It takes a special group of people to judge a startup pitch competition. They need to be experienced, knowledgeable about startups, and preferably have access to resources that startups need most (money and connections).
We’ve selected four judges who will get RAW with Tech All Stars. Some are VCs with a lot of experience with the European startup community. We have a media presence from The Next Web and the Chairman of the Judges is from Silicon Valley Bank – who will soon be expanding their operations in the UK.
Tech All Stars RAW startup pitch competition will start on June 20th at 2:30pm in the Tech All Stars room. Be there!
Chairman of the Judge Panel
Director at Silicon Valley Bank UK
Alex is the Chairman of the Tech All Stars Judges Panel and he has 18 years of experience financing technology companies and helping them to grow. His specialties include financing for technology companies and new business ventures, business strategy and business development, and turnarounds of underperforming companies.
Partner at Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures
Ivan has over 15 years of experience in investing in early stage technology companies in Europe and US. He offers active support to entrepreneurs and managers building companies from the ground up. Ivan also specializes in the marketing positioning and strategy, commercial business development, M&A and financing negotiations. Ivan has corporate governance experience as a board member in both in the US, UK and continental European boards.
Managing Editor at The Next Web
Martin is Managing Editor at The Next Web – a leading online publication covering Internet Technology, business, and culture. Martin is a technology journalist with a particular interest in European startups, apps and the constant evolution of digital media.
Partner at Eden Ventures
Charles is a co-founder and Partner of Eden Ventures. Charles brings his domain knowledge of digital media as well as operational management skills having founded and run two successful software startups to the judges panel. At Eden he is responsible for investments in Secerno (www.secerno.com), Exabre (www.exabre.com), Mobyko (www.mobyko.com), blinkBox (www.blinkbox.com) and We7 (www.we7.com).