Dakin Sloss is Founder and General Partner of Prime Movers Lab. Over the course of the last decade, he has created billions of dollars of enterprise value including founding two breakthrough start-ups, a dozen personal angel investments, and coaching 10+ Prime Movers. Most recently, he served as the founding CEO of Tachyus, where he built the leading prescriptive analytics company in the oil and gas industry.
Before Tachyus, Dakin co-founded OpenGov, where as CEO he recruited the core team, secured millions in angel funding and venture capital, arranged the initial pilot partnerships, and launched the world’s most advanced smart government platform. Before OpenGov, he built California Common Sense, the premiere California open data and government watchdog non-profit. Dakin earned a BS in Mathematics from Stanford University in 2011. In 2016, Dakin was recognized as the featured Forbes 30 Under 30 energy entrepreneur. In 2017, he was named as a San Francisco Business Times 40 Under 40 honoree.
Suzanne is a General Partner of Prime Movers Lab. She has 20 years of experience working in the technology and investment space. Most recently, she spent five years at StartX, the Stanford University focused entrepreneur community, managing the Stanford-StartX Fund, and working directly with hundreds of entrepreneurs. Prior to that, she spent ten years doing secondary private equity investing. Suzanne started her career at Morgan Stanley in the Technology Financial Sponsors Group.
As Fund Manager at StartX, Suzanne oversaw $175M of direct investment in 300 start-ups across 500+ rounds, from seed through Series D, in industries ranging across Enterprise, Consumer, Hardware, and Medical. She earned an MBA from Stanford University and a BS in Finance and Information Systems from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania magna cum laude.
Brandon Simmons is a Venture Partner of Prime Movers Lab. He also serves as Chief Operating Officer of Tachyus, where he leads global business development, customer success, and operations. Brandon is also a sought-after coach and advisor to startups and nonprofits, including as a mentor at Berkeley SkyDeck.
Brandon has more than a decade of experience as an angel investor with several successful exits. Previously, Brandon was an attorney at a leading global law firm, where his experience included significant work for Silicon Valley companies and investors as well as projects in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. Brandon served as a law clerk to Chief Judge JL Edmondson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and earned degrees from Stanford Law School and the University of California, Berkeley.
Tony Robbins is a Partner and Business Strategist for Prime Movers Lab. Tony coaches the fund’s leadership and breakthrough Prime Movers using the tools that have made him the #1 personal and professional development leader of all time. Tony Robbins is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, philanthropist, and the world’s #1 life and business strategist.
For over 4 decades, more than 50 million people have enjoyed the warmth, humor, and transformational power of his business and personal development events. Mr. Robbins is the chairman of a holding company comprised of 40 privately held businesses with combined sales exceeding $5 billion a year. He has been honored by Accenture as one of the “Top 50 Business Intellectuals in the World”; by Harvard Business Press as one of the “Top 200 Business Gurus”; and by American Express as one of the “Top Six Business Leaders in the World” to coach their entrepreneurial clients. More than 4 million people have attended Tony’s live seminars, and more than 50 million people from 100 countries have experienced the absolute power of his teachings. Tony Robbins’ coaching methods have been proven at the highest levels of success in every game imaginable. Tony works alongside business magnates like Danny Meyer of Shake Shack, Jenny Fleiss of Rent the Runway, Joe Gebbia of Airbnb and Salesforce.com founder Marc Benioff, coaching them to continually improve, innovate and grow. His work has touched the lives of top entertainers and athletes – from Aerosmith to Pitbull, from Serena Williams to the Golden State Warriors.
Anton Brevde is a Partner of Prime Movers Lab. He supports the Prime Movers Lab team and portfolio across all facets of the business. He utilizes his seven years of startup experience to help the team evaluate the market for potential investments and to support portfolio companies.
Previously, Anton was co-founder and CEO of Asseta, a B2B marketplace for manufacturing equipment and spare parts. Asseta provides leading semiconductor manufacturers a safe and efficient platform to sell their excess assets. At Asseta, Anton raised money from premier investors such as Y Combinator, Gil Penchina, Jeff Epstein (ex-COO of Oracle), and Red Swan Ventures. Anton’s day-to-day focus was on business development. He led a global effort targeting Fortune 1000 companies across the US, Europe, China, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, and Japan.
