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Barry's the Founder & CEO of SUPERNOVA, the #1 exited founder community. Barry is the co-founder of 1heart (1heart.com), a human accelerator enriching leaders lives. Barry is the former Entrepreneur-in-Residence at 500 Global, the most active global venture capital firm in the world (#1 in VC Deal Counts & Exits). He is also the Founding Advisor to Arora Project (exit to Republic.com), Colossal Biosciences (colossal.com; $150MM Series B at 1.5Bn valuation), and Tuft & Needle (TN.com bootstrapped to $250MM ARR and merged with SSB). Barry built and sold his first startup INBOX Marketing in San Francisco to Responsys pre-IPO and exited to Oracle for $1.6 Billion. Barry's been an intrapreneur, as Global Practice Leader of Strategy & Innovation at Acxiom (NASDAQ: ACXM), where he helped build a business unit from scratch to $315MM annual revenues that sold to IPG for $2.3 Billion. Barry has been hired as a paid consultant to 20% of the Fortune 500. He is one of the 100 Most Influential Leaders in Technology (Techweek). Barry is a keynote speaker for 30+ events worldwide. He is based in Charleston, SC.
Christopher Staley is the Co-founder & Chief Investment Officer of Supernova. He was a Founding Partner at Opopop (Series B), a leading CPG company he built with Jonas Temple (cofounder of Beatport & Beats by Dre). Christopher was a Founding Partner & Head of Investments for Rokk3r Fuel, a $250MM+ global VC.
JT is the CEO & Co-founder of Tuft & Needle (TN.com) merged with Serta Simmons on August, 2018. His bootstrapped startup achieved $250 million in ARR profitably in 5 years, grew to 150 employees, and delivered "The Internet's Most Comfortable Mattress" with 100K+ 5-star reviews and the industry's lowest return rate (< 5%). JT serves on the Board of Directors at Supernova, Penn State University's School of Business, and the Philanthropic Asset Committee of the Arizona State University Foundation. JT has been featured on USA Today, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc., Recode, Buzzfeed, Mashable, among others, and he is a frequent keynote speaker at startup and industry events such as SXSW, Startup Grind and ShopTalk. JT has been named as one of The Recode 100, Arizona Republic’s 35 Under 35, received eTail West’s Visionary of the Year Award and appeared in McGraw Hill’s curriculum. JT studied computer science and mathematics at Penn State University. He is based in Phoenix, AZ.
Lindsay is a founding member of Legacy 8, an early stage venture capital fund that focuses on the intersection of science and consciousness. Lindsay is the co-founder of Jive PR + Digital, an award-winning public relations agency in Los Angeles, Vancouver and Toronto as well as the Chief Marketing Officer of Songtradr Inc. the world's largest B2B Music Licensing Marketplace. An ambitious entrepreneur, Lindsay returned to North America to start her first business after six years working abroad for E! Entertainment in London, UK and Contiloe Films in Mumbai, India (a.k.a. Bollywood). Lindsay is recognized as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women by the Financial Post, an Enterprising Women of the Year, Top 40 Under 40, PROFIT: Top Female Entrepreneurs, and ambassador to UN for Women's Entrepreneurship, She is an adviser for St. Paul's Hospital Foundation's Future Leaders, co-founder of the not-for-profit Projecting Change Film Festival and a mentor for WXN (Women's Executive Network) and CPRS. One of Lindsay's biggest passions is fostering entrepreneurship and financial literacy in youth. She built a financial literacy app for kids aged 2-4 and wrote a book that teaches them the importance of saving (Pogo Pig Savings). She has an honors degree (summa cum laude) from the International University of London, UK, an Entrepreneurial Strategy certificate from Harvard Business School and is an insatiable travel junkie.
