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ID 10011

David McLauchlan


CEO of @buddy - before that: over a decade at Microsoft, a stint at PricewaterhouseCoopers and formerly a professional pianist in Australia. Yes, really.

ID 106510

Brian Ma


CoFounder at (acquired by Ebay) - shopping with no regrets. Previously: @zillow, @microsoft, UW. My Blog:

ID 131068

Ray Ozzie



ID 210063

Spencer Rascoff


CEO of Zillow; father of three; husband of one; real estate junkie

ID 143

David Cohen


Founder/CEO of @techstars. Investor in Amazing Startups. Geeky to the bone.

ID 87483

Luis Salazar


Founder @ Jobaline Investor & Executive Advisor to Fortune 500, emerging and midsize technology companies.

ID 10930

Kushal Chakrabarti

Founder, @vittana (Khosla, Google-backed). Advisor, @experiment, @benetech. Former @amazon, @university-of-california-berkeley. 2x Ironman, 2x TED speaker.

ID 388331

Andrew Carton


Founder @mobile-nations, notifyer • Worked at @hapilabs • Investor @rockhealth, @anyperk

ID 24383

Michael Schutzler


ceo at wtia, livemocha. built real games biz into global company. rebuilt consumer products at monster.

ID 227373

David Malcolm


Founding Managing Director of Microsoft Accelerator powered by TechStars; Former TechStars and long time Microsoft prior to that; Advisor

ID 138232

Adi Bittan

CEO OwnerListens: Before You Yelp, Let The Owner Help Mentor @sgblank's Lean Launchpad Class & @upwest-labs Worked @clarium, @google & @idf Stanford MBA

ID 182524

Bradford Stephens

Founder and CEO of @drawn-to-scale, a distributed database company. Deep enterprise tech and open source love. Did SQL Server @microsoft, OSCON @o-reilly-media.

ID 33978

Matt Shobe


Serial entrepreneur (@feedburner sold to @google, @spyonit sold to 724 Solutions). My head is full of zero-billion dollar business ideas.

ID 92396

John Sechrest


Expanding the Startup Ecosystem. Lean Startup Seattle , Seattle Angel Conf, Global Facilitator for Startup Weekend, Past Oregon Angel Fund participant

ID 108722

Adam MacBeth

Mobile, device, cloud software. Founded @mergelab. Worked at @jawbone, Symform, PortalPlayer (NVIDIA), Open Interface (Qualcomm).

ID 3170

Dave Schappell


Amazon Web Services Startup BD. Former founder and CEO, @teachstreet. Early Amazonian. Amateur poker superstah. 1/2 of a Wharton MBA.

ID 102925

Ryan Snodgrass


Engineer @amazon & Kindle • CS @carnegie-mellon-university • Investor @slidepay, @lovely, @anyperk, @drync, @true-co,, YC S13 Fund (@fundersclub)

ID 81440

Nick Macey


Chief Product Officer @rosetta-stone

ID 167770

Andrew Wright


Worked at @apple, @microsoft • Investor @leanplum, @pinnatta • Studied at @queen-s-university

ID 22869

Mitchell Hymowitz


ID 140574

Judy Loehr

Worked @salesforce and @deloitte-consulting. Now works by referral only helping B2B SaaS companies with their go-to-market strategy and marketing.

ID 274735

Matt Cholerton

Spends his time advising startups and matching talented folks with companies that need (and reward) them.

ID 4766

Dave Parker


VP Product at UP Global, Tech Entrepreneur, Board Member, former EIR. Sales & Marketing tech background

ID 431886

Jonathan Reichhold


Engineer. Worked to make the fail whale extinct at Twitter. Launched rockets and airplanes

ID 302767

Engle Saez


CEO/CMO/COO/GM = growth @ Starbucks, Eddie Bauer, Blue Nile, Timberland, Sperry Top-Sider. Now helping startups sharpen the message, get traction, build growth.

ID 4972

Bernd Petak

Consultant. Investment Professional. Advisor. Mentor. Opportunities Evaluated, Innovation Managed, Problems Solved, Ideas Developed Into Businesses.

ID 32034

Ian Westberg

Founder of @dla-piper-s-venture-pipeline-group. Have been helping start-ups raise capital for 10+ years.

ID 37280

Amber Osborne

CMO @meshfire-1, Co-Founder @head-of-lettuce-media, @foursquare Day Founding Team Member, @sxsw speaker.

ID 153509

Piers Heaton-Armstrong


Director at @amazon, advisor to @soniqplay

ID 65719

Debra Griffith

Team member of @balance Financial.

ID 81907

Allistair James

I build strategic partnerships and consumer facing technology companies.

ID 17327

Dan Kihanya

Advisor & Entrepreneur. Career focused on marketing & consumer experience on web and mobile. I've done just about all you can do in & around start-ups.

