Nadeem is a wellness champion, founder of Basis Science, and the visionary behind BioBeats and our concentration on heart data. He was recently inducted into StartupHealth’s inaugural class of Healthcare Transformers. He has spent the better half of the last decade running Zynik Capital, which focuses on start-ups and organizations with high growth potential. He holds a B.A. from Babson College with a focus on entrepreneurship.
Davide Morelli leads BioBeats’ engineering team. A specialist in the intersection between Artificial Intelligence and music, he previously ran a succesful distributed software consultancy (Parser) for ten years. He is also an active composer, and his PhD focuses on energy models for algorithms that illuminate correlations.
David leads BioBeats’ product vision. His PhD presented evolutionary computation techniques to imitate and question human creativity. He helped build the first European merger for Open Source startups, and is currently helping the UK’s National Health Service deploy the first mobile application that lets users self-report in chronic illness. His mission in life is to create media systems that foster wellness, and he’s currently using his 5-year old sons as guinea-pigs.
Gabriele Cocco is a Ph.D. student at the University of Pisa. His research focuses on High Performance Computing with the objective of raising abstraction over heterogeneous platforms to make development of efficient parallel application available to all.
He has spent time in the Valley before, developing algorithms for video decoding for NComputing, a leading company in virtual desktop solutions.
He has also worked as a web designer and graphic artist since 2003, is a professional photographer and an accomplish Latin dancer.
Michael is a PhD student in the Media Arts and Technology department at UCSB and our resident dataflow developer. He has been a musician since the age of three.
Marshall Davis Jones is a World-Bridger. Carrying messages to organizations large and small, such as the Musical Instrument Museum, the Omega Institute, BBC World Service and the U.S Air Force, Marshall strives to challenge us, inspire us, and remind us of what it means to be human, together.
Sam Salisbury is the Director of Artist Relations for RootMusic, creator of BandPage, the #1 music application on Facebook. Sam has led the charge to adopt over 500,000 bands/artists/musicians to the BandPage platform and continues to provide meaningful value by strategizing digital campaigns for some of the largest musicians in the business.
Prior to RootMusic, Sam has worked in collaborative promotion with NBC Sports, All-American Rejects, Jay-Z, AT&T, Skullcandy and has produced/promoted successful events including: the The Fray, OneRepublic, Paramore, 311, Dashboard Confessional, Third Eye Blind, and Snoop Dogg.
Deepak Chopra is a physician and writer. Chopra has taught at the medical schools of Tufts University, Boston University and Harvard University. He became Chief of Staff at the New England Memorial Hospital (NEMH) in Massachusetts before establishing a private practice. In 1985, Chopra met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who invited him to study Ayurveda. Chopra left his position at the NEMH and became the founding president of the American Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, and was later named medical director of the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center.Chopra has written more than 65 books with 19 New York Times bestsellers. His books have been translated into 35 languages and sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.
Tim is a Managing Director at Mayfield Fund, focusing on investments in mobile, gaming, digital media, social media, eCommerce, and AdTech in the US and China. Tim’s venture investments have generated more than $1.3B in M&A exit value, and he was named on the Forbes 2011 Midas List of Top Dealmakers. Previously, Tim was a Partner at Norwest Venture Partners, where he led NVP’s investments in AdChina, PCH International, All Reach Media, Lumos Labs, Basis, Badgeville, Brite Semiconductor and Bionic Panda.
Tim holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and an MS in electrical engineering/system engineering as well as a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan. Tim is also an accomplished musician and currently performs with BlackMahal (http://www.blackmahal.com) and Coverflow.
Cantora was born a record label and evolved into an entertainment fund that invests in bands, startup technologies and live event properties. Cantora is known for signing bands like MGMT, investing in early stage tech like Sonic Notify, and for creating live experiences like Smartwater’s immersive music-tech Smartlounge. Cantora also oversees tech partnerships and strategy for acts like Wu Tang Clan’s GZA.