OSARO is a San Francisco-based machine learning company, specializing in AI software for industrial automation. The company employs top talent from UC Berkeley, Stanford, MIT and UMass. OSARO offers integrated perception and control software for industrial scale robotic deployments (ASRS systems, auto manufacturing, food prep, and ecommerce). Since 2015, OSARO’s wider mission has been to build hardware-agnostic AI software that enables robots to function in a variety of environments and perform a diverse set of tasks.

OSARO systems are compatible with various robots, sensors and existing integrator workflows for scalable, fault-tolerant robotic deployments. The company's cloud-based data and GPU infrastructure is designed for the most flexible, intelligent picking system on the market. OSARO began deploying its first solution, OSARO Pick, in Japan in early 2018.



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

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


King River Capital

Pegasus Tech Ventures

Alpha Intelligence Capital

Founders Fund

GiTV Fund

Comcast Ventures

Acorn Pacific

Arab Angel Fund

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

iRobot Ventures

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

AME Cloud Ventures

Compound Ventures