Drew Volpe is the Founding Partner at First Star Ventures, a venture capital firm that partners with entrepreneurs solving real-world problems using data and machine learning, focusing on applications of frontier technologies such as AI, computational biotechnology, and blockchain.
Drew is an accomplished investor, entrepreneur, and technologist with a deep experience in the technologies he funds. Prior to founding First Star Ventures, Drew was the founding VP of Product Development for conversational AI startup Semantic Machines. He was Co-Founder and CTO of Locately where he led development of Locately's location-based market research platform from inception through the company's successful acquisition by SMG. Prior to Locately, Drew was Director of Product Development at Endeca Technologies, a pioneer in search and unstructured database systems, acquired by Oracle for $1.1 billion.
Drew holds an AB in Computer Science from Harvard University.