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Mr. Benoit Bergeret (Ben)

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ManagementStrategyCSalesMarketingEngineeringBusinessFinanceTechInternational BusinessAgile MethodologiesSocial NetworkingWirelessCorporate DevelopmentArtificial IntelligenceNew Business DevelopmentGovernanceSales ManagementStrategic PartnershipsProduct ManagementMobile DevicesMobile ApplicationsProduct MarketingSoftware DevelopmentEnterprise SoftwareMobile TechnologyNon-profitsMobileBig DataProduct StrategyProduct Lifecycle ManagementstartupsSocial MediaContract NegotiationEntrepreneurshipTelecommunicationsInternational ExpansionProject ManagementVenture CapitalBusiness Strategy

Deep tech & software business leadership for turnaround & growth

San Francisco Bay AreaComputer Software
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  • Mentor to founders - CEOs @ Multiple Companies
  • External Board and Investment Committee Member @ French Tech Acceleration fund (Eur. 200 M)

Summary

Passionate and successful leader of people, expert in deep technology products that improve people's lives, and proven business growth agent.

• Multi-cultural global leader, visionary startup founder, CEO, and C-level executive
• A computer science engineer and AI scientist at heart
• Proven ability to deliver both top and bottom line growth
• Exceptional ability to attract top talent and build stellar teams
• Solid software and hardware products development and products management experience
• Strong, proven deal making skills for large, complex sales, partnerships, and I.P. deals
• At home in both the domestic and global markets
• Well connected in cross-Atlantic startup and venture capital ecosystems
• Trusted mentor to startup founders-CEOs, from ideation to successful exits

• Pioneered multiple innovative technology products and applications: document scanning on mobile phones (2002); the first AR game on a smartphone (2004); camera-powered movement detection for mobile UIs (2006)
• Developed and led globally distributed teams (R7D, engineering, marketing, sales, finance) from pre-revenue to market leadership, in organizations ranging from early stage startups to Fortune 500 corporations
• Raised multiple rounds of financing for my own company and for companies I advise

When not working: kite surfer, ultra trail runner, sail racer, cyclist, and rider.

Experience: leadership, product innovation, strategy, general management, board, corporate development, venture capital, international expansion, global organizations, complex sales, product management, software development, R&D, marketing, Agile.

Sectors: artificial intelligence, image processing, artificial vision, IoT, cognitive systems, NLP, wireless, mobile, OEMs, devices, smartphones, tablets, mobile apps, big data, data science, analytics, social networks.

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