György Simó

Co-founder, Managing Partner, Day One Capital

György is a founder and Managing Partner of Day One Capital, and invests throughout the Central and East-European region. He is one of Hungary’s best known faces in investor community. Formerly as co-founder of Hungary's market leader internet portal origo.hu and as CEO of T-Online Hungary, he led the cable, internet and online media businesses of Magyar Telekom Group, and gained 12 years of experience in building up fast growing organizations. He also has a long track record of successful M&A transactions in the field of internet, e-commerce, IT-infrastructure, media and telecommunications industries. From 2003 György was the CEO of T-Online Hungary and held executive positions at Magyar Telekom where he was responsible for new media company acquisitions, new business development in media, e-commerce and data management services lines and the establishment of the company’s innovation center, Kitchen Budapest. This is where Prezi, a role model startup success story from Hungary was born. Gyorgy was one of the first few, who saw the potential in Prezi.He holds an MA degree in Sociology from the Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary and continued his education at New School for Social Research, New York, USA and at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. He is the president of Freedee Printing Solutions, and sits at the board of Starschema Ltd. and Codecool Inc. He is a member of the Alumni Association Board of Hungary's largest University, ELTE.