The First 5 Judges: Index, Balderton, Accel (Part I)

By February 23, 2015No Comments

350 venture capitalists, angel investors, and seed accelerators are attending this year’s Investors Day on May 27, 2015. One day prior to Pioneers Festival 2015, an entire day dedicated to the Top 50 startups of the Pioneers startup challenge.

As a Top 50 startup you will have the unique chance to pitch and showcase your products to a panel of expert judges. Find out all about the Pioneers Startup Programs 2015 here.

So without further ado, let us present the first batch of judges:

Andrei Brasoveanu – Accel Partners

Location: London, UK
Twitter: @algovc
Linkedin: andreibrasoveanu
Medium: @algovc

Andrei of Accel Partners will join the Pioneers Investors Day as one of the first judges for 2015. Andrei joined Accel’s London Investment Team in 2014 after a decade in the US. Before becoming a VC, Andrei worked as a quantitative trader on Wall Street, first at a 3-person startup hedge fund and later at KCG, the largest high-frequency trading firm in the world.

Andrei holds an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School, and an AB in Mathematics summa cum laude from Princeton University.

What he’s looking for:
Fintech, Enterprise SaaS, Security, Consumer Hardware and Mobile Health.

Ophelia Brown – Index Ventures

Location: London, UK
Twitter: @ophelia_brown
Linkedin: Ophelia Brown

Technology investor at Index Ventures. Ophelia works closely with several portfolio companies, including Big Health, BitPay, Credit Benchmark, Osper and Robinhood.

Ophelia has also supported investments in Blaze, Futurelytics, Metapack, Navabi, onefinestay, Socialbakers, Supercell and Transferwise. ​

What she’s looking for:
Digital health,​ financial services,​ and eCommerce

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