Evangelos Simoudis, Synapse Partners

Managing Director

Evangelos Simoudis Biography

Evangelos Simoudis is a seasoned venture investor, senior advisor to global corporations, and a recognized thought leader in big data, digital platforms, and corporate innovation. The author of two books, Evangelos is the founder and managing director of Synapse Partners, a firm that invests in early-stage companies developing applications that combine artificial intelligence with big data. During his long investment career, he has also served as a managing director with Trident Capital and Apax Partners.

Prior to his investing and advisory work, Evangelos had more than 20-years experience in high-technology industries, in executive roles spanning operations, marketing, sales, and engineering. He was the CEO of two startups. Evangelos is a member of Caltech's advisory board, the advisory board of Brandeis International School of Business, the advisory board of the US Department of Transportation’s Connected Cities for Smart Mobility Center, and the advisory board of Securing America's Future Energy. He has served on several commissions and task forces focusing on artificial intelligence, autonomous mobility, and corporate innovation.

Evangelos earned a Ph.D. in computer science from Brandeis University and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Caltech.

Previous Role

Senior Managing Director, Trident Capital