involved in operations, research, product development and new technology introductions over his 38 year career. He has had various postings worldwide building relationships with a multitude of national and international oil companies. With this experience he has acquired a broad understanding of what drives the development, introduction and acceptance of new products into the oil business.Jag SinghInvestorInvestor
Investor, InvestorJag Singh is an active investor, and brings a wealth of experience and insight with his understanding of the interconnected worlds of technology and politics. A serial entrepreneur, he previously founded several firms in the political/media/technology spheres, and his start-up experience spans several successful exits. Jag is currently advising a number of foreign governments and NGOs, and previously worked for US Presidential candidates including Wes Clark (2004), John Kerry (2004) and Hillary Clinton (2008). In 2011, Jag served as the Director of Digital Communications on the successful “NO to AV” referendum campaign, garnering over 13 million votes (winning 68% of the total), and in 2012 advised Boris Johnson's successful London Mayoral re-election campaign. Jag is a keen tennis player, and also speaks six languages.Paul RobertsInvestorAngel InvestorNick FosterInvestorAngel InvestorDanny Meadows-KlueInvestorAngel InvestorRalph KuglerInvestorAngel InvestorDeb HennessyInvestorAngel InvestorKatie Vanneck-SmithInvestorAngel Investor
Investor, Angel InvestorKatie is currently Chief Customer Officer and Global Managing Director for International at Dow Jones & Co, moving into this role from September 2014. Previous to this she was the Chief Marketing Officer at News International (NI). Katie joined Times Newspapers in 1996 as a trainee, going on to become Marketing Manager; Digital Director responsible for launching Times Online, and Promotions Director. After some time spent with the Telegraph, she returned as Times Media Sales and Marketing Director, then MD, Customer Direct at News UK. Since her return to News UK she has launched the innovative customer loyalty programme, Times+ and masterminded the digital paid content strategy.Mat MorrisonInvestorAngel Investor
Investor, Angel InvestorMat Morrison is an independent marketing consultant who has spent almost two decades working in digital marketing; most recently as Head of Social Media Planning at Publicis's media network, the Starcom MediaVest Group. He's held senior director roles or sat on the board in digital agencies, PR agencies (he was Global Head of Digital Planning for the Omnicom-owned communications agency network, Porter Novelli) and media agencies; and has set up two strategic marketing consultancy businesses. Now he offers advisory services and senior counsel to digital marketing and marketing tech businesses. He's a data nerd, and particularly interested in how brands can extract and use information from noisy social channels.Adam SymonsInvestorAngel Investor
Investor, Angel InvestorAdam began his career as a digital and then brand strategist for a number of agencies including Iris Worldwide and Saatchi & Saatchi. He helped brands find the balls to do things they hadn't done before, from Sony Mobile, P&G, Phillips and Ballantine's to Adidas, Durex and ASOS. He now invests as an angel in disruptive businesses from legal services to 5G tech to travel. He's also a co-founder of HAIRCVT, the marketplace for hairstyles, who are raising a second round of seed capital in early 2015. Adam plans to find new ways to help Collider startups work with the best agencies in London, as well as providing realtime experience of growing a startup and raising the money needed to do so.Richard ArmesInvestorAngel Investor
Investor, Angel InvestorRichard is an active investor in small to medium size startups in a variety of sectors. After spending 20 years in the financial sector trading and running businesses in Investment banks and hedge funds, he now focuses on coaching and consulting across a range of businesses, including finance, startups and charities.David TaylorInvestorthe brandgym
Investor, the brandgymDavid Taylor has been named one of the world’s 50 most important marketing thinkers by the CIM. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of the brandgym, a global network of brand coaches who help companies create an inspiring brand vision and action plans to turn this into growth. David is known for his practical approach to branding, summed up with the rallying cry of “Follow the money!” He has worked for major companies including Nespresso, Sainsbury's, Vodafone, SAB Miller, Kraft, Mars and Unilever. He is also the author of six acclaimed books which including his latest book, Grow the Core. His blog, www.brandgymblog.com, is one of Europe's top 10 branding blogs. He has published many articles, appeared as a brand expert on TV and spoken at conferences around the world. David started his career in brand management in 1987 at Procter & Gamble, before leaving to do an MBA at INSEAD. He then started and grew the Paris office of marketing consultancy Added Value, now part of WPP, before leaving in 2001 to start the brandgym.Andy PorteousInvestorAngel InvestorMark SherringtonInvestorAngel Investor
Investor, Angel InvestorMark has worked all over the world, and had senior marketing roles in Unilever and SAB Miller where he was global CMO. He co-founded Added Value, successfully sold to Tempus plc where he was on the main board. He is an investor in and mentor to many digital/ marketing tech businesses and is a published business author.Michael IslipCEODigitasLBi
CEO, DigitasLBiMichael Islip has been Chief Executive of UK at DigitasLBi since March 2015. Mr. Islip served as UK Managing Director at DigitasLBi since June 2012. He joined DigitasLBi as Client Director in 2007 before being promoted to the role of Client Partner in 2009. He is instrumental in the growth of DigitasLBi and has helped develop some of the agency’s biggest accounts including EON, Virgin Atlantic, Lloyds and Honda Europe.Jeremy BassetGlobal Marketing Strategy DirectorUnilever
