Ed Valdez

Chief Innovation Officer
Chief Outsiders

Ed is Chief Innovation Officer at Momentus, an industry-leading design/development team that transforms consumer electronics into engaging experiences for Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Wearables and other vertical markets. Ed has over 20 years of high-tech executive experience in product development, marketing, sales and operations for Fortune 500 companies and start-ups.

He has served as VP of Solutions Marketing at SUN (now Oracle) as well as President of Parrot, a French wireless innovator of drones (UAVs) and smartphone accessories. Ed was also Global Marketing Director at Motorola for the first generation RAZR platform and has worked with seven high-tech startups from seed stage through IPO and acquisitions.

Ed serves on the Board of Advisors for SXSW Interactive, SXSWedu and several Mobiletech, Edtech and SaaS startups. He is also a member of Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) – one of the Top 5 angel networks in the US. He tracks mobile tech trends and has co-authored Samsung 3.0: Talent, Technology and Timing (now translated in Mandarin and Thai). Ed holds a BSEE from MIT and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

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