CEO and Captain of Moonshots, X
Astro Teller is captain of moonshots, or CEO, of Alphabet’s X, a moonshot factory of impactful ideas brought to life through science and technology. Before joining Google/Alphabet, he was co-founding CEO of Cerebellum Capital, an investment management firm; BodyMedia, a wearable body monitoring company; and SANDbOX AD, an advanced development technology incubator. Prior to becoming a business executive, he taught at Stanford University and was an engineer and researcher for Phoenix Laser Technologies, Stanford's Center for Integrated Systems, and The Carnegie Group Incorporated. Teller holds many US and international patents related to his work in hardware and software technology, and he is a novelist and screenwriter.