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ID 23933

Scott Crosby


co-founded @urchin-software Corp., which is now @google Analytics. ex-COO @euclid Inc.

ID 34886

Derrick Oien


CEO at @scorestream. CEO of @chumby-industries. President, COO & Founder @intercasting (sold to @good-technology). COO of @mp3-com (MPPP) sold to Vivendi.

ID 152567

Shaun Cooley


Distinguished Engineer, @cisco Collaboration • Investor

ID 270659

Samvit Ramadurgam


Founder @equidate. @y-combinator alum. Previously Co-Founder @streem (Acquired by Box), Engineering @asana, @livemagic. Studied @berkeley EECS

ID 119181

Sander van Zoest

Entrepreneur; Chief Architect at @viverae . Worked at @mp3-com, @joost, @playdom, @yahoo • Open Source Evangelist.

ID 22251

John Zdanowski


Co-Founder at Sightly, Appstack TrustEgg. GP of Foresight Ventures

ID 266015

Alan Cole


COO @takelessons, formerly SVP @active

ID 22207

Michel Bayan

Tech and Media entrepreneur. Advisor to startups and media companies. Sunday yoga teaching keeps me sane.

ID 762983

Josh Schlesser

Co-Founder, Head of Technology @cursive-labs Technical Advisor Sirenas Marine Discovery CTO Spritzr CTO Luckybolt SVP Technology Active Network Physicist

ID 171422

Chris Waldron


Cofounder @takelessons backed by Crosslink & SoftTech I University of Michigan graduate I Dad / Husband

ID 6551

Brant Cooper

Author NYT bestseller, The Lean Entrepreneur

ID 188289

Taner Halicioglu


Tech Advisor, Angel. Worked at @facebook, @ebay, @blizzard-entertainment. Working with Computer Science Dept. at @university-of-california-san-diego.

ID 28787

Andrew R Abramson


CEO of Comunicano (Marketing and PR firm), influential blogger at VoIPWatch

ID 15337

Ben Pouladian


President and Co-Founder of @deco-lighting Tech Investment banking at @broadview-international-jefferies Product Dev @cymer UCSD Electrical Engineering

ID 126249

Jon Belmonte


Managing Director: Cursive Labs CEO, COO: Active Network (ACTV) Founder, Principal: Cedar Ridge Ventures Co-founder: LeagueLink BCG Kellogg Wharton

ID 74069

Mike Macadaan

Partner at @science Studio. Specialize in User Experience, Design, Brand and Identity. Product and UX Advisor, Co-Founder @urbandig, Founder @twiistup

ID 49356

Ryan Kuder

Past: VP Marketing for @ecoatm, @bizzy and @biz360. Founder @hi-im, @neighborsville. Ex-Yahoo. Ex-eBay. Hoya. Now advising and mentoring San Diego startups.

ID 35659

Michael Leeman


Angel investor| Consumer Internet

ID 140810

Kevin Reddy


Entrepreneur • Investor • Advisor • @booz-company and @accenture • Mentor at Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center, Columbia Business School

ID 283839

Ken Truesdale


Advancing Your Passion with Unique Ideas

ID 121738

Abhilash Patel


Co-Founder of @recovery-brands. Angel, CEO of an SEO/SEM agency. 1st startup while at @columbia-university; MBA from @university-of-california-los-angeles Anderson.

ID 100628

Elizabeth Hannan

Chief Digital Strategy Officer - 1st Start up @ 12yrs, 1st Director of Marketing position @ 23. Fluent in numerous online & off business development. Integrity

ID 174506

Stephanie Ardrey

Founder @iVentLABS Business Accelerator, @ArdreyGroup LLC • Partner at @K5 Launch Alliance @maverick Angels

ID 365058

Zeal Caiden

Conversion-Slamming Madman. Founder of Zealous Influence. Founded Game Over Marketing & Design (acquired).

