Joshua founded Conversocial in 2009 based on his vision that online communication and customer service was undergoing a fundamental shift, requiring businesses to invest in new processes and technologies to manage the rapidly shifting social landscape.
A leading proponent of social media, Joshua previously founded leading social application company iPlatform, one of the worlds first Facebook Preferred Developers, which was acquired in 2012. Having started his career in London, Joshua is now based in New York where he leads the US operations of Conversocial, as well as global strategy.@joshuamarch
Kristin leads Conversocial's global commercial team, including sales and our world class client services organization.
After a background in enterprise software, Kristin helped build the enterprise sales team at Google, initially launching EMEA enterprise sales and rose to become Director Northeast Enterprise. Most recently, she served as Hearsay Social's VP of Sales and Social Business, joining as a founding member of the executive team and scaling the business to be the leading social business platform for the financial services industry.
Colin leads the development team and sets technical strategy at Conversocial.
Coding since the age of 9, Colin has broad technical experience, ranging from work as a consultant/engineer for an asset finance software company, an engineer on backbone routers and even a brief stint making his own startup. Colin graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in mathematics and computer science.@colinhowe
Mat leads the product and design teams at Conversocial where he oversees the implementation of the company's strategic vision.
With a background in Social Media, Gaming and Startups he founded his own company, Pollarize, in 2013 but after several years of growth had to close the doors on that enterprise. Most recently Mat sat on the Senior Exec team at VisualDNA as Creative Product Director before moving across to head up new projects as their Head of Consumer R&D. Mat has a Degree in Geological Science and a Masters in Film, which go together like sedimentary carbonate rocks and cheese.
Mike Hedger has a track record in building market-leading companies.
Mike was previously CEO of email archiving company KVS from its inception in 1999 to its successful sale to Veritas for $225 million in 2004 (now Symantec Enterprise Vault). Before that, he served as EVP Worldwide Operations at Forte, building the European business before moving to head up Worldwide Operations which culminated in a successful acquisition by Sun for $700 million. Mike's earlier career included positions as VP Marketing Operations EMEA for Oracle, Managing Director UK and Northern Europe for INGRES/ASK and successful sales careers at both WANG and IBM. Mike is also the chairman of Mimecast and eCommera.
Alliott is a Director in the Ventures team at Octopus Investments, a firm with over $7.5 billion under management.
Octopus seeks to back the most ambitious and unusually talented entrepreneurs in Europe and invests from the earliest stages of company formation. Investments in recent years include Calastone, graze.com, Zoopla Property Group, LoveFiLM, Secret Escapes, Swiftkey, and Yplan.
Prior to co-founding DFJ Esprit in 2005 Stuart was a partner of 3i Ventures where he was also a founding partner of their Menlo Park office. Over his 13 years at 3i he was responsible for investments in Neutec Pharma (LSE), Network Technology (LSE), The Cloud, Searchspace and Magic 4. Stuart served as a member of the BVCA Council and Chairman of the Venture Committee and before 3i he was involved in software and systems implementations in the Banking sector. He is a graduate of Loughborough University and serves as a Board Member of the Loughborough School of Business and Economics.
Current portfolio includes: Conversocial, StrikeAd, Kiadis, Pulmagen, M-files, Metalysis, and Doutissima.