• Andrey Sergeyev

    Andrey Sergeyev


    Founder and CEO

    Andrey has more than 15 years of experience in strategic management, sales, marketing and business development in Russia and Europe. For 4 years, as part of Forticom (now part of Mail.ru Group) management team, he has been actively involved in building the largest social networks in Russia and Eastern Europe. Specifically at Odnoklassniki.ru he was responsible for advertising solutions sales, new business & regional development globally. Currently Andrey is helping companies to build and execute strategies for using social web & mobile technologies to grow their businesses. 
  • Burton Lee PhD MBA

    Burton Lee PhD MBA

    Stanford Engineering School | Innovarium Ventures

    Managing Director & Lecturer

    Based in Silicon Valley, Burton is Managing Director at Innovarium Ventures, a senior financial, technical and strategic advisory services firm that works closely with European and Valley startups, investors, universities and corporations. He is also a Lecturer at Stanford University in the Engineering School, where he teaches and does research on European entrepreneurship and innovation. Burton is also a startup mentor at Seedcamp in London, and with Innovation Center Denmark in Silicon Valley.
    Linkedin Twitter
  • Alex Barrera

    Alex Barrera

    Chief WOWness Officer and Founder

    Chief WOWness @ press42.com (@42press), columnist @KernelMag, Board advisor @wantmegetme. Cofounder @tetuanvalley. @startupdigest curator in Madrid.
  • Andrey Kessel

    Andrey Kessel

    Entrepreneur, Investor & MD of ATZ Management

    Andrey’s experience is a combination of investing into and working in startups. During his time with Amadeus Capital Partners, Andrey has worked as an investor and Board member with a number of investments, mergers, exits, company development, etc. Prior to Amadeus, Andrey gained substantial operational experience in technology start-ups, which covered most aspects of establishing and running a business, business development, managing offices, teams or projects. Linkedin
  • Andris K. Berzins

    Andris K. Berzins

    Founder and CEO

    Andris is incubating his own startup, a digital loyalty and referral platform that will change the way cafes, bars and restaurants identify and interact with their guests. His background includes C-level positions at AeroScout and Livebookings, covering marketing, business development, sales and product management. He has seen venture-funded startups through all stages of growth from foundation to maturity. Andris has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and likes to remember that there are places on earth where you can ride a bicycle in shorts every day.
  • Christian Testman

    Christian Testman


    Christian is an industrialist with both international corporate experience as well as an angel investor and serial founder. An economist by education, he started his career at Tandberg (Cisco) and went on to found the global Ericsson mobile e-commerce unit. During the Internet boom years he served as EVP of FAST Search & Transfer (Microsoft Enterprise Search). He then invested his time and money into startup companies like Paradial (Logitech), before forming the ICD group of companies in 2011. His passion for mobile payment and security shows through companies like Authente, Encap & TrustNorway@ChrisTestman Linkedin
  • Jevgeni Kabanov

    Jevgeni Kabanov

    Founder and CEO of ZeroTurnaround

    Jevgeni Kabanov is the founder and CTO of ZeroTurnaround (www.zeroturnaround.com), a development tools company that focuses on productivity. Before that he worked as the R&D director of Webmedia, Ltd, the largest custom software development company in the Baltics. As part of the effort to reduce development time turnaround he wrote the prototype of the ZeroTurnaround flagship product, JRebel, a class reloading JVM plugin. LinkedIn
  • Jon Bradford

    Jon Bradford

    Co-Founder & MD

    Jon is an "old-fish" at startup accelerators. He is MD & Co-Founder of TechStars London (Formerly Springboard) based in Cambridge and London, UK; Partner in the TexDrive (Moscow). Jon founded the Difference Engine, Europe's first acceleration programme, which he re-invented into ignite100 - Europe's only £1m accelerator. Jon is also an advisor to the RockStart Accelerator (Amsterdam) and Startup Highway (Lithuania). Jon originally trained as an accountant with Arthur Andersen, and worked for various start-ups and turnarounds, in London, Europe, Australia and  US. Twitter Linkedin
  • Michael Geer

    Michael Geer


    Michael Geer is a Techstars mentor, a Board Advisor to several startups, teaches popular SkillShare classes on user acquisition and leads a social good for-profit meetup in NYC. MG has recently started a new venture as Founder of CauseCart - focusing on allowing users to raise funds for their chosen cause without donating any of their own time or money (launching soon)
  • Daniel Blomquist

