During his PhD in computer vision at Oxford, Alex also worked at Google and MIT. From 2012 through 2014, Alex worked at an early stage indoor navigation startup called Flyby Media based in NYC. Alex is interested in ethics, effective altruism, and the future of AI.
Jackie received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT, where she built unsupervised machine learning models to discover linguistic structures from speech data. She has previously worked at Google and Microsoft Research. In her spare time, Jackie enjoys going to theaters and traveling the world.
Jay did research at MIT in high school, studied CS at Stanford, continued at Stanford for a masters, but took leave to learn faster at Kite. He got a Best Paper Award from ACM, did ML research on Knowledge Graph at Google, and does yoga every morning.
Antonio is a designer and programmer at Kite. While studying CS in Spain and Sweden, he started a creative agency, working on UX for healthcare. He most recently worked at a top industrial design firm, designing products for companies like Jawbone and Samsung.
Juan studied CS and theoretical physics at Stanford before starting Blusofa and joining as the first engineer at InsideMaps, where he worked on computer vision algorithms, optimization, and object recognition. In his spare time Juan enjoys basketball, tennis, music, and mathematics of all sorts.
Keien graduated from Berkeley after doing HCI research at the Berkeley Institute of Design. In his spare time Keien beta tests new video games.
Ashton works on the business side of Kite, focusing most of his attention on building the team and business operations. Prior to Kite, he was a part of the early business development team at AnyPerk, and even (once upon a time) worked for the United States Senate.
Tarak interned at Dropbox when it was 3 people, including him. After MIT, Tarak spent 5 years with a small team building a full web search engine from scratch in C++ (acquired by Twitter). At Counsyl, he helped scale a robotic DNA sequencing lab. When he's not coding, he's on a motorcycle or at the gym.
Adam started selling shareware online at 13. After studying CS at MIT, Adam founded Xobni (Y Combinator '06), which was acquired by Yahoo seven years later. Adam founded Kite, and is a long-time Burner.
Prior to Kite, Noah was a tech lead on Twitter's Growth team, where he spent three years learning how users behave. Noah previously earned half a degree from Olin College, where he did research on indoor location services and played in the Conductorless Orchestra.