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Sam Altman

Sam Altman is the President of Y Combinator.  Previously he was cofounder and CEO of Loopt, which was funded by Y Combinator in 2005 and acquired by Green Dot in 2012. At Green Dot, he was the CTO and is now on the Board of Directors. Sam also founded Hydrazine Capital. He studied computer science at Stanford, and while there worked in the AI lab.

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Simon Levene

Simon Levene is a co-founder and partner at Mosaic Ventures, a London-based venture capital firm focused on early stage investing. Simon has been operating and investing in Internet and software-related startups since 1996. He began his career in Silicon Valley co-founding @Home Network’s (later Excite@Home) international business. In 2001, he was recruited to Yahoo! and spent four years as VP Corp Dev. He joined Accel London as a partner in 2006 and led investments in Etsy, Knewton, Seeking Alpha, and MyHeritage. From 2010, both as an angel and with Index Ventures, he’s invested in Fotolia, ResearchGate, Number Four, Shapeways, Squarespace, and Appcard. At Mosaic, Simon is thematically focused on marketplaces, consumer services, SaaS, blockchain, fintech and education. 

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Toby Coppel

Toby Coppel is a co-founder and partner at Mosaic Ventures. Toby has been investing and operating in Internet startups since 1996.  He began his investment career at Allen & Company, before starting his first investment firm. He joined Yahoo!’s new management team in 2001 and spent 6 years as Yahoo!’s Chief Strategy Officer, leading over $5 billion of investments and acquisitions including $1 billion into Alibaba. Since then, both as an angel and alongside Richard Branson and Virgin, he has made investments including 3DRobotics, CreativeLive, Criteo, Hailo, Indiegogo, Pinterest, and Transferwise. At Mosaic, Toby is thematically focused on fintech, blockchain, marketplaces, messaging and health.