The Capital Source for AI Companies

AIVC is an innovative firm making seed to late stage venture and private equity investments in companies spanning the AI landscape.  Investment opportunities include business applications utilizing AI tools as well as select AI core technologies.

Powered by focus, experience, and dynamic partners

 

FOCUS

 

AIVC‘s focus is companies who can appropriately leverage the application of AI tools in a practical business platform to create uncommon results. AIVC also invests in core AI technologies on a select basis.

 

EXPERIENCE

The principals of AIVC bring expansive multidisciplinary experiences that allow for a broad view of potential investments from a business case and technology basis.

 

PARTNERS

Our partners have the investment banking expertise for deal strategy, deal structure, and proper progression through venture rounds. We also have technology-industry executive and management consulting backgrounds to understand how companies market and deliver their products and how their target customers purchase and use technology across all layers of the stack. We are also former AI systems project managers, developers, and scientists, so we can understand the product development process and the various technologies at a practical, applied level. 

In preparation for "The Fourth Industrial Revolution"

 

Described as “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” by the World Economic Forum at Davos in 2016, Artificial Intelligence is poised to become the most transformative technology to impact our world in recent history.

While many Venture Capital firms are beginning to invest in AI plays, they lack focus and expertise. AI Capital provides you with focused and experienced exposure to this
fast-growing market.

 

Partners

 

Mr. Teagarden leads the team of partners with technology executive, management consulting, and investment banking expertise.

 
 
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NEVILLE TEAGARDEN

Neville Teagarden is Managing Partner of AI Capital. He is also a co-founder and former President/COO of a major semantic artificial intelligence company. Prior to his venture and entrepreneurial pursuits, Mr. Teagarden had CIO/CTO roles at three Fortune 500 class companies over a 15-year executive career. Two of these grew from less than $1 billion to greater than $6 billion in revenue during his tenure. Neville also had responsibilities for technology venture transactions and overall M&A diligence and integration. In particular, he was Global CIO of both ProLogis, the largest global industrial REIT, and Navigant International, the second largest travel company behind American Express, following time at Janus Capital Group.

Mr. Teagarden is also an experienced practitioner with over a decade's experience developing enterprise systems across two generations of AI technology spanning multiple industries, including:

• Analytics, Semantics, Robotics, Deep/Machine Learning, and Natural Language
• Financial Services, Consumer Products, Insurance, Energy, Real Estate, Travel, Semiconductors

Mr. Teagarden received his degree from MIT where he was also a researcher in the MIT AI Laboratory.

 
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Kenneth Monfort

Kenneth Monfort is a Partner of AI Capital.  He is also owner and director at Monfort Companies where he has played an instrumental role in structuring the family’s private investment office and real estate development arm.  In addition to his pursuits in venture capital, Mr. Monfort focuses primarily in his role as head of development for the family office’s sponsored real estate projects.  Mr. Monfort also oversees business development for the private investment division which has historical interests in large-scale real estate developments, agriculture, energy production, private financial products, hotels, and restaurants.  

Apart from his business ventures, Mr. Monfort maintains involvement within local community organizations where he holds board positions on the Denver Energy Network, the Colorado Restaurant Association, the Colorado Republicans Independent Expenditure Committee, and the Butterfly Pavilion.  In conjunction with his community involvements, Kenneth often holds committee affiliations within the National Western Stock Show, Denver International Airport Concessionaires, the Downtown Denver Partnership, the Denver Ballpark Neighborhood Association, and the Denver Athletic Club.

Mr. Monfort received his degrees in finance and real estate from the University of Denver.

 

Advisors

J. Bruce DAley

Mr. Daley is Co-founder of the Siebel Hub, principal analyst at Tractica, and author of "Where Data is Wealth".

At Tractica he contributes to the Automation & Robotics practice, with a focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning for enterprise applications. His leading analysis of the artificial intelligence market in 2014 was widely accepted in the financial services community and he conducted follow-up analyses in deep learning, computer vision, natural language and digital assistants.

Mr. Daley has also conducted over 250 consultations with mutual funds, hedge funds, and private equity funds such as Bain & Company, Carlyle Group, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Asset Management, Fidelity, Janus, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, Silver Lake Technology Management, TIAA-CREF and T. Rowe Price among others. He co-founded a boutique advisory services firm that brokered the sale of system integrator Blue Hammock Inc. to GCI International (now called Collabera).

He is widely quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, InformationWeek, IEEE Spectrum, MIT Technology Review, San Jose Mercury News, CBS/MarketWatch, Sci-Tech Today, EE Times, The Street.com, Computerland Sweden, The Deal and CNet. Daley is a frequent keynote speaker at industry events including the Accenture Leadership Council, DCI, the Self Service Symposium, Johnson & Wales School of Business, IDG IT Roadmap and the Embedded Vision Alliance.

His book, "Where Data is Wealth" was a best seller in its category on Amazon. Daley is based in Denver and has extensive experience as a writer, speaker, and business founder.

JeFF Rose

Mr. Rose is Founder and CEO of ThinkTopic, a software consultancy specializing in data science, machine learning, computer vision, distributed systems, and custom application development.

Mr. Rose's expertise is in operating systems, algorithms, neural networks, image processing and information retrieval. He holds both a B.S. and M.S. in computer science from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and he left a Ph.D. at La Universitá della Svizzera Italiana and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam to join DeepMind (later acquired by Google) in London as their first research engineer.

Jeff is also an avid traveler who spent almost a decade living, working, and backpacking all over Europe and Asia.

James TammarO

As President of TGP Securities, Inc.  (“TGPS”), Mr. Tammaro oversees all of TGPS’s business while focusing his efforts on investment banking and advisory work.

Prior to being a co-founder of TGPS and Tandem Global Partners, Mr. Tammaro was Managing Director/Global Head of Relationship Management, Financial Institutions Group & Hedge Funds at HSBC Securities, (USA) Inc. Previously, he was a Partner and Senior Managing Director with Blaylock & Partners LP where he was responsible for managing Fixed Income & Equity Sales, Trading, Research and Investment Banking. 

Mr. Tammaro spent most of his professional career with Merrill Lynch from 1982 through 2003 in a variety of fixed income sales and institutional sales management positions. Upon departure, he was a senior managing director in charge of marketing and sales in the Alternative Investment Group.

Mr. Tammaro earned a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross.  In his capacities at HSBC Securities and Blaylock, Mr. Tammaro functioned in a supervisory capacity for teams in excess of 25 persons, particularly with respect to sales and trading in fixed income and equities and also investment banking activities consistent with or similar to those activities to be undertaken by TGP.

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