Global Marketing Strategy Director, UnileverAs Unilever’s Global Marketing Strategy & Ventures Director, Jeremy is responsible for helping to shape Unilever’s Marketing and innovation strategy. Jeremy is also responsible for initiating and leading The Foundry, Unilever’s platform to engage with start-ups and innovative tech companies who can help Unilever pioneer the future. Prior to his current role, Jeremy was Global Director in Unilever’s New Businesses Unit where he was responsible for leveraging Unilever’s brands and IP to develop new ventures. This included developing new technologies, business models and partnerships which stretched Unilever beyond the company’s core capabilities.Nicole YershonDirector, Digital InnovationsOgilve & Mather UK
Director, Digital Innovations, Ogilve & Mather UKNicole Yershon began her career in advertising 25 years ago at Simons Palmer and GGT. She joined Ogilvy in 2000 with a brief from the chairman to “bring the agency into the 21st Century”. In doing so, Nicole has overhauled the agency’s broadcast and video editing facility, making Ogilvy London the lead agency in the Group for the management and broadcast of digital assets. In 2008, Ogilvy London’s Digital Innovation Lab was founded, fuelling unprecedented creative campaigns and building partnerships between industries and across media channels thus pushing the agency’s innovation activities.Zaid Al-ZaidyPartner, Chief Executive OfficerAbove+Beyond
Partner, Chief Executive Officer, Above+BeyondZaid is Partner and Chief Executive Officer of independent creative agency Above+Beyond and an award-winning brand and communications expert with nearly 20 years experience across some of the world’s most iconic brands, both client and agency side.At Unilever, Zaid propped up a generation’s pulling power with the promise of the Lynx Effect. Over in adland, the scent of success followed him across senior strategic roles at Mother and TBWA, as MD of digital agency Saint and most recently as CEO of McCann London, where he led the agency’s transformation agenda.He is an elected member of the Council at the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, a member of the Effie’s UK Steering Committee and was named by City A.M. as one of the UK’s Top 30 most influential people in media, advertising and communications. He’s even been Alan Sugar’s advertising advisor on The Apprentice. But don’t hold that against him.Marion BernardHead of Strategic InvestmentBFG
Head of Strategic Investment, BFG
Marion is a member of BGF’s executive team, sits on the national BGF Investment Committee for both BGF and BGF Ventures, and is responsible for BGF’s strategic investment activity.
Marion has over 20 years’ experience of funding small and medium sized companies across the UK. She joined BGF in October 2011 directly from Northstar, where as Chief Executive she led the successful development of this pre-eminent regional fund management business, focused on making long-term equity based investments in SMEs across the North East and Yorkshire markets. Prior to Northstar, Marion gained debt and equity investing experience with Barclays and 3i in London and has been directly involved in a range of deals covering buyouts, growth capital and early stage technology investments. At BGF Marion initially led the London and South East regional team to invest in over 30 companies, and successfully exit three of these –Unruly, The Exchange Lab and Plastique.
Marion has a BA (Hons) in Economics, lives in Hertfordshire and enjoys tennis, walking and visiting Northumberland.Jenny BiggamFounderthe7stars
Founder, the7starsJenny is a leading figure in the media industry. She set up the7stars in September 2005 along with her business partner Mark Jarvis. Previously she held a Board position at Carat - and prior to that was at ZenithOptimedia. Jenny has led the7stars to become the largest and fastest growing independent media agency in the UK. In the last year, she is very proud to have steered the agency to become both Campaign Magazine and Media Weeks’ Agency of the Year 2015, The Sunday Times’s 4th Best Company to work for (ranking in the top 5 for the last 4 years) and listed within The Telegraph’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. Her aim 10 years ago was to create a business that not only delivered great ideas and fantastic work for clients but that was also a nice place to work. She has achieved this by creating a unique workplace that places people above process, banishing cumbersome rules and processes and spending a lot of time creating a different way of working.Jessica ButcherCo-FounderBlippar
Co-Founder, BlipparCo-Founder of Blippar, one of Britain’s best-funded technology scale-ups, currently enjoying rapid ascent as the world’s leading mobile visual-browser. Jess has in turn, managed the commercial, marketing and communication functions of the business earning Blippar 60M+ consumer downloads in <5 years and a blue-chip client roster. The business is currently 300 staff strong across 14 international offices. Recipient of numerous female entrepreneur and tech awards including BBC’s Top 100 Women and Fortune’s Most Powerful female entrepreneurs, Jess is a passionate start-up mentor, public speaker and writer on subjects as diverse as women in technology, female entrepreneurialism, digital innovation, digital detox and work-life balance.Helen CalcraftFounding PartnerLucky Generals
Founding Partner, Lucky GeneralsHelen is a co-founder of Lucky Generals - a creative company for people on a mission.
She has worked in advertising for over 20 years. Her career started with a decade at AMVBBDO (the UK's biggest agency). This was followed by 12 years at MCBD (the agency she co-founded and which was awarded Ad of the Decade for Hovis and worked for some great brands including Hovis, Waitrose, Virgin and the Department of Health). Helen is a Trustee of Cancer Research UK, a member of the 30 Club and a proud member and former President of WACL (Women in Advertising). She has an MBA with distinction from London Business School.
