Conference Moderator: Mike Berger
Head of Marketplaces, Styria Media Group, Austria

Mike is CEO of Styria Media Group's Digital Marketplaces and is responsible for the market leading Digital Marketplaces in Austria, in Croatia, and in Slovenia as well as for the participation Offerista Group based in Berlin incorporating in Austria. Also, he is responsible for the Marketplaces Technology Provider Trikoder in Croatia. Mike has been working in digital media and marketplaces for more than 10 years and played a significant role in defining and executing Styria’s digital strategy in this area. His current focus is on the strategic and financial growth of the existing units as well as on the expansion of the portfolio internationally as well as fostering the innovation of the Digital Marketplaces Group of Styria.

Malcolm Myers
Founder & CEO, European Internet Ventures, Switzerland

Malcolm Myers is Founder & CEO of EIV, an entrepreneurial internet advisory business exclusively focused on classifieds and marketplaces. EIV helps entrepreneurs raise capital from Series A onwards, and runs sales processes when it is time for a partial or complete exit. We also support PE funds and family offices on the buy-side. Our work is truly global, and we are particularly active in emerging markets. I started my classifieds/marketplaces journey in 2007 as Head of M&A at Naspers, before setting up EIV in 2010, and have been involved in over 100 transactions across 6 continents.

Ivan Draganov
Research Lead,, Netherlands

Ivan is leading's research efforts on marketplaces. Previously Ivan worked on the development of data-driven investment tools and equity research of internet stocks at ABN AMRO Bank. Ivan has a background in econometrics and financial economics.

Mari-Sanna Paukkeri
CEO and Co-founder, Utopia Analytics, Finland

The world’s first PhD in language independent text analytics. CEO and Co-founder of Utopia Analytics.

Oliver Exner
Managing Director and Founder, SolAds Media GmbH, Germany

Bryan Wester
Head of Property Marketplaces, PropertyCloud, South Africa

Mix of consulting and industry experience, having held various c-level roles within marketplaces over the past 7 years. Specialize in leading teams through growth stages, product, and monetization.

Magda Posluszny
Investor, Speedinvest, Austria

Having previously founded and exited two startups in Poland, Magda joined Speedinvest as an investor. At the fund she is responsible for investments in marketplaces, platforms and businesses with network effects. Speedinvest, is a Pan-European seed stage venture capital fund with more than €200M assets under management with offices in London, Vienna, Munich, San Francisco, and Berlin.

Lucian Luncan
Head of Classifieds, Russmedia, Romania

Lucian is Head of Classifieds at Russmedia Digital Romania. He has a degree in Law and worked in advertising and as an entrepreneur before joining Russmedia in 2007. At Russmedia he is coordinating one of the largest Romanian horizontals, publi24, but he is actively involved in other operations of the company as well. His expertise is building and monetizing web and mobile marketplaces. He's been a board member of ICMA for 4 years. Lucian is passionate about learning languages, technology and economics.

Jan Hinrichs
Managing Director, Scout24 Schweiz AG, Switzerland

Jan Hinrichs, Managing Director FinanceScout24 at Scout24 Schweiz AG, is a passionate digital leader with many years of C-level and board experience in highly competitive industries like travel and marketplaces. Throughout his career he was focused on digital growth. Before he joined Scout24 as CMO in 2016 he was Managing Director Marketing & Digital Commerce at Thomas Cook Central Europe. Currently Jan is responsible for FinanceScout24, Scout24‘s biggest growth initiative establishing a leading transaction platform for finance and insurance topics. He lives in Zurich, is married and has 3 children.

Muzaffer Dogru
Director of Product, FinanceScout24, Scout24 Schweiz AG, Switzerland

Muzaffer Dogru, Director of Product FinanceScout24 at Scout24 Schweiz AG,  has a wealth of experience in leading both Operations and Product Development in various organizations. He specialized in digital and technological innovation at leading Internet companies and is passionate about mastering complexity and helping teams to develop and implement new business projects. Muzaffer joined Scout24 in 2018 to build the new platform FinanceScout24 which launched in November 2019 after just one year of incubation.