Patrick joins a world-class Foundation whose Trustees includes luminaries such as Elon Musk, James Cameron, and more
Catcha Group, Southeast Asia’s Internet group, has recently announced that co-founder and Group CEO Patrick Grove has joined the Innovation Board of the XPRIZE Foundation, the organisation solving the world’s grand challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivised prize competitions.
A leading entrepreneur in the Asia Pacific region, Patrick brings more than 15 years of experience in technology. As an Innovation Board member, Patrick will play an active role with the Foundation, including identifying strategic partners and opportunities.
Patrick joins a world-class Foundation whose Trustees includes luminaries such as Elon Musk, James Cameron, Larry Page, Arianna Huffington, Ray Kurzweil, and founder, Dr. Peter H. Diamandis.
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The first XPRIZE was won by Mojave Aerospace Ventures on October 4, 2004, with their spacecraft SpaceShipOne. SpaceShipOne completed the first manned private spaceflight and broke the 41-year-old altitude record for an airplane. This led to Mojave Aerospace Ventures agreeing on a joint venture with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.
“I am extremely humbled to be invited to join the XPRIZE Innovation Board. I am hugely passionate about using innovation to solve large problems, and believe it’s the perfect element to facilitate change. I look forward to being a part of this amazing organisation and having the opportunity to play a part in solving a grand challenge,” said Patrick in a press statement.
Established in 2004 and headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Catcha Group holds over 60 investments, either directly or indirectly, as sole, majority or minority shareholders.
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