September 15, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month

Tom Chavez

“Tom Chavez is incredibly smart, driven, thinks big, wants to change the world and he’s got the horsepower to do it. He’s committed to advancing diversity in his organization and beyond. Tom is our most prolific Ulupreneur and co-founder of super{set}, a startup studio that founds, funds and builds software firms. Via super{set}, he’s co-founded nine companies. Five are Ulu portfolio companies (Eskalera, Ketch, Habu,  Truthset and Kogniz) spread across Ulu Funds II and III. In Fund I, Tom founded Krux which was acquired by Salesforce for more than a $1B. He’s the kind of entrepreneur that makes Ulu want to invest in just about everything he does.”

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Tom Chavez Bio

Tom Chavez is a serial tech entrepreneur based in San Francisco, born and raised in Albuquerque in a second-generation Mexican American family. He is the co-founder of super{set}, a venture studio that founds, funds, and builds technology companies, and CEO of Ketch, a privacy and data security software company. For the past 20+ years, Tom’s professional focus has centered on using data, decision science, and AI to solve hard, interesting problems. Prior to forming super{set}, Tom was the CEO and co-founder of Krux, acquired by Salesforce in 2016. Before Krux, Tom was the CEO and co-founder of Rapt, acquired by Microsoft in 2007. He holds a B.A. in Computer Science and Philosophy from Harvard and Ph.D. in Engineering-Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford. He supports and serves on the boards of non-profits in the areas of education, immigration, and entrepreneurship

 

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About the Author: Rusty Dornin

Rusty Dornin is the director of marketing and communications for Ulu Ventures. An award-winning radio and television journalist, she was a CNN correspondent for nearly 18 years covering domestic and world news ranging from war to natural disasters and tales of crime and politics