I am a founder, advisor, mentor and angel investor (with small wings) with over two decades experience in mobile, gaming, entertainment, education and - more recently - IoT and Smart Cities.
I generally try to help people - that is if you have a great idea, project, company or calling that does more than optimising the display of cat videos on the Internet...
I was involved with a few pioneering deals and concepts, including:
-- the world’s first mobile artist services for the likes of Britney Spears, Eve and Duran Duran;
-- mobile games publishing for top-tier brands (such as Marvel, Hasbro, Call of Duty, True Crime, Guitar Hero, LEGO, BMW, Konami, WPT, etc) waaay before there was the iPhone;
-- building the (at the time) largest mobile content distribution network globally (250+ direct carrier deals all over the world);
-- helping build a mobile social gaming platform to more than 450m users.
-- helping launch what is now the leading EdTech accelerator in Europe.
I have founded companies, raised money and exited successfully (and failed a few times on the way).
I can also offer long-standing experience as a lawyer with top-tier law firms, as general counsel and corporate development professional.
I have tons of board experience in venture-backed companies in Germany, UK, US (CA, WA, NY, DE), Spain, Israel and Malta.
I am a regular keynote speaker on technology, entrepreneurship, mobile, education, IoT and entertainment (e.g. at TEDx, SXSW, Mobile World Congress, 4YFN, CTIA, Mobile Games Forum [Chairman 2013], PICNIC, European Pirate Summit, Israel Mobile Summit, Mindshare Media Summit, Droidcon, etc).
I am also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts - better known as the RSA (which I think is kinda cool).