Margaretta Colangelo Ventures is a unique and high-value ecosystem of investors, entrepreneurs, and engineers who are interested in innovative and progressive ideas. We focus on AI, Biotech, Precision Medicine, Blockchain and Crypto. We see the potential of advanced technologies to combat the world's biggest problems including exploitation, corruption and disease, and to transform healthcare, education and government. Like a natural ecosystem, our ecosystem consists of interlinked resources that complement each other. We're always interested in meeting progressive people and mission- driven companies around the world. Our community includes high impact people in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu, New York, Boston, Chicago, Austin, Washington D.C., Vancouver, London, Berlin, Monaco, Barcelona, Valencia, Paris, Zurich, Geneva, Mexico City, Seoul, Egypt, Kenya, Ghana, Moldova, Ukraine, and The Russian Federation.


People


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Margaretta Colangelo
President, U1 Technologies
Partner, Deep Knowledge Ventures
Partner, Deep Knowledge Life Sciences
Founder, Margaretta Colangelo Ventures
Co-founder, Digital Asset Group
Sweet Briar College, BA
Kent School
San Francisco

In tech companies, thinking is the primary activity and the core process used to create value. One of the challenges when thinking about technology is keeping up with constant innovation and envisioning what will evolve next. To stay abreast of emerging technologies, I've built an ecosystem of investors, entrepreneurs, and engineers around the world who have innovative ideas. We focus on AI, Biotech, Precision Medicine, Blockchain and Crypto. Like a natural ecosystem, our ecosystem consists of interlinked resources that complement each other. As the community expands, it's value increases exponentially for everyone in it. These are some of the entrepreneurs, engineers and investors with whom I collaborate regularly.

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Andrew Bogle
Managing Director, Reva Capital Markets
Co-Founder, PhenoMx
Advisor, Digital Asset Group
Vanderbilt University Graduate School
Connecticut College, BA
Kent School
New York

Margaretta in a word is awesome. I have been fortunate to know her for a number of years and work with her on startups and non-profits. We serve on six advisory boards together and I hear nothing but high praise for her work effort and strong ethics. Margaretta is intelligent and creative. She works hard and smart. She thinks long-term and has an innate ability to execute on near-term projects which will lead to future success. She's a constant learner and reader which leads her to explore and find connections which are pertinent but were not previously thought of by others. When she works on a project, she focuses on it but also allows her mind to think through other permutations about how it could be done. Margaretta doesn't seek the spotlight. She works well with other people and she isn't looking for the limelight.

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Dmitry Kaminskiy
Managing Partner, Deep Knowledge Ventures
Founding Partner, Deep Knowledge Life Sciences
Managing Trustee, Biogerontology Research Foundation
Co-founder & Executive Chairman, Digital Asset Group
National Research University of Electronic Technology, MIET
London

Margaretta is a very pure person. She is one of the most advanced, balanced, and harmonized people I have ever met. She has high levels of IQ + EQ + LQ + Erudition + Energy + Charisma. She also has high levels of personal performance, dedication, and focus. She is the best partner and friend to have when you want to convert a bold idea that others consider undoable, unthinkable, and impossible, into reality. With Margaretta, it actually becomes a reality.

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Laurent Weichberger
Big Data Expert, Hortonworks
CUNY Hunter College
Silicon Valley

Margaretta is one of the most intelligent people I have ever met, and her ethics are sterling. Margaretta and I ​met in 1997 ​when I was ​CEO of​ Advanced Web Technologies ​​​in New York City. I recruited her to be Director of Sales at our company on Wall Street in New York City. Margaretta was the single most successful sales director in our company history. Her tireless and laser focused efforts and professionalism brought us tremendous business and amazing new clients. She single handedly brought in major accounts including: Barclay's Global, JP Morgan, NCR, Standard and Poor's, Teradata, MITRE, Countrywide Financial, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Portland Gas & Electric, Pennsylvania State University, JBoss and Red Hat. Our company flourished under her sales leadership. I wholeheartedly recommend Margaretta. She's not just a star, she's more like a quasar!

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John Shepherd, PhD
Leading expert in quantitative X-ray imaging using machine learning
Bone Densitometry, Body Composition, Mammography
Founder, Precision Health Institute, University of Hawaii Cancer Center
Director, Shepherd Radiomics Lab, The University of Hawaii Cancer Center
Professor, Population Sciences in the Pacific Program, Cancer Epidemiology
University of Virginia
Princeton University
Fulbright Scholar
BIRCWH Fellow
Honolulu, Hawaii

Enthusiasm, optimism, insight, and honesty describe my wonderful conversations with Margaretta. We met through a mutual interest in deep learning as applied to medical imaging. There are few people who grasp future trends the way she does. My reading list has also become full of new books on these topics because of her! Cheers, Margaretta!

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Vaughn Blake
Managing Director, Autochrome Ventures
Colorado College
Los Angeles

Margaretta's tireless work ethic and extraordinary insight are only exceeded by her kindness and generosity. As an emerging fund manager, she's been absolutely essential to building my network and enabling a successful transition from operator to investor. Any founder would be privileged to have access to her counsel, and any investor can trust that her contribution to a company's success will go far beyond simply writing a check.

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Brian Aoaeh
Partner, KEC Ventures
Connecticut College
New York

Margaretta is the sort of person I'd want beside me when my back is against the wall. She's also great fun to talk to about startups because of the depth of her experience in the technology sector.

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Joshua Broggi, PhD
Founder, Woolf University – Building the first blockchain university
Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford
Member of the Governing Congregation, Oxford
Humboldt Research Fellow, Government of Germany
Stowe Fellow, Yale Divinity School, Yale University
The University of Edinburgh, PhD, Philosophy
London & Berlin

Margaratta and I connected over our mutual interest in education. It was immediately evident that she combines intellectual curiosity, powers of encouragement, and experienced insights. She's clear-eyed about the need to adapt our current expectations to a future that's already here, and she has cultivated a network of exceptional people who are using technology to better the way we live.

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Martin Gallagher
Programme Director, Woolf University – Building the first blockchain university
Adjunct Faculty, University of North Texas
Chapter President, Archaeological Institute of America, Dallas/Fort Worth
Isaiah Berlin Student, Wolfson College, Oxford
Macmillan-Rodewald Student, The British School at Athens
University of Oxford, PhD in Archaeology, expected 2018
Dallas and Oxford, UK

Margaretta and I share a passion for Humanities education (History, Languages, Philosophy), and its role in training a capable and ethical future workforce. She has an inspirational and lucid vision of how technology and education can be shaped to serve the highest aspirations of maturing societies. It is a joy to be collaborating with Margaretta on shaping university provision responsive to current challenges and flexible to adapt to new opportunities..

