Entrepreneurs

Meet the bold and exceptional people we’re proud to work with.

Amy Chang - Accompany

Co-founder and CEO of Accompany. Former leader of the team that turned Google Analytics into a household name.

Amy Chang
Accompany

Co-founder and CEO of Accompany. Former leader of the team that turned Google Analytics into a household name. Current hurricane force behind transforming the way people manage their business relationships.
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Matthias Ruhl - Accompany

Co-founder and CTO of Accompany. Nine-year Google veteran specializing in large scale systems design.

Mathias Rhul
Accompany

Co-founder and CTO of Accompany. Nine-year Google veteran specializing in large scale systems design. Holder of a bevy of patents, publications and an ACM International Programming Contest World Champion.
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Cory Levy - After School

Cory is Co-Founder and COO of After School. Prior to After School, Cory did externships in high school at Founders Fund, Union Square Ventures, DFJ Mercury, and TechStars.

Cory Levy
After School

Cory is Co-Founder and COO of After School. Prior to After School, Cory did externships in high school at Founders Fund, Union Square Ventures, DFJ Mercury, and TechStars.
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Michael Callahan - AfterSchool

CEO and Co-Founder of After School. He is a mobile innovator determined to change the world. He began inventing at age 5, filed his first patent at 17, started his first company at 22, and made national headlines at 23.

Michael Callahan
AterSchool

Michael is CEO and Co-Founder of After School. He is a mobile innovator determined to change the world. He began inventing at age 5, filed his first patent at 17, started his first company at 22, and made national headlines at 23.
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Chris Boas - Airbanq

COO at Airbanq, Pioneer of solutions for financial inclusion. Believes that proximity to one’s customers is key to solving their problems.

Chris Boas
Airbanq

COO at Airbanq, Pioneer of solutions for financial inclusion. Believes that proximity to one’s customers is key to solving their problems.
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Leonardo Shapiro - Airbanq

CEO at Airbanq, Serial Endeavor Entrepreneur Originally from Mexico, always looking for authentic Tacos.

Leonardo Shapiro
Airbanq

CEO at Airbanq, Serial Endeavor Entrepreneur Originally from Mexico, always looking for authentic Tacos.
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Oren Falkowitz - Area 1

Oren Falkowitz is Co-Founder & CEO at Area 1 Security and the global ambassador for Bow-Tie Thursday.

Oren Falkowitz
Area 1 Security

Oren Falkowitz is Co-Founder & CEO at Area 1 Security. He is also the global ambassador for Bow-Tie Thursday, and Dada to Asher.
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Jason Johnson - August

CEO of August, chairman of the IoT Consortium, managing partner of Founders Den, father, husband and Oregonian.

Jason Johnson
August

Jason Johnson is the CEO of August, chairman of the IoT Consortium, managing partner of Founders Den, father, husband and Oregonian.
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Yves Behar - August

Yves is pretty sure design is how you treat your customer, from digital experience to product, brand, packaging & communication.

Yves Behar
August

Yves is pretty sure design is how you treat your customer, from digital experience to product, brand, packaging & communication. A good company name is key too.
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Andrew Abrahams - Aviso

Retired quant from Wall Street, currently a farmer and co-founder and CTO of Aviso.

Andrew Abrahams
Aviso

Retired quant from Wall Street, currently a farmer and co-founder and CTO of Aviso.
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K. V. Rao - Aviso

Rocket scientist with a passion for building companies that solve complex problems. Co-founder of Zuora and Aviso.

K. V. Rao
Aviso

Rocket scientist with a passion for building companies that solve complex problems. Co-founder of Zuora and Aviso.
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Alex Austin - Branch

Constructed from remnants of HAL 9000 & Optimus Prime, Alex is passionate about building software that solve real problems.

Alex Austin
Branch

Constructed from remnants of HAL 9000 and Optimus Prime, Alex is passionate about building software things that solve real problems.
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Dmitri Gaskin - Branch

Raises goats. Plays accordion. Distributes systems.

