Norman Winarsky

Norman Winarsky

Executive in Residence


Norman is an Executive in Residence at Relay Ventures, an early stage venture fund exclusively focused on mobile computing. Norman provides guidance and support in investment decisions, fund strategy, and technical diligence. He is a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and previous President of SRI Ventures. He is a founder of SRI’s venture process, including startup and license incubation, seed funding, and the Entrepreneur-In-Residence program. Prior to joining SRI, Norman was vice president of ventures at Sarnoff Corporation, which was fully integrated into SRI in 2011.

Norman was a Co-Founder and board member of Siri, an SRI spin-off artificial intelligence company acquired by Apple in 2010. Siri remains a core element of Apple’s current technology and product vision. Norman has helped found approximately 30 ventures and is a founder of the National Information Display Laboratory (NIDL) – a center of excellence in information processing and display technologies.

Norman received his B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from the University of Chicago where he graduated summa cum laude. He is an an Emmy® award winner for outstanding achievement in technological advancement, and is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Phi Beta Kappa, and Sigma Xi. Norman is based in our Menlo Park office.