Speaker Alan MacIntosh

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Real Ventures

General Partner
Alan MacIntosh

Since the mid-90s, Alan MacIntosh has been helping build, operate and invest in entrepreneur-led technology businesses at the intersection of mobile and the Internet. Earlier in his career, he worked for innovative international companies in oilfield exploration with Schlumberger, product management with Hewlett Packard and mobile communications with the Telesystem group.

As a venture investor, Alan co-founded GSM Capital, the first global wireless venture fund, with notable investments including Saraïde (acquired by Infospace) and Paypal. As a founding partner in Acta Wireless, he chaired OZ Communications (acquired by Nokia), co-founded Millennial Media (NYSE: MM, acquired by Verizon AOL) as well as Real an early-stage venture capital firm that backs entrepreneurs and builds the ecosystems in which they thrive.

Alan contributes to the community as President of the OSMO Foundation (Notman House), a Trustee of the McCord Museum, board member of Montréal’s Quartier de l’Innovation (QI) and founding sponsor of the Mobile Giving Foundation.

A native of Scotland, keen cyclist and lifelong skier, Alan holds a BSc (Hons) in Offshore Engineering from Heriot-Watt University and an MBA from INSEAD.


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