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Lukman Ramsey

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Serial entrepreneur, CTO/CPO, Acrobatiq. Previously CTO, Neverware. UC San Diego, MIT grad.

Serial entrepreneur, CTO/CPO, Acrobatiq. Previously CTO, Neverware. UC San Diego, MIT grad.

16 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Data Science
  • Back End Engineering
  • Front End Engineering
  • Full Stack Engineering
  • Product
  • UI/Design
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Data Science
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In




Assured Labor
Connect and Sell


CTO Acrobatiq July 2013 - September 2016
Research Programmer HNC Software November 1999 - April 2000
CTO Neverware December 2011 - March 2013
CTO / Co-Founder Myne October 2010 - October 2011
CTO / Co-Founder Talk2Us January 2007 - May 2011
Technical Manager, Speech Engineering Viecore Inc October 2002 - January 2007
Senior Speech Recognition Engineer General Magic October 2001 - July 2002
Software Engineer Indicast October 2000 - August 2001
Machine Learning Research Programmer HNC November 1999 - March 2000
Senior Software Engineer Radius October 1992 - July 1996


University of California, San Diego Computer Science 1994 - 1999
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cognitive Science 1986 - 1990

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Classroom Teacher
  • • Data Science
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Financial Services
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Games
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Payments
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Real Estate
  • • Recruiting
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Edutainment
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education
  • • Restaurants and Retail
  • • Beverages
  • • CPG
  • • On-Demand
  • • Specialty Food
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Records
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Python • JavaScript • Java • Web Development • Machine learning • Product management • Mongodb • Django • Ruby on Rails • Agile development • Analytics • Engineering management • High Availability • Java EE • User Experience Design • VOIP • Agile Project Management

Key Accomplishments

- Built and ran engineering teams for multiple venture-backed (Thrive Capitol, Khosla Ventures, Draper Triangle, Hearst Ventures, Gates Foundation) and angel backed startups.
- Hands-on developer, technical lead and and product manager that loves to crank out code, manage agile development, set up and run product process for highly-focused and productive teams.
- Have repeatedly, rapidly staffed up engineering teams using a mix of on- and off- shore resources.
- Diverse and deep engineering expertise in web, mobile, cloud. Have architected and built platforms from the ground up in online education, virtualization, analytics, voice technology, speech recognition.
- Fluent in diverse programming languages (Python/Java/C/JS/Lisp), databases (SQL,MongoDB), web frameworks (Rails,Django,AngularJS). Personally developed iOS apps from scratch.

