Speakers

13-08-19

Nobuyuki Akimoto

'Aki' worked for NTT and NTT DOCOMO from 1987 onwards. While Aki worked for NTT, he mainly engaged in the businesses of launching overseas projects, such as the Indonesia Project (Installation of new telephone lines in Indonesia), Vietnam Project,...

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12-09-18

Kemal Anbarci

Kemal Anbarci is the managing venture executive for Chevron Technology Ventures. He is responsible for oversight of all venture capital activities in Chevron and using venture capital as a conduit to integrate new technology solutions into company operations. During...

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11-09-18

Kaloyan Andonov

Kaloyan Andonov is a reporter for Global Corporate Venturing and data analyst at GCV Analytics. Passionate about data analysis and innovation, Andonov writes sector and data reports for the magazine on a monthly basis. He has previously worked in...

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10-09-18

Kay Enjoji

Kay Enjoji is President of TEL Venture Capital since 2011, and has many global strategic investment experiences, including some successful exits. According to the results, he has got a few awards. Kay is also Vice President of Tokyo Electron for...

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09-09-18

Neil Foster

Neil is a corporate partner at leading global law firm Baker Botts. Neil specialises in corporate finance and exits, with an emphasis on corporate venturing deals. He was the first lawyer globally to join the “Faculty” of GCV’s Academy ...

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09-05-18

Saeed Amidi

Founder and CEO of Plug and Play Tech Center. Saeed founded Plug and Play, the ultimate startup ecosystem, in 2006. Since then, the Plug and Play portfolio has raised over $4B and created thousands of job opportunities in the...

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08-05-18

Tony Askew

Tony has over twenty years experience of building and financing digital media and technology businesses. He was a founding partner of Reed Elsevier Ventures in 2000 and focuses on digital media, Internet and big data & technology investments.

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07-05-18

Dr. Xuan Chen

Xuan is head of ARM Strategic Investment Team. He is the managing director of HOPU-ARM Innovation Fund and founder of ARM ecosystem accelerator. Dr. Chen has about 20 years’ experience in high-tech industry, including strategic engagement and investment in...

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06-05-18

Peter Cowley

Peter Cowley, a seasoned entrepreneur and angel investor, heads Martlet as Investment Director. Martlet is the Corporate Angel investment division of Marshall of Cambridge. Marshall has already invested in several successful start-ups and formed Martlet in early 2011 to...

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05-05-18

Rafał Dziedzic

Rafał has almost 20 years of experience covering the whole range of corporate and M&A work, including conducting share sale transactions, transactions on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and privatisations, asset sales, divestitures, joint ventures, investment agreements, and resolving shareholders'...

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04-05-18

Neil Foster

Neil Foster’s practice covers mergers & acquisitions, venture capital & private equity and corporate finance. His principal sector experience is in the areas of technology and telecommunications, media and entertainment, life sciences, healthcare and financial services. As well as...

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03-05-18

Olivier Garel

Olivier is Managing Director of Unilever Ventures, which was one of the first CVCs in FMCG formed in 2002. Olivier has led a large number of transformative acquisition and divestment transactions for Unilever in different parts of the world....

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02-05-18

George Gogolev

George has occupied a number of positions at the RVC, where he currently serves as Head of the Innovation Ecosystem Development. Prior to RVC Dr. Gogolev occupied leading positions in a number of startups in Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency...

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02-05-18

George Gogolev

Dr. George Gogolev is managing Corporate Venturing and Disruptive Innovations for Severstal Group, the largest steel producer in Russia. He is responsible for finding the most disruptive opportunities in the materials markets, looking both at threats and opportunities. George...

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01-05-18

Alexander Gornyi

Alexander is Chief Information Officer of mail.ru. Mail.ru is a Naspers corporate investment backed business. Mail.Ru Group develops internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Alexander started his career in Mail.Ru after university and after a number...

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01-05-18

Abdul Guefor

Abdul leads Intel Capital’s investment activities in UK, France, Ireland and Southern Europe from London. Investment focus areas include all areas of deep technology such as AI, transportation, IoT, wireless and the data economy.

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30-04-18

Ramneek Gupta

Ramneek co-leads the Global Venture Investing team at Citi Ventures. In this role, he manages the investing team, leads venture investments in companies strategic to Citi and drives commercialization efforts between these companies and Citi Businesses. His portfolio includes...

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29-04-18

Douglas Hansen-Luke

Founder and Executive Chairman of Future Planet Capital, Douglas is passionate about the investment challenges involved with innovation and impact investing. Former Managing Partner at HLD Partners and CEO of Robeco Middle East, Bfinance MENA & Central Asia and...

