Steven is currently VP/GM at Ambarella (NASDAQ: AMBA), one of the market leaders in Multi Modal AI Inference Silicon. Steven joined Ambarella through its $400M All Cash acquisition of Oculii, where he was the CEO/Co-Founder, growing the company to become the leading provider of AI Software for Radar Perception.
Prior to founding Oculii, Steven was a partner at Kleiner Perkins where he invested in early stage (Seed/Series A) HardTech companies pioneering Autonomous Systems, AI + Machine Learning, Space, IoT, 3D Printing, Robotics, and Cloud Infrastructure. Before KP, Steven co-founded Kumu Networks (Self Interference Cancellation for Full Duplex Wireless – $65M from NEA, Khosla Ventures, Third Point, Cisco, Verizon). Steven started his career as a management/strategy consultant at McKinsey and Uber, where he specialized in M&A diligence and expansion strategy.
Steven holds a PhD and MS in EECS from Stanford University where he won several best paper awards for his research in AI + Wireless Communications, and graduated at age 23 – completing both degrees in 3 years. Prior to Stanford, he received a B.S. in EECS from the University of Michigan.