Managing Director, Reva Capital Markets
Margaretta in a word is awesome. I have been fortunate to know her for a number of years and work with her on startups and non-profits. We serve on six advisory boards together and I hear nothing but high praise for her work effort and strong ethics. Margaretta is intelligent and creative. She works hard and smart. She thinks long-term and has an innate ability to execute on near-term projects which will lead to future success. She's a constant learner and reader which leads her to explore and find connections which are pertinent but were not previously thought of by others. When she works on a project, she focuses on it but also allows her mind to think through other permutations about how it could be done. Margaretta doesn't seek the spotlight. She works well with other people and she isn't looking for the limelight.
John Shepherd, PhD
Co-Founder, AI Precision Health Institute, University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center
Enthusiasm, optimism, insight, and honesty describe my wonderful conversations with Margaretta. We met through a mutual interest in deep learning as applied to medical imaging. There are few people who grasp future trends the way she does. My reading list has also become full of new books on AI and emerging technologies because of her. Margaretta serves on the Advisory Board of the AI Precision Health Institute that I co-founded at the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center. Cheers Margaretta!
Founder & Publisher, Asian Robotics Review
If there was a Nobel Prize for excellence in producing and sharing COVID knowledge, Margaretta Colangelo would win it hands down. In fact, Stockholm should probably make note of her just in case. Since January 2020 she has been tirelessly pumping out great medical, scientific, and technical research on COVID-19. The amount, frequency, and quality of data, papers, studies, information, and news coming from Margaretta is nothing short of extraordinary. She’s at her best when illuminating the intersection of AI and COVID. It's fascinating how she takes different threads of research to create an amazing picture of this super-deadly virus in all of its subtle, killing ways and disguises, and how science, like some great global COVID posse, is chasing it down. Collectively, her postings are like a new-age version of Paul de Kruif’s Microbe Hunters - remember that classic book? However, Margaretta’s aren't stories written in hindsight; hers are happening in the here and now, and she takes us along on the hunt. She’s become my go-to source for everything COVID. The work that pours out of her matters a helluva lot to a world scared to death of living in constant fear of plague. She’s amazing. You should check her out.
Young Ahn, MD, FASA
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Jiahui Health, Shanghai
Margaretta has been by far one of the most informative and consistent posters of information during the pandemic. She is always a consistent and quality resource. She's probably saved quite a few illnesses and lives with her data driven posts. I look forward to her work coming out of Deep Knowledge Group even beyond the COVID pandemic!
Founder & CEO NaNotics
I first met Margaretta over lunch with Kevin Perrott at a restaurant with a panoramic view of North Marin. The view sticks in my mind because talking to Margaretta is like sitting on top of a hill looking out in all directions at science, the biology of aging, literature, networks, cryptocurrency, AI, San Francisco history, and a plethora of other topics she knows a LOT about. She mentions a lot of names in our conversations, not to impress me but simply because she collects people who she feels are doing worthwhile work and she wants them to know – or at least know OF – each other. Margaretta is an enthusiastic conversationalist – but it never feels like a lecture, and when I feel moved to contribute something, she locks into what I’m saying with full focus and stillness as if she is memorizing every word; it can feel like the first time anyone has really listened to you. Years later I have no doubt that she could recall what we discussed the first time we met. In addition to the many things I’ve learned from Margaretta directly over the years, I also follow her closely on LinkedIn (like literally thousands of others) and read her articles summarizing vast quantities of research in many areas of science and technology; lately it’s been COVID-19 of course. I’ve come to realize that Margaretta is not just a remarkable person, she’s also a remarkably useful person, a master connector à la Malcolm Gladwell’s Tipping Point, and that simply by knowing her there are countless experts in various disciplines who I didn’t need to know personally – because I can always reach them through Margaretta if necessary, or – even better – just have her summarize their research for me!
