Mr. Panos Antonakakis
Panos is a serial tech entrepreneur with a background in economics and business. He leverages 20 years of work experience in entrepreneurship, project management, finance and corporate management. Since he co-founded Multiwave Technologies AG in 2015, he has led efforts to raise more than $12 million in dilutive and non-dilutive capital to finance the company’s innovation pipeline. A consensus builder by nature, he has leveraged his chairmanship to set and implement the company’s strategy including the formation of 3 spinouts across the healthcare and environment portfolio. He has been instrumental in securing partnerships with a series of technology transfer offices in leading academic institutions across Europe as well as managing in-bound and out-bound licensing deals with business partners.
Panos co-founded his first venture in the field of finance at the age of 22. At the age of 24, he pursued a career as an economist at the World Trade Organization (WTO) where he focused on development economics from 2002-2010. While at the WTO, Panos was also a director at the WTO Pension Fund. He then worked for a leading FMCG company in London where he established the company’s international trade practice from 2010-2014 and was also an investment director of the pension fund ($3 billion assets under management). Since 2015, Panos has leveraged his network in tech and venture capital to gather momentum in support of cutting-edge science, engages in training to help young deep-tech entrepreneurs and is opportunistically an angel investor.
Panos speaks French, English and Greek and is proficient in Spanish. He earned his BA and MA in Economics at McGill University and Concordia University, respectively.