We are honored to have these globally renowned thought leaders believe in our values and support us locally and globally in their field of expertise and beyond.

Accelerator - Incubator - Venture - Builder

Nanci Govinder

Nanci Govinder

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Board Member, Business Angel Investor, Entrepreneurship Trainer, and Jury Member and Advisor to start-up companies and incubators around the world. Executive experience med-tech sector, at Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson, recently as CEO of a digital health start-up company. Deal Leader, Switzerland for Rising Tide Europe. Founder the Suisse Romande chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association
Urs Rothmayr

Urs Rothmayr

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Urs Rothmayr is a Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship Consultant, recognized Startup Expert, Serial Entrepreneur and Investor, Director of the Founder Institute, who helps big Corporations launch successfully new products and services.
Sophia Ruffolo

Sophia Ruffolo

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Executive, lawyer and CCO Financial Serv and Wealth Management businesses. Started femmebought to empower, inspire and connect women-led businesses and communities. Femmebought is an international online women's business directory, community and education HUB giving women the tools they need to build thriving businesses.
Teuta Bakalli

Teuta Bakalli

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CEO, NED, Angel Investor Sector experience: Cleantech, Financial Services, Fin Tech. Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. At Vanguard Asset Management after progresses through roles at Schroders, Credit Suisse First Boston and Barclays Capital. Founder of Cleantech360, which offers Online Market Place, Company Builder and Think Tank for Cleantech industry. Member on numerous boards representing renewable energy, sustainability clients involved in Blockchain , AI.
Oscar Ramos

Oscar Ramos

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Oscar Ramos, Partner & Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, is a "full-stack innovator" with expertise ranging from product development to corporate strategy. He has experience as an entrepreneur, management consultant, and early-stage investor.
Oscar Sala

Oscar Sala

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Director of the The Collider, programme of Mobile World Capital Barcelona, since 2018. He has developed his career in different sectors such as fintech, e-commerce, venture building, e-health and mobility.

Startup - Board

Larry Tsai

Larry Tsai

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Co-Founder & General Partner of Q Venture Partners, a VC based in Hong Kong, invests early stage deep tech, hardware and IoT companies from the U.S., Europe, Israel and Asia. Also currently the CEO of Q Design Studios, design studio in Silicon Valley, Hong Kong and Shenzhen.
Eleonore Van Boven

Eleonore Van Boven

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15 years experience international HR, building, scaling and transforming organisations. Before N26, was VP People at SoundCloud; Organisational Development initiatives at TomTom and worked as a HR Business Partner for several international tech including Dell.

Business Angels - Board

Larissa Best

Larissa Best

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Larissa is the director and co-founder of Equilibre (www.equilibre.lu) President of the Luxembourg Business Angel Network (www.LBAN.lu) and is a member of the board of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN) as well as an active early-stage impact investor privately and through the womens’ angel program, Rising Tide Europe.
Rene De Jong

Rene De Jong

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VicePresident EO - Entrepreneurs Organisation in Madrid. Mentor in several accelerators, professor, speaker and author of the book "Take advantage of the Internet". Active Business Angel at early stage.
Victoria Hernandez

Victoria Hernandez

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Board member (NED) CaixaBank Payments, Business Angel - Head of the investment committee of Rising Tide Europe. Judge European Commission, in charge of evaluating EU proposals for the EIC Horizon2020 funding applications. Previously Executive Chairman Orange Spain, Alliance’s Director BT Europe and SVP international Proximus.
Gitte Pedersen

Gitte Pedersen

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Scientist/CEO with a mission to cure cancer. Gitte recently joined Pipeline Angels and made her first angel investment. She co-founded Female Equity (www.femaleequity.org) which is a network organisation for female founders and investors having fun(d) surfing and skiing
Vivian Jamal

Vivian Jamal

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Vivian Jamal is the founder of True North WLL; a consulting company focused on providing strategic support to businesses. Previously, Vivian established the business development division of the Bahrain Economic Development Board, responsible for attracting investments into the Kingdom.
Audra Shallal

Audra Shallal

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Founder and Managing Director of BOSS Consulting. Professor and Head of Entrepreneurship Programmes – ENSCP, CELSA, Polytechnique, ParisTech. Former VicePresident – Femmes Business Angels. External Consultant and Expert Advisor – OECD, UNEP, UNIDO, EC, US State Department. Advisory Board Member – Tenmou Bahrain Business Angels, BADGE Business Angels des Grandes Ecoles, MENA-OECD Enterprise Financing Network, EBAN, NFBAN. Mentor - Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, TheCamp, Open Accelerator, The Tony Elumelu Foundation, VC4Africa. Chair and Founder - American Chamber of Commerce of France Women Leadership Mentoring Programme and Pitch4Growth Taskforces
Lucy Chow

Lucy Chow

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Focused on the innovation space, both in terms of supporting founders and as an investor. She is a Director of WAIN (Women’s Angel Investor Network) and a member of the Executive Committee, World Business Angel Investment Forum (WBAF) Start Up Fund. She has a video series targeted at entrepreneurs titled “Down to Business.”
Lucy contributes regularly to entrepreneurship, corporate innovation, and investor events and forums as a speaker, moderator and judge. She is also passionate about developing entrepreneurial skills in students. She has been a contributing author for “ Life on the Move,” an anthology of stories about expat life and The Possibilities Project: A Young Person’s Guide to Career Success. Currently she is working on publishing a book focused on gaming/esports.
Lucy has degrees from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management Northwestern University and HK University of Science &Technology and the University of British Columbia.