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Jill Angelo
CEO, genneve
Women's Health Advocate
Minnesota State University
Seattle

Margaretta and I were meant to collaborate on the future of women’s health. Thankfully a colleague saw the potential for our work together, and now we’re defining how we can use emerging technologies including AI, blockchain and wearables to improve the health of all 3.5 billion women on the planet. When I picture the perfect partner to bring the power of AI and technical innovation to women’s health, there’s no stronger, more positive, more visionary person than Margaretta. The company she keeps is reflective of her ever-present warmth, generosity to share her knowledge and network, and the impact she’s having on this earth.

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Francesco Corea, PhD
Complexity Scientist
Data Science Consultant and AI Advisor
Writer: AI, Data Science, Machine Learning
LUISS Guido Carli University, PhD, Economics
Nova School of Business and Economics, MS, Finance, Major in Financial Markets
LUISS Guido Carli University, MS, Economics, cum laude
Madrid

Margaretta and I came together over our mutual interest in AI, Blockchain and Cryptos. We are both passionate about exploiting emerging technologies to solve high-value problems with impactful solutions. As a complexity scientist, I am a strong supporter of an interdisciplinary research approach, and my life goal is fostering the interaction of different sciences in order to bring to light hidden connections. I strive for becoming a worldwide expert in exponential technologies and a science-driven investor, mainly investing in AI and robotics, with a focus on high-social-impact verticals such as life sciences, energy, and general intelligence.

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David Cho
Software Tools Lead, Joint Strike Fighter, US Department of Defense
Reprogramming for Joint Strike Fighter, Israel, Japan, South Korea
Engineering, Joint Mission Planning Systems across United States Air Force and Navy
California State University-Long Beach, BSc, Mathematics and Statistics
Los Angeles

In my first conversation with Margaretta, we found, in common, core values of freedom and liberty. These values drive our passionate advocacy of technologies that will advance freedoms and liberties to all people around the world to help them solve some of the biggest problems of humanity such as wealth inequality, disease, energy, food production, and the environment, to name a few. Even more inspiring, is Margaretta taking the lead to form advanced networks, alliances, and coalitions such as this think tank to make all this possible. In this light, we've discussed integrating two promising technology applications - AI and Blockchain- into one monster solution across markets and industries. Writing this and in introspection, it's amazing to me that we accomplished all this in an hour and a half. Think what we could do with years and hundreds of like-minded souls. In the future, I can't wait to look back and see all the social good we did with Margaretta leading the way.

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Ángel Alberich-Bayarri PhD
Founder & CEO, QUIBIM
Scientific-Technical Director, Biomedical Imaging, Medical Research Institute Hospital La Fe
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, PhD Biomedical Engineering
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, PhD Engineering
Named MIT Innovator Under 35
MIT Best Scientific Paper Award
Spain

Margaretta is a smart and visionary person with the strong capacity to look 10-20 years into the future. I enjoy conversing with her because of her positive mental attitude, her forward thinking perspective and her friendliness. Margaretta and I share the perspective that young companies working with AI must work together to create a positive impact in our world and foster a paradigm shift to improve the quality of human life. The improvements we envision include the prevention of physical and cognitive decline, and disease. Long live AI, Computer Vision, Precision Medicine and our friendship Margaretta!

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Ashraf Hashem
Program Manager & Government Blockchain Consultant, IBM
Ain Shams University, BSc., Business Administration
The American University in Cairo, Project Management & Information Technology
Cairo, Egypt

Margaretta is such a beautiful mind and her ideas about Blockchain and AI will get your adrenaline up. Margaretta and I share the same interest of bringing a Blockchain - AI - Social Web architecture to education to make the next big thing for our children. Margaretta is an awesome, well educated and intelligent person. I hope that my daughters will be as intelligent as she is someday.

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Faiq Shaikh, M.D.
Translational Biomedical Informatics
Machine Learning Physician Researcher Consultant, University of California San Francisco
CEO, CMO - Crunchtimr Medical Solutions, LLC.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Fellowship, Medical Informatics
University of North Carolina, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cancer Imaging
San Francisco

Margaretta and I share a passion for Artificial intelligence/Machine learning and the ways it can be applied to Medicine. Very excited to see her vision of bringing together human gray matter to create artificial “gray matter”. Her optimism and energy is contagious!

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Philip Chen
Co-founder, SeamlessMD
University of Toronto, BASc Engineering Science
Toronto

Margaretta is such a joy to be around and her energy and passion are infectious. She has the full package of IQ, EQ and LQ. She has the unique ability to envision the future, and is bold in working to make that future a reality. She's also a great cheerleader of innovative and progressive ideas. And, if you're not careful, you may end of up with a long list of interesting things to research, people to meet, and ideas to think about. I'm truly grateful to know Margaretta.

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Javed Khattak
CFO, Humaniq
CEO, Zisk miniProperties
CEO & Co-founder, JKCoach (Pakistan)
FIA, Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries
The London School of Economics & Political Science
London

Margaretta is a very positive, optimistic and energetic person. She has a high degree of professionalism with commitment and intelligence. She is an innovative thinker. She is very good at understanding and communicating complex ideas and at understanding and communicating directly with people. I believe that having her as part of any project will make it easier to get to the finish line and perhaps a mile or two further - no matter how ambitious or difficult the goals. We share many common interests and values including blockchain, technology, AI, longevity, financial inclusion and working towards the greater good, to mention a few. I am very excited to be working with her on various projects and look forward to much collaboration in the future.

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Gabriel Silva, PhD
Co-founder and General Partner, Level 7 Ventures
Professor of Bioengineering and Neurosciences, University of California San Diego
Founding Director, Center for Engineered Natural Intelligence, University of California San Diego
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Nanovision Biosciences
Northwestern University, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Nanotechnology and Neuroscience
University of Illinois at Chicago, Neural Engineering, PhD
San Diego

Margaretta and I connected due to mutual interests in machine learning, neuroscience, and nanotechnology. We immediately hit it off and have had some wonderfully engaging discussions ranging from science, technology, and engineering to the importance of mentorship to entrepreneurship.

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Mahima Agochiya, MBA, PhD
Co-founder, Dategra
Program Manager, SPARK Program, Stanford University School of Medicine
University of Glasgow, Cancer Research, PhD
University College London, Human Genetics, Bsc
University of Toronto Rotman School of Management, MBA
San Francisco

I met Margaretta through a colleague and am so happy to be connected to such a forward looking, energetic, and optimistic mind! I found a kindred spirit in her and hope to work together to fulfill our shared dream of achieving major advances in healthcare through the use of AI. Her network is impressive to say the least and is a reflection of the kind of person she is and her beliefs. I look forward to our future collaborations Margaretta!

