Fabrice Grinda

Fabrice Grinda

Co-founder @OLX Inc.

As an Internet entrepreneur and investor, Fabrice has successfully transposed, adapted and invested in business ideas between the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. In March of 2006, Fabrice co-founded OLX, Inc. with business partner Alec Oxenford. Fabrice is also a prolific angel investor with over 75 active investments in various companies including Viajanet, Peopleperhour, Brightroll, and many others.

Fabrice has been assisting us with many editions of IDCEE, and we are extremely grateful to him for his being so supportive to the conference!

Alexander Galitsky

Alexander Galitsky

Managing Partner @Almaz Capital

Alexander is a well-known innovator, entrepreneur and investor in Russia, in the U.S. and in Europe. He is also a venture pioneer in Russia (prior to co-founding Almaz Capital, Alexander formed the Information and Communications Technology investment practice at «Russian Technologies», one of the first VC funds in Russia).

We are proud to have such a great supporter and an outstanding entrepreneur as Alexander! He has been with IDCEE since the very beginning, and we are happy to take this tradition to the future editions of the conference!

Andreas Haug

Andreas Haug

Co-founder & Managing Partner @e.ventures

Andreas is co-founder and Managing Partner of e.ventures (Hamburg/San Francisco), a VC company that needs no introduction.

Andreas 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 a longstanding friend of IDCEE.  Andreas has been helping us each year, and we are grateful to him for accepting the invitation to join the Advisory Board of IDCEE!

David Waroquier

David Waroquier

Partner @Mangrove Capital Partners

David has been working with Mangrove since 2006, and in 2011 he became a Partner to the fund. He is open- minded and curious by nature, he enjoys travelling and discovering different cultures, which makes him keen on developing business connections in new and sometimes untapped geographies. On behalf of Mangrove, David spends significant time in Eastern Europe to scout for the successes of tomorrow and to help Mangrove portfolio companies there. To curtain extent, IDCEE helps him to accomplish this task. David is one of those friends to IDCEE who doesn’t ask what to help with, but takes initiative himself.

Eveline Buchatskiy

Eveline Buchatskiy

Mentor @TechStars

Former CEO of leading media company Ekonomika, having launched several popular websites including delo.ua, the most quoted business portal in Ukraine. Prior to Ekonomika, Eveline was CEO of high-tech startup APCT, winner of the second annual "Silicon Valley Open Doors" contest in 2006. Before moving to Ukraine, Eveline worked for 10 years as an engineering associate on several multi-million dollar projects for top industrial gas company Praxair, Inc.

Ilja Laurs

Ilja Laurs

Founder @Nextury Ventures

Ilja Laurs is Founder and Chairman of GetJar, world’s largest independent mobile application store, which was sold to Sungy Mobile in early 2014. Ilya is a distinguished entrepreneur, and he was awarded numerous business and tech awards.

We are extremely proud to have Ilya as an Advisory Board member at IDCEE since Ilya is an example of a an outstanding web entrepreneur from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)!

Jose Marin

Jose Marin

Co-Founder & co-CEO @IG Expansion

Jose is an active angel investor, and currently, he is co-CEO and co-Founder of IG Expansion, which takes successful internet business models into emerging markets.

Jose is a longtime attendee and friend of IDCEE. Jose is always a very supportive hand to the organizing committee, and his willingness to help us make IDCEE a grand-scale European IT event is motivating us from day to day!

Philippe Botteri

Philippe Botteri

Accel Partners

Philippe has worked in the technology industry for the past 15 years, including close to ten years in Silicon Valley. Since joining Accel, Philippe's focus has primarily been on Cloud Computing, Big Data and Internet sectors.

Philippe has been friends with IDCEE for 3 years already. He has been actively participating in the conference as a keynote speaker, as a panelist, and as a judge for the main Startup Competition. We enormously value Philippe’s continuous support to develop local venture ecosystem!

Tomasz Czechowicz

Tomasz Czechowicz

CEO & MP @MCI Management SA

Tomasz is an inspiring figure on the local venture scene. He is passionate about internet business, and he has no fear of starting or helping to start companies in his native Poland and beyond.

In May 1998, he founded MCI Group, which continues to be his focus. After acquisition of funding through IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in 2001, the value of MCI’s investment portfolio grew from $8M to more than $200M.
Tomasz has been a speaker at the 4th edition of IDCEE, and we are looking forward to closer cooperation with Tomasz and MCI Group!

Yevgen Sysoyev

Yevgen Sysoyev

Managing Partner @AVentures Capital

An investment professional and entrepreneur, Yevgen has been the driving force behind the new venture capital fund at AVentures Capital.

In 2011, he co-founded DashBoard Systems, a software startup. From 2008 to 2010, he was a Vice President at ICON Private Equity, one of the leading private equity funds in Russia and Ukraine. At ICON, Yevgen was responsible for the fund’s deal flow and portfolio management. Previously, as an investment banker at Concorde Capital and co-founder of his own investment boutique, he originated and executed transactions in Ukraine and Russia with a total value in excess of US$250M.

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