The Top 100 University of Virginia Alumni in Technology of 2021

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Alumni Spotlight is pleased to announce The Top 100 University of Virginia Alumni in Technology of 2021

Alumni Spotlight is pleased to announce The Top 100 University of Virginia Alumni in Technology of 2021. The University of Virginia, founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, upholds its long-standing reputation as a leading academic institution of the United States. They remain an example for other universities with their commitments to equality and diversity and vision of “discovery, innovation, and development of the full potential of talented students from all walks of life.” Every year the university receives donations, which it uses to expand on its mission and legacy. In 2019 UVA received the largest donation in its history of $120 million from Jaffray and Merrill Woodriff to establish a School of Data Science and recently received a generous donation from Capital One to make advancements on a new Data Science building.

Through its commitment to education comes the success of the students and faculty that walk the campus daily. Recently, President Joe Biden appointed UVA professor in the Biocomplexity Institute, Catherine Woteki, to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. His trust in Woteki speaks to the caliber of educators that have guided this year’s awardees towards their successes. While there are well known alumni like Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman, co-founders of Redditt, there are also countless other alumni making noteworthy contributions.

Alumni Mark Straub of Smile Identity is building tools and software for online identification for banks, telecoms, financial services and shared economy applications in Africa and beyond. Alumni Jessie Woolley-Wilson of DreamBox Learning and Sara LaHayne of Move This World are both using technology to change education for future generations by providing customized learning environments. Others like Tyler Scriven of Saltbox are using their innovative ideas to develop breakthrough technologies in logistics services and warehousing, providing end users with a seamless delivery experience. These individuals and the rest of this year's awardees are leading companies that are working tirelessly to harness technology to improve experiences for individuals and enterprises worldwide.

Please join us in celebrating the achievements of the Top 100 University of Virginia Alumni in Technology of 2021.

Alexis Ohanian (Seven Seven Six), Portman Wills, (Wagestream), Anton Levy (General Atlantic), Chenxi Wang (Rain Capital), Rahul Gandhi (MakeSpace), Trevor Kaufman (Piano), Paul Tudor Jones (Tudor Investment Corporation), Steven McKnight (UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas), Mark Gilbreath (LiquidSpace), Spence Green (Lilt), Reggie Aggarwal (Cvent), Christopher Trapp (UPSTACK), Sara LaHayne (Move This World), Jessie Woolley-Wilson (DreamBox Learning), Matt Emery (JMI Equity), Andrew Riesenfeld (DocuSign), Keen Browne (Bonsai), Lauren Driscoll (Project Well), Amit Jain (TA Associates), Rob Wise (Aumni), Tom Roberts (Harbert Growth Partners), Christian Ostberg (Fin Venture Capital), Alec Marshall (Silicon Drive), Alex Bagden (Rooster Grin Media), Peter Lipson (HarbourVest Partners), and many others.

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