Take a look at a selection of industry investors coming to Dubrovnik who will be attending and some be on stage at Techne Summit Dubrovnik 2019. Stay tuned as we announce more updates to the lineup!
Julian Costley is the author of the guidebook for entrepreneurs: HOW TO: USE CROWDFUNDING. He’s an expert on raising capital, an active angel investor, and a professional chairman/NED.
He was a Country Manager at Thomson Reuters, then created his own TV channel on BSB (later BSkyB), then founding CEO of France Telecom’s Globecast satellite company. He then met venture capitalist Hermann Hauser in 1998 and together they created E*TRADE UK the UK’s first all-Internet stockbroking firm and effected a trade sale at the height of the dotcom boom.
Since then he has invested in 22 companies and become chairman/NED or adviser to many more focusing on the financial services, media, telecoms, and internet markets in UK, Netherlands, Scandinavia, France, Canada, and China. He’s also leading a start-up which will launch in Autumn 2018.
He is an occasional lecturer/mentor/MBA course judge at London Business School, Said (Oxford) University, EDHEC (Nice), UM (Barcelona), and Skema Business School (Sophia Antipolis).
He now lives back in the UK after 7 years in France. His interests/passions are his four children, design, storytelling, sailing, tennis, guitar, and opera.
Jure Mikuz is a VC fund manager with broad experience in deal structuring, business modelling and helping startups to grow their businesses.
Jure founded the first Slovenian VC Fund, raising funds from established Slovenian companies and public sources. Jure serves as a board member in multiple portfolio companies including Celtra, Marg, and Degordian. He actively promotes entrepreneurship and regularly holds lectures on finance and fundraising procedures for the start-up. Jure holds a M.Sc. in Management from the University of Ljubljana.
Jure is also the co-founder and managing partner at South Central Ventures. With offices in Belgrade, Zagreb and Skopje, South Central Ventures (SCV), through Enterprise Innovation Fund (ENIF), is focused on tech companies in the Balkans. The € 40 million fund is dedicated primarily to early stage and growth investments.
Farah has experience in both entrepreneurship and venture capital. She is currently the Head of Venture Growth at Falak Startups and has previously founded an Edutainment start-up of her own and worked with Endeavor Egypt. Prior to Falak Startups, Farah was with NI Capital’s Advisory team, working closely with government officials to address systemic challenges across various sectors.
On the side, Farah heads NOLA Cupcake’s events business and does educational consultancy. Farah graduated from King’s College London with a BA in Development and Urban Geography and a specialization in Urban Policy.