ID 63076

Vincenzo Belpiede

Co-Founder @stellup the app to meet the people you are looking for Lived in 9 countries 3 now SF California Build largest social app store @nokia @microsoft

ID 67094

Ryan Thompson

Head of Small Business at Magento

ID 118787

Chris Lema


Chris Lema is the CTO and Chief Strategist at Crowd Favorite. He’s also a daily blogger, a public speaker, and product strategist.

ID 77031

Felix Menard

Product guy. Founded @weroll @exitlist. Well-travelled, designed-focussed, art-lover, dedicated coder, bicycle rider.

ID 2371

David Schuster

ID 11892

David Aferiat


Founded Trade Ideas LLC.

ID 157395

Tom Broadhead

Founder Team Ventures • Worked at @videoegg, @saymedia • Studied at @san-diego-state-university, University of South Alabama

ID 21680

Taylor Cavanah

Founder @petpartner . Co-founder/Sales/Product/GM @zyvex-instruments (sold to @dcg-systems). Think Tank Futurist @sony. BA Physics @rice and MS Physics @UTD.

ID 29301

Greg Flores

Entrepreneur, Co-founder of @mp3-com. Co-founder of Autospies. Business Development/Investor: Animusic, PhotoCulture, @sparkcrowd. Advisor Saambaa.

ID 246163

Chris J. Snook


Serial Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author, & Venture Catalyst...Co-Founder-Managing Partner at, Hired-Gun and Angel/Founder at Parallel6,

ID 89703

Colin How

Startup Executive. Board Member. Entrepreneur. Angel Investor. Builder of Great Teams and Great Products. Strategic Business Transformation.

ID 18725

Michael McCafferty


50 years as software serial entrepreneur, advisor... Invented 1st CRM product for PC, Earned Inc. 500 twice, very happy exit without co-founders or investors.

ID 152840

Francis Costello

ID 35903

Randy Smerik


Serial Entrepreneur interested in investing in exciting new high tech companies.

ID 361366

James H. Fowler

Social Scientist Author of Connected Professor at University of California, San Diego.

ID 135997

Andrew Saunders

Integrated Marketing & Content Solutions Executive at CAA (@creative-artists-agency). Featured in Wired, Fast Company and Banff Media Festival.

ID 161947

Eric Quanstrom

CMO / VP, Marketing & Sales @nimble

ID 32034

Ian Westberg

Founder of @dla-piper-s-venture-pipeline-group. Have been helping start-ups raise capital for 10+ years.

ID 89747

Ryan Jones

Chief Executive Officer - Starscriber Co-Founder of @mymobilecoverage Successful exit with @sirf-technology (IPO) Angel Investor

ID 21544

Matt Marcin


Founder @zeeto-media

ID 284699

Robert Reyes Balcorta


Founder of StartupCircle

ID 300079

Charles Speidel

ID 16894

Christopher Rae


Senior Director of Global Operations @verimatrix-inc Enthusiast for tech startups, food, wine, rum, chess, hockey and frequent last-minute international travel.

ID 792118

Ville Penttilä


Over 15 years of global leadership roles in mobile and digital business. Co-founded a technology startup that provided messaging solutions to mobile operators.

ID 88873

John T. Balicki

Seeking New Roles (BizDev, Sales, Fundraising, CFO/COO) Tech Analyst, Biz Developer, Startup Advisor, Cleantech Disruptor (Wind+Solar) Former Co-Founder @xvolve... Advisor @pixelle-3 + @curiocity CPA + MBA @kelley-school-of-business-indiana-university

ID 227586

Jaime Ravelo


Entrepreneur, Advisor & Investor • Strong business background

ID 42894

Roger Rappoport


Roger Rappoport is the leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Technology Practice Group.

ID 219135

Jeff (J.D.) Davids


Worked at @organic, @chromatin • Studied at @the-ohio-state-university-1

ID 540840

Zoran Vladisavljevic

Zoran Founded TixAlert Inc., Founded CreatorBig, Works at One World, and Advises at Alliance West Realty

ID 302803



Senior Marketing and General Manangement Executive with over 25 years of experience at HP and Kodak

ID 33892

Kevin Hell

CEO On-Ramp Wireless, Former CEO at DivX, Former Chairman EvoNexus

ID 277657

James Wyman


Raise capital for private companies. Extensive investor relationships, biz dev expertise, and transaction execution experience. 5yrs @morgan-stanley

ID 19077

Timothy B. Morgan

Founder of PULSAR® EDUCATION. Creator of the "Patent-Pending" PULSAR® POWERED Adaptive Learning Platform and CreatingStory, a PULSAR® K12 literacy project.

