Dan Somers: VC-Net
Focus: Video conferencing
Somers has quickly established VC-Net, his second entrepreneurial venture, as a leading provider of global networking video-conference solutions. He puts success down to providing the highest possible quality service technology can deliver. Turnover in 2003 of £1.5m is expected to double this year, and Somers expects the company to expand internationally towards the US, in line with its clients’ increasingly global aspirations. The speed at which VC-Net became a recognised brand among blue-chip companies is Somers’ most satisfying achievement.
Somers stepped down as managing director of VC-Net in 2009, moving into an advisory role as non-executive director until 2011. Since 2009, he has also been a partner at Boundary Capital Partners, juggling a number of other roles in this capacity including: interim CEO at Dedicated Engines, which turns around “distressed businesses”; director of SendandTalk, a business development firm; an associate of Venturedirector, a pool of investor directors and a director of Warwick Analytics and BCS Data.