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Philippe is a Partner at Accel Partners. Philippe joined Accel in 2011 after working in the technology industry for more than 15 years, including close to ten years in Silicon Valley. Philippe is leading Accel's Big Data Fund efforts in Europe and also focuses on investments in security, cloud computing and digital services. He is responsible for the firm’s investments in Blablacar, the leading European ridesharing community, Docusign, the global SaaS leader in electronic signature and Hailo the global cab e-hailing mobile network. He also co-led Accel's investment in HouseTrip, the next generation holiday rental booking website and Crowdstrike, a big data security company. Prior to joining Accel, Philippe worked five years in the Menlo Park office of Bessemer Venture Partners, a global venture firm, where he led or supported investments in early and late stage companies in the US and Europe, including: Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), Eloqua: NASDAQ: ELOQ, acq. By Oracle), Criteo (NASDAQ: CRTO), Bizo, Intacct and Retail Solutions. Before joining Bessemer, Philippe spent eight years with the high-tech practice of McKinsey&Co. in Silicon Valley and Europe, specializing in the software and Internet industries. During that time, Philippe led the development of Internet start-ups, was a key contributor to the firm's work with "on-demand" software, and advised clients on sales, marketing, and growth strategies. Philippe also served in the French Navy. In addition to his native French, he is fluent in Italian and loves Italian food. Philippe lives in London with his wife Helene and likes surfing, snowboarding and martial arts. A frequent speaker at cloud-computing events, Philippe has authored severa "Cracking the code". Philippe holds an MS in Science from the Ecole Polytechnique and an MS in Applied Engineering from the Ecole des Mines.See Philippe Botteri's CrunchBase profile →
Saul Klein is the Co - Founder of Kano Computing. Saul joined the London office Index as a Partner in February 2007. He currently serves on the boards of, Alertme, Chartbeat, Erply, GlassesDirect, MyHeritage, Seedcamp, Songkick, Soluto . Saul brings over 15 years of experience successfully building and exiting companies in both the US and Europe as an Etrepreneur, Operator and Seed Investor. Most recently he was the Co - Founder and original CEO at what is now Lovefilm International (Amazon) and part of the original executive team at Skype (eBay). Saul loves working with seed and early stage companies and is a passionate believer that Europe is only scratching the surface in terms of its potential for entrepreneurs to create great startups. To support this vision, since 1999 he has been a Founding Partner of The Accelerator Group (TAG) and in 2007 he also started Seedcamp and OpenCoffee Club, which is now active in over 90 cities around the world.See Saul Klein's CrunchBase profile →
Daniel is a General Partner with Balderton Capital. Daniel has over 14 years’ experience investing and working with internet companies. He spent five years as a partner at Wellington Partners, where he led investments in 11 companies and sat on the board of many of them. He covered opportunities across Europe and was an investor, often providing the first institutional money, in a number of fast-growing companies including Hailo, YPlan, SumAll, EyeEm and Qype (sold to Yelp). Before joining Wellington, Daniel was a partner at 3i where he worked on all of their venture and private equity investments in the internet sector in North America and Europe. Prior to that, he was at Yahoo! for six years from 1999, covering strategic development and M&A across the European region. He has a PhD and MA in applied mathematics from Oxford University and a Chartered Diploma in Accounting and Finance.See Daniel Waterhouse's CrunchBase profile →
Eileen Burbidge (@eileentso) is a Partner at Passion Capital, the London-based venture capital firm she established with Stefan Glaenzer and Robert Dighero. She brings extensive operational experience to her investment activities gleaned from business and product development roles at Yahoo!, Skype, PalmSource, Openwave, Sun and Apple. Eileen was ranked #18 in the WIRED100 list (2012) and serves on the advisory board for Tech City (chaired by the Prime Minister’s Office at No 10 Downing Street). She is also a frequent guest commentator on Bloomberg TV, CNBC and BBC News. Eileen holds a Computer Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.See Eileen Burbidge's CrunchBase profile →
Justin Kan is an internet entrepreneur. He is best known for founding Kiko, the first AJAX web calendar; Justin.tv, a live video streaming platform; Socialcam, a mobile video sharing app (acquired for $60mm by Autodesk in 2012); Twitch, a video game streaming platform (acquired by Amazon for $970mm in 2014); and Exec, an on demand maid service (acquired by Handybook in 2014). He is currently a partner at the seed fund Y Combinator. He graduated from Yale University with a degree in Physics and Philosophy.See Justin Kan's CrunchBase profile →
Mikkel Svane is the CEO and founder of Zendesk. He has served as CEO and a member of the board of directors since August 2007. He was appointed Chair of the board of directors in January 2014. He started the company with Morten Primdahl and Alexander Aghassipour to make great customer service available to everyone and create software that people love to use. Today, he leads Zendesk’s global operations and business strategy with those same goals in mind. A Dane-turned-San Franciscan, Mikkel in 2009 moved the company from Copenhagen to San Francisco. He keeps Zendesk’s Danish design roots at the center of the product while growing the number of people using it to hundreds of millions worldwide. During his earlier time in Denmark, Mikkel led a service-management consulting group, founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Caput A/S, a software company for online community, served as a technology consultant, and launched Denmark’s first community portal. He holds an A.P. in marketing management from Arhus Kobmandsskole.See Mikkel Svane's CrunchBase profile →
Since July 2011, Maelle Gavet has been Chief Executive Officer of OZON Holdings, which includes OZON.ru, OZON travel, O’Courier, Sapato.ru and OZON Solutions, and is currently Russia’s leading e-commerce business. Under Gavet’s leadership and vision, OZON’s five diversified businesses grew revenue by 84% in 2011 with sales topping $300 million. The business has since grown exponentially with OZON Holdings reporting $750 million turnover in 2013. Gavet helped secure one of Russia’s largest infusions of VC funding, a $100 million round of funding in September 2011. This round was eclipsed by a $150 million fundraising closed in April 2014. In February 2012, Gavet established a critical corporate milestone for the company with OZON’s strategic acquisition of Sapato.ru, Russia’s leading online shoe and accessory retailer. Less than one year later in January 2013, Gavet launched OZON Solutions, a b2b service inspired by GSI and aimed at helping other companies advance in the field of e-commerce. In May 2014, under Gavet’s leadership, OZON acquired a substantial stake in the leading Russian eBook distribution platform, LitRes.ru. In September 2012, Gavet was featured in the Fast Company article titled, "Is This the Jeff Bezos of Russia?" Gavet was also named that year as one of Fast Company’s "100 Most Creative People in Business." Additionally, Gavet was honored as one of Fortune Magazine’s "40 Under 40" in October 2012. She was also listed in 2012 as one of Forbes Magazine’s "Women to Watch." Maelle's speaking engagements – DLD (Moscow, 2012; Munich, 2014), Women’s Forum (Deauville, 2013), Le Web (Paris 2013), TechCrunch (Moscow, 2013), Next Berlin (Berlin, 2012), Techonomy (Half Moon Bay, 2012), etc. Prior to being named CEO, Gavet was Sales and Marketing director of OZON.ru, she developed and implemented strategies to grow OZON’s brand and rapidly expand its customer base. From 2003 to 2009, Gavet was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group. Gavet was also Founder and Managing Director at Predstavitelskij Dom from 2001-2003, and she also worked at the non-profit Preobrazhenie Foundation as Project Manager from 1999 to 2001. Born in France, Gavet was educated at the Sorbonne, the Ecole Normale Supérieure, and the Institut D’Etudes Politiques.See Maëlle Gavet's CrunchBase profile →