You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with drive.ai Co-founder Carol Reiley and Spero Ventures Founding Partner Shripriya Mahesh. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Carol and Shripriya, curated connections, and a business challenge and pitch off... over a seasonal, locally-sourced meal.
Carol Reiley co-founded, invested in, and is on the board/advisor of self-driving car startup drive.ai. As President, she led company strategy, helped build team of 8 to 150+ employees, and raised over $77M, building partnerships with Lyft, Grab, governments and automotive companies.
Carol is also currently the CEO of a healthcare startup. She is a pioneer in teleoperated and autonomous robot systems in applications such as surgery, space exploration, disaster rescue and self driving cars. She has been working in robotics and AI for over 18 years and was the youngest member elected on the IEEE Robotics and Automation board.
Carol previously worked at Intuitive Surgical, Lockheed Martin, and General Electric. She is the first female engineer on the cover of MAKE magazine and is recognized by Forbes as one of the top 50 women in tech, 25 AI researchers; Inc Magazine Female Founder 100 list, and Quartz as a top female entrepreneur for her work in Artificial Intelligence. She is also a published children's book author, creative advisor of the San Francisco Symphony, and brand ambassador for Guerlain Cosmetics.
Shripriya is a partner at Spero Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm spun out of Omidyar Network . Spero Ventures raised a total of $100M in a single venture fund and invests in companies working in the areas of well-being (health and ag tech), the future of work, and human connections.
Prior to Spero Ventures, Shripriya led Emerging Tech investing at Omidyar Network. She also formerly held several leadership roles at eBay.
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