Meet Our Team
Good AI Capital is a team of seasoned entrepreneurs, deep technologists, successful venture investors and innovative inventors. Through capital investment and hands-on guidance, Good AI partners with exceptional entrepreneurs, building the most successful startups that transform people’s lives.
Founder & General Partner
Darwin Ling is an entrepreneur, technologist, angel investor, and advisor for various startups. Most recently, Darwin served as the CTO and co-founder of SmarterMe, which aims to improve sales productivity by bringing AI / Intelligence to the flow of work. Counting enterprise customers such as Danaher (Fortune 500 medical device), Home Depot and GE, SmarterMe was acquired in 2017. Due to his entrepreneurial success, Darwin was featured as one of Purdue Tech Titans
Prior to that, Darwin was a founding member of Skyfire (mobile browser, acquired by Opera), Jaxtr (social calling, acquired by Hotmail founder), Dazel (enterprise printing, acquired by HP).
Darwin also serves as an advisory board member for Alpha Info, an industry 4.0 company that uses advanced technologies such as Big Data Analytics, IoT, Cloud Computing, AOI (Automatic Optical Inspection), Machine Vision to streamline the automation for some of the leading semiconductor foundries in China/Taiwan.
Darwin received his MBA (Honors) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also holds a BS ( Phi Beta Kappa ) with distinction in Computer Science and Mathematics and an MS in Computer Science, both from Purdue University.
As a neuroscientist, entrepreneur and inventor, Milad has a unique blend of experiences in academia, research, startups and large organizations that span across fields in artificial intelligence(AI), nanotechnology, enterprise software, life sciences, and healthcare. Milad holds the appointment of Visiting Scholar in Healthcare Engineering at the Regenstrief Center. He has worked across North America, Europe, and sub-Saharan Africa.
Prior to Good AI Capital, he was a leader in Accenture’s Global R&D and Incubation Hub where he helped launch new global products and innovative services for some of the leading pharmaceutical companies using emerging technologies such as AI, Advanced Analytics, Blockchain, IoT and design thinking methodologies.
As an entrepreneur, he served as the Chief Business Officer at Corstem, a machine learning and AI software developer specialized in cardiac imaging analysis that was acquired by Circle Cardiovascular Imaging. Milad also co-founded and was the COO of Symmetry Therapeutics, an early-stage biotech company that raised money to develop their patented drug platform to treat metabolic diseases. He was also part of the founding team at Cellaflora, a software startup that was later acquired. He is an Associate at Creative Destruction Labs, mentor for TechStars AI, advisor for Holt Accelerator and on the board of advisors for Living On One, the LA-based film production company.
As one of the youngest researchers inducted into the Sigma Xi Research Honor Society, Milad has multiple publications from his research at Purdue’s Birck Nanotechnology Center and Interfacial Multiphysics Laboratory. As a National Science Foundation Scholar and Macklin Fellow at Johns Hopkins Medicine, Milad graduated Phi Beta Kappa with his BS (distinction) in Neuroscience from Purdue University’s Honors Program. As a George J. Mitchell Scholar, he completed graduate school in Immunology & Public Health.
Extended Advisory Team
Our advisors include leading AI researchers and scientists, industry experts and successful entrepreneurs. They are all keen on helping to grow our portfolio companies to become the most successful startups.
Building Successful Companies Together
Based on a high conviction strategy, Good AI Capital invests in a small number of high-quality startups where we can add value and contribute towards their long-term success.