Raph Crouan

Startupbootcamp IoT

Raphael is the Founder & CEO of the Startupbootcamp IoT | Connected Devices Program based in London: http://bit.ly/SBCIoTCD After spending a few years in the Telecom industry & 14 at Apple (last as Head for the Strategy & Business Development for iPhone & iPad in Business in EMEIA), he decided 4 years ago to turn the page on his Corporate life & come back to his love of entrepreneurship & innovation-driven companies. Starting with 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 (Europas, Pioneers, WebSummit, BDLA, ArabNet, Unbound…) 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).