Speakers

Yoni Assia

Co-Founding CEO,
eToro

Yoni showed great interest in finance and computer science since his youth, and so decided to merge his passions. In 2007, he founded eToro with the vision of opening up the global markets so that everyone can trade and invest in a simple and transparent way.

Jessica Schultz

General Partner,
Northzone

Jessica is a General Partner at Northzone, where her main focus is DTC and consumer internet. Her portfolio includes Red Points, Na-Kd, Matsmart, Klarna, Outfittery, Flink and Fyndiq.

Eilon Reshef

Co-Founder + Chief Product Officer, Gong

Eilon Reshef is a co-founder and a Chief Product Officer at Gong, the leading revenue intelligence platform. Gong modernizes revenue organizations by collecting all first-hand interactions with their customers and guiding team members towards the best actions.

Eynat Guez

Co-founder + CEO,
Papaya Global

Eynat has over 20 year of experience in Global workforce management, and she is one of the leading experts in HR and payroll Management in the industry. She holds a BA from The Open University in Israel in Business administration and international affairs.

Sacha Michaud

Co-Founder + Head of Public Affairs, Glovo

Sacha Michaud is the co-founder and Vice-President of Public Affairs at Glovo, one of the world’s fastest-growing on-demand delivery players.

Johannes Schildt

CEO + Co-Founder,
Kry / Livi

Kry/Livi revolutionize the way people access primary care by combining medical expertise with state-of-the-art technology. Kry/Livi has completed over 3 million on-demand video consultations since its inception in 2015.

Geraldine MacCarthy

Chief Revenue Officer,
Personio

At Personio, Geraldine MacCarthy is tasked with driving the tech company’s European expansion. She brings almost twenty years of sales and technology experience in executive roles at category leading companies like Dropbox and Google.

Matt Miller

Partner,
Sequoia Capital

Matt Miller is a partner at Sequoia focused on early and growth stage investments in technology companies. A self-proclaimed nerd from an early age, Matt started building computers and writing code at 12 years old in his mother’s kitchen. He has worked as an entrepreneur, an advisor and now an investor.

Julia Hawkins

Partner,
LocalGlobe

Julia Hawkins is a Partner at LocalGlobe. Previously, Julia worked at Goldman Sachs, Last.fm, BBC Worldwide and most recently Universal Music where she set up their Corporate Venture arm.

Fredrik Hjelm

Co-Founder + CEE,
Voi Technology

Fredrik Hjelm co-founded Voi Technology in 2018 with a vision of improving the way people move around congested urban centres by offering fleets of electric scooters as a cleaner, affordable and exhilarating alternative to cars.

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

Founder + Author, theBoardlist/Choose Possibility

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is a leading technology executive and entrepreneur, board member, and investor with 25 years of experience founding and helping to scale companies, including Google, Amazon, Yodlee, and StubHub.

Ben Marrel

Co-Founding Partner,
Breega

Ben’s experience as a founder and his passion for entrepreneurship led him to co-found Breega, a founder-friendly European VC specialised in financing early-stage tech startups from PreSeed to Series B stage.

Ira Krachanovskaya

Sr. Marketing Partner,
Launchpad

Results driven, growth focused marketing leader with 7 years of experience across B2C, B2B and D2C sectors at start-up and scale-up levels. Having worked as Head of Growth Marketing at Badoo/Bumble, Ira currently leads marketing for Launchpad and it’s portfolio of 5 technology-focused start-ups.

Thomas Lueke

Partner,
Cherry Ventures

Thomas is a Partner at Cherry Ventures and is particularly excited about product-centric founders and industry-defining opportunities in software. Prior to Cherry, Thomas gained experience as an entrepreneur building Bonusbox, an e-commerce data and loyalty network.

Cristina Fonseca

Partner,
Indico Capital Partners

Cristina is a technology entrepreneur and investor. In 2011, she co-founded Talkdesk, one of the few Portuguese “unicorns”. Talkdesk is the leading global Cloud-Based Call Center Solution, having raised $267 million from top Silicon Valley investors and employing over 1000 people today.

Harrison Rose

Co-founder + Chief Strategy Officer, Paddle

Harrison Rose is the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Paddle. Harrison first began working in software at the age of 16 while still in school, and at 18 co-founded Paddle. He leads Paddle’s go-to-market and commercial efforts and has helped grow the business into a leading revenue delivery platform powering the growth of over 2000 software businesses in 245+ countries.