    Daniel Blomquist


    Daniel joined Creandum in 2007 and brings solid start-up experience from the software and telecom industry. He focuses primarily on software and consumer and is involved with companies such as Aito, itslearning, Wrapp, iZettle and more. Prior to joining Creandum, he was VP at Ascade, a telco software company where he was responsible for product marketing and business development.
  • Elizabeth Varley

    Elizabeth Varley

    Co-founder & CEO

    Elizabeth is a communicator and entrepreneur with a background in editorial, content and events. She has experience with lots of non-profit activities and charity events. She’s also working on Bike Shed, a project to create secure, covered cycle parking facilities and showers in central London. In addition to TechHub, Elizabeth recently worked with small business advice site Smarta.com on marketing and engagement, and is working with germination to produce the SHINE unconference for social entrepreneurs. 
  • Steve Taylor


    I am a hands-on advisor, part-time and interim leader, investor and mentor for startups. My main focus is on companies in the social, content, publishing, advertising & media, and education spaces. I frequently work with quasi-public bodies such as NESTA and Creative England in the UK and the British Council in developing economies, and with incubators/accelerators wherever they happen to be. Sychronicity and serendipity have led to me having good friends, interesting networks and a fond affinity for the Baltic and Nordic regions. I try to work there as often as I can.
    Specialties: Business support for startups. Business strategy & planning for startups. Brand & proposition development Building management teams Mentoring entrepreneurs
  • Jennifer Hicks

    Jennifer Hicks

    Founder & Head of Digital

    Forbes.com contributor and Founder & Head of Digital at ink Communications, Jennifer is an entrepreneur, global nomad, cocktail detective, distance swimmer, news & tech junkie, tweet merchant, beagle lover. Georgia girl – via Boston, Amsterdam, France, Italy, Copenhagen now living in Paris. Also, she fights your battles for you, clear cuts her way through the messaging swamp to make sure you have the best vantage point.

    Specialties: Strategy, Storytelling, Messaging, Writing, Promotion

  • Yuriy Zaytsev

    Yuriy Zaytsev

    Marketing Director at Microsoft

    Partner lead, Central & Eastern Europe Developer & Platform Evangelism division
    Yuriy is currently responsible for developing Microsoft’s ecosystem of application partners in Central and Eastern Europe. His focus is on helping others build successful businesses using Microsoft’s technologies. Yuriy has 15 years of experience in technology world. Prior to current role he held several positions in Microsoft, including running business development team chasing high-profile early adoption customers in Europe. Linkedin 
  • Colette Ballou

    Colette Ballou

    Founder & President

    I am the founder Ballou PR, which focuses on high-growth companies in technology and health IT. We've got offices in London & Paris. With the Ballou PR team, we’ve had a string of well-documented client success stories including the exit of Musiwave for $100M+ and the successful entry of Facebook into France. Along the way, we've redefined PR to include social media at its core.
    Twitter Linkedin
  • Alan Moore

    Alan Moore


    Alan is a charismatic visionary who has a firm grasp of the significant and disruptive trends which are currently reshaping our world. Through his most recent project No Straight Lines: making sense of our non-linear world, he interprets these complex themes into their most salient points, taking concepts from various sources and detecting the previously hidden relationship between them. Twitter Linkedin
  • Alari Aho

    Alari Aho

    co-founder and CEO of Toggl.com

    Alari is the co-founder and CEO of Toggl.com, a timetracking tool so easy you'll actually use it. He has extensive experience in startup bootstrapping, managing a software development team and creating cloud-based applications.
  • Mark Turrell

    Mark Turrell

    Founder & CEO

    Mark is the CEO and founder of Orcasci, a strategy and marketing consulting specializing in the 'science of spread' - how to spread ideas, products and services, and behavioral change. The World Economic Forum nominated Mark as a Young Global Leader (2010) and a Technology Pioneer (2008). He is a frequent public speaker, and is an Associate Professor at Hult International Business School, lecturing on marketing, entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Carlos Serra

    Carlos Serra


    Carlos is involved with all aspects of Strata`s M&A and private placements work. Prior to joining Strata, Carlos worked as an analyst with a San Francisco-based M&A boutique where he provided strategic planning and transaction advisory services to clients in the United States and Mexico. In addition to advising technology entrepreneurs, Carlos has been a Silicon Valley entrepreneur himself, having co-founded a mobile services startup and secured the required funding. Carlos holds a Law degree from the Universidad Complutense and a Masters in Finance from IEB (Madrid).
  • Manu Mäkelä


