O.D Kobo

Director in London, United Kingdom

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O.D. Kobo (קובו עודד)

Internet entrepreneur and businessman with nearly $1 Billion in accumulated exits over the last two decades.

In 1996 at the age of 21, O.D. Kobo started his career as the vision and drive behind eLottery, a successful lottery technology still used today by the National Lottery. Kobo was selected as entrepreneur of the year by Ernst & Young in 2001 and Forbes 30 under 30 that same year.

1998-2010
Founded China-based IT investment companies, 2C3i Capital, SinoSheen and KGIM. SinoSheen was acquired in 2006 by Fidelity UK for $52M. KGIM had partnered with HH Al Thani Prime Minister of Qatar before it too was acquired in 2010 by East River Capital (a subsidiary of the Qatar Investment Authority) for $120 million.

1998-2014
Shareholder and Director at Camden Market Holdings (CMH). Through its subsidiaries CMH owns, operates, and manages real estate properties mainly in Camden Town, London UK. Iconic properties such as Camden Market, Stables Market, Camden Lock Market and Developments. Acquired in 2014 for $680 million by businessman and friend Teddy Sagi (now Market Tech).

2007-2009
iQ Browser, a user-login browser for the China internet landscape, acquired by Lenovo for $34 million. Shimao.TV (Fashion TV) exclusive online from Asia acquired by Prestige (HK) Ltd in 2009 for $12.5 million.

2012-2014
Pheed - a mobile pay-per-view platform acquired by Américan Móvil (NYSE: AMX) for $40 million - transaction brokered by Mobli Media and friend Moshe Hogeg.

2008 to Present
Established private equity group PIR Equities in 2008 with childhood friend Joseph Horowitz. Raised $980 million that year to pursue investments in technology and real estate. Today, the firm is led by Jospeh Horowitz and manages a varied portfolio including interests in property, securities, technology and ownership in operating businesses with over $2.5 billion in assets.

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