About Us

Taiyō: noun  [Japanese word for the Sun]

We are Revolutionizing the Built Environment

Our Mission is to Engineer Intelligence for Better Outcomes in a Connected World

At Taiyō.AI, we recognize the crucial role infrastructure plays in fostering economic growth and development. We’re dedicated to tackling the industry’s challenges and driving productivity transformation.

With a projected $100T investment in global infrastructure over the coming decades, the infra community will have significant influence on sustainable development and long-term prosperity across the globe. However, infrastructure lags all other major sectors in data quality, information technology and AI solutions by decades. This lag has massive implications on the industry’s rate of evolution at a time when it should be leading change.

Global society needs a healthy, efficient infrastructure industry.  Our mission is to reduce information asymmetry and empower industry stakeholders by providing foundational intelligence that informs critical choices.  We believe that uniformly empowering stakeholders with improved intelligence will result in more informed decisions and better outcomes across the industry and society.  

Taiyō.AI Leadership

The Taiyō.AI core leadership team pulls together a diverse and complementary set of experiences, collectively bringing proven product and leadership expertise in artificial intelligence, systems engineering, construction, infrastructure, risk management, and finance.

Our team is fortunate to have the support and close guidance of an exceptional investors and advisor network composed of industry leaders and prominent Silicon Valley tech executives, investors, and policy experts.

Saurabh Mishra

Saurabh Mishra
CEO, Co-Founder

Saurabh served as the Director of the Stanford AI Index, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI) in his most recent role. Prior to this, Saurabh has spent a significant part of his career evaluating engineering projects from his positions as an economist at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Previously Saurabh taught as a Professor at UC Berkeley and University of San Francisco. He holds a PhD in Reliability Engineering from the A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland College Park.

Timothy Gee

Timothy Gee
CRO, Co-Founder

Tim is a finance industry executive with over 25 years of experience in Equity Capital Markets. He spent most of his career at Morgan Stanley, UBS and Société Générale primarily as a Managing Director leading various businesses in equity and equity derivatives.  Most recently Tim was Head of Brokerage Development at the fintech firm Liquidnet, where his responsibilities included adapting and integrating newly acquired companies into the Liquidnet platform and business model. Tim holds a BS in Economics from Cornell University, and an MS from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Some of our Investors

We’re advised and funded by diverse industry leaders from infrastructure, technology, and finance. Some of our angel investors include:

Jay Aurora, Investor, G Squared

Bertrand Badre, Former MD and CFO, World Bank Group, CEO, Blue Like Orange Capital

Julien Coulon, CEO of Cedexis and Managing Director, Credit Mutuel Venture Capital

Drew DeWalt, Co-founder and COO, Rhumbix

Brendan Duval, Former MD Macquarie Infrastructure, President, Glenfarne

Cherian George, Former Head of Global Infrastructure, Fitch Ratings

Sekhar Sarukkai, Founder, Skyhigh Networks; VP, McAfee

Abby Kearns, CTO, Puppet

Emmanuel Prevost, Co-founder and CTO of meetic

Evan Schnidman, Former CEO of Prattle

Jim Strawbridge, Former GP & COO, Worldview Technology Partners

Dan Tafiq, Co-founder, GeoQuant, Fitch Ratings

Canice Wu, Head of Insurance, Salesforce

Sagar Jajoo, Product Lead, Truework, Blend; Investor, Bain Capital Ventures


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Bilal Ayyub
Professor & Director, Center for Technology and Systems Management, University of Maryland College Park

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Todd Arris
Former Senior VP, Lendlease & Google Development Ventures

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Firdose Vandrevala
Former Chairman, Motorola India;
Executive Chairman, Essar Steel

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Tom Leppert
Board Member, Fluor Corp. Austin Industries; Former CEO, Turner Construction

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Jean-Louis Fuz
Former Head International BD & Canada MD, Bouygues Construction

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Stuart J. Russell
Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley

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Anand Rao
Professor Carnegie Mellon University;
Former Head of AI PwC