    Manu Mäkelä is co-founder of Conor Venture Partners, and has worked in technology venture capital for more than ten years. He came to Conor from Holtron Ventures, a Finnish venture capital company, where he held the position of Investment Director. Prior to Holtron, he worked as Investment Director for Eqvitec Partners, a Finnish venture capital company, and as Financial Analyst for Eqvitec Advisors, a joint venture between Eqvitec Partners and Robertson Stephens, a US based investment bank.
  • Rain Rannu

    Rain Rannu


    Rain has been active in the mobile industry for 12 years. He has co-founded Mobi Solutions (an early pioneer of mobile B2B services) in 2000, and Fortumo (a fast-growing mobile payments company) in 2007. Rain holds an MBA in Technology Management and he is also one of the founders of Garage48 Foundation
  • Anthony Hicks

    Anthony Hicks

    Head of Strategic Integrations - EMEA Innovations

    Anthony is a software developer with over fifteen years’ experience in web based application development encompassing a broad range of programming languages, technology vendors and techniques. Throughout his career he has worked in solution architecture and technical consulting to a variety of industry sectors, building a range of bespoke applications in the secure web, intranet, knowledge sharing, collaboration and mobile spaces. Now at PayPal, he works with strategic partners integrating PayPal’s APIs. 
  • Viesturs Sosārs

    Viesturs Sosārs

    Co-founder and CEO

    Viesturs has led the growth of this audio technology startup to a successful licensing business to global consumer electronics businesses such as Panasonic, JVC Kenwood and Hitachi. Viesturs is also co-founder of TechHub Riga, board member and advisor for several startups. His roles: entrepreneur, executive, investment consultant, VC fund manager, and business angel. Industries: speciality IT, audio engineering, cleantech/ renewables, med/pharma. Core competencies: strategy, B2B business models, tech transfer & licensing, financial strategy and models, building of teams.
  • Mikko Suonenlahti

    Mikko Suonenlahti

    Founder, managing director

    30 years of global management experience in business building, of which over 15 years as a successful “hands on” venture capitalist in the US and in Europe and 10 years in operations.
  • Allan Martinson

    Allan Martinson

    Serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, angel investor

    Technology investor & serial entrepreneur focusing on North-East Europe. 
    Allan has been investing in and managing the largest internet & high-tech success stories in the Baltics: Baltic News Service (after >20 years of existence still the dominant news agency in the region), MicroLink (the largest Baltic IT and technology group), Delfi (the largest portal in the Baltics), SAF Tehnika (the first listed technology company in the Baltics), MTVP, Cherry Media. Linkedin 
  • Priit Salumaa

    Priit Salumaa


    Priit is the Co-founder of Mooncascade, a mobile enthusiast, and a software engineer with 12 years of experience in the industry. He is the Co-founder of Garage48 and Mobile Monday Estonia chapter being active in Baltic startup community since 2007. He is a valued technical mentor at hackathons in the region. Priit is also known as a photographer and a poet, a member at the scandalous Tartu Young Authors Association.
  • Thom Cummings

    Thom Cummings

    VP Marketing

    SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere. Thom leads the Marketing team at SoundCloud, where he has helped the company grow from 750k to over 10m users since joining in early 2010. Thom has an MBA from IESE in Barcelona and has a track record of delivering data-driven insights for scaling businesses including Betfair & MadBid.
  • Hans Alter

    Hans Alter


    Hans is founder of GSMvalve the fastest growing security company in Estonia with over 15 000 monthly paying customers. Hans is also active in property development. In addition he has background in banking and telecommunication sector from IT to marketing. He has MBA degrees from Sweden and Tallinn Technical University. His is passionate about startup projects, developing and marketing new products!
  • Justin Wohlstadter

    Justin Wohlstadter


    Justin has been launching, working for, and investing in early-stage startups since 2002, most recently at Enterproid, a BOLDstart Ventures portfolio company. Before joining the Enterproid team, Justin built the early-stage venture arm of Penny Black, where he now serves as a Venture Partner. Justin has led and facilitated over a hundred investments in a wide range of companies, and is passionate about social entrepreneurship and new opportunities for web-based education. Justin received his BA from Harvard University, and an MSc from the University of Oxford, writing his dissertation on how Internet technology will impact access to higher education.
    Linkedin Blog Twitter
  • Herty Tammo

    Herty Tammo

    Serial entrepreneur

    Entrepreneur since 1995. Angel investment experience since 2007. Partner at United Tickets, PoohTech, and many other companies, President at Estonian Startup Leaders Club. Founder of Start-up Wise Guys
  • Ivar Siimar

