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The Hive ( is a fund and co-creation studio based in Palo Alto, CA to co-create startups focused on AI based applications in the enterprise. The Hive works actively with founders to help create, fund and launch data-driven startups. The Hive team consists of successful company builders, serial entrepreneurs and investors who have created market-leading companies with several billion dollars in exits. The Hive invests in early stages of a startup and the typical investment size is $2M-$3M. Areas of focus include: Conversational Agents for Business, AI driven Enterprise Automation, IoT, Security, and Ambient Commerce.


Innovation Partnership Manager


Peritus is a funded startup created at The Hive in Palo Alto, CA that delivers artificial intelligence based virtual support expert systems for data center service fulfillment and incident resolution. Peritus significantly enhances operational efficiencies of existing support services, and enables managed service providers & system vendors to offer new business continuity entitlements. Peritus assists & automates a wide spectrum of decisions in system support including incident classification, routing, contract coverage, indecent resolution recipes and orchestration of incident management between subject matter experts (SMEs). Peritus’ unique vectorization of system log data drives predictive modeling with highly granular feature extraction for early detection of system events. The platform’s advanced natural language processing (NLP) capabilities drive Peritus’ incident modeling and predictive capabilities. The core service fulfillment engine uses a combination of supervised and unsupervised methods to predict incident features from system log data. Peritus delivers automated orchestration of incident resolution through its close integration with existing incident management platforms.


Chief Technology Officer

Director of Engineering

Data Scientist


Sensify Security is a unique application of distributed ledger (“blockchain”) technology in cybersecurity for the Internet of Thing (IoT) that redefines the resilience to threats, cost economics, and scale for securing billions of connected devices. Sensify provides a path-breaking decentralized approach for authorization of assets, sensors and 3rd party applications. Sensify’s unique approach to identity & authentication addresses new access paths between apps and devices, and cost efficiencies for IoT. Sensify is based in Palo Alto and seed funded by The Hive.

Sensify’s product addresses new vulnerabilities created by IoT applications controlling connected devices at unprecedented scales, which exposes a significantly larger attack surface to adversaries. Sensify’s Decentralized Authorization service leverages distributed ledger based consensus network to contain the attack surface by increasing the adversaries’ cost of attack, while increasing the scale of the service. It offers a software Security Gateway designed to be deployed at the Edge for offering identity, access management and data security & authenticity services to all connected devices & IoT applications. Its cloud-hosted Enterprise Security Broker integrates with a number of existing directory and IAM services, while augmenting them with new attributes for devices & applications.


Chief Executive Officer

Director of Business Development


Neva is a VC funded startup at The Hive in Palo Alto, CA solving one of the most challenging problems facing the modern connected enterprise: fixing customer service. Neva uses artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) to automate issue management for users and incident management for agents.

Neva’s team of AI and NLP experts is developing cutting edge semantic parsing technologies to curate and consolidate knowledge across the enterprise. This knowledge graph forms the foundation of Neva’s deep learning-based predicate reasoning engine.

In the future, all support will be delivered via interactive, autonomous agents accessible from interfaces like chat, voice, and video. Neva’s product and vision have been recognized by leaders in the community as the catalyst that will finally make life better for everyone who has ever waited on hold, cursed into the phone, or received poor support from poorly-trained human agents.


Senior Data Engineering

Senior Data Scientist

Full Stack Engineer