FORMER EMEIA HEAD OF TELECOM BIZ DEV AT APPLE, FOUNDER OF STARTUPBOOTCAMP IOT
Raphael is the Founder & Managing Director of the Startupbootcamp IoT | Connected Devices Program just launched in London : http://bit.ly/SBCIoTCD
After spending a few years in the Telecom industry & the last 14 at Apple (lately as Head for the Strategy & Business Development for iPhone & iPad in Business in EMEIA), he decided 3 years ago to turn the page on his Corporate life & come back to his love of entrepreneurship & innovation-driven companies.
Starting by mentoring (Seedcamp & many other European based programs) & learning what it was to be an entrepreneur these days, he also quickly became actively engaged within the investment / VC community & as an angel investor / advisor himself to various Startups (Undagrid / Beasts of Balance).
Raphael is also :
• A Founding Board Member & Chair for the SMEs in the AIOTI (Alliance for IoT Innovation) at the European Commission.
• An adviser to MakerWharf, a community of Maker Spaces between London / Palo Alto & China, created by Lord Nat Wei
• A Founding Board Member of the French IoT Think Tank – alongside key actors of the industry – to advise the government & support the French ecosystem on IoT trends & key challenges.
• A Founding & Advisory Board member of the newly announced UK French Tech Hub with the support of the French Minister of Digital & the Business France Branch in London.
He’s been an active speaker in multiple conferences around the world, most recently around IoT & Hardware investments.
Raphael holds a Master in Management from McGill (Canada) as well as a Degree from the Business School of Management ESSCA (France).