51 - 150 in alphabetical order of CVC unit: Mat Torgow, head of venture capital strategic partnerships, Nvidia

Over the past five and half years, Mat Torgow has held various positions within Nvidia, including sales leadership, startup go-to-market support, and most recently, building and leading its venture capital partnerships team. As the head of the unit, he is responsible for global VC strategic initiatives, startup portfolio support, and connecting investors with Nvidia through the recently launched VC Alliance.

A unique differentiator of Nvidia’s VC alliance is its interconnectivity with the company’s Inception programme, a startup acceleration platform with over 10,000 companies working at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, data science, high-performance computing, networking, graphics, augmented and virtual reality and gaming located across more than 90 countries.

Since launching the programme in early 2021, “hundreds of VCs have joined and understand that Nvidia provides a competitive advantage to how they can source, evaluate and support startups,” said Torgow. “We will continue to provide unique, high-quality opportunities for our VC partners to accelerate the growth of their portfolio companies, connect with state-of-the-art Inception members and gain insights from the various markets Nvidia disrupts. This is just the start to how we will work with investors as startups need VCs and VCs need startups – we continue to build a powerful ecosystem of both.”

The companies supported by Inception to date that Torgow has worked closely with include PaigeAI, the industry’s first FDA approval for AI product in digital pathology; VistryAI, an AI tool for restaurant automation; and SaturnCloud, a flexible data science platform.

Before Nvidia, Torgow spent five years working at cloud security group Cisco Systems. Over that time, he held various positions, most recently where he helped operate sales and business development within its global enterprise segment.