Scott Armanini

Angel Investor; Former Global Lead of Open Innovation, Accenture Ventures

Scott Armanini is a Silicon Valley angel investor and venture advisor who has held sales and business development positions at Accenture Ventures, AT&T, Cisco Systems, HP Software, Microsoft (where he co-founded Avanade (www.avanade.com) — a game-changing $B joint venture with Accenture) — and two Open Innovation pioneers: RocketSpace (HNA Group) - innovation services; and GLIDR (Steve Blank) – innovation software. He is advising Women's Startup Lab on their inaugural venture fund, and early stage startups including IPwe – the world’s first blockchain-based marketplace for patents – on raising their Series A funding rounds. In addition to being a member of Peter Diamandis’ Abundance 360 Community, Scott has served as an advisor to Accenture’s 2014 Technology Forecast; the G20’s Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit; Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF); ChinaBase; and as an Instructor for UC Berkeley Extension’s International Diploma Program.