Bio: Evangelos has been working in Silicon Valley as a #VC, #entrepreneur, corporate executive, and #technologist. Today he invests in early stage startups working on big data applications and advises global corporations on startup-driven innovation and big data strategies. He is the author of the forthcoming book The Big Data Opportunity in Our Driverless Future (https://goo.gl/wHZxsB). A recognized thought leader on big data, corporate innovation, cloud computing, and digital marketing platforms, Evangelos is 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' investing career started in 2000 as a Partner at Apax Partners, continued as a senior managing director at Trident Capital, and more recently at Synapse Partners 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. Evangelos is a member of Caltech's Information Science and Technology advisory board, the Advisory Board of Brandeis International School of Business, the advisory board of New York’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, and the advisory board of Securing America's Future Energy. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science from Brandeis University in the area of machine learning and large databases, and a BS in electrical engineering from Caltech. ========================================================= Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Evangelos Simoudis and The Corporate Innovation Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.