With over 25 years of experience, Ed is an accomplished business leader, an experienced Silicon Valley venture capitalist and a technology entrepreneur with a particular focus on machine learning and artificial intelligence
Based in Palo Alto, Ed is an electrical & electronics engineer by training and has completed the GSMP (Global Senior Management Programme) post-graduate qualifications at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business & IE Business School (Madrid) as well as the ELPP (Engineering Leadership Professional Programme) from the University of California Berkeley
Ed is a mentor & advisor at Singularity University Ventures and Berkeley’s Center for Technology & Entrepreneurship. Ed also serves as a Board Director at BigML Inc, a ‘Machine Learning as a Service’ platform company headquartered in US
Ed founded Naiss.io, a venture capital & advisory boutique in Palo Alto, focusing on technology start-ups and early stage companies
He is also an investor & advisor in several US technology start-ups, e.g. Optimizing Mind, a Palo Alto start-up working on neuroscience based Deep Learning for xAI (Explainable AI) and MyPark Inc, an IoT smart parking platform
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