Our team is joined by some of the most qualified partners and advisors from MIT Media Lab, MassRobotics, Imperial College London, SRI International, Intel, EPFL, Palantir, and the World Bank.
Eduardo Castello Ferrer, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, MIT Media Lab
Dr. Castello Ferrer brings 14+ years experience in neural networks, blockchain, and multi-robot systems.
He currently conducts research on the synergy between robotics and controlled-environment devices and his additional research interests include swarm and distributed robotics as well as novel agricultural devices.
Cofounder and CEO, Rovenso
A former researcher in Field and Space Robotics at EPFL and co-founder of BlueBotics, Thomas is a serial robotics entrepreneur.
He served as VP of the Business Angels and Mentoring Club, deputy VP at EPFL, Technology Transfer Officer for NCCR Robotics and worked on multiple projects for the European Space Agency.
Investment Manager, Rewired
Jae-Yong brings extensive multinational business experience and unique analytical insights to the studio’s investments and portfolio companies.
He currently also acts as Investment Analyst specialized in the robotics industry at a global family office with focus on deep technology and social impact.
Previously, he served as Attaché at the Swiss Embassy in Beijing, where he worked closely with the deep tech ecosystems in the Yangtze and Pearl River Deltas.
General Partner, Rewired
With over a decade of investment and business development experience, Santiago leads private investments for a global family office with focus on deep technology and social impact.
After spending five years at BlackRock, he cofounded multiple venture-backed companies and served as Director of Global Partnerships and Innovation at American Express.
He studied at UPenn, where he researched Cognitive & Vision Science to explore how our brains perceive and make sense of the world through our eyes.
Venture Partner, Rewired
Andy has led research in NLP, machine learning, AI, computer vision, and ubiquitous computing.
He was the Senior Director for Innovation at Vulcan Inc. where his teams tackled global problems from climate change and clean energy to biodiversity and global health.
He cofounded the Vulcan Proving Ground, an early-stage technology incubator, and three consumer-facing startups.
Founder and General Partner, Aragorn Ventures
Gleb is an investor in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.
With his technical expertise, Gleb supports the team in select investment due diligence.
Before becoming a venture capitalist, Gleb managed AI-driven quantitative trading portfolios at Goldman Sachs and Clarium, built AI algorithms as an early employee at Palantir Technologies, and co-founded several technology startups including Authy, Ride, and Pager.
Mirko Kovac, PhD
Director, Aerial Robotics Lab, Imperial College London
Dr. Kovac, also a Senior Lecturer, focuses his research on the development of biologically inspired flying robots for distributed sensing in air and water as well as autonomous robotic construction for future cities.
After completing his studies at ETH Zurich and earning his doctorate degree in Robotics at EPFL, he joined Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher. His specialization is in robot design hardware development and multi-modal robot mobility.
Cofounder and Director of Partnerships, MassRobotics
As cofounder of an internationally recognized robotics innovation hub, Fady brings an extensive innovation strategy and business development expertise.
He was a System Design & Management Fellow at MIT, focusing on designing and modeling startups as adaptive complex systems, and understanding the effect of entrepreneurship ecosystems on these startups’ viability. He also notably consulted the World Bank on entrepreneurship in developing countries.