Expert from India, UN e-Government Survey
Margaretta understands and values humanity. She puts humanity before money. She is one of best people I know. We have the same line of thinking, approach, mission and vision. Margaretta and I are working together to transform the lives of people from all villages across India and through all castes using technology. We believe that women's financial inclusion is essential and will bring positive development in families and in society. We are working to improve healthcare, increase financial inclusion, empower women, improve the lives of children, and to improve education at all levels from primary through university. Margaretta and I are kindred spirits working together to create big improvements for all human beings.
Mariwan Baker, PhD
Chairman and Founder of Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation
Margaretta serves on the Board of Directors of Bring Hope Humanitanian Foundation.
Mathias Goyen, Prof. Dr. med
Chief Medical Officer Europe at GE Healthcare
I thank Margaretta so much for her tremendous effort. Her daily summaries of COVID-19 research and review papers are a must-read for me. I am sure many of her followers appreciate her work as much as I do.
Amazing efforts by Margaretta in tracking data and research on the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers of all kinds are finding her posts full of information that is critical for life on earth post pandemic. The posts that she has shared from the time that COVID-19 first surfaced until now are TOP CLASS knowledge enriching posts. I can imagine the efforts she has taken to extract useful information and publish it while keeping readers of all kinds in mind. The words "thank you" are just not enough to acknowledge her for her efforts. We all are grateful to her. I will continue to read her posts until we have victory over COVID 19. Her mission is to serve humanity with her knowledge in all diverse fields so that well informed decisions are taken by individuals, researchers, hospitals, AI firms, pharma companies, and governments. Surely a Nobel Prize for outstanding efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by an individual in action as a one woman army goes to... Margaretta Colangelo.
General Partner, Deep Knowledge Group
Margaretta is a very pure person. She is one of the most advanced, balanced, and harmonized people I have ever met. She has high levels of IQ + EQ + LQ + Erudition + Energy + Charisma. She also has high levels of personal performance, dedication, and focus. She is the best partner and friend to have when you want to convert a bold idea that others consider undoable, unthinkable, and impossible, into reality. With Margaretta, it actually becomes a reality.
Margaretta and I have worked together and attended tech events together for several years. We've discussed everything from our interests, to the future, to the potential of the longevity and Blockchain spheres. A few years ago we attended a Crypto investor event together at Draper University and while the event was full of interesting people, the person who really shined to me was Margaretta. By the end of the day I felt like I'd known Margaretta forever. She is one of the smartest, most charming and welcoming people I’ve ever met. It's an honour to work toward a bright future together with Margaretta.
Sean Manion, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer, ConsenSys Health
When Margaretta and I met, we had both independently arrived at the conclusion that blockchain, AI/ML, and other emerging technologies could drastically reduce the 15-17 years it takes medical science to go “from bench to bedside,” putting new treatments into life-saving clinical practice. We discussed her myriad ventures and my new company Science Distributed. We spoke of blockchain and books, computers and cats. She invited me to her think tank. Next, we change the world.
Founder & CEO, Humaniq & Future Fintech
Margaretta is a business fairy and an altogether wonderful human uniting the most incredible minds in the world. She's on the advisory board of my company and we have fantastic conversations about many things. I admire her intelligence, business acumen, perseverance and excellence in literally everything she does, and I am convinced that it stems from her love for her fellow humans. She is interested in finding a cure for aging and disease, and improving overall health using cutting edge technologies (blockchain, AI) - this is all very much in line with my thinking. She is an incredibly interesting and interested individual. I was stunned by the extensive collection of all the right books she owns which leaves no doubt of the above. By supporting, advising, mentoring, and propelling gifted and prodigious youth, she is forming the next generation right before our eyes. I am beyond excited and proud to be going down this path with Margaretta side by side.
