Etienne Deffarges

About Etienne Deffarges

Etienne Deffarges has counseled, created, and invested in countless organizations during his professional life as a management consultant, business executive and entrepreneur. As a senior partner with Booz Allen Hamilton and global managing partner with Accenture, he advised businesses and governments all over the world, and orchestrated billion-dollar deals. In 2004, Etienne helped start health care IT Accretive Health (now R1 RCM), growing it from the proverbial "blank sheet of paper" to a 2010 IPO valuing the company at $1.2 billion. An active angel investor and start-up advisor, he serves on the boards of aerospace, clean tech, construction, food, and health care companies. He is a member of the Executive Council of the Harvard School of Public Health.


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The U.S. Government as a Leading Venture Capitalist

The U.S. Government as a Leading Venture Capitalist

The U.S. Government as a leading venture capitalist, wow, is this a joke? This sounds like industrial policy, public intervention, and “picking winners.” It is something that European and East Asian governments do, but not us, right? Think again. The U.S. government has actually played a major role in developing many innovations used by our technology giants to reach worldwide dominance.

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