United Venture Network

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About United+

United+ is a Silicon Valley and LA-based venture network of venture capitalists, investment bankers, venture studios and company builders that are uniting as a collective to contribute to the advancement of the venture studio model in the US and to the creation of investment initiatives that support entrepreneurship in frontier markets. Our mission is to make transportation of resources more efficient for society by creating a unified platform of relationships, capital and technology through network economics.

A Collective of Successful Ventures

We are a global network of affiliated ventures and entrepreneurs that are powered by a shared set of values, capital, technology, market expertise and boldness.

A Platform of Platforms

 We operate as a scalable ecosystem that leverages multiple proprietary platforms and strategic partnerships to power deal flow, access to opportunities, capital and business development. 

A Sharing Ecosystem

We use the sharing principles of network economics and platform scale to transform the TMT sectors (Technology, Media and Telecom) with a strong focus on mobile financial technology.

A Framework for Venture Builders

We created a unique framework for venture builders, VCs, studios and startup foundries. Our model is currently in use in more than ten markets and we are constantly enhancing it.

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What We Do

United+ is an organization that acts as a bridge between the US and frontier markets, thus allowing its global members to benefit from shared resources such as open-ended MFS platforms and capital.

Thought Leadership

We work with global leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators to produce a series of think-tank initiatives such as industry publications and business modeling.

Venture Capital

We support the creation of a global multi-million dollar fund by nurturing an ecosystem of investors, funds and leaders that are bullish on emerging market opportunities. 

Technology

We nurture a shared platform of technologies such as ad technology, renewable energy, telecom and mobile financial technology (m-money, digital finance and remittance). 

Media & Culture

We sponsor and launch media initiatives that center around digital media, art, entertainment, minority-led cultural activities, education and pop culture. 

Network Capital

Network Capital, or Network Economics, refers to business economics that benefit from the network effect. We build an ecosystem of relationships that generate exponential value for all stakeholders.  

Partnerships

We facilitate business introductions, platform sharing, networking and access to opportunities from our partners within our global network and beyond.

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Team Highlights

Meet our team of Partners and Advisors.

Andrew Lampert
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Andrew Lampert

Managing Partner
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Andrew has over 30 years of investment banking and capital markets experience at Bank of Montreal Group in Chicago, Harris Trust and First National Bank of Chicago. He is the former Managing Director of Nesbitt Burns, Bank of New York's investment bank. He currently serves as VP, Strategy at Reewire. Andrew holds an M.B.A. in Marketing & Finance from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.A. in Economics & Sociology from Northwestern University and currently holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.
Niels Peter Ellegaard
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Niels Peter Ellegaard

General Partner
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Based in Paris. France and Copenhagen, Denmark, Niels co-founded Reewire International ApS., with the goal to build a global yet locally focused ICT firm that provides digital financial services for currently underserved markets in Africa, Asia and the Americas. From 2008-09, Niels ran business development for Microsoft’s Enterprise Search Group in the Nordics which led to running a $28mm revenue partner business from 2010-11 for their Digital Marketing Platform Group in France and Benelux. In 2007, he co-founded and remains a partner in OAX Open Ad Exchange, which challenges Google’s Adwords platform.
Kurt Jr. Davis
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Kurt Jr. Davis

General Partner
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Kurt is an AVP with Barclays Investment Bank focusing in the natural resource and energy sectors. He is a seasoned investment professional with demonstrated success in completing complex financial transactions and operational transformations, especially in emerging economies: with Crescimento Inteligente, an investment management and advisory firm in Africa; with Schulze Global Investments, a private equity firm in Africa, Asia and South America; with Kukula Capital, a venture finance firm in Africa; with the African Development Bank; with Swicorp, S.A., a private equity fund manager with US$1.4 billion under management for the MENA region; and Bear Stearns (now part of J.P Morgan Chase), a global investment bank. He is a member of both the New York and Massachusetts State Bar Associations having earned his J.D. in Tax Law and Commercial Law at the University of Virginia’s School of Law. Kurt earned his M.B.A. in Finance & Operations from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and his B.A. from the University of Virginia.
Mark Cruz
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Mark Cruz

