Yobie Benjamin

Co-Founder, Avegant

Yobie Benjamin is a Co-founder/COO, CTO, Advisor, Angel Investor, Entrepreneur, Conservation/Environmental Activist, Coder and Biohacker, recently honored as a 2015 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum (commonly known as the Davos Conference).

As Co-founder of Avegant, Yobie has advanced the development of a next generation wearable device – Avegant Glyph – The Smart Headphone and raised $1.5MM on Kickstarter and $9.4MM on Series A and A1. As an advisor for Skully, Yobie has raised $3.4MM via crowdfunding and $11MM in venture funding.

Yobie is currently a volunteer civilian advisor for NASA AMES Collaboration Labs and is a partner at Innovation Arts, a specialty innovation and technology consulting firm.