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    the success of startups.

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    the next Facebook.

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What is Aingel?

Aingel is an analytics platform that allows early stage investors to predict the success of founders. We make sure you, the investor, are not passing on the next big startup. We also arm you with data on your own selection bias and the personality of the founders you are considering investing in.

Inception Score

Our Inception Score™ is the credit score of startups

With over 12 months of research conducted at NYU, we have developed a patent-pending machine learning algorithm that predicts the success of founders and their ability to execute. The output of our algorithm is the Inception Score™. Think of it as the credit score of startups; the likelihood that this team will be able to execute on their idea and navigate through market and business model changes early in the life of the startup.

Our Secret Sauce

Extensive feature set + proprietary machine learning algorithm

We first build an extensive feature-set on founders, from our data partners and public sources; their work experience, background and we use artificial intelligence to generate more than 50 personality attributes from their digital footprint. Because the standard machine learning fails with such a feature set, we use our patent-pending machine learning algorithm on this dataset to generate the Inception Score™.

Aingel is indispensable for
early stage investing

Inception Scores™

We predict the success of startups
with up to:
94.8% Overall Accuracy
70.0% True Positive Rate

Our Team

  • Amr Shady

    Co-founder and CEO

    Amr is Co-founder and CEO of Aingel. He has over 16 years of experience in building, scaling and acquiring companies. Amr bootstrapped the first company he started at the age of 22, driving multi million dollars in annual revenue with only $50,000 in early stage funding. TA Telecom has been recognized as a Deloitte Fast Technology 500 company, a Red Herring Global 100 and dubbed by the Financial Times as a “local hero.” Amr is actively involved in promoting entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley and emerging markets, advising and mentoring startups as a board member of both Endeavor and TechWadi. He earned his MSc degree in Business Analytics from New York University, and BSc in Electrical Engineering from Canada’s Dalhousie University.

  • Prasant Sudhakaran

    Co-founder and Dir. of Corporate Development

    Prasant is Co-founder and Director of Corporate Development at Aingel. He is a finance and analytics professional with 10 years of experience at firms across geographies. Starting his career as a fixed income trader, he moved on to management consulting, where he worked with multiple Fortune 500 companies, SMBs and not-for-profit organizations. He has a BA in Economics and Finance from De Montfort University, and an MS in Business Analytics from New York University. His interests lie in using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in the areas of finance and marketing.

  • Hariraj Jayakumar

    Co-founder and Dir. of Products

    Hariraj is Co-founder and Director of Products at Aingel. He has over 12 years of experience in data science, business solutions and product management. Prior to building Aingel, he worked with Barclays Capital, Sempra Commodities and other firms as a business solutions data analyst and consultant. Hariraj has an MSc in Business Analytics from New York University.

  • Roy Lowrance


    Roy is an active researcher in machine learning and an advisor to companies seeking to leverage data science. He co-founded New York University’s Center for Data Science, which offered the first graduate degrees in the field. Under his tenure as Managing Director, the center had 1,300 applicants for 60 positions in one semester. Prior to that, he was CTO at Reuters and Capital One. Earlier in his career, he was a partner at the Boston Consulting Group, where he focused on developing business strategies that fully leveraged information technology. He has a PhD in Computer Science from NYU, an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, and a BA in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University.

  • Youssri Helmy


    Youssri is a serial entrepreneur who has successfully cofounded, operated and exited several startups globally. He’s also an angel investor and advisor to several startup companies. He is the Founder and CEO of Eonite Perception, a Silicon Valley based computer vision company. Prior to Eonite, Youssri was a general partner at Newbury Ventures/Rising Tide. Youssri cofounded and served as Chairman of IdealRatings, a global financial information provider for socially responsible investors. And prior to that, he co-founded and served as CEO and Chairman of ITWorx, leading it to grow to become the largest software services provider in the Middle East. Youssri was also the Founder and CTO of Swan Labs.

  • Mitch Thrower


    Mitch Thrower is a financier, entrepreneur and author. He is the founder and chairman of Events.com, chairman of The La Jolla Foundation and co-founder of Active.com, which was sold to Vista for $1.05 billion. A 22X Ironman athlete, he was the president and COO of Triathlete magazine. Thrower lectures at several universities, including Stanford, UCLA and the University of San Diego, where he taught entrepreneurship. He is an active TED.com member and author of The Attention Deficit Workplace: Winning Strategies for Success in Today’s Fast-Paced Business Environment. He holds an MBA from the University of San Diego and a bachelor's degree from Saint Lawrence University.

  • Dilawar Syed


    Dilawar is President at Freshdesk Inc., spearheading the software company’s North America business. Prior to Freshdesk, was C.E.O at Yonja Media Group launching digital brands in the Turkish market. At Yahoo, he was responsible for infrastructure strategy and business operations. He also spent several years at SAP and Siebel Systems. Dilawar served as President Obama’s Commissioner for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, advocating for immigration reform, and access to capital and federal government resources. Dilawar is co-founder of the AAPI Victory Fund, which drives voter registration and mobilization across the Asian American community. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and Bachelors in Computer Science and Economics from the University of Texas.

  • Bonnie McGinty

    Strategic Accounts Manager

    Bonnie is Strategic Accounts Manager at Aingel, where she leads strategic accounts and partnerships, acting as the primary point of contact for investors. She develops and executes strategies to manage Aingel's investor base. Prior to this, Bonnie was managing email communications quality assurance at Hindawi Publishing. She has experience in consulting, event management and editorial work in academic and scientific publishing. Bonnie received her BSc degree in Natural Resource Management with First Class Honors from The University of British Columbia.

Contact Us

Email info@aingel.ai Our Office 75 E Santa Clara St., Flr 6, San Jose, CA 95113

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