Our Board

 Executive Board

Saul Klein – Chairman & Founder

Saul is a Partner at Index Ventures and also a Founding Partner of The Accelerator Group. He loves working with seed and early stage companies and brings over a decade of experience successfully building and exiting companies in the US and Europe as an entrepreneur, seed investor and operator. Most recently he was the co-founder and original CEO at what has now become Lovefilm International and part of the executive team at Skype. He started Seedcamp and OpenCoffee Club in 2007 to help support seed and early stage entrepreneurs in Europe. He lives in London, occasionally gets to watch Arsenal, dreams of Cape Town and Cochin and is happily married with two kids under two. For more info check out his not very active blog at www.localglo.be

Linkedin: Saul Klein

 

Thomas Jones – Partner at Charlotte Street Capital

With two co-founders, in February 1994 Tom started and built SMARTS, a market surveillance platform now used by dozens of stock exchanges and brokers around the world. The system processes in realtime billions of market events a day and notifies the exchanges of unusual trading activity in realtime (the needle in the haystack). In August 2010 the company, now with nearly 150 staff, was sold to NASDAQ. As well as investing in Seedcamp II, Tom has made a number of direct investments in London based software companies.

Linkedin: Thomas Jones

 

Ivan Farneti – Partner at Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures

Ben Tompkins – Partner at Eden Ventures

 

Advisory Board

Our world class Advisory Board for Seedcamp is made up of recognized leaders across multiple disciplines. They will work closely with us over the next year on processes and plans to best support Seedcamp and EMEA’s best startups. They all share a passion for helping build EMEA’s best startups. We are looking forward to work with and learn from them.

Our Advisory Board members for 2011-2012 include:

Anil Hansjee – Angel investor. Advisor to VCs. M&A with Google previously
Bindi Karia – VC and Emerging Business Lead at Microsoft
Bryce Roberts – investor with OATV and an active blogger
Christian Hernandez – Director of Platform Partnerships at Facebook
David Clark – Vencap, leading LP across several VC funds
Dave McClure – Founding Partner at 500 Startups
David Muir – AT No 10 previously. Angel investor
David Yu – CEO of Betfair. Angel investor
Gustav Soderstrom – Head of Product at Spotify
Henri Moissinac – Head of Mobile Business at Facebook
Ian Hogarth – Founder of Songkick
Jason Ball – Corporate VC at Qualcomm, ex-London Seed Capital
Jeff Clavier – Managing Partner of SoftTech VC
Jason Goodman – Founder of creative agency, Albion
Sherry Coutu – Angel investor, individually and through Cambridge Angels
Sten Tamkivi – Veteran leader at Skype. Advisor to Estonian President. Angel investor
Thai Tran – Founder of Lightbox
Tina Baker – Legal at JAGShaw Baker