April 25, 2016

PODCAST: Evangelos Simoudis on Corporate VC, Incubators and M&A

PODCAST: Evangelos Simoudis on Corporate VC, Incubators and M&A
 

Evangelos Simoudis is currently working with Steve Blank on a model for corporate innovation.

Evangelos has been working in Silicon Valley as a technologist, entrepreneur, corporate executive, and VC. Today he advises global corporations on startup-driven innovation and information technology and invests in early stage startups working on big data applications. He is a recognized thought leader on corporate innovation, big data, cloud computing, and digital marketing platforms, a writer and speaker on these topics. In 2014, Evangelos was named a Power Player in Digital Media, and in 2012 as a top investor in online advertising.

Evangelos is a foudner and MD at Synapse Partners, an organisation connecting Fortune 500 companies with technologies, practices and startups that are shaping our future. His investing career started 15 years ago at Apax Partners where he as a GP, continued at Trident Capital as a senior managing director, and more recently at Corporate Innovation Ventures where he is a founder and managing director. His current directorships include Amobee/Singtel, and Kite. Prior directorships include Brightroll (acquired by Yahoo!), Bristol Technology (acquired by Hewlett-Packard), Composite Software (acquired by Cisco), Confluent Software (acquired by Oracle Corporation), Exelate (acquired by Nielsen) and Princeton Softech (acquired by IBM). Prior to his investing and advisory career, Evangelos had a 20-year career in high-technology executive roles, including two startup CEO positions.

In this episode we dive into some of Evangelos' thought leadership on topics pertaining to:- corporate VC- corporate accelerators and incubators- acquisition of startups

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Steve Glaveski

Steve Glaveski is the CEO and Co-Founder of Collective Campus which he established to help companies and their employees to create more meaningful impact in the world in an age of rapid change and increasing uncertainty. Steve also founded Lemonade Stand - a children's entrepreneurship program, wrote the Innovation Manager's Handbook vol 1 and 2, hosts Future², an iTunes chart topping podcast on corporate innovation and entrepreneurship and is a keynote speaker. He previously founded HOTDESK, an office sharing platform and has worked for the likes of Westpac, Dun & Bradstreet, the Victorian Auditor General's Office, Ernst & Young, KPMG and Macquarie Bank. Follow him at @steveglaveski and Book a free 15-minute call with Steve to talk through your innovation objectives.

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