Alexandra Zatarain is the Co-Founder and Vice President of Brand and Marketing at Eight Sleep, the world's first sleep fitness company. Eight Sleep solves sleep's most pressing issues through innovation and cutting-edge technology. The Pod, its best-selling product, has a cult-like followi...read more
T Zhu is the co-founder of Tellus, a smart savings platform powered by real estate backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Alumni Ventures and Decent Capital. He previously founded and scaled a number of companies, including Sodacan, a social consumer mobile app startup that released Sip, an anonym...read more
Jacob Jaber is the Co-Founder & Chairman of Philz Coffee. As CEO for nearly two decades, Jacob grew Philz from the original coffee shop in San Francisco's Mission District to more than 70 locations across the country. Jacob has raised more than $100 million in funding from investors. Jacob...read more
Dr. Edvard "Eddie" Engeseath, MD is the Co-founder of telehealth startup Nurx, angel investor, startup advisor, and a former family physician. He founded Nurx to make prescription birth control more accessible. The company has since grown into a full-service telehealth startup in the presc...read more
Roy Chung is the co-founder and former COO of Apollo.io, a $1.6B unicorn sales automation startup backed by Sequoia Capital, Y Combinator, and Bain Capital, among others. Roy is also a General Partner at JoyFund and LP in multiple VC funds like Pioneer, GTM, and LionHeart. Before founding ...read more
Wil Eyi is the CEO and co-founder of Toolbox, a Y Combinator-backed startup building a vertical Fintech platform. The company has raised $18M in debt and equity. Prior to founding Toolbox, Wil worked in private equity at Walburg Pincus and as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. Wil hold...read more
Chris Yeh is a writer, investor, and entrepreneur who has been in the world of startups and scale-ups since 1995. Co-author of the bestselling book Blitzscaling together with LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, Chris offers advice and mentorship on on how to build and scale your business. Hundr...read more
Sam Hodges is the co-founder and CEO of Vouch, a venture-backed commercial insurance business focused on serving the needs of high-growth companies. Previously, Sam served as co-founder and U.S. Managing Director for Funding Circle, a leading global lending platform for small businesses, w...read more
Asher King-Abramson is the founder of Got Users, a growth coaching program working with the fastest-growing companies in Silicon Valley. Before Got USers, Asher was one of the co-founders of Demad Curve. He has helped drive $100M+ in revenue across 100+ startups and has led sessions on gro...read more
Davis Clute is the Co-Founder & CEO of Hiccapop, a digitally native ecommerce baby products company. Davis started Hiccapop while at Stanford University in 2016 and has since grown the company (with the help of many others) to over $50m in revenue per year without raising any venture capit...read more
Trey Sisson is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Baboon To The Moon, a DTC adventure brand that sells bags and accessories. Trey began his career as a Business Analyst for Goldman Sachs, before moving to the world of startups where he led teams at Amplify and StumbleUpon. He ...read more
Rune Hauge is the co-founder and CEO of Mentorcam (YC S21), angel investor, and startup advisor. Before co-founding Mentorcam, Rune founded three different startups with one successful exit as a founder. He has raised millions of dollars in venture capital from top-tier Silicon Valley VCs ...read more
Itay Forer is the co-founder of Cleanly, an on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service backed by Y Combinator (W15), Initialized Capital, Soma Capital, Paul Buchheit (creator of Gmail), and NFL legend Joe Montana. He is a serial entrepreneur, board member, mentor/coach, and active angel i...read more
Jason Meltzer is an accomplished entrepreneur, board member, and investor known for his expertise in building and scaling successful businesses. As the founder and former CEO of Wag!, he was instrumental in transforming the startup into the world's largest pet care company and a leading pl...read more
Dominick “Dom” Miserandino is a serial entrepreneur who specializes in online media publishing. He founded ThecelebrityCafe.com, one of the world's first and longest-running online publications. He was most recently the CEO of Inquisitr.com, an international news website with over 40 milli...read more
Amir Tarighat is the co-founder and CEO of Agency, an enterprise cybersecurity startup backed by Y Combinator (W22). He is a software developer and cybersecurity expert who enjoys advising founders on early-stage sales, GTM, and fundraising. Amir graduated from Harvard University with a de...read more
Noah Labhart is the Co-founder & CTO of Veryable and Host of the Code Story podcast. He co-founded Veryable in 2016 with Mike Kinder and they have since gone on to raise more than $40m. Noah leads the Product & Technology team, where he is responsible for setting and delivering the digital...read more
Charlie Depman is the co-founder and CTO of Ridepanda, a climate-tech mobility benefits platform that helps employers like Amazon reduce Scope 3 CO2 emissions, meet clean air mandates, offer their employees flexible commute options, reduce costs, and retain talent. He has over 8 years of e...read more
Anada Lakra is the co-founder and CEO of BoldVoice, a Y Combinator-backed startup that provides accent training to non-native English speakers. Anada previously worked as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. and as a product manager at Peloton. She graduated with honors from Harvard Bus...read more
Ilya Usorov is the co-founder and CTO of BoldVoice, a Y Combinator-backed startup that provides accent training to non-native English speakers. He has eight years of software development experience, specializing in React Native mobile apps for iOS and Android, as well as practical knowledg...read more
Mahsa Rostami is the founder and CEO of Revero, a digital health startup backed by a16z and Goodwater Capital. Her personal health transformation inspired her to found Revero. Prior to founding Revero, Mahsa worked as an AI engineer in Silicon Valley, specializing in the development of AI ...read more
William (Billy) Bosch is a consumer products entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience launching products, scaling into retail and e-commerce, and raising money. He is most known for founding ICONIC – one of the largest natural protein supplement brands in the United States. Starting w...read more