    Ivar Siimar

    Partner, Co founder

    Ivar has experience in investments, advisory and consultations field. He has held several managerial positions in property development, sales and marketing. He has also a firsthand experience with successful implementation of cross-border online database systems. With WNB they have invested in many StartUps where Ivar is active board and councile member. Ivar is a fan of simplification and modeling. Linkedin 
  • Jaak Laineste

    Jaak Laineste


    One of the founders and CTO of Reach-U (part of Regio), one of the world leading location-based solution providers for Ericsson and mobile operators (1999-2006).Founder of several startups, currently working with Nutiteq, mobile mapping technology provider for smartphones. Linkedin 
  • Lauri Antalainen

    Lauri Antalainen

    Member of the Board

    Lauri Antalainen is a serial entrepreneur. In 2004 he founded the consultancy Advisio and served as a CEO until the beginning of 2010. By then it was one of the largest consultancies in Estonia with 20 full-time employees. Advisio helps startups and other companies to raise money from funds, VC-s, angels, banks and private equity. In 2011 Lauri co-founded another start-up, LogistIT, and serves as a Member of Board there.
  • Martin Villig

    Martin Villig

    Co-Founder / Member of the Board

    Internet Entrepreneur and Project Manager for last 15 years. Martin have started 5 different companies and inbetween worked for Tallinn Stock Exchange and Skype. Currently leading Product Engineering team of Eqvilibria, a startup company building turnkey customizable e-commerce platforms for large Russian banks and media companies. Also co-founder of Estonian Startup Leaders Club and Garage48 Foundation.  Twitter Linkedin
  • Paul Smith

    Paul Smith

    Programme Director

    Paul Smith is the Programme Director of ignite100, an award winning writer and radio producer, and co-founder of Never Odd Or Even, a mobile development company. In March 2009, Paul created the Twitchhiker project, an attempt to travel to the opposite side of the world relying on kindness and goodwill of Twitter users. The project won a Shorty Award in March 2010 and was published as a book in August 2010.
  • Richard Newton

    Richard Newton

    Entrepreneur, consultant and writer

    Gamekeeper turned poacher; Former business journalist turned entrepreneur. Co-founder and former CEO of Screendragon - the leading brand and marketing software system used globally by many of the world's largest brands and ad agencies. Currently the head of marketing at Call Trunk which is revolutionising the world of phone call recording. Brand consultant to BBC and others. Author of best-selling book: Stop Talking Start Doing (A kick in the pants in six parts). Twitter 
  • Rokas Tamošiūnas

    Rokas Tamošiūnas

    Managing director

    At StartupHighway Rokas takes the steering wheel behind a new and ambitious initiative to bring world-class best practices to entrepreneurs of the region. 
  • Russell Buckley

    Russell Buckley

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Russell is a leading practitioner, speaker and thinker about mobile and mobile marketing. MobHappy, his blog about mobile technology, is one of the most established focusing on this area. Previous Global Chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association, a founder of Mobile Monday in Germany, an Angel Investor and much more. Today, Russell is CMO of mobile couponing and vouchering company, Eagle Eye Solutions.
  • Timo Rein

    Timo Rein

    Co-founder & CEO

    Co-Founder & CEO of Pipedrive, Co-Founder Vain & Partners (leading Sales Training company in the Baltics), Top 1% door-to-door Salesman with Southwestern Company.
  • Tõnu Runnel

    Tõnu Runnel

    CEO and co-founder of Edicy, Defolio and Fraktal

    Designer and usability guy. More than a decade of spinning around the world of graphical design and web technologies. B.A in law and years of private law practice in-between
    Twitter Linkedin
  • Yrjö Ojasaar

    Yrjö Ojasaar

    Managing Partner

    Developing technology projects by finding leadership, advisors and financing for startup technology companies. Applying experiences with entrepreneurship, corporate governance, carrying out fundraising, M&A, IPOs to help prepare European startups for international success.
  • Timo Ahopelto

    Timo Ahopelto


    Timo has a unique track record of product creation, sales, marketing and fund raising in the health and digital media industries. He was the founding CEO of CRF Health, the global leader in eDiaries for clinical trials. As Blyk's Head of Strategy, Timo was responsible for its ad business, country expansion and funding. Timo's free time flies with family, in Lapland and with various sports.
  • Kristjan Hiiemaa

