J.P. Rangaswami Salesforce.com
With a background in economics and journalism, JP Rangaswami has been a technology innovator and chief information officer for many leading financial firms. As an advocate for open source and disruptive technologies, Rangaswami has been a leading force in the success of multiple startups, including School of Everything, Salesforce.com (where he is Chief Scientist) and Ribbit.
James Sperans Morgan Stanley
Jamey is a portfolio manager for the Private Equity Fund of Funds group. He joined Morgan Stanley AIP in 2001 and has over 20 years of relevant industry experience. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was a serial entrepreneur, co-founding four businesses, including two marketing automation service companies (TeamToolz and Nimblefish Technologies), and a New York-based private advisory firm. Prior to that, Jamey was as a senior consultant with Bain & Company. In this capacity, he advised both public and private companies on strategic, financial and operational issues.
Jason Ball Qualcomm Ventures
Jason Ball is a Senior Investment Manager at Qualcomm Ventures Europe and is based in London. Jason has 8 years experience working with internet and mobile software start-ups. Prior to joining Qualcomm, he was the Investment Director at London Seed Capital, a seed and early stage venture capital fund, where he focused on material science and internet technology investments.
Jason holds an MBA from ESADE in Barcelona, where he was given the “Innovation and Strategy Award” from the Boston Consulting Group, and a BS in Chemistry from Mississippi College.
Jeff Coe Voyat.com
Since 1996, Jeff Coe has worked with a number of established and emerging technologies from concept to maturity. He was responsible for developing and expanding several technology companies including Mercury Mobility LTD and sevenload GmbH into multiple countries and technology sectors. His core expertise lies within the internet and mobile space primarily that of entertainment, and has brokered several landmark business deals between traditional media and new media including the first major music ringtone deal in Australia.
Mike Butcher TechCrunch / The Europas
Mike Butcher is TechCrunch's "Editor At Large". As such he has a roving brief to write about Startups, Venture Capital, technology trends and emerging markets. A former grunge rock drummer, he became a long-time journalist, and has since written for UK national newspapers and magazines including The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The New Statesman. Mike is also a co-founder and shareholder of TechHub, a service company for startups with several locations in Europe.
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Christian Claussen Ventech
Christian joined Ventech in 2013 to spearhead Ventech's activities in the DACH region, spending his time between offices in Paris and Munich. Before that he invested close to €100m over 15 years for TVM Capital/Munich-Boston (1998-2008) and OMNES Capital/Paris(2009-2013), including lead investments into Tantau Inc.