Avidan Ross


Avidan is the Founding Partner of Root Ventures. Before Root, he designed industrial robotics for Food Network's kitchens. Prior to that, Avidan was CTO of CIM Group, where he focused on industrial internet investing, and worked as an embedded application developer at Excite@Home. Away from work, Avidan spends time cooking, glassblowing, and working on his new book about coffee around the world. Avidan has a BA in Computer Science from Columbia University.

Kane Hsieh


Prior to joining Root Ventures, Kane founded and was Head of Product at Brilliant Bicycle Co. He has also worked as an early stage investor at RRE Ventures, a software engineer at Romotive, and a Project Manager at Microsoft. Outside of work, he restores vintage film cameras and trawls Kickstarter for indie video games. Kane has an AB in Computer Science from Harvard.


Cormac eubanks

Entrepreneur in Residence

Most recently, Cormac was VP of Product Design at Skycatch, a drone company in the construction industry. Previously, Cormac was the Product Development Director at Frog Design, where he helped clients such as Disney, Facebook, and Honeywell design and manufacture new products. Cormac holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Engineering Design from Carnegie Mellon University.

Laelah reino

Operations Manager

Before joining Root Ventures, Laelah spent over 15 years in marketing for films, consumer products, and subscription-based services. Outside of work, Laelah an avid kickballer and board gamer. Laelah Reino has a BA in Business Administration with a Marketing concentration from Drexel University.