The Emerge Team
I am the son of immigrants whose life was changed by education. I founded Emerge with the vision to democratise access to opportunity by being a catalytic partner to early-stage founders, so that others would not have to rely on the same luck that I had.
I co-founded and successfully sold Tigerspike, a 300-person mobile tech company. At Emerge, I draw on my operational experience to both provide hands-on support to our portfolio founders and assess potential investments.
My university scholarship took me from Bosnia, to the US and changed my life. Today I am fortunate in that I can dedicate my career to supporting solutions that give everyone a chance to fulfil their potential.
I take care of our vibrant community at Emerge. Prior to Emerge, I co-founded the largest pan-European university accelerator.
Passionate about Higher Education, I'm ex-CEO of UCAS, and hold advisory positions at organisations like The Open University & the Student Loans Company. At Emerge I convene my network to further innovation in HE.
Passionate about Workforce Development, I have chaired the Learning Technologies Conference since 2000, and since 2014 have produced the L&D Global Sentiment Survey annually. At Emerge I convene my network to further innovation in the enterprise.
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