ID 718322

Chris Rappley

Founder LAMID Studios Studied at @harvard-university-1 @harvard-kennedy-school-of-government Executive Advisor to early stage ventures.

ID 118584

Jeran Fraser


CEO | Entrepreneuer | Investor | Visionary

ID 259969

Andrew Mui

Startup Technologist, Tech Advocate and Tech Mentor for SoftLayer's Catalyst Startup Program.

ID 39156

Ced Funches

Founder of Flippo Interactive. 1st startup at age of 19. Strong global branding background. Former NBA Art Director . UI/UX Specialist. Published Author.

ID 860405

Andrew Bart


Entrepreneur, Tech Investor, Advisory Board Member, Digital Marketer focusing on SEO, SEM, Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Software Platforms and Apps.

ID 80063

Richard Swanson

CEO @Resumoto Track record with over $500MM in sales and two successful exits. Former CEO @wopodo @OnLineStaffing

ID 560354

Andrew Ross

Account Management, Operations, & Client Aquisition Specialist; Proven success with ultra-high net worth clients & C-level executives; B2B & B2C Sales Leader

ID 330541

Brian Joel Borton

PE/VC Analyst

ID 124293

Daniel Carpenter

Founder. CEO. Tech Junky. Nerd. Athlete.

ID 113113

Morgan Ramsay

Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author & Celebrity Interviewer

ID 469840

Oriol Serra Ortiz

Founder of, Expert in feasibility assessments for drug development, MsC International Clinical Trials Management, MBA candidate

ID 546248

Manal Yamout

Studied at @university-of-southern-california, @california-state-university-san-marcos

ID 283889



Investor and Analyst interested in innovative and unique start-ups

ID 133594

Amanda Esquivel, MBA

Experienced Professional & Passionate Trusted Advisor with Strategic Vision

ID 185238

Chuck Phillips

CTO and Co-Founder of @digitaria

ID 203862

Joseph Erle, MBA

Work at @5th-avenue-insurance • Studied at @california-polytechnic-state-university-san-luis-obispo

ID 693688

Tim Rueth

ID 115702

Jordan Bast

B2B business builder with 10 years sales, marketing, & management experience. Engineer & MBA. Advisor to Bison Pallet. Materials, industrial, cleantech.

ID 193360

Dr. Mehenou Satu Amouzou

Mehenou Satu Amouzou, PhD, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of MSA, Inc., Investment and Trade Management.

ID 420338

Jen Degtjarewsky

Digital media pro working with class-leading brands within the travel, outdoor, lifestyle, enthusiast, powersports, & automotive segments. Looking for opportunities within the travel/outdoor segments. Current RideApart Media Inc SVP, Editorial Direction

ID 213967


Founder HE SWIM • Worked at @beckman-coulter, @telluride-ski-and-golf-resort • Studied at @boston-college, @university-of-massachusetts-amherst

ID 848446

Jeremiah Gardner

Author of The Lean Brand. Mind + Mouthpiece + Mentor + Bulldog Lover. My work is about helping reframe brand innovation. Book:

ID 187193

Ryan Evans

Innovative JD/MBA with experience founding, advising, and running businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 1000 companies.

ID 742659

Spencer Peterson

ID 255818

Randy Peerson


VP at Teradata. Serial entrepreneur, worked at MarkMonitor (acq. by Thomson Reuters), Responsys, Intuit, Sun Microsystems. Univ of Pitt, UCSB.

ID 51861

Jer Wood

Excel master. Expert at financial modeling, forecasting, budgeting, project management, and process improvement. BS Accounting, MBA, 7 years Internet banking.

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