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2018 Startup Showcase Silicon Valley

The New Machines of Industry
March 15, 2018
 
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Kiva Allgood
Chief Commerical Development Officer at GE Ventures
Kiva is the Chief Commercial Development Officer at GE Ventures. In her current role, Kiva is building a high-performing commercial development and market intelligence practice within GE Ventures. Together with her team, Kiva focuses on scaling GE Ventures’ commercial impact through ecosystem development, partnerships, strategic planning and world-class programs.

Kiva started her career at GE in 1999 and was excited to return in 2016 as the Managing Director of New Business Creation. She brings over two decades of telecommunications, mobile and digital experience to her role. Most recently she was the President of Smart Cities and Industrial IoT for Qualcomm Intelligent Solutions. While at Qualcomm she helped strategic partners and cities drive digital transformation and connectivity adoption including LinkNYC. As both an intrapreneur and entrepreneur, she also ran a Colorado based startup and lead it’s funding raising and board efforts. She also held executive positions at Motorola and GE. Kiva has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in Science from Northwestern University.

In 2016, she was named to the list of Top 50 Industrial IoT 5G Industrialists and Innovators. She was also an honoree of the 2016 Women of M2M. Kiva holds board seats with CleanTech San Diego and Teen Volunteers in Action and serves on the Selection Committee for EvoNexus. As a passionate student of technology innovation she is a frequent lecturer, speaker and mentor at Kellogg, UCSD and UCI. She is based in San Diego with her husband and two sons. She is an avid skier and sailor, and loves to read. She started her career at Walt Disney World as a costume character—although she won’t reveal which one.


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Fabien Beckers
Founder & CEO, Arterys
Fabien Beckers is the CEO and co-founder of Arterys, a cloud/deep learning startup that is disrupting the medical imaging space and building image-based precision medicine tools. Fabien has led the growth of the company from four co-founders to a team of 34 today. Under his leadership, the company has become a pioneer in cloud-based medical imaging software, offering the first FDA-cleared end-to-end cloud infrastructure for medical imaging. They key advantages of the platform being automatic aggregation of real-world data and ability to scale and distribute the processing of increasingly large, complex datasets. Fabien’s vision for the company is to accelerate data-driven medicine by building precision medicine tools based on the consistent quantification of medical image features in combination with molecular, genomics and patient history data. Fabien holds a PhD in Quantum Physics from the University of Cambridge and a masters of business from Stanford University.
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Keith Bigelow
General Manager, Analytics at GE Healthcare
Keith’s career has largely focused on analytics platforms and analytic applications. Keith began with product management, product marketing and corporate development roles at Borland, Remedy, Lutris, and Business Objects, and expanded to product unit leadership roles at SAP as the SVP of Enterprise Information Management and as GM & SVP of Analytics Cloud at Salesforce. Prior to joining GE Healthcare as GM of Analytics, Keith served as VP of Enterprise for autonomous drone manufacturer 3D Robotics. Keith graduated with honors in Mathematics from UCSC, and is happily married with two sons in Berkeley, CA.
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Leslie Bottorff
Managing Director, Healthcare
GE Ventures
Leslie invests in start-up companies in the healthcare industry, specializing in digital health and healthcare IT, medical device technology, and emerging business models. Leslie joined GE Ventures in 2014 after 16 years of experience in venture capital investing as Managing Director with ONSET Ventures. She works with GEV portfolio companies Neuronetics, Chrono Therapeutics, Digisight, Iora, Omada Health and Arterys. Board seats prior to GEV include Sadra Medical (acquired by Boston Scientific), and Spinal Concepts (acquired by Abbott Labs). Prior to venture investing, Leslie spent 19 years serving in various operating roles at both large corporations and small venture backed start-up companies including VP of Sales and Marketing at Medtronic CardioRhythm, VP of Marketing at Embolic Protection, Inc. (acquired by Boston Scientific) and key positions at start-ups Nellcor (now Medtronic/Covidien), Ventritex (acquired by St. Jude), Menlo Care (acquired by J & J), and GE?s Healthcare Division. She holds a Bachelor?s degree in biomedical engineering from Purdue University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Leslie has served on advisory boards or as guest faculty at several universities including Purdue, Stanford, and UC Berkeley.
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John Carrier
Senior Lecturer, System Dynamics
MIT Sloan School of Management
John Carrier is a Senior Lecturer of System Dynamics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Carrier instructs senior managers on improving manufacturing and business processes and serves as an on-site coach in support of projects. His research focuses on strategic marketing and new business development in high technology, specialty chemicals, and service segments. Carrier has more than 15 years of experience in a variety of corporate, entrepreneurial, and consulting environments. Since 2006, he has worked with Arsenal Capital Partners as director of Six Sigma, where he is responsible for increasing portfolio company valuation by adapting and applying Six Sigma techniques to midsize companies. Carrier also handles due diligence, post-merger integrations, and financial analysis and improvement. Prior to joining Arsenal Capital Partners, he was employed by Grace Construction Products; Bain & Company, Inc.; and SuperCool LLC.

