About OSARO

We are OSARO, a San Francisco-based company focused on AI for industrial automation. We’re building technology for the factories, warehouses, and logistics systems of the 21st century.

We were founded to build technology and products that make robots smarter. Not only do we lead our peers in practical revenue-generating applications, we also have released 2 products, have deployments on 4 continents, and have relationships with several major global automation suppliers and integrators. 

As the currently brittle global supply chain is besieged by pandemic, fires, and climate change, e-commerce is exploding and so is the demand for our products. Our customers are investing in smart robotics automation to improve productivity now, to build operational resilience against future shocks, and to create a better and safer workplace for the 21st century.

Our Team

50 Employees: 23 Masters, 12 PhDs
Engineering is 60% of the Organization
Mean 8 Years of Work Experience
Diverse Team from 15 Countries
2 Offices - Tokyo & San Francisco

Expertise in Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Motion Planning, Software Engineering, Robotic Controls, Warehouse Technology, and Business Strategy

Founders

Derik Pridmore CEO

Derik Pridmore

CEO

Derik was previously a venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, and angel investor, and has over a decade of investment and operational experience. Derik was a Principal at Founders Fund, a venture fund led by Peter Thiel. At Founders Fund, Derik drove investments in a variety of companies including DeepMind, where he worked closely with the founding team. Derik is also an investor in New York based deep learning startup Clarifai. Prior to OSARO, Derik founded and managed Arda Capital Management, a quantitative equity hedge fund. Derik holds B.S. degrees in Physics and Computer Science (2001) and an M.Eng. degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (2004) from MIT.

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Michael Kahane CTO

Michael Kahane

CTO

Michael brings over 20 years of experience in managing diverse engineering teams. His background includes developing high-performance signal processing mixed hardware/software platforms. Most recently he was a senior engineer and applications manager at Samsung semiconductors. Michael earned his B.Sc. (1995), M.Sc. (1998), degrees in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the Ben-Gurion University in Israel.

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Board Members

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Scott Banister

Technology entrepreneur and angel investor, IronPort Systems, PayPal, eBay, SpaceX

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Megan Guy

Technology investor, King River Capital, Goldman Sachs, The Nature Conservancy, Angeleno Group

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Antoine Blondeau

Technology entrepreneur and investor, Alpha Intelligence Capital, Sentient Technologies, Darpa, Siri

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Kevin Pope

Kevin Pope

VP of Engineering, Applied Digital Access, Mahi Networks, Hammerhead Systems, Calix, UC Berkeley

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Gemma Ross

Director of Operations, Kindred, DreamWorks Animation, Dartmouth

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Rob McGrorty

VP of Product, Axiom / Knowable, UCLA

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Khashayar Rohanimanesh

ML Director of Research, Ph.D. UMass Amherst, Postdoc @ MIT

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Sid Henderson

VP of Sales, Deutsche Bank, Clothespin, MIT

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Advisors

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Richard Sutton

Professor and iCORE chair Department of Computing Science University of Alberta

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Benjamin Van Roy

Professor Management Science and Engineering Electrical Engineering Computer Science Stanford University

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Noah Goodman

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Computer Science and Linguistics Stanford University

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Contact Us

OSARO San Francisco

1245 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States

OSARO Japan

〒100-6510
東京都千代田区丸の内1-5-1
新丸の内ビルディング10階