Winarsky Ventures | San Francisco, CA


Author | Venture Advisor & Board Member | Consultant | Investor | Lecturer at Stanford University

Norman Winarsky is Advisor to Ventures Groups, Consultant, Author, and Angel Investor. He is past President of SRI Ventures, and has been responsible for creating SRI's highest value venture and license opportunities. He is a founder of SRI's venture process, which includes venture and license incubation, seed funding, the Entrepreneur-In-Residence program, and the nVention venture forum.

Norman was co-founder and board member of Siri, which was spun out from SRI in January 2008 and acquired by Apple in 2010. Siri has now been incorporated into all Apple iPhones.

He is author of "If You Really Want to Change the World: A Guide to Creating, Building, and Sustaining Breakthrough Ventures."

Norman is a Lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Partner at Relay Ventures, and an Advisor to Health2047.

He helped found over 70 ventures and has a particular focus on natural language, computer vision, and artificial intelligence. (See - The New York Times)

He was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford, Chairman of the University of Chicago Visiting Committee for the Physical Sciences, and a member of the National Academy Committee on Forecasting Future Disruptive Technologies. He was also a National Science Foundation Fellow, an invited member of the mathematics department of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and an Assistant Professor at SUNY at Albany.

In 2000, Norman and his team received an Emmy Award for outstanding achievement in technological advancement. In addition, he has received RCA's highest honor, the Sarnoff Award.

Norman graduated with a B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Chicago, and was awarded Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. In addition he was awarded the Paul J. Cohen award for the outstanding student in Mathematics.

There have never been more opportunities in markets and technologies than now. Disruptions in artificial intelligence, robotics, personalized medicine, medical devices, new small satellite systems, new materials, new energy sources, and more are fuel for creating new ventures that really change the world.

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