James Bilefield

James is a serial digital entrepreneur who scaled Skype's global business as part of its founding management team, managed the digital transformation of media group Condé Nast across 27 countries and led a major investment in fashion e-commerce leader Farfetch. He also co-founded UpMyStreet, one of the UK's first digital businesses, and ran OpenX, a pre-IPO company delivering billions of digital ads daily. He currently combines a portfolio of Chair and Board Director positions (at Teach First, Cambridge Satchel Company and the Science Museum Group) with advisory roles at McKinsey & Company, Advent International and the UK Government, whilst also finding time to be an active technology investor and mentor (Kano, Roli, Polar, Entrepreneur First).

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