Walt Anderson • Founder & Managing Director • Avealto
Walt Anderson has over 25 years of experience in creating fast growing successful organizations. In 1992, he founded Esprit Telecom Plc., the first pan-European telecommunications operator. Esprit operated in eight EU countries and conducted its IPO in 1998 (ESPRY-NASDAQ). In 1999, Esprit was acquired for around EUR1 Billion to GTS, a publicly traded telecom operator. Mr. Anderson co-founded Telco Communication Group, Inc., a US based long distance carrier, in 1993. Telco’s IPO was in 1997 (TCGX-NASDAQ). Mr. Anderson co-founded the International Space University (ISU), located in Strasbourg, France, in 1998, and helped ISU establishing a permanent campus, endowment and an internationally respected academic program. The ISU now operates an accredited Masters’ program, along with a summer school and professional development courses. Mr. Anderson’s current venture, Avealto Ltd was founded in the United Kingdom in 2013 to develop a High Altitude Platform vehicle optimized to provide Wireless Infrastructure.