Sasha Tan is the founder of C.riously, a company that makes nutritious health snacks. She previously founded Favful (a personalized beauty care platform), which was backed by Segnel Ventures, Gobi Partners, and 500 Global before it was acquired by iMedia in 2022. She is a serial entreprene...read more
Ryan McManus is the co-founder and CEO of SHARE Mobility, a transportation-as-a-service subscription for cities and businesses. Prior to founding SHARE Mobility, Ryan worked as the Marketing Director for Kern International, an enterprise-grade logistics and office equipment supplier with a...read more
Liz Tsai is the founder and CEO of HiOperator, a customer service-as-a-service solution company that allows businesses to handle client customer service tickets faster and more accurately through AI, backed by Y Combinator, 43North and HearstLab. Liz spent several years working in the phys...read more
Sascha Eder is the founder and CEO of NewtonX, a B2B enterprise research startup that has raised $40M+ in venture capital. Prior to NewtonX, Sascha was a management consultant spending time at both McKinsey & Co. and the Boston Consulting Group, as well as as a financial analyst at P&G. He...read more
Josh Campbell is the founder and CEO of protein supplement brand Human Improvement and wine brand So Gay Rosé. Formerly a Starbucks Executive and President of cannabis wellness company Dosist, Josh has founded, funded, built, and exited multiple startups in the consumer packaged goods spac...read more
Dave Kerpen is a serial entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and global keynote speaker. Dave is the co-founder and co-CEO of Apprentice, a platform that connects entrepreneurs with the brightest college students as well as the co-founder and CEO of Remembering Live, a virtual...read more
David Henzel is the CEO of UpCoach and a veteran entrepreneur who has been building companies in the SaaS and e-commerce space for over 20 years. He's had multiple exits, including MaxCDN. In addition to UpCoach he runs a portfolio of companies and employs more than 400 people. His passion...read more
Tobias raised $25m of funding from top tier investors like FJ Labs and Left Lane Capital among others. He launched and localised memmeo.me, an app for personalised video messages from celebrities, in 15+ markets. During his time with memmo, Tobias helped creators earn millions and reached ...read more
Austin founded and was the CEO of Big Easy, a producer of healthy, refreshing, and organic functional beverages which retails at more than 4,000 locations nationwide. Austin started this business from his apartment, eventually scaling to 8 figures in annual net revenue, and selling Big Eas...read more
Carl Carell is the Co-founder and CRO of GetAccept, an all-in-one digital sales room platform helps salespeople win more B2B deals. GetAccept has raised more than $30M in venture funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, Y Combinator, Amino Capital and DN Capital. Carl has co-founded several...read more
Bryan Wilcox is a co-founder and the former CTO of Tovala, a food-tech company that saves people time with a smart oven and paired meal service. Tovala has raised $70M in venture funding from Y Combinator, Comcast Ventures, Interplay, Origin Ventures and Left Lane Capital. Prior to Tovala,...read more
Lisa Curtis is the founder and CEO of Kuli Kuli, the leading brand pioneering the superfood moringa in the US market. She began working on Kuli Kuli while in the Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa. As a volunteer in her village’s health center, she gained an understanding of nutritional cha...read more
Ben Katz is a serial entrepreneur in the consumer internet space based in Los Angeles. He founded a leading online bank called CARD.com, and currently runs the online leader in hair loss medicine, HappyHead.com. He earned his BS and MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylv...read more
Praful Mathur is the founder and CEO of Sarama, a deeptech startup that uses AI to determine intent from barks i.e. crude translation. He was previously the co-founder and CEO of Shotput, a Y Combinator-backed startup that built APIs for instant logistics. He raised capital from Nexus Ven...read more
Tim Specht is the Director of Engineering at Reddit and the Co-founder and CTO of Dubsmash, a TikTok competitor that he successfully started, grew, and sold with over 250M installs and 160M users. Specht has spent over a decade working with startups across the US & Europe, helping them exe...read more
Hamilton Chan is the CEO of Coaching for Startups. He holds a BA in Psychology from Harvard University and a JD from Harvard Law School. He worked as an investment banker at JP Morgan in Hong Kong and in New York, performing Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance. After graduating fr...read more
Jon Swire is one of the nation’s leading real estate professionals and author of “There’s No Free Lunch in Real Estate”, which details simple tools and strategies to create life-changing wealth. Jon also teaches Real Estate Investment Analysis at UCLA Extension, as well as offering speakin...read more
Carlos Camara is a scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur. He has a Ph.D. in high energy density physics from UCLA and has extensive experience with R&D, technology transfer, and licensing of intellectual property. Co-inventor of a revolutionary new X-ray source, Carlos started a company to...read more
Kara LaForgia is an early stage investor and operator. She owns a business development consulting firm that spearheads sales distribution and growth strategies for CPG brands. Some of her current and past clients include: Topicals, SolaWave, Fur, Mad Rabbit, HIGHR, Duradry, Veracity, Blume...read more
Justin Thomas is the Founder of JourneyEngine, a content marketing agency specializing in EdTech. Over the past 15 years Justin has helped many startups grow, from start to exit and beyond. Justin has worked with several brands including Quantic, Valar Institute and Workvivo among others. ...read more
Alec Lee is the co-founder and CEO of Endless West, a beverage startup that creates its own unique blend of wines and spirits using scientific production methods. The whiskey has won 14 awards, and the company has raised more than $100 million in funding from IndieBio, SOSV, Horizon Ventur...read more
Panos Papadiamantis is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of PNOĒ, a medical equipment manufacturing which enables health professionals to provide science-backed nutrition and training through breath analysis. PNOĒ has raised over $10M in venture capital from Y Combinator, Fifty Year...read more
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