At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Los Angeles based CEO’ operating in the Art space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Co-founder & CEO of Brud
Trevor McFedries is the Founder and CEO of Brud.
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About Brud: Brud is a group of problem solvers specializing in robotics, artificial intelligence, and their applications to media businesses.
Founder & CEO of CoinGenius
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About CoinGenius, NFT Genius: CoinGenius is an advanced intelligence and analytics platform specifically intended for cryptocurrency traders.
CEO of Josh.ai
Alex Capecelatro is the founder and CEO of Josh.ai, a voice controlled home automation system focused on artificial intelligence for high-end homes. Josh.ai utilizes a proprietary natural language understanding (NLU) engine with state of the art home control integrations for a powerful smart home experience. Alex started his career as a research scientist for NASA, the Naval Research Lab, and later Sandia National Laboratory. He then ventured into consumer technology first with electric car manufacturer Fisker Automotive, then through founding two social software products “At The Pool” and “Yeti” with members in more than 120 countries. Alex focuses on the intersection of cutting edge software and hardware to offer transformational experiences.
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About Hyphos, Josh.ai: Josh.ai is an AI platform that provides smart home automation space services.
CEO & Co-Founder of AIVON
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About AIVON, Famecast Media, Intelligent Video Solutions: AIVON is a decentralized blockchain platform and protocol built on an Artificial Intelligence (AI) network.
Co-Founder & CEO of Retina AI
Emad is an problem solver, business consultant and an engineer.
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About Retina AI: Retina uses artificial intelligence to turn enterprise data into insights.
Co-Founder and CEO of Blitz App
Andy Dinh is the founder and CEO at Blitz App.
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About Blitz App, Team SoloMid: Your personal gaming coach for League of Legends, Valorant, CSGO, Fortnite and more— powered by AI and built with professional players.
CEO of Leaf Group
Sean Moriarty is the CEO and Board Director at Leaf Group. Previously he was the CEO and President of Ticketmaster. He resigned in late March 2009. Moriarty led Ticketmaster through its acquisitions of software company Paciolan, TicketsNow and Chinese promoter Emma Entertainment, and headed up Ticketmaster’s investments in such companies as iLike and Echo Music. Moriarty served on the boards of iLike and Points.com. Prior to serving as President & CEO, Sean served Ticketmaster in several roles, including Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Product & Technology. Prior to Ticketmaster, Sean was part of the technology team at Citysearch, where his roles included Executive Vice President of Technology and Vice President of Internet Systems. Sean currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for ticketing startup Eventbrite and CoachArt.org, a Los Angeles based charitable organization providing free lessons in the arts and athletics to children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Sean holds a BA from the University of South Carolina and attended graduate school at Boston University and the University of South Carolina.
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About Leaf Group: Leaf Group is a diversified Internet company that builds platforms across its media and marketplace properties.
CEO & Co-Founder of Parrot Analytics
Operating at the intersection of science, technology and entrepreneurship. Author of the world’s first quantitative thesis on founder succession in technology firms. 2017 Variety 30 Under 30 Hollywood Leaders. 2018 Broadcasting & Cable 40 Under 40 Media Execs / 2018 NYC TV Week Awards. Bringing to life The Wisdom of Crowds.
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About Parrot Analytics: Parrot Analytics is a data science company that measures and predicts global demand for content, across all platforms, around the world.
CEO and Founder of SmartClick
A serial entrepreneur, angel investor, seasoned advisor, author, and keynote speaker with an investment portfolio of 40+ startups. Being an entrepreneurial executive myself, I founded SmartClick, which builds deep tech innovations based on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. As a customer-driven product leader, I’ve been dedicated to building technologies that are innovative and bring new value to the market. My 20+ years of technology industry expertise and executive management experience in scaling products from conception to large-scale ROI have been proven at both startups and large enterprises alike. My mission is to help companies thrive in this fast-changing world using technologies powered by Artificial Intelligence. Through active involvement in the IT community in Armenia, I’m well known for discovering and mentoring high-potential entrepreneurs, evaluating investment opportunities, and helping newly developing startups. As for my academic degrees, I hold a Master’s Degree in Business Risk Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Planning.
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About ProDiagnose, SmartClick, SmartPush: SmartClick is a full-service software provider delivering artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions for Enterprises.
Principal and CEO of alumniEX
James Sinclair is the Principal and CEO of alumniEX. He is also self-employed in 42v.
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About alumniEX: alumniEX is an Alumni Experience Platform to enable organizations to manage, connect and engage with their former employees.
Co-Founder & CEO of ObEN
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About ObEN: ObEN is an AI company that is building a decentralized AI platform for intelligent avatars.
