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ID 96459

Kyle Sollenberger

Investor

Co-founder, VP Design @seesaw-decisions-corp. Previously of @cotweet. Entrepreneuring, Advising, and generally working on things.
http://kylesollenberger.com

ID 1925

Graham Jenkin

Investor

Product, Design, COO @angellist
http://grahamjenkin.com/blog

ID 29549

Josh Williams

Investor

Designer / Entrepreneur; Co-founder @gowalla; Former PM @facebook; Maker of the finest margarita in Noe Valley.

ID 12250

Bobby Goodlatte

Investor

Startup investor and product designer. Formerly @facebook
http://bobbyg.me

ID 50

Satya Patel

Investor

Partner @homebrew. Formerly VP Product at @twitter, ex-Google PM, ex-Partner at @battery-ventures. Penn educated. Vegas raised.
http://www.venturegeneratedcontent.com/

ID 92475

Yves Behar

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Founder Chief Designer fuseproject, CCO @jawbone, Co-Founder Kease, Creative Co-Founder OUYA

ID 15521

Craig Mod

Investor

Writer, designer. Previously product designer for @flipboard. Advisor for @medium, @955dreams. Mentor at @500startups & @designer-fund. Investor in @oyster, @editorially, @tokyo-otaku-mode, @timbuktu-labs. 2011 TechFellow. 2012 MacDowell fellow.
http://craigmod.com/journal/

ID 188257

Mischa

Investor

Design @angellist · @university-of-chicago '12

ID 36308

Rahul Vohra

Investor

CEO of @rapportive. Computer Scientist, Gamer, Entrepreneur.
http://blog.rapportive.com

ID 98638

Brian Sugar

Investor

Director Everlane Founder/CEO POPSUGAR VP/GM @2wire (sold AT&T) Founder/CEO @SugarMedia (sold 2Wire) Chief Web Officer @bluelight-com VP eCommerce at @j-crew

ID 66999

Philip Rosedale

Investor

Founder @coffee-power, @linden-lab • Worked at @real-networks, @realnetworks • Studied at University of California, San Diego
http://www.lovemachineinc.com/blog/

ID 603

Ryan Merket

Investor

@appstores.com (acquired by InMobi), Ping.fm (acquired by @seesmic),Partner Engineer at @facebook, Product guy with UI/UX and coding chops.

ID 35404

George Ishii

Current Co-founder and Head of Design of @betterworks. Co-founder of @geni.com and @yammer. Pre-IPO @paypal, software engineer Adobe, @kiva Fellow.

ID 112113

Chad Hurley

Investor

Co-Founder & Former CEO of @youtube; Founder & CEO of @MixBitApp.

ID 3589

Jason Putorti

Investor

VP of Design at @brigade • Co-founder of @votizen • Designer-in-Residence at @bessemer-venture-partners • Lead Designer at @mint
http://jasonputorti.com/rss

ID 25206

Janice Fraser

Founder, @luxr-co. Leader in the Lean Startup world. Entrepreneur. Co-founder and former CEO of @adaptive-path.
http://blog.luxr.co

ID 17350

Kai Gradert

Investor

Designer @angellist · UX/Design @adobe-1 Lightroom mobile · Previously @google · Founder @cheers · Owner @hingeheads

ID 168478

Kevin Hale

Investor

Partner at @y-combinator. Founded @wufoo (Acquired by @surveymonkey).
http://roundedbygravity.com

ID 74069

Mike Macadaan

Partner at @science Studio. Specialize in User Experience, Design, Brand and Identity. Product and UX Advisor, Co-Founder @urbandig, Founder @twiistup

ID 73873

Frédéric della Faille

Investor

CEO at Frontback. Previously founded a leading belgian digital agency and a social network for creative people. PhD in graffiti.
http://frontback.me/fredd

ID 77038

Sina Shekou

Investor

Current: @sparked-1. Past: President, LeaseStar and SMB Division at @realpage, Founder @propertyware to @realpage, CRM @Oracle and early team @salesforce.com

ID 61882

BJ Heinley

Founder / Inventor - Dipity.com Investor at STAG - Provisions for Men Founder - @base-fine-art-gallery Founder - @verde-camp Board Member - Texas Sculpture Group

ID 35201

Chris Messina

Investor

Invented the #hashtag. Previously designer at Google. Advisor to @tagboard, @neonmob, @urban-airship, @tonx-coffee, @get-satisfaction, @babylist.
http://chrismessina.me/b

ID 15821

Tim Chae

Investor

EIR at @500startups. Founded @postrocket. Tech Entrepreneurship and Design at @babson-college College. Lifetime student in building companies.
http://www.timchae.com

ID 7847

Brent Fitzgerald

Founding team card.io (sold to PayPal). Founding team Sifteo. Also MIT Media Lab, Stanford SymSys.

