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Speakers

Slush brings top-tier entrepreneurs, investors and media to share their latest stories, lessons and insights. More speakers will be announced every week.

Serguei Beloussov

Serguei Beloussov
Senior Founding Partner, Runa Capital

Serguei Belussov is a self-made serial entrepreneur with over 20 years’ track record in business development. He is a Senior Founding Partner at Runa Capital, a recently launched investment firm focused on sub-3M seed round investments in Internet, Software and Mobile companies. Belussov also has a PhD from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

John Lindfors

John Lindfors
Partner, Digital Sky Technologies

John Lindfors is a Partner of Digital Sky Technology (DST) and Managing Director of the Asian office in Hong Kong. He joined DST in 2010. Prior to joining DST, he was the Partner in charge of the European Technology and Media department for Goldman Sachs. He joined Goldman Sachs in London in 1993 and worked in London and New York during his 17 years at the firm focusing on the technology and media sectors.  John has a M.Sc. (Econ) from the Swedish School of Economics in Helsinki.

 

Aydin Senkut

Aydin Senkut
Founder, Felicis Ventures

Aydin Senkut has been named one of the world’s leading tech angels by Businessweek. He’s the founder of Felicis Ventures, a venture fund whose portfolio includes highly impressive companies like Dropcam, Imageshack and Rovio. Before Felicis Ventures, Aydin was a product manager at Google, following the company’s growth as its 37th employee.

Leonid Volkov

Leonid Volkov
Managing Partner, Projector Ventures, startup advisor to Yandex

Leonid is the Managing Partner at Projector Ventures, startup adviser at Yandex, Russia’s leading Internet search engine and a Venture Partner at the early stage VD fund, Runa Capital. Leonid’s specialty is in software, with a PhD in computer science from Ural University and a long-spanning career and various leadership positions at Kontor, he’s now devoted to early-stage startups.

Roberto Bonanzinga

Roberto Bonanzinga
Partner, Balderton Capital

Roberto is a Partner at Balderton Capital. A senior strategic thinker and operating executive with a successful track record of growing revenues, launching new products and build winning teams, Roberto has raised many rounds of funding involving both Venture Capitalists and Private Equity firms.

David Gardner

David Gardner
General Partner, London Venture Partners

David Gardner is a hardcore gaming industry veteran with over 23 years of experience from Electronic Arts, where he last served as its Chief Operating Officer. After leaving EA, David served as the CEO of Atari, while he’s currently best known as a co-founder and General Partner at London Venture Partners. David is an investor in Unity, Supercell and Applifier, among others.

Sitar Teli

Sitar Teli
Managing Partner; ConnectVentures

Sitar is a venture capitalist with over seven years of experience in early-stage investments and portfolio management, having previously been an investment manager at Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures. Sitar focuses on product-led consumer internet and mobile sector, portfolio companies include SoundCloud, MegaZebra and Handmade Mobile.

Nikolaj Nyholm

Nikolaj Nyholm
Partner, Sunstone Capital

Nikolaj is a serial technology entrepreneur and investor. He has founded four pioneering technology startups and is now a partner at the early-stage venture capital investor, Sunstone Capital.

Timo Ahopelto

Timo Ahopelto
Founding Partner, Lifeline Ventures

Timo, Founding Partner at Lifeline Ventures, is a serial entrepreneur and investor with track record in product creation, sales, marketing and fund raising in health and disruptive tech. He was the founding CEO of CRF Health, the global leader in eDiaries for clinical trials. As Blyk’s Head of Strategy, Timo was responsible for its ad business, country expansion and funding. Timo’s free time flies with family, in Lapland and with various sports. Currently investor in companies like ArcDia, Oncos Therapeutics, Valkee and ZenRobotics.
Nenad Marovac

Nenad Marovac
Managing Partner, DN Capital

Nenad is the Founder and Managing Partner of DN Capital which is a media and technology early stage and growth capital investor with offices in London and Palo Alto. His investments include Apsmart, Datanomic -acquired by Oracle-, Eyeka, Mister Spex, Shazam Entertainment, Tbricks, Windeln, OLX -Sold shares to Naspers- and JacobsRimell -acquired by Amdocs).

Nick Rosa

Nick Rosa
Partner, Healthbox

Nick Rosa is the co-founder and MD of Sandbox Industries and the founding partner of Healthbox. Healthbox is a healthcare startups’ accelerator program that supports healthcare innovation by partnering with promising entrepreneurs and industry leaders.

Ike Lee

Ike Lee
Angel, CEO at Lee Technology Consulting

Ike Lee is the CEO of Lee Technology Consulting. Originally from South Korea, Ike has made a long career as an angel investor, venture capitalist, advisor and an entrepreneur in the US. One of his 7 IPOs to date, NetScreen (NSCN), that went public in December 2001, was named IPO of the Year by Goldman Sachs.

Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson
Investor, EDventure Holdings

Esther is a leading angel investor and entrepreneur with a special focus on health technologies, online services and air and space. Some of her better known investments include Flicr, del.icio.us and the Finnish S.A.D killer Valkee. Besides a technologist, Esther is also a trained space tourist!

Pekka Viljakainen

Pekka Viljakainen
Bulldozer, Skolkovo Foundation

Pekka has made a career out of facilitating the communication between business executives and technical teams, before at Tieto International and most recently at Skolkovo. Writing a bestseller on leadership and earning the nickname “Bulldozer” on the way, Pekka has extensive knowledge of the Russian market, and currently serves as a special advisor to Skolkovo Foundation’s President.

Anssi Vanjoki

Anssi Vanjoki
Angel Investor

Anssi Vanjoki is a Finnish angel investor who did a long career at Nokia. He started at Nokia in 1991 and lead Markets unit, multimedia industry group and Nokia Mobile Phones, moving the focus from hardware to software. After leaving Nokia in 2010, Vanjoki became an angel investor and has recently shared quite a bit of insights and ideas on the future of technology.