Co-Founder & CEO of Scalefast
Nicolas Stehle is the founder and CEO at Scalefast, a leading full-service e-commerce solution provider that builds and operates Direct-to-Consumer online stores for brands that want to accelerate online sales without the time, cost, and risk of in-house development. After creating five companies in just 15 years, Nicolas is considered a serial entrepreneur in high tech fields. With Scalefast, his biggest venture to-date, Nicolas helps clients build and manage brands’ global e-commerce channels so they can focus on their customers’ needs. Since its inception in 2014, Scalefast Enterprise Cloud Commerce Platform has processed more than 14 million transactions, in 240 countries, for major brands like Square Enix, Sega, Bandai Namco Entertainment. With offices in Los Angeles, Paris and Madrid, Scalefast brings a synchronized, international team to deliver consistent digital consumer experience around the globe. Throughout his career, Nicolas has developed a reputation for creating successful start-ups and managing the high-impact growth within each of the companies. In total, Nicolas founded and held executive roles in three companies (Scalefast, Like Me I’m Famous and Everbee), and non-executive director and board member positions in two others (Flexycore and Slimpay). Before he graduated university, Nicolas patented an innovative approach to Network Security, raised 3M€ for the technology and had a fully operational business. He has a wide swath of experience with tech companies in a variety of industries ranging from Network security (Everbee), big data (Like Me I’m Famous), Payment (Slimpay) and successfully exited Flexycore, first French company acquired by Google Inc.
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About Scalefast: Scalefast is a digital commerce solution that simplifies and streamlines e-Commerce for inspirational brands.
CEO & Founder of Slingwave
Marketing and technology + startup CEO & founder
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About Slingrocket, Slingwave: Transforming Data into Real Business Outcomes
CEO & Founder of Flixstock
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About Flixstock: FlixStock enables fashion houses to create on model images quickly and at a fraction of the conventional costs.
Cofounder & CEO of Maslo
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About Maslo: We make companions that care about people.
Founder and CEO of Lofty AI
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About Lofty AI: Lofty AI lets you invest in tokenized rental properties for only $50 and sell any time
Founder & CEO of Deep 6 AI
Wout Brusselaers is the co-founder & chief executive officer at Deep 6 AI.
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About Deep 6 AI: Deep 6 AI is an AI-based platform that finds patients for clinical trials and it helps to provide cure to people.
Founder & CEO of FINESSE
Ramin Ahmari is the founder & CEO of FINESSE. He holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from Stanford University where he specialized in Artificial Intelligence. Prior to founding FINESSE, Ramin spent time in industry across Morgan Stanley, Two Sigma, BlackRock and Curology and conducted research under Nobel Prize Winner Thomas Sudhof, Gordon Bell Prize winner Ron Dror and ACM Fellow James Landay.
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About FINESSE: FINESSE is a fashion house that leverages AI on big data and community feedback to predict trends and optimize distribution.
Founder / CEO of Thankful
A leading software developer and entrepreneur, Evan holds more than a dozen patents pending across the fields of robotics, advertising and computer security, and has presented these innovations at TED, DLD, and TechCrunch Disrupt.Having programmed since the age of seven, Evan has worked on projects for Harvard and MIT. In 2013, he founded Cloudwear a start-up which deployed a new, location-based approach to online security for businesses. He founded Abot Labs last year after the initial code for the Abot prototype was posted on Github and quickly outgrew the competing Microsoft Bot Framework at launch. Based in LA, Abot Labs is now a 10-man team and launched its first product earlier this year.
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About Thankful: Thankful is a Developer of an automation software created to improve online customer service.
Founder and CEO of Entertainment AI ™
Ann Greenberg is a serial entrepreneur and inventor. Ann’s new venture, Entertainment AI™ (Sceneplay, Inc.) is developing groundbreaking, patented systems using AI and Blockchain to automate media creation, distribution and analysis. In 1998, Ann co-founded Gracenote, the world’s largest entertainment data company, and the first crowdsourced company. Gracenote helps consumers to discover and engage with relevant, personalized content across platforms—from smart TVs, to smartphones and the streaming media in their cars. Gracenote was acquired by Nielsen for $560M in 2017. Prior to founding Gracenote, Ann co-founded ION, an early digital studio who worked with David Bowie, Brian Eno, Todd Rungren, The Residents, Primus and leading technology companies. Ann also ran marketing for Edward R Pressman Film Corporation.
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About Entertainment AI ™, Fanpulse: The Smart Content Company – Entertainment AI merges human and machine creativity to engage a new generation.
