Founded in 2014, x.ai makes an artificial intelligence personal assistant who schedules meetings for you. We’re backed by blue chip investors, including IA Ventures, Firstmark, and Two Sigma Ventures, and located in New York City.
We’re a hardcore technology company, developing invisible software. We build our business sustainably through passionate and loyal customers—and every single team member, scientist or not, has a mission of delivering exceptional customer service at all times.
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“I came up with the idea for x.ai after I went through the enormous pain of manually scheduling 1019 meetings in 2012, of which ~670 had updates and or were rescheduled at least once. Anybody who goes through that amount of pain will try to find a way to remove it.”
Dennis R. Mortensen
CEO & Founder
Dennis is the CEO and Founder of x.ai. He’s a pioneer and expert in leveraging Data and a serial entrepreneur who has successfully delivered a number of company exits on that theme. Dennis’s long term vision of killing the inbox triggered the formation of x.ai and the creation of an artificial intelligence personal assistant to schedule meetings. He’s an accredited Associate Analytics Instructor at the University of British Columbia, the Author of Data Driven Insights from Wiley and a frequent speaker on the subject of AI, intelligent agents, and the future of work.
COO & Founder
Alex is responsible for all operational matters at x.ai, which includes our Contact Center and AI Trainers, Engineering and Science groups. He has over fifteen years of experience in data analytics, software development and product management. Alex was a VP of Engineering at Outbrain after it acquired the company he co-founded, Visual Revenue. Earlier in his career, as an engineer at Lockheed Martin, he built software for unmanned aerial vehicle and radio/wireless signal processing. Alex received his MBA from Columbia Business School. He also holds a MS and BS degree in Electrical Engineering. Zerg is his preferred race at Starcraft II.
CTO & Founder
Matt is the major driving force behind the design, architecture, and implementation of the x.ai system. He builds products that balance advanced technologies with superior user experience. Prior to x.ai, he was a frontend engineering lead at Outbrain, where he completely overhauled its editorial product’s design and implementation. The application he built is being used by thousands of editors from sites like CNN, Weather.com, and NBC everyday to program their frontpages. He holds a BS degree from the School of Visual Arts.
Chief Data Scientist and Founder
Marcos is looking to advance natural language processing at x.ai to enable people to schedule meetings via regular email conversations. He has more than 10 years of hands-on experience in both academic research and private industry projects in data analysis, data acquisition and statistical analysis. Marcos is a main author of several well-cited scientific articles, including a prominent role in the first Higgs-boson search and discovery paper from the European Nuclear Research Center (CERN), and subsequent landmark Higgs-properties publications. He holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.
VP of Customer Experience & Communications
Stefanie is a seasoned company builder and author. She has spearheaded early customer acquisition, go-to-market strategies, business development, and content creation for numerous startups. She co-founded FEED, a pioneering online magazine that developed many now common features of online publishing. Her articles on technology and culture have appeared in major publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and Rolling Stone. She’s also the author of The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America (Farrar Straus & Giroux). Stefanie has a B. A. in Literature from Yale.
VP of Finance
Josh is responsible for the planning and operations of Accounting, Finance and Treasury at x.ai. He is an experienced finance professional with a proven track record supporting the strategic development and growth of emerging companies. Josh was most recently VP of Finance at Scout, a leading mens sports publisher, and has over 10 years of international experience primarily within Tech, Media, and Telecom. Educated in Australia, Josh holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Masters of Business and is a CPA.
VP of Engineering & Data Science
Dave, author of “Beyond Blame”, joins us from Pandora where he led the engineering division while maintaining a 100% retention rate. His experience leading tech teams is coupled with a passion for supporting individuals in doing the best work of their lives. Dave was educated at Rutgers University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and English.
Daniel Krasner is the founder of Merriam Tech, which focuses on the development of document management platforms and related technologies. He is co-Founder of KFit Solutions, a data science consulting firm, which delivers statistical engineering solutions across various sectors (financial, commerce, media, news, startup). In addition, he is the Director of Data Science at Paul Hastings, and was the technology lead with the History-Lab Project at Columbia University, focusing on data processing/structuring, backend/API development, and statistical modeling.
Gregory Marton worked on natural language time semantics during his graduate studies at MIT CSAIL, took a break from it while working at Google on sentiment analysis and task-focused summarization, and is glad to be back in the thorny but beautifully semantic world of the fourth dimension. He holds Engineer’s and Master’s degrees from MIT, and a BS from U. Maryland, College Park.
Jonathan is Vice President at Two Sigma where he is works on predicting the future. He is also founder and and director of Panscient, a company that applies advanced machine learning techniques to extract structured information from the web. Prior to founding Panscient, Jonathan was an Assistant Professor at Australian National University advising PhD students and conducting research in machine learning. His academic research interests include learning to learn, boosting, and reinforcement learning.
Paul Farino is a product designer at Pivotal, a consultancy where they teach and build software in an extreme programming environment. Previously, Paul was the Creative Director at Outbrain and Lead UI/UX at Visual Revenue. His current interests and work focus on human-computer interaction and creating tools to facilitate prototyping.
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