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Sean Manion, PhD
CEO and Co-founder, Science Distributed
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, PhD Neuroscience
Temple University, BS Biochemistry
Skidmore College, Economics
New York

When Margaretta and I met, we had both independently arrived at the conclusion that blockchain, AI/ML, and other emerging technologies could drastically reduce the 15-17 years it takes medical science to go “from bench to bedside,” putting new treatments into life-saving clinical practice. We discussed her myriad ventures and my new company Science Distributed. We spoke of blockchain and books, computers and cats. She invited me to her think tank. Next, we change the world.

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Nic McKinley
Executive Director, DeliverFund
Combating Human Trafficking Using Advanced Technologies
US Special Operations
Central Intelligence Agency
New Mexico

Margaretta is a force multiplier who is willing to leverage her vast network to propel you forward. Her advice is timely and relevant, but it is her genuine heart to change the world that makes her stand out from the crowd. Margaretta is the perfect combination of investor, advisor, social change agent, and friend.

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Andrei Radul
Project Manager, Deep Knowledge Life Sciences
Academia de Studii Economice din București
Chișinău, Moldova

Margaretta is one of those extraordinary people you always dream of working with. Here at Deep Knowledge Life Sciences she is without a doubt a Champion in our quest to make AI, deep learning and blockchain technologies work for the better of human longevity and aid us all, the Humankind, on our way to a healthier, safer, more prosperous and overall brighter future.

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Emily Kennedy
Founder & CEO, Marinus Analytics
Combating Human Trafficking Using Advanced Technologies
Carnegie Mellon University
San Francisco

Margaretta is a champion for innovators and a pioneer in the tech startup sector. Her passion is infectious and her advice is golden. I have the honor of collaborating with her to investigate and push the potential of artificial intelligence to fight human trafficking online.

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Juan Sebastián Suárez Valencia, MD
Co-founder, Bress Healthcare
Co-founder, Hearthy.co
Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Carians
Université Paris Descartes
Paris

Margaretta is a trust catalyst between high impact oriented people. I’m looking forward to collaborating with her to bring about the future that we envision as soon as possible. Our work together will be around medical care, which is something that we both value deeply. The idea about the upcoming technological revolution in healthcare that we stand for is not about replacing doctors with machines, but about improving the therapeutic alliance between doctors and patients by helping doctors spend more time with patients and less time analyzing data.

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Girish Srinivasan, PhD
CTO, PhenoMx
University of Illinois at Chicago, PhD Bio Engineering, Medical Imaging
University at Buffalo, MS Computer Science
University of Madras, BS Computer Engineering
Chicago

Margaretta is synonymous with enthusiasm, energy, and excitement. She loves technology and strives for practical translation to improve the world and our lives. She derives her motivation by connecting people globally and spurs innovative discussions. This is where my interest matches with Margaretta. I am passionate about healthcare and believe in the quality of life. We connected with a common interest in applying artificial intelligence technology for precision healthcare. I am looking forward to a long-standing relationship with Margaretta while we together realize our healthy dreams.

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Sam Fankuchen
Founder & CEO, Golden
Stanford University
Los Angeles

Margaretta is on point. She is very sharp and capable of distilling issues to their core very quickly. She can immediately put founders in touch with the best person to talk to get what they need. She is very efficient, very technical, and very entrepreneur-friendly. She is the sort of person who could help any entrepreneur at virtually any step of their business, and be a good partner and sounding board.

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Amgad Alkorashy, B.Pharm
Medical Biotechnology Associate Consultant, Bionostix
Operations Manager, MTBI Diagnostics
Al-Azhar University, MSc. Biochemistry, Molecular Immunology
Ain Shams University, BSc Pharmaceutical Sciences, with honors
Cairo, Egypt

Thanks to Margaretta, our dream of making an efficient contribution to healthcare in the Middle East with AI seems to be coming to reality. As Egyptian entrepreneurs in bioinformatics and medical informatics, we hope to achieve a regional breakthrough via developing big data-analysis platforms that effectively validate, interpret, predict and recommend, for high-fidelity decision making in the following healthcare-related fields: translational medicine, precision medicine, companion diagnostics, cancer treatment, NGS, clinical pharmacy practice, clinical research/trials (pooled clinical data for CROs, pharma companies, GOs, IGOs & NGOs), and even systems biology and evolutionary biology.

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Arielle Sandor
Co-Founder, Duma Works
Princeton University
Nairobi, Kenya

I've really enjoyed working with Margaretta as an advisor. She brings a very fresh perspective and energy to your ideas that you can't help but be inspired by. She connects people effortlessly and genuinely. She is also the guru I turn to for social media and content strategy advice. Margaretta is quick to respond and quicker to help!

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Lohith Karnam, PhD
Nanotechnology, Nanoparticle synthesis, Organic synthesis
Development and Quality Control Manager, MF Catenificio Frigerio
Politecnico di Milano, PhD with Merit in Material Sciences
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Research Fellow
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, MA, Chemistry
Milan

Margaretta and I both have a common point of interest regarding Nanotechnology and saving the world for the future. Margaretta is a just as awesome as her idealogy to bring science and technology under one roof. Her communication and leadership skills are commendable.

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James Graham
Co-founder, Caffeine Software
Thiel Fellow, Thiel Foundation
Boston

Margaretta is engaging, thoughtful, and fun! Willing to provide help and feedback regularly, she has been an asset to the building of our company. If you have the opportunity to meet with her, take it.

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Igor Berezovsky
Founder & CEO, SHAPE
Odessa University
Monaco

When Margaretta and I first connected we immediately discovered many joint interests such as decentralization, Ethereum, longevity innovations, and chess. With her truly Californian spirit, nuclear energy, and of course humor and intelligence, Margaretta is a force that can move mountains. Margaretta is surely a big win for every startup and community she is a part of.

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Sanjeev Thohan, PhD
Preclinical Safety Expert, New Opportunity Pharma
Towson College
University of Arizona
University of Maryland
San Diego

Margaretta is an inspirational collaborator and perseverant inquisitor. Our discussions range from the mainstream to the fringe and back again - ranging from quantum physics and the holistic approach for therapeutics to quantum medicine that underlies our basic understanding of systems biology (toxicology by sequelae) that will evolve to precision medicine. Margaretta is a rarity in today's world as most of us are trained to drill down into our disciplines to observe a singularity. I am grateful to know a like-minded contextual thinker and to be part of her ecosystem.

