At the INPHO Venture Summit, it is all about supporting entrepreneurs
For its 7th Edition, INPHO organized by Alpha-RLH has placed Bordeaux and deep tech at the heart of the new digital world imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite such constraints, it has been a great success. With more than 315 executives joining from the USA, Europe and Asia to meet 2 hours a day, 2 days a week for 4 weeks, INPHO can be summarized in these key figures: 18 keynotes and panelists, 27 investors introducing their investment theses, 26 selected start-ups from Seed to Series C currently raising more than 145M€. INPHO goes beyond figures naturally through its design by investors who challenge how deep tech can address the biggest challenges ahead of us. The welcome keynote by Geoffrey Moore, the worldrenowned disruption expert and author, sets the tone by defining the upcoming different disruption waves and respective drivers. To quote George Ugras, the INPHO Venture Summit Chairman and AV8 General Manager and Founder, “the question is what industries will not be disrupted by deep tech and AI in the coming years ? And the answer is: none”. All industries are indeed expected to be impacted by the expansion of AI adoption and a higher level of systems autonomy. With such evolutions, data will more and more become the new oil, data ownership will give increased power to organizations but also a higher level of responsibility, as explained by Mireille Helou, CEO of Orange Silicon Valley who is expecting new distributive schemes on data value.