Formerly COO of Skype, Michael Jackson is a General Partner at Mangrove Capital Partners. Active across all of Europe, Russia and Israel, Michael spends his time looking for investable projects and advising portfolio companies as they grow into significant operations.
His professional life always involved scaling and operating large consumer focused communications businesses. From development of mobile telephone operations, through the roll out of Tele2 in Europe to 26 million customers, to creation and establishment of 9 MVNO operations in Europe, Michael hopped over to Chief Operations Officer role at Skype. Here, with special responsibility for all aspects of Skype's paid services, he led the organisation into 150 M euro plus within three years
Michael keeps in touch with the grass roots of new technology by spending weekends at various European Bootcamp type events. Having led the Regulatory aspects of Skype concerning the transition of telecommunications to Peer to Peer models on the net, the natural next step is virtual money. Here both legislation and product need to adopt to fit the new world. Michael participates in various Bitcoin regulatory forum.
- 12/10/09 -techcrunch.com