Dmitri Gaskin
Branch

Raises goats. Plays accordion. Distributes systems.
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Mada Seghete - Branch

Developer turned marketer with a passion for bringing people together.

Mada Seghete
Branch

Developer turned marketer with a passion for bringing people together.
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Mike Molinet - Branch

MechE turned founder of Branch with a passion for building things. Prefers to be covered in sawdust on weekends.

Mike Molinet
Branch

MechE turned founder of Branch with a passion for building things. Prefers to be covered in sawdust on weekends.
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Dan Yue - Brava

Dan is the co-founding CEO of Playdom and co-founder of Green Chef, an organic ingredient and recipe delivery service.

Dan Yue
Brava

Dan is the co-founding CEO of Playdom and co-founder of Green Chef, an organic ingredient and recipe delivery service.
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John Pleasants - Brava

John is a long-time Silicon Valley exec and consumer tech veteran, former CEO of Ticketmaster through IPO and Playdom through Disney acquisition.

John Pleasants
Brava

John is a long-time Silicon Valley exec and consumer tech veteran, former CEO of Ticketmaster through IPO and Playdom through Disney acquisition.
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Thomas Shih yu Cheng - Brava

Thomas is a serial hardware entrepreneur with more than a decade of IOT experience, and author of dozens of patents.

Thomas Shih yu Cheng
Brava

Thomas is a serial hardware entrepreneur with more than a decade of IOT experience, and author of dozens of patents.
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David Munczinski - Brickwork

David and the Brickwork team are on a mission to empower store teams to engage customers in exciting new ways

David Munczinski
Brickwork

Founder and CEO, Brickwork. David and the Brickwork team are on a mission to empower store teams to engage customers in exciting new ways.
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Brit Morin - Brit + Co

Founder and CEO of Brit + Co. Believes that life should be simple, creative and fun... oh, and full of color. Lots of color.

Brit Morin
Brit + Co

Founder and CEO of Brit + Co. Believes that life should be simple, creative and fun... oh, and full of color. Lots of color.
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Kim Scott - Candor

Co-Founder of Candor, Inc. Helping people build great teams and become kickass bosses. Author of Radical Candor.

Kim Scott
Candor

Co-Founder of Candor, Inc. Helping people build great teams and become kickass bosses. Author of Radical Candor.
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Russ Laraway - Candor

Co-Founder of Candor, Inc. Passionate about people. Former leader at Google, Twitter and the Marine Corps.

Russ Laraway
Candor

Co-Founder of Candor, Inc. Passionate about people. Former leader at Google, Twitter and the Marine Corps.
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Jared Morgenstern - Chime

Designer who has been trying to make more people smile in his products and life. Co-founder Metails. Product Manager of Facebook’s Like Button.

Jared Morgenstern
Chime

Designer who has been trying to make more people smile in his products and life. Co-founder Metails. Product Manager of Facebook’s Like Button.
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Jager McConnell - Crunchbase

Lover of film, saving the planet, fatty foods, and data driven enterprise software.

Jager McConnell
Crunchbase

Lover of film, saving the planet, fatty foods, and data driven enterprise software.
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Dave Koslow - DocSend

Inspired, optimistic student of the world. In awe of human creative potential, particularly tickled when it manifests as food.

Dave Koslow
DocSend

Inspired, optimistic student of the world. In awe of human creative potential, particularly tickled when it manifests as food.
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Russ Heddleston - DocSend

Serial entrepreneur who gets a kick out of solving problems and building great experiences.

Russ Heddleston
DocSend

Serial entrepreneur who gets a kick out of solving problems and building great experiences.
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Tony Cassanego - DocSend

Tireless learner, tinkerer, and problem solver. When things fall apart, he gets a screwdriver.

Tony Cassanego
DocSend

Tireless learner, tinkerer, and problem solver. When things fall apart, he gets a screwdriver.
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Michael Dubin - Dollar Shave Club

Michael Dubin believes that life is short and if you're not surrounding yourself with amazing people at work, at play, and at home then, gee, you're really missing out.

