Overview

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Primary Role
Managing Director @
Investments
14 Investments in 12 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Jose
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Person Details

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Grant Allen is Managing Director and Head of Ventures at ABB Technology Ventures (ATV) and is based out of ABB’s Silicon Valley headquarters. Grant leads ABB’s direct investment activities globally and has personally led investments in Industrial Defender (acq. by Lockheed Martin for $165M), Validus (acq. by ABB), Persimmon Technologies (acq. by Sumitomo), Enbala, Atom Power, TaKaDu, Grabit and an unannounced AI company. Areas of interest include industrial robotics, AI, vision/sensing, advanced manufacturing, IoT and cybersecurity. Before joining ABB, Grant was with Core Capital Partners, a $400M venture fund focused on enterprise software; Microsoft in their Mobile & Embedded Devices division; Jingle Networks (acq. for $63M); and several start-ups. He is also an active angel investor (25+ investments including AltSpace VR, Avizia, Earnest, EquityZen, LivingSocial, NextForce, Skillshare, Verbling, Visually and Uber) and a founding member of NextGen Venture Partners. He holds degrees from Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering and The Wharton School.

Jobs (4)

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Current

Managing Director

Nov 1, 2010 - Current   (almost 7 years)

Principal

2009 - Current   (over 8 years)
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Vice President
Jun, 2006
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Product Manager

Education (3)

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News (2)

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DateNews
May 21, 2017New York Time - Deals - Grant Kretchik, Lance Williams
Sep 1, 2016Tech Cocktail - Even More Mentors Imparting Wisdom at Innovate! and Celebrate

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