Co-Founder and CEO, Ifeelgoods
Michael Amar has spent the last decade at the intersection of online media, retail and innovative technologies. Prior to founding Ifeelgoods, Michael founded and successfully sold DAOODA, a successful ad network in the EU, and AGORAD, which was the number one independent French media company at the time he sold it in 2007. As CEO of Ifeelgoods, Michael is leveraging his leadership, experience and insights in e-commerce and online advertising to grow the virtual goods industry, which he believes is the most significant innovation in online marketing since search.
Michael is a graduate of Institut Superieur de Gestion business school. Michael is based in Palo Alto.
Guillaume Lautour is an enthusiastic supporter of young companies built on product innovation. For the last 13 years at Idinvest Partners, he has led investments in 30 startups in Gaming, Consumer Internet and Telecoms. Guillaume currently sits on the boards of Deezer, TravelHorizon, Ifeelgoods, Kobojo, Pretty Simple, eRepublik, Grand Cru, Ezakus, Wimo, Celsius X VI II and Mentum. His other investments include: Steek, Travelprice, Telisma, Fluxus, Dailymotion, Criteo and Questico.
Prior to joining Idinvest Partners, Guillaume Lautour developed for 2 years a practice in Industrial Project Management in Beijing, China and worked for 5 years in technology investment banking in Paris and New York. He graduated in Telecommunications Engineering, Economics and Actuarial Studies and started his career as an option trader.
Director of Corporate Development, Twitter
Mike Brown is Director of Corporate Development at Twitter. Mike is responsible for Twitter’s M&A strategy and execution. In addition, Mike works closely with Twitter’s executive team to set corporate strategy and evaluate new opportunities for the company concerning partnerships and international expansion. Prior to joining Twitter, Mike held a similar position at Facebook. Mike started his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company where he served clients on topics of strategy and operations across diverse industries. In addition to serving as an Ifeelgoods board member, Mike also serves on the board of directors of TechSoup, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing technology products and education to non-governmental organizations globally.
Mike is also a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mike earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar and an undergraduate degree in Chinese Studies from Yale College.
President & CEO, AdBrite
Iggy Fanlo joined AdBrite in May 2006 as its CEO. Prior to joining AdBrite, Iggy was President and Chief Revenue Officer at Shopping.com. His tenure (1999-2006) ran from the pre-revenue days to over $200 million a year. The company completed an IPO in October 2004 and was acquired by eBay for over $650 million in August 2005. Prior to his technology career, Iggy spent 15 years on Wall Street with Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan. As a Managing Director at both firms, Iggy held various positions, ending as the head of all US Dollar Securitized Debt Trading and Capital Markets.
During his final fiscal year, Iggy’s department generated over $300 million in gross profits. Iggy received a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1983 from Princeton University.
Director Corporate Strategy, Otto Group
Marc started his professional career in the late 90s joining a Swiss based e-com start-up in the health care sector. Not making it through the first e-com bubble, he went back to school, to complete is M.Sc. Degree. He then joined the Otto Group’s in-house consulting (2002-2004). Marc was promoted to build and head the strategy department for otto.de (2 billion USD e-com company in Germany) for three years before leaving the Otto Group in 2006 to take on an operational exec position to work as trade director at Marionnaud (2006-2009), the leading luxury perfumery chain in Switzerland. After three years, Marc re-joined the Otto Group as Director Corporate Strategy (2009-present), reporting directly to the CEO. In the past four years, he has worked on the portfolio strategy, internationalization into the BRIC countries as well as diversification into the B2B service segment and various other key projects.
Additionally Marc is currently on the board of shopping24 Group (www.s24.com) as well as Liquid Labs. Marc has a B.Sc. from Syracuse and a M.Sc. and Lic.Oec. from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
VP Messaging Products at Facebook
David is responsible of Messenger, Facebook’s standalone messaging app with 200 million monthly active users.
Prior to Facebook, David Marcus served as president of PayPal, where he has overall responsibility of establishing PayPal as the leading global payment service and helping to drive the future of money around the world. A mobile payments entrepreneur and product innovator, David brings a wealth of experience creating products that engage and delight customers—both businesses and consumers alike. Most recently, David was PayPal’s vice president of mobile, where he led the company’s mobile business and product strategy, including the development and launch of PayPal Here and the newest version of PayPal’s consumer application.
David has more than 15 years of mobile and telecommunications experience worldwide. He joined PayPal in the company’s acquisition of Zong, a leading provider of payments through mobile carrier billing. Zong introduced a whole new way for consumers to pay quickly and easily, by simply entering their mobile phone numbers and billing the payment to their wireless account. Under David’s leadership as founder and CEO, Zong developed relationships with more than 250 carriers and more than 1,000 online merchants. Zong was acquired by PayPal in August 2011.