Helen has never felt more excited about her career than at this moment, building Lucky Generals with her partners Andy Nairn and Danny Brooke-Taylor. She is hoping that the harder they work, the luckier they will get. And two years into the Lucky Gs adventure, she feels truly lucky to be working for amazing clients like Paddy Power, Amazon, Unilever, Hostelworld and Twitter, alongside an astonishing team of Generals who make coming to work a daily joy.Paul FramptonCEOHavas Media
CEO, Havas MediaPaul is CEO of Havas Media UK and the external face of Havas Media Group UK, overseeing senior client relationships and new business across the group. With 20 years of industry experience, his responsibilities include delivering excellent results for both clients and shareholders, thought leadership, partner development and defining the future agency model.Marc GiustiFounderPivot London
Founder, Pivot LondonMarc has spent the last 20 years helping Founders, CEO’s & CMO’s to creatively invent & reinvent their businesses; products & services; and customer experiences. He has worked with some of the world’s largest companies and brightest start-ups across numerous sectors from automotive to healthcare and financial services to adtech. Marc is regarded as an extremely progressive, game-changing, digital-first, business and brand strategist. Marc founded Pivot (a re/invention consultancy) specifically to help businesses identify and deliver on the right vision, customer experience & culture.Laurence GreenFounding Partner101
Founding Partner, 101Laurence is a Founding Partner of the advertising agency 101, whose clients include the BBC, Byron, Heineken, Tango and Wagamama. He was previously co-founder and Chairman of Fallon London, twice winner of Campaign magazine’s ‘Agency of the Year’ title. Whilst at Fallon, Laurence planned the improbable resuscitation of the Skoda brand, the launch of Sony’s Bravia sub-brand with the celebrated ‘Balls commercial’ and the controversial revitalization of the Cadbury brand with a certain drumming gorilla. Laurence has won gold and silver at the IPA Effectiveness Awards, served as Convenor of the Judges and sits on the Effectiveness Board as an Honorary Fellow. He has also chaired the UK’s pre-eminent creative awards jury and edited two books on marketing best practice. The only agency strategist named in the Financial Times Creative Business Top 50, Laurence was a founding member of c&binet, the DCMS’s creative industries thinktank, and a founding trustee of the Marketing Academy, the not-for-profit marketing leadership mentoring organsiation. An advertising columnist for the Telegraph for 3 years, Laurence is a trustee of Somerset House, Chairman of the British Independent Film Awards and keen runner. He is married with three daughters and a dog.Jan HarleyDirectorUnilever Ventures
Director, Unilever VenturesJan joined Unilever Ventures as a founder member in 2002. Jan leads the Digital Practice in Europe from the London office for investments in digital marketing, digital media, consumer insight, and eCommerce. Jan started his career in marketing 1989 and had over 12 years of marketing and sales experience with Unilever. He had a number of international marketing roles including European Marketing Manager for Persil and regional Marketing Manager for Oral Care for the Middle East and North Africa based in Dubai. Jan has a degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Cambridge University. Jan is currently a director on the board of a number of portfolio companies including Brandtone, Froosh, Olapic, Clavis, Gousto, Discuss.io and Big Sync Music.Simon MenashyInvestment DirectorMMC Ventures
Investment Director, MMC VenturesSimon is an Investment Director at MMC Ventures, a leading venture capital fund. Based in London, MMC backs high-growth, technology-enabled businesses at the Series A and B stage. Simon is responsible for leading new and follow-on investments and supports a number of MMC portfolio companies. Simon sits on the Board at Admedo, Brightpearl, Masabi, MUBI and Sky-Futures, and works closely with a number of other B2B and B2C businesses including Growth Intelligence, Small World and Somo.Giles PalmerFounder & CEOBrandwatch
Founder & CEO, BrandwatchGiles is the founder and CEO of Brandwatch – the leading enterprise social intelligence company. With a history in finance, and formerly of BSkyB, Giles started Brandwatch and since its launch in August 2007, it has grown to become one of the world’s leading social media analytics and listening companies. Currently, Brandwatch has over 1,000 customers including 30 of the Fortune 100 companies, and serves businesses across the globe, from FTSE100 companies to SMEs.Giles regularly speaks at social media conferences and serves on the Industrial Advisory Board for Sussex University as well as the Social Media Committee for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.Anu ShahCorporate DevelopmentBBH
Corporate Development, BBHAnu has worked as an entrepreneur, advisor and investor within the media and technology sector for over 15 years. From start-ups through to established market leaders, focus has been on building new businesses, monetising innovation and accelerating corporate development. Anu works for BBH & ZAG looking at corporate development and corporate venturing opportunities for the group.Sarah WoodCo-Founder & Co-CEOUnruly
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, UnrulySarah Wood is co-founder and co-CEO of video ad tech company Unruly, where she ensures the company delivers the most awesome social video campaigns on the planet. 90% of Ad Age 100 brands have trusted Unruly to connect with audiences at speed and scale across the Open Web. Unruly has 15 offices, employs 200 people and was acquired by News Corp in September 2015. Sarah has been voted one of 15 Women to Watch in Tech by Inc., one of 10 London-Based Entrepreneurs to Watch by Forbes and #4 in Digital Spy's Top 10 Women in Tech. She is a member of Tech City’s Entrepreneur Advisory Panel and a Technology Ambassador for London. Sarah is also an associate lecturer at the University of Cambridge, where she teaches a course in Mash-Ups, Memes and LOLitics: Online Video Culture and the Screen Media Revolution.Guy WieynkCEO, Western EuropePublicis Worldwide
