Think Tank


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Margaretta Colangelo
Managing Partner, Deep Knowledge Ventures
President U1 Technologies
Sweet Briar College, BA
The Kent School
San Francisco

In tech companies, thinking is the primary activity and the core process used to create value. One of the challenges when thinking about technology is keeping up with constant innovation and envisioning what will evolve next. To stay abreast of emerging technologies, I've built this think tank of investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, and engineers around the world who have progressive ideas. Like a natural ecosystem, our ecosystem consists of interlinked resources that complement each other. As the community expands, it's value increases exponentially for everyone in it. These are some of the people with whom I collaborate regularly.

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Andrew Bogle
Managing Director, Reva Capital Markets
Vanderbilt University Graduate School
Connecticut College, BA
The Kent School
New York

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.

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Dmitry Kaminskiy
General Partner, Deep Knowledge Ventures
Managing Trustee, Biogerontology Research Foundation
National Research University of Electronic Technology, MIET
London

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.

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Alex Fork
Founder & CEO, Humaniq
Founder, Future Fintech
Author, Bitcoin: More than just money
London

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.

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Laurent Weichberger
Big Data Expert
Cloudera
CUNY Hunter College, BSc
Silicon Valley

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!

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John Shepherd, PhD
Founder & Director, AI Precision Health Institute, University of Hawaii Cancer Center
University of Virginia, PhD, Physics
Fulbright Scholar and BIRCWH Fellow
Honolulu, Hawaii

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 Precision Health Institute that I founded at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. Cheers Margaretta!

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Ángel Alberich-Bayarri PhD
Founder & CEO, QUIBIM
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, PhD Biomedical Engineering
Named MIT Innovator Under 35
Spain

Margaretta is a smart and visionary person with the strong capacity to look 10-20 years into the future. I enjoy conversing with her because of her positive mental attitude, her forward thinking perspective and her friendliness. She's on the advisory board of my company. We share the perspective that companies working with AI must work together to create a positive impact in our world and foster a paradigm shift to improve the quality of human life. The improvements we envision include the prevention of physical and cognitive decline, and disease. Long live AI, Computer Vision, Precision Medicine and our friendship Margaretta!

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Danko Nikolic, PhD
Chief Data Officer & Head of AI, Savedroid AG
Founder and CEO, Robots Go Mental
University of Oklahoma, PhD, Cognitive Psychology
Frankfurt

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.

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Felix Hovsepian, PhD
Complexity Scientist
University of Warwick, PhD, Computer Science
United Kingdom

Margaretta and I have discussed various topics of mutual interest, including Swarm Intelligence and Complex Adaptive Systems and Continuous Logic. It is always a pleasure to speak with Margaretta because she has such a wide spectrum of topics in which she is interested (and knowledgeable).

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Gabriel Silva, PhD
Professor of Bioengineering and Neurosciences, UC San Diego
Co-founder and General Partner, Level 7 Ventures
University of Illinois, PhD, Neural Engineering
San Diego

Margaretta and I connected due to mutual interests in machine learning, neuroscience, and nanotechnology. We immediately hit it off and have had some wonderfully engaging discussions ranging from science, technology, and engineering to the importance of mentorship to entrepreneurship.

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Vaughn Blake
Managing Director, Autochrome Ventures
Colorado College
Los Angeles

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.

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Francesco Corea, PhD
LUISS Guido Carli University, PhD, Economics
Madrid

Margaretta and I came together over our mutual interest in AI, Blockchain and Cryptos. We are both passionate about exploiting emerging technologies to solve high-value problems with impactful solutions. As a complexity scientist, I am a strong supporter of an interdisciplinary research approach, and my life goal is fostering the interaction of different sciences in order to bring to light hidden connections. I strive for becoming a worldwide expert in exponential technologies and a science-driven investor, mainly investing in AI and robotics, with a focus on high-social-impact verticals such as life sciences, energy, and general intelligence.

