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C-Level Management, New Business Ventures

Peter Hlavnicka

Peter Hlavnicka is the founder and CEO of Phi Ventures Pte. Ltd., a cross-industry management consulting firm specializing in IP Strategy, Commercialization, and Protection, M&A, and Transformation. He is also a Venture Partner of R3i Capital, a global deep-tech venture capital firm specializing in artificial intelligence and sustainable development.

With over 30 years of experience in leadership and innovation, technology, and strategy consulting for MNCs such as Blackberry, Fitbit, Avaya, Sunpower, Lattice Semiconductor, Cypress Semiconductor, Sunpower, and Nortel Networks. Peter is also a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He has provided advisory services to more than 200 startups and MNCs across hi-tech, deeptech, medtech, mobility, semiconductor, metaverse, AI, Senior Care, and other sectors in Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East. Peter has successfully advised on core business related IP strategy as well as market expansion and helped raise a capital for the portfolio companies. Peter’s expertise spans intellectual property strategy, commercialization and protection – including Brand Protection, cybersecurity, medtech, senior care, and healthcare, supply chains, and artificial intelligence.

Peter holds the advisory roles in his portfolio companies BuzzAR, Stratificare, Kooky, SenzeHub, The Empathy Company, and others. Peter actively mentors and advises 50+ companies.

Peter earned an Executive MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario and a Masters in Technical Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence from the Technical University Kosice, Slovakia.

Peter is also a published author of books on Enhanced Enterprise Risk Management and  Protecting the Brand, Volume I: Counterfeiting and Grey Markets & Volume II:  Busting the Bootlegs with Law Journal Press (LJP) and Business Expert Press (BEP).

In recognition of his achievements, APAC Insider Singapore Business Awards named Peter’s Phi Ventures as the Best in IP Protection & Compliance Specialists in 2024, as well as named Peter was selected as IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024.

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