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Seth Demsey


Prior to launching 300 Qubits, Seth Demsey served in senior positions at a number of highly respected global technology companies, including AOL, Google, Microsoft.

At AOL, Seth was Chief Technology Officer for AOL Platforms where he was responsible for the strategic vision and all product, engineering and research efforts for the company’s industry-leading advertising platforms. Seth launched and innovated several core AOL Platforms technologies.

During his tenure at Google, he was a key contributor to the development of Google Webmaster Tools, Google Talk and DoubleClick AdPlanner. At Microsoft, he was a part of the original .NET team, helped build and release the first two versions of the platform and co-authored the .NET ISO standards.


Seth’s career in technology spans over fifteen years and in this time, he has invented several technology and hardware solutions and has over 60 U.S. and foreign patents to his name.

Seth holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Bucknell University and is a fellow at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

When he's not building innovative new products, you can find him with his family, playing guitar or skiing.

Jay Crystal


Prior to launching 300 Qubits, Jay served in corporate strategy, development and investment roles for leading firms, including AOL, Staley Capital, American Capital, and Banc of America Securities.

At AOL, Jay was Vice President and head of corporate strategy and partnerships for AOL Platforms.  He was responsible for the business unit's strategy as well as enabling execution through acquisitions, partnerships, organic growth case development and emerging platforms incubation.  Jay was previously in Corporate Development for AOL.  

Notable projects include Verizon's acquisition of AOL and subsequent advertising technology synergy activities for AOL Platforms, leading cross-carrier strategic partnerships, shifting the business unit to mobile including its acquisition of Millennial Media, re-positioning the unit's data business, and incubating new platforms.

Before joining AOL, Jay was a private equity investor at Staley Capital and American Capital where he focused on buyouts of technology-enabled services companies.  He began his career as an investment banker.  Jay is a named inventor on 4 patents.

Sanjog Misra

Science Adviser

Sanjog Misra is the Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His research focuses on the use of structural econometric methods to study consumer and firm decisions. In particular, his research involves building data-driven models aimed at understanding how consumers make choices and investigating firm decisions pertaining to pricing, distribution and salesforce management issues.


Professor Misra currently serves as Co-Editor of Quantitative Marketing and Economics. He has also served as an Associate Editor at Marketing, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, the International Journal of Research in Marketing as well as for special issues of Management Science and the Journal of Marketing Research.

Prior to joining Booth, Professor Misra was Professor of Marketing at UCLA Anderson School of Management and Professor at the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester. In addition he has been visiting faculty at the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

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