51 - 150 in alphabetical order of CVC unit: Dina Routhier, president, Stanley Ventures

Dina Routhier assumed the role of president at Stanley Ventures, the corporate venture capital (CVC) unit of US-based hardware product maker Stanley Black & Decker (SBD), at the end of 2020, having been the unit’s managing director since 2017.

Routhier took over from Larry Harper, who had founded Stanley Ventures in 2016. At the time, she said: “Our team will continue with our current strategy of working closely with Stanley Black & Decker’s business units to uncover, invest and partner with the most innovative early-stage companies in our markets.”

Stanley Ventures’ chief areas of focus include the internet of things (IoT), cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and computer vision, 3D printing, automation, robotics and industrial IoT.

Among its recent deals are a role in the $6m funding round for Nexkey, a developer of access control technology for businesses, and participation in the $6m series C round for Prieto Battery, a firm which uses nanotechnology to create lithium-ion batteries.

Routhier has more than 25 years of experience investing in and acquiring technology companies throughout the US. She was ranked number one in the Global Corporate Venturing Emerging Leaders Awards in 2021, having also featured on GCV’s list of Rising Stars in 2019.

Routhier joined Stanley Ventures in 2017 from design software provider Autodesk’s corporate development and CVC unit, where she led acquisitions and strategic investments. Previously, she spent 12 years at venture capital firm Mass Ventures an investing partner.

Routhier has a degree in management from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and an MBA from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.