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To understand what’s really happening below the surface, join our hosts, Nuno Goncalves Pedro, investor, Managing Partner, Founder at Chamaeleon, and Bertrand Schmitt, entrepreneur, co-Founder of App Annie. They have been each in tech for almost 25 years, Nuno is based in Silicon Valley, Bertrand in the Greater Seattle Area, having both previously worked and lived in Europe and Asia.

With Tech DECIPHERED, discover how the best entrepreneurs pitch, how investors think, and what are the deep trends underlying the tech industry.

Our tone is a little bit like us: passionate, irreverent, nerdy. We are strong-minded, but convey informed opinions. We will always be trying to aim for the truth and that means there will be no BS allowed. We won’t be afraid to disagree, but we will be having quite a lot of fun in the process.

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Your 2 co-hosts

Bertrand Schmitt

Tech Entrepreneur, co-Founder of App Annie

I have more than 20 years exec experience in Tech across US, Europe and Asia.

I am an active business angel, and advisor to multiple startups and VC funds.

I co-founded App Annie in Beijing in 2010, and as CEO during 8 years, I led its huge growth to become a global company now headquartered in San Francisco. 

 

Nuno Goncalves Pedro

Investor, co-Founder and Managing Partner of Strive Capital

I have been in Tech for almost 25 years as a computer engineer, product manager, operator and investor.

I am an ex McKinsey senior expert and member of the Asia-Pacific Technology, Media and Telecom leadership team, as well as an operator , including senior roles with the GSM Association.

I have been an entrepreneur in Venture Capital, having co-founded Strive Capital and having had senior roles with other VC firms in Silicon Valley.

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