Margaretta is one of the most intelligent people I have ever met, and her ethics are sterling. Margaretta and I met in 1997 when I was CEO of Advanced Web Technologies in New York City. I recruited her to be Director of Sales at our company on Wall Street in New York City. Margaretta was the single most successful sales director in our company history. Her tireless and laser focused efforts and professionalism brought us tremendous business and amazing new clients. She single handedly brought in major accounts including: Barclay's Global, JP Morgan, NCR, Standard and Poor's, Teradata, MITRE, Countrywide Financial, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Portland Gas & Electric, Pennsylvania State University, JBoss and Red Hat. Our company flourished under her sales leadership. I wholeheartedly recommend Margaretta. She's not just a star, she's more like a quasar!
Danko Nikolic, PhD
Head of AI, Savedroid AG
I am glad to share interests in AI with Margaretta. She is on the advisory board of my company Robots Go Mental. We collaborated on an article about the importance of small data in advancing AI which was published in MIT Technology Review Italia. She proposed that I join her think tank. Here I am. Gladly. I love her enthusiasm.
Executive Director, DeliverFund
Margaretta is a force multiplier who is willing to leverage her vast network to propel you forward. Her advice is timely and relevant, but it is her genuine heart to change the world that makes her stand out from the crowd. Margaretta is the perfect combination of investor, advisor, social change agent, and friend.
President, Marinus Analytics
Margaretta is a champion for innovators and a pioneer in the tech startup sector. Her passion is infectious and her advice is golden. She serves on the Advisory Board of my company and I have the honor of collaborating with her to investigate and push the potential of AI to fight human trafficking online.
Managing Director, Autochrome Ventures
Margaretta's tireless work ethic and extraordinary insight are only exceeded by her kindness and generosity. As an emerging fund manager, she's been absolutely essential to building my network and enabling a successful transition from operator to investor. Any founder would be privileged to have access to her counsel, and any investor can trust that her contribution to a company's success will go far beyond simply writing a check.
Andrey Golub, PhD
Co-Founder, ELSE Corp
Margaretta is an external advisor at my company ELSE Corp. She is helping us with our positioning and helping us improve the focus of our AI related strategy in the global context of cross-technology, cross-sector, cross-continent business ecosystem. Margaretta and I collaborated on an article about the importance of smal data in advancing AI which was published in MIT Technology Review Italia
Luis A. Gomez-Sarosi, PhD
Co-Founder, Nebula X Medical
Margaretta and I have great and energizing conversations. I love her enthusiasm. We live in exciting times where technology and data science can open unthinkable doors to cure diseases, improve quality of life, and help people live longer. The complexity of this enterprise requires the interaction of thinkers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. I love Margaretta's vision to make this possible by creating this think tank. My main motivation is to create tools for early cancer detection which significantly increase survival and also have a positive impact on patients already battling the disease. Margaretta and I have joined forces to make a big impact on patients - they are in urgent need of options and solutions.
Margaretta and I were meant to collaborate on the future of women’s health. She's on the Advisory Board of my company genneve and we’re defining how we can use emerging technologies including AI, blockchain and wearables to improve the health of all 3.5 billion women on the planet. When I picture the perfect partner to bring the power of AI and technical innovation to women’s health, there’s no stronger, more positive, more visionary person than Margaretta. The company she keeps is reflective of her ever-present warmth, generosity to share her knowledge and network, and the impact she’s having on this earth..
Managing Director, Methuselah Fund
Margaretta and I met at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and instantly connected on our visions for living healthier and longer lives. We are both passionate about translating scientific breakthroughs into the clinic and we understand that healthy longevity is now more of an engineering challenge than it ever was. We both agree that more needs to be done in the way of educating the general public on the promise brought forth by living longer and more enjoyable lives. I will always remember something profound Margaretta said to me. She said "When I hear people say that they wouldn't want to live longer, I always think that their perspective would change very quickly if they faced a life-threatening event". Needless to say, all those who meet Margaretta are immediately refreshed by her lively and positive outlook on life because she truly enjoys life. I am proud to say I understand that feeling.
