PRN: Populis Teams up With the London Web Summit as Media Partner to Cover the Capital's Most Exciting New Start up Conference

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Populis Teams up With the London Web Summit as Media Partner to Cover the Capital's Most Exciting New Start up Conference


LONDON, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Populis has today announced its support of the recently launched London Web Summit: a culmination of the two largest web and start up conferences in the UK & Ireland, GeeknRolla and the Dublin Web Summit, which have merged to create the London Web Summit (

Taking place on March 19th in the Brewery, London, TechCrunch Europe Editor Mike Butcher will co-curate the Summit along with Paddy Cosgrave of the Dublin Web Summit. Supporting the event as a media partner, Populis will be covering every aspect of the event, the first of its kind to take place in the Capital. From interviewing the movers and shakers, to covering the conference topics alongside back stage and corridor gossip; the latest news will be published across Excite UK's Digital Edge channel and on

In true start up spirit there will be a start up competition which will be chaired by Mike Butcher with a prize fund of £35,000 and can be entered by applying here. The Summit will also provide great opportunities to hear from international speakers, networking with leading startups, investors, media and digital leaders.

Confirmed speakers to date include; Niklas Zennstrom - one of Europe's top tech entrepreneurs and investors, founder of Skype, Kazaa and venture capital fund Atomico, Lars Hinrichs - Founder of Hackfwd, Jason Goldberg - founder and CEO of, Nikesh Arora - CBO of Google, Reshma Sohoni - Partner, Seedcamp, Alex Hoye - CEO Latitude Group, Cindy Gallop - Founder, If We Ran The World, Ben Milne - Co Founer, Dwolla, Jessica Powell - CMO Badoo, Matthew Prince - CEO of Cloudflare and Morten Lund - CEO of Everbread Ltd among others.

Already with over 500 confirmed attendees, the London Web Summit is set to become one of the key events in Europe for the web and start up community. Luca Ascani, Co Founder and Chairman of Populis said, "We are proud to be a media partner of what will become one of the most important events in the web sector's calendar. The high level of speakers, sponsors and attendees will provide a stimulating, informative and highly useful place for both start ups and multinationals alike. There is already a huge amount of buzz surrounding the Summit and we're looking forward to covering every aspect of it!"

"We're delighted to have Populis on board as a media partner for London Web Summit, it's great to see an established tech company put their resources around promoting tech startups and events like this" said Paddy Cosgrave, Co Organiser, London Web Summit.

The Platinum Partner of the first London Web Summit has been announced as Blackberry, with Balderton Capital and Enterprise Ireland as Silver Partners. Wired, The Next Web and The Kernal are also Media Partners alongside Populis and further partners, speakers and attendees will be announced in the run up to the event.

About Excite UK

With a strong history as a pioneer in online publishing, Excite is establishing its position as a leading brand in the European consumer internet space. With a unique editorial style and fresh, original content from an international team of writers and editors, Excite now publishes thousands of articles every day to over X million unique monthly users (source: comscore).

On Excite users will find breaking news, top trends, scoops and hot gossip across over 100 subject areas including Fashion, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Automotive and Technology. Active in all main European countries, Excite continuously reinvents itself to stay ahead of online evolution, social media and user's needs.


Launched in the US during the mid 1990s, Excite merged with broadband provider @Home in 1999. In Europe Excite forged partnerships with leading local companies, including BT in the UK and Tiscali in Italy. In 2005 the European properties were acquired by, part of the IAC group, and in October 2007, GoAdv (later to be rebranded as Populis Media) announced its acquisition of the European Excite brand.

About Populis

Populis is one of Europe's fastest growing digital media companies (GP Bullhound Media Momentum Awards 2010, 2011) and European leader in the production of multilingual vertical content. Populis crowdsources, distributes and monetizes over 35,000 items of compelling content in 8 languages per month for a vibrant network of 600 fully owned and operated blogs, websites and web portals including Excite Europe, Blogo, Blogosfere and Cidade Internet and over 700,000 sites in the mokono network.

Populis is a pan-European company with a team of over 150 working across offices in Ireland, Italy, Germany and Brazil; active in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, US, Australia, Russia and Brazil.

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