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Christopher Nguyen

Co-Founder & CEO




Tess met Christopher Nguyen in 2014 through her Stanford circle of friends. Chris is a repeat founder with successful exits, a former Google Apps Director, and holds an engineering PhD from Stanford. Chris is a brilliant technologist who successfully builds loyalty in his team. He truly is an inspirational leader who is doing great things in artificial intelligence.

Tess met Christopher Nguyen, the founder of Aitomatic through mutual Stanford friends.

Aitomatic is an industrial AI application engine that help users build apps that make industrial manufacturing and maintenance processes more efficient and more intelligent. Aitomatic does this through its unique approach of incorporating human knowledge into the AI process.

Tess has been following Christopher's experiences as an entrepreneur, and his last industrial AI company was acquired by Panasonic. After finding out that Christopher and co-founders had left Panasonic after several years to start Aitomatic, Tess contacted Christopher to offer her help in his new company. Christopher was thrilled to have Tess' support, as she invested in Aitomatic and helped the company raise capital and connect with customers. It's been a mutually beneficial relationship. This is one of Tess' fundamental goals in working with founders and investors.

Christopher's Tess-timonial:

Tess' attention to detail is second to none. We have been friends for many years and through my entrepreneurial journey Tess has always been there for each of the past 2 ventures. Her experience, empathy and determination have always propelled me forward. Her support thru her investment in Aitomatic  and she provided her broad new work connections to help me secure great industry contacts for my pipeline. He reach is far and wide. Her global network is valuable to a company like mine where we focus on the global market. She truly understands what it's like to be a serial entrepreneur and having her support means accelerated progress to building an AI platform that’s second to none. Her reach to Canadian AI talent and thought leaders is a big win for us.

Tess and the Tess Ventures team are proactive, knowledgeable and on the bleeding edge, they give real time insights on the ever changing technology landscape, and I rely on her and the team to let me know which way the wind is blowing. Having a team that is so well connected in the Silicon Valley environment is truly a valuable experience on its own. If you're an entrepreneur with a vision, then don't hesitate to get Tess and her team involved!

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