Neal Dempsey Serial Investor / Bay Partners

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Neal was one of the founding Investor in Starbucks - just one of many great decisions he has made based upon an intuitive sense of which entrepreneurs have the right DNA for success. Recently joining the Forbes Midas List, with 3 IPOs in 2012 alone (Eloqua - acquired in 2012 by Oracle for $871 million; Enphase Energy for $242 million; and Guidewire Software at market cap: $2.09 billion) along with a slew of other coups over his career, Neal's adventurous spirit has also taken him atop six of the seven tallest summits in the world.

The Softer Side of White Bull ... and Word from our Friend Greg Mortenson

Yes, we said we were about Business. But Business is not only about your "bottom line" and a cleverly crafted sales pitch. ... It's about connection. And more, it's about engagement. Hence, the motivation behind bothering with the production of fancy, face-to-face events.

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Jane Gideon Incendio International

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With over 20 years experience in communications, Jane Gideon currently serves as CEO of Incendio International, which she founded in 1994.

Toby Lewis Global Corporate Venturing

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Toby Lewis is the chief executive of Novum Insights, a data business focusing on complex areas of technology investment and strategy, specializing in fintech and cybersecurity. He has spoken at numerous international technology and venture capital events including those held by the NVCA, the Global Technology Symposium, Global Corporate Venturing, Tech Tour, White Bull and International Business Forum.  He was previously the chief analytics officer of Global Corporate Venturing, managing the development of its GCV Analytics platform.

Christopher Pommerening Active Venture Partners

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Christopher Pommerening started his professional career in Spain in 1998 co-founding AutoScout24 Spain as CEO and member of the Board of Directors. Autoscout24 is part of the Scout24 Group, Europe’s leading operator of virtual market places. Christopher was appointed Managing Director of Scout24 Spain in 2001. While preparing the internationalisation of the Scout24 Group, he also set up B24 Networks, a Europe wide on-line market place for the yachting sector.

Jason Ball Qualcomm Ventures

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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.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Each year, we comb the European landscape for bright tech stars. Almost a year has passed since we crowned the Bully Award winners at Pathways 2013. What have they been up to? We like to brag, and we love to watch stuff grow!

So, let's take a look. ...

• BAIMOS
Security in the connected car: Valtech and baimos technologies become strategic partners! Furthermore they were finalists of the M2M Challenge 13/14 in the category Mobility for their innovative Blue ID SDK technology toolkit.

http://press.baimos.com/press_baimos_technologies_press_review_2014.pdf

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