An experienced team focused on the trends, markets and technologies that will change how we live and work tomorrow.

Andrew Bolwell

Global Head & Managing Partner
Andrew Bolwell

Global Head & Managing Partner

Andrew is the Global Head and Managing Partner for HP Tech Ventures and oversees the fund’s worldwide and pan-industry activities and investments.

He and the Tech Ventures team specialize in working with early-stage entrepreneurs and investments focused on industry shifting trends—Hypermobility, Internet of All Things, 3D transformation, immersive experiences, security and artificial intelligence.

Andrew is also one of HP’s lead futurists, responsible for HP thought leadership and industry evangelism. In this role, Andrew is a sought-after keynote speaker, recognized futurist, blogger and HP spokesperson for global megatrends, new business creation, innovation, emerging technology trends and new, disruptive technologies. Prior to this role with HP Tech Ventures, Andrew was General Manager of a number of HP businesses, including co-founder and CEO of MagCloud, a self-publishing web service from HP.  In this position, he guided MagCloud’s evolution from early HP Labs concept to a fast-growing online publishing business.

Andrew is a graduate of the Venture Capital Executive Program at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, and the Accelerated Leadership Executive Program at Harvard Business School. He graduated magna cum laude from Monash University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

A native Australian, Andrew has lived and worked in the US, Australia, and Japan. He currently resides in Santa Cruz, California with his wife and two daughters.

Angelo Del Priore

Partner
Angelo Del Priore

Partner

Angelo is a Partner for HP Tech Ventures, where he leads investments and partnerships in artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), augmented reality, PC Gaming, Services, and Education. Some of the deals he has led include Disti, Mobalytics, Parsec, and Pixo. He is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences and an active advisor to startups in the AI, VR, and gaming space, especially at Berkeley’s SkyDeck program and Galvanize.

Previously Angelo was with HP’s corporate strategy group where he focused on mergers & acquisitions, and market entry strategies across all of HP’s business lines. Before HP, Angelo was Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at Couchsurfing, where he helped raise $23M in venture capital funding (Benchmark, General Catalyst) and grew membership to over 5M users. He also ran a tech sector focused management consulting company for 8 years and worked for numerous startups and Fortune 500 companies, including Apple, Cisco, Dell, Groupon, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, and YouSendIt.

Angelo has taught classes around the world, including at Wharton’s Executive MBA program (Strategy), the Haas School of Business (Market Insights), and IDC Herzliya (Market Entry). He earned degrees from Northwestern and Wharton (Finance).

A Brooklyn native, Angelo currently lives in Berkeley, California and in his free time he likes to run, cook and spend time with his family.

Irit Hillel

Partner
Irit Hillel

Partner

Irit is a Partner for HP Tech Ventures, leading strategic investments and partnerships with early-stage technology startups primarily originating in Israel. As part of the global team, Irit also helps to shape investment strategy and create new external innovation models for HP.  Some of the engagements she has led include Screenovate, PMatX, and other undisclosed deals.

An entrepreneur at heart, Irit has held postions within startups and investment firms throughout her career.  She is currently a board member at Radcom (Nasdaq: RDCM) and was recently a board member at Imagesat NV, prior to its acquisition by leading private equity fund FIMI.

As Managing Director at Magnolia Capital Partners, Irit ran the Israel practice of leading technology investment banks Thomas Weisel Partners and Nomura, advising Israeli high tech and life science companies on initial public offerings, mergers & acquisitions, and capital raising. Joining top-tier venture capital fund JVP’s Media Hub in Jerusalem, she headed the Interactive division at 3D animation startup Animation Lab.

Earlier in her career, Irit co-founded PC games startup PrintPaks, acquired by Mattel Inc. (NYSE: MAT). At Mattel, she led Mattel Interactive Europe with a team in 6 countries, bringing to market some of Europe’s best-selling computer game titles. She began her career as an Investment Manager at Columbia Savings, the #2 investor in high yield bonds and equities in the US at the time.

Irit holds an M.B.A. from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University. She is also a graduate of the Venture Capital Executive Program at UC Berkeley.

Born and raised in Israel, Irit has lived and worked in the US, France, and Israel.

Amos Malter

Principal
Amos Malter

Principal

Amos is a Principal for HP Tech Ventures in Tel Aviv. As a principal he works closely with the Israeli startup eco-system, finding new leads, assessing startups’ technologies and supporting the companies in all stages of the investment process.

