Member Since 2023
San Francisco Bay Area
I am a serial entrepreneur, board member, executive, inventor and was one of the members of the first iPhone teams. I am currently in the process of building a fantastic company in the low-code AI space called Iterate.ai. 2001-07: I worked at Apple for eight years. I became one of the early key members of Apple's Secret Products working on the first iPhone. After architecting and building their internal enterprise platforms and security applications, I moved into the consumer product area and led software development teams at Apple's Secret Product (NPI) group for a few years. My team worked on the first iPhone's security and provisioning system that outlasted device unlock attacks. 2007-11: After Apple, I was the Founder & President of Avot Media, enabling streaming video into a wide variety of mobile smartphones and tablets. We grew revenue locally & internationally and sold that startup to Smith Micro, a public company in Orange County. 2011-13: Post Avot, because of my passion for startups, I joined Turner Broadcasting and helped start Media Camp. During this time, we engaged on the business side and made 13 seed investments into media startups. Two of them exited shortly post-investment. I am a builder at heart. I love creating startups and products. I am also the co-host of a popular innovation podcast called: thisweekininnovation.com.
CDO, CMO, and CIO's depend on us to speed up Digital Transformation in a modern way. 90% of Iterate's revenue comes from our patented drag-n-drop, low-code AI app platform -- named Interplay. $1 billion to $60 billion enterprises use Interplay because it facilitates 17x faster prototyping of digital, AI, and IoT solutions. More importantly, it also scales those digital apps straight into production, whether on the Web or even on the Edge. Today, Interplay processes AI on Edge Computers in more than 3,000 locations. Nvidia, Google Cloud, and AWS are formal partners. AI and Digital software development are extremely fast because Interplay's engineers have prebuilt 475 software components; 43 of the 475 are AI enablers like Random Forest Classifiers. Interplay also includes >3,500 reusable components available from the dev community. Interplay is supported by a second proprietary product named Signals. Signals help executives make informed decisions, build digital solution roadmaps and architectures, and ensure Interplay's pre-built components are always best-of-breed. It uses AI to monitor 16 million startups, 104 million patents, and 100s of emerging trends. Large clients from diverse industries impacted by AI and IoT (financial services, retail, healthcare, education, telecom, luxury, hospitality, CPG, etc.) partner with Iterate.ai. We grew to more than $10 million in revenue on an $82,000 per month marketing budget (2021's budget) without a salesperson. To that point, all of our business came from word-of-mouth referrals.