What if you knew data behind the fastest growing SaaS companies today? Each morning join Nathan Latka as he spends 15 minutes interviewing SaaS founders. You'll learn how SaaS CEO's launched their startup and grew it into a real SaaS business. SaaS Founders range from bootstrapped to funded, MVP to 10,000 customers, pre revenue to pre IPO.
Kyle Racki is the co-founder and CEO of Proposify, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, which currently serves more than ten thousand customers worldwide. He started his first business, a web design company, at age twenty-four and sold it after five years. Kyle has blogged extensively about his journey through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and is the author of Free Trials (and Tribulations): How To Build A Business While Getting Punched In The Mou...more
Rosie previously bootstrapped Ministry of Testing, a community for software testers, to 7 figures. Now she leads the community over at Indie Hackers and is building up Rosieland, a community for community builders, on the side.
Founder of Finimize, the world’s largest and most engaged finance community •Previously co-founded one of the largest ecommerce players in Switzerland, sold with 200 employees to the largest Swiss media house •Forbes 30 under 30 in 2016, mentor at Techstars
Peter Smit has spent half his life on either side of the Atlantic. He has lived in 7 countries and speaks four languages Raised in the age of matrix management, running programs, initiatives, projects and business globally, he has long been a proponent of collaboration and the tools which enable it. He is the CEO and founder of Collabogence, a Toronto-based firm which used data to measure the changes in effectiveness and productivity of people and spaces.
Founder of Fullfunnel.io ( Full-Funnel B2B marketing for B2B Service-Based, Tech and SaaS companies) and ROIplan (marketing planning platform). I live and breathe B2B marketing since 2007. Author of ""LinkedIn Content Marketing: How to generate high-quality B2B leads on LinkedIn without cold messaging and ads"" book that was awarded as the best B2B marketing ebook and was included to 100 Best B2B Marketing Books of All Time by Bookauthority.
Paul is an entrepreneur with 18 years’ experience in founding and scaling global companies. Over the last 7 years, he has grown two international technology businesses from zero to $70M in combined sales as CRO and $500M + in value. Paul has also raised over $100M of investment across all stages.
Founder and CEO. Third venture, entrepreneur since 1997. Started first company with an investment of $1000 to make it a multi million dollar company across 5 continents. Pivoted to digital platform in 2017. Recipient of over 23 awards including Female Business Personality of the Year , entrepreneur of the year Asia
I founded Lemon.io (previous name Coding Ninjas) in 2015 with an idea to build an Uber for web development. You post a project, and the next available (pre-vetted) developer picks it up. Previously I had 2 failed attempts to build businesses: AdSense for images and local classified in Ukraine. Before that, I was the head of sales in a 100-person SEM agency.
Starting my first venture at the age of 20 showed me incredible highs and crushing lows (eating PB&J for every meal). Gained a ton of skills doing door to door, cold calling, and managing a team of 30 commission only sales reps. After pursuing a few other ventures in this realm, I gained a lot of knowledge about growing sales, building teams and measuring success. Taking this knowledge, I co-founded FiveRings Marketing where we help SaaS companies grow their revenue by booking meetings with deci...more
I started off as a car service driver and worked my way through school and started a SaaS company
May is the founder of Globechain,a reuse marketplace that connects corporates to charities and smes to redistribute unneeded items, generating ESG data.Working in investment banking, May saw a need to digitise waste.Globechain has 10,000 members, operates in UK,Spain,NYC&UAE.Recognised as one of Forbes 100 top environmentalist 2020&top 100 Meaningful business 2020
Antonis is a marketing professional with extensive experience within the e-commerce industry and a large presence in the Berlin startup scene. He has had the privilege of working for Fortune 500 companies and other top brands in the US and Europe. In 2020 he founded his second company, finhire.me.
Seasoned executive with broad experience in all aspects related to Business Development, Turnarounds, Fund Raising, Corporate Finance & Strategic Advisory. Deeply experience in M&A, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Debt Restructuring and Chapter 11 processes. Experienced in leading the digital transformation and immersion process in a fintech company (B2P) in Argentina, leading the transformation of a business model for a home lending company (from P2P to B2P) in Uruguay and expanding the busine...more
Ex-finance-bro. 4 years in VC/PE tech-focused investment firm CYFRD. Keen on hustle culture & b2b-sales.
Packy is the founder of Not Boring, a weekly newsletter covering strategy and finance through the stories of companies big and small. After starting his career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Packy spent six years as the NYC GM and VP, Experience at Breather.
Live and breathe business internationalization and entrepreneurship. Started out as consultant assisting Swedish companies abroad, founded and co-founded three start-ups between 2005-2011. Sold the first company in 2012, the second in 2019, and now I work with internationalization at Varbi as well as being COB. Married. Two kids.
CEO and founder of Unicorn Platform, the landing page builder for startups, creator of Broadwise.org, the startup community, DJ.
Entrepreneur with extensive knowledge of technology and product. Started my first company in school selling cheat sheets. Cofounded Foodo an online same day grocery delivery. Supported LEAD energy AG in moving R&D to Europe, both software and hardware. Built two custom ERP systems from scratch.
Founder and CEO of Amilia, one of Quebec’s fastest-growing tech companies. Providing the first activity-based eCommerce SaaS solution to organizations all over North America, he has made it his mission to help administrators streamline their day-to-day tasks to allow them to focus on growth and prosperity. A passionate entrepreneur and former venture capitalist, Francois has over 30 years of experience investing in early-stage software and internet companies. His expertise in evaluating investme...more
Christopher Doyle is an entrepreneur and business leader with extensive hands-on construction industry experience and a proven record of launching successful startups. He is the founder, president and CEO of Billd, a disruptive payment solution for the construction industry that helps contractors and suppliers grow their businesses with less hassle and risk. Recognizing cash flow hurdles contractors face when purchasing materials, Doyle launched Billd to make traditional Wall Street working capi...more
Logistics and innovation run through Oren’s veins. Following his parents’ footsteps, who created their own freight forwarder after years with Foreman’s van line, he founded his own 100-truck fleet at age 20, providing white-glove freight service throughout the U.S. and Canada. Next came SolSource, Oren’s first brokerage, which services major clients like Whole Foods and opened his eyes to the unnecessary complications and inefficiencies of LTL shipping. Now, after 20+ years in freight, Oren’s bu...more
Kate Bradley Chernis is the Founder & CEO of Lately, which uses AI to automatically transform longform content like blogs, podcasts and videos into dozens of ""smart"" social posts it learns will yield the highest engagement from your audience. As a former marketing agency owner, Kate initially created the idea for Lately out of spreadsheets for then-client, Walmart, and got them a 130% ROI, year-over-year for three years. Prior to founding Lately, Kate served 20 million listeners as Music Direc...more
Derek Steer is the CEO of Mode, a new startup enabling data scientists to share and discover work. With Mode, analysts are more productive and connected, both publicly within the data community and privately within organizations.Before co-founding Mode in 2013, Derek was an early member of Yammer’s Analytics team. There, he built tools to identify strong leads and customers at risk of attrition within a pool of freemium users. Derek has also worked in antitrust economics and on the Monetization ...more
Anne-Laure Le Cunff is the founder of Ness Labs, an online platform offering neuroscience-based content and coaching to thousands of entrepreneurs and knowledge workers. Prior to Ness Labs, she led marketing for digital health products at Google. She holds a MSc in applied neuroscience from King's College London.
Former banker & 2nd time founder, Keren Moynihan is the CEO/co-founder of Boss Insights. Boss Insights offers Business Data as a Service. Their single API enables easy access to hundreds of sources (Quickbooks, SalesForce, Stripe) bridging data gaps between banks and business customers in under 1 minute. Banks know where a business was, is and will be on demand. Keren has 15+ years' experience in financial services as a banker, advisor and is on the Commonwealth’s Women Invested Advisory Council...more
Patrick has worked with solar for over 20 years, and maintains a diverse background in design, social enterprise and manufacturing. Volunteering in developing countries has inspired Patrick to create solar solutions that meet essential needs like cooking, cooling and sanitation.
Will has over a decade of experience helping SaaS and software businesses solve their strategic financial challenges. During that timeframe, Will has led, operated, advised and/or invested in over 100 SaaS and software companies. In March 2019, Will founded KPI Sense to re-invent the concept of outsourced CFO and FP&A work for SaaS and Software businesses. Using tech-enabled automation and vertical market expertise within SaaS, KPI Sense offers a blended product and service solution that allows ...more
Erin is an entrepreneur, speaker, startup advisor, and former technology journalist. She is co-founder and CEO at Willful, an online estate planning platform. She has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Forbes, and CNN, and she was named one of Marketing Magazine's top 30 Under 30 marketers.
Kasper has been an industry leader in the L&D space for over 25 years. He has made an impact on this ever-evolving field as CEO of the fast growing scale up Easygenerator and as an e-learning blogger (kasperspiro.com), author and speaker at various e-learning conferences around the world.
Dr. Lindy Ledohowski (B.A., B.Ed., M.A., Ph.D.) was a former English teacher and then English professor in Canada before becoming an EdTech CEO for academic writing software platform, EssayJack. She has won numerous awards for her teaching, research, and publications, and is now an award-winning entrepreneur. She has published both peer-reviewed scholarship and popular pieces on writing and offers keynote addresses on webinars on EdTech, leadership, and academic writing.
Nicholas Chepesiuk is the Founder & CEO of OnCall Health. Prior to starting OnCall in 2016, Nicholas was an early hire at education technology company Top Hat, and marketing technology company Turnstyle (acquired by Yelp).
Started first business (online industrial directory) in 1999 in South Africa, and is still in operation today. Personally moved to UK in 2001 to have a more politically stable business base. Then moved to USA in 2006, as US based clients began to increase. Over the years we morphed from an industrial directory to a digital marketing agency. In 2014 co-founder and I began discussing how to solve lead tracking and reporting problem with marketing clients. We officially launched WhatConverts in Mar...more
Alogpix is the only place to understand eCommerce market share, pricing, and promotions of your competitors and category in real-time . Powering Fortune 50 CPGs and Marketplaces, Algopix gives you a window into now, not weeks ago with 1P + 3P Coverage so you can adjust to current market conditions, boost sessions and conversions with more relevant merchandising and pricing.
Co founder and CEO of WildJar First startup. Bootstrapped - started in 2016. Born in New Zealand, grew up in Australia and currently living in the Scotland 🐑🐑🐑
I am a serial Entrepreneur (my third Startup got acquired for a 17x return to investors by $SPLK) and I love making companies with a little bit of funding, tons of freedom and small teams. I am an active Angel Investor, organizer of many tech meetups in LA and I still write code (I have a super strong engineering background). I have been a speaker/lecturer to tons of events all over the world about Entrepreneurship and Startups and I love helping founders.
Credo was founded and is run by John Doherty. John has almost a decade of experience in SEO and online marketing. Before starting Credo, he ran marketing/growth for HotPads and Trulia Rentals, part of the Zillow Group family of real estate brands. Before that he was a consultant at Distilled, where he was the most senior consultant and a founding member of the New York City office. During his time there he consulted with everyone from small VC-backed startups (who closed rounds of funding becaus...more
As CEO of Atrium, Chris leads a world-class team in empowering companies to embrace the next generation of tech through the power of AI. Chris brings more than 15 years of sales, professional services and marketing experience across solution areas including CRM, business intelligence, enterprise integration, and custom application development.
Prayag is founder and Executive Chairman of LeadGenius. Before founding LeadGenius in 2011, Prayag worked at Finland’s top research institute as an expert in Ubiquitous Interaction and built mobile applications and embedded systems in Delhi’s startup scene. He is an author of several book chapters and papers on Human Computer Interaction, Computer Networks and Network Security. He has a M.S. in Information Science from U.C. Berkeley and a B.S. degree from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology In...more
Eric is a Central Oregon native, Cal Poly graduate and startup founder with a passion for entrepreneurship. Whether it be building a tech company from the ground up, investing in real estate or flipping cars on craigslist, a desire to construct his own success has inspired his actions.
Lesley Eccles is the Founder and CEO of Relish, the first-ever relationship training app making it easier to build happy, healthy, more connected relationships. She was previously co-founder and former head of marketing at FanDuel, the billion dollar fantasy sports company. Lesley also served on FanDuel’s board of directors.
Jag Singh, Vid.camera founder and CEO
Web accessibility testing has a problem: testing after the fact. Tenon seeks to solve that. Tenon is a one of a kind accessibility testing tool in that it is aimed at offering unprecedented flexibility in tooling for designers developers testers and content authors. Tenon achieves these goals via its API which can be seamlessly integrated into your existing toolset. It doesn't matter what IDE you use, what CMS you use, what automated build and deploy tool you use, or what you use for unit testin...more
Ray joined RedSeal as CEO in February 2014. Prior to RedSeal he was a general partner at Venrock, one of RedSeal’s founding investors. At Venrock he invested in 53 companies including over a dozen in cybersecurity including Vontu, PGP, P-Cube, Imperva, Cloudflare, CTERA, and Shape Security. He is on the board of Check Point Software Technology, Ltd. an original Venrock investment, and Team8, both Tel Aviv–based companies.
Entrepreneur delivering success to B2B tech buyers and vendors via G2.com marketplace...and supporting ThreeKit in building the world's most amazing 3D visual selling platform. Previously built cloud CPQ software pioneers BigMachines (acquired by Oracle) and SteelBrick (acquired by Salesforce). Following the conscious path to reach the PEAK in my work, personal, and family life.
Jessica Rovello is the CEO and co-founder of Arkadium, which provides interactive content to the world's most well-known brands and publishers, including CNN, Comcast, Microsoft, The Washington Post and USA Today. Jessica is the winner of the American Business Award for Executive of the Year, the Stevie Award for Entrepreneur of Year, was named one of SmartCEO's Future 50 and is a Crain's New York "40 Under 40" winner.
David Hollander is the founder of Order Desk, an app that helps merchants save time on their ecommerce order management. He started Order Desk as a side-project six years ago, and it’s now grown into a bootstrapped company employing six people and grossing $60K/month.
Ankesh, was born in India, educated in London, based in Silicon Valley. ATSystems, 0-$22m in 4 years. Sold to TMP/Monster. Personic, 0- $25m in 4 years. Raised $50m, Personic sold to Kronos. Sold patents to Google for "Sharing as a Page Ranking Mechanism," prior to Facebook's "Like button"
"I’ve had the privilege of experiencing the best of both worlds, 5 startups and 3 MNCs in the last 20 years in the enterprise software space solving mission critical business problems. After 12 years in San Francisco and working with some of the brightest entrepreneurs, engineers, VCs, and tech leaders, I transitioned what a 2 year contract to Asia has now turned into 10 years, having mostly based in Singapore and Japan. The excitement continues, especially now that I’m leading my own startup in...more
I'm passionate about data, design and pedagogy. I started Toucan 5 years ago, Previously I cofounded tldr.io. I'm 32 years old and father of three.
Matthew Hager began writing code at the age of 8. At 20 he started Poetic, one of Houston’s leading technology agencies. Now, as CEO of Clutch, he is working towards his lifelong passion of making building software faster and easier than ever before. When he’s offline, he spends time with his wife of 11 years, 4 kids, 17 chickens and 2 dogs.
George Arison is the co-founder of Shift, an online marketplace disrupting the used car industry. An immigrant from Georgia and lifelong entrepreneur, he also co-founded the first on-demand mobile transportation booking technology Taxi Magic (now known as Curb), as well as working for Google and BCG.
TOOTRiS is service provider that helps working parents’ access and secure affordable, quality Child Care in real-time. TOOTRiS is available online or by mobile app and provides search by location, schedule, budget and specific program distinctions, along with virtual tour capabilities, enrollment and pay-as-you-go payment processing.
Rafferty Pendery is an International Public Speaker and Tech Entrepreneur who owns several successful companies in the software and marketing space serving a wide range of businesses - from small businesses to Fortune 500’s.
Since 2009, Paris has founded and run Hop Online, which has pivoted in recent years to focus entirely on SaaS growth marketing. Services include SEO, content marketing, paid search, paid social, CRO, data analytics, and creative. From 2014-16, Paris was Country Manager for Google in Bulgaria. Today, Hop Online serves several high growth SaaS companies that are pursuing exponential scale ahead of or in response to investor financing.
Kevin Dawidowicz is the President and co-founder of CoachMePlus, built around a simple idea, helping coaches and athletes work together to achieve their fitness-related goals. We serve a range of fitness-minded professionals from personal trainers and gym owners to professional sports coaches and military human performance specialists.
The former head of IBM Canada’s data mining and data warehousing practices, Gary is passionate about AI and its ability to transform how retailers grow their businesses and establish an edge in an increasingly challenging and competitive environment. Under Gary’s leadership, Daisy has established a track record of delivering verifiable financial outcomes for a rapidly growing list of global clients. Gary holds a B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Highly influential, passionate executive Director and Co-Investor for high growing SaaS and Private Equity / Private Debt ecosystem. Invested in Fluid Fintec and SalesProcess.
I strongly believe that technology should work towards improving human relationships instead of replacing them. The ability to bring communities together, and benefit all stakeholders is what drives us. I've been personally impacted by the lack of scholarships and with Almabase now, we're helping institutions make their education more accessible.
Kiss dirty laundry goodbye and reclaim your free time by letting us handle the chore of washing and folding your laundry. We don't have per pound fees. Our pricing is by the bin and our bins fit up to 25 pounds of laundry. Our service is easy to use, all of our process is automated and reliable. We operate on a weekly basis and guarantee next day delivery. FairMeadow's staff is made up of professionals with years of experience in home service management and hospitality. FairMeadow uses only eco-...more
Ex Samsung R&D Developer and Team Manager. Almost Googler but reject the offer in the very last moment. Start my first start-up in 2012, still operating. From 2018 working on martech solution - Trustisto.
As co-founder and CEO of TeamSnap, the household name in integrated sports management, Dave wears many hats – from being the boss to sweeping the floors, and everything in between. Since forming the company he has managed three successful investment rounds, secured strategic partnerships and overseen impressive growth. Nearly 20 million administrators, coaches, players and parents now rely on TeamSnap to manage their sports lives. He continues to focus on both day-to-day and long-term initiative...more
Founded Feedsauce in 2018 after running an agency to $600k ARR with 9 person team and then noticing that all our clients were always interested in content more than anything. We accidentally had built a 'speedy system' for creating product photos in our agency and used this model to pivot to Feedsauce and provide custom product photos for brands in 72 hours. Now we're building a marketplace to open the platform to all creators around the world.
Daniel is the co-founder of img.ly, where he strives to build platforms to make design more accessible for everyone. After graduating with a PhDs in electrical engineering in 2015, he held a few interim CTO positions in the local startup community. In 2017 he co-founded img.ly with Eray Basar.
Kevin Zicherman helps digital agencies and MSPs innovate to increase profitability by reselling guest WiFi marketing solutions. Kevin is the CEO of MyWiFi Networks, the leading white-label WiFi platform with social data capture, visitor metrics and marketing automation.
Scot is a 4-time entrepreneur based out of the Research Triangle Park region. Before Spiffy, he started ChannelAdvisor in 2001 and took it public in 2013. Now he's exploring the intersection of digital services and car care.
Started in my first company at 22. Serial Entrepreneur with a passion for people and businesses. Started working in Occupational Health and Safety in 2012 and decided I needed to go back to school to learn more about business. Started Safety Evolution in 2016, graduated my MBA in 2017.
Life long learner who is looking to add value to every relationship I build. Co-founded fullcast.io with Bala in 2017 to transform how Go to market Operations are done based on prior experience scaling ops at Salesforce and Microsoft.
I started MySwimPro when I was 23, and since then it has grown to over 1 Million downloads, named App of the Year by Apple and the business has grown to 7-figures in revenue. We are a 100% remote company distributed across 10 time zones!
Kyle York is co-founder, CEO and managing partner at York IE where he sets the company’s vision of building a hybrid strategic advisory, investment and operational growth firm. Kyle works closely with entrepreneurs and investors to help them realize their shared ambition to build good companies, create new jobs, grow generational wealth and impact the world. Investing in over 75 startups over the past decade, Kyle is also a co-founder and board member for 3rd generation family business, YORK Ath...more
I am a full stack developer with a passion for entrepreneurship. I am a father of 3 little boys ages 6, 4, and 4 and married to my lovely wife Yvette. When not working I love reading about various topics, but have a passion for everything Sci-fi/Fantasy.
WE ARE A PRIVACY TECH COMPANY SPECIALIZED IN DEVELOPING CONSENT SOLUTIONS. WE HELP YOUR WEBSITE COMPLY WITH CURRENT PRIVACY REGULATIONS AND FRAMEWORKS.
Johnathan Grzybowski, is the co-founder of Penji. A platform that gives you on-demand access to the top two percent of designers in the world. You can submit as many projects as you want, get your completed designs back in under 48 hours and only pay a flat monthly rate. His personal mission is to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs to challenge simple minded patterns that help elevate, execute, and produce more revenue for their business.
In 2018 I joined forces with Professor Ole Winther from DTU and founded raffle.ai. raffle deploys intelligent search tools for Customer Service, that gives instant, correct answers to your customers and employees, while picking up great insights on customer needs and employee satisfaction. raffle reduces calls, live chats and emails by 24% and unlocks a constant re-learning circle. At the same time employees save 80% of their internal search time and get up to speed with new knowledge quickly. r...more
Serial SaaS Entrepreneur with experience in helping small businesses.
Ted is a co-founder and CEO of Cylynt, a cyber-security firm that provides SaaS based anti-piracy, license compliance and software monetization technology for the world’s leading software companies. Prior to Cylynt, Ted was a co-founder of the EDA company AWR Corporation, which was acquired by National Instruments in 2011. AWR, a leading high-frequency analog design company, has played an important role in the design of semiconductors used in wireless applications.
Amir Salihefendić has viewed life differently ever since his family fled war-torn Bosnia for Denmark and he began to see the world becoming borderless. That worldview influences his mission to shape the future of work as Founder and CEO of Doist, a fully distributed, bootstrapped company that creates productivity tools used by over 25 million people globally.
Supermetrics founder & CEO
Trent Dyrsmid is a serial entrepreneur, husband, and father. In addition to hosting the Bright Ideas eCommerce podcast, he is the Founder of Flowster.app; a business workflow management application used by thousands of eCommerce businesses around the globe. In 2019, his eCommerce business ranked 254th on the Inc 5000.
Jen Grant has a passion for building companies from the ground-up and taking multiple companies to over a billion dollar valuation. She has been involved with companies such as Google and box. She lead the Google Apps EDU, Gmail, and Book Search marketing teams. She received Google's most prestigious award for her marketing leadership.
Adrian Dayton is an internationally recognized speaker on social media and business development. At the end of 2013, Adrian launched ClearView Social, a saas software business. ClearView Social makes it easy to get professionals sharing to social media, and is currently in use by over 50,000 professionals worldwide.
While always "making money online" since school, David started his professional career as a cooperative student at former 120k people HP with stops in Europe and California. Later on, he started as employee no 1 and took over the growth part to further bootstrap Billbee to a 7-(and more)-figure SaaS, now working as the MD for revenue and operations.
Entrepreneur, CEO and coach with decades of experience across startups, early-stage, small and mid-size companies. Track record includes generating over $1 billion in gains for his investors. Dual passion is not just teaching visionary leadership teams how to build extraordinarily productive, humane and resilient companies but building every one of the cloud based tools needed to make the associated journey almost easy.
Born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, I've been creating my own ventures over the last 13 years. At the age of 20 I founded a retail company and raised up to 100 employees and 14 stores across Spain. Later I co-founded Holded, a Business Operating System for small businesses to manage Sales, Finances, Operations & HR in one single beautiful platform.
Guiding companies to improve their culture @_nailted
Samuel P.N. Cook is a former U.S. Army Officer and Russian History Teacher who founded SanityDesk to help experts, authors, and coaches to build their entire business online. He lives in Kiev, Ukraine with his tech team based in Poland and Ukraine.
Grant is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder/CEO of Unstack, the no-code content management platform designed for marketers to to build and scale digital businesses without developers. Prior to Unstack Grant was a Co-Founder and CPO/CEO of Grapevine, an influencer marketplace with 200,000+ creators which was acquired in 2018.
Don has pioneered the use of customer engagement to drive revenue for global brands for 3 decades. First in building inside sales operations, then leading in the use of live sales chat, and now he’s pioneering AI to score website visitors conversion potential to trigger optimal customer engagement.
Ryan Austin is an entrepreneur who has spent over 10 years driving improvements in learning and development. In his current role as CEO at Synapse, Ryan is focused on developing innovative products to help learning teams increase productivity and create impactful training at scale. Prior to Synapse, Ryan served as Senior Vice President for World Trade Group, an organization that offers live events, online products, and training courses.
Co-Founder of Ubiweb, 15+ years sales experience (15 in online marketing) - developed a turn-key all-in-one solution for SMBs for their online marketing - primarily targeting Canada currently. Started out of my basement with one partner and boostrapped our way (so far) to over 700+ clients and over 20+ colleagues
Pierre joined SpotMe in 2001 as a software engineer. In 2004, after a research position on distributed algorithms at NTT Japan, he returned to SpotMe and led the pivot from proprietary hardware to SaaS, with SpotMe becoming the leading pure play event engagement platform. Pierre is a graduate from INSEAD and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
In Genially we provide a tool to create interactive communication experiences and more engaging content for more than 2 million users worldwide. I participate in tasks such as the business development strategy, funding processes, public relationships, etc.
Bohumil studied Innovation Management and Marketing in Denmark and in the USA. After his studies, he was invited to launch a social media tool developed in a leading ad agency in Central Europe. In less than 4 years, he and his team built a tool with more than 4000 brands and agencies on board such as IKEA, BBDO or VML. Bohumil is in the Forbes 30 under 30 list and became Founder of a year in Slovakia (2019).
Designer with 10+ years of experience and founder of Trakto.io, a design software for non-designers with hundreds of clients all over the world.
As co-founder and CEO of Nth Round, Graham runs all aspects of Nth Round operations: from product development, to sales and marketing, to customer support. Before starting the company, Graham started in product design and development at Relay Network, after which he joined the quantitative investment firm AJO Partners.
Bryan Clayton is CEO and cofounder of GreenPal an online marketplace that connects homeowners with Local lawn care professionals. GreenPal has been called the “Uber for lawn care” by Entrepreneur magazine and has over 100,000 active users completing thousands of transactions per day. Before starting GreenPal Bryan Clayton founded Peachtree Inc. one of the largest landscaping companies in the state of Tennessee growing it to over $10 million a year in annual revenue before it was acquired by Lus...more
Zeb Evans is a serial entrepreneur that's started several software companies with over $100 million in revenue. Currently, he's founder and CEO at ClickUp, a productivity platform where people plan their work.
I’m the founder and CEO of Richter and companies. Started the company (bootstrapped) in 2008 at the beginning of the economic collapse. Currently own 6 companies. We’ve made the Inc 5000 list 5 consecutive years. Today, we work with many of the largest B2B companies in the world.
My name is Pippin Williamson. I am a nature loving farm boy that somehow found his way into computers, Internet, and business. I run a company called Sandhills Development, LLC. We build eCommerce and membership software for websites.
Mads Wedderkopp 24 year old CEO & founder of QuickOrder. Been leasing since the age of 17 where he lead a sales team of 8 people, at 18 he was in charge of 120 people. Founded QuickOrder age 18, and has since grown the Company from 5 co-founders to 40+ employees.
Digital marketer turned tech founder, built a platform in 2013 to solve his own problems, which eventually turned into a business in 2015. Lives in Sunny San Diego, CA.
Khaled Naim is Co-Founder & CEO of Onfleet, the world’s fastest growing provider of last mile delivery management software. Since its launch in 2015, Onfleet has grown to power millions of deliveries per month for thousands of businesses around the world. Clients include Gap, Total Wine & More, Capsule, Imperfect Foods, and United Supermarkets. Onfleet handles route optimization, dispatching, real-time driver tracking, proof of delivery, analytics and customer communications. Onfleet was ranked ...more
Guillaume is the Co-founder and CEO of lemlist, a platform that helps sales teams book more meetings and close more deals with their prospect. In less than two and a half years he and his team grew lemlist from 0 to 8000+ customers worldwide (more than $2,000,000 ARR) without any fundings. He is also the founder of the sales automation family, the coolest and biggest facebook community about sales automation!
Alberto Fantappie is the Founder and CEO of Wemby and has more than 10 years experience in the tech sector. Before founding Wemby he was at the International Committee of the Red Cross, in charge of HR and finance for multiple offices for 2 years, notably in Afghanistan and South Sudan. Previous to that, he led the South Europe marketing team at Zalando, managing a budget in excess of €70M. Before that, he bootstrapped a short-term property rentals app, reaching €60K in revenues in the first 10 ...more
Michael Lewis is the founder of Stellar Semiconductor which was sold to Broadcom in 2000, then went on to found Cryptic Studios which was sold to Atari in 2008. For the past decade Michael has been deeply involved in charitable efforts through the Anspar Foundation (formerly The Lewis Charitable Foundation).
