Alumni Spotlight is pleased to announce The Top 100 MIT Alumni in Technology of 2021.  Long known for being one of the world’s top universities in science and technology, unsurprisingly MIT produces an astounding number of entrepreneurs and business leaders.  Established in 1861, the university was founded during a time of increasing industrialization in the United States and centered around laboratory instructions in applied science and engineering.  As of June 2021, there have been over 95 Nobel laureates, 26 Turing Award winners and 8 Field Medalists to have come from MIT either as alumni, faculty members or researchers.  Over 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled at the university each year.

The following 100 alumni were nominated and selected for their professional accomplishments in and contributions to the field of technology.  They work in subfields of expertise perhaps most relevant to today’s economy and innovation era.  Many have founded and most all lead notable companies.  These companies develop products and solutions in the areas of robotics, cybersecurity, genomics, blockchain, education technology, financial technology, autonomous driving, and many other deeply technical areas.  Please join us in celebrating The Top 100 MIT Alumni in Technology of 2021.

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1. Dharmesh Shah
HubSpot

Dharmesh Shah is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer at HubSpot. He first joined the company in 2006 as founder and CTO. HubSpot develops cloud-based inbound marketing software that allows businesses to transform the way that they market online.

Previously, Shah was a founder and CEO of Pyramid Digital Solutions and before that a software developer at SunGard Employee Benefit Systems. Shah earned a degree in management of technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree in computer science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

 

2. Frederic Kerrest
Okta, Inc.

Frederic Kerrest is the Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Okta, Inc.. Okta is a management platform that secures critical resources from cloud to ground for workforce and customers.

Frederic first got his start in 2000 as a director, enterprise technology division at Meridian Global Solutions. From there, he went on to sales & business development at Salesforce, his most recent position prior to joining Okta. Frederic graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management with a Master of Business Administration degree and from Stanford University with an undergraduate degree in computer science.

 

3. Drew Houston
Dropbox

Drew Houston is the Founder & CEO of Dropbox. Dropbox is the world’s first smart workspace that helps people and teams focus on the work that matters. It is a a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. Houston has over 14 years of experience in the software industry. He began his career in 2007.

Before joining Dropbox, Houston was a founder at Accolade and before that a software engineer at Bit9, Inc. Houston graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in computer science.

 

4. Josh Breinlinger
Rev.com

Josh Breinlinger began his professional career over 17 years ago. Today, he is the Board Member and Co-founder of Rev.com. Rev combines human and artificial intelligence to deliver the largest and most popular voice-to-text service in the world.

Breinlinger first got his start in 2004 as a founding team at oDesk Corporation. From there, he went on to AdRoll.com, before eventually rising to general partner at Jackson Square Ventures, his most recent position prior to joining Rev.com

Breinlinger graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering.

 

5. Bob Smith
Blue Origin

Bob Smith is the Chief Executive Officer of Blue Origin. He first joined the company in 2017 as CEO. Blue Origin is an aerospace company that focuses on lowering the cost of spaceflight and helping to explore the solar system.

Previously, Smith was a president of mechanical systems & components at Honeywell Aerospace and before that he was an executive director at the United Space Alliance. Earlier in his career he worked with the Aerospace Corporation as a system director. Smith earned a PhD in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master's degree in business from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and an undergraduate degree in applied math/engineering from Brown University.

 

6. Kyle Vogt
Cruise

Kyle Vogt is the Co-Founder, President, and CTO of Cruise. Cruise is building the world’s most advanced self-driving vehicles to safely connect people with the places, things, and experiences they care about. Vogt has over 11 years of experience in the automotive industry. He began his career in 2011.

Before joiningCruise, Vogt was a co-founder at Twitch and before that he was a co-founder at Justin.tv, Inc. where he artchitechted and built the platform. Earlier in his career he worked with Socialcam as a co-founder.Vogt graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

7. John Krafcik
Waymo

John Krafcik is the Chief Executive Officer of Waymo. He first joined the company in 2015 as CEO. Waymo is an autonomous driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around.

Previously, Krafcik was a president at TrueCar, Inc. and before that a president and CEO at Hyundai Motor America. Earlier in his career he worked with NUMMI as a quality & manufacturing engineer. Krafcik earned a Master's degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.

 

8. Hamid Moghadam
Prologis

Hamid Moghadam began his professional career over 38 years ago. Today, he is the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Prologis. Prologis Ventures is an owner, operator, and developer of industrial real estate. The company leases modern distribution facilities to more than 5,200 customers, including manufacturers, retailers, transportation companies, third-party logistics providers, and other enterprises with large-scale distribution needs.

Moghadam first got his start in 1983 as a director at Plum Creek Timber Company. Moghadam graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business with a Master of Business Administration degree and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in engineering.

 

9. Steve Fredette
Toast

Steve Fredette is the Co-founder and President of Toast, Inc. Toast is an all-in-one point-of-sale and restaurant management platform for businesses in the food service and hospitality space. As a cloud-based system built specifically for restaurants, Toast offers advanced functionality including tableside ordering, quick menu modifications, real-time enterprise reporting, online ordering, and labor management on an easy-to-use interface. The company powers successful restaurants by combining point of sale, front of house, back of house, and guest-facing technology. Fredette has over 12 years of experience in the software industry. He began his career in 2009.

Before joining Toast, Fredette was a manager of development at Endeca and before that, he was a co-founder at Klick Mobile. Fredette graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in chemistry.

 

10. Aman Narang
Toast

Aman Narang is the Co-Founder and President of Toast, Inc. He first joined the company in 2013. Toast is an all-in-one point-of-sale and restaurant management platform for businesses in the food service and hospitality space. As a cloud-based system built specifically for restaurants, Toast offers advanced functionality including tableside ordering, quick menu modifications, real-time enterprise reporting, online ordering, and labor management on an easy-to-use interface. The company powers successful restaurants by combining point of sale, front of house, back of house, and guest-facing technology.

Previously, Narang was a product manager at Endeca. Narang earned an undergraduate degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

11. Max Kolysh
Dover

Max Kolysh is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dover. He first joined the company in 2019. Dover is building the first end-to-end recruiting automation platform for the world's top companies. Their advanced matching software identifies the perfect candidates across all recruiting channels and candidate sources, and drives the hiring process to create a seamless, white-glove experience for both companies and candidates.

