Apera AI's management team has considerable experience in high-growth technology companies and the robotics / automation space. Collectively, they have more than U.S.$1.5 billion in successful exits.
Sina is a technical entrepreneur in artificial intelligence, machine learning and systems engineering, with more than 20 years of experience. He was a founding engineer at Avigilon, an innovator in the surveillance market acquired by Motorola for U.S.$1.2 billion. He was then a major contributor to the SageMaker Reinforcement Learning service used to train AI for robotic simulation at Amazon Web Services (AWS). He holds 10 patents in the fields of AI, digital imaging, image processing, and media streaming. Sina holds a Bachelor of Systems Engineering from Simon Fraser University.
Armin is a serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience crossing engineering, business development, operations and project management. He holds a Master of Engineering degree from Tehran University and an MBA from Sharif University.
Manuel brings more than 25 years of sales and business management experience to Apera AI. He has considerable commercial expertise in the automation and robotics markets. Most recently, Manuel was Universal Robots’ Regional President for Latin America. Manuel holds an MBA from California Intercontinental University.
Eric brings 20+ years of experience marketing fast-growth, disruptive B2B technologies. Most recently, he led the marketing team at Vanrx Pharmasystems, which placed #1 on the Canadian Deloitte Fast 50 list. Vanrx was acquired in 2021 by Cytiva, part of the Danaher Corporation. He holds an MBA focusing on technology commercialization from the University of Alberta.