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Enabling the global AI economy through the next generation of smart robotics.

Rewired is a robotics-focused venture studio with a humanitarian bent. We invest in applied science and technology ventures that can power the new economy whilst also doing good.

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Artificial intelligence can build a better world

Artificial intelligence can make every industry and everything that is around us perform better with minimal human input. But for humanity to yield the full benefits of the global AI economy there are several things that must work together.

Our robotics-focused venture studio is a global hub for interdisciplinary innovation to power the AI revolution.

We’re working with a diverse group of hardware and software companies.

They are developing novel sensor systems, new modalities of data, new approaches to machine vision, viable neural interfaces and a wide range of supporting technologies in artificial intelligence and machine learning.


Our team is joined by some of the most qualified partners and advisors from MIT Media Lab, MassRobotics, Imperial College London, SRI International, Intel, EPFL, Palantir, and the World Bank.

Eduardo Castello Ferrer, PhD
Scientific Advisor
Postdoctoral Associate, MIT Media Lab

Dr. Castello Ferrer brings 14+ years experience in neural networks, blockchain, and multi-robot systems.

He currently conducts research on the synergy between robotics and controlled-environment devices and his additional research interests include swarm and distributed robotics as well as novel agricultural devices.

Thomas Estier
Business Advisor
Cofounder and CEO, Rovenso

A former researcher in Field and Space Robotics at EPFL and co-founder of BlueBotics, Thomas is a serial robotics entrepreneur.

He served as VP of the Business Angels and Mentoring Club, deputy VP at EPFL, Technology Transfer Officer for NCCR Robotics and worked on multiple projects for the European Space Agency.

Jae-Yong Lee
Senior Investment Manager
Senior Investment Manager, Rewired

Jae-Yong brings extensive multinational business experience and unique analytical insights to the studio’s investments and portfolio companies.

He currently also acts as Investment Analyst specialized in the robotics industry at a global family office with focus on deep technology and social impact.

Previously, he served as Attaché at the Swiss Embassy in Beijing, where he worked closely with the deep tech ecosystems in the Yangtze and Pearl River Deltas.

Santiago Tenorio
Venture Partner
Venture Partner, Rewired

With over a decade of investment and business development experience, Santiago leads private investments for a global family office with focus on deep technology and social impact.

After spending five years at BlackRock, he cofounded multiple venture-backed companies and served as Director of Global Partnerships and Innovation at American Express.

He studied at UPenn, where he researched Cognitive & Vision Science to explore how our brains perceive and make sense of the world through our eyes.

Andy Hickl
Venture Partner
Venture Partner, Rewired

Andy has led research in NLP, machine learning, AI, computer vision, and ubiquitous computing.

He was the Senior Director for Innovation at Vulcan Inc. where his teams tackled global problems from climate change and clean energy to biodiversity and global health.

He cofounded the Vulcan Proving Ground, an early-stage technology incubator, and three consumer-facing startups.

Gleb Chuvpilo
Venture Partner
Founder and General Partner, Aragorn Ventures

Gleb is an investor in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.

With his technical expertise, Gleb supports the team in select investment due diligence.

Before becoming a venture capitalist, Gleb managed AI-driven quantitative trading portfolios at Goldman Sachs and Clarium, built AI algorithms as an early employee at Palantir Technologies, and co-founded several technology startups including Authy, Ride, and Pager.

Mirko Kovac, PhD
Scientific Advisor
Director, Aerial Robotics Lab, Imperial College London

Dr. Kovac, also a Senior Lecturer, focuses his research on the development of biologically inspired flying robots for distributed sensing in air and water as well as autonomous robotic construction for future cities.

After completing his studies at ETH Zurich and earning his doctorate degree in Robotics at EPFL, he joined Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher. His specialization is in robot design hardware development and multi-modal robot mobility.

Fady Saad
Business Advisor
Cofounder and Director of Partnerships, MassRobotics

As cofounder of an internationally recognized robotics innovation hub, Fady brings an extensive innovation strategy and business development expertise.

He was a System Design & Management Fellow at MIT, focusing on designing and modeling startups as adaptive complex systems, and understanding the effect of entrepreneurship ecosystems on these startups’ viability. He also notably consulted the World Bank on entrepreneurship in developing countries.


invests for the long term in fundamental technologies that together lay the foundation for smart robotics, while simultaneously leveraging them for our studio, which targets persistent market gaps that

we can tackle head-on.