Siddharth (Sid) is a expert in Artificial Intelligence (AI), algorithms and product development. He started his career as an algorithms engineer at Qualcomm Research where he designed algorithms that are part of 3G and 4G wireless technology. These algorithms are shipping in over a billion smartphones each year. Since then, he has held various leadership roles in engineering and product management in Qualcomm where he started multiple new projects that have shipped in robots, computer vision based smartphone security and Internet of things. In the past 3 years working in a hands on role in the area of AI and machine vision, he realized the potential that AI technology will have towards shaping the future. As an eternal optimist, he is working hard to make this new future using AI technology a reality. Sid has a masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State and has 10 granted patents with several more pending.
Zach is a seasoned software engineer with over 10 years of experience. Zach started his career as a full-stack web developer at Koofers.com in 2008, where he worked on the flashcard studying tool that has since scaled to over 3 million flashcards. Zach joined Qualcomm in 2011 where he held multiple roles, first as a modem software engineer and finally as the software lead for Qualcomm ImpaQt, the company's internal innovation program. Zach holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech ('11), where he graduated third in his class. He is in the top 2% on Stack Overflow and has 7 granted patents with several pending.
Marc is a computer vision engineer and researcher focused on developing new technologies that enrich the human experience. Before joining Yembo, Marc was part of Geomagical Labs, where he helped to build their augmented reality tool for interior decoration. Previously, he also spent time at Zillow working with the team that developed the Zillow 3D Home® tour. He has a PhD in computer vision from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where his research focused on problems involving 360° imaging. Outside of work, Marc is an avid swimmer and water polo player and is always seeking out new adventures.
Vik is a top machine learning researcher with over 15 years of Research & Development experience. Vik joined Yembo in 2017 from Qualcomm Research where he was a core member of their Artificial Intelligence (AI) team working on algorithms for autonomous cars and robots. Vik has a background in neuroscience and has built AI algorithms that are shipping in Qualcomm’s products today. He has a Master's degree in electrical engineering and over 10 granted patents. Vik has been a Yembo advisor since September 2019 after leaving Yembo to work on on-device AI problems.
Tiana is a web developer with a background in product support and customer success. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of San Diego and began her career at Google, working at both their main campus in Mountain View and then their European Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. While at Google, Tiana supported online users and focused on product improvements to increase their success. She moved into web development to deliver a delightful, reliable and easy experience to users of all skill levels around the world.
Anoop is a trained expert in Computer Vision and Robotics. Over his career, he has developed solutions in the areas of Visual Object Tracking, Localization and Mapping. His main interests are in SLAM, 3D Reconstruction and Visual Object attribute Learning. He has a Master’s Degree in Computer Vision and Robotics from UC Riverside. Anoop is excited about the opportunity to integrate core robotics and computer vision technology as part of Yembo’s AI software stack.
Noel is a full-stack software engineer who enjoys creating intuitive and scalable applications. She was a student-athlete at Colgate University where she majored in Computer Science and Women's Studies, and began her career at Wayfair in Boston. At Wayfair, she worked on supplier web applications serving over 50k users and developed a love for solving problems with cutting-edge technology. Noel is passionate about positively impacting the world with code... as well as baking delicious bread.
Marguerite is a web developer and designer. She graduated from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities where she studied Psychology and Communications. After moving to San Diego, she worked in the hospitality industry before discovering her passion for drawing vector graphics and creating User Interfaces. She is excited to contribute and build her skills on the Yembo team.
Rita is a Melbourne based visual artist of academic training, working in versatile media. She holds a Master’s Degree in Theory and History of Fine Arts, and First Class Bachelor’s degree in Animation (University of Westminster, UK). Driven by her great interest in astrophotography, she attended the Astronomy courses at the Royal Observatory (Greenwich, London). Rita is a big fan of aesthetics with passion for detail and quality craft. Outside of work she spends most of her time in the art galleries and taking photos of the night sky and skateboarding.
Evan is a software engineer with 7+ years of experience. He specializes in scaling and maintaining large web services. Evan holds a bachelors in computer science. Evan is passionate about creating new technologies that will benefit society.
Devin is a machine learning engineer focused on improving Yembo's object detection AI. He writes tools for gathering and processing data, training AI models, and analyzing their performance. He has a bachelor's degree in computer engineering, and is pursuing a master's degree in computer science with a specialization in machine learning.
