Stream: Artificial Intelligence
Frédéric Bastien is a technology investor, serial entrepreneur and people leader with extensive international experience, and is passionate about innovation and empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs. His successful track record spans the entire AI, SaaS and mobile internet space, both within startups as well as large corporations. He is the recipient of the 2014 E&Y Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year award for Quebec.
Besides investing as an angel in a growing portoflio of pre-seed/seed tech startups, Fred is the co-founder and managing partner of Amiral Ventures, a new venture capital fund focused on Enterprise Tech scale-up companies.
Prior to Amiral, Frédéric co-founded Mnubo, and as its CEO led the company to become the dominant player in the Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things space, formed commercial partnerships with AT&T, Google, Amazon, Samsung and Microsoft, and spearheaded its 9-digit acquisition by Aspen Technology (AZPN), one of NASDAQ’s best performing tech companies.
Frederic sits as a director on several boards including Hilo, an Hydro-Quebec subsidiary focused on the smart energy transition, and ENCQOR, Canada’s 5G Corridor project. He was the founding president of the Technopolys movement to promote the Quebec technology sector, is a Creative Destruction Lab Fellow and NextAI mentor, contributes to several incubators, and serves as advisor and mentor to a dozen local startups and VC funds.
He is known for his involvement in various industry initiatives and standard bodies, and is a frequent speaker and thought leader in the areas of entrepreneurship, venture capital, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence and Big Data analytics.