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

Alek Conklin

Alek Conklin

Junior Fabrication Engineer

Nikita Gaur

Nikita Gaur

Device Fabrication Engineer

Dara Korn

Dara Korn

Office Manager

Kalpana Manickavasagam

Kalpana Manickavasagam

Principal Chip Architect

Ross Pantone

Ross Pantone

Data Scientist

William Passo

William Passo

Head of Operations

Ilya Rumyantsev

Ilya Rumyantsev

Principal Scientist

Our investors

Here are some of the people supporting our endeavors.

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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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.

Our company values

Curiosity


We foster an environment for continuous learning and inspiration.

Empathy


We seek to understand each other as well as the broader impact of our technology.

Multidisciplinary thinking


We are subject matter experts, and think at the intersection of many fields.

Skepticism


We open ourselves to internal and external skepticism in order to solve hard problems.

Balance


We value family, recreation, and full lives outside of work.