ID 52250

Faisal Masud

Vice President Groupon, Inc

ID 23346

Virl Hill


Decades of experience building media businesses and strategic partnerships at Disney, @realnetworks, @rhapsody, Blade Games World and

ID 104026

Michael Taus


VP Marketing @abodo. Founder + advisor @crowdstreet @cinephiled @founderspad @aquo Aspiring polymath. Ciderist. Hiker. Skier. Diver. Husband + dad.

ID 19206

Hal Bringman


Board member, Public Knowledge, media strategist, founder of digital media consultancy, NVPR, in Seattle, LA & Buenos Aires: marcom, biz dev, creative services

ID 117651

Sam Onat Yilmaz


Managing Partner @dapps-fund-i Board Member @mastercoin-foundation ED @bitangels Triple Major('10) & MS Engineering ('12) @johns-hopkins-university

ID 131085

John Scrofano

Founder, CEO @onewed-formerly-nearlyweds, Inc. / Previously helped build 3Gupload to $10mm in sales in 3 years.

ID 48696

Darren G. Austin


VP of Products at @glympse • Founder @seattlerentals-com, @playfield • Pioneered mobile initiatives at, @realnetworks and @expedia.

ID 301849

Alejandro (Alex) Buschel


Seasoned IT and InfoSec pro. Worked on Cloud Services at Microsoft. Started company in 2012. Built Enterprise Security products for workflow and remediation.

ID 151338

Robert J Taylor

Technical customer service practitioner. Former web application developer helping the next generation succeed.

ID 19944

Ashley Raiteri


Technical Advisor on Scalability, Data Science, Product and Funding

ID 138297

Steven Begeda


Director, System Sales at Zetron, Inc (subsidiary of JVC KENWOOD). Investor in @buddy.

ID 38497

Mark L. Chang

Product guy @google, advisor @startup-institute. Formerly @edx, @franklin-w-olin-college-of-engineering.

ID 249566

Mark Relph


Biz Dev @ AWS | ex-MSFT | C100 | Growlab | Advisor @ LX Ventures | Startup Advisor | Technology Evangelist | Corporate Venturing.

ID 219634

Stephan Fitch


Founder Juke • Studied at @massachusetts-institute-of-technology, @new-york-university Founder Thinking Pictures. Patent holder (Digital Content and Wearable Video). Digital Rights Mngt, AI and Human Interface

ID 118856

Steven Wagner

CEO of @dealer-ignition and Dealy, Strong sales and Marketing, Product Development and Architecture. Work @ford-motor-company, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz.

ID 240749

Rahul Shendure


CEO & Co-Founder @oscilla-power • Investor @bioiq, @fledge-1 • Worked at @general-electric, @amyris-biotechnologies, @ballard-power-systems • @massachusetts-institute-of-technology ChemE, @harvard-business-school

ID 118631

Leon-Gerard Vandenberg


Founder @tda-tech • Worked at @idealab, @airwave-wireless • Studied at @university-of-waterloo, @carleton-university

ID 55026

John Patrick Kelly


VP, Technical Strategy at @neustar, a public company. Past: Senior roles at Symantec and Veritas in R&D, BD, PM, patent strategy, more. Philosophy professor.

ID 36351

John Rae-Grant

CEO of Glooey, Founder Zazengo, CTO/Founder of NRG Group (IPO), General Manager Microsoft Developer Network, Lead PM Microsoft Visual C++

ID 39553

Mike Fingado

Founder @mowdo • Worked at @tred • B.S. & M.S. Economics & Sport Management at @FSU • Former D1 Athlete at Florida State

ID 29263

Dan Gerrity


Entrepreneur, board member, investor, advisor. Former CEO Coinstar, Founder/CEO Naverus (now GE Aviation), VP Intellectual Ventures, VP Concur Technologies.

ID 137787

Matt Kowalczyk


Former CEO of Leviathan Security Technologies. CEO/Co-Founder of 6 additional startups. Former mgr of TabletPC team at @microsoft. Mobile guy from CMU.

ID 35602

Matt Wallaert

@microsoft on @bing, previously founder at @churnless, Lead Scientist at @thrive-acquired-by-lendingtree, behavioral psychologist (focused on behavior change and decision making)

ID 18827

Ben Grossman-Kahn

Preschool Educator. @stanford-university Grad Sch of Education. Education Manager, Zeum (San Francisco Children Museum)

ID 12467

Joe Wallin


Startup attorney in Seattle. I blog at and Ideator of the Washington State equity crowdfunding law.

ID 332340

Brian Johnson

Founder of a Financial Planning & Wealth Management Practice and Co-founder of @trubalance

ID 367523

Nadia Yun

Brand Marketing @google. 8+ years CPG Intl @starbucks. Founding Team, Growth Hacker @Tatcha Beauty. Founder @airbrush-genie @Geminievents & @bittybcosmetics.

