Virtually join the Bay Area Venture Capital Firm, Playground Global LLC, to hear from four startups that have special relevance in the age of the coronavirus.
Ms. Laurie Yoler is General Partner at asset management firm Playground Global LLC. She was a founding member of the board of directors of Tesla, and currently serves on the boards of Church & Dwight Co, Bose Corp, and the Computer History Museum.
A logistics network and platform that uses predictive analytics and AI to enable companies to contract transportation capacity and services ahead of time, drastically reducing costs and risk.
Anshu Prasad, Founder & CEO, Leaf Logistics
Mr. Anshu Prasad is the co-founder and CEO of Leaf Logistics, a data and analytics platform helping to bring cost and service predictability to the transportation industry. With funding from Playground, Floodgate and other leading institutional VCs, Leaf aims to transform B2B how logistics are bought and sold. Prior to founding Leaf (fka LogisticsExchange), Prasad built and led A.T. Kearney's global Analytics practice, working with clients to use technology and data to empower business transformation. He also helped start and grow analytics businesses in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, working at the intersection of supply chain and technology. He graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Biochemistry, and earned a masters from Oxford University.
With micro-fulfillment centers close to city centers, one-hour deliveries are not only possible but profitable.
Elram Goren, Co-Founder & CEO, Fabric
Mr. Elram Goren is CEO and co-founder of Fabric. He has led the company from its inception in 2015 through its first deployments and now is at the helm of its rapidly scaling operations. Previously, Goren served as a Major in the Israeli Defense Forces managing R&D teams and multidisciplinary operations in the Intelligence Technology Unit. He is a graduate of the elite Psagot Excellence Program. Goren holds a B.S. in Physics and Electrical Engineering from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.
9-1-1 for the digital age: RapidSOS sends life-saving data from any connected device to 9-1-1 and first responders.
Michael Martin, Co-Founder & CEO, RapidSOS
Mr. Michael Martin is co-founder and CEO of RapidSOS, an advanced emergency tech company that securely links life-saving data from 350M+ connected devices directly to 911 and first responders in an emergency. In 2019 Michael spoke at TEDMED about the capability to predict and preempt emergencies and in 2017 Michael was named to the top of Forbes 30 Under 30 Healthcare list. Previously, Martin worked at Braemar Energy Ventures, a $600M venture capital firm focused on energy technology. Michael also co-founded MS Consulting, a start-up strategy, financing, and operations consulting company with clients in the internet and mobile sectors. He received his B.A. from Carleton College and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he received the R.F. Jasse Distinguished Award in Entrepreneurship and Leadership.
Allows doctors to collaborate remotely—even from home to the operating room—on surgeries and procedures.
Daniel Hawkins, Founder & CEO, Avail MedSystems
Daniel Hawkins is the founder and CEO of Avail Medsystems, the procedural telemedicine company that allows doctors and advisors to digitize their physical presence in the operating room, enhancing clinical collaboration and training while mitigating infection risk and lowering costs. Over the past 25 years in the medical technology field, Daniel’s mission has been to identify and close gaps that prevent patients from getting the best possible healthcare. He is an inventor on over 140 patents and applications, and has held roles in both large and emerging companies, including Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., Endologix, Restore Medical, EnteroMedics, and Intuitive Surgical. Daniel is a co-founder of Calibra Medical, acquired by Johnson & Johnson, and founder of Shockwave Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWAV). Daniel has an MBA from Stanford University and a BS in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2017, Daniel was honored by Goldman Sachs as one of its Top 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs.
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