London 2013


At CapitalOnStage top-tier investors present themselves to Europe’s finest startups. As a Startup, you gain better insights into the way investors look at your market and which investors might be interested (and suitable!) for their company.

Capital On Stage London took place at Norton Rose Fulbright on Tueseday June 25, 2013.


Anil Hansjee
Angel Investor

Tyler Sosin
Accel Partners

Gaurav Tuli
Fidelity Growth Partners Europe

James Wise
Balderton Capital

Ami Shpiro
Innovation Warehouse

Julian Carter
EC1 Capital

Randeep Wilkhu
T Venture

Andreas Haug
e Ventures

Xander Mahony
Index Ventures

Pietro Bezza
Connect Ventures

Wlodek Laskowski
Nomad Fund

Arnaud Loiseau

Manu Gupta

David Klein
One Peak Partners

Rory Stirling
MMC Ventures

Sean Seton-Rogers
PROfounders Capital

Mike Reid
Frog Capital

Program & open office hours


  • Anil Hansjee - Angel Investor

    Anil Hansjee – Angel Investor 

    Anil Hansjee is an investor in the early seed companies in the internet space and is currently creating a disruptive funding approach to that market. In addition, since June 2011 he was appointed a senior advisor for the Internet Industry to EQT Funds, a major Continental European PE firm. He took his first public company non exec board role in April 2012 with Zattikka, an AIM listed digital entertainment company. Anil received an Honorary Doctorate in computing in 2011, for services to entrepreneurial IT sector in the UK. Anil also has a BSc. (Hons.) in Artificial Intelligence and Computer...
  • Tyler Sosin - Accel Partners

    Tyler Sosin – Accel Partners 

    Tyler joined Accel in 2010. Prior to joining Accel, Tyler was a Senior Investment Analyst at Menlo Ventures, where he sourced investments in EdgeCast Networks, DataXu, ReadyForce, and Media6 Degrees. Previously he lived in Beijing, China, where he worked for the Office of New Advertising. Tyler graduated from Stanford University with a BA in International Relations.
  • Andrew Morgan - Grant Thornton

    Andrew Morgan – Grant Thornton 

    Andy Morgan is partner at Grant Thornton and leads the Corporate Finance TMT team in London. Andy has 20 years' experience in mid-market M&A advising entrepreneurs and owner managed businesses, public companies, private equity and multi-national businesses. He's a specialist in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector, with more than 10 years focused experience leading transactions in the TMT market, with a specific focus on Software and IT Services. He successfully completed more than £1.5bn of transactions over the last 10 years.  
  • Manu Gupta - Lakestar

    Manu Gupta – Lakestar 

    Manu Gupta is a Partner at Lakestar and invests in internet and software companies, across all geographies and stages. For 15 years he has been passionate about technology and actively working in the industry in a variety of roles – ranging from software engineering, product design, tech corporate finance, and investing. Recent investments have spanned e-commerce, adtech, digital media, fintech, and travel business models, and across US/WE and emerging markets such as Brazil, MENA and India. Prior to Lakestar, Manu spent considerable time at Goldman Sachs, both as an Executive Director in L...
  • Pietro Bezza - Connect Ventures

    Pietro Bezza – Connect Ventures 

    Focus:Early stage Internet and mobile businesses Geography:Europe Range:£200K – £1M In particular looking for:businesses in the mobile, Internet, and digital media sectors Website: Pietro is founder & managing partner of Connect Ventures, an early stage, Internet focused venture firm based in Shoreditch and investing throughout Europe. Investments include Citymapper, Nitrogram, Yourgrind,  Before turning venture capit...
  • Julian Carter - EC1 Capital

    Julian Carter – EC1 Capital 

    Julian is a co-founder of EC1 Capital. He is a hands-on entrepreneur and experienced executive with over 15 years of working in web-related companies in verticals such as Casual Social Games, Interactive TV, Mobile, Classifieds Publishing, SEO and Legacy Software Modernisation in the UK and Ireland. Julian is an advocate of the Tech City initiative and works a few days a week in various co-working spaces in East London. Julian goes to many of the Tech Entrepreneur events that are promoted in the London area and is also an occasional speaker and lecturer at universities and conferences. Julian ...
  • Randeep Wilkhu - T-Venture

