MiM Award Judges

The Money in Mobile Award will be made to one of ten presenting companies selected to present at the Money in Mobile Forum on 14th June. It will be awarded to the business that has the highest potential to make money for its customers. Submit your entry here in our absurdly simple entry form. If it takes 5 minutes, you are doing it wrong but get your skates on, the entry deadline is 31st May.

The ten selected companies will be given a free place at the Forum. If you want to guarantee your place at the event, simply register to attend the event. If you are selected to present, your registration fee will be automatically refunded.

The Money in Mobile Award will be made to one of ten presenting companies selected to present at the Money in Mobile Forum on 14th June. It will be awarded to the business that has the highest potential to make money for its customers. Submit your entry here in our absurdly simple entry form. If it takes 5 minutes, you are doing it wrong but get your skates on, the entry deadline is 31st May.

The ten selected companies will be given a free place at the Forum. If you want to guarantee your place at the event, simply register to attend the event. If you are selected to present, your registration fee will be automatically refunded.

Max Bautin, Partner, IQ Capital

Max has worked at IQ Capital since 2001, first building the seed part of IQCP ’s business and then leading the fundraising of the IQ Capital Fund. He has invested in over 30 high-technology companies – including DanioLabs (Summit), Novacta, Phonetic Arts (Google), Revieworld, Quotient (EKF), Veebeam and Transversal – and currently sits on the boards of Grapeshot, Moviestorm, OnRelay and Power Challenge.  Max started his career in Millicom and then Metrosvyaz, both private equity players investing in mobile telecoms companies in Eastern Europe and other developing countries. He holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Maryland and an MBA from the University of Cambridge. Max enjoys flying sailplanes and riding motorcycles.

Roberto Bonanzinga, Partner, Balderton Capital

Prior to joining Balderton, Roberto spent 15 years working with entrepreneurs in the US and in Europe acting as a non-executive director/adviser to numerous companies including Jaiku (acquired by Google NASDAQ:GOOG), Jambaz, Mobango, Pageflakes (acquired by Live Universe), Piczo, and Woome. Roberto’s past operational experience includes sr. Management roles at Viatel, Netscalibur, Topica, Fabrik (acquired by Critical Path) and Information Access Company (acquired by Thomson Corporation NYSE:TOC).

Nic Brisbourne, Partner, DFJ Esprit

Nic has been in venture capital since 2000. In that time he has worked in London, Europe and Silicon Valley. His main areas of focus have been software and media. Prior to DFJ Esprit he was with Reuters Venture Capital. Nic’s investment experience includes buy.at (sold to AOL for $125m) and UltraDNS (acquired by Neustar – NYSE NSR). Prior to joining Reuters Nic worked for Operis, a software and services start-up, and Cap Gemini. Nic also authors a blog commenting on the European technology and venture capital markets. Please see www.theequitykicker.com.

Simon Clark, Partner, Fidelity Growth Partners

Simon is a Partner at Fidelity Growth Partners in London.  He focuses on investment opportunities in emerging European technology companies and serves on the board of Asset Control, Curam, Neverfail, Newbay, Qumas and GoodData. Prior to joining Fidelity Ventures in 1999, Simon was Chief Financial Officer and General Manager, International of TheStreet.com, (NASDAQ: TSCM) a leading financial news website. In this role he managed two rounds of venture fundraising, a strategic investment and the IPO process, was responsible for the company’s IT infrastructure and set up its international operations. He spent over seven years at Reuters in various finance, IT and general management positions and, in 1995, established and ran Reuters.com. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Price Waterhouse in London. Simon represents Fidelity Growth Partners as a committee member for the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Associate (BVCA), the industry body for the UK private equity and venture capital industry and serves on the London Committee for Human Rights Watch. Simon holds an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Wadham College Oxford.

