|Edinburgh University, BS||1990|
|AI and CS|
|London Business School, MS||1997|
|Kingston University, Hon. Doc.||2011|
Anil Hansjee is the chief investment officer of MTGx - the digital arm of European pay and free TV broadcaster and content producer. He is also a founder and partner of Investor Syndicate Firestartr.co - an investor in the early seed companies in the internet space. In addition, since June 2011 he was appointed a senior advisor for the Internet Industry to EQT Funds, a major Continental European PE firm. He is also a board member of the Norwegian Government’s early stage evergreen fund Investinor and an advisor to Jonny Goodwin’s media boutique advisory firm LEPE partners. Anil is also an investor in 500 Startups and Seedcamp.
Anil was with Google from September 2006 to June 2011. At Google he was responsible for Google’s acquisitions and strategic investments in the region as well as relationships with the early stage technology community and their backers and advisers. Anil led investments, and was a board observer for Google, into FON (Spain), Mobile Planet (Kenya) and Ubiquisys (UK) as well as selling Google investment dotMobi to Afilias. In aggregate, Anil has overseen $450m of deals for Google, completed over $230m worth of deals, $140m originated by himself directly, incl. Googles first acquisition of a European publicly listed company Global IP Solutions.
Prior to joining Google, Anil was a Principal with the venture capital firm IDG Ventures, where he led investments and was board director, in the mobile music company, Shazam Entertainment as well as selling Lionhead to Microsoft. Between mid 2000 and end of 2001, Anil was a Vice President for corporate finance with Bear Stearns International in London completing deals such as the sale of Geneva Technologies to Convergys for $692m. Between mid 1997 and mid 2000, Anil was a member of Chase Manhattan Bank’s corporate finance group both in New York and London. Anil joined Chase’s corporate finance team after spending the first 7 years of his professional career as a software engineer and business analyst in the front office financial services sector in Chicago and London with O’Connor Associates (now UBS) and Chase.
Anil received an Honorary Doctorate in computing in 2011, for services to entrepreneurial IT sector in the UK. Anil also has a BSc. (Hons.) in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science from Edinburgh University and has a MSc. in Finance at London Business School.
Anil is also a Fellow of the chartered institute for IT (BCS) and was the founding chairman of BCS Entrepreneurs Specialist Group
|Fantasy Shopper||1/2012||Series A||$3.3M||4|
|Digital Vega||1/2012||Series A||3|
|WOT Services Ltd.||2/2009||Venture Round||3|