Sam Barnett joins Segal and Lund at Dublin Web Summit

12 May 2011

UK online advertising supremo Sam Barnett, whose company Struq serves half a billion page impressions per month, will be joining venture capitalist Morten Lund and Zynga Games Studio Operations’ COO at the upcoming Dublin Web Summit.

Struq provides retailers with personalised ads on the web. The company’s proposition is that for every pound a client spends with Struq they deliver on average 19 pounds in revenue.
Struq, despite being a young start-up, was recently named Europe’s Best Advertising and Marketing Company by the Sunday Telegraph.
Barnett, not yet 30, featured on the Sunday Times Rich List with a personal fortune of €40m.

Early Skype investor who lost it all and won it back

Last week, Morten Lund, one of the first investors in Skype, was announced as a keynote at the summit. Lund made €150m, before going into bankruptcy, but is now back investing.

Marcus Segal, COO, Game Studio Operations of Zynga will join Lund and Barrett to speak at the 10 June event at the RDS.

Zynga is the world’s largest social gaming company, behind the world’s most played games including Farmville, Mafia Wars and Cityville.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years