CEO, Western Europe, Publicis WorldwideGuy joined Publicis in January 2015 to head up the Publicis UK and Nordic agencies. He has since been promoted to chief executive, Western Europe, Publicis Worldwide. Over the past year, Guy has led the formation of Publicis UK’s broad client offering, acquiring content agency August and shopper marketing agency, Vivid. Under his leadership, Publicis in the UK has experienced some of its biggest wins over the last decade including Morrisons, P&G Fairy and Heineken. Previous to Publicis, Guy spent 16 years at AKQA, building the agency globally. As his career progressed he was promoted to manage the New York office, followed by Europe, and finally International in 2012. During this six-year period the International group trebled in revenue; opened five offices; and won over 300 major awards, including 18 ‘Agency of the year’ titles by the London office alone. In his final role as International Vice President, Guy headed up the offices across Europe, Asia and in North America. Guy has consistently demonstrated business and marketing acumen for both agencies and clients, having worked with some of the world’s biggest brands including: Coca-Cola, EDF, Heineken, Microsoft, MINI, Nike, Nissan, and VW.Paul ArcherCo-FounderDuel
Co-Founder, DuelPaul is a World Record breaking adventurer and best selling author. Hi background is in startups, and Duel is the result of the mischievous adventure games company Daredevil Project, which he founded in 2013.Tassos PapantoniouCo-FounderConnectiD
Co-Founder, ConnectiDTassos Papantoniou is an enthusiastic young entrepreneur and founder of ConnectID, an innovative contact management platform that reinvents the way people exchange, update and manage their most important assets: their contacts. Tassos is also engaged in the field of luxury yachting as a partner at Torrance Yachts. Tassos studied history in US and shipping trade and finance management at Cass Business School UK.Allison WightmanCo-FounderConnectiD
Co-Founder, ConnectiDAllison Wightman is a modern marketer of all things digital who has worked for some of the UKs leading blue chip brands. She has led teams at Marks and Spencer, Post Office Ltd and Virgin Atlantic to drive change and deliver award winning digital experiences as well as being a seasoned judge on numerous award panels including BIMA, NMA and The Digitals. Her passions lie in mobile, digital innovation, agile delivery, social and content marketing and use of data to inform and iterate experiences.Adrian PearmundCo-FounderCablato
Co-Founder, CablatoAdrian is a highly recognised and respected entrepreneur and digital business specialist with in depth knowledge in Programmatic Advertising, Data, Technology, Digital Media and Mobile. Possessing strong leadership and team management skills, Adrian has established a positive track record in building cutting edge media businesses. Over the last four years, Adrian has founded two disruptive and successful technology businesses, Cablato data management and ad-serving platform and Intelligent Futures trading desk. As a comparative veteran of the programmatic era, Adrian is active in helping leading advertisers, agencies and agile digital businesses in the disruptive technology space. Previous to founding Intelligent Futures, Adrian held senior roles in LBi, KPMG and Y&R Banner.Alex VernikovCo-FounderCablato
Co-Founder, CablatoAlex Vernikov is Cablato’s technology architect and chief engineer. A problem solver with a passion for technology, Alex and has a proven track record of solving technical challenges, conceptualising and implementing best in class software systems. With over 20 years of experience in IT, Alex is an expert at building applications that deliver throughput, performance and scalability. Formerly founder of CII and QuestifyGuilherme LopesCo-FounderClickly
Co-Founder, ClicklyResponsibilities: Management, Growth and Sales Background: Founded two startup companies, one of which had a successful exit Passion: Bringing new ideas and projects to market Previous Jobs: Quality Control Manager at Knorr and FIMA (Unilever Group) and later at Generis S.A. Education: Bachelor in Food Engineering, Course in Business Development and ManagementSergio PereiraCo-FounderClickly
Co-Founder, ClicklyResponsibilities: Product Development Background: Tech expert with 5 years experience working on projects in diverse industries in several countries Passion: Passionate about tech and leveraging it to improve people’s lives Previous Jobs: IT Consultant at Accenture, founder at Goalstat: SaaS startup for sports performance optimizations Education:Master’s Degree in Computer ScienceNeil HutchinsonCo-Founderrtobjects
Neil has more than 15 years’ experience in Technical Development.
He began his career developing air-to-ground missile systems for Matra BAE Dynamics.
He then switched to the games industry, taking a series of development roles at studios like Climax Racing, Rare and Black Rock, working on titles like MotoGP '06 and '07, and Spilt/Second.
He then became Technical Director for indie games studio Big Bit with Ian around 5 years ago.
He is now Co-Founder and Technical Director of rtobjects.Craig WalmsleyCo-Founderrtobjects
Craig has worked in digital and ecommerce for more than 15 years.
He was first and founding member of AKQA's Strategy Department in 1998, and Director of Strategy in London, San Francisco and New York until 2008, shaping the discipline of digital strategy from its inception.
He was Managing Director at EHS 4D (now Havas Helia) London for two years, and then Managing Director at the Digital Consultancy Progenit for 5 years.
He is now Founder and CEO at rtobjects – a company that helps people really see and experience products before they buy them.Ian MonaghanCo-Founderrtobjects
Ian has more than 15 years of design, game and product development experience.
He started his career in automotive design –
He put down traditional design to focus on digital-led design within the car world, working in a number of European studios.
After 12 years of cars it all got a bit repetitive and corporate so he switched to games.
He started as Senior Producer at Blackrock Studios then launched indie games developer BigBit with Neil 5 years ago.
