Aymerik Renard

Venture capital at SanDisk

Aymerik leads SanDisk Ventures’ activities in the Americas, out of the larger Corporate Business Development organization that also spearheads M&A.

SanDisk Ventures targets investments that involve NAND flash—from start-ups with solutions that enhance enterprise storage to those developing consumer products, including IoT, wearable, mobile, photo/video, and drone technologies.

Aymerik has over 20 years of business development and venture capital experience, 13 of which he spent as a corporate investor for the Orange-France Telecom Group in North America, investing in start-ups involved in enterprise, consumer, and carrier technologies spanning hardware, software, and services.

Aymerik has had portfolio companies go public on the Nasdaq, NYSE, and Germany’s Neuer Markt, as well as acquired by Cisco, Yahoo, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Cable & Wireless, IBM, Cox Automotive, Keynote, Ericsson, and SAP.

Prior to SanDisk Aymerik headed start-up business development for a multinational consumer electronics supply chain company, culminating in the launch of an accelerator for hardware start-ups.

Aymerik’s computing industry career began while in college when he served as a Campus Representative for Apple Computer.

Aymerik earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Information & Decision Systems, with an additional major in Policy & Management, from Carnegie Mellon University.