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Slava Chupryna
Co-founder, Ugly Juice
Kent School
Brown University
San Francisco

Margaretta has helped me and many others to connect with great people in her network. Thanks to Margaretta, I was able to start a career in my preferred field, establish meaningful connections with CEOs and founders, and receive valuable advice. Margaretta is an extremely helpful and passionate person and I encourage people to collaborate with her.

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Stefan Doering
Founder & Managing Partner, Shift Group
James Madison University, Pace University
New York City

Margaretta is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. She knows first hand the trials and tribulations of launching a business in today’s environment. She has become my ‘go-to’ confidant and mentor. Margaretta has been exceedingly helpful with her ideas and feedback with helping us launch Shift Group. Her energy, passion for entrepreneurship and unflagging get-it-done approach is exactly what every startup needs. If you have the opportunity to work with Margaretta, consider yourself incredibly fortunate. I can't imagine not working with her on my team!

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Jay Singh
Marketing Associate, Red Sift
Brighton University
London

Margaretta is a fantastic person to know. She has a great deal of first hand experience helping startups grow and she has helped us get some great exposure. With all she does I am still trying to figure out the mystery of how she finds the time to do it all!

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Ato Bentsi-Enchill
Co-Founder, RevisionPrep
Founder, Deals en Route
Choate, Hobart William Smith
Ghana

Margaretta is the kind of person you’d want in your corner. She is very high energy and knowledgeable about everything tech-related. She offers introductions to key people to help every one of us reach our potential. She's a great advisor who is helping entrepreneurs tackle the most salient issues affecting the world today.

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Matteo Tadjo Kotch
Product Marketing, Gluru
King's College London
London

Margaretta is one of the most genuine people that I've met to date. The impression that she's had on me and on the business that I work for far exceeds all of my expectations. Her sheer generosity and good-will inspires her to provide professional advice and suggestions. This all stems from her desire to see all the people who she believes in succeed. This testimonial in itself will not be able to adequately convey just how amazing she is, however, all one needs to do is read the additional testimonials (above and below) to see just how important she is to all of us.

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Iskander Musaev
Co-founder, Reveal
Kazan State University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Moscow

When we were introduced to Margaretta and had our first call with her, we were really inspired by the excitement and enthusiasm she radiated. She quickly got into the details of our business and helped with some great advice and connections right away. Her knowledge of new technology and markets, her interest in learning about new things (from AI to the Russian startup ecosystem) as well as her willingness to share her experience makes Margaretta a great advisor!

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Jameel Mohammed
Founder & CEO, KHIRY
Phillips Exeter Academy
Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
Majoring in Politcal Science
New York City

When I was a student at Phillips Exeter Academy, I reached out to Margaretta for help securing an internship at fashion company Narciso Rodriguez. I loved to design, but I had no idea how to break into the fashion industry, especially while still in high school. Thanks to Margaretta's help, I was able to secure an internship at Narciso Rodriguez, which led to many amazing opportunities and really solidified my desire to work in the industry. Since then, I've even launched my own company, all stemming from the support I received from Margaretta. Margaretta is the Empress of all things Tech.

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Nkatha Gitonga
Co-founder, Yakutti
Harvard University
Nairobi, Kenya

I am incredibly honored to be working with Margaretta. Margaretta believes in us and understands our vision for Yakutti. Her optimism, enthusiasm and her ideas are inspiring, as is her genuine warmth. You couldn’t find a more committed advisor.

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Jack Weiss
Project Manager, AT&T Global Public Solutions-National Security Group
Hotchkiss
Bowdoin College
Baltimore

Margaretta and I share a passion for fighting for the common good. Her dedication and passion in the fight against human trafficking is unparalleled. I share her desire to bring together the best people with cutting edge technology to end modern day slavery. I'm really looking forward to collaborating with her in the years to come.

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Kevin K. Ross-Andino
President, éClat Law
Kent School
Vanderbilt University
Miami

Margaretta is a high-energy and driven individual, the perfect personality to lead a major organization or spearhead the startup of a sophisticated business venture. Her creativity and innovation are of the ilk necessary to transform the mundane into the successful, especially in the area of marketing one's business or business concepts. I highly recommend that you consider collaborating with her on any project for which you expect to achieve success.

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John Yearout
Co-founder, LiveCrowds
St. Mark's School
Connecticut College
San Francisco

Margaretta is a true star, the rare talent who simply gets it. Her instincts for business in general and emerging trends and technology in particular set her apart and make her invaluable as a partner and advisor. From an investment standpoint, she also goes beyond simply cutting a check and waiting for something to happen. If she invests in your company, she believes in it and will passionately work just as hard as you do to make it succeed. Margaretta, simply put, is one of the good ones. I highly, highly recommend collaborating with her!

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Mbula Nzuki
Co-Founder, Yakutti
University of Nairobi Law School
Nairobi, Kenya

Margaretta has been, and continues to be, a great advisor to us at Yakutti. Her invaluable power of networking and mentoring has indeed been of great use to our startup as both an advisor and a mentor. She inspires teams by simply demonstrating the invaluable importance of being a visionary team player. We look forward to rising to greater heights at Yakutti with her and would definitely recommend her to any start up team looking to walk the distance and make a difference.

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Shai Rozen
Cofounder and CMO, Suggestic
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
Mexico City

Margaretta provides great feedback and is a genius connector. She is passionate about helping us succeed. It has been a pleasure to work with her. I have no doubt that even greater things are still to come.

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Javier González Zabaleta
Research in Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer's
CEO & Co-Founder, Medimsight
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
London

Margaretta and I share a common vision of building an ecosystem of doctors, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors around the world who collaborate to improve healthcare. Margaretta's experience and advice are valuable to me and to many other biotech entrepreneurs around the world. Margaretta has also helped my startup connect with other startups and create valuable partnerships. I look forward to continued collaboration.

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Ioannis Tarnanas, PhD
Senior Researcher at ETH Zurich
Atlantic Fellow with the Global Brain Health Institute
Founder and Chief Science Officer, Altoida, Inc.
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Zürich

Margaretta is a force multiplier who is multiplying our unfair competitive advantage. Margaretta and I believe that data and intelligence will be the ultimate unfair competitive advantage for the next 10 years. And, as the power of big data is harnessed for medical progress, we must engage the next generation of scientists — and the public — and inform and educate them in the art and science of what is possible.

