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9 Investments in 9 Companies
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Robert Dighero has over 20 years operational experience, the last 15 working with the internet. He is a partner at White Bear Yard and an active investor across Europe focused on early stage e-commerce, payment and marketplace businesses. He has led a number of investment syndicates and taken on a number of board and advisory roles.

Robert was previously CFO of QXL ricardo from 1998 to 2008, overseeing development from start-up to its eventual sale to Naspers. He managed a diverse range of corporate actions including its dual listing IPO, consolidating the European online auction market with nine acquisitions, the largest over $1 billion and launching an MBO.

The QXL Group was the best performing share on Main Market in both 2004 and 2005 and in the All-Share in 2007 with an over 35,000% share price increase in 5 years. Robert was short-listed for CBI / Real FD, FD of the Year in 2007 and the following year negotiated the £1 billion sale of QXL via a public take-over offer.

Prior to QXL, Robert was CFO of AOL UK and previous roles included that of M&A at Bertelsmann USA and at Verulam Investments. Robert started his career at Bain & Co, having left Cambridge with a First class degree and a post-graduate degree in Engineering and has an MBA from Insead.

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Partner

Oct, 2009 - Current   (almost 7 years)

Director

Sep 1, 2009 - Current   (about 7 years)
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Jul 20, 2009
Oct 23, 2010
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Investments (9)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
May, 2015undisclosed amount / UndisclosedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2014£2.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2013undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2013$2.3M / Series A (Lead)
Jan, 2011undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Jan, 2010undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2010£170k / AngelPersonal Investment
Oct, 2009£500k / AngelPersonal Investment
Jun, 2009€780k / AngelPersonal Investment

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