Sunil Nagaraj is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ubiquity Ventures, a seed-stage institutional venture capital firm that invests in “software in the real world” startups, primarily around smart hardware and machine intelligence applications. Prior to founding Ubiquity Ventures, Sunil spent six years as an investor with Bessemer Venture Partners where his work included investments in Auth0, Defense.Net (acquired by F5 Networks), Rocket Lab, Spire, Tile, Twitch (acquired by Amazon), and Zapier. Before being an investor, Sunil was founder/CEO of Triangulate, a VC-backed online dating startup using machine learning and behavioral data to improve accuracy. He has also worked at Bain & Company, Cisco, and Microsoft. Sunil holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He serves on several non-profit boards: NextGen Partners (a Bay Area VC networking organization), Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and the Harvard Business School California Research Center. He is also an Alumni Advisor to the Harvard MS/MBA program. In his free time, he enjoys coding, piano, sailing, stargazing, and family time with his wife and 3-year old daughter.
Dr. Tobias Peggs is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Square Roots (Incubator). He is also an Angel Investor.Dr. Tobias Peggs serves as Chief Executive Officer & Chairman at Aviary. He serves as Board Member at Fuse. He holds PhD in Machine Learning from Cardiff University and B.Tech in Civil Engineering from Loughborough University.
Mike Collett is Founder and Managing Partner of Promus Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Chicago and San Francisco investing in deep-technology software and hardware companies in the U.S., Europe and New Zealand. Mike has been a venture capital investor in software and hardware for over 15 years. He has invested in more than 65 private technology companies, including areas such as artificial intelligence/machine learning, space, fintech, robotics, syn bio, computer vision, connected car, blockchain, healthcare, insurance, agriculture, nanotechnology and others. Mike currently serves on numerous Boards of Directors of private technology companies, including Spire, Gauss Surgical, Dispatch, ICEYE, CrossLend, Rhombus and others. Mike previously was Founder and Managing Partner of Masters Capital Nanotechnology Fund, a venture capital firm. Investments included companies in quantum cascade lasers, quantum dots, photonic integrated optoelectronic devices, nano-engineered fabrics and others. While at Masters Capital, a hedge fund, Mike invested in private technology software and hardware companies. Prior to venture capital, Mike was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch in their Mergers & Acquisitions group as well as an Associate at Duff & Phelps. Mike holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Math and Bachelor’s of Arts in English from Vanderbilt University. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis. Mike and his wife Paige have four children and live in Chicago.
Serial Entrepreneur, Founder, Seed/Venture Investor, Co-founder, Chairman, mentor and advisor. Obsessed with the infinite realm of possibility in the digital transformation of the world. Focused on innovation and disruption in digital media/marketing, big data, machine learning, cybersecurity & blockchain. CEO of Kubient. Kubient's full stack audience advertising platform is a single point of entry for advertisers and publishers to know, reach and optimize audiences. Kubient's audience advertising platform optimizes the advertising supply-chain. Giving advertiser and media partners the data-driven power to connect their audiences, increasing return on ad-spend and inventory yield. In a transparent environment with artificial intelligence powered pre-bid ad fraud prevention. Prior to Kubient Mr. Bordes was a co-founder of oneQube, the leading digital Audience Management Platform [AMP] to build, manage and market to digital audiences. Prior to oneQube Mr. Bordes was a founder, CEO & Chairman of MediaTrust the leading real-time performance marketing exchange. During his tenure as CEO the company was the 9th fastest growing company in the United State in 2009, and he was a founding member and Chairman of the Performance Marketing Association. Mr. Bordes spent much of his career in banking and venture capital and was a founder of Mason Cabot investment bank, which specialized in early stage media and technology financing. Active angel investor and entrepreneur mentor. Ranked in the top 100 most influential angel investors in the United States and social media. Member of the Thiel Foundation 20 Under 20 Mentor Program. Founder Trajectory Capital and TruVest real estate. Serves on the Board of Directors and Advisor Boards of media and technology companies Member of the Board of Directors Beasley Media - Beasley Broadcast Group (BBGI: NASDAQ) is a public media and digital broadcast company offering music, news, sports information and entertainment to over 19 million listeners a weekly from 63 stations in 15 radio markets across the United States. Fraud.Net - The leading real-time collective intelligence fraud analytics. Eliminating e-commerce fraud with artificial intelligence big data analytics. Vice Chairman Ocearch.org - Educate. Inspire. Enable. World leader in scientific data related to tracking and biological studies of keystone marine species such as great white sharks. Chairman HoobieApp - Sync all of your social and content in one place to enhance the human connection through technology. Advisor Job.com reinventing recruiting on the blockchain. New York City Father who loves adventure travel, skiing and fishing with his son Pablo.
