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Keller Rinaudo      

Co-founder and CEO of Zipline

Keller Rinaudo is a co-founder and CEO of Zipline, a drone delivery company that primarily focuses on healthcare. He was previously the CEO of Romotive, where he grew the team through smart recruiting and raises funds needed to scale extremely rapidly, and sets the overall strategic direction of the company.

Something between a personal robot and a pet, Romo has a personality thanks to controllable facial expressions and is able to roll around on a tank-like base. Prior to Romotive, Rinaudo worked at Boston Consulting Group's San Francisco arm.

A graduate of Harvard, Rinaudo built computers out of genetic components including RNA and DNA. Rinaudo worked with Dr. Yaakov Benenson and colleagues on biological computers -- tiny devices made of RNA, DNA and proteins that, when implanted in the body, could work as molecular doctors signaling genes in need of treatment.

He is a professional rock climber ranked top 10 in sport climbing and has been featured in Rock and Ice magazine.


Romo the smartphone robot raises $1.5M, seeks world domination
Here's a novel way to pitch potential investors: "Do you realize how young we are? Do you realize that we're going to f**k up big time?!" And yet, that's exactly how Keller Rinaudo, the 24-year-old co-founder and CEO of robot maker Romotive, began his meetings with investors last fall. The upshot: Success way beyond what he had ever imagined.

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