ID 57669

Brock Holzer


ID 42105

Patrick Murck

General Counsel @bitcoin-foundation

ID 15204

Ken Tola

CTO of @ip-ghoster Startup focused on providing next generation communication security which will replace VPN.

ID 182167

Carlos Guestrin

Amazon Professor of Machine Learning @university-of-washington. Leader of GraphLab project providing Machine Learning for Big Data. Was Assoc. Prof. @carnegie-mellon-university, worked @intel.

ID 142843

Gisli Olafsson

Emergency Response Director - @nethope by day. Advisor to startups, VCs, investors, companies, and governments around the world at other times.

ID 288937

Justin Schram


Faculty @university-of-washington Clinical Adviser @heapsylon-sensoria-wearables Interest in mHealth for chronic disease Studied @Penn Med, @oxford-university, @university-of-michigan

ID 135997

Andrew Saunders

Integrated Marketing & Content Solutions Executive at CAA (@creative-artists-agency). Featured in Wired, Fast Company and Banff Media Festival.

ID 59445

Tara Gowland

Founder @startup-recroot, startup growth investor • Studied at @university-of-toronto

ID 181103

Jason Goldlist

VP Strategy @aplaceformom (@warburgpincus portfolio company). Previously @olympics 2010 @mckinsey @INSEAD MBA. Advisor to great leaders & companies.

ID 85168

Rob Elam

Energy, tech and sustainability entrepreneur & executive. CEO Propel Fuels.

ID 389351

Dolin Pereira

Experienced Global Business Project Manager w/ passion & skills to drive on-time and on-budget delivery in launching new products, organizations or businesses.

ID 259969

Andrew Mui

Startup Technologist, Tech Advocate and Tech Mentor for SoftLayer's Catalyst Startup Program.

ID 467694

Drew A. Spencer

Currently looking/investing (VP/CTO); Worked at Microsoft, CTO/VP Engineering at Caldera (IPO), Novell.

ID 55190

Tolis Dimopoulos

Founder @sophos-law • Studied at @purdue-university, @university-of-richmond

ID 553898

Franci Penov

Advisor @drone-vc • Engineer @facebook • Worked @amazon , @microsoft • Professional geek

ID 32987

Andru Edwards

Founder of @gear-live (profitable startup since day one,) speaker, advisor, strategist.

ID 68032

Dan Eyman

Adviser and Service Provider Looking for My Next Role

ID 251597

Adam Shevell

Technology & IP Attorney @wilson-sonsini-goodrich-rosati • Startups • Licensing • Big Data • Privacy • SaaS • Cloud • Open Source

ID 335649

Mike Whitaker

Founder @idefi

ID 311866

Kaveh Goudarzian

Product leader, extensive experience in blank-canvas opps, mobile & UX. Design thinker, user obsessed, lots of informed small bets, avid prototyper.

ID 329153

Srivatsan Sivanandan

Tech evangelist, Social venture catalyst, Founding team of stealth startup, Venture capital junkie, e-commerce executive, Foodie

ID 325852

Tom Ryan


Multiple time CEO/COO/VP of Sales and Services. Active Angel investor. Worked at Accenture and Cambridge Technology Partners before becoming a start-up junkie.

ID 94838

Michael J. Laine

President, @liftport-group – The Elevator to Space Companies. Globally (in)famous for developing the Space Elevator from science fiction to a real-world program.

ID 231966

Julia Fryett

Creative consultant with expertise in marketing, digital media, art, film. Studied at @duke-university & London Film School.

ID 75676

Joe Dahleen

SVP @ PCM, Former EVP & MD at Elevation Home Loans. Advisory Boards Zillow, Follr, Progress in Lending, Easy Mortgage Apps. Seattle, WA ·

ID 103790

Meredith J. Powell

Creator, Connector & Sometime CEO. Co-Founder of The Next Big Thing Foundation. Passionate activist & speaker for women in tech & entrepreneurship.

ID 150734

John Kim

Worked at @realnetworks, @witcom-wireless-isp • Studied at @university-of-california-irvine, @california-state-university-fullerton

ID 382263

andrea flamini

UX Consultant - Founder @decoravi-com, @flamini-associates • VP of Product Design @pictureiq - Worked @microsoft, @adobe-systems @landor-associates

ID 29033

Scott James

Entrepreneur, instructor, and advisor in the world of social entrepreneurship. More at CEO @trash-backwards.

ID 363476

Renee Butler

Business Consultant, Financial Analyst, CFO, Strategy Consultant, @exeter MBA, Over 12 Years Experience in Financial Management and Business Planning

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