Boris is co-founder and CEO of Anki, an artificial intelligence and robotics company based in San Francisco focused on using these technologies to reinvent everyday consumer experiences. With an initial focus on entertainment, Anki's first two product lines, Overdrive and Cozmo, bring to life levels of physical gameplay, interaction and character depth previously not possible outside of video games and movies. Anki has shipped over 1.5 million robots to date and is now pushing into Home Robotics with a broader pipeline starting with the release of Vector this fall.
Ankur is the CEO of Impira, a Series-A company backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners and General Catalyst, and an angel investor/advisor to several startups. He specializes in technology-driven enterprise software, especially products that enable enterprises to use data in new ways. He was previously Employee #2 and Vice President of Engineering at MemSQL. He studied computer science at Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science.
Most recently, Adam Gross was CEO of Heroku, one of the leading PaaS (platform-as-a-service) providers. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (Dietrich / H&SS 1994), Adam has founded two companies (Personify and Cloud Connect) and was an early employee at two others — Salesforce and Dropbox — where he had a variety of product management and marketing leadership roles. In addition, Adam is an active angel investor in a variety of startups in the infrastructure and apps space (including Pantheon, Docker, Depict and MileIQ.)
Rick was CEO and Founder at Comprehend Systems, where he is responsible for the overall direction and management of the company. In 2012, Rick was named to the PharmaVOICE 100, which recognizes the 100 most influential people in the life sciences industry.
Prior to Comprehend Systems, Rick spent nearly a decade developing clinical analytics tools, including tools used by the FDA and top pharmaceutical companies.
Rick holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.