Oliver Mitchell

  • Oliver has been a leading investor and entrepreneur of emerging technologies for more than twenty years. As a partner of Mach 5 Ventures, Oliver advises and invests in early stage data-driven digital, hardware, and robotic companies. An example of recent exits have included Que Innovations, Ekso Bionics (OTCBB: EKSO), Locemia Solutions (acquired by Eli Lilly), and NovoCure (NASDAQ: NVSR). Oliver is also a chair of the Frontier Technology investment Committee of New York Angels, focusing on software innovations in the fields of autonomous mobility, industrial IoT cybersecurity, computer vision, remote sensing, data science, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, and nano science.

    Previously, he was the Chairman & Chief Creative Officer of RobotGalaxy, a smart toy/kids entertainment brand that he founded in 2006. As father of five, Oliver launched RobotGalaxy to fill a personal need: he wanted a wholesome educational activity for his son. RobotGalaxy’s patented web/app-connected toys were sold nationally at Toys’R’Us and other department stores.

    Before RobotGalaxy, Oliver was involved in a number of successful technology ventures. Oliver was part of the executive team of Softcom/IVT, an interactive video startup backed by Allen & Co., Intel Capital (NASDAQ:INTC) and Sun Microsystems. At IVT, Oliver was instrumental in expanding the market for their products with such leading broadcasters as HBO, Showtime, and Home Shopping Network.

    Prior to IVT, Oliver was a founding member of AmeriCash, Inc., a network of ATMs in high traffic retail locations. AmeriCash was acquired by American Express (NYSE:AXP) within 32 months of operations. Oliver was also instrumental in the development of Holmes Protection and its sale to ADT/Tyco International (NYSE:TYC). Oliver has extensive background in merchant banking and advertising. He started his career at Kirshenbaum, Bond & Partners.

    Oliver holds 14 patents and has appeared on numerous television shows. He also serves as a chair of UJA Tech’s division and mentor of the Entrepreneur Roundtable Accelerator in New York City. Over the past five years Oliver is probably best known as the Robot Rabbi, since his popular blog (RobotRabbi.com) has been a leading chronicler of the growth of the robotic/autonomous mobility sector.

 

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