Avidan Ross
Founder / Partner

Avidan is the Founding Partner of Root Ventures. Before founding the firm in 2013, he designed industrial robotics for the Food Network's kitchens. Before that, Avidan was the CTO of CIM Group, a $15 billion investment firm, where he focused on industrial internet investing. Previous to CIM, Avidan worked as an embedded network 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 Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Columbia University where he focused on networking protocols.

 

Kane Hsieh
Associate

Prior to joining Root Ventures, Kane founded and was Head of Product at Brilliant Bicycle Co. He has also worked as an investor at RRE Ventures, a developer at Romotive, and a Product Manager at Microsoft. Outside of work, he restores vintage film cameras and trawls Kickstarter for indie video games. Kane has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Harvard, where he worked on drone communications.

Rajan Patel
Associate

Rajan co-invented and led the development of the Embrace baby incubator, an extremely low-cost medical device that has impacted and saved the lives of over 200,000 babies across 14 developing countries. At Embrace, he also led a regional sales team in the Indian state of Gujarat. Rajan has a Bachelor's degree in Biomechanical Engineering and an MBA, both from Stanford.