Anis Uzzaman, Ph.D. is the Founder and General Partner of Pegasus Tech Ventures. Anis also serves as the CEO of the company, overlooking overall management and operations. Located in Silicon Valley, USA, Pegasus Tech Ventures provides early stage and final round funding. With several multi-million dollar funds under management, Pegasus Tech Ventures focuses its investment in IT, Health IT, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Robotics, Big Data, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, FinTech and Next Generation Technologies.
Anis has invested in over 140 startups in the United States, Japan, and South East Asia. Some of the prominent USA startups in the Pegasus Tech Ventures portfolio include Vicarious, Color Genomics, Genius, Affectiva, Afero, x.ai, and ShareThis. Anis is an investor and board member of Tech in Asia, the largest tech media blog in Southeast Asia. Anis also sits on the board of directors of Affectiva, Lark, Sano, Asteria, and I AND C-Cruise.
Anis is also the Founder and Chairman of Startup World Cup, the largest global startup competitions for innovation and entrepreneurship. The regional competitions happen in 40 different countries with the Grand Finale happening in Silicon Valley and the Grand Champion Startup is awarded with US$ 1 million in investment prize. This is the largest global competition of its type sponsored by the Pegasus Tech Ventures team.
Anis holds a B.Eng. degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan, an M.S. in Engineering from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D in Computer Engineering from Tokyo Metropolitan University in Tokyo, Japan.
Anis is an honored guest speaker in international conferences, workshops and seminars, has published more than 30 technical papers, and is the author of the “Startup Bible – The Silicon Valley Way of Developing Success” and “A Global Investor’s Viewpoint on Japanese Companies” that launched in Japan; “Startup Success – The Six Steps To Building A Successful Startup” that launched in Korea; “Startuppedia – Guide To Build Startup – Silicon Valley Way” that launched in Indonesia; and “Startup Bible – Silicon Valley Way of Developing a Successful Startup” that launched in Taiwan.
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