Arnaud Bonzom, the director of corporate innovation from 500 Startups joined us in a conversation on the interesting trend in how major corporations are engaging the startups today. We began with Arnaud’s story from his early days as a trade advisor for the French government to INSEAD and finally to 500 Startups, and what he seek to invest as an angel investor. We dived deep in his report #500Corporations, “How do the World’s Biggest Companies Deal with the Startup Revolution?”. Arnaud discuss the different frameworks and important findings in how multi-national companies are engaging in a variety of ways from US to Asia and how different industries from pharmaceuticals to telecommunications companies utilised different approaches with startups.
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In his various roles from trade advisor for the French government, assistant director for corporate partnership development to current role in 500 Startups, what are the interesting career lessons learnt? [2:19]
Arnaud have also been an angel investor in the Singapore ecosystem, what are his thoughts on the startups that he have invested? [3:02]
Garuda robotics [4:16]
What is the criteria for founders and startups that Arnaud look in to invest as an angel? [5:17]