Weave is an exciting new tech startup, founded by ex-Amazon AI experts with deep expertise in machine learning and user personalization. With the team’s deep knowledge of artificial intelligence technology and passion for applying artificial intelligence to create new forms of mass media. Weave’s vision is to change how consumers and knowledge workers around the world discover and engage with information. Weave’s ever-growing network of advisors includes startup veterans, serial entrepreneurs and business executives.
NOSA OMOIGUI, FOUNDER & CEO
DANIEL W. RASMUS, ADVISOR
SEAN CLEMMONS, INVESTOR & ADVISOR
GARY RUBENS, LEAD INVESTOR & DIRECTOR
Before founding Weave, Nosa was a Senior Manager of Machine Learning and Personalization at Amazon where he led the team responsible for applying machine learning to a variety of business problems at Amazon. And prior to that, Nosa founded Nervana, Inc., a semantic search and data management company focused on pharmaceutical drug discovery and bioinformatics. Nosa also spent 6 years at Microsoft Research and Microsoft, where he was a Development Manager, Research Manager and designated Technology Strategist.
Nosa has a total of 22 granted patents (20 us patents and 2 foreign patents) and 49 officially pending patents – on various areas of technology – and also has published several research papers. Nosa has a Master’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), where he was a general instruments fellow and a Herbert L. Toor scholar as the winner of the best thesis award (and the second-ever solo winner in the history of the department).
Gary is a serial entrepreneur, start-up investor, philanthropist and real estate developer based in the seattle area. Having started and sold 2 companies, as well as acquired and merged 5 companies, including selling ATG stores to Lowes in 2012 for $100m +. Since 2014, Gary has over $17m invested in over 80 companies ranging from wearable technology to cosmetics.
A career of leadership roles such as President/CEO of ATG stores, as well as a VP for Lowe’s. He now serves several board roles for Coldstream Wealth Management, University of Washington and Washington State Opportunity Scholarship.
Daniel W. Rasmus is the founder and Principal Analyst at Serious Insights. Serious Insights helps organizations better navigate the future through scenario-based strategic planning, marketing advisory and professional development. Prior to starting his own firm, Rasmus was the lead thought leadership for Microsoft Office. As a VP at Forrester Research Rasmus directed their information management practice and served as Chief Knowledge Officer to their giga information group division. Rasmus’s thoughts on business and technology have appears in Fast Company, Geekwire, Wired, HBR and dozens of other publications. He is an internationally recognized speaker and also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Bellevue College.
Author of Listening to the Future, Management by Design, Rethinking Smart Objects and Understanding AI.
Sean Clemmons is an entrepreneur and angel investor with deep expertise in enterprise software technology and sales and a track record of successful startup exits.