DR. SANJAY PATEL, PHD
VENTURE ADVISOR

 

Sanjay is a highly experienced and world-renowned technologist, author, and entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in R&D and technology-oriented startups. He is the CEO and co-founder of Personify.  Personify is creating a teleportation style video conferencing experience by using imaging and computer vision technology.  Personify's technology powers some of the world's premiere experiences for immersive gaming, mobile imaging, and Virtual and Augmented Reality. Sanjay is a seasoned technology entrepreneur with a penchant for finding hard problems in growing markets, and building teams and companies to solve them.  Personify started as a research project at the University of Illinois, where Sanjay is a faculty member.  Sanjay and team spun it off in 2010, and have been running hard since then.   Sanjay has raised over $8M in funding for the company, attracted partnerships from technology companies like Intel, AMD, and SAP.   In his entrepreneurial past, Sanjay was the CTO and Chief Architect of Ageia Technologies, a semiconductor company that developed with world's first accelerator for gaming physics and which was acquired by NVIDIA in 2007.  He has a Master and PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan