Who We Are

Matroid makes computer vision simple and accessible to everyone. Matroid is an easy-to-use and intuitive studio for creating and deploying detectors (computer vision models) to search visual media for people, behavior, objects, and events -- no programming required. Once a detector is developed, Matroid can search any live stream or recorded video, providing real time notifications when the object of interest has been detected. Customers use Matroid in construction, manufacturing, security, media, retail and other industries. Matroid reduces operating costs associated with manually searching through video footage for an object or a specific person, and increases efficiency, safety, and regulatory compliance. Matroid can be deployed in the cloud or on-premise and will work with most previously-installed cameras.

Matroid is a thought leader in machine learning and big data with published research, textbooks, and multiple pending computer vision patents. We host an annual global conference Scaled Machine Learning (a.k.a. ScaledML), where we combine industry leaders with hands-on guidance and education about today's most cutting-edge advancements in AI and ML.

Board of Directors

Reza Zadeh

Reza is CEO of Matroid and an adjunct professor at Stanford, conducting research and teaching courses targeting doctorate students. He has served on the Technical Advisory Board of Microsoft and Databricks.

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Pete Sonsini

Pete is a General Partner at NEA, who he joined in 2005 focusing on early-stage enterprise software, services, and systems companies. He is the co-head of NEA’s enterprise software practice group. 

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Ion Stoica

Ion is Executive Chairman at Databricks, CTO at Conviva, and Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley, where he works on cloud computing, distributed systems, and networking.

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John Tough

John is a Managing Partner at Energize Ventures, where he has been leading investments into software companies in the industrials and energy verticals since 2017.

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Matei Zaharia

Matei is a co-founder and Chief Technologist at Databricks, as well as an Assistant Professor at Stanford University. He is the creator of Apache Spark, MLflow, and many other successful projects. 

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Ben Lorica

Ben is the former Chief Data Scientist of O'Reilly Media, and an organzier of Ray Summit, the NLP Summit, and Spark + AI Summit. He advises several companies and also hosts the The Data Exchange podcast. 

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