Mr. Dominique Pitteloud
Dominique is a Managing Partner at Ginko Ventures and has been working in venture capital since 2001, initially with Vision Capital, a transatlantic technology Fund, subsequently with Endeavour Vision, a Geneva Firm. Dominique focuses on investments in the internet, communication and cloud computing sectors, specializing in wireless technologies. He has led or co-led investments in Kobojo, CommProve, where he is a Director, as well as Amplidata (sold to Western Digital) Staccato Communications, Media Lario Technologies, Sphera (sold to Parallels), eProject, Native Networks (sold to Alcatel) and M7 (sold to BEA). Dominique is also an independent Director with Sequans Communications (NYSE: SQNS), a prior investment of Vision Capital, and an Advisor with ASSIA, a leader in DSL and WiFi management solutions. Prior to venture capital, Dominique was Vice President of Marketing at 8×8, a Silicon Valley telecommunication company. Dominique joined 8×8 in 1999 as part of the acquisition of Odisei, a telecommunication start-up from Sophia Antipolis, France. Prior to Odisei, Dominique held various engineering and management positions at Logitech, a market leader in computer peripherals, including Vice President of the scanner and video camera business units. Dominique received a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from the School of Business and Engineering Vaud, Switzerland and a MBA from Santa Clara University, California. Dominique is an avid sportsman and regularly competes in ski mountaineering races in the Swiss Alps as well as sailing races on lake Geneva, where he lives with his wife and three children.Sectors of Personal Expertise: Nanotechnology / Plastics/polymer / Medtech / ICT / Energy, Clean Technology, Environment / Industrial Products, Materials & nanotech / Digital Health / Software & IT Services / Communications / Webmedia / Electronics, Hardware & Peripherals / Automotive / Life Sciences / Semiconductors / Cloud & Big data
Ginko Ventures focuses on investments in European and Israeli companies whose technologies have the potential to rapidly access global markets.
Founded in 2015, Ginko Ventures is a venture capital Firm targeting technologies, devices and solutions that will improve the way people work, play and live. We primarily focus on investments in European and Israeli companies whose technologies have the potential to rapidly access global markets. Our scope of interest encompasses software, content, data processing, data storage and cloud, and data transmission. We are particularly interested in opportunities related to connected objects, robotics, big data and software intelligence. Together with our limited partner Foxconn, we are also keen on creating tangible industrial leverage for our portfolio companies, helping to further accelerate their development and value creation (operations, R&D, technology, and business network in Asia). Our mission is to enable sustainable partnership between industry leaders and amazing entrepreneurs (the “true originals”) for disruptive innovations and superior value creation.Tags: / cloud / iot / components / software and internet