Richard Kastelein

Richard Kastelein

London, United Kingdom
Member since June 28, 2010
If you are not living on the cutting edge of technology, you are taking up space in the middle. Quote_down
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Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Companies I work or worked for:
If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I'm bursting with ideas!

My favorite startups:

Kiva, Spotify, Skype

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Bootstrap or welcome VC?

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Poor time management, lousy expectation management

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Big risks can mean big rewards
Divergent thinking
Bird's eye view is always a good place to view from.

Full bio

* CEO - Agora Media Innovation, London
* Publisher -

Canadian Expatriate based in UK and The Netherlands. Winner of 2010 Deloitte Tech., Media & Telcom (TMT) Predictions for Entrepreneurs in Holland for futurist views on Social TV and Media Convergence (Tech Visionary).


* Keynote Speaker - for Instituto de Estudos de Televisão at The Festival Internacional de Televisão 2010 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil - On Connected TV, TV Apps and Social TV.
* Panelist - Appsworld, London, Social TV, 2010
* Panel Chair - Future of TV Advertising, London, 2010
* Guest Lecturer @ Hanze University in Groningen, Netherlands.

2011 (coming)

Panel Chair - Social TV, MIPTV Cannes, France
Keynote - Future of TV, TV 3.0, Cologne, Germany
Press - Financial Times Digital Media and Broadcasting Conference, London, England
Judge/Speaker - IP&TV World Forum, London England
Speaker - Connected TV, Amsterdam, Netherlands

* Contributor, Association of International Broadcasting Magazine, The Channel.


• CEO - Agora Media Innovation (AMI), London, UK
• Founder and Publisher -, NL
• Advisory Board - Pixengo, London, UK
• Consultant - Travolon Belgium
• Consultant - EU Ticket News, NL


• Chief Strategy Offficer (CSO) - Worldticketshop, NL
• Consultant - Moho Internet Concepts, NL
• Venture Partner (Europe) Zephyr Technology Ventures, New York
• Built own Social Media company in NL – Expathos
• Board member/shareholder of Sparkling Media UK, Cross Media Social Platform - Early Social TV
• Marketing Director of two Caribbean multinational marine companies.
• Editor /publisher of several Caribbean publications.
• Extensive media history with publications - Native Press in the Canadian Arctic, freelanced for a number of magazines in boating and travel.
• Skippered sailboats offshore over 12 years as professional yachtsman.


Strategist/Innovator - C-level w/ start-ups - Open Source Evangelist. Technology Evangelist.

Well travelled skipper, yachtsman (24,000 nm offshore), with outstanding leadership and problem-solving skills.