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Venture Partner @
Gender:
Male
Location:
Stockport
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Person Details

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Volker is a mobile veteran with more than 15 years in the space as an angel investor, (co-) founder, advisor and mentor.

He is currently the Chairman of Bibblio Learning and a Venture Partner at Emerge Venturelabs' ed-tech accelerator. He is also a co-founder of Blue Beck, a game and app development studio.

He previously was the Global Head of Business Development - Games for BlackBerry where he arrived via the acquisition of mobile social gaming platform Scoreloop where he was Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel. Prior to this, he co-founded Connect2Media, where he was instrumental to securing funding and shape the company's face through acquisitions.

Volker has been at the forefront of mobile and digital media for a decade. From helping conceive the world's first mobile artist services for the likes of Britney Spears, Eve and Duran Duran, working with radio stations to use mobile as an audience activation tool to mobile games (with leading publishers Hands-On Mobile and Connect2Media where he oversaw licenses with Marvel, Hasbro, Activision, LEGO, BMW, Konami, WPT, etc.) he has been fortunate in playing a part in industry firsts.

Volker is a regular speaker at top mobile and technology conferences around the world (incl. Mobile World Congress, CTIA, Oxford University, SXSW, etc) and a speaker at and co-organiser of TEDx Youth @ Manchester.

Jobs (7)

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Current

Venture Partner

Nov 1, 2013 - Current   (almost 3 years)

Founder & Partner

Oct, 2013 - Current   (almost 3 years)

Founder

Jun 1, 2009 - Current   (over 7 years)
Past
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Company
Oct 7, 2013
Unknown
Non Exec. Chairman
Jun, 2011
Sep, 2013
Director, Business Development
Nov, 2009
Jun, 2011
Chief Strategy Officer
Aug, 2008
Jun, 2009
Co-Founder, Corporate Development EVP & General Counsel

Board & Advisor Roles (2)

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Education (1)

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News (2)

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DateNews
May 9, 2016Tech City Insider (London) - Tech North Advocates backs English north
May 14, 2015Venture Beat - Fuel Powered adds competitive multiplayer to mobile games

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