EAST ASIA 2017 GEEKS

MEET YOUR FELLOW GEEKS

Kamran Elahian

Global Innovation Advisor
500 Startups
Geekuent Flyer

Global Hi-Tech Entrepreneurship – 25 years
•Co-founded 10 companies
•CAE Systems: acquired by Tektronix for $75M
•Cirrus Logic:  IPO at $150M; peak at $3.5B
•NeoMagic: IPO at $300M; peak at $700M
•Centillium: IPO at $700M; peak at $4B

Venture Capital – 17 years
Global Catalyst Partners: Chairman and Co-founder
•Global hi-tech VC Fund ($350M), investments in U.S., Japan, China, India, Israel & Singapore
•Beceem: acquired by Broadcom for $330M
•Founding Board Member, SoundHound

Global Philanthropy – 20 years
•Global Catalyst Foundation: Chairman and Co-founder – Leverage IT for Youth Education & Empowerment of Women
•Relief International-Schools Online: Chairman Emeritus – Provided computers and access to the Internet for 6400 schools in 36 countries, assistance to refugees, 2000 employees, $45M annual budget
•UNGAID: Former Co-chair – United Nations Global Alliance for use of ICT in Development

Innovation Catalyst
•Advisor to various governments: fossil based economy >  innovation economy
•Chairman of BIT-AMENA Center, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
•Global Innovation Economy Advisor, 500 Startups
•Founding Mentor, Unreasonable Institute

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