Deon Nicholas

Founder and Software Engineer in San Francisco, California

Deon Nicholas

Founder and Software Engineer in San Francisco, California

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Deon Nicholas is the Founder of Forethought, a Silicon Valley information retrieval company backed by New Enterprise Associates, K9 Ventures, and Village Global.

Prior to Forethought, Deon built products and infrastructure at Facebook, Palantir, Dropbox, and Pure Storage. He has Machine Learning publications and infrastructure patents, was a World Finalist at the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, and was named to Forbes 30 under 30.

Originally from Canada, Deon enjoys spending time with his wife and son, playing basketball, and reading as many books as he can get his hands on.

  • Work
    • Forethought
  • Education
    • University of Waterloo