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
Henry Jefferies is an early-stage venture capital investor at Dawn Capital in London, focusing on B2B software and fintech in Europe at Series A/B. Dawn Capital is the largest European B2B-focused VC, with previous investments including Mimecast [MIME], iZettle, Collibra, Showpad and Dataiku. Previously Henry was an associate in the TMT M&A team at Goldman Sachs in London. Henry is a graduate of Oriel College, Oxford University, with a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Mark Patricof is an American businessman and entrepreneur. Considered a digital media pioneer, tech investor, and seasoned investment banker, he has advised on and invested in a wide range of leading traditional and digital media and entertainment companies and transactions. Patricof is the founder of Patricof Co, a highly specialized private investment platform designed to meet the unique business needs and opportunities of professional athletes. The firm is backed by J.P. Morgan Private Equity Group (PEG), one of the longest-standing and most successful private equity firms in the industry with over $24 billion in assets under management. The Patricof Co investing platform, in conjunction with PEG, provides flexible capital to co-invest alongside clients in later stage growth equity and private equity transactions, while the firm’s advisory platform gives sports professionals a competitive edge in private investing by augmenting their ability to evaluate, structure, negotiate and ultimately exit individual principal investments. Previously, Patricof served as Co-Head of the TMT (Technology, Media, Telecom) practice at Houlihan Lokey, a publicly-traded global investment bank to whom he sold his previous firm, MESA Global. While at Houlihan Lokey, Patricof’s notable transactions include advising on the highly publicized sale of Gawker Media to Univision at a bankruptcy auction for a staggering $135 million and the sale of the iconic concert venue Webster Hall to AEG Presents and Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment. Prior to Houlihan, Patricof co-founded MESA, a boutique investment bank focused on providing M&A advisory, private placement, and structured finance services to high-growth companies across the media and entertainment landscape. Core areas of focus included film, television, music, sports, live entertainment and digital media, including key verticals such as games, interactive, advertising, and e-commerce. MESA advised on over 80 transactions including some of the most notable deals in the sector: Colony Capital’s acquisition of Miramax, the sale of Songza to Google, the sale of Indiagames to Disney, structured finance transactions for Relativity and IMAX, and equity financings for Blue Man Group and FanDuel. Additionally, MESA advised multiple global corporations, including Discovery Channel, Time Inc., and Viacom. In 2012, Patricof launched MESA Ventures, an early-stage venture fund focused on e-commerce, advertising technology, and digital content. The fund, which invested in Seed and Series A rounds alongside established and top-tier early-stage VC firms, combined a unique data-driven ranking system with a co-investment strategy, thus creating the first “indexing” approach to seed-stage investing. Patricof was a co-founder of <kpe>, an incubator/digital studio that financed, designed, and built businesses for media and entertainment industry clients such as the BBC, CBS, Disney, Hearst and Viacom. Patricof served as President and CEO of the company until it was sold to Omnicom. Patricof began his career with a six-year stint at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in Los Angeles, where he started in the agency’s famed mail room. Patricof graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He then attended the University of Southern California’s Master of Film Studies program. Patricof is a member of the board of directors of the Hornblower Cruises and NEP Broadcasting; he formerly served on the board of the New York Economic Development Corporation. He also currently serves as a Senior Advisor to Crestview Partners. Patricof currently serves as Chairman of the Board for New Heights, a non-profit organization based in New York City whose stated mission is to “inspire inner-city youth to be leaders, champions and student-athletes and empower them to be successful in high school, college and life.”
Northern Light Venture Capital is a venture capital firm targeting early stage opportunities of innovation and disruptive technology in China. It was founded in 2005 and is based in Beijing, China. The firm focuses on three main sectors: TMT (technology, media and telecom), advanced technology and healthcare.
Fortune Venture Capital is a venture capital firm that focuses to invest in the TMT media, consumer products and services, modern agriculture, clean-tech. manufacturing, robotics, military and healthcare sectors. The firm prefers to invest for 3 to 5 years through seed stage, early stage, growth stage and per-IPO financing.
Ido Sum is a Partner at TLcom Capital LLP, focused on the TLcom TIDE Africa fund. Prior to TLcom, Ido was the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Airlines WiMAX Communication, an East Africa based mobile broadband operator. Prior to founding Airlines, Ido had a boutique consulting business focused on web start-ups and web-incubators in Israel. He also worked as Business Development Manager at TMT - Israel's largest interactive television company. During his studies, Ido interned at Qualcomm, focusing on its emerging markets strategy looking at Africa and the Middle East. He is a Lieutenant (res.) in the IDF intelligence corps. Ido has been involved in social entrepreneurship for over 15 years, founding 3 NGOs, The largest of which is NOVA Israel's largest strategic consulting service to the social service, which he Co-Chairs. He won the GSVC (Global Social Venture Competition) with the re:Moition team in 2010, and came 2nd on the Hult Global Challenge 2011 (world's largest business case competition) with HydeRate - an innovative solution for water financing in developing markets - where he is active to date. Ido holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a BSc in industrial engineering from Tel Aviv University.
Sunny is a Partner at Endeavour Partners, a boutique strategy consulting firm. He has worked extensively with technology, media and telecommunication (TMT) service providers, device manufacturers and healthcare organizations in the US, Europe and Asia. Sunny has been a successful entrepreneur, strategic adviser, executive and angel investor throughout his career. Prior to joining Endeavour Partners, Sunny was a Founder and CEO of Context Connect, a wireless directory and connectivity solutions provider. Mr. Ahn co-founded Takeaclass, a database service company focused on providing marketing and procurement services for over 800 educational institutions, which was sold to Mindedge in 2001. Sunny has held senior consulting at GeoPartners Research (sold to Renaissance Worldwide in 1999), in key marketing roles at SAS and was a programmer within the Internal Medicine Department at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He has worked directly with the Department of Justice on anti-trust matters, Ofcom in the development of wireless directory and connectivity solutions in the UK telecommunication market as well as on public interest (healthcare, education, security) matters involving the US International Trade Commission (ITC). As an industry expert, Sunny has testified in front of the United States House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet on the topic of private connectivity and directory services. Sunny holds three US patents in the area of private connectivity and mobile directory services. Sunny has held teaching and research positions at MIT, Harvard University and Yonsei University (Korea). He holds a Masters and Bachelors degree from Harvard University.