We’re building dev tools (e.g. APIs) for the $12T construction industry. We're making it easier for SaaS Companies to build better software faster, and equipping construction companies (e.g. General Contractors) with world-class data infra tools.
Pooria is the co-founder of Agave. Prior to Agave, Pooria was a core engineer behind Graphiq, a semantic search startup in Santa Barbara, CA, later acquired by Amazon to power Alexa. At Amazon, he helped scale Graphiq Search to dozens of languages and billions of queries per month. Originally from Iran, he has a master degree in Computer Science from Oregon State University.
Tom Reno is the co-founder of Agave. Prior to Agave, Tom worked at Amazon Alexa as a Technical Product Manager, leading three engineering teams building tools for data integration and knowledge management. Alongside John Zucchi, Tom developed Alexa’s Knowledge Skills product from pitch to public launch. Before Amazon, Tom worked at Barclays Investment Bank and Graphiq (acq. by Amazon in 2017). Originally from Delaware, Tom graduated from Columbia, where he studied economics and philosophy.
Samantha Zhang is the co-founder of Agave. Prior to Agave, Samantha had been in charge of Amazon Alexa’s knowledge experiences and on all multimodal devices (Echo Show, FireTV, Fire Tablets, mobile apps) and designed data visualizations for leading publishers like AP, Reuters, MSN, and Yahoo. Always keen to share her learnings, Samantha is writing a book on data design for Smashing Magazine. Samantha also writes front-end code and has a master degree in Marketing from Northwestern.
John is a co-founder of Agave. Before Agave, John was a Technical Program Manager at Amazon Alexa building an enterprise product from inception, Product Manager at Graphiq (acq. by Amazon), and Equity Capital Markets Analyst at Barclays Investment Bank. John graduated from Columbia, and was born and raised in Toronto 🇨🇦.