Michael Dubin
Dollar Shave Club

Michael Dubin believes that life is short and if you're not surrounding yourself with amazing people at work, at play, and at home then, gee, you're really missing out.
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Brittany Stich - Guild

Educator background, passion for people & a hope to change the equation of access through education & employment.

Brittany Stich
Guild

Co-Founder of The Guild. Educator background, passion for people & a hope to change the equation of access through education & employment.
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Rachel Carlson - Guild

Believer in providing equality of opportunity, and using technology, community & education as mechanisms to do so.

Rachel Carlson
Guild

CEO & Co-Founder of The Guild. Believer in providing equality of opportunity, and using technology, community & education as mechanisms to do so.
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Kelly Berger - Guildery

Second time entrepreneur, passionate about building products and experiences that make life more enjoyable. Because it's short.

Kelly Berger
Guildery

Kelly is the Co-Founder + Co-CEO of Guildery. Second time entrepreneur, passionate about building products and experiences that make life more enjoyable. Because it's short.
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Shane Reilly - Guildery

Shane is the Co-Founder + Co-CEO of Guildery. She believes everyone should live with color and pattern, tastefully.

Shane Reilly
Guildery

Shane is the Co-Founder + Co-CEO of Guildery. She believes everyone should live with color and pattern, tastefully.
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Karen John - Heartwork

Believes your workspace should be creative and inspiring. With a commitment to great design, Heartwork provides colorful, modern office furniture, made in the USA.

Karen John
Heartwork

Believes your workspace should be creative and inspiring. With a commitment to great design, Heartwork provides colorful, modern office furniture, made in the USA
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John Waldmann - Homebase

John is the co-founder and CEO of Homebase. His first job was renting tuxedos. He is now on a mission to make hourly work easier.

John Waldmann
Homebase

John is the co-founder and CEO of Homebase. His first job was renting tuxedos. He is now on a mission to make hourly work easier.
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Rushi Patel - Homebase

Co-founder of Homebase. Spends time helping local businesses and their employees realize their potential and losing battles to his 2 year old daughter.

Rushi Patel
Homebase

Co-founder of Homebase. Spends time helping local businesses and their employees realize their potential and losing battles to his two 2 old daughter.
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Parag Chordia - Hooked


Parag is CTO of Hooked. He'd rather be surfing.

Parag Chordia
Hooked

Parag is CTO of Hooked. He'd rather be surfing.

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Prerna Gupta - Hooked

CEO of Hooked. She believes everyone has a hero inside them. Her Patronus is a tardigrade. Her favorite food is lembas.

Prerna Gupta
Hooked

Prerna is CEO of Hooked. She believes everyone has a hero inside them. Her Patronus is a tardigrade. Her favorite food is lembas.

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Jeff Chen - Joyride

Product-centric engineer striving to make the world a better place. Co-founded: CLZ Concepts (sold to Zynga).

Jeff Chen
Joyride

Product-centric engineer striving to make the world a better place. Co-founded: CLZ Concepts (sold to Zynga).
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James Zhang - Joyride

Internet entrepreneur and software architect. Co-founded: CLZ Concepts (sold to Zynga).

James Zhang
Joyride

Internet entrepreneur and software architect. Co-founded: CLZ Concepts (sold to Zynga).
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Matt Humphrey - LendingHome

Previously co-founder of HomeRun. Additional ventures in consumer internet, P2P content delivery, and retail analytics.

Matt Humphrey
LendingHome

Previously co-founder of HomeRun. Additional ventures in consumer internet, P2P content delivery, and retail analytics. F1, Steelers fan.
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James Herbert - LendingHome

Real estate aficionado, finance, SF born and raised, 49ers fan. 3rd real estate start-up.


