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Our Mission

In partnership with private and public investors and with entrepreneurs, Innouvo helps transform ideas into bankable realities through achieving commercial and operational excellence.

We help companies launch, grow and compete effectively within continuously growing and competitive marketplaces. We develop shared-risk ecosystems within which entrepreneurs thrive, value creation is maximized, and synergies occur.


Our Values

  • Customer Obsession
  • Passion for Innovation
  • Uncompromising Integrity
  • Focus on Excellence
  • Results Acceleration


Managing Partners



Alistair Schneider

CEO Innouvo

Alistair Schneider is the CEO and a co-founder of Innouvo. Alistair began his career in Strasbourg, France in Finance before moving to the United States. He spent 10 years in Boston, as well as a year in the Silicon Valley. For the last 20 years he has worked to build, transform, pivot and improve business units, functions and, ultimately, entire companies. These include corporations and startups. Alistair’s passion is to build companies able to compete successfully in today’s ever-changing global environment. This is the guiding force behind Innouvo’s design and execution of custom business programs, geared toward business excellence and investment readiness.




Michel Hussherr

General Partner Innouvo

Michel Hussherr is a co-founder of Innouvo. An entrepreneur, investor and humanitarian, he brings over 20 years of business development and business angel experiences in France, Africa and the United States. Michel is a visionary with an execution bias, thereby pushing teams towards tangible commercial results. An active investor in early stage companies and in real estate, Michel approaches business with an analytical methodology and a focus on human resources excellence. Michel has several successful investments and exits under his belt. This includes Voodoo, which sold part of its equity in a record deal with Goldman Sachs.




Executive Partners


Fredrik Velander

Commercial Excellence
Fredrik Velander is a senior sales and business development leader with over 20 years of experience in the software and medical industries. He provides astute strategic planning and implementation of initiatives for direct and indirect distribution channels on a global scale. Fredrik has a track record of securing and managing key market and industry accounts and establishing internal and external long-term strategic partnerships. Fredrik is creative, versatile, empathic and has deep experiences working with startups companies as well as large established companies. He is originally from Sweden and has been living in Boston for the last 20 years.


Darko Spoljaric

Strategic Marketing Excellence

Darko Spoljaric is currently an Executive Advisor to Innouvo Programs with a focus on strategic marketing and turnaround operations. Mr. Spoljaric has over twenty years of leadership and management expertise in various capacities of technology and quality system organizations.

Mr. Spoljaric has held positions such as Vice President of Global Marketing and Customer Service with National Display Systems, and as a Senior Marketing Manager of New Product Introductions at Philips Healthcare. Mr. Spoljaric holds an Executive MBA degree and a BA degree of Interdisciplinary Studies. He lives with his family in Seattle, Washington.



Chris Kalaboukis

Corporate Innovation Excellence

Chris Kalaboukis is a visionary disruptive innovator, philosopher, engineer, prolific inventor, speaker, and futurist. He is an expert in delivering global foresight, innovation, and programs delivering innovative new products, services, patents and strategies for mid-size and large companies. Chris is named on 85 patents on the internet, social networks, and financial services space. An experienced technologist, he has architected and launched a multitude of apps, both web, and mobile. Over the course of a 25 years career Chris has accumulated a wealth of intellectual capital that he applies daily working with clients. A serial entrepreneur, he has helmed several start-ups from inception to launch. He has authored several books on innovation and the future. Chris lives with his family in the Silicon Valley.




Gary Jinks

Innovation Ecosystem Development

Gary is an Executive Partner at Innouvo with deep expertise and extensive track record developing high yield innovation ecosystems, building high growth exit focused start-up ventures, business angel investing and venture capital. Gary has created, transformed and launched innovation in the Silicon Valley his entire career. He has led strategic direction and business development for corporate R&D, capturing over $300M in new business. Since 2010 Gary focuses on supporting start-up and venture capital communities. Gary has worked with the top incubators and investors in the Silicon Valley. Gary has also launched incubators, corporate innovation centers, co-working spaces and developed regional ecosystems around the globe. Gary lives with his family in the Silicon Valley.




Ronnie Deaver

Digital Marketing Excellence

Ronnie is passionate about delivering results leveraging digital marketing and built his career through freelancing, marketing, coaching and hard work. He’s generated millions in revenue through new product launches, managed sites with up to 10 million views per year in organic traffic, created conversion rate optimization campaigns that more than doubled client revenue. After traveling throughout Thailand and Cambodia, studying Buddhism, teaching ballroom dancing and living in a jungle meditation retreat for two months, Ronnie came home to Philly to build roots in the city and be near his closest friends and family. Ronnie leads Web Development teams and SEO Operations and has a proven track record in designing systems delivering outstanding growth.


Innouvo is based in Boston and Strasbourg.

Boston houses some of the best and brightest minds on the planet. It is no coincidence that it is also home to Harvard and M.I.T. The city has a proven track record of successfully bringing innovation to product companies and mind capital. The second-largest VC hub in the world, Boston is the launchpad to the world, for technological innovations.

As the European capital, Strasbourg is the doorway through which companies can gain market access to Europe, including its many emerging countries. Strasbourg is the gateway to the $20 trillion European economy that includes as-yet-untapped economies, presenting immense opportunities for American entrepreneurs and investors.


Executive Partners We are always looking for the best to join our team. Partner with us, entrepreneurs and investors to help them achieve their sales and marketing objectives. 

Internship Opportunity: Join us, learn and grow your competencies as you help entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

Press Releases

September 19, 2019


City of Boston, Strasbourg Eurometropolis and Innouvo announce new Boston-Strasbourg Innovation Initiative. Web | Download (pdf)


August 8, 2019


    • Announcement of Name Change of Startups Innovation and SI CAJUBA to Innouvo. Web | Download (pdf)
May 7, 2018


    • Innouvo (SI) Launches New Framework Approach to Bridge Gaps to Commercial Excellence for Venture Projects and Entrepreneurs
      Web | Download (pdf)


September 27th: BOSTONS, USA Innouvo Day
September 25th – October 5th 2019: Strasbourg, FR – Boston, USA Exploration Week.
May 23rd, 2019: Innouvo Day, Investor – Entrepreneur event – Strasbourg, FR.
January 7th – 11th 2019: Meet us at CES Las Vegas, USA.
December 20th 2018: Innouvo Day, Investor – Entrepreneur event – Strasbourg, FR.
October 8th-12th 2018: Meet the Strasbourg, FR – Boston, USA Delegation.
 June 2018: Training Weekend Bootcamps at CIC, Cambridge, USA.
September, 18th 2018: Innouvo Day, Investor – Entrepreneur event – Strasbourg, FR.
January 8th – 12th 2018: Meet us at CES Las Vegas, USA.