Riva-Melissa Tez

Riva-Melissa Tez

Investor - Permutation Ventures

Riva-Melissa Tez is Managing Partner at Permutation Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm based in San Francisco that focuses on machine learning and artificial intelligence. Previously, Riva founded Berlin Singularity — a group promoting discussions on emerging technology in mainland Europe. Through Berlin Singularity, she launched Kardashev Communications, aiding the business development of early-stage biotech companies to connect them with seed and growth capital. Riva began her career as an entrepreneur at the age of 18 when she established a retail business in London. She has held teaching positions at the DAB and HTW Schools in Germany and has guest-lectured at Oxford, Birkbeck and Stanford. Riva writes for a number of publications on topics such as artificial intelligence, finance and philosophy and represented machine learning in a 2016 Microsoft campaign for The Economist. In 2017, Riva was recognised by Forbes 30 under 30 in 2017 for her contributions to Finance.

Her AI Topic is:

How much is hype, how much is real?