I'm a Chicago-based entrepreneur, and my love for connecting people and solving problems led me to found ChoreRelief, a marketplace that transforms the experience property owners have when they need to hire help for maintenance. This venture is an outgrowth of my passion for building powerful and lasting relationships, and it's very rewarding. Typically, hiring someone to help with a property is confusing for landlords and messy or expensive for tradespeople and contractors. We've turned that o...more
2x founder with 2 successful exits. Head of Growth for SureSwift Capital. Moonlighting as the CEO of Checkli at night.
Indie product developer living on a 2D plane people call The Netherlands. Dad of two. On a journey to support my family by building and selling highly interactive web components.
I worked in I.T. for 12 years before I got the entrepreneurial bug and jumped ship to run my WordPress plugin business full time. I'm happily married, with 3 boys and I love to serve in my church.
Stock Alarm was born out of our need for reliable stock alerts. Stock Alarm provides stock market alerts to thousands of traders every day through phone calls, text messages, push notifications, and emails. We package complex signals into an intuitive and easy to use UI.
Jim and I decided to start a technical support agency after we realized how difficult it was to find & hire competent agents for our own businesses. Once we’ve “cracked the code”, we realized many SaaS founders & owners haven’t and we wanted to solve that problem for them.
Am the founder of Castos. We are a fully remote team remaking how podcasters create great shows, grow their audiences, and further their brands.
Eric Frankel is the CEO/Founder of AdGreetz, the industry’s leading video personalization tech platform that is disrupting the $628b advertising marketplace by empowering brands to easily revolutionize their marketing, build stronger relationships with customers and increase engagement 5X-7X and activation 2X-3X by producing and deploying thousands (or even millions) of hyper-personalized, relevant, data-driven, video and display ads and messages (versus a generic, much less-activating version),...more
Chris Buttenham is the founder and CEO of Obie, a company changing the way organizations access and manage their collective knowledge. Chris got into the startup space magically. No really, he performed magic professionally at a young age and gravitated towards digital marketing to promote himself. By the age of 15 Chris registered his first business, a digital agency that provided marketing and design services for other entertainers and small businesses. Chris is a self-proclaimed serial entr...more
Rod is Founder & CEO at Prentus where he matches startups with job-ready tech interns in as little as 7 days and runs a community with 165+ bootcamp graduates. He is also a part-time Data Science Mentor at Thinkful. Previously, he founded Dananza, an influencer marketplace for local businesses.
Shawn North, founder and creator of VidLive, a mico-saas that helps people auto-embed Facebook Live video on their web pages. In addition to working on VidLive, he also works full time as a developer for a major auto manufacturer.
We started with RiteTag: hashtags from text and from images, and the first such tool that rides in any social media marketer's workflow by browser extension and mobile app. RiteKit now provides everything needed to grow an organic, unpaid social audience and soft-sell to them as you do it.
My name is Stanislav Dimitrov (Stan), and I’m one of the founders of Night Eye — the dark mode browser extension that works on nearly any website. I finished my Master's in Marketing in 2014 and headed back home to join the family business: a printing house. The family business was and still is a big part of my life, but tech, in general, has always fascinated me and I wanted to start a side venture. Luckily, a couple of months after I came home, I met the current co-founders of Night Eye. We ...more
Albert Santalo is a computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur experienced in building high growth, venture-backed technology companies. He is the founder and CEO of 8base and formerly founded CareCloud and Avisena.
CEO and cofounder of trend.io born and raised in Puerto Rico living in Denver, CO.
Software engineer by trade, designer by heart and entrepreneur in soul. Founded and bootstrapped Spontix until it’s M&A, and served as a software R&D team leader in multiple positions.
Coming from the world of content writing, I've had many opportunities to write for interesting companies who didn't know how to strategize their content marketing efforts. That's when I decided to make the switch.
Elliot Boucher is the co-founder of Edusign, a SaaS that makes attendance sheets management simple online and offine. He is also the founder of Ecommerce RTM, former Capgemini consultant and best seller of online courses on Udemy.
As an owner and principal of a PR agency for over a decade, Chris has thoroughly explored the intersection of PR and search engine strategy. Chris' newest venture, "Visably," is a new SaaS software the identifies a brand's footprint in search. Chris is passionate about helping brands reach their needle-in-the-haystack customer and evangelizing multi-channel search strategy.
Diego Gomes is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Rock Content a SaaS Blogger/Researcher/Evangelist. Rock is the among the fastest-growing SaaS companies and a global leader in Content Marketing Solutions. Diego is also an Endeavor entrepreneur, Angel Investor and in his spare time he blogs at http://saasholic.com ;)
Results oriented executive with a 25 year history of a strategic, metrics-driven approach to accelerated revenue. Focus on the global small business market with deep experience in B2B high velocity new customer acquisition. As CEO of JazzHR, Lamson is responsible for JazzHR’s strategic direction, company performance, day-to-day business operations, and serves as a support center for our revenue teams.
Madwire® is a technology company that provides business management and marketing software and services for SMBs and franchises. Madwire® was founded in 2009 with the mission of helping small businesses grow and their local communities glow.
Sabba Keynejad is the co-founder and CEO of VEED an [online video editing](http://veed.io/) platform. Together with his co-founder Tim, they bootstrapped VEED from 0-1M ARR in its the first 12 months of operating. VEED is a fully-fledged collaborative video editing used by many influencers, coaches and business for [adding subtitles](https://www.veed.io/add-subtitles-video), [captions](https://www.veed.io/add-captions-video), [text](https://www.veed.io/add-text-to-video), [merging videos](http...more
Amit Bendov is the co-founder and CEO of Gong.io, the # 1 Revenue Intelligence platform for sales. He brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in hyper-growth enterprise software startups managing product, marketing, and sales for global corporations. Prior to founding Gong.io, Amit was CEO of SiSense and CMO of Panaya.
I'm a self-taught developer and entrepreneur from Scotland. I launched No CS Degree a year ago to inspire people to learn coding. It features 90 interviews with developers that taught themselves coding or learned at bootcamps. I also have a jobs board, a bootcamp index and an imposter syndrome book.
Pavel is a serial entrepreneur from Moscow, Russia. Launched e-commerce projects, lifestyle app. Founded Directual in 2014, when there was no such terms as low-coding or no-coding. But there was an idea—to let people create complex digital products as easily as possible. Before Spring 2020 Directual worked with enterprise clients, but in April 2020 Directual went public and offered SaaS—the low-code platform for the mass market.
Miguel Fuentes Buchholtz has 12 years of Software Engineering experience and 6 as Entrepreneur, founding Variacode (ITaaS), cofounding tuten.cl (an “uber” for last mile operation optimization SaaS for big companies) and Ceptinel, a SaaS RegTech that helps financial institution fight corruption, money laundering and fraud. Also working as advisor for local Chilean Startups OrionX (Cryptocurrency exchange), Nexoabogados.cl (attorney marketplace) and Banca.me (online financial services)
I started a video game studio, a micro-processor company, and built 2 SaaS businesses before DjaoDjin. If you believe a couple semiconductor patents I am quite an engineer though some people remember me as a group fitness instructor. Married with children, my ambition is to help people run sustainable micro-businesses.
Ben is a personal finance nerd turned software developer. He left his first job out of college after 6 months to launch Wingman, a trade tracker for options traders. Two years later, he is running it part-time and leads product as a co-founder at The TIE, a fintech data business.
Entrepreneur, full-stack engineer with extensive experience in compute infrastructure, networks, Kubernetes and developer tooling. Spent last five years working between infrastructure projects (networks, storage), building data science/ML platform and starting a new project for public transport sector.
Fallibilist 💯 Founder & CEO at @thewpbuffs 💪 Co-host at the WPMRR #WordPress podcast 🎙 @Everton TID ⚽
Adam Jackson is a software engineer turned tech entrepreneur and investor who started 4 VC-backed companies and an asset management company over the last 16 years. Adam seeks to create open, equitable marketplaces that use customer-focused technology to boost collaboration between users, without the costs and friction of conventional channels.
I work at Stripe, making it easier for companies of all sizes to understand and improve their core operations. Before that, I was the first technical hire at a commercial real estate startup and an engineer at Amazon making it more fun for you to read books on your Kindle.
Adam Driscoll is a solo founder, Microsoft MVP and longer time open-source contributor. His software is used by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. When not working, he's an outdoor enthusiast, long distance endurance athlete and beer lover.
Founder and CEO of Kovai.co, a multi-product software company based out of London. Build and scaled 4 successful B2B and SaaS products with 1200+ enterprise customers. Document360 is the latest product in the portfolio, a knowledge base product born out of their frustration writing documentation for their other enterprise products.
Sachin is the founder/CEO at HackerEarth and has grown HackerEarth to a global SaaS platform with hundreds of customers and millions of users. Sachin leads the Marketing team, Sales and Operations team. He is also responsible for Product Management and Strategy.
Baird is a tech entrepreneur that has co-founded multiple bootstrapped SaaS companies designed to help podcasters & video creators to get more reach & engagement on social media. As a founding partner in Lofi Ventures, he has co-founded Wavve, Zubtitle, & duplikit.
MonetizeMore provides ad tech to huge AdSense publishers. The tech chooses the highest paying advertiser for each ad placement. This results in dramatically higher ad revenues for the publisher.
Problem solver and entrepreneur from the heart, I am the chilled out guy at a party who will talk about living a good life and building a business.
Sam is the co-founder and CEO of SnapBar, an Inc. 500 company, that uses photo and video experiences to help planners, producers and marketers create better engagement at events. He also co-founded Keep Your City Smiling, a gifting company that supports small businesses struggling as a result of the pandemic.
Corporate warrior for 17 years, did product management for Nokia, Infinera and Amazon before turning entrepreneur (in 2015). Pivoted NittioLearn from ed-tech to corporate learning in end of 2016. Convinced that just like CRMs, no one learning tool can fit all parts of the organization.
I began my journey to entrepreneurship with a BFA in Graphic Design from Western Michigan University. I made Chicago my home after graduation and worked for design agencies for 4 years before going freelance. When a major client went under, I started exploring product design and The Logo Package was born. Now it’s my full-time work and primary source of income.
A seasoned Data Scientist who has successfully built data products different verticles some are for the largest FMCG's and Retail, Banking, Telecom, Social, Government from scratch, and deployed it successfully. He has experience of developing products which are a combination of Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Neural networks, Collective Intelligence & Web Intelligence. Actively involved in building some of the state-of-art Open source Machine Learning Libraries. Also adjunct prof with some of ...more
I love helping people succeed in their careers and I turned a Facebook group into a startup that’s increased salaries by over $2m for clients.
Started digital agency at the age of 18 from Pune India. Launched Billbooks in 2011 with an aim to simplify invoicing with practical features and cost effective to freelancers and small businesses. I have always been facinated by computer software from the age of 10 and never imagined an alternate passion or career option. I pursued a corresponding degree in design and technology along with my core degree in business management. This fuelled my entrepreneurship skills before starting a global de...more
I’m a digital marketing enthusiast and career sales guy. From selling auto components to computer software my life has circled around customers. After having worked for 15 years in companies like IBM, PwC, TCS, I decided to venture on my own. SalesPanda is an effort to help companies leverage the digital reach of their sales teams and channel partners to grow the customer outreach by 20X
I grew up in the far-easter part of Siberia, studied Computer Science and Nuclear Physics, played in a band, got excited by the indie-games making and left uni to become a digital designer. For several years in the early 00’s, I’ve been working remotely, traveling and blogging extensively (before that became a popular mainstream thing) and ended up in New Zealand. Nowadays, I'm 'digital-nomading' (NZ -> Argentina -> Chile -> UK) and build Karma.
I am one of the partners at Param Solutions based out of Ashburn, VA. We specialize in Human Capital Solutions and are passionate about helping our clients save on recruiting costs. I have a bachelor's in engineering and a Master's in MIS. I have over 2 decades of experience in Recruiting/Staffing/Corporate/In-house Recruiting and enjoy every aspect of candidate acquisition. I am squarely responsible for strategy, implementation, growth and account management for all accounts at Param that fall ...more
Founder at ProfitBooks. Worked with MNCs like HSBC and Barclays for over 9yrs and helped them implement banking solutions before I started my own company. Started ProfitBooks in 2012 and since then acquired 75,000+ users on the platform. It's India's most popular accounting software today. Currently building solutions to organise single-person-bookkeeper industry.
Hana Mohan is an entrepreneur, cyclist and an aspiring writer. She is a proud transgender woman (pronouns: she/her) and lives in Barcelona with her two cats.
Born and raised in rural western NY. Went to engineering school and worked as an electrical engineer for 7 years. Started Closet Tools as a way to pay down student loans, and transitioned to full-time founder when it made more than double what I made at my day job.
David Kreiger is the Founder and President of SalesRoads, a business-to-business appointment setting, lead generation and SDR outsourcing company. He has been named as one of The Most Influential Leaders in Sales & Lead Management by the SLMA. David has led SalesRoads through significant growth and the company was twice listed on the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing privately held companies. SalesRoads has been David consulted by some of the largest and fastest growing companies to help their o...more
As the former Chief Information Officer at Facebook, Tim Campos doubled overall productivity to $1.8 million per employee - making it the most productive company in the world. Now, as CEO of Woven, he is reimagining how people use their calendar, so they can spend time on what matters most.
I am an entrepreneur. I like to transform ideas into working business models with multiple revenue streams. NoteAffect is my new venture (7th company) that provides software technology for the Education, Corporate, and Government sectors. I recently exited my 6th company, Core-apps.
Adam Compain is the Founder & CEO of ClearMetal. Prior to ClearMetal, Adam spent 5 years at Google launching their geoCommerce technology and 19 years as the Executive Director of SEND, the nonprofit he founded. Adam holds five technology patents, two degrees from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from Stanford.
Matthew White is the CEO of Qebot. With a background in the digital marketing and mobile advertising sectors, Matthew and his partner Cornelius built Qebot to make businesses, franchises, and marketing agencies more productive by centralizing SaaS applications into a single platform.
Akash Srivastava is Co-founder and CEO of Vested Technology, a recruiting automation platform. Vested Technology works alongside teams to identify, engage and hire passive candidates saving companies tons of money on additional headcount or agencies. Prior to founding Vested, Akash led finance at Handy and worked several roles on Wall Street. He took the scenic route to entrepreneurship; but he’s a huge believer of ‘better late than never’!
Founder at Advensure & Ekahal. Love solving problems. Scuba Diving Dive Master and hopeful Scuba Instructor. Amateur(ish) Photographer. Awaiting freedom of time to travel.
CheeTung is the CEO of EngageRocket, a tech company using real-time analytics to help businesses improve talent retention and productivity. Columbia & Cambridge alum, economist by training. Generation T honoree for Asia Tatler, awarded to young leaders shaping the future of Asia.
UTM.io is the internet's most loved UTM link builder. UTM.io is widely used by the best companies and enables teams of all sizes to get better campaign tracking data.
Sid’s passionate about empowering open source, enabling great products, and evolving global processes. A self-taught Ruby developer, Sid commercialized GitLab with its creator in 2012 and graduated from Y-Combinator in 2015. Since then, GitLab has grown to 800+ remote team members across 55+ countries, and raised $188.2M in funding.
3 x SaaS founder with 2 exits + former COO at The Guardian. Dropped out of school at 16, started first company at 24. Currently building Churnly to help companies deeply understand their ICP, analyze online customer behavior and predict churn. Competitive mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Lives in London.
Founder and CEO of YetiCloud, Tim is a software engineer who recently left Capital One’s Tech Fellow program to make IT service desks non-existent. Tim has over ten years of experience in large-scale operations, product, and open source communities. Before founding YetiCloud, he worked for Puppet, FINRA, and the US Navy.
I’m the founder of QuestionPro - a bootstrapped 20M run rate startup that helps companies measure and transform experiences. Born in India by way of Russia, Utah, Seattle, Bay Area - we are now in Austin - where I enjoy BBQ and briskets - we are on a mission to create a global, healthy, profitable SaaS company!
CEO & Co-founder of Rocket. Previously, CEO & Co-founder of Renzu (acquired by SurveyMonkey), VP @Zynga, PM @Amazon and Consultant @McKinsey. HBS and Princeton.
Founder & CEO, SaaS Labs Inc (maker of JustCall). Chemical engineer by education but love writing code. 4x entrepreneur, 2 exits, sold last business to New York Times. Active angel investor in SaaS businesses.
I am a patent entrepreneur that teaches and trains technology companies, and IP managers how to make a patent management process more efficient and transparent by using the IAMIP platform. My clients have thousands of patents in their patent portfolio and are struggling every day to keep track of their competition. The IAMIP platform have organized over 5 M patents and my clients have received of 100K automated monitoring’s. Inventor to over 17 patents in the space of power systems and co-found...more
Mike Austin is the co-founder and CEO at Fresh Relevance. A serial entrepreneur, Mike founded his first software business when he was 16 and has been developing software and software businesses for more than two decades. Having worked in digital marketing for the majority of his career, Mike is an expert in tying digital experiences with traditional marketing databases, with a deep understanding of data and how to leverage it.
Zvi Schreiber (pronounced "tzvee shryber") is the Founder and CEO of Freightos, the digital backbone for the trillion dollar international freight industry. Previously Zvi was CEO of Lightech (acquired by GE), and Founder and CEO of Unicorn (acuqired by IBM) and Tradeum (acquired by VerticalNet) and G.ho.st a predecessor of dropbox which ended in a fire sale. Zvi has spoken widely and written many articles and patents. He has a PhD in computer science and is author of Fizz which tells the histor...more
Nikos is the CEO of Workable, makers of the popular recruiting software used by 20,000 companies in 100 countries. He led the company from its inception in 2012 to a fast-growing organization with 300 employees in the USA and Europe, raising $95m of venture financing from elite European and American investors. Nikos has appeared as a speaker at the Nantucket Conference, SaaStr and SaaStock, and has been interviewed in popular podcasts and media like Forbes and the New York Times. Nikos holds a C...more
Ryan Urban is the Co-Founder and CEO of BounceX, a marketing technology solution that brings a “logged-in” experience to logged-out website visitors across devices. Under Ryan’s leadership, BounceX has been ranked #1 for employee retention and career development by ComputerWorld and named a best place to work by Crain’s and Fortune.
Carson Conant is the CEO and Founder of Chicago-based sales enablement solution provider Mediafly. Under Carson’s leadership, Mediafly has been recognized as an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company for five consecutive years, one of Inc.’s Best Workplaces of 2018, and a Best Place to Work by Crain’s Chicago Business. Mediafly’s software is currently leveraged by top Fortune 500 companies including PepsiCo, MillerCoors, Disney, and Goldman Sachs.
Anand has a strong research and product building experience for the past 15 years and is keen on building Intelligent systems that can disrupt retail industry and create several fold efficiency. Anand is currently working on helping global retail brands with deep visibility into retail reality. In the past, he has led large scale analytics products at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, USA (2009-2013) and at IBM Research, India (2013-2015). Anand has a PhD degree (2009) in Computer Science from Stony Bro...more
After selling an agency to Disney, Scott ruined influencer marketing. He is now on a mission to change how we commerce is done. Word of mouth marketing will finally be measured.
Inkit’s direct mail solution tracks and automates personalized letters, marketing collateral, statements, policies, compliance notices, and other pieces of physical mail. Inkit integrates with CRMs digitizing companies’ offline points of contact with their customers - use cases include marketing campaigns, billing, and compliance notices. Inkit counts customers globally, including: P&G, Asana, and Bird.
MailUp Group is a leading player in the field of cloud marketing technologies, offers a broad spectrum of solutions with a focus on data-driven omni-channel marketing automation, used by SME’s and large corporations to engage their customers. MailUp was founded in 2002, IPO in 2014 on the AIM Italia market.
Brian Pontarelli is a successful technology entrepreneur currently focused on solving login, registration, and user management challenges. Brian works with startup to Fortune 500 organizations struggling to address the complexity of secure CIAM as their businesses requirements evolve and user base scales from a handful of users to millions.
Pablo Estevez is the founder and CEO of Gus Chat, an AI company that helps companies improve their customer experience with AI and virtual agents. The company is based out of Mexico City with presence in Madrid, Bogota, Guatemala City and Buenos Aires. Gus Chat currently has over 60 clients like Office Depot, American Express and Walmart.
Craig has 20+ years of experience as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, corporate executive, CEO and attorney. He was the first Entrepreneur in Residence at Google Ventures and CEO of Dialpad Communications before it become Yahoo! Voice. He also founded GrandCentral Communications, which was acquired by Google and became Google Voice.
Connecting people, has been always my greatest joy. In a world with endless automation possibilities, it's the human connections, we need to take care of.
Serial entrepreneur with multiple successful exits, focused on the intersection of design, music, and commerce.
I’m a first generation immigrant, and second generation entrepreneur. I’ve studied, taught, and practiced design in 3 continents and 5 nations in the span of ten years. I’ve published over 10 patents and continued to innovate myself beyond the traditional archetype of a "designer."
Katica Roy is a gender economist & CEO of Pipeline, an award-winning SaaS company that leverages artificial intelligence to improve financial performance through gender equity. Pipeline launched the first gender equity app on Salesforce's AppExchange. Katica is a thought-leader, in the first half of 2019, her articles garnered over 600MM impressions.
Jason Hsiao is the Co-founder and Chief Video Officer of Animoto, an award-winning online video maker that makes it easy for anyone to create professional marketing videos. Animoto’s certified partnerships with Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the Small Business Administration give it unique insight into the changing social media and business landscape, which may be why more than 1 million businesses around the world have used Animoto to create marketing videos that stand out...more
Jay is the President and CEO of Reveleer. In his role, he is responsible fostering product innovation, accelerating business growth and scaling operations to propel the Company’s impact for health plans. He is a seasoned software and services executive with over 25 years of experience in various leadership capacities.
Luther is an entrepreneur, data scientist, and engineer passionate about energy efficiency and democratizing AI From boardrooms, to oilfields, to data centers, Luther has been transforming data from a cost to an asset for over 20 years. In 2013 he founded OAG Analytics to build a cloud platform that makes AI easy and scalable for the oil & gas industry. Luther is an expert at simplifying complex software and optimizing assets with advanced analytics.
Brennan is the co-founder of RightMessage and the founder of DoubleYourFreelancing.com. He's also started and sold another SaaS company, Planscope.
ZigZag Global is a software solution to help ecommerce retailers manage returns domestically and globally. The ZigZag platform connects major retailers to a global network of over 220 warehouses to over 100 carrier services and 50 marketplaces in over 130 countries - all from a single integration. ZigZag's mission is to help retailers become more sustainable whilst cutting costs by up to 57% and improving the speed of customer refunds by getting stock back in the supply chain more quickly. Cli...more
I have been in the AI/ML industry for 18 years. Some of that time in academia and some in industry as a data scientist. I have seen the struggle that companies face when trying to get a return on investment with AI and decided to fix that by creating Ople.
Bohumil studied Innovation Management and Marketing in Denmark and in the USA. After his studies, he was invited to launch a social media tool developed in a leading ad agency in Central Europe to the market. In less than 4 years, he and his team built a tool with more than 4000 brands and agencies on board such as IKEA, BBDO or VML. Bohumil has recently got into the Forbes 30 under 30 list and became Founder of a year in Slovakia.
Tim Valishev is a tech-CEO who coded the first version of JivoChat together with his partner and bootstrapped the company from zero to $5M in ARR and 10% worldwide market share by installations. Now Tim runs the distributed team of 120 people from a dozen of countries that rebuilds JivoChat from scratch every 2 years in order to stay up-to-date. Tim is based in Moscow, Russia.
Kunal Bhatia is a Product Designer from Boston, MA, now living in San Francisco, CA. He is the Co-founder and Design Lead at SlidesUp. He's an outdoor fitness enthusiast because of November Project and coaches at Uncommon Movement. Maybe you'll meet him at a free workout!
My journey to create Trueface began in 2012, leaving Merrill Lynch in Chicago and booking a one-way ticket to Casablanca, Morocco to pursue my entrepreneurial vision: make technology accessible, personal, and trustworthy.
Nick Hollinger is the CEO and Co-founder of Visitor Queue, a B2B SaaS company that has partnered with Google Analytics to identify the companies visiting a website. Bootstrapped, VQ currently works with ~5000 companies across the globe. He is also the Game Day Director for one of Canada’s most successful Junior Hockey Teams.
Chris is the founder and CEO of Trainual, a SaaS platform for entrepreneurs and employees to get their business out of their brain by documenting and delegating the processes in their company.
Andy has been an entrepreneur since the age of 19. He’s started and run multiple 7 figure businesses. SellerSEO, his current venture is a suite of SaaS tools dedicated to hel
Scott Lynn is the Founder and CEO of Masterworks, the first company to allow investors to buy shares representing ownership of great masterpieces by artists like Warhol, Monet, and Banksy. Scott has been an active collector of contemporary art for more than fifteen years and has built an internationally-recognized collection of Abstract Expressionism that has included works by Clyfford Still, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, and more. In addition to Masterworks, Scott serves on th...more
Justin is the co-founder and CEO of Boostopia, a SaaS platform that allows you to manage your newly work from home customer support team with the worlds first support department operations platform. Previously, he was the CEO of diamond candles, he went to Liberity University.
Co-Founder and CEO, Sarah Tuneberg, founded Geospiza after more than a decade in emergency management and public health in order to transform the way climate risk decisions are made. She leads Geospiza’s interdisciplinary team on developing data-driven, evidence-based solutions, models, and processes that reduce risk and enhance resilience.
Bob Moore is the CEO and Co-Founder of Crossbeam, a collaborative data platform that helps companies build more valuable partnerships. He previously co-founded RJMetrics (acquired by Magento) and Stitch Data (acquired by Talend).
Coding since I was a teenager. Had a career in IT before I went to law school, and decided that what I really wanted to be was the CEO of a SaaS company. Series Code is founded upon my passion for coding. Married, two kids, cashed in two WSOP events.
Cody Barbo is an entrepreneur and two-time founder from San Diego, CA. Cody currently serves as Founder/CEO of Trust & Will, a modern estate planning software startup. Cody also serves on the San Diego State University Alumni Board of Advisors as VP of Partnerships. At his last startup, Cody served as Founder/CEO of Industry, a ‘LinkedIn’ for the service and hospitality industry. Cody is happily married, a dog dad, and a soon-to-be father of a baby girl.
I’m an entrepreneur with over twenty years of business, technology, and management experience having founded and exited several companies in that time including helping to launch film festivals in multiple locations and creating the concept for a Maxim branded hotel in the Caribbean. Form head of data at Movie Pass.
CEO of ShoppinPal. Previously, as a Product Manager and grew $40B payment volume products at eBay/PayPal, 1st non founding engineer at Trustgenix (acquired by HP). Recently featured in Leaders of Tomorrow (India's version of the Shark Tank) and selected twice by Invest Stockholm as one of the most promising ventures identified to expand business in Sweden. Passionate about helping SMEs, creating top notch enterprise software from the ground up, identifying raw talent and creating the right oppor...more
Phil Strazzulla is a finance nerd turned entrepreneur. Phil started investing in the stock market when he was 12, but set his sights on starting a company after an internship at a two person company during college. After graduating from NYU, Phil began his career working in venture capital at Bessemer Venture Partners before getting his MBA at Harvard Business School. He's a self taught programmer who has started two bootstrapped technology companies. He now spends most of his time working on Se...more
Rosterfy is widely regarded as the most comprehensive volunteer management solution in the market, providing end to end technology for workforce programs throughout the world. Our scalable technology streamlines the previously manual process of workforce management for organisations all shapes and sizes from the Super Bowl to tin rattlers for local charities. As a business our mission is connecting communities to events and causes they are passionate about.
Business strategy and execution professional with 15+ years experience of delivering high growth projects for SMBs and large enterprises -MBA INSEAD - MS Virginia Tech - B.Tech, Delhi College of Engineering - IFC (World Bank Group), IL&FS, Carollo Engineers
15 years of startup experience as founder/CEO/CTO. Founder & CEO ProLeads, acquired by OutboundWorks in a seven figures cash deal plus stock. 500 Startups and The Alchemist Accelerator alumni & mentor. CTO at Arrivalguides.com (acquired by Lonely Planet). Founder & CEO Tablefinder (acquired by Visit). DJ as @desertpillar
Mela.Work is an app that simplifies management of field construction teams both online and offline. Founder Francesco Putignano lived in 7 countries and speaks 5 languages. He became a nuclear engineer before getting an MBA and working at a fast growing ticketing marketplace. Founded Mela Works with two of his best friends, with the objective of changing the way work is executed in heavy industry.
BLUErabbit is a gamified engagement platform originally designed for the improvement of classroom environments but has now evolved to generate engagement in any space that requires interaction between players and organizers We received the Outstanding Gamification Software award in Nov 2017 from Gamification Europe and went from 25k gross profit to 150k in one year.
