CEO and Founder of Silicon Castles. Andreas has more than 25 years experience in global technology and licensing business, digital entertainment, international marketing, sales and operations in Europe, US, Russia, Middle East and Africa. Andreas worked for American, German and Japanese companies and looks back to many years of startup and incubation experience inside and outside of corporations. Andreas served as executive in global technology companies such as Sony, Nemetschek, Real Networks and Dolby. The last years Andreas was President of Dolby Laboratories International based London and Amsterdam. With the new year 2017 Andreas left the corporate world and is now fully dedicated to help startups to grow and startup executives to become world class performers.
Has over 25 years’ experience within the cultural and creative sector, private sector, education and municipality. Her background is as an economist but her passions are value driven entrepreneurship and coaching and she is a serial entrepreneur. She was one of the creators of the cultural incubator ‘The Creative Plot’ in the Skåne region of Sweden, she is now working at the Innovation Future Platform of Lund.
Her driving values are hope, curiosity, and creating. Beside culture and entrepreneurship, sustainability has always been important for Katarina, which actually led to a Guinness World Record in "Free Standing Pet Bottle Sculpture", one of the outcomes from working with plastic pollution in our oceans.
Mr Barber is a California Serial Entrepreneur, impact investor, executive-advisor, innovation ecosystems architect and technology developer and has personally advised over 3000 tech companies. He has designed systems that deliver projects through their entire lifecycles; from concept to ROI. That includes the linked subsystems that support the needs of all stakeholders: entrepreneurs, private investors, institutional investors, service providers, corporates, and Investment banks. An early career as a biologist included marine science and then 10 years on the early scientific staff of AMGEN, was followed by more than 20 years developing, founding, and funding new technology and investment organizations as an investor, CEO, Board Member, and advisor to entrepreneurs, intra-preneurs, executives, universities, and investors. He has been heavily involved as an educator, advisor, and consultant to international startups and turn-arounds at the request of corporate executives, banks, and private funding sources.