Carrier holds a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan, a PhD in chemical engineering from MIT, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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Marcus Dahllöf
Associate Program Director
MIT Startup Exchange
Marcus, a 2X tech entrepreneur is a Fortune 100 Innovator, business, and product strategist specializing in mobile, software, mentoring, and corporate development. A former elite rower, Dahllöf has extensive consulting and mentoring experience including from the MIT Venture Mentoring Service (VMS), as well as software management experience. He previously worked as a corporate strategist at Nokia.
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Cory Kidd
CEO and Founder, Catalia Health
Dr. Cory Kidd is the founder and CEO of Catalia Health, a patient care management company. The company develops a hardware and software platform that uses a combination of psychology and artificial intelligence to engage patients through interactive conversations. These conversations happen through mobile, web, and interactive robotic interfaces; together these interfaces create a relationship that can reach patients at any time they need support. The data reported back through the system gives Catalia Health’s customers valuable information to understand the daily activities and needs of their patients.

Dr. Kidd is a serial entrepreneur who has been working in healthcare technology for nearly two decades. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. at the MIT Media Lab in human-robot interaction and his B.S. in Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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Sangbae Kim
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Sangbae Kim, is the director of the Biomimetic Robotics Laboratory and an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. His research focuses on the bio-inspired robot design by extracting principles from animals. Kim's achievements on bio-inspired robot development include the world's first directional adhesive inspired from gecko lizards, and a climbing robot, Stickybot, that utilizes the directional adhesives to climb smooth surfaces featured in TIME's best inventions in 2006. Recent achievement includes the development of the MIT Cheetah capable of stable outdoor running up to 13mph and jumping over any obstacles autonomously. This achievement was covered by more than 200 media articles. He is a recipient of best paper award from International Conference on Robotics and Automation (2007), King-Sun Fu Memorial Transactions on Robotics (2008) and IEEE/ASME transactions on mechatronics (2016), DARPA Young Faculty Award (2013), NSF CAREER award (2014), and Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching (2015).
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Can Kisagun
Co-founder & CPO, Enigma
Can started his career at McKinsey & Company, where he worked for 3 years focusing primarily on finance and banking engagements. Can holds an MBA from MIT Sloan and BSc in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University. Prior to Enigma, Can started a Fintech company in the blockchain space.
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Karl F. Koster
Executive Director
MIT Corporate Relations
Karl F. Koster is the Executive Director of the MIT Corporate Relations. The MIT Corporate Relations includes the MIT Industrial Liaison Program, which celebrated 69 years of service to the Institute and its corporate partners in 2017, and MIT Startup Exchange.

In that capacity, Mr. Koster and his staff work with the leadership of MIT and senior corporate executives to design and implement strategies for fostering corporate partnerships with the Institute. Mr. Koster and his team have also worked to identify and design a number of major international programs for MIT, which have been characterized by the establishment of strong, programmatic linkages among universities, industry, and governments. Most recently these efforts have been extended to engage the surrounding innovation eco-system, including its vibrant startup and small company community, into MIT's global corporate and university networks.

Mr. Koster also served as the Chairman of the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP), an organization that seeks to enhance the value of collaborative partnerships between universities and corporations.

Mr. Koster graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in geology and economics in 1974, and received a M.S. from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1980. At the Sloan School he concentrated in international business management and the management of technological innovation. Prior to returning to MIT, Mr. Koster worked as a management consultant in Europe, Latin America, and the United States on projects for private and public sector organizations.
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Amish Parashar
Partner & Director of Strategic Business Development at Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley
Amish Parashar is a founding team member of Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley where he is a Partner & Director of Strategic Business Development.

Prior to joining YMVSV’s founding team, Amish served in a variety of operating and entrepreneurial roles. He has served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and company founder. Most recently he was Director of Innovation of a hundred-person private research & development lab which created dozens of novel hardware technologies for start-ups and multinational corporations working in regulated industries.

Amish is a frequent lecturer on complex technology innovation and has held teaching appointments at Stanford’s d.school, Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering, Singularity University, and UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management.