Tim Chang is a Partner at Mayfield Fund, focusing on venture capital invests in Consumer Internet, Digital Media, eCommerce/Marketplaces and Health/Wellness. He has been twice named on the Midas List of top 100 VCs. Tim led Mayfield's investments in MOAT (acquired by Oracle), Basis (acquired by Intel), Fitmob (acquired by Classpass), Tonal Fitness, Grove Collaborative (NYSE: GROV), TRIPP, Drop.com, and Pillow (acquired by Expedia). Tim was previously a Partner at Norwest Venture Partners, where he led NVP's investment in Playdom (acquired by Disney), ngmoco (acquired by DeNA), AdChina (acquired by Alibaba), PCH International, and Lumosity. He was also actively involved with the boards of Placeware (acquired by Microsoft), IPWireless (acquired by NextWave) and NextG Networks (acquired by private equity syndicate). Tim received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he graduated in the top 10% of his class as an Arjay Miller Scholar. He also holds an MSEE and BSEE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, where he was a Departmental Scholar and received a full PhD fellowship.
Keith Ferrazzi is the Founder & Chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight, helping executive teams co-elevate with radical adaptable team agility to meet major business challenges and opportunities. Keith is the former CMO of Starwood Hotels Group and served as the CMO of Deloitte Consulting. He is a New York Times #1 Best Selling Author specializing in thought leadership regarding the new world of work. His books include: Who's Got Your Back, Leading Without Authority, and Never Eat Alone. Keith is a regular contributor to publications like Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, and Forbes. He is a keynote speaker on some of the largest stages in the world and has been recognized by Toastmasters International with the Golden Gavel award for being a top global speaker (2018). Keith is a member of Transformation 50 — World 50's peer community for senior-most executives driving large-scale organization transformations.
Ben Lamm is the CEO & Founder of Colossal (C-backed; Series B $150M at 1.5Bn valuation). He is the Co-founder/CEO of Hypergiant Industries and Co-founder/Board Member of Worlds. His last 5 companies exited including: Founder/CEO - Conversable [Acquired by LivePerson NASDAQ: LPSN] (2018); Co-founder/Partner - Team Chaos [Acquired by Zynga NASDAQ: ZNGA] (2016); Co-founderCEO - Chaotic Moon [Acquired by Accenture NYSE: ACN] (2015); Co-founderCEO - Simply Interactive [Acquired by Agile] (2010).
Gary Moon is the Founder & Managing Partner of Nfluence Partners. Nfluence was originally founded in 2011 as the Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) group at Headwaters MB. Gary and his partners built Headwaters into a top 5 technology-focused boutique Investment Bank ranked by closed transactions. Over the past 12+ years, Gary and the Nfluence team have completed over 225 transactions. Prior to embarking on his advisory career and stops at Viant Capital where he led the firms Communications Technology practice and Ridgecrest Capital Partner focusing on US and European cross border from Barcelona and San Francisco, Gary was the founder and CEO of Luna Communications, a North American focused wireless systems integration firm. Luna Communications was sold to a publicly traded competitor, where Gary became the CTO and Managing Director of Client Services. Gary earned his undergraduate degree and advanced studies from Stanford University.
Peter Bordes is the Founder and Managing Partner at Trajectory Ventures & Trajectory Capital, which invests in early-stage companies and entrepreneurs leading the digital transformation of industries. Investments include Local Mind (acquired by AirBnB), Think Real-time (acquired by Dealer.com), TripleLift (ad tech unicorn), and Fraud.Net. Peter is ranked in the top 100 most influential angel investors and business leaders in the United States on social media. Member of the Thiel Foundation 20 Under 20 Mentor Program. Founding member and Chairman of the Performance Marketing Association. Peter led cloud advertising company Kubient as CEO and the companies IPO on the NASDAQ:KBNT and serves on the company's Board of Directors. Prior to Kubient he was a co-founder, CEO & Chairman of MediaTrust. The leading performance marketing exchange. During his tenure as CEO, he led the company from startup to $70m in sales and named the 9th fastest growing company in the United States on the Inc 500.
Hogan Lee is the President & COO of Glo, whose mission is to connect people through self-care. Hogan was the Co-Founder & Chief Experience Officer of Carenote/Forevernote (acquired by Evite). He also was Head of Operations at Flipagram, an exciting post-acquisition position where he advanced organizational growth by leading the integration of the Flipagram and Musical.ly (US) businesses into ByteDance (exit to TikTok). Hogan held senior leadership roles at Edmunds.com and eHarmony.com and MTV Networks in Senior Technical Project Management positions. He has also served as a Mentor for 500 Global and Endeavor, supporting successful startups and their leadership teams. Hogan is based in Los Angeles, CA.