He is now Co-Founder and Development Director of rtobjects.Andres de la OCo-FounderHotstreet
Andres de la O
Co-Founder, HotstreetAndres de la O has 7 years of expertise working at agencies, is a Digital Invader and reviewer at Hackers/Founders.Dan GildoniHead of Business DevelopmentGoopi
Head of Business Development, GoopiDan Gildoni is an advanced eCommerce operations professional and an entrepreneurial leader with 15+ years of experience in executing cutting-edge eCommerce solutions and digital marketing strategies, along with managing global sales & marketing and business start-up operations within the highly competitive luxury goods industry. He has employed an in-depth understanding of online and eCommerce platform technologies to drive revenue growth and increase brand awareness for B2C & B2B businesses. Dan has continuously delivered profitable growth using ‘growth hacking’ empirical and scalable methodologies. Through highly effective digital marketing strategies, he has elevated web presence and crafted online campaigns, SEO/SEM, keyword search, web analytics, business branding, and PPC campaigns.Jasper LyonsCo-FounderRelease
Co-Founder, ReleaseJasper is a serial technical founder who, through pragmatism and understanding, gets the best out of those around him. When he's not buried in terminal logs or behavioral psychology books he can often be found producing music or organizing talks on liberal philosophyUltan MillerCo-FounderRelease
Co-Founder, ReleaseUltan is a restless entrepreneur with several previous startups under his belt. His side interests include international development and social psychology and loves the odd game of poker.Kim Weld-BlundellCo-FounderScoop Retail
Co-Founder, Scoop Retail
After reading Media and Marketing at the University of Leeds, Kim started career in media sales at MySpace, and later worked for a number of leading digital agencies including Ogilvy, VCCP and Razorfish before finally moving to retail design consultancy, Dalziel & Pow. It was here that he worked with leading international retailers including Argos, Priamrk, Target, The White Company and Debenhams; developing digital strategies and producing numerous award winning digital projects their brick and mortar stores. He has a lot of experience selling in big ideas and turning them into reality.Richard MasonCo-FounderScoop Retail
Co-Founder, Scoop RetailAfter working as a freelance web developer for a number of years, Richard built a successful agency from the ground up, developing websites and apps for likes of Ford, Shell, Deloitte, Microsoft & Harvey Nichols. His previous agency acted as the white-label technical arm of a number of well know creative and digital agencies. As well as his technical expertise, Richard has a great deal of experience in winning new business as well as building and maintaining long-term client relationships.Samuel AdcockCo-FounderKout
Co-Founder, KoutSamuel is a born entrepreneur with 3 years experience building online startups such as BeHiring, for which he raised money, SeraphScience (profitable) and Ortus solutions, his current venture. Ortus is an event company connecting management level business people within particular industries. Sam graduated in engineering science at Oxford and came up with the initial concept of Squaremarket shortly after. He is now involved on a part time basis, responsible for integration with e-commerce websites, and looking forward to be involved full time in the future.Samuel HuberCo-Founderkout
Co-Founder, koutSamuel Huber is a Swiss entrepreneur based in London, and founder of Squaremarket, one of the first companies aiming to bridge the gap between games and e-commerce. Armed with a strong background in engineering from his days working as an engineer in the FormulaOne industry, he spent the last 2 years building gaming startups and working closely with behavioral experts to understand gamers’ motivations. Samuel is a member of the London Innovators Network and speaks about the increasing importance of gamification and how companies across industries can evolve to stay relevant.Dilyana EvtimovaCo-FounderW1fi.com
Co-Founder, W1fi.comDilyana has 5 years of experience in digital marketing and advertising. Her latest position was Marketing Manager at Yellow Pages’ business in Bulgaria, Golden Pages / Getlokal, where she led the company to an 89% YoY increase in usage. Prior to joining Golden Pages, she had the chance to be part of two successful start-ups in Bulgaria – Fashion Days and MaistorPlus. Dilyana is a recent windsurf enthusiast and she also loves cooking and meeting interesting people from different backgrounds.Margarit RalevCo-FounderW1fi.com
Margarit has more than 14 years of experience in the area of graphic and web design. His education at Technical University Sofia and the Cisco Entrepreneurs Institute helped him successfully work with clients from all around the world – Bulgaria, United States, Curacao, Netherlands, Sweden, RSA etc. He enjoys working both on for-profit and non-profit initiatives, which helps him stay an active part of Bulgaria’s start-up community. Some of his projects include Ralev.com, Localancers.com, Umno.bg and Bulgarian Design Group.Ofri Ben-PoratCo-Founder & CEOPixoneye
Co-Founder & CEO, PixoneyeOfri specialized in marketing both direct and online in a few start-up companies and was hired as Senior Advisor to the Minister of Tourism of Israel with special tasks in the OOH and Digital Marketing Dept. After serving 2 years under the Minister as chief marketing advisor and senior strategic advisor, he joined forces with one of the leading minds in the field of computer vision in Israel and founded Pixoneye.Nadav IsraelCo-Founder & CTOPixoneye
Co-Founder & CTO, PixoneyeEven as a child, Nadav realized that the world is made up of numbers. Engineering studies choice was a clear path to him. Currently completing a master's degree in electrical engineering with a taste for more ... Nadav's expertise is in algorithms of computer vision and image processing.David SzaboCo-FounderMomentum
Co-Founder, MomentumDavid started his entrepreneurial career at age 16, selling perfumes to his teachers. After building a successful web development agency, he started Brandvee, helping brands understand their communities better by tracking social sharing in private messages, also known as dark social. He is passionate about word of mouth, and he loves experimenting in the kitchen as a hobby chef.Zoltan MolnarCo-FounderMomentum
