Tom Samodol

Tom has over 18 years of business experience in technology and in finance with track record in incubating, scaling startups, fundraisings and exits (IPOs and M&A).  Within technology, he has deep expertise in software, fintech/insurtech, mobile/internet, content driven businesses, AI and IT services. 

He works with technology startups/scaleups as a Commercial COO scaling the business operationally – running operations, building and managing teams and is in charge of executing growth plans for new market entry, go-to-market, partnerships, etc. On a strategic level, he is advising and preparing startups for fundraising as well as exits.

Tom sits on the Board of a number of other technology businesses at different stages of development – from early stage startups to late stage EBIT positive scaleups.

His experience spans from working with early stage startups over global technology bellwethers (like Google, SAP, PayPal; to Venture Capital and Private Equity firms. Tom has extensive investment banking/corporate finance (IPO, capital raises, M&A) expertise and was the Head of Technology Investment Banking at Dresdner Kleinwort / Commerzbank, where he raised in excess of $10bn for European & US companies and completed M&A transactions worth over $10bn, in the technology sector.