FinTech Investor Forum is announcing two of FinTech’s leading corporate VCs as speakers. They’ll join investors and partners from firms such as Northzone, Balderton Capital and BlackFin, as well as CEOs from some of the sector’s most-exciting startups on November 24th in London.
This senior-level event brings together Fintech’s most-active investors and cutting-edge startups to offer insights into where the most-promising opportunities for investment lie.
In addition to an investor-focussed agenda, the event will offer the chance to network and connect with the leading fund managers and founders looking for investors and business partners.
The latest high-profile speakers to join the event are:
Managing Director, Commerzventures
Patrick spent ten years of his professional career advancing through the ranks of T-Venture, the corporate VC firm of Deutsche Telekom AG. He eventually became CEO before moving on to join CommerzVentures.
In the years before, he honed his skills working for Allianz Venture Partners, Deutsche Bank Technology & Services, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Taking an exit-focused view his previous successes include exits with the likes of Grouper Networks, which was acquired by Sony, Jajah (Telefonica), Ruckus Wireless (IPO), Netviewer (Citrix), Swoodoo (Kayak), KaufDA (Axel Springer), clickandbuy (Deutsche Telekom), and MyTaxi (Daimler).
MINH Q TRAN
General Partner, AXA Strategic Ventures
Minh is the General Partner of AXA Strategic Ventures in Paris and is currently Chairman of the Board at FundShop, Particeep, LifeSavin, Widmee, FlyR International and ClimateSecure.
Minh started his career in Asia in 1993 before moving to New-York in 2001 with Bertelsmann Ventures, where he invested in media and entertainment. In 2004, he joined Nokia Ventures in Finland to look at investments around mobile services then ran EMEA, LATAM and APAC operations for one portfolio company.
More recently, he was an entrepreneur in a VC-backed mobile media startup present in the US and Europe. He has also worked as a venture partner at Truffle Capital, a European VC firm, where he led investments in Utel (mobile and web services) and PayTop (internet and mobile payments).
Minh also created and managed incubator funds including AXA Seed Factory (now renamed AXA Factory) and SoLoMoCo.