ENTREPRENEUR, START-UP DEVELOPMENT, VENTURE COACHING
Martin is an entrepreneur and technology leader that recently served as CFO of European foodtech InFarm. Prior to that, he led the EuropeanPioneers Accelerator in Berlin on behalf of the European Commission. Additionally, he headed Operations at Startupbootcamp Media in Tel Aviv and London. He’s also been active as an educator, teaching courses about entrepreneurship, business modelling, and fundraising at Tel Aviv University. He holds an M.Sc. from ESCP Europe, which he received in London, Paris and Madrid.
Kalam’s background is in technology investments, focusing on early stage companies in fast growing tech sectors. Kalam is a Startup and Innovation Advisor at European Innovation Hub in Berlin where he works with tech startups on their product development and user testing at the EuropeanPioneers accelerator in Berlin.
Michael was intimately involved in transactions with major Japanese corporates including: Hitachi, Denon, Columbia Music Entertainment, Sammy Sega and others. Prior, Michael was a team leader with Soros Real Estate Investors in Japan, working with leading Japan large cap corporates, all in restructures and asset backed buy outsand turn-arounds. Prior to Michael’s involvement with Soros, he was with Morgan Stanley’s private equity real estate group (MSREF) in Los Angeles, New York, Japan and Australia during 1996 through 2000. Michael was responsible for investments of almost $10.0B.
CORPORATE STRATEGY, INVESTMENT COMMITTEE BOARD
Claude is currently a director at Google and the former Senior VP of Global Digital Properties and eCommerce within BBC Worldwide. Previously, Claude was the VP of Digital Operations at Warner Music International, where he was central to driving digital commerce expansion outside of the US. Prior to Warner, he worked at management consultancy Bain & Company, working across major media, technology and telecom clients in the US and Europe. Claude holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an MSc in Computer Science from Ecole Superieure d’Electricite.
Jason Keiles is a strategic advisor, investor and mentor, advising CEO's, board members and management teams on key business imperatives including investment opportunities. He has spent much of his career identifying, structuring, negotiating and closing deals (acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic partnerships) within the TMT sector across Europe, North America and Asia. Jason has held senior positions with Hollywood Studios (e.g. Universal Studios, Twentieth Century Fox), privately held media companies (e.g. Virgin Radio International) and entrepreneurial start-ups in television, radio, digital and other related fields.
Scott De Mercado
Scott is the Founder of music distribution company Audiotube. He worked for 10 years prior with Lennox Lewis, managing and assisting in strategic planning for all of Lewis’ major fights. He then transitioned into digital media and headed business development for several leading media companies, including Visual Media (Intel, Benchmark, 3i funded).