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Brendan Richardson is a serial entrepreneur and former Silicon Valley-based venture capital investor. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Astraea, a machine-learning/A.I start-up that has built the world’s first integrated platform for global scale geospatial analysis. Prior to Astraea, Brendan was a co-founder and founding CEO of Everactive (formerly PsiKick), a venture-backed and fast-growing technology company leading the way in self-powering wireless sensors and IoT systems. Prior to launching PsiKick, he was a Co-Director of Private Equity at Investure, a $10B consortium of University endowments and non-profit foundations. Prior to his entrepreneurial career, Brendan spent 12 years as was a VC, angel investor and Board member in Silicon Valley and Geneva Switzerland where he invested in leading semiconductor, software and wireless start-ups. Brendan is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Virginia where he teaches Entrepreneurial Finance and VC Investing.