CEO, The Innovation Scout

I’m an executive with over 30 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience. I was an early pioneer in the online advertising and mobile markets. I’ve been a founder of 3 high tech startups, and have raised over $30M from Venture and Angel investors. But what is it that I truly love? It’s the application of new ideas to solve a customer problem. This is why I like Startups so much. We are building The Innovation Scout because we are passionate about the topic of connecting Startups and other Open IP to big, established company problems. Using this new “Innovation Marketplace” that includes startups, university research, entrepreneurs, and accelerators is the way businesses will grow and keep up with competition now and in the future.

Early in my career I worked digital strategies for Fortune 1000 businesses, ran a global program for the MIT Media Labs and headed up operations for a global telecommunications consultancy. I’ve been a recognized leader at the intersection of technology and business model possibilities. My strengths include: using technology innovation to develop new business models, creating highly motivated teams and Software as a Service (SaaS) innovations.

Today I help companies with Innovation “tactics”. We take you from Strategy to clearly defined problem sets. Then we source “innovation partners” that include relevant Startups and University IP. We use Artificial Intelligence to help find the best most relevant Innovation Partners.
Contact me at atonti@theinnovationscout.com and I will help your company to 1. learn about your ‘startup competition’ 2. find out your best opportunities for innovating with the fastest growing, successful startups.