BCG Digital Ventures, a corporate innovation, incubation, and investment arm of The Boston Consulting Group, added three entrepreneurs as partners to its London team.
These addition, which aim to bolster the UK presence to create new digital businesses in Europe, include:
– Charmaine Eggberry, a digital business veteran with hardware and software expertise. She has served as CEO of Plan B Consulting, Ltd., and held leadership positions at digital accelerator Wayra, Nokia and Research in Motion, where she led the global launch of BlackBerry Pearl and managed an $11b P&L and redesign of BlackBerry’s GTM. Eggberry currently holds seats on the boards of recently listed AI software robot provider Blue Prism PLC, identity intelligence specialist GB Group PLC, Avanti Communications PLC and is Chairperson of insuretch company Buzzmove.
– John Kuolt, a computer science expert. As Cofounder of IQzone Inc., he helped raise $20MM in venture capital. He sits on the boards of Harvard Business Angels London and Granatus Ventures.
– Mark Zaleski is a seasoned executive and investor with broad international experience. He served as the Chairman and CEO of Dailymotion, as the CEO of QXL ricardo plc for 7 years prior to it being sold for nearly £1 billion. Zaleski also held senior executive roles at Webvan Group, Nielsen Corporation and Federal Express Corporation. He currently sits on various boards and serves as an advisor at a number of tech companies including GoCardless, Show My Homework, Spotahome and Dynistics.
Led by Jeff Schumacher, Founder and CEO, and by Ajay Chowdhury, Partner, BCG Digital Ventures builds, scales, and invests in businesses. Its global network of Innovation Centers, which span four continents, is comprised of a team of over 400 designers, product managers, engineers, serial entrepreneurs and investors.