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 investing, and worked as an embedded application developer at Excite@Home. Away from work, Avidan spends time cooking, glassblowing, and writing about coffee around the world. Avidan has a BA in Computer Science from Columbia University.
Chrissy has spent the past decade developing and shipping hardware as an engineering manager at Apple and Square. Prior to Root, she was a founding team member at Pearl Automation, a vehicle technology startup. Outside of work, Chrissy enjoys skiing, baking, and volunteering at the animal shelter. Chrissy has an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, and a BSEE from Rose-Hulman.
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.
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.