INV WILL SERVE THE GLOBAL CORPORATE VENTURING ECOSYSTEM, BRIDGING THE MOST PROMISING STARTUPS WITH CORPORATES.
Transactions between Corporates and Startups are complicated
INV WILL STREAMLINE THE CURRENT CORPORATE VENTURE MODEL BY PROVIDING A PLATFORM WHERE CORPORATES CAN MANAGE ALL ASPECTS OF A RELATIONSHIP WITH A STARTUP, FROM PROSPECTING FOR SERVICES TO PROOF OF CONCEPT AND PURCHASE OF SERVICES.
OUR TEAM MEMBERS
JJ Hornblass is the CEO of INV Global and has been an entrepreneur since 1995. He launched INV in 2015 and continues to run the company. He has a BS in Economics from Yeshiva University and a Master’s from the Columbia University Graduate School of ... Journalism. He was also a Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School of Banking.
Molly Stewart is VP, Operations at INV Global. She has 12 years of experience as an operations professional in logistics, sales, business development, marketing and production. She has helped launch many successful products and events, including ... the Bank Innovation brand and the INV accelerator. She has a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing from the Ohio University College of Business.
Philip Ryan has been involved in fintech and financial services for more than five years as an editor of the Bank Innovation blog. As Director of INV, he has been a part of the INV Fintech accelerator since its inception and currently manages acceleration ... initiatives for the participating startups, as well as serving as point person for INV’s bank relationships. Phil graduated from Swarthmore College with a BA in Philosophy, and began work in digital journalism in 1996, and worked as a web developer in the early 2000s.
Rakib Mohiuddin serves as Finance Director of INV, having also served in the same role at Royal Media, where he was responsible for its financial stewardship, including financial affairs and reporting, capital and operating budgets, procurement ... and debt management. He received his bachelors in physics from Dhaka University, Bangladesh, and an MBA In Finance from American International University-Bangladesh.
Jonathan Cherlin is Director, Technology at INV, as well as at Royal Media. He is in charge of all development and maintenance of Royal Media’s more than 15 websites. Jonathan has more than six years experience in both frontend and backend languages ... and frameworks. He is a graduate of SUNY Purchase.
Skylar Taylor is Marketing Manager at INV Global, as well as at Royal Media, where she is responsible for marketing the company’s diverse brands across multiple sectors. She engages her extensive new media experience to promote Royal Media’s deep ... market knowledge through both print and digital channels, conferences and more. Skylar has a BA in Spanish Language & Literature from Michigan State University.
Miranda Hill is Director of Digital Innovation and Strategy at ThoughtWorks, where she applies emerging technology to drive business results and re-imagine customer experiences for clients in highly disrupted industries. Previously, Miranda was ... Head of Wells Fargo’s Digital Innovation Lab from 2010 – 2017, where she leveraged customer insights and technology to help position the company for further growth, customer engagement, and operating efficiency. She has served as both judge and advisor to BAI’s Global Innovation Awards, an annual program that recognizes fintechs and established financial services companies from around the globe. Ms. Hill was honored to be one of Bank Innovation’s Innovators to Watch in 2014, and is regarded as an expert in innovation ecosystems and Best Practices.
Nominated for FTF News Fintech Person of the Year and recently named for the second year to Institutional Investor’s Tech 50 list of financial visionaries and innovators, Stephane Dubois is a recognized financial data industry executive who founded Xignite to pioneer market data in the cloud.... Stephane Dubois is a well-known fintech thought leader and is frequently quoted in publications, including Forbes, MarketsMedia, WallStreet & Technology, Financial News, Bob’s Guide, Inside Reference Data, and Venture Capital Journal. He has spoken at numerous fintech events around the world, including Finovate, FinDEVr, Bank Innovation, Next Money, World Exchange Conf., World Finance Information Conf. and The Money Conference. Prior to founding Xignite, Stephane was Vice President of Product Management at Advent Software, the leading provider of software solutions for the investment management industry. Prior to Advent, Stephane held senior product and marketing management positions at Walker Interactive Systemsand Oracle Corporation. Stephane holds an MS in Management from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and MS and BS degrees in international management from the MBA Institute in Paris.
Kevin Johnson heads up Innotribe – the SWIFT initiative to reinforce the importance of collaboration in innovation, supporting all actors in the FinTech sphere. Kevin has been leading initiatives for the team since 2014, spearheading the expansion ... of the Startup Challenge to emerging innovation ecosystems. In 2016 he successfully launched the Industry Challenge, a programme to bring financial institutions together with FinTech players to collaboratively solve pain points.
Kevin brings a wealth of experience from IT Development, to Project management. He is able to sit between the business and IT worlds, where he uses this understanding when working with startup companies, to help them explain their value proposition to their customers.
Kevin is a passionate photographer, based in Brussels, Belgium with his wife and 2 children.