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29-04-18

David Horowitz

David is the Founder and CEO of Touchdown Ventures. Touchdown partners with leading corporations to manage their venture capital funds. Prior to starting Touchdown Ventures, David was a founding partner and Managing Director at Comcast Ventures for 14 years....

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28-04-18

Marcin Hejka

Marcin is responsible for Intel Capital's investment and M&A activities in Greater Europe and India. Marcin joined Intel Capital in 1999 and is a voting member of Intel Capital's investment committee. Prior to Intel Capital Marcin was Investment Director...

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27-04-18

Christine Herron

Christine Herron is an investor with Intel Capital, where she co-leads Intel Capital’s Diversity Fund, and leads investments in early-stage companies. She is responsible for diversity investing across Intel Capital sectors, to support technology companies founded or run by...

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26-04-18

Tracy Isacke

Tracy Isacke joined Silicon Valley Bank in 2014 and leads the company's Corporate Relationship Management Group, which was established in 2009 to build connections between investment groups at some of the world's largest companies and emerging technology and life...

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25-04-18

Nagraj Kayshap

Nagraj is Corporate VP and Global Head, Microsoft Ventures. Nagraj has over 20 years experience in mobile and software with an emphasis on venture capital. Prior to joining Microsoft in January, 2016, he was senior vice president for Qualcomm...

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25-04-18

Masahiko Ishida

Masahiko (“Masa”) Ishida is a Partner in the Corporate Group in DLA Piper Tokyo. Masa is admitted in Japan and New York and has experience across a broad range of M&A and venture financing transactions. His VC and CVC...

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24-04-18

John Kearon

John is the Founder and ‘Chief Juicer’ of innovative online market research business. The business was started in 2000 and invested in by Unilever Ventures in 2003. BrainJuicer floated on the London AIM stock exchange in 2006 and UV...

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23-04-18

Tim Lafferty

Tim Lafferty is the Chief Operating Officer of Mawsonia, a publishing, data and events company founded in 2010 which publishes three magazines: Global Corporate Venturing (GCV), Global University Venturing (GUV) and Global Government Venturing (GGV). GCV is the only...

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23-04-18

Craig Lang

Craig Lang is a partner whose practice focuses on representing venture capital investors, corporate venture investors, and emerging growth companies through the corporate life cycle. In his twenty years practicing law in Silicon Valley, Craig has worked with a...

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22-04-18

Jon Lauckner

Jon Lauckner was named GM Vice President and President, General Motors Ventures LLC in 2010. Prior to this appointment, he held the positions of Vice President of General Motors Global Product Planning and Vice President of Global Program Management...

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21-04-18

Jeff Lehrer

Jeff is a partner of DLA Piper USA, LLP, an international law firm with 4200 lawyers in over 30 countries. He concentrates in representing clients in connection with corporate and securities transactions, including domestic and international mergers and...

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20-04-18

Cha Li

Mr. Cha Li is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, and the Founder and Managing Partner of iStart Ventures LLC and Dragonvest Partners LLC. He is one of the most active angel investors in China today, with a portfolio...

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20-04-18

Zhaohui (Jeffrey) Li

Mr. Zhaohui (Jeffrey) Li currently works as the Managing Partner of Tencent Investment and General Manager of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Department of Tencent.

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19-04-18

Changwen Liu

Mr Liu is the General Manager of Hai Chuanghui Investment management Co., Ltd which is the incubator venture capital unit of Haier Group. In June 2016 Haier acquired for $5.6 billion, the appliance division of General Electric.

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19-04-18

Gloria Liu

Gloria Liu focuses her practice on advising private equity funds, venture capital funds, hedge funds and bank special situations groups on their investments in Greater China and the US. She represented lead investors in high profile transactions that helped...

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18-04-18

Patrick Loofbourrow

Patrick's practice focuses on the representation of high-growth emerging technology and life sciences companies as well as venture capital and other firms that invest in those companies.

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17-04-18

Stephen Lowery

Stephen joined Silicon Valley Bank in 2016 as a Managing Director. He is focused on building strategic relationships with leading venture capital firms and investors across Europe. Stephen works with leading technology businesses, and the entrepreneurs and investors behind...

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16-04-18

Ben Luckett

Ben is the Managing Director of Aviva Ventures – Aviva’s Corporate Venture Capital Fund. His role is to invest in early stage, high growth potential companies for strategic returns. Ben set up the fund in August 2015 as part...

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15-04-18

Wendy Lung

Wendy Lung is Director, Corporate Strategy, in IBM’s Venture Capital Group, whose mission is to leverage external innovation for IBM by building relationships worldwide with VCs and their portfolio companies. Her responsibilities include working with the venture community to...

