Expect Labs was founded in 2011 and has pioneered the development of technology that promises to make digital assistants more intuitive and intelligent. Expect Labs' team includes some of the industry's leading experts in language understanding, speech analysis and statistical search. Expect Labs has filed 10 patents covering its core technology.
Expect Labs has been widely recognized as a leader in the fast-emerging field of Anticipatory Computing and has received numerous accolades. Expect Labs’ iPad app MindMeld was selected as “Best in Show” at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show and was featured by Popular Science as one of the “Hottest Gadgets” of 2013. Expect Labs was recognized by Gartner as one of their "Cool Vendors of 2013" and selected as a finalist for the 2013 CODiE Award for best mobile device application. Expect Labs was also selected as a finalist at the 2012 TechCrunch Disrupt startup competition, the 2013 CES Mobile App Showdown, and the 2013 SXSW Innovative Technology Accelerator.
Expect Labs is backed by some of Silicon Valley's most well-known investors as well as some of the technology industry's largest and most influential companies. Expect Labs' investors include Google, Samsung, Intel, Telefónica, Greylock Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, IDG Ventures, KPG Ventures, Quest Venture Partners and several prominent angels. Expect Labs' technology partners include Nuance Communications and Factual.
Marsal Gavaldà, PhD
Director of Research
Marsal is an expert in speech and language technologies. Prior to joining Expect Labs he was the VP of Research & Incubation at Nexidia
and a Sr. Research Scientist at M*Modal. Marsal holds a PhD in Language Technologies and a MS in Computational Linguistics, both from Carnegie Mellon University, and a BS in Computer Science from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Spain. He is the author of over 30 technical and literary publications, 20 patent applications, and is fluent in six languages. Every summer Marsal organizes a summit in Barcelona on topics as diverse as machine translation, music, or the neuroscience of free will.
CTO & Founder
Moninder is an expert in highly scalable distributed applications. Before Expect Labs, Moninder ran the team Truveo that built the search infrastructure to handle the site’s several billion monthly queries. Moninder also served as the CTO of the early social networking startup Buzznex. Moninder has received masters degrees from MIT as well as the University of Cambridge, where he was the recipient of the prestigious Trinity College Studentship.
George Kola, PhD
George is responsible for many aspects of Expect Labs signal analysis and language processing infrastructure. Before Expect Labs, George was the System Architect and Principal Engineer at Truveo. George received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin Madison where his work focused on data intensive distributed computing and high-performance networking.
Juan is responsible for mobile software development. He has been responsible for developing mobile apps on iOS and Android, both at Expect Labs and other startups. Juan received two bachelor degrees from MIT where his work focused on control theory and artificial intelligence. Prior to MIT, Juan’s academic distinctions include placing first nationally and representing his country in the International Physics Olympiad competition.
CEO & Founder
Expect Labs is the third technology company that Tim has founded. Tim started his career at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, where he received his PhD. Tim has also served on the research faculty at MIT as well as Bell Laboratories. His first company built the Internet’s first large-scale CDN for real-time data. His second company, Truveo, built the web’s second-largest video search platform, reaching over 70M monthly visitors, and was acquired by AOL. Tim served as Senior Vice President at AOL responsible for the Truveo business unit. Tim is a recipient of the Harvard Business School Dubilier Prize for Entrepreneurship and was selected as one of the 100 Top Young Innovators by MIT Technology Review Magazine.