Managing Partner
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Based in Miami, Florida, USA, Mark is leveraging his 15 years of international business development experience to build firm partnership and client engagements across the North and South American markets. He has developed extensive relationships and offshore business practices experience through the consulting, trading and sourcing of commodities for a variety of international clients. This has led to a number of principal investment activities including as Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Excel Capital Grp. LLC, an alternative finance commodity trading firm focused in the Americas marketplace and Managing Member of Solid Carbon Capital Group, LLC, the lead investor for a US based carbon nanotube manufacturer.
Aristos Peters
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Aristos Peters

Advisor, Investments
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As a Senior UK Partner at Quorumm Digital Venture Partners, a leading Venture Capitalist firm, Aristos explores and develops business opportunities to help Quorumm build a profitable portfolio of digital marketing companies. Aristos has many years within the digital technology sector. Having got many startups up-and-running and on a strong initial footing, he is in demand as a start-up specialist and mentor to both start-ups and some of London’s tech accelerator programs alike. His main focus for the past six years has been in early stage fundraising, having raised deal finance from £50k to £2m.
Nova Spivack
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Nova Spivack

Advisor, Strategy
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Nova Spivack is a Venture Capitalist, technology futurist, serial entrepreneur, and one of the leading voices on the next-generation of search, AI, big data, and the Web. He is the co-Founder and CEO of Bottlenose, a Los Angeles-based company that provides software that discovers emerging trends in high-volume data streams such as social media firehoses; live TV and radio media; and real-time enterprise data such as financial and IT streams. Other companies previously co-founded by Spivack include EarthWeb, Radar Networks, which was acquired by EVRI, The Daily Dot, and Live Matrix, which was acquired by OVGuide in December 2011. Spivack was the first outside investor in Klout, a website and mobile app that measures social influence. Klout was subsequently acquired by Lithium. He is also an investor in other technology startups including Cambrian Genomics, Sensentia, PublishThis, Next IT, and Energy Magnification Corporation.
Dr Ndack Kane
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Dr Ndack Kane

Venture Partner
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Dr. Ndack Kane is a co-Founder of United Media Press, a leading digital press for emerging markets produced and funded by United+. Dr. Kane is a thought-leader and a Professor of Economics at the University of Montreal in Quebec. She is an expert in network economics.
Chris Haviland
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Chris Haviland

Advisor, Ad Tech
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Chris is a former ad tech executive at Softcard which was recently acquired by Google. A technologist with 15 years of experience in digital and mobile ventures, he served as Director of Operations at Lyft (acquired by OpenX), Director of Ad Operations at Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC and Manager at About.com. He is a leading voice in the mobile ad tech field.
John Loiseau
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John Loiseau

Advisor, Digital Media
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John Loiseau is the co-Founder and Managing Partner of EyeCueDigital, a leading ad technoology company that operates in the US and in Canada. John has over 15 years of experience in advertising technology and ad monetization.
Ali Diallo
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Ali Diallo

Founding Partner
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Ali Diallo is an American thought leader, venture builder and visionary focused on Venture Capital, global innovation and mobile data monetization. He leads the international business startup operations of AdVoice, a programmatic Telecom advertising group. He is the former VP of Marketing and Advertising of Quake Marketing, a Manhattan-based ad network and marketing group servicing Fortune 100 companies and a former Advertising Operations Manager at Gannett (NYSE: GCI), the leading US media publisher and owner of USA Today. He is the author of the upcoming book The Blueprint: A Framework for Venture Builders. Notes on Global Innovation, Sustainability and the Platform Economy. He resides in California and in Dubai.
Souleymane Diallo
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Souleymane Diallo

Venture Partner
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Souleymane is the Founder and CEO of Millenium Telecom, a leading mobile broadband operator in emerging markets. He served as Regional Director of Western Union Africa and CEO of Etisat Gabon (Moov Telecom). He is the former Chief Commercial Officer Millicom Senegal (Tigo) and the former Business Manager at APIX, Senegal's state investment authority.
Kine Camara
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Kine Camara

Advisor, Mobile
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Kine Camara is a Silicon Valley-based Mobile Engineer at Slack and a former Mobile Engineer at Skype, Microsoft. She is an advocate of corporate diversity and a leading mobile expert.
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 A new breed of ventures is building large empires with minimum investments, leveraging value created and exchanged in the ecosystem

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We Focus On Emerging And Frontier Markets

Our affiliated ventures and frontier investors are building the future through mobile technology and digital media in the fastest growing markets.  We power the Second Smartphone Revolution.

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Our Network

We are the largest network of VCs and company builders to operate under a shared distribution model.

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Venture Partners

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Companies 

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Advisors 

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