Palle’s 30-year track record of successfully launching new ventures across a variety of business areas and technologies stems from his deep technical knowledge fused with a fundamental understanding of venture financing. Bridging the gap between business and technology, Palle drives strategies and builds MOATs based on complex IP and patent strategies. As a founding investor and founding CTO for several venture-backed companies, he defended the valuation during funding and exit rounds. Known as a technology company founder, product creator, and investor, his reputation in the broader entrepreneurial community remains unparalleled. Successfully, driving the exit of two TechStars companies as a founder, he continues to mentor fellow entrepreneurs across two continents. His recent exits have included solo sciences ($22.5M), Good & Co, Black Duck Software ($565M), Draft.com ($48M), and StarStreet. He drove innovation in the high-performance computing, graphics/gaming and special effect sectors as an algorithmist, CTO, and world-record holder. Palle holds a diverse set of patents, including large-scale genome-style search, cryptography, and legal document management. He has a graduate degree in Electronics Engineering from Danish Technical University, where he graduated first in his class.