Rodrigo is a digital native venture capitalist, formerly a strategy consultant, serial entrepreneur, and business angel. After earning his Computer Science Engineering degree at EPITA in Paris, France, he started his career working with industrial, banking, retail and media clients for two large consultancies (KPMG Consulting, Gemini Consulting) co-creating the Internet security, Internet strategy and online marketplaces practices. In the following 10 years, Rodrigo also led a number of digital strategy assignments as a free-lance consultant for public multi-billion revenue companies working closely with both the executive committees and CEOs, with clients such as AOL Europe, Capgemini and Darty. After getting two MBAs (from the Sorbonne University, and later at INSEAD and The Wharton School), he co-founded in 2002 and later ran Glowria, a video-rental and VOD service, that quickly became #1 in France and #2 in Germany. In 2005, he also co-founded and ran vpod.tv, an award-winning multimedia content management software aimed at Fortune 500, with operations in France and Spain. Both had significant venture-capital financing and were acquired. In 2009, he became an active business angel and startup mentor with a strong focus on consumers investing in companies such as Amiando, Trigami, GetAround, RecargaPay, ManifestCommerce, Tribe, Holberton School, Attach.io, etc. He is a frequent speaker at events worldwide, a regular jury member at startup competitions and occasional lecturer in top graduate schools. Rodrigo has also participated in over 300 podcasts in the past 10 years (“French Connection” at LCI Radio, “On Refait Le Mac”), always commenting on the business side of technology. In his spare time, Rodrigo is an avid traveler, B&W photographer, genealogist, wine enthusiast and enjoys opera, fine dining, biking and snowboarding. Rodrigo is a Chilean national, fluent in French, English and Spanish, and has working knowledge of German, Italian and Thai.
Nenad Marovac has more than 25 years of venture capital and private equity investment experience in the technology and media sectors. Nenad is the Founder and Managing Partner of DN Capital. Prior to DN Capital, Nenad was a Partner at Advent International in London, where he focused on TMT investments. Nenad focuses on investments in marketplaces, software as a service (SAAS), fintech, consumer mobile applications and digital health companies. Amongst his select investments are Shazam Entertainment (sold to Apple), Auto1 (largest online marketplace for used cars), Apsmart (acquired by Thomson Reuters), Datanomic (acquired by Oracle), Endeca, (acquired by Oracle), Eve Sleep (IPO London), Happn, Hometogo, Hostmaker, Joblift, Mister Spex, Performance Horizon Group, Purplebricks (IPO London), Tbricks (acquired by Orc) and Quandoo (acquired by Recruit Holding). Nenad is also the Chair of Invest Europe and an active member of YPO in London and Berlin. Nenad received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School
''Seth Berman is co-founder and General Partner at Susa Ventures, where he focuses on investments in frontier tech, logistics, marketplaces & consumer. Seth led Susa’s investments in Flexport, Pericope Data and Expanse. Prior to Susa, Seth was an active angel investor. He has invested in 100+ seed stage companies in total, and his portfolio includes Nest, Optimizely, Wish, Omio and Docker. He also served as the VP of Strategic Marketing for The Richemont Group, a publicly traded company (CFR:VX) which owns brands and e-commerce sites Cartier, Net-A-Porter.com, Mr. Porter, Montblanc, and Chloe. Seth graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a bachelor’s degrees in Business and Finance.''
Peter is a Managing Partner at Transmedia Capital, an early stage venture fund focused on: digital media, marketing automation, online marketplaces, mobile and SaaS companies. Peter founded three technology companies and has been in the early stage venture business for more than 18 years. He has completed more than 85 investments including top search engines Baidu (China) and Yandex (Russia), C2B (Inktomi), and more recently: Percolate, Domo, and Wish. Peter was a co-founder of Kicklabs, a San Francisco based seed stage accelerator. In 1998, he was a Managing Partner at Whittman-Hart (WHIT), a $1 billion global IT solutions provider. Prior, he was a founder and CEO of Axis Consulting, a leading systems integrator specializing in Internet and ERP solutions, which was acquired by Whittman-Hart in 1997 in a deal valued at $60M. He holds a BS degree in Mathematics from the Western Australian Institute of Technology. When he is not focused on his technology investments, Peter is most passionate about his family, wine, food, skiing, and fly-fishing.