Ryan Hoover is the Founder of Product Hunt (exited to Angel List) a community of people sharing, upvoting, and geeking out about new technology products, games, and books. Ryan also invests in early stage startups through Weekend Fund. As a writer, Hoover has contributed to Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal and written many essays, including features for TechCrunch, Forbes, Pando, Fast Company, and The Next Web. He writes about startup trends, product designs, and production growth on his blog, ryanhoover.me. Hoover graduated from the University of Oregon.
Peter Yared is the Founder & CEO at InCountry, a global provider of Data Residency-as-a-Service for SaaS and internal apps. Peter is also the Ringleader at Syndichain, a censorship-resistant Web3 news aggregator. Peter previously founded six enterprise software companies that were acquired by Sun, Oracle, Citrix, VMware, Sprinklr and Prograph. Peter was the CTO/CIO of CBS Interactive, where he was responsible for bringing CBS into the cloud with the end-to-end replatform of its Comscore #7 group of Internet properties. At Sun, Peter was the CTO of the Application Server Division and the CTO of the Liberty federated identity consortium that created SAML 2. Peter is the inventor of several patents on core Internet infrastructure, including federated single sign on and dynamic data requests. He began programming games and utilities at age ten and started his career developing systems for U.S. government agencies. Peter regularly speaks and writes about technology trends and their impact on society, and has written for the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, TechCrunch and VentureBeat.
Peter Keller is the Founder of Richmond Global. A non-comprehensive list of his investments follows (current unicorns are lowercase; UNICORNS at Kellner's exit are capitalized): 7Park Data (exit to Vista Equity Partners), AdChina (exit to Alibaba), americanas.com.br (the largest e-commerce platform in Latin America), athleta (exit to The Gap), AQUANTIVE (IPO, exit to Microsoft), Buuteeq (exit to Priceline), CAIS (sec. sale., Eldridge), COMPASS (sec. sale., Softbank), Dimerand Technologies, Haystack TV, Improvado, Internet Securities (exit to Euromoney), Korrus, LearnVest (exit to Northwestern Mutual 2015), Liveramp (exit to Acxiom), Lokker, Mi Aguila, Modern Meadow, Personifi (exit to Collective), ProofofLearn.io, RUBICON GLOBAL (sec. sale., 2021), Skreens, Vested.co, and Violin Memory (IPO). Baazee (exit to eBay in India), Chia.net, dataminr, Eachnet (exit to eBay in China), Percipient.ai, Petra, Source Global, TOAST (sec. sale., 2019), bolt, Color Kinetics (IPO, exit to Philips Electronics), Organovo (IPO), and SALESFORCE (IPO). Peter is the Co-founder of Endeavor where he led North America, starting in Miami, and then served over two decades on the boards of Endeavor Global, Chile, Jordan, Louisville-Indiana-Ohio, and Miami. Endeavor is now a leading global community of, by, and for high-impact entrepreneurs. " Sustainable economies are dependent on high-impact entrepreneurship. What Endeavor does better than any other organization is to create entire cultures of entrepreneurship that spread within and between countries." - Reid Hoffman, Founder of Linkedin/Greylock and Endeavor Global Board Member
Frank Fawzi is Founder & CEO at IntelePeer (Series B), a Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) provider for enterprises. Fank has been recognized by Deloitte’s Silicon Valley’s Fast 50 Rising Star. In March 2015, Mr. Fawzi was the recipient of the 2014 ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award by Stevens Technology Institute. As well as the 2017 University of Michigan/KPMG QuantumShift’s Top Entrepreneur in America award. Frank is the Founder of CommTech Corporation and sold to ADC for $178MM. Prior to founding CommTech, Frank worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories where he was the lead data communications architect on a team responsible for AT&T being awarded a $1.4 billion contract from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
Caleb Jones is the Founder & CEO of Ink, a smart real estate transaction solution. Caleb was the co-founder and COO of Code Pilot (exited to AngeList), an online platform that provides production-grade development environments with coding analytics to train, test, and assess software developers skills and behavioral adaptability. He is also an advisor to Tellus Investment Partners, a select group of family offices and agribusiness professionals leveraging their resources to create proprietary investment opportunities. He is based in Austin, Texas.