Co-founders & Co-CEO of Vody
Stephanie Horbaczewski is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of StyleHaul. With nearly a decade of experience working with iconic brands like Saks Fifth Avenue, Horbaczewski established StyleHaul in 2011 with the vision of translating the fashion and beauty editorial space to digital, social and multi-platform content. Since launching the company alongside online video industry magnates Allen and Aaron DeBevoise, Horbaczewski has expanded the business internationally and executed successful rounds of funding. Stephanie holds a BA in Classics from Trinity College and a JD/MBA from Suffolk University.
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About RezVen Partners, Vody: Vody leverages the latest technology in big data, natural language processing, and machine learning.
CEO & Co-founder of Virtualitics
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About Virtualitics: Visualize and understand your data as never before thanks to our innovative use of VR/AR, Machine Learning and Natural Language.
Founder & CEO of Pearl
Ophir Tanz is the founder and CEO of Pearl, an artificial intelligence company focused on the dental category. He is the former founder and CEO of GumGum, a leading computer vision company and creator of the world’s first largest in-image ad platform. Prior to launching GumGum, Ophir was CEO and co-founder of Mojungle.com, a mobile-media sharing platform that was sold to Shozu.com in 2007. Before this, Ophir co-founded and sold Fluidesign, an interactive and branding agency. He holds a BS in Computer Science and MS in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University.
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About Human Longevity, Pearl: Pearl is a computer vision company focusing on solving challenging problems in the dental industry.
Founder & CEO of Spectrum
Curtis Simmons Founded NWO Art Gallery in 2012. The NWO Art Gallery was built on one principle, making art the fundamental building block of everyday life. We believe wholeheartedly in the advancement of creativity. Together with our artists, we aim to expand upon the traditional gallery format. About two years ago I had an idea for a mobile art application called Spectrum. I secured 1.5 million funding needed for development and I’ve built a skeleton marketing campaign prior to the apps release on the Apple store. I’ve acquired 5,000 email addresses of leading artists as collateral against zero downloads at launch. I’ve done the research, surveyed the market, ran real life experiments, and all results are reading that Spectrum is scalable.
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About Spectrum: Spectrum is a community-based platform for visual artists.
Co-founder & CEO of Fama
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About Fama: Fama is an AI-based solution that identifies problematic behavior across a workforce by analyzing publicly available online information.
Founder & CEO of FLYR Labs
Building Great Companies
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About FLYR Labs, Hubskip: FLYR Labs develops the Cirrus Revenue Operating System™ to help airlines make informed decisions.
CEO of VideoGorillas
Jason Brahms has 20+ years experience launching B2C and B2B platforms in the media/content industry. He currently the CEO and Managing Partner at Video Gorillas (VG), a media-focused product and services company that develops state-of-the-art video technology incorporating machine learning, neural networks, visual analysis, object recognition, and live streaming. In this role Jason is responsible for defining and executing sales, marketing and product strategies across all VG products and services. Prior to VG, Jason was Vice President of Innovation and Advanced Solutions, where he oversaw product design, research, development and engineering for Sony Media Cloud Services cloud-based SAAS collaborative applications for creative professionals and content creators. Jason joined Sony Pictures Entertainment in 1998 starting in Corporate Development focusing on evangelizing and incubating ideas related to disruptive technology and new business models, including helping design, develop and launch the first IP VOD service, Movielink, where he assumed the role of Director of Content Acquisition and Operations. Jason has held multiple roles across various Sony business units since, including Director of Content for Playstation Network, Vice President, Technology and Operations for Sony Pictures, and Vice President, Advanced Platforms for Sony Pictures where he effectively worked as an “entrepreneur in residence” developing and evangelizing new production and post-production technology solutions. Jason is also a songwriter/music producer whose songs have been featured in numerous television series (e.g. Ugly Betty, Monk, ER, etc.).
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About VideoGorillas: Saas – A.I. Solutions for Media
Co-Founder & CEO of Metropolis
Alex Israel is an active mobility entrepreneur, investor and advisor. Alex is the Co-Founder & CEO of Metropolis, a stealth start-up based in Los Angeles. Previously, Alex was the General Manager of an enterprise division of INRIX, the leading global traffic intelligence provider, delivering smart technology and data analytics to help improve urban mobility. INRIX is at the forefront of connecting cars to smarter cities in more than 60 countries around the world. The company leverages big data analytics to reduce the individual, economic and environmental toll of traffic congestion. In 2009, Alex co-founded ParkMe to facilitate a paradigm shift within navigation. Between 2009 and 2015 ParkMe grew to become the world’s most comprehensive parking database, including more than 29 million spaces in 100,000+ worldwide locations, 4,000 cities, and 64 countries. Mr. Israel managed the Product, Marketing, Business Development and Engineering departments. ParkMe acquired millions of users, as an “Apple Store Ranked: Top 5 U.S. Navigation Application”. Alex also serves on the Board of Directors of Defy Ventures, the leading U.S. anti-recidivism organization.
