At Aevena, we believe a major inflection point in the robotics industry is taking place. For the first time ever, the availability of powerful mobile processors, advanced sensor technology, computer vision and machine learning will enable a new age of low-cost fully autonomous personal robots with never seen before capabilities.
A serial entrepreneur with a deep technical background, Jeff's passion from a young age has always been robotics. Previously, he was a co-founder and the CTO/CEO of Kontagent, which was an industry leader in the social/mobile analytics space. He has an BS/MS in electrical engineering from UCLA.
Antonio RodriguezBoard Member
A technology entrepreneur who recently became a VC, Antonio started and sold his latest company to HP where he became CTO of the consumer imaging and printing division. As an investor, Antonio co-lead the Series A in Oculus VR and was the very first investor in MakerBot.
Ash MunshiBoard Member
A seasoned executive in the Silicon Valley tech industry, Ash has held executive positions at a number of industry giants such as Oracle, SGI, Applied Materials, MSC Software and Yahoo where he was the CTO.
As a mechanical engineering professor at UPenn, Mark is part of the famous GRASP robotics group and the head of the Modlab research group. Among his claims to fame, he was named Innovator Under 35 by the MIT Technology Review for his work at Xerox Parc, and is well known for his work in modular robotics and other novel robotic platforms.
As an assistant professor at the University of Hafia and a senior researcher at MIT, Dan's speciality is at the intesection of big data and robotics. His research is centered around adapting algorithms typically run on systems with massive compute power to low power embedded robotics and IoT devices.
A renaisssance man with a diverse background in both product/industrial design and architecture, Sanjeet has held positions at world-renowned architecture firms, Autodesk as a design researcher and at Google where he was industrial and product designer focused on robotics.
A longtime executive in the consumer hardware space, Bharat is currently the President and COO of August the smart lock company. Previously Bharat was a co-founder and COO of Basis, one of the first smart watch companies(acquired by Intel).
Both a roboticist and successful entrepreneur, Curt received a PhD from CMU in robotics and later went on to found a social gaming company that was sold to Popcap Games (soon after acquired by Electronic Arts).
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