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Ray Gibson

Ray Gibson

CEO - Funded.club
Recruiting Expert

Funded.club
Supernova

Ray Gibson has over 25 years of startup recruiting experience, with a focus on helping tech startup teams hire for growth, sales, engineering, and product roles at Funded.club. He further contributes to the startup ecosystem by actively engaging with innovative startups, inspired by his transformative experience at Startupbootcamp alongside over 100 mentors.

WeTravel
Supernova
Funded.club
25+ years of recruiting
Startupbootcamp mentor
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Justin Hall

Justin Hall

Founder & CEO - Haderak
Recruitment Expert

Haderak
Braze

Justin Hall, the visionary behind Haderak, excels in offering comprehensive recruiting services, talent advisory, and ATS implementation solutions. His rich professional history encompasses diverse recruiting environments, such as agency, RPO, and in-house roles at companies like Braze and LiveIntent, where he successfully grew teams with diverse of expertise.

Haderak
Braze
LiveIntent
ZocDoc
Skills Alliance
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Sam Hodges

Sam Hodges

Co-Founder & CEO - Vouch
InsurTech Expert

Vouch
Y Combinator

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, where he helped scale the U.S. operation to over $1.5B in total origination volume, serving tens of thousands of small businesses. Funding Circle went public on the London Stock Exchange in Fall 2018. Before this, Sam played a role in building several other financial technology companies and started his career in management consulting and investing. Sam currently serves on the boards of two private companies. He received his MBA and MS from Stanford.

Raised $150M+
Y Combinator
Funding Circle
Stanford GSB
Angel investor
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Dan Bauer

Dan Bauer

President - Bauer & Associates Inc.
Marketing and Strategy Expert

Harvard Business School
MBA Exchange

A recognized expert in marketing and entrepreneurship, Dan Bauer founded The MBA Exchange, an education and career advisory firm ranked among the Inc. 5000. Since then, as head of Bauer & Associates, he has delivered high-impact, marketing guidance to clients ranging from Fortune 100 to startups in 30+ industries. Previously, he served as SVP of Global Marketing & Sales for MasterCard International’s global debit business and as Vice President of National Marketing for Citibank NA. His career includes account management roles with DDB Needham and Ketchum Advertising. Bauer earned an MBA from Harvard Business School focusing on general management and marketing. He ranked in the top 15% of his class in industry and competivie analysis.

SVP MasterCard
VP Citibank
Inc. 5000
Harvard MBA
Board Member MonogramGroup
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Roy Chung

Roy Chung

Co-Founder - Apollo.io
SaaS Expert

Apollo
Y Combinator

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 Apollo.io (YC W16), Roy was on the founding team at Doblet (YC S14) and previously worked as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. A two-time Y Combinator alum, Roy also holds an MBA from UC Berkeley.

Founder Apollo
Valued at $1.6B
Y Combinator
McKinsey & Co.
UC Berkeley MBA
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Edvard Engesaeth

Edvard Engesaeth

Co-Founder - Nurx
Telehealth Expert

NURX.
Union Square Ventures

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 prescription medicine delivery space and is backed by some of the world's most prestigious VCs such as Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, and Y Combinator, to name a few. Nurx has been featured on Y Combinator's list of 100 most valuable startups several years in a row. Eddie has made appearances on ABC, CBS, and NBC, and has been featured in Scientific American, New York Times, S&P Global, USA Today, and Forbes, among others. An active angel investor, he is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and aspiring founders looking to build great startups that help shape the future.

Founded Nurx
Acq. by Thirty Madison
Raised $100M+
Y Combinator
YC top 20 exit
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Hamilton Chan

Hamilton Chan

CEO - Coaching for Startups
Y Combinator Alum

Coaching for Startups
Y Combinator

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 from Law School, Hamilton was a corporate attorney at Munger, Tolles & Olson, where his clients included Berkshire Hathaway and Kobe Bryant. Hamilton did Y Combinator as a solo founder and raised millions of dollars in venture funding for his startup. He has since launched his coaching practice and coached over 300 YC founders.

Y Combinator alum
JP Morgan
JD Harvard Law
BA Psychology
Coached 300+ founders
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Josh Bigelow

Josh Bigelow

Co-Founder & CTO - Syncromatics
Engineering Expert

box
GMV

Josh Bigelow is an accomplished technical executive with a wealth of experience in the field of engineering. With over 25 years of expertise, he excels in hiring and managing technical teams and Chief Technology Officers (CTOs). Josh played a crucial role in the success of Box, a company he co-founded in 2005, which achieved a multimillion-dollar exit. Furthermore, as the founder and CEO of Syncromatics, Josh navigated the company to another multimillion-dollar exit without the need for external funding, achieving $18 million in ARR.

Founding Engineer Box
Syncromatics
Funnel9
Product Leadership
BSc. Computer Science USC
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