OSARO is an industrial grade AI software company based in San Francisco specializing in vision and control systems for robots. Our flagship product is OSARO Pick, which integrates with automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) to perform various picking and placing tasks and enable fully automated distribution centers.



Michael Kahane , CTO  Michael brings over 20 years of experience in managing diverse engineering teams. His background includes developing high-performance signal processing and mixed hardware/software platforms. Most recently he was a senior engineer and applications manager at Samsung semiconductors. Michael earned his B.Sc. (1995), M.Sc. (1998), degrees in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the Ben-Gurion University in Israel.

Michael Kahane CTO


Derik Pridmore , President & COO  Derik was previously a venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, and angel investor, and has over a decade of investment and operational experience. Derik was a Principal at Founders Fund, a Silicon Valley venture fund led by PayPal founder Peter Thiel. At Founders Fund, Derik drove investments in a variety of companies including DeepMind, where he worked closely with the founding team. Derik is also an investor in New York based deep learning startup Clarifai. Prior to Osaro, Derik founded and managed Arda Capital Management, a quantitative equity hedge fund. Derik holds B.S. degrees in Physics and Computer Science (2001) and an M.Eng. degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (2004) from MIT.

Derik Pridmore CEO



Benjamin Van Roy Professor Management Science and Engineering Electrical Engineering Computer Science  Stanford University

Noah Goodman Assistant Professor of Psychology, Computer Science and Linguistics Stanford University

Itamar Arel Co-Founder, Prof. U of Tennessee

Richard Sutton Professor and iCORE chair Department of Computing Science University of Alberta


Darian Shirazi Co-founder of Radius

Daniel Loeb Founder of Third Point

Nicholas Berggruen Founder of Berggruen Institute on Governance

Elad Gil Founder of Color Genomics, Google, Twitter

Morado Ventures

Jerry Yang Founder of Yahoo

Peter Thiel Founder of Paypal and co-founder Palantir, first investor in Facebook

Sean Parker First President of Facebook

Scott Banister Founder of Ironport, Board Member at Paypal, and early investor in Uber

Adam Weissman Co-founder of AdSense, acquired by Google