Ocurate

About Us

The Team

Led by an experienced team of academics and operators

Tobias Konitzer
Founder & CEO

Tobi has a Ph.D. from Stanford University and has a background in researching public opinion at the forefront of Machine Learning, leveraging a plethora of disparate data streams including everything from cell-phone telemetry data to survey data to behavioral news consumption data.

Aaron Schein
Senior Research Scientist

Aaron is a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University's Data Science Institute. His research contributes to Bayesian statistics and causal inference, as well as to core areas of computational social science such as text, network, and time-series analysis.

Giovanna Fernandes
Senior Data Scientist

Giovanna is a Data Scientist switching careers after several years in Communications. She is a graduate from Flatiron School Data Science Bootcamp and has written on a variety of Data Science topics for Towards Data Science, The Startup, and Level Up Coding.

Richard Purcell
VP Sales

Richard has been helping early stage SaaS companies land first customers and scale into a repeatable business for the past ten years. During his time in Silicon Valley, he’s seen the negative consequences when businesses optimize on new customers & revenue in a vacuum.

Anand Sharma
Head of Operations

Anand is a start-up specialist with 17 years of cross geographic experience working with numerous start-ups to mature setups in the US and India. He has expertise in building an ecosystem for companies and has successfully hired, coordinated, and proactively managed various remote teams in strategizing and executing business operations.

RJ Petersen
Sales Director

RJ brings 20 years of experience helping Fortune 500 enterprises leverage big data, micro-segmentation, and efficient go-to-market strategies to maximize customer acquisition, retention, growth, and reactivation.

Morgan Cooper
Customer Marketing

With over 10 years of marketing experience, that includes time in not-for-profit, corporate and startup roles, Morgan excels in developing a company’s marketing strategy, managing marketing operations, and wearing the many hats of a start-up.

Andrew Neprel
Senior Backend Engineer

Andrew Neprel is a software engineer specializing in high-load distributed systems. He has wide experience in backend and frontend software development, engineering teams leadership, software architecture design. He believes that software is not a goal, but a means to achieve business goals.

The Advisors

Whitney Sales
Advisory Board

Whitney has 10+ years of startup sales experience and is the founder of The Sales Method, a consultancy that helps startups identify target markets, build successful sales teams and quickly get products to market.

Leslie Emmons Burthey
Advisory Board

Leslie Emmons Burthey is VP of Marketing at GoodRx where she focuses on growth initiatives including Gold and Telehealth. Leslie's past roles include executive roles at FabFitFun and Winc. Prior to Winc, she gained consumer product experience at Christian Dior and Ralph Lauren.

Ofer Ben-Shachar
Board Member

Ofer Ben-Shachar is the founder of Noosh and has served on the Board of Directors since the company's inception. He is a recognized innovator in the growth of Internet-based services.

Mark Brenner
Advisory Board

Mark Brenner was co-founder and CEO of Prevue/TV Guide Interactive, the market-leading interactive television program guide reaching over 40 million homes; TVG, the first on-line and television wagering network currently handling over $2 billion in transactions.