Thomas Kehler


Dr. Kehler is Chief Scientist, Co-Founder and Board Member at CrowdSmart; a technology-based investment company dedicated to doubling the success rate of startups. Dr. Kehler has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and CEO. He was CEO of InelliCorp the first AI/Expert Systems Company to go public. He was CEO of Connect one of the first ecommerce companies to go public. He was CEO of Recipio, an early social marketing company that enabled large scale brainstorming between companies and their customers. Recipio’s customers included LEGO, NBC, and Procter & Gamble. Recipio was sold to Informative where he later because CEO. Informative was sold to Satmetrix where he headed up Community Solutions. After Satmetrix, Dr. Kehler was one of the founders of ClearStreet, a fintech company. Dr. Kehler has served on the Information Technology Advisory Board of the National Research Council. He has served on various corporate, academic, and non-profit boards.

Dr. Kehler received a Ph.D. in applied physics from Drexel University and has over 20 publications in artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and physics. Currently he is focused on predictive analytics models for startups. He loves programming and has been doing it for over 50 years. Dr. Kehler occasionally lectures at University of California, Berkeley as an Industry Faculty member.

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