This man has a method that can create bootstrapped profitable SaaS products from scratch. He was Fired from Ernst & Young. Failed at 11 businesses. Figured out what worked. Taught the patterns. Helped create 15 millionaires. Loves building SaaS products. Loves to sing and released his third musical album last year.
Always curious to learn new things, share them with my wife and two boys, customers and business partners. Hooked with so many hobbies that 48h per day wouldn't be enough so need to limit it to a few top ones including golf, ice hockey, fishing and every now and then to other ball games.
Russ Perry is the Founder and CEO of Design Pickle, the world’s most successful flat-rate creative service. Russ leads a global team as they rethink and deliver a remarkable new way to find the perfect creative.
Ashely Rose is the CEO of Living Security, where she helps companies reduce risk by making security awareness engaging and quantifiable. If you enjoy this episode, it'd help me out if you left a review. This helps me get hard to reach guests. For more SaaS content, SUBSCRIBE then visit GetLatka.com
His name is Bill Bice, serial entrepreneur since age 14. He is passionate about enabling smaller businesses to more successfully compete with their larger competitors through effective marketing. Through the years, Bill has built and invested in over 25 companies but kept finding the same flaws in marketing strategies so, a programmer at heart, he founded Boomtime, a company that tackles marketing as a technology problem If you enjoy this episode, it'd help me out if you left a review. This help...more
Shibo Xu is the co-founder of Refersion and grew the company from the two co-founders to a leading SaaS platform serving over 7000 merchants across two offices. Before Refersion, Shibo was a technology consultant partnering with Fortune 500 enterprises to concept and build digital products. If you enjoy this episode, it'd help me out if you left a review. This helps me get hard to reach guests. For more SaaS content, SUBSCRIBE then visit GetLatka.com
Ryan Kulp is a marketer and self-taught developer, best known as founder of Fomo.com. He and his wife buy and grow small companies together at their Micro PE fund, Fork Equity (forkequity.com). Ryan has been traveling full-time for 2 years and writes a data-driven travel blog at rickshawlabs.com. On this episode we discuss how he finds companies to buy, why he's ok not getting huge, and how he ensures profitability. If you enjoy this episode, it'd help me out if you left a review. This helps me...more
Dan Uyemura is the CEO of PushPress.com, a tool that helps boutique gyms grow. Dan shares why he took a $500k loan from the SBA to start the company. Why why he spent $100k in 2010 to open his own gym. How he grew to $1.6m in revenue run rate, up 63% from 2019. If you enjoy todays content, please leave a review. It helps me get hard-to-reach guests! To get more SaaS content, SUBSCRIBE and visit GetLatka.com
RunBolt founder Sam Knight joins me today and talks about he he spun a construction scheduling tool out of it’s parent company. We talk about cap table structure, his first sales hire and setting $30,000 quota. How does Sam get 50% of new customers to pay annually up front? How’d he get his first 50 customers? What’s his plan to reduce churn? We discuss each of these items. To get more SaaS content, SUBSCRIBE and visit GetLatka.com
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Matt Dion CEO of Mintent, is a technology industry veteran with 24 years of experience ushering early stage companies through the tricky early adopter and early majority market phases.
Internet business executive with over 12 years of experience in managing small to mid-size organizations, product development, business operations, and strategy. Have conceptualized and grown multiple businesses from zero to multi-million dollars in North America and in the Middle East.
Maciej Zawadziński – CEO of Piwik PRO and Clearcode; analytics and advertising technology expert; entrepreneur and startup founder. Maciej is an expert in analytics and advertising technology and founder of several successful companies. He has led Clearcode to its position as a leading software house building custom advertising and marketing technology and in 2013 founded Piwik PRO, a privacy-compliant analytics platform. He advocates for better data privacy rights as a supporting expert at the...more
Andy Fletcher is a serial entrepreneur now working on his 3rd company. He has a background in development and a Masters degree in Computer Science but fell in love with digital marketing about a decade ago. This makes martech SaaS pretty much the perfect place for him to be.
Started career in banking. Now 3x SaaS founder for Beamer, Hibox and Joincube. Love running hyper lean bootstrapped B2B SaaS companies outside of SF. Have been based in Spain and Chile. Moving to Boulder shortly.
David Friend is the co-founder and CEO of Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company that delivers fast, low-cost, and reliable cloud storage. Prior to Wasabi, David co-founded Carbonite, one of the world’s leading cloud backup companies. He has been a successful tech entrepreneur for more than 30 years.
Karnell is a serial entrepreneur and has founded 4 companies, including one which he scaled to more than $100M in gross revenue. He has significant business expertise in operating and scaling digital platforms and has helped run significant operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Singapore. Presently, Karnell is the President and COO of Truelytics.
Founder and CEO of Hopin, the online events platform. Hopin has grown from 1 person to a 40 person remote company in 5 months and grew in revenue from 0 to $1m+ ARR in three weeks.
Chris Savage is the co-founder and CEO of Wistia, a web-based software solution that helps marketers turn viewers into brand advocates to grow their businesses. After graduating from Brown University, Chris and his co-founder Brendan Schwartz, started Wistia in Brendan’s living room in 2006. They founded the company with the goal of helping businesses effectively market their products or services more creatively through video. Recently, Savage and Schwartz turned down an offer to sell Wistia and...more
Clay is the CEO at Ripl, a marketing software company used by millions of small business and independent marketers worldwide. Clay has spent most of his career at the intersection of software, marketing, and emerging media. He lives in Seattle and rides his bike in the rain.
Vasil is a growth marketing and startup event entrepreneur, who has produced over 500 in-person and virtual events, as well as built a 90K+ network of tech entrepreneurs and marketers. He’s the founder of Growth Marketing Conference, one of the leading growth marketing events in the industry, and he’s the CEO of startup professional network Startup Socials (as seen in Forbes). He’s worked with big brands like IBM, Adobe, Microsoft, and Delta Airlines, high growth startups such as Intercom, Panth...more
Prasanna Sankar is the co-founder and CTO of Rippling, where he's scaling the engineering team across two continents. Previously he was Director of Engineering at Zenefits, and co-founder and CTO of LikeALittle, a social media app that attracted two million users in six weeks. Prasanna is a former competitive programmer and was ranked #1 in India on TopCoder. Today he codes for fun, and lives in the Bay Area with his wife and son.
Naeem is a serial entrepreneur and the founder & CEO of TeleSense. Naeem is 7X startup entrepreneur and 5X CEO with successful exists. He is deeply ingrained in the Silicon Valley ecosystem and frequently speaks about innovation and entrepreneurship. Naeem has authored five books on entrepreneurship and he teaches entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley and Northeastern University. He has a graduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota. More about him at www.NaeemZafar.com
Co-founding CTO, now CEO of MarketMuse. Former VC Associate at OpenView Partners, Big Data focus. Associate, Analytics practice within Diamond Management & Technology Consultants (now PWC Diamond Advisory). Michigan Ross BBA '07. Computer Science, Washtenaw Community College '03. Born in Debrecen, Hungary.
John S. Kim is the Cofounder and CEO of SendBird (Y Combinator W16), a B2B startup providing a messaging solution for enterprises. The platform currently serves tens of millions of monthly active users and many of the best-known logos around the world, like Yahoo! Sports, GO-JEK, Hinge and one of the most active websites in the world. John is a serial entrepreneur and an expert in the messaging space. Little known about John is that he was Korea's no.1 pro-gamer for Unreal Tournament.
Joost de Valk is a web developer, SEO and open source fanatic from The Netherlands. He is the founder and CEO of Yoast, which provides software and training for website optimization i.e. SEO. Yoast SEO, Yoast’s main software product, currently runs on over 10 million WordPress websites.
A successful entrepreneur with a 20+ year track record, Yuryi was previously CEO and founder of YMF, a leading financial software company with 300 employees that was later sold to TOTVS. A well respected authority in the Brazilian technology sector, Yuryi is often called upon to advise firms and individuals on IT best practice and solutions. Before founding YMF, Yuryi spent 8 years in the Investment Bank GARANTIA as a Trader and Portfolio Manager.
A.J. Altman is founder & CEO of HOVER, a mobile app that is transforming homeownership by creating 3D home models from smartphone photos. Prior to founding HOVER, A.J. was an engineer at Intel Corporation and served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps.
Kurt has served as CEO of Ubersmith since 2014 and Venture Partner at NextGen Venture Partners since 2017. Previously, he helped build and scale three startups - Parallels, Worklight (acquired by IBM) and MongoDB (IPO) - into companies worth $6 billion. Earlier, Kurt was a Lead Product Manager at Microsoft.
Dave Lee is a marketing automation pioneer, entrepreneur, and best-selling author. He’s the CEO of PlusThis, the #1 campaign toolkit for marketing automation users. Dave has been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox television affiliates speaking on marketing automation and small business success. Outside of work, he’s usually skiing, kitesurfing, wakesurfing or creating amazing experiences with his wife and three boys.
Hates to go to, and to go home from parties. Loves skiing and the beer that comes with it. Love travelling with my family and friends. Background in small tech companies, advertising companies, and leadership training. Spiritual but not religious. Optimist and self-critical. Co-founded Learnifier but change how learning happens. Product guy with a passion for aesthetics and ease-of-use.
CEO of Vindi. SaaS & Fintech entrepreneur focused in payments industry in Brazil. Former executive at Itau (major Brazilian bank), angel investor of 5 companies.
Wade Foster is the CEO and co-founder of Zapier, a workflow automation tool used by over three million people to connect the work apps they use every day. Prior to Zapier, Wade worked as a customer development lead for The Idea Works, Inc. in Missouri. He is an alumnus of Y Combinator and has degrees in industrial engineering and business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
CEO and co-founder elastic.io, before Talend, DHL and Nokia, geek, father of 3
I am a software engineer and entrepreneur who is currently down the blockchain rabbit hole. I have worked in various industries such as Travel and Sports. I started my company Zastrin last year to teach developers blockchain programming through real world projects. I love my family, food and travel.
Leif is the co-founder, CEO of AND CO. The #1 freelancing software in the world, which was acquired by Fiverr in 2018. He is also a Parter at Prehype, a venture development firm in New York and investor in companies like Ro Health. He also co-founded Pay with a Tweet, which was acquired by the German company builder Hanse Ventures in 2013. Served as Director of Product for West Studios in San Francisco, where he worked with start ups like Rdio and Venmo. He also worked as Creative Director at R...more
I just hate wasting time or doing unnecessary tasks, doing things over because the first job was not good enough is event better. This happens again and again in construction projects. As a Computer Engineer, born and raises in the construction industry, I saw that I could solve this. It’s not done until it is CHECKD!
Sonny Patel is the Founder & CEO at Insurmi, a white-labeled conversational A.I. platform that enables carriers to generate new business online, streamline claims, and provide excellent A.I. driven customer service. He is also a proud #YESPHX business leader who is passionate about helping other founders make their entrepreneurial dreams a reality!
>15 yrs software developer. In 2016 I quit my job with Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, to found CodeLingo and tackle the Technical Debt crisis head on. In a 40hr work week, a developer spends over 17hrs on Tech Debt (https://bit.ly/2MSQr7b). I've become obsessed with fixing this and unlocking the true potential of development teams. CodeLingo does this by transforming the whole software stack into a big data problem, detects anti-patterns and then automates common development tasks, such ...more
Scott Weiss is the Founder of Referagig and President of Makena Partners, a technology recruiting firm. Both companies are based in Seattle, Washington.
Awareness Technologies, Inc. (ATI) provides endpoint security solutions for both home and business. With over 50 employees and offices in Westport, CT and Bristol, UK, ATI both develops and acquires market leading solutions trusted by millions of parents and thousands of businesses.
Originally a software engineer, and now serial entrepreneur, I love applying technology to solve real world problems, and like the best of ideas, Shine is an idea borne of frustration and real world experience of the recruitment process.
Franz Riedl, co-founder of Styla, an agile Content Management System. Styla automates design and unifies content and e-commerce to create seamless inspiration and shopping experiences. Today, Styla works with more than 100 brands and retailers such as Footlocker, Otto Group, Thomas Sabo or OBI. Prior to Styla, Franz cofounded several gaming companies and worked as a consultant in strategy and innovation - supporting enterprises in tackling the challenges of digital transformation.
David spent 25 years in global equity research in both senior banking and asset management roles. He has watched the world’s best presenters in action and designed a solution to enhance presentation impact while capturing all interaction details.
Working with our brilliant team. Leading the commercialisation and growth of our award-winning global employee leave tracking / absence management solution. Leading from start-up phase to our current market leading position, and securing Private Equity backing to further accelerate growth.
Entrepreneurial leader and team motivator with ability to proactively identify business opportunities and solve challenging business problems. Passion for and proven track record of successfully developing breakthrough business and product strategies, managing product implementation, streamlining business operations, and establishing strategic partnerships that drive business growth. Demonstrated success in start-ups, midsize and Fortune 100 companies. Keen sense of market needs, employee motiva...more
findCRA makes Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) compliance easy for banks through powerful, data-driven software that cuts out countless hours of complicated, manual research and delivers actionable insights in seconds. As co-founder and CEO of findCRA, Ben leads the company’s overall product vision and design as well as business strategy.
Rob Heiser is the co-founder and a Vice Chairman of Segmint Inc, an innovative financial technology company based in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Rob was awarded Crain’s Cleveland 40 under 40 and currently serves on the Advisory Board of Kent State University’s LaunchNET entrepreneurship program. Rob has been awarded 10 U.S. and international patents for Segmint.
Dmitriy Pavlov is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Stitched Insights. Dmitriy has over a decade of nose-to-tail experience creating consistent category growth through data with prior leadership roles at large corporations like ADP and enterprise startups like Duda & Conduit.
MedStack's CEO Balaji is an educator and thought leader in platform and software product strategy, is passionately driven by the role of technology in addressing societal problems. MedStack supports many digital health companies in protecting patient, and has been awarded accolades by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance and Techcrunch.
Eugene was one of the first investors to spot SEMrush. After joining the company as a Chief Strategy Officer he helped to more than quadruple company revenue and raised over $40m from Tier 1 investors. Before SEMrush, Eugene was a partner at Target Global, pan-european venture fund that invests in consumer Internet space. There Eugene was in charge of late stage pipeline and worked on number of notable transactions including Lyft and Delivery Hero. Eugene started his VC career as Senior Associat...more
Through Exponea, Peter spread his personalized, customer-focused experiences to over a billion consumers. Under his leadership, Exponea has become one of the fastest growing European SAAS companies. Exponea's product vision was fuelled by his CEO experience from Slevomat which became number one daily deal site in 6 countries, with revenues of over €100 mil in less than 4 years. Peter's philosophy is to help his employees to become future business leaders and founders, while instilling them with ...more
I started in the Internet Marketing space in 2000, when I co-founded one of the world's first email service providers, CoolerEmail. As a pioneer in responsible email marketing, we grew CoolerEmail into a global software company specializing in marketing communication with over 1,500 clients. In 2010, after spending several years designing and implementing a more comprehensive way to meet the needs of small and mid-sized businesses, I launched GreenRope, a cloud-based platform that simplifies and...more
Knak is the first email creation platform built for enterprise teams. We empower marketers, writers, and designers to collaborate and create beautiful, responsive, on-brand emails quickly - no coding required. Knak integrates with the most popular marketing automation platforms, including Marketo, Eloqua, and Salesforce Marketing Cloud.
Rocket scientist with 25 yrs experience helping enterprises make 100s millions in net income gains using AI. My mission is to reduce poverty as companies invest these gains to lowering prices which lowers cost of living for you and I.
Erik Matlick guides vision and corporate strategy at Bombora, bringing over 15 years in founding, board and executive management experience. Prior to Bombora, Erik was the founder and CEO of several advertising technology companies including Madison Logic. He also founded IndustryBrains and MediaBrains. Erik began his career in ad sales at Ziff-Davis and divides his time between Miami and New York.
Steve Pockross brings 20+ years of startup, Fortune 500, and nonprofit experience to his role as CEO Verblio. He has also served in leadership roles at LiveOps, Tendril, Western Union, Marketing Technologies Group, and HSBC. Steve received his MBA from Kellogg School of Business and his MA from Wesleyan University.
Ray joined RedSeal as CEO in February 2014. Prior to RedSeal he was a general partner at Venrock, one of RedSeal’s founding investors. At Venrock he invested in 53 companies including over a dozen in cybersecurity including Vontu, PGP, P-Cube, Imperva, Cloudflare, CTERA, and Shape Security. He is on the board of Check Point Software Technology, Ltd. an original Venrock investment, and Team8, both Tel Aviv–based companies.
Mark Organ is a serial creator of multi billion dollar software categories and companies. He coaches CEOs on how to discover, develop and dominate their categories. He is also creating the largest global community of category creating leaders, the Categorynauts. Mark is currently the Chairman and was previously founder and CEO of Influitive, the creator of the the advocate marketing and community category. Influitive creates communities of customer advocates, mobilizing advocates to produce mas...more
Matt Ford launched his first Music Tech startup - spotlight.fm - while attending the University of Wisconsin in 2011. Spotlight.fm was a marketing platform for major festivals, record labels, promoters, and music brands including Ableton, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Frank Productions. After growing the userbase to over 250k, Matt successfully exiting the company and started Solstice in 2014. Solstice started as a hybrid concert management platform and concert promoter. While putting on thousand...more
Derek Wang is the CEO and co-founder of Stratifyd, Inc. Wang grew up in Beijing and received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Along with two other co-founders –began conducting government-funded research on the ways AI could be used to ingest, analyze, and visualize unstructured data.
Mark Abbott shares a passion for farms, food and community wellness with his wife and two school-aged kids. He is founding team member for AmeriCorps and past Director of the Poverty program at the C. S. Mott Foundation. Mark has a PhD in economic anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh and start-ups in the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Mark is the founder and CEO for FarmRaiser, a platform and service for healthy product fundraising.
As a serial entrepreneur, I live and breathe franchising. He has started several local and national successful businesses in the technology, rental, service, e-commerce and retail markets which have generated hundreds of millions in sales. Steve identifies the creation of Bpro as the main contributing factor to his success in franchising his businesses.
Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the health wellness and fitness industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Sales, Entrepreneurship, and Public Speaking. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) focused in International Business.
Krishna Kumar, Founder and CEO of CropIn Technology Solutions, has made it possible to enable data-driven farming by connecting all the stakeholders in the agri ecosystem. CropIn is a leading global full-stack ag-tech organization that provides SaaS solutions thus enabling businesses to utilize technology to effectively drive their initiatives around Digitization, Predictability, Risk Management, Compliance, Sustainability and Traceability. With robust solutions that are crop and region agnostic...more
Dr Brian Harris is one of the nation’s leading experts in cosmetic dentistry. His creation of the Smile Virtual software platform allows cosmetic dentists to connect with patients from around the world via video consults. This software streamlines the smile makeover process and transforms lives by increasing self confidence.
John Corrigan, Co-Founder, CEO of SummitSync is most interesting man in the world you have never met or heard about. A native of Chicago now living in NYC, John spent a decent portion of his 20's having an unimpressive career in digital ad sales and corporate development selling a couple billion dollars of ads to the world's largest brands. Through boredom, randomness, and a strong desire to avoid graduate school in his late 20's John founded TravelsOfJohn an online newsletter that interviewed g...more
I am a multi time founder and currently running Castos podcast hosting and analytics. We provide podcast hosting alongside our Seriously Simple Podcasting WordPress plugin to thousands of podcasters. Our goal is to make podcasting easy to understand and accessible to all.
Deepak has 20 years of experience in product and marketing roles at storage, application and networking companies. He has served in leadership positions at Druva, Riverbed, Sun, AOL and at Netscape where he launched several products. Deepak has an MBA from UC, Berkeley and an MS in Computer Science from Cornell University.
Scott grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and studied business at PSU. After working as a 3D VFX Artist, Scott ventured into manufacturing, wholesale and distribution of electronic novelties. During the recession Scott realized that business had changed forever and in order to compete businesses were going to need a whole new set of tools. This gave rise to Sellution.
Serial entrepreneur with a wide experience in IT domain from software development to services and software/solution sales. +20 years in enterprise service management. Excellent track record of building and leading winning teams. Personal goal: help business leaders to see information technology as an organic and critical part of their businesses, not just hard-to-understand-expensive-techie-driven-cost center.
Dhruv serves LogiNext as the CEO and has been recognized as one of the youngest and fastest growing SaaS CEOs in the US. He has previously worked with Deloitte leading consulting assignments for some of the Fortune 500 clients and has extensive experience in advising enterprises and governments on how to rebuild their transportation stack to match the expectations of the new age customer. Under his leadership, LogiNext, has quickly become a household name for companies trying to deliver goods to...more
Dr. Narjès Boufaden is a pioneer and thought leader in the Natural Language Processing field who transitioned from the academic world to run her company. She founded Keatext in 2010 for professional services in AI, then pivoted into a product company in 2015. Narjes is also a contributor at Forbes and a dedicated mentor at Techstar AI.
Vaibhav Domkundwar is an entrepreneur & seed investor with dual bases in Silicon Valley and India. Vaibhav runs Better (the parent company of PicBackMan) which is a micro venture firm that builds & invests in category-defining businesses at the seed stage. Prior to Better, Vaibhav cofounded mobile roaming platform leader Roamware, which was acquired by Audax. Vaibhav is a graduate of University of California at Berkeley and runs marathons to put health & fitness as high up as his work & family.
Steve is the founder and CEO of Badger Maps. After receiving his MBA from Stanford, Steve was Google Enterprise's Top Sales Executive in 2009. In 2012, Steve founded Badger Maps, a software company that helps Field Sales People optimize their routes and schedules to save time and be on time so they can sell more. Steve is also the host of the Outside Sales Talk podcast where he interviews industry experts on their top sales tips.
Andy brings 20 years of enterprise SaaS experience to UserTesting. As a former product executive at Oracle and Salesforce, he saw the critical role that customer centricity plays in creating great experiences. By helping companies become more customer-centric, he has grown multiple enterprise SaaS businesses to hundreds of millions of dollars.
George Arison is the co-founder of Shift, an online marketplace disrupting the used car industry. An immigrant from Georgia and lifelong entrepreneur, he also co-founded the first on-demand mobile transportation booking technology Taxi Magic (now known as Curb), as well as working for Google and BCG.
I'm a social entrepreneur and the Co-Founder and CEO of erxes Inc, an open source growth marketing platform. Marketing, sales, and customer service platform designed to help your business attract more engaged customers. I'm passionate about social entrepreneurship and possesses a strong desire to create new solutions to social problems and then implement them on a large scale to change society for the better.
Mike is a jazz musician, smart entrepreneur and maker. He runs a portfolio of software companies including angage.net, scrapebook.net and fbradar.com which are bootstrapped and profitable from day 1. Additionally, Mike runs multiple digital marketing agencies that focus on helping businesses in different niche markets, currently managing more than 100,000 people on different social channels for clients.
Sai Hossain is the CEO of Crowdcast, a live-streaming & webinar platform for professional creators. Born in a small village in Bangladesh, Sai immigrated to the country at a young age and slowly made his way to silicon valley. There he teamed up with some great thinkers to design and build a new way for people to share ideas at scale.
Henrique Dubugras is Co-Founder & CEO of Brex — the first corporate card for startups. A Brazilian entrepreneur, Henrique built payments company Pagar.me — the Stripe of Brazil — when he was 16. In three years, Pagar.me grew to $1.5 billion in volume of transactions processed. Prior to Pagar.me, Henrique built a number of online businesses in Brazil including an education company and a dating application.
Johns Hopkins. Army Ranger. 27 mo in Afghanistan. UNC MBA. Founder of Stop Soldier Suicide & GoodUnited. Husband & father of two.
As ClientPoint’s President & CEO, Andy is a seasoned venture-backed high growth leader, with extensive board and operational experience. He has led the growth of large-scale digital media, SaaS, IoT, mobile and app businesses in the B2C and B2B sectors. Andy began his business career at NBC/GE after completing a successful career as a professional basketball player in Europe.
Blake Smith is founder and CEO of Cladwell, a digital closet manager. Cladwell's goal is to manage the world's closets, by helping people do more with less. Cladwell resides at the intersection between math and art - much like Blake - who used his background in computational mathematics as a hedge fund analyst before joining the founding team of an agency that produced movies for Walmart, P&G, and many other Fortune 500 brands. In addition to Cladwell, Blake and his wife Chandler raise and homes...more
Andres is the CEO and Founder of iKizmet that delivers business analytics and insights to boutique fitness studio owners. With over 500,000 business in the fitness and wellness space iKizmet is making valuable data analysis tools affordable for small business owners to help them make data driven decisions faster without the complexity while helping to grow their businesses. Andres has been in the fitness and wellness space for over 15 years and was a founding member at MINDBODY helping build a w...more
Technical background, started as software developer. Co-founded my first business in 2001, entrepreneur since then. Went from startup owner to executive in a multi-national company, then back to startup founder. Now CEO of RenderStreet, backed by advanced tech and dedicated to reducing the stress levels of 3D artists and studios worldwide.
I am the Founder and Product leader at Brandzooka. I develop and scale web services that disrupt and delight. I build teams and create the space for people to deliver extraordinary results and develop Market Product Fit. I write for publications such as AdAge and DowJones and speak regularly on subjects ranging from Entrepreneurship and Ad Tech, to Agile and Product development practices for organizations such as Stanford GSB and IDEO.
Dropped out of college to start the worlds largest answering service, left after 12 years to start an accounting software company, sold that and is now helping marketing agencies close more leads to customers through automation. Live in Eugene, Oregon, married with a 6-year old son.
Mayukh has been working in the Technology industry, specifically cyber security, Identity and Access Management, and data security for the past decade and a half. He has been part of multiple successful startups as an early employee before he ventured out on his own. He has also consulted for Fortune 500 companies such as TD Bank, RBC, ING, and IBM.
As CEO and Cofounder of Braze (formerly Appboy), Bill is humanizing connections between brands and customers at a global scale. By streamlining customers’ past, present, and future data in an interactive feedback loop, Braze allows brands to take immediate actions on insights – creating personalized messaging experiences.
Justin Burns is a serial entrepreneur who with just a few hundred dollars and no college degree when he got started and launched his second SAAS platform Miestro- An online course platform that allows for course creators to get their course up fast.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico previous owner of SociallyRich took up to $50k MRR moved to Austin. SociallyRich got shut down by Facebook and built Trend.io within the same year.
Jaideep is the CEO of Legasis, a market leader in Legal & Compliance Solutions. He is an executive program graduate from Stanford University & repatriated to India in 2012. Jaideep has 21 years of experience & has held leadership positions with organizations like Thomson Reuters. He holds a patent in AI & is a hobby macro-economist.
Serial entrepreneur with a wide experience in IT domain from software development to services and software/solution sales. +15 years in service management. Excellent track record of building and leading winning teams. Personal goal: help business leaders to see Information Technology as an organic and critical part of their businesses, not just hard-to-understand-expensive-techie-driven-cost center.
We launched ipgeolocation.io in June 2018 and have 100 paid customers and 3000+ developers actively using us. We handle more than 100 million requests every month.
After seeing first-hand how bad most organizations are at taking their strategy from PowerPoint to reality, I wanted to see if we could build an affordable technology solution to solve the problem.
Jeanette Maister is Managing Director and Head of Americas at Oleeo. At Oleeo, Maister drives growth, influences the product and helps customers leverage technology to transform their recruiting efforts. Prior to Oleeo, Jeanette spent most of her career as a recruiting practitioner holding leadership roles at Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers, IBM, and Gartner. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with an MBA in Management from Columbia Business School, Jeanette was recognized as a 2018...more
Dane is a PLA co-founder who brings a breadth of experience and vision to Performance Livestock Analytics. Dane currently owns a progressive agricultural enterprise that consists of row crops and livestock based in Northern Iowa. With the Agricultural experience, Dane brings visionary insights to PLA with his prior experience in precision ag software. Dane most recently leads Iteris as the Sales Director for the agricultural division of ClearAg. Prior to ClearAg, Dane led the business developmen...more
Founder, CEO, Marketer, and Architect of Thapos - sports management platform. I have over 18 years of experience in IT industry as a technology startup founder, software architect, product manager, marketer, and software engineer. I have experienced in all aspects of software development life cycle. I have designed and developed marketing management applications, financial applications, and web-based consumer applications. As a leader or team member, I love to work with teams. I truly believe ...more
Alexander is co-founder and CEO of Syncbnb. Since 1995 he has worked as a web designer, web developer, project manager and team leader, SEO/SEM specialist and social media manager before moving on to C level positions in large tech corporations in Greece. He recently left a Managing Partner position in the largest online services group in Greece to start Syncbnb with his co-founder Petros.