Dan Slomski is a Partner and Principal Systems Engineer for Prime Movers Lab. As a systems engineer, he performs in-depth due diligence into potential investments across areas including space, aviation, autonomy, communications, 3d printing, robotics, and computing. He also supports portfolio companies in analyzing and overcoming mission critical technical design and execution challenges. Dan has designed patented systems for a range of applications including biotech, energy, consumer electronics, and materials.
Dan previously served as a Systems Engineer for Gener8 designing, researching and prototyping electro-mechanical systems primarily for biotech applications. Prior to Gener8, as Lead Hardware Engineer at Tachyus, he invented a multi-phase flow fluid analyzer and built an elite team to design and field trial the device. In earlier consulting engagements, Dan created a machine vision camera solution, a rugged computer case, and numerous industrial art projects. He began his career at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where he developed an analyzer to perform compositional element analysis of drilled material. Dan earned his BS in physics from Penn State University.
Carly Anderson is a Partner and Principal Chemical Engineer for Prime Movers Lab. As a chemical engineer, she performs in-depth due diligence into potential investments across areas including nuclear, solar, energy storage, water, agriculture, synthetic biology, and materials. She also supports portfolio companies in evaluating and overcoming key process design, scalability and implementation challenges. Carly has supported new technologies through fundamental research, prototyping, and techno-economic assessments for applications across the energy, materials, industrial chemicals, bioproducts, and water treatment spaces.
Carly brings 10+ years of experience in startups, technology development, and technical consulting to Prime Movers Lab. As Senior Engineer at Mosaic Materials, Carly designed gas separation processes for bioenergy, oil & gas, petrochemical and carbontech applications using a new class of porous materials. Carly has also led fundamental research on creating electrical plasma devices for biomedicine and wastewater remediation, and on new characterization techniques for thermoelectric and battery materials. She began her career with Dominion Engineering, Inc., where she developed and deployed water chemistry and corrosion mitigation technologies for commercial nuclear plants. Carly holds a PhD in chemical & biomolecular engineering from UC Berkeley and a BS in chemical engineering from Cornell University.
JJ Moi is a Partner and Creative Director for Prime Movers Lab. As a designer, he evaluates the products of potential investments and engages deeply with portfolio companies to develop differentiated branding, marketing, and design strategies. JJ has designed logos, websites, web applications, ad campaigns, physical products, and buildings across startups, large institutions, governments, and design agencies.
Previously, JJ was the Creative Director at OpenGov, where he was the lead designer for the world's leading open government platform. Before OpenGov, he supported world-leading brands in their visual design and branding efforts through multiple top-tier design agencies. He continues to be a mentor at the DesignLab teaching aspiring designers about the tricks of the trade. He has also previously served as an innovation specialist at 18F, a government innovation laboratory. JJ completed postgraduate studies in New Media from the Academy of Art University and earned a BFA in Industrial Design from Rangsit University.
Gabrielle is a Venture Partner with Prime Movers Lab. She has 10+ years of experience working across the arenas of finance, startups, people operations and executive coaching. Most recently, she spent the past 3 years training executives and entrepreneurs in mental and physical fitness. Prior to that, she ran operations at Tachyus managing people, HR, legal, and finance.
Before Tachyus, Gabrielle spent a combined 6 years in Investment Banking and Research/Consulting covering oil and gas, technology, media, telecom, leveraged finance and M&A. She earned a BA from Colgate University, majoring in French and Philosophy. Prior to college, she was a national gymnast and undefeated cross-country runner.
Daniel is an executive assistant for Prime Movers Lab. He supports the team across scheduling, meeting preparation, research, and whatever else is required to ensure the success of our founders. Daniel is passionate about interacting with and serving people and creating magical moments for everyone that we have the honor to engage with.
Before Prime Movers Lab, Daniel held various marketing roles in the tech startup world of Atlanta. He also spent 2 years as the president of a community organization that organized music and art events around town. His experience in this arena allows Prime Movers Lab to lean on him for planning and executing events for founders and investors.