    Randeep Wilkhu – T-Venture 

    An entrepreneurial executive, advisor, co-founder and venture capital investor focused on the creation of innovative business models and disruptive technology. Progressive, decisive, and innovative, highly valued for expertise interpreting corporate vision and strategy, and providing decisive leadership to multi-functional and cross-cultural teams across multiple continents. Senior member of the investment team at T-Venture, investing in early to late stage web and mobile internet companies particularly in the areas of location based services, mobile applications, mobile payment, marketplac...
  • Andreas Haug -

    Andreas Haug – 

    Andreas Haug has started several digital businesses as an entrepreneur and has invested in startups as a business angel for years. He has broad experience in setting up, expanding and restructuring Internet and other media companies. Andreas is the founder of infoMedia Group, which he sold to Thyssen Telecom and a cofounder of diligenZ Management Consulting. Previously, he worked in media for Bertelsmann AG. Focus: Consumer Internet, media, mobile, and being the first institutional investor. Geography: US, Europe, Russia, Asia, Brazil Range...
  • Linda Dannenberg -

    Linda Dannenberg – 

    Linda is an Associate at Europe. Prior to joining, Linda completed her studies of Business Administration with majors in Statistics and Corporate Finance at the University of Cologne and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. During her studies, Linda worked for the online fashion startup armedangels, where she set up and implemented a new sales channel. She also spent time at an online tutoring startup in London and Seattle, where she has been involved with Business Development and Finance. Linda wrote her Master thesis on valuation of Internet startup ...
  • Rory Stirling - MMC Ventures

    Rory Stirling – MMC Ventures 

    Rory is Director at MMC Ventures and joined the company in 2009.  Rory is responsible for leading new investments and representing MMC on portfolio company boards. Rory is passionate about technology, particularly within the internet, mobile and software sectors. Rory has lead responsibility for AlexandAlexa, Base79, LoveHomeSwap, Masabi,NewVoiceMedia, Reevoo and Before joining MMC, Rory was in the UK mergers and acquisitions team at Greenhill, before going on to found a start-up business in the social media space.  He has an MA in Economics from Edinburgh University. ...
  • David Klein - One Peak Partners

    David Klein – One Peak Partners 

    David is a co-founder and Managing Partner of One Peak Partners. Prior to this, he was a senior investment professional at Summit Partners in London, a growth equity fund with $15 billion of assets under management, where he was responsible for technology and healthcare investments across Europe and Israel. He also led technology investments at Morgan Stanley Principal Investments, the firm’s $4 billion private equity arm. Throughout his career, David has sourced and led the execution of investments totaling more than €300 million, with a focus on software and communications technology. He...
  • Steven Brown - Linkdex (Speaker)

    Steven Brown – Linkdex (Speaker) 

    Steve Brown is Chief Executive of Linkdex - the leading content marketing platform for many of the world’s largest brands and agencies providing them with answers to the right questions in relation to SEO and content creation and production. Steve was a co-founder of, leading it as chief executive from commencement to 2006 and then continuing as a executive board member until shortly after it was acquired by AOL in 2008.  He oversaw's growth, includin...
  • Michael Chojnacki - Bank of New York Mellon

    Michael Chojnacki – Bank of New York Mellon 

    Michael Chojnacki is Vice President at the Bank of New York Mellon within its EMEA Issuer Services group. Prior to joining The Bank of New York Mellon, Michael was a Senior Analyst in the Corporate Advisory Services team at Thomson Reuters in Milan and London, working with issuer clients from Emerging Europe and the Middle East. Michael grew up in Dubai and holds a degree in Economics and Management from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Michael is co-founder of the Middle East Investor Relations Society based in Dubai, and is on the executive committee of the Arab Bankers Association in Lon...
  • Ivan Farneti - former Co-Founder Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures (Speaker)

