Investing in IT (& TMT) • Media • Busin... San Francisco Califor..., U.S.A.
San Francisco California - Greenwich Connecticut - Houston Texas - Europe - Washington D.C - Connecticut - Middle East - Texas, U.S.A.
IT (& TMT) • Media • Businesses Solutions • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • HealthTech (& Fitness)
John Hawkins is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Generation Partners, a private equity firm that provides growth capital to technology-enabled services companies through buyout and minority equity investments. Through Generation and predecessor firms, John has 25 years of experience in private equity investing.
Prior to founding Generation in 1995, John was a General Partner of Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co., a venture capital firm which he joined in 1987. At Burr, Egan, Deleage, John invested mainly in telecommunications, data communications, software, and business services companies.
Prior to this, John worked in the Corporate Finance Department of Alex Brown & Sons, Inc. in San Francisco, where he advised information technology companies in the areas of financial strategy, public offerings and mergers & acquisitions.
Earlier, John was a publishing research analyst covering information technology companies for Woodman, Kirkpatrick & Gilbreath an investment bank which was subsequently purchased by Hambrecht & Quist.
In addition to Captivate Network, John has served on the Board of Directors of over 20 companies including: HotJobs (NASDAQ: HOTJ) – a pioneer in online recruiting; P-Com (NASDAQ: PCOM) – a communications infrastructure equipment supplier; Demand Media (NYSE: DMD) – a leading online media company; thePlatform – a developer of digital content software solutions; Agility Recovery Solutions – a leading disaster recovery provider; High End Systems – a premier manufacturer of intelligent lighting; ShopWiki – an advanced comparison shopping search engine; Donuts – a domain registry where he is a board observer; and iCrossing – a large independent, global interactive advertising agency.
John graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English with honors from Harvard College in 1982, where he was a John Harvard Scholar. John received his MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business in 1986.
John is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • IoT (& Wearables) • A.I. (& Big Data)
Ariel Luedi served as Chief Executive Officer at SAP Hybris. Ariel is a Co-Founder and serves as Board Member and Advisor at RAW Labs. Ariel Ludi serves as Chairman of Board at Mobile Bridge. He is an angel investor. As a major shareholder and CEO of hybris software, Ariel helped the company to grow internationally and position it as a global omnichannel commerce leader. Ariel's role was also instrumental in driving the successful acquisition of the company by SAP in August 2013 for more than 1B USD. Prior to joining hybris, Ariel held senior positions at Oracle and Salesforce.com. He entered the realm of e-commerce in 1996 as SVP Europe at BroadVision. Ariel studied Physics at ETH in Zurich.
Investing in A.I. (& Big Data) • Food & Beverage AI , Food and beverag..., U.K.
AI - Food and beverage - London - U.K., U.K.
A.I. (& Big Data) • Food & Beverage
Investor in interesting things.
I'm the Managing Director at Techstars London, a partner at The Fund and an early stage investor, advisor and board member for companies across the US, Europe and Asia. I also run a regular dealflow email for 800+ angel and VC investors around the world.
Previously, I was the MD at Techstars Connection in partnership with AB InBev program in New York, and have worked as a mentor on Techstars and multiple other accelerator programs across Europe, the US, the Middle East and Asia.
I’ve invested in over 50 companies around the world, and am a regular speaker at conferences around the world - including Web Summit, Collision, SXSW, Mobile World Congress, Slush, Slush Tokyo, Pioneers, Tech Open Air, the Pirate Summit, Arabnet, GITEX, the Global Apps Summit, the Mobile Games Forum and many others. I also write for Wired, TechCrunch, Mashable and others.
London - Berlin Germany - New York City (NY) - San Francisco California - Boston Massachusetts - Los Angeles California, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Education • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Energy • IoT (& Wearables) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • Life Science
Founder of The Impact Seat / Technology Investor
IP valuations and financial experience.
Linked In Description:
Investor, economist and entrepreneur, Barbara Clarke enjoys interacting with professionals who believe in creating diverse teams to drive innovation and business success. Called ‘The Force’, Clarke fuels change in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, stimulates growth in early stage tech startups and boosts organizational excellence with her investment expertise and global insights.
