PIONEERING PRIVACY-SAFE, PSYCHOMETRIC AI-POWERED PEOPLE PREDICTIONS
Pinpoint’s proprietary personality data distill 70 years of peer-reviewed research on how quantitative psychology drives differences in human behavior. Our technology also advances big-data psychometrics developed at Stanford and Columbia Universities.
Pinpoint enables carriers and MGAs to more effectively forecast and influence human behavior. Leveraging the latest advances in behavioral science, artificial intelligence, and privacy-safe data enrichment, Pinpoint’s Thinkalike® AI allows organizations to better quantify and manage risks, and to persuade people to take positive actions.
Zack Lynch, CEO
JAZZ portfolio companies are unlocking human potential in broad markets, including health, mind-body wellness, accelerated learning, training, sports, entertainment, and the enterprise. Zack is also the author of the best-selling book The Neuro Revolution: How Brain Science Is Changing our World, published by St. Martin’s Press, which takes a 50-year view on how neuroscience is impacting humanity.
Wei Hsu, VP of Engineering
In his free time, Hsu is a dedicated fan of Stanford Football and also loves third-wave coffee shops.
Farhan Hormasji, Senior Data Engineer
Bryan Falchuk, Senior Advisor
Prior to Hiscox, Bryan held leadership roles in corporate strategy, operations and distribution at Liberty Mutual, Beazley and Coverys, and served as a management consultant to several top carriers as part of McKinsey & Company’s insurance practice. He is also an advisor to several technology companies serving the insurance industry.
Bryan has written for many top publications like Inc. Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, LA Times, and more; he has been a guest on over 175 TV, radio, and podcast shows, and presented multiple TEDx Talks. He has an AB in Economics from Bowdoin College and received his MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Dave Zinman, Senior Advisor
Dave is credited by Wikipedia as co-inventor of the ad server, and co-founded AdKnowledge the same year. As CEO, and in several key leadership roles in the company, he pioneered ad serving and data-driven marketing. The company was sold for $193M, representing a 10X return for investors.
As SVP/GM for BlueLithium’s ad network from 2006-7, he spearheaded hockey stick growth in revenue, resulting in a sale to Yahoo for $300M, also representing a 10X return for shareholders. He transitioned to GM role overseeing Yahoo’s $1.6B display business in North America, leading a 3X growth in programmatic display revenue over 3 years.
Prior to Drawbridge, Dave was COO at RhythmOne, a 400-person digital marketing company, listed on the LSE. RhythmOne acquired RadiumOne, where Dave served as COO and Chief Product Officer. Dave was also CEO of Infolinks for nearly three years, and served on the company’s Board for six years.
Dave is an active evangelist, with appearances on CNN, NPR and numerous speaking engagements and university lectures. He holds an MBA degree from Stanford University’s Stanford Graduate School of Business and received a BA from Tufts University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. When not working, Dave is devoted to his family of six, and occasionally sneaks in a Yankee game.
Avi Tuschman, Founder & CIO
Before founding Pinpoint, he advised corporations, banks, and 18 heads of state on people analytics. Halfway through this career, he completed a graduate degree at Stanford University, where he sought out the best data for making individual-level, forward-looking predictions. This inquiry led him into the field of quantitative psychology.
Tuschman later wrote the first bioscience book on heritable psychometric traits, which was published through Prometheus / Random House in 2013 and 2019. The book received praise from top science writers and coverage in mainstream and peer-reviewed media from 25 countries, and it has been published in paperback, Audible, and Chinese-language editions.
Tuschman founded Pinpoint to develop the emerging field of Psychometric AI in a privacy-safe direction, and to make this scientific standard in people data easy to use and optimize in scalable commercial applications.
Evan Zamir, VP of Data Science
Before moving into industry, Zamir taught for five years as an Assistant Professor at Georgia Tech. He has a BS from Johns Hopkins, a PhD from Washington University, and a Postdoc from the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he studied the biomechanics of embryonic tissues, including the heart, through various experimental, imaging, and computational methods.
Sriram Rathinavelu, Senior Full Stack Engineer
Sriram holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Arizona State University, where he wrote his thesis on Skylines Personalization. In his free time he enjoys soccer, audio books, anime, and working out at the gym.
Sandra Matz, Senior Advisor
Her research aims at understanding how psychological characteristics influence real-life outcomes in a number of business-related domains (e.g. financial well-being, consumer satisfaction or team performance), with the goal of helping businesses and individuals to make better decisions.
Zayda Marrie, Senior Advisor
Zayda is passionate about immersive marketing, transformational change, and enjoys driving innovation through disruptive technology. As Strategy, Sales & Marketing Practice leader at Capstone Consultants, she builds growth strategy and execution roadmaps for leading enterprises, ranging from insurtech/fintech startups to global Financial Services organizations. She provides strategic advice on omni-channel customer experience, product and digital innovation, USP development, and has created, managed, and implemented global marketing and communications plans to support large-scale growth imperatives for Fortune 100 firms. Zayda is a past Global CMO for AIG and past Strategy & Marketing Officer for MetLife.
Doug Randall, Senior Advisor
Doug is a results-oriented leader who helps organizations grow, thrive, and effectively manage disruptions that may come from inside or outside their organizations. His work includes leading scenario planning programs, developing compelling strategic narratives, and executive coaching. He serves organizations of all sizes: start-ups, publically traded companies, foundations, and he was previously an advisor to the White House under the Obama Administration. His clients include Bank of America, Hewlett Packard, Aera, Genomic Health, Omidyar Network, the Gates Foundation, and dozens of similar organizations.
Doug is the founder and past CEO of Protagonist, the Narrative Analytics company. The Protagonist platform uses natural language processing and artificial intelligence to identify public opinion and to generate compelling narratives on issues ranging from climate change to financial product marketing. Before Protagonist, Doug created and led Monitor 360, a cross-disciplinary consultancy that designed and developed analytic methodologies including the Master Narratives platform. Master Narratives are the deeply entrenched stories that resonate with key audiences. Before that, Doug was a managing partner at Global Business Network and the Monitor Group, the global strategy consultancy.
Doug has lectured at the Wharton School, Stanford University, and National Defense University on strategy, narratives, leadership, decision making, and negotiations. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and has an MBA from the Wharton School. He served as a committee member for the National Academy of Sciences “Understanding Narratives for National Security Purposes” study.
Doug is a past board member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Kitchen SF. He is currently a member of YPO, teaches meditation and yoga, and resides in San Francisco.
Investors and Accelerators
StartX, the Stanford University-funded accelerator
JAZZ Venture Partners, Unlocking human potential
InsurTech NY, growth accelerator
Steve Dow, Board of Dataminr, ALDR, Arterys; founding board member of Citrix
Mark Templeton, CEO of Citrix from 2001-2015; Boards of Arista Networks (ANET) and Keysight Technology (KEYS)
Guy Saperstein, Retired Civil Rights Attorney; Past President of The Sierra Club Foundation
Customer-Facing Data Scientist
Senior Account Executive
Senior Data Scientist
Senior Data Engineer
Senior Full Stack Engineer
Sales Team, New York
Sales Team, Los Angeles
Sales Team, Chicago
PINPOINT IS ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR TALENTED DATA SCIENTISTS, ENGINEERS, AND BUSINESS-DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS.
If you’re passionate, laser-focused, self-motivated, highly collaborative, and interested in contributing to the future of people predictions, fill the form here and send a cover letter and CV.