Keri Waters

Chief Innovation Officer


Keri Waters is an inventor and founder with two previous exits. She serves on the Board of Directors at Qwake, an internet of things company that makes an augmented reality platform for firefighters, and Million on Mars, an AI-driven massively multiplayer online game company. Her previous startup, Buoy Labs, won the CES Innovation Award 2018 and an Edison Award, was in Techcrunch Hardware Battlefield 2016, and was acquired by Resideo in 2019. Investors and partners of Buoy Labs included Delta Faucet Company, Sand Hill Angels, Highway1 Accelerator, and USAA. 

Waters’ first startup, Chopwood, rewrote a mobile social network's backend for scale, lowering its hosting charges from $1M/mo to < $100k/mo with no downtime and increased performance.

Waters holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.