Arnaud Bonzom is Venture Partner at 500 Startups with a focus on helping Southeast Asian entrepreneurs to succeed. 500 Startups is a early stage investor that manages USD200M+ in assets and has invested in over 1,300 technology startups. He is also a frequent speaker at several global conferences including Slush, Tech in Asia, Rise and Web Summit.
Arnaud is also active as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD and has co-authored a report with INSEAD on how the largest organisations are engaging with startups which achieved press coverage across 28 countries.
He has been invited by Accenture, Airbus, Allianz, AXA, BMW, Deloitte, Standard Chartered, as well as the Estonian and the Singaporean Governments, among others to share his input on Corporate Innovation and Startup Ecosystem.
His extensive work in the startup ecosystem received more than 160 citations in prominent media such as Forbes, Bloomberg TV and Les Echos. His research is also quoted by leading organisations including Bain, SAP, BNP Paribas, and Orange.
His main research interest is in Startups and Innovation. More generally, he is fond of subjects which combine several if not all of the following themes:
– Venture Capital
– Corporate Development
– Corporate Startup Engagement
– Building a Startup Ecosystem
He is also the co-founder of Map the Money, an organization that helps entrepreneurs to raise funds in Southeast Asia. As well as the author of The Asia Funding / M&A Newsletterand the Singapore startup ecosystem and entrepreneur toolbox.
Arnaud is also a member that contributed to the Singapore's Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) report in 2016. The CFE report is commissioned by the Singapore government and it outlines the economic strategies and recommendations for Singapore for the next decade.
Earlier in his career, Arnaud was involved in setting up and growing new businesses including for INSEAD as Assistant Director of Corporate Partnership Development. Prior to that, he worked at Business France as Trade Advisor in New Technologies, Innovation and Services.
Arnaud holds a Masters Degree in International Marketing and Business Development at SKEMA Business School as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics at the University of Versailles.