Amir Banifatemi

General Manager, Innovation and Growth

XPRIZE Foundation

About Amir

Amir is an entrepreneur, investor, and innovation strategist. He is the General Manager of Innovation and Growth and leading AI and Deep Tech initiatives with the XPRIZE foundation. He is a co-founder the AI Commons, and co-founder and curator of the AI for Good Global Summit with the ITU and UN Agencies. He has managed two venture capital funds and continues to support and advise companies and initiatives with a focus on exponential technologies and transformation of humanity and society. He advocates democratic access to innovation for all.

He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical and Engineering from the University of Technology of Compiègne, a Doctorate in Systems Design from the University Paris Descartes as well as an MBA from HEC Paris.