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Negar Rajabi

Negar Rajabi is a venture partner at NextGen Venture Partners. Previously she was an Entrepreneur in Residence at SRI International where she explored commercializing several patented disruptive technologies focused on robotics, computer vision, artificial intelligence, and advanced sensing. Before that, she sourced and evaluated investment opportunities at Presidio Partners in the areas of 3D printing, drones, Industrial IoT, and digital manufacturing. Negar founded Cemsica, a startup that develops advanced nanomaterial technologies. She has been the winner of NASA prize in Rice Business Plan Competition, the winner of Wharton Venture Award, and Finalist in Caltech, LBS, and Steve Case competitions. In addition, earlier in her career she was a senior mechanical engineer at Schlumberger, Halliburton and WorleyParsons. She has a double Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Negar is an investor member of the Wharton Alumni Angels.