Brendan Ciecko is the founder and CEO of Cuseum, a platform that helps museums and cultural organizations engage their visitors, members, and patrons. Ciecko has been building technology since the age of 11 and has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as being one of America’s top entrepreneurs under 30. Ciecko has been featured in The New York Times, WIRED, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, and PC Magazine for his work in design, technology, and business. https://brendanciecko.c...more
Forbes 30 Under 30 winner. Successful serial entrepreneur in B2B technology development and SaaS companies. Law degree from University of Heidelberg in Germany. Member of National Small Business Association's Leadership Council
Retail Guru that has helped many retailers achieve a 360 degree view of the Customer in an Omni Channel world. Specialist in leveraging data and analytics to increase profitable sales. Implement Strategies and Tactics to compete with Amazon and on-line market places.
Jesse is the founder of NeoReach. Jesse is a mentor to the Alchemist Accelerator, a Thiel Fellow, and a frequent guest lecturer at Stanford and USC. NeoReach has generated $10’s of Millions in revenue from customers like Walmart, Amazon and NBC
Paul Lappas is the CEO and Co-Founder of intermix.io. He holds multiple patents for cloud computing and performance analytics. In 2007 he co-founded GoGrid, one of the early cloud computing companies, which he grew from to over $50M in ARR.
Went from identifying as a basketball player to graduating as a nuclear engineer. Worked in the nuclear industry, got an MBA, joined a fast-growing tech company and lived in 7 countries while doing so. I love art and experimenting with food, and founded Mela with two of my best friends.
Michael S. Malone was the world's first daily high-tech reporter, and he remains one of Silicon Valley's best-known journalists. He is the author or coauthor of nearly thirty books, including The Virtual Corporation with William Davidow.
Alan has over seventeen years of experience in building technology for a number of high growth start-ups in finance and shopping television. As CTO Alan has successfully built the technology of four start-ups involved in the first meeting to fund raising/turnover in excess of GBP 10 million and been involved in other successful start-ups. Systems designed by Alan are used in major corporations including Deutsche Bank and process millions of transactions annually.
Wherever he worked and whatever he worked with, his goal has always been to make things easier, faster and better. Some might call this lazy, Tom-Erik uses the title «Simplifying Evangelist". Now that smartphones are approaching a penetration of 90% in Norway and most other developed countries, it is time to use them for something smart! He also has a wife, two kids, a cat and an electric car... Do you know how to make your work faster, easier and better? Call me and let us find it out!
MBA ESSEC (France). Started his career in 2000 in the Consulting Industry (Strategy & Management). Moved to the corporate travel industry in 2005 (heading the consulting departments of CarlsonWagonlitTravel and then American Express GBT). Hired by Sodexo in 2015 to create a new business line targeting the Mobility services. Created and launched Rydoo in June 2018.
I'm ambitious and tenacious. I like working and connecting with people and I enjoy the fact that the simple interactions we have with one another can have a big impact. I try to keep that in mind as I go through my day. I've had the privilege of enjoying some terrific success through many of my endeavors but I've also experienced some spectacular failures. Success is my preferred outcome however, in my experience, failure seem to be part of the foundation of success- much to my chagrin.
I'm ambitious and tenacious. I like working and connecting with people and I enjoy the fact that the simple interactions we have with one another can have a big impact. I try to keep that in mind as I go through my day. I've had the privilege of enjoying some terrific success through many of my endeavors but I've also experienced some spectacular failures. Success is my preferred outcome however, in my experience, failure seem to be part of the foundation of success- much to my chagrin.
Sabrina Parsons is CEO of Palo Alto Software, the company behind the best-selling business management software, LivePlan. Palo Alto Software is dedicated to serving the needs of entrepreneurs and small-business owners, and offers an entire suite of software and tools to help startups plan, manage, market, and grow their business. Sabrina has overseen the transformation of Palo Alto Software from a desktop software company to a cloud-based software company.
Catherine is CEO and Co-Founder of CityGrows, the first self-service operating platform for local government, and has extensive experience in startups, digital marketing and civic technology. She created a social impact marketing agency, co-founded Hack for LA, and served as Commissioner for Innovation for Los Angeles.
12 years working in brazilian software industry, first as a marketing professional, and as entrepreneur since 2012. Its CEO and cofounder from Ramper, a B2B prospecting automation software and one of the more fast growing brazillian startup that started in 2016 and today has more than 700 customers.
Paul has worked with video and big data files for three decades and he understands the complexities of sharing those files. His experience in the broadcasting and cable industry and the contacts he nurtured through the years helped him to establish latakoo inside some of the biggest broadcasting companies. Paul has won numerous awards, including Emmys, for investigative journalism. He has a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School with a focu...more
David Hood, CEO of VanillaSoft, is a successful software entrepreneur with extensive international experience in finance, business development, sales, and marketing. Under his leadership, VanillaSoft has grown over the past decade from a small start-up to a leader in the sales engagement market.
Paul Statham, CEO & Founder of Condeco Software, has established several successful and innovative businesses, including two exited companies. He has helped to shape the relationship between real estate and technology, establishing Condeco as one of the foremost providers of workspace management technology.
I am a technopreneur with 8+ years of experience in Product Development and Software Architect. In past, worked with MNCs on embedded and e-learning products. Built an Astrology website when in college and created AstrologyAPI.com in 2016. My areas of expertise include NodeJS, Core JS, Java, Android, PHP, AWS & Machine Learning and now Growth and Sales My interests are in Tech, Philosophy, History, and Astrology.
With 17 years leadership experience under his belt and a Ted Rogers MBA specialized in management of technology and innovation (gold medal 2014), Pete is currently CEO of Auvenir, a Deloitte venture that is assisting small to medium audit firms leverage technology to enhance the capabilities of CPAs in the financial audit industry. He is passionate about driving exponential change to for the betterment of all society. He has built and grown a number of businesses globally from launching the firs...more
Kimia is the Co-founder and CEO of Ghostit (winner of top 10 companies to watch for 2018), speaker, and host of Content and Coffee.
I started my professional life as a venture analyst in an angel investment network. Then, I co-founded a startup studio helping entrepreneurs from ideation to web development with my current partner. Nowadays, I am responsible for the growth and sales of UserGuiding.
Heath Wells is the CEO and Co-Founder of NuORDER, a B2B eCommerce platform that is revolutionizing the wholesale industry. Heath is an entrepreneur at heart, starting his first Internet-based business at the age of 15 in Adelaide, Australia. From 2004-2008, Heath served as the Managing Director at Furst Media in Australia, where he and partner Olivia Skuza led the company to great success across publishing, creative, and digital commerce. Today NuORDER is the leading B2B eCommerce platform. He...more
David is CEO of OpenBack, the mobile engagement platform which uses edge computing and machine learning to make push notifications smarter. David also co-founded www.ding.com, the $500m business that enables millions online and from 600k+ stores top-up the family of a loved one back home in over 120 countries.
Ravikiran Annaswamy is Founder and CEO of Innohabit Technologies. He is incubating various innovative products using analytics and deep learning. His current business focus is on bringing Electric Mobility to Indian market and has launched various technology products like Fulcharge.com in this space. He works closely with global programs like Founders Institute (Fi.Co) and Unreasonable Institute as Mentor and Coach for early stage startups. He is on the global team of IEEE 5G and is responsible...more
Christian Owens is the founder and CEO of Paddle. Prior to Paddle, Christian created his first software business from his bedroom at the age of 14. Having grown the business to over $1m in revenue he decided to quit school at 16 to focus on building startups, and founded Paddle when he turned 18.
João Romão, 30, is the founder of GetSocial.io a content & social analytics platform that helps companies like Adobe, AT&T, Sky News and MTV to better understand how audiences share their content. João is a member of the World Economic Forum (Global Shaper) and a board advisor at CIONET.
Maarten is founder and CEO of Limecraft, dedicated to giving media professionals the best possible solution to manage their digital workflows. Prior to this, as a programme manager for the R&D department of VRT (the Belgian public service broadcaster), he introduced several innovative technologies in the business, including Artificial Intelligence for computer assisted manufacturing and automatic indexing of audiovisual media. These experiences eventually led to the incorporation of Limecraft an...more
Recovering lawyer (degrees from Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala and Duke in the US, accredited to practice in Guatemala and NY). Investpreneur (investor and entrepreneur). Co-Founder at Nahual Ventures, ExeBoard, Edoo, and SoyFri. Dreamer. Guatemalan born and living in New York. I serve as Board Member in my family's business since 2015, as well as in the Guatemalan Stock Exchange, two startups, and Fundegua, a Foundation I co-founded aimed at promoting culturally and research drive...more
Business leader and entrepreneur building motivated team in high energy business. Owner of SHE Software Ltd, fast growing SaaS solution to health and safety challenges. Leader in UK, entering US - home in Scotland and Chicago. Previously CEO and consultant (McKinsey), member of Prime Minister's policy team. MBA from INSEAD and BA from Oxford.
Jared Seehafer is the CEO and Cofounder of Enzyme, a software company that automates life science regulatory approval and compliance. He is a 12 year veteran of the medical device and biopharma industries, having worked or consulted at organizations ranging from Amgen, Abbott and Medtronic to seed-stage startups.
Marc Rutzen is the CoFounder and CEO of Enodo, an automated underwriting platform for multifamily real estate. Enodo helps users analyze more deals in less time and make better investment decisions backed by data science. Utilizing machine learning, the platform collects, cleans and analyzes real-time multifamily rent and availability data from over two million properties nationwide. Marc oversees Enodo’s data science, engineering and business teams to continually develop and release industry ch...more
Marc Rutzen is the CoFounder and CEO of Enodo, an automated underwriting platform for multifamily real estate. Enodo helps users analyze more deals in less time and make better investment decisions backed by data science. Utilizing machine learning, the platform collects, cleans and analyzes real-time multifamily rent and availability data from over two million properties nationwide. Marc oversees Enodo’s data science, engineering and business teams to continually develop and release industry ch...more
Ethan Keiser is the CEO and founder of StudyTree, an app leveraging artificial intelligence to provide students with a mobile academic assistant. He received his B.S from Drexel University in Computer Science before founding StudyTree. Ethan has won various business plan competitions including the Microsoft Imagine Cup and Dell Innovation Award, and regularly speaks about artificial intelligence at top education conferences. When not working on StudyTree, he spends time weightlifting and hiking....more
Robert Alves - Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Advanced Solutions International (ASI) – is a dynamic, entrepreneurial leader who has grown the company from its beginnings in 1991 to become the leading and largest supplier worldwide of software to non-profit organizations. With offices on three continents, and more than 4,000 clients served, Alves has kept ASI in the forefront by consistently making innovative solution-oriented decisions on behalf of its clients.
I am the cofounder and CEO of Harvestr, a product management platform for customer-driven teams. I have a double background in business and engineering and I have worked in various industries : smartphones, environmental services and even in the French public administration. I am also a soccer player and DJ.
Aaron Lifshin is the CEO and founder of MeetingPulse. He has a 20-year track record creating and managing award-winning technical teams in the US and the UK. Successful exit: XLN Telecom, as CTO. Aaron is passionate about genuine human communication in all forms. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College.
Built two profitable startups and then sold them (one e-commerce national, and one international). The last startup I've got VC investment without meeting the investors, I've incorporated in Ireland without ever going to Ireland, I've run an 8 people team all remote, became profitable and sold it in 2017. I like going from 0 to 1. I've been in two accelerators.
Scot is co-founder and CEO at TalVista. He brings more than 25 years of business management and leadership experience from fast paced startup companies. Previously, Scot ran his own consultancy focusing on marketing strategy serving fast paced startups in the HCM space. Prior to that, Scot was senior director at HireVue. Scot is a serial entrepreneur having started several businesses over his diverse career. Scot is most passionate about helping people and seeing them succeed and realizing even ...more
Lionel Roux, Engineer + MBA graduate, my career started in Japan working for Total (oil). Then, I created Nutec (racing fuels) in Southern California that I sold three years later. After graduation, I worked as a strategy consultant. In 2011, I created Wimi which makes teamwork fun and efficient.
Startup Founder, Digital Entrepreneur, and Product Executive, Zoltan hails from Hungary where he began his career in marketing and business development working for major brands such as T-Mobile, HBO, and Google (eventually as their initial Country Manager). After having worked 4 years in beautiful Barcelona, Zoltan now is co-founder & CEO of Gitential, a software development analytics platform.
Intrepid entrepreneur, explorer and video-gamer, Pedro has been in the startup world for 10 years having co-founded 4 projects and 2 successful exits mostly in the B2B space. His passion for collective sports and traveling has given him a broad perspective of the world, which he uses to daily guide his business towards, success...hopefully
As Chief Executive Officer, President, Board Member and Investor in Integration Technologies, Inc., and the creator of InterWeave Smart Solutions, Bruce brings customer focused Solutions in response to customers’ needs in to the digital age. Bruce has also served as the Chief Executive Officer, President, Board Member and Investor in SecurDigital, Inc., the company that developed SecurVoice©; the voice, data and video encryption solution designed to pass FIPS 140-2 certification. In 2000, Bruce ...more
Sean Hinton is Founder and CEO of SkyHive (www.skyhive.io), a Canadian technology company that applies machine/deep learning to discovering revolutionary efficiencies in the movement of human capital. Sean is a future of work thought leader, and passionate about applying SkyHive’s technology to support the workforce’s most at-risk populations.
Suresh Sambandam is the Founder & CEO of OrangeScape, makers of KiSSFLOW, a disruptive, SaaS-based enterprise-level work automation and collaboration platform with more than 10,000 customers across 160 countries. He is an expert and renowned entrepreneur on a mission to democratize automation and create immersive work experience for enterprises of all sizes.
Ciaran steers the ship at Kooomo HQ, has spent over 20 years growing and developing internationally focused online media and digital commerce businesses. Since taking the helm in 2016, Kooomo has made it into the Gartner Magic Quadrant for digital commerce 2017 and is now positioned to service clients in the B2C market as well as cater to the explosive growth in the B2B eCommerce space.
Founder & CEO of Odoo.
Jack of some trades, master of a couple. I'm a builder by instinct, manager by heart, and a marketer by necessity. I love writing code, assembling teams, and measuring growth. I built Parrot QA to scratch an itch - functional testing is a headache, and customers hate bugs. There has to be a better way!
Sean is the CEO and co-founder of Unaty. Having worked as a web designer, developer, and enterprise software consultant, he now spends his days helping community leaders inspire action and members find and follow their passion. He's always excited to talk to people passionate about building a better future!
Adrian Russo is a talent acquisition professional, who leverages his software development background to help organizations find talent. He is a Co-founder and Developer of RecruitLocator, a SaaS-based open-web, resume search tool. Adrian led technical recruiting at various organizations including National Institutes of Health, Discovery Communications, and Department of Defense. Adrian is featured in the upcoming Amazon Prime docufilm, “the Art of Recruiting.”
Serial entrepreneur and author Brian Scudamore pioneered the industry of professional junk removal with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, turning a chore people avoid into an exceptional customer service experience. Then he scaled that success into three more brands, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, You Move Me, and Shack Shine.
Dave Kearney is the founder of www.fluidui.com, a software prototyping tool that has helped over a quarter of a million product managers, entrepreneurs and product visionaries to create and communicate their ideas. He cares most about great usability, efficient product development processes and socially responsible companies.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeljasonprince/ With WalletCard occupational health & safety records are easily & automatically updated to reduce the administrative burden of training management. With a collaborative digital safety record at its core: the technology eliminates manual tracking of fragmented paper records by consolidating all documentation into one cloud solution to prove due diligence. The Platform is a lost-cost solution leveraging platform-mediated growth between users as 3rd...more
Sabor POS is the premier restaurant software on the Windows Store, #1 most downloaded Restaurant POS for Windows 10. Sabor POS provides all the features you need to fully automate your ordering and accept customer payments
James Sturges has a strong software engineering and product design background, having led several teams in building enterprise software. He is Co-Founder and VP of Product at Audseb, focusing on building better knowledge management and support tools for employees. James is an avid golfer, adventurous traveler, and passionate problem solver.
Royal Naval Officer for 10 yrs - mission critical leadership in submarine service & gulf war. Lead operational component of transformation of FFastFill from marketcap £1.7m ISV to £106 SAAS vendor. Led EMEA transformation of Datawatch from desktop monarch vendor to full suite analytics offering. Now developing AI powered offering to transform the business users interact with IT.
Nick Kozmin B.Sc. Engineering Physics Founder of Salesprocess.io ($0-$1.8M run rate. Bootstrapped. 1 Commission-based employee) Helping 250 SaaS and high-ticket service companies scale up. Banked first milly by 27 YO from scratch.
Sebastian Walker is the CEO of SlidePresenter, a digital knowledge transfer software. Sebastian studied business economy and worked at major consultancies. Looking to revolutionize the internal knowledge flow for corporations globally, he founded SlidePresenter in 2011, an intuitive solution that empowers any employee to create training videos within minutes.
Eric is the CEO of streamdata.io. He was a founding team member at Internet Way (French B2B ISP, sold to UUnet) then Radianz (Global Finance Cloud, sold to BT). He is a High Frequency Trading infrastructure expert, passionate about Fintech, IoT and Cleantech. Eric looks after 3 bozons and has worked in San Francisco, NYC, Mexico and now Paris.
Co-founder of Resource Guru - an online team calendar that's changing the way teams manage their time. Follower of all things digital. Part-time eco-warrior.
I have been working in enterprise IT for more than two decades. For the last 10 years I moved to entrepreneurial side and brought a talented team together to build Netmera to revolutionalize mobile app engagement, campaigning and communications. We are still working hard to expand Netmera into other regions and reach many apps while we currently touch more than 150 million app users monthly.
During college: 24 hackathons, 200 job applications, 0 callbacks - made a recruiting "hack". VC firm awarded grant + we raised preseed. 1.5 years, no traction, pivoted to video interviewing platform from pilot feedback. Closed paying clients + won grant w/ angel match within 2 months, focused on getting to 10k MRR ASAP.
Founder and CEO Tal Zohar has successful experience in developing 4 tech businesses, with +$100M exit, one unicorn IPO in NYSE. He also established the AI division at a FTSE250 Fintech enterprise, valued $300M by Barclays, and was member of management and led digital transformation at the London Stock exchange.
Launched in 2016, Rheaply Asset Exchange Manager is the easiest way that professionals share resources with anyone in their industry. By connecting leading research institutions, Fortune 500 companies, startups, school systems, nonprofits, and organizations in between, Rheaply is creating a shared economy for innovation.
Lauren is Founder of iVvy, a multi-award winning Technology company providing enterprise software to the Events industry. Since its 2009 launch, Lauren has overseen iVvy’s continued growth and global expansion to APAC, Europe and North America, offering the world’s first real-time marketplace with live availability for function space and suppliers.
With 25 plus years of experience in building, designing and implementing strategic marketing programs I am a firm believer in asking “why” and challenging industry norms. Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to have worked with several great companies in the technology, consumer product, automotive, hospitality and entertainment sectors each with a unique set of demands and needs. I have taken this collective experience into my role as CEO with AislePlanner, where my focus has been on cre...more
Venkatesh is the founder of MoveEasy. He founded MoveEasy as a result of his own moving experience 5 years ago. Prior to that, he was a consultant with A.T.Kearney, a management consulting firm in Chicago. He is a proud Buckeye and lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife.
Founder, CEO at Plutio.com
Karen Cantwell is a born innovator. In 2014 she launched TicTocTrack® - the first GPS smart watch globally for children, following up with a bespoke software-monitoring platform. That platform now hosts multiple GPS devices providing one platform for the safety of all the family. Karen hold’s a MBA from QUT.
Frank is an Entrepreneur and a Technologist. Frank has launched 100s of sites, 50+ apps, 10s of digital products, launched 9 businesses (4 for himself), delivered a line of high-end beverages to market, and consulted in the finance and technology industries.
Sai Krishna is often described as an accidental entrepreneur. As an engineering undergrad, Sai built his first startup in the education technology space to power thousands of students to better use tablet PCs. Since then, he's founded, invested and mentored startups all through, particularly in the technology space. He is also an alumnus of stanford university graduate school of business, and the founder of scapic, a cloud based virtual and augmented reality content platform helping businesses ...more
Benjamin Ellis has worked with companies including Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks during their fastest periods of growth. He is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has worked at the cutting edge of technology over three decades and is passionate about what technology can achieve, particularly at the intersection of people, data and software.
Bohumil studied Innovation and Operation Management in Copenhagen. He went on to work at West Virginia University Innovation center, where he was in charge of their marketing strategy. In March 2016, he returned to Slovakia, where he got an offer to join the team at Triad Advertising and take over their internal software Kontentino. After just 2 years, he and his team were able to get Kontentino into more than 800 agencies and brands around the world--Today, the software is used by famous bran...more
Bernadette Butler has 20 years experience in advertising working with some of the greatest brands of our time. With 2 ads on the world’s funniest reel, Bernadette is the CEO and co-founder of StoryTap, a DIY video platform for marketers to direct, own, and micro-influence authentic video stories at scale.
Will Bressman is the CEO of RIA in a Box and a former manager of business development at LX.TV, a digital media content provider acquired by NBC Universal in 2008, where he brokered distribution and content partnerships. Prior to LX.TV, Bressman worked on strategy and analytics projects at Good Morning America. Bressman holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and is a graduate of Harvard College magna cum laude with a degree in History.
Since 16 I earn money online, at 34 haven’t worked for anyone. In 2014 I moved to the south of Russia to open a co-working space by the sea. Later, it became a school of robotics for children. In 2016 I co-founded Standuply, one of the most popular Slack bots.
Osman Rashid, winner of the prestigious Ernst & Young California Entrepreneur of the Year (2009), was the co-founder and CEO of online textbook rental and student hub Chegg ($chgg), remaining involved in it until early 2010 after dramatically growing the company from its inception in 2005. Currently, he is the CEO of Convo Corp, an enterprise software company that focuses on In-Context collaboration that replaces email as the conversation tool at work.
SaaS Founder with a passion for Employee Engagement. Ex-Google Sales Manager focused to make feedback better for everyone. Living in Amsterdam, father of two daughters.
Co-founder of Demonware (Matchmaking service used in Call of Duty) that was acquired in 2007. Then founded Phorest on Evergreen principles - building company to last for generations. Over 70 of the 150 employees are ordinary share holders (not options). Phorest is now serving over 5,000 salons and is the leading salon software platform in Europe.
Nicolas de Rosen, CEO of iAdvize North America
Business Developer graduated in International Relations and Masters in Political Sciences, I’m a digital nomad, yogi and supporter of a plant-based life. Brazilian, 28 y/o, living in the Netherlands. The freedom of managing Switch.cm from home is unique, a gift from the founder and former owner of Switch.
I’m an ambitious tech entrepreneur passionate about building projects which can create a real impact in our days, on a global scale and I firmly believe that I am leading one of those projects... At the professional level and because of my current job, I like to define myself as a specialist in generalities that love to find synergies between the complementary areas of a startup and to be surrounded by people smarter than me.
Tom is founder and CEO of IDRONECT. He is 44 years old, entrepreneur and active airline pilot and has a Master in Aviation Science. With IDRONECT he wants to unlock the huge potential the drone industry has by making it easy to fly safe, legal and fun.
As founder and CEO of Benevity, the global leader in CSR and employee engagement software, Bryan helps Fortune 1000 clients reinvent corporate giving programs in a way that provides better social and business returns, while simultaneously tackling the biggest struggles in the social impact landscape.
Entrepeneur and founder of Servoy. Engineering background with experience in building great software companies.
Andy leads the company in its mission to deliver practical, powerful AI to consumer brands. A designer by training and lifelong software engineer, Andy is responsible for Faraday’s product strategy, data science organization, recruiting efforts, and corporate matters. Previously, Andy founded the celebrated sustainability startup Brighter Planet and worked in politics.
Kevin is a technology founder, recognized leader in the blockchain ecosystem, and currently the CEO of Etherparty and Vanbex Group. As an early entrant into cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, Kevin is a veteran of the industry, and has led the group of companies into becoming one of the largest blockchain solutions providers in Vancouver.
Andrew Patrick White is the Founder & CEO of FundApps, a RegTech company which provides compliance monitoring services to investment managers. FundApps currently services 3 of the world’s 10 largest hedge funds and monitors over 6 Trillion USD of assets every day. FundApps was founded in a spare bedroom above a pub and has never taken a penny of funding.
RJ Friedlander is an entrepreneur and investor based in Barcelona. He is the Founder & CEO of ReviewPro, the world leader in Guest Intelligence for the hotel industry. Focusing on hotel tech, the guest experience or entrepreneurship, RJ has spoken at more than 100 events worldwide, from prominent industry conferences to annual strategy meetings of renowned hotel brands. An enthusiastic and natural storyteller, his compelling presentations explore the latest trends and technical innovations impa...more
Vasil is a growth marketing and startup event entrepreneur, who has produced over 500 in-person and virtual events, as well as built a 100K+ network of tech entrepreneurs and marketers. He’s the founder of Growth Marketing Conference, one of the leading growth marketing events in the industry, and he’s the CEO of startup professional network Startup Socials (as seen in Forbes). He’s worked with big brands like IBM, Adobe, Microsoft, and Delta Airlines, high growth startups such as Intercom, Auto...more
Jeremy is the CEO and Co-Founder of Indicative. Indicative aims to put behavioral analytics in the hands of product managers, empowering them to map, analyze, and optimize the customer journey across every customer touchpoint. With up to a billion free events, Indicative removes the barriers from becoming data-driven, empowering anyone to perform sophisticated analysis. He was previously the CTO and Co-founder of MeetMoi a pioneering location-based dating service for mobile acquired by Match.c...more
Jeff Cope, Founder and CEO of InspectionXpert, has a passion for helping precision manufacturers transform inefficient, paper procedures into efficient, standardized, fully traceable and secure digital processes. Having made the transition from a manufacturing engineer to mechanical design engineer earlier in his career, Jeff was uniquely placed to quickly grasp the challenges facing precision manufacturers in their day-to-day operations. Jeff identified a glaring gap in the market for a qualit...more
Michael Azzopardi is co-founder and CEO of employee development and eLearning company, Seb Azzo. Since being set up in 2013, Seb Azzo's software products helped develop upwards of 500,000 employees across 97 countries. Michael is currently focussing his attention on the company's latest product: Innform – a staff training tool for hospitality teams.
Ex-RAF pilot who entered the IT sector 25 years ago. Worked through the ranks to serve in senior executive roles in Compaq, HP and Sony across EMEA before founding his own SaaS company, expanding to the US and exiting in 2016. He has served on the boards of many other startups since 2005 and currently runs two ecommerce SaaS companies, a consultancy practice for startups and a Harley-Davidson dealership whilst holding the chairmanship of a mobile ticketing software startup.
Nathan Kamstra is the CIO of Urbanhire. He has more than 17 years of experience in health based IT and business delivery, proven track record of accomplishments ranging from hands on development to IT management. Strong experience in the global community providing world class solutions to health markets. Self-starter with a passion for quality service and excellent analytical, organizational, and creative skills. A detail-oriented and versatile professional with a strong grasp of IT finance and...more
Founder and CEO of SoMeCentral. 53 tech founder of SoMeCentral. SoMeCentral is the first SoMe tool of its kind, and we help companies to work closely together with employees for the purpose of boosting marketing, sales or employee branding.
I am passionate about building collaboration software that inspires and enables teams. We are building the best Board Meeting experience through our OnBoard product and the most versatile Employee Collaboration Experience through our Employee Portal solution called OnSemble. Our teams are uniquely focused towards customers success and meaningful innovation. We are based out of Lafayette(In), Indianapolis(In), London (UK) and Toronto(Canada). I live in Chicago.
Andre D. Etherly is the Founder of eMedicalFusion, LLC. He holds a Masters of Science, Information Systems Technology, from George Washington University. Seeing the unmet needs of Direct-pay medical practices, he founded eMedicalFusion to design and build solutions that enable Direct-pay practices to succeed and excel both clinically and financially.
Jay is the Founder and CEO of a B2B SaaS company called CloudSponge which sells an Address Book Widget and Contacts API that companies like Airbnb, Nextdoor, Yelp, GoFundMe and Stitch Fix use to grow their customer bases virally.
Ravi Sahu is a founder and CEO of Strayos. Before founding Strayos, he spent more than 12 years working globally with Fortune 500 companies like AT&T, Verizon and British Telecom in various roles, from product management to the building of teams for large digital transformation projects. His area of expertise is in Artificial intelligence and data analytics. He holds an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and Computer Science engineering degree from India.
Andrew Filev is the founder and CEO of Wrike, a SaaS-based work management platform that helps teams achieve operational excellence. Founded in 2006, Wrike now serves more than 15,000 customers in 130 countries, and employees 600 people across 5 offices. The company has raised north of of $26 million from Bain Capital Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, DCM Ventures and TMT.
Nicolas Dessaigne is co-founder and CEO of Algolia, the leading Search & Discovery API for websites and mobile apps. Launched in 2012, Algolia is now used by over 5,800 companies around the world. Prior to Algolia, Nicolas spent over 12 years working on information retrieval at Exalead and Thales.
