Toby Rush

Toby Rush is a twenty year industry veteran with extensive deep tech experience as both a founder and an investor. Currently, he is CEO and co-founder of Deem, a connectivity and identity platform that delivers streamlined, secure digital experiences with the simplicity of a phone number.

Previously, Rush led the International Technology investments Team for Ant Group, the payments subsidiary of Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group. Prior to that, he was CEO of ZOLOZ, an Alibaba digital identity platform. ZOLOZ evolved from EyeVerify, which Rush founded in 2012, and which became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ant Group in 2016 after creating a novel eye-based biometrics used by Wells Fargo, RSA and Citi.

He also co-founded Rush Tracking Systems, a computer vision and RFID solutions venture, to a successful exit to a Private Equity firm. Toby has a BS in Engineering from Kansas State University and lives in Kansas City, Kansas.