    Ivan Farneti – former Co-Founder Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures (Speaker) 

    After 15 years in Venture Capital, as a Partner and co-founder of Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures in London, Ivan is now on the Board of GLORY Sports International and is running the Online Division of the professional kickboxing league. In his past as a VC, he invested in several early stage companies in technology, internet and ecommerce, both in Europe and US. He is a personal investor in few startups and private internet companies and is a mentor and Board member of Seedcamp. Ivan has a past as competitive martial artist and he ran a martial art gym with his brother while they com...
  • James Wise - Balderton Capital

    James Wise – Balderton Capital 

    James works with Balderton Capital. Prior to joining Balderton, James helped build one of the UK’s first social venture funds, providing support and capital to a portfolio of start-ups with a special focus on the education, healthcare and financial sectors.Before this James worked with entrepreneurs and businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, through a consumer-tech venture fund, the Guardian Media Group and as a consultant with McKinsey & Company. As well as the professional experiences above, James has worked as an adviser to a number of start-ups and social enterprises, and...
  • Steve Leith - Grant Thornton

    Steve Leith – Grant Thornton 

    Steve is an Audit & Advisory Director at Grant Thornton with a focus and specialism in dealing with media, digital and technology businesses. Steve has been in the Media & Technology team at Grant Thornton for over 12 years and focuses on dynamic, fast growing, entrepreneurial companies. Steve head's up the firm's overall delivery to the London tech start-up and venture-funded community with a particular focus on Tech City, and is highly connected with the start-up scene in London.
  • Sean Seton-Rogers - PROfounders Capital

    Sean Seton-Rogers – PROfounders Capital 

    Sean is a founding General Partner at PROfounders Capital. Since 2000, he has been investing in technology companies across both the US and Europe, at both Balderton Capital (formerly Benchmark Capital Europe) and Commonwealth Capital Ventures in Boston. In addition, to PROfounders portfolio companies, he has worked closely with others such as Bebo,, and ConstantContact. Sean has also worked as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company, in both the US and Europe. He received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Schol...
  • Nina Faulhaber - Index Ventures

    Nina Faulhaber – Index Ventures 

    Focus: Early stage consumer Geography: UK, Germany, Scandinavia Range: Seed, Venture. At Index we do Seed, Venture and Growth with ticket sizes from anything betweens c.€50k to €50m+. In particularly looking for: Great teams, exciting products, original approaches, big ambitions Website: Nina joined the London office of Index Ventures in early 2012 as an Associate in the early stage Technology team focusing on Consumer Internet incl...
  • Mike Reid - Frog Capital

    Mike Reid – Frog Capital 

    Frog Capital is a London-based investment firm. Focus: growth capital for technology-driven businesses across the cleantech and IT & digital media sectors. Geography: Europe Range: €2 million - €20 million In particular looking for: visionary, hard-working entrepreneurial management teams Website: Mike is Managing Partner at Frog Capital. In his early career, Mike managed various operational busines...
  • Videesha Kunkulagunta - PROfounders Capital

    Videesha Kunkulagunta – PROfounders Capital 

    Videesha joined PROfounders Capital in the latter part of 2012. Prior to this she spent a year as an intrapreneur researching new and innovative business development for the chairman and senior board of a FTSE 250 telecoms company. Her career began in banking between London and Singapore and involved a breadth of experience within: product development, business development and sales. She holds a business degree from Warwick Business School with specialisations in finance and strategy. She’s passionate about start-ups, pedagogy and helping people. ...
  • Seth Pierrepont - Accel Partners

    Seth Pierrepont – Accel Partners 

    Seth joined Accel in 2013. Prior to Accel, Seth worked at Vision Capital, an international private equity firm, where he focused on assessing new investment opportunities and overseeing the performance of existing portfolio companies. Seth began his career as a strategy consultant at Oliver Wyman, working in both the San Francisco and London offices and focusing on the media, technology, and retail sectors. Having grown up in the Chicago area, he has also lived in China, India, and Europe. He completed his Masters degree in Engineering Management at Dartmouth College. He also holds under...
  • Wlodek Laskowski - Nomad Fund