Co-founder Zisk Properties
Margaretta is a very positive, optimistic and energetic person. She has a high degree of professionalism with commitment and intelligence. She is an innovative thinker. She is very good at understanding and communicating complex ideas and at understanding and communicating directly with people. I believe that having her as part of any project will make it easier to get to the finish line and perhaps a mile or two further - no matter how ambitious or difficult the goals. We share many common interests and values including blockchain, technology, AI, longevity, financial inclusion and working towards the greater good, to mention a few. I am very excited to work with her and look forward to much collaboration in the future.
Software Tools Lead, Joint Strike Fighter, US Department of Defense
In my first conversation with Margaretta, we found, in common, core values of freedom and liberty. These values drive our passionate advocacy of technologies that will advance freedoms and liberties to all people around the world to help them solve some of the biggest problems of humanity such as wealth inequality, disease, energy, food production, and the environment, to name a few. Even more inspiring, is Margaretta taking the lead to form advanced networks, alliances, and coalitions such as this think tank to make all this possible. In this light, we've discussed integrating two promising technology applications - AI and Blockchain- into one monster solution across markets and industries. Writing this and in introspection, it's amazing to me that we accomplished all this in an hour and a half. Think what we could do with years and hundreds of like-minded souls. In the future, I can't wait to look back and see all the social good we did with Margaretta leading the way.
Founder & CEO, SupplyBlockchain, Inc.
It’s unbelievable how many things Margaretta and I discovered we have in common: a passionate relationship with technology since the 90’s, the drive to help others and the urge to improve the status quo, at the intersection of technology and creativity. I am happy whenever I get the opportunity to meet people like her in the tech community and to engage in delightful discussions about blockchain, AI and health hacking.
Head of Business Development, Hub Token
I had the pleasure of meeting Margaretta through our shared interest in blockchain and other cutting-edge technologies. She is full of passion with both the capability and intent to make the world a better place. As a huge blockchain enthusiast, I am particularly impressed with Margaretta's enthusiasm and desire to explore the intersection between distributed ledger technology and AI when it comes to healthcare and many other industries. Looking forward to future collaboration!
Juan Sebastián Suárez Valencia, MD
Co-founder, Bress Healthcare
Margaretta is a trust catalyst between high impact oriented people. I’m looking forward to collaborating with her to bring about the future that we envision as soon as possible. Our work together will be around medical care, which is something that we both value deeply. The idea about the upcoming technological revolution in healthcare that we stand for is not about replacing doctors with machines, but about improving the therapeutic alliance between doctors and patients by helping doctors spend more time with patients and less time analyzing data.
Founder & CEO, Golden
Margaretta is on point. She is very sharp and capable of distilling issues to their core very quickly. She can immediately put founders in touch with the best person to talk to get what they need. She is very efficient, very technical, and very entrepreneur-friendly. She is the sort of person who could help any entrepreneur at virtually any step of their business, and be a good partner and sounding board.
Co-Founder, Duma Works
I've really enjoyed working with Margaretta as an advisor. She brings a very fresh perspective and energy to your ideas that you can't help but be inspired by. She connects people effortlessly and genuinely. She is also the guru I turn to for social media and content strategy advice. Margaretta is quick to respond and quicker to help!
Thiel Fellow, Thiel Foundation
Margaretta is engaging, thoughtful, and fun! Willing to provide help and feedback regularly, she has been an asset to the building of our company. If you have the opportunity to meet with her, take it.
Co-founder, Ugly Juice
Margaretta has helped me and many others to connect with great people in her network. Thanks to Margaretta, I was able to start a career in my preferred field, establish meaningful connections with CEOs and founders, and receive valuable advice. Margaretta is an extremely helpful and passionate person and I encourage people to collaborate with her.