Previously, Kolysh was a founder and COO at Zinc and before that, he was a software engineer at Groupon. Earlier in his career, he worked with Oliver Wyman as a financial services consultant. Kolysh earned an undergraduate degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

12. Sanjit Biswas
Samsara

Sanjit Biswas began his professional career over 15 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Samsara. Samsara is the pioneer of the Connected Operations Cloud, which allows businesses that depend on physical operations to harness IoT (Internet of Things) data to develop actionable business insights and improve their operations.

Biswas first got his start in 2006 as a CEO at Meraki, Inc.. From there, he went on to VP/GM cloud networking group at Cisco Systems, his most recent position prior to joining Samsara. Biswas graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Science degree in computer science and from Stanford University with an undergraduate degree in computer science and electrical engineering.

 

13. Sterling Anderson
Aurora

Sterling Anderson began his professional career over years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer of Aurora. Aurora is delivering the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly.

Anderson first got his start in 2021 as a co-founder at Gimlet Systems. From there, he went on to McKinsey & Company, before eventually rising to director of autopilot programs at Tesla, his most recent position prior to joining Aurora. Anderson graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a PhD and Master of Science degree in robotics.

 

14. Elliot Cohen
PillPack

Elliot Cohen is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of PillPack. PillPack is a full-service pharmacy that sorts medication by dose and offers door-to-door delivery. Cohen has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He began his career in 2006.

Before joining PillPack, Cohen was a co-founder and co-director at Hacking Medicine at MIT and before that he was a co-founder at Corengi, Inc. Earlier in his career, he worked with Microsoft Office as a program manager. Cohen graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Business Administration degree and from the University of California, Berkeley with an undergraduate degree in computer science and cognitive science.

 

15. Pasquale Romano
ChargePoint

Pasquale Romano is the President and Chief Executive Officer of ChargePoint. ChargePoint brings electric vehicle (EV) charging to more people and places than ever before as the world’s leading EV charging network. These stations are available as public charging stations, consumer subscription plans, and utility grid management technology for electric utility companies to smooth electric demands on the grid. Romano has over 32 years of experience in the automotive industry. He began his career in 1989.

Before joining ChargePoint, Romano was a president and CEO (founder) at 2Wire and before that a director of engineering and marketing at Polycom. Earlier in his career, he worked with Fluent as a chief architect (founder). Romano graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Science degree in media lab and from Harvard University with an undergraduate degree in computer science.

 

16. Bill Magnuson
Braze

Bill Magnuson is the Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer of Braze. He first joined the company in 2011. Braze is a customer engagement platform that delivers messaging experiences across push, email, apps, and more. Its platform allows for real-time and continuous data streaming, replacing decades-old databases that aren’t built for today’s on-demand, always-connected customer. With data, technology, and teams working together in unison, the Braze platform makes marketing more authentic, brands more human, and customers more satisfied with every experience.

Previously, Magnuson was a software engineer at Bridgewater Associates. Magnuson earned a Master's degree in EECS and an undergraduate degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

17. Karl Sun
Lucid

Karl Sun is the CEO and Co-founder of Lucid. Lucid is a visual collaboration suite that helps teams see and build the future from idea to reality. Sun has over 24 years in the computer software industry. He began his career in 1997.

Before joining Lucid, Sun was a head of business development, China at Google and attorney at Perkins Coie. Earlier in his career, he worked with Venture Law Group as an attorney. Sun graduated from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctor in law and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Science in technology & policy program and an undergraduate degree in EECS.

 

18. Carlos Cashman
Thrasio

Carlos Cashman began his professional career over 26 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Thrasio. Thrasio is a digital consumer goods company that acquires private label Amazon FBA businesses and direct-to-consumer e-commerce brands. It is backed by investor groups representing private equity firms.

Cashman first got his start in 1995 as a CTO at Frankfurt Balkind. From there, he went on to Opus360, before eventually rising to director at SecretBuilders, his most recent position prior to joining Thrasio. Cashman graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in information technology.

 

19. Sal Khan
Khan Academy

Sal Khan began his professional career over 18 years ago. Today, he is the Founder of Khan Academy. Khan Academy is a nonprofit organization that provides a free world class education for anyone, anywhere.

Khan first got his start in 2003 as a senior analyst at Wohl Capital Management. From there, he went on to Connective Capital Management as a senior analyst, his most recent position prior to joining Khan Academy. Khan graduated from Harvard Business School with a Master of Business Administration and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Master of Engineering degree in computer science and electrical engineering and an undergraduate degree in computer science and mathematics.

 

20. Godard Abel
G2

Godard Abel is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of G2. He first joined the company in year 2012. G2.com (formerly G2 Crowd) is making B2B tech buying easy by connecting buyers to vendors based on authentic customer reviews and real-time ratings of business software and services.

Previously, Abel was a SVP & GM at Salesforce and before that a CEO at SteelBrick. Earlier in his career he worked with McKinsey & Company as a business analyst & associate. Abel earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Master of Science and undergraduate degree in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

21. Hans Robertson
Verkada

Hans Robertson began his professional career over 22 years ago. Today, he is the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Verkada. Verkada builds modern security solutions that help enterprises run safer, smarter buildings.

Robertson first got his start in 1999 as a business analyst at McKinsey. From there, he went on to VMware, before eventually rising to COO, VP product and co-founder at Cisco Meraki, his most recent position prior to joining Verkada. Robertson graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Engineering degree and an undergraduate degree in computer science.

 

22. Peter Reinhardt
Segment

Peter Reinhardt is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Segment. Segment provides customer data infrastructure that helps businesses put their customers first. The platform democratizes access to reliable data for all teams and offers a complete toolkit to standardize data collection, unify user records, and route customer data into any system. Reinhardt has over 10 years of experience in the software industry. He began his career in 2011.

Before joining Segment, Reinhardt was a research assistant at Naval Postgraduate School and before that he was a co-founder at Iomys Labs, LLC. Reinhardt graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering.

 

23. Natan Linder
Tulip

Natan Linder began his professional career over 25 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Tulip. Tulip, the leader in frontline operations, is empowering the world’s leading companies to improve the productivity of their teams, the quality of their output, and the efficiency of their operations.

Linder first got his start in 1996 as an intelligence NCO, system engineer in the Israeli Air Force. From there, he went on to Ness Technologies, before eventually rising to lead UI designer at Rethink Robotics, his most recent position prior to joining Tulip. Linder graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a PhD and an undergraduate degree in media arts and sciences.

 

24. Adolfo Babatz
Clip

Adolfo Babatz began his professional career over 21 years ago. Today, he is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Clip. Clip is the leading payments company in Mexico, enabling hundreds of thousands of SMBs to accept all forms of payments.