Alliott Cole, Investment Director, Octopus Ventures

Alliott is a principal at Octopus (backers of Zoopla, Graze.com, LoveFiLM, Certivox, Mi-Pay) which is one of the most active investors in early stage companies in the UK currently. He sits on the board of the British Business Angel Association and is a mentor at the Cambridge Accelerator Spring Board. Prior to joining Octopus, he spent four years at Ashurst, where he advised on a number of transactions across the technology, media and internet sectors. Alliott writes blog at www.alliott.posterous.com and can be followed on twitter @alliott

Frederic Court, General Partner, Advent Ventures

Frédéric joined Advent in 2001 and is involved with several early and later stage technology investments in Europe. His areas of focus are internet services (particularly ecommerce), digital media, software and mobile. Frédéric joined Advent from ETEXX, a VC-backed e-collaboration software and online services company which he co-founded in France in 1999. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Frédéric spent 6 years in corporate finance at Lazard in London, Milan and New York where he focused on advising clients in the telecommunications and technology sectors, being involved in transactions worth over $100bn.

Follow Frédéric on Twitter @fcourt

Andy Favell, Editor, mobiThinking

Andy Favell is a London-based freelance journalist and Web editor. He has been writing about business and technology for a dozen years for umpteen trade titles and national newspapers (both British and International ones) and has worked as a Web editor/producer on BBC and Channel 4 websites.

In 2008, he became the editor of mobiThinking – a dotMobi resource for mobile marketers. mobiThinking is best known for The big compendium of global mobile stats and Guide to mobile advertising networks and its guides to all the major mobile markets from Japan to USA.

Find out more at: http://mobithinking.com

Laurence Garrett, General Partner, Highland Capital

As a General Partner in Highland’s London office, Laurence primarily focuses on venture growth opportunities in the European market.  Prior to joining Highland, Laurence spent over 14 years in venture capital with 3i. He left 3i as head of the European technology team and a member of the 3i venture leadership team. He was responsible for investments in several communication and technology companies producing realized returns of over three times invested capital. Laurence’s investments include: CSR plc (IPO), UbiNetics Ltd (acquired by Aeroflex Inc), Trigenix Ltd (sold to Qualcomm Inc), Icera Inc, and Insensys Ltd (acquired by Moog Inc).  He currently sits on the board of BlueGnome Ltd and is a member of Cambridge University investment committee.

Aman Ghei, VC, Accel Partners

Aman joined Accel in 2010 and focuses on investments in software, internet and digital media companies. Prior to joining Accel, Aman worked at Credit Suisse Securities in San Francisco and London, advising clients in the Technology space. He has worked on transactions including the sale of Ogone to Summit Partners, bond offerings for Nokia and Interxion, and IPOs for NXP and 3PAR. Aman graduated with High Distinction from Kelley School of Business, Indiana University with concentrations in Finance and Accounting.

Tim Green, Executive Editor, Mobile Entertainment Magazine

Tim has been writing about mobile content since the market’s inception in 1999. A longstanding commentator on games industry issues and formerly a senior analyst with leading market forecaster Screen Digest, he now heads up Mobile Entertainment across its website, events and more. Please don’t invite him to any 3D press events because he can only see out of one eye.

Davor Hebel, Principle, Fidelity Growth Partners

Davor is a Principal in the London office of Fidelity Growth Partners and focuses on internet, software investments and gaming. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Asset Control, Seatwave and Innogames. Davor spent several years at McKinsey and Company, where he advised companies in the United States and Europe on issues in strategy and technology. He was also a founder of Experia, a tourism startup in Croatia. Davor holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and technology degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Angelo State.

Laurence John, CEO, Amadeus Seed

Laurence runs the Amadeus & Angels Seed Fund (AASF), with £10 million under management and up to £10 million for co-investment from Amadeus III. AASF is dedicated to providing seed money for start-up companies spanning the technology sectors. Laurence has established Amadeus’ seed activity with the Amadeus Mobile Seed Fund (AMSF) and made a number of investments including Ambient, an early stage start-up in the mobile location based services business. Laurence brings a wealth of experience to his role in evaluating these opportunities. He spent seven years at Motorola, working in a variety of hands-on roles managing businesses in the traditional mobile sector as well as its mobile commerce ventures. Many of his jobs at Motorola involved developing strategy and implementing new business ideas. Laurence started his career at Smiths Industries in the Aerospace Sensors division, moving on to engine controls and fuel gauging systems. Laurence received an MA in Marketing from Kingston University, an MSc in Optics and a BSc in Physics both from Imperial College of London University. He speaks fluent French.

