Date: 03 February 2012 Time: 17:15
Location: "Stelios Orphanoudakis" Seminar Room, FORTH. Heraklion, Crete.
Host: Manolis Katevenis
Odyssey Venture Partners invests in Greek information and communication technology (ICT) start ups addressing global markets. We specialize in helping "early stage" companies reach customers and partners around the world and "seed stage" companies prove their business ideas, develop early customer references and produce fundable business plans. Odyssey is raising the largest venture capital fund exclusively focused on ICT investing in Greece.
Thanasis "A.K." Kalekos brings thirty years of executive management and venture capital experience to the Odyssey team (http://odysseyvp.com/). His operating experience spans product R&D, marketing, general management, corporate officer and CEO responsibilities with Computervision, Xerox, Mentor Graphics, Cadence Design Systems, CoWare and Conformiq, Inc. As general partner with Telos Venture Partners, a Silicon Valley information and communication technology venture firm, A.K. focused on the emerging internet market opportunities for business to consumer and business to business solutions as well as the technologies that enabled the internet infrastructure. He invested in and held board positions in companies like: Khimetrics, Conduct, VPNX, Intraspect, Coventor, Theta Microelectronics, and YY Technologies among others.