The Extovate Story

Working with startups and new technologies as a corporate innovator can be extremely difficult. Lack of in-house expertise, mismatched expectations, and slow decision-making alone can derail these partnerships before they start. As startup and corporate innovation veterans, Sean and Neil realized that getting corporate innovators key information in a timely manner would lead to faster and more effective execution. Extovate was born to get innovators quick access to decision-relevant information as easily as possible.

the Team


Neil Soni


Sean Ammirati

  • Venture capital, entrepreneur, and author of The Science of Growth.
  • Distinguished Services Professor of Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper of School of Business.
  • Co-Founder and Director of the Carnegie Mellon's Corporate Startup Lab.
  • Host of one of the most popular podcasts on corporate innovation: Agile Giants.

Research Director

Dalal Almukaimi

  • MBA graduate of Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business.
  • International work experience in the financial services industry alongside strategy and business operations experiences with local consulting and tech startups.
  • Part of numerous successful product developments in both large and small organizations.

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