Erik Jorgensen, Investment Manager, Intel Capital

Erik joined Intel Capital’s London office in 2007 focusing on mobility investments in the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. He is responsible for identifying investment opportunities, performing due diligence and negotiating and monitoring portfolio investments in this sector. Prior to joining Intel Capital, Erik worked with a number of venture capital funds and start-up technology companies in Asia-Pacific and Israel. Erik started his career in the San Francisco-based investment bank Hambrecht & Quist where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions for high-growth companies in the communications, semiconductor, and software spaces. Erik holds an A.B. degree in Economics from Princeton University.

Helen Keegan, Organiser, MoMoLo

A marcomms professional with over 20 years work experience, Helen has specialised in mobile media for more than 10 years. Helen pioneered location based mobile marketing in 2000 at ZagMe. Since then Helen has been consulting for clients including the BBC, NewsCorp, DMGT and Vodafone as well as media owners in the Nordic region. She runs the popular mobile networking event, Swedish Beers, and organises Mobile Monday London events and initiatives. Helen blogs about mobile at technokitten.com and is a regular on the conference speaker circuit both at home and abroad. She judges various awards including the Meffys, Sony Radio Awards and EMMAs. Helen was recently voted in as one of the top 50 most influential women in mobile content globally for Mobile Entertainment Magazine for the third year running.

Helen Keegan, Heroes of the Mobile Fringe Festival,

Helen Keegan, Founder, Heroes of the Mobile Fringe Festival A marcomms professional with over 20 years work experience, Helen has specialised in mobile media for more than 10 years. Helen pioneered location based mobile marketing in 2000 at ZagMe. Since then Helen has been consulting for clients including the BBC, NewsCorp, DMGT and Vodafone as well as media owners in the Nordic region. She runs the popular mobile networking event, Swedish Beers, and has organised Mobile Monday London events and initiatives. Helen blogs about mobile at technokitten.com and is a regular on the conference speaker circuit both at home and abroad. She judges various awards including the Meffys, Sony Radio Awards and EMMAs. Helen was recently voted in as one of the top 50 most influential women in mobile content globally for Mobile Entertainment Magazine for the third year running. Heroes of the Mobile Fringe Festival was held in Barcelona during the week of Mobile World Congress. Inspired by the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the aim is to bring together the existing side events, especially the under the radar cool stuff, that are held during MWC and to help you find them and put them in your diary.

John Kenny,

John Kenny joined Delta’s London office in 2008.  He focuses primarily on ICT opportunities in the UK, however occasionally leverages his background to work on healthcare related deals. John started his venture career in 1999 with Great Hill Partners in Boston, before joining Delta Partners for the first time as a Dublin-based Associate in 2001.  After two years with Delta, John moved back to the USA for business school, and upon graduation joined Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in their Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management group, where he remained until rejoining Delta in 2008. John received an MBA from Wharton Business School (2005), and Masters in Int’l Business Studies from University College Dublin (1998), and a BA from Trinity College Dublin (1997).

Frederic Lardieg, Principal, Vodafone Ventures

Frederic is a principal with Vodafone Ventures, the venture capital arm of Vodafone. He focuses on investment opportunities in internet, mobile and telecommunications in Europe. Prior to joining Vodafone Ventures, he worked in merger and acquisitions for Vodafone Internet Services and in corporate strategy for Sony Ericsson. Previously, Frederic worked for and founded start-ups in the mobile and internet space, holding various operational roles on the technical side. Frederic holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc in Industrial Engineering from the Ecole des Mines de Nancy.

Mark Littlewood, Founder, The BLN

Mark is the founder of The BLN. He was part of the founding team at Library House, an investment research business based in Cambridge serving the global venture capital & banking communities. He led the business development activities for the organisation & built a network of angels, early stage, venture & corporate investors.

