By Jimmy Bales  •  Apr 11, 2024

MVL's Keith Rosema – from building rockets with Jeff Bezos to pioneering AI at MVL 

Keith Rosema joined MVL in 2019. As a technical partner, Keith epitomizes the essence of a trusted co-builder, working shoulder-to-shoulder with founders to turn groundbreaking ideas into reality. Marked by a series of pioneering ventures, his journey underscores his relentless pursuit of cutting-edge solutions, guiding founders through the intricacies of transforming visionary concepts into tangible realities.

Journey to MVL

Keith's career is a testament to a lifelong dedication to innovation.  From his early days at an encryption technology startup to building rockets at Blue Origin, his journey is marked by his adventurous spirit and pursuit of cutting-edge technologies. Before joining MVL, Keith's career saw him at the forefront of tech advances, from working at NASA's JPL to immersing himself in the startup world through Idealab, eventually leading to his significant contributions in health tech, security, and automation at MVL.

Area of expertise

Keith specializes in navigating the intersection of technology and business, particularly in areas such as AI, data, health tech, security, and automation. With a keen eye for emerging trends and a deep understanding of market dynamics, Keith brings invaluable expertise to the table. His proficiency in product development, strategic planning, and market positioning makes him an indispensable resource for startups looking to disrupt and innovate in their respective industries.

How he partners with founders

As an experienced entrepreneur and technology enthusiast, Keith is a trusted partner for founders embarking on their startup journey. Leveraging his diverse background and hands-on experience, Keith works closely with founders to validate their visions, refine their strategies, and navigate the complexities of building a successful venture. His approach is characterized by mentorship, strategic guidance, and practical problem-solving to empower founders to overcome challenges and achieve their goals. By fostering a collaborative environment and providing tailored support, he ensures that founders have the resources and expertise they need to thrive in the competitive startup landscape.

“Keith is an incredibly thoughtful and insightful partner for us, particularly at an early stage. He understood how to take business requirements and turn that into technology that could be quickly turned into a prototype while still making sure we had the architecture to scale. Keith is amazing!”

-Josh Crossman, Founder and CEO, Magnify

“Keith was a rock with optimistic and consistent strategic support while identifying crucial elements of our product, technology, and go2market plans that needed strengthening. A true seed stage builder and partner.” 

-Stead Burwell, Founder and CEO, Outbound AI

When he’s not in the office…

Outside the realm of startups and technology, Keith is an avid adventurer. Whether mountaineering, cycling, or cross-country skiing, Keith finds solace and excitement in the great outdoors. Together with his wife, they explore the Pacific Northwest and beyond, participating in gravel bike events and embracing the adventurous side of life. Keith appreciates the scenic beauty and adventures awaiting right in the U.S., highlighting the often-overlooked wonders of places like Northern California alongside the allure of international destinations.

Keith's spinouts

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