For about 20 years I worked as a teacher of English as a Second Language. During those years, I walked numerous other paths related to language education including consulting, presenting and writing. In search of a different challenge, I left the school system in June of 2016 and joined an educational software company where I now work as a Product Specialist.
Born in Fort Dix, NJ, C.a. Shofed’s parents were in the military, He spent my early years in Germany. In high school, he studied Graphic Arts at Assunpink Vocational School, moving into Advertising Design in college. “It was college that first exposed me to photography.” Before he had a real chance to explore photography as a career he took a summer job as a computer installer and never looked back. “I spent the next 25 years as an IT Professional”.
“Although my professional life had focused on technology, I maintained an interest in photography, always carrying my camera with me,
Engineer / inventor dabbling in VC for the last 22 years. SOSV specializes in hardware, life sciences, and several other deep verticals. I spend a lot of time on the road, visiting almost all of the 150+ new companies SOSV invests in every year.
2. Biggest aha moment?
When I realized that you must grow happiness under your feet, not off in the distance.
As a recent transplant to NJ, it was also a pretty cool to see that you can flip the NJ transit seats on the Dinky to face either direction in about 1.5 seconds.
The idea for Wattvision first occurred to Singh in 2008. Barack Obama was running for president for the first time, and Savraj Singh ‘03 was at home again, five years after graduating as one of the first Computer Science concentrators from Princeton University. Former President Obama had given his “New Energy for America” speech, calling on all Americans to save energy in their homes and businesses. Taking Obama’s call-to-action to heart, Singh looked for a way to track his own household’s energy usage, but came up blank.
Warren Baelen, VP of software engineering, and the other team members at Arable started out like the rest of us who are plenty familiar the inaccuracies of current weather models. For farmers, small errors in weather reports can result in oversights in crop yield predictions and a misunderstanding in the atmospheric conditions that produce the healthiest and highest-quality plants. Arable Labs aims at limiting those oversights and misunderstandings by supplying farmers with accurate data acquired directly onsite which it accomplishes through the use of the Pulsepod.