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Antoine Blondeau

Antoine Blondeau


Artificial Intelligence

Job Title

Founder and Managing Partner (former Founder and CEO at Sentient Technologies)


Alpha Intelligence Capital


Hong Kong




Operating out of San Francisco and Hong Kong, Antoine is a visionary technology entrepreneur and investor. He is the co-founder and managing partner of Alpha Intelligence Capital, a venture capital firm investing in deep algorithmic science-based Artificial Intelligence companies worldwide. Over the past 20 years he has dedicated himself to the development of Artificial Intelligence. He was the chief executive officer of Dejima, the company that powered DARPA’s foundational CALO project that evolved into Apple’s Siri.

Speaking Topics

  • How can we define “Artificial Intelligence” in a business context? What is it and what is it not?
  • How to invest private capital into AI startups globally – what are the myths versus realities, where are the real investment opportunities and what are the benefits/risks?
  • Which AI trends to watch (and possibly invest in)?
  • Is China lagging or leading in AI? which verticals and why?
  • Is it a big tech win all?
  • Where are we in the maturity cycle for AI startups?
  • Will data win the AI wars?
  • What are the biggest pitfalls when implementing AI in business?
  • Use cases of AI disruption in consumer-facing digital platforms; healthcare; manufacturing
  • Example of investments that are transformational

Expert Profile

Antoine is co-founder and Managing Partner of Alpha Intelligence Capital, a venture capital firm investing in deep algorithmic science-based Artificial Intelligence companies, globally. An entrepreneur and an investor, he has 25 years of experience in the technology industry, having held leadership positions at Good Technology,, and Sybase.

He is the former Founder and Chairman of Sentient Technologies, one of the world’s leading Artificial Intelligence companies with funding by leading investors including Li Ka Shing’s Private Equity firm.

Antoine is an investor in a number of technology ventures including SpaceX, KeyMe, PeerIQ and DoubleDutch, as well as a board member of, and advisor to, technology companies in the US, Greater China and Japan. He is an advisory board member of the Digital Communication Fund of Pictet et Cie, and a member of the AI-focused Beyond think tank sponsored by Audi AG.

Antoine holds an MBA from the Paris Graduate School of Management (ESCP) and has studied at Chuo University in Tokyo. He is the author of 5 patents.