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Patrick Pichette (he/him)

Partner, Inovia Capital

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As CFO of Google from 2008 to 2015, Patrick played a key role in driving the company's growth strategy and supported the creation of the Alphabet structure. He was part of Google's executive committee, overseeing the company's extensive corporate M&A agenda, which included nearly 150 acquisitions, such as Nest and Motorola. Patrick sat on the board of Twitter between 2017 and 2022, served as Chair of the Board in 2020-2021 and co-led the company's sale to Elon Musk for $44B in October 2022.
 
Patrick joined Inovia Capital in 2018 to help launch Inovia Growth Fund I and spearhead the Firm’s European strategy with the opening of the London office. Currently, he sits on the board of Lightspeed POS Inc as Lead Independent Director and serves as an independent investor, advisor, and board member to many startups and innovation networks around the world, including Neo4j (Sweden), Zwift (US/UK), Hopper and Wealthsimple (Canada), and Creative Destruction Labs.
 
A dedicated environmentalist, Patrick actively supports the Kenauk Project (Kenauk.com and institutkenauk.org). He holds an MA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford, where he attended as a Rhodes Scholar, and a BBA from UQAM.
 

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