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15-04-18

Dennis Liu

Dennis Liu looks after Global Strategy & Business Development for Ford’s Research & Innovation Center, Palo Alto. He heads Ford’s Silicon Valley corporate development efforts managing investment activity and relationships with VCs, Corporate Innovation / CVC outfits, and the...

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14-04-18

Gary Marsh

Gary leads innovation and venturing programs supporting leading global corporates. He has worked with independent, VC funded businesses, helping them develop business plans, raise funds and coach the management teams in delivering new businesses. He has worked across the...

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13-04-18

Heidi Mason

Heidi Mason is a veteran of Silicon Valley and a co-founder of the Bell Mason Group (BMG), a specialty consultancy serving global corporations who seek strategic growth through corporate venturing and innovation (CV&I) initiatives. She serves as a strategic...

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13-04-18

James Mawson

James was editor of Private Equity News, part of Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal in London, for nearly four years until May, 2010 when he launched Global Corporate Venturing as an independent title from his own publishing...

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12-04-18

David Mayhew

David Mayhew is Chief Investment Office for GE Ventures. As CIO, David is responsible for portfolio management, capital allocation and investment oversight for GE Ventures. As Chair of the Investment Committee and a member of the Senior Leadership...

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11-04-18

Brad McManus

Brad McManus is an investment director at Motorola Solutions Venture Capital. His role is to actively review, invest in and manage the global minority equity opportunities strategic to Motorola Solutions core and emerging businesses. The mission of Motorola Solutions...

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10-04-18

Dominque Megret

Dominique Mégret is head of Swisscom Ventures, which he started in 2007. He joined Swisscom in 2002 as head of the Group Strategy unit. Previously, Dominique Mégret was an entrepreneur in the United Kingdom, a strategy consultant in the...

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09-04-18

Vartan Minasyan

Vartan is a Head of Investment and Innovation of Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity vendor. Vartan is organizing all company’s activities with a startup ecosystem to bring Kaspersky’s expertise and investment to promising hi-tech startups, primarily in the US,...

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09-04-18

Michael McGrail

Michael J. McGrail's practice includes the representation of company and investor clients in a full range of corporate legal projects, including mergers and acquisitions, private financings, corporate partnerships and technology licensing. He counsels companies and investors in many industries,...

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08-04-18

Steven Mei

Steven Mei is a member of DLA PIPER’s Private Equity & Venture Capital practice, based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining DLA Piper, he served NetEase Games, 7th largest game developer and distributor in the world and second in...

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08-04-18

Lance Miller

Lance Miller is corporate partner based in the Tokyo office. He is a member of the California and New York bars. In addition to practicing in California, New York and Tokyo, Lance has practiced in Singapore and Bangkok. His...

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08-04-18

Markus Moor

Based in our Zurich office, Markus Moor is a Partner with Emerald Technology Ventures, a leading venture capital fund focused on industrial innovation investments. He currently serves on the boards of Enocean GmbH (leading smart home and IoT module...

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07-04-18

Paul Morris

Paul Morris is a 21-year veteran of the Corporate Venture Capital industry. He set up and ran the CVC operation of Dow Chemical in Europe and has been at the forefront of new CVC initiatives for many years. He...

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06-04-18

Mark Muth

Mark is with PWC and advises companies which are setting up or have already established CVC businesses. Advisory services include: helping define or re-define the CVC strategy; advising on optimal tax and legal structures for CVC operations; providing due...

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06-04-18

Guilherme Potenza

Guilherme Potenza leads Veirano Advogado’s venture capital practice in Brazil. He assists several successful Brazilian and foreign startups and tech companies, as well as VC and CVC funds. He was one of the most active VC lawyers in the...

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05-04-18

Howard Palmer

Howard Palmer is a partner in the Corporate Technology department and specialises in advising on venture capital investments, for both companies and investors, acquisitions and disposals as well as IPOs, particularly on AIM. He primarily works with companies in...

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05-04-18

Flavio Pripas

Nominated as one of the "Most Creative People in Business 2012" by FastCompany, Flavio is accelerating the Digital Transformation of big Corporates that invest in startups through Redpoint eventures fund. Prior to this, Flavio designed and led CUBO - a...

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04-04-18

Susana Quintana Plaza

Susana Quintana Plaza has recently joined Siemens’ next47 as a Partner, coming from the E.ON Group where she was Senior Vice President of Technology and Innovation. In a previous role, as Vice President of Scouting & Co-investments, she was...

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03-04-18

Mark Radcliffe

Mark Radcliffe is a partner of DLA Piper USA, LLP, an international law firm with 4200 lawyers in over 30 countries. He earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School. His practice focuses on representing corporations in their intellectual...

