Investor at Inventure
Ekaterina is an investor at Inventure, a Nordic venture capital fund investing in early-stage technology startups. Based out of Helsinki, she mainly works with digital health, entreprise software, and consumer internet companies. Previously, Ekaterina has been operationally involved in scaling Fjord, the design & innovation consultancy (acquired by Accenture Interactive in 2013), and a Nordic adtech startup Kiosked.
Ekaterina's passion is helping entrepreneurs succeed. Based out of Helsinki, she is an active community builder, and has been contributing to multiple initiatives strenghening the Nordic tech ecosystem. Drawing on her experiences, she actively bridges the gap between design, business, and technology.
Camilla Ley Valentin
Co-Founder & CCO at Queue-it
Camilla has a background within the shipping industry where she started her career with positions in both Denmark and in the US. Later she moved on to the IT, consulting, and internet industry where she has held various positions within executive management, including the areas of strategy, software architecture, business development, and marketing since the late 1990s. After a comprehensive global, corporate career, Camilla co-founded Queue-it as her first software product startup.
For her role in Queue-it, Camilla received the Danish Female Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2012 – as the first IT woman in the history of the award. While winning the award was mainly due to the Queue-it success story, her contribution to getting more women interested in starting a technology business also played a role. She has since been announced as one of the fifty most inspiring women in European tech by Inspiring Fifty, which was decided by a panel of judges including Ellenore Angelidis, Director of Diversity at Amazon, Nina Dos Santos, Business Anchor at CNN, and Shari Doherty, Partner at Atomico.
Camilla is a strong leader with a fierce drive for results and delivery. She has a great business instinct and judgment based on her long experience, and she is aware of every detail required to achieve success. Her approach is independent and business oriented. Camilla typically comes across with an energetic, positive, and people-oriented approach. She is persistent, but with a sense of the situation and surroundings.
In addition to her original shipping and management education, Camilla is an MBA graduate from Edinburgh Business School/Heriot-Watt University in Scotland.
Supplementing her role as CCO at Queue-it, Camilla holds several board and advisory board positions with other technology companies. As a professional advisor, she occasionally takes on consulting assignments for organizations within strategy, innovation, and organizational change management. Camilla is an active member of the technology and entrepreneurial community and a frequent speaker at various industry events and shows.
In her spare time, Camilla enjoys music, fine food and wine, and time spent with family and friends.