Jeff Powers

Board Member, Co-Founder

Jeff Powers is co-founder of Occipital and works at the SF office. Jeff is also an angel investor in a handful of tech startups, including the mobile robotics company Orbotix and the seed-stage accelerator TechStars Boulder.

Vikas Reddy

Board Member, Co-Founder

Vikas Reddy is co-founder of Occipital and works at the Boulder office. Vikas has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Michigan, and minors in Mathematics and History. He has previously worked at NYC based startup and IBM.

Jason Mendelson

Board Member, VC, Drummer

Jason is a co-founder and Managing Director of Foundry Group. When we're in a pinch, we ask him to put on his lawyer hat for some quick legal advice, since he's an ex-lawyer, with a degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Jason's also a musician and you can find one of his masterpieces here.

Dr. Manu Kumar

Board Member, VC, Chief Firestarter

Manu is an entrepreneur turned investor. He is the founder and Chief Firestarter at K9 Ventures, a technology-focused micro-VC fund based in Palo Alto, California. K9 invests in teams of technical founders in the San Francisco Bay Area, who are creating new technology or opening new markets, with a direct revenue model. Manu was the founder of SneakerLabs (acquired by Octane/E.piphany), iMeet (merged with Netspoke, acquired by Premiere Conferencing), CardMunch (acquired by LinkedIn), and a founding advisor to Lytro. He holds a Bachelors in Electrical and Computer Engineering with University Honors and a Masters in Software Engineering, both from Carnegie Mellon and a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford with a distinction in teaching. Manu is an investor in CrowdFlower, Twilio, DNAnexus, HighlightCam,CardMunch, Lytro, Zimride, IndexTank (acquired by LinkedIn), BackType (acquired by Twitter), EasyESI, (acquired by PayPal), Baydin, LucidChart, Torbit, Occipital, TapCanvas and 3Gear Systems.

Dr. Gary Bradski

Board Member, Mad Scientist, OpenCV Creator

Gary is the creator (and active director) of OpenCV. He recently founded Industrial Perception, and has been involved in several other computer vision related companies in the past, including VideoSurf and Willow Garage. Gary has his finger on the pulse of everything computer vision related, which makes him an enormous technical asset.

Brad Feld

Board Observer, VC, Marathon Runner

Brad is one of the managing directors at Foundry Group, a venture capital firm that invests in early stage software / Internet companies. You can see a handful of the successful companies Brad has been involved in on his Foundry Group bio. Somehow, despite being insanely responsive via email, Brad manages to train for and run multiple marathons each year. He also maintains an exceptional blog at Feld Thoughts.

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