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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

Core Team
Our Advisors
  • 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.” In 2011, Amr joined Endeavor – an elite organization that supports a global network of high-impact entrepreneurs. He has been actively involved ever since in mentoring entrepreneurs. 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.

  • 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.

  • Omar Kamal

    Chief Data Scientist

    Omar is Chief Data Scientist at AiNGEL Corp. He develops data products and mines for insights that optimize business operations. Omar has more than 20 years of experience working at Mentor Graphics, IBM, Lucent Technologies and HP. As a lecturer, trainer and consultant in operation management and data analytics, Omar trained more than 250 engineers, managers and students. He is a Black-Belt Six Sigma professional and a Certified Quality Manager (CQM) from the American Society of Quality. He holds an MBA from City University of Seattle, and a BSc degree in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering from Cairo University.

  • Sara El-Khalili

    Director of Communications

    Sara is Director of Communications at Aingel. With more than 15 years of experience under her belt, she headed communications at TA Telecom, taught over 500 students as an adjunct faculty member at The American University in Cairo, and trained over 300 journalists with several esteemed institutions, including Thomson Reuters Foundation. She also headed The AUC Business Review quarterly magazine as Managing Editor, and reported news for The Associated Press and Reuters.

  • 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.

  • Jessica Straus


    Jessica is Founder of Palomino Studio, a consultancy enabling global startups to scale. She spent a decade solving challenges for early-stage startups, VCs and policymakers. She has extensive expertise in research, data analysis, coalition-building and marketing. Jessica is a Kauffman Fellow and former Entrepreneur-in-Residence for GE Ventures. She served as VP of Development for the National Venture Capital Association. She also headed communications for SocialFlow. Jessica holds a BA in English from Davidson College. She is completing her MBA in Design Strategy at the California College of Arts.

  • 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.

  • Lou Kerner


    Lou Kerner is a Crypto enthusiast, investor and blogger. He is also Partner at Flight VC, where he invests in tech/crypto companies founded by Israelis. Previously Lou was Managing Partner of the Social Internet Fund, which invested in rapidly growing tech companies. Lou's first start up was The .tv Corporation which commercialized the top level domain .tv. He holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BA in Economics from UCLA.

  • Duane Good


    Duane is Managing Partner at RiskThought, which delivers strategic solutions for financial institutions. He is an expert in applied analytics, FinTech, banking operations and risk management. He has over 25 years of experience across global financial markets. Duane served as former Executive Vice President with HSBC in several leadership roles. He also held executive positions at Experian Decision Analytics and Providian Financial. He was founding member of eCapital Financial, MBNA International, and MBNA Canada Bank. He holds an Executive Master's in Technology Management from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a graduate of Bucknell University.

Contact Us

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

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