Jessyca is a Customer Success Manager, with over 5 years of experience working in the SaaS industry. She graduated from California State University, San Marcos with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. After spending a few more years in sunny San Diego, she moved back to her home state of Florida and began working remotely. She is passionate about building relationships and helping customers achieve their goals. When she’s not working, you can find her making candles, learning how to cook new meals, and listening to her favorite podcasts.
Marla is an experienced Customer Success professional with a background working with B2B SaaS companies in Boston and San Diego. She graduated from Allegheny College with two Bachelor’s degrees in History and French before moving to France to teach English in the Loire Valley. She began working in SaaS in 2016 and has been in Customer Success since then, working with customers in support, onboarding, training, and strategizing. In her free time, she likes cooking, hiking, reading (especially non-fiction history books!), and finding cute animals to pet.
Bill is a Customer Success leader with years of experience helping clients achieve results, first in the health field and now for the last five years in B2B software. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Pomona College and a master’s degree in movement science from Columbia University.
Emily is a Customer Success Manager with years of experience in the SaaS space. First, as a Sales Development Representative, Emily worked with a variety of high profile companies, across the software industry, to reach and exceed their sales goals. Then, as an Online Community Manager, Emily worked closely with clients to create strategic plans that would reach organizational goals utilizing online community software. Emily was responsible for driving engagement on the platform as well as providing best practices to her clients. Emily is excited to join the Yembo team and work with customers to help best utilize Yembo! She holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Virginia Tech. Outside of work, Emily loves working out, reading, and cheering on Pittsburgh sports teams.
John is an experienced operator with a background in the printing, tech, music, and food industries. John has a BA in Music (Composition, Orchestration, Theory) from the University of California Berkeley. After receiving his degree, John successfully founded and scaled a food production/service company focused on government commodities. From there has brought his operational and growth/innovation abilities to the printing and tech industries. Often dubbed a "renaissance man" by his peers, he works to inspire harmony and organization with each project he joins.
Max is responsible for developing and executing the sales strategy at Yembo. He is an accomplished sales leader with extensive experience in SaaS and building high performing teams. Before joining Yembo, Max was the third employee at TrendKite (acquired by Cision) where he built the entire sales methodology, led the acquisition of the first 1000 customers in three years, trained and coached the top-performing salespeople, and was responsible for shaping the company’s culture of winning and success. Prior to TrendKite, Max helped manage investment portfolios for high-net-worth clients at BlackRock and earned his BS in Finance from the University of Maryland-College Park. He likes to spend his free time traveling the world to surf and ski.
Andrew is an account executive on the sales team based in Austin, TX. He has a wealth of experience in SaaS sales (10+ years). Most recently, he worked for a computer vision software company in the construction industry, StructionSite, where he partnered with specialty contractors to bring a first of its kind product to market for automating production tracking. Prior to StructionSite, he spent 4 years on the sales team at TrendKite (alongside Max) where he was consistently a top individual contributor before being promoted to management. As a manager, he earned the opportunity to move to London for a year to build their European operations from the ground up. By the time he left TrendKite, he was the #1 in all time sales. Outside of Yembo, Andrew can be found traveling, tending to his garden, hitting the gym, and figuring out how to be a father to his 1 y/o daughter, Lyla, along with his beautiful wife, Amy, and their shih tzu, Dr. Evil.
Zach is an Account Executive with years of experience in the many stages of high- growth tech SaaS operations. He began his career in the Central California Coast after graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he earned his BA in Marketing and the Spanish language. By working with brands like OrangeTheory Fitness, Drybar, Spenga and more, Zach helped bring MINDBODY Inc to the forefront of the health and wellness industry and into the Inc5000 fastest growing companies. Zach has carried his passion, for connecting people and services that disrupt the status quo, to the Yembo team. A purveyor of technology, pop culture, art, sports and film - he is always eager to jump with both feet into any conversation.
Andrew is a core member in implementing the sales strategy at Yembo. He has a passion for business and, before joining Yembo, was an agent for State Farm. With State Farm, Andrew established an excellent track record by attaining an average of 130% of the sales quota month over month. Andrew worked full time on top of being a full time student, where he earned his BS in Marketing from the University of California Fullerton. He loves to use his creativity to solve problems and support those around him. Andrew likes to spend his free time with his friends and family, being active, and expanding his knowledge of the world.