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About Metropolis: Metropolis is an AI and computer vision start-up built to modernize parking and empower the future of mobility.
CEO & Co-founder of Postie
A 15-year consumer-internet veteran Dave is a revenue focused entrepreneur. With a passion for creating disruptive business models and unique monetization strategies Dave focuses on discovering opportunities to drive rapid growth. His creative, yet data-driven approach to marketing and monetization has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for ad-tech, lead generation and commerce companies. Over the last decade Dave has launched and scaled over 20 consumer-internet businesses. During the early part of his career he created performance-marketing platforms helping brands as diverse as Walt Disney World, Proctor & Gamble and The Gap adapt to the rapidly changing digital media strategies available in the internet world. At Intelligent Beauty, he incubated digital media and ecommerce brands targeting fashion, beauty & health verticals. While leading the monetization strategy at celebrity-commerce company, Beachmint, Dave established the customer acquisition strategy that successfully launched consumer brands with celebrities including Kate Bosworth, Jessica Simpson, Rachel Bilson, and Mary- Kate and Ashley Olsen. At Science, Dave leads the marketing and monetization strategies, platforms and teams to help the growing portfolio of business find a path to rapid growth and scale.
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About Postie: Postie offers automated marketing tools for direct mail marketing.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mind Foundry
Brian Mullins is a pioneer in the field of augmented reality, whose experience with Human Machine Interface and Computer Vision technologies led him to found DAQRI, an Enterprise Augmented Reality company that seeks to change the way people work. He served as DAQRI’s CEO until 2017. In 2016 he testified before the United States Senate on the future of Augmented Reality. Earlier in his career, Brian helped develop systems that employed some of the earliest vision-based mixed reality technologies while working in the field of simulation at the U.S. Department of Transportation, and later at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in San Diego. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
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About Mind Foundry: Mind Foundry is an Oxford University company that has developed an AI platform to solve the world’s most important problems.
CEO of GumGum
Phil Schraeder serves as the Chief Executive Officer at GumGum.
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About GumGum, GumGum: GumGum is an Artificial Intelligence company that uses machine learning to extract value from digital content.
Founder and CEO of Revenue.io
Howard Brown is a three-time entrepreneur with a proven track record of success and innovation in marketing, sales, and cloud computing. Thanks to his study and practice of clinical psychology as a marriage and family therapist, he brings a unique perspective to the technology companies he has created. With his newest venture, RingDNA, Howard has combined his passion for the science of conversation with his expertise in revenue performance optimization. RingDNA is poised to transform the sales industry through integrated communications, data science, user-centric design, and optimized workflow.
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About Revenue.io: Revenue.io powers high-performing teams with real-time guidance.
CEO and Founder of Health Note
Joshua Reischer is the CEO and Founder of Health Note.
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About Health Note: Health Note is an AI platform that automates provider tasks by collects patient information and automatically documenting data into EHRs
Founder & CEO of Specular Theory, Inc.
Morris May is the CEO and founder of Specular Theory. May has curated and led teams of artists, technologists and producers, fusing talents to optimize workflow for award-winning studio films as well as top gaming projects for major players. His expertise for creating unique pipelines that integrates technical solutions with creative storytelling led him to the exploration of virtual reality. He has been a Hollywood visual effects expert for more than 25 years, working on 30+ films including two Academy Award winners: Spiderman II and Happy Feet. In addition, May has worked for industry leaders Industrial Light & Magic, Sony Imageworks, and Animal Logic. He has been the CG supervisor on major blockbuster films such as: Spider-Man 2 & 3, Star Wars: Episode II, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Underworld, The Mummy Returns, Godzilla, Fast & Furious. Additionally, he was lead Visual Effects consultant at the Microsoft Gaming Division. At Microsoft Games studio Black Tusk, he built innovative solutions using particle systems and real time fluid dynamics to bring the game to a level that was not traditionally associated with existing game engines.
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About Specular Theory, Inc.: Award-Winning VR/AR/AI training applications for Defense and Commercial Enterprise. A SBIR Phase III company. Based in Los Angeles, CA
CEO, President of Athos Therapeutics
Dimitrios Iliopoulos is the President and CEO at Athos.
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About Athos Therapeutics, MedicusData.AI: Athos develops AI-based Precision Therapeutics for patients with Inflammatory Bowel, other Autoimmune Diseases, and cancer.
Founder & CEO of Vizzario
Founder & CEO, Vizzario. Medical Advisor, Magic Leap. Member of Stanford AI community.
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About CITRIS, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, Stanford University School of Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, Vizzario: Using AI to Improve Human Computer Interactions
Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of CoCoPIE
Yanzhi Wang is a Co-Founder and Chairman of CoCoPIE.
