John Ramey - Boulder, USA

Founder, CEO, Angel, Coach, Product, Director, Advisor

Founder of Nomadic Mentors. Angel. Founder CEO of isocket, created $5B market segment, acquired. Innovation Advisor at White House, co-founder of Defense Innovation Unit. Over $100M raised. Youngest founder to raise VC in 2009.

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Tyler Willis - Boulder / San Francisco, USA

Angel, Startup Management, Growth Hacking, Marketing, Business Development

Co-Founder of Nomadic Mentors. Founding team at Involver, acquired by Oracle. CMO at Vice President of Business and Corporate Development at Unified. Mentor at 500 Startups. Investor in Lyft, Classpass, Patreon, and many others.

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Selcuk Atli - San Francisco, USA

Founder, Executive, Marketing, Growth, Product

Co-Founder of Nomadic Mentors. EIR at 500 Startups. Co-Founder of Boostable (YC Graduate). Co-Founder of Manifest. Selcuk is an alumnus of YCombinator, an Endeavor Entrepreneur, a Fulbright Scholar and recipient of an innovation award from the World Bank.

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Aaron Batalion - San Francisco, USA

Founder, VC, Angel, Advisor, Engineer, CTO

Venture Capitalist at Lightspeed. Co-Founder CTO of LivingSocial. Raised $1B. Scaled company to over 4,000 employees. Active angel investor and startup advisor / director. Software architect at HP, Microsoft, and Accenture. 

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Poornima Vijayashanker - San Francisco, USA

Founder, Angel, VC, Engineer, Coach, CEO

Founder of Femgineer, an education company for female founders and tech workers. Founder CEO of BizeeBee. Founding engineer at Mint, which raised $32M and was acquired by Intuit. Worldwide speaker. Instructor at Duke University.

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Chrys Bader - London, UK & San Francisco

Founder, Product, CPO, Design, Angel

Co-Founder and CPO of popular mobile app Secret, which grew to 15M active users in one year. Raised $36M in Venture Capital. Alumnus of Y Combinator. Google Product Manager for Google+ and YouTube. 

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Neil Patel - San Francisco, USA

Founder, Angel, Marketing

Co-Founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar and KISSmetrics. Raised $11M. Grew revenue for Amazon, NBC, GM, HP and Viacom. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web. Named by Forbes as top 10 online marketer. US and UN entrepreneurship awards.

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Cyan Banister - San Francisco, USA

Founder, CEO, Angel, Hiring , Author/Speaker

Evangelist at AngelList. Co-Founder CEO of Zivity, a subscription artist platform, raised $8M. Seed investor in Uber, Thumbtack, Postmates. Leads a prominent AngelList syndicate, has over 20 angel investment exits. Contributing writer for TechCrunch.

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Rahim Fazal - San Francisco, USA

Founder, CEO, Angel, Advisor

Co-Founder of Involver, raised $13M, acquired by Oracle where he became director of the Social Cloud division. Named by White House as one of the top US entrepreneurs under 30 years old. Inc Magazine 30 Under 30 award. Worldwide speaker and mentor.

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Ben Huh - San Francisco, USA

Founder, Executive / Manager, Media, Consumer, Construction, Real Estate

Now: At Y Combinator, building better cities everyone can afford. Then: Founder and CEO of Cheezburger, a network of meme sites including I Can Has Cheezburger?, FAIL Blog, Know Your Meme, etc. 4th most shared brand on Facebook. Co-Founder Circa, a news startup. Raised $36M in VC. 

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Matt Brezina - San Francisco, USA

Founder, CEO, Angel, Advisor

Co-Founder of Xobni, raised $30M, acquired by Yahoo. Xobni fixed email inboxes, was downloaded over 7 million times. Co-Founder CEO of Sincerely, raised $5M, acquired by Provide Commerce. Angel investor in Dropbox, Exec, more. 

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David Kadavy - Medellin, Colombia.

Author, Entrepreneur, Design, Marketing, Advisor

Author of the Amazon #18 best selling book "Design For Hackers." Has a community of 50,000 technologists where he organizes worldwide meetups and teaches design. Designer for startups like oDesk and PBWorks.

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Rand Fishkin - Seattle, USA

Founder, CEO, Marketing, Culture, Coach

Founder CEO of Moz (fka SEOmoz), one of the fastest growing marketing software companies. Raised $19M. Co-Founder of, a popular site for growth hackers and inbound marketing. Popular blogger on startup and company culture topic.

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Alistair Croll - Montreal, Canada

Founder, Lean Startup, Marketing, Author

Co-founder of Networkshop, Coradiant (raised $20M, acquired by BMC), CloudOps, etc. Chair of,, Interop, Cloud Connect. Writer for GigaOm, O'Reilly Radar. Author of Lean AnalyticsComplete Web Monitoring, and the forthcoming Different: Better. Teaches Data Science and Critical Thinking at Harvard Business School. Founder of conference.

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Aurore Belfrage - Stockholm, London 

Entrepreneur, Advisor, Angel, Executive / Manager, Founder

Co-Founder Head of Sales of Wrapp, which raised $30M from US VC's. Head of Early-Stage and Angel investors matchmaking platform Together at EQT Ventures. Managing Partner at Busy Bee Ventures, a Middle East advisory service. Mentor at SUP46 in Sweden.

