Disrupt London 2015
Disrupt London is nearly right here, and we’ve a few of the most iconic entrepreneurs and thought leaders within the tech business lined as much as converse at what is going to certainly be the most effective Disrupt Europe but. The 2-day convention kicks off on December 7 within the Olympic Village’s Copper Field Area and wraps the next day with the finals of Startup Battlefield the place one startup will take house £30,000. You’ll be able to nonetheless purchase tickets for Disrupt London right here.
You will discover full particulars concerning the occasion proper right here. We’ve compiled this listing of the audio system and judges we’re proud to announce and when you’ll be able to anticipate to see them take the stage (all in GMT). Research up!
Tim Armstrong was appointed CEO and Chairman of AOL in March 2009. Earlier than turning into the CEO of AOL, Armstrong presided over Google’s North American and Latin American promoting gross sales and operations groups. Armstrong will converse at 10:50am on Tuesday, December eighth.
Alexandre Barbosa is the founder and managing director of Faber Ventures. Barbosa will decide Startup Battlefield on Monday, December seventh at three:45pm.
Alice Bentinck co-based EF (Entrepreneur First). EF is a spot for Europe’s prime technical people to satisfy and construct world-altering startups in London. Bentinck will decide Startup Battlefield at 5:00pm on Monday, December seventh.
Chris Blackford is the co-founder and COO at Sky-Futures. Blackford will converse at 9:45am on Tuesday, December eighth.
Laurel Bowden is a basic companion at 83North (previously Greylock IL), which she joined in 2008. Her areas of focus embrace: software program, web and fintech. Bowden will converse at 12:25pm on Monday, December seventh.
Jay Bregman is the founder & CEO of Verifly. Verifly’s mission is to be the belief and compliance authority for drones and robots. Bregman will converse at 9:45am on Tuesday, December eighth.
Nicolas Brusson is co-founder & COO of BlaBlaCar, a main ridesharing group that connects drivers with empty seats. He leads the corporate’s international operations and advertising. Brusson will converse at four:40pm on Tuesday, December eighth.
Eileen Burbidge is a associate at Ardour Capital, the pre-eminent early-stage VC fund based mostly in London. She brings in depth operational expertise to her funding actions gleaned from enterprise and product roles at Yahoo!, Skype, Apple and elsewhere. Burbidge will converse at 12:25pm on Monday, December seventh and decide Startup Battlefield Finals on Tuesday, December eighth at eleven:30am.
Gareth Capon is the CEO of Grabyo, an actual time video begin-up based mostly in London. Capon brings greater than sixteen years expertise in digital, cellular and tv overlaying each corporates and startups. Previous to becoming a member of Grabyo, Gareth was a product improvement director at Sky the place he managed Sky’s award profitable cellular app portfolio and led investments in tech startups in Europe and North America. Capon will converse at 2:00pm on Monday, December seventh.
Suranga Chandratillake joined Balderton as a Companion in 2014. He was beforehand an entrepreneur and engineer. Suranga based blinkx, the clever search engine for video and audio content material in Cambridge in 2004. Chandratillake will decide Startup Battlefield Finals on Tuesday, December eighth at eleven:30am.
Alex Depledge is the straight speaking British businesswoman greatest recognized for being the driving drive behind Problem.com. Depledge will converse at 9:25am on Tuesday, December eighth and decide Startup Battlefield Finals on Tuesday, December eighth at eleven:30am.
Fred Destin joined Accel in 2014 and focuses on shopper and software program investments. He’s the lead investor and board member at Deliveroo, Pillpack and KNC. Previous to Accel, he was a associate at Atlas Ventures. Destin will converse at eleven:45am on Monday, December seventh and decide Startup Battlefield Finals on Tuesday December eighth at eleven:30am.
Pieter van der Does is the co-founder, president and CEO of Ayden. He’s a main skilled with over 15 years expertise within the funds business. Van der Does will converse at three:10pm on Tuesday, December eighth.
Marie Ekeland is the co-founding father of Daphni, a brand new VC fund based mostly in Paris that has but to launch. Ekeland was beforehand a companion at Elaia. She has been evolving within the finance & IT business since 1997: first on the operational aspect after which as a VC. She is going to decide Startup Battlefield on Monday, December seventh at 2:30pm.
Carlos Eduardo Espinal joined first spherical fund Seedcamp as companion in 2010. Seedcamp invests sensible capital into pre-seed and seed stage startups. Previous to Seedcamp, Espinal was a enterprise capitalist at Doughty Hanson Know-how Ventures, an early stage funding agency based mostly in London. He’ll decide Startup Battlefield on Monday, December seventh at 5:00pm.
