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Paul Wiltshire

Paul Wiltshire

Founder & CEO – Songtradr,
Entertainment Tech Expert

Available next Monday

Paul Wiltshire is the founder and CEO of Songtradr, a global B2B music licensing and rights platform that connects content producers with music creators while also provid...

Music & Entertainment
tech advice

  • Music tech
  • Media & entertainment
  • B2B sales
  • Licensing
  • Customer acquisition
Max Samuel

Max Samuel

Partner – Snö Ventures,
Venture Capitalist

Available tomorrow

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 Y...

Investor pitch
feedback

  • Early-stage funding
  • Building pitch decks
  • Product-market-fit
  • Finding investors
  • Company formation
Dave Anderson

Dave Anderson

Partner – Beat Ventures,
Venture Capitalist

Available tomorrow

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 inves...

Fundraising &
pitch advice

  • Fundraising strategy
  • Pitch deck review
  • Generating VC interest
  • B2B sales
  • Investor relations
Colin Rogister

Colin Rogister

Partner – Beat Ventures,
Venture Capitalist

Available tomorrow

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 ...

NFT and
Web3 advice

  • Scaling Web3 startups
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Pitch deck review
  • Pitch practice
  • Consumer tech
Ryan Mendoza

Ryan Mendoza

Partner – Scrum Ventures,
Venture Capitalist

Available next Monday

Ryan Mendoza is a Partner at Scrum Ventures, a Japanese fund investing in US startups. Previously, Ryan worked at a university accelerator called PCI Ventures, where he w...

Fundraising
advice

  • Startup investing
  • Fundraising
  • Pitching VCs
  • Deck review
  • Accelerators
Lisa Curtis

Lisa Curtis

Founder & CEO – Kuli Kuli,
Forbes 30 Under 30

Available tomorrow

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 Co...

Social impact
and CPG GTM advice

  • Social impact
  • Supply chain
  • CPG startups
  • D2C marketing
  • Food & beverage
Anada Lakra

Anada Lakra

Founder & CEO – BoldVoice,
Y Combinator Alum

Available next Monday

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...

Go-to-market and
formation advice

  • Edtech startups
  • Fundraising
  • Y Combinator
  • Mobile app marketing
  • Early-stage growth
Bryan Wilcox

Bryan Wilcox

Co-founder & CTO – Tovala,
Y Combinator Alum

Available next Monday

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...

Technical and
hardware advice

  • Hardware
  • Y Combinator
  • Finding developers
  • Building an MVP
  • Product-driven growth
Mahsa Rostami

Mahsa Rostami

Founder & CEO – Revero,
AI Engineer

Available tomorrow

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 Re...

Fundraising
advice

  • Seed funding
  • Technical leadership
  • Recruiting
  • First hires
  • Growth hacking
Billy Bosch

Billy Bosch

Founder – ICONIC Protein,
CPG Marketing Expert

Available next Wednesday

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 i...

Consumer GTM
and sales advice

  • Launching consumer products
  • Getting into big retailers
  • Private equity fundraising
  • Branding
  • Customer acquisition strategy
T Zhu

T Zhu

Co-founder – Tellus,
Fintech & Real Estate-tech Expert

Available tomorrow

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 founde...

Fintech and B2C
startup advice

  • Consumer tech
  • Product driven growth
  • Fundraising
  • Mobile app marketing
  • Scaling from 0 to 1
Abhishek Kapur

Abhishek Kapur

CEO – NEXT Trucking,
London Business School Alum

Available next Monday

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 glob...

Scaling and
growth advice

  • Private equity
  • Mobility
  • Leadership
  • Scaling post PMF
  • Business development
Jacob Jaber

Jacob Jaber

Co-founder – Philz Coffee,
Investor and Forbes 30 Under 30

Available tomorrow

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 Distric...

Growth and
marketing advice

  • Food & beverage startups
  • Getting into big retail
  • Expansion strategies
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing strategy
Emmie Chang

Emmie Chang

Founder & CEO – Hoo,
Y Combinator Alum

Available on Sunday

Emmie is a serial tech entrepreneur who is presently working on Hoo, an interactive Web3 livestream platform. She is a Y Combinator alum who previously co-founded FutureL...

Web3 advice and
pitch feedback

  • Your YC application
  • Pitch deck review
  • How to build Web3 projects
  • Pitch practice
  • Growth hacking
Chris Yeh

Chris Yeh

Co-author of Blitzscaling,
Investor

Available next Monday

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 ...

Pitch practice
and blitzscaling

  • Scaling your startup
  • Fundraising
  • Growth strategy
  • Product-market-fit
  • Marketing
Wil Eyi

Wil Eyi

CEO & Co-founder – Toolbox,
Y Combinator Alum

Available next Monday

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...

Fintech and
growth advice

  • Fintech startups
  • Pitch deck review
  • Generating VC interest
  • Pitch practice
  • Product-market-fit
Josh Campbell

Josh Campbell

CEO – Human Improvement,
Former Starbucks Executive

Available tomorrow

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 we...

Brand building
and sales advice

  • Launching consumer products
  • Retail partnerships
  • Customer acquisition
  • Fundraising
  • Sales strategy
Edvard Engesaeth

Edvard Engesaeth

Co-founder – Nurx,
Y Combinator Alum

Available tomorrow

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 pre...

Growth and
fundraising advice

  • Fundraising
  • Deal making
  • Customer acquisition
  • Product-market-fit
  • Hiring strategy
Rune Hauge

Rune Hauge

CEO – Mentorcam,
Y Combinator Alum

Available on Saturday

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 ...

Seed stage
fundraising advice

  • Fundraising
  • Y Combinator
  • Product-market-fit
  • Startup sales
  • Growth hacking