Olof Mathé is the CEO and a co-founder of Mixmax, a company that is “bringing the power of the Web to email” by creating richer email experiences with embeddable Slack-style commands to trigger polls, video, calendar invites, and more without leaving the message. Mixmax was founded in 2014 and received a $1.5 million seed investment round from a number of individual investors in April 2015.After finishing his engineering degree in France, Olof previously worked at Skype and McKinsey. He also he...more
Carlo Cisco is a serial entrepreneur who has founded multiple successful companies and helped grow category-defining brands. Carlo is currently the Founder & CEO of SELECT, which has been heralded as "AMEX for the Next Generation" and "The Black Card for Millennials". Carlo is also a member of YEC and has been featured in 100+ stories across numerous media outlets including Entrepreneur, Forbes, and Huffington Post.
Allie Magyar, Hubb CEO, is a skilled entrepreneur and technology maven with over 15 years of experience driving successful technology enabled service companies. Allie has been named a 2017 Portland Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, a 2017 Top Woman Entrepreneur by Smart Meetings Magazine and, in 2018 was an EY Pacific NW Entrepreneur of the Year finalist.
Full stack developer, co-founder of Digicoop, the company behind Kantree.
Master degree in Electronic Engineering in 1992, worked initially in the aerospace industry in Italy, England and the Netherlands. Founded his first company in 1995 (system integrator still active with 20+ employees), then a FHOSTER in 2008 (raised €1.2M from private investors and a VC fund), recently a company in the IoT industry.
Husband to Irene. Father to Abbey and Mike. Studied Statistics at Michigan. Play sports, especially golf and paddle tennis. Love to use data to analyze things. Professionally that means using data to help CPG companies make better decisions. Personally, that means a love for poker and wagering.
Sujoy is Cofounder and CEO at Airim. It was founded in April 2017. Airim is a virtual assistant that reduces the huge time and effort users spend in trying to find relevant information for them while exploring a website or a web app. Currently, it is used 2 million times a day in websites of businesses of all sizes across four continents.
I help companies to maximize their email channel ROI by providing the tools and knowledge to achieve just that. I play an active role in overseeing all product development, international marketing initiatives, and channel development. I believe people that I work with appreciate my creative & innovative thinking. I’m not all work, I love extreme water sports.
French internet pionnier. PhD in theoretical physics. Co-founded Weborama in 1998, survived the internet bubble crash, got listed on the french stock market in 2006. Founded Yoolink in 2008, pivoted to noCRM 4 years ago. Now more than 2 500 customers worldwide using our SaaS software to close more deals.
Nonprofits struggle to identify the right KPIs that enable them to evaluate whether the projects they do are truly making a lasting impact. Makerble suggests KPIs to nonprofits and provides them with a database, survey tool and analytics platform which lets them track their impact in real-time and share that data with their funders and donors.
Serial entrepreneur, working online since 1998. Investing.com is on its way to becoming a privately funded unicorn - offices across the globe over 300 employees and 60m in revenue. Oitchau is a time an attendance solution which started in Brazil to Solve the problem of 3m annual labor law related lawsuits in the country.
Tom Cameron abandoned a Structural Engineering career in 1997 to pursue Internet technologies. He has founded multiple small businesses and 2 Internet SaaS businesses. He currently lives in Brisbane Australia where he co-manages a coworking space, manages todo.vu and still has a hand in a web consulting business he founded 18 years ago.
I worked during 12 years in Pepsico Mexico and Latin America in several positions, started as Senior Financial Planning, and finished as Finance Director for IT & Innovation Area for Latam.
Dave Bell is an entrepreneur and recognized pioneer in the fields of mobile entertainment and digital content distribution. He has been featured in and is a frequent contributor to Inc. Magazine, Newsweek, VentureBeat, Website Magazine, Mobile Marketer, Mobile Retailer and numerous other publications. Dave is currently the Co-Founder & CEO of Gummicube - the leading global provider of data, technology, and services for App Store Optimization.
Joel Carusone is the CEO of Radius, the first B2B enterprise customer data platform. Joel holds a wealth of knowledge on, and passion for, the CDP space, and was one of the original architects of Radius Unify, the first ever, fully-flexible B2B CDP, bringing the new solution to market.
Dr. Don Brown’s first company was acquired by EDS in 1986. He founded Software Artistry in 1988 which became the first software company in Indiana to IPO. Don then founded and served as CEO of Interactive Intelligence which went public in 1999 and was acquired in 2016 for $1.4 billion. He started LifeOmic in late 2016. Don received a BS in physics, a MS in computer science, and an MD from Indiana University. He also received a MS in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University in 2017.
Rich’s passion for inventing and tinkering was ignited at an early age, when he attached some wires to a battery and a lightbulb and lit up his childhood bedroom for the first time. It also happened to be around the time he saw the movie Flubber, so it’s safe to say his fate was sealed. Rich has a patent related to the military space and has experienced how difficult it is to get the products he’d spent years developing and prototyping actually made- this led to the creation of Inventaprint wi...more
inCast is a leading influencer marketing platform focused on Instagram. inCast works with top Instagram celebrities and micro-influencers on marketing campaigns in Brazil and United States. inCast is a member of Startup Farm Incubator program based at Google Campus Sao Paulo.
Founder/CEO of Motiva AI, Partner at venture studio The Data Guild, David is a serial entrepreneur. Previously he founded Social Kinetics (sold to RedBrick Health) and Proximal Labs (sold to Jive Software). He served as Chief Social Scientist at Jive and part of the team that took Jive to an IPO in 2011. He began his career as Program Manager for DARPA's CALO, the largest machine learning project funded by the US Government. Today he's an active early stage investor and advisor.
Jay Hakami is the Founder, President, and CEO of Sky IT Group an 18-year-old SaaS solutions provider, headquartered in NYC. Mr. Hakami’s 30+ years of successful executive leadership roles have always focused on in depth understanding of business challenges and solving them with deployment of creative and practical IT solutions. Prior to founding Sky IT Group, for a period of 10 years, Mr. Hakami served as Senior VP at large system integrator with overall responsibility of operations, marketing,...more
Sam Pollaro is the CEO of Venga, a Washington, DC-based technology company that uses big data to help restaurants and fitness companies better understand and engage with their guests. Before co-founding Venga, Sam was the founder of Petals for the People, a business that revolutionized the sale and distribution of fresh cut flowers. Mr. Pollaro holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Clipr is a solution to create and publish mobile webpages inspired by stories format (insta & snap). Since companies struggle to convert on mobile, we make them achieve their objectives (sales lead loyalty) & monetize attention.
Founder and CEO of LogSentinel. Senior software engineer and architect with experience in big companies like Ericsson and TomTom. Former IT advisor to the deputy prime minister of Bulgaria. Regular speaker on IT conferences and technical blogger. Member of the jury of the International linguistics olympiad. Author of algorithmic music composer.
With over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, Marc is helping to revolutionize manufacturing sales enablement technology as part of the global Industry 4.0 movement. Atlatl Software offers a portfolio of disruptive software solutions that are the most efficient way to transform sales prospects and opportunities into customers while driving revenue in a matter of minutes.
Benjamin Dell is the founder and CEO at Missinglettr (a social marketing automation company that automatically creates 12 months worth of social content for each blog post you publish). He previously owned a web agency for over 10 years (acquired). During this time he also launched a number of SaaS startups (two of which were acquired). Benjamin is passionate about empowering businesses and brands with tools that help them succeed.
Guru founded Boomerang Commerce with a vision to power intelligent commerce. Formerly a leader at Amazon, Guru worked in the inceptive stages of Amazon’s supply chain and merchandising organizations. He co-founded one of Amazon’s cloud businesses, established Amazon’s first B2B marketing channel and invented Amazon’s Selling Coach to help brands and sellers to be successful with Amazon. At eBay, as the GM of Marketplace Experience, he led the global team that launched eBay’s fast shipping progr...more
I started in the Internet Marketing space in 2000, when I co-founded one of the world's first email service providers, CoolerEmail. As a pioneer in responsible email marketing, we grew CoolerEmail into a global software company specializing in marketing communication with over 1,500 clients. In 2010, after spending several years designing and implementing a more comprehensive way to meet the needs of small and mid-sized businesses, I launched GreenRope, a cloud-based platform that simplifies an...more
Naeem Zafar is a Professor of the Practice at Brown University and teaches at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a serial entrepreneur and the founder/CEO of TeleSense, an AgTech startup company. His last startup, Bitzer Mobile, was acquired by Oracle. Naeem has authored five books on entrepreneurship www.NaeemZafar.com.
Armand Thiberge, founded SendinBlue in 2012 with the goal of making effective marketing tools available to small and medium-sized businesses at a price they can afford. In September 2017, SendinBlue raised 30 million euros to accelerate product development and continue growing their team of 150 employees spread across 3 global offices located in Paris, Delhi, and Seattle. The company now services +60,000 SMBs in 160 countries.
Yash did his Mechanical Engineering and then worked as an Investment Banker before founding Gridle. He is a CNBC TV 18 Young Turk, Kairos fellow and MITx bootcamper. Currently, he serves as Co-founder & Chief Executive at Gridle where he looks after Finance, Resource Mgmt & Business Strategy.
I build things. Began playing with computers at age 13. At VSH Solutions we've launched many successful software applications and businesses alongside them which has grown our business as well. Throughout my life I've been focused on exploring new technologies and creating meaningful and enjoyable products with them. Now most of my time via VSH Solutions is concentrated on working with companies to continue exploring this passion.
Following my studies at KCL in London and my first experience of scaling a Rocket Internet company all the way to IPO, I initially worked as a Consultant for a boutique consultancy which focusses on procurement and restructuring, where I was also involved in HR and reorganisation projects. Two years later, I moved to help scale an InsureTech organisation from 15 to 160+ employees within 3 years, supporting their internationalisation strategy. It was during this experience that I discovered a ga...more
Co-Founder & Managing Director Heiko Schwarz is Founder and Managing Director of riskmethods. Heiko is an expert in both software and strategic purchasing, and has spent 20 years successfully helping supply chain and procurement organizations implement solutions to increase performance, reduce cost and minimize risk. He has been honored with the Pro To Know award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive for his forward-thinking approach to the topic of supply chain risk management.
Amanda Lannert is CEO of Jellyvision, one of Chicago’s fastest growing tech companies that serves 1400 customers with ALEX, the most helpful employee decision support platform on the planet. Jellyvision’s been recognized as the Best Software Company and Best Culture by the Moxies, the Lighthouse winner by the ITA, and a top place to work in Chicago by The Chicago Tribune and Crain’s.
Serial software entrepreneur. I've founded 5 software companies and made 3 exits so far. In 2002 I founded Solinor (Software development company) which was acquired by Gofore in 2018. In 2004 I founded Snoobi (Web analytics SaaS company) which was acquired by Fonecta 2012. In 2011 I founded Payment Highway (Payment gateway SaaS company) and that was acquired by Osuuspankki in 2017. Currently, I'm Founder and CEO at Leadfeeder (Lead generation SaaS company).
Having worked in sales and marketing for three software startups for years, Hewitt decided to launch a software company with his college roomate with the decision to bootstrap without any outside capital. With a strong passion for sales and athletic performance, the company has grown to nearly 10 employees and over $1mm in ARR.
Emna is the CEO and co-founder of Veamly. Prior to Veamly, Emna helped launching several companies as a global director of the Founder Institute and built several products as part of her previous company. Emna has a dream to change the way people communicate and kill the world of assumptions.
Product leader on a mission to use technology to understand each other better. Over a decade of nose-to-tail experience in the Silicon Valley has enabled Dmitriy to hone a distinct data-driven vision and cultivate an aptitude for creating dramatic category growth. Prior leadership roles at ADP, Duda, Conduit, Wellsphere and TiraWireless.
Rajeev Gupta has an extensive experience with application architecture and on-demand computing, and over 16 years starting and growing tech companies. In 2002, Rajeev co-founded Avankia which was one of the first companies incubated by Salesforce.com. This enterprise gave raise to DBSync, a Data Management Platform that provides a wide range of functionalities, including integration, backup, archiving, etc.
A 25 year payments veteran, Ralph Dangelmaier brings a wealth of knowledge leading strategy, marketing, sales, and product development as BlueSnap’s CEO, thought leader, conference speaker, Top 50 SaaS CEOs (The SaaS Report), Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, and Inc. 5000’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies.
Chris Hall, the CEO of Bynder has grown his company to over 350 employees with seven international offices in just 4 years. He first conceptualized Bynder in 2010, while working to establish a web development company, Label A (still in business). In 2012, the Bynder was incorporated and by early 2013 had a license for business. Chris is an entrepreneur at heart, has successfully setup and scaled multiple SaaS companies, Bynder being most notable to date. He is a mentor and coach for young prof...more
Co-Founder & CEO. Bootstrapped the company to $25M in ARR. Now 3 Acquisitions later backed by The Carlyle Group and TA Associates at $165MM ARR.
Founder and CEO of Evvnt, a platform looking to change an industry through creating an affordable service where one simply did not exist before. Love challenging the norm and trying to change the world one event at a time.
CEO @TrueAccord . Risk @Klarna. Co-founder @SIGNIFYD and @Analyzd (acq by @Klarna). @PayPal New Ventures. Analytics at FraudSciences (acq by @PayPal).
Stephen is a business and civic entrepreneur. A former U.S. Navy Reserve Officer, U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Stanford-educated attorney, and NCAA Division I fencer, Stephen is also co-founder of PriceWaiter, Delegator, ProDiligence, Smart Furniture, Chattanooga Renaissance Funds I & II, and the non-profit ventures Causeway and CF Smackdown.
Darren Guccione is the CEO and co-founder of Keeper Security, Inc., the creator of Keeper, the world’s most popular password manager and secure digital vault and KeeperChat, the world’s most secure messaging app for all your devices. Keeper software is used globally by millions of people and thousands of businesses.
Founded digital-agency Vuzum in 2008, after CS graduation. Doing work for US Navy, H&M and Four-Seasons we stumbled upon the pain of code reusability across projects (by anyone, without technical skills). We built an MVP back in 2015, closed the agency a year later and doubled down on Widgetic.
Lev Yakupov is a Chief Marketing Director at TrueConf. Lev witnessed the emergence of the modern video conferencing market and directly participated in the development and launch of a number of new software video collaboration solutions.
I’m the former CEO of a top digital marketing agency in Chicago, and founder of MySiteAuditor, a SaaS startup I grew to over 20 languages around the world. Both were successfully acquired. Currently, I'm the Chief Checklist Maker at Checkli.com, a new and simple way to make and share checklist.
Michael Katz is a Co-founder and CEO of mParticle. He is responsible for creating and overseeing the execution of mParticle's vision of becoming the premier multi-screen data solution. Mr. Katz previously served as Vice President of Optimization & Analytics at Yahoo where he came via the acquisition of interclick, the company he also founded.
Dhruvil Sanghvi has played a pivotal role in revolutionizing logistics with the use of data sciences and machine learning. He has been felicitated by Forbes as one of the top 30 under 30 achievers, 2017. He was also recognized as Achiever of the Year 2017 by Business World in its 40 under 40 List. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA and actively advising some of the Fortune 500 companies on technology and data analytics, Dhruvil, along with Manisha Raisinghani, star...more
Amiad Soto is the co-founder and CEO of Guesty, a cloud-based SaaS platform established in 2013 designed to simplify the short-term property management process. With Guesty’s all-in-one solution, property managers can operate listings across multiple accounts, including Airbnb, Booking.com and others, from one centralized dashboard.
Nick Mehta is CEO of Gainsight, the Customer Success Company. He’s a big believer in the Golden Rule and tries to apply it as much as he can to bring more compassion to his interactions with others. Under Nick's leadership, Gainsight was named the second fastest growing private software company in 2015 by Inc. Magazine. On top of that, Forbes ranked Gainsight as the Best Enterprise Software Company to Work For based on Glassdoor ratings. As Nick likes to say (a little too fast and a little too o...more
Clint Tasset is the founder and CEO of Adswerve, a premier Google Partner that empowers data-driven marketers to achieve more success by using media and analytics technology – together.
Manny Medina is CEO of Outreach, the leading sales engagement platform. Medina joined Amazon’s AWS team as an early employee, and helped Microsoft drive the mobile division from launch to $50 million in annual revenue. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a computer science masters from University of Pennsylvania.
Chris Cabrera founded Xactly in 2005 and has since led Xactly from startup to IPO and private equity. Previously, Cabrera was SVP of operations for Callidus, acquiring 100+ customers and leading a successful IPO. He holds a B.S. and M.A. from USC and Santa Clara University.
Mada leads marketing as a co-founder of Branch, the industry-leading mobile measurement and deep linking platform, trusted by the most top ranking apps to increase efficiency and revenue. Born and raised in Romania, Mada came to the US to study Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University, and then earned her Masters of Engineering and MBA from Stanford. Mada enjoys playing the latest viral mobile game, binge-watching the hottest sci-fi show, and photographing Branch events. She reg...more
P.V. Kannan is the co-founder and chief executive officer of 7.ai, a global leader in intent-driven customer engagement. He holds more than 30 patents (issued and pending), and has been featured in several books as CX thought leader. His new book “The Age of Intent:,” is now available on Amazon.
Art Papas is the Founder and CEO of Bullhorn, Inc, the global leader in software for the staffing & recruitment industry. Art was the original architect of Bullhorn’s flagship Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, which now helps more than 10,000 companies around the world run their businesses. Art is the Chairman of the Board at Career Collaborative, an organization that teaches unemployed and underemployed adults how to build careers that change lives and strengthen families. In 2014,...more
Eva is an investor at Vertex Ventures, an early-stage venture fund focused on enterprise technology. She has over a decade of experience in helping to build, scale and advise growing technology companies. Most recently, Eva led operations for Luxe Valet, a venture-backed on-demand startup. Prior to Luxe, Eva was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs.
Peter Caputa is the CEO of Databox. He helps companies grow by implementing sales and marketing excellence. He's worked with 100s of businesses directly as well as helped 100s of agencies and media companies grow by helping their clients achieve predictable, measurable and improvable ROI from the marketing and advertising services they provide.
Alessandro Garcia, CEO from Solides, a startup that provide a HR Behavioral Management Software to improve performance and reduce turn-over costs. A SaaS company with 100 employees and more than 1,000 cutomers in Brazil. Statistician from UFMG, courses at Stanford and Berkeley.
Adi is co-founder & CEO of IMpower Solutions, which provides businesses with tools to text with their customers. Adi started IMpower in 2011, after realizing how much consumers hate calling businesses and businesses have low response rates when they call customers. Texting is a win-win solution for both sides.
"Started in finance in 98, switched to internet and mobile in 2000 and launched Bidmanagement in 2010 by using AI-based trading software for stocks to automate and optimize media buying on Google Ads. We are now active on all relevant ecommerce marketing platforms such as Amazon, Google Ads, Bing Ads, Yandex as well as >50 programmatic platforms. Our USP: outperform everyone to maximize profits for our customers."
Tom Rossi is one of the cofounders of the product development company Higher Pixels. He has been leading the company since 1996 and has seen it shift from a client-services company to a product company. Higher Pixels currently has four products: Buzzsprout, StreamCare, Tick, and Donor Tools. Each product has been built with Ruby on Rails and continue to be actively developed.
Vinay is CEO and co-founder of Altizon Systems. He has 15+ years of varied experience across sales, marketing, engineering and product management. Prior to Altizon he was VP Sales at Persistent Systems. He led Persistent Systems sales activities in the U.S. North East and also set up the APAC sales team. Vinay began his career in engineering and rose up the engineering ladder to be a center head for a US based captive. He holds 4 US patents on work related USB, wireless and code security. Vinay...more
After 20 years working in restaurants, Cory started ShedWool to solve the pain point of scheduling making every day working in restaurants suck.
Entrepreneur, CEO, M&A lawyer and twin-girl-dad. Graduated law school with highest point grade avg., tried out “traditional” law for 7 years, quit to disrupt legal business processes and now co-founder and CEO of a 27-person company of lawyers, data scientists and developers on a quest to remove manual document handling.
Suchit Bachalli is the CEO of Unilog, a global technology company which specializes in eCommerce solutions and enriched product data for the B2B marketplace. Under his leadership, the company is now a multi-million dollar business with 800 global employees and hundreds of customers across diverse industries
Abhi is CEO at Zylotech, a technology entrepreneur and customer analytics expert. He has experience of many stages of the lifecycle: startup/boot-strap, venture funding, M&A experience. As an early Customer 360 category pioneer, he’s worked with numerous enterprise brands across the retail, technology and financial industries over the last decade. He is an engineer who holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.
I have been an entrepreneur my entire working life. Upon leaving school in 1987 I focused on creating information management systems that lead to the development of financial trading applications and a health record management product. In 1992 we entered into a partnership with Reuters to create digital signage for trading floors which was globally distributed by them. In the following years brokerages and banks began to turn their attention to retail and what was our inwardly facing displays w...more
Doug Wilber is the CEO of Gremlin Social where he leads the creation, development and execution of the Company’s long-term vision and strategy. A financial services veteran, Doug previously served as President, North America for Assembly Payments where he oversaw all sales, marketing, and operational efforts for the region. Prior to that, Doug was Chief Revenue Officer for PYMNTS.com where he oversaw all business development, financial forecasting, operations, and marketing functions. Doug has...more
Doug Breaker serves as CEO of Scripted.com, a marketplace of freelance copywriters and provider of strategic content marketing services. Prior to running Scripted, Doug led Earth Class Mail and HomeFinder.com as CEO. Doug began his career as a software developer before jumping into product management and holding successively more senior product roles at Orbitz.com and HomeFinder.
Thomas is the founder of Tapfiliate, a company that builds world-class tools for tracking, managing and growing affiliate programs and referral campaigns. In previous lives he has created an ad-supported free printing service for students and a social network for startups. Thomas loves ad-tech, vinyl records and (needless to say) cats.
A serial entrepreneur with a 20+ year track record, Yuryi was previously CEO and founder of YMF, a leading financial software company with 300 employees that was later sold to a big tech company. A well respected authority in the Brazilian technology sector, Yuryi is often called upon to advise firms and individuals on IT best practice and solutions. Before founding YMF, Yuryi spent 8 years in the Investment Bank GARANTIA as a Trader and Portfolio Manager.
Christian Schmidt has been CEO of CleverReach® since summer 2015. Together with Jens Klibingat and Konrad Frerichs, he manages the international email marketing company with more than 200,000 customers in 152 countries. Schmidt graduated in New Media Design and Communication at the Mediadesign Hochschule Düsseldorf. He began his professional career at the ZEFA picture agency, which was later taken over by Corbis. Further professional stations include Image Source in London and the Masterfile E...more
Serial entrepreneur and startup evangelist with expertise in Internet and social media. Since 2012, Co-Founder and CEO of SentiOne: AI-powered Social Listening and Engagement Platform. Kamil has successfully led SentiOne from a local startup to company providing services to over 750 brands across 30 international markets. SentiOne's customer list include such brands as: Procter&Gamble, Beiersdorf, Samsung, Unilever, Saatchi & Saatchi, Allianz and many more. Privately Kamil is a big fan of snowbo...more
Tal is CEO & Co-Founder of Medivizor (http://medivizor.com) - leading a revolution in how health information should be presented - by making it personal. What's Medivizor? When people cope with serious or chronic illness, someone often becomes what I call a "chronic web researcher" - looking for everything and anything that can help. However, despite endless amount of health information, finding the cutting-edge information that is current, trustworthy, and relevant to the specific situation is...more
Karl has helped build a few start-up software SaaS Apps and info products, eCom related SaaS, a Membership software and more. Currently, Karl is building two software and training programs. SegMateApp.com a chatbot and messenger marketing platform and Impulsely.com an eCom Funnel building application.
Wart Fransen is the CEO of an Amsterdam based company called LeadBoxer and oversees general operations & business. He also is the product owner and planning the roadmap for LeadBoxers future. Prior to LeadBoxer, Wart was co-founder and CTO for Opentracker, a web analytics company specialised in tracking individuals and behaviour.
Michael von Roeder works both as entrepreneur and corporate executive. Currently he serves as CEO of Sensorberg, a SaaS IoT company. As the founder and investor of various start-ups in the areas of Mobile, Energy and FinTech, he is firmly anchored in Berlin and the international founding scene. Prior to his involvement with Sensorberg, he gained his industrial and management experience at Vattenfall and Vodafone. At Vodafone he led the global user experience function in London, Tokyo and Düssel...more
Brennan Dunn is the founder of Double Your Freelancing and helps teach over 50,000 freelancers and agencies how to earn more money and work with better clients. He’s also the co-founder of RightMessage, a software company that helps bring on-site personalization to the masses.
Lu Zhang is the Founder and Managing Partner of Fusion Fund. In 2017, Lu was awarded the Forbes 30 Under 30 as a Featured Honoree in the VC category. In the same year, she was selected as Town & Country 50 New Modern Swans. Recently, Lu was awarded as the Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, Davos. Prior to starting Fusion Fund, Lu was the Founder and CEO of a medical device company for the early diagnosis of Type II diabetes (acq 2012). She is an advisor and mentor to several innova...more
Andy Fletcher is a serial entrepreneur now working on his 3rd company. He has a background in development and a Masters degree in Computer Science but fell in love with digital marketing about a decade ago. This makes martech SaaS pretty much the perfect place for him to be.
I'm graduated in information technology management and I've been working with product development in the last 12 years. In the last four years I was focused to improve management and leadership skills where I found the gap of tools to help managers and HR being more efficient and do a better job.
Jeremy Greenberg is the founder and CEO of SellerCloud. His vision has guided SellerCloud to the forefront of the competitive ecommerce management playing field.
Ben Congleton is CEO and Cofounder of Olark Live Chat. Olark is Bootstrapped, Profitable, and Proud, and helps over 12,000 businesses grow by communicating with the right customer at the right time. Ben is passionate about building strong work cultures where teams bring their whole-selves to work.
Garin Hess is a serial entrepreneur who has founded multiple software companies, industry conferences, and a non-profit organization. He is currently the founder and CEO of Consensus, a B2B demo automation platform. He enjoys reading history, mountain biking, choir conducting, and spending time with his wife and three children.
Born in a family of hustlers, Xenia never had the chance to escape the fate of being an entrepreneur. So at only 20 y.o. she started her first company, a digital marketing agency. She was shocked that in a world transformed by social media technology, brands and agencies were still working like in the MadMen era - buried in meetings, excels, powerpoints and endless email threads. In 2016 she and her co-founders started Planable to help people behind brands work together in a better way. Today, ...more
CEO and co-founder of Segmint, an innovative financial technology company that empowers financial institutions and financial technology providers to easily understand and leverage data, interact with customers and measure results. Rob has been awarded 7 U.S. and international patents for Segmint. Rob is also the founder of WiredViews, a digital marketing agency.
Joe is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Opt-Intelligence. Since co-founding Opt-Intelligence in 2003 Joe has served as a thought leader and expert in the opt-in advertising space. Prior to Opt-Intelligence Joe served as Vice President of Online Services at Cross Media Marketing. He got his start in 1998 as co-founder and President of CouponSoup, a company dedicated to putting coupons for local businesses online. Joe received a BA in Psychology from Boston College.
Latif Nanji is the co-founder and CEO of Roadmunk, a product roadmapping platform that enables clients such as The Coca-Cola Company, Citibank, MasterCard and Adobe to visualize and collaborate on strategic plans. Latif’s entrepreneurial chops extend beyond Roadmunk. He co-founded Pragmatic CEO, a Toronto meetup for tech entrepreneurs, and Pokerspace.com, an online social network for poker players. Latif’s background spans all things startup: from leadership and sales to product management and ...more
CEO of Linkfluence, a SaaS platform that turns social data into valuable insights for global brands, using AI and the human expertise from 100+ data scientists and analysts. Co-founder & CEO of Scoop.it, a web content monitoring SaaS platform acquired by Linkfluence. Entrepreneur since 2000: Musiwave (first mobile music platform, acquired by Microsoft), Goojet (pre-iPhone mobile widget platform). Startup advisor and investor: Tedemis (email retargeting, acquired by Criteo), The Refiners, Impact ...more
I am the CEO & co-founder of PixelMe at night and Product Manager Growth at Buffer during the day! We started PixelMe as a side project with Tom and Jeremy in Sept 2017. We're at $6K MRR and more than $120k in revenue thanks to an incredible Appsumo promotion.
With more than 20 years of technology leadership experience, Steven is the CEO of Logi Analytics. Prior to this role, Steven served as both COO and CPO at Logi, where he led the sales, product, engineering, marketing, and customer success teams. Prior to Logi, he was a founding partner of OnDemandIQ, a Hosted Business Intelligence solution, and a practice manager at leading web technology company Proxicom.
