Abe Tarapani

Chief Executive Officer, Atlas AI

Abe Tarapani is the Chief Executive Officer of Atlas AI, a public benefit corporation that develops software that allows customers to more effectively plan and monitor high stakes investments including distributed infrastructure, agribusiness, social welfare programs and market expansion initiatives. Abe’s career has spanned the renewable energy, accelerated semiconductor and data for development sectors over close to two decades, including substantial experience living and working in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Across all of these settings, Abe’s passion has been to build high performing teams, to pioneer new markets for innovative technologies and to apply those technologies to solve societal issues. Prior to joining Atlas AI, Abe was a Principal at Incandescent, a boutique consulting firm where he led a range of engagements for the firm’s social sector and venture clients, with a specific focus on advancing the ‘data for good’ ecosystem. Earlier in his career, Abe was the Director of Business Development for Premise Data, and the Vice President of Global Strategy and Business Development for Astonfield Renewables. Abe earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Yale University and was named a Presidential Scholar by the Clinton White House. He is a First Mover Fellow with the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program and serves on the Advisory Board of the program. To further his passion for conservation, Abe serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Save the Redwoods League, a 100-year old organization dedicated to protecting and restoring California’s unique redwood forest ecosystems.

Authored Content

  • Oct 09 2020
    Blog Post Charting the Future of Atlas AI A few months ago, I jumped into the opportunity of a lifetime when Atlas AI founders David Lobell, Marshall Burke and Stefano Ermon invited me to join the company as its new CEO. It wasn’t a natural moment to make a career transition — my work at Incandescent was deeply rewarding, and we were facing the height […] Abe Tarapani
  • Jul 14 2016
    Blog Post The Future of Food Security is in the Trash—And in Technology Food waste and spoilage is one of the biggest—and most preventable—issues plaguing food security today. The stats are staggering: in developing countries, 40 percent of losses occur before the food even hits the market, amounting to $310 billion in lost revenue. In Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania alone: almost half of all fruits and vegetables grown […] Abe Tarapani, Florent Silve, Monica Munn