Amino Capital is a venture capital firm founded in 2012 and is based in Palo Alto, California. The firm invests in companies operating in the big data, machine learning, data infrastructure and digitization sectors.
Universal Commerce Group
Gennadiy Vasyukov is a serial technology entrepreneur and venture investor. He has launched dozens of internet-projects in the markets of Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and European Union countries such as Poland, the Czech Republic, Spain, the Netherlands, France, Cyprus, and continues to invest in this direction. He owns and operates companies in the different business areas such as e-commerce, FinTech, EdTech, BigData, machine learning, AI. In the same time, Gennadiy is a senior business manager with more than 20 years’ experience in law, IP rights, business development and consultancy. He used to working on large projects covering multiple sites and countries, and able to manage, motivate and developing successful and productive teams. From 2006 till 2011 Gennadiy Vasyukov was a Supervisory Board Member at Global Spirits Holding (ТМ “Khortitsa”, “Shustov”, “Morosha”, “Blagoff”, “Medovukha”, “Oreanda”) - the largest alcohol holding in the Eastern Europe, which turnover in 2010 was about $1b. In 2010, Gennadiy co-founded a law company «Vasyukov, Ostapyuk & Partners» with offices in Ukraine and USA. In 2012, Gennadiy co-founded the International Internet Holding «Universal Commerce Group». The holding includes more than 25 projects in such areas as E-commerce, Price Comparison, Marketplaces, Job, Recruiting, Automotive, Real Estate, Healthcare, Digital Marketing, Lead Generation, Media and others. Main projects are Aport, Price.ua, Trud.com, Vcene, Modasto. In 2014, Gennadiy co-founded WAYFORPAY. It is the online payment system with 3-D Secure technology that is licensed by the National Bank of Ukraine, National Commission for Financial Markets Regulation and also has the license of the National Bank of the Czech Republic, with a right of electronic money emission. The Company has offices in Ukraine and in EU countries (Latvia and the Czech Republic). In 2018, he has launched a new non-profit project Noblest.org – portal of personnel search for non-profit organizations all over the world. Gennadiy received a PhD in Public Finance and Master of Public Administration and authored the thesis «Provision of Financial Autonomy of Local Self-Government» and 11 research papers. He was rated a candidate master by the Ukrainian Chess Federation and is the prizewinner of Ukrainian judo tournaments.
Erik Nordlander serves as Engineering Partner at GV. He is also an Angel Investor. He joined the Google Ventures team in 2010 as an engineering partner. He is based out of New York City. Along with his technical knowledge, he brings expertise in building top notch engineering teams and scaling complex syste Prior to joining Google Ventures, Erik led the team that built Google's next generation display ad serving system. He helped Google's acquisition and technical integration for Doubleclick (DCLK) and led a team that built statistical modeling and machine learning models for Google's ad businesses. Erik was also a developer on Google's core engineering infrastructure, including a distributed file system that key products, such as Google.com and Gmail, rely on today. Erik studied computer science and engineering at MIT, where he did his graduate research at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory on unique data extraction and disk forensics. He also serves as a Board member at Rocketrip .