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Meg Moss Guegan
Director of Development Communications, Cato Institute
Sweet Briar College,
George Washington University Graduate School
Washington DC

Margaretta is that extremely rare kindred spirit who has the ability to see invisible connections between networks of all kinds and realize incredible potential not previously imagined. Working with her always inspires me to think a few steps beyond what is possible. Her passion for life and positive energy are endlessly abundant - and completely contagious!

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Ben Jenkins
Co-founder, Sympler
Manchester Metropolitan University
New York City

We were introduced to Margarettta by a colleague from the NYC startup ecosystem and quickly saw that she was one of the few people who truly understands where things are going in the media and messaging spaces. Our conversations have been profound as well as genuinely entertaining!

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Sam Meek
Founder & CEO, Sandboxx
University of Connecticut
Washington, D.C.

Margaretta and I connected via a shared passion for effective communication platforms. As we grow users, features and employees here at Sandboxx, having a community to help think about UX behavior and designed scaling is incredibly powerful. The folks in this ecosystem are here to make their technology platforms better every day for their community and to help others who want to go in the same direction. I look forward to continued collaboration with Margaretta and her ecosystem. Hats off to Margaretta for pulling us together.

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Alexander Kane
Co-founder, Sympler
Vassar College
New York City

We were introduced to Margarettta by a colleague from the NYC startup ecosystem and quickly saw that she was one of the few people who truly understands where things are going in the media and messaging spaces. Our conversations have been profound as well as genuinely entertaining!

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Tyler Greco
Co-founder, RideSwell
Kent School, New York University
New York City

Margaretta offers more than her vast expertise in Silicon Valley. As a trusted advisor, her infectious optimism cuts through the daily noise leaving behind only the best insights. If you have the good fortune of earning her faith and support, she will fight tirelessly to see you go all the way. We are lucky to have her in our corner.

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Trip Tate
Co-founder, Alumnifire
Princeton University
New York City

Margaretta has been wonderful to work with. She has endless energy and passion for startups and technology, and is always willing to brainstorm new ideas. She’s creative, well-networked, and proactive about connecting people in her network who can help each other. She always over-delivers on her promises, and her feedback and advice is always spot-on. In short, she’s a great person and a tremendously valuable resource for entrepreneurs.

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Mark Angus Meyer
Phillips Academy Andover
University of Chicago
Chicago

Generous and exceptionally thoughtful with her advice, Margaretta is a brilliant mentor. Her sophisticated network covers a vast array of key verticals, opening the door to a great breadth of talented individuals. Margaretta is especially diligent in her approach to delivering advice and keeping our team aware of real time events and opportunities that consistently inform and advance our position on the road ahead.

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Madeline Rudnick
Associate Technical Client Manager, AppNexus
Yale University
New York City

Margaretta offers endless guidance from her repertoire of experiences. She's willing to go out of her way to listen to one's ideas and offer feedback to create the most effective means of execution. Her ability to connect individuals in the start-up sphere is very valuable. She's a great person to work with and her energy is contagious!

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Matt Cooney
Founder, VibeTribe
Deerfield Academy
Connecticut College
Boston

Margaretta appreciates the power of networks and how to leverage the expertise of a team to advance a project within a global context. Her enthusiasm is contagious and her expertise is invaluable as an idea blossoms into reality.

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Kurt Walker
Software Engineer, MicroStrategy
Wake Forest University
San Francisco

Margaretta is an extremely helpful advisor. She has a very high level of positive energy and passion for advising technology startups. The advice she has given me has been indispensable. I'm very excited to continue to work with Margaretta in the future!

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Aryaman Nichani
Co-founder, ZealMe
Trinity College
New York City

Margaretta's understanding of the fast-paced tech startup environment has proven invaluable to ZealMe. Margaretta is a highly energetic, driven and passionate person. Her presence would be an important advantage to any individual or team.

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EJ Culhane
PwC
Loomis
Trinity College
Boston

From the moment I began working with Margaretta, she was incredibly helpful. Her passion, enthusiasm, and experience advising tech startups has been invaluable to our team. I highly recommend her to any team looking to collaborate with a high energy, hard-working, and extremely intelligent person!

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Anthony Blake
President, Anthony Blake LLC
Kent School
New York University
Miami

Over the course of my career, I have met many people from the corporate sector, but none with the passion to assist others like Margaretta. As a leader and long-time mentor, I understand the importance of working with a good mentor and I am extremely grateful to have Margaretta as one. She is a great listener and has helped me tremendously. I appreciate the time that Margaretta has given to me as I grow my business.There's nothing like having a mentor who understands where you came from, and where you're going. I have learned so much from Margaretta, and she has helped me to sharpen my focus. She has my full endorsement and thanks.

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Danyoung Kim
Intern, Dissent Magazine
Middlesex
Cornell University
Fulbright Scholar
New York City

Margaretta is one of the most valuable and tireless people working to integrate networks and link like-minded individuals. As a sophomore in college, I reached out to Margaretta for advice during my internship search. I was interested in research and government, but wanted more information about specific positions. She not only connected me to other prep school alumni with relevant previous experience, but encouraged my informational interview requests and gave me her support. Margaretta believes in getting to know people, and I am grateful for her enthusiasm and help in exploring career paths.

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Torkel Patterson
Member of the Board, Central Japan Railway
United States Navel Academy, Annapolis
Tokyo

Margaretta has tremendous energy and a love for life and people that she translates into effective results. She operates at full speed all the time and is as adept with people as she is with cutting edge technology. Margaretta moves organizations to reach their potential and has the experience and the network necessary to achieve organizational goals and manage a complex organization.

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Rodger Kobayashi
Phantom Cyber Corporation
UC Berkeley
San Francisco

Margaretta and I worked together at Open Horizon for a number of years. Open Horizon was a startup in its early stages and Margaretta played a key role in all aspects of the company. Not only was she enjoyable to work with, but her decision making and overall understanding of the entire company was invaluable to the team at Open Horizon. All early stage companies need someone like Margaretta to help keep the team organized, focused and moving in the right direction.

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Robert Newton
Maritime Domain Awareness, CSCI
United States Coast Guard Academy
Washington, D.C.

Margaretta is ​the best combination of energy, intelligence and enthusiasm that I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She is as comfortable in fast paced and often high risk commercial application development cycles as she is patient and thorough in the rigorous and often laborious military software development cycles. She understands people, process and product. Whenever there is an opportunity to collaborate with ​Margaretta,​ I jump at it because I know ​she​ will keep morale high and never let ​me​ down.

