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Fireside Chat with Founder of Slido
Peter is the co-founder and CEO of Slido, an audience interaction platform that is aiming to transform the world of meetings and conferences. Since its foundation in 2012, Slido has been used at over 400,000 events including customers such as SXSW, World Economic Forum, Spotify and BBC.
Peter currently also leads the Product team at Slido, where he is spearheading the transformation towards more customer-centric product development. He holds an MBA degree from a joint program of SKK GSB and MIT Sloan School of Management.
Prior to co-founding Slido, Peter worked for 4 years at Samsung and 1 year at Google. He has an MBA from South Korea and spent one semester at Kellogg School of Business.
We invited Peter to share with us how they overcame managed to find product market fit and scaled Slido to a global company.
Investor Q&A with Hussein Kanji and Kenneth Siber
After the talk with Slido we will have an Investment Q&A with Partner of Hoxton Ventures, Hussein Kanji and serial entrepreneur Kenneth Siber.
Hussein Kanji is Co-Founding Partner at Hoxton Ventures, a seed stage VC fund that backed tech start-ups like Deliveroo, Darktrace, Behavox, health tech company Babylon Health, etc.
They invested in 13 companies with a collective market capitalisation of about $4.4 billion, having made 17 investments out of the ﬁrst fund and having had four acquisitions.
Kenneth Siber is a veteran of both the startup and corporate world. Having worked initially for companies such as Mckinsey and Unilever he then went on to start, exit and invest in a variety of startups. He has exited companies to the likes of Fujitsu and PE funds and worked with hundreds of startups as an investor and mentor.
Today Kenneth runs Wework Labs, Wework's community of over 4,000 early-stage founders and their teams (over 300 in the UK alone) with access to additional mentorship and education.
Hussein and Kenneth will sit down to answer key questions regarding early stage tech investments.
Peter Komornik is the co-founder and CEO of Slido, an audience interaction platform that is transforming the world of meetings and conferences. Since its foundation in 2012, Slido has been used at over 1.2 million events including customers such as Asana, BBC, Oracle, and renowned conferences such as SXSW and Web Summit. Before starting Slido, Peter worked for Google Slovakia and Samsung. He also holds an MBA degree from a joint program of SKK GSB and Kellogg School of Management.
Hussein Kanji is Partner at Hoxton Ventures, a seed stage VC fund that backed tech start-ups like Deliveroo, cyber-security specialists Darktrace, pioneering AI data analysts Behavox, health tech company Babylon Health, etc.
The Daily Telegraph named him Europe’s most inﬂuential technology investor, Hussein has also advised the UK Government in establishing east London’s Tech City as the largest technology cluster in Europe.
Hoxton Ventures, which he co-founded in 2013, is currently invested in 13 companies with a collective market capitalisation of about $4.4 billion (£3.3 billion), having made 17 investments out of the ﬁrst fund and having had four acquisitions.
They focus on a new market and try to ﬁnd somebody in Europe where we think they have a likely shot at being number one in that category.” For example, the Hoxton Ventures-backed company Babylon Health is currently working on an AI doctor: “You read about it in science ﬁction books, but it doesn’t exist as a consumer service. They’re building that now.”
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