Glenn Reid - Managing Partner

Glenn Reid is an entrepreneur and engineer specializing in bringing successful products to market. Over his career he has created and launched many innovative products, including high-profile software products like iMovie and iPhoto at Apple Computer. Glenn has founded four different startup companies and has run businesses both large and small. His most recent startup success, Five Across, was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2007 for a 20x return on investment. For many years Glenn worked closely with Steve Jobs at Apple to design and deliver breakthrough products.

Glenn's background in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science combined with his instincts for problem-solving and finding new markets gives him a unique ability to foster new products and innovation. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin.


Derek Blazensky - Managing Partner

Derek is a founding partner of Cardinal Venture Capital, where he managed a large fund with multiple limited partners and invested in many successful technology companies. Before that he managed venture investments for Adobe Ventures, worked as an engineer at Ford Aerospace and GRiD Systems. Derek holds a B.A. from Fairfield University and a B.S. in Engineering & Computer Science from the University of Connecticut. 


Ali Salahuddin - Product Design

Ali is a graduate of UCLA's Mechanical Engineering program, and has worked at Baxter International on systems and processes. Ali brings great enthusiasm and CAD skills to the team and we're happy to have him.


Shreeya Goel - Software Engineer

Shreeya has a degree in Computer Science from University of Pennsylania with a business focus from the Wharton School of Business. She is working on cloud-based Internet of Things connectivity, software control of mechanical devices, and helping with Product Management.


Advisory Board

Ron Walter - Cofounder of Calpine Energy (retired)

Ron Walter is a 30-year veteran of the electrical power industry, having grown with Calpine since its inception in 1984. He brings a range of knowledge about all aspects of the power industry, regulatory issues, and markets.

Allison Lees Heater - Marine Technician, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Allison has worked in oceanography and offshore research for over 10 years, and has extensive experience in deploying marine technologies, including the "Alvin" deep-sea research submarine for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She presently works aboard the research vessel R/V Atlantis. She holds a M.S. in Ocean Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from U. of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ron Worth, PhD

Ron Worth is the co-founder and CEO of Flashcut CNC, an innovative company with products in rapid prototyping and computer-controlled manufacturing. His extensive background brings both a deep understanding of the principles of engineering and the pragmatism of the real world of manufacturing technologies. Ron holds several patents and has brought many widely distributed products to market. Ron holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.