Roy Chung is the Founder & COO of Apollo (Series C), the leading GTM platform used by +30,000 organizations and +1MM users to drive revenue. Companies like Oracle, Qualtrics, Salesforce, eBay, and Google rely on Apollo to provide business intelligence and drive revenue growth. Backed by Sequoia Capital, Tribe, Y Combinator & Nexus VC. Roy is co-founder in the Joy Fund and Partner in Lionheart Ventures. He started his career at McKinsey & Co.
Tim Sae Koo is the co-founder and COO of 1heart, a human accelerator for CEO's, founders, and change-makers, combining the best of modern and ancient modalities including sacred, plant medicines. Tim is the Founder & CEO of Tintup (exited), which he bootstrapped to 40 full-time employees, millions in annual recurring revenue, and 1000+ customers in 172 countries. He also founded WAI WEAR (exited), an exotic, colorful, Thai-designed retail clothing company. Tim is based in Costa Rica.
Leo is currently the co-founder of 6 companies gifting well-being to the world: Minerva Health Ventures, Anahata Group (means “Golden Heart”), Ayam.world (well-being at work), Soul Spring (medical clinics worldwide), CMI (esoteric/mystery school), and Wegamed (CE/FDA approved bio-resonance diagnostic and therapeutic technology). Leo is an alumnus of Harvard Business School with a PhD in Leadership. Leo also studied psychological and neurobiological basis of Mindfulness and Meditation at Oxford University and Kings College. He also briefly lived as Buddhist Monk - a bookend to his multiple monastic sabbatical. Over two decades, Leo travelled to 70+ countries, immersed himself in monastic experiences, led retreats in the birthplaces of great civilizations and studied with enlightened masters – an experience he cherishes most in his life. Much of which he has synthesize in his two critically acclaimed books : Many Path, Many Truths : A Journey through world religions that have shaped the 20th century Humanity and Ayam: Discover your Beautiful Self. Dr. Leo Rastogi is a rare blend of thought leader, author, successful entrepreneur, philosopher, mindfulness mentor, monk and spiritual scientist.
Andrew Sturner has been navigating the high seas of entrepreneurship for the more than three decades. Andy is an impact investor and has been described as a “provocateur” with a passion for guiding executives through complex situations. After a stint as a bankruptcy attorney at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in NYC, Andy traded in his suit for jeans and went on to participate as an executive in six startups, two of which he guided through IPOs as well as multiple exits. He sold his first startup to MovieFone, where he served as VP of Business Development (IPO’d ‘94 and sold to AOL ‘99). Andrew then founded Sportsline.com (IPO’d in ‘97 and sold to CBS ‘04) launching one of the world’s first commercial websites in 1995. He then founded Aqua Marine Partners, owner and operator of a portfolio of marina real estate and incubator of marine technology companies with a focus on innovation (exited to Equity Lifestyles (NYSE: ELS) joint venture in ‘20). Any co-founded one of the first Miami-based angel investment groups now called Miami Angels. Andy co-founded Boatsetter.com and launched his 5th startup – awebsite that combines the rental mechanics of Airbnb with the on-demand labor dynamics of Uber. In 2016, after studying the burgeoning legal cannabis landscape, Andy began investing in the space and ultimately co-founded his 6th startup – Entourage Effect Capital to invest in this generational wealth creation event.
Jonathan Shambroom is the Co-founder & CEO of CreatorPlus, a venture-backed startup building the future of transactional video on-demand for consumers, creators, film producers and IP holders. Jonathan was a Venture Partner for Launch Capital, a seed stage venture capital firm. For 25 years in San Francisco he has held operational and executive roles in 10 tech startups, primarily in consumer media and entertainment, of which 8 were VC backed and acquired. His investing experience includes nearly 2 years as COO of a seed stage family office, managing internal operations, overseeing a portfolio of 150+ companies, leading his own investments, and serving on boards. Jonathan also co-founded his own investment firm with two other GPs.
