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Maslo makes tech that cares about people

At Maslo we believe empathetic computing is the organizing principle to transform technology into products & services that help us become holistically better humans. Empathy, in our ability to share in the experience of others, is the definition of greatness for which we will be accountable for.

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What we value

We encourage personal curiosity and believe in growing into identities that are bigger versions of who we are now. And that’s how we build our AI.

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    Humans First

    We put people first in everything we do. We cannot forget that we make technology for humans. We nurture curiosity, ask powerful questions, and encourage each other.

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    Experience Second

    We obsess over experience in a product sense and in our daily lives as coworkers, partners, customers, and a collective group of living things on this planet.

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    Technology Third

    Only when our principles of humans & experience align do we make technology decisions. The code we write is a tool in service to everything else.

In the company of empathy

We're a venture backed startup based in Los Angeles. Our team comes from Google, Sphero, Wolfram Alpha, and many others. Join us as we put more empathy into the world.

  • Ross Ingram

    Ross Ingram

    Cofounder & CEO

    Award-winning technologist known for launching category-defining products. As part of the early team at Sphero, he helped grow to over two-million robots around the world alongside the Star Wars and Disney brands. His contributions to advancing technology and STEM in the classroom have been recognized by leaders in the education industry, including President Barack Obama and the National Science Foundation. More recently he spent time at the Advanced Technologies & Projects (ATAP) lab focused on redefining the way Google builds, sells, and markets consumer phones and hardware. His work has been covered by countless media outlets such as the Wall St. Journal, Fast Company, CNET, AdWeek, and The Huffington Post. In work and in life Ross attempts to present himself as an uncompromising renegade devoted to further advancing the relationship between people and machines. Currently working on a lifelong goal of creating more empathy in the world.

  • Russell Foltz-Smith

    Russell Foltz-Smith

    Cofounder & AI Biologist

    Russell Foltz-Smith is a technology innovator with a 20 year history of creating, managing and growing large scale systems of people and machines in pursuit of sustainable profits. With a rare combination of mathematics, science, theater and art training and hard won business experience Russell helps lead projects and companies to success. He has held executive positions at companies large and small, public and private from IAC and Yahoo to TrueCar and Wolfram Alpha. Russell innovates through all phases of a company lifecycle from start up to fundraising rounds through to IPO. In addition to successful liquidity events for startups and an IPO with TrueCar Russell also earned awards for technical innovation and has keynoted several large industry events. Russell is also an angel investor and start up mentor as part of TechStars LA and Austin. Outside of technology efforts Russell maintains a thriving fine arts practice and is a co-founder with his wife of a k-12 school established in 2013. He lives in Marina Del Rey, CA.

  • Ross Ingram

    Ross Ingram

    Cofounder & CEO

    Award-winning technologist known for launching category-defining products. As part of the early team at Sphero, he helped grow to over two-million robots around the world alongside the Star Wars and Disney brands. His contributions to advancing technology and STEM in the classroom have been recognized by leaders in the education industry, including President Barack Obama and the National Science Foundation. More recently he spent time at the Advanced Technologies & Projects (ATAP) lab focused on redefining the way Google builds, sells, and markets consumer phones and hardware. His work has been covered by countless media outlets such as the Wall St. Journal, Fast Company, CNET, AdWeek, and The Huffington Post. In work and in life Ross attempts to present himself as an uncompromising renegade devoted to further advancing the relationship between people and machines. Currently working on a lifelong goal of creating more empathy in the world.

  • Russell Foltz-Smith

    Russell Foltz-Smith

    Cofounder & AI Biologist

    Russell Foltz-Smith is a technology innovator with a 20 year history of creating, managing and growing large scale systems of people and machines in pursuit of sustainable profits. With a rare combination of mathematics, science, theater and art training and hard won business experience Russell helps lead projects and companies to success. He has held executive positions at companies large and small, public and private from IAC and Yahoo to TrueCar and Wolfram Alpha. Russell innovates through all phases of a company lifecycle from start up to fundraising rounds through to IPO. In addition to successful liquidity events for startups and an IPO with TrueCar Russell also earned awards for technical innovation and has keynoted several large industry events. Russell is also an angel investor and start up mentor as part of TechStars LA and Austin. Outside of technology efforts Russell maintains a thriving fine arts practice and is a co-founder with his wife of a k-12 school established in 2013. He lives in Marina Del Rey, CA.

  • Ross Ingram

    Ross Ingram

    Cofounder & CEO

    Award-winning technologist known for launching category-defining products. As part of the early team at Sphero, he helped grow to over two-million robots around the world alongside the Star Wars and Disney brands. His contributions to advancing technology and STEM in the classroom have been recognized by leaders in the education industry, including President Barack Obama and the National Science Foundation. More recently he spent time at the Advanced Technologies & Projects (ATAP) lab focused on redefining the way Google builds, sells, and markets consumer phones and hardware. His work has been covered by countless media outlets such as the Wall St. Journal, Fast Company, CNET, AdWeek, and The Huffington Post. In work and in life Ross attempts to present himself as an uncompromising renegade devoted to further advancing the relationship between people and machines. Currently working on a lifelong goal of creating more empathy in the world.

  • Russell Foltz-Smith

    Russell Foltz-Smith

    Cofounder & AI Biologist

    Russell Foltz-Smith is a technology innovator with a 20 year history of creating, managing and growing large scale systems of people and machines in pursuit of sustainable profits. With a rare combination of mathematics, science, theater and art training and hard won business experience Russell helps lead projects and companies to success. He has held executive positions at companies large and small, public and private from IAC and Yahoo to TrueCar and Wolfram Alpha. Russell innovates through all phases of a company lifecycle from start up to fundraising rounds through to IPO. In addition to successful liquidity events for startups and an IPO with TrueCar Russell also earned awards for technical innovation and has keynoted several large industry events. Russell is also an angel investor and start up mentor as part of TechStars LA and Austin. Outside of technology efforts Russell maintains a thriving fine arts practice and is a co-founder with his wife of a k-12 school established in 2013. He lives in Marina Del Rey, CA.

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