Babatz first got his start in 2000 as a business consulting division analyst at Arthur Andersen. From there, he went on to Grupo Kuo, before eventually rising to product marketing & engagement manager, Latin-America at Paypal, his most recent position prior to joining Clip. Babatz graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Business Administration degree and from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México with an undergraduate degree in business.

 

25. Jason Kelly
Ginkgo Bioworks

Jason Kelly began his professional career over 16 years ago. Today, he is the Founder of Ginkgo Bioworks. Ginkgo Bioworks is a developer of biological engineering products and custom microbes across multiple markets. The company’s cell programming platform is enabling the growth of biotechnology across diverse markets, from food to fragrance to pharmaceuticals. They are also actively supporting a number of COVID-19 response efforts, including community testing, epidemiological tracing, vaccine development and therapeutics discovery.

Kelly first got his start in 2005 as a founder at OpenWetWare. Kelly graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a PhD in biological engineering and an undergraduate degree in biology & chemical engineering.

 

26. David Arana
Konfio

David Arana is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Konfio. Konfío is an online lending platform for small businesses in Mexico that uses transactional data for rapid credit assessment, allowing owners to focus on growing their business. Arana has over 14 years of experience in the financial services industry. He began his career in 2007.

Before joining Konfío, Arana was a vice president at Deutsche Bank focusing on emerging markets structured products. There, he created tailor-made solutions for clients throughout Latin America using cross-product derivatives. Arana graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in mathematics.

 

27. Natalya Bailey
Accion Systems Inc.

Natalya Bailey is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Accion Systems Inc. Accion reinvented propulsion for New Space and created a more efficient ion thruster: the Tiled Ionic Liquid Electrospray (TILE) engine. Bailey has over 11 years of experience in the defense and space industry. She began her career in 2010.

Before joining Accion Systems Inc., Bailey was a software developer at Hope Orthopedics of Oregon and before that she was a co-founder at Asteria Propulsion. Bailey graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a PhD in aeroastro, from Duke University with a Master of Science in mechanical engineering, and from San Diego State University-California State University with an undergraduate degree in aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical engineering.

 

28. Spenser Skates
Amplitude Analytics

Spenser Skates began his professional career over 11 years ago. Today, he is the Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer of Amplitude Analytics. Amplitude is a product intelligence platform that provides digital production tools that help teams run and grow their businesses.

Skates first got his start in 2010 as an algorithmic trader and researcher at DRW Trading Group. From there, he went on to Sonalight as a co-founder, his most recent position prior to joining Amplitude Analytics. Skates graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in bioengineering.

 

29. Elad Gil
Color Genomics

Elad Gil is the Co-Founder of Color Genomics. He first joined the company in 2008and transitioned to board member in early 2016. Color is a population health technology company that enables the delivery of advanced healthcare through clinical genetics.

Previously, Gil was a vice president at Twitter and before that a CEO and co-founder at Mixer Labs. Earlier in his career he worked with Google as a product manager. Gil earned a PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree in mathematics and molecular biology from UC San Diego.

 

30. Othman Laraki
Color Genomics

Othman Laraki is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Color Genomics. Color Genomics is a population health technology company that enables the delivery of advanced healthcare through clinical genetics. Laraki has over 12 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He began his career in 2009.

Before joining Color Genomics, Laraki was a VP of product management at Twitter and before that a co-founder at Mixer Labs. Earlier in his career he worked with Epitrope Corp as a founder. Laraki graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Business Administration degree in financial engineering and from Stanford University with an undergraduate degree in computer science.

 

31. Sajith Wickramasekara
Benchling

Sajith Wickramasekara is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Benchling. Benchling is a cloud-based software platform for biology researchers and research and development organizations to manage massively complex experimental datasets and optimize R&D processes. Wickramasekara has over 14 years of experience in the software industry. He began his career in 2007.

Before joining Benchling, Wickramasekara was a research assistant at Liquidia Technologies and before that a research assistant at Duke University Medical Center. Wickramasekara graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and computer science.

 

32. Ashu Singhal
Benchling

Ashu Singhal is the Co-Founder and President of Benchling. He first joined the company in 2014. Benchling is a cloud-based software platform for biology researchers and research and development organizations. The company is powering breakthrough research on biotherapeutics, biofuels, and biomaterials at leading life science companies and the world's most renowned academic labs.

Previously, Singhal was a staff software engineer at Twitter, and before that he was a co-founder at Hotspots.io. Singhal earned an undergraduate degree in computer science and mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

33. Marc Raibert
Boston Dynamics

Marc Raibert is the Chairman & Founder of Boston Dynamics. He first joined the company in 1992 as CEO. Boston Dynamics is a spin-off of MIT and builds advanced mobile manipulation robots with remarkable mobility, dexterity perception and agility.

Previously, Raibert was a professor in electrical engineering and computer science at MIT and before that an associate professor in the computer science department and the robotics institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Raibert earned a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University.

 

34. Eric Berry
TripleLift

Eric Berry began his professional career over 17 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TripleLift. TripleLift is a technology company rooted at the intersection of creativity and media.

Berry first got his start in 2004 as a business analyst at Harvard Business School. From there, he went on to AmeriCorps VISTA, before eventually rising to product architecture and client services at AppNexus, his most recent position prior to joining TripleLift. Berry graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Engineering degree in electrical engineering and computer science and an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and computer science, biomedical engineering.

 

35. Inaki Berenguer
CoverWallet

Inaki Berenguer began his professional career over years ago. Today, he is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of CoverWallet. CoverWallet is an online platform that offers insurance management services to its clients.

Berenguer first got his start in 2008 as a corporate strategy manager at the Microsoft Corporation. From there, he went on to Pixable, before eventually rising to CEO and co-founder at Klink Inc., his most recent position prior to joining CoverWallet.

Berenguer graduated from the University of Cambridge with a PhD and Master's degree in engineering and from the MIT Sloan School of Management with a Master of Business Administration degree.

 

36. Gregory Mark
Markforged

Gregory Mark is the Chairman of Markforged. He first joined the company in 2013 as founder and CEO. Markforged is a manufacturing company that invented a new 3D printing process to build parts with the strength of Continuous Carbon Fiber.

Previously, Mark was a CEO at Genasun and before that a founder and CEO at Aeromotions. Earlier in his career, he worked with Outback Bicycles as a fabricator. Mark earned a Master of Science degree and an undergraduate degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

37. Andrew Sutherland
Quizle

Andrew Sutherland is the Founder of Quizlet. Quizlet is a learning platform that uses activities and games to help students practice and master what they’re learning.