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Electra Reed
Educational Consultant
St. Paul's School
New York University, BA
Columbia University, MA
Greenwich

I have known Margaretta for over 25 years. She is a true and thorough professional with tremendous strength of character, integrity and business sense. Margaretta has outstanding communication skills and leadership ability. She is a genius at leveraging technology and social media to create value. Most importantly, Margaretta's keen intellect and clear, logical thought processes make her a stand out in her field. I adore her!

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Kendrick Tan
VR Developer, Aging and Cognition Lab, Brown University
Shanghai American School
Undergraduate, Brown University
Majoring in Computer Science, Philosophy
Hong Kong

Margaretta is a strong believer in the future of the human race. I had the pleasure of meeting her through our shared interests for AI, VR, and philosophy. Her progressive beliefs, which I share, reveal her unwavering passion to extend the technological limits of our world. Her energy and optimism are infectious, and her kindness inspires me to learn more about the many things we discuss. I am very impressed by the existence of her network of passionate individuals, and look forward to working with members of her ecosystem.

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Evelyn Donatelli
Deerfield Academy
Undergraduate, Harvard University
Boston

Margaretta's positivity, work ethic and drive are contagious. She is a positive and lasting role model as an entrepreneurial, self-starting woman. Her history of having her finger on the pulse of relevant technologies and spaces for meaningful change is self-evident. She continues to excel in leveraging her attitude, intelligence and network to effect socially impactful applications of big data and blockchain technologies. I am excited to see what her future holds.

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Michael Shao
Director, OxfordHack
Oxford Blockchain Network
Phillips Exeter Academy
Undergraduate, University of Oxford
Majoring in Politics, Philosophy, Economics
London

Margaretta is a deeply driven person who has a strong and powerful vision of the future. I enjoy having very thought provoking and well informed discussions with her about shared similar interests ranging from AI to blockchain systems to just about anything that sparks conversation. Margaretta brings right minded people together and provides them with superb expertise and advice. I am eager to work together with her and with everyone else in her ecosystem in the future.

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Injil Muhammad Jr.
The Lawrenceville School
Undergraduate, Harvard University
Majoring in Applied Mathematics
Boston

Margaretta is a lover of learning. I have the pleasure of knowing her and discussing our shared interests in entrepreneurship, venture capital, and simply expanding one's mind through being comfortable enough to discuss ideas with others. I am lucky to have met Margaretta so early in my career so that together we can be at the forefront of advances in technology that will help people around the world.

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Sid Kasat
President and Co-Founder of Blockchain at UCI
Mentor and Developer, UCI International Student Excellence Program
Research Assistant, Calit2
Undergraduate, University of California, Irvine
Majoring in Computer Science
Irvine, California

Margaretta's knowledge of technology ranging from AI to Blockchain is comprehensive and can be clearly seen through the startups she is involved with. As a entrepreneur who has worked in the industry for a long time, she is a great role model and inspiration to students. Margaretta and I are blockchain advocates who believe in the power of decentralization. I founded Blockchain at UCI as an ecosystem for blockchain education, development and networking. We organize workshops, seminars, hackathons, and networking events to facilitate the growth of blockchain awareness and technical understanding. Our mission is to bring together blockchain leaders and help accelerate blockchain technology.

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Abhinav Narayanan
Founder, FluidAI
Ex-Microsoft
MIT, Computer Science and Molecular Biology
Boston

Margaretta and I met over mutual infatuation with AI and Blockchain.

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Josh Peterson
Deerfield Academy
Undergraduate, UC Berkeley
Texas

Margaretta has been a valuable resource in my transition from school to the professional world. She offers a plethora of helpful advice and her expertise ranges across industries. Every college student who is serious about networking and creating opportunities for themselves should have a Margaretta on their side.

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Yu Yen Jordan Lee
PWC
Kent School
Lehigh University
Hong Kong

Margaretta is a very passionate, energetic and humorous person who brings positivity and professionalism to the table. I was lucky to have met her. Due to her easy going nature, we hit it off right away. She has provided me with her expertise and thoughts about the tech market and offered to connect me with professionals in the financial world. Her kind words are truly encouraging and have given me more motivation to work even harder. Margaretta is an extremely generous and helpful person, and I am very fortunate to be able to call her a friend!

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Brian Kim
Founder, The Brookings Initiative
Co-Founder and CEO RE:FRESH Cosmetics
Venture Consultant, Tallyfy
Phillips Exeter Academy
Washington University of St. Louis
Seoul

Margaretta has been an instrumental sounding board. She brings unparalleled energy and rich insight to the table. I am extremely excited to continue working with her throughout my entrepreneurial endeavors.

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Lily Crouss
Scholarship Fund Director, Chelsea Piers
Kent School
Lafayette College
New York City

I first met Margaretta when I contacted her to see if she would be willing to introduce me to someone who worked for an organization in which I was interested. Margaretta immediately responded to my request and followed up with me after to see how my job search had progressed. She truly impacted my job search and helped me build bridges in a city that was completely new to me. I would definitely recommend Margaretta as a selfless, thoughtful and proactive connector who works hard to help others.

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Chung Giam Lim
Middlesex
New York University
Vietnam

Margaretta is one of the most positive, humorous, and down-to-earth people that I have had the pleasure of knowing. She sets the standard for the concept of going the extra mile. Not only did Margaretta give me invaluable advice regarding the professional world, but she also offered to help build my own network with her own number of extensive contacts. She even helped me stay on course and remain optimistic when facing challenges ahead. Margaretta is, without a doubt, an inspiring individual, and someone that any ambitious person should aspire to be like. I am extremely lucky and grateful to be able to have the pleasure of knowing her.

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Nishant Patel
Kent School
University of Southern California
New York City

When I first met Margaretta I was shocked to learn how widespread her personal and professional network extends but my surprise quickly dissipated upon getting to know her. Her effortlessly upbeat attitude, coupled with her extensive experience in both recognizing and acting upon groundbreaking trends makes her an invaluable asset to anyone’s network. Her selfless nature and genuine passion for giving back, adding value, and being a connector epitomize everything I love about Silicon Valley. I feel lucky to have the opportunity to collaborate with her.

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Stephen Price
Phillips Exeter Academy
Undergraduate, Carnegie Mellon University
Majoring in Computer Science
Houston

I'm very happy to have met Margaretta - a fellow soul who is passionate about healthcare and precision medicine. If you want to change the future, she will help you get there.

