Ph.D., Partner, Autotech Ventures
Jeff Peters, Ph.D. is a Partner at Autotech Ventures – a transportation focused VC firm with $270M assets under management located in Silicon Valley. Autotech Ventures has 30+ transportation corporations as limited partners in their funds. Jeff has made several investments in and serves on the boards of AI/ML, autonomous vehicle technology as well as many other startups across the vast transportation sector.
Prior to Autotech Ventures, Jeff conducted independent transportation research for the US Congress and began his career as an aerospace engineer at Northrop Grumman Space Technology. He has published several academic articles on mathematical optimization applied to transportation and energy systems as well as media articles in TechCrunch and EETimes. He was a postdoc at Stanford, has a Ph.D. in computational economics and MSE in transportation engineering from Purdue, and has a BSE in aerospace engineering from U of Michigan.
He has worked on a ’74 Duster, sold new and used cars, climbed several ‘14ers’, trekked to Everest Base Camp, and tested an experiment in zero-gravity onboard NASA’s “Vomit Comet”.