Sir Alex Ferguson retired as supervisor of Manchester United in Might 2013 following a interval of over 26 years on the helm. Over the course of a administration profession that lasted 39 years, he gained forty nine main trophies, making him probably the most profitable supervisor within the historical past of British soccer. He’s talking at 9:45am on Monday, December seventh.
Cristina Fonseca is a software program engineer and entrepreneur. She holds a Grasp’s diploma in Telecommunications and Software program Engineering from the Technical College of Lisbon and earlier than founding Talkdesk she labored as a researcher and constructed two different on-line companies. Fonseca will converse at 2:30pm on Tuesday, December eighth and decide Startup Battlefield Finals at eleven:30am on Tuesday, December eighth.
Agustin Gomez is a co-founder and CEO at Wallapop. Beforehand with iSOCO, the Boston Consulting Group, and Accenture, Gomez attended the revered ESADE Enterprise Faculty. Along with the Wallapop workforce, he’s creating a disruptive new type of cellular P2P market. Gomez will converse at 10:10am on Tuesday, December eighth.
Jenny Griffiths is the founder and CEO of Snap Style, and a software program engineer turned entrepreneur. She began Snap Style in 2009, after graduating from with a Masters of Engineering diploma in Pc Science from the College of Bristol. Griffiths will converse at eleven:20am on Monday, December seventh.
Imogen Jennifer Heap is an English singer-songwriter and composer. She is understood for her work as a part of the musical duo Frou Frou and her solo albums, which she writes, produces, and mixes. She has produced 4 solo albums. Her 2009 album, Ellipse, was a North American chart success that earned Heap two Grammy nominations, profitable Greatest Engineered Album, Non-Classical in recognition of her technical and engineering work on the report. In 2010 she acquired the British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award for Worldwide Achievement. She is going to converse on Tuesday December eighth at 5:20pm.
Thierry Henry is a retired French skilled footballer who performed as a ahead. He performed for Monaco, Juventus, Barcelona, New York Pink Bulls and spent eight years at Arsenal the place he’s the membership’s all-time document goalscorer. He’s additionally an investor in London startup Grabyo. Henry will converse at 2:00pm on Monday, December seventh.
Austin Hill is an entrepreneur and lively investor. In 1994, Austin based one of many first Web suppliers in Canada, Complete.Internet. After that, he co-based Zero–Information Techniques. Hill was a Enterprise Associate with Montreal Startup and helped create Actual Ventures. Hill is now with Blockstream and shall be talking on the Blockchain panel at three:30pm on Tuesday, December eighth.
Taavet Hinrikus is co-founding father of TransferWise, the worldwide cash switch platform. The enterprise permits common individuals to entry the actual mid-market trade fee by slicing out conventional banking charges altogether. Hinrikus will converse at 9:05am on Monday, December seventh.
David Hornik joined August Capital in 2000. He invests broadly in info know-how corporations, with a concentrate on enterprise software and infrastructure software program and shopper dealing with software program and providers. Hornik will converse at 10:35am on Monday, December seventh.
Charles Hudson is the managing associate with Precursor Ventures, an early-stage enterprise capital agency targeted on investments on investing in robust groups within the enterprise to enterprise and enterprise to shopper software program markets. Previous to founding Precursor, Charles was a Companion with SoftTech VC, one of the crucial lively seed stage buyers in Web and cellular startups. Hudson will decide Startup Battlefield on Monday December seventh at three:45pm.
Marco Jansen is founder and CTO of Catawiki; a quick-rising European on-line public sale home. Jansen has a MSc in Pc Science (College of Twente). Earlier than beginning Catawiki in 2008 he labored as agile undertaking and supply supervisor for ThoughtWorks in London and Bangalore. Jansen will converse at 2:50pm on Tuesday, December eighth.
Bindi Karia is keen about all issues startup in Europe and connecting the dots between buyers, founders and corporates. Along with a former position as vice chairman at Silicon Valley Financial institution, she has labored in and round know-how startups for many of her profession. Karia will decide Startup Battlefield on Monday, December seventh at 2:30pm.
Thomas Korte is the founding father of AngelPad, a startup accelerator based mostly in San Francisco and New York. Korte will converse at 10:35am on Monday, December seventh.
Jeff Lawson is co-founder and CEO of Twilio, the place he brings over 10 years of entrepreneurial product management expertise. Earlier than Twilio, Jeff served as product supervisor for Amazon Net Providers. Lawson will converse at 9:05am on Tuesday, December eighth.
Bastian Lehmann is the CEO of Postmates, the on-demand supply firm he co-based in 2011. Lehmann will converse at 10:15am on Monday, December seventh.