Amos has over 12 years of experience in technology, strategy and business development, in both hi-tech and low-tech companies. He is seasoned in supporting startups in all aspects and at various stages.  Prior to joining HP Tech Ventures, Amos was the Head of Business Strategy at Zerto, an Israeli pre-IPO startup with a global footprint and annual revenues exceeding $100m. He worked with the company’s management team and board of directors to address various business challenges and key strategic issues that the company faced.

Prior to that Amos held positions Intel, Deloitte’s management consulting division and more recently Goji, a well-funded Israeli startup that develops energy delivery and sensing technologies using RF waves. Combining his technological background with the business skills he acquired at Deloitte, he worked closely with Goji’s customers and development partners to penetrate new markets and industries. In this role, Amos co-led a $30m deal with one of the biggest companies in the Oil & Gas industry.

Amos earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering from Tel Aviv University.  He currently resides in Tel Aviv, taking advantage of nearby beaches whenever he can take a break from his venture work.

Robert Portilla

Partner
Robert Portilla

Partner

Bob, a Partner for HP Tech Ventures, leads global investment activities in the 3D Print, Advanced Manufacturing, Print, and Lifesciences sectors.  He works closely with early-stage companies whose innovative solutions that are complimentary with HP business strategies.

As a business development leader, Bob has a long history of driving innovation and disruptive new businesses in HP’s Personal Systems Group.  He joined HP through the Compaq merger in the early 2000s and has been with the combined company for over 24 years.

Prior to joining HP, Bob held positions at Data General during the “mini-computer” age and also worked at startup Alta Vista during the wild west years of the Internet.

Bob graduated from the University of NH, where he earned a Bachelor degree in Management. He also graduated from the Venture Capital Executive Program at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

Although he’s worked for HP in Houston, TX, and in Orange County, CA, he currently resides in a small town in NH with his wife close to his two grandchildren.

James Taylor

Venture Partner
James Taylor

Venture Partner

James, a Venture Partner for HP Tech Ventures, invests in key frontier technologies centering on artificial intelligence, machine learning, life sciences, edge computing devices, space and autonomous transportation. Beyond investments, he helps startups scale their solutions into nascent global marketplaces. James has led investment teams, global business development groups and technology innovation program offices at Apple, HP, and Palm.

Previously, James was General Manager at Rothenberg Ventures, an early investor in successful startups including Robinhood, Gusto, August IoT, PartPic, SpaceX, Planet, Boom, Bustle, Matterport, etc. Rothenberg's portfolio was ranked #1 in frontier technologies and augmented reality and virtual reality by Goldman Sachs, CB Insights, and Pitchbook.

Early in his career, James founded Active Media, Inc. acquired by EDS and served as President and Chairman of the Board at the SD Memory Card Association.

James recently founded Ecosystem 2.0 to help corporations establish investment and innovation programs to create opportunities for exponential business growth beyond their core.

James served as a combat airborne infantry officer in the U.S. Army and has a Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs from the US Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA.

Mitchell Weinstock

Partner
Mitchell Weinstock

Partner

Mitchell is a Partner for HP Tech Ventures, where he identifies promising, leading-edge technology startups and pursues strategic investments and partnerships to help those companies bring products to market and scale as they grow.

Externally liaising with the worldwide institutional Venture Capital and the Corporate Venture community, country trade missions, as well as HP Labs, HP business groups, their customers and their partners, Mitchell is defining new market segments, products and business models that will help shape HP’s future growth especially in Cybersecurity, Edge Computing, Active Sensors, Robotics, and computer core technology.

An expert in monetization of nascent technologies and operational experience in new product marketing, Mitchell has worked with some of the biggest names, products and architectures from Apple QuickTime to the first Razer gaming mouse. He is a chronic optimist and has had the pleasure of working at five successful early and later stage startups including Kinoma (exited to Marvell), Generic Media (exited to Sony), Sonic Solutions (exited to Rovi), SuperMac (exited to Radius), and Razer (went IPO).

Mitchell is a graduate of the Venture Capital Executive Program at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.  He graduated from Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and is a member of the executive leadership faculty for the venture capital executive program at US Berkeley Executive Education.

A native New Yorker, he currently resides in San Jose, California where he hybridizes and grafts fruit trees. Occasionally, he will still wear a tie.