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About CoCoPIE: CoCoPIE is a startup developing a platform to optimize AI models for edge devices.
Co-Founder & CEO of SRAX
Mr. Chris Miglino, Chris co-founded Social Reality Inc. in April 2010 and also has been its Chief Executive Officer since April 2010. Mr. Miglino is responsible for leading the product development and capital structure of the company. He has helped the company raise all of its capital and go public on the NASDAQ capital market. Mr. Miglino has a long history of starting companies and working in public company environments.
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About SRAX: SRAX is a financial technology company that unlocks data and insights for publicly traded companies.
CEO of Slingshot
Sanil Chawla is the cofounder and CEO at Slingshot, building AI-driven platforms to discover artists & creators and help them scale. He also previously founded Hack+, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps students launch startups, nonprofits, and events. Sanil is a Forbes 30 Under 30 and was featured as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 16 Teen Entrepreneurs in 2019.
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About Hack+, Slingshot: Creating a new AI-driven, artist-centered music industry
CEO and Co-Founder of LegalMation
James Lee is the CEO and co-founder of LegalMation. He is also a founding partner of LTL Attorneys LLP.
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About LegalMation: LegalMation is an AI technology company that provides tools to help attorneys and legal professionals automate routine litigation tasks.
Chief Executive Officer of Apixio
Sachin Patel is the Chief Executive Officer at Apixio.
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About Apixio: The data science company for healthcare
Founder, CEO of Grantey
A serial entrepreneur, startup founder, startup mentor, and advisor. A true self-starter, highly motivated over-achiever with a reputation of being a real “thinker-doer” and “A” player. If I could find 3 things that define me in business: Persistence, Passion, and true fearlessness. Experienced Startup Founder and Sales Executive with a demonstrated history of success working in the computer software and technology industry with both early-stage startups and enterprise companies. Skilled in Negotiation, Anything Outbound Sales, Strategic Partnerships, Marketing, Pitching. Entrepreneurship, International Business, Project Management, Raising funds, and Venture Capital. Strong track record of always exceeding targets/quotas and breaking records. 4.9 Grit Score.
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About Grantey: Using NLP to streamline the grant application writing process for Academic, Healthcare, and Biomedical Research Institutions
CEO of IV.AI
Vince Lynch is an entrepreneur
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About IV.AI: IV.AI is a technology company that uses a no-code AI platform to assist businesses to solve difficult problems.
CEO & Founder of Promethean AI LLC
Andrew Maximov is the CEO & Founder at Promethean AI.
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About Promethean AI LLC: Artificial Intelligence For Virtual World Building
Einaras von Gravrock
CEO of CUJO AI
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About CUJO AI, CUJO AI: CUJO is an AI platform offering SaaS solutions to telecom operators and gateway manufacturers.
CEO & Co-Founder of Fitness Lab Inc
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About Appshop, Fitness Lab Inc, Raiffeisen Bank International: Fitness Lab provides highly personalised training and diet programs using AI, data and custom technology.
CEO, Founder of PowerUser
Marc Lebovitz, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Adornably, has brought together his MIT computer graphics and vision background with a passion for interior design to create Adornably. He is the visionary of the team and the key figure behind enabling the virtual furniture to appear with such photorealistic quality. Always an entrepreneur, Marc previously co-founded TechForward, a Los Angeles-based company dedicated to helping customers upgrade their consumer electronics devices more affordably, easily, and in an environmentally responsible way. TechForward was funded by NEA and First Round Capital, and acquired by SquareTrade in March, 2012. Prior to that, Marc worked in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley, marketing management at QuinStreet, and management consulting roles at The Mitchell Madison Group and Liquid Thinking. During Marc’s limited free time, he enjoys playing water polo and songwriting. Marc holds a BS and MEng from MIT in Computer Science and an MBA from UCLA Anderson.
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About PowerUser: PowerUser offers an AI-driven conversational interface for enterprise SaaS products.
