Advisory Board

Pejman Makhfi, M.S., PMP, SSBB

Pejman Makhfi, M.S., PMP, SSBB is the Director of Venture Development at the Singularity Institute, Managing Director of Venture Choice, a private angel group, and is a member of Venture Mentoring Team where he provides assistance and guidance to several early-stage companies.
Pejman is a Silicon Valley technology veteran, serial entrepreneur and angel investor in the high-tech industry. Pejman has more than fifteen years of progressive experience in providing consultancy services and best practices to entrepreneurs, technology investors, and forward-thinking startups.
Widely known as a leader in the field of Business Process Automation and Knowledge Modeling, Pejman has an extensive background in the software and financial industries and has been the key architect for several award-winning industry leaders, such as FinancialCircuit and Savvion.
His background includes executive position at TEN, a top Silicon Valley technology incubator hosting more than fifty startups. He managed TEN’s R&D as well as advised startups on the issues and trends affecting early stage and emerging growth companies. Since its inception, TEN has helped launch of over sixty startups, including eBay, iPrint, Xros, Vertical Networks, Right Works, and Intruvert Networks.
Pejman earned a B.S./M.S. degree in Computer Science from Dortmund University in Germany and is an internationally licensed Project Manager (PMP) as well as a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB). He has authored multiple patents and standards and is an active contributor to organizations such as IEEE Neural Networks Society, American Association for Artificial Intelligence and American Society for Quality.