Shruti Gandhi is the Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Array Ventures. She is an Angel Investor. Shruti brings a strong mix of operating and investing experience. Previously, Shruti was an early stage venture capital investor at True Ventures, Samsung Electronics, Lightbank, HighBAR Partners, and the i2A Fund. Shruti started working with Machine Learning algorithms while working on her master's thesis in computer science from Columbia University on understanding user behavior on instant messaging platforms. While at IBM she worked on self learning algorithms that detected user location based on IP addresses, which she later incorporated into the Lotus Sametime product. Later, her company Penseev helped users make better connections with their friends based on social data. When not investing, she is hacking on some app or thinking about ways she can be in many places at one time. Shruti also has an MBA from the University of Chicago, where she polished her finance skills before making the switch from engineer/founder to investor.
Two Sigma Ventures is a division of Two Sigma Investments that invests in companies that push the boundaries of an industry and bring real progress to the world, by harnessing the power of data science, machine learning, distributed computing, artificial intelligence, advanced hardware, and related fields. It is based in New York, New York.
Jocelyn Goldfein Flightvc
Jocelyn Goldfein is a Managing Director at Zetta Venture Partners where she invests in AI-first startups with B2B business models. She's particularly excited about the potential of AI to optimize infrastructure, security, supply chains, and worker productivity. Jocelyn is a widely recognized industry expert on product strategy, infrastructure and organizational scale. Her career as an engineering leader spans from early stage startups to high-growth years at Facebook and VMware. During her tenure at Facebook, she helped convert News Feed to Machine Learning and spearheaded the transition to a ‘mobile first' product organization. As an early engineer at VMware, she built core virtualization technology and ultimately created and led VMware’s Desktop Business Unit. Jocelyn also held engineering and leadership roles at startups Datify, MessageOne and Trilogy/pcOrder. Jocelyn has a passion for STEM Education and serves on the board of Harvey Mudd College and lectures at Stanford University, where she received her BS in Computer Science.
Sundeep Peechu is a General Partner at Felicis. He’s currently excited about re-invention of security and insurance and further developments in crypto and machine learning. Investor in ActiveHours (Earnin), Counsyl, BitPay, Gigster, Ginkgo Bioworks, HealthIQ, Matterport, Plaid, Pindrop, Recursion, Spoke, Troops, Top Hat, Wish and a few others. Prior to joining Felicis in 2010, he held various product roles at Intel within the software division. Sundeep joined Intel through the acquisition of Sarvega, where he was an early employee responsible for the design of the security infrastructure. He also had brief stints at NEA where he focused on mobile and emerging markets and at Simbol Mining where he developed key initiatives around the production of battery materials. Sundeep has a Bachelors in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, an M.S in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Miles is the Managing Director of AV8 Ventures and is based in London. He is focused on investments at Seed and Series A in Next Generation Mobility, Big Data and AI, Digital Health and Cybersecurity. AV8 is an independent €150m financial fund investing in Europe and the US, formed in February 2018. Prior to AV8 Ventures Miles lead technology investments at Oxford Capital, he was Managing Director of Qualcomm Ventures ($500M corporate fund with a portfolio of over 130 companies), leading Qualcomm’s investments in Europe. At Qualcomm Ventures Miles lead investments such as Iridigm (acquired by Qualcomm, 10x return), A123 (IPO’d and went on to a $2B valuation, 50x return), Fon, Formula E and Voluntis. While at Qualcomm Miles formed and ran an internal incubator and developed Qualcomm’s effort in Augmented Reality, Wireless Charging and Machine learning and holds 34 patents. He also spent a number of years setting up and running Product Management teams for Mobile Phones and Display groups at Qualcomm. Miles holds an BA in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Bristol University and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. Outside of work, Miles likes spending time with his wife and two children, outdoor activities including mountain biking, hiking as well as classic cars.