Viktor Lundvall, Reporter, unquote

Viktor is a Reporter for unquote” and Private Equity Europe. He is responsible for covering VC and private equity transactions across Europe, with a particular focus on the Nordic region. Speaking directly to investors about deals, Viktor has a good understanding of what they look for in a company and which sectors are currently attractive for investors. Viktor is a Swedish national and holds a BSc in Economics from The University of Nottingham. “unquote” is the leading European private equity specialist and has been researching the markets for over 20 years. It provides readers with pan-European coverage in the form of validated data, commentary and analysis to help them make the right decision for their business.

 

Rob Moffat, Associate, Balderton Capital

Rob’s principal role is to find and evaluate potential new investments. He is also involved with portfolio companies Touchlocal and Wooga. Prior to joining Balderton Capital Rob worked for Google in London, as a Manager in their global sales strategy team. Rob’s experience at Google included developing growth strategies for a number of Google’s new businesses (reviewing potential acquisition targets as well as organic growth options), and the integration of DoubleClick in Europe. Before Google Rob spent five years at Bain & Company, the strategy consultancy. Rob holds an MBA from INSEAD and a MMath from Cambridge.

Joe Neale, Principal, m8 Capital

Joe has worked in marketing, business development and the creative industries for nearly a decade prior to joining m8 Capital. Most recently he served as Global Head of Online Presence and Engagement for Symbian, the world’s largest mobile operating system. In this role, Joe was responsible for identifying, developing and bringing the world’s leading mobile application developers onto the platform. Previously, Joe worked as the Content Manager for MySpace, controlling and selecting content for the front of the home, video and application sites. In his previous role as a Designer, he was the first technical European hire for the company, initially training and mentoring staff in seven European offices.

Sean Owen, Associate, Pentech Ventures

Sean is an associate with Pentech Ventures, an early stage technology VC fund investing in software companies in the UK and Ireland. He was previously a senior software engineer at Google in New York, helping build Google’s Mobile Web search and part of Android. He is VP for Apache Mahout, an open source scalable machie learning project. Sean holds and MBA from London Business School and degree in Computer Science from Harvard.

Joana Picq, COO, NextWomen.com

Joana Picq joined the NextWomen.com as COO in November 2009 to run operations and develop the business through new partnerships. She worked for 8 years as an International Business Manager, for IBM and L’Oreal in Rio, then for Microsoft in Paris and Munich (incubating acquired software companies across Europe), before becoming a multiple entrepreneur in London.She is also Co-Founder of Matchik, Founder of AchaLa.com.br and Entrepreneur in Residence at xMillion Capital. She is a non-executive director at Fluxer UK (italian enterprise security software), sits on the board of Astia and holds an engineering degree from PUC-Rio and certificates from the University of California and the London School of Economics.

Sean Seton-Rogers, General Partner, PROfounders Fund

Sean is a founding General Partner at PROfounders Capital. Since 2000, Sean has been investing in technology companies, across both the US and Europe, at both Balderton Capital (formerly Benchmark Capital Europe) and Commonwealth Capital Ventures in Boston. He has worked closely with many companies including Bebo, Wonga.com, and ConstantContact. Sean has also worked as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company, in both the US and Europe. Sean received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar. In addition, Sean graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rice University.

Rory Stirling, Investment Manager, MMC Ventures

Rory is part of the MMC investment team and is focused on sourcing high quality deal flow, executing investments and working to support existing investee companies. Prior to MMC, Rory worked as a generalist mergers & acquisitions analyst at Greenhill & Co, before going on to found a start-up business within the online media space.

Sitar Teli, Investor, Doughty Hanson

Originally from the US, Sitar has been a VC with Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures in London since 2005. Investment interests include consumer Internet and mobile companies. Sitar is on the boards of MegaZebra (social gaming), SoundCloud (social sound) and Flirtomatic (mobile flirting).

Follow her on Twitter: @sitar

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