Demetri advises Ampush on quantitative analysis and technology, and develops all core statistical and machine-learning algorithms for Ampush’s operations. He has advised numerous companies on a wide range of technological matters, ranging from self-financing startups to Fortune 500 companies (including working on web-spam classification algorithms at Google). He has developed machine learning systems serving millions of users per day, and quantitative optimization systems directly responsible for managing hundreds of millions of SEM dollars per year.
Demetri holds a Ph.D. from Caltech, and two undergraduate degrees from Rice University (all in applied mathematics and engineering subjects). He even spent a year at the London School of Economics before his long-standing love of sunlight re-asserted itself.
In addition to his business activities, Demetri is also a visiting professor at the University of Southern California where he teaches applied mathematics and systems theory.
John Philip Green
John Philip Green is a founder of Savvica, the social media company behind LearnHub.com, StudyPlaces.com & JumboTests.com. Savvica is funded by Educomp, India’s largest education company. Previously, John was the Director of Engineering at Affinity Labs, an online communities company that focused on student marketing and was acquired after 14 months by Monster for $61MM. John is an advisor to SmartHippo, and holds a B.Math from Waterloo.
Jack Abraham is the Founder & CEO of Milo, a leading local shopping engine that was acquired by eBay in December of 2010. Jack now serves as the company’s Director of Local.
Believing that commerce would expand beyond Amazon and eBay, Jack left the Wharton School in early 2008 and moved to Palo Alto with his co-founder John Evans to experiment with ideas of the future of shopping. Shortly thereafter they discovered a major pain point: an inability to check local stock and prices in real-time from the web. In the fall of 2008 he raised an angel round with prominent angels Keith Rabois, Kevin Hartz, and Jawed Karim. In the following year Milo added 50,000 retail locations across the US and attracted over 1 million unique monthly visitors without marketing. In the fall of 2009, Milo, then a strongly technical team of 26, was bought by eBay.
Jack also angel invests and has was the first investor in Invite Media (acq. Google). He also was a seed investor in Pinterest, among other companies. He has been named in Business Week’s Top 25 Under 25, Inc’s 30 Under 30, and Fast Company’s Top 100 most creative people.
Peter is currently an EIR at Trinity Ventures. He was previously the CEO of BillShrink.com and drives company expansion and serves as an advocate for customer rights and transparency among service providers. He was previously vice president of business development at Photobucket.com, where he was the fifth employee and was responsible for driving user acquisition, strategic partnerships and corporate development. Photobucket was acquired for $250MM in 2007 by Fox Interactive Media, a division of News Corporation. Peter holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and a minor in business management from the University of California, Irvine.
Brian is a Partner in McKinsey & Company’s New York Office focusing on technology, internet and private equity clients. Previously, Brian was at Trilogy software where he was the founder and President of CarOrder.com. During his time there, he raised over $100MM in venture funding. Brian holds a master’s degree in computer science and applied math from The University of Chicago. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in operations and information mangement from The Wharton School at Penn.