With deep management experience in Silicon Valley, Europe and Asia, George founded Astanor with Eric Archambeau in 2017 after more than 30 years in technology investment. He was previously Head of Venture Capital of Good Energies (clean energy), board member of Aventron (micro-hydro energy firm), and co-founder of Benchmark Capital Europe with Eric Archambeau in 2000. Prior to that, he spent 9 years at Intel Corporation leading a group which made over 100 investments and became Intel Capital. Intel is now considered the most successful corporate investor and a model for other firms’ corporate venture programs. Example investments include Broadcom, DSP Group, VLSI Technology and Citrix (US), PCCW (China), Samsung Electronics, Trend Micro (Japan), Betfair, LoveFilm and ZOPA (UK) and RTT AG (Germany).
George is a current board member of Human Rights Watch, a lifetime fellow of the RSA and was previously a Trustee of George Washington University and Chair of the GW Sustainability Collaborative.