James Herbert
LendingHome

Real estate aficionado, finance, SF born and raised, 49ers fan. 3rd real estate start-up.
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Fred Van Den Bosch - Librato

Young at heart, but the senior in the team, Fred keeps the kids in check, the big picture in mind and the money in the bank.

Fred Van Den Bosch
Librato

Young at heart, but the senior in the team, Fred keeps the kids in check, the big picture in mind and the money in the bank.
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Joe Ruscio - Librato

Certain that you cannot control that which you do not measure, Joe constantly strives to shrink the gap between your data and actionable insights.

Joe Ruscio
Librato

Certain that you cannot control that which you do not measure, Joe constantly strives to shrink the gap between your data and actionable insights.
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Jeremy Clemenson - Locality

Coder since age 10. Previously at Onvoq and MedExpert.

Jeremy Clemenson
Locality

Coder since age 10. Previously at Onvoq and MedExpert.
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Jay Shek - Locality

Tech finance, management, and analytics geek. Previously at Betable and Snapfish.

Jay Shek
Locality

Tech finance, management, and analytics geek. Previously at Betable and Snapfish.
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Bob Buch - Manifest

Manifest CEO, former Digg exec, startup founder, father, guitar strummer, surfer, bike rider, optimist.

Bob Buch
Manifest

Manifest CEO, former Digg exec, startup founder, father, guitar strummer, surfer, bike rider, optimist.
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Nelson Wu - Massdrop

Dedicated to eliminating inefficiencies in the world through technology. Appreciates well engineered products.

Nelson Wu
Massdrop

Dedicated to eliminating inefficiencies in the world through technology. Appreciates well engineered products.
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Steve El-Hage - Massdrop

Founder and CEO of Massdrop. Believing that buying together is better than buying alone, Steve is working on building a new shopping experience.

Steve El-Hage
Massdrop

Founder and CEO of Massdrop. Believing that buying together is better than buying alone, Steve is working on building a new shopping experience.
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Dino Ha - Memebox

Dino hopes to build Korea’s first tech-driven beauty company, bringing Korean beauty culture to the rest of the world.

Dino Ha
Memebox

Co-founder and CEO of Memebox. Dino finds inspiration from the changing environment and world around him. With a passion for C.S. and a background in fashion design, Dino hopes to build Korea’s first tech-driven beauty company, bringing Korean beauty culture to the rest of the world.
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Doin Kim - Memebox

Doin applies analytical frameworks through a macro perspective in everything and anything he does.

Doin Kim
Memebox

Co-founder and COO of Memebox Corp. With a degree in Physics and a graduate of the South Korean ROTC Intelligence Lieutenant Program, Doin applies analytical frameworks through a macro perspective in everything and anything he does.
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Matteo Melani - MightyBell

Co-Founder & CTO at Mightybell. Passionate about building online communities.

Matteo Melani
MightyBell

Co-Founder & CTO at Mightybell. Passionate about building online communities.
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Gina Bianchini - MightyBell

Serial entrepreneur passionate about building smarter social networks.

Gina Bianchini
MightyBell

Serial entrepreneur passionate about building smarter social networks.
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Heath Wells - NuOrder

Bow-Tie aficionado, entrepreneur at heart and co-founder of NuORDER.

Heath Wells
NuOrder

Bow-Tie aficionado, entrepreneur at heart and co-founder of NuORDER.
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Olivia Skuza - NuOrder

Shoe addict & NuORDER co-founder leading a wholesale revolution between apparel brands & retailers

Olivia Skuza
NuOrder

Shoe addict & NuORDER co-founder leading a wholesale revolution between apparel brands & retailers
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Tony Harman - nWay

Nintendo's ambassador to the West during the 90s. Tony is passionate about video games and photography.

Tony Harman
nWay

Nintendo's ambassador to the West during the 90s. Tony is passionate about video games and photography.
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Taehoon Kim - nWay

Game-nut serial entrepreneur obsessed about making real games hyper accessible in the world of connected everything.