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02-04-18

Michael J Redding

Mike is responsible for growing a portfolio of strategic equity investments in emerging technology companies to support Accenture’s and our client’s business strategies. Mike speaks frequently on the impact of emerging technology on large organizations across various client, industry,...

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01-04-18

Kuba Ruiz

Kuba has been advising clients since 2004 and has extensive experience in the legal practices involved in IT and new technologies, transactional and commercial law and dispute resolution, including litigation and court administrative disputes, arbitration and mediation.

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31-03-18

Harshul Sanghi

Harshul is the managing partner of American Express Ventures at American Express, with extensive corporate venture and mobile experience and relationships. He’s focused on forging partnerships with the technology and venture community to strengthen American Express’ leadership position. Harshul...

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30-03-18

Marc Schueler

Marc has been active in Life Sciences for more than 15 years as investor and entrepreneur. He is a venture partner at Fuel Capital in China. He has lived in China since 2009 and advises CW Downer on Life...

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30-03-18

Peter Quadros Seiffert

Peter Quadros Seiffert is Head of Corporate Venture Capital, Embraer S.A, a pioneer in Corporate Venture Capital in Brazil, has structured and implemented Embraer S.A's CVC area, today with 4 funds investing in Brazil and the USA in more...

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29-03-18

Lee Sessions

Lee is responsible for building collaborative relationships with leading Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) organizations to better support our portfolio companies with the best co-investors to accelerate growth.

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28-03-18

Andrei Sheetkin

Andrei is an associate in the Moscow office of DLA Piper and specialises in civil law, corporate law, mergers and acquisition and venture capital transactions. In the venture capital business, Andrei is engaged in advising funds and investors, founders and/or...

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28-03-18

Markus Solibieda

Markus Solibieda has been the Managing Director of BASF Venture Capital GmbH since November 2016. Before joining BASF, he was a Partner at Mandarin Capital Partners and Head of the company’s Frankfurt office. Prior to this, he co-founded Baigo Capital,...

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27-03-18

Tim Smith

Tim is an Executive at Rouse and a Partner of Rouse Legal. He specialises in advising developed market businesses, both MNCs and SMEs on their new ventures and IP strategy in China. Now based in London, Tim previously worked...

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26-03-18

Eric Steager

Eric is Director – Corporate Development & Innovation and Managing Director, Strategic Innovation Portfolio for Independence Blue Cross, focused on the identification, analysis and execution of mergers, acquisitions, and strategic equity investments. Prior to joining IBC, he spent four...

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25-03-18

Jonathan Tudor

Jonathan is responsible for their external venture and fund investments. Prior to this, he was a Venture Director at Castrol Innoventures and previously a partner in a UK-US venture fund focused on creating and growing technology companies in multiple...

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24-03-18

Ekaterina Vainberg

Ekaterina (Katy) is an innovation thought leader and ecosystem facilitator with a deep focus on startups acceleration and growth. She has a profound expertise is setting up and managing international acceleration & incubation programs ("Startup Security Challenge", "Integrator", "MGIMO...

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23-03-18

Jakob Wirbatz

Jakob is an Investment Director at Evonik Venture Capital. Prior to joining Evonik, Jakob was a Partner of WEITNAUER, a law firm focused on M&A and venture capital transactions. From 2001 he worked as Legal Counsel and Investment Manager...

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22-03-18

Ethan Xie

Ethan Xie 谢鹰, joined Alibaba in January 2013 and now serves as the Managing Partner of Alibaba Innovation Ventures. Alibaba Innovation Ventures is the corporate venture capital investment arm of Alibaba Group and provides venture and growth stage funding...

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21-03-18

Tim Xiong

Tim Xiong is the head of Startup Incubation and University Relations Department in Amazon Web Services (AWS) China. Tim is leading the department to build the strategic collaboration with startups, Accelerators & Incubators, venture capitals and top universities in...

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09-03-18

Chibo Tang

Chibo has been investing in early stage companies in the technology and media sectors in Asia for nearly a decade. He is head of Gobi’s Hong Kong office and Managing Director of the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund,...

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02-10-15

Charles Vaslet

Based in our Zurich office, Charles Vaslet is a Partner with Emerald Technology Ventures with more than 14 years of venture capital experience. Currently serving on the Boards of Emergya Wind Technologies, P97 Networks and Librestream and previously at...

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10-09-15

Gus Warren

Gus Warren has 20+ years of experience as a venture capitalist and operating executive for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. He is currently Managing Director of Samsung NEXT. Prior to Samsung, Gus was a Venture Partner at FirstMark Capital and...

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