Vouches Received

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Ron Pantofaro
We worked together  •  Currently Sr Engineer @ Acrobatiq. Previously architect and team lead in various startups and corporations.
Lukman is a well seasoned entrepreneur and technologist. He knows how to make the right decisions , wear as many hats as required of him and ... push forward full force in a pragmatic fashion and have the team operate in synergy
Gabe Greenwood
We worked together  •  Founder of LittleCat, a personal electronics label with a feline edge. Previously Software Engineer at Neverware. Princeton grad.
Lukman is a very experienced software developer and a highly intelligent individual who has always seemed determined to make his mark on the ... world.
Rich Franconeri
We worked together  •  UX Engineer, Bridgewater Associates.
I've worked with Lukman for several years. He's focused on delivering technology products that are truly useful and practical. He has a comm ... and of how to marry the software world to deep disciplines like learning science while driving an efficient and solid software process. These qualities in conjunction with his business savvy and appetite for risk make Lukman a great entrepreneur.
John LaBarge
We worked together  •  President, Smarty Pants Solutions LLC.
Lukman is a great entrepreneur because he has been running fast moving teams of startup engineers for about 10 years now, has unending passi ... on for technology and is extremely innovative, intelligent and resourceful.
Steve Root
They're my school  •  COO, Millennial Media. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad. Stanford grad.
He already has a track record of being a great entrepreneur.
Trace Wax
We worked together  •  User Interface Design Leader, Nuance Communications. Stanford grad.
Relentless, brilliant, and wise, Lukman can make anything happen technically. He combines speed and passion with a depth of experience.
Eric Frank
We worked together  •  Advisor, The Center for Educational Technology (CET).
Lukman is a killer startup CTO. He has an amazing ability to conceptualize and visualize a product from fuzzy requirements; build and galva ... nize a world class team of engineers; and keep that team highly productive in a quickly changing environment. Lukman will also dive right in to anything that needs to get done, from writing code, to selling to customers, to cleaning the bathroom. And he's smart as a whip.
Danny Chang
We worked together  •  Technical Architect of Emerging Technologies Innovation, Accenture. Cornell grad.
Lukman is always thinking outside the box, entertaining new technologies and how they can best help the world. When we first worked togethe ... r, we had daily brainstorming sessions on how to make our product more innovative in the marketplace. This led to some side projects and working on a startup together where he was a founder. Not only is he a theoretical thinker, but also an extremely passionate engineer.
David Fischer
We worked together  •  Founder and Partner, Elm Talent Group. Yale grad.
Lukman is very smart, reasonable, builds good relationships, and gets stuff done. Exactly what you would want in any entrepreneurial execut ... ive.
Matt Ellis
We worked together  •  Senior Manager, Speech Science, Nuance Communications.
Lukman is a driven self-starter who is unafraid to take a bold vision and build a team to implement it. He has a comprehensive academic and ... professional background that he's put to use in a variety of roles, including team leader, architect, and CTO, where I've seen him develop full technology stacks, unique and industry-leading approaches to app development and analytics approaches that have contributed to organizations' long term competitive differentiation.
Tom Nix
We worked together  •  CEO, Scala. Stanford GSB grad.
Lukman thrives in a start-up enviroment. He has the experience of taking an idea from a napkin to developing a world-class product that can ... scale and meet the needs of large market opportunities. Lukman is a deep thinker and can see gaps and opportunities in strategies and go to market plans. He doesn't care if he is doing help desk, ma​chine learning or a coffee run. Humble and razor sharp....perfect partner.
Bryson Gardner
They're my school  •  iPod & iPhone Product Development, Apple. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad. Stanford grad.
very sharp with a great vision
Ely Alvarado
We worked together  •  Web Solutions Coordinator, Smartmatic.
Lukman has a really good understanding for all aspects about the technology needed to build apps and websites, from the development to the d ... eployment and operations. But is not only his technical knowledge, he is also a great negotiator and an excellent team builder. All of this qualities make him a great entrepreneur.
Peter Bertuglia
We worked together  •  Technical Manager, Acrobatiq.
Lukman is an intelligent, savvy entrepreneur and technologist. I've had the pleasure of working with him for the past 3 years and it's been ... a great experience for me to learn from him as he makes important decisions for the present and future. Lukman is acutely aware of the difference between short term and long term goals and how they affect a startup in contrast to a large established corporation. In other words, he knows how to play both the short game and the long game at the same time. Lukman also understand the value of a company's culture, how that has evolved over time, and the importance of keeping employees happy. He also is skilled at finding great talent that can meet the demands of an early stage startup with limited resources and high demands and expectations.
Ian Tushman
We worked together  •  Practice Manager, Workbridge Associates. Boston grad.
I've had the pleasure of working with Lukman on some of his software engineering hires and he's one of the best hiring managers I've ever wo ... rked with. His ability to communicate made it easy to understand his hiring criteria, identify suitable candidates and seamlessly onboard them. I'd love an opportunity to work with him again.
Maria H. Andersen
We worked together  •  Adjunct Faculty, Laramie County Community College.
Lukman is great to work with - would happily work with him again.

Gabe Greenwood
We worked together at Neverware  •  Founder of LittleCat, a personal electronics label with a feline edge. Previously Software Engineer at Neverware. Princeton grad.
Gabe has what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur: a vision, the skills and drive to realize that vision, and the charisma and persuasi ... veness to make others believe.

Matt Ellis
We worked together  •  Senior Manager, Speech Science, Nuance Communications.
Matt possesses a unique and powerful set of skills that would be essential to any startup: an cogent analytical mind, great people manageme ... nt and relationship building, and sharp technical chops. Everyone loves working with him.