Damon C. Matteo

Profile Summary 

Mr. Matteo is CEO of Fulcrum Strategy, providing strategic guidance and tactical execution to realize a maximum commercial advantage from innovation and intellectual property assets: from invention through monetization.

His career spans over twenty years across all facets of the strategic creation, funding, management, and commercialization of high-value innovations and IP assets – all in an international context.

With an emphasis on creating commercial impact, he focuses on developing advantaged technologies that command profitable market positions, then fortifying that advantage through comprehensive intellectual property protection. Regularly employing vehicles such as new business creation (startups/spin-outs), M&A, licensing, assertion, venture/strategic funding, and novel business models, he also ensures optimal returns from these assets. To that end, he has successfully completed transactions representing organizations in the US, Europe, and Asia, ranging from Fortune 500® companies to start-ups, universities, and national laboratories. Aside from their strategic benefits, a number of these transactions were valued at over US$100 million. Mr. Matteo operates across industry and technology domains spanning: mobile computing & smartphones, big data, social networking, energy and clean-tech (e.g. solar & water), web and e-commerce, computer, and consumer electronics, networking (e.g. interoperability & security) and telecom.

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