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Anthony Stonefield

Chief Innovation Officer @ AIDA

A South Africa-born US citizen, I’ve spent nearly 30 years building extraordinary talents, products and businesses using exponential organization methodologies. I have developed a portfolio career as an innovation technology entrepreneur in Southern Africa, the US, the UK, the Middle East and Europe during which time I pioneered, built and sold a global mobile media business to Vivendi Universal and re-sold it to US mid-cap InfoSpace where it generated sales of over $1.5 billion. Over the last 17 years, I’ve led a technology incubation project at Qualcomm Labs (San Diego), headed an application ecosystem development for Nokia (Dubai)—covering India, Middle East and Africa—and rolled into developing over a dozen exponential innovation solutions and startup businesses spanning the globe. In the late ‘90’s I was featured in WIRED Magazine and on CNN Tech Talk as a digital media revolutionary and in 2022 was nominated as a finalist for The Founder’s Institute’s ‚Most Dedicated Mentor in Africa’ award.

Having authored 11 patents, my primary activities are IP creation, product development, capitalization and go-to-market strategies, team building and strategic business development. As a certified consultant in Exponential Organization methodologies, I work with ventures at all levels of growth and development with my deepest and most direct experience being in the areas of Biotech, Digital Media, Telecoms, and Fintech. Having obtained Commercial Multi-engine Instrument-rated pilot and Open Water II SCUBA certificates and raising three boys, I am able to keep dynamically creative projects and enterprises on budget, on plan and on mission.

Industry Expertise

Healthcare, Mobility, FinTech, IoT, Renewable Energy, Media & Entertainment, BioMed

Experienced in

B2B & B2C

Business Expertise

Business Development, Funding, Operations, Product, Strategy

Companies previously worked with

Corporates: Nokia, Qualcomm, InfoSpace
Startups: Odyssey Energy Solutions, HiGlobe, Xago.io

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