Founder and president of The Impact Seat, Clarke has been investing in emerging technologies, including medical devices, for almost a decade. To date, Clarke has invested in more than 60 companies and 12 funds in North America and Europe. She has been creating opportunities for under-represented entrepreneurs by investing in companies that are either led by women of color or have women on their funding teams – even before it became fashionable to do so. As a key member of the investment community, she also advises entrepreneurs and innovators on launching companies, accessing capital, and leveraging the international network of investors.
Barbara serves on several boards, including Portfolia, an investment fund focused on women as venture capitalists, Founders First Capital Partners, an accelerator and finance firm that invests in a diverse group of founders and Boost, an artificial intelligence (AI) platform using computer vision technology.
Prior to launching The Impact Seat, Clarke spent more than a decade in management consulting firms, including KPMG and PwC and launched a nationwide nonprofit to support grieving children. She holds a bachelor’s degree in quantitative economics from Tufts University and master’s in international economics and finance from Brandeis University. A polyglot, she speaks several languages, including German, French and Italian.
When she is not scoping out promising startups to invest in, Clarke enjoys exploring new cities, supporting local artists and listening to alternative/indie rock.
Investing in FinTech (& Financials services) London, U.K.
$2250000 (Convertible Note)
$1085000 (Seed Round)
$900000 (Seed Round)
$800000 (Seed Round)
$798000 (Seed Round)
$150000 (Seed Round)
$110000 (Seed Round)
• Digital Therapeutics, Inc:
$7 (Seed Round)
FinTech (& Financials services)
Wayra is Telefonica Open Future´s start-up accelerator that promotes entrepreneurship and accelerates disruptive start-ups in Europe and Latin America. It supports entrepreneurs grow and build successful businesses. Wayra’s acceleration program gives its users funding up to 50,000 U.S. dollars, a place to work, mentors, business partners, access to a global network of talent, and the opportunity to reach millions of Telefónica customers.
Wayra is financially backed by Telefónica, one of the biggest telecommunications companies in the world. It was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Madrid.
AXA Seed Factory is a business accelerator dedicated to innovative startups with strong potential for the fields of insurance, savings, banking and asset management. The firm was founded in 2013 and is based in Paris, France.
Lateral Capital is a venture capital investment firm that accelerates and invests in early stage and growth ventures. The firm is headquartered in New York, New York and invests in the technology sectors.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... United Kingdom , Tel ..., U.S.A.
• Prisma (Software Development Applications):
$4500000 (Early stage VC)
$1900000 (Seed Round)
United Kingdom - Tel Aviv Israel - New York New York - Stockholm Sweden - Singapore - London United Kingdom - San F, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • AgroTech • FinTech (& Financials services) • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Analytics • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • DeepTech • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Music • Mobile • Online Social
Jeremy Yap serves as Angel-in-Residence at Golden Gate Ventures. He is a founding member of AngelLab, a venture capital firm focused on investing in tech entrepreneurs in the UK and Europe. Yap served as the Board Member at AgSquared. He also served as Venture Partner at Beacon Capital.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Sydney Australia , Be..., Germany
$1870000 (Seed Round)
Sydney Australia - Berlin Germany - Munich Germany - Sydney New South Wales Australia - Australia, Germany
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • CleanTech • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Advertising • Food & Beverage • Real Estate (& Construction) • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Mobile • Online Social • Consumer
Justus Hammer is the Founder and serves as the Managing Director at Sellable and also a Co-Founder and serves as an Advisor at Mad Paws. He also serves as a Managing Director at Axis7. He is a Co-Founder at Spreets.
Momenta Partners incubates, invests and accelerates early-stage connected industry companies and advises it's clients in buying or selling strategic connected industry assets. The firm invests in the ag-tech, aviation, defense, energy, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, retail, smart cities, telecommunications, supply chain, security, data and analytics, devices, semiconductors and transportation sectors.