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Silicon Valley Nexus is a San Francisco-based advisory firm that works with entrepreneurs, established enterprises and government/trade organizations to achieve their startup growth and innovation goals. 


Whether you are a startup seeking critical strategic/financial partners, an enterprise targeting startups for investment or pilots, or a trade organization looking to promote your startup ecosystem, we offer a proven approach to support your needs.

We generally advise clients through the following phases:



Understand and sharpen the client’s startup innovation objectives and priorities.

Develop actionable, measurable strategies and plans that support these goals.


Execute these plans through meaningful business collaborations, partnerships, programs and initiatives.


Dynamically assess resulting business outcomes in order to optimize performance in real-time.

John Byrnes

Founder and CEO
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John Byrnes is Founder and CEO of Silicon Valley Nexus.  John is a seasoned entrepreneur and business development leader with over 25 years of experience developing and implementing creative growth strategies for Global 2000 companies and startups. He has held senior executive positions at KPMG, GE Capital and Eastman Kodak, where he participated in over 40 corporate transactions in the technology, manufacturing, retail, financial services and e-business sectors.


As an entrepreneur and angel investor with over two decades in the startup space, John has been at the forefront of the technology and digital media sectors, with experience in areas such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, digital marketing, and film/television entertainment. 

John is passionate about the power of education in shaping opportunities for youth, serving as a college alumni recruiter and mentor, and student advisor with ScholarMatch, a local non-profit whose mission is to make college accessible to underserved students.  John received his B.A. from Stanford University and M.B.A. (honors) from Columbia Business School.  John enjoys spending time with his wife and son, exploring the Bay Area's diverse food and entertainment scene, playing tennis, biking and reading.

See John's full bio on LinkedIn.