George Babu from Sweat Equity Ventures

George Babu

Partner at Sweat Equity Ventures

Palo Alto, CA, USA


Last updated September 22, 2020

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Insatiably Curious

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

George Babu is a Partner at Sweat Equity Ventures. He's had had a lifelong fascination with technology’s impact on our lives, iconic products that once seemed like SciFi, and the small early teams that overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to bring new products & technologies to billions of people. Through a variety of roles at several companies and funds, George has been able to explore how to spot promising emerging technologies, bring people and capital together to productize the tech, figure out how to bring them to market, and finally, how to build defensible moats around all this (hint: profits & patents)! At Sweat Equity, George helps founders with all aspects of go-to-market for deep tech based products: customer development, prototyping, product definitions, pricing, selling, pitching…and so much more!

Languages

Tamil
English

Countries Visited

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UAE (birthplace)
Colombia
France
Spain
Italy
India
Sri Lanka
Trinidad and Tobago
Germany
Mexico
Canada

What I Do  


Professional Experience

Partner

2019 - Present

Co-Founder, Board Member

Jun 2014 - Present
Since its founding in 2014, Kindred has been exploring and engineering systems that enable robots to interact with the physical world, with the ultimate goal of a future where intelligent machines can solve valuable real world problems. We’re a team of academics, scientists, engineers and experienced business operators building new types of cognitive architectures that will power a new generation of smarter robots. Kindred has offices in San Francisco & Toronto. Investors include Tencent, Eclipse, Google Ventures, Data Collective, First Round Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, AME Cloud Ventures, 11.2 Capital, Bold Capital Partners, Innovation Endeavors and Bloomberg Beta.
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Professional Organizations

Investment Accelerator Fund - MaRS

Member - Investment Committee

Sep 2013 - Apr 2014
Venture fund providing seed capital to new technology companies being established in Ontario. The Fund invests up to $500,000 per company and works to position them for further investment by Angels and VCs.

Professional Expertise

AI
Robotics

Professional Interests

Applied ML
Robotics
Distributed Startup Teams
Geoengineering
Climate Regeneration
Enterprise SaaS

Favorites  

Hobbies

Reading
Biking
Triathlons
Espressos
Flying
Running

Food & Drinks

Bird Dog (for their creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and the delicious food)

Games

X-Plane

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Sitar (currently)

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Cycling
F1 Racing
Rugby

Any Tour de France team
Any F1 team
All Blacks

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Never have I ever
Parasite
Arrival
EuroVision

Patriot Act
Kim's Convenience
Hanna
Schitt's Creek

Christian Bale
Ryan Reynolds
Matt Damon

Brands

Shopify

Education  

School

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science

MBA, Rotman MBA

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