Vice President of Strategic Products at Software Motor Company
Avid Boustani is a serial entrepreneur & technology leader with expertise in building solutions to address complex systems.
Avid is Vice President of Strategic Products at Software Motor Company, a rising technology venture (100 employees; $75M in venture capital; w/ over 1000 deployments) with the mission to replace all electric motors (consuming 45% of power globally) on the planet with most efficient software-driven motor system. As a member of senior leadership, Avid leads a dedicated team executing on mission-critical initiatives in need for step-change impact. Over the past two years, Avid’s team has contributed to scaling the organization (from 12 to 100 employees), actively partaking in establishing SMC’s culture, securing strategic customers, and trailblazing novel go-to-market initiatives with strategic partners.
Avid graduated magna cum laude from UC Berkeley with a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduating from Berkeley, Avid attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology and graduated as the Energy Initiative Fellow with a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. While at MIT, Avid co-founded Behnevis, recognized by BBC as an innovator in 2009, a consumer product company dedicated to improving communication for Iranian community across the globe serving over 33M users from 226 countries since 2008.
Avid loves solving hard problems, fascinated by how things work, inspired by the mission and opportunity to reverse the impact of climate change, while shaping the future of human/AI collaboration. Avid is passionate about building mission-driven teams & products to benefit humanity.