Stavros Papadopoulos

Founder & CEO, TileDB

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"In the pre-seed stage, you evaluate how crazy and ready the founder is about the company."

Stavros Papadopoulos is the founder and CEO of TileDB, a Big Data management platform. TileDB started in 2017 in collaboration with MIT University and Intel, where Stavros worked prior to founding TileDB. To date, it has raised $ 20,000,000 from major investors and recently received a new strategic investment from two major multinationals: Lockheed Martin and NTT Docomo. Stavros recounts his academic journey from Greece to Hong Kong and in Boston, explains the important applications of Tiledb, ranging from cancer treatments to weather forecasts and transportation, and shares valuable tips for young founders seeking investment funds.