Russ Shaw

Founder - Tech London Advocates

Russ founded Tech London Advocates (TLA) in 2013, a private sector led community of leaders committed to championing London’s potential as a world-class hub for tech and digital businesses. He has been appointed London Tech Ambassador and is a non-executive director of a number of high growth businesses including Dialog Semiconductor, Unwire ApS and the L1 Technology Fund. He is an angel investor and a limited partner in Ariadne Capital's ACE fund and Vitruvian's private equity fund. Russ has a BSc from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

His previous experience includes serving as Vice President & General Manager at Skype and Global Innovation Director at Telefonica. He is actively involved with the Marketing Group of Great Britain (MGGB), where he was Chairman from 2011-12.

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