Mr. Amir Ansari
Founder and General Partner, Vaticx
Amir Ansari is an inventor and serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in designing and building innovative technologies in the areas of Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Data Privacy, and Personalized Healthcare. He has over 40 patents in multimedia distribution, data privacy, edge computing, and voice over IP, many of which have been incorporated into some of the most popular products in the world.
He is the Founder and General Partner of VaticX, a global hybrid-accelerator that optimizes value creation for growth stage technology-based companies by providing them market access, mentorship, monetization expertise, and access to capital; and the Co-Founder of Prodea Systems, an Internet of Things services company.
Amir serves on the Board of Directors of the X PPRIZE foundation and is a member of the XPRIZE Foundation's Vision Circle and its Board of Trustees. Together with his family, he was a title sponsor for the Ansari X PRIZE, a $10 million cash award for the first non-governmental organization to launch a reusable manned spacecraft into space twice within two weeks.