Evangelos Simoudis is the cofounder and managing director of Synapse Partners, a Silicon Valley-based venture firm, where he invests in early-stage startups working on big data applications and advises global corporations on startup-driven innovation and big data strategies. Evangelos began his investing career as a partner at Apax Partners and continued as a senior managing director at Trident Capital. 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-tech executive roles, including two startup CEO positions.
A recognized thought leader on big data, corporate innovation, cloud computing, and digital marketing platforms, Evangelos is the author of The Big Data Opportunity in Our Driverless Future. In 2014, he was named a Power Player in Digital Media and in 2012 as a top investor in online advertising. He 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. Evangelos holds a PhD in computer science from Brandeis University in the area of machine learning and large databases and a BS in electrical engineering from Caltech.
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