In this episode, Hall welcomes back Eric Bielke, Investment Director at GE Ventures.
GE Ventures is committed to identifying, scaling and accelerating ideas that will make the world work better. Focused on the areas of software and analytics, advanced manufacturing, energy and healthcare, GE Ventures helps entrepreneurs and start-ups succeed by providing access to GE’s technical expertise, capital and opportunities for commercialization through GE’s global network of business, customers and partners.
Eric is an investment partner with GE Ventures and leads investments at the intersection of digital and physical systems. His technology interests include marketplaces, robotics, computer vision, geospatial intelligence, and the internet of things (IoT). Prior to GE Ventures, Eric was an investor at Next47 focused on cybersecurity and enterprise infrastructure where he was responsible for the firm’s investments in CounterTack, TOA Technologies, Electric Cloud, and PowerIT Solutions. Eric is also a co-founder of SoCore Energy, a software-enabled solar energy developer later acquired by Edison International. Early in his career, Eric worked with McKinsey & Co. as a management consultant. He holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Booth School of Business where he was a George Schultz Fellow.
Eric updates Hall on what’s happened since his last interview, the sector he is passionate about and why, his best experience with a startup, and he suggests some possible long-term effects COVID-19 will have on startups.
You can visit GE Ventures at www.ge.com/licensing.
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