Taehoon Kim
nWay

Game-nut serial entrepreneur obsessed about making real games hyper accessible in the world of connected everything.
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Dave Jones - nWay

Game design pioneer creating indie hits Menace and Hired Guns and created obscure games Lemmings and GTA.

Dave Jones
nWay

Game design pioneer creating indie hits Menace and Hired Guns. Also created obscure games Lemmings and Grand Theft Auto.
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Alex Yancher - Pantry

Co-Founder and VP of BD at Pantry, the most important advancement in food-tech since the microwave (according to his mother).

Alex Yancher
Pantry

Co-Founder and VP of BD, the most important advancement in food-tech since the microwave (according to his mother).
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Art Tkachenko - Pantry

Enthusiast of software and hardware development, digital signal processing, and data mining.

Art Tkachenko
Pantry

Enthusiast of software and hardware development, digital signal processing, and data mining. Deep understanding of RFID, Cognitive radio, and Wireless broadband technologies.
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Russ Cohn - Pantry

Experienced startup founder with emphasis on designing, building, and managing massively scalable customer-facing products and services.

Russ Cohn
Pantry

Experienced startup founder and operator, with emphasis on designing, building, and managing massively scalable customer-facing products and services.
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Tony Chen - Pantry

Co-Founder of Pantry. Engineering veteran of Ericsson, Qualcomm, and Intel. Gets a kick from delivering beautiful products to users' hands.

Tony Chen
Pantry

Co-Founder of Pantry. Engineering veteran of Ericsson, Qualcomm, and Intel. Gets a kick from delivering beautiful products to users' hands.
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Phil Jaber - Philz

Phil is passionate about people, community and coffee. He believes in values and tradition above all else and strives to lead by example.

Phil Jaber
Philz

Phil is passionate about people, community and coffee. He believes in values and tradition above all else, and strives to lead by this example.
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Jacob Jaber - Philz

Jacob is on a mission to change the way people drink coffee.

Jacob Jaber
Philz

Jacob is on a mission to change the way people drink coffee.
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Luke Wroblewski - Polar

Digital product design & strategy guy in Silicon Valley, CA. Known for Mobile First, Bagcheck, Web Form Design, Polar & more…

Luke Wroblewski
Polar

Digital product design & strategy guy in Silicon Valley, CA. Known for Mobile First, Bagcheck, Web Form Design, Polar & more…
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Jeff Cole - Polar

Enjoys building teams and products (Polar, PatientsLikeMe) from the ground up. Likes apps that collect interesting data. Believes less is more.

Jeff Cole
Polar

Enjoys building teams and products (Polar, PatientsLikeMe) from the ground up. Likes apps that collect interesting data. Believes less is more.
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Ryan Hoover - Product Hunt

Founder of Product Hunt and loves geeking out about products (surprise). He's also a diehard Philz fan and probably consumes an unhealthy amount of caffeine.

Ryan Hoover
Product Hunt

Ryan is the Founder of Product Hunt and loves geeking out about products (surprise). He's also a diehard Philz fan and probably consumes an unhealthy amount of caffeine.
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Stuart Parmenter - Rise

Enjoys building the impossible and improving the world through technology.

Stuart Parmenter
Rise

Enjoys building the impossible and improving the world through technology.
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Suneel Gupta - Rise

Speechwriter turned product guy that loves building stuff from scratch.

Suneel Gupta
Rise

Speechwriter turned product guy that loves building stuff from scratch.
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Nick DeMonner - Seneca Systems

Founder and CEO of Seneca Systems. Passionate technologist and team builder.
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Nick DeMonner
Seneca Systems

Founder and CEO of Seneca Systems. Passionate technologist and team builder.
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Ido Leffler - SOMA Water

Ido's life goals are simple - spend time with his kick ass family, create some of the world's most innovative and exciting consumer brand experiences, help make the world a better.