Founder and CEO of Personal GOLD
Called a ‘Wunderkind’ by The New York Times, and recently voted 5th nationwide in ‘Top 40 under 40 in Healthcare Innovation’, Sky is a world record holder and was a member of the U.S. Cycling Team’s ‘Project 96’ prior to the 1996 Olympics. Frustrated by the rampant doping culture in cycling, Sky retired after the 2000 Olympics and dedicated his career in search for a better solution. In 2011, Sky broke a world record using an individualized digital health approach inspired by Dr. Eric Topol, the previous holder of the record receiving a lifetime ban for drugs. This experiment was the genesis of OAthlete that helped athletes win medals at the 2012 London Olympics, receiving international media and featured in the award-winning documentary film ‘Personal Gold (2015)’. Called a ‘Wunderkind’ by The New York Times, and recently voted 5th nationwide in ‘Top 40 under 40 in Healthcare Innovation’, Sky is a world record holder and was a member of the U.S. Cycling Team’s ‘Project 96’ prior to the 1996 Olympics. Frustrated by the rampant doping culture in cycling, Sky retired after the 2000 Olympics and dedicated his career in search for a better solution. In 2011, Sky broke a world record using an individualized digital health approach inspired by Dr. Eric Topol, the previous holder of the record receiving a lifetime ban for drugs. This experiment was the genesis of OAthlete that helped athletes win medals at the 2012 London Olympics, receiving international media and featured in the award-winning documentary film ‘Personal Gold (2015)’. Sky has been featured in Forbes, Sports Illustrated, Outside, AlleyWatch, and speaker at health technology conferences ranging from the New York Digital Health Conference featuring Dr. Ezekiel Emmanuel, San Francisco Health 2.0 Conference featuring Chelsea Clinton, Consumer Electronics Show, The Quantified Self Conference, Verizon Healthcare & Life Science Summit, TEDx, and others. Sky currently lives in Los Angeles, CA and is bringing the app Personal GOLD to the consumer market.
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About Personal GOLD: GOLD is a global consumer health and fitness movement inspired by the Olympic Games. Award-winning Netflix film and iOS/Apple Watch app.
CEO of Drover AI
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About Drover AI: AI-powered IoT module for micromobility fleets
Founder & CEO of GLYD™
With a background in Biochemistry as a Jr. Scientist, Monika has a strong understanding in technical research and analysis. A serial entrepreneur, Monika has created, run and sold a successful Food Truck Business for a profit. Constantly striving to stay ahead of the market, her passion for technology paved the way for her creation of GLYD to fill a gap in today’s livelihood. When we travel, we get to choose our own experience. Some choose to watch the world from the outside, as a voyeur, never really taking part. And then, there’s another type of traveler — the kind who seeks to embrace the world and live a truly authentic experience. We created GLYD around one very simple idea — if you want to really experience another place, the best way to do it is with someone who lives there. GLYD helps connect you with local travel guides (GLYDrs) who will create curated local itineraries for you based on your personal interests. And when you arrive, they will be there to meet you and lead the way. It’s like having the most interesting friends in every city, all around the world. If you’re the kind of traveler who always loves to seek out the best places to eat, the most exciting places to go, the “secret spots,” then GLYD can help you find them. So, you can feel at home when you roam. ********************** Go Global . Be Local ********************** If you are a LOCAL or a TOUR GUIDE, expand your reach to show off your city through pictures and build itineraries out of them when travelers come from out of town and did I mention you can make $10 for each one you make? Want to earn more? Simply unlock your GOLD badge, and you can start GLYDr Experiences to make more money for showing someone around personally! ********************** If you are a TRAVELER, well GLYD is here to make your travels a whole lot easier! Drop the planning, researching, pulling out your hair and let a local who actually lives at your destination help. Get the inspiration to travel via our Explore screen, filter down your location and interests and browse through pictures and once you find a GLYDr who has lots in common with you, well, send out a Digital Itinerary request or if you want them to show you around personally, just hire them to show you their local spots! ********************** Discover more @ open.glyd.co Download on the App Store or Google Play
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About GLYD™: GLYD leverages data and smart social AI to map out a complete user journey in travel.
Founder & CEO of Fastcall
Rich, a subject matter expert in Salesforce Open CTI, is founder and CEO of Fastcall.
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About Fastcall, Fastcall: Fastcall is the #1 Native Salesforce CTI phone dialer and SMS system. 100% DEDICATED to Salesforce.
Founder, CEO of AGI Innovations Inc.
Peter Voss founded AGI Innovations in 2013. He also founded SmartAction in 2006, Adaptive A.I on 2001, Ohio Group Limited in 1980-1993, and Electronics Design in 1979-1991. Peter also writes about ethics and futurism.
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About AGI Innovations Inc., Aigo.ai Inc.,: AGI Innovations is a developer of an advanced, general-purpose natural language intelligence engine.
Chief Executive Officer of Warehouse Exchange
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About Warehouse Exchange: Warehouse Exchange is a flexible, on-demand warehouse platform.
CEO of Frenzy AI
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About Frenzy AI: AI driven product discovery for eCommerce.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Verisart
Robert Norton tells us about his new startup that verifies art authenticity through blockchain technology. First, Robert briefly explains blockchain technology and how Verisart plans to utilize it within the art world. Then, Robert walks us through Verisart’s app and how artists, galleries and collectors can use it to confirm ownership and authenticity of an artwork. Also, he explains how Verisart fits into the recent proliferation of the art eCommerce sector. Lastly, Robert shares how people in the art world have reacted thus far regarding embracing the blockchain technology.
