Managing Director, Head of International Aero Tech & Sustainability Lead
Yamaha Motor Ventures
Simon Crowther is the Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Venture’s international team and leads the company’s investments in aviation and sustainability.
Simon has more than 20 years’ experience building, managing and running international technology, digital and media companies. He has led corporate and business strategy created new and truly disruptive revenue models, led research and development teams to
proprietary technology innovations (across hardware and software) and built market strategies for new platforms and concepts.
Prior to joining YMVSV Simon was CEO and Managing Director of Australian tech start-up nearmap.com with a full listing on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:NEA).
Outside corporate venturing and his commercial interests in scaling technology companies, Simon is an animal welfare and sustainability advocate. He completed his undergraduate degree in Business at Leeds University and his Masters from The University of Melbourne.
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