Entrepreneur and Angel Investor with broad experience in Cloud Computing, Digital Media, Data Driven Advertising, E-Commerce, and Online Marketplaces. Passion - Love to solve hard and valuable problems (with great software ;-) Speciality - Starting from scratch and turning ideas into sustainable businesses. Key Skills - Business Development, Corporate Development, Product Management, Marketing & Sales Funnel Optimization, Growth Hacking, Fund Raising, M&A.
Jonathan is a Partner at e.ventures, a global Venture Capital Fund with offices in the US, Germany, Japan, China and Brazil. Since Jonathan joined e.ventures in 2011 he worked both out of the San Francisco office and the European offices in Hamburg and Berlin. He supports the European early-stage investment team with a special focus on investments in Marketplaces, SaaS and Mobile. Prior to joining e.ventures, Jonathan held several positions within the Otto Group in Europe, Japan and the US. Jonathan has a technical background holding a degree in Computer Science and Business Management. In 2016 Forbes Magazine listed Jonathan on the 30 under 30 list awarding the top young leaders, creative inventors and entrepreneurs.
Universal Commerce Group
Gennadiy Vasyukov is a serial technology entrepreneur and venture investor. He has launched dozens of internet-projects in the markets of Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and European Union countries such as Poland, the Czech Republic, Spain, the Netherlands, France, Cyprus, and continues to invest in this direction. He owns and operates companies in the different business areas such as e-commerce, FinTech, EdTech, BigData, machine learning, AI. In the same time, Gennadiy is a senior business manager with more than 20 years’ experience in law, IP rights, business development and consultancy. He used to working on large projects covering multiple sites and countries, and able to manage, motivate and developing successful and productive teams. From 2006 till 2011 Gennadiy Vasyukov was a Supervisory Board Member at Global Spirits Holding (ТМ “Khortitsa”, “Shustov”, “Morosha”, “Blagoff”, “Medovukha”, “Oreanda”) - the largest alcohol holding in the Eastern Europe, which turnover in 2010 was about $1b. In 2010, Gennadiy co-founded a law company «Vasyukov, Ostapyuk & Partners» with offices in Ukraine and USA. In 2012, Gennadiy co-founded the International Internet Holding «Universal Commerce Group». The holding includes more than 25 projects in such areas as E-commerce, Price Comparison, Marketplaces, Job, Recruiting, Automotive, Real Estate, Healthcare, Digital Marketing, Lead Generation, Media and others. Main projects are Aport, Price.ua, Trud.com, Vcene, Modasto. In 2014, Gennadiy co-founded WAYFORPAY. It is the online payment system with 3-D Secure technology that is licensed by the National Bank of Ukraine, National Commission for Financial Markets Regulation and also has the license of the National Bank of the Czech Republic, with a right of electronic money emission. The Company has offices in Ukraine and in EU countries (Latvia and the Czech Republic). In 2018, he has launched a new non-profit project Noblest.org – portal of personnel search for non-profit organizations all over the world. Gennadiy received a PhD in Public Finance and Master of Public Administration and authored the thesis «Provision of Financial Autonomy of Local Self-Government» and 11 research papers. He was rated a candidate master by the Ukrainian Chess Federation and is the prizewinner of Ukrainian judo tournaments.
Corigin Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm based in New York, New York. The firm invests in the mobile, consumer goods and services, e-commerce, internet of things, marketplaces, proptech, finetch and retail sectors.