Founder & Managing Partner, Shift Group
Margaretta is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. She knows first hand the trials and tribulations of launching a business in today’s environment. She has become my ‘go-to’ confidant and mentor. Margaretta has been exceedingly helpful with her ideas and feedback with helping us launch Shift Group. Her energy, passion for entrepreneurship and unflagging get-it-done approach is exactly what every startup needs. If you have the opportunity to work with Margaretta, consider yourself incredibly fortunate. I can't imagine not working with her on my team!
Margaretta is the kind of person you’d want in your corner. She is very high energy and knowledgeable about everything tech-related. She offers introductions to key people to help every one of us reach our potential. She's a great advisor who is helping entrepreneurs tackle the most salient issues affecting the world today.
I am incredibly honored to be working with Margaretta. Margaretta believes in us and understands our vision for Yakutti. Her optimism, enthusiasm and her ideas are inspiring, as is her genuine warmth. You couldn’t find a more committed advisor.
Kevin K. Ross-Andino
President, éClat Law
Margaretta is a high-energy and driven individual, the perfect personality to lead a major organization or spearhead the startup of a sophisticated business venture. Her creativity and innovation are of the ilk necessary to transform the mundane into the successful, especially in the area of marketing one's business or business concepts. I highly recommend that you consider collaborating with her on any project for which you expect to achieve success.
Margaretta is a true star, the rare talent who simply gets it. Her instincts for business in general and emerging trends and technology in particular set her apart and make her invaluable as a partner and advisor. From an investment standpoint, she also goes beyond simply cutting a check and waiting for something to happen. If she invests in your company, she believes in it and will passionately work just as hard as you do to make it succeed. Margaretta, simply put, is one of the good ones. I highly, highly recommend collaborating with her!
Margaretta has been, and continues to be, a great advisor to us at Yakutti. Her invaluable power of networking and mentoring has indeed been of great use to our startup as both an advisor and a mentor. She inspires teams by simply demonstrating the invaluable importance of being a visionary team player. We look forward to rising to greater heights at Yakutti with her and would definitely recommend her to any start up team looking to walk the distance and make a difference.
Meg Moss Guegan
Director of Development Communications, Cato Institute
Margaretta is that extremely rare kindred spirit who has the ability to see invisible connections between networks of all kinds and realize incredible potential not previously imagined. Working with her always inspires me to think a few steps beyond what is possible. Her passion for life and positive energy are endlessly abundant - and completely contagious!
Margaretta has been wonderful to work with. She has endless energy and passion for startups and technology, and is always willing to brainstorm new ideas. She’s creative, well-networked, and proactive about connecting people in her network who can help each other. She always over-delivers on her promises, and her feedback and advice is always spot-on. In short, she’s a great person and a tremendously valuable resource for entrepreneurs.
President, Anthony Blake LLC
Over the course of my career, I have met many people from the corporate sector, but none with the passion to assist others like Margaretta. As a leader and long-time mentor, I understand the importance of working with a good mentor and I am extremely grateful to have Margaretta as one. She is a great listener and has helped me tremendously. I appreciate the time that Margaretta has given to me as I grow my business.There's nothing like having a mentor who understands where you came from, and where you're going. I have learned so much from Margaretta, and she has helped me to sharpen my focus. She has my full endorsement and thanks.
Member of the Board, Central Japan Railway
Margaretta has tremendous energy and a love for life and people that she translates into effective results. She operates at full speed all the time and is as adept with people as she is with cutting edge technology. Margaretta moves organizations to reach their potential and has the experience and the network necessary to achieve organizational goals and manage a complex organization.
Phantom Cyber Corporation
Margaretta and I worked together at Open Horizon for a number of years. Open Horizon was a startup in its early stages and Margaretta played a key role in all aspects of the company. Not only was she enjoyable to work with, but her decision making and overall understanding of the entire company was invaluable to the team at Open Horizon. All early stage companies need someone like Margaretta to help keep the team organized, focused and moving in the right direction.