Mattias Ljungman launched Atomico in 2006 alongside Niklas Zennström, sourcing investments and constructing Atomico’s workforce of specialists who assist portfolio corporations to scale globally. Ljungman will decide Startup Battlefield on Monday, December seventh at three:45pm.
Andy McLoughlin is a enterprise companion with SoftTech VC, one of the lively seed stage buyers in Web, SaaS and cellular startups. McLoughlin primarily invests in B2B, SaaS, developer instruments and cellular purposes. McLoughlin will converse at 10:35am on Monday, December seventh and decide Startup Battlefield on Monday, December seventh.
Buddy Michini is a founding member and CTO of Airware. As CTO, Michini helps information the lengthy-time period product roadmap to include new developments from business and academia into the Airware product line. He’ll converse at 9:45am on Tuesday, December eighth.
Ambarish Mitra is the CEO and co-founding father of Blippar, a main visible browser and quick-rising augmented actuality participant. Beneath his path, Blippar has grown from groundbreaking concept to an business chief. Mitra will converse on Tuesday, December eighth at 2:10pm.
Sir Michael Moritz is chairman of Sequoia Capital the place he has labored since 1986. Moritz represented Sequoia in its investments in Google, Yahoo, PayPal, Flextronics, Kayak, Pure Digital, and Zappos.com. Moritz will converse at 9:45am on Monday, December seventh.
Filipa Neto is co-founder and CEO of Stylish by Selection, a European luxurious rental market permitting ladies to lease gadgets sourced from manufacturers and e-commerce platforms at a fraction of the retail worth. Neto will converse at eleven:20am on Monday, December seventh.
José Neves launched Farfetch in 2008, bringing collectively his pursuits in style and know-how, in addition to his expertise in design, wholesale and retail, to create a enterprise that might rejoice and help the range of the worldwide trend business. Neves will converse at eleven:20am on Monday, December seventh.
Niklas Östberg is a Swedish entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Supply Hero. He holds a Grasp of Industrial Engineering & Administration from Royal Institute of Know-how Stockholm & ETH Zurich. Ostberg will converse at 12:05pm on Monday, December seventh.
Danny Rimer is a common companion at Index Ventures, based mostly in San Francisco. He at present serves on the boards of Flipboard, Patreon, 1stdibs, Farfetch, Sky, Good Eggs, Nasty Gal, Viagogo, Dropbox, Anki, and SFMOMA. Rimer will converse at 9:25am Monday, December seventh.
Neil Rimer co-based Index Ventures with Giuseppe Zocco and David Rimer in 1996. Beforehand he spent four years with Montgomery Securities in San Francisco. Rimer will converse at 9:25am Monday, December seventh.
Sonali De Rycker joined Accel in 2008 and helps lead the London workplace. Sonali focuses on shopper, software program and monetary providers companies. She led Accel’s investments in Avito, Lyst, Spotify, Wallapop, KupiVIP, Top10, Calastone, Wonga and SilveRail. De Rycker will converse at 12:25pm on Monday, December seventh, and decide Startup Battlefield on Monday, December seventh at three:45pm.
Oliver Samwer is the founder and CEO of Rocket Web. Samwer is liable for technique improvement and implementation, enterprise improvement and investor relations. He’ll converse at 10:10am on Monday, December eighth.
William Shu co-based Deliveroo in August 2012 with Greg Orlowski. Previous to Deliveroo, Shu labored as an analyst for SAC Capital and ESO Capital. He’ll converse at eleven:45am on Monday, December seventh.
Sebastian Siemiatkowski is co-founder and CEO of Klarna, considered one of Europe’s essential suppliers of cost options for e-commerce. Siemiatkowski will converse at on Monday, December seventh.
Steve Waterhouse is a companion at Pantera Capital. He’s an entrepreneur whose expertise spans the lifecycle of enterprise-backed startups. In 2000, he joined Infrasearch, a peer-to-peer search engine acquired by Solar Microsystems. He held a number of positions at Solar, together with creating the Honeycomb storage product line. Waterhouse will converse at three:30pm on Tuesday, December eighth.
Azmat Yusuf is a founder at Citymapper Restricted. Yusuf beforehand labored at Google, in addition to within the enterprise capital and equities fields for worldwide banks. He began the app in 2011 as a information for Londoners to navigate the town’s bus community. He graduated from the College of Pennsylvania with a level in each Electrical Engineering and Economics and acquired his MBA from INSEAD in 2009. Yusuf will converse at four:10pm on Tuesday, December eighth.
Alice Zagury is founder and CEO of TheFamily. She is going to decide Startup Battlefield at 5:00pm on Monday, December seventh.