The turmoil of Brexit has left both U.K. and European startups comparison wondering about a best trail forward. From recruiting to appropriation investment to scaling into other tools of Europe, a hurdles seem to be mounting. By December, who knows what will have happened on a Brexit landscape, such is a chaos.
At Disrupt Berlin in December, we’ll hear from financier Bindi Karia, who has low European ties; owner Glenn Shoosmith, who’s expanding his startup internationally; and German-born though U.K.-domiciled VC Volker Hirsch on how to make a right decisions in a face of these obstacles.
Bindi Karia works as a try partner during vast London-based VC Draper Esprit, and has hold positions in and around a tech attention for as prolonged as she’s been working. She’s been a consultant during PwC Consulting, worked in corporate environments like Microsoft Ventures, served within a startup during Trayport and was an confidant opposite a series of organizations (Startup Europe, Techstars Startup Weekend, Tech London Advocates, European Innovation Council, WEF). She’s been a landowner with Silicon Valley Bank and now invests as a partner during a vast London-based VC firm, as good as portion on a advisory residence for 7 opposite startups. She brings a resources of believe to a review and understands a incompatible perspectives concerned in any startup’s tour to success.
Volker Hirsch will move us not usually his viewpoint as a former entrepreneur-turned-VC though also as a German-born citizen vital in a U.K. and traffic with Brexit. He is a partner during Amadeus, operative on a early-stage funds, whose investment concentration is on synthetic comprehension and appurtenance learning, unconstrained systems, human-machine interfaces, cybersecurity, craving SaaS, digital health and medical technologies.
Volker has founded or co-founded a sum of 6 companies to date. He is now co-founder of Blue Beck, a 40-strong mobile growth house, and a try partner during Emerge Education, Europe’s heading early-stage edtech investor.
Prior to fasten Amadeus Capital, Volker was among a initial angel investors in companies like Pi-Top, Bibblio (where he is also chairman), Aula Education and Wonde. His personal investment portfolio comprises about a dozen investments with companies formed opposite Europe and a U.S.
Previously, Volker was a arch plan officer during Scoreloop, a mobile amicable gaming platform, that he helped grow from (almost) pregnancy to 450 million users during a peak. When a association was acquired by BlackBerry in 2011, he served as BlackBerry’s tellurian conduct of Business Development – Games.
Lastly, Glenn Shoosmith will move his viewpoint as a owner with a estimable operation in a U.K. though who recently stretched into a U.S. Originally founded as BookingBug in 2008, a renamed JRNI (pronounced “journey”) has turn one of a market-leading multichannel appointment scheduling and patron tour platforms, assisting heading tellurian retailers, banks, executive and internal governments raise their patron knowledge and save costs. JRNI has a group of some-more than 100 formed in London, Boston and Sydney.
Glenn has been a ardent disciple for London and a U.K. as a record heart within Europe, and in a past has helped figure supervision process toward creation and technology, both as an early disciple for Tech City, and as an confidant and deputy of a supervision nationally and internationally.
Buy your sheet to Disrupt Berlin to listen to this contention — and many others. The discussion will take place Dec 11-12.