Co-Founder, MomentumZoltan is the technical cofounder of Brandvee. He’s been busy coding since 14, and has a background in computer science and applied mathematics. Prior to teaming up with David, he started his career as a freelancer. Zoltan is a cheerful person, who loves reading and hiking.Adam CarriganCo-FounderReal Life Analytics
Co-Founder, Real Life AnalyticsAdam was born to be an entrepreneur and to help companies thrive. He lives & works by the philosophy of “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to achieve the great”. Before founding Real Life Analytics Adam worked for a number of years in industry, including as a management consultant for Deloitte. He also has significant experience in Economic, Finance & M&A research having worked and studied at the University at Cambridge where he earned his Masters Degree.Robert DefilippiCo-FounderReal Life Analytics
Co-Founder, Real Life AnalyticsRobert is a trained accountant and has a Masters in Economics. He currently spends most of his spare time reading up on how the brain works, developing his coding skills, cooking through Thomas Keller’s books, and discussing the merits of a double four in hand tie knot.Jorge TorresCo-FounderReal Life Analytics
Co-Founder, Real Life AnalyticsJorge wakes up everyday thinking of making computers smarter, more human like, he looks forward for robots becoming extraordinary learners. Jorge has a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and a masters in information systems and claims that he can write clean code with his eyes closed and drunk.Keshav MalaniCo-FounderPowr of You
Co-Founder, Powr of YouKeshav is a tech geek turned entrepreneur. His quest to answer the question "Why don't we get paid for all the data we create?" led him to create Powr of You, a personal data marketplace that helps people get paid for their anonymised data. Keshav is a recent alumnus from London Business School with a strategy and risk consulting background at Deloitte prior to his MBA and at LinkedIn and Telefonica during the MBA.Shruti Malani KrishnanCo-FounderPowr of You
Shruti Malani Krishnan
Co-Founder, Powr of YouShruti brings ideas and solutions to reality, with over seven years experience spanning strategy, operations and technology consulting with Accenture focused on Healthcare, Consumer Goods and Retail. Her passion to drive change through technology led her to build Powr of You so consumers can understand their vast online footprint and use it to improve their lifestyle. She is also a London Business School alumna from the MBA program.Jubair JalilCo-Founder, Product & Business DevelopmentSyncSpot
Co-Founder, Product & Business Development, SyncSpotJubair founded several web startups in his teens; including Kerazy.com, which went onto become the #1 website globally in it’s niche. After working within finance and management consulting, he decided to return to what he loved doing best, which was creating services that millions of people loved. Jubair is passionate about music, movies and games & sees SyncSpot as an opportunity to drive new revenue for authors and artists by connecting them with brands who can benefit from their amazing content.Mohammed JalilCo-Founder, Architecture & DevelopmentSyncSpot
Co-Founder, Architecture & Development, SyncSpotMohammed is an expert in Technology and Finance with several years experience in both sectors. Mohammed worked at Goldman Sachs for several years, where he built their bond trading platforms. He was eventually headhunted by BlueBay (hedge fund), where he became responsible for the fund's overall business strategy and development. Driven by a thirst for creativity and a penchant for solving complex problems, he left BlueBay to co-found SyncSpot. Passionate about working on the frontier and trying new things, Mohammed is ideally placed as the lead technologist and is responsible for product development.Hugo MatinhoCo-FounderIgnidata
Co-Founder, IgnidataHugo has worked several years in big IT companies such as the likes of Nokia Siemens and Altran. He is passionate about coding, development and you can find him always searching for the next best technology to optimize our solution.Pedro VilelaCo-FounderIgnidata
Co-Founder, IgnidataPedro has worked in Marketing at the biggest family event for the whole family in Portugal, and started the company´s internationalization. He is a creative mind, and ever aspiring to find new solutions to solve old problems.Michael LitmanCo-founder & CEOBurst
Co-founder & CEO, BurstBefore recently being recognised as one of Business Insider's 30 most creative under 30 in advertising, Burst Co-Founder and CEO, Mike Litman, was in a previous life, a professional tennis ball boy and poker player - he's used to juggling many things at once, as well as taking some risks and going all in!Simon BibbyCo-FounderBurst
Co-Founder, BurstBurst Co-founder Simon Bibby is a passionate communicator with a decade of PR and digital experience. He wants to make millions in MADTech and in the future, build a profitable tech business for social good that helps millions. He dreams about one day being able to buy his beloved Newcastle United football club and finally see them win some silverware!Gianluca AngeliciCo-Founder and Managing DirectorFind the Ripple
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Find the RipplePostgraduated in Computer Engineering, Gianluca is an expert of Web Intelligence systems. He started his career collaborating with the university on Natural language processing applications and continued in a company leading a R&D team in text mining and social network analysis activities. FindTheRipple is the result of the curiosity to analyse the impact of Web trends on companies and of the interest in how technologies can support marketers.Deborah De BiaseCo-founder and Marketing ManagerFind the Ripple
Deborah De Biase
Co-founder and Marketing Manager, Find the RippleDeb is passionate about relationships building and communications. She has always believed that communications is mainly dealing with relationships and that there are no standard measurements for one's communications activities as these are strictly depending on the objectives. With the social media rise, she understood that it was the right time to create FindTheRipple, a technology that could concretely help comms to reach out the widest target as possible leveraging on key relationship and to measure the results of the campaign.Jaka DemšarHead Data ScientistStoresense
