Four operating Forces to deliver continuous innovation


Entefy is an AI software and automation company. Our unified intelligence platform delivers on the promise of the intelligent enterprise with unprecedented speed and scale.

Enterprises use Entefy to accelerate their digital transformation and dramatically improve existing systems (think 15,000x performance improvement to Entefy customers)—everything from knowledge management to process and workflow automation, cybersecurity, data privacy, customer analytics, forecasting, and much more.

To optimize for speed, precision, and efficiency, Entefy operates in four essential, interconnected “Forces”—Business Force, Growth Force, Talent Force, and Product Force.

The Business Force executes on Entefy’s strategic plans for capital and effective operations. Growth Force exists to improve the customer journey and experience by optimizing the entire sales operations and service delivery. Talent Force has the important responsibility of ensuring success with Entefy’s human capital. And the human capital at Entefy consists of a global team with a unique mix of backgrounds from PhDs in STEM disciplines to experts in design, economics, and diverse areas of business.

Product Force at Entefy manages the entire technology stack from compute infrastructure to Mimi AI services to user applications. This includes advanced research, architecture, AI/machine learning, software engineering, data operations, and quality assurance. By team size, Product Force remains the largest within our organization, playing a pivotal role in fostering innovation and solving business problems for our customers.

Quick Entefy Facts


SMEs to $100B+ U.S./global public companies with 200 to 200,000+ employees


Serving businesses in diverse industries incl. Financial Services, Health Care, Retail, and Manufacturing


Solving business problems that optimize decisions, processes, and teamwork with $10M - $300M annual value for the customer


Entefy intellectual property portfolio spans 100s of trade secrets and patents combined


250,000 Hours of advanced R&D with contributions from 100+ scientists and engineers worldwide


AI applications deployed: forecasting, supply chain optimization, communication, credit/risk decisioning, compliance support, intelligent dashboard, and more


Envisioning a better tomorrow with advanced machine intelligence

Alston Ghafourifar
CEO, Co-Founder, Chairman
  • Head of Product & Innovation
  • 44 Awarded patents in AI, search, communication, & encryption
  • Multiple venture funding rounds and M&A transactions
  • Thought leader on multisensory AI
  • Keynote speaker & guest lecturer at MIT, Franklin Templeton, Stanford, UC Berkeley
Brienne Ghafourifar
Co-Founder, Product & Ops Executive
  • 15 Awarded patents in communication, security, search
  • World record holder in venture funding
  • Thought leader on STEM & entrepreneurship
  • Guest speaker at several top universities including Stanford, UC Berkeley, Wharton
  • Featured in the documentary film: “She Started It”
  • Covered by Fast Company, Huffington Post, Forbes, NBC, CNN Money, Mercury News
Wade Warren
Data & Platform Executive
  • 25+ Years of engineering, technology leadership, & executive experience
  • Fmr. SVP of Global Engineering at Fandom.com; Monthly user growth from 30M to 400M+
  • Fmr. Sr. Manager of Engineering at Netflix during it’s highest growth phase of it’s evolution
  • Fmr. Director of Global Operations at Verisign
  • Fmr. GM of Infrastructure Engineering at Opsware/Loudcloud
Steve Epstein
Business Force Executive
  • 25+ Years of experience in business and capital operations
  • Fmr. Principal, Defiance Asset Management; grew AUM from $22 million to $588 million
  • Fmr. Executive Director at Morgan Stanley; Co-managed $12 billion equity fund
  • MBA in Finance from Wharton School
Jack Shahin
Talent Force Executive
  • 20+ Years of experience in HR, talent acquisition, and development
  • Fmr. Global VP – Talent at RMS
  • Fmr. Head of HR at Rigetti Quantum Computing
  • Fmr. Talent roles at Cruise, Facebook, Netflix, & VMware during growth phases
Mehdi Ghafourifar
Growth Force Executive
  • 25+ Years of entrepreneurship, C-level executive, and Board of Directors experience
  • 22 Awarded patents in information retrieval, cybersecurity, data privacy
  • Multiple BoD and Advisory Board positions
  • Founded the largest B2B membership organization in Silicon Valley
  • Technology wins in software: virtual currency, credit & risk, global payment ecosystem
Scott Williams
Head of Infrastructure
  • 25+ Years of experience in engineering & leadership
  • Fmr. management and leadership roles held at [24]7.ai, Yahoo, Microsoft, PayPal, and Ebay
  • Expertise in Infrastructure, Cloud Operations, Capacity and Performance Engineering