At Javelin, Alex is a generalist, looking for disruptive opportunities across a variety of sectors, including marketplaces, e-commerce, digital media, consumer mobile, gaming, fintech, and enterprise SaaS. He sits on the boards of Estimote, KindlyCare, MasterClass, Rinse, Stensul, Telerivet, and Vendigo. Alex is also a board observer for Mythical Games and Thumbtack. Prior to joining Javelin, Alex was a Principal at DFJ Aurora, where he helped establish one of the first venture capital funds focused on high tech investments in Russia and Eastern Europe. Prior to DFJ, Alex was the first employee at ooma, a venture-backed company in the consumer electronics, VoIP (voice over IP) space, where he led the company’s initial product roll out, customer acquisition, and retail distribution strategy in product management and business development roles. Alex was also co-founder of Say-Hey-Hey.com, one of the web’s first free video dating sites, where he was in charge of all product development, fundraising, and business development efforts. Alex serves as a key advisor to several Silicon Valley early stage start-ups, including Sifteo (acquired by 3DR). Alex holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was co-President of the Venture Capital Club, a leader of a Global Study Trip, and a Board Fellow. He also holds a B.S. in Management Science and Engineering, a B.A. in International Relations, and an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. During his time at Stanford, Alex was a Mayfield Fellow and led major technology centered research projects at General Motors and IBM for Stanford’s Center for Work, Technology, and Organization.
Birchmere Ventures is a venture capital firm that was founded in 1996 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The firm invests in early stage startup companies operating in the SaaS, marketplaces and mobile sectors.
Partner @softtech-vc. Investing in marketplaces, consumer services, SaaS, mobile, edtech, digital health. Marketing, product & consulting in a former life.
Mukul Singhal is a Co-Founder and serves as Partner at Pravega Ventures. Mukul Singhal served as Principal at SAIF Partners. Mukul has over 10 years of venture investing experience in India. In the past, he has led investments and served on the boards of companies like UrbanClap, Industry Buying, TravelTriangle, NoBroker, AutoNinja, PropTiger, Bobble App and Tracxn. He invests in Consumer Internet, Mobililty and Marketplaces. He holds a B.Tech from IIT Kanpur and an MBA from ISB, Hyderabad.
Marketplaces by Flightvc
Based in San Francisco. Invests in Marketplaces, Consumer Internet, SaaS, Enterprise Software
Sarah joined Bain Capital Ventures in 2018 and primarily invests in early- to mid-stage companies across a range of sectors including consumer, SaaS, mobility, and marketplaces. Her current active investments include Lime and Perksy. She is based in Palo Alto and spent the last decade in leadership roles at Facebook and Quora while also seed investing with micro-funds Graph Ventures and F7. Most recently, Sarah was VP of Sales and Operations at Quora, the knowledge sharing network. She led the launch of monetization and also ran HR and recruiting, scaling the company from 40 to 200+ employees. She built the HR and operations teams responsible for company culture, compensation, benefits, equity refreshers, performance reviews, HRIS/ATS implementation, people development, policy enforcement, and content moderation. From 2008 to 2012, Sarah was in various regional and global leadership roles at Facebook. As Director of Online Operations, she launched teams including the Austin office, mid-market account management, and the SMB growth team. Her team grew revenue to $1 billion ARR while reducing churn and increasing customer satisfaction. Before Facebook, Sarah also held positions with Swish Marketing, Sylvan Learning Centers, and Madison Metropolitan Public Schools. Sarah enjoys helping founders grow and scale. She is an active member of All Raise and is passionate about inclusion, encouraging the development of underrepresented groups in leadership and entrepreneurship. Sarah has her MBA from Stanford and undergraduate degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She loves playing board games and collecting wine with her husband Kyle.
Bessemer Venture Partners
Jeff Epstein is an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, where he specializes in Marketplaces and Cloud Computing. Jeff is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Oracle, one of the world’s largest and most profitable technology companies, with a market value of over $100 billion. Prior to joining Oracle, Epstein served as Chief Financial Officer of several public and private companies, including DoubleClick (sold to Google), King World Productions (sold to CBS) and Nielsen’s Media Measurement and Information Group.Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at The First Boston Corporation. He serves on the Boards of Directors of Kaiser Permanente, Priceline.com, Shutterstock and Global Eagle Entertainment, and the Management Board of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Jeff holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BA from Yale College.