Final Round Jury Member Biographies
Lee Epting - Director of Content Services at Vodafone
Lee is an industry executive with over twenty years experience in the technology sector, was Vice President of Forum Nokia from 2003-2008, Nokia's global developer support community.
In this role, Lee was responsible for driving the business connections between Nokia and more than 3.5 million registered Forum Nokia software developers, mobile network operators, content aggregators, media companies and enterprises.
Prior to joining Nokia in 2003, Lee worked with Palm Inc. and later Handspring in technology development management, business development, and sales. She was instrumental in helping to build the Palm OS platform while working for Palm Inc, as well as recruiting, managing and supporting Enterprise ISV partners for the Palm OS platform, such as SAP, Oracle, Remedy, Lotus and Computer Associates. While working for Handspring, Lee launched the Springboard expansion platform for Visor handhelds, launched the wireless development platform for the Treo handheld communicator, and created the Handspring Enterprise Alliance program.
Lee served on the Board of Directors of Symbian Ltd. from 2006 through 2007. She also performs advisory roles with technology companies globally.
Lee earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Santa Clara University and is also a graduate of Santa Clara University’s International Business Degree Program.
Reshma Sohoni - Seedcamp
As Partner, Reshma co-manages Seedcamp. Her investment focus is on B2B, Fashion, Gaming, Travel, and Financial Services.
Reshma helped found Seedcamp in 2007. During her tenure, she has managed companies like Mobclix (acquired by Velti), Zemanta, and Ubervu. Reshma was also on the board of Zoombu before it was acquired by Skyscanner and advises Launch48.
She joined Seedcamp from the Venture team at 3i. Prior to 3i, Reshma spent over 3 years at Vodafone in their Commercial Strategy team, working across the Europe and Japan footprints in marketing strategy and pricing functions. Her venture capital career started with eVentures India where she actively supported companies like Make My Trip (NASDAQ - MMYT), Contest2Win, and Clubgreetings. Reshma started her career in the US in investment banking with Broadview (now part of Jefferies).
She has a MBA from INSEAD and dual undergraduate degrees in Engineering and Business from the University of Pennsylvania.
She is also on the Advisory Board of Credo Ventures and the European Board of Hands.org, a non-profit organization that provides hands-on assistance to survivors of natural disasters around the world.
Peter Barry - Head of VC and Start-up at Vodafone Ventures
Paul Jozefak - Neuhaus Partners
A Slovak born, US raised VC based in Germany. Have been in the European market for over 10 years, most of which have been focused on venture capital.