Co-Founder and CEO
30+ years as a high tech C-level executive, a Masters in Business Management from Stanford University, and embarrasses his kids often with his dance moves.
Co-Founder and CTO
40+ years as a high tech C-level executive, previous Co-founder and Executive VP of ACT Litigation, and was the lead singer of the band "Steam", famous for the #1 hit record "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye."
Co-Founder and COO
20+ years in high tech management, previously the VP of Engineering at Discoverready, and can never say no to a piece of chocolate cake.
Investment Advisor, RIABiz and InvestmentNews have all named Ric Edelman one of the most influential people in the financial services field. A #1 New York Times bestselling author of 10 books on personal finance, he was ranked 3 times as the nation’s #1 Independent Financial Advisor by Barron’s, is in the Research and Barron’s Advisor Halls of Fame, and received IARFC’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Ric created the first exponential technologies ETF and holds two patents.
Ric is also founder of the Funding Our Future Coalition, whose 50+ academic, non-profit, corporate and think-tank members strive to improve America’s retirement readiness. He’s on the advisory boards of the Milken Institute on Aging and the Stanford Center on Longevity. Ric and his wife Jean are active in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease, and benefactors of the Edelman Center for Nursing, the NVTRP Edelman Indoor Arena, and Rowan University’s Edelman Planetarium and Edelman Fossil Park.
Jay is currently a General Partner at Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health. Wavemaker 360 is a Pasadena-based venture fund focused 100% on healthcare start-ups seeking Seed and Series A investment. The fund’s core investment thesis is that healthcare is transitioning away from fee-for-service to value-based payments, and with that comes a massive amount of disruption, and entrepreneurs are already coming out of the woodwork to solve these problems. Before becoming a venture capitalist, Jay Goss helped bring companies to life. Jay has built and run businesses across a variety of different industries/sectors – digital and traditional – working entrepreneurially for early stage companies (from zero to five years old), and "intrapreneurially" inside large organizations such as Disney, Reed Elsevier, Summa Group and UCLA, building new business units on their behalf. Long story short, Jay knows the entrepreneurial journey uncommonly well.
Peter Tam serves as a board member and board observer on startup and midsized medical instrumentation companies. Peter is experienced with product design, and has manufacturing expertise for medical and commercial control and instrumentation sectors. Peter brings expertise to Tombot’s Board through global strategic partners (FDA and ISO 9001); commercial control and medical instrument scale-up manufacturing; and electronic (microcontrollers based) product transformation - idea to product. Peter earned his BSEE and MSEE at California State University.
I’ve faced a number of tough choices in my life, but taking away my mother’s dog was among the most difficult. Nancy was always eccentric. In 2011, that quirky charm dwindled away. What was originally diagnosed as mild cognitive impairment steadily progressed to Alzheimer’s dementia. Not only did Nancy lose her ability to care for herself, she also trained her Goldendoodle puppy, “Golden Bear,” to be aggressive toward her caregiver. Golden Bear was Nancy’s best friend and primary companion. Sadly, rehoming my mother’s dog exacerbated her severe loneliness and depression.
At the time, I didn’t realize that my mother’s story was not unique. Millions of people facing health adversities cannot safely or practically care for a live animal companion.
I launched Tombot in 2017 to serve these people.
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