• Duane Northcutt

    Duane Northcutt was VP Technology and Co-Founder of DriveScale, where he hired the engineering team and led the development of the first two generations of products that provided mobile storage for scale-out systems and container-based applications. Prior to this, Duane was responsible for setting corporate technical direction as Chief Technical   Read More >
  • Alexander Andreev

    Alexander Andreev is a Venture Partner at Almaz Capital. Alexander is also the CEO of SoftJoys, one of the longest established Russian software development companies. He was an Associate Professor of Mathematics, working on wireless and DSP algorithms when, bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, he founded SoftJoys. Later he co-founded   Read More >
  • Whitfield Diffie

    Whitfield “Whit” Diffie is an American cryptographer and one of the pioneers of public-key cryptography. Diffie and Martin Hellman's paper New Directions in Cryptography was published in 1976. It introduced a radically new method of distributing cryptographic keys that went far toward solving one of the fundamental problems of cryptography,   Read More >
  • James Gosling

    James Arthur Gosling, OC, is a Canadian computer scientist, best known as the father of the Java programming language. In 1977, Gosling received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Calgary. In 1983, he earned a Ph.D in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, supervised by   Read More >
  • Ed Lu

    Dr. Ed Lu serves as an advisor to Almaz Capital. He also works with several entrepreneurial companies in Silicon Valley including Hover Inc. and Liquid Robotics. He served as Program Manager for Advanced Projects at Google Inc. from 2007 to 2010. He was responsible for a diverse group of projects   Read More >


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