Career Inspiration Series: Fireside Chat with Rich Miner and Bill Aulet

Thursday, May 09, 2024 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Building 45 (MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing), 230
51 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

Rich Miner: Co-Founder, Android; Advisor & Investor 
Bill Aulet: Managing Director, Martin Trust Center, MIT Sloan 

Join Rich and Bill for a fireside chat on Rich's past endevours; including co-founding Android, to his thoughts on the future of AI and VCs 

Rich Miner Bio: 
Rich is advising and investing in a number of startups from his AngelFund exvc and with AI investment firm FactorialFunds.  He has a new Stealth GenAI start-up in Cambridge launching its first product later this year. He is half time at Google where he helps leadership evolve their platforms for a future AI-enabled world.  He has been at Google since the acquisition of his startup Android which he co-founded and helped grow into the world's most popular operating system. After launching Android, Rich helped start and build GV (Google Ventures) into a world class venture capital fund. Rich's previous company, Wildfire, built the first voice based personal assistant - a predecessor to Alexa and Google Home - which was sold to Orange where he stayed on for five years as VP of Innovation. Rich also helped start Avid Technology which created the first non-linear computer based video editing system receiving both technical Oscar and Emmy awards and going public in 1993.

Rich received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and the University recently formed their new School of Computer and Information Science in his name.  He splits his time between Cambridge and Maine and is an active angel investor with his fund exvc.

Event Type

Conferences/Seminars/Lectures, Meetings/Gatherings, Community Event, Career Development

Events By Interest

Career Development, Entrepreneurship, General

Events By Audience

MIT Community, Students, Faculty, Staff

Events By School

School of Engineering (SoE), Sloan School of Management (Sloan), Schwarzman College of Computing



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