Sutherland founded Quizlet in 2005 for a high school French class. It quickly spread to his class, then his whole school, and then the world. Quizlet is now among the top 70 websites in the entire U.S., and is often among the top 3 free apps in the app store for Education. Sutherland earned an undergraduate degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

38. Ric Fulop
Desktop Metal

Ric Fulop began his professional career over 28 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Desktop Metal. Desktop Metal is a provider of metal and carbon fiber 3D printing accessible to all engineers, designers, and manufacturers.

Fulop first got his start in 1993 as a co-founder at DenebaCAD. From there, he went on to Into Networks, before eventually rising to founder at A123 Systems, his most recent position prior to joining Desktop Metal. Fulop graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management with a Master of Business Administration.

 

39. Noubar Afeyan
Flagship Pioneering

Noubar Afeyan is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Flagship Pioneering. Flagship Pioneering conceives, creates, resources, and develops first-in-category life sciences companies to transform human health and sustainability. He began his career in 1995.

Before joining Flagship Pioneering, Afeyan was a co-founder and board member at Seres Therapeutics and before that he was a board member and co-founder at Cobalt Biomedicine, Inc.. Earlier in his career he worked with Chemgenics Pharmaceuticals as a chairman and co-founder. Afeyan graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a PhD in biochemical engineering and from McGill University with an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering.

 

40. Beerud Sheth
Gupshup

Beerud Sheth is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Gupshup. Gupshup is a smart messaging platform that enables developers to build messaging services and bots that work across all channels. Sheth has over 27 years in the information technology & services industry.

Before joining Gupshup, Sheth was a founder & VP at Upwork and before that a AVP at Merrill Lynch. Earlier in his career he worked with Citibank Securities Corp as an AVP. Sheth graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Science in computer science and from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay with an undergraduate degree in computer science.

 

41. Christopher Yang
Domino Data Lab

Christopher Yang is the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Domino Data Lab. He first joined the company in 2013. Domino Data Lab empowers data science teams with the leading, open data science platform that enables enterprises to manage and scale data science with discipline and maturity. Model-driven companies including Allstate, Dell Technologies, and Bayer use Domino as a data science system of record to accelerate breakthrough research, increase collaboration, and rapidly deliver high-impact models.

Previously, Yang was a software developer at Bridgewater Associates. Yang earned a Master of Engineering degree and an undergraduate degree in computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

42. Sumit Agarwal
Analytic Products

Sumit Agarwal is the Vice-President for Analytic Products of F5. F5 powers applications from development through their entire lifecycle, across any multi-cloud environment, so their customers—enterprise businesses, service providers, governments, and consumer brands—can deliver differentiated, high-performing, and secure digital experiences. Agarwal has over 23 years of experience in the information technology industry. He began his career in 1998.

Before joining F5, Agarwal was a co-founder, COO at Shape Security and before that he was a network warfare officer in the United States Air Force. Earlier in his career he worked with Trilogy as a pre-sales engineer. Agarwal graduated from the United States Air Force - Air University with a Master's degree in art and science in military operations and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering.

 

43. Peter Lee
Embark Ventures

Peter Lee is the Founder and General Partner of Embark Ventures. Embark Ventures is a Los Angeles-based venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments. Lee has over 24 years of experience in the venture capital industry. He began his career in 1997.

Before joining Embark Ventures, Lee was an associate at Clearstone Venture Partners and before that, he was a managing director at Fortis Partners. Earlier in his career, he worked with IDEO as an engineer. Lee graduated from the Harvard Business School with a Master of Business Administration degree and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Science degree and an undergraduate degree in engineering.

 

44. Bindiya Vakil
Resilinc

Bindiya Vakil is the CEO and Co-Founder of Resilinc. She first joined the company in 2010. Resilinc is the leading cloud provider of supply chain resilience and risk management intelligence and analytics.

Previously, Vakil was a program manager, supply chain risk management at Cisco Systems, Inc., and before that she was a corporate account manager - EMS at Broadcom Corporation. Earlier in her career, she worked with Solectron Corporation as a supply chain manager. Vakil earned a Master’s degree in supply chain management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

45. Christine Spang
Nylas

Christine Spang is the Co-founder & CTO of Nylas. Nylas is a pioneer and leading provider of productivity infrastructure solutions for modern software. They provide an API platform that enables developers to quickly and securely access and process user data from any email and calendar. Spang has over 11 years of experience in the software industry. She began her career in 2010.

Before joining Nylas, Spang was a principal developer at Oracle and before that a software engineer at Ksplice. Spang graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in computer science.

 

46. Alex Bouaziz
Deel

Alex Bouaziz is the co-founder & Chief Executive Officer of Deel. Deel is the first payroll platform for remote teams that connects localized compliance and payments in one system of record and automates everything. Bouaziz has over 6 years of experience in the financial services industry. He began his career in 2015.

Before joining Deel, Bouaziz was a co-founder & CEO at Lifeslice and before that a researcher, environmental engineering at the Imperial College London. Bouaziz graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master's degree in civil and environmental engineering and from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in civil and environmental engineering.

 

47. Shuo Wang
Deel

Shuo Wang began her professional career over 6 years ago. Today, she is the Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer of Deel. Deel is a payroll platform used to re-imagine payouts for businesses hiring internationally. The platform is used by remote teams that connect localized compliance and automates payments in one system of record, as well as provides contracts and templates to be used for tax forms and localized contracts, automated payment, invoicing and receipts, and customer support.

Wang first got her start in 2015 as a co-founder and CTO at Aeris. Wang graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering.

 

48. Philippe Laffont
Coatue Management

Philippe Laffont began his professional career over 29 years ago. Today, he is the Founder of Coatue Management. Coatue invests in public and private equity markets focusing on the technology, media, and telecommunications industries with an investment approach consisting of making a small number of investments based on rigorous proprietary research.

Laffont first got his start in 1992 as an analyst in management consulting at McKinsey & Co.. From there, he went on to Tiger Management LLC, his most recent position prior to joining Coatue. Laffont graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Computer Science degree and an undergraduate degree in computer science.

 

49. Efe Cakarel
MUBI

Efe Cakarel is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MUBI. He first joined the company in 2007. MUBI is a subscription-based streaming service that offers online streaming of films, including those produced in-house. The company provides its members with a hand-curated selection of the world's best films on-demand, streaming ad-free on its proprietary technology, weekly cinema tickets to selected new release films with MUBI GO, and access to its international film criticism and news publication on Notebook.

