PORTFOLIO

CONTRACT WRANGLER

SWIFT SHIFT

ALPHA MEDICAL

LOCOMATION

HOMETREE

GEORGE UGRAS

Managing Partner

MILES KIRBY

Managing Partner

SERPIL KUYUCAK-SCHIEBEL

Operations Partner

DR. GLORIA LAU

Venture Partner

DR. MARCO PAVONE

Venture Partner

BARIS AKSOY

Venture Partner

BRETT BATTLES

Venture Partner

ANDREW MULVENNA

Venture Partner
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GEORGE UGRAS

Managing Partner
  • • 20 years’ experience in the venture capital industry starting at Apax
  • • Served as advisor and director to a number of venture-backed companies
  • • Venture investor with multiple exits >$1B including IPOs
  • • Recently led IBM Ventures globally.
  • • Holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Yale and was a research fellow at CalTech
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MILES KIRBY

Managing Partner
  • • 15 years of venture and growth experience and a background forming and running new ventures
  • • 34 patents applied for around the world
  • • Previously ran Qualcomm’s Venture Capital Group in Europe
  • • Formed and ran Qualcomm’s new business incubator
  • • Holds an MA in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Bristol University and an MBA from University of California
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SERPIL KUYUCAK-SCHIEBEL

Operations Partner


  • • 11 years of finance experience in different Allianz OEs including Allianz SE, AGCS and Allianz Turkey
  • • Held leadership roles in Allianz Turkey through restructuring after merger of two insurance companies
  • • Previous auditor from PwC specialized in insurance companies
  • • Certified Public Accountant and BS degree from Istanbul Marmara University in Business Administration
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DR. GLORIA LAU

Venture Partner


  • • Head of ML / Data Science at Linkedin
  • • Head of data / engineering at Timeful, acquired by Google
  • • Consulting faculty @ Stanford University
  • • PhD & MS @ Stanford Engineering & CS, BS @ UCLA Engineering
  • • Inventor on 11 patents in the area of recommendation systems and data science, author of over 40 academic papers on information retrieval systems
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DR. MARCO PAVONE

Venture Partner
  • • Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University
  • • Director, Stanford Autonomous Systems Laboratory; Co-Director, Center for Automotive Research at Stanford
  • • Author of over 140 academic papers on robotics, autonomous systems, and AI
  • • Lead investigator on several robotics and AI projects funded by NASA, ONR, NSF, and industry
  • • Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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BARIS AKSOY

Venture Partner
  • • Head of Global Strategic Business Development, Media at Google Cloud covering AI and infrastructure media.
  • • Investment Partner at Intel Capital, covering global consumer and enterprise investments with multiple IPO and M&A exits
  • • Held various product and eng. leadership roles at Calix and Alcatel
  • • MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, BS degree from Istanbul Technical University in electrical engineering
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BRETT BATTLES

Venture Partner
  • • A full-stack entrepreneurial leader, who is passionate about both designing/building breakthrough products as well as taking them to market and scaling revenue
  • • Held leadership positions in product management, product marketing as well as CEO of EcoRebates
  • • BS and MS degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology, PhD from Stanford University in Mechanical Engineering

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

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United States

530 Lytton Avenue,
Palo Alto, CA 94301
info@av8.vc

Europe

Mercury House
117 Waterloo Road
London SE1 8UL.
info@av8.vc
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ANDREW MULVENNA

Venture Partner
  • •Founded Brightpearl, an internet software company based in Bristol, UK & San Francisco, that grew to 120 employees in 3 years, and has raised $54M Venture Capital.
  • •Previously General Manager of CogX, the festival of A.I. in London. Sponsored by Softbank Investment & FT, the event drew 370+ speakers,and 8,500+ registered attendees, and is established as a leading A.I. event globally.
  • •BSc Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from University of Sheffield.