Johanna Mikkola is the CEO and Co-founder of Wyncode Academy a leading technical school dedicated to training top technology talent through best-in-class accelerated and immersive programs; 93% job placement rate, 800+ technology graduates and 400+ hiring partners. Johanna was selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur in June 2015 joining a prestigious network of only the most select high impact entrepreneurs around the globe. Johanna is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Babson College WIN LAB, is a founding member of the Miami chapter of the Female Founder Collective, sits on the content advisory board of eMerge Americas, and is an Ambassador for Aminta Ventures. She is also a member of Entrepreneur’s Organization. She was recently selected as Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s female leader in technology and was a finalist for Entrepreneur of the year. Before launching Wyncode in 2014, Johanna spent a decade in corporate management with the National Hockey League becoming the highest-ranking female in her department’s history. There she led a team of managers as well as overseeing the business operations of the officiating department, managing the largest departmental budget within the organization. Johanna holds an honors Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Toronto. In 2007 she represented Canada as a forward at the World Floorball Championships.
Chris Chaney is the Founder & Managing Partner of C4+, his personal investment and advisory firm partnering with likable entrepreneurs across sports, esports and gaming. Portfolio companies include TMRW Sports, Community Gaming and Versusgame. Chris the co-founder of Ephere Football, a venture-backed web3 game studio currently building a football management game that is deeply rooted in the power of the global football community - led by Agustín Rodrígues. Chris is the Co-founder of Limitless Studios is a female-led venture-backed media company geared toward providing children around the world with entertaining content, relatable characters, and important life lessons by leveraging high-quality 3D animation - led by Agnes Soyode-Johnson. Chris graduated from Princeton University where his activities and societies included: Student Manager, Men’s Basketball Team; Co-President, Black Men’s Awareness Group; Founder, State of Black Men in America Conference; Founder, Princeton’s Charity Basketball Tournament. He is based in Dallas, Texas.
Luciana Ledesma is the founder of AI Dragons, a global community that leverages tech & business creation to achieve SDGs. She is a certified coach at the Open ExO’s community (a spin-off from Singularity University). Luciana is a grant evaluator for EIT Health and has assessed over 100 projects for €1-3M grants in Biomedicine, health records management on blockchain, health insurance, and surgery robots. She was co-founder and ceo of Teder.ai, an personalized education company. Luciana led the creation of the Fluid Blockchain Accelerator and served as Head of Innovation at Rokk3r Labs helping to advance over 30 entrepreneurial founders and their ventures.
Dan Ellis is an investor and advisor at InRoad Ventures where he directs investments for the family office. He has invested in 40+ startups with 4 Unicorns in the portfolio (Calm.com / Grove Collective / BillionToOne / Grin). Dan is the co-founder at Rallyteam, a venture backed talent management platform (exited to Workday). He is a Canadian Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Startup Strategy advisor and Product Manager based in Silicon Valley.
Gerard Adams is the Founder & CEO of Leaders Create Leaders, a business growth consultancy. Gerard was the co-founder of Elite Daily (exit to Daily Mail), scaled and sold in just 3-years, for $50MM. He is an investor, philanthropist, and trusted advisor consulting with conscious founders who are looking to leave a legacy through their work. He specializes in supporting early-stage entrepreneurs to achieve 6 figures, established teams scaling past 7 figures, and partnering with CEOs who want help exiting their current companies so they can start a more purpose-driven enterprise.
Dr. Stibich is a founder and Chief Scientific Officer for Xenex Healthcare Services, a company that uses a patented pulsed xenon disinfection system to make patient care areas safer by reducing the microbial contamination (from "superbugs" such as MRSA, VRE and C. diff.). Xenex has been featured in Forbes, CNN and other media outlets as well as in peer-reviewed scientific publications. He has presented at TEDx, DENT and the Royal Society of Medicine and appeared on CNN, the Doctors, NPR, VOA and numerous other media outlets. Dr. Stibich specializes in creating efficient solutions for public health problems. He received his doctoral training from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and has been involved in multiple international research and intervention projects. He is an inventor on over 160 granted patents and a principal investigator on an NIH grant.