Previously, Cakarel was a product and business strategy at SAP and before that, he was an associate at Goldman Sachs. Cakarel earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

50. Jessica McKellar
Pilot.com

Jessica McKellar is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Pilot.com, Inc.. She first joined the company in 2017 as founder and CTO. Pilot is a platform that offers bookkeeping, tax, and CFO services for growing businesses.

Previously, McKellar was a director of engineering at Dropbox and before that she was a founder and VP of engineering at Zulip, Inc.. Earlier in her career, she worked with Ksplice as a software engineer. McKellar earned a Master of Science degree and an undergraduate degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

51. Shishir Mehrotra
Coda

Shishir Mehrotra is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Coda. He first joined the company in 2014 as co-founder and CEO. Coda creates online documents and the utility of applications into a single new canvas.

Previously, Mehrotra was a vice president of product engineering at YouTube, UX at Google and before that a director of program management at Microsoft. Earlier in his career he worked with Centrata as a founding CEO and board member. Mehrotra earned an undergraduate degree in computer science and mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

52. Alex DeNeui
Coda

Alex DeNeui is the Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer of Coda. Coda is a new service that brings words, data, and teams together, blending the flexibility of a document, the power of a spreadsheet, and the utility of applications into a single new canvas, enabling anyone to make a doc as powerful as an app. DeNeui has over 21 years of experience in the software industry. He began his career in 2000.

Before joining Coda, DeNeui was a staff software engineer at Google and before that, he was a co-founder, CTO at DocVerse. Earlier in his career, he worked with Centrata as a member of technical staff & co-founder. DeNeui graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in computer science.

 

53. Yuchun Lee
Allego

Yuchun Lee is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Allego. Allego provides a mobile video-based sales learning and development platform for high tech, financial services, medical devices, and pharma. The company aims to ensure that sellers have the skills, knowledge, and content they need to optimize team success in a virtual world. Lee has over 29 years of experience in the software industry. He began his career in 1992

Before joining Allego, Lee was a VP of enterprise marketing management at IBM and a co-founder, chairman, and CEO at Unica Corporation. Lee graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master’s degree and an undergraduate degree.

 

54. Gabriel Weinberg
DuckDuckGo

Gabriel Weinberg is the CEO & Founder of DuckDuckGo. DuckDuckGo is the Internet privacy company for everyone who's had enough of hidden online tracking. It is an internet search engine that emphasizes protecting searchers' privacy and avoiding the filter bubble of personalized search results. DuckDuckGo distinguishes itself from other search engines by not profiling its users and by showing all users the same search results for a given search term.

Previously, Weinberg was a director at Notehall and before that a co-founder and CEO at Opobox. Weinberg earned a Master’s degree in technology policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree in physics.

 

55. Julia Hu
Lark Health

Julia Hu is the CEO and Co-Founder of Lark Health. Lark Health is the leading chronic disease prevention and management platform using proven, AI health coaching to deliver better outcomes at scale. The company provides a 24/7 personal AI health coach that texts with people to help them manage and prevent chronic disease. Hu has over 16 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She began her career in 2005.

Before joining Lark Health, Hu was a Founder, CEO at EMOD. Hu graduated from the MIT Sloan School of Management with a Master of Business Administration and from Stanford University with an undergraduate degree in engineering and design school.

 

56. Amine Anoun
Evisort

Amine Anoun began his professional career over 4 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer of Evisort. Evisort is an AI-powered contract management platform that provides visibility into any document. They use artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to help companies mine contracts for data. Evisort's AI understands meaning and context in legal language, virtually eliminating the need to read contracts.

Anoun first got his start in 2017 as a data scientist at Uber. Anoun graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Science degree in operations research center and from CentraleSupelec with a Master of Science degree and an undergraduate degree in applied mathematics.

 

57. Scott Purcell
Prime Trust

Scott Purcell began his professional career over 21 years ago. Today, he is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Prime Trust. Prime Trust is a blockchain-driven trust company that provides API-driven open banking solutions.

Purcell first got his start in 1994 as a president & CEO at Epoch Internet. From there, he went on to Epoch Networks before eventually rising to chairman of the oversight committee at Crowdfunding Best Practices, his most recent position prior to joining Prime Trust. Purcell graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management with a Masters in entrepreneurship and from the University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business with an undergraduate degree in business.

 

58. Lisa Shields
FISPAN

Lisa Shields began her professional career over 31 years ago. Today, she is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FISPAN. FISPAN is a services management platform that allows banks to deploy new business banking products rapidly.

Shields first got her start in 1990 as a hydrodynamicist at Computer Sciences of Australia. From there, she went on to Vibro Acoustic Sciences before eventually rising to founder and director at Hyperwallet Systems, her most recent position prior to joining FISPAN. Shields graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Science degree and an undergraduate degree in engineering.

 

59. Amjad Hussain
Algo

Amjad Hussain began his professional career over 13 years ago. Today, he is the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Algo. Algo is humanizing the way we turn insights into opportunity across the supply chain.

Hussain first got his start in 2008 as a founder & CEO at Silk Route Software. Hussain graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Business Administration degree, from Wayne State University with a PhD in artificial intelligence, and the University of Manchester with a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering computer science and artificial intelligence. He also graduated from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore with an undergraduate degree in electrical, electronics, and communications engineering.

 

60. Nikola Deskovic
InstaMotion Retail

Nikola Deskovic began his professional career over 27 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Executive Officer and Investor of InstaMotion Retail. InstaMotion is an automotive company that provides a transaction platform used to purchase selected and used cars online.

Deskovic first got his start in 1994 as a senior engagement manager at McKinsey & Company. From there, he went on to Scout24 Group, before eventually rising to CEO and founder at AutoScout24, his most recent position prior to joining InstaMotion Retail. Deskovic graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a PhD.

 

61. Tim Zheng
Apollo

Tim Zheng is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Apollo. He first joined the company in 2015. Apollo is the unified engagement acceleration platform that gives reps the ability to dramatically increase their number of quality conversations and opportunities. Teams get access to a database of 200+ million contacts with a built-in fully customizable Scoring Engine, full sales engagement stack, native Account Playbook builder, and deep analytics suite.

Previously, Zheng was a founder & CEO at Braingenie. Zheng earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

62. Pierre Poignant
BRANDED

Pierre Poignant began his professional career over 10 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of BRANDED. BRANDED is a global platform that partners with and invests in leading consumer products and marketplace brands online.

Poignant first got his start in 2001 as a research assistant at the MIT Center for Educational Computing Initiative. From there, he went on to McKinsey & Company, before eventually rising to CEO & co-founder at Lazada, his most recent position prior to joining BRANDED. Pierre graduated from MIT with a Master of Science degree in information technology.