Venture Capital - Board

Ton Van't Noordende

Ton Van't Noordende

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Founder PHX (thephx.co), a unconference bringing world’s most original thinkers, scientists, creatives and artists, toptier investors, founders and ultra-high networths from Europe and the US. Investor In Residence at Techleap (formerly StartupDelta) working closely together with HRH Prince Constantijn of Oranje. Founded deep tech venture firm 01Ventures and now a Venture Partner.
Joice Lu

Joice Lu

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Joice used to work for Apple as an Engineering Project Manager in Product Design. She worked on several prominent projects from blueprint to mass production, including the MacBook Air and the first aluminum unibody MacBook Pro. She began angel investing since 2014 and now working in Verge Health Tech Fund that invest globally
Anya Navidski

Anya Navidski

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Founder Partner Voulez Capital – VC fund for female founders – Seed - Series A. Before Goldman Sachs, PwC and NERA. Entrepreneur, 20 years experience building businesses renewable energy- Advisor European government of an innovative “SME Champions” fund, advisor to JP Morgan in the area of renewable energy.Director of the INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship.
Lauren Radford

Lauren Radford

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Head of Business Management at MJ Hudson Allenbridge. Expert Tax-advantaged and Venture Capital team, delivering research and advisory services to investors, wealth managers and fund managers. Co-founded a network for women in venture capital to try to promote greater diversity and support women in VC and she is a member of the EIS Female leaders working group for EISA
Sohaila Ouffata

Sohaila Ouffata

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She invests for BMW i Ventures in cutting-edge solutions focusing on BMW’s current and future business in the technology and customer & service space. In addition to the investment activities, Sohaila works closely with BMW i Ventures’ portfolio companies. In her role as the Director of Platform, Sohaila develops and implements strategic growth initiatives for these companies. She is a mission-driven leader and enjoys working with passionate entrepreneurs seeking to challenge the status quo.
Adi Vagman

Adi Vagman

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Founder and  Managing Partner of AgriNation VC. Prior, Adi spent 10 years in various management roles among them heading business development for Coffee Joe that was acquired by the Delek Group, Israel's second largest Oil and Gas Company. Also Founder investor of Tropic Bioscience, a company in the genome editing domain in coffee and banana and founder investor of Petsapien, a company in the field of nutrition for pets.  Adi holds a B.A in Business Management and an MBA from the IDC Herzeliya and is a graduate of the Sam Zell Entrepreneurship Program for outstanding students
Jewell Sparks

Jewell Sparks

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Global executive worked in Corporate and Startup environments. Founder and Chief Innovation & Inclusion Officer of BiTHOUSE GROUP. Member on several global advisory boards and is an active advisor/mentor to several startups and Corporate accelerator programs spanning the areas of: IoT, AI, mobility, food, electronics, entertainment, fashion, sustainability and health.
Ajay Ramachandran

Ajay Ramachandran

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Founder Partner at Happiness Ventures invests in early stage (Seed & Series A) technology companies lead by entrepreneurs who have a passion and mission to make the world a happier place. With over $480M under management, our fund group invests with a long-term view and supports our startups throughout their entire lifecycle. We collaborate closely with our start-up founders and bring several decades of operating expertise of building, growing and exiting companies to our portfolio companies.

Private Equity - Board

Laureen Cook

Laureen Cook

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TMT, Satellite & Investment executive, specializing in Emerging Markets & Converging Innovative Technologies. PE/VC focus on technical, commercial and financial profitability of greenfield IoT companies through to Network Operators.
Liz Hwang

Liz Hwang

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Liz Hwang - Jackson Handags / Modern Essentials design, Founder & CEO, Experienced entrepreneur with a background in consumer goods startup advising & mentoring.
Kristen Laughlin

Kristen Laughlin

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Founder and CEO of Avion Consulting Group.She specializes in forging strategic partnerships and facilitating international investments in a variety of sectors, including healthcare, biotech, real estate, and technology. She received the Marshall Memorial Fellowship -German Marshall Fund of United States (GMFUS). CoFounder and co-chair of the transatlantic Women on Corporate Boards Training Summit backed by GMFUS.
Rebeca Sancho

Rebeca Sancho

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SMEs Business Advisor for the Enterprise Europe Network at the European Commission Agency for SMEs (EASME). She brings more than 17 years of experience managing EU international projects and building partnerships. Areas: entrepreneurship, internationalisation, trade, innovation & technology. Regions: Europe, Turkey, Balkans, Eastern Europe, ASEAN and Latin America. Passionate advocate for women closing investment and funding gender gaps. Alumnae "Women on Boards Leadership and Management Programme – W50", at the UCLA Anderson School Business.
Yash Mishra

Yash Mishra

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Passionate  champion of Financial empowerment ,she brings 25 year  experience in  different parts of  global capital markets having worked in Investment banking, private banking, financial planning and Private Equity.  Focuses on Impact  Capital  & helping  sustainable tech  companies scale into Asia pacific  region in Sustainable impact  areas  as  Financial Inclusion, Food & Nutritional Security  and Cybersecurity
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