Ted Kraus is an Investment Director at TechCode and runs its AI+ Accelerator in Mountain View, CA. Before joining TechCode, Ted was a Managing Partner at Tech-Rx Ventures, a unique VC fund focused on investing in and turning around venture backed technology companies that are struggling to scale. Earlier in his career, Ted was a Principal at 8 Rivers Capital in Durham, NC, where he played an integral role in the early technology development, financing and commercialization of both NET Power (a novel clean energy oxyfuel combustion cycle) and Buystand (a name-your-price ecommerce marketplace for premium sporting goods, apparel, footwear and equipment) where he was the Founder and COO. Prior to 8 Rivers, he was an Analyst at Tech Coast Angels, the largest angel investment network in the US.
Ted received his MBA from Loyola Marymount University and B.S. in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona. In 2013, he completed the Executive Program in Design Thinking at the d.school at Stanford University. He is an active start-up investor and mentor and serves on numerous advisory boards.