Rodrigo Sepúlveda Schulz - co-founder and CEO, vpod.tv
Rodrigo Sepúlveda Schulz, 37, is the co-founder and CEO of vpod.tv, an innovative Video Publishing On Demand service, enabling corporations to create their personal online and mobile TV channels. He raised a $5.1m series A from Innovacom, the investment arm affiliated with FT Group Orange. vpod.tv has been the recipient of numerous awards including Top innovator at Supernova 2006, global Innovator at Innovate!Europe ‘06, Best Demo award at Capital-IT, or the RedHerring 100 Europe in 2007.
Previously, he was the co-founder and managing partner of RISC Partners, a seed-stage investment boutique, where he was instrumental in the successful launch of glowria.fr, a leading online movie service, serving as a board member for two years and later as interim CEO where he helped raise the first $12m in financing. In 2004, he also led the mobile strategy team for AOL Europe, redefining the group’s online and mobile presence.
Previously, Rodrigo was a principal with Gemini Consulting, and a manager (founder of the e-business practice) at KPMG Consulting France, leading large scale European e-commerce and media projects. He started his career as a consultant to the European operations of Intel and Novell.
Rodrigo is a Computer Science Engineer from EPITA, a graduate from the Sorbonne MBA (IAE de Paris), and holds an MBA from INSEAD, including an exchange term at the MBA program of the Wharton School in Philadelphia. His tongue-in-cheek video blog http://sepulveda.net is among the top blogs in France. He is also a sought-after speaker at media events such as DigitalHollywood, LeWeb3, Monaco Media Forum, LIFT, AdTech… and a regular speaker in the Entrepreneurship classes at INSEAD.
In his spare time, Rodrigo is an avid genealogist. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.