Jonathan is a long-time entrepreneur and investor who has spent his career at the intersection of the media, technology and entertainment industries. He is the co-founder of digital media publication InsideHook. Jonathan previously worked at McKinsey and Company and for former General Electric CEO Jack Welch, where he helped launch his online education venture JWMI. Jonathan started his career founding a music talent management company, where he developed and directed the careers of high-profile artists, songwriters and producers.
Sam spent 5 years at the investment bank, Canaccord Genuity in a number of roles across trading, investment banking and equity research in the consumer, retail & technology sector. He is the co-founder of UK-based consumer healthcare company Medcircuit, and advised numerous consumer start-ups while completing his MBA at Columbia Business School.
Katie spent two years at Lead Edge Capital, a $1.5bn growth equity firm focused on software and internet related companies, where she led consumer investing. Prior to Lead Edge, Katie co-founded Companion, a p2p mobile safety app that acquired over one million users.
Curtis started his career in investment banking at HSBC, where he was the lead execution analyst on over US$500m of completed equity related transactions in Hong Kong. Curtis then spent a year at Inturn, where he led International Business Development.
Chantal Noble Haldorsen
Director of Platform
Chantal spent 6 years at EMC, first as a Project Manager within Global Operations, and later as Strategic Sales Lead on the Global Financial Services team. She advised several startups while pursuing her MBA, and graduated from Harvard Business School in May 2018.
Hampton spent 3 years at Jefferies as an analyst for their Fixed Income Department and then explored her creative side and joined Simon Wallace Interior Design. Hampton graduated from the University of Virginia.
Silas is a renowned fashion and consumer entrepreneur, who is most well-known for growing Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors to multi-billion-dollar businesses before taking them public in 1992 and 2011 respectively.
Charlie is the founder of women’s fashion accessory retailer Charming Charlie. He built the business and brand from being the 1st employee to 5,000 employees, 300 stores globally, and $500 million revenue.