Three technology industry leaders were elected today, November 11th, to the Board of Directors of EvoNexus, further expanding the breadth of technology sectors that partner with the incubator.
Henry Chang, Worldwide Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Becton Dickinson was elected to the EvoNexus Board of Directors. In his role at Becton Dickinson he is responsible for driving thought leadership around strategic innovation, strategy development, business development and strategic execution. He is a global business executive who leads with inspiration and energizes teams through critical periods of growth. Most recently, his team successful led the acquisitions and integrations of MedBank, GSL, MedKeeper, and Parata Systems, deploying roughly $1.8B of investment capital.
Dr. Rajesh Pankaj, EVP, Chief Technology Officer, InterDigital was also elected this quarter. As the Chief Technology Officer with InterDigital, he is responsible for leading the company’s technology vision and strategy and advancing the company’s technology roadmaps. Dr. Pankaj works closely with other executives to partner with internal R&I efforts, external investments and corporate development in executing the company’s technology vision. He joined InterDigital in July 2022 from Qualcomm where he oversaw research in 5G, 4G LTE, augmented reality and other technologies, contributing to an industry-leading wireless and mobile computing patent portfolio. During his 25-year tenure, Dr. Pankaj most recently served as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Head of Corporate R&D, managing a global team of engineers focused on Artificial Intelligence, Edge Computing and new technologies.
Andrew Bolwell, Chief Disrupter and Global Head of Tech Ventures and Incubation, HP, Inc. was elected alongside Henry Chang and Dr. Rajesh Pankaj. As Managing Partner for HP Tech Ventures, Andrew is responsible for HP’s partnership and investment activities with start-ups. With teams in Palo Alto and Israel, HP Tech Ventures makes early-stage investments in the world’s leading start-ups in industry shifting technology areas including Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Manufacturing, Security, Digital Health, VR/AR, Gaming & eSports, and 3D Printing. Bolwell is a sought-after keynote speaker, recognized futurist, blogger and HP spokesperson for global megatrends, new business creation, innovation, emerging technology trends and new, disruptive technologies.
EvoNexus is California’s leading nonprofit technology startup incubator located in San Diego. EvoNexus has successfully incubated over 260 startups with a survival rate of over 85%. Since the incubator’s formation in 2010, EvoNexus companies have secured over $1.6B in venture funding, $8B in pre-exit valuation, and had over 40 acquisitions valued at over $2.1B. EvoNexus is supported by corporate partners, including some of the largest multinational corporations in the world.
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