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Felix Schildorfer
Senior Analyst, Avanade
Lake Forest Academy
University of Pennsylvania
Vösendorf, Austria

I’ve been extremely fortunate to have met Margaretta and join her incredible network. In conversations she’s wise, witty and always full of ideas. It’s always a pleasure to speak with her about our shared interests in technology including fintech, ML, reaching General AI and exploring all the different subsections of ML.

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Gregory Qushair
Life Sciences Consultant, Alésia Consulting
University of California, Irvine
BS Biological Sciences and Chemistry
CNIO/CEB Master’s Degree, Molecular Oncology
Toulouse, France

Margaretta and I met at the intersection of AI, Big Data, Clinical Medicine and Drug Discovery. Our complimentary backgrounds and respective networks suggest that we have a bright future of collaboration ahead of us. I count on her to get the latest scoop from Silicon Valley, plus crucial advice on AI projects, start-up funding and strategy, while providing her with my take on the French and Spanish innovation scenes. Having worked in some of the world’s most vibrant Biotech hubs (Boston, San Francisco and Barcelona), I know how important it is to surround yourself with doers, like Margaretta, rather than just talkers. Chatting with her is a refreshing reminder of how easy networking can be when people start with a positive attitude and an open mind. I look forward to Margaretta becoming a true mentor.

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Charlie Andre
USC Hyperloop, Location Hardware Sub-team
Embedded Systems, IOT, Autonomous Cars
University of Southern California
BS Electrical Engineering, Minor Mobile App Development
Los Angeles

Despite having an already well established career, Margaretta kindly reached out to me on LinkedIn. After speaking with her on the phone, I noticed her ability to truly listen and provide meaningful insight. Margaretta’s international network of forward-thinking engineers is one that I am truly honored to join as an undergraduate student. Margaretta’s passion and dedication to working towards a brighter future through high tech is truly inspiring and something I admire.

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Sean Kiernan
Co-founder & CEO Digital Asset Group
COO, Falcon Private Bank London
CEO, Digital Asset Group
Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service
University of St. Gallen, MBA
London

I feel very fortunate indeed to have met Margaretta. She is incredibly warm and engaging, and has a unique mind. I am particularly impressed by how she brings to bear a keen and discerning intellect, and yet remains completely approachable. She also has a rare capacity to think on a grand scale, and still deliver on the tasks to hand. I look forward to building upon our already trusting relationship, and to realizing together with our team the promise of real innovation in the years to come.

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Veaceslav Kunev
President, Moldova Blockchain Association
Vice President, Deep Knowledge Ventures
Director, Blockchain, Deep Knowledge Ventures
Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Information Technology
Technical University of Moldova, PhD student, E-Government Services
Chișinău, Moldova

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Alexei Cresniov
Director of Analytics, Deep Knowledge Ventures
Deep Knowledge University
Universitatea de Stat din Moldova, PhD, International Relations
Chișinău, Moldova


Companies


These companies were founded by people in our ecosystem.

U1 Technologies provides the communications infrastructure for trading platforms used by some of the world's top multi-national investment banks. U1's software is used at the core of large-scale stock trading applications to trade derivatives, bonds, foreign exchange, futures, options and swaps in real-time trading to global markets.

Margaretta Colangelo, President, U1 Technologies

Digital Asset Group

Investment Group / Cryptobank / Crypto Hedge Fund

Dmitry Kaminskiy, Co-founder & CIO
Margaretta Colangelo, Co-founder & COO
Sean Kiernan, Co-founder & CEO

Deep Knowledge Ventures is a Hong Kong based fund that invests in disruptive Biotechnology, Big Data and AI, and is also involved with the development of blockchain technology and the digital crypto-economy. We have teams in London, Amsterdam, and San Francisco.

Dmitry Kaminskiy, Managing Partner
Margaretta Colangelo, Partner

Woolf University will be the first blockchain-powered university with its own native token. The design has been developed by an independent group of leading academics from Oxford and Cambridge. Woolf will be a borderless, educational society which reimagines how teachers and students connect. It will rely on blockchains and smart contracts to guarantee relationships between students and educators.


Joshua Broggi, PhD, Founder
Martin Gallagher, Programme Director

Quibim™ is a next generation imaging platform for clinical trials. Using AI enhanced digital imaging methodologies, Quibim detects early biological changes in organs and tissues induced by a given therapy and provides accurate quantitative information to doctors, clinicians and researchers. Quibim stands for QUantitative Imaging Biomarkers In Medicine


Ángel Alberich-Bayarri, PhD, Founder
Margaretta Colangelo, Advisor

DeliverFund™ leverages cutting edge technologies to collect intelligence on human trafficking networks. Members of the DeliverFund team are from the highest levels of the CIA, US Special Operations and Navy Seals.


Nic McKinley, Executive Director
Margaretta Colangelo, Advisor

Duma Works™ is the #1 online recruiting platform on the African continent. Duma fuses traditional human-centered recruiting with an interactive digital process to simplify how growing businesses hire top talent. Over 250 employers in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and throughout sub-saharan Africa use Duma Works to find top talent.

Arielle Sandor, Co-founder, Duma Works
Margaretta Colangelo, Advisor

RideSwell™ Ride Together. Play Outside. Save the Planet.

Tyler Greco, Co-founder, RideSwell
Margaretta Colangelo, Advsior

Marinus Analytics™ develops Traffic Jam™ the first AI powered tool to help law enforcement combat sex trafficking online. This cutting edge technology helps law enforcement sift through massive amounts of data, quickly gather insights, find crucial evidence, and save lives.


Emily Kennedy, Founder & CEO,
Margaretta Colangelo, Advisory Board Member

genneve is a digital health company that uses the power of AI, blockchain, and wearables to improve women’s healthcare. Giving women greater access to their personal health data, education, and a telehealth community of physicians is genneve's formula to help women thrive.


Jill Angelo, CEO,
Margaretta Colangelo Advisory Board Member

The Shift Group is an online education company focused on helping entrepreneurs worldwide start and grow their businesses. In addition to instructor lead programs for companies and schools, ShiftGroup also develops an online gamified entrepreneurship training program.


Stefan Doering, Founder and Managing Partner
Andrew Bogle, Advisory Board Member
Margaretta Colangelo, Advisory Board Member

PhenoMx™ is developing a digital physical exam to measure the major vital organs and tissues of the whole body using non-invasive MRI scanning. PhenoMx uses AI, particularly deep multi-layered neural networks, for image segmentation, co-registration, abnormality detection, and quantitative measurement.


Andrew Bogle, Co-founder
Mark Punyanitya, Co-founder
Girish Srinivasan, CTO
Margaretta Colangelo, Advisory Board Member

What if you could detect Alzheimer's disease years prior to onset using an iPhone? Altoida has developed a smartphone based early screening test that can diagnose Alzheimer’s 6 years prior to onset with 94% accuracy.

