Mihail Eric is an engineer, researcher, and educator with 10+ years of experience in AI. He built the first large language model systems at Amazon Alexa and previously founded Confetti AI and led the company through its acquisition in 2022.
Julia Turc is a machine learning expert with 8+ years of engineering and research experience. In her past life at Google, she pioneered the first federated learning applications and built cutting edge NLP and generative AI systems as a member of the BERT team.
Lauren Selig is an entrepreneur and executive with a 20-year track record of global impact in the media, real-estate and start-up communities. She is an award-filming filmmaker having executive-produced Hacksaw Ridge, Rocketman, and other seminal cinematic titles. Selig is also an early investor in Galaxy Interactive, A16Z, and numerous other forward-thinking technology companies.
For the past two decades, Trey Nelson has directed and written
television shows, and
commercials that resonate with
authenticity and intimacy.
His work has been featured at
festivals around the world
including the Tribeca Film Festival and has won directing awards at the Stony Brook Film Festival and Rhode Island International
Mike Fridgen is the Managing Director of Madrona Venture Labs, leading the studio's mission to partner with founders from day one to create extraordinary companies. Mike co-founded multiple studio funds that have created and invested in 25 companies with aggregate funding of $220m+ and total valuation of $612m+. He is a serial founder with multiple successful exits and is a board member for the University of Washington Buerck Center for entrepreneurship.
Justin Ho is the former co-founder and CEO of rideOS, an enterprise software co powering mobility-as-a-service technologies for a variety of dispatch, optimization, and routing use cases that was acquired by Gopuff for ~$125M. At Gopuff he oversaw a 150-member team that built technologies for the marketplace and operations divisions. Previously he led the ideation and creation of Uber’s self-driving and mapping business units and also managed a $1B portfolio as an investor at Citadel.