Jackie is a Sales Development Representative focusing on a better customer experience and interpersonal relationships between Yembo and customers. Jackie attended Purdue University as a division 1 swimmer, while obtaining a double major in Selling and Sales Management and Retail Management with a focus in Entrepreneurship. After graduation, Jackie was hired as a Market Development Representative and within the first year promoted to Sales Development Representative. She thrives in a competitive work environment surrounded by a great team. Jackie’s focus at Yembo is to educate and empower the consumer to advance the industry of moving while integrating artificial intelligence. She is passionate about sustainable living and outdoor activities with her dog Cash!
Ron is a highly motivated Account Executive at Yembo, responsible for new customer acquisition. He has the pleasure of using his highly successful SaaS sales experience to bring a revolutionary AI technology directly to business owners in the home-services industry. He enjoys applying his expertise to creatively solve problems for potential clients and help them find better ways of doing business. Prior to his current position, Ron worked as a Senior National Account Executive at CAKE, a restaurant technology start-up, and helped drive them into acquisition by Sysco foods. He consistently was a top performer, holding almost every 1st place record in all sales categories. Outside of work, Ron spends most of his time wining & dining, athletic training, surfing and just enjoying life in sunny San Diego. He also has a passion for wine so feel free to reach out anytime if you need a good recommendation!
Mr. Altman was employed by Qualcomm Incorporated for 24 years from 1989 until his retirement from the company in January 2014, at which time he was Vice Chairman of Qualcomm.
Mr. Altman also served as President of Qualcomm from July 2005 to November 2011 and is considered the chief architect of Qualcomm’s strategy for licensing its broad intellectual property portfolio for wireless communications.
CEO XOKind, former VP of AI Intel, former co-founder Nervana Systems (sold to Intel for >$400M)
Prior to co-founding XOKind, Arjun was a vice president in the Artificial Intelligence Products Group at Intel where he led a large AI software and research effort that spanned the United States, Israel and Poland. Arjun joined Intel after the acquisition of Nervana Systems, a company he co-founded. Nervana developed a new computational paradigm consisting of a cloud to silicon stack designed for deep learning AI. Arjun oversaw development of Nervana's software framework and led engagements across vertical industries, including agriculture, automotive, energy, finance, government and online services. Before founding Nervana in 2014, Arjun worked at Qualcomm on brain-inspired computing for robotics and mobile applications. Arjun holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Caltech and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Brown. He has written more than a dozen published works on topics related to brain-machine interfaces, machine learning applied to computational neuroscience, deep learning and AI. Arjun was recently chosen as a 40 under 40 by Fortune magazine. Arjun has been invited to share his thoughts on AI and its implications for humankind at several conferences in the US, Europe and China, including Fortune Brainstorm Tech, O’Reilly AI, Re.Work, Stanford Future Fest and WebSummit, as well as Forbes publication and the Simulation show.
Principal TPG Global, Former Qualcomm Ventures, McKinsey
Lucian Iancovici is a Principal with TPG Growth based in San Francisco. Prior to joining TPG, Lucian was a GP at dRx Capital and led the Qualcomm Life Fund. Among the investments Lucian led or co-led are Edico Genome (acquired by Illumina) and Fitbit. Previously, Lucian worked at McKinsey & Company. Lucian is a board certified internal medicine doctor and practiced in New York prior to joining McKinsey and Company.
Michael Stone is the Chief Investment Officer of The Rise Fund and a Senior Advisor and Partner with TPG Growth. He is also the Founder and Managing Member of FS Investors, a family office. Prior to that, Michael was Founder and non-executive Chairman of J.H. Whitney Investment Management, LLC, which focused on Asia based investment management, and he is retired Senior Partner and past President of J.H. Whitney & Co., a diversified manager of alternative investment assets and the country's first venture capital firm. Mr. Stone is a member of the San Diego Chapter of YPO Gold and is on the Boards of The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and The Library Advisory Board at Duke University. He serves on the Madison Council at the Library of Congress, the Dean’s Advisory Council at The Rady School of Business at UCSD, the Board of Advisors for the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, and the Investment Committee of Rady Children’s Hospital.
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