    Kristjan Hiiemaa


    Summary Business software (ERP) specialist with broad experience in all aspects of accounting, inventory, document and financial management. Direct experience with databases (Oracle, MySQL, MS Sql), software consulting and hosting facilities. Managed teams up to 50 members. Specialities in brand building, web applications, sales and marketing, server and software architecture, ERP, POS, point of sale 
  • Edgar Maloverian

    Edgar Maloverian


    Entrepreneur, consultant and wannabe systems administrator, helped to establish technical operations in dozens of startups for 15+ years. Garage48.org mentor and sponsor from day one. 
  • Alexander Novozhenov

    Alexander Novozhenov

    CEO and Founder

    Alexander has been leading the biggest online games company in the Baltics since 2006, managing over 100 people in Latvia and the Ukraine. Launched successful game projects with distribution in more than 21 countries. Alexander received a master’s degree in IT and additionally is experienced in the financial sphere. In depth knowledge of international online marketing, sales, strategy business development and especially in dealing with Russian and CIS markets.
  • Peter Tatischev

    Peter Tatischev


    Peter loves building businesses and communities. His first company – Infotainment – was one of the first mobile content companies in Russia, sold to a strategic investor in 2005. Peter is now the Director of the Business Incubator unit of the Presidential Academy of National Economy where he consults more mature businesses. In addition, Peter started The GreenfieldProject – the largest and most active community of aspiring entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts in Russia with 8000 people and more than 1000 new ventures.
  • Martin Koppel

    Martin Koppel

    Co-founder, Chief Revenue Officer

    Martin brings 8 years of management, sales and marketing experience from different start-ups and holds a MSc in Marketing and Business Administration. At Fortumo he helps online and mobile game developers to maximize their revenue via mobile payments.
  • Adil Mohammed

    Adil Mohammed

    Director & Co-Founder

    Adil has been involved with the web for the last 12 years in a variety of roles. The very first was EnTrip - Seedcamp finalist in 2008 and winner in WIT Singapore. Adil then started up a digital agency called InnozonAdil also created an independent production company, Cinema 54Adil continues to be a champion of the small start up and with his partner Ian Broom, co founded Launch48
  • Robert Lees

    Robert Lees


    Robert joined Strata at the start of 2009 and focuses primarily on the software and IT & outsourcing services industries. He has been worked in investment banking field since 1995 and his speciality has been software and IT & outsourcing. He has been working on both sides of the atlantic ocean. Robert has acted on a variety of buyside and sellside M&A transactions, including LBOs and privatisations, as well as a number of IPOs and other equity capital markets transactions -  E4.3bn LBO of Amadeus Global Travel Distribution S.A.; Misys plc; Hellman & Friedman's UK; Vista Equity's sale of SER Solutions Inc. to Gores Group. At Strata, he has advised companies such as Amadeus IT Group, Aurix, Fits.me, Oxatis and WorldOne on M&A and Capital Raisings. Linkedin
  • Colin Willis

    Colin Willis



    13 years of experience in Venture Capital / PE across all deal types (Rescues, Start ups, Dev Cap, MBO's IBOs) with a focus on early stage technology businesses. 
    Colin through Hotspur has made investment in and sits on the boards of antixlabs.com, caspianlearning.com, cogenta.com, femeda.com, medalytix.com, routetrader.com.  Hotspur is now one of the most active Angel Groups in the UK having invested between £400k-£1.4m in each deal.
  • Danielle Morrill

    Danielle Morrill

    CEO & Cofounder

    CEO & Cofounder of Referly, a product recommendations site that is part magazine and part social shopping network. Referly offers curated guides to the best products and experiences, and provides contributors with free tools for creating beautiful advertorials, lists, and articles. She is an expert in grass roots marketing, supply-side marketplaces, hacking the process and hustling for results, developing self-service sales processes, and optimizing online marketing. In her “free time” she loves to plan events, connect people, and create fun experiences to thank her teams for their hard work.  LInkedin
  • George Berkowski

    George Berkowski

    Co-founder and Product Director

    George was WooMe’s (sold to @Zoosk.com) Co-founder and Product Director. Under his lead, WooMe built a reputation as one of the most innovative social dating and video chat sites on the web. 
    Chairman of the MIT Enterprise Forum UK (now part of the MIT Technology Review Magazine Network), seasoned startup guy, always neck-deep in a new venture or two. Now he is founder @NotHotel and head of Product HAILO.
  • Mat Clayton

    Mat Clayton


    Mat builds social things with code and is a co-founder of Mixcloud, a UK based start-up aimed at changing the Radio industry. Mixcloud is re-thinking radio by joining the dots between radio shows, Podcasts and DJ mixes.
  • Max Niederhofer