Juha Mikkola is a 2x exited entrepreneur. Current Chair for the Beacon Council Technology Committee. Co-Founded Wyncode, South Florida Business Journal Startup of the Year and Beacon Council Education and Talent Development Award Winner with 1000 graduates. Wyncode was acquired by BrainStation in January 2021. Raised millions in venture capital. Selected as an Endeavor entrepreneur. A business and technology savvy Commerce/Marketing graduate of the Rotman School of Management in Toronto with proven skills in sales, leadership, innovation, proactive problem solving and communication.
Scott Weller serves as a senior advisor to the Mergers & Acquisitions team at Mastercard Data & Services. Scott was the co-founder & CTO at SessionM (exited Mastercard), a next generation consumer loyalty and engagement platform. Scott then led the Merchant Loyalty product division (formerly SessionM) at Mastercard, focusing on next generation consumer loyalty and engagement capabilities for merchants and global brands. Scott has been an investor, board member and/or advisor to the following companies: NightDragon, NNV, 10x, TBDAngels, Cyvl.ai, Squark.ai, LearnLux, Finally, Cactivate, Cake, Esprezzo, Hyperspec, Aoa, Powered By People, Qatch, Voatz, Maxos, Millworks, Neighborhood Schools, Nth Party. He is an expert in leading teams to achieve their full potential, in the development and commercialization of advanced technologies across industries and global markets with specialities in real-time mission critical systems, mobile applications, API/driven platforms, data management, data privacy, CRM, customer engagement, artificial intelligence and game theory. He started in software development when I was very young, joining a group of awesome geeks as a teenager, to help build one of the US’s first internet services providers. He is based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Will Weinraub is the CEO & Co-founder at OnChain Studios ($23M Series A led by a16z crypto), a web3 interactive studio on a mission to empower, educate, and entertain the next generation of collectors around the world. Will is the founder of the Local Leaders Collective (The LLC), an organization sponsored by the Knight Foundation and started by local entrepreneurs in South Florida. Will is the CEO & Co-founder of LiveNinja (exited), a video chat marketplace that connects people with experts in a variety of subjects.
Ryan is the Founder & CEO of Hill Canyon (SaaS) and Coinstack Partners (Web3), helping companies rapidly scale up and raise venture capital. Ryan was the CEO & Co-Founder at iContact, growing the firm to 300 employees, 70,000 customers, $50M in annual sales, and an exit for $169 million. He raised $47M in venture capital and made the INC 500 list three times as one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States. Ryan is the Chairman/Owner of Hive Digital an SEO/PPC agency, and Hive Global (www.hive.org), a global community of purpose-driven leaders who are creating a better world. With 3,600 alumni in 130 countries, Hive helps leaders discover their purpose on the planet. He went to the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where I studied economics, and I have an MBA from Harvard Business School where I was Co-President of the HBS Social Enterprise Club. Ryan has been a Member of the United Nations Global Entrepreneur Council and a former National Co-Chairperson for Tech for Obama along with Reid Hoffman and Marc Benioff. He is an early angel investor in SpaceX, Robinhood, LendingClub, Matterport, Sprinklr, Zola, Change.org, Catalant, Kuli Kuli, and many other startups that didn't make it :). Ryan has been recognized as 30 Under 30 List By INC Magazine., Business Week’s 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25, Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for the Carolinas, INC 500 -CEO of #81 Fastest Growing Company in the United States, Author of Zero to One Million, published by McGraw-Hill, #2 Amazon Best Seller, and is a Graduate of Ascension Leadership Academy (ALA).
Tiffany Liu is the Founder of Soul Seated Journey, a 501(c)(3) youth development nonprofit. Tiffany was the CEO & Co-founder of Logrado (Exited), an ed-tech company. She was a Gates Foundation grant recipient. Tiffany served as a Fortune 50 executive as the General Manager and Vice President of Innovation and B2B Sales at Legalzoom (IPO) where she led the effort to expand the company's core business into emerging markets. Before LegalZoom, Tiffany worked for Enterprise Services (ES), where she excelled as part of the CIO staff where her business unit was responsible for strategic IT advisory, solution development, and partnership operations. Currently, Tiffany lives in the Santa Cruz mountains with her partner and their labradoodle, Momoe. Tiffany volunteers in her community and serves as the Transformation Executive Advisor for Tzu Chi Charitable Foundation, Malaysia.
