COO, New Ventures
Based in San Francisco, May Samali is passionate about investing in people and ideas that can change the world. As COO, New Ventures at High Resolves, May is leading a new initiative to build a technology platform and ecosystem for citizenship education across the US. May has a decade of extensive experience advising technology start-ups and nonprofits across the US and Australia. She is currently a Venture Partner at NextGen Venture Partners, a network-driven venture capital firm. She was formerly an investor at the Urban Innovation Fund, a Director at Tumml, and a corporate lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills in Sydney. May holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and Bachelors of Laws and Economic & Social Sciences with First Class Honors and the University Medal from the University of Sydney. She is a John Monash Scholar and an Australian American Young Leadership Dialogue Fellow. She was a Gleitsman Leadership Fellow and a New World Social Enterprise Fellow at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership.
I am passionate about High Resolves because…
High Resolves is a game changer. The program engages students when they are most receptive to transformation. It has the powerful potential to change hearts and minds – both individually and collectively. Responding to the complexity of today’s challenges requires fundamental interventions like High Resolves.
Product Technology Lead, New Ventures
Ravi Erraguntla received his Bachelors in Electronics Engineering and Masters in Electrical Engineering from India. Subsequently, Ravi received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in Computer Science where he pursued research interests in Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence. Ravi joined Sabre a company of AMR corporation which is also a parent of American Airlines as a Senior Consultant. Ravi was part of key teams in Sabre that developed complex Crew Scheduling and Operations Research solutions for marquee airline brands. Ravi played key leadership roles in Sabre, Vignette, and OpenText in Product Management, Software Development Management, and Enterprise Architecture. Ravi provides consulting, coaching, and mentoring services on product management and strategy to CXOs of startups. Ravi’s interests include emerging technologies like blockchain, P2P micro-social networking, and machine learning. One of Ravi’s core value is to help build innovative products that improve quality of life for humankind.
We established New Ventures in response to our understanding that solving the complex challenges facing our world today require a collaborative all-of-sector approach. As an organization, we strive to extend our reach and deepen our impact beyond our own boundaries through innovative technology platforms and collaborative partnerships.
Our New Ventures Team is bringing this vision to life by building a portfolio of compelling ventures to scale our impact in the global citizenship education space.
We’d love to speak to you about how our New Ventures Team can collaborate with your organization or venture. Contact us today.