Kai's talent and intellect are matched only by his passion. He has already built a great foundation at True Link Financial. I have little doubt that he and his colleagues will help solve an important...more problem in financial services: protecting the elderly from being taken advantage of by unscrupulous merchants. Simon Yoo
Kai is the total package. He is technically brilliant and also very good with people. I'm continually impressed with his ability to learn new subjects and content extremely quickly. Lastly, despite being a rockstar he is extremely humble and does not have an ego. He is quick to admit when he is wrong and the first to give credit to other people.
Absolutely. Kai single handedly built our machine learning architecture and early modeling infrastructure. He has a unique ability to both code, model, and understand business drivers. If there was a scale of recommendation, Kai would be at the top.
Co-founder & CEO of LendUp. We are building the next generation of products for the underserved market to improve their financial health.
I have known Kai for several years, socially and as an investor in his company, and find him to be one of the smartest, funniest, most thoughtful person in the valley. I would recommend him without reservation.
I've know Kai for many years and worked with him to build his first company (and my first angel investment), Aktana. He's a brilliant architect and engineer, has excellent product instincts and is a genuinely warm and compassionate person. When he's focused on a venture he's passionate about, there is no stopping him.
Serial entrepreneur: founded 3 VC-backed companies, 2 exits + 1 still growing. Passionate product developer & angel investor in 30+ companies.
Kai is an outstanding technically oriented start-up founder. We worked together on a data-driven start up and his skills, experience, and insights were invaluable. He is one of the brightest and passionate people I know and he is driven to develop innovate data products to help people.
I'm the current CEO of the first company Kai founded. His influence here is still highly felt. We're technically deep and mature but also have a culture of pushing what is possible. He built high-powered, flexible tools that could be quickly adapting to different customer use cases – things that the rest of the industry would have said were impossible. He is a great strategist as well as a great technologist and I'd love to work with him again if I have the chance.
Kai is an incredibly smart and passionate founder/entrepreneur. He's deep technically, gets what makes customers tick, and excels at putting the pieces together to make things happen. He's a team builder and leader, and is liked and respected by those around him. Kai and I worked together for 2 years at Aktana and I'd love to work with him again one day in the future. I heartily recommend him and any project he's associated with.
Technology Founder/CEO/CTO - five exits totaling $500m. 12 patents. Mentor, advisor. Speaker on technology and entrepreneurship.
Kai is passionate, brilliant and a great guy to work with. He has the unique ability to excel at so many different levels of entrepreneurship - from creative ideation, to technical execution, to working with people (team, customers, investors). His passion and genuine excitement about what he does is infectious, and it was a real pleasure working with him.
Co-Founder and Vice President, Products at @Aktana
Kai's talent and intellect are matched only by his passion. He has already built a great foundation at True Link Financial. I have little doubt that he and his colleagues will help solve an important problem in financial services: protecting the elderly from being taken advantage of by unscrupulous merchants.