Juston Brommel is the founder of Paper Lantern, a strategic advisory and commercialization firm that partners with companies to drive valuation, capitalization, growth, profitability, impact and exits. Juston Brommel is a serial entrepreneur (CEO, CSO, CRO, CMO, COO), investor, company builder, and trusted advisor to CEOs, boards, investors, and senior teams. In 2007 Juston sold his first startup INBOX Marketing, a SaaS Martech co, to Responsys pre-IPO and exited to Oracle for $1.6B. Juston moved from silicon valley to LA to help build the silicon beach community, where his venture studio helped launch Thrive Market, a DTC impact brand w/$80M run rate in year one, IPO imminent). He has partnered with over 50 high-growth startups and Fortune 500 companies including: StubHub (acquired by eBay), philosophy (acquired by Coty), 7Hands (hemp/cbd), Ad:Tech (Sold to dmg), Adorama Camera, Allstate, Anchor (cannabis tech), Anomaly, AOL, Art of Charm, AT&T, Best Buy, Disney, Dow Corning, E-Loan, Forrester Research, Fortune Magazine, Gevalia, Hcareers, Intrawest Resorts, Key Bank, Kraft Foods, Lego, Lending Tree, LoveTV, Lumenis, Nidek, Orbitz, Quill, Quicken Loans, Scotiabank, See's Candies, Starcom MediaVest Group, The Hero Company, Thomson Reuters, Time Inc, Titan Gaming, Trend Micro, Uplift.love (media / foundation), Virgin America, WeDeepen, Wells Fargo, WherezHemp, WuTang Clan/Wu Music Group, and Xfire Gaming (Spun-out of MTV). Juston speaks and publishes on emerging digital business trends (web 3, collaboration, DAOs, AI, stakeholder participation models). He is based in Santa Monica, California.
Michel is a growth advisor and executive coach to high performing business executives. He is the Founder and CEO at 2Swell and CxO Coaching and has advised many leading startups including Blinkist (Series C) who recently exited to Go1. Michel has held many executive roles including: Executive Chairman at ARMS Medical, Co-Founder Partner at Bond Growth, Chief Commercial Officer at Banyan Medical, CEO at getAbstract, Managing Director at Citrix Systems, as well as other board and advisory positions. He is a servant leader focused on growing companies by delivering new go-to-market strategies and elevating teams to perform at their full potential. He is a Forbes Business Council Member and has been published and mentioned in over 80 articles in media outlets like Forbes.com, The Washington Post, Strategy Magazine, Fast Company, Miami Herald, and others. Michel is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of The George Washington University School of Business. He is based in Miami, Florida.
Brett Donnelly is head of business development at Mindpath Health, a clinician-led mental health organization and leading, independent provider of outpatient behavioral health services. Brett is the founder of Acacia Counseling & Wellness (exited to Mindpath Health), the leading provider of mental health support in the Isla Vista community. Brett grow the company to over $15M+ revenues and 200 employees. Brett is a postdoctoral fellow at UC Santa Barbara.
Nick Murray is the Co-founder at Wake Network, furthering the field of fungi and plant-based medicine. He also was the CEO of AdvancedCare, a leading electronic medical records and clinical research trial platform for professionals and researchers under a single, unified platform. Nick was the founder of MobSafety (Exited & IPO via Reliq Health - TSXV: RHT), a mobile security company that transitioned to Moseda Technologies, Inc.; focused on healthcare, monitoring elderly patients in their homes and in care homes, using mobile and wearable technologies.
Chris Carson is the Founder & CEO of Hayden AI (Series A), pioneering smart traffic enforcement with its mobile platform to increase the safety, efficiency, and sustainability. Chris was the Founder & CEO of Nueevo (formally Caruma Technologies), a technology company focused on extending vehicles perception range to increase driver safety by using artificial intelligence-powered vision systems that collect real-time mapping data. He lived in Japan and served as an executive for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, a multinational engineering, electrical equipment, and electronics company. He was the Founder & CEO of Louisa (exited), a US/China joint venture and highly competent and reliable contract manufacturer. Chris served for four years in The Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Company (FAST), a top US special ops team comprised of specially trained, dedicated Marines who are armed, combat trained and equipped to execute brief security missions around the world. Having founded and operated several technology companies, while leading globally distributed engineering teams, he now mentors and actively invests in up-and-coming technology companies. Chris is based in San Francisco, CA.
