President, NobleReach Emerge
Simon Davidson is President of NobleReach Emerge, a program focused on transforming technology ideas and innovations from US government-funded R&D initiatives into viable products and businesses.
Prior to the merger with NobleReach Foundation, Mr. Davidson was Executive Vice President for IQT Emerge, a wholly owned subsidiary of In-Q-Tel, Inc. Prior to founding IQT Emerge in 2020, Davidson served as a Managing Partner and head of East Coast Investments for IQT, identifying and leading strategic investments in the field technologies practice. Mr. Davidson has served as a board observer for several IQT portfolio companies.
Mr. Davidson was also an EVP at Allied Minds, an IP commercialization investor focused on early-stage development within the technology sector. He oversaw the technology portfolio, including origination of new deals and oversight of existing portfolio companies, and sat on the investment committee as part of the executive team.
Mr. Davidson began his career as a strategy consultant at Andersen Consulting and then as a technology banker at JP Morgan. He has held senior investment positions at JP Morgan Communication Partners and Fidelity Ventures, along with business development roles at Sarvega, a venture-backed startup, and Intel.
Mr. Davidson is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he earned a bachelor of commerce with majors in economics and accounting.