Choosing The Right Generative AI Tools - Why & How? | Kisaco Research
Session Topics: 
Application & Gen AI Integration (Business Leaders) Track
Speaker(s): 
Moderator

Author:

Rashmi Gopinath

General Partner
B Capital

Rashmi Gopinath is a General Partner at B Capital Group where she leads the fund’s enterprise software practice in cloud infrastructure, cybersecurity, devops, and AI/ML sectors. She brings over two decades of experience investing and operating in cutting-edge enterprise technologies. She led B Capital’s investments in over 24 companies such as DataRobot, FalconX, Clari, Phenom People, Synack, Innovaccer, Labelbox, Fabric, 6Sense, Highspot, Pendo, Starburst, OwnBackup, Figment, Perimeter81, Zesty, among others.

Rashmi was previously a Managing Director at M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, where she led investments globally in enterprise software and sat on several boards including Synack, Innovaccer, Contrast Security, Frame, UnravelData, Incorta, among others.

Prior to M12, Rashmi was an Investment Director with Intel Capital where she was involved in the firm’s investments in startups including MongoDB (Nasdaq: MDB), ForeScout (Nasdaq: FSCT), Maginatics (acq. by EMC), BlueData (acq. by HPE), among others. Rashmi held operating roles at high-growth startups such as BlueData (acq. by HPE) and Couchbase (Nasdaq: BASE) where she led global business development, product and marketing roles. She began her career in engineering and product roles at Oracle and GE Healthcare. She earned an M.B.A. from Northwestern University, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Mumbai in India.

Rashmi Gopinath

General Partner
B Capital

Rashmi Gopinath is a General Partner at B Capital Group where she leads the fund’s enterprise software practice in cloud infrastructure, cybersecurity, devops, and AI/ML sectors. She brings over two decades of experience investing and operating in cutting-edge enterprise technologies. She led B Capital’s investments in over 24 companies such as DataRobot, FalconX, Clari, Phenom People, Synack, Innovaccer, Labelbox, Fabric, 6Sense, Highspot, Pendo, Starburst, OwnBackup, Figment, Perimeter81, Zesty, among others.

Rashmi was previously a Managing Director at M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, where she led investments globally in enterprise software and sat on several boards including Synack, Innovaccer, Contrast Security, Frame, UnravelData, Incorta, among others.

Prior to M12, Rashmi was an Investment Director with Intel Capital where she was involved in the firm’s investments in startups including MongoDB (Nasdaq: MDB), ForeScout (Nasdaq: FSCT), Maginatics (acq. by EMC), BlueData (acq. by HPE), among others. Rashmi held operating roles at high-growth startups such as BlueData (acq. by HPE) and Couchbase (Nasdaq: BASE) where she led global business development, product and marketing roles. She began her career in engineering and product roles at Oracle and GE Healthcare. She earned an M.B.A. from Northwestern University, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Mumbai in India.

Author:

Aku Aakriti Srikanth

Founding Partner
WomenOfAI Ventures
  • Aku Aakriti Srikanth is the Managing Director of an AI Venture Studio and was an AI Executive at Workday (ex- DataRobot Director of Product - MLOps). 
  • Previously, she worked at Neotribe Ventures (founded by NEA GP with $356 under management) where she focused on seed stage startups and was a Principal at Mitsui Sumitomo CVC. She also worked with the General Catalyst Managing Director/ex - CTO of Dropbox via sourcing deals.
  • MS & BS in Computer Science with a focus on machine learning and AI.
  • She started career in investment banking at D.E.Shaw and strategy consulting at Deloitte. 
  • She was the Head of AI Product Strategy at IBM Watson and launched the Red Hat AI.
  • She founded Microsoft for Startups : AI Amalgamators as featured on Forbes.
  • She launched “Community of 100+ AI Executives” sponsored by Google, SVB & Salesforce featuring the Forbes VC Midas List Editor and VC firms.
  • She was featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List and Nasdaq’s Leading Women in AI on CNBC,.
  • US awarded her the EB1 greencard based on extraordinary abilities in AI and is the founder of the WomenOfGenAI in partnership with WomenOfAI.org.

Aku Aakriti Srikanth

Founding Partner
WomenOfAI Ventures
  • Aku Aakriti Srikanth is the Managing Director of an AI Venture Studio and was an AI Executive at Workday (ex- DataRobot Director of Product - MLOps). 
  • Previously, she worked at Neotribe Ventures (founded by NEA GP with $356 under management) where she focused on seed stage startups and was a Principal at Mitsui Sumitomo CVC. She also worked with the General Catalyst Managing Director/ex - CTO of Dropbox via sourcing deals.
  • MS & BS in Computer Science with a focus on machine learning and AI.
  • She started career in investment banking at D.E.Shaw and strategy consulting at Deloitte. 
  • She was the Head of AI Product Strategy at IBM Watson and launched the Red Hat AI.
  • She founded Microsoft for Startups : AI Amalgamators as featured on Forbes.
  • She launched “Community of 100+ AI Executives” sponsored by Google, SVB & Salesforce featuring the Forbes VC Midas List Editor and VC firms.
  • She was featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List and Nasdaq’s Leading Women in AI on CNBC,.
  • US awarded her the EB1 greencard based on extraordinary abilities in AI and is the founder of the WomenOfGenAI in partnership with WomenOfAI.org.