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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)

Acquired by Invitae Corporation, 2019

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)

Inactive, 2020


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)

Inactive, 2018


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).

Inactive, 2019

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)

Inactive, 2018


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)