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Tejash Unadkat is an EIR at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers and Union Labs. Previously, Tejash was the CEO at Motiv Inc, a smart ring company, that was acquired by Proxy Inc. Prior to that Tejash held executive and leadership roles at August Home (acquired by ASSA Abloy), Basis Science (acquired by Intel), Adobe and Paypal. Tejash has a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of California at Berkeley.
Andrew Krioukov was the CEO of Comfy, an IoT startup backed by Emergence Capital, Google Ventures, M12 and others that he co-founded based on his research at UC Berkeley. Comfy was acquired by Siemens in 2018. Previously, he was a PhD Candidate in Computer Science at UC Berkeley working on operating systems and energy efficiency. He is now working on ideas to restore trust on the Internet using recent advances in cryptography.
Prior to UNION, Annie ran operations at Pryze, a blockchain-based marketing automation protocol. Before Pryze she was the Chief of Staff at Juicero, ran partnerships at Bluewolf (an IBM company), supported the trade team at Thiel Capital, and accounting at Deloitte. She received her degree in business at Sonoma State University and a culinary degree at SFCS.
In her spare time, she bakes a lot and then spends her time running it off on the trails in San Francisco.
Prior to UNION, Thomas was Director of Product Management at AutoGrid, where he managed big data and predictive analytics platforms. Before AutoGrid, Thomas established the market strategy practice and led Asia-Pacific products at Enphase Energy. He launched multiple generations of Enphase’s microinverter, battery storage and connected gateway products. Thomas began his career as an analog and radio frequency circuit designer at Barcelona Design, and has held roles at McKinsey & Company, SDtrategen Consulting, and was the 2009 IEEE-USA Congressional Fellow. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
In his spare time, he enjoys traveling the world in search of unique cultural, aesthetic, and gustatory experiences.
Prior to UNION, Chris was the CTO and head of product for August Home, a manufacturer of smart locks and video systems, acquired by Assa Abloy. During his tenure he drove the team to focus on privacy and full-spectrum security, covering areas from device encryption to protect against attacks and supply chain compromise. Before August, he managed cybersecurity and consumer e-commerce products at Bank of America, eBay and other startups. Chris began his career in consulting, working for Monitor Group in Boston, London, and Istanbul. He has a BA in physics from Williams College.
In his spare time, he free-dives the California coast looking for abalone and other things to eat.
Prior to UNION, was an EIR at Kleiner Perkins focusing on opportunities in DeepTech (IoT, Robotics, AI/ML, Autonomous Vehicles). Before Kleiner Perkins, he was CRO & Head of Business Development at August Home, Inc. a leader in Smart Home Access where he secured commercial growth and product partnerships with market leaders and partners. Nate was the CMO & Head of Business at Greenwave Systems and Senior Director of Marketing & Business Development at Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility (following their acquisition of 4Home where he was the CMO & Head of Business). He earned an MBA from The UCLA-Anderson School of Management and a Bachelors in Communication Science from The University of Connecticut.
In his spare time he bikes with his buddies in the hills of Silicon Valley when not chauffeuring his three children to various sporting, arts, or academic obligations.