Andrew Bolwell is VP and Global Head of HP Tech Ventures, HP’s corporate venture arm focused on being the eyes and ears for HP in the start-up and venture community and making strategic investments in early-stage start-ups to support HP and business unit strategy. The Palo Alto and Tel Aviv based team focuses on global, early stage investments in industry shifting trends—Hypermobility, Internet of All Things, 3D transformation, immersive experiences, advanced robotics and artificial intelligence. Liaising with HP Labs, business groups, customers and partners, Andrew is defining new market segments, products and business models that will help shape HP’s future growth.
Andrew is also a HP spokesperson for innovation and technology thought leadership, with coverage and quotes in The New York Times, USA Today, The Financial Times, The Economist, Reuters, CNET, Information Week and The Inquirer, among others, as well as national TV appearances on ABC News with Charles Gibson and ABC News Now.
Most recently he was co-founder and CEO of MagCloud, a self-publishing Web Service from HP. In this position he guided MagCloud’s evolution from early HP Labs concept to a fast growing online publishing business. Andrew built and managed a global team, and pioneered partnerships with commercial publishers, small businesses and print service providers to grow MagCloud into one of today’s premier cloud-based, self-publishing services.
With over 20 years’ Hi-Tech experience, Andrew has spearheaded some of HP’s most groundbreaking business innovations including Visual Radio, a strategic collaboration with Nokia; and HP’s Mobile e-Services Bazaar, dedicated to bringing new mobile services to the world.
He holds a B.S., Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Monash University.