House of Genius helps strengthen the fabric of London, which represents one of the largest European entrepreneurial centres. In a place teeming with talent, sessions are guaranteed to be a blast.

Our London Team

Andrew MortimerAndrew Mortimer
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Andrew is a Commercial Director by trade with 15 years corporate experience up to board level behind him.  He has worked in companies like Mercedes-Benz delivering problem-solving processes and policies.  Currently, a Management Consultant at eBay, specialising in Automotive, Andrew uses his wealth of experience to drive best practice and stimulate innovation.  His favourite quote is, “if you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you’ve hired an amateur!”

Andrew is passionate about all things tech and mentors a number of early stage businesses through the Virgin Start Up program, adding value across multiple disciplines.  He loves the ideation process and is passionate about helping startups in his community through exciting new initiatives like House of Genius.

Andrew lives in East Sussex and in his spare time (what is that?) is a keen cyclist and runner and enjoys the odd marathon and triathlon to break a sweat.


Samad MasoodSamad Masood
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Samad Masood began his career as a technology journalist, and then became an industry analyst forecasting and predicting IT trends over the first decade of the millennium. He currently runs an innovation accelerator at Accenture that brings start-ups together with the world’s leading banks. Samad grew up in South East Asia but settled in the UK in 1995 when he came to do his degree in Sociology at the University of Surrey. He is a fan of sci-fi novels, computer games and cycling….if ever he finds the time to indulge them.




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About Us

Founded: April 2013
City Director: Andrew Mortimer
City Moderator: Samad Masood
City Organisers: Priya Arora & Julianne Sloane

Times: Sessions occur from about 6:45 – 9:45 PM. It’s helpful to arrive about 15 minutes early.

Upcoming Sessions

  • January 25th
  • February 15th
  • March 6th (YFood Collaboration)
  • April 26th