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
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
Robin is a three-time CMO with more than 20 years of experience in marketing and growth leadership roles at companies like Salesforce, Box, LinkedIn, Matterport, and WeWork. He's done 3 IPOs, several acquisitions, and led companies through hyper-growth to become household names. Robin now ...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
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
Rogelio "Ro" Choy is the CEO of Cars & Bids, . Previously he was the CEO of Eaze from 2019 to 2022, a cannabis-focused on-demand marketplace, where he led it's growth from less than $2OM to $2OOM+ in revenue. Prior to Eaze Ro was the CEO of BitTorrent (acquired by TRON blockchain), CBO of ...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Lauren Gallo is an award-winning, industry-leading marketing executive with expertise in global brand marketing and creative development. She has grown, defined and redefined some of the world’s most iconic brands, from Soho House to Apple to Snapchat to Nike. A proven leader, one of Laure...read more
Colin Rogister is the founding partner of Beat Ventures, an early-stage venture fund that invests in startups reshaping the future of work. Prior to Beat Ventures, Colin was an investor at Maven Ventures and served as a technology advisor in the Obama White House’s National Economic Counci...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
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
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
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
Amit Garg's career in technology spans over 20+ years in Silicon Valley. As a venture capitalist he has focused on seed-stage applied AI investments in digital health, automation and enterprises. Some of his key successes are nuTonomy (seed, sold for $450M) at Samsung NEXT Ventures and Mis...read more
Abhishek Kapur is the CEO of NEXT Trucking, a freight technology platform and digital marketplace connecting shippers and carriers. Abhishek brings a unique blend of global logistics, financial, and business leadership experience to the company. Prior to NEXT, he was at KKR Capstone, the o...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
Benjamin Balazs is the CTO of Mentorcam. Prior to co-founding Mentorcam, Benjamin held various product engineering and designing roles. He's built apps and websites for companies like Lamborghini, Maserati, Visa, and Emirates. Since teaching himself how to code at the age of 15, Benjamin h...read more
Cristian is Founding Partner of Iluminar Ventures, a Seed fund investing in LatAm with 35 investments in fintech, marketplaces, SaaS and supply chain. He's a Venture Partner at Gaingels, where he led the firm's Research team. Cristian founded TrueColors LatAm, the first non-profit for LGBT...read more
Chad Fox is an advisor to entrepreneurs and family offices through his firm F Partners. Through his VC firm, Fox Ventures, he invests in exceptional founders focused on “The Future of Financial Services”. Chad has a global network that spans from North America to the Middle East and can...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
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
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
Daniel Chen is the Head of Business Development at Brightside, a financial care solution that helps working families improve their financial health. He started his career as a Senior Auditor at KPMG Canada, then moved on to work as an Assistant Controller at eBay before embarking on his en...read more
Dan Bauer was the Founder and CEO of The MBA Exchange, the world's leading marketplace for MBA admissions coaching. He has created and delivered high-impact, strategic marketing initiatives in both the corporate and consulting spaces over the past 50 years. His impact spans 70+ companies a...read more
David Anderson is the founding partner of Beat Ventures, an early-stage venture fund that invests in startups reshaping the future of work. Prior to this, he was an investor at Toyota Ventures, and the co-founder of Bamboo, Detroit’s first co-working space for entrepreneurs. He holds an MB...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
Eli Schwartz is the former Director of SEO and Growth at SurveyMonkey. He is now an SEO and growth expert, advisor and author of the best-selling book, "Product-Led SEO". He has helped clients like WordPress, Shutterstock, BlueNile, Quora, Getaround, Mixpanel, and Zendesk build and execute...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
Erik Shani is the Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Fyllo. He's a 25 year veteran in the tech startup ecosystem with experience in multiple verticals (telecom, adtech, insurtech, and cannabis to name a few), across multiple regions (North America, EMEA, APAC), and business models. He...read more
Joe Coyne is a Venture Capitalist focused on helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses from day one to exit. Joe’s experience spans Venture Capital, Private Equity and Investment Banking, having started his career on Wall Street and transitioned to finding his passion for investing at B...read more
Katharene Johnson is a VP of Human Resources at Riot Games. She has over 15 years of experience in the gaming and entertainment industry, including as VP at Activision Blizzard, working for both small and mid-sized businesses as well as Fortune 500 corporations. In addition to this, she ho...read more
Max Samuel is a venture capitalist and lawyer. He has formerly worked at Thiel Capital (Peter Thiel’s investment office), Wilson Sonsini and Credit Suisse, and attended Yale University, Penn Law School and Wharton. Max is passionate about mentoring both startup founders and people looking ...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
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
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
I am a venture investor, operator and expert in Artificial Intelligence and Managing Partner at Gaingels, one of the most active investing networks fostering social change in venture. I am a founder and operator first, having co-founded Powerset, a pioneering AI company that developed one...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
Christian is a 5x sales leader and currently is the CEO & Founder of Fractional-CRO.com, a firm that specializes in providing growth guidance to Seed through Series B startups. During his career spanning over 20 years, he has held numerous executive roles, leading and building worldwide sa...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
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
Chris is an expert in taking startup ideas from zero to one and in turning around underperforming corporate innovation teams. He has built product portfolios and SaaS platforms generating $750M ARR across disparate industries and technologies including AI/ML in Health Care, NLP, IoT and vi...read more
A tech founder mentor is an individual with firsthand experience at technology startups who offers tech founder advice to entrepreneurs. As seasoned tech founders, established technology executives, and disruptive innovators themselves, tech founder mentors can leverage their expertise and industry knowledge to provide mentorship for young founders. These respected industry experts can share key insider tips for early-stage startups and offer expertise you won’t find anywhere else.
Some of the biggest names in entrepreneurship are tech founders — like Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg. However, aside from the household names, there are many top tech founders who are ready and willing to mentor budding tech entrepreneurs. For example, you can use Mentorcam to connect with tech founders like Bryan Wilcox, co-founder and CTO of the foodtech startup Tovala, or Panos Papadiamantis, co-founder and CPO of the medtech startup PNOĒ.
Embarking on your very first entrepreneurial journey can be both thrilling and daunting. Numerous challenges lie ahead for first time-tech founders, which is why it’s critical to have a mentor by your side during this time. Here are a few of the key tech startup challenges a mentor can help you with:
One of the biggest hurdles new founders of tech companies face is setting and managing realistic goals. A tech founder mentor can help you align your goals with your broader vision for your startup. They can hold you accountable, help you stay focused, and ensure you’re making appropriate progress toward your objectives.
Securing funding is another significant obstacle for many tech startup founders. Luckily, tech founder mentors are well-versed in the tech startup fundraising process. Mentors can share valuable insights and strategies to help you attract investors and aid you in crafting compelling pitches.
Keeping tech operations organized is yet another common challenge faced by startup founders. From hiring and managing a development team to formulating technology-based marketing strategies, there are numerous moving parts to juggle. A tech founder mentor can help you streamline your process quickly so you can stay focused on meeting your core goals rather than wasting time and money teaching yourself how to run a startup through trial and error.
A tech founder advisor from Mentorcam can help you with product development, offer unique tech industry insights, and much more.
Mentorcam’s tech industry veterans tailor their advice to the unique needs and challenges of each startup founder they mentor. By taking into account the stage your startup is at, your specific goals, your target customers, and more, our tech startup gurus will help you establish a personalized path toward success.