Martin Varsavsky is the founder and CEO of FON (as well as being the founder of highly successful companies such as Viatel, Jazztel and Ya.com). FON is a community of people who share WiFi. If you sign up with FON you share your WiFi broadband access at home/work and you get free access to other FON points wherever they exist.
FON announced last night that it has just raised â‚¬18 million from Google, Skype, Index Ventures and Sequoia Capital. This puts FON in a very enviable position – they have partnerships with some of the biggest names in the business, they have money and they have a cool mission (WiFi Internet Access Everywhere).
I will be interviewing Martin Varsavsky this afternoon for a podcast on PodLeaders.com – if you have any questions you’d like me to put to him, please feel free to leave them in the comments.
I have now conducted the interview and I published it over on PodLeaders. Unfortunately, having been promised a 30 minute interview by email, Martin cut off the interview after 4 minutes; so needless to say, I didn’t get to ask nearly as many questions as I would have liked. Apologies to those of you who took the trouble to leave questions.