Vlad is the CEO and cofounder of Scandent. Prior to starting Scandent, Vlad was an Associate and a Founding Member of OpenView Venture Partners, a $700 million venture capital fund that invests
in expansion stage software and technology companies. While at OpenView, Vlad worked with senior management across OpenView's portfolio to build best-in-class finance functions, sourced and led seven
OpenView investments, and was responsible for deploying over $50 million into new investments. Before OpenView, Vlad was an Analyst at Insight Venture Partners. Vlad graduated from Harvard University
with a B.A. in Economics, where he was the Business Manager of H Bomb Magazine and an Advertising Manager at The Harvard Crimson. Vlad is also an inventor of a patent in the RFID field.
Akshay is the CTO and cofounder of Scandent. Prior to Scandent, Akshay was a Research Scientist at the Research Foundation at Stony Brook University, where his research interests were focused on RFID
hardware design, protocol development, and signal processing. Akshay is an inventor of several RFID-related patents and has been involved in RFID research for over a decade. Akshay has a PhD in Electrical
Engineering from Stony Brook University, and has numberous RFID-related publications in academic and industry journals.