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Andrey Golub, PhD
Co-Founder, CEO, CTO, ELSE Corp
Belarusian National Technical University, PhD, Computer Systems Analysis
Milan

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 small data in advancing AI which was published in MIT Technology Review Italia

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Joshua Broggi, PhD
Founder, Woolf University – Building the first blockchain university
Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford
The University of Edinburgh, PhD, Philosophy
London & Berlin

Margaretta and I connected over our mutual interest in education. It was immediately evident that she combines intellectual curiosity, powers of encouragement, and experienced insights. She's clear-eyed about the need to adapt our current expectations to a future that's already here, and she has cultivated a network of exceptional people who are using technology to better the way we live. She serves on the Advisory Board of Woolf University, the first blockchain university.

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Sanjeev Thohan, PhD
Senior Director Preclinical Safety at Xeris Pharmaceuticals
University of Maryland
San Diego

Margaretta is an inspirational collaborator and perseverant inquisitor. Our discussions range from the mainstream to the fringe and back again - ranging from quantum physics and the holistic approach for therapeutics to quantum medicine that underlies our basic understanding of systems biology (toxicology by sequelae) that will evolve to precision medicine. Margaretta is a rarity in today's world as most of us are trained to drill down into our disciplines to observe a singularity. I am grateful to know a like-minded contextual thinker and to be part of her ecosystem.

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Sean Manion, PhD
CEO and Co-founder, Science Distributed
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, PhD Neuroscience
New York

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.

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Anton Mozgovoy
CTO, Humaniq
Architected Hybrid ETH Platform
Humber College, Computer Engineering
London

Margaretta is on the advisory board of my company and we've attended tech events together. We've discussed everything from our interests, to the future, to the potential of the longevity and blockchain spheres. We attended a Crypto investor event together at Draper University and while the event was full of interesting individuals, 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.

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Luis A. Gomez-Sarosi, PhD
Co-Founder, Nebula X Medical
Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas, PhD, Biochemistry
Cambridge, UK

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.

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Rajkumar Prasad
CEO, Commonwealth Center for e-Governance
Expert from India, UN e-Government Survey
New Delhi, India

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. When two positive people meet, something positive happens. Margaretta and I are working together to improve the lives of millions of people around the world. I have had a dream to transform the lives of people from all villages across India and through all castes. Margaretta and I have a vision of positive transformation for humanity through the convergence of advanced 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.

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Jill Angelo
CEO, genneve
Minnesota State University
Seattle

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.

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Sergio Ruiz
Managing Director, Methuselah Fund
Chief Operating Officer, Revercell Biotechnologies
University of Maryland
Washington DC

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.

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Javed Khattak
CFO, Humaniq
The London School of Economics & Political Science
London

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.

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David Cho
Software Tools Lead, Joint Strike Fighter, US Department of Defense
California State University-Long Beach, BSc, Mathematics and Statistics
Los Angeles

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.

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Ashraf Hashem
Program Manager & Government Blockchain Consultant, IBM
Ain Shams University, BSc., Business Administration
The American University in Cairo, Project Management & IT
Cairo, Egypt

Margaretta is such a beautiful mind and her ideas about Blockchain and AI will get your adrenaline up. Margaretta and I share the same interest of bringing a Blockchain - AI - Social Web architecture to education to make the next big thing for our children. Margaretta is an awesome, well educated and intelligent person. I hope that my daughters will be as intelligent as she is someday.

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Sebastian Cochinescu
Founder & CEO, SupplyBlockchain, Inc.
Co-Founder & Chief Blockchain Officer, SoundFeed
University of Bucharest, Associate Professor
Bucharest, Romania

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.

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Kyle Wang
Head of Business Development, Hub Token
Venture Investor, Coinbar Group
Penn State University, BS Finance
San Francisco

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!

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Nic McKinley
Executive Director, DeliverFund
Central Intelligence Agency
New Mexico

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.

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Emily Kennedy
Founder & CEO, Marinus Analytics
Carnegie Mellon University
San Francisco

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 artificial intelligence to fight human trafficking online.

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Juan Sebastián Suárez Valencia, MD
Co-founder, Bress Healthcare
Université Paris Descartes
Paris

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.

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Sam Fankuchen
Founder & CEO, Golden
Stanford University
Los Angeles

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.