Don Weobong is founder and president of Telania, a technology software-as-a-service company based in Louisville, Kentucky. Telania specializes in helping organizations solve tough challenges through e-learning technology, leaves of absence management solutions, and sales channel management. Premier products include eLeaP, CaptureLeave, PRMDeals, and Azimio.
Jody has been CEO of Introhive since it was founded 7 years ago. Jody is a frequent blogger and speaker on topics of sales acceleration, especially among enterprises.
Chris Rothstein is the CEO and co-founder of Groove.co, a sales engagement platform. Prior to Groove.co, Chris built, scaled and managed enterprise sales teams at Google.
Gaurav is founder and CEO of Verloop.io, a conversational sales and marketing automation platform. Gaurav started coding when he was 11 and has built 2 businesses before. One of them was acquired while the other was unsuccessful.
Co-founder and CEO of MeetApp. Started out as an Accenture consultant, went on to be a CIO in the Nordics at the media/tech company Cision. Quit 2012 to start MeetApp and other business full time. Since 2015 100% focus on MeetApp
One of North America’s preeminent authorities on artificial intelligence, Gary has over 25 years’ experience working with leading global corporations to deliver revenue and profit growth. He founded Daisy Intelligence in 2003 bringing autonomous machine intelligence to clients in retail, insurance and healthcare. Daisy Intelligence, headquartered in the Greater Toronto Area operates an applied artificial intelligence (A.I.) software-as-a-service (SaaS) business delivering operational corporate ...more
Seth lives in Southern Utah, where he has been hard-wired to the web design and development industry since 2001. In 2009, Seth launched his first WordPress plugin, then in 2011, he quit his full-time job to focus on building a business around the plugin, which now powers over 60,000 ticketing websites.
Ryan O’Donnell lives at the top of the funnel ever since he landed at Yahoo via acquisition in 2007. Ryan co-founded Replyify.com to automate cold emails and follow-ups because other solutions on the market were either glorified 'mail merge' apps or too cumbersome to work with.
A 25-year advertiser sales and online media veteran. Starting in B2B in 1992 in NYC. In 1998 launch Lawyers.com for Lexis Nexus/Martindale Hubble. Recruited by InfoUSA to be President of IDEXEC with sales offices in New York and London. Promoted by the parent company to become the SVP of Sale Op’s for InfoUSA with 125 sales reps and close to $1 billion in gross revenue. Hired by Kinder Hook, a NYC based VC to build and sell CPC Associates a New Mover data compiler. With a dramatic growth in jus...more
Born and raised in New Jersey, a graduate of Amherst College - I am the Founder and former CEO of People Productions - a digital marketing agency located in Boulder , Colorado. In 1999, I spun off a related SAAS business called UpSync to help our clients distribute, track and control the digital content we were creating for them. I sold People Productions in 2017 and am now solely focused on running UpSync, a mobile sales enablement platform.
Susan Hunt Stevens is the Founder/CEO of WeSpire. She is a recognized expert in the use of social and game mechanics to drive positive behavior change and was named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015. Previously she was GM/SVP at the New York Times Company, leading a large regional digital media division.
Dorin Rosenshine is the founder & CEO of Outleads, a Microsoft Accelerator company. Outleads enables brands to engage customers with online advertising and relevant content based on offsite and offline data. Dorin has over a decade of experience in optimizing the digital presence for firms in a variety of industries, from consumer electronics to home improvement. Her work ranged from business identity to web application development, online ad budget management, and landing page optimization. A...more
I'm the CEO and Co-founder of Sleeknote. I live in Denmark with my wife and three kids. Besides running Sleeknote I'm also an international keynote speaker.
Casey Zeman is the founder of EasyWebinar. Casey has consulted such companies as Harper Collins, Estee Lauder and Dell on video/webinar strategies and has built his own multi-million dollar software business. His mission is to help a million experts spread their message, sell their program and leverage their time through automation and engagement using his tools.
Muthu has over 15 years of experience with helping Startups and Fortune 500 clients create strong, engaging relationships with their users. Currently, he is responsible for leading the product development, user experience, marketing and customer success teams at Eventzilla.
Erik Wolf cooks 30-minute meals in 15 and he runs a 5-minute mile faster than you. So with over a quarter century of experience gathered over the last 20 years, Erik decided marketing should be more efficient too. As the founder of ORBTR, he is known as a trailblazer in small business sales and marketing automation.
Before startup worked in sales almost 10 years in Estonia, lived in India 12 months and in Nepal 6 months. 2015 One of the founders of Sorry as a Service.
Nazzareno Gorni is the CEO of MailUp Group (https://mailupgroup.com/en/) 🕒 Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – Nathan's introduction to today's show 0:45 – How MailUp has been built as a business messaging company 1:45 – Why they are doing more than €35M in ARR right now 2:05 – How they are growing 35% year over year 2:30 – Why their ideal customers are marketers and developers 3:40 – How MailUp has grown to serve 20k customers 4:20 – Why they have started to move upmarket 5:10 – How he launched t...more
Yoa Pridor is the CEO of Buzzilla (https://www.buzzilla.com/) 🕒 Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – Nathan's introduction to today's show 0:40 – How Buzzilla has been built as a social listening tool 1:20 – Why they offer both SaaS and professional services 1:40 – How 60% of their revenue comes from SaaS today 2:45 – Why people are paying $500 per seat, each month on average 3:15 – How they''ve grown to serve small enterprises 4:15 – Why the average customer is between three and ten seats 4:25 – H...more
Zee Aganovic is CEO of HiConversion (https://www.hiconversion.com/) 🕒 Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – Nathan's introduction to today's show 0:25 – How HiConversion helps improve the buying experience on eCommerce sites 1:30 – Why the average customer pays them $5k per month 2:30 – How they launched the current version of the company in 2014 3:15 – Why they self-funded before raising $10M from institutional investors 4:15 – How their last round of $3.5M came last year 5:15 – Why several hundred...more
Tim Valishev is the CEO of JivoChat (https://www.jivochat.com/) 🕒 Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – Nathan's introduction to today's show 0:30 – How they help customers better convert using chatbots 1:00 – Why they are north of $5M in ARR right now 2:55 – How their growth has accelerated in emerging markets 2:00 – Why they have grown to serve 230k websites worldwide 2:30 – How the average customer pays JivoChat around $13 per month 3:00 – Why they are different from Drift and Intercom 4:00 – How...more
Deidre Paknad is the CEO and co-founder of Workboard (https://www.workboard.com/) 🕒 Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – Nathan's introduction to today's show 0:25 – How Workboard has been built to help companies acheive their stragtegic priorities faster 1:20 – Why the average customer is around $125k annually 1:45 – How they launched the company in 2014 2:45 – Why they've raised $12M in total capital thus far 4:45 – How they've landed 50 enterprise customers 5:15 – How they are doing around $520...more
Michael Kamleitner is the CEO of Walls.io (https://walls.io/) 🕒 Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – Nathan's introduction to today's show 0:40 – How he runs two companies of roughly the same size 1:00 – Why they've built Walls.io as a social media marketing tool 1:45 – How the average customer pays around $225 today 2:20 – Why they launched the company in 2014 and bootstrapped thus far 2:40 – How 500 customers are using their product today 3:50 – Why they are doing around $110k in MRR 4:05 – How t...more
Scott Shatford is the CEO of AirDNA (https://www.airdna.co/) 🕒 Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – Nathan's introduction to today's show 0:30 – How Scott built AirDNA to fill his own need 1:10 – Why they are pulling in data from property managers and individual users 2:05 – How Scott used corporate leases to his advantage 3:15 – Why he launched AirDNA in 2014 3:50 – How he makes the decision to purchase or lease 5:20 – Why he factors in regulation risk and seasonality demand when making decisions...more
JP Narowski is the CEO of KarmaCRM (https://www.karmacrm.com/) 🕒 Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – Nathan's introduction to today's show 0:25 – How KarmaCRM has been built as a niche CRM for professional speakers 0:45 – Why the average customer pays around $50 per month 1:20 – How he launched the company in 2011 1:30 – Why they are doing around $30k in MRR right now 1:45 – How they've grown 50% year over year 1:55 – Why they've grown with just $100k in outside funding 3:20 – How they've scaled t...more
Greg Soper is the CEO of SalesAgility (https://www.salesagility.com/) 🕒 Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – Nathan's introduction to today's show 0:30 – Why IT is heavily constrained with delivering value 2:00 – How competitive businesses leverage open source software 3:15 – Why some companies don't have enough capital to optimize out of the box software 3:55 – How they have built their business on top of an open source CRM 4:30 – Why they've had 1M downloads in the last 5 years 5:00 – How they ma...more
Richard Jones is the CEO of The Wayin Platform (https://www.wayin.com/) 🕒 Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – Nathan's introduction to today's show 0:25 – How Wayin helps 150+ enterprise customers create interactice experiences 1:20 – Why they collect explicitly shared data 2:40 – How they provide many different mechanisms for engagement 5:25 – Why they don't own or share the data they collect 5:45 – How the average customer pays them $65k annually 7:10 – Why they are doing $10M+ in ARR right now ...more
Max Israel is Founder & CEO of Customerville (https://www.customerville.com/) 🕒 Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – Nathan's introduction to today's show 0:30 – Why Max founded the company 15 years ago to scratch his own itch 1:30 – How he grew the business without venture capital 2:20 – Why they made the decision to pivot eight years ago 3:05 – How the average customer pays them $250k annually 4:05 – Why they decided to maintain bootstrapped 4:30 – How they funded the business with a small retail...more
Alex Raymond is the co-founder and CEO of Kapta (https://kapta.com/) 🕒 Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – Nathan's introduction to today's show 0:25 – How Kapta helps account management teams get increase visibility 1:20 – Why companies pay them between $25k and $100k annually 2:05 – How they launched the company in 2016 as an employee engagement platform 3:35 – Why 30 customers are using Kapta right now 4:45 – How they are connecting directly into CRMs and financial systems 5:20 – Why they are d...more
Michael Beebe is CEO of Dstillery (https://dstillery.com/) 🕒 Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – Nathan's introduction to today's show 00:20 – Why they help unlock brand's growth potential through data science and insights 01:20 – How they are fueling their offering with top advertising performers 02:10 – Why they are creating unique audiences based on limited information 03:20 – How they have created a competitive advantage with behavioral data 04:30 – Why they are still selling a data product on...more
Mickey Patton is President and CEO of Clear C2 (https://www.clearc2.com/) 🕒 Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – Nathan's introduction to today's show 0:30 – How they launched the company as an electronic rolodex 0:55 – Why they are built as a CRM for manufacturers 1:35 – How they average customer pays them $60 per seat monthly 2:20 – Why Mickey joined the company to launch the software division 3:00 – How they've scaled to 50 full-time employees 3:40 – Why they are working with 450 total customers...more
Craig is the founder and CEO of SalesNexus (https://salesnexus.com/) 🕒 Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – Nathan's introduction to today's show 0:40 – Why he transitioned to SaaS 1:00 – How SalesNexus has grown to scale by bootstrapping 1:15 – Why the average customer pays them $150-$200 each month 1:30 – How he launched the company back in 2003 as a side-hustle 2:30 – Why they have grown to serve 5,000 total customers today 3:00 – How they manage implementation in-house to drive customer success...more
Alexander Hoogewijs is the CEO of SiteManager (https://www.sitemanager.io/) 🕒 Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – Nathan's introduction to today's show 0:40 – Why SiteManager has found a niche serving freelance web designers and small agencies 1:40 – How the typical customer pays them $105 each month 2:35 – How they serve 138 customers with 350 total users 3:10 – Why SiteManager is doing $14k in MRR right now 3:30 – How they are landing customers via outbound sales 4:20 – Why most of their team is...more
1422 Nicolas Vandenberghe How He Drove $300k Expansion on $1m ARR Cohort in 12 Months Nicolas Vandenberghe is the CEO of Chili Piper (https://www.chilipiper.com/) 🕒 Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – Nathan's introduction to today's show 0:35 – Why they help businesses close more sales 2:10 – How the average customer pays them around $10k annually 3:55 – Why customers are pairing this technology with SDR's 5:05 – How they launched the company in January of 2016 5:20 – Why more than 200 customers ...more
1421 Michal Sadowski How He IPO'd $2m ARR Company on Polish Exchange Michal Sadowski is the Founder & CEO of Brand24 (https://brand24.com/) 🕒 Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – Nathan's introduction to today's show 00:24 – Why Brand24 now serve 2k customers each month 03:35 – How their average customer pays them $100 monthly 04:35 – Why they are doing $2.4M in ARR 05:05 – How they launched the company back in 2011 05:15 – Why their team of 65 full-time employees is based in Poland 05:45 – How the...more
1420 Joshua Keller He Went Zero to $1m in ARR in 6 Months, Bootstrapped Joshua Keller is the Founder and CEO of Maximus (https://maximus.live/) 🕒 Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – Nathan's introduction to today's show 01:30 – Why their customers pay them $1k per month 02:55 – How they launched the company in 2017 04:00 – Why they have grown to scale by bootstrapping thus far 04:20 – How they have landed 25 total customers 04:50 – Why Maximus is doing $75k in MRR right now 07:00 – How their gross...more
1419 Bill Kahlert "I Don't Know What Logo Churn Means", I Predict They'll Be Dead in
1418 $1m on $10m pre would raise. Would sell for $10m today. Sean Leonard $2.4M ARR Marketing Automation Company CEO Would Sell for $10M Today Sean Leonard is the CEO and co-founder of ActiveDEMAND (https://www.activedemand.com/) 🕒 Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – Nathan's introduction to today's show 0:35 – How ActiveDEMAND functions as a marketing automation platform 1:15 – Why they've decided to feature professional services 1:50 – How the average customer pays them $400 monthly 3:20 – Why h...more
1417 Tom Axbey CloudHealth CEO On $500M VMWare Exit, 70% yoy Growth, $50m+ in ARR Tom Axbey is the President and CEO of CloudHealth Technologies (https://www.cloudhealthtech.com/) 🕒 Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – Nathan's introduction to today's show 0:25 – How CloudHealth helps businesses manage visibility, cost management, security, and governance of their cloud infrastructure 1:40 – Why the average customer pays them between $50k and $1M annually 2:10 – How they launched the company in 201...more
Addicted to mobile products and services after more than 15yrs in different executive roles in media&entertainment, product development for leading publishers and brands with his agency clapp, started tchop as MVP project 3 years ago.
Kermit Kuehn is a Professor of Management at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, where he teaches strategy, international business and entrepreneurship. He operates Silvrback.com, a subscription blogging platform for writers seeking a less mainstream alternative in their blogging experience, as well as blogplatformsreview.com.
Kyle Sherman is the Founder and CEO of Flowhub and serves on the board of directors as Chairman. A legalization advocate and entrepreneur, Kyle is finding ways to use technology to help drive cannabis legalization forward responsibly in the United States. In 2014, Kyle began lobbying the Colorado Department of Revenue to build an API to Metrc, the State's cannabis tracking system, so that third parties like Flowhub could send data directly to the database instead of manual entry. This Metrc API...more
Darren M. Jer CEO and Co-Founder Darren co-founded MarketFactory in 2008 with a vision of providing clean, fast code to the FX market, and is currently CEO. Prior to founding MarketFactory, Darren led sales and operations in the financial services markets for over a decade. Darren was head of new business sales Americas for EBS / ICAP. Prior to that, he was sales executive for IBM wall street accounts. Darren earned a BA in English and political science from Duke University. Outside of Mark...more
Former consultant to MIcrosoft, GE, GM, American Express and others. Founder of Spokal.
Pierce started his career at Cognos, which went on to be acquired by IBM. Pierce then joined two start-ups that both went on to have successful exits where he led and implemented Marketo. He then founded Revenue Pulse, a Marketo consultancy and Knak, a SaaS application for enterprise email creation.
Girish Mathrubootham is the founder and CEO of Freshworks, one of the world’s fastest-growing SaaS product company, winning the Economic Times Startup of the Year in 2016, and the Business Standard Startup of the Year in 2017. Freshworks now has a suite of products for businesses worldwide - Freshdesk, Freshservice, Freshsales, Freshcaller, Freshteam, Freshchat and Freshmarketer. Girish is part of the Product Council for NASSCOM, the trade association of Indian software companies, and actively...more
Nate Bolt is the Founder of Ethnio, a 5-person SaaS. Former research manager at Facebook and Instagram, CEO of Bolt | Peters, and faculty at the SVA iXD program. Co-author of Remote Research and once droned the NYPL. Based in LA with wife, son, and two dogs.
David Hassell is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of 15Five. David’s foray into entrepreneurship begun nearly 20 years ago, co-founding three companies in ad tech, kite surfing adventure travel, and leadership coaching before starting 15Five, where he sees the opportunity to help organizations and everyone in them reach their highest potential. David formerly served as the President of the San Francisco chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and was later named by Forbes “The...more
Chief Executive Officer of ClickDimensions, the leading marketing automation solution for Microsoft Dynamics 365. Mike joined ClickDimensions from PGi, a global provider of web conferencing software and collaboration technology, where he served as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. In that role, he developed partnerships with some of the biggest players in the technology industry, including Microsoft. Prior to that, he started PGi’s Global Collaboration Services divi...more
John is the founder of GetCredo.com. They take a high touch approach to matching businesses with the right SEO and marketing agencies. John has a decade in SEO, primarily on the largest sites on the internet. He lives in Denver with his wife and their black labrador Butterbean.
Kim is the founder and President of Genoo. Genoo’s products and services over deliver what entrepreneurs, Small, and midsize businesses need to attract leads and grow new customers. Through a comprehensive software-as-a-service offering and “right-sized” professional service offerings, our customers compete and win.
Andy MacMillan is CEO of UserTesting, the leading Human Insights company. Prior to UserTesting he was CEO of Act-On Software and COO, Products at Salesforce. Andy is from the Detroit area and has a B.A. from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland).
I am an Israeli entrepreneur with a specialty in data science; after building several e-commerce sites, I recognized the tremendous need for personalization and the opportunity to fill a niche in the market, and so eventually I arrived at a venture that serves one of my chief passions, utilizing AI and digital automation to create an internet that is more personal and efficient. Since 2008, we at Personyze have been honing and perfecting the tools we use to accomplish that goal, and today I am ...more
Neil Napier is a charismatic leader of people. He empowers people to spread their wings and develop their super-powers. Neil cares about his customers like nobody else and is available for them more than his wife would prefer. He loves to teach and goes the extra mile to enable success.
Randy Wootton is the CEO of Percolate. Randy has been a leader and strategic innovator in the marketing technology industry for over 20 years. Prior to Percolate, he served as CEO of leading predictive marketing platform Rocket Fuel, where he re-positioned the company and led its sale to Sizmek. During his career, Randy has held senior positions at Microsoft and Salesforce. He serves on the Board of Directors at Guidant Financial and Rally Point Networks and is a graduate of Harvard Business S...more
00:30 – How Kahuna focuses on customer engagement 03:05 – Why they price based on volume and usage 03:50 – How he made the decision to join Kahuna after they approached him 04:50 – Why both of Kahuna's founders are still involved in the company 05:10 – Their team of 40 full-time employees is based in Redwood City 05:40 – Why they've scaled to serve 100 total customers internationally 06:40 – How they have more than doubled revenue year over year 07:00 – Why they've raised close to $50M in outsid...more
0:55 – How SaaS PayKickstart launched inside agency 1:25 – Why their average customer pays $99 per month 2:10 – How they've hit $50k in MRR today 2:40 – How $0 to $10k/mo in under 12 months 3:40 – Why they've bootstrapped to this point 4:15 – Tactic used to hit 20% gross revenue churn 9:40 – How they are landing customers through affiliates and cold outreach 10:50 – Why 10-15% of their revenue is coming from affiliate deals
Time Stamped Show Notes: 0:55 – Why he spun the company out of his agency one year ago 3:45 – Average customer pays them $3,500 annually 4:15 – How they've scaled to 250 paying customers 4:35 – Did $9k in MRR last month 5:20 – Less than 1% gross revenue churn monthly 6:05 – They are raising $1m right now on $2.5m pre money value 7:10 – How they've scaled with just two full-time employees 8:00 – Why they are paying under $100 to acquire a new customer
Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:00 – Nathan's introduction to today's show 00:25 – Why Kellogg was named top CEO by Glassdoor 00:45 – How Madwire has grown to 600 employees 01:25 – Why they operate on a hybrid SaaS and professional service model 02:30 – How they view revenue per employee and prioritize it 03:15 – Why they are doing $175k in revenue per employee today 03:30 – How Madwire is doing $105M in ARR right now 04:00 – Why they help small businesses with marketing at scale 04:50 – How they ar...more
French, 24yo. I have lived in the US, Cambodia, South Korea, and Switzerland. I launched my first company 4 years ago doing smartphone repairs for students in campuses. And 18 months ago, I started Ease.space with 3 other people.
Christopher Reid is the founder and CEO of Sortable, a Waterloo Region startup on a mission to Empower Publishers. With an engineering background from the University of Waterloo, he is a serial entrepreneur on his fifth venture and has led tech ventures in industries ranging from educational technology to the consumer web and B2B SaaS. He is the driving force behind Sortable (formerly Snapsort Media), which uses machine learning to help online publishers automate ad operations. Previously a we...more
Distinguished track record in technology, with a 20-plus year career spanning the development, marketing, and sale of technology. Spent the past 10 years on the cutting edge of social media, helping media companies and marketers more effectively use technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain to power their social media efforts.
Valentin Radu is a serial entrepreneur from Bucharest, Romania. He has founded four companies and had one important exit and one useful failure. Currently, he is the Founder & CEO of Omniconvert, a growth marketing platform for websites looking to become customer-centric.
Byron White is one of the original content marketing revolutionaries, and founder of WriterAccess. He’s started several other businesses including Freelance Access, LifeTips, ideaLaunch and more. Byron is the Chair and Founder of Content Marketing Conference, an event featuring 65 speakers and 20 keynotes in 2018. He has authored four books on content marketing topics, is a popular speaker at dozens of conferences, and hosts a Webinar and Podcast series.
Frost Prioleau is the Co-Founder and CEO of Simpli.fi. An experienced online advertising executive specializing in targeting, optimization, and technology, Prioleau focuses on corporate strategy, driving Simpli.fi’s growth, and ensuring customer satisfaction. Prior to Simpli.fi, Prioleau was the CEO and Founder of Personifi, a contextual and behavioral targeting company. The firm was acquired by Collective Media in 2008. While at Collective, Prioleau served as General Manager of the Technology...more
Jay is responsible for all revenue-generating activities of Atlassian, including customer success and retention, operations and marketing. Jay joined Atlassian in 2008 as vice president of sales and marketing to lead Atlassian’s pioneering efforts to develop a high-velocity, low-touch sales model. He’s overseen the company’s global expansion, introduction of its Starter License program (a disruptive approach to “freemium” where the company donates all proceeds to a charitable cause), and its gr...more
Carbon Black solutions enable customers to defend against the most advanced cyber threats, including malware, ransomware, and non-malware attacks.
Ryan Carson is the CEO & Founder of Treehouse, an online technology school with more than 80,000 enrolled students and 850,000 students taught in the past 8 years. Treehouse takes people from zero experience to job-ready in as little as six months. He also founded Carsonified and DropSend.
Kevin is the founder and CEO of TribeBoost, the first company to offer Twitter audience growth as a service. He is a serial entrepreneur and has also founded ThoughtFlame, MoSquatch, and others. Early in his career Kevin one of the first employees of USinternetworking – maybe the first SaaS business ever.
Entrepreneur, journalist, developer and passionate about innovation. More than 8 years building software in Brazil and deep learning how to deliver value to customers through IT. Today I advocate a safer, faster and more scalable internet through entrepreneurship. Have you met Netzei yet?
Internet strategist and entrepreneur Fritz Brumder is the founder and COO of Brandlive, a SaaS live video platform used by brands and retailers to create highly engaging live content for marketing, training and commerce events. Fritz has been developing digital media solutions for the world’s best brands for over 10 years.
Ricky is CEO at Shorthand, maker of the visual storytelling platform trusted by the BBC, Business Insider, Refinery29, Honda UK, Save The Children, Cambridge University and hundreds of other publishers, brands, non-profits and universities. We make it simple for storytelling teams to create memorable stories that audiences want to share.
In 2009 I pulled a life 180, quit my sales job, taught myself how to code and launched a profitable SaaS in exactly one year. Seattle native, Texas Hill Country transplant. Working with an entirely remote team across three countries.
Ricardo Lasa – Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer Ricardo and Don Berndt co-founded SiteWit to bring the power of digital marketing to small business owners. Ricardo is product owner for SiteWit and has a deep understanding of website builder platforms, ecommerce platforms, predictive analytics, digital marketing, and SMB SaasS solutions.
Matt is the Founder & CEO of Stackify. He has been a developer/hacker for over 15 years and loves solving hard problems with code. While working in IT management he realized how much of his time was wasted trying to put out production fires without the right tools.
Stacey has extensive experience in generating demand, fueling growth, and building brand name global recognition for technology companies. She brings two decades of cloud, social, and mobile enterprise technology experience to her role as CEO of Zinc. Prior to Zinc, Stacey was Chief Marketing Officer at ServiceMax where she helped fuel 5 consecutive years of triple-digit growth leading to a $1b acquisition by GE in 2017. Before ServiceMax, Stacey was the Vice President of Global Marketing Commu...more
Jeremy Bodenhamer is the Co-founder and CEO of ShipHawk, a Smart Transportation Management System. He is a leading expert at the intersection of shipping and commerce, and has been featured in TechCrunch, AOL, WSJ, Fortune, Internet Retailer, Inc. and Entrepreneur, and is a frequent speaker on innovation and technology.
I started an exotic car rental company out of my dorm room at Georgia Tech. I was Director of Sales at Lamborghini Atlanta for 6 years. In 2016, I founded VINwiki with a team of developer friends as a way to crowd source vehicle history & empower stakeholders. I also hold the Cannonball Run World Record.
An entrepreneurial executive, Gilad enjoys visioning and creating innovative solutions for cloud, mobile and web technologies. Gilad to co-founded eClincher, a platform to manage and analyze social media and online presence. Previously, Gilad held senior management positions at Ultratech, Bloom Energy, Verigy, KLA-Tencor, and Applied Materials. Gilad has proven track record in Business Management, Product Management, Engineering Management, New Product Introduction (NPI), and Manufacturing and...more
Adam Harris is the Co-founder and CEO of Cloudbeds. Together with Co-founder Richard Castle, Adam has led Cloudbeds from a small startup to an award-winning company that powers tens of thousands of hospitality properties in over 135 countries. Adam started his career as an investment banker until his love of entrepreneurship and travel pulled him from Wall Street to some of the most remote corners of the planet. He has many years of experience in consulting, has built and sold multiple compani...more
Pat Sullivan has been building software for over 30 years. Along the way, he was named one of the “80 Most Influential People in Sales and Marketing History” along side Henry Ford, Walt Disney, Jack Welch and Bill Gates by Sales and Marketing Management. He was also twice named Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” for both ACT! and SalesLogix software.
Philip Soffer has been the CEO of test IO since May of 2016, splitting his time between Berlin and the SF Bay Area. Prior to test IO, he held senior leadership roles in product, development, and marketing at Plumtree Software, Lithium Technologies, and Piazza.
Ian has been involved in technology businesses and start-ups for over 22 years and has built businesses in Australia, Taiwan, Silicon Valley and the UK. Ian has grown Adthena since 2012 to its current position as the premier global provider of competitive intelligence. While Adthena itself has won many major industry awards, Ian’s entrepreneurial determination has also been recognized with the Developing Entrepreneur Award at the WCIT Enterprise Awards – commonly regarded as the ‘Oscars for tec...more
Gabriele joined Doodle in 2016 to transform it into a SaaS business. After studying physics, he went into consulting, got an MBA at London Business School and joined Doodle’s mother company Tamedia. Swiss and Italian, Gabriele is a polyglot and loves the Mediterranean, the Swiss Alps, seafood and Swiss cheese.
In 2010, Drew Sheahan started a GPS Fleet Tracking Business from his up-stairs bedroom that would eventually rank #126 on the 2014 INC500 List. He sold that company in 2016 to pursue solving the #1 issue he encountered while scaling a business that generates website leads. That business became BirdSeed.io
Alex Bates is an angel investor and a Member of Peter Diamandis’s Abundance 360 Network. He has spent the last decade bringing artificial intelligence and machine learning to the forefront of the industrial market. From leading DARPA funded research in neural networks, to applying analytics for the world’s largest data warehouses at Teradata, to creating Mtell, a machine learning company acquired by Aspentech (NASDAQ: AZPN), he believes the coming wave of human-centered Al has the potential to ...more
Matthew is a seasoned growth-stage technology investor and career VC, having originated, managed and completed dozens of transactions. As General Partner at Plaza Ventures, Matt specializes in deal flow, investment transaction processing, ecosystem development and investor relations. He sits on the board of numerous companies, as well as various accelerators and charities.