Eli Blatt is a Venture Fellow at NewChip Accelerator, helping other Founders by mentoring early stage startups. Eli is the Founder & MP of MegaCap Capital, offering Special Purpose Vehicles containing secondary market shares. Since their first deal in late 2021, they have raised over $10M from investors for numerous SPVs, including SpaceX, Betterment, FTX and others. Eli was the Founder & CEO of BitFinance, a Public Benefit Corp with the mission of democratizing finance via the blockchain. He was the Founder of Co-Case (Exited), a premium accessories for portable electronics sold in over 500 retail and online stores worldwide, including every Best Buy Canada store. Eli was the Head of Player Insights (Competitive Benchmarking) at Zynga, a global leader in interactive entertainment with a mission to connect the world through games. He also was the Chief Scientist at Brookeside Group, the World's authority on measuring and building customer loyalty. Eli earned his PhD from Stanford University, TRIUM Global Executive MBA (Joint Global Executive MBA Program between NYU Stern, London School of Economics, and HEC Paris), and undergraduate degree from Brown University.
J Patrick Bewley is the Fonder & CEO of Evo (formally known as Big Cloud Analytics), an Atlanta based data sciences company that delivers the leading AI platform for the processing of IoT health data for the Pharma and Insurance industries. JP also runs Data & Innovation for Cox Enterprises with approximately 55,000 employees and $21 billion in total revenue. JP was the Global Org leader for Consulting and Agency Services at Acxiom (Nasdaq: ACXM), a $1.13 billion-a-year marketing technology and services company. In just four years, he built Acxiom's marketing strategy practice from inception into a $100 million business unit adding an additional $219 million in booked revenue. His team of over 450 employees, including 100 analytic professionals delivered client engagements in 27 countries and helped lead Acxiom to earn top recognition for Strategy, Market Presence and Current Offering in Forrester Research's most recent Database Marketing Service Provider Wave Report. JP earned his EMBA/PLD in Corporate & Marketing Strategy at Harvard University. He is based in Atlanta, GA.
Anthony is a Principal at Aquarian Holdings, a private holding company that brings strategic capital, insight, and resources to high-potential companies across a range of industries, with a focus on insurance and financial services, to help them create long-term value. He was the CMO of ClashTV, an interactive live streaming platform built to connect fans with the content and culture they love. Anthony is a Senior Advisor and former Managing Director of Afina International, business builders with a focus on agriculture, food, human health & nutrition, and LatAm cross-border trade and finance. He was the Managing Director of Brand Marketing & Communications at Guggenheim Partners where he served as head of Corporate Communications and the Human Capital Committee. He is the former Executive Director of Corporate Affairs at Morgan Stanley.
Seth Forsgren was the Founder at Hardline (Exited), the fastest way for teams to communicate on the move. Seth was the Head of Product at Shape (Exited to Reflektive). Seth was the Founder of Yodal (exited to Open English). He is a member of South Park Commons, a community of technologists and builders dedicated to helping each other explore, learn, and get from -1 to 0. Seth earned his undergraduate degree at Princeton University. He is based in San Francisco, CA.
Tomy is the founder of Oneness Ventures, investing in early-stage social-impact companies, with special focus on Psychedelic Medicine, Transformative Technologies, Peace Technologies, and Climate Change tech. He is the Chief Ambassador at Second Time Founders, an invite-only community of seasoned and repeat founders committed to creating responsible, conscious companies. Tomy is the Founder & CEO of Findasense (exited), a global Customer Experience company with consulting, agency and technology integrator capabilities. He is a fellow for On Deck Angels (ODA). a continuous community for operator angels. Tomy is a member of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), Guest Lecturer at Universidad Europea de Madrid, Professor @ Master In Digital Advertising and Communications at the IE Business School, and TEDxMadrid curator.
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