Greg Mortenson CAI / Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson is the co-founder of nonprofit Central Asia Institute www.ikat.org , founder of Pennies For Peace www.penniesforpeace.org , and co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Three Cups of Tea www.threecupsoftea.com , and author of the bestsellerStones into Schools www.stonesintoschools.com .
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.
Krishna Visvanathan DFJ Esprit
Krishna has been actively engaged in international start-ups and Venture Capital investing for over 15 years. Krishna joined DFJ Esprit in 2009 and focuses primarily on Internet, mobile and networking related businesses.
Krishna is responsible for DFJ Esprit’s investments in Achica, Qosmos, Radium One, Netronome Systems, Cambridge Semiconductor, Light Blue Optics, MediaFed, and MoviePilot.
Krishna also led DFJ Esprit’s investments in Icera (acquired by Nvidia) and The Cloud Networks (acquired by BskyB).
Christian Siegele Capnamic Ventures
He holds a diploma in physics from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and a diploma in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) in Bologna, Italy. Between 1997 and 2008, Christian worked at 3i where he last worked as senior partner for the German venture capital business. Throughout his career, Christian was responsible for major venture capital portfolios and numerous successful IPOs and trade sales.
Javier Torremocha Kibo Ventures
Javier Torremocha has more than 16 years of transaction experience with leading global firms like Lehman Brothers (1994-2000) and, more recently, UBS (2001-2009). In UBS he was Head of Corporate Advisory, where he was solely focused in advising entrepreneurs and family-owned companies in corporate finance transactions.
Aquilino Peña Kibo Ventures
Aquilino Peña has been involved in the digital industry since the late 90s and has been involved in all areas of the Business, mainly ecommerce, online marketing and content. Aquilino has been an active Angel investor and advisor to a number of companies such as BaseKit (UK), Acierto.com, Matrix, Bodeboca, PayCo (Germany), Virtual Contenidos, Alice (US/España) amongst other relevant proyects.
Chrysanthos Chrysanthou Accel Partners
An engineer by trade, completed BSc in Computer Science at UC San Diego, then moved to Silicon Valley and worked for Cisco for 4+ years in various tech and ops roles before moving to England for an MBA at Cambridge University. Following that, returned to Cisco for 5 more years where he focused on investments and acquisitions for Cisco's Software and Services division, based out of London, but lived in India for almost a year and completed transactions in the US.