Product development advisor
Serial entrepreneur and marketing executive of five early stage companies (two went public and two were successfully sold). Extensive expertise in high tech, energy, and healthcare technologies. Founder and CEO of marketing consulting firm Market Recognition that specializes in helping start-ups identify core business opportunities and devise and implement marketing strategies to capitalize on them.Mr. Taube is also an active advisor, mentor, and contributor to multiple Boston startups and incubators.
Charles is an investor in capital markets, an advisor to startup companies, and helped some with pioneering multiple new industries such as AI- based programmatic marketing, the “intercloud” that is a network of clouds interconnected via software- defined networks (SDN), and more. He has mentored startups before and after the top startup accelerators y combinator and Techstars, 25 winners of MassChallenge, a top prize winner of the MIT 100K Competition, and 12 individuals of the Forbes 30 Under 30. Startups helped have raised a combined total of about $1 billion in funding, with 8 exits (including one IPO).
Software development advisor
Elizabeth is an experienced computing professional. She has been to most of the Google I/O conferences and got to be both a Google Glass Pioneer and Explorer. Since 2008 she is working on Android apps as a mobile app architect and developer. This continues a long history on the Java platform starting at Sun in the '90s (JDK 1.1.*). Elizabeth is able to communicate complex technical ideas to other engineers as well as lay people, having been both an Individual Contributor as well as a Director of Technical Support. She worked many years in Silicon Valley with a diverse group of technologists in small, private start-ups and at large corporations like Adobe Systems.She received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from San Francisco State University and included valuable early work as a campus consultant for Steve Jobs at NeXT, Inc. For her, technology is a passion and she is continually building her skill set.
More than 30 years experience in high tech and financial services in fortune 1000 companies and startups.
As a social entrepreneur, I specialise and focus on design thinking, fundraising/investment strategy, social impact strategy, and storytelling for social impact. I have co-founded and partnered with organizations to engineer business solutions for social impact by creating a collaborative, ICT-enabled eco-system that allows public, private, and civil society players to participate in designing products and services that address different dimensions of rural poverty.
"If an educated mind is not put in service to others, then the mind and soul will not be at peace".