 

63. Sonny Vu
AREVO

Sonny Vu is the Chief Executive Officer of AREVO. He first joined the company in 2020 as CEO. AREVO, based in Silicon Valley, California, develops technology to enable direct digital additive manufacturing of ultra-strong, lightweight composite parts for end use applications in high volume.

Previously, Vu was a president and CTO for connected devices at Fossil Group, Inc. and before that he was a CEO and chairman (founder) at Misfit Wearables. Earlier in his career he worked with FireSpout as a CTO (founder). Vu earned a PhD in linguistics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree in mathematics and linguistics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

 

64. Ale Resnik
Belong

Ale Resnik is the Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer of Belong. He first joined the company in 2018 as CEO. Belong is a residential network that vertically integrates all aspects of the home rental and home improvement process.

Previously, Resnik was a founder in residence at Andreessen Horowitz and before that a co-founder, chief executive officer at Beepi. Earlier in his career he worked with Global Vitamins as a founder and chief executive officer. Resnik earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree in computer science from ORT Colleges.

 

65. Christine Yen
Honeycomb.io

Christine Yen is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Honeycomb.io. She first joined the company in 2015 as co-founder and CPO. Honeycomb provides full-stack observability for modern engineering teams to understand, debug, and improve production systems. Founded on the experience of debugging problems at the scale of millions of apps serving tens of millions of users, it empowers every engineer to the instrument and queries the behavior of their system.

Previously, Yen was an engineer at Parse and before that, she was a co-founder at Venuetastic. Earlier in her career, she worked with Aardvark as an engineer. Yen earned an undergraduate degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

66. Daniel Kwak
Steady

Daniel Kwak began his professional career over 4 years ago. Today, he is the Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer of Steady. Steady is making engineering simulations more accessible. The company’s software allows design engineers to build, run, and share fluid, thermal, and structural simulations to build the products of the future.

Kwak first got his start in 2017 as a vice president at Point72 Ventures. Kwak graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Science degree in nuclear science & engineering and from the University of Michigan with an undergraduate degree in nuclear engineering and mathematics.

 

67. Tigran Sloyan
CodeSignal

Tigran Sloyan is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CodeSignal. He first joined the company in 2015. CodeSignal is the first company to develop an objective automated skills-based assessment platform that can be used as a standard for technical recruiters and employers. CodeSignal’s Machine Learning algorithm has analyzed terabytes of skill assessment data to develop the Coding Score, which is a predictor of a developer’s coding and problem-solving ability, and technical interview performance.

Previously, Sloyan was a partner technology manager at Google and before that a CTO at KeyIdeas. Earlier in his career, he worked with Oracle as an applications engineer. Sloyan earned an undergraduate degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

68. Bettina Hein
Juli Health

Bettina Hein began her professional career over 13 years ago. Today, she is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Juli Health. Juli helps manage chronic conditions using artificial intelligence.

Hein first got her start in 2008 as a founder & CEO at Pixability. Hein graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Science degree in management technology and from Georgia Institute of Technology, with a Master of Science degree in computer science, and from the University of St. Gallen with an undergraduate degree in business administration.

 

69. Francis Plaza
PayMongo

Francis Plaza is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of PayMongo. PayMongo helps businesses in the Philippines accept online payments from multiple channels fast and easy. From enabling cashless payments to easily accepting good old cash, the company aims to help forward-thinking companies scale faster and more efficiently. Plaza has over 8 years of experience in the financial services industry. He began his career in 2013.

Before joining PayMongo, Plaza was a software engineer at Impraise and before that a software engineer at Oracle. Plaza graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in computer science and engineering.

 

70. Eric Ly
KarmaCheck

Eric Ly is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of KarmaCheck. He first joined the company in 2018 as co-founder. KarmaCheck has reimagined background checks with a tech-first, AI-driven approach that provides the fastest background check for employment needs.

Previously, Ly was a founder and CEO at Presdo and before that a co-founder and founding CTO of LinkedIn. Earlier in his career he worked with Sun Microsystems as a software engineer. Ly earned a PhD in computer science and an undergraduate degree in symbolic systems from Stanford University and Master of Science degree in media arts and science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

71. Alex Bäcker
QLess

Alex Bäcker began his professional career over 19 years ago. Today, he is the Co-founder, Director & Owner of QLess, Inc. QLess delivers the world's best customer experience to our customers' customers first experience at any of their locations with a mobile wait management, analytics, mobile CRM, and marketing platform.

Bäcker first got his start in 2002 as a scientist at Sandia National Labs. From there, he went on to Caltech, before eventually rising to Founder at Whozat?, his most recent position prior to joining QLess. Bäcker graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in biology and economics.

 

72. Jianxiong Xiao
AutoX

Jianxiong Xiao is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AutoX. AutoX is a self-driving car startup that offers AI drivers to enable universal access to transportation for the people. Xiao has over 5 years of experience in the transportation industry. He began his career in 2016.

While he was an assistant professor at Princeton University, he was the founding director of the Princeton Computer Vision and Robotics Labs. Xiao graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a PhD in computer science and from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a Master of Philosophy degree and an undergraduate degree in computer science.

 

73. Luis Voloch
Immunai

Luis Filipe Voloch is the Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer of Immunai. Immunai is a biotech company that combines single-cell genomics with ML algorithms to enable high-resolution profiling of the immune system and drug discovery. Voloch has over 8 years of experience in the technology industry, and has spent the last 4 years at the intersection of biology and Machine Learning.

Before joining Immunai, Voloch was a head of data science at Israel Tech Challenge and before that, he was a senior machine learning scientist at MyHeritage. Voloch graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and won the best Thesis award among all PhD-track students in electrical engineering and computer science, and has and an undergraduate degree in mathematics with computer science.

 

74. Noam Solomon
Immunai

Noam Solomon began his professional career over years ago. Today, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Immunai. Immunai is a biotech company that combines single-cell genomics with ML algorithms to enable high-resolution profiling of the immune system.

Solomon first got his start in 2015 as a data scientist at VolcanoData. From there, he went on to Triper, before eventually rising to head of data at Gloat, his most recent position prior to joining Immunai. Solomon graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Post-Doc in mathematics and computer science and from Tel Aviv University with a PhD in computer science and from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev with a PhD in algebra and number theory.

 

75. Rene Reinsberg
cLabs, working on Celo

Rene Reinsberg is the Partner of cLabs, working on Celo. Celo is an open platform that makes financial tools accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Reinsberg has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. He began his career in 2011.

