Itxaso del Palacio
Itxaso del Palacio is a General Partner at Notion Capital. Since moving to London in 2010, Itxaso has been an entrepreneur, investor and educator. Having invested in more than a dozen businesses and taught entrepreneurship to around 2,000 students at UCL and Imperial. Itxaso has a passion for helping entrepreneurs build their businesses, supporting them with her network, knowledge and positive attitude.
Bjorn Tremmerie is Head of Technology Investments at the European Investment Fund, which he joined in 2002. With his team, he invests and monitors investments in VC funds and is in charge of a portfolio of over 250 European VC funds (including ours!). Bjorn sits on the Investment Committee of the Dutch Venture Initiative Fund-of-Funds and is also a member of KfW Capital's Advisory Board.
Frederik Fleck has founded 10 companies over the last two decades, including Ostrich Media, donare.de, test IO and expertcloud. In 2007, after his first exit, he founded Richmond View Ventures and invests in 3-5 early-stag companies each year. Since then, Frederik has been a self-proclaimed "curiosity-minded guy who also invests in stuff he's interested in"
This month on The Red Chair, and with excellent timing considering the upcoming Web Summit conference, we spoke to Paddy Cosgrave! Paddy worked in a number of startups before launching the annual Web Summit conference in Dublin, which has grown rapidly since 2010 - having been in Lisbon since 2016 - and has seen him listed as one of the most influential people in tech.
This month on our podcast we had the pleasure of speaking to Tim Maurer. Tim's 15+ year career at the intersection of technology, cybersecurity, policy, strategy, and geopolitical risk spans the White House National Security Council, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the United Nations, think tanks and academia.
Tom Henriksson is a General Partner at OpenOcean Capital. Tom started his career in VC at Holtron Ventures, one of the A round investors in MySQL, delivering industry leading returns for the fund. Later, he was at Nokia for almost 9 years in various leadership roles, developing and investing in new businesses. Since 2011, Tom is at OpenOcean, an early-stage venture capital firm investing in B2B software across Europe.
Our guest this month is Fred Gil, a former professional tennis player who competed in the ITF Men's Circuit, achieving a career-high singles world ranking of No. 62. Now retired from professional tennis, Fred still competes and is World Champion of the ITF Young Seniors World Championships and is mostly dedicated to his new business venture: a groundbreaking tech-enabled world class tennis academy.