Go Global: How Unilever is Helping Starts-Ups to Scale-Up

Andy joined Unilever Ventures to invest in strategically-relevant digital ventures and to create partnership opportunities with Unilever’s brands and business units. He will focus his presentation on a flagship program called Go Global, which matches Unilever brands with digital ventures, which are poised for global expansion. Launched in late 2013, Go Global provides $100,000 to each selected ventures, along with mentorship and other in-kind services, in exchange for a customized pilot. Andy will explain how his team designed the Go Global program for speed, agility, and flexibility to align with pace and style of entrepreneurs. 

Andy donner
Andy Donner
Director, Unilever Ventures

Andy Donner is a Director with Unilever Ventures.  Andy leads the firm’s Digital practice in North America which focuses on investments in ad-tech, digital marketing, digital media, and eCommerce.  He has 15 years of investment and management experience in the information technology and consumer products industries.  Prior to joining Unilever Ventures, Andy was a founding partner at Physic Ventures where he led the firm’s Connected Health investment practice which includes digital media, telemedicine, health e-games, and technology-enabled wellness programs.  Andy currently serves on the boards of Percolate, Rayne Water, WaterSmart Software, and Yummly.

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