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About Verisart: Verisart is a platform that certify and verify artworks and collectibles using the bitcoin blockchain.
CEO of Celebros Conversion Technologies
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About Celebros Conversion Technologies, DropIn, Inc, SeeVolution: Celebros is an e-commerce platform that provides site-search, merchandising, and conversion technologies for online retailers.
Founder, CEO of Yellfy Sports
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About Yellfy Sports: Disrupting the Sports industry by building a dynamic eco-system around the Sports fan using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
CEO of Arraiy
Mark Tobin is the CEO at Arraiy.
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About Arraiy: Arraiy is a computer vision and machine learning platform for creators, film, AR, VR and game makers.
Chief Executive Officer of AcuraStem
Sam Alworth is the Chief Executive Officer at AcuraStem Inc.
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About AcuraStem: AcuraStem harnesses human, patient-specific in vitro cell models and assays to develop cures and improve diagnoses in disorders of the CNS.
Founder & CEO of Soteria Intelligence
As an industry-recognized authority on social media and internet marketing in general, Aaron Schoenberger has extensive experience guiding businesses ranging from billion-dollar celebrity brands to Fortune 100 companies. He serves as the Founder, CEO and lead investor of Soteria Intelligence. Mr. Schoenberger created Soteria Intelligence in 2013 after launching one of the first social media consulting firms in the mid 2000s where he quickly recognized the need for improved social media analytics capabilities that go above and beyond looking at simple combinations of keywords or spikes in traffic. Through his research early on, Mr. Schoenberger realized the potential of machine learning, specifically natural language processing and image recognition, and began testing theories in 2012 before Soteria Intelligence officially came to life. His focus was on using machine learning to first understand certain problems then use trained models to look at what’s actually being said in conversations as opposed to what lies on the surface (the approach taken by tools of the past). Shortly thereafter, Soteria Intelligence executed on its mission. Mr. Schoenberger is viewed as a thought leader and has been quoted in a variety of publications over the years, including college textbooks. He was asked to speak at the first-ever CBS social media conference, Social: The New Media, as well as other events. Mr. Schoenberger has also been featured on national television and has participated in webinars, including one on social media analytics for PostRank, which was acquired by Google and rolled into Google Analytics soon after. He also serves as an expert witness in federal court cases related to social media. Since Soteria Intelligence launched, Mr. Schoenberger has been featured on the BBC and NPR, quoted in various publications, and highlighted in a cover story by The Guardian.
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About Soteria Intelligence, The Brainchild Group: Soteria Intelligence is a technology company focused on artificial intelligence, specifically machine learning and deep learning.
Founder and CEO of IceKredit
As one of the most experienced experts in the credit evaluation field, Lingyun Gu has achieved outstanding accomplishments both domestically and internationally. Receiving his PhD degree in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Gu has established an impressive network of like-minded top talents. Later, Gu joined ZestFiance as the Founding Member of modeling team, responsible for model development and team building. Specializing in machine-learning algorithms and big-data technologies, Gu transformed technological models into valuable business decisions and set the groundwork for Zest Finance credit-rating models that evaluate individuals with little to none credit history. After leaving ZestFiance, Gu worked as the Chief Data Scientist at Kabbage in a short time base, where he focused on the development of credit evaluation aiming at small and micro businesses. He then joined Turbo Financial Group, a leading financial company that deeply roots in high tech and big data, where he served as Co-Founder, Board of Directors, and CRO. Here, Gu secured several million dollars, created customized decision engines, and provided effective big data solutions with his team. Later, Gu became an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) and Investment Advisor at IDG-Accel/ IDG Capital Partners, responsible for fin-tech investments in Greater China and the U.S. There, he accomplished a total investment amount of 55 million dollars with his team, and the total current market value of investee companies reached 43 billion RMB, constructing the frame of technology and financial board in IDG. Currently, Gu is the Founder and CEO of a leading Fintech company, IceKredit, Inc., specialized in credit evaluation using Artificial Intelligence technologies and machine-learning algorithms. Under his leadership, IceKredit has been named to CB Insights’ Global FinTech 250, Member of NIFA (NATIONAL INTERNET FINANCE ASSOCIATION OF CHINA), National High-tech Enterprise, KMPG’s China FinTech50, and many other valuable prizes in home and abroad. Meanwhile, Gu remains a Board Member at Turbo Financial Group, and holds a position in a public company, Beijing Sino data, Inc. (002657). Additionally, Gu is the Venture Partner of FreesFund and works as an adjunct professor in School of Computer Science at UESTC. With dozens of academic writings published in international journals and numerous patents granted to his models, Gu is indeed a knowledgeable, experienced, and exceptional expert in his field.
