Announcing the First Cohort of Grishin Robotics Venture Scout Program

We are very excited to announce the launch of our inaugural cohort of Venture Scouts for Grishin Robotics. We started with the idea of helping the next generation of angel investors learn about investing and become part of our community. We were surprised by such an overwhelming response when such a diverse group of people wanted to become part of our Venture Scout program.

We aim to create the most relevant and comprehensive curriculum for those who want to build their brand and a strong network. We learned a lot from bringing together this group of people who shared their knowledge generously with each other. These folks have helped us lay the foundation to build a strong community and we hope to expand the program in the future.

Today we are thrilled to welcome the first cohort of Venture Scouts:

Andy Kleinman - Founder & CEO of Wonder, acquired by Atari. Previously VP at Zynga, early executive and CBO at Scopely, and an early employee and VP at Playdom. Andy is an active investor, mentor, and advisor to multiple companies and VC funds.

Jimmy Ku - COO of MixerBox, a mobile entertainment startup with 313+ million downloads across its suite of applications, and he is focused on continuing its growth trajectory. An Advisor, Angel Investor, and GM of Fundraise Concierge at Atrium.

Oscar Adelman - Co-founder of Remi. Previously  Oscar worked at Sinai Ventures, and at BMW’s VC arm on mobility, autonomous driving, and marketplace investments.

Ali Altaf - Product lead at Pinterest where he has spent the last 5 years building products across all parts of the company. Active angel investor and leads PinAngels - the Pinterest angel investing syndicate with 250 ex/current Pinterest employees.

Anjali Naik - Anjali was most recently the VP of Operations at Kindred. She co-founded Saavn, a company, named one of the World’s 50 most Innovative Companies by Fast Company and known as the Spotify of Bollywood all over the world. She’s also had experiences at Narvar as head of product, and Google Shopping Express where she helped launch the service in seven cities.

Nandeet Mehta - “The Youngest Venture Capitalists” according to Huffington Post for starting his career in VC at 18 y.o. He is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Prototype Capital. He is also the CEO and Founder of Pyur Solutions, a CPG-focused house of brands studio.

Max Alway-Townsend - Max currently works on Growth at, an early stage B2B SaaS company. Has been investing in early-stage startups for the past two years, and has invested in companies such as Feather, Luminous Computing, Jüsto, Outer, and more

James Queen - James is the Head of Product Partnerships at Google, where he works at the intersection of gaming, hardware, subscriptions, & Cloud, most recently with the launch of Google's Stadia service. Held previous executive roles at YouTube, Spotify, and Shyp and holds an MBA from Stanford.

Stine Bauer Dahlberg - Stine [STEE-neh] is currently the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of a new venture by Polaroid. Before that, she was Managing Director at The New York Times, and before that she spent 6 years in various roles at Apple. Started her career as an early employee of Spotify.

If you are interested, you can apply here to become a Venture Scout. We can’t wait to learn more about you!