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Organizing the

World’s Data

Blackbird.AI aims to organize the world’s

social and public data to create context

& insight for those who need to know.

In today’s world, public safety is of paramount importance to everyone. Every day, the public posts, tweets and shoots a vibrant snapshot of  life that can be analyzed to increase awareness and understand communities. Using proprietary technologies, Blackbird.AI can classify and organize seemingly random conversations into unique insights.

Understanding risk and reacting to crisis is important in every city and municipality. Every enterprise can benefit from understanding their surroundings. Whether it be a corporate getaway, an insurance assessment or public disturbances such as violence or shootings, Blackbird.AI can provide immediate assistance to those who are protecting the community at the right time and place.

Meet Our Team

Blackbird.AI is a team of founders, engineers and industry professionals with an aligned interest around contextualizing the world’s ever increasing treasure trove of data.

Wasim Khaled

CEO

Wasim is the Co-founder and CEO of SocialTrendly.
A serial entrepreneur, Wasim started his first company focusing on live streaming video and online advertising while studying computer science and graphic design at the University of Rochester. After graduating Wasim founded LuxMobile Group, a product marketing and manufacturing firm where he grew the company over 1000% in one year, landing at #19 for Consumer Products on the Inc. 500’s Fastest Growing Companies in America and earned the distinction of Inc. 500’s Asian Entrepreneur of the Year.

At LuxMobile, Wasim grew sales to $5M within one year of launching and created a 30 country distribution network in 10 months and established offices in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Wasim has founded a number of companies over the last 15 years in a variety of spaces including Information Technology, Fashion, Luxury and Manufacturing. Clients and partnerships established by Wasim included Apple, Target, Best Buy, Universal Records, Interscope Records, Lady Gaga, Bloomberg, SONY, Nintendo, L'Oreal, Patron, T-Mobile, Verizon, Blackberry, AT&T, The Superbowl, The Emmys, The Oscars and over 100 A-List Celebrities.

In 2013, Wasim founded SocialTrendly with Naushad UzZaman to create innovative artificial intelligence driven social analytics products.

Dr. Naushad UzZaman

CTO

Naushad is the Co-founder and CTO of SocialTrendly. Naushad attended University of Rochester, where he received his Masters and PhD degrees and prior to that received the Vice Chancellor's Gold Medal during his undergraduate studies at BRAC University. Naushad has an extensive academic and industrial background representing innovative accomplishments in the area of Artificial Intelligence. He authored more than twenty five scientific papers and worked in the research divisions of renowned companies such as Microsoft, Yahoo! Research, Nuance and Bosch.

Naushad’s key areas of focus are in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analysis, Data Mining, Natural Language Processing/Understanding, Social Media Text Analysis, Information Extraction, Temporal Information Processing, Dialog Assistant, and Medical NLP.

Naushad participated at the IBM Watson Hackathon in NYC with a SocialTrendly idea and won first place. In his spare time Naushad enjoys traveling and photography.

Andrew Bair

Advisor

Prior to becoming a partner at Sway Ventures, Andrew was CEO of DiamondBack Tactical supplying defensive equipment to Law Enforcement and Military. Andrew was also Senior Advisor at the State Department and the United Nations and has a consummate understanding of the technology sector, venture capital, government/law enforcement contracts and how these industries fit together to provide maximum value to companies.

Brent Granado

Advisor

Brent Granado is an entrepreneur, accomplished executive and strategic advisor with a successful history in venture capital and M&A transactions. Brent is a General Partner at Accelerate IT Ventures Fund. Brent has successfully demonstrated his innate ability to assist companies by strategically leveraging the greatest value out of their intellectual property and capital.

Having held titles including Managing Director, COO and SVP Corporate Development, Brent has served as a trusted executive and advisor to a variety of companies in industries ranging from technology, healthcare-IT, finance, social media and consumer products. As an executive, private equity Managing Director, General Partner, attorney and management consultant, Brent has spent his career working with startups, growth equity and middle market stage companies. With an extensive knowledge in global markets, he has played an instrumental role in countless M&A transactions and venture investments worldwide.

Dr. Terry Guaditis

Advisor

Dr. Terry Gudaitis founded Mindstar Security & Profiling in 2013. Prior to forming her own firm, Terry was the Vice President and Cyber Intelligence Director at Cyveillance, responsible for operations and management of the security/intelligence delivery organization. Before joining Cyveillance, Terry also held senior positions at SAIC, Psynapse Technologies LLC and Global Integrity Corporation. Before focusing on the commercial sector, Terry was an operations officer and behavioral profiler at the Central Intelligence Agency (Counter Terrorist Center).

In addition to her corporate related work, Terry is on the Board of MetaIntell, has served on the United States Secret Service Advisory Board; trained investigators at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and regularly presents at national and international conferences.

Terry holds holds a Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Binghamton, a Master’s Degree and PhD in Forensic Psychology from University of Florida.

J.P. Woodward

Sales - Midwest Region

J.P. Woodward has enjoyed success both in sports and business. In 1997 JP launched an Environmental Services company which would later become a market leader in a few short years. Thereafter, with an entrepreneurial spirit JP has provided assistance and a portfolio including multiple transactions such as mergers & acquisitions, private equity / venture capital raising deal structures and strategic analysis advisory including corporate development.
With a passion to build and launch businesses, J.P. has been on the fore front of technology including IBM Smarter Cites initiatives, fuel management technology for vessels, sonar technologies, large fuel spill remediation technologies serving theOil & Gas industry and technologies serving first responders.
With a full competence in Contracting, J.P. has successfully accomplished multiple projects in well over 500 master planned residential developments, commercial developments & public work projects including; Department of Transportation, Municipal Utility Districts, Rice University, University Of Houston, University of Texas Systems, City of Houston and many other public agencies.
J.P. has served his community as a Volunteer Fireman and received accolades as an All-American by the National Baseball Writers Association of America.