Our Mission

We Make Smart Growth More Accessible to Entrepreneurs & Enterprises

Our vision

Our Vision

Build A Growth Toolkit That Helps Experienced and Aspiring Global Entrepreneurs & Sales Teams Create Value In Their Most Important Markets and Get Supersized Returns 

Our story

Our Journey to Growth 2.0

Growth 2.0 - A Path Made by Global Entrepreneurs

Today, tech companies traverse a more fragmented landscape. Markets are competitive. Differentiation is key. How does an entrepreneur set a framework for growth globally to engage and adapt to, not just reach, markets?

We developed the Growth 2.0 concept -- a collection of techniques, networks and toolsets that fit a given growth scenario -- by doing it repeatedly with good companies and seeing what worked.

One aspect is not disrupting what already works. The other is being able to extend into a new market at the senior level and learn quickly. Our structured approach helps adapt to what works, build thought leadership and bring strategic revenue forward. Having a decade of trying things means our advisors can answer most Market Development and AI-related questions, but moreover we can help on the execution so it's additive, not neutralizing what is going well. 

Building a Go to Market and Product-Market fit is a never ending challenge. Growth 2.0 offers a safe path to make major adjustments that compound y/y for category leadership. 

 

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Building a Network of Growth and AI Experts

We have one mission: To make smart growth more accessible to entrepreneurs and enterprises. 

Since 2013, we have held Growth 2.0 Labs in Warsaw, Silicon Valley, Amsterdam — connecting more than 200 elite entrepreneurs and senior corporate Execs who understand AI and how to scale growth - often both. Co-founders of Shazam Entertainment, Optimizely, Adyen and Execs from GE, IBM and Samsung have contributed their knowledge to the questions Why, What & Hows of growth and transformation. Come share knowledge and networks in 2021. 

In 2021 our 'Grow with AI' sessions have included speakers like:

  • Stephen Brobst (San Francisco) - CTO of Teradata. Augmented Intelligence vs. Artificial Intelligence
  • James Isilay (London) - CEO of Cognism for B2B Lead Generation and Cognism’s grow-thru-acquisition experience
  • Pawel Grzybowski (Warsaw) - Board & CCO of Algolytics, for Customer Analytics and Location Intelligence 
  • Marc Teerlink (Amsterdam) - Global VP Enterprise Intelligence at SAP 

Join Peer CXOs/Founders of Growth250, Int'l VC/PEs, Corp Transformation Execs & Best of breeds in AI, cloud, transformation tech.

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Connect with our Founder

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Christopher 'Che' Mott

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Global Ventures

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Hi, I’m Chris.

A dozen years ago as an entrepreneur, I stood in front of our Advisory Board & Mgmt team, with a powerpoint slide of Europe. We had executed our US market growth, landing a slew of great brand names...Cisco, Caterpillar, Novartis, Apple. 

Convincing them to let me expand the European market was a tough sell; remote markets felt risky compared to our home market where we were doing okay. 

The fact that I moved to Europe after the Board and my Co-founder said 'No Go' says something about my risk appetite - I'd put nine years into the company as head of products and wanted to help us grow. And I believed Europe - in addition to being someplace I could raise my kids - was full of big industry for b2b solutions. It seemed Europe could be a great market for b2b. 

After failing to find a way forward with my company, my partner and I made the big move with our three kids to Europe. 

Three years later, I was part of a double rollup. A Dutch AI company I worked with was bought by a US unicorn, the 2nd fastest growing SaaS company behind Salesforce. This was my aha moment. Sure, it was good to be part of an exit - especially knowing the deals we'd done had played a part. And the BD approach we used for NLP solutions was baked into our acquirers and used across the global sales organization. Within a few months, the unicorn was bought by Oracle.

In around 24 months, we tried a wide range of tactics - and learned what worked for a startup, a unicorn, and big tech company. We did a lot of experimentation and bundled tactics for BDR and AE teams, co-developed content roadmaps, trained on sales tools and tracked KPIs for growth teams. 

I still consider that experience the foundation to the Growth 2.0 we used the last few years. The techniques, tools and networks we use get departments and individuals succeeding together. Even more exciting things are on the horizon -- it's clear that AI adds value to products -- according to Pitchbook AI mega-exit deal count has more than tripled from 8 to 26 YoY through Q3 2021, with deal value up 5x from $32.8 billion to $153.3 billion. But AI also is more ane more suited to small companies, to help those companies grow. Don't miss it.

At Global Venture Advisors we have helped more than 30 SaaS and Deep Tech companies re-use patterns -- techniques, tools and networks - which worked. Stay in constant learning mode -- product management, sales, individual BDRs and field marketing. Sharpening the proverbial saw by engaging the most important markets, learning, then scaling faster than anyone else. 