Board & Advisors

Alston Ghafourifar


Brienne Ghafourifar

Board Member

Wim Roelandts

Board Member

Fmr. Chairman of Applied Materials, Fmr. Chairman & CEO of Xilinx

Lily Sarafan

Board Member

Exec. Chair of TheKey, BoD at Instacart, Board of Trustees at Stanford University

Paul Ross

Board Member

Fmr. CFO of The Trade Desk

Peter Detkin

Sr. Advisor

Founder & Vice Chairman Intellectual Ventures

Keith Taylor



Jeff Risher


Fmr. Head of Patent Licensing at Apple & Chief of IP at Tesla

Ed Oates



Banafsheh Akhlaghi


Member of Board of Directors, Federal Home Loan Bank of SF

Noreen Bergin


Fmr. CFO of Shipt
Fmr. VP of Finance at Survey Monkey

Jay Crosson


Fmr. Executive Director
The Permanente Federation

Ed Thompson


Fmr. CFO Amdahl

Meena Elliott


President of Kiverdi &
Fmr. SVP, Chief Legal at
Aviat Networks

Pirooz Parvarandeh


Fmr. CTO of Maxim Integrated Products

Mark White


Founding Partner
White Summers

Brendon Beheshti


Principal at Adder Group

Brian Weisman

Visionary Circle

Investor & Partner
Open Road Holdings

Maria Constantino-Roelandts

Visionary Circle

Roelandts Foundation

Michael Evans


Managing Director
Newport Board Group

Barry Katz

Visionary Circle

IDEO Fellow & Professor (Stanford & CCA)

Dr. Farzan Rajput

Visionary Circle

Southcoast Cardiology

John Grimley

Visionary Circle

Founder & Principal
TJW Capital Management

Ferey Faridian


Newport Board Group

Fereshteh Khodadad

Visionary Circle

Real Estate

Wayne Michelsen


Distinguished Engineer & Architect (Arris, Motorola, Samsara)

Kenneth Cala

Visionary Circle

Founder & Director Of Planning
Lowery Thomas LLP

Karen Williams

Visionary Circle

Lecturer, Communications Expert

Lawrence Martin

Visionary Circle

Real Estate & Media

Ed Cushing

Visionary Circle

Financial Services &
Technology Leader


Fuel and inspiration

Entefy investors provide the fuel and inspiration needed for us to do our best work. We are proud to have world-class technologists and executives supporting our mission.

Some of our investors include Ed Oates, Co-founder of Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), Peter Detkin, Co-founder of Intellectual Ventures, Keith Taylor, CFO of Equinix (NASDAQ: EQIX), Jeff Risher, former Head of Patents at Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and former Chief of IP at Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA), Wim Roelandts, former Chairman of Applied Materials (NASDAQ: AMAT) and Xilinx, Duncan Niederauer, former CEO of NYSE Euronext, Paul Ross, former CFO of The Trade Desk (NASDAQ: TTD), and many more.


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Join the conversation as we continue our journey in creating the world’s first end-to-end multisensory AI software system to help businesses operate more efficiently and better serve their customers.  

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Great companies are built by great people. At Entefy, we look for superpowers. We’re driven by grit, heart, and innovation, not just prior work experience. Our team has set out to redefine the way organizations large and small employ AI and automation in order to succeed in today’s ever-changing market.

Building something that’s never been done before requires a great deal of curiosity, passion, and a new perspective. If this resonates, we invite you to explore career opportunities with our team and share your superpowers.

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