    Max Niederhofer


    Max specalities are: marketing, venture capital, internet technology. He has been working  in investment and finance for over 12 years. Some companies he has worked include Qwerly, Atlas Venture, Safe ID and many more.
  • Andrus Oks

    Investment Manager

    Andrus is an investment manager at Estonian Development Fund. He has been investing in and managing some of most remarkable high-tech companies in Estonia: Fits.me (technology leader in online visualization tools for apparel retailers); GrabCAD (online community of engineers, TechStars alumni), Sportlyzer (AI based online sports advisory, SeedCamp finalist), Modesat (leading player in mobile backhaul space); Realeyes (leader in eye-tracking and emotion measurement); SelfDiagnostics (developer of home test kit for infectious diseases); Myoton (developer of a novel diagnostic device). His interests lie in the cross roads of startups, venture capital, behavioral finance and sports. Linkedin
  • Stanislav Ivanov

    Stanislav Ivanov

    Investment Manager

    Stanislav professional experience comes from telecom and IT industry always leading teams involved in innovative projects, such as introduction to the market SMS and WAP services in late 90'es and more recent implementation of biometric face recognition solution for governmental security systems. He also knows pain and joy of being entrepreneur. Currently at Development Fund is involved with evaluation of investment prospects, preparation of investment decisions and management of portfolio companies to ensure designed execution and growth. Linkedin
  • Andres Susi

    Andres Susi

    CEO & Co-founder

    Andres has extensive experience in social networking and consumer internet. Co-founded Flirtic.com in late 2010 -  disruptive online dating space. Raised seed financing from Almaz Cisco fund, recruited April Henry, VP of Yahoo, as independent board member and gained around 300,000 users over 12 months. In 2010 he co-founded Cherry Media Group, which is today one of the largest internet companies in Baltic states with 65 employees. Cherry Media Group partnered up with Slevomat Group in Dec 2011 creating one of the largest daily deal companies in CEE, with 60m EUR turnover in 2011. Andres is partner at MTVP - investment company targeting growth stage internet companies. @andressusi  Linkedin 
  • Hannes Dernehl

    Hannes Dernehl


    Hannes is a serial entrepreneur and venture catalyst. He works internationally with companies to develop strategies that scale up their impact. As co-founder of Scandinavian Startups, he works to foster the next generation of successful entrepreneurs by providing them with active business coaching to achieve fast growth, financial success, and impact. Before he was Executive Director for the non-profit TiE Nordic, a chapter of the world’s largest network of entrepreneurs. He teaches applied entrepreneurship in Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, and served as COO of the SSE Business Lab. Hannes studied business at the Stockholm School of Economics. @HannesDernehl Linkedin
  • Andrus Purde

    Andrus Purde

    Co-founder, marketer

    Seasoned startup marketer. Currently launching RecoWorks and marketing Pipedrive, previously Skype, Flattr, Click & Grow et al.
  • Robert Moffat

    Robert Moffat


    Rob is a Principal at Balderton Capital, responsible for sourcing & evaluating new investments. Balderton Capital is one of the leading venture funds in Europe, managing $1.9B of assets, investing early stage in companies with $B potential. The firm has made ~100 investments over the last 10 years, across the tech/media sector. Successful exits include MySQL, Betfair, Lovefilm, Yoox & Bebo. Since 2009, Rob has been involved in Balderton’s investments in Housetrip, wooga & TouchLocal amongst others. Prior to Balderton Rob was at Google, managing the EMEA sales strategy team. It involved developing growth strategies for new businesses – reviewing potential acquisition targets as well as organic growth options. Rob started his career with five years at Bain, the strategy consultancy. Rob holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MMath from Cambridge. @robmoff Linkedin
  • Ivo Remmelg

    Ivo Remmelg


    12 years of experience in Telecoms company management and strategic planning. 5 years experience in accounting. 8 years of experience in Enterprise communications. 1-year experience in training Telecom specialists in Finland. Experiences in successful startups, mergers, acquisitions and sell-offs.  Author of the 6 patents.  
  • Tarmo Tael

    Tarmo Tael

    Chairman of the Management Board

    In 2002, Tarmo graduated from the TTK University of Applied Sciences as a transport and logistics engineer. He joined DPD Estonia courier logistics company in 2001 (then BLS Eesti Ltd) as a sales representative. Later, he moved on to leading the sales and marketing department. Since 2006, he is the CEO and chairman of DPD Eesti. Until 2010 Tarmo Tael acted as a board member of the Estonian Logistics and Freight Forwarding Association. Since 2009, he has been a board member of the Tallinn School of Transportation. Linkedin
  • Rupesh Chatwani