Ioannis Tarnanas PhD, Founder and Chief Science Officer, Altoida

RevisionPrep, an African Diaspora youth lead venture, is developing a gamified online social learning tool that offers an alternative to traditional exam preparation in Ghanaian Junior High Schools for the national Basic Education Certificate Examination.

Ato Bentsi-Enchill, Co-Founder, RevisionPrep
Margaretta Colangelo, Advisor

Vreasy™ is a popular platform for short term vacation rentals which helps property managers run all aspects of their business including marketing, reservations and logistics. Vreasy has partnerships with Airbnb, Booking.com, TripAdvisor and HomeAway. Vreasy is The Guest Experience Authority™.

Martin Picard, Founder, Vreasy

Caffeine™ improves both network performance and security within iPhone applications. Caffeine embeds AI algorithms in its technology to predict when an app is about to use the network. This ahead-of-time knowledge allows Caffeine to optimize applications for future network conditions, moving data faster and more efficiently.

James Graham, Co-founder, Caffeine Software

KHIRY™ is a luxury accessories brand that celebrates a global African aesthetic, and embodies strength, femininity, power, and romance. With a focus on minimalist silhouettes, maximalist embellishment and the reinterpretation of classic materials, KHIRY is redefining luxury. KHIRY has been recognized by Elle Magazine, Teen Vogue, Harper's Bazaar China, Wall Street Journal and Paper Magazine.

Jameel Mohammed, Founder & CEO, KHIRY br>Margaretta Colangelo, Advisor

Reveal Bot™ is the first AI powered chat bot for advertising. Reveal manages your FaceBook and Instagram ad campaigns in Slack, alerts you to changes in CTR and CPC, and provides insights on how to improve inefficiencies. Reveal is currently available for FaceBook, Instagram and AdWords. Reveal for Twitter and Bing coming soon.

Iskander Musaev, Co-founder, Reveal

It takes 15 years for a cutting edge cancer treatment to be prescribed to you by your doctor. Mendel makes tomorrow's treatments available today by matching patients with clinical trials. Mendel's AI based proprietary trial matching system continuously updates any time a new treatment is open for clinical trials, finding breakthrough cancer treatments for you.

Karim Galil, MD, Founder & CEO, Mendel Health

Carians has created the first 100% online platform to allow patients and healthcare providers to communicate around relatively complex clinical cases. The platform allows patients to upload multiple medical files to help physicians have a good understanding of the situation and communicate about it with colleagues around the world, thus improving the quality of care that patients receive.

Juan Sebastián Suárez Valencia, MD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Carians

Hearthy is an blockchain based electronic health record platform. In the Hearthy ecosystem, patients, medical professionals, healthcare providers and Electronic Health Records (EHR) vendors communicate with each other, generate and transfer value and increase the efficiency, building and deploying a system that is more economical, efficient and patient-centered.

Juan Sebastián Suárez Valencia, MD, Co-founder, Hearthy.co

Medimsight™ is the first cloud based medical imaging platform for whole body imaging biomarkers and the first worldwide computer-aided diagnosis marketplace. With Medimsight, medical images can be viewed from anywhere with the same quality as when viewed in a hospital or clinic.

Javier González Zabaleta, CEO & Co-Founder, Medimsight
Margaretta Colangelo, Advisor

Ugly Juice is a cold-pressed juice company in San Francisco with a mission to end food waste, disrupt the food system, and create educated, healthy consumers. Ugly Juice source aesthetically disadvantaged and logistically imperfect produce providing customers with affordable and sustainable products. All juice is made to order and delivered to offices within hours via bike. Drink Juice, Fight Waste!

Slava Chupryna, Co-founder, Ugly Juice


About


Margaretta Colangelo is a native San Franciscan with over 25 years of experience working in software companies in Silicon Valley. Margaretta is passionate about using emerging technologies to solve the world's most serious problems with high impact solutions. Margaretta sees the potential of advanced technologies like AI to combat problems including exploitation, corruption and disease, and to transform healthcare, education and government.

In 2012, Margaretta founded Margaretta Colangelo Ventures in San Francisco. Margaretta Colangelo Ventures is a unique and high-value ecosystem of investors, engineers, and entrepreneurs who are interested in innovative and disruptive ideas including AI, blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Margaretta has been President of U1 Technologies since 2007. U1 provides the communications infrastructure for trading platforms used by some of the world's top multi-national investment banks. U1's ultra high performance software is used at the core of large-scale global stock trading applications to trade derivatives, bonds, foreign exchange, futures, options and swaps. U1 is based in San Francisco.

Margaretta is a Partner at Deep Knowledge Ventures and Deep Knowledge Life Sciences. Deep Knowledge Ventures is a Hong Kong based fund that invests in disruptive biotechnology, Big Data and AI, and is also involved with the development of blockchain technology and the digital crypto-economy. Deep Knowledge Ventures has teams in London, Amsterdam, and San Francisco.

Deep Knowledge Life Sciences is a London based venture fund focused on disruptive biopharmaceutical, precision medicine, and AI healthcare companies. In partnership with scientists at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the fund strategically invests in mission-driven companies and support founders who will bridge the unaddressed translational gap between basic biological research and real-world healthcare products that extend healthy lifespan.

Margaretta is Co-founder and Executive Advisor of London based Digital Asset Group. Digital Asset Group is a bridge between traditional and digital financial services firms, bringing together the tradition of regulated banking and exchange with emerging innovation and blockchain technology.

Margaretta is an Advisory Board Member of the Precision Health Institute at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.

Margaretta is an Advisory Board Member of New York based PhenoMx. PhenoMx is commercializing a Personalized Digital Physical Exam to measure the major vital organs and tissues of the whole human body, using non-invasive MRI scanning, for precision medicine, personalized wellness, and healthy longevity.

Margaretta is an Advisory Board Member of Seattle based Genneve. Genneve is a digital health company that uses the power of AI, blockchain, and wearables to improve women’s healthcare. By giving women access to their personal health data, education and to a tele-health community of physicians, Genneve helps women around the world thrive.

Margaretta is interested in progressive people and mission- driven companies around the world. Her ecosystem includes over 14,000 high impact people including CEOs, investors, engineers, entrepreneurs and hundreds of students from the most prestigious universities in the world. Margaretta has written over 28 articles on topics including AI, biotech, computer vision, startups, entrepreneurship, investing and emerging technologies. Margaretta is a graduate of Sweet Briar College.