Head Data Scientist, StoresenseJaka Demšar earned a BSc in Math and CompSci and is currently pursuing an MSc in Math and CompSci with focus on machine learning, specifically data stream mining and data visualization. Focused on distilling insights from data while beekeeping in his spare time, he is also a full stack web developer, specialized in Django framework. He has worked as a freelance programmer, translator, network monitor, analytics researcher and analytical applications developer.Jan IsakovičCo-Founder & Head of ProductStoresense
Co-Founder & Head of Product, StoresenseJan holds degrees in Computer Science and Business and has over 20 years of experience in IT and 10 years of start-up experience. His past projects include building a developer partner program and network for a regional ERP provider, app store and developer program definition for a mobile operator, building an innovation process that used lean principles to find ideas, optimize, select and launch MVPs. He spends his free time on his motorcycle.Nejc ŽupecHead of DevelopmentStoresense
Head of Development, StoresenseNejc Župec earned a BSc in Math and Computer Science and is currently pursuing an MSc in Computer Science. He is a full stack web developer and cloud specialist. His free time he spends in mountains or behind a chessboard.Emily ForbesCo-Founder & CEOSeenit
Co-Founder & CEO, SeenitEmily is passionate about storytelling. Having started her career at Working Title in traditional film production, she wanted to combine the skills which she had previously studied in graphic design communication. She moved to South Africa as a videographer's assistant and it was here when she decided to create her own film. Instead of the usual resources she realised the potential of people having exceptional mobile phones in their pockets. As a result she founded Seenit. Emily spends her time talking to clients, expanding the way they think about video and how they engage with their audience.Edward Pearse WheatleyBusiness DevelopmentSeenitPhilip MundyCo-Founder & CEOBeem
Co-Founder & CEO, BeemPhilip has worked in the mobile industry since 2005 and has previously exited selling a mobile development studio in 2010 to a global PLC. He has led project teams on over 150 mobile projects but is now focusing on Beem who are changing the way companies communicate internally. Engage and activate your employees directly through their mobile devices. Share company news, collect feedback, amplify your social activity, recognise and reward your people. Communicate better.Mike HoustonChief Technical OfficerStashMetrics
Chief Technical Officer, StashMetricsMike has worked in software for the last 8 years, graduating from York with an MEng in Computer Systems and Software Engineering in 2006. He has worked on user interfaces, software timing analysis, microprocessor design and extreme value statistics before joining Stashmetrics to apply his experience to social media analysis.Sam OakleyCo-Founder & Managing DirectorStashMetrics
Co-Founder & Managing Director, StashMetricsSam comes from the PR industry where he has spent ten years working with brands to build and implement award-winning digital PR and comms strategies. He has spent the majority of his career at Wolfstar where he was a director prior to setting up StashMetrics with Wolfstar colleagues Tim Sinclair and Mike Houston.Iain HaggerFounder & CEOCampaignAmp
Founder & CEO, CampaignAmpIain used to be the Group Managng Director for Ministry of Sound and has over 20 years experience in the music industry. He is now the co-founder of CampaignAmp, which offers an exciting new way for you to work on music marketing and PR campaigns. Whether with a team of specialists or on your own, CampaignAmp will help you amplify the volume of your campaign!Alex YoungsFounder & CTOCampaignAmp
Founder & CTO, CampaignAmpAfter spending 3 years with the BBC as a Technical Producer, Alex went on to lead the development team at a digital agency in Norfolk, working with both SMEs and national brands such as HMV. From there he joined Iain to help him develop the MVP for CampaignAmp and as CTO Alex is responsible for the technical direction and overall development of the platform.Eva PangOperations ManagerAd Venture
Operations Manager, Ad VentureEva is currently tasked with the smooth delivery of commercial trials and activity on our non BARB rated platform. Specifically, this involves working with Channel 4 to activate campaigns with leading advertisers to ensure accountable proofs of concept. In the future, Eva’s role will expand to include supporting a new business drive to recruit Foreign Language Channels. Her personal background is particularly suited to support our expansion into South East Asia.Grant EllisCo-FounderLove the LookColin WhiteCo-FounderSumo Insight
Co-Founder, Sumo InsightColin has over 20 years experience creating customer-centric propositions across several blue chip technology and telecoms companies. Sumo Insight’s ‘designed-for-mobile’ market research services, overcome the recall issue associated with many forms of market research, deploy research faster and gain real-time results. They call them smart moments of truth, and can capture them in text, talk, image or video and their clients get to see the results in real-time.Frank LampenInvestor & FounderIndependents United
Investor & Founder, Independents UnitedFrank is a co-founder and director of Independents United Ltd, working with major brands and startups on product and marketing innovation and business strategy. Their marketing work spans major brand campaigns for Johnnie Walker, Vue Cinemas and the BBC. Frank has also executed social media campaigns for ASOS, World Class, LK Bennett and more.Janine HawkinsAngel Investor
Angel Investor,Janine Hawkins is an experienced CEO and a specialist in marketing strategy, innovation and international brand building. She was previously Global CEO of WPP's marketing consultancy Added Value, and now works as a leadership coach and mentor with a variety of enterprising individuals and businesses.Rhian SturdyStrategy and InnovationManagerCamelot
