Speaker profile

Aymerik Renard

General Partner - Hardware Club

Based in Silicon Valley, Aymerik is General Partner at Hardware Club VC, an international early stage hardware-focused venture capital fund. Aymerik has over 25 years of business development and investing experience spanning hardware, software, and services, across four continents.

Several of Aymerik’s portfolio companies have had successful IPOs on the Nasdaq and NYSE, with others acquired by Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, SAP, Yahoo, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Cox Automotive, Ericsson, Assa Abloy, and Cable & Wireless.

Prior to Hardware Club, Aymerik led Western Digital’s North American and European strategic venturing program.  He came to Western Digital via its acquisition of SanDisk, where he led investments in North America. Before SanDisk Aymerik was the VP in charge of PCH International’s emerging business team targeting startups, and was the architect and co-founder of Highway 1, a hardware startup accelerator between San Francisco and Shenzhen. Earlier, Aymerik headed France Telecom/Orange’s venture activities in the US.

Aymerik is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Information & Decision Systems as well as Policy & Management, and started his computing industry career while a student, serving as Campus Representative for Apple Computer.