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Eileen Burbidge is a Partner at Passion Capital, the pre-eminent early-stage VC fund based in London. She brings extensive operational experience to her investment activities gleaned from business and product roles at Yahoo!, Skype, Apple and elsewhere. In addition to Passion Capital, Eileen is also the Chair of TechCity UK, which is the British government-backed organisation supporting digital business across the UK. She is also HM Treasury’s Special Envoy for FinTech appointed by then Chancellor George Osborne; Tech Ambassador for the Mayor of London’s office and served on former Prime Minister David Cameron’s Business Advisory Group. Eileen was made an MBE for services to Business in June 2015 and holds a BSc Engineering degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.See Eileen Burbidge's Crunchbase profile →
Agustin (he prefers "Agus") Gomez Is A Co-Founder & CEO at Wallapop. Previously with iSOCO, the Boston Consulting Group, and Accenture, Gomez attended the respected ESADE Business School. Together with the Wallapop team, he is developing a disruptive new kind of mobile P2P marketplace. He firmly believes that they have a great chance to disrupt the second hand P2P sector. He was previously Innovation & technology director with iSOCO. Prior to that he was a Business Consultant with the Boston Consulting Group and with Accenture on the Strategic and IT Consulting Team. He has also been an Engineer with VisioWave in Switzerland.See Agustin Gomez's Crunchbase profile →
Swedish entrepreneur Niklas Östberg is the Co-Founder and CEO of Delivery Hero. He holds a Master of Industrial Engineering & Management from Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm & ETH Zurich. Following five years as a management consultant at Oliver Wyman, Niklas co-founded Pizza.nu (later OnlinePizza.se) where he served as a full-time chairman. After winning the Swedish market he was responsible for building up market leading companies in online food ordering in Poland, Finland and Austria. In late 2010, Niklas convinced Team Europe to develop the concept to the German market under the name of Lieferheld (Lieferheld.de) and got the license to use the technology and know-how from the original Swedish company. After a successful market entry into the competitive German market, Niklas Östberg and his team decided to launch the business model internationally under the name of Delivery Hero in May 2011. The company has since then expanded the concept organically and through acquisitions into 34 international markets, and is today the largest global platform for online food ordering with 200,000+ local restaurants in its network, processing more than 10m orders monthly. What initially was a small vision narrowed to the Swedish market has today expanded into a global vision to provide a platform of choice, convenience, reliability and quality. Or, in essence, an entire food court in your pocket.Niklas’ vision is to transform the industry. Therefore services of Delivery Hero will reflect changing eating habits just as new opportunities in technology and logistics.See Niklas Östberg's Crunchbase profile →
Danny Rimer is a general partner at Index Ventures, based in San Francisco. He currently serves on the boards of Flipboard, Patreon, 1stdibs, Farfetch, Sky (LSE:BSY), Good Eggs, Nasty Gal, Viagogo, Dropbox, Anki, and SFMOMA. Danny was previously a director of Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY), Trialpay (now sold to Visa (NASDAQ:V)), KVS (NASDAQ:SYMC), Last.fm (NYSE:CBS), Lovefilm (NASDAQ:AMZN), MySQL (NASDAQ:ORCL), Neoteris (NASDAQ:JNPR) and Skype (NASDAQ:EBAY). Prior to joining Index in 2002, Danny was a general partner of The Barksdale Group, where he invested in a dozen companies including TellMe (Microsoft). Previously, Danny was Managing Director in Hambrecht & Quist's (JP Morgan) Equity Research Group and was responsible for the firm's Internet practice.See Danny Rimer's Crunchbase profile →
Neil co-founded Index Ventures with Giuseppe Zocco and David Rimer in 1996. Previously he spent 4 years with Montgomery Securities in San Francisco. Neil has invested in market-defining companies from across the spectrum including Betfair (LSE: BET), Genmab, FundingCircle, Climate Corp. (MON), HouseTrip, Kaggle, Last.fm (CBS), Stack Exchange and Supercell. He has served on the board of U.C. Sampdoria, and currently serves on the board of Human Rights Watch. Neil Rimer is the Board Director of Moo Print Ltd. He is also a Partner of Index Ventures which he founded in Geneva with Giuseppe Zocco and David Rimer. Neil started the venture capital activity of Index's predecessor firm, later co-founding Index Ventures and raising the firm's first fund in 1996.Prior to this, Neil spent four years with Montgomery Securities in San Francisco. Neil’s current investment interests include Internet media, e-commerce, entertainment and education businesses as well as capital-efficient, information-oriented cleantech companies. He currently serves on a number of Boards including FundingCircle, doubleTwist, HouseTrip, Lehigh Technologies, MOO Print, Netvibes, Photobox, Redwood Systems, Stack Exchange, and Weatherbill. Previously Neil sponsored and served on the Boards of Betfair (LSE:BET.L), Last.fm (CBS), Ofoto (Kodak), Trolltech (Nokia) Listen (Real Networks), Numerical Technologies (Synopsis), Genmab (SDE: GNA), Stepstone.. He has a BA in History and Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.See Neil Rimer's Crunchbase profile →
Oliver Samwer was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1972. Oliver holds M.Sc. degree in Business Administration from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. Upon graduation, Oliver and his two brothers founded Alando.de in 1999. After the sale of Alando.de to eBay Inc., he was Managing Director of eBay, responsible for Germany, Switzerland and Austria. In 2000, Oliver and his two brothers founded Jamba! AG, which was acquired by Verisign Inc. in 2004. In 2007, Oliver founded Rocket Internet. Since 2014, Oliver has served as Rocket’s Chief Executive Officer. Oliver is responsible for strategy development and implementation, business development and investor relations.See Oliver Samwer's Crunchbase profile →
Mr. Azmat Yusuf is a Founder at Citymapper Limited. Yusuf previously worked at Google, as well as in the venture capital and equities fields for international banks. He started the app in 2011 as a guide for Londoners to navigate the city's bus network. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in both Electrical Engineering and Economics and received his MBA from INSEAD in 2009.See Azmat Yusuf's Crunchbase profile →