A hardware investor, visionary and serial entrepreneur, Cyril was SOSV’s first general partner to run an accelerator, starting Chinaccelerator, the first mentorship-driven seed-funding program in China. He then went on to found HAX – the world’s first and largest hardware accelerator – in 2012, along with HAX China and HAX Growth.
Cyril is a mentor to Techstars and 500 Startups, and a founding member of the Global Accelerator Network. He is one of the world’s most prolific investors in the hardware space, with 80+ investments.
Cyril is a frequent speaker at events such as TechCrunch Disrupt, Makercon, Solidcon, Pioneers, The New Context Conference, AdTech, GMIC, and many others. He is an occasional guest writer at Techcrunch, and has been featured in The Economist, Popular Mechanics, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Huffington Post, Wired and more.
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