Juan Carlos Bruce-Novoa is Head of Innovation at NAX.
Fascinated with emerging technical areas spanning disciplines & business cultures, Juan has worked in the mediums of software, hardware, mobile, video, digital, social media, and narrative within the constructs of entertainment, consumer technology, retail, and fintech. Often serving as a cultural translator, Juan is fluent in bridging visions between creators, designers, engineers, and executive stakeholders, navigating the full stack from technical problems to strategic visioning. Spanning the range of his own startups (Epoxy and AEnigma) to VCs (Downey Ventures) and product development (IDEO), Juan brings vision and attention nuanced detail to his projects.
Juan holds a Bachelors degree in Product Design, as well as his MS in Engineering (UX/UI) and MBA, from Stanford University. Following his time as a professional race car driver in his teens, Juan has since partnered with Robert Downey, Jr. to launch one of the first celebrity venture capital funds, was profiled in the New York Times bestseller Ten Faces of Innovation, and is the inspiration for a character in Iron Man 3.