    Rupesh Chatwani

    Co-lead, Technology Venture Capital Facility

    Technology investor and advisor in EBRD.
  • Sven Müller

    CEO and Founder

    Sven studied Business Administration and started his first company in 2008. Together with two friends and colleagues he founded Rapid Venture Accounting - a specialist in accounting for Venture Capital and Private Equity companies - in 2009. Sven is lecturer at the University of Technology Tallinn (Estonia) and at the University of Technology Ilmenau (Germany). Next to his business he is engaged as Board Member for "auftakt"
  • Marvin Liao

    Marvin Liao

    Charge Ads

    Chief Revenue & Business Officer

    Marvin is an experienced client-facing senior executive in the media and technology space in both large and start up growth companies, having managing large multifunctional teams across multiple countries. He has P&L management experience and most recently responsible for 100% revenue growth while running a business unit and building new sales channels in EMEA & the Emerging Markets regions for the last ~4 years. 10.5 year veteran of Yahoo! Inc., Marvin has held roles in the various departments of Sales, Business Development, Ad Operations and Marketing. Most of his roles were regional or global management roles giving him extensive experience working in every region of the world. He presently sits on the advisory boards of several companies in Adtech & Advertising industry.
    @marvinliao Linkedin
  • Jim Mann

    Jim Mann


    Jim is a serial entrepreneur whose passion for fierce challenges and the development of new concepts has been with him since he graduated from Durham University.  Jim has considerable experience in marketing web based businesses through organic SEO, paid for online advertising, online and offline PR and selective use of appropriate offline advertising to build strong brands, generate high conversion rates and take new sites rapidly from zero traffic to thousands of unique users per day.
    Jim’s current businesses include; JustPaintball a niche European online retailer with annual sales ~£3m.  Since 2003, it has been entirely self funded and has around 8,000 daily unique visitors across five European websites and is still growing at a rate of 40% YOY; Canddi – an innovative SaaS analytics product startup business and Asylum paintball – multi venue indoor paintball arena. 
  • Amid Moradganjeh

    Amid Moradganjeh

    Interaction Designer

    Amid Moradganjeh is a multidisciplinary designer with Interaction Design, Industrial Design and engineering backgrounds. Influenced by human centered approach in Scandinavian design and his current position at the global design and innovation firm, IDEO, he is primarily interested in exploring and developing human oriented approaches to advance design innovation at the confluence of people, technology and contemporary lifestyle.
  • Lauri Viitas

    Director of Business Development

    Experienced director of electronics production and production engineering with background in product development lifecycle from conception to mass production. Meticulous in identifying potential pitfalls and failures during product maturity and implementing effective countermeasures. Disciplined in meeting rigid deadlines through laborious schedule tracking and inter-group correlation. Proven track record of driving multimillion-dollar growth and recognized as a team player and problem solver who adapts quickly to fast paced environments.
  • Tristan Kromer

    Tristan Kromer

    Master Coach

    Tristan Kromer pokes, prods, and questions startups. He’s spent 10 years in the music industry, worked 5 years in IT security, lived in 5 different countries, studied philosophy and business (separately), and generally made a nuisance of himself for the past 3 years in Silicon Valley as a lean startup advocate
  • Yuri Rabinovich

    Yuri Rabinovich

    Founder, CEO

    Yuri is entrepreneur and software architect passionate about innovation and new technologies. He mentors early stage startups -  take their ventures from concept to startup, build the right product, build a team. His mantras are "Just Do It", "Get shit done" and "Let's Startup". During 4 years Yuri worked on 6 startup - 4 tech startups (PegFlag, Eventus, Kajaya, Accelerator.IO), StartupMonthly Startup Accelerator and MonthlyVentures Micro Seed fund. Yuri has 9 years of research & dev experience through work as software architect at Ensuant, ParticleCode, Gogobot, OxygenCloud startups, research team leader at IBM Haifa Labs. Yuri served as a captain and Information Systems Engineer in the Israeli Defense Forces and led knowledge management technique deployment. Yuri is an "Idea Generator" and "Idea Accelerator".
  • David Weekly

    David Weekly


    Founder of PBwiki (PBworks), Hacker Dojo, SuperHappyDevHouse, and Mexican.VC. Award winning startup mentor.
  • Thomas Rice