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About IceKredit: IceKredit Inc. is an AI company dedicated to apply AI related technologies to make all-rounded credit evaluation of individuals and SMEs.
CEO & Founder of dataPlor
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About dataPlor, Forbes Magazine: The most accurate source of international places data
Dr. J. Galen Buckwalter
Chief Executive Officer of psyML
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About Gumption, LLD, psyML: psyML combines modern psychology, advanced psychometrics, machine learning and AI to enable unprecedented understanding of human behavior.
Chief Executive Officer of DMAI
Helen Thomas is the Chief Executive Officer at DMAI.
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About DMAI: Lift humanity with cognitive AI platforms
Co-Founder, CEO of Mednition
Steven Reilly is a Co-Founder and CEO at Mednition Inc.
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About Mednition: Mednition offers a machine learning-powered decision support solution for hospitals.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Halla
Spencer Price is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Halla.
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About Halla: Halla is a taste intelligence company that creates and designs real-time personalization AI engine for grocery.
Founder & CEO of tuneSplit
Founder @tuneSplit. Co-founder @tuQuejaSuma.com. Msc. Electrical Engineering, USC. Fulbright Presidential Fellow. Musician.
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About tuneSplit: Unlocking Music with Artificial Intelligence
Chief Executive Officer of DropKey
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About DropKey: DropKey® Pop-up Inflatable Studio in a Bag® w/live Chroma key app is a consumer-friendly HD background replacement solution for Creators
Founder and CEO of Stage Stream
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About Stage Stream: User driven Pay Per View Theater Portal
CEO & Founder of TensorIoT
Ravikumar Raghunathan is the CEO & Founder of TensorIoT & he attended University of Oklahoma in 2000.
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About TensorIoT: TensorIoT focuses on IoT, AI and Serverless solutions.
CEO of TalentEarth
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About TalentEarth: Talent Earth is an online employment networking platform designed to connect talented individuals with jobs and work opportunities.
Renata Amaral Morris
Founder and CEO of EAT Studio
As the Founder and CEO of EAT, a Los Angeles and Paris based creative studio working internationally across design and branding. Joined by over 17 years of her own experience in the field, Renata’s role in the studio is one as EAT’s director and go-getter, comprehensively leading all facets of the business. From closing deals to elevating the success of clients, Renata’s exceptional ability to interpret client needs and translate them into effective creative direction has allowed her to build deep relationships with some of the world’s premiere brands. Collaborating with the likes of Amazon, Adidas, Netflix, Twitch, Red Bull, EA Games, Blizzard/Activision, Polygon, and many many more. Sensitively tackling each project, person, or problem with an appreciation – and indeed fascination – of emotion and understanding.
Featured in industry heavy-hitters such as Forbes, Business Today, and Design Week, Renata continues to further her calling as a design educator and speaker. Regularly lecturing within the creative scene, as well as extending this artistic discussion into the world of business and lifestyle. It is without a doubt Renata’s mindful approach to both her life external to design, as well as inevitably her artistry, that helped lead EAT to its firmly rooted position it finds itself in. A position of international service and esteem. Hailing from Brazil, Renata’s journey to where she finds herself now wasn’t always an easy route to walk. But this path has graciously influenced her professional philosophy, prioritizing empathy, warmth, and openness to innovation. Positioning her as a true and thoughtful leader in her field.
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About EAT Studio: EAT Studio is a creative studio that delivers branding and design.
CEO and Co-Founder of Shipsomnia
Alessandra Maderni is the CEO and Co-Founder of Shipsomnia.
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About Shipsomnia: Shipsomnia is a project designed to set a new standard in immersive storytelling and live events.
Founder and CEO of Cooke Media Group
Phil is the founder of Cooke Pictures and has worked with Joel Osteen, Billy Graham, Walt Disney Studios, and film projects, such as The Chronicles of Narnia, Benjamin Button, The Book of Eli and The Blind Side. Phil is also an internationally known author (Jolt, Branding Faith, The Last TV Evangelist) and speaker who has produced media programming in more than 40 countries. According to former CNN journalist Paula Zahn, Phil is rare – a working producer in Hollywood with a Ph.D. in Theology. He’s appeared on MSNBC, CNBC and CNN, and his work has been profiled in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal.
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About Cooke Media Group, The Influence Lab: Provide media consulting, training, television production, directing, editing, and television design services, for religious, non-profit
CEO of Grindstop
Justin Showlay (born April 7, 1984) is the founder and CEO of GrindStop. One of the first online training networks for entrepreneurs launched in early 2016.
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About Grindstop: Empowering the Independent Artist