Executive Team

Samir Vasavada
Samir Vasavada Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Background in Startups & Operations. Consulted with large Financial Services firms & Tech Companies (Microsoft, BCG, Deutsche Bank) on FinTech, AI and Mobile Development. Entrepreneur-In-Residence at several Venture Funds.

Runik Mehrotra
Runik MehrotraCo-Founder & Chief Investment Officer

Background in ML/AI research, consults globally with Financial Institutions (MassMutual, RBC Royal, BlackStone Capital, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley) on AI in Portfolio Management. Buy-side Consultant for Gerson Lehrman Group. Wharton/Penn Engineering undergrad.

Robert Owen
Robert OwenVP of Sales and Strategy

Over 20 years in Sales & Business Operations. RIA/Financial Advisor for 10+ years. Developed SMA/UMA Portfolio Management platform acquired by E*Trade. Lead E*Trade's Corporate Services and Stock Plan advisory teams. Former CFP, AAMS, CRPC.

Dr. Joshua Woodruff Ph.D.
Dr. Joshua Woodruff Ph.D.Chief Scientist

B.A in Economics at Yale University, M.S at University of Southern California, and Ph.D in Operations Research at UT Austin. Studied under Noble Prize winning economist Robert Shiller and famed investor Dean Takahashi. Former optimization researcher and executive at ILOG and facilitated their acquisition to IBM. Ran risk management at Morgan Stanley’s Brazil Fund and pioneered Morgan Stanley’s soft dollar program.

William Huang
William HuangEngineering Lead

B.S in Software Engineering and M.S in Computer Science. He has prior experience as an engineering leader building web and mobile applications on core teams at Yahoo, Google, and Uber working on scalable event processing platforms, search, and ads. He's also worked at high growth startups leading teams in robotics at Zoetic AI and engineering systems at Handshake.

Advisors

Shaun Maguire Ph.D.
Shaun Maguire Ph.D.Chairman at Vise and Partner at Sequoia Capital

Current partner at Sequoia Capital, former Partner at Google Ventures. Prior to Venture Capital, he founded Expanse, a large scale cybersecurity startup. He received a Ph. D in Physics from California Institute of Technology, an M.S in Statistics at Stanford University, and a B.A in Mathematics at University of Southern California.

Jon Xu
Jon XuCo-Founder of FutureAdvisor

Co-Founder & CTO Co-founder and CTO at venture-backed robo-advisory startup acquired by BlackRock in 2015. Built direct-to-consumer digital wealth management service managing over $1B in assets.

Steve Chen
Steve ChenCo-founder and former CTO of Youtube

Internet entrepreneur who is one of the co-founders and previous chief technology officer of the video-sharing website YouTube. After having co-founded the company AVOS Systems, Inc. and built the video-sharing app MixBit, he joined Google Ventures in 2014. He was also an early engineer at PayPal.

Investors

Sequoia Capital
Sequoia Capital

Founders Fund
Founders Fund

Bling Capital
Bling Capital

NFX
NFX

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