    Wlodek Laskowski – Nomad Fund 

    Nomad Fund is a VC fund based in Poland. Focus: software (focus on SaaS, B2B), internet, mobile app, gaming (infrastructure & games) Geography: Poland / Central Europe Range: 200K - 1.5MM Euro In particular looking for: high growth digital services companies Website: Wlodek is a co-founder of Nomad Fund. He is an ex-investment banker, experienced financial services executive and hands-on entrepreneur (co-founde...
  • Xander Mahony - Index Ventures

    Xander Mahony – Index Ventures 

    Xander joined Index in their San Francisco office in 2012 as an associate in the technology early stage team. Prior to Index, Xander was an Investment Professional at Draper Fisher Jurvetson in Menlo Park, focusing on early stage technology investments across sectors including Chartbeat, Prosper and SolarCity. Before DFJ,  Xander was an analyst at Sloane Robinson, a global emerging market hedge fund based in London. At Sloane Robinson, Xander concentrated on technology, transportation, telecoms and luxury goods in China and India with investments in Bharti Airtel, Maersk and AirAsia. Xan...
  • Ami Shpiro - Innovation Warehouse

    Ami Shpiro – Innovation Warehouse 

    Ami Shpiro is a serial entrepreneur of diverse experience. He has a track record of achieving rapid business growth through a combination of financial, commercial and technical skills. Ami has co-founded and mentored numerous commercial enterprises in a variety of markets, ranging from software systems to property development. In 2009, Ami imagined a model for a community of collaborating start-ups, now known as Innovation Warehouse. Recently, Ami founded IW Grow, a group of London-based entrepreneurs and investors that focuses and operates uniquely from within Innovation Warehouse.
  • Michael J. Seligman - TMF Group

    Michael J. Seligman – TMF Group 

    Michael joined TMF in 2011 and is responsible for guiding clients through all aspects of complex globalization programs and developing the Outsourcing Business Services business line. Before joining TMF Michael was an entrepreneur giving investment advice to high net worth individuals and corporations. Michael also co-founded several companies with a focus on Real Estate and Advanced Telecommunication Solutions. Michael is an expert in analyzing and implementing strategies to help companies expand internationally. He can give cross-cultural insights and operational expertise necessary for ...
  • Gaurav Tuli - Fidelity Growth Partners Europe

    Gaurav Tuli – Fidelity Growth Partners Europe 

    Gaurav focuses on software and online services. Prior to joining Fidelity Growth Partners, Gaurav was a member of the business development team at EMC where he led strategic growth initiatives and evaluated M&A opportunities for EMC’s largest business unit. Gaurav previously worked in the technology investment banking teams at Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse where he advised global software companies on corporate finance and M&A. Gaurav holds an MBA as well as Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees of Computer Engineering from MIT. - See more at:
  • Nicolas Brito - Fidelity Growth Partners

    Nicolas Brito – Fidelity Growth Partners 

    Nick focuses on software, internet, and mobile. Prior to joining Fidelity Growth Partners, Nick worked at Hawkpoint Partners in London, where he advised high-growth technology companies on mergers & acquisitions and capital raises. Nick started his career at Thomas Weisel Partners' technology group, where he worked in both the San Francisco and London offices. Nick holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
  • Arnaud Loiseau - Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of London

    Arnaud Loiseau – Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of London 

    Harvard-affiliated alumni angel network whose mission is to actively bring together angel investors of all levels of experience and european entrepreneurs looking for financing. Geography: London-based but Pan-European investment focus Range: from seed to co-investment with institutional investors In particular looking for: no a priori restriction on sectors but historical focus on enterprise web, consumer web, mobile and medtech. Website: Arnaud is cofounder and board member of Harvard Alumni Angels of London. Arnau...