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.
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.Read more
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.
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. ...
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.