Erika Batista

Head of International,
On Deck

Erika Batista is the Head of International at On Deck. Before that, she was founding team member and director at the European accelerator The Family. She has been working with early stage founders for nearly a decade, and her specialties include fundraising, education, and community building.

Rory O'Driscoll

Partner,
Scale Venture Partners

Rory has been investing in enterprise software for 25 years. An active investor in the rise of SaaS and wider transition of enterprise computing to the cloud, Rory led investments in Bill.com (BILL), Box (BOX), DocuSign (DOCU), ExactTarget (ET; Acq: SFDC), Omniture (OMTR; Acq: ADBE), Placeware (Acq: MSFT), and WalkMe (WKME) among others.

Suzanne Ashman

Partner,
LocalGlobe

Suzanne Ashman is a Partner at LocalGlobe, a London-based VC fund. LocalGlobe has been seeding companies for almost two decades, backing companies including Zoopla, Citymapper, Improbable, Robinhood and Transferwise.

Katie Carroll

Head of News, UK and North America at LinkedIn News

Katie Carroll is LinkedIn’s Head of News, UK and North America. She and her team work to foster timely discussions on the platform, through a range of media and news products. Before landing in London, she worked for several tech startups in San Francisco, Calif., including news-reading app Pulse, acquired by LinkedIn in 2013, and Apple award-winning photography app Hipstamatic.

Christopher Herd

CEO,
Fistbase

Chris Herd is the Founder & CEO of Firstbase. Firstbase is an all-in-one provisioning platform for remote teams. Their platform lets companies setup, supply, maintain, manage and retrieve all the physical equipment remote workers need to do great work at home as a monthly subscription.

Kate Afanasyeva

Growth Marketing,
Google

Kate leads Growth Marketing for EMEA Google Store. She volunteers as Google for Startups Accelerator Mentor and Femtech Lab Marketing Advisor to mentor startups on go-to-market and marketing strategy.

Sofia Dolfe

Principal,
Index Ventures

Sofia is an investor at Index Ventures. She spends time primarily in the Nordics and The Netherlands, and focuses on investments in consumer internet and marketplace businesses across all stages.

Jason Williamson

VP, Oracle for Startups & Oracle for Research

VP, Oracle for Startups & Oracle for Research

Sharon Lee Thony

Director, Digital Marketing Agencies & Founder/CEO SLT Consulting, Fiverr

Sharon Lee Thony is a brand and marketing executive, with nearly two decades of experience creating award-winning marketing campaigns for travel, beauty and luxury lifestyle brands. She is Director of Digital Marketing Agencies at Fiverr and is also CEO of SLT Consulting (acquired by Fiverr), a boutique digital marketing collective that partners with savvy businesses looking to scale their efforts in various integrated marketing channels for growth: social media, search marketing, website optimization, email marketing, digital performance and brand strategy.

Vikram Bhaskaran

Senior Director - Marketing, Chargebee

Vikram has been with Chargebee since 2018, during which time the company has grown rapidly. Chargebee’s leading marketing metrics in this time have grown a whopping 20X.

Ann Hiatt

Leadership Strategist | Author | Former Chief of Staff to Eric Schmidt

Ann Hiatt received her initial business training during 15 years as the Executive Business Partner to Jeff Bezos (CEO of Amazon) and Chief-of-Staff to Eric Schmidt (CEO and Executive Chairman at Google/Alphabet).

Saira Gill

Global Head of Portfolio Management, Antler

Saira is the Global Head of Portfolio Management for Antler, investing in and supporting a portfolio of over 280 investments across 10 countries. She has led the strategies across Antler to help support founders to have maximal impact, fundraise and grow.

Derek Andersen

Co-founder/CEO,
Startup Grind/Bevy

For the past 15 years Derek has been building communities. He is the Co-founder/CEO of Bevy, a SaaS product that helps companies like Salesforce, Atlassian, Google, Snowflake, and Adobe build virtual and in-person communities.

