Meet the judges for the TechCrunch London Meetup + Pitch-off


On July 19 we’re hosting the London TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off — it’s
our chance to formally connect with the UK’s great
entrepreneurs and showcase some new up-and-coming startups.

We have a great lineup of judges who are going to listen to the
startup pitches and crown the winner of the London Pitch-Off.
Tickets are now sold out.

In addition to a few onstage interviews, you’ll get to see
10 companies pitching and fiercely competing
for first place and the great prizes on offer.

These startups will have exactly one minute to pitch their
product (with no slides) to a panel of local VC judges and
TechCrunch editors. At the end of the night, we’ll crown the
winner of the London Pitch-off.

What will they win? The winner will get a table in Startup
Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin. Second and third places
will respectively get two tickets and one ticket for Disrupt
Berlin. A competition wouldn’t be a competition without judges!
Please meet the amazing group who are going to join us onstage
next week:

Carolina Brochado, Atomico

Carolina is a Partner
at Atomico based in London. She works on sourcing, evaluation
and due diligence of global investments.

Carolina focuses on fintech, consumer / retail, and
marketplaces. She works with several of Atomico portfolio
companies including Lendinvest, Farmdrop and Uniplaces, and
sits on the boards of Gympass, Chemist Direct, Bebestore and
OnTruck.

Having interned at Atomico during her MBA, Carolina then moved
to London as acting COO of an e-commerce start-up, leading
daily operations across product management, business
development and marketing, before joining Atomico’s team on a
permanent basis.

Prior to her MBA, Carolina was at private equity firm Madison
Dearborn Partners, where she worked on multiple buyout
opportunities across sectors, including the global credit
bureau TransUnion.

Carolina has a Bachelor of Science degree in Foreign Service
from Georgetown University and an MBA from Columbia Business
School. She is not afraid to admit her healthy obsession with
martial arts movies, spicy food, and her Havanese puppy, Lola.
Carolina is a native Brazilian and US citizen, fluent in
Portuguese, Spanish as well as proficient in French. She loves
good wine and is progressing through her sommelier
qualifications in her free time.

 

Suzanne Ashman, Local Globe

Suzanne is a Partner at LocalGlobe, a London-based VC fund that
focuses on seed investments. LocalGlobe has been seeding
ambitious founders since 1999 inc Citymapper, Improbable,
Lovefilm, Moo, Tweetdeck, Transferwise and Zoopla. Previously,
Suzanne spent five years at Social Finance, an impact investing
firm looking to generate social change as well as return on
capital.

Sital Teli, Connect Ventures

Sitar Teli is a founder and managing partner of Connect
Ventures, a venture firm she started in 2012 with her two
partners, Pietro Bezza and Bill Earner. Since its founding,
Connect has invested in over 30 companies across Europe,
including Citymapper, Typeform, CharlieHR, Boiler Room, Soldo
and Curve. Prior to starting Connect Ventures, Sitar was at
Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures, where she led that firm’s
investment in SoundCloud’s Series A.

 

 

 

 

Join us 19 & 20 July for unbound London, the
UK’s largest and most exciting innovation festival, to engage
with 5,000 entrepreneurs, corporate/brand executives and
investors from 65 countries around the world, be inspired by
150 cross-industry speakers and discover hundreds of pioneering
startup.

TechCrunch readers can get limited complimentary
tickets with promo code “tcunbound100

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