Dave Selinger, CEO and Co-Founder
David Selinger founded Deep Sentinel in 2016 when he saw the potential for AI to radically reinvent the legacy home security market. A serial entrepreneur and artificial intelligence (AI) pioneer, Selly (as he is known to his friends and colleagues) started his career in R&D at Amazon, where he developed the first commercial product recommendation system. He subsequently co-founded Redfin, the next-generation real estate brokerage, and RichRelevance, the #1 provider of personalization for brands like Office Depot and Costco.
Recognized as a “40-under-40” innovator in the San Francisco region, he is active in social change, serving as a co-founder of Silicon Climate, and as an advisor to Opus 12, Gridcure, and the Rainforest Connection.
Selly received his BS in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Winston Chen, Co-Founder and Lead Engineer
Deep Sentinel co-founder Winston Chen leads the company’s engineering efforts in the US and Taiwan. Formerly a senior engineer at machine learning startups Fliptop (LinkedIn), Banjo, and Quid, he also co-founded the first consumer insurance information portal in Taiwan, InsureMe.tw.
Based on his work experience as a software engineer in Taiwan and Silicon Valley, Winston writes a popular Taiwan-based blog highlighting cultural differences in organizational structure and management style between the two environments. Public interest grew to the point where he was approached to write a book, which was ultimately published in 2015.
Winston holds a BS in Computer Science and Information Engineering from National Central University in Taiwan.
Bari Abdul, CMO
As CMO, Bari Abdul brings to Deep Sentinel more than 20 years of expertise in uncovering deep consumer insights to help build billion-dollar consumer businesses. He previously led the global consumer marketing team at McAfee Security software, doubling the business during his tenure to $1 billion. Bari also served as General Manager of the consumer business at Check Point Software, a leading company in enterprise and consumer security software. He launched his career with deep consumer foundations built at Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo. Bari also co-founded Hallway.com, a social media reviews and ratings company. He is an investor in and advisor to several companies, including Build.com and YourSports.com.
Bari has an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BS degree in Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
Jamison Cummings, Head of Hardware
As Head of Hardware at Deep Sentinel, Jamison Cummings focuses on supporting operations and delivering the innovative, high-quality security products demanded by consumers today. Prior to Deep Sentinel, Jamison had extensive experience leading global teams at successful, high-growth companies. As an early employee at Tesla Motors, he was instrumental in creating the Tesla’s Service Engineering and Training teams from scratch. He also led manufacturing at Skully Systems, makers of high tech helmets, as Vice President of Manufacturing Operations.
Jamison has a degree in Automotive Technology from the Wyoming Technical Institute.
Investors and Advisors
Jeff Bezos, Lead investor, Seed
Explore Holdings (personal investment arm for Jeff Bezos)
CEO and Founder of Amazon.com
Jason Pressman, Lead investor, Series A
Jason Pressman is a Managing Director at Shasta Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm with more than $1 billion under management. He actively invests in companies in enterprise cloud computing and mobility, commerce, open source software, SaaS and social networks. Prior to Shasta, Pressman was vice president of Strategy and Operations at Walmart.com, growing the business from zero to large-scale revenue to its position as one of the world’s largest online retailers today. He currently serves on the boards of CloudPassage, Glint, Leanplum, Nextdoor, Smule and Zuora.
Pressman has an MBA from Stanford University and a BS in Finance from the University of Maryland.
Bilal Zuberi, Board Observer
Bilal Zuberi is a partner at Lux Capital, where he leads its investments in startups that solve real, practical problems with technically ambitious solutions. Prior to joining Lux, he was an investor at General Catalyst Partners. In his pre-investor life, Zuberi co-founded GEO2 Technologies; and was a strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group and a visiting scientist at PNNL/DOE Labs.
In addition to having served as an advisor to the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Zuberi co-founded several initiatives to promote university entrepreneurship, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Lemelson Foundation.
Zuberi earned a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds 30+ patents and patent applications.
Georges Harik, Advisor and Investor
Dr. Georges Harik, Ph.D, is an angel investor and advisor to various startups focusing on the areas of internet applications, machine learning, advertising technologies, and biotechnology. One of Google’s first ten employees, Harik was the co-developer of the technology behind AdSense, and served as the first Engineering Manager of the Google Search Appliance. He was also responsible for product and strategy for Gmail, Google Talk, Google Video, Picasa, and more. He founded IM network platform imo.im, and also co-founded HS Labs.org, an open source artificial intelligence research lab.
Harik has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
James Hong, Advisor and Investor
James Hong is a co-founder of rating site Hot or Not, which sold in 2008 for more than $20 million. He currently serves as an advisor and investor in portfolio companies that include Slide, Mochi Media, Raptr, Crunchyroll, BitTorrent, Frappr, AngelList, Quid, and multiple other startups.
Hong has an MBA and a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Frederique Dame, Advisor
Startup advisor and angel investor, Frederique Dame has over 15 years of experience at some of the world’s most innovative and cutting-edge companies. From 2012 to 2016, she spearheaded strategic programs that helped scale Uber from 80 people to over 7,000, expanding its presence from 14 cities in four countries to over 400 in 68 countries. Prior to Uber, Dame implemented monetization and audience growth strategies at Photobucket and Smugmug, and led product strategy for several Yahoo! products.
Dame holds a MSc in Spacecraft Technology and Satellite Communications from University College London and a BSc and MSc in Telecommunications Engineering from Télécom SudParis.
Charles Huang, Advisor
Charles Huang is a Venture Partner at Sinovation Ventures, and the co-founder of Indigo 7, a startup focused on brands in fashion apparel and entertainment. He is the co-founder of RedOctane and the co-creator of the Guitar Hero video game franchise. Guitar Hero launched in 2005 and went on to become the fastest video game to reach $1 billion in sales, and was the bestselling video game in the world in 2007 and 2008. He is a Member of the Advisory Board for SparkLabs Taipei, an accelerator network with a focus on preparing Taiwanese startups to enter other countries.
Huang holds a BA in Economics and Asian Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.
Todd Phillips, Advisor
Todd Phillips is a California peace officer with a combined 29 years of law enforcement and public safety dispatching experience. A seasoned trainer and practitioner in his field, he’s also a Certified Facilitator Trainer for The Parent Project ®, a nationally recognized intervention program assisting parents of strong-willed, at-risk, and out of control adolescents. His current assignment is the examination of digital evidence in an ASCLD-certified laboratory.
Phillips has an AS in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Cabrillo College, Aptos.