Brigitte is the Founder and CEO of Go Beyond Early Stage Investing www.go-beyond.biz http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jJ4eA0Q2ts . Go Beyond enables novice to sophisticated investors to build, manage and exit diversified portfolios of direct investments in young, fast growing companies . It offers cross border investment opportunities, syndication/pooling, due diligence, investment monitoring services and training/coaching, Go Beyond works with individual investors, family offices, professional groups/associations and corporations. Go Beyond operates in Europe and the US. Its team is comprised of seasoned entrepreneurs/general managers who are now business angels. Brigitte is a Business Angel and serves on a number of selection and investment committees in Europe such as the WEF Tech Pioneer. Brigitte is President Emeritus of EBAN, the European trade association for Business Angels and Seed Funds www.eban.org Brigitte Chairs Young Presidents Organization’s www.ypowpo.org global Angel Investing group. Brigitte Baumann has 20+ years of experience in bringing new technologies to market in the US and Europe . She was the CEO and Director of iWORLD Group, a VC backed, global developer of mobile content. She was Senior Vice President and General Manager Internet at American Express (Amex) Corporate Services. There she launched a variety of internet businesses including online travel (strategic partner of Expedia.com and subject of HBS case study) and e-Procurement. Prior to that, Brigitte spent three years as President for US and Canada of Gemalto, the world’s leader in smart card technology and applications to introduce smart cards in the North America. Before, she spent six years in different Vice-Presidential/General Manager positions in the UK, France and Switzerland at Amex. She also spent five years with McKinsey & Company Inc. as Senior Engagement Manager, in New York, Paris and Tokyo. She began her career in manufacturing and sales with Rohm & Haas, a leading specialty chemicals company. Brigitte holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University, Boston and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the subject of a Harvard Business School case study.
Born and raised in France, Brigitte and her family now live in Zurich.