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We partner with companies that use software to deliver innovative business models, products or services.
Stefanos Vasdekis received his diploma in Civil Engineering from National Technical University of Athens in 2003. In his first year as a student back in 1998, he co-founded with John Nousis his first business, a free web hosting company that was paying back its members. This project targeted the USA market and was sold in 2000. Since then, he has co-founded (always together with his soulmate John Nousis) several other web businesses in the fields of ecommerce, web publishing, software development, internet consulting, online travel reservations and social networking. Most have failed, while some are still running and three out of them already had a successful exit. Today, he focuses on building Travelmyth, a travel search engine where travelers can find recommendations for the best destinations and hotels according to their interests.
Chrys joined Accel in 2014 from Amazon Web Services where he led Business Development efforts of the startup ecosystem, across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Prior to AWS he was COO of Living PlanIT, a B2B startup technology company enabling the development of intelligent and sustainable urban-scale environments. Previously, Chrys worked at Cisco for approximately 10 years where he led Services-related investments and acquisitions worldwide.
At Cisco he also worked in the IT and Operations departments leading teams across large scale business process re-engineering and enterprise software migration projects.
He has lived and worked in Silicon Valley, UK, Portugal and India and led projects in the Middle East, South Africa, China and Singapore. Chrys holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA from the Judge Business School at Cambridge University.
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.
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.
Leda Karabela’s role is to ensure that priorities are effectively carried out via mutually beneficial relationships and collaborations with industrial/institutional partners.
She is a marketing, fundraising and communication professional with over 25 years of global executive experience. Having worked on academic /private partnerships projects at Stanford Business School, she has developed critical programs , maintaining growth-focused relationships between faculty, corporations and foundations to support ongoing research, and match talent needs with educational programming. She has organized and executed a multi-million dollar capital campaign, addressing stakeholder engagement, donor cultivation and stewardship accountability. She has also directed the Stanford Computer Industry Project, a corporate membership program for a university-wide research effort that positively impacted fundraising and institutional growth for years.
She is also the founder of Yhesitate, a company based on strategic communications, branding, leadership principles, solution-based methodologies, conflict resolution and cultivation of stakeholder alliances. She is part of the coaching team at SupporTED program and offers her support to the TED Fellows program designed to bring together young world-changers and trailblazers. Coaching/mentoring startup companies is one of her passion points and ways of giving back to the communities in which she conducts business.
Leda has earned an LL.B. in Jurisprudence from Aristotelian University Law School (Greece), an MSc in Communication from Boston University and an Executive Coaching Graduate degree from University of Texas, Dallas School of Management. She is a Certified Coach with more than 1000 hours of client coaching experience. In addition to Stanford University, she has also worked with both physical and virtual teams in multiple countries for Fortune 50 companies such as BP and Microsoft, and has lived in Boston, San Francisco, London, Athens and Dubai.
Spyros works as an Investment Officer at ASOFIN Management, an asset management company, where he focuses primarily on investment portfolio (listed equities, fixed income, commodities, private equity etc) and corporate financial management. Prior to ASOFIN, Spyros worked at EFG Eurobank Equities as an Equity Analyst. Spyros holds an MSc in Finance from the Manchester Business School and a BSc in Economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business.