Jessica Hayes

VP People + Talent,
Whereby

I am a person and I like to think I am good enough to do it professionally. So that’s what I do. I’m a hands-on Chief People Officer. I find my joy in diverse, kind, and world-changing companies of excellent people, which is why I am at Whereby, where our mission is to give people freedom to live and work where they thrive.

Kelly Lyons

Founder,
Lyonshare

Kelly is the founder of Lyonshare, a strategic startup studio that offers Wall Street grade investment banking and management consulting services to startup founders. Kelly’s clients include Chelsea Clinton, Bain Capital, Imaginary Ventures, Billboard Music, and hundreds of startups that have received funding from investors such as RRE, Greycroft, USV, and Catterton.

Tom Jewell

Client Partnerships Lead, Unleashed

Applying lessons learnt as Head of People at HelloFresh, Tom’s role at Unleashed is to enable some of Europe’s fastest-growing Tech start-ups to scale successfully through the People & Culture lens!

Amy Lewin

Deputy Editor,
Sifted

Amy Lewin is deputy editor of Sifted, the media platform for Europe’s startups, backed by the Financial Times. She reports on topics from venture capital to food tech to diversity in tech, runs Sifted’s newsletter and regularly moderates panel events across the continent (remotely, for now!)

Simon Hudson

CEO,
Cheeze, Inc

Simon Hudson is the Founder & CEO of Cheeze, Inc – an app that lets photographers mint their photo NFTs onto the Blockchain. Prior to Cheeze he was the Founder and CEO of Brndstr, a Social Intelligent company, established in 2013 and based in Dubai.

Konrad 'Kocu' Kocowski

Product Manager,
Startup Development House

If I had to describe myself in one sentence it would be “I like doing things”. I am in love with challenges and do not run away from problems, but solved them. Dog lover, part time digital nomad, coffee addict and outdoors enthusiast.

Marek Pałys

Head of Strategy,
Startup Development House

I have over 10 years of experience in developing digital businesses. I was the Head of Goods of the Polish division of Groupon, one of the fastest-growing startups ever. My experience lets me create successful strategies for business development.

Alex Pleasants

Head of Government Relations, Tech Nation

Alex is Head of Government Relations at Tech Nation – the government-backed growth platform for game-changing tech scaleups and founders. Alex was previously senior policy adviser to Ed Vaizey MP – the UK’s longest-serving digital and culture minister.

Emma Young

VP Global Communications, Bulb

Emma is responsible for the company’s communications strategy. She was previously Head of Communications and Public Affairs for WeWork EMEA, Head of International Communications for Disney’s digital studio and ran global comms for SoundCloud.

Rachael Carolan

Head of Policy,
what3words

Rachael is General Counsel of global technology company what3words, having joined the business as its first lawyer in 2018. Rachael qualified at Herbert Smith Freehills and since then has worked for a variety of high growth technology businesses including Accenture, Deliveroo, GoCardless and what3words.

Catherine Birkett

CFO,
GoCardless

Catherine has been CFO for three years. Before that, she was CFO for one of Europe’s fastest-growing telecoms providers, Interoute, where she completed 10 acquisitions and took the business from $20m to €700m in turnover over 16 years, leading equity and debt raises, including an inaugural high-yield debt issue.

Daniel Lanyon

Editor-in-Chief,
AltFi

Daniel Lanyon is the Editor-in-Chief of AltFi, focusing on fintech and alternative finance space. He was formerly a senior and award-winning journalist at FE Trustnet covering the world of financial markets and asset management.

Tal Berman

Chapter Director,
Startup Grind

Tal Berman is a Chapter Director for Startup Grind in Rishon Lezion. He is a global innovation expert and leader with many years of international experience. He has led international joint projects with partners in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, and The US, such as: Mercedes, Pfizer, the city of Skopje (North Macedonia), and numerous academic institutions.

Andrew Kumar

Director, Platform Strategy, Contentful

Andrew is a global leader of high-performing and diverse digital teams, with a 20 year track record in technology, marketing, commerce, and content.

Wahid Tashkandi

APAC Lead,
Paddle

An experienced revenue growth specialist, Wahid joined Paddle in 2017 as one of the first employees. He is an expert on pricing or billing model strategies. During his tenure at Paddle he has seen behind the scenes in some of the fastest growing SaaS companies and has advised them on optimising net revenue retention (NRR) and growth-readiness.

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