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Amgad Alkorashy, B.Pharm
Medical Biotechnology Associate Consultant, Bionostix
Al-Azhar University, MSc. Biochemistry, Molecular Immunology
Cairo, Egypt

Thanks to Margaretta, our dream of making an efficient contribution to healthcare in the Middle East with AI seems to be coming to reality. As Egyptian entrepreneurs in bioinformatics and medical informatics, we hope to achieve a regional breakthrough via developing big data-analysis platforms that effectively validate, interpret, predict and recommend, for high-fidelity decision making in the following healthcare-related fields: translational medicine, precision medicine, companion diagnostics, cancer treatment, NGS, clinical pharmacy practice, clinical research/trials (pooled clinical data for CROs, pharma companies, GOs, IGOs & NGOs), and even systems biology and evolutionary biology.

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Arielle Sandor
Co-Founder, Duma Works
Princeton University
Nairobi, Kenya

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!

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James Graham
Co-founder, Caffeine Software
Thiel Fellow, Thiel Foundation
Boston

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.

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Slava Chupryna
Co-founder, Ugly Juice
Brown University
The Kent School
San Francisco

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.

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Stefan Doering
Founder & Managing Partner, Shift Group
James Madison University
Pace University
New York City

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!

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Ato Bentsi-Enchill
Co-Founder, RevisionPrep
Founder, Deals en Route
Hobart William Smith College
Choate Rosemary Hall
Ghana

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.

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Nkatha Gitonga
Co-founder, Yakutti
Harvard University
Nairobi, Kenya

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.

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Kevin K. Ross-Andino
President, éClat Law
Vanderbilt University
The Kent School
Miami

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.

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John Yearout
Connecticut College
St. Mark's School
San Francisco

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!

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Mbula Nzuki
Co-Founder, Yakutti
University of Nairobi Law School
Nairobi, Kenya

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.

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Meg Moss Guegan
Director of Development Communications, Cato Institute
Sweet Briar College,
George Washington University Graduate School
Washington DC

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!

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Trip Tate
Co-founder, Alumnifire
Princeton University
New York City

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.

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Anthony Blake
President, Anthony Blake LLC
New York University
The Kent School
Miami

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.

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Torkel Patterson
Member of the Board, Central Japan Railway
United States Navel Academy, Annapolis
Tokyo

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.

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Rodger Kobayashi
Phantom Cyber Corporation
UC Berkeley
San Francisco

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.

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Robert Newton
Maritime Domain Awareness, CSCI
United States Coast Guard Academy
Washington, D.C.

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.

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Electra Reed
Educational Consultant
New York University, BA
Columbia University, MA
St. Paul's School
Greenwich

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!

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Keshav Tirumurti
Software Engineer
University of California, Davis, B.Sc Computer Science
San Francisco

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.

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Jameel Mohammed
Founder & CEO, KHIRY
Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
Majoring in Politcal Science
Phillips Exeter Academy
New York City

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.

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Michael Shao
Director, OxfordHack
Oxford Blockchain Network
Undergraduate, University of Oxford
Majoring in Politics, Philosophy, Economics
Phillips Exeter Academy
London

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.

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Injil Muhammad Jr.
Undergraduate, Harvard University
Majoring in Applied Mathematics
The Lawrenceville School
Boston

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.

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Sid Kasat
President and Co-Founder of Blockchain at UCI
Mentor and Developer, UCI International Student Excellence Program
Research Assistant, Calit2
Undergraduate, University of California, Irvine
Majoring in Computer Science
Irvine, California

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.

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Tyson Stinson
Undergraduate, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Columbia University
Pursuing a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Physics
Choate Rosemary Hall
New York City

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!

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Jack Duryea
Data Scientist & Bioinformatics Intern, Waterland Lab, Houston Medical Center
Undergraduate, Rice University, Computer Science
The Hotchkiss School
Houston

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.

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Kendrick Tan
VR Developer, Aging and Cognition Lab, Brown University
Undergraduate, Brown University
Majoring in Computer Science, Philosophy
Shanghai American School
Hong Kong

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.