Amish earned two engineering degrees: an A.B. from Dartmouth College and a B.E. from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. He also earned a MSc from the University of London. Amish has over a dozen patents granted or pending.
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Andrew A. Radin
Co-Founder and CEO
twoXAR
Andrew A. Radin is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of twoXAR, a company dedicated to transforming how large biological datasets are harnessed to accelerate the identification and validation of new medicines. Andrew developed the company’s proprietary algorithm and leads product development. Prior to co-founding twoXAR, Andrew held Chief Technology Officer roles at several early stage companies where he managed teams as large as a hundred technologists distributed around the world. Andrew studied biomedical informatics in Stanford University’s SCPD graduate program and holds Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in computer science from Rochester Institute of Technology.
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Andrew M Radin
Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer
twoXAR
Andrew M Radin is Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of twoXAR, a company dedicated to transforming how large biological datasets are harnessed to accelerate the identification and validation of new medicines. As Chief Marketing Officer of twoXAR, Andrew is focused on understanding the market, identifying partners, and communicating the business. He formerly worked as an investor in venture and private equity funds at Macquarie Bank and has designed, built, and managed several small organizations. Andrew co-founded a mobile platform startup while at MIT.

Andrew holds a Master in Business Administration degree from MIT Sloan, a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and cell biology from UC San Diego, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from UC San Diego.
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Tor Jakob Ramsøy
CEO & Founder, Arundo
Founded in 2015, Arundo's proprietary software for asset-intensive industries enables "edge"-state streaming and analytics, rapid cloud deployment of machine learning models, and enterprise-scale models management.

Our approach is unique. We enable our customers to take control of their data across a broad range of assets leveraging existing investments to accelerate time to insight and action. Arundo provides industry context with asset hierarchies that help take advantage of trapped or previously unutilized data. With our customers, we are revolutionizing operational performance by delivering solutions that are shaping the digital journey, unleashing the business value of data, and enabling human and machine collaboration at scale.

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Sarah Reisinger
Head of Product, Cultured Ingredients at Ginkgo Bioworks
Sarah Reisinger currently runs Platform Delivery at Ginkgo Bioworks. She has more than twelve years of experience in the bio-tech industry, having had leadership roles in business development, alliance management and R&D. Prior to joining Ginkgo, she served as the Vice President of Business Development of the Consumer Sector of Intrexon, where she developed the internal BD strategy for skincare and cosmetic markets, culminating in the launch of a NewCo for the development of anti-aging skin care technologies.

Earlier in her career Dr. Reisinger served as Vice President of R & D collaborations at Amyris, Inc. where she successfully shepherded the development of multiple products in personal care through the full product life cycle. She began working in the field of synthetic biology in 2002 while at Kosan Biosciences, a pharmaceutical company focused on developing cancer therapeutic treatments. She received her B.S. in Biology at Harvey Mudd College and earned her M.S. in Plant Biology and her Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Dan Schiffman
CRO & Co-founder, TVision Insights
Dan leads the commercial organization at TVision Insights, which enables forward-thinking advertisers and media owners to make smarter business decisions using eyes-on-screen attention. Dan has produced and presented cutting-edge insights on the drivers of attention & how to optimize media ROI at the ARF, Cannes Lions, NAB, CIMM, and Advertising Week.

Dan has an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University.
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Matthew Stellmaker
COO & Co-founder, Poly6 Technologies
Matthew graduated from Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture and began his entrepreneurial journey in 2010 by founding a design-build firm in South America.. Matthew has directed business units of over 50 people and annual budgets of up to $300M.
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Marianne Wu
Managing Director
GE Ventures
Marianne leads Energy and IoT investing at GE Ventures.

She is passionate about new business models and the opportunity for new technologies to transform industry. She is particularly interested in the intersection of digital and physical and the opportunity for digital technology to transform our industrial sector.

Her team focuses on IoT, energy, smart cities, smart buildings, automotive, ag and interesting industrial applications of data. The portfolio includes: Bit Stew Systems (acquired by GE), Sensity (acquired by Verizon), Solar Edge (SEDG), TPI (TPIC), Stem, Sonnen, Resin, TTTech, Rigup.

Marianne is an experienced venture investor, start-up executive, and management consultant and has spent her career focused on bringing new technology to market. Prior to joining GE, she was a Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures where she invested in leading technology and energy companies. Previously, she was VP Marketing at ONI Systems and consultant at McKinsey & Company. Marianne started her career as a development engineer.

Marianne holds a Ph.D. EE from Stanford University and earned her Bachelor’s degree form the University of British Columbia, where she is also on the Advisory Board. She has been named one of SV Women of Influence, top 10 Women in Cleantech, CVC Rising Star and has been frequently cited in the press.
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Yibiao Zhao
Co-founder & CEO, iSee AI
Yibiao Zhao is the co-founder and CEO of iSee AI, a startup working on humanistic AI for autonomous driving. Yibiao completed his PhD at UCLA, studying computer vision, and his postdoc at MIT, studying cognitive robots. He is a pioneer of engineering common sense for visual understanding and cognitive robots, and he is the co-chair of the interdisciplinary workshop series at the CVPR and CogSci conferences.