About Thundermark

Thundermark is an American AI Think Tank established in 2013, with a VC arm, Thundermark Capital, that is a member of the NVIDIA VC Alliance. We invest in early-stage enterprise AI startups and advise global corporations and governments on the development and implementation of a comprehensive AI strategy. We are AI experts with differentiated early access to technology, startups, and talent at MIT, Wharton, ETH Zurich, Y Combinator, Palantir, NVIDIA, Peter Thiel’s network, FedTech, and many others. We are inspired by Peter Thiel's Zero to One, the book that every entrepreneur should read. Peter defines a startup as "the largest group of people you can convince of a plan to build a different future". He continues: "In a world of gigantic administrative bureaucracies both public and private, searching for a new path might seem like hoping for a miracle. Actually, if American business is going to succeed, we are going to need hundreds, or even thousands, of miracles. This would be depressing but for one crucial fact: humans are distinguished from other species by our ability to work miracles. We call these miracles technology. Technology is miraculous because it allows us to do more with less, ratcheting up our fundamental capabilities to a higher level."

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We Grow Unicorns

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Technology

We validate and advance startup technology with the help of the world's top research hubs, such as MIT and UPenn.

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Intelligence

We supercharge human insights with a proprietary AI-powered Intelligence Platform to generate unique unfair advantages for our portfolio.

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Growth

We help scale startups with a strong network of business leaders from MIT, Wharton, Y Combinator, and others.

Team

Gleb Chuvpilo
Managing Partner
Jae-Yong Lee
Investments
Ralph Quintero
Community
Patrick Morselli
Operations
John Crandon
General Counsel
Jake Kramer
Venture Partner
Santiago Tenorio
Venture Partner
Will Sanchez
Venture Partner

Advisory Network

Matt Danzeisen
Thiel Capital
Rebecca Lynn
Canvas Ventures
Ann Fandozzi
Ritchie Bros
Peter Sobiloff
Insight Partners
Ziv Katalan
Wharton
Rosco Hill
Palantir
Denis Gallagher
BOLD Capital
Andy Hickl
Allen Institute
Nova Spivack
Blocktag
Shawn Golhar
Barclays
Aaron Gershenberg
SVB Capital
Pavel Khizhnyak
Tradefora
Caroline Desmarais
Inspired Global
Denis Bronnikov
4D Molecular
Pavel Entin
SynPlanet
Coming Soon
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Origins

Thundermark was founded by Gleb Chuvpilo, an American serial entrepreneur and investor, with a Master's degree from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab and an MBA in Finance and Strategic Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Gleb started his career as a quantitative trader at Goldman Sachs, and spent years investing alongside Peter Thiel at his global macro hedge fund, Thiel Macro. Gleb was an early engineer at Palantir, and then co-founded several technology startups, including Authy (YC W12, acquired by Twilio), Ride (funded by TPG Growth, acquired by Enterprise), and Pager (funded by NEA and Lux). Gleb is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and he is proud to serve on the board of MIT delta v, an educational accelerator.

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About Deep Tech

Deep tech startups provide technology solutions based on substantial scientific or engineering challenges. One particular Deep Tech vertical we are very excited about is Artificial Intelligence (AI). We believe that Deep Learning, which has made huge progress in pattern recognition, is just scratching the surface of AI. We are psyched to go beyond Deep Learning and bring the science of Cybernetics back to life. Cybernetics was invented by Norbert Wiener at MIT in 1947, but it was unfairly forgotten. We think it will make a big come back over next decade. Cybernetics states that the role of machines is to amplify human intelligence, augment human decision-making and, thus, improve human productivity. We are focusing our investments on cybernetic technology, which falls into augmentation and automation categories: the former helps humans co-invent (“Intelligence Amplification” with AI); the latter helps automate “dirty, dangerous, and dull” jobs with robots. Here are the most prominent Deep Tech fields that we are excited about:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Blockchain
  • Quantum Computing
  • Photonics
  • Electronics
  • Biotechnology
  • Advanced Materials
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Space Tech
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