Jean Belanger / Co-founder & CEO / Cerebri AI Inc., Co-founder / BH Strategy Inc.
I am co-founder & CEO of Cerebri AI Inc., based in Austin & Toronto, and co-founder of BH/Strategy Inc., a startup advisory and investment company. My first startup was a small VC fund in Montreal, investing in startup technology companies, three of which went public, one 24 years later! My second startup was Metrowerks which we took public and sold to Motorola. Metrowerks CodeWarrior was named Software Product of the Year by MacWorld Magazine, and was used to build the software for over a dozen different hardware platforms including PlayStation, Palm, Nintendo and others. A columnist in MacWeek said Metrowerks saved Apple Computer! MacWorld Magazine awarded me their World Class Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Macintosh Platform, and I was Finalist for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Austin. My third startup was Reddwerks, a supply chain company featuring Walmart, CVS, Best Buy, and McLane as customers. Over 20% of our technical staff were Masters/PhDs in operations research and applied mathematics. Reddwerks was a pioneer in the Internet of Things automating e-commerce and retail order processing in major distribution facilities over 500,000 sq. ft. in size. Reddwerks was the fastest growing company in Austin in 2010 (Austin Business Journal). Reddwerks was sold in 2015 to Dematic. My fourth, and current startup, is Cerebri AI Inc., an artificial intelligence software company that has developed unique patent-pending solutions for valuing customer relationships. I am lead inventor, and co-lead inventor, on a number of patents we have filed at Cerebri.