Ido Leffler
SOMA Water

Ido Leffler's life goals are simple- spend time with his kick ass family, create some of the world's most innovative and exciting consumer brand experiences, help make the world a better.. Ok, maybe not so simple
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Mike Del Ponte - SOMA Water

Mike Del Ponte applies a Kiteboarder's angle to entrepreneurship: go big, have fun, and remember it's all about the water!

Mike Del Ponte
SOMA Water

Mike Del Ponte applies a Kiteboarder's angle to entrepreneurship: go big, have fun, and remember it's all about the water!
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Ray Bradford - Spruce

Re-imagining the doctor's appointment since 2013. Re-imagining high scores at arcade Pop-A-Shots since 1993.

Ray Bradford
Spruce

Re-imagining the doctor's appointment since 2013. Re-imagining high scores at arcade Pop-A-Shots since 1993.
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Ben Sigelman - Stealth

Cut teeth creating complex systems (for computers) at Google; now feverishly excited to create complex systems for human beings.

Ben Sigelman
Stealth

Cut teeth creating complex systems (for computers) at Google; now feverishly excited to create complex systems for human beings.
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Ben Cronin - Stealth

Thinks that all software is terrible.

Ben Cronin
Stealth

Thinks that all software is terrible.
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Spoons - Stealth

Thinks that all software is terrible. Believes that it can (and will) be better.

Spoons
Stealth

Thinks that all software is terrible. Believes that it can (and will) be better.
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Melody McCloskey - Styleseat

Melody is the CEO of StyleSeat. She gets lots of haircuts.

Melody McCloskey
Styleseat

Melody is the CEO of StyleSeat. She gets lots of haircuts.
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Jason Brown - Tally

Jason thinks a lot about what makes us humans happy. For him, its building companies, raising kids and cycling.

Jason Brown
Tally

Jason thinks a lot about what makes us humans happy. For him, its building companies, raising kids and cycling.
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Jasper Platz - Tally

Jasper enjoys obsessing about users, product and design. At home he keeps his kids at bay with Smitten ice cream.

Jasper Platz
Tally

Jasper enjoys obsessing about users, product and design. At home he keeps his kids at bay with Smitten ice cream.
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David McIntosh - Tenor

David is the inventor of the GIF Keyboard. Prior to Tenor he was CEO and founder of an online video startup, Redux (acquired by Crunchyroll).

David McIntosh
Tenor

David is the inventor of the GIF Keyboard. Prior to Tenor he was CEO and founder of an online video startup, Redux (acquired by Crunchyroll).
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Erick Hachenburg - Tenor

A seasoned entrepreneur, Erick was most recently CEO of Metacafe, and prior to that served as SVP of global online publishing and Head of EA China.

Erick Hachenburg
Tenor

A seasoned entrepreneur, Erick was most recently CEO of Metacafe, and prior to that served as SVP of global online publishing and Head of EA China. .
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Frank Nawabi - Tenor

Frank is Co-Founder of Tempr and leads Business Development efforts. Prior to Tenor, Frank was VP of Business Development at Redux.

Frank Nawabi
Tenor

Frank is Co-Founder of Tenor and leads Business Development efforts. Prior to Tenor, Frank was VP of Business Development at Redux.
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Jensen Harris -Textio

Jensen led the design and implementation of the UX of some of the most widely-used products in the world during his career at Microsoft.

Jensen Harris
Textio

Jensen led the design and implementation of the UX of some of the most widely-used products in the world during his career at Microsoft, including Office, Outlook, and Windows.
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Kieran Snyder - Textio

Kieran holds a PhD in linguistics and has held product and design leadership roles at Microsoft and Amazon.

Kieran Snyder
Textio

Kieran holds a PhD in linguistics and has held product and design leadership roles at Microsoft and Amazon. She has authored several studies on language, technology, and document bias.
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Michelle Lam - True & Co

Reinventing the lingerie industry. Believes in the power of good design...and constant disruptive innovation.

Michelle Lam
True & Co

Reinventing the lingerie industry. Believes in the power of good design...and constant disruptive innovation.
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