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Investments

33

Portfolio Exits

13

About Georges Harik

Georges Harik is an angel investor who generally invests upto $25K in young, emerging companies with a focus on consumer internet, infrastructure, intelligent systems at an early stage. Harik is geographically agnostic. Harik aims to assist portfolio companies through efforts and expertise focused on strategy and technical (machine learning in particular). Georges Harik is an active angel investor and an advisor to various startups focusing on the areas of internet applications, machine learning, advertising technologies and biotechnology.<br /><br />Formerly, Georges was Director of Google and an engineer at Google. As Director of Google, his team was responsible for the product management and strategy efforts surrounding many nascent Google initiatives including Gmail, Google Talk, Google Video, Picasa, Orkut, Google Groups and Google Mobile. As a Distinguished Engineer, Georges was the co-developer of the targeting technology behind AdSense, the first engineering manager of the Google Search Appliance, and the co-author of the original product plan for the AdWords Online system. Georges has also contributed to numerous patents covering Google's search engine and advertising networks and served several years as one of three members Google's initial engineering hiring committee, which oversaw the hiring of Google's first few hundred engineers.<br /><br />Georges' technical background is in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Prior to his work life, Georges received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he focused on mathematical models of genetic algorithms, programs that evolve to solve problems, that are inspired by natural processes. While at the University of Illinois as a research associate, Georges co-invented the first highly accurate technique for estimating the time complexity of genetic algorithms, published in the paper "The Gambler's Ruin Problem, Genetic Algorithms, and the Sizing of Populations". Subsequently, Georges published one of the seminal papers in the field of optimization using probabilistic modeling "Linkage Learning via Probabilistic Modeling in the ECGA". He then worked at SGI, as a developer of MineSet, a data mining product. At Google, Georges was a co-inventor and co-developer of two very large scale parallel machine learning programs that are used in numerous systems such as AdSense targeting and the spam filter in Gmail.<br /><br />He is also a founder of imo.im and a co-founder of www.hslabs.org, an open source artificial intelligence research lab.<br /><br />source: http://sites.google.com/site/georges/bio

Georges Harik Headquarter Location

San Francisco, California,

United States

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Tenyx Announces USD 15M in Seed Funding

May 10, 2022

Tenyx, an AI technology company, today announced it has raised USD 15 million in seed funding to grow its research and development team and further product development. Investors include AME Cloud Ventures, Cota Capital, Morado Ventures, Pathbreaker Ventures, Point72 Ventures and StageOne Ventures, as well as notable angel investors John Lilly, Georges Harik and Jaan Tallinn.

Georges Harik Investments

33 Investments

Georges Harik has made 33 investments. Their latest investment was in Tenyx as part of their Seed VC on May 5, 2022.

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Georges Harik Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/10/2022

Seed VC

Tenyx

$15M

Yes

3

7/15/2021

Series A

Lambda Labs

$15M

Yes

3

12/21/2016

Series A

Caption Health

$5.5M

Yes

3

9/22/2016

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

2/11/2016

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

5/10/2022

7/15/2021

12/21/2016

9/22/2016

2/11/2016

Round

Seed VC

Series A

Series A

Seed VC

Series A

Company

Tenyx

Lambda Labs

Caption Health

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Amount

$15M

$15M

$5.5M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

3

3

3

10

10

Georges Harik Portfolio Exits

13 Portfolio Exits

Georges Harik has 13 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was LoveWithFood on June 20, 2018.

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Sources

6/20/2018

Acquired

$99M

2

1/27/2017

Merger

$99M

1

5/12/2016

Acquired

$99M

1

3/30/2016

Acquired

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$99M

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10

2/1/2013

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

6/20/2018

1/27/2017

5/12/2016

3/30/2016

2/1/2013

Exit

Acquired

Merger

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

2

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1

10

10

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