Improving machine perception will unlock the next generation of smart robotics.

Rewired is a robotics-focused venture studio. We invest in applied science and technologies that will power a new economy and create a massive opportunity for doing good.

Santa Clara, Augmented LiDAR image courtesy of DIBOTICS
Thesis

Robots capable of interacting with the world

as humans do will rely on a wide array of emerging technologies. We’ve committed $100 million to help develop technologies that enable robots to cope in the real world, make good decisions in real time, and help humans do more with less.

Some of these will set the foundation of a new economy driven by robotics.


Featured Portfolio

We’re working with a diverse group of hardware and software companies.

They are developing novel sensor systems, new approaches to machine vision, viable neural interfaces and a wide range of supporting technologies that help robots perceive and interact with the world.

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Raptor Maps

Hi-res thermal imaging for virtual and aerial inspections

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Open Bionics

Affordable bionic hands for more than 2 million amputees worldwide

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Stealth Companies

Additional select investment announcements coming later this year


Team

Our team is joined by some of the most qualified partners and advisors from MIT Media Lab, MassRobotics, Imperial College, SRI International, Intel, EPFL, Palantir, and the World Bank.

Jae-Yong Lee
Investment Manager
Investment Manager, Rewired

Jae-Yong brings extensive multinational business experience and unique analytical insights to the studio’s investments and portfolio companies.

He currently also acts as Investment Analyst specialized in the robotics industry at a global family office with focus on deep technology and social impact.

Previously, he served as Attaché at the Swiss Embassy in Beijing, where he worked closely with the deep tech ecosystems in the Yangtze and Pearl River Deltas.

Andy Hickl
Venture Partner
Venture Partner, Rewired

Andy has led research in NLP, machine learning, AI, computer vision, and ubiquitous computing.

He was the Senior Director for Innovation at Vulcan Inc. where his teams tackled global problems from climate change and clean energy to biodiversity and global health.

He cofounded the Vulcan Proving Ground, an early-stage technology incubator, and three consumer-facing startups.

Raul Bravo
Business Advisor
Cofounder and CEO, DIBOTICS

Raul brings 15+ years experience in telecommunication and sensor technology.

A serial entrepreneur and startup coach, he is one of the foremost LIDAR technology experts and cofounder of Balyo. He has an extensive background in both bootstrapped and VC-backed startup creation and growth.

Eduardo Castello Ferrer, PhD
Scientific Advisor
Postdoctoral Associate, MIT Media Lab

Dr. Castello Ferrer brings 14+ years experience in neural networks, blockchain, and multi-robot systems.

He currently conducts research on the synergy between robotics and controlled-environment devices and his additional research interests include swarm and distributed robotics as well as novel agricultural devices.

Mirko Kovac, PhD
Scientific Advisor
Director, Aerial Robotics Lab, Imperial College London

Dr. Kovac, also a Senior Lecturer, focuses his research on the development of biologically inspired flying robots for distributed sensing in air and water as well as autonomous robotic construction for future cities.

After completing his studies at ETH Zurich and earning his doctorate degree in Robotics at EPFL, he joined Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher. His specialization is in robot design hardware development and multi-modal robot mobility.

Thomas Estier
Business Advisor
Cofounder and CEO, Rovenso

A former researcher in Field and Space Robotics at EPFL and co-founder of BlueBotics, Thomas is a serial robotics entrepreneur.

He served as VP of the Business Angels and Mentoring Club, deputy VP at EPFL, Technology Transfer Officer for NCCR Robotics and worked on multiple projects for the European Space Agency.

Gleb Chuvpilo
Venture Partner
Founder and General Partner, Aragorn Ventures

Gleb is an investor in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.

With his technical expertise, Gleb supports the team in select investment due diligence.

Before becoming a venture capitalist, Gleb managed AI-driven quantitative trading portfolios at Goldman Sachs and Clarium, built AI algorithms as an early employee at Palantir Technologies, and co-founded several technology startups including Authy, Ride, and Pager.

Fady Saad
Business Advisor
Cofounder and Director of Partnerships, MassRobotics

As cofounder of an internationally recognized robotics innovation hub, Fady brings an extensive innovation strategy and business development expertise.

He was a System Design & Management Fellow at MIT, focusing on designing and modeling startups as adaptive complex systems, and understanding the effect of entrepreneurship ecosystems on these startups’ viability. He also notably consulted the World Bank on entrepreneurship in developing countries.

Nova Spivack
Venture Partner
Founder and CEO, Magical

Nova is a leading technology futurist, serial entrepreneur, and angel investor.

He has helped numerous ventures, funds and incubators including EarthWeb and Dice.com, SRI Ventures (where he helped develop Siri), Klout, Bottlenose, EES Ventures, NextIT, Fuzionaire, Fuzionaire Diagnostics, and Space Adventures.

Santiago Tenorio
Venture Partner
Venture Partner, Rewired

With over a decade of investment and business development experience, Santiago leads private investments for a global family office with focus on deep technology and social impact.

After spending five years at BlackRock, he cofounded multiple venture-backed companies and served as Director of Global Partnerships and Innovation at American Express.

He studied at UPenn, where he researched Cognitive & Vision Science to explore how our brains perceive and make sense of the world through our eyes.

Rewired

invests for the long term in fundamental technologies that together lay the foundation for smart robotics, while simultaneously leveraging them for our studio, which targets persistent market gaps that

we can tackle head-on.

Let’s talk soon.

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