Ivan joined Doughty Hanson in 2000 and focuses on the internet and software sectors. He currently serves on the board of directors of SecretSales (UK), Handmade Mobile Entertainment (UK) and oversees the investment on Everbridge (US).
Ivan has been an active venture capital investor in start-up businesses both in Europe and in the US since 1997. He previously was a member of the Board of Gomez Inc. the internet performance monitoring company acquired by Compuware (Nasdaq: CPWR) in 2009 for $295 million. He also served on the boards of Tridion, an enterprise content management software company acquired by UK-based SDL Plc in 2007 for $94 million, Plazes, a location software company acquired by Nokia in 2008 and Mobango, a mobile content company acquired by People Infocom in 2010. In 2011 he completed the sale of micro-display manufacturer Forth Dimension Display to Kopin Corp (Nasdaq: KOPN) and in 2012 the sale of privacy data software company Garlik to Experian.
Ivan holds a degree in finance and business from the Università Bocconi in Milan, Italy and an MBA from INSEAD, in France.
He is fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish. In his spare time he enjoys salt water fishing more than anything else.
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