Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Animal Ventures
Bio: Tom Serres is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Animal Ventures, a boutique prototyping firm and venture studio that builds and invests in tech startups, educates executives, and designs new ways for fortune 500 companies to commercialize and leverage emergent technologies. These emergent opportunities include technologies such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Additive Manufacturing, and Internet of Things. Animal Ventures has extensive experience in industries such as food, pharmaceutical, healthcare, trucking, shipping, logistics, online marketplaces, and fin-tech in and around the broader world of supply chain activities.
Tom is Co-Author of Asset Chains: The Cognitive, Friction-Free, and Blockchain-enabled Future of Supply Chains and is an entrepreneur with experience and expertise in a wide variety of sectors.
Prior to working at the Boston Consulting Group, Tom Started his first company, Rally—the largest political fundraising platform in the United States. Rally garnered widespread attention for raising the largest online-only Series A funding round ever and was recognized as one of the most promising companies of 2013. While serving as Founder and CEO of Rally, Tom was named one of America’s Most Promising CEO’s under 35 by Forbes.
Tom is on the board of The Frontier Center, a non-profit focused on education and advocacy at the intersection of technology and public policy. At The Frontier Center, Tom also hosts a show called On The Front (Previously Tech on Politics) which features interviews with some of the greatest minds in technology, media, venture capital, and government. Discussions rove over the convergences of technology, politics, and government.
Tom is on the board of Flow Media Ventures, a media company that organizes summits with senior executives to discuss technological advancements in industry 4.0 and beyond.
Tom is a writer and and an occasional speaker on these topics; he and his work can be found in such diverse outlets as Wired, CNN, Bloomberg, and CNBC.