Jay Bregman, Co-Founder & CEO, Verifly

Jay Bregman, Co-Founder & CEO, Verifly

JayJay is co-founder and CEO of Verifly –which make drones go higher, further, and safer. Verifly’s trust network gives pilots, OEMs, and regulators assurance that their products will operate as intended, conforming with all applicable regulation. Verifly believes making drones trustworthy will improve pilot experience across the spectrum of [applications][missions][flight profiles] and vastly grow [and accelerate] UAS market and social impact. Jay co-founded Verifly with Eugene Hertz, who most recently co-founded, built, and sold Quidsi (diapers.comsoap.com) to Amazon for $540M.

Previously Jay co-founded London-based HAILO, a network that matches passengers and licensed taxi drivers using a tool which helps make cabbies’ days more sociable–and profitable. In his four years as CEO he grew the business to $200M in revenues, raising over $100M in venture capital from top VCs including USV and Accel Partners.

His first business was delivery shake-up eCourier.co.uk which was voted London’s most inspirational business by the Evening Standard in 2007. He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an MSc from the London School of Economics. He lives in New York City.