One of our responsibilities as venture investors is to help our portfolio companies achieve scale and success.
Our advisors and extended team members share that commitment. They were specifically invited to join us, because they have played key operational roles in building businesses from the start-up phase to dominant market positions. Their role is to assist the Almaz investment team, and our entrepreneurs, with key industry contacts and strategic advice.
Duane Northcutt was VP Technology and Co-Founder of DriveScale, where he hired the engineering team and led the development of the first two generations of products that provided mobile storage for scale-out systems and container-based applications.
Whitfield “Whit” and Martin Hellman’s paper New Directions in Cryptography was published in 1976. It introduced a radically new method of distributing cryptographic keys that went far toward solving one of the fundamental problems of cryptography.
James Arthur Gosling, OC, is a Canadian computer scientist, best known as the father of the Java programming language.
Prior to Google, Ed served as a NASA Astronaut for 12 years. He flew the Space Shuttle twice, the Russian Soyuz, and a 6 month tour on the International Space Station.