Speaking History

Speaker at Money20/20 2016

Session Information

Daniel Ishag

Founder & CEO
Karhoo
Speaking History

Speaker at Money20/20 2016

Session Information

As the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Karhoo, Daniel leads a global team determined to improve the transportation marketplace. As a ride comparison app, Karhoo connects riders to their choice of licensed taxi and for-hire-vehicles, providing consumers more choice and drivers the opportunity of more work. In just over a year, Daniel has grown Karhoo from ten to almost 300 employees and signed up scores of service providers and hundreds of thousands of cars around the world. Currently live in London and several cities across the UK, Karhoo plans to launch in dozens of global cities this fall.

Born in London, Daniel previously founded Espotting, Europe’s first search marketing advertising network and an early leader in pay-per-click advertising. The company experienced exponential growth and facilitated paid search results for thousands of sites that dominated the internet, such as Yahoo! Europe, Lycos Europe, AltaVista and Ask Jeeves. In February 2004, Espotting announced its merger with NASDAQ listed FindWhat.com, in a deal worth USD $183 million.

In 2007, Daniel went on to found Bluewater Bio, which quickly became Europe’s leading independent water Technology Company and a global specialist in cost-effective water and wastewater treatment. He later led the company’s launch of HYBACS®, an award-winning nutrient removal wastewater treatment process, and after retiring in 2015, positioned the company to expand into Europe, North America, South Africa, Asia and the Middle East.