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Seasoned venture investor, senior advisor to global corporations, and a recognized thought leader in big data, digital platforms, and corporate innovation. Author of the book The Big Data Opportunity In Our Driverless Future. Founder and Managing Director of Synapse Partners, a firm that invests in early-stage companies developing applications that combine artificial intelligence with big data. Previously Managing Director with Trident Capital and Apax Partners. Prior to his investing and advisory work, Evangelos had more than 20 years experience in high-technology industries, in executive roles spanning operations, marketing, sales, and engineering. He was the CEO of two startups. He is a member of Caltech’s advisory board, the Advisory Board of Brandeis International School of Business, and the advisory board of Center for Urban Science and Progress. In 2014, he was named a Power Player in Digital Platforms. Evangelos earned a Ph.D. in computer science from Brandeis University and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Caltech.

One response to “When 100% Growth Is Not Enough for Startups”

  1. Joe Ciarallo

    Evangelos, This is a great review of the current landscape, and I’m glad to see that Buddy Media meets or exceeds all of your criteria for a “breakout” company. We’ve also diversified extensively over the past 18 months, as we work with not only Facebook, but Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Google+ as well as offering solutions for websites, blogs, etc. Keep the good posts coming!