Arnaud Blandin

Founder, Beyond Operating System

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Paris

Stream: Climate

Arnaud is a passionate entrepreneur who started his career in the Silicon Valley by writing Java code that eventually ended up being used by NASA for the first rover mission on Mars.

He spent 20 years helping technology companies from Silicon Valley expand in Europe or Asia by securing the right funding, building the best team possible and growing the business. His track record includes Lattice Engines, Liferay Inc, Atlantis Computing, Condeco Software as well as Michelin and Temasek.

He is the founder of the BEYOND Operating System, a global platform that aims at rebalancing Human activities with Nature leveraging technology and finance.

He also acts as President of Pufferfish Partners a boutique consulting/investment firm that accelerates European fast-growing companies in Asia. Pufferfish Partners focus on technology usually referred to as ‘Deep Tech’ such as AI, Enterprise Software, Advanced specialized hardware or IOT deployed in vertical markets such as Buildings, Energy, Industry 4.0, Media and Telecom and Aerospace.

Arnaud worked previously in an Investment firm based in Singapore investing in technology businesses in South East Asia and China. Before it, he built the EMEA and APAC business from scratch for a leading Business Process Management vendor Intalio (headquartered in Palo Alto) securing hundreds of Global 2000 customers, building teams in various geographies and establishing partners with leading consulting firms.

Arnaud served as an Industry Advisor for NUS School of Computing; he co-chaired the ICT Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce of Singapore for several years and founded ChateauAsia, a French wine lifestyle event company and market place in Singapore.

He serves as Entrepreneur in Residence at INSEAD and works frequently with business schools where his mentorship on international business expansion, entrepreneurship, sustainability and impact investment is sought.

Arnaud holds a Master of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from ENSEEIHT and followed the TGM Executive course at INSEAD.