Stephen Straus

Member Since 2021

Stephen Straus

Co-Founder & Managing Director


Austin, Texas Area

- Co-founder and Managing Director, KUNGFU.AI, an AI professional services firm ( - Serial entrepreneur with multiple successful exits -Founder of Impact Dyslexia ( - Founder The Startup Diversity and Inclusion Pledge ( - Former General Partner, Austin Ventures - Graduate of Colgate University and Harvard Business School


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Professional Services
  • dyslexia


June 23rd, 2021

15 ways successful entrepreneurs can support the next generation

New entrepreneurs often approach their hoped-for mentors first, but successful industry leaders can and should proactively reach out to help the next generation of professionals, leaders, and business owners.



Kung Fu AI. [/kuhng foo/] - noun - Discipline or skill achieved through hard work and practice. KUNGFU.AI is an AI services provider helping companies transform data into augmented capabilities that achieve ambitious goals. We help from strategy to implementation, using data and AI to see new trends, develop new ideas, and optimize operations to better serve the people who matter most. Our difference: Expertise. Our blended teams of senior business executives, data scientists, and IT leaders bring comprehensive capability help end-to-end -- through data modernization to AI strategies and implementations. Focus. We believe in Practical AI where we focus on applying the simplest solutions to tackle the biggest business challenges. We identify narrow use-cases ripe for solving with available technologies to de-risk and accelerate adoption. Values. We use AI for good. We believe in using AI to augment good people to accomplish great things. On the flip side, we turn down work that doesn't align with our values. We also use the time we're not working to delight clients for pro bono work to help make the world a better place.


  • Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Managed IT Services