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Ruzbeh has 10+ years of investing and trading experience. He has worked in strategy and finance roles with KPMG, Nokia, Microsoft and Skype. He also contributes to Seeking Alpha and provides advice and invests in other startups. He is a qualified accountant (ACA), has an MBA from University of Oxford, and can develop scalable web applications. In his spare time, he enjoys sports and dancing - Tennis, Table Tennis, Cricket, Latin dancing.
Yaroslav has over 2 years of Rails experience working on different projects, both as an engineer and coordinator. Yaroslav graduated V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University with Master of Medical Physics. He sees himself in the future as a programmer, rather than a physicist.
Taras has been involved with programming since 1994. He studied at Kharkov University of Radio Electronics and Kharkiv National University of Karazin, with projects at university written in C and C++, with rich database backends. He also has professional experience with radio-electronics as a freelance developer of digital power systems. He is now an RoR developer who also works with database systems.
Victor is a full-stack web developer not tied to a particular technology or language or framework. As for now he is focused on developing rich-functionality web apps that make use of Ruby on Rails and any accompanying technologies from the Rails ecosystem. He has diverse experience, not limited to coding but also analyzing business requirements, making trustful estimates and managing the development process. He really loves building solutions that help people save time and be more productive and creative.
Maksym graduated with a master's degree in Experimental Nuclear Physics and Plasma Physics. Programming, which was originally a hobby, became his profession. He has over two years of work experience with a variety of web projects, and is interested in both the design and development of complex projects with impactful functionality.
Vladislav is a QA engineer who has a good understanding of the software development life cycle. He has tested a lot of different web applications and seeks to continually improve his skills in automated testing. He also likes to spend a lot of time gaining new knowledge in the web industry and making progress in personal development. Vlad is currently studying Computer Engineering at Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics.
Fred is currently a Partner in GGM Venture Capital, a new technology fund focused on early stage companies in Europe. He sits on the Board of Beem, a mobile social B2B platform, invested in by GGM earlier this year. He also has several angel investments in the UK and in the US. Prior to GGM, Fred was SVP Corporate Development at Lumata, a mobile marketing and advertising company backed by Francisco Partners. He also worked for Skype as Director, Corporate Development under eBay, SilverLake Partners and Microsoft, as well as for UBM and British Telecom. Fred loves technology and working with startups and entrepreneurs. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys running, traveling and Bikram yoga in his limited free time.
Rob cofounded Makers Academy, Europe's largest coding bootcamp in late 2012. Before that he spent 8 years in the Intelligence branch of the US Army and got his MBA. He continues to sit on the board of Makers Academy as well as advising several startups and speaking at various organizations such as Tech Stars, LeanConf, Startup Britain and Imperial College on entrepreneurship and early-stage validation.
Rob has 10+ years of finance and tech experience having worked for Ernst & Young, ABN AMRO, T-Mobile, Virgin,EE, Microsoft and Skype. He has an Honours degree in Finance and is CPA and CFA qualified. Rob pursues his passion for value creation by investing in start-ups and co-owns a small ecommerce business. In his spare time Rob enjoys travel, snowboarding, property investment and in 2015 is learning to dance Salsa.
Stephanie Allen is by day, a trader & Managing Director at a West End-based hedge fund and, in career spent in finance, has vast experience in fixed income, equity and private equity markets.
By night, Stephanie is a very active early-to-late stage private investor. She works with innovative small businesses across a broad range of industries - but with a specific focus on how tech can make business more effective and lives more interesting.
Lutfey Siddiqi CFA is a Governor at the London School of Economics and Political Science and an Adjunct Professor at the Risk Management Institute, National University of Singapore. He is also a member of the Global Agenda Council (Financing) at the World Economic Forum and a former board member of CFA Singapore.
Until May 2016, he was a Managing Director and member of the global executive committee of FX, Rates & Credit (FRC) at UBS Investment bank with responsibility for emerging markets.
In addition, he was the founding head of 'UBS Knowledge Network' - the hub for commentary and advisory content from the FRC dealing room. He was also a member of the UBS Group Sustainability Council, the investment bank innovation board and the cross-divisional panel of opinion leaders.
Lutfey has a Masters in economics from LSE, Bachelors in econometrics from the University of York and a international baccalaureate diploma from UWC Atlantic College.
He was honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2012.
Rustom Kharegat has significant experience in the private equity market and has led some of the most complex and largest due diligence investigations for several financial buyers in a number of industries including public-to-private transactions and IBRs. Mr. Kharegat joined KPMG in 2004 and headed KPMG’s Private Equity and Sovereign Wealth Fund practices. He joined FTI Consulting in 2013 and now heads the European Transaction Services practice.
Girish is an engineer from Mumbai University and MBA from IIM Lucknow. He has worked within investment banking in India and London, initially building loan asset books for banks and then selling them down once the crash hit! About 18 months ago, he gave up his passion of computer games and used the free time to set up an asset-lite serviced apartment business in Central London. He still retains his passion for animated movies and funny t-shirt messages.
Asher has 10+ years of experience serving as an adviser and management consultant to senior leaders at technology companies in the UK, US and Canada. Most recently, he served as a Director of MoneySuperMarket Group Plc. Reporting to the Group CEO, Asher led strategy and business development efforts across their portfolio of technology companies. Previously he held management roles at Skype, Save the Children and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He is also founder and Co-Chair of InterTech Diversity Forum UK & Ireland. Asher studied Engineering at University of Toronto as a National Scholar, and is a citizen of Canada, but now calls London home. Outside the office, Asher enjoys gadgets, fitness, and TED talks.
Tina has 10+ years of experience in the procurement industry with ICI, P&G ,now SABMIller, and through her work has lived in India, Switzerland, Mexico and England. She specialises in strategic sourcing in the Marketing and Sales area for FMCGs and is currently the Global Category Manager for Agencies in SABMiller. She studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Surrey. Outside the office, Tina enjoys TED talks, Yoga and learning about technology.
Stuti is a dynamic leader who strongly believes in continual learning, innovation, and raising the bar as a means to business growth and personal development, and this is reflected in her diverse global and regional experience across a variety of industries and areas of work. She has over 10 years’ experience working at blue-chip multinational organisations such as Unilever and Pfizer in a variety of management and leadership roles in organisation strategy and design, client and stakeholder relationship management, cost and operations management, real estate portfolio and workplace optimisation, systems design and implementation, change management, process improvement and performance management, among others. She currently consults to a number of organisations including SMEs and startups on organisation and process optimisation, business development, and real estate and workplace strategy.