Georges is an entrepreneur, venture catalyst, CEO, board director, venture capitalist turned innovation economist (by fate).
With more than 30 years of global and Silicon Valley business experience in engineering, sales, marketing, finance, executive management and investor, Georges has personally practiced every aspect of innovation.
An experience that led him to reinvent the foundational economics of our systems of innovation, the creation of renewable societies, and the pursuit of a better world.
Georges helps ring the bell at NASDAQ, on Time Square in New York
Georges has built the strategy and growth of a four-person startup to a nine-digit exit and has been the CEO, and board director at three other early-stage companies he raised money for, and turned into high gear.
Georges became deeply familiar with the inner-workings of venture capital as a part-time venture partner, driving the growth of startups, alongside his advisory to some of Silicon Valley's most well-known established technology companies. While inside "the kitchen" of venture capital, he discovered the root-cause of the systemic incompatibility between outlier-innovation and the investor-socialism deployed by its arbitrage.
Georges has since set out to free the American dream from the stronghold of its subprime suitors.
With Renewable Economics™ as the subject of his upcoming book, Georges will outline new methods by which economic systems can be aligned to stimulate and control the performance of our brightest assets.
Born in The Netherlands, Georges moved to Palo Alto, California some 17 years ago for Oracle and the result of his leadership performance in emerging media products. He has since built the strategy and growth of a four person startup to a nine-digit exit and has been the CEO, board director at three other early stage companies he raised money for and turned into high gear.
Alongside his work with startups and some of Silicon Valley's most well known technology companies, Georges became deeply familiar with the workings of Sand Hill Road (the "birthplace" of Venture Capital), acting as a part-time Venture Partner for a budding Venture Capital firm. Inside "the kitchen" of Venture Capital, the systemic and embedded economic failure of innovation arbitrage quickly became apparent to him.
Georges began his technology career in the 70s, programming award winning applications on a HP-41C while still in school, writing a windows operating system in macro-assembler on a Harris-100 mini computer, maintaining structural engineering applications in Fortran 66 & 77, and developing windows and database optimization technologies in C++ and PL/SQL. He climbed the proverbial ladder from programming to systems management, to IT management, to IT purchasing, to pre-sales, to product marketing, to venture catalyst, to management, to serial CEO, to (part-time) venture capitalist, to innovation economist.
The experience of having witnessed first-hand every corner of the innovation's business and the stubborn economic models that hold them hostage prompted him to write about and fix what once started as a thriving catalyst for groundbreaking innovation.
In his private life Georges cofounded and built a tennis-club around the age of fourteen, played tennis and basketball competitively and was an avid sailor, owning his own boat. Nowadays most of his free time is consumed in the company of his wife and 9-year old daughter, discovering more of the beautiful world around us.
Georges is an espresso snob and prefers Illy Cafe every day, a few times a day.
When not completely submerged in work (that is also his hobby), Georges captures yet another vision, this time with digital photography. Many pictures on our blog are Georges' own.
"The economy of the world is like a hydrocephalus"
Arguably the greatest philosophical mind during the early twenty-first century, Georges brings an insight to the world never before encountered.
A well seasoned entrepreneur, Georges changes the way we see life and the economy. He values individualism and what each individual can personally bring to the table in order to create a better world.
The only reason he is not currently in control of the government is because his mind is too preoccupied with genius to worry about trivial matters like that.
However, it must not be said that his greatness in mind in any way detracts from the greatness of his soul. Georges is a fiercely loyal man to his friends and family, a quality many strive for but few achieve.
He knows how to appreciate the small things in life; laughter with loved ones, a happy home, a plate of gourmet food in one hand and a glass of good wine in the other.
In fact, his greatest asset may be that he knows that those "small things" in life are actually the greatest ones of all.
Georges does not read books; he is the book.
[Written by neighborhood friends, Medical Doctors and their family to commemorate Georges' 50th birthday]
"Renewable Economics" is a trademark of The Venture Company, filed with the Federal US Patent and Trademark Office and International registrars.