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John Koza


Dr. John Koza is an Angel Investor at John Koza. He is a consulting professor in the department of electrical engineering, School of Engineering, at Stanford University. An expert on genetic programming, he has published 170 papers; co-authored 50 papers; and published four books on genetic programming, most recently "Genetic Programming IV: Routine Human-Competitive Machine Intelligence" with Martin A. Keane et al. As well as academic posts throughout Stanford University, Koza served as chairman, CEO and co-founder of Scientific Games, Inc. from 1973 through 1987, where he co-invented the rub-off instant lottery tickets used by state lotteries today. He is chair of the Genetic Programming Conference; a member of the Science Board at Santa Fe Institute; a member of the Board of Trustees of Santa Fe Institute; a member of the business committee for the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference; and editor or consulting editor to various publishing houses and journals. Koza holds B.A., M.S, and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Michigan and an M.A. in mathematics from the same university.

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)

John Koza Investments (1)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
000000 000000 0000 27-Aug-2007 00000 00000 00.00 Multimedia and Design Software Profitable 0000 0000 00.0
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John Koza Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
000000 000000 0000 01-Dec-2017 000000000000000000 Completed
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John Koza Ph.D Angel Investor 0