We'd love to be part of your journey to market leadership.

Best, Chris

Global Venture Advisors
is an International-Focused Company

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Utrecht, The Netherlands

Global Headquarters

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San Jose, California

Business Development and Data Science Lab

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Warsaw, Poland

Engineering and Marketing

Board of Advisors

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Peter Braun

CEO,
Cleancell AG & ex-Board at EBAN

Peter is an ex-rocket scientist with over 20 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur and in various top management roles in aerospace (Airbus group) and automotive industries (Daimler). As a founder and entrepreneur he completed two IPOs one in the United States and one in Germany and accompanied several others. Peter is a former airforce pilot and has spoken on global growth at several Growth 2.0 Labs.

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Zygmunt Grajkowski

Managing Partner,
Giza Polish Ventures

Zygmunt has led tech companies and venture capital funds for over three decades. He served as Managing Partner of the Giza Polish Ventures. Zygmunt led M&A at PricewaterhouseCoopers then served five years as Managing Partner of one of the largest PE funds in Central Europe. He led 70 equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions and is a founder of StartUpHub Poland. Awarded "World Young Businessmen Achiever" and the title of "Man of the Year in ICT sector".

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Deborah Magid

Director, Software Strategy,
IBM Venture Capital

Deborah represents IBM’s $40 billion software and hardware businesses in the company’s 15-year old Venture Capital Group. Responsible for sharing insights about emerging markets, technologies, and business models with venture firms and entrepreneurs around the world. Fueling IBM’s ecosystem pipeline in high growth strategic areas such as IoT, security, analytics and cognitive computing. She is based in Silicon Valley and her relationships are global and extend into emerging geographies.

Industry Advisors

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Raj
Yarlagadda
VP Digital Retail
& eCommerce

Raj is a world leader in retail transformation. As VP Technology eCommerce and Big Data which at Kohl’s Digital business from 500 Million to 4 Billion in 8 years. He offers insight to product-market fit and for market leadership. He has led the Omni-channel strategy and development of the new digital architectures.

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Nitin Badjatia
High Tech Industry Transformation. Product Strategy, ServiceNow

Nitin has nearly 20 years in enterprise cloud technology and leads Products at one of the fastest growing SaaS companies in the world. Brings deep understanding of how data & AI are transforming high tech and traditional industries. Worked previously at RightNow Technologies and Oracle, and was responsible for integrating Natural Language services across many verticals.

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Lynn Marie
Auzenne
Chief Marketing Officer, Beneficial State Bank

Over the past 25 years Lynn Marie has held leadership roles at financial services entities like Charles Schwab and Wells Fargo. Lynn Marie has deep expertise in digital channel strategies, martech stacks, customer experience, product development, impact banking and investing and client-side transformation. Lynn Marie holds a BA and an MBA from UC Berkeley.  

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Bob Rogers,
PhD Harvard
AI Healthcare Transformation UCSF

Bob is the Expert in Residence for AI at University of California, San Francisco’s Smarter Health and AI advisor to Harvard Medical School, focused on healthcare, supply chain and other aspects of patient care. Ex-Chief Data Office Intel. Provides key insights to healthcare providers and understands the areas ripe for disruption by AI services. Solving real problems with analytics and AI.

Industry Advisors

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Raymond Liao, PhD Columbia University
Managing Director at Samsung NEXT Ventures

Raymond works on frontier technology like AI, IoT and Blockchain. Previously Raymond was the founding CTO of Siemens Industrial Communications business in Germany. He started as an innovator at Siemens Berkeley to commercialize his PhD as a startup but failed post dot-com bubble, then as a spin-in and grew into the market-leading industrial WLAN business.

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Charis Kaskiris, PhD Berkeley
Senior Manager Data Science. Manufacturing Industry

Charis leads Autodesk's digital experience data science engineering team of 25 distributed professionals. Creates machine learning-based products that help drive business decision-making across sales, marketing, customer engagement and digital experience while providing actionable analytics to senior management. Track record of delivering solutions across different industries.

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Whitney Hischier, MBA Berkeley 
Faculty, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Whitney teaches an International Lab for MBA's and designs courses for Cal's High Tech Executive education program.  Her clients are multi-industry have included The World Bank, Statoil, Innovation Denmark, Whitney was the Assistant Dean for executive education and built the business 10x. Whitney holds a BA from Stanford and an MBA from Haas.

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Alper Utku
President Board of Directors, European Leadership University

Alper is President of the European Leadership University, a next-generation university in Europe linking education and employment with a focus on leadership development. ELU is setting the future of education. Founding Partner of MCT, the leading management development and organisational change consultancy to clients like Saudi Telecom, TEB-BNP Paribas, Vodafone, Turkcell, and Janssen.

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