Tony Fassi

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Lausanne, Canton de Vaud,



Rewired is a robotics-focused venture studio. We invest in applied science and technologies that advance machine perception.

We believe that improving sensory capabilities will unlock the next-generation of smart robotics. To start, we’re spending $100 million to help develop technologies that enable robots to cope with real-world environments, make good decisions in real time, and help humans do more with less.

If you are developing a novel sensor system, a new approach to computer vision, a viable neural interface, or any other supporting technologies that help robots perceive and interact with the world, let’s talk soon.

Our team is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, and London, United Kingdom, and will soon expand to the United States.

Rewired. Make sense. Learn more at:


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Robotics & Automation News

Aromyx and Rewired partner to give robots a sense of smell

Abdul Montaqim – December 12th, 2017

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AI innovation will trigger the robotics network effect

Alex Housley, Santiago Tenorio – November 29th, 2017

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Robotics & Automation News

Rewired Appoints Gleb Chuvpilo as Managing Partner as it Opens New Switzerland Office

Abdul Montaqim – November 23rd, 2017

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A Call for Humanitarian Robotics

Tej Kohli – November 21st, 2017


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Santiago Tenorio

General Partner

With over a decade of investment and business development experience, Santiago leads private investments for a global family office with focus on deep technology and social impact.

After spending five years at BlackRock, he cofounded multiple venture-backed companies and served as Director of Global Partnerships and Innovation at American Express.

He studied at UPenn, where he researched Cognitive & Vision Science to explore how our brains perceive and make sense of the world through our eyes.

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Andy Hickl

Venture Partner

Andy has led research in NLP, machine learning, AI, computer vision, and ubiquitous computing. 

He was the Senior Director for Innovation at Vulcan Inc. where his teams tackled global problems from climate change and clean energy to biodiversity and global health. 

He cofounded the Vulcan Proving Ground, an early-stage technology incubator, and three consumer-facing startups. 

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Gleb Chuvpilo

Managing Partner

Gleb is an investor in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics. With his technical expertise, Gleb supports the team in select investment due diligence.

Before becoming a venture capitalist, Gleb managed AI-driven quantitative trading strategies at Goldman Sachs and Peter Thiel’s global-macro fund, Clarium, built AI algorithms as an early employee at Palantir Technologies, and co-founded several technology startups including Authy, Ride, and Pager.

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Jae-Yong Lee

Investment Manager

Jae-Yong brings extensive multinational business experience and unique analytical insights to the studio’s investments and portfolio companies.

He currently also acts as Analyst in Robotics at a global family office with focus on deep technology and social impact. 

Previously, he served as Attaché at the Swiss Embassy in Beijing, where he worked closely with the deep tech ecosystems in the Yangtze and Pearl River Deltas.

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Eduardo Castello Ferrer, PhD

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Castello Ferrer brings 14+ years of experience in neural networks, blockchain, and multi-robot systems.

He currently conducts research on the synergy between robotics and controlled-environment devices, and his additional research interests include swarm and distributed robotics as well as novel agricultural devices.

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Mirko Kovac, PhD

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Kovac, also Senior Lecturer, focuses his research on the development of biologically inspired flying robots for distributed sensing in air and water as well as autonomous robotic construction for future cities.

After completing his studies at ETH Zurich and earning his doctorate degree in Robotics at EPFL, he joined Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher. His specialization is in robot design hardware development and multi-modal robot mobility.

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Thomas Estier

Business Advisor

A former researcher in Field and Space Robotics at EPFL and co-founder of BlueBotics, Thomas is a serial robotics entrepreneur. 

He served as VP of the Business Angels and Mentoring Club, deputy VP at EPFL, Technology Transfer Officer for NCCR Robotics and worked on the Mars rover mission of the European Space Agency.

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Fady Saad

Business Advisor

As cofounder of an internationally recognized robotics-innovation hub, Fady brings extensive innovation strategy and business development expertise to Rewired. 

He was a System Design & Management Fellow at MIT, focusing on designing and modelling startups as adaptive complex systems and understanding the effect of entrepreneurship ecosystems on these startups’ viability. He also notably consulted the World Bank on entrepreneurship in developing countries.