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Micah Baldwin - San Francisco, USA

Founder, CEO, Angel, Marketing, Cloud, BD

Co-Founder & President of Graphicly, raised $7.5M in VC, acquired by Blurb. Mentor at 500 Startups, TechStars, and Highway1. Frequent mentor, advised over $350M in VC and $200M in exits. Currently a startup community coordinator for Amazon AWS. 

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Sten Tamkivi - San Francisco & Tallin, Estonia

Founder, CEO, Angel, Ecosystems

Co-Founder CEO of Teleport, a service for startup people to live outside Silicon Valley. EIR at Andreessen Horowitz. Early product engineering executive at Skype in Estonia. Started first digital media agency in Estonia at age 18. Masters from Stanford GSB.

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Sunil Rajaraman - San Francisco, USA

Founder, CEO, VC, Angel, Marketplaces

Entrepreneur in Residence at Foundation Capital. Co-Founder CEO of The Bold Italic. Co-Founder CEO of, raised $15M. Advisory Board of, ShareDesk, Yardbook. Occasional writer at Fortune.

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Elaine Wherry - San Francisco, USA

Founder, Angel, Product, Ecosystems

Co-Founder and CXO of Meebo, an early social toolbar with 100M users. Raised $38M in VC and was acquired by Google, where Meebo joined into Google+. Advisor to Women Who Code. Angel in HipChat, Cambrian Genomics, and Upside. HCI degree from Stanford. 

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T.A. McCann - Seattle, USA

Founder, CEO, Advisor, Angel, Ecosystems, Health

Co-Founder of RivalIQ, a marketing analytics SaaS co, raised $2M. Co-Founder CEO of Gist, raised $11M, acquired by BlackBerry, became VP of BlackBerry Messenger. Board of Directors of Startup Weekend. EIR at Vulcan Capital and Polaris Venture Partners.

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Matt Shobe - Seattle, USA

Founder, Product, Design, UX, Angel

Co-Founder of Spare5, an on-demand work app, raised $13M. Co-Founder and Chief Design Officer of Feedburner, raised $8M, acquired by Google. UX at Google on ad products, enterprise apps, and chat. 

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Matt Galligan - San Francisco, USA

Founder, CEO, Advisor, Product, UX

Co-Founder CEO of Circa, a popular mobile news app, raised $6M. Product design consultant. Co-Founder CEO of Socialthing, acquired by AOL. Co-Founder CEO SimpleGeo, raised $10M, acquired by Urban Airship.

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Lowell Ricklefs - Seattle, USA

Founder, CEO, Mentor, MedTech, Acquisitions

Founder CEO of FlexMinder - Healthcare IT SaaS - raised $3M - acquired by Jellyvision. Mentor for TechStars and StartupWeekend accelerator. COO Toluna in France, acquired for $260M. CRO of GMI, acquired for $100M. Founder & Managing Partner TractionAdvising - focused on helping founder/CEO companies valued between $5M-$30M get acquired.

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Paul Bragiel - Singapore, Oslo, San Francisco

VC, Founder, CEO, Angel, Advisor

Co-Founder of worldwide VC fund I/O Ventures, based in San Francisco, with branches in Asia (Golden Gate Ventures) and Africa (Savannah Fund). Frequent global mentor. Co-Founder CEO of three startups, including the first location based social network, Meetro.

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Eren Bali - San Francisco, USA via Turkey

Founder, CEO, Education, Marketplaces

Co-Founder CEO of Udemy, the worlds largest platform for online courses, raised $113M in VC. Co-Founder CEO of Carbon, a health tech startup. Forbes 30 Under 30.

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Aaron Emigh - San Francisco, USA

Engineer, Executive/Manager, Founder, Product, CEO

Co-Founder of Brilliant, a whole new way to control smart homes.  Co-Founder CTO of Shopkick, a pioneering app that rewarded shoppings in retail stores, raised $27M, acquired by SK Planet for $250M. EVP of Tech at Six Apart, at the time the biggest social media company in existence. Expert in tech IP issues. 89 patents.

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Ben Casnocha - San Francisco, USA

Author, Speaker, Founder, VC, Recruiting, HR

Co-Author of two NY Times bestsellers, The Alliance: Managing Talent In The Networked Age, and The Startup Of You. Chief of Staff for LinkedIn Founder CEO and Venture Capitalist Reid Hoffman. Founder of Comcate, software for local governments. Global speaker.

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Andrew Chen - San Francisco, USA

Product, Angel, Executive, Advisor, Mobile, Metrics, Growth

Head of Rider Growth at Uber. Advisor/investor for AngelList, Barkbox, Dropbox, Grovo, Kiva, Product Hunt, Tinder, Wanelo, and Gusto. Previously EIR at Mohr Davidow Ventures, and Director of Product Marketing at Audience Science. B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington.

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Brianne Kimmel - San Francisco, USA

Growth, Marketing, Product, Women in Tech, Advisor, Executive

Growth at Zendesk, previously at Expedia and Orbitz. Startup advisor, teacher at GA and YC Alumna. Expert in growth, customer experience and international expansion. 

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Niket Desai - Los Angeles and San Francisco

Founder, CEO, Product, Growth, Fundraising, Acquisitions, Startup Ecosystem Development

Founder of Punchd (acquired by Google). Product at Flipkart, Google Commerce and Motorola. Invited by the King of Jordan to develop Startup ecosystem in MENA.

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