We are delighted to announce that Nikos Iatropoulos has joined the Kairos team as Head of Operations, reporting to Jim Demetriades, Founder and Managing Partner.
In his new role, Nikos will oversee corporate marketing, information technology, implementation and monitoring of internal operating processes and procedures, and establishment and nourishment of relationships with university partners. He will also draw on his entrepreneurial experience when representing Kairos on portfolio company Boards.
“I am thrilled to be joining Kairos at this important juncture. Jim Demetriades’ vision to revolutionize the way science and technology can be transformed into successful businesses has come to fruition. Kairos is now entering a period of hypergrowth as we expand our university partnerships, and I am looking forward to contributing to the company during these exciting times.”
Prior to Kairos, Nikos was the CEO of Lingospot, an enterprise software company he co-founded. Under his leadership, Lingospot became a key provider of semantic search and machine learning technologies to some of the world’s largest media and technology companies, including Bloomberg, Forbes, Time Inc., Intel, Sky, Boston.com, USA Today, Gannett, McClatchy, and many others. Nikos negotiated the sale of Lingospot to Piksel, one of the largest OTT software and service providers in the world, whose technology serves over 85 million subscribers.
Prior to founding Lingospot, Nikos was the founding CEO of Upstream, a global mobile marketing company. He was also the founder of Snack TV, led the global launch of RCS Mobile (acquired by Clear Channel), and has served on the boards of and also advised several digital media companies including Behavioral Signals (in the Kairos portfolio), Out There Media, NCI Mobility (acquired by In-Touch), Hi-Tide Media, and Event Now. Nikos is also a Judge for the MIT $100K Competition, a Mentor for the Columbia University Entrepreneurship Coaches Network and a Judge for the Columbia University Venture Competition.
Nikos holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Columbia University and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.