November 17, 2020

#57 Startup Spotlight: Zaw Thet, CEO of Exer

This week, we’re excited to bring you another edition of Startup Spotlight – a recurring series where we speak with early-stage founders working on fitness and wellness startups.

We usually focus on established companies, operators, and inventors — and we’ll continue bringing you those conversations most weeks. But, from time to time, we’re highlight companies at the beginning of their journey.

Today I’m joined by Zaw Thet, CEO of Exer.

Exer uses AI and computer vision to power its motion coaching platform.

In this episode, we talk about Exer Studio, the company’s Mac app that creates a leaderboard and captures workout stats for any virtual workout, without additional hardware. A partnership with Zoom that lets trainers easily layer Exer on top of their classes. And the company’s B2B2C model aimed at helping trainers better engage with their clients in a remote training environment.

About Zaw Thet

Zaw Thet is a veteran entrepreneur/investor who has been at the forefront of new technology and starting companies since the age of 19. He is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Exer, on a mission to help millions of people move, train, and play better using the power of AI. Previously, Zaw was a Founding Partner at Signia Venture Partners focused on early-stage tech investing and on creating a new model of venture capital. He helped start Signia in 2012 and led investments across 3 funds.

Zaw was the founder and CEO of 4INFO, one of the first and largest mobile advertising platforms in the world. Business Week recognized him as one the “Mobile Barons” helping to shape the mobile ad industry since 2004. In 2011, Zaw was selected as one of ten entrepreneurs to serve on the United Nations Foundation’s inaugural Global Entrepreneurs Council, where he is now an Emeritus Member of the board.

Zaw studied Political and Computer Science at Stanford, where he was a President’s Scholar. He received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was a Soros Fellow.

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