Inspired by Science Fiction and the promise of speaking naturally with the devices around us, Keyvan launched SoundHound. As Co-Founder and CEO, Keyvan envisions a world where custom voice assistants transform how we interact with machines—making lives more convenient and productive. Keyvan earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
James is a co-founder of SoundHound, Inc. In his role as Chief Product Officer, James leads all product development and advancement for the SoundHound AI platform, SoundHound Services, and multiple B2C products—reaching hundreds of millions of end-users. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Diana Sroka has served as a member of the SoundHound Board since 2022. In 2001, Ms. Sroka joined HP Inc., a global technology company based in Palo Alto, California, and has held various leadership roles in finance and business functions within HP. Starting May 2023, Ms. Sroka is serving as the global Product leader for HP’s new Consumer Services Business, expanding her prior role leading consumer print services. Prior to these assignments from March 2017 to November 2020, Ms. Sroka served as HP’s Chief Executive Officer’s Chief of Staff, where she was responsible for regular review and approval of internal Sarbanes-Oxley Act controls related to matters managed by the Executive Leadership Team. Prior to serving as Chief of Staff, Ms. Sroka served as an Investor Relations Officer on HP’s Investor Relations team commencing in June 2014. From November 2015 through March 2017, she served as HP’s Head of Investor Relations.
Prior to her employment at HP, Ms. Sroka was a Business Planning Analyst for Visteon Corporation and a Product Engineer with Ford Motor Company. Ms. Sroka earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1995 and her Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Michigan in 2000.
Dr. Eric R. Ball has served as a member of the SoundHound Board since 2022. Since 2016, Dr. Ball has been the General Partner of Impact Venture Capital, a Silicon Valley based venture firm investing in early-stage applied-AI start-up companies. From 2015 until 2016, Dr. Ball served as the Chief Financial Officer for C3 AI, an enterprise AI software provider. From 2005 to 2015, Dr. Ball served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer for Oracle.
Prior to 2005, Dr. Ball served in a variety of finance roles at Flextronics International, Cisco Systems, Avery Dennison, and AT&T. Dr. Ball has served as a board member for several Impact VC portfolio companies, including as board chair for CapConnect+, a start-up company that is focused on linking corporate bond issuers to their institutional buyers, since 2020. Dr. Ball has also served as a Board member and Audit Chairman of Glu Mobile Inc (Nasdaq: GLUU), a developer and publisher of mobile games from 2013 until its $2.4 billion acquisition by Electronic Arts in 2021. Dr. Ball received his Ph.D. in management at the Drucker-Ito School of Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Ball received his MBA in finance and MA in economics at the University of Rochester. Dr. Ball graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Dr. Ball is also the co-author of the books “Unlocking the Ivory Tower” and “Silicon Galaxy”. He serves on the nonprofit boards of: Stanford University Institute for Research in Social Science (IRiSS), the Lucas Medical Foundation and the National Association for Urban Debate Leagues (NAUDL). We believe that Dr. Ball is well-qualified to serve as a director of the company given his extensive finance, mergers & acquisition, investing and public company experience in the technology industry.
Larry Marcus is a Co-Founder and Managing Director at Marcy Venture Partners (MVP), Co-Founded with Jay Brown and Shawn Carter (JAY-Z). MVP invests in Consumer, Culture and Positive impact including sustainability, inclusivity, accessibility, empowerment and health & wellness. MVP’s portfolio includes a wide range of consumer business across skincare/beauty, fashion, food & bev, finance, travel, transportation and entertainment/games. https://www.marcyvp.com.
Larry serves on the board of directors of Savage X Fenty, Wyze Labs, Our Place, Pela, Wukong, Partake Foods, and SoundHound (NASDAQ: SOUN). Prior Boards include Factor75 (acquired by Hello Fresh), Pandora (Founding investor — IPO), Aarki (acquired by Skillz), RobustWealth (Acquired by Principal Financial Group). Other companies include StockX, Babylist, Merit Beauty, Spatial Labs, Versed, Madison Reed, Hungry, Fabletics, Lit Method and K Health.
Larry’s background includes being a Managing Director at Walden Venture Capital and a sell-side equity Anlayst at Deutche Bank where he backed leading companies in games and digital media including being the lead analyst for the Netflix IPO initial s-1 filing. Larry Marcus holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Marcus received both his MBA and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California Berkeley. [email protected]