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Class XVII – Jan 2018

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Software Service that Uses Breakthrough AI-Technology to Enable Commerce through Video by Making Videos Shoppable


– RaviKiran Gopalan (Product lead for 10+ yrs in High Tech., PhD in EE, GSB’17)
– Charles Han (AI and Conmputer Vision expert, Stanford MS in EE)


Platform to Power the Last Mile for Enterprise Home Service Businesses


Soban Hameed (Engineering Manager @ eBay Shipping & Logistics, Microsoft)
Steve Guttman (Product & Marketing Executive @ Adobe, Microsoft, Proquest, Marklogic, Alphabox)


Help Teams to Productionize Machine Learning 10x Cheaper


– Bozhao Yu (GT CS, SamungNext & SEMC)
– Chaoyu Yang (UW CS/HCI, Engineering Product Lead at Databricks)


Backend Platform for SaaS Applications


– George Batschinski (Sales, Stanford LP7, former GTAC Software, CHC Helicopters, Embraer)
– Antonio Davi Macedo Coelho de Castro (Product, Stanford LP7, former GTAC Software, IBM)
– Alysson Campos Melo (Marketing, Stanford LP7, former GTAC Software, Embraer)

Carta Healthcare Inc.

An Analytics Engine for Data-driven Operational and Clinical Effectiveness


– Matt (on CERN team that discovered Higgs boson, 10+ software engineering/AI)
– Anna (Math and Economics degrees, Credit Suisse)
– Jamie (MIT AI)

Clear Genetics

A Leader in Developing Technology to Scale the Delivery of Genomic Services and Increase Access to Genomic Expertise. Our Chatbot Platform Provides Personalized Genomic Information Consistently and Cost-Effectively, Allowing to Incorporate Genomics More Broadly into Patient Care


– Moran Snir (Medtronic strategy, Wharton MBA, M.Sc Biomedical engineering, Software engineer in elite technology unit, Israel)
– Guy Snir (Product management Twitter/Snappy TV/Motorola/Google, MBA Duke/TAU, B.Sc Computer science, Software engineer in elite technology unit, Israel)
– Motti Shohat (Medical Genetics Fellow from UCLA/Cedars Sinai; World renowned in prenatal genetic testing; Head of Genetics for the larget health systems in Israel)

Cognito Networks

Automate Building Operations for HVAC, Lighting, and Safety and Security and Save 20-35% in Energy and Operational Costs


– Kittur Nagesh (Sr. Dir Solutions at Juniper, Dir. Pdt Mgmt, Cisco, Dev. HP, Intel. MSEE, MBA – Wharton, 32+ patents filed, 16 granted)
– Ajit Sarnaik (SW Engr. AMD, NetBoost, Procket, Juniper, Palo Alto Networks. MS; 7 patents filed, 2 granted)

Convey Software

Sentiment Analysis Search Engine & Dashboard Supplementing Traditional Polling and Surveys for Campaigns and Marketers


– Alex Drummond (CPO StudyCloud acq by Avant, Oxford Software Eng)
– William Widjaja (UIUC Electrical Eng)
– Cody Pawlowski (UIUC CS)

Acquired by Ryver, 2019

Deep Science AI

Human-In-The-Loop AI Platform for Active Threat Detection Inside of Retail Businesses and Public Spaces


– Sean Huver (PhD Physicist, veteran of DARPA projects)
– Sam Tkach (CS Columbia)


Predictive Sales and Marketing for Medical Device Companies


– Michael Jue (Medical Device Sales Leader, $100M sales, 10K lives impacted, UPenn)
– Nick Ng (Dir Sales Eng Autonomy, MemSQL, UPenn)


Streamlining Communication Between Healthcare Providers and Health Plans


– Ashish Dua (JHU BME/EE, Switchmate Founder (acquired))
– Robert Romano (JHU BME, Stanford Ph.D. Robotics, Switchmate Founder (acquired))
– Max Wu (BS/MS Stanford MechE, Nest developer)

Acquired by, 2018


Replacing SDRs with AI


– Brendan Short (Built Sales Team at, took them from 13k MRR to just shy of $10M ARR)
– Anders Fredriksson (2 exits as CTO and CEO, 12 years of startup experience)
– Marcus Sandberg (LSE, ex Head of Sales at Odin)


Artificial Intelligence Enabled, SaaS Platform that Democratizes Making Engaging User Generated Videos


– Hernan Giraldo (Cisco Head of SDN Sales, Nokia GM SW Apps. EE Univertity of Texas, SLEI Stanford GSB)
– Gabriel Davidov (VP Product, Ericsson, Nokia. EE University of Texas, MBA SMU Cox)
– Will Quan (SW Architect. CS University of Texas)


Enterprise Microservice Platform that Lowers Development Costs, Infrastructure Costs, and Speeds Time to Market


– Robert Roeser (Netflix, Nike)
– Greg Whitaker (Nike, JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank)
– Ryland Degnan (Netflix, Cisco, Harvard, Oxford)


World’s Fastest Network Virtualization Software that Replaces Proprietary Network Hardware


– Alex Britkin (PhD, 12 Yrs Experience in Telecom and IT)
– Paul Ivashchenko (MS CS, Open Source Networking Projects, ex Intel)
– Igor Ryzhov (MS CS, ex Intel)


Semantic Intelligence for High-Performant Marketing Content Creation


– Elena Ikonomovska (PhD in Machine Learning, Turn/Google/Reddit)
– Shyamal Patel (MSc USC, Haas BS, Product Lead BMC/VMWare)


Intelligence Driven Contact Center As A Service – Easy to Use, FULL STACK, Browser Based Contact Center


– CSN Murthy (Serial Entrepreneur. Sold previous startup to Freescale semiconductors)
– Chaitanya Chokkareddy (Platform expert, startup enthusiast, Startup weekend Hyderabad lead, Product Nation Maven)
– Atul Sharma (Call center and Avaya expert, Tellme)


Online Software Development Platform for Cloud Apps


– Ang Li (PhD CS from Duke, BS EE from Tsinghua, early Arista Networks, systems hacker, built some of the fastest networks in the world, and had once broken 0.1% of the Internet)

Quantum Insights

Finds Hidden Meaning in Complex Data Using Physics and Quantum Mechanics


– Marvin Weinstein (Physics, Stanford)
– Bernard Chen (VP/GM Scopely and KIXEYE, UCLA MBA).

SafeSkies Systems

Making Commercial Drones Safer


– Jesse Williams (Navy Veteran, Caltech, Northrop Grumman, Military UAV Expert)
– Ryan Mangroo (SW Veteran, NYU Tandon, Designed & Coded ServiceNow Cloud Upgrade System)


Real Time Wireless Transmission of High Fidelity Audio


– Ashray (Ex Goldman Sachs, ReDx (MIT Media Lab), Google Summer of Code)
– Nisheeth (Ex Google, Samsung, ACM-ICPC finalist)
– Nikhil (winner Akademia Award in Los Angeles, performed in Royal Albert hall London)


The First Commercial Exchange for IoT Data


– David Knight (2 IPOs, 2 Buyouts)
– Brian Enochson (AT&T, Time-Warner/HBO)
– Ben Grossmann (Academy Award for Visual Effects)

Zenith Aerospace

24/7 Live Earth Monitoring by Solar Unmanned Aircraft Of Perpetual Flight


– Raphael Nardari (Airbus,Cytec,Researcher at Stanford, Experts in Aircraft Strucutre and Advanced Battery)
– Yitao Zhuang (Intuitive Surgical, Phd In Mech. Eng. at Stanford)
– Felix Crevier (L3 Tech, MS in Aero/Astro at Stanford)