    Thomas Rice

    Fido Labs

    Board of Directors

    Tom Rice has 30+ years of experience as an entrepreneur, executive and venture capitalist.  He has been a board member and/or CEO of six venture backed companies in the areas of technical software, CRM,  telecommunications, mobile applications,  and e-commerce. He has helped many early-stage companies build the market strategy, management team and financing around their core technologies.    He is currently working with Fido Labs to bring their revolutionary natural language technology from Poland to the US market. Dr Rice has a BS and PhD from Stanford and an MS from MIT.
  • Allan Young

    Allan Young

    Currently in development


    Allan Young is currently founder of Runway, one of the largest incubators in San Francisco. He is also a founder of CallSocket, a next generation call center. He was most recently a founder at a Y Combinator company called LaunchHear. He used to run a venture fund which achieved three large IPOs.
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  • Allan Lees

    Allan Lees



    Allan Lees has 24+ years in hi-tech. Founder/CEO of three venture-backed start-up companies (2 acquired). Expertise in B2B, enterprise software, cloud services, security, mobile, telecoms, financial services. Strong operations focus on product management, marketing, sales, business development.
  • James York

    James York

    York Consulting


    James is a native New Yorker, with a sales and management background in real estate and financial services. As an independent business development consultant, he works with technology start-ups across multiple sectors in Tallinn, London and New York. A skilled communicator and facilitator with a talent for both strategy and execution, James leverages his love of business, people skills and his in-depth technical knowledge to bridge the gap between business and technical stakeholders (or what he likes to call "English-to-English Translation”). He is passionate about helping founders to build their business, achieving product-market fit and gaining early traction.

  • Dan Kantor

    Dan Kantor



    Dan Kantor is the Founder & CEO of Exfm. Prior to that he founded Streampad, a social music service that was acquired by AOL in 2008. Before that he spent time at Delicious, Yahoo and Microsoft. Dan holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Master's degree from ITP. He lives in NYC with his wife and son.

  • Tytus Cytowski

    Tytus Cytowski

    Managing Partner

    Tytus Cytowski is a New York tech business lawyer and represents technology companies at all stages of their life cycle, from incorporation, capital raise, technology commercialization to founder exit, with an emphasis on working with cross-border founders and entrepreneurs establishing their ventures in the US. He has worked closely with technology companies in seed, angel and VC financings and mergers and acquisitions. His clients range from companies in the business of digital analysis, digital marketing, mobile devolvement, product design and user experience technology. He represented Poland-based Polidea Sp. z o. o. in a sale of its subsidiary Apphance sp. z o. o. to Boston-based Utest Inc. in a seven-figure deal consisting of cash and Utest equity for Polidea. Tytus Cytowski has law degree from Harvard Law School (LLM 05) and is member of the New York State bar and is admitted to practice in Poland.
  • Pavel Curda

    Pavel Curda


    Internet & technology entrepreneur and investor based in central Europe with a background in corporate finance (PwC) and tech journalism (TheNextWeb). Founder of API Mashup Contest (@APImashups) – the biggest API playground in the world. His favorite areas are innovative startups, collaborative consumption and LBS. Pavel holds MBA from Chicago’s DePaul. His focus is Central and Eastern Europe where he sees a lot happening. He is available to smart money investors for finding new investment opportunities in this region.

  • Mark Kofman

    Mark Kofman


    Mark Kofman is a software entrepreneur, the co-founder of 4 startups (Mobi Solutions, Programeter, 300.mg, Import2). Now working on Import2.com - making data migration pain to disappear, forever. Prior to becoming addicted entrepreneur and starting Import2, Mark has also worked as a development lead at T-Mobile, StarSoft, MicroLink. Did lot's of coding. Worked and lived around the globe in Estonia, Russia, Germany, Sweden, United States.

    Product management - Bootstrapping sales - Marketing enterprise software - SaaS

  • Juan Sáenz-Diez

    Juan Sáenz-Diez


    Juan is a financial management consultant and entrepreneur, and has been helping technology based companies reach their financial objectives and find their financing since moving to San Francisco in 2006. Back in Europe, he now focuses on financial management for growth and robust and consistent business plans, advising business owners and investors and lecturing and mentoring at various accelerators and business schools. Before his phase in Silicon Valley, he started and managed two technology startups in the interactive graphics, virtual reality and military simulation industries. Juan is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), holds an Executive MBA from IE Business School and an Aeronautical Engineering degree.


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