Cole Hershkowitz

Chai Energy – Founder and CTO

Cole Hershkowitz’s career was born at the crossing of technology, liberal arts, and sustainability. Cole founded Chai Energy, a company that uses energy data and an intuitive user experience to show homeowners exactly where they are wasting money on their utility bill and what they can do to curb that waste. Chai has partnered with some of the largest corporations in the world to bring its product to the masses. As Chai’s founder Cole oversees technical development, product direction, fundraising, and partnerships. At Chai, Cole has brought 4 distinct products to market, patented deep machine learning technology used to decipher energy data, and raised venture capital in support of technical development. Previous to Chai, Cole led Caltech’s Solar Decathlon team to a second place win in the Engineering category with an incredibly innovative smart home system that was years ahead of its time. The home featured a first of it’s kind gestural home control system that would use Machine Vision and 3d maps to allow homeowners to turn off appliances with a simple point. Cole also spent time at Southern California Edison working on the Smart Grid Deployment and time at Alsop-Louie Partners learning about Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship


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