Nova Spivack is Founder & CEO of Magical Technologies (www.magicalcorp.com), a science and technology venture studio based in Los Angeles. He works as a “venture producer” -- combining his experience as a serial entrepreneur, investor and technologist, to fund and incubate breakthrough companies.
In his 25 year career in technology, he has helped to build dozens of ventures, collectively generating billions of dollars in market value, including multiple IPOs, and acquisitions by Apple, Facebook, Samsung, Disney, and others.
Nova flew to the edge of space in 1999 and zero-gravity training with the Russian space agency. He is a patron of the Commercial SpaceFlight Federation, an early space angel investor in Zero Gravity Corporation (acquired by Space Adventures), and is the co-founder and Chairman of the Arch Mission Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation working to build million year data archives in space.
Nova is ranked among the Top 20 Futurists worldwide and as a Top LA Power Player in Technology. In 1994, Nova co-founded one of the first Internet companies, EarthWeb, in the USA, which led to a record-breaking NASDAQ IPO in 1998, and a second IPO of spinout, DICE, in 2007.
After EarthWeb he worked with Stanford Research International (SRI), to co-found their technology incubator, nVention (now, SRI Ventures). While working with SRI, he also worked on the DARPA CALO program which led to the development of SIRI, the intelligent iPhone assistant (sold to Apple).
Spivack has authored dozens of patents for AI, augmented reality, data visualization, natural language processing and analytics.
Nova earned degrees from The International Space University and Oberlin College. He has advised governments, presidential campaigns, global corporations, consumer brands, venture funds, and tech startups. His grandfather was the management guru, Peter Drucker.
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