Karen Hanton - Investor
Karen Hanton founded toptable.com, Europe's largest online restaurant booker sold to Nasdaq listed Opentable.com in 2010.
She also founded I.T. search firm Mortimer and Spinks which she sold to Harvey Nash, a global recruiter listed on the FTSE 250.
Based in Montreux, Switzerland, Karen is an active investor backing and supporting numerous internet start-ups, fledgling businesses and other entrepreneurs.
She is also an Investment Partner at ProfoundersCapital
Karen was awarded an MBE in 2010
Olaf Siedler - Investor
Olaf Siedler was a co-founder of toptable.com and has been an active member of the internet angel investment community over the last 10 years.
Trained as a lawyer, his early career as a management consultant was followed by a 20 year stint in fund management at Schroder's PLC, one of the UK's leading investment houses.
He is a private investor based in Switzerland and continues to be involved in numerous new media projects Europe-wide.
Angus Bankes - Investor CEO
Angus Bankes was founder and CTO of Moreover Technologies where he was recognised in the industry as a pioneer in the area of XML and was one of the main advocates and driving forces for the mass adoption of RSS feeds. Moreover Technologies was acquired by Verisign (NASD: VRSN) where Angus ran the technology for both moreover.com and weblogs.com. Subsequent to Verisign Angus has been involved in a number of projects, most notably working with the Skimlinks team as CIO covering the area of technology strategy and architecture.
Angus is a true believer in using nextgen technologies to create new market opportunities and has been focused on such areas as content distribution, social media engagement, OpenID, applications of NoSQL, content labels and real-time everything!