Before joining Celo, Reinsberg was a GM at Get Found & VP for emerging products at GoDaddy, and before that he was a CEO and Co-Founder at Locu. Reinsberg graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Business Administration, focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation.

 

76. Marek Olszewski
cLabs

Marek Olszewski is the Partner and Engineering of cLabs. cLabs is working on the Celo platform, an open-source decentralized network focused on P2P global payments. Olszewski has over 14 years of experience in the financial services industry. He began his career in 2007.

Before joining cLabs, Olszewski was a VP of engineering at GoDaddy and before that he was a founder and CTO at Locu, Inc. Earlier in his career, he worked with MIT as a research assistant. Olszewski graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a PhD in computer science and from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science degree and an undergraduate degree in computer engineering.

 

77. Michael Gao
Luminous Computing

Michael Gao is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Luminous Computing. He first joined the company in 2018. Luminous Computing is a moonshot photonic AI chip company that aims to outperform the world's largest supercomputer. It has been developing the blueprint for fitting the computing power of the world’s largest supercomputer on a single chip. The company is planning to use photonics to solve bottlenecks of traditional processors.

Previously, Gao was a CEO at AlphaSheets, a company with the goal of bringing the Apple/Slack ethos of intuitive, beautiful computing to unintuitive applications. Gao earned an undergraduate degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

78. Brian Jacobs
Emergence Capital Partners

Brian Jacobs is the Founder and General Partner of Emergence Capital Partners. He first joined the company in 2003 as. Emergence Capital Partners is an early-stage venture firm focused on technology-enabled services, including cloud computing, software-as-service, mobile software, and business and information services.

Previously, Jacobs was a general partner at St. Paul Venture Capital and before that, he was a senior associate at Security Pacific. Earlier in his career, he worked with Raychem as a product developer. Jacobs earned a Master of Science degree in innovation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering.

 

79. David Merrill
Elroy Air

David Merrill is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Elroy Air. Elroy Air is a logistics company that specializes in the fields of logistics, robotics, and air transportation. Merrill has over 12 years of experience in the logistics industry. He began his career in 2009.

Before joining Elroy Air, Merrill was a VP of enabling technology at 3D Robotics and before that a co-founder and president at Sifteo Inc. Merrill graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a PhD and from Stanford University with a Master of Science degree in computer science and an undergraduate degree in symbolic systems.

 

80. Luana Lara
Kalshi

Luana Lara is the Founder of Kalshi. Kalshi is a Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulated exchange dedicated to trading contracts based on the anticipated outcome of economically significant events. Lara has over 6 years of experience in the financial services industry. She began her career in 2015.

Before joining Kalshi, Lara was a researcher at the MIT Brain and Cognitive Science Center and before that she was a quantitative trader at Citadel Securities. Earlier in her career, she worked with Anheuser-Busch InBev in business development. Lara graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Engineering degree in computer science and an undergraduate degree in computer science and mathematics.

 

81. Neha Singh
Obsess

Neha Singh is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Obsess. Obsess is a platform for immersive mobile commerce. Singh has over 16 years of experience in the software industry. She began her career in 2005.

Before joining Obsess, Singh was a head of product at Vogue and before that a VP of product & engineering at AHAlife. Earlier in her career, she worked with Google as a senior software engineer. Singh graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Science degree in computer science and from the University of Texas at Austin with an undergraduate degree in computer science.

 

82. Adam Smith
Kite

Adam Smith is the Founder and CEO of Kite. He first joined the company in 2014 as founder and CEO. Kite is an artificial pair programmer. It augments the coding environment with internet’s programming knowledge and machine learning using the latest developments to offload the repetitive parts of programming.

Previously, Smith was a founder at Xobni. Smith earned an undergraduate degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He started a master's degree, but dropped out to start Xobni after being invited into the YC class of summer 2006.

 

83. Mitch Liu
THETA.tv

Mitch Liu is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of THETA.tv. She first joined the company in 2015 as co-founder and CEO. THETA.tv (fka SLIVER.tv) is the next-generation esports entertainment platform operating a decentralized video delivery network powered by blockchain technology.

Previously, Liu was a co-founder and president at Gameview Studios and before that a co-founder and head of platform at Tapjoy. Liu earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree in computer science engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

84. Yishai Boasson
Chain.co.il

Yishai Boasson is the Owner of Chain.co.il. Chain.co.il is a supply chain and operations consulting company, with projects ranging from demand forecasting to logistics network planning, strategy and execution. Boasson has over 27 years of experience in the software industry. He began his career in 1994.

Before joining Chain.co.il, Boasson was a founder & CEO at Versional Technologies and before that he was a founder & CEO at MarketSquare. Earlier in his career he worked with Oridion Medical as a quality control, calibration system manager. Boasson graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Science degree in engineering systems and from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with an undergraduate degree in statistics and cognitive science.

 

85. Isa Watson
Squad

Isa Watson is the Founder and CEO of Squad, a social and communication app built for the digital natives. Squad combines audio technology with powerful habit creation, providing people a comfortable and casual way to share updates and exchange messages with each other. By mirroring real-life social conversations, Squad facilitates deepening connections with your closest people.

Prior to founding Squad, Isa was VP of Strategy at JP Morgan Chase in New York & Hong Kong; prior to that, she was a Metabolic Diseases Chemist and Data Scientist at Pfizer. Isa earned an MBA with specialized honors in Economics & Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Isa also earned an MS in Pharmacology from Cornell and a BS in Chemistry from Hampton.

 

86. Edward Woodford
Zero Hash

Edward Woodford is the Co-Founder of Zero Hash. Zero Hash offers a post-trade settlement utility to bridge a fragmented market of diverse execution platforms. Woodford has over 9 years of experience in the financial services industry. He began his career in 2012.

Before joining Zero Hash, Woodford was a co-founder and CEO at How App, and before that he was an economics research assistant at the University of Warwick. Woodford graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master's degree in finance and from the University of Warwick with an undergraduate degree in politics, philosophy, and economics.

 

87. Kevin Nazemi
DTOC

Kevin Nazemi is the Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of DTOC. Digital Transformation Opportunities Corp. (“DTOC”) is a special purpose acquisition company focused on transforming the healthcare industry. Nazemi has over 18 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He began his career in 2003.

Before joining DTOC, Nazemi was a co-founder & CEO at Renew Health and before that a co-CEO and co-founder at Oscar Insurance. Earlier in his career he worked with Microsoft as a product manager. Nazemi graduated from the Harvard Business School with a Master of Business Administration degree and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree.

