I suppose the best way to describe me is as a Serial Web Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, and explorer of new, world-changing ideas. I started when I was 21 years old by building the UK's first ever price comparison site called Shopgenie in 1998, by learning coding every morning and evening while on the bus to my old...
I suppose the best way to describe me is as a Serial Web Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, and explorer of new, world-changing ideas. I started when I was 21 years old by building the UK's first ever price comparison site called Shopgenie in 1998, by learning coding every morning and evening while on the bus to my old job. After securing £150k of investment, and building a great team, we merged with the French company Kelkoo back in 2000 where I ran the UK and then joined the International Product Development team. Kelkoo was sold to Yahoo in 2004. Since then I co-founded a small venture business based in Cambridge, London, that invested in and grew businesses such as BroadbandGenie (broadband and mobile comparison site), Crowdstorm (long tail price comparison), and Kopi (coffee subscription club). I was also a co-founder and product director of a high end group buying site called Keynoir.com which secured funding from Index Ventures back in 2010. Proud to say I was the first to bring on Gordon Ramsay restaurants on to a daily deal site! We eventually sold to Time Out in what became very difficult market conditions. Right now I’ve developed an incubator / studio for brand new world-changing mobile commerce ideas (to be launched in 2016) under the name LittleBlueTribe, while also a mentor and venture partner for EntrepreneurFirst - invests in bright, deep technical individuals and helps them find a co-founder, idea, and funds them for 6 months. Oh - I also angel invest in UK startups (8 so far) and have a strong network of angel investors who I regularly collaborate with. My full investment and venture portfolio, and what I look for, is here: www.philipwilkinson.co Please do get in touch - I'm very friendly and approachable :-)Venture Partner @ Supporting the EF team in finding, building, and growing 100 amazing businesses every year from 200 exceptionally talented, technical individuals. From July 2015 to Present (6 months) London, United KingdomCo-founder @ Gourmet coffee by monthly subscription, delivered through your door! From September 2011 to June 2014 (2 years 10 months) Managing Director & Founder @ Led a great team of people in bringing one great new luxury experience to all our members every day From January 2011 to August 2011 (8 months) Product Director & Co-Founder @ From December 2009 to January 2011 (1 year 2 months) Founder & CEO @ Crowdstorm - "a world of experts" Where you make better informed purchase decisions based on the crowd's advice and recommendations. Your crowd includes the most trusted and knowledgeable people on the web - giving you advice on what to buy. Keep track of our progress at: http://blog.crowdstorm.com From January 2006 to December 2009 (4 years) Founder & CEO @ Broadbandgenie.co.uk is a subsidiary of the vertical shopping comparison business "genieventures". It lets people find the best broadband prices and packages in their postcode area. From October 2004 to April 2007 (2 years 7 months) Commercial Manager - Internet Strategy @ Developing the strategy for internet content, applications, and wireless broadband for the blueyonder division. Created business models and product specifications for the launch of five key products during my time there. From January 2002 to July 2004 (2 years 7 months) Founder & Country Manager @ From January 1999 to August 2001 (2 years 8 months) Jt Hons: Computer Science / Artificial Intelligence & Psychology @ University of Nottingham From 1995 to 1998 Philip Wilkinson is skilled in: Start-ups, E-commerce, Entrepreneurship, Online Advertising, Business Development, Digital Marketing, Online Marketing, Digital Strategy, Strategy, SEM, Product Management, PPC, Affiliate Marketing, Social Media, SEO
July 2015 to Present
London, United Kingdom
September 2011 to June 2014
Managing Director & Founder
January 2011 to August 2011
Product Director & Co-Founder
December 2009 to January 2011
Founder & CEO
January 2006 to December 2009
Founder & CEO
October 2004 to April 2007
Telewest Broadband (blueyonder)
Commercial Manager - Internet Strategy
January 2002 to July 2004
Kelkoo UK (formerly Shopgenie)
Founder & Country Manager
January 1999 to August 2001
Supporting the EF team in finding, building, and growing 100 amazing businesses every year from 200 exceptionally talented, technical individuals. Supporting the EF team in finding, building, and growing 100 amazing businesses every year from 200 exceptionally talented, technical individuals.
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Philip Wilkinson works for Entrepreneur First
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