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AI startup advisor 'force multiplier'  who shapes serendipity by connecting and illuminating the dots that matter ( aka 'The Merchant of Light' ) leveraging deep relationship capital with recognized personal brand ( advised 28 AI startups past 8 years )

Specialize in working with underdog, underestimated, under appreciated early stage AI startups in healthcare, wellness / mental health, enterprise working with cofounders to shape business strategy, product market fit, pitch guidance to close pre seed, seed, Series A funding in fractional C level role to scale smarter, faster, and better.

An ​‘Intentional Learner' for decades he treats every experience as an opportunity to learn with curious and growth mindset where intelligence can be nurtured, expanded, and changed over time.

Active speaker on #AugmentedIntelligence will become #futureofwork so see

Five Key Traits of Top Performers 

1. Intellectual firepower ( especially fluid intelligence )
2. Values  ( Integrity first ) 
3. Passion ( clarity and conviction ) 
4. Proactive work ethic ( team player )  
5. Authentic ( be yourself )

Creativity is intelligence having fun.
It means your brain is designed to think up new ideas, solve problems and have insightful “eureka” moments. Imagination is more important than knowledge. 

#RichardFeynman shares a secret insight into understanding vs. knowledge.

Understanding lets you transfer knowledge to new domains to progress faster with a combination of top-down and bottom-up learning or fluid intelligence a must have for #futureofwork

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Upcoming Events

AI Innovation Circle June 10, 2021

An Exclusive Partnering Program for Investors, Founders & Strategics Advancing AI for Healthcare & Life Science


Start-Up Scalability & How to Drive A Successful Exit? Founder Insights

PANEL MODERATOR: Dominie Roberts, Conference Director, Cambridge Innovation Institute

AI has moved beyond its initial hype towards becoming a key part of life science and healthcare innovation, with leading players actively looking to acquire, partner or invest in ML & AI-powered start-ups. Hence, AI is attracting big investor checks and has seen its share of mammoth exits, even amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and the pace of these huge exits is on the rise! This panel explores how start-ups and investors can ride this wave and continue to build on this momentum with a focus on how to successfully scale and drive a successful exit. The panel will address principles & frameworks for partnering and collaboration success; the importance of understanding the start-up’s core competency and how to embellish this, as well as how to position your solution or offering to investors and partners (i.e., biotech vs tech).


Bill Reichert, Partner, Pegasus Tech Ventures

Vibhor Gupta, Founder, Pangaea Data

Steve Ardire, Independent AI Startup Advisor

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