Ushering in the next generation of artificial intelligence

Rain was founded by a small group of passionate individuals outside of Silicon Valley who have brought together world class investors and industry leading technologists to achieve their goal of brain-scale artificial intelligence. 

Our team


We are a multidisciplinary team spanning materials science, electrical engineering, data science, neuroscience, and other diverse fields.

Jack Kendall

Jack Kendall

CTO and Co-founder

Gordon Wilson

Gordon Wilson

CEO and Co-founder

Juan Nino

Juan Nino

Chief Scientific Advisor and Co-founder

Alex Conklin

Alex Conklin

Senior Materials Scientist

Nikita Gaur

Nikita Gaur

Lead Materials Scientist

Kalpana Manickavasagam

Kalpana Manickavasagam

Director, IC Design

Ross Pantone

Ross Pantone

Director, Data Science

William Passo

William Passo

Head of Operations

Ilya Rumyantsev

Ilya Rumyantsev

Principal Scientist

Stephanie Rider

Stephanie Rider

Materials Scientist

Shanu Vashishtha

Shanu Vashishtha

Deep Learning Engineer

Our investors

Here are some of the people supporting our endeavors.

Board members

Our board brings decades of experience in the semiconductor and cloud computing industries.

Jackson Hu, PhD
Jackson Hu, PhD Former CEO of SiRF Technology, former CEO and Chairman of UMC.
Mike Miller, PhD
Mike Miller, PhD General Partner at Liquid 2 Ventures, former founder of Cloudant.

Blog

01.
Building Blocks of a Brain-Inspired Computer
Peer-reviewed journals, 2019
02.
Conversation with Loup Ventures
Podcasts, 2019
03.
Inside AI: Live! Presentation
Videos, 2019
04.
Building smarter, scalable hardware for artificial intelligence.
Peer-reviewed journals, 2019
05.
How AI Processors Can Help us Understand the Brain
Videos, 2019
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