FOUNDERS

Karthik Ramani

Chief Scientist & Co-Founder

Karthik Ramani, Chief Scientist, earned his B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University, in Mechanical Engineering. The NSF recognized him through several awards including a Career Award. His teams research help found and launch the world’s first on‐line commercial shape‐based search engine for the global supply chain (VizSeekTM) which won the Tibbet’s Award from NSF. VizSeek and Imaginestics have grown to over 30 employees. He teaches a very popular toy workshop class at Purdue and collaborates with leading toy companies such as Hasbro and Mattel.

Raja Jasti

CEO & Co-Founder

Raja Jasti, CEO, brings 20 years of experience building technology startups spanning consumer internet, mobile, enterprise software and SaaS. He is a co-inventor of six key patents in 3D gesture computing area. He was the founder and CEO of a venture funded startup called Webscope, which was an early pioneer in web-based real-time 3D de-sign collaboration solutions. He successfully raised $8M from leading VC organizations and lead the company of 50 employees. Webscope established a global presence spanning US, Europe and Asia regions with an impressive customer base including Johnson & Johnson, NTT and Foxconn. Raja has a B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology Madras and a PhD from Stanford University.

PROFILE

ZeroUI makes robotics accessible to everyone by developing cutting-edge solutions that utilize natural user interfaces (NUI). Machine Learning (ML) and AI. It is the creator of Ziro, world’s first hand gesture controlled educational robotics platform for kids and students (ages 8 to 15). Users can quickly create a variety of robots and control them with a flick of a wrist and bend of a finger.

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