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Sylvain Theveniaud

Founder and Managing Director, Allianz Accelerator
Sylvain is the Founder and Managing Director of the Allianz Accelerator. The Allianz Accelerator was created in 2015 and had accelerated 40 startups than raised total $170M with startups Everledger, Ledger, My Coach Sport and Vulog among others. Before joining Allianz to create the accelerator, Sylvain was the founder of a Product Strategy and Business Development Consulting firm, and mentor of international startups programs. Sylvain successfully spearheaded key management and executive positions in the enterprise IT software market for Fortune 500 covering Strategic Alliances, Business Development, Product Marketing, Product Management, CTO and Head of Engineering. He also headed, as VP Strategy and Member of the Executive Committee, major IT trends in a Silicon Valley company. Sylvain has experience in due diligence, M&A in worldwide and multicultural contexts. Sylvain holds a BSc in Computer Science and Database Management, an MBA of Entrepreneurship from MBS, an Executive from Stanford and was part of the Berkeley Methodology of Entrepreneurship program.