Beyond the check — what entrepreneurs really want (and need)

Jason Illian, managing director of Koch Disruptive Technologies, recently sat down with the podcast “upside” to discuss investing in companies that disrupt and transform Koch’s core businesses and expand it to new platforms and capabilities.  Conversations in the startup community typically hover around large funding rounds, valuations and the next big thing. And it’s certainly […]

Startup Hustle Podcast: Disruptive Technology – Discussion with Jason Illian

Matt DeCoursey welcomes today’s guest, Jason Illian. He’s the Managing Director of Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), a mid-to-late stage venture arm of the Koch Industries. He shares how KDT embraces disruption and transformation by investing in new ideas and opportunities. From robotics and artificial intelligence to genomics and Bio-IT, KDT dedicates its investments in high-growth […]

CERAWeek: Innovation Midst the Pandemic

Innovation Midst the Pandemic Atul Arya, Senior Vice President, Energy, IHS Markit, is joined by Jason Illian, Managing Director, Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT) where they explore the importance of innovation during COVID-19, the ingredients that make a successful entrepreneur, and more in this CERAWeek Conversation. Watch full video…

Discovery Newsletter: Perspective, Chase Koch

Just 10 years ago, Nokia was the company that defined the mobile industry. It was on the cover of Forbes magazine, boasting about one billion customers. Today, it is non-existent. During that same decade, Amazon’s value increased more than 3,100 percent. It has become a daily part of hundreds of millions of lives and is […]