Banifatemi is an entrepreneur, investor, and innovation strategist. He is the managing partner of K5 Ventures, and currently leads the AI and Frontiers Technologies and Impact initiatives with the XPRIZE foundation. He is a co-founder the AI Commons Initiative, and curator of the AI for Good Global Summit with the ITU and UN Agencies. He has managed two venture capital funds, and supports and advises companies focused on exponential technologies and transformation of humanity and society. He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology of Compiègne, a Doctorate in System Design and Cognitive Sciences from the University Paris Descartes, as well as an MBA from HEC Paris. He is a regular guest lecturer and adjunct MBA professor at UC Berkeley, Chapman University, Claremont McKenna College, UC Irvine, and HEC Paris.