Saul Klein

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Saul Klein

Saul Klein OBE (born 1970) is a partner at LocalGlobe, a British venture capital fund formed in 2015. Previously he was a partner at Index Ventures where Saul had invested in early-stage internet companies including AlertMe, Chartbeat, GlassesDirect, Soluto, MyHeritage, and Songkick.[1]

In 2007, Klein founded the Seedcamp organization to help European entrepreneurs successfully build technology businesses. Seedcamp is currently investing from its second fund and has created a network of more than 2,000 mentors around the world. Each year, Seedcamp hosts an annual event in London called Seedcamp Week.[2]

Klein is also a Founding Partner of The Accelerator Group (TAG), which he started with Robin Klein in 1999 as a vehicle for investing in early-stage internet services, e-commerce and digital media businesses. The TAG portfolio includes bit.ly, Erply, Lovefilm, MOO, Songkick, Spot Runner, Tweetdeck, and Twitterverse.[3]

Before becoming a venture capitalist, Klein was part of the original executive team at Skype[4] and was the founder and CEO of what is now Lovefilm International.

He has a Master of Arts degree from Magdalene College, Cambridge.[4]

Klein was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to business.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Four tips on the perfect business pitch". 
  2. ^ Lacy, Sarah & Carr, Paul (2010-09-21). "WITN?: Saul Klein defends the honor of Wordy and London and Israel's tech scenes". TechCrunch TV. Retrieved 2011-02-09. 
  3. ^ "TAG official website". 
  4. ^ a b Moules, Jonathan (2010-04-24). "A venture capitalist's European mission". FT.com. Retrieved 2011-02-09. 
  5. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 61608. p. B13. 11 June 2016.

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