Management and Advisory Team

  Flavio Lobato -  CEO/Chairman  Flavio Lobato, Chairman and CEO has over 25 years of experience in alternative investments and traditional capital markets.

Flavio Lobato - CEO/Chairman

Flavio Lobato, Chairman and CEO has over 25 years of experience in alternative investments and traditional capital markets.

  Dr. Robert Lee -  Technical Advisor  Dr. Lee is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and former Director of the Simulation Innovation and Modeling Center in the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Robert Lee - Technical Advisor

Dr. Lee is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and former Director of the Simulation Innovation and Modeling Center in the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University.

  Scott Barnes -  Senior Technical Advisor  Scott is an Entrepreneur in Residence working for Ikove Venture Partners as a Venture Developer. He is actively assisting multiple startups in founding and advisory roles. Prior to Ikove, Scott was General Manager of Sales and Marketing for Bertec

Scott Barnes - Senior Technical Advisor

Scott is an Entrepreneur in Residence working for Ikove Venture Partners as a Venture Developer. He is actively assisting multiple startups in founding and advisory roles. Prior to Ikove, Scott was General Manager of Sales and Marketing for Bertec

 
  Shan Guan -  VP of Engineering  Prior to joining CWD, Saun was a Principle Consultant at DNV GL, where he worked on sensors and risk modeling. Dr. Guan obtained a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2004 and a Masters in Electrical Engineering in 2003, both from the University of Minnesota. He obtained a M.S. and B.S. in Materials Science from BeiHang University. Dr. Guan has published over 50 papers and been awarded more than 10 patents.

Shan Guan - VP of Engineering

Prior to joining CWD, Saun was a Principle Consultant at DNV GL, where he worked on sensors and risk modeling. Dr. Guan obtained a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2004 and a Masters in Electrical Engineering in 2003, both from the University of Minnesota. He obtained a M.S. and B.S. in Materials Science from BeiHang University. Dr. Guan has published over 50 papers and been awarded more than 10 patents.



  Rodolfo Bellesi -  Advisor  Rodolfo Bellesi is a Managing Partner and Co‐Founder of Ikove Capital Partners. Prior to Ikove, Rodolfo was Senior VP of Technology at MB Capital, a Private Equity and Real Estate Group focused on proprietary deals in Northern Brazil.

Rodolfo Bellesi - Advisor

Rodolfo Bellesi is a Managing Partner and Co‐Founder of Ikove Capital Partners. Prior to Ikove, Rodolfo was Senior VP of Technology at MB Capital, a Private Equity and Real Estate Group focused on proprietary deals in Northern Brazil.

  John D'Orazio -  Advisor  John D'Orazio is a Founder at Proton Enterprises, a venture development firm focused on disruptive technologies to empower entrepreneurship. John is also an advisor for a number of startup companies, is an InBIA certified Incubator Manager, and manages a personal investment portfolio.

John D'Orazio - Advisor

John D'Orazio is a Founder at Proton Enterprises, a venture development firm focused on disruptive technologies to empower entrepreneurship. John is also an advisor for a number of startup companies, is an InBIA certified Incubator Manager, and manages a personal investment portfolio.

 
  David Moritz -  Legal/Compliance  David Moritz is General Counsel at Ikove Venture Partners, and also serves as corporate counsel for several of its startups. He studied law and electrical engineering at The Ohio State University and has experience in startup law, intellectual property, and civil litigation.

David Moritz - Legal/Compliance

David Moritz is General Counsel at Ikove Venture Partners, and also serves as corporate counsel for several of its startups. He studied law and electrical engineering at The Ohio State University and has experience in startup law, intellectual property, and civil litigation.

  Dr. Yuan Zhen -  Inventor  Professor Zheng is a Winbiger Endowed Chair Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at  The Ohio State University . His main research interests are in the areas of wavelets and robotics. Dr. Zheng’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, DoD, Air Force Research Laboratory, and other federal agencies with 300 publications in his fields of interests including two books and 97 refereed journal papers.

Dr. Yuan Zhen - Inventor

Professor Zheng is a Winbiger Endowed Chair Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at The Ohio State University. His main research interests are in the areas of wavelets and robotics. Dr. Zheng’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, DoD, Air Force Research Laboratory, and other federal agencies with 300 publications in his fields of interests including two books and 97 refereed journal papers.

 

Partnerships

 

Ikove Venture Partners (IVP) bridges the gap between University funded R&D and VC funded rounds by providing not only capital, but by acting as a “Startup Nursery”. IVP has installed a multi-layered due diligence process aimed at vetting the most promising technologies, and creating the right teams to bring those to market. 

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Circular Wave Drive was developed at The Ohio State University by Dr. Yuan Zheng, a Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor. OSU is also a major equity holder in the CWD.