 

88. Michael Grinich
WorkOS

Michael Grinich began his professional career over 13 years ago. Today, he is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of WorkOS. WorkOS provides APIs to make applications enterprise-ready, with pre-built features and integrations required by IT admins, empowering any developer to quickly build and ship enterprise features.

Grinich first got his start in 2008 as a prototyper at MIT Media Lab. From there, he went on to Dropbox before eventually rising to founder & CEO at Nylas, his most recent position prior to joining WorkOS. Grinich graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in computer science.

 

89. Patrick Gannon
BlueTape Inc

Patrick Gannon is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of BlueTape Inc. BlueTape is a payment and financing platform for the construction industry offering a Buy Now, Pay Later solution for building materials. He is a product strategist and finance expert with a history of innovation in online finance, financial services, and computing systems.

Previously, Patrick was the VP of Lending and then Senior Advisor at UpLift, a leading BNPL company. He has been an advisor and investor in a number of technology companies. Before that, he was a SVP at LendingClub where he was responsible for all aspects of the company's relationship with investors, including sales, customer service, product development and led the new digital Investing industry with the introduction of new product offerings, sales channels, and metrics.

He has spent his career leading technology-based innovations, focused on financial products and services. From early experience as a programmer on Wall Street, his professional experience includes serving in technology, product, consulting and management roles at leading financial services companies including Wells Fargo, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Charles Schwab, and Visa.

Patrick earned an undergraduate degree in Mathematics with Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA in Finance and Strategic Management from The Wharton School.

 

90. Tyler Spalding
Flexa

Tyler Spalding is the Co-Founder of Flexa. He first joined the company in 2018. Flexa offers the fastest, most fraud-proof payments network in the world.

Previously, Spalding was a chief technology officer at Raise and before that he was a co-founder and CEO at Tastebud Technologies. Earlier in his career he worked with Microsoft as a software engineer. Spalding earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

91. Boling Jiang
Privacy.com

Boling Jiang is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Privacy.com. He first joined the company in 2014. Privacy.com is a virtual card platform that provides secure payments for businesses and consumers. It offers accessible building blocks that reduce time to market, unlock new revenue streams, and scale with evolving businesses. Today, the company is called Lithic.

Previously, Jiang was an engineer at Hatch Labs and before that a research assistant at MIT Media Lab. Jiang earned an undergraduate degree in applied mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

92. Joshua Lessing
AppHarvest

Joshua Lessing is the Chief Technology Officer of AppHarvest. He first joined the company in 2021 as chief technology officer. AppHarvest is building some of America's largest greenhouses, combining conventional agriculture techniques with today’s technology to grow non-GMO, chemical-free produce.

Previously, Lessing was a co-founder and CEO at Root AI and before that a director of research and development at Soft Robotics Inc. Lessing earned a PhD in physical chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Brown University. He was also a Postdoctoral reseach fellow in material science and robotocs at Harvard University.

 

93. Nurzhas Makishev
NKM Capital

Nurzhas Makishev began his professional career over 16 years ago. Today, he is the Founder of NKM Capital. NKM Capital is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm that focuses on investing in early-stage technology companies.

Makishev first got his start in 2005 as a researcher at MIT Media Lab. From there, he went on to Startups Inc, before eventually rising to product strategy & commercialization at Google, his most recent position prior to joining NKM Capital. Makishev graduated from the Wharton School with a Master of Business Administration degree and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in computer science and engineering and economics.

 

94. Lisa Dyson
Air Protein

Lisa Dyson is the CEO of Air Protein, which is on a mission to feed the world’s growing population with foods made from air-based protein. Using a proprietary probiotic production process, the protein found in air-based meat is a new form of sustainable protein created from elements found in the air and it has an amino acid profile comparable to meat protein. Dyson has over 13 years in the biotechnology industry. She began her career in 2008.

Before joining Air Protein, Dyson was a CEO at Sequesco. Dyson graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a PhD in physics and from Brandeis University with an undergraduate degree in mathematics and physics.

 

95. Brad Cordova
super.AI

Brad Cordova is the CEO of super.AI, a data labeling platform for AI that uses AI and humans to generate, structure, and label any type of data. Previously, he was the founder of TrueMotion, which offers auto insurers a mobile telematics platform that enables next-generation digital programs.

Brad earned a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT and hold undergraduate degrees in physics and mathematics from Notre Dame.

 

96. Jonah Peretti
BuzzFeed

Jonah Peretti is the Founder and CEO of BuzzFeed. BuzzFeed is the leading independent digital media and tech company delivering news and entertainment content to a global audience. Peretti has over 16 years in the media industry, beginning his career in 2005.

Before joining BuzzFeed, Peretti was a co-founder at The Huffington Post. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a MS in Media Lab.

 

97. Waikit Lau
RemoteHQ

Waikit Lau began his professional career over 25 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder & CEO of RemoteHQ, a company which enables businesses to create interactive meeting rooms where their employees can use video conferencing to communicate.

Lau first got his start in 1996 as an application developer at Goldman Sachs. From there, he went on to A.T. Kearney, before eventually rising to head of business and corporate development at Magnite, his most recent position prior to joining RemoteHQ. Lau graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA and from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, computer science, finance.

 

98. Brian Fox
Orchid Labs

Brian Fox is the Technology Co-Founder of Orchid Labs, an open-source project committed to ending surveillance and censorship on the internet. Fox has over 24 years in the software industry. He began his career in 1997.

Previously, Fox was a CTO at The Okori Group and before that a CTO and co-founder at Virtual World Computing. Earlier in his career he worked with SupplySolution as a CTO.

Fox graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in computer science.

 

99. Jeremy Lappin
Candex

Jeremy Lappin began his professional career over 23 years ago. Today, he is the Founder and CEO of Candex, a fintech vendor that engages, tracks and pays for any good or service.

Lappin first got his start in 1998 as a founder at Versity, Inc. From there, he went on to CR Bard, before eventually rising to founder and CEO at BountyJobs, his most recent position prior to Candex. Lappin graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and from the University of Michigan.

 

100. Wombi Rose
Lovepop

Wombi Rose is the CEO & Creative Director of Lovepop, which combines imagination and engineering to add meaning to people's lives. It aims to help its customers build and strengthen personal relationships in a way that transcends the superficial connections common in a hectic, digital world. Rose has over 10 years in the retail industry, beginning his career in 2011.

Previously, Rose was a senior associate at McKinsey & Company. He graduated from Harvard Business School with a MBA and from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an MS in computation for design and optimization and from Webb Institute with an undergraduate degree in naval architecture and marine engineering.

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