Anthony Licausi is one of the most sought after technology and communications consultants in the world for his broad knowledge and expertise on a range of complex topics. As V.P. of Corporate Development at Daniels & Company, he provides custom digital solutions and public relations services to hedge funds, M&A firms, and public corporations. Anthony started out designing websites at the age of 10 and turned his passion for computers into a lucrative career, now serving companies from America to Asia and everywhere in between.
After winning the Starr Scholarship (full ride, given to six kids from Asia) to go to Carleton College, India-born Yadav graduated magna cum laude with three majors, then went to Goldman Sachs, where he worked as a sales trader for structured equity derivatives. Left to work for ReD Associates, an innovation strategy consulting firm. He was later introduced to Dr. Richard Silberstein, inventor of Neuro-Insight’s technology, who offered him the position of CEO. Neuro-Insight is a neuromarketing firm that has developed a patented brain-mapping technology to investigate and improve the quality of TV commercials, programming and platforms.
Also head of product, Hanlon is the architect of the data-focused Kinetic Social tech platform, which helps marketers and their agencies manage campaigns across social platforms and also gain an understanding of their audiences. The company’s more than 500 clients since launch include Mars, H&M and Victoria’s Secret’s PINK. In one quarter he increased profitability from 19% to 53% while growing the client portfolio.
At Moz, a marketing analytics platform with more than 25,000 clients such as Disney, FedEx, Starbucks and Boeing, Dumont is responsible for business development, overseeing a team responsible for growth initiatives such as data licensing, product distribution and strategic partnerships. He created the company’s product distribution channel; it now accounts for more than 4% of total revenue, which was $27 million in 2013. Previously he was a cocreator at Stride and director of business development at Seesmic.
Kilby oversees all integrated and content-based campaigns on the Ziff Davis brands – IGN, Askmen and Ziff Davis Tech. He runs all events, heads up creative commissioning for third parties and looks after design. Over the last year he has progressed from being someone highly capable at a specific set of tasks to someone who can take on a wide variety of responsibilities and execute them brilliantly. The firm says he’s thorough, and deals efficiently and courteously with stakeholders.
What Airbnb has done for accommodation and Uber has done for taxi-booking, Hassle.com aims to do for home cleaning services. Launched late last year in the UK, Leixlip-born Jules Coleman’s outfit is a new online service that connects home-owners to cleaners. Earlier this year, it received €4.4m in funding, allowing the company to expand into Ireland and hire 30 people. Coleman is a UCD graduate who previously worked with Accenture and PWC.
Used the proceeds of a gaming company and software publisher he helped found to start European Media Holding, an investing vehicle that now manages 250 million euros and looks to merge digital technologies with “old economy” companies. In September, online tire retailer Tirendo, in which EMH was a founding shareholder, sold for 50 million euros to publicly traded Delticom, in which EMH later took a substantial equity stake.
It all started with the Christmas gift of a video camera when he was 15. Eight years later, Edwards is worth an estimated £8m. His YouTube channel, SBTV, which stands for Smokey Barz, made its name with films of performances by rappers and MCs in London’s grime scene. The company, which started in his bedroom on a west London council estate, now employs 12 people and has branched out into different genres – a music video they made for squeaky-clean singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has had nearly 8m hits.
Tiffany Pham founded MOGUL, a worldwide platform connecting women to top trending content, including articles, videos, jobs, events, and products that are personalized to their interests. By curating content from third parties, producing original content, and enabling users to also contribute, the platform empowers women to share knowledge and discover new opportunities around the world they would otherwise not have access to.