Philip is a consultant,
entrepreneur and investment advisor who has advised start-ups, investors and enterprises on digital disruption, internationalisation and investment-led
growth since 1994. He
is founder of Navigator Consulting, Numenor
and the Centre for Innovation &
Philip started his consultancy career in 1992. He
supported the first wave of disruption in sectors such as banking and travel
between 1995 and 2000, when the first dot.com crash took place. In parallel, he supported “real economy” investments, primarily in industry and
manufacturing, that took place in Greece, Central & Eastern Europe and the
former Soviet Union. He has advised on over 120 investment transactions with a
total investment value exceeding € 6 billion. He has multi-sectoral experience in
due diligence, business planning and financial modelling, in sectors including digital/tech
start-ups and scale-ups, agri-food, manufacturing and hospitality.
The Web 2.0 boom continued Philip’s engagement in
the tech sector, and in 2010, he founded the Navigator Entrepreneurship
Charter, an initiative to support
growth in Europe by investing in 10 new start-ups and spin-offs between 2010
and 2020. In this capacity, Philip acts as early stage angel investor and board
member, and has co-founded or invested in 6 start-ups so far, all in the B2B
online services space.
Originally from Athens, Greece, Philip is a
resident in Cyprus since 2016, and travels over 250 days per year. He has implemented
project work in over 40 countries, and has lived and worked
in Greece, Cyprus, Germany, France and the United States.</o:p>
Current Positions (spring 2019):
Managing Director, Navigator Consulting Group
Managing Director, Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneur in Residence: University of Cyprus, Centre for Entrepreneurship, Spring 2019
Team Coordinator for Greece, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). I am currently supporting innovative Greek companies in the field of competitiveness and internationalisation. Projects are underway for Mastihashop, an innovative food, cosmetics and parapharmaceuticals firm based on Chios gum mastic products (mastiha), as well as for Milkplan, an innovative dairy equipment manufacturer.
Regional Portfolio Manager for Brookstreet Equity Partners, a London-based private equity firm active in tech and innovation investments. Brookstreet recently announced its first investment in Greece, in the nanotechnology firm Nanophos.
Non-Executive Director of Redfin Capital, an asset management firm
Evaluator for the European Union’s Horizon 2020 SME Instrument.
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