Help on getting your business fast off the ground.
First to invest, investments ranging from €50k to €750k.
Support on what you need to focus on what matters.
Support on taking your company to the next level
We partner with companies that use software to deliver innovative business models, products or services.
Panayotis Vryonis started his career as a software developer in the mid '90s. Since then he has co-founded a company providing on-line travel services, he has lead the OgilvyOne Athens Development team in it's early steps, he has participated, and in many cases lead, the development and implementation of a winning social media strategy for a political party, worked for the Greek Prime Minister's office, lead Asset Ogilvy PR's 360 Digital Influence team and held a position on the Board of Directors of one of the largest (cap.) companies of the Athens Stock Exchange. An active advocate of Open Source Software, Panayotis was one of the founding members of the Hellenic Linux Users Group in 1998 and served multiple times on the Group's board. He is one of the first Greek bloggers and the first greek podcaster. His greek blog aggregator, called "monitor", played a key role in the early stages of the Greek blogosphere. In 2012, he founded RL8.co, that provides "digital community relations" services for organisations and companies
Evangelos Simoudis joined Trident Capital in 2005 as a Venture Partner and has been a Managing Director since 2007. Evangelos focuses on investments in Internet and Enterprise Software businesses. Prior to Trident, Evangelos spent 5 years as a partner at Apax Partners, a private equity and venture capital firm where he invested and served on the boards of early and mid-stage IT companies. At Apax he also chaired the firm’s IT advisory board. Prior to entering venture capital, Evangelos had more than 20 years experience in high-technology industries, in executive roles spanning operations, marketing, sales and engineering. His experience as a technology executive includes serving as President and CEO of Customer Analytics, a Trident-backed, eCRM company acquired by Xchange, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXAP), and as Vice President of Business Intelligence Solutions at IBM. Evangelos' current directorships include DesiHits, Hip Digital, Host Analytics and PivotLink Software. Prior directorships include Bristol Technology (acquired by Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ)), Composite Software, Confluent Software (acquired by Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq: ORCL)), Doppelganger (acquired by Hip Digital), Princeton Softech (acquired by IBM) and Vidavee (acquired by Vignette (NASDAQ: VIGN). Evangelos earned a PhD in computer science from Brandeis University and a BS in electrical engineering from Caltech.
Christos is an 11-year veteran of Apple with significant experience in leadership, sales and marketing. He is currently the Country Business Manager for Greece and Cyprus, owning and managing the Apple Business across all RTM (Routes to Market) and LOB (Lines of Business). He has opened country offices, managed new product introductions, setup distribution networks, managed government relationships, and most recently he has driven prodigious growth despite the historic difficulties being faced by Greece.
Georgios loves startups and technology oriented companies. For several years he helped teams and companies to narrow the gap between a concept idea and its targeted market, by working on business elements and/or fundraising issues. He began his career in the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Florida. Over the years he worked as a consultant of small and medium size innovative companies responsible for business planning and fundraising and later worked as an investment analyst and advisor of Venture Capital firms.Now he joined a startup!!! Being part of incrediblue allows him to express himself and to put into action all his knowledge that in the past helped others to meet their goals.
Although incrediblue gets 101% of his time, he is always willing to help OpenFund's portfolio companies. He actively participates in groups fostering entrepreneurship and innovation, business plan competitions and venture academies, curates the Open Coffee Thessaloniki meetings and belongs to the TEDxThessaloniki team.
Dimitrios Athanasiadis, 31, is a graduate from the Physics Department of the University of Athens (2001) with a PhD in Radioastronomy from the University of Manchester (2004).
During his studies in the UK he has worked on reviews, data analysis using programming techniques, scientific observation, participating in various working groups, writing and presenting scientific publications, teaching to undergraduates and so on. He was also charged with responsibilities over the security and representation of undergraduate students, helping with the operation and management of the student campus.
In Greece he contributed with various articles in youth press, an activity which he pursued for 2.5 years. From 2005 to 2007 he was employed in the National Observatory of Athens as a researcher, a position which included data analysis, compiling results and presenting them to the scientific team, participating in competitions and so on. In 2006 he participated with a 5-strong team in the Innovation 2006 competition held by Otenet, where he took 4th place among 2700 submissions. His role included providing the original concept, writing a large part of the business plan and doing the final presentation before the judges. He has also contributed in various blogs since 2004 (terrainnova.org, opencoffee.gr) and is an avid observer of all start-up and technology-related news he can get his eyes on. He also recently participated in various projects (websource.it, howsocial.ru, greekstart-ups.com etc), while co-organising the Open Coffee Athens events.
He now works as a freelancing consultant for a number of startups and heads the PR efforts of Megaventory.com.
Niko Bonatsos is an Associate with GC Seed. He focuses on investments in IT (mobile, education technology, consumerized IT business applications & consumer health) as well as seed-stage opportunities with an outlier potential. Niko is particularly interested in working with first time founders, who have a strong perspective about solving big problems their way and most people find it hard to understand them. Concurrent with his academic career, Niko worked on lean manufacturing for Yokogawa Electric Corp, biomedical signal processing at Harvard Medical School/MGH, cloud computing at Stanford University and as a founding team member of myLinkpower, a social networking start-up. Niko is a graduate of Stanford University, earning an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering as a Fulbright Scholar; the University of Cambridge, earning an M.Phil. in Manufacturing Engineering and Management; and the National Technical University of Athens, earning an engineer’s degree (Dipl.-Ing) in Electrical and Computer Engineering