Software veteran Dave Keil brings a growth-oriented leadership approach to his job as CEO of QASymphony. For more than 25 years Dave has built a strong track record of business success. Prior to QASymphony, Dave was CEO of Digistrive, a provider of e-commerce solutions to large membership based organizations. He grew and eventually sold that business to a large private company. Before joining Digistrive, Dave was CEO of Integrated Broadband Services (IBBS), a software and services company. Dur...more
LBA Ware™ CEO Lori Brewer is an accomplished entrepreneur and technology leader. Following the conclusion of her service in the U.S. Air Force, Brewer has dedicated her talents to improving the mortgage industry. She founded LBA Ware in 2008 to deliver business process optimization through LBA Ware’s flagship products CompenSafe™ and LOS Talker™.
Payman Taei is an avid technologist who loves new trends and tries to keep up with the ever-evolving internet. Taei’s background in Biology led him to truly believe in the art of evolution: everything changes in time and you either follow or create new trends or are left behind. Taei founded HindSite Interactive, a digital agency, in 2001 and out of that in 2014 incubated Visme, one of the leading presentation and infographic tools online. Visme empowers more than a million businesses, non-pro...more
Jeremy has spent the last 15 years in the tech-industry as a serial entrepreneur, startup adviser, and occasional investor. Jeremy has helped dozens of B2B companies drive adoption of digital commerce, and is still an active board member at a number of fintech companies. He started his career in technology as an engineer at nanotech startup Digital Instruments, which was acquired by Veeco (NASDAQ: VECO). Jeremy holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of California and a Masters in...more
After working inside newspapers for 10+ years, Lloyd started OwnLocal to fix the business of news. With initial seed investment from Y Combinator, OwnLocal has grown to work with 276,000 SMBs through 3,500 newspaper partners all over the world. Today, OwnLocal is profitable and growing with 8-figure revenues.
James is the founder and CEO of Adzerk, an API company that powers native ads, promotions, and sponsored listings for companies like Ticketmaster, Wattpad, imgur, and many others. Prior to Adzerk, James co-founded TekPub which was acquired by PluralSight.
Web entrepreneur with an IT background working on his second startup.
Chad Rubin (Ecommerce Renegade) builds e-commerce businesses. Fresh out of college and Wall Street, he took his family vacuum business online and built his own direct to consumer e-commerce business called Crucial Vacuum. He grew it from 0 a $20 million dollar valuation in just 7 years. He happens to be a top 250 Amazon seller. He co-founded Skubana with DJ Kunovac and built one of e-commerce's hottest operational softwares.
For the first 18 years of my career, I built and scaled sales organizations at both Gartner and CEB. The corporate cultures instilled a sales rigor and discipline that has helped me to appreciate the complexities of sales management, operations, as well as the development of reps and their managers.
Serial Entrepreneur (1 Acquisition & 2 disastrous failures prior to this venture) and Online Advertising expert with more than 8 years of experience in advertising for retail brands and their retail locations.
Deb Noller is the dynamic CEO and co-founder of Switch Automation, a smart building software company specializing in building performance optimization. With 20+ years of experience in real estate, technology and sustainability, she is passionate about helping enterprises leverage next-generation facilities management technology to execute more efficient business operations.
Chris started Versium six years ago with the vision of helping marketers to utilize data and data technologies to improve their marketing and ROI. He lives and breathes technology innovation. Being involved in several early-stage technology ventures, his success spans enterprises in the Internet, mobile, and SaaS spaces.
Angam Parashar is a founder of ParallelDots. He is a graduate of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. After his graduation and before starting ParallelDots, he worked as a consultant at Opera Solution, a niche big data consulting firm.
Lover of dogs, people, uncontrollable laughter, and of course water fountains
Nicole Verkindt is the Founder & CEO of Canadian technology company, OMX (theomx.com). Previously, she led a high tech manufacturing business selling to Governments around the world. Nicole is on the Board of the Canadian Crown Corporation, CCC (Canadian Commercial Corporation) that performs government to government contracts between Canada and other countries around the world. She is also on the Advisory Board of the Peter Munk School of Global Affairs, known for their Munk Debates. She is a c...more
CEO & founder of Pingboard, which provides live org charts & planning software to thousands of companies. Prior to Pingboard, Bill was CTO & co-founder of Webmail, the largest B2B email provider before Gmail. After Webmail was acquired by Rackspace, Bill co-founded Capital Factory, which helps entrepreneurs in Austin build great companies
'm currently 25 years old and is the co-founder and CEO of two software startups. I started coding at the age of 13. Started my first software business at the age of 18. I founded a web called Cloudfoyo in 2015, which was a web development agency. In 2017, I started Engagespot as a side project which is currently one of the leading push notification platforms, that sends around 400M notifications a month.
Ofer is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and led several companies in the areas of data communications, telecommunications, Internet, homeland security and medical devices. Ofer was founder & CEO of RIT Technologies (NASDAQ: RITT), a provider of sophisticated telecommunications and data communications systems to major world carriers. He began his career as an aerospace engineer in the Israeli Air Force and then built his own aerospace engineering consulting firm. As a hobby, he has also inv...more
Nick Francis is Co-founder and CEO of Help Scout, where he is on a mission to make every customer service interaction a more human one. His two passions — technology and entrepreneurship — led him to start a web consultancy soon after college where he learned how to craft user experiences with his partners, Denny Swindle and Jared McDaniel. In 2010, the trio founded Help Scout and left their hometown of Nashville to join the TechStars accelerator program in Boston. That program, along with the B...more
Mike Land is the Founder and CEO of Rela (www.RelaHQ.com), a cloud based digital marketing platform for real estate agents and brokers. Rela allows real estate professional to create amazing digital experiences that promote their listings, enhance their online presence, and drive new business. Prior to Rela, Mike was the founder and President of a digital marketing and software development agency in Newport Beach, CA.
CEO – Luther Birdzell Luther is an entrepreneur, data scientist and engineer passionate about energy efficiency, AI and self-service machine learning. From boardrooms, to oilfields, to data centers, Luther has been building tools that transform data from a cost to an asset for over 20 years. He founded OAG Analytics in 2013 to build an AI and self-service machine learning platform for the oil & gas industry.
At 23 Spencer accepted his first Sales Director role and a year later was promoted to VP of sales for an e-commerce doing $5M+ in revenue. Spencer went on to begin is own company then found himself working at PandaDoc, a hot Silicon Valley startup before founding Cliently.
I’m a founder and CEO of Qlicket. We help enterprises and midsize businesses reduce turnover by giving frontline employees a voice. Before Qlicket, I worked at Blackstone in New York, and as a management consultant at Katzenbach Partners. I graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Claudio Erba is the Founder of Docebo S.p.A and has been its Chief Executive Officer since March 2005. He serves as a Director at Docebo S.p.A. Mr. Erba served as a Board Vice President of RYSTO srl from July 2013 to December 2014. He served as Project leader of MHP Srl from October 1999 to June 2001 and Product Manager of Selpress from 1996 to 1997. Mr. Erba is also engages in diving into the topics of AI, learning automation, and the future of online learning at DoceboInspire. Mr. Erba le...more
Case is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of PRSUIT - a top daily email focused exclusively on self development content. Named a top email newsletter by Entrepreneur Mag and features in Inc, Forbes, Chicago Tribune and more. 152K daily email subscribers and growing. Case is also the host of the New Mindset, Who Dis podcast, an iTunes top 50 podcast focused on real and no BS self development content.
Dan is president and co-CEO of AppDirect, the only end-to-end cloud commerce platform for succeeding in the digital economy, which he co-founded in 2009 with Nicolas Desmarais. He and his co-founder dreamed to someday build a business worthy of the Inc. 500 list. Since starting his entrepreneurial journey, Dan and his co-founder officially launched their company in 2011, raised over $245 million in venture financing and reached a company valuation of more than $1B. The AppDirect ecosystem now p...more
David Canek is the founder and CEO of Memsource, a software company providing cloud-based translation technology headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic. David, a graduate in Translation and Comparative Studies, received his education at Charles University in Prague, Humboldt University in Berlin as well as University of Vienna.
Geoff Roberts is Co-founder of Outseta, a software platform that gives SaaS companies all the tools they need to launch and scale a subscription business.
Elizabeth specializes in strategy, market and product development for media companies and brands navigating a changing media landscape. As head of revenue for LAKANA she oversees platform strategy, business development and go to market for a leading content management platform powering 150 + million unique users a month across 60 % of local markets. Her firm The Osder Group has worked with brands including AOL, Univision, Associated Press, Kimpton Hotels, Ogilvy Mather and Group M on critical s...more
Kirk is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of Wave, which he has led to nearly 3.5 million small businesses registered, with $100 million in funding raised from investors around the world. Kirk believes in giving back to the tech community, as a mentor and angel investor.
Conor Lee is the founder and CEO of HipLead. The company helps leading B2B companies scale their outbound sales with high quality lead generation outbound campaigns. Before founding HipLead, Conor founded several other companies including TellFi which was in the Y Combinator, Winter 2011 batch. Prior to that, he worked as a lobbyist in statewide political campaigns.
Patrick is a high school drop out turned serial entrepreneur. He’s started 8 companies and has been the CEO of a public one. He’s sold several million with video online but was frustrated with the existing video platforms; so he founded Vidaytics.com. Which is the highest converting video platform for online marketers. He also wakes up to Eye of the Tiger everyday. ;)
Vlad is the CEO of Webflow, which he co-founded with his brother and a close friend. While studying 3D animation (with dreams of working for Pixar) in art school, he fell in love with the power of programming. He lives near San Francisco with his wife and two daughters.
Capitalistbook.com: My new SaaS book on buying and selling companies, locking up distribution channels, launching with $5k side hustle
Capitalistbook.com: My new SaaS book on buying and selling companies, locking up distribution channels, launching with $5k side hustle
Founder and CEO of Slidebean. TEDx Speaker. Graphic designer transformed into growth hacker. Frequent flyer miles hoarder.
Founder/CEO at Join It -- a platform that helps nonprofits and organizations manage their memberships. Previously at Eventbrite for 6 years, where I worked on the API and Developer platform.
Capitalistbook.com: My new SaaS book on buying and selling companies, locking up distribution channels, launching with $5k side hustle
3rd time entrepreneur, now on my first Saas. Spaniard between Barcelona and San Francisco. Trained in business, always worked with technology.
Kim started her 3rd company, Trials.ai after her best friend was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given five months to live. What began as a passion project has turned into a mission-driven, venture-backed startup that is turning the clinical trials ecosystem on its head.
I am Ish, founder of Tars. I have been working on startups/products for the last 5 years now. Have seen both B2B and B2C. Very bullish about the future of SaaS and how you can build profitable bootstrapped companies.
CEO of Ruby on Rails Full Stack and DevOps
Studied Marketing & Mass Comm in the US. Transferred to Int. Business in NL. Started in biz dev on market intelligence products. Transitioned into management consulting. Later and for the longest in political consulting. Interest of social processes and information dissemination led to consent.io startup. 2 failed starts, bad timing, not right team. Now third time lucky and going strong for 2 years.
The CEO and co-founder of Float.com, the resource scheduling app helping agencies, studios and firms keep track of who's working on what and when. Float.com is bootstrapped, profitable and 100% remote, with Glenn currently based in Melbourne, Australia, where he has ready access to a good flat white.
Studied Computer Science at UCLA and Stanford. Founded Ronin (roninapp.com) in 2008, sold to GoDaddy in 2013 (since reacquired). Founded Reamaze in 2012.
Co-founder/CEO of Freshdeal, and previously Fruitspot, leading Agtech start-ups focused on the Produce Industry. He has built and led digital businesses worth +$2 billion for leading brands like P&G, Google, Nike, Coke, and Diageo. Jose has +15 years of experience in business strategy, digital, and marketing. As Director of Strategy at Hugeinc.com, and while developing through the ranks at P&G and Booz&Co., Jose has led business worth +$2B for brands like Procter & Gamble, Google, Nike, Coke, ...more
Jake Diner is an innovation and technology expert with two decades of experience in product management. He graduated from MSU with a degree in computer science. After working for over a decade in corporate leadership roles, including positions at Belkin and Dell, Jake decided to use his experience to build start-ups with a focus on those serving the insurance industry. After exiting from his first InsureTech venture-backed startup he co-founded seven years ago, he currently serves as CEO of Ela...more
Atul Poharkar is the Founder and CEO of Plobal.ai. In 2016, Atul realised that even though mobile apps were the default future, the technology was limited to just the bigger players. That's when Plobal was born. He and his team built a platform for developing mobile apps and setting up the mobile commerce success journey for businesses without compromising on any tech abilities. Today, Plobal powers mobile commerce for hundreds of fast growing Shopify and Shopify Plus stores and has partnered w...more
Robert Frederick, founder and CEO of Sirqul, has been focused on connected communities of devices, people, and businesses since 1993. He was inspired by the boundless future potential of smart connected devices and leveraged this passion to attend MIT, to work on projects in the MIT Media Lab, and to join one of the first startups focused on standards that would later be called BlueTooth in the late nineties. The startup’s licensed product, DeviceTalk.com, was a central server running Intellige...more
Dave is an entrepreneur specializing in high-growth tech businesses, and a video insight evangelist with global ambitions for growth and adventure. As CEO at Voxpopme, he has redefined the possibilities of video for market research and customer feedback. The solution Voxpopme has built provides an end-to-end software solution for video research, enabling researchers to capture video feedback at speed, analyze it at scale and share it with ease. With Voxpopme, video is now truly agile.
Max Kolysh is a serial entrepeneur and investor. After graduating early from MIT with a degree in Computer Science, Max started Zinc.io (YC W14), a 20 person startup in SF which now powers tens of thousands of ecommerce companies around the world.
An early fascination with Google Adwords and analytics at the age of 18, lead me to start Data Nerds in early 2014. We have dabbled in digital marketing and optimization in several domains albeit real estate had us hooked. Our first product was a Carfax for Homes which landed us in the prestigious Techstars Boulder 2017 program. Fast forward less than a year and we are now backed by Foundry Group and Techstars Ventures. We are primarily focused on bringing transparency, accuracy, and education t...more
Lalit is an enterprise mobility veteran with 17 years of experience building over 150 products. He invented hybrid mobile programming and has a patent in visual merchandising using image recognition. His 6+ years of sales force automation experience with FMCG market leaders has resulted in Bizom being at the forefront of digital sales transformation in India, helping over 250 enterprises achieve data driven transformation via automation and analytics!
John Nardone is the CEO of Flashtalking. A first-generation ad tech pioneer, Nardone served as a founding board member of the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB). Throughout his career he earned recognition within the advertising community for his ground-breaking work at Pepsi, Modem Media and Marketing Management Analytics (MMA), culminating in his receiving the Ad:Tech Industry Achievement Award in 2012.
Entrepreneurial leader and team motivator with the ability to proactively identify market opportunities and solve challenging business problems. Keen sense of time-to-market and the bottom-line. Passion for new product/service innovation, startups, helping entrepreneurs, driving business acceleration and business execution. Experienced in Business Development, Product Management, Marketing, and Business Mgt & Operations in ecommerce and Marketing Systems, Mobile, Print-on-Demand, IPTV, 3D Pri...more
Matthew Schiltz is an experienced senior executive with a proven track record in building successful, high growth technology and cloud companies ranging from private startups to public companies. Matthew is CEO at Conga, directing the company's growth strategy, which includes financing, driving global sales and expanding product offerings. Matthew's extensive executive management and leadership experience is driving strong company growth which has resulted in several Inc 500, Fast 50 and Top 100...more
Simeon has lived in 6 countries and 11 cities. Having helped sell real estate all over the globe, he now runs Spark, a software platform for new development projects with a team of 20 based out of Vancouver. His goal is to change the way new real estate is sold and marketed.
Matthew Glotzbach is the CEO of Quizlet. He joined Quizlet from 12 years at Google, where he was most recently VP Product Management at YouTube. Prior to YouTube, he was on the founding team of Google Apps. Matthew studied mechanical engineering at Cornell and grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Abhinav Ansthana started Postman a side-project in 2012 to simplify API development. Postman has grown to become an industry standard API Development Environment with more than 5 million users and is used in every country and every industry sector, bringing API developer collaboration to enterprises and individuals alike.
Founder & CEO of ClearMetal
Venky Balasubramanian is the co-founder and CEO of Plivo, a cloud-based communications platform that simplifies how businesses integrate communications into their applications. Today Plivo has grown to over 200 employees across 3 offices globally and has been profitable since 2015. Plivo has expanded exponentially over the last few years serving over 70,000 customers and now handles billions of voice calls and SMS every year from businesses around the world. Prior to founding Plivo, Venky has h...more
Reggie Aggarwal is the CEO and Founder of Cvent, the leader in meetings, events and hospitality software. A lawyer by trade, Aggarwal founded Cvent in 1999 as a two-person startup, with the goal of making meeting planning easier for his peers in the business community.
Sharon Taylor is the Chief Executive Officer of Omny Studio – an advanced audio-on-demand platform built for enterprise audio publishers. With over a decade of leadership experience in the technology industry, at Omny Studio she drives awareness of podcasting around the globe - working with radio networks and podcasters to navigate and excel in the space.
Derek O’Carroll is CEO of Brightpearl, a cloud-based ERP built solely for retailers and wholesalers. Co-author of the Omnichannel Survival Guide, Derek is recognised as a leading retail expert leading BP that trades $1.8bn of business globally each year, cementing its position as an invaluable asset for mid-sized merchants seeking a competitive edge.
Internet executive with over 10 years of experience, including general management of small to mid-size organizations, product development, business operations, and strategy. Have conceptualized and grown multiple businesses from zero to multi-million dollars in North America and in the Middle East.
Brad has been building Customer Support companies for more than 20 years. Previously he was the Co-founder of Assistly, which was acquired by Salesforce and became Desk.com. Prior to that he was CTO for Talisma and Co‑founder & CTO of eShare Technologies.
Originally from Denver, Andrew studied history and was Phi Beta Kappa at Yale before dropping out his senior year to pursue RippleMatch. He listens to clients, runs sales, and is obsessed with helping students and companies find the right match.
I am the founder and chief software architect at Konnect Insights - a SaaS product that is widely used by many top brands and agencies. My core strengths are technology, marketing and sales. I started my career back in 2004 as a software programmer and when I started my company in 2012 I started donning many caps such as strategy, marketing, sales and legal. I have experience of working on financial domain and today I am a digital analytics expert.
Born in USSR, got a war there, was refugee, moved to Ukraine, co-founded TemplateMonster.com. Grew it to 100M company and then sold out to PE. Started Weblium to build a McDonalds in Web Design Industry. Married, four kids, two wife’s, three dogs, five homes, 10 700 phonebook contacts, 100 conferences a year, military business and lots of fun. When the war started in Ukraine, founded the largest crowdfunding platform Peoplesproject.com to help wounded souldiers, became an advisor to the Minis...more
In previous careers Nathan has been a designer, author, and blogger. After learning the power of email marketing he gave up a successful blogging career to build ConvertKit. Outside of work Nathan spends his time playing soccer, woodworking, and chasing after his two little boys.
Joe is a lifelong entrepreneur and founded two successful internet companies before Contently. In 2012, Joe and his co-founders were named to Inc.’s 30 Under 30 list.
CloudKPI is entrepreneur Maeve Kneafsey’s ( pron; May-V Kneef-Sea) fourth start up. Her latest venture addresses the frustrations involved in setting up and maintaining cross-business metrics for SaaS businesses, a segment growing to a multi-billion dollar value. CloudKPI, which is raising a seed round, has completed programs at Plug & Play Tech and Womens’ Start-Up Lab. Maeve previously founded Amas, Ireland’s first digital marketing and analytics agency (exit 2003), digital marketing agency E...more
Dale Beaumont is an Award-Winning Technology Entrepreneur, International Speaker and the Author of 16 Best-Selling books. Dale started his first business at 19 and has been building companies ever since. One of those companies is now a multimillion dollar enterprise, which has enabled Dale to become an Investor, Philanthropist and to step foot in more than 80 countries. Today Dale is the founder and CEO of Bizversity – a revolutionary product, which gives you direct access to ‘The World’s Best ...more
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS), post graduate in project management and co-founder of Intuitive Intelligence, a CRO company sold in 2016 to PMWEB, a Wunderman Company. Entrepreneur for 10 years. After Intuitive Intelligence exit, founded Intellibrand, a leading B2B tech company with a SaaS business model focused on data intelligence and analytics. Our vision is to disrupt the current collaboration model between brands and retailers globally and become the authority in digital t...more
Ben is the founder of Privy.com, a marketing automation platform used by over 250,000+ marketers around the globe. Ben has worked with companies like Leesa, Hubble Contacts, Life Time Fitness, the Ellen Show, Dr. Axe and many more to rapidly accelerate ecommerce conversions and sales.
James McDonough is a passionate entrepreneur, technology CEO and past top tier management consultant. James’ unique ability is being able to clearly see and deconstruct an entire complex situation, envision a better future and take practical action to blaze new trails. Using his unquenchable curiosity, structured problem solving and bold creativity, with a smile he energetically and relentlessly hunts opportunities to push boundaries. Over the past 15 years James has been the founder and CEO ...more
Aayush Jain is the co-founder and CEO of Greendeck, which helps online retailers increase their profits by implementing dynamic pricing. Before Greendeck, Aayush co-founded TrueMD (an online pharmacy) and HealthOS(APIs for healthcare data) and lead to its acquisition by a giant Indian IT firm.
3x SaaS Founder/CEO and Startup Advisor. Isaac was Co-Founder/CEO of Central Desktop (iMeet Central) a SaaS collaboration platform aimed at marketers and creative teams. Central Desktop was acquired by PGI (NYSE: PGI) in 2014. Isaac is currently CEO/Founder of SalesInsider, a Talent Marketplace for SaaS Sales Professionals.
CEO @PrestaShop, leading eCommerce solution worldwide
Steve Pockross is the CEO of Verblio, leading content creation marketplace platform. Steve previously served as VP of BD & Strategy at crowdsourcing pioneer LiveOps, and held leadership roles at Tendril, Western Union and multiple startups and nonprofits. Steve has an MBA from Kellogg and a BA from Wesleyan University.
Kristján is CEO & Co-Founder of 50skills.com which is transforming the way businesses find and hire people. Prior to 50skills, Kristjan was VP of Marketing Products at Meniga (2014-2017), which he helped grow into serving more than 50 million people in 20 countries. Before joining Meniga in early 2014 Kristján was CEO of Icelandic Startups, which focuses on empowering the Icelandic Entrepreneurial Eco-system. For several years, he has played a leading role in Iceland´s vibrant startup scene. He...more
Brendan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Skycision, an award-winning technology provider that helps enhance the productivity and profitability of the global agriculture industry. Brendan completed his undergraduate degree at the country’s oldest private military school, Norwich University. He played four years of collegiate football and emerged with his B.S. in Computer Security and Information Assurance. From there, he joined Big-4 financial services firm Ernst & Young (E&Y) and worked over a doz...more
Mark Simon is the co-founder of Brax where he helps performance marketers scale, automate and simplify native advertising. Previously he helped e-commerce and software companies acquire customers through organic & paid search. He loves data visualization, nutrition and everything outdoors which is his excuse for taking his kids on crazy adventures.
An accomplished, published, and recognized academic leader in Data Analytics and a Business Visionary, Derek spearheaded techniques to analyze structured and unstructed data from resources around the web in order to create predictive algorithms for companies across the globe. This knowledge became the foundation of his passion, Stratifyd.
Mike Arenth serves as CEO at HotSchedules. Prior to being named CEO, Mike joined HotSchedules in October 2016, focusing on implementing key leadership changes to support innovation and growth at HotSchedules. Other previous roles include Senior Advisor at Silver Lake, Executive VP for SAP, and SVP & General Manager at Ariba. Mike received a B.A. in economics from John Hopkins and his M.B.A. from George Washington University.
Serial entrepreneur with 7 years expertise in marketplace businesses. From Paris but currently settled in New York I am a marketer always looking for new markets to conquer.
CEO of Fruit Street Health a digital diabetes prevention program. Managing Director of Hippocrates Ventures - the first physician funded social impact digital therapeutics venture capital fund.
Create, share, localize & track customer facing videos & GIFs in minutes Built for Support, Sales, Training, HR, and Product teams No camera, production crew, narrator, or hosting.
Matthew is the founder and CEO of Qebot, helping businesses across the globe access and utilize software in a more productive way. Prior to Qebot, Matthew established a presence in mobile advertising and SMB marketing. His time with a very predominant marketing agency led Matthew to found and build Qebot.
Entrepreneur, SaaS Enthusiast, Behavioral Economics Fan, has strong Sales background, leads one of the largests SaaS in Brazil and fosters the local start-up and tech ecosytem since the early 2000s. Has Business Administration degree and specializations in Sales and Marketing.
CheeTung is committed to bring the same level of analytics, sophistication, and scientific rigour to managing people as is currently applied to managing finance and customers. He is the CEO of EngageRocket. Before becoming an entrepreneur, he was Regional Director of Gallup in Southeast Asia. He read Economics at the University of Cambridge, and has an MA in Political Science from Columbia University.
James is the co-founder and CEO of Shufflrr, the leading presentation management SaaS that transforms presentations from one-and-done decks to enterprise assets. From creation, to distribution, to presentation and sharing, to reporting and then updating, Shufflrr streamlines the presentation process, so clients get higher ROI on their investment in content, better control of their message and overall increased productivity.
CEO and co-founder of Detectify. Background as geek with MSC in applied physics, went to management consulting, but then back to technology again with Detectify. From Sweden, lived in multiple countries including US and India.
Samir, the CEO and founder of GetAccept who believes that great companies are built by passionate individuals who focus on execution and teambuilding. Husband and father of 2 kids who is convinced that the day has 28 hours. You can sleep when you die!
David Okuniev was born in Belgium and later educated in England, David Okuniev started his professional career as a musician. Expression through music soon turned to expression through product and brand design, which led to David founding the Barcelona-based design studio, Fat-Man-Collective. From working in the same co-working space, David later met Robert Muñoz, and the two co-founded Typeform. Today, David is joint CEO and sweats over everything Vision, product & design related.
Hi! I am a 32 yo french entrepreneur and startup advisor. Former COO of Mailjet which I co-founded in 2010, I raised 17M$ and built a team of 25 people on 4 continents. I am now entirely focused on my new venture – Onvey.io – which aims to grow into a SaaS Hub.
Patrick is a life-long entrepreneur who has successfully built multiple companies and salesforces, always with an interest in leveraging technology to improve on processes. Energetic and inventive, Patrick is passionate about people's ability to completely change; by changing the story they tell themselves. A self-confessed "freak" about studying habits, routines and easier ways to do things, Patrick's purpose in life is to always be learning and helping others. He loves to seek out new concep...more
Adam Robinson is Co-Founder and CEO of Hireology, a venture-backed hiring and talent management platform named a Top 50 Best Workplace by Inc., a Top Company Culture by Entrepreneur, and #94 in 2016 and #332 in 2017 on the Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. He’s the author of The Best Team Wins: Build your Business Through Predictive Hiring, the host of The Best Team Wins Podcast, and a weekly columnist for Inc. He was named a top 25 Industry Game Changer by Workforce...more
CEO of Bookafy since 2014... Formerly at another Real Estate technology startup. Lives in Seattle, WA.
CEO and co-founder of Burt, where we build data intelligence companies. In a previous life, I hustled in e-commerce, developed award winning marketing campaigns and spent way too much at advertising and internet technology conferences, presenting at events such as Cannes Lions, Web 2.0, DEMO and Techcrunch50.
Founder and Managing Director of uptime ITechnologies GmbH, since its inception in 1994. Also responsible for World Check, the banking financial crime prevention software used toady by most of the world’s banks bought by Thomson Reuters. CEO and founder of Pipeliner Sales, Inc., the sales company for Pipeliner CRM. Author of over 100 ebooks on sales, sales management, entrepreneurship and leadership. Kimla studied Protestant Theology in Los Angeles and Vienna, graduating with a Master’sDegree. ...more
Chris Ronzio built a nationwide video production company that sold over $3 million in youth sporting event videos before he was 25 years old. In 2013, he sold that business and founded an Operations Consulting firm that helps other entrepreneurs create scalable systems and processes. Over the last 5 years, the firm, Organize Chaos, has worked with hundreds of companies in dozens of industries and invested in building 6 of those businesses to over $30 million in annual revenue. Now, Chris' third...more
Mike is the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals and their teams. Built in 2003 after he accidentally saved over an invoice, Mike spent 3.5 years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ basement. Since then, over 10 million people have used FreshBooks to save time billing, and collect billions of dollars. A lover of the outdoors, Mike has been bitten so many times it’s rumoured he’s the first human to have developed immunity to ...more
As CEO, Clate is leading Infusionsoft on its mission to simplify growth for millions of small businesses worldwide. Under Clate's leadership, Infusionsoft has landed four rounds of venture capital. Clate is a national speaker, and co-author of the New York Times bestseller “Conquer the Chaos”. Clate has a BA in Economics from Arizona State University, an MBA and a JD from Brigham Young University.