Maritime Domain Awareness, CSCI
Margaretta is the best combination of energy, intelligence and enthusiasm that I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She is as comfortable in fast paced and often high risk commercial application development cycles as she is patient and thorough in the rigorous and often laborious military software development cycles. She understands people, process and product. Whenever there is an opportunity to collaborate with Margaretta,I jump at it because I know she will keep morale high and never let me down.
I have known Margaretta for over 30 years. She is a true and thorough professional with tremendous strength of character, integrity and business sense. Margaretta has outstanding communication skills and leadership ability. She is a genius at leveraging technology and social media to create value. Most importantly, Margaretta's keen intellect and clear, logical thought processes make her a stand out in her field. I adore her!
Margaretta and I connected over a mutual interest AI in health. She is insightful and forward thinking, and I'm grateful to be part of a think tank where I can learn from amazing individuals from different disciplines.
Founder & CEO, KHIRY
When I was a student at Phillips Exeter Academy, I reached out to Margaretta for help securing an internship at fashion company Narciso Rodriguez. I loved to design, but I had no idea how to break into the fashion industry, especially while still in high school. Thanks to Margaretta's help, I was able to secure an internship at Narciso Rodriguez, which led to many amazing opportunities and really solidified my desire to work in the industry. Since then, I've even launched my own company, all stemming from the support I received from Margaretta. Margaretta is the Empress of all things Tech.
Margaretta is a deeply driven person who has a strong and powerful vision of the future. I enjoy having very thought provoking and well informed discussions with her about shared similar interests ranging from AI to blockchain systems to just about anything that sparks conversation. Margaretta brings right minded people together and provides them with superb expertise and advice. I am eager to work together with her and with everyone else in her ecosystem in the future.
Injil Muhammad Jr.
Undergraduate, Harvard University
Margaretta is a lover of learning. I have the pleasure of knowing her and discussing our shared interests in entrepreneurship, venture capital, and simply expanding one's mind through being comfortable enough to discuss ideas with others. I am lucky to have met Margaretta so early in my career so that together we can be at the forefront of advances in technology that will help people around the world.
President and Co-Founder of Blockchain at UCI
Margaretta's knowledge of technology ranging from AI to Blockchain is comprehensive and can be clearly seen through the startups she is involved with. As a entrepreneur who has worked in the industry for a long time, she is a great role model and inspiration to students. Margaretta and I are blockchain advocates who believe in the power of decentralization. I founded Blockchain at UCI as an ecosystem for blockchain education, development and networking. We organize workshops, seminars, hackathons, and networking events to facilitate the growth of blockchain awareness and technical understanding. Our mission is to bring together blockchain leaders and help accelerate blockchain technology.
Undergraduate, Columbia University
Margaretta and I bonded over a shared interest in artificial intelligence and transhumanism. We're interested in elevating the human condition through the use of technology whether that be augmenting our anatomy, advancing the way we conduct research, or redefining our society as a whole. Margaretta is progressive in the way that she thinks about technology and how it could shape the future, and she is taking an active role in making sure it does so in a way that benefits humanity as a whole. This is why I am proud to be a part of her think tank and I look forward to working with her as we try to upgrade humanity!
Undergraduate, Rice University
Margaretta and I met over a shared passion for reading and writing articles about emerging technologies. She invited me to have a video conference with her, and I felt we bonded quickly over a shared interest in reading books - she has great recommendations! Margaretta is so easy to talk to and is full of life. Not only is she smart, but also kind and funny. I can tell she has a real passion for technologies that can benefit humanity.
Undergraduate, Brown University
Margaretta is a strong believer in the future of the human race. I had the pleasure of meeting her through our shared interests for AI, VR, and philosophy. Her progressive beliefs, which I share, reveal her unwavering passion to extend the technological limits of our world. Her energy and optimism are infectious, and her kindness inspires me to learn more about the many things we discuss. I am very impressed by the existence of her network of passionate individuals, and look forward to working with members of her ecosystem.