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About me

I am a...
reinventor of society mentor to entrepreneurs global headhunter startup investor

I help entrepreneurs reinvent themselves and society for the better. My career has included relieving the siege of Sarajevo in 1995, McKinsey strategy consultant, turning around Coca-Cola India and COO of Google Europe. In 2019 I started my portfolio career, then during lockdown 2020 I launched The Portfolio Collective, to help others succeed as portfolio professionals.

Projects

Building The Portfolio Collective

Our mission is to help the world’s portfolio professionals launch and sustain their careers – through interactive training, insightful content, mentoring, live events, providing income generation opportunities and tools for our community to help each other.

Looking for

Ideas to our help community

Investors who believe in our mission

Partnerships & collaboration

Startup Fundraising

I am helping several startups – mostly in healthtech and edtech – to raise money, from $500k to $5m

Looking for

Investors who invest $50k to $1m

Investing In Gaming And Gamified Startups

I help GFR Fund – a Silicon Valley VC – find startups in Europe. These could be gaming companies, or those who take game-related skills and technologies (e.g. AR/ VR; gamification; social competitions) to other industries. Typically we invest $100-500k per company

Looking for

Investment-ready startups

Seeking Seasoned Startup Leaders

I am always looking for seasoned startup executives to join or help my portfolio companies in healthtech, edtech and media. The most popular roles sought out are COO, VP Operations and Chief of Staff. Could be permanent or consulting/ interim.

Looking for

VP Customer Success in medical tech

Chief of Staff

Part-time Marketing Director

Portfolio

Board Member - Mrs Wordsmith

Mrs Wordsmith's mission is to become the world's favourite English teacher, teaching English to kids aged 4-13 through a 'blended learning' approach using books, apps and flash cards. I am helping the founder and CEO build and launch new 'edutainment' apps globally

Board Member - Optimi Health

Optimi brings professional sports physiotherapy and training into your home, helping people recover faster and sustain a more active lifestyle. I help the team to shape their strategy, raise investment and deliver on this mission

Board Member - Yoxly

Yoxly aims to make regular sexual health testing the norm, offering home testing for STIs, along with a mobile app to understand - and explain - your sexual health. I have been with the team from the very beginning as a mentor, sounding board and cheerleader

Future of Marketing Expert

After 13 years in COO and CEO roles in digital advertising (incl COO of Google Europe) plus writing an award-winning book on the future of marketing, am sought out to speak with investors, boards and conferences on how to survive and thrive in a world dominated by Google and Facebook

Skills

Reinventing society for the better, one entrepreneur at a time

Continually learning from our community and my ‘mentees’ how to become a better portfolio professional and mentor
Mentoring Entrepreneurs 90%
Strategy & Business Model Development 90%
Talent Management & Headhunting 80%
Startup Fundraising 60%
Networking & Connecting 95%
Growth Hacking 80%

About me

I am a...
reinventor of society mentor to entrepreneurs global headhunter startup investor

I help entrepreneurs reinvent themselves and society for the better. My career has included relieving the siege of Sarajevo in 1995, McKinsey strategy consultant, turning around Coca-Cola India and COO of Google Europe. In 2019 I started my portfolio career, then during lockdown 2020 I launched The Portfolio Collective, to help others succeed as portfolio professionals.

Networking

Open to advise companies

Friends

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Tracey Rob Perera
@traceyrobperera
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Caroline Marsh
@carolinemarsh
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Tatyana Popova
@t-popova
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James Bebbington
@bebbington-je
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Katerina Hayes
@khayes85
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Damien
@damiends
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Daisy Meakin
@daisymeakin

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