As CEO of AdRoll Group, Toby Gabriner oversees both divisions of the company’s growth platform business, AdRoll and the recently launched RollWorks. Gabriner has a proven track record as an industry veteran who is not afraid of taking risks that drives transformational vision and breakout growth for tech businesses. With leadership experience at high-growth companies that spans two decades, Gabriner’s been at the forefront of positioning AdRoll as a key company in the marketing technology sector...more
Greg Segall is the founder and CEO of Alyce, an AI-powered corporate gifting and incentive platform. Founded in December 2015, Alyce tells a corporate gifter exactly what to send and the most impactful times to send. Prior to Alyce, Greg was the founder and CEO of One Pica, one the the premier global e-commerce agencies. Greg also invested, scaled and aided the acquisitions of several smaller retailers. One Pica was successfully acquired in December 2012 by a holding company in San Francisco. Gr...more
UCLA B.S. Complex Systems Goldman Sachs, Investment Banking Analyst Valiant Capital, Investor Stanford Graduate School of Business, MBA Everlance, Cofounder and CEO
Neil brings more than 25 years of experience in Software, Hardware and Cloud Technologies to Sailthru. As President and Chief Executive Officer, he leads the development and execution of the company’s strategic vision and daily operations. Before joining Sailthru, Neil served as President and CEO of Vendavo, a leading provider of revenue and price optimization and management solutions. Prior to joining Vendavo, Neil successfully directed Ariba’s North American field operations and, previously,...more
Go-to-market specialist within vertical SaaS (B2B). As partner in Serendipity (one of Swedens most well renowned private incubator) Sebastian has worked and implemented a number of go-to-market strategies for SaaS-companies. Like to work close to customers revenue streams and with high ACV.
As the founder & CEO of SaleCycle, I am focused on utilizing customer data to drive conversions and ROI through behavioral marketing.
Victor Levitin took his ecommerce company to $4.5m rev and took Crazylister to $1.5m ARR by making online selling 10x easier for retailers.
Myles is Founder and CEO of BrightLocal. He has worked in the local search industry since 2009 and has been a contributor to the Local Search Ranking Factors Study. He has written a regular column for Search Engine Land and spoken at SEO conferences in the US and UK.
Colin Day is chairman and CEO of iCIMS. Day incorporated iCIMS in 2000 with a vision to deliver applicant tracking software emphasizing ease-of-use and an unparalleled customer service. Under his leadership, iCIMS has grown to become the leading best-of-breed provider of talent acquisition software in the industry.
Taavet Hinrikus is the Co-founder & chairman of @TransferWise the international money transfer platform with over 4 million customers and valued at over $1.6billion makes sending, receiving, and spending money around the world as cheap as possible at the real exchange rate. Previously built @Skype as 1st employee, from Estonia, adventurer, disruptor and investor.
Brett Owens has co-founded and successfully bootstrapped two software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies that are growing and profitable today. He is currently the Marketing Director and Co-Founder at LeadDyno, an 'instant affiliate marketing' solution for small businesses.
In 2012, Wayne Johnson co-founded encompass corporation, a SaaS business driven by the belief that the best decisions are made when people understand the full picture. As CEO of encompass, Wayne has lead the creation of the company’s Know Your Customer (KYC) automation software for the banking, finance, legal and accountancy sectors.
Felix Van de Maele Co-founder, CEO Felix co-founded Collibra and serves as the company's Chief Executive Officer. As Collibra's CEO, Felix is responsible for the company's global business strategy and has led Collibra from idea to founding to more than ten years of record growth and industry leadership. Prior to co-founding Collibra, Felix served as a researcher at the Semantics Technology and Applications Research Laboratory (STARLab) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, where he focused on o...more
Energetic, hard-working and determined. Always learning and eager to help fellow entrepreneurs. She has been leading Gaszen and it's team for 3 years now, from idea to product and raising more than USD700K in Mexico. Gaszen is raising interest in 4 countries in Latin America.
H. John Oechsle is President and CEO at customer relationship management and marketing automation software provider, Swiftpage. John has a 30-year track record of building highly profitable and sustainable revenue growth for emerging companies and established global leaders. He has been recognized several times for his involvement in the tech industry.
Emmanuel is the CEO of Dashlane, the world's best password manager. He has over 20 years of management experience across the technology and media sectors. Prior to Dashlane, he was CEO of CBS Outdoor France, EVP at Vivendi Universal Games, and the Founder and CEO of Flipside.com. He began his career focused on navigation algorithms for the Mars Exploration Rover. Emmanuel has a Master's in Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Universite de Toulou...more
Bernadette Nixon, Alfresco’s CEO, leads the company’s strategy for growth, customer commitment and culture. Bernadette is an experienced global leader with a proven track record of growing some of the leading companies in the market and has a wealth of experience in the process and content management industry. Before joining Alfresco, Bernadette served as President of SDL PLC., a global software and professional services company, after having grown its sales team as chief revenue officer. Prior ...more
Adam Hildreth is one of the foremost global experts on how to keep people safe from the dangers resulting from user generated content posted online. He has worked with global brands, governments and law enforcement for the past 12 years on issues including child grooming, security threats and reputational issues.
Nikos is the CEO of Workable, makers of the popular recruiting software used by 6,000 companies in 80 countries. He led the company from its inception in 2012 to a fast-growing organization with 185 employees in USA and Europe, raising $40m of venture financing from elite European investors. Nikos has appeared as a speaker at the Nantucket Conference, SaaStr and SaaStock, and has been interviewed in popular podcasts and media like Forbes and the New York Times. Nikos holds a Computer Science ...more
Alison does not like writing 50 word bios - but does like talking about SaaS, Healthcare, Growth, Insurance Billing, Pricing, Churn, Customer Service, Sales and Human Behaviour. She is lucky to live a life that allows her to talk about all of these things every day as Co-Founder of Jane.
Brendan King captivates sales, marketing, and software professionals with his humour, intensity, and imaginative thinking. He is the co-founder, CEO and innovative force behind Vendasta. King is passionate about upholding Vendasta's core values of drive, innovation, respect, and agility while leading the company down a path of innovation.
2X Founder with experience of building martech products. Experience of working across telecom, education and martech and building products that touched over 100Mn users. Passionate about how mobile and web are shaping the future. On the sidelines, I love cycling and catching up with my favorite podcast shows.
Sara is the Co-founder of StellarEmploy. StellarEmploy's B2B SaaS platform uses deep learning to help employers hire better hourly workers and improve retention by 30%. She developed the technology while completing her PhD at Harvard. She has ten years of international operations experience and completed her BA at Stanford University.
I was born in Minsk, Belarus, around the time USSR started to collapse. Severe infection with the entrepreneurship bug got me to do things like wash cars when I was 7 and sell berries when I was 10. Eventually, it got so bad I had to jump on a plane to USA, where this type of disease is not only not treated, but also rewarded. There, I started numerous software companies, raised multi-million dollar financing rounds, built amazing teams, and helped dozens of thousands of businesses to be more e...more
Mat Ellis founded Cloudability in April 2011 and is its CEO. Prior to Cloudability, Mat held executive positions with four startups, and key technology roles at Frito-Lay, Pepsi Cola and Goldman Sachs. He currently sits on the boards of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and the Technology Association of Oregon. Originally from the UK and now residing in Portland, Mat is well known as a mentor and advisor to startups across the US.
Founder & CEO of Any.do
Rob Frohwein is the co-founder and CEO of Kabbage. In 2008, Rob Frohwein recognized that companies like eBay offered automated access to small business transaction data via APIs. Rob realized small businesses could simply share this data to allow underwriters to make better, faster credit decisions and provide a great user experience. He co-founded Kabbage in Atlanta, Georgia, to leverage the power of real-time data automation through technology. Before founding Kabbage, Rob advised, establishe...more
Markus Linder is the chief executive officer and co-founder of SMARTASSISTANT, the leading global technology provider for Digital Advice and Guided Selling technologies for online retailers, manufacturers and service providers. Over the last 11 years under Markus guidance, SMARTASSISTANT has grown internationally, with offices at several locations in three continents.
Niklas is co-founder of the SaaS company Filestage. Filestage is a solution web application that makes it easy to share, comment on (+draw) and approve videos, designs and documents, allowing customers and colleagues to mark change requests directly online in the file. This helps to avoid long feedback rounds via email. Before Niklas founded Filestage he used to work in different companies in marketing, advertising and e-commerce. In this time he experienced how time consuming and painful the ...more
CEO and Co-Owner of Z2 Systems, Inc. After making a few mistakes growing up and turning my life around, I decided to focus my life on helping nonprofits. I consider myself one of the luckiest people in the world to own and run a software company that helps nonprofits work towards achieving their missions. We started the company with just two people and some friends and family money, and are now surpassing the largest competitors in the industry.
Chris Vandersluis – a veteran North American project management authority, public speaker and author – is CEO of HMS Software, publisher of world-leading TimeControl® web-based corporate timesheet software.
Dr. Yampolskiy is a recognized expert in the security field. He is CEO of SecurityScorecard, the leader in security ratings, used by hundreds of customers like GE, McDonalds, Pepsi, AllState, AIG, Bank of NY Mellon, and others. Before founding Security Scorecard, he was the CISO at Gilt Groupe, and has held lead technologist and security roles at Goldman Sachs, Oracle, Cinchcast, and Microsoft. Yampolskiy is a published author and active speaker in the security and software development communit...more
Simone Vincenzi, known as The Experts Strategist, is the co-founder of GTeX, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine and Huffington Post contributor, TEDx speaker, Host of the podcast Explode Your Expert Business, author of 3 life-changing books. Simone is passionate about turning experts into authorities using his signature EXPLODE YOUR EXPERT BIZ programs. Every year he speaks in front of more than 5,000 business leaders, which included sharing the stage with Les Brown, Dr John DeMartini, Simone Sinek, ...more
Vladimir launched his first SaaS-startup in 2014. Created his first customer academy for that startup and when he saw that a lot of people wanted to have the same academy, he decided to pivot his startup and in 2016 founded an academy builder for SaaS-companies.
Gleb Budman is co-founder and CEO of Backblaze, which he and his team grew to $20m in revenue and profitability, while building one of the largest and most cost-efficient cloud storage systems on the planet. Previously, Gleb led two product teams from pre-funding through acquisition, and founded three companies.
As Chief Strategy Officer Eugene helped SEMrush to more than triple it’s revenue in less than 2 years and raised over $40m from Tier 1 VC firms. Before joining SEMrush Eugene was a partner at Target Global, pan-european growth stage venture fund that invests in consumer Internet space. There Eugene was in charge of US pipeline and invested in number of notable companies including Blue Apron(IPO), Lyft and Juno(acquired by Gett) Eugene started his VC career as Senior Associate and then Partner at...more
I'm the CEO at Siftrock. I joined as ex-post-facto co-founder in Oct 2016. I'm passionate about all things related to SaaS marketing and sales. Previously founder and CEO at Simply Measured in the social analytics space. Also a BOD member at Bizible - leader in b2b marketing attribution.
Max Armbruster is the founder and CEO of Talkpush, the leading messaging recruitment platform. Max is a serial entrepreneur, and has sold his last three companies, most recently a recruitment SaaS company. Max has 17 years of international experience in the US, Europe and Asia, and has held strategic roles at SAP, CNET Networks and AT Kearney.
CEO of ProcurementExpress
43yo engineer, married, 3 children, living on a farm in North Denmark. Built up a top App agency from 2008 with 15 employees and produced over 120 apps for top danish companies. Sold the company and co-founded PRE.DO to help companies to capture, create overview and progress on ideas from their employees.
JP Fatta is the Founder of StreaMe with a mission to leverage technology to create new entertainment experiences. He has personally funded and operated multiple startups including a production company creating non-scripted TV shows. He is talented in the creation and deployment of cross-functional teams to launch concepts to market.
Aaron is the co-founder & CEO of CloudCheckr, the cloud management company. A serial entrepreneur, he has founded and sold three successful startups. An acclaimed speaker and author on technology topics 'Enterprise 2.0 and the Oracle Security Handbook' Aaron has been awarded multiple patents in database security and social media.
Marc Zionts has successfully led companies since 1987 and is the CEO of Automated Insights, a Vista Equity Partners owned company. Zionts is an Independent Board Director for Pivot 3, TEOCO, and Friends of the Earth. Besides enjoying time with family, Zionts is an avid outdoorsman and accomplished bicycle racer.
Florian is CEO of Usersnap which helps digital businesses to get feedback, track issues, and create successful products. Companies like Google, Facebook, Dow Jones, and Microsoft trust Usersnap to get actionable insights. Florian is an enthusiastic entrepreneur and founded several companies. He has over a decade hands-on experience building SaaS businesses and delivers on rapid organizational expansion. Most recently, he has been participating in the Salesforce Incubator to launch Usersnap glob...more
John James is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Engine: a cloud-based eCommerce platform focused on creating the best experience for both merchants and consumers.A serial eCommerce entrepreneur, John started his first eCommerce business in his college dorm room in 1994 and financed his medical school education with the proceeds. Since then, he has built and sold multiple businesses including Acumen Brands: a company that raised $100 million in venture capital as it grew to dominate ...more
Hoala Greevy is the Founder CEO of Paubox, a B2B SaaS startup that focuses on being the easiest way to send and receive HIPAA compliant email. The company is located in San Francisco and has over 1,000 customers in all 50 states. Hoala likes to go kayak fishing on his spare time.
Dave Nevogt is the co-founder of Hubstaff.com which helps teams communicate better through automatic time tracking and activity tracking. Heâ€™s been running online businesses since he was 23, and now manages a team of 40 remote employees. Dave has been honored as one of Indianapolisâ€™s top 40 under 40 entrepreneurs, and focuses on teaching others to manage remote teams.
Sid Sijbrandij is the CEO and co-founder of GitLab, a software company that supports the entire DevOps lifecycle in a single application. Originally a computer programmer for a personal submarine company, Sid was first introduced to GitLab while working as a (self-taught) Ruby programming developer. Under Sid's leadership, GitLab has grown from 49 to 267 employees, closed $20 million in Series B funding and delivered on promises to solve the complete developer lifecycle.
Marc Kirshbaum is a business leader, strategic advisor and board member to companies in healthcare, software and information technology. Marc is retained by investors, founders and CEOs to build, grow and turn around businesses that will deliver sustainable and measurable results for investors, employees and customers. Marc has been serving as the CEO of Sococo since August 2017.
Alan Trefler is a visionary leader, a technology change-agent, an innovative philanthropist, a chess master, and a trusted advisor to business executives around the world. He founded Pegasystems to change the way the world builds software. Today, the company employees nearly 4,500 people around the world and has a market cap of almost $5B.
Nadav Kidron is the CEO & Director of Oramed Pharmaceuticals, which he co-founded in 2006 to bring oral insulin to the millions of people with diabetes. Kidron holds a bachelor’s degree in law and an international MBA. He’s a member of the Israeli Advanced Technology Industries, and an international lecturer on Israel’s entrepreneurial and innovative culture.
As the CEO of Assembla, Paul Lynch is responsible for driving the strategic direction of the company. Prior to Assembla, Paul held multiple executive roles within cloud businesses where he drove revenue growth and international expansion. Paul has a Marketing degree from Dublin City University and is fluent in Spanish.
A tech entrepreneur who is always up to something. Studied at IIT Kharagpur (India) and started the career as a software engineer at Cisco. Moved into product management role there and then joined a small startup Calm.io. Calm.io got acquired by Nutanix. Has witnessed the Nutanix IPO and has a software patent filed in his name. Currently, he is working on his new venture Clappia that bridges the business apps innovation gap.
Reena, a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist, interestingly dove into entrepreneurship when most women take a career break, after her first child was born. She began with a staffing company, Avankia, then moved on to TargetRecruit, the most innovative talent management platform built on the Salesforce platform, that modernizes the recruiting cycle at organizations, from front to back office. Reena was featured as CRN's 2016 Women of the Channel, in Entrepreneur Magazine, Power 50 Solution Pr...more
Rytis Lauris is the Co-founder and CEO of Omnisend, the powerful marketing automation platform that’s focused on moving ecommerce marketers beyond the generic email marketing tools. Rytis is a successful entrepreneur who has spent the last 10 years building and driving a few startups which has brought him to ecommerce field.
Vivek co-founded Movable Ink in 2010 and has led the company through rapid growth to a leading market position with 200+ employees serving 500 of the most innovative consumer brands. Through his leadership, Movable Ink is helping digital marketers embrace a visual world with intelligent creative that adapts at the moment of engagement. Prior to co-founding Movable Ink, Vivek headed Eastern North America and EMEA sales for Engine Yard. Earlier in his career, he held senior engineering roles at B...more
Harry has extensive contacts and experience in Canada's capital markets. He served as Managing Director of Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. from 1985 to 2015 and as Managing Director of Espresso Capital from 2015 to 2017, investing in and advising startups in the technology and natural resources sectors. A cryptocurrency evangelist since 2013, Harry is the founding CEO at HIVE and is responsible for the company's overall vision.
Shane Snow is an award-winning journalist, celebrated entrepreneur, and the bestselling author of Smartcuts and the forthcoming DREAM TEAMS (June 2018), as well as the co-author of The Storytelling Edge. He is co-founder of the content technology company Contently, which helps creative people and companies tell great stories together, and serves on the board of the Contently Foundation for Investigative Journalism. Snow's writing has appeared in Fast Company, Wired, The New Yorker, and dozens mo...more
Alex is an intellectually curious life-hacker, software developer, and small business owner based in downtown Austin. Formerly a Management Consultant with Accenture, he currently runs Austin Data Solutions, a five-person consultancy specializing in solving business problems with some of the latest technologies.
Andrew is the Co-CEO of Aperture, a real estate tech and investment company that has systematized the acquisition, rehabilitation and sale of distressed residential real estate across the US and is producing unlevered IRRs in excess of 50%. Aperture is launching its Property Coin ICO (security token), the first professionally managed portfolio of real estate assets and loans available via the blockchain to help fund the growth of its existing business. Prior to forming Aperture, Andrew was co-h...more
Sunil is Founder and CEO of Perkville, a rewards platform for local businesses. He started Perkville to help SMBs compete with large companies by giving them a powerful, yet affordable program. He now works with companies of all sizes with over 2,000 locations and 1 million consumers participating each month.
Eyal Grayevsky is the CEO and Co-founder of Mya Systems (formerly FirstJob), creators of Mya, the industry's leading AI recruiter. His 12+ years of experience co-managing his family's recruiting agency and operating FirstJob inspired him to solve the major inefficiencies in the recruiting space. Prior to Mya Systems, Eyal co-founded FirstJob, a job site for companies looking to attract, engage and hire qualified early-career talent from the company's network of over 11M active millennial job se...more
Guillaume Moubeche is Co-founder & CEO at lemlist.com. He's a SaaS lover with a passion for Growth Hacking and traveled the world for a year using social networks to stay at locals' for free. He holds 2 Masters degrees, one in Chemical Engineering and one in Marketing.
Will Herman is an entrepreneur, active angel investor, corporate director and startup mentor. He has started and managed five companies, resulting in two IPOs and two corporate sales. Will has also invested in over seventy startups, sat on the boards of twenty and has advised over a hundred more.
Will Fraser is CEO and co-founder of SaaSquatch. He studied electrical engineering and business before starting his first company. Since becoming an entrepreneur he has worked with some of the world's largest companies to help them build digital growth channels that have touched many millions of people around the globe.
Adrian Dayton is the Founder of ClearView Social and author of two books on social media for lawyers. His software is being used by over 20,000 professionals including 25 of the 100 largest law firms in the United States.
Mike is the co-founder and CEO of FloQast. Prior to that, he was the fifth accountant hired at Cornerstone OnDemand to help prepare for their IPO. Mike began his career in audit at Ernst & Young in Los Angeles. He holds a Bachelor's in Accounting from Syracuse University.
Louis Têtu is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Coveo. Prior to Coveo, Louis co-founded Taleo Corporation, the leading international provider of cloud software for talent and human capital management. Prior to Taleo, Louis was President of Baan SCS, the supply-chain management solutions group of Baan, a global enterprise software company.
Joshua Montgomery is the Founder and CEO of Mycroft AI - the privacy-focused open source voice assistant. Joshua has more than 15 years of entrepreneurial experience to bring to Mycroft. He previously built one of the few gigabit fiber networks from scratch in the United States.
Pete has 25 years of experience in leadership roles with high growth companies, spending the majority of his career with technology solutions designed for the global small business community. Prior to joining JazzHR, Pete was Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Carbonite where he was responsible for all revenue and led the company's expansion into the SMB market, which grew to exceed 100,000 paid small business customers. Pete was a member of the Carbonite IPO leadership team. Previously, ...more
Luke Skurman is the Founder and CEO of Niche.com. Luke holds bachelors and masters degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and is a member of its Board of Trustees; Luke is the Vice Chairman of the Research Innovation and Entrepreneurship committee, he is also a member of both the Finance and the Property & Facilities committees. Luke is a Co-Founder and Chairman of Ascender, a non-profit, 501(c)(3), focusing on bolstering innovation and entrepreneurship in the Pittsburgh region. Luke is the Fo...more
Co-founder & CEO of Scoop.it, a SaaS platform that helps marketers publish content using data science. Entrepreneur since 2000: Musiwave (first mobile music platform, acquired by Microsoft), Goojet (pre-iPhone mobile widget platform). Startup advisor and investor: Tedemis (email retargeting, acquired by Criteo), The Refiners, Impact (cross-border accelerators in San Francisco).
Dan Lewis is the co-founder and CEO of Convoy. Convoy is building the largest connected network of trucking companies in the country, helping businesses ship freight more efficiently, improving drivers' livelihood and reducing the 7% of all greenhouse gases that come from trucking. Before Convoy, Dan served as General Manager of New Shopping Experiences at Amazon, as well as Vice President of Product and Operations at Wavii (acquired by Google), and Group Product Manager at Microsoft. Dan starte...more
Zack pioneered the first large-scale Drupal website for the Howard Dean campaign in 2003, co-founded the world's first Drupal development shop, CivicSpace, co-founded a successful Drupal development shop, Chapter Three, and also co-founded Mission Bicycle. What started as a professional website development epiphany ”We're doing it wrong!” evolved into an all-in-one platform after he and a few trusted colleagues got together and started solving problems.
Highschool Teacher for over 8 years, entrepreneur in web design for over 15 and gamification expert for 8 years (3 as international expert).
Taj Forer is an experienced publisher, digital media executive, entrepreneur and artist. He currently serves as CEO of Fabl, the cloud-based publishing platform for content marketing, serving a global client base including CBS, Cond Nast, GE and Ducati, among others. Forer is Cofounder of Daylight, the celebrated international publisher of art books and is the author of two books of his own critically acclaimed art photography.
Tom Gerace is the founder and CEO of Skyword, the leading content marketing technology and services company. Skyword liberates brands from ineffective marketing practices and inspires them to create deeper connections with their audiences through storytelling. With Robert McKee, award-winning story authority and best-selling author, Gerace leads Storynomics Seminars, which instruct senior executives and marketing professionals on how to apply storytelling structure to their business in order to...more
Successful serial entrepreneur and investor, advisor, mentor to several startups. Currently the CEO of Zinrelo, a loyalty rewards and referral marketing platform. Has over 25 years of experience in technology industry and holds 19 patents. Loves trekking, running and biking. Currently training for SF-LA, unsupported bike ride.
Allen Bonde is VP of marketing at Repsly, and an advisor to several start-ups. He also held executive roles at Placester, OpenText, and KANA, and was co-founder at Offerpop (now Wyng). He has been a consultant at McKinsey and Yankee Group, and started his career as a data scientist. An avid speaker (on 4 continents) and writer, he blogs at Small Data Group.
Technologist & entrepreneur with a passion to product design, founder of Screenful (https://screenful.com). Before founding Screenful, I spent a decade building machine learning models for user analytics, content recommendation, and ad targeting. I co-organise Helsinki Business Analytics meetup and Atlassian User Group Helsinki. In my free time, I enjoy snowboarding and juggling.
David Rusenko is CEO and co-founder of Weebly. Created in his Penn State dorm room in 2006, Weebly now hosts 50 million entrepreneurs in 225 countries around the world. He's helped scale the company to 300+ employees in 5 global offices. He's dad to a 1.5 year old and his hobbies range from stunt car driving to roaring game of bridge with his mother-in-law.
Jeff Epstein is the founder and CEO of Ambassador (getambassador.com) a 40 person, venture-backed startup headquartered in metro Detroit. Ambassador provides relationship marketing software to some of the world's most recognizable brands. A lifelong entrepreneur, Jeff's first internet startup was in 2000 and provided online food ordering for college students. Jeff ran this startup while earning his BA from Michigan State University. While earning his J.D from Chicago-Kent School of Law, Jeff st...more
Founder of Crystal for the past 3 1/2 years. Started multiple businesses before then, including an event software company (Attend.com), a pizza box advertising agency, and a bed bug extermination company. Private pilot, songwriter, runner, and local diner regular.
Miron Lulic is founder and CEO at SuperMoney, a leading financial services comparison platform. Millions of people trust SuperMoney to shop for financial products and transparently compare their options in real time. Prior to SuperMoney, Miron was a co-founder at LoanNow, a direct online lender. Miron also helped to launch Optima Tax Relief where he lead digital marketing and product development efforts as VP of Digital. In 2015, Optima was named the #3 fastest growing company in America (#1 in...more
Nick is the CEO and co-founder of eero. Prior to eero, Nick worked at McKinsey & Company and then Menlo Ventures, where he sourced investments in startups such as Betterment, Periscope, and Ansible and worked with portfolio companies like Uber, Dropcam, and Roku. Frustrated by the WiFi solutions on the market and unable to find a better solution, he set out to build eero with his co-founders Amos Schallich and Nate Hardison. Nick is originally from Chicago, graduated from Stanford with a BS in ...more
Elastic Grid enhances the partner experience by delivering a scalable, easy-to-use channel marketing platform backed by personal support. The result is programs that meet the individual needs of each partner, increased campaign adoption rates, and measurable ROI that channel teams depend on
Paul is the CEO and Co-founder of Nudge.ai, a relationship intelligence platform that helps businesses find and grow the right relationships to drive revenue. He is a successful technology executive who has run Services, Customer Success, Account Management, Support and Product Management teams. As part of Eloqua's executive team, Paul helped lead the company from $0 to over $100 million in revenue, then through IPO and a successful acquisition for $957 million by Oracle. He's a firm believer t...more
CEO of Xactly Corporation. Seasoned executive with more than two decades of successful senior management experience at both early-stage and public companies. Noted industry expert in issues relating to sales performance management, sales compensation, commission, employee engagement, incentive compensation, benchmarking, big data and software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery models.
John has helped thousands of entrepreneurs succeed in their business by doing outsourcing differently. He created and runs OnlineJobs.ph, the largest website for finding Filipino virtual workers, with over 500,000 Filipino resumes and over 100,000 employers from around the world using it. He works about 17 hours per week, choosing to spend his time with his family rather than working.
CTO & co-founder at TILKEE, Timothée has an engineering background. As the original founder of oXfoZ, he managed complex web-based projects. He was also a project manager at Traveldoo and carried out several missions for "Doctors Without Borders" as a volunteer. His last challenge was launching TILKEE with Sylvain Tillon in 2012 as the technical director.
I'm a life-long entrepreneur, and have been building software for over 20 years. I co-founded Shopper Approved In 2010. In 2016 we made the Inc. 500. In 2017 we made the Inc. 500 again, and we were also #7 on the Utah 100 list - all with no outside funding or investors.
I describe myself as a recovering investment banker. I run a startup that is helping people invest together with those they know and trust. While I have devoted time across several sectors, the common threads are financial services and capital markets. I have extensive experience in the formation, structuring and financing of public and private companies. Transactions across international capital markets have provided me with considerable insight into valuation, positioning and strategy. I lev...more
Loren has spent the last 18 years involved in building consumer-facing applications, monetizing page views and working with publishers. He brings extensive start-up experience and leadership to his role as CEO of Answer Media. Previously, Loren was part of the management team at iModules Software, a start-up technology provider that sold to private equity and later with Litmus Media, an online search advertising start-up that was acquired by Inuvo (AMEX:INUV).
I am an entrepreneur at heart. I love creating things and finding new and innovative ways to improve the quality of our lives, the way we run our businesses, and to make our world a more efficient place. My background is in Genetic Biology clearly I have take a few twists and turn in life, but I love meet new people, learning about what they are working on and discussing new ideas.
Vaibhav Kakkar Co-Founded RankWatch, with an idea of making internet marketing an intelligent process. Apart from helping businesses succeed online and writing about Internet Marketing, he's usually found digging deep into the beautiful world of search engine algorithms.