breeding a new generation of enlightened software that can think and act autonomously
facilitating data communications between machines using the internet
generating data for intelligent software about the environment and providing the ability to take action
protecting the integrity of machines, the data they communicate, and the systems they control
ability of machines to move in the environment
Steve is a futurist and believes our world will continue to bind together with machines. He invests in technology companies attacking massive markets with full stack hardware + software solutions. He’s especially excited about building the future of transportation (air, land and sea), global real-time data feeds, smart infrastructure and cities, fully automated manufacturing and production systems, and the connected human body.
Prior to Riot, Steve was the founder of six hardware + software companies and an investor in dozens of others. His pre-seed and seed portfolio companies have a combined enterprise value of over $4B and generated more than $500M of revenue in 2017.
Steve earned a BS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. In his spare time, Steve enjoys piloting helicopters and airplanes, cycling, spinning, high stakes poker, and traveling around the world with his family.
As a career early-stage investor, Will has evaluated thousands of companies and works closely with Riot Entrepreneurs on business development + product strategy + fundraising.
Will earned his BBA from James Madison University.
On weekends, Will can be found surfing, entertaining friends at his home in Venice beach and petting strangers' dogs.