Henrik Werdelin

Henrik Werdelin
Managing Partner, Prehype

Website | @werdelin

Henrik Werdelin was previously Entrepreneur in Residence at leading venture capital firm Index Ventures where he identified and sourced investment opportunities and advised portfolio companies. (including: Path, Basno, Seedcamp, Chartbeat and AlterMe)
In 2006, as Chief Creative Officer, Werdelin was part of the team that started Joost.com and was responsible for visual identity and product development. Before joining Joost, Werdelin was Vice President of Product Development and Strategy for MTV Networks International where he spearheaded the development of many of MTV’s award winning innovative products, including TV formats, broadband channels and mobile games. Prior to joining MTV Networks International, Werdelin made radio documentaries for BBC, worked for MTV Europe as an associated producer and for MTV France, GameOne and MTV Games Europe, where he was responsible for direction and creative strategy. Prior to Henrik’s first tenure at MTV, he founded new media agency tripledash, creating digital strategies and products for major blue chip clients such as BBC Worldwide, Coca-Cola and Walt Disney Television.
Werdelin graduated from Aalborg University in Denmark and received a Masters in Journalism from the University of Westminster. He is a frequent speaker at top-tier business schools and industry forums and has been quoted in numerous publications and media outlets on subjects such as corporate innovation, product design and entrepreneurship. He is Danish but lives in the US, where he recently was named amongst the Top 100 most Creative by the online industry magazine Fast Company.


Manage Astor Ballroom
Moderated by:
Sophie Rochester (The Literary Platform)
Christophe Maire (txtr), Thad McIlroy (TheFutureofPublishing.com), Brian Rich (Catalyst Investors), Valla Vakili (Small Demons), Henrik Werdelin (Prehype)
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This panel of venture capitalists, private equity funders, publishing startups and established publishers whose growth was made possible through equity investments will share their experiences, offer advice to others in the same boats, and discuss the pros and cons of publishers and investors working together. Read more.
Event Astor Ballroom
Linda Holliday (Semi-Linear, New York Angels), Henrik Werdelin (Prehype)
This year we’re hosting another Startup Showcase at TOC. Highlighting the startup ecosystem’s creativity and variety, the Showcase will give you a chance to see the newest publishing related companies entering the market. Read more.
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Ingram Content Group
  • codeMantra
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • SPi Global
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Blackboard
  • Bowker
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Innodata
  • Jouve North America
  • MarkLogic
  • Newgen KnowledgeWorks
  • Océ North America
  • Temis
  • Aptara
  • Atex
  • LibreDigital
  • Media Services Group
  • MarkLogic
  • Smashwords, Inc.

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