Strategy and InnovationManager, CamelotBeing passionate that brands achieve better growth by meeting consumer needs, rather than just marketing their existing products, is why Rhian works in innovation . At Camelot UK Lotteries Rhian gets to help the biggest brands in the UK grow and know that that this will allow us to change the lives of more people, both winners and National Lottery projects.Carl WongCo-FounderLivingLens
Co-Founder, LivingLensWith 17 years in marketing and customer insight roles, both client and agency side, Carl has a passion and enthusiasm for LivingLens that you’ll find infectious. Carl’s drives the vision for LivingLens and engages customers in the big idea. He likes the sound of his own voice, which is good, because he talks….A LOT! An avid Liverpool FC fan, full member of the Market Research Society, and holding the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Postgraduate Diploma, Carl lives a little while from the beach not far from Liverpool with his patient wife Cath, Daisy (4), Thomas (1), and crazy dog Stan (42 dog years).Maxwell PainterCo-Founder & CEOunrival
Co-Founder & CEO, unrivalMaxwell co-founded unrival in 2012, brought about through a passion of wanting to enhance client and sales relationships through the use of diversified data. He leads the team and works with a close group of advisers who help to develop the business strategy. Max spends his time speaking with early clients and prospects to understand how unrival can help improve their sales productivity and ultimately improve their businesses. Prior to this, he worked in Corporate and Commercial Banking at Lloyds Bank, where he successfully turned around their digital platform creating an award winning programme that nurtured online relationships with business execs from across FTSE 100 Corporates.Hue PainterCo-founder & COOUnrival
Co-founder & COO, UnrivalAs co-founder and COO, Hue oversees all operations with primary responsibilities for the finance, operations and strategy at unrival. She works alongside the delivery team to ensure that the vision of the company meets with customer wants. Specialising in Communications, she has experience within Corporate B2B marketing in Professional and Financial Services. Alongside a number of roles in the Public Sector, her background in Accounting and Marketing Comms, has enabled her to manage a number of large scale web redevelopment projects here in the UK and Australia.Bob HaynesFounder & CEOAd Venture
Founder & CEO, Ad VentureBob Haynes started his career in the music industry and experienced first hand, the disruption caused to the global music industry by the arrival of the internet and mp3. Since then, Bob has acquired 15 years experience working with the world’s leading digital content providers, advertisers and technologist. In 2010 Bob worked with Nat West & Mediacom on the UK’s first addressable TV advertising campaign, winning the Thinkbox “Most Innovative Use of TV” award. Bob is committed to uncovering the solutions that establish a digital economy for televisionNick SlaterCo-FounderDibbz
Co-Founder, DibbzDibbz is a London-based startup that is making brand engagement in apps and games more meaningful than the regular old banner ads we’re used to. By matching rewards to receptive individuals we enable brands to connect with new audiences in a completely revolutionary way.Toby BrittonCo-FounderMiappi
Co-Founder, MiappiCo-Founder and Creative Director of Miappi. See all the social media feeds from your closest friends, favourite celebs and the coolest brands in one beautiful app.Lee BuchananCo-Founder Miappi
Co-Founder , MiappiLee is an experienced entrepreneur with a passion for tech start-ups. Hie areas of focus include finances, strategic direction, marketing, competitor analysis, market research & modelling, data analytics.Andrew FoyleCo-FounderMiappi
Co-Founder, MiappiAndrew is an experienced entrepreneur having built and funded multiple businesses. Successfully raised over $20m+ from various funders including angel investors and private equity partners such as Apax, 3i and IQ Capital. Currently working on a number of projects with the main focus being on a mobile social networking opportunity.Lee LomaxCo-Founder & COOBeem
Co-Founder & COO, BeemLee's entire philosophy is to find, nurture and work with disruptive and evolutionary solutions, whether these are technologies, agencies, companies or individuals. To challenge the status-quo by means of innovation and products that solve a problem, make things easier, quicker, more beautiful or provide real value; that's where he is happiest. Prior to co-founding Beem, Lee had 2+ years within an award winning marketing agency and was highly thought of within the Social Media team.Tim SinclarCharmainStashMetrics
Charmain, StashMetricsTim has more than 25 years’ experience in public relations. Formerly a captain in the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, Tim established multiple award winning agency Sinclair Mason in 1986 and grew it to be one of the largest integrated corporate marketing communications consultancies in the UK. In 2007 he co-founded Wolfstar as the UK’s first specialist public relations consultancy, set-up with a commitment to provide dedicated PR, social media and word of mouth marketing.Fiona McAnenaInvestor & CoachCollider
Investor & Coach, ColliderFiona specialises in helping businesses to develop, define, and articulate their propositions. She has had senior marketing roles in Unilever, PepsiCo and Bupa, and extensive consulting experience at Added Value and WPP. After investing in Collider12, Fiona decided to officially become a coach to further help our startups.Shilen PatelInvestor & FounderIndependents United
Investor & Founder, Independents UnitedShilen helps businesses accelerate through smart strategy, rapid product development and innovative marketing. He believes that being able to innovate at pace is the key to success. The ethos of collaboration runs through everything he does – from their collaborative workspace through the diverse backgrounds of his team, to the partnerships they have.Juan AlbanellInvestorAngel InvestorDaniel WilsonFounder & CEOSeeker Industries
Founder & CEO, Seeker IndustriesDaniel has worked in site analytics for eight years, and is one of the most experienced e-commerce optimisation experts in the UK today. He understands and knows how to work with business data, and is the 'product brains' behind Seeker.