ID 64897

Jeffrey Wescott

Passionate internet entrepreneur. Relentlessly pragmatic and solution focused. Passionate about data-informed design, lean thinking, and agile development.
http://jeffreywescott.tumblr.com/

ID 131808

Kenn R

Investor

Currently at @gobbler • Worked at @apple, @line-6 • Studied at @berklee-college-of-music, @azusa-pacific-university

ID 12431

Brenden Mulligan

Investor

Entrepreneur, designer, & developer. Co-founder of Cluster. Creator of @onesheet (acquired), TipList, MorningPics, PhotoPile, @artistdata (acquired).
http://www.startingup.me

ID 1173

Patrick Riley

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Founder / CEO of @ark (YC W12) @university-of-california-berkeley Ph.D. in CS focused on search. Previously worked at leading search and social media companies as Product & UX Director.

ID 182463

Somik Behera

Investor

PM @nicira @vmware, Early Engg. @vmware, Founding Member @openstack-1 Quantum. Broad '1.0' Engg. & Biz exp. @stanford-university MS&E @university-of-texas-at-austin-1 CS

ID 11547

Maria Alegre

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Co-founder and CEO @chartboost
http://blog.chartboost.com/

ID 67812

Victor Young

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@uwaterloo Alum. CEO & Founder @flinja. General Partner @X-Fund, Engineer by trade, built largest insurance eApp and CRM, hired over 500 people, Grew ARR to 50M

ID 45224

Joel Gascoigne

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Co-founder and CEO at @buffer. Took idea to revenue in 7 weeks. Now used to share 500K posts/day, with $4.3m ARR. Blogger, speaker, advisor. @angelpad alum.
http://joel.is

ID 184425

Julian Bialowas

Lead Designer @everest. Previously: Founder of 16HOURS Magazine and 365q. Adventure Photographer, Designer & Explorer.
http://exposure.co/julian

ID 170128

Roger Wagner

Investor

Software designer, programmer, former owner of rare book auction house, private pilot, active in K-12 educational technology.

ID 1595

Paul Stamatiou

Designer at Twitter.
http://paulstamatiou.com

ID 50089

John Shahidi

CEO and Co-Founder of Shots. Join Shots today! shots.com/app

ID 4344

Bubs / Darius A Monsef IV

Investor

Founder CreativeMarket + COLOURlovers Founder & Board of Hands.org MSFT / YC Alum. Advisor + Investor.
http://www.Bubs.co

ID 90817

Vítor Lourenço

Investor

Co-founder @diagram. Advisor @expa. Former @Twitter’s first Designer.

ID 95552

Matte Scheinker

Investor

Chief Product Officer at @hightail-2. Formerly VP of Consumer Experience at @aol & Sr. Dir. UED for Communications & Communities at @yahoo.

ID 18559

John Manoogian III

Investor

Founder, CTO: @140-proof, advisor to startups. Coder / designer since forever. Have raised money from @bluerun-ventures , @founders-fund, and @sv-angel.
http://blog.jm3.net/

ID 260986

Joshua Scott

Investor

Co-founder @shyp. Dev & design background. Previous: Lead product & UX designer at @attachments-me, @ibm, startup founder.
http://joshuascott.quora.com/

ID 39539

Garrett Gee

Set genius world record for Tetris at 13. Collegiate soccer for @brigham-young-university at 20. Now going to try this startup thing.
http://garrettgee.me/blog/

ID 1912

Chris McCann

Community @greylock-partners. Founded @startupdigest @grouptie. Mentor @thiel-fellowship-20-under-20

ID 100233

Martin Ringlein

Investor

Veteran creative director and entrepreneur, holding extensive experience building and managing creative teams within start-ups, in-house and agency cultures.

ID 224903

Ti Chang

Founder @crave , @incoqnito • Worked at @trek-bicycle-corp @zeo • Studied at @georgia-institute-of-technology, @Royal College of Art

ID 21733

Eric Bieller

Co-founder of @sqwiggle. Previously Lead UI Designer at @tapjoy and Head of Product at @urthecast. I make web things.
http://www.ericbieller.com

ID 749

Gary Chou

Investor

Worked at @union-square-ventures, @cisco • Investor @union-square-ventures • Studied at @princeton-university
http://blog.garychou.com

ID 70056

Adam Michela

Investor

Designer & Developer · Made things at @dropbox, @facebook, @gowalla, @new-york-times, etc.

ID 118421

Nathanael Smith

B.A. University of California Los Angeles School of Design | Media-Arts. Former Entrepreneur at Startup Chile. Currently UX/UI Designer and Co-founder at URX

ID 158379

Noah Hayes

Investor

Co-founder & VP of Product @radius-4 and Advisor @better-voice

ID 74415

Jason Culbertson

Investor

I design products and create brands. Creative Director @ Rewarder. Former Creative Director @yammer. Mentor @ Startup Monthly. Advisor @ Soldsie and @ringadoc.
http://www.theprettyui.com

ID 15995

Dan Parham

Investor

Co-founder @neighborland. Product Designer. Former Director of User Experience @yahoo.
http://www.danparham.com

ID 7130

Dean Fankhauser

Founder of @nuji. Previously worked at @yahoo, @havas and various digital agencies in @london and abroad in @strategy and @user Experience Design
http://blog.nuji.com

ID 170869

Vlad Margulis

CEO and Co-founder at Hot5. User Experience and Product @airbnb, @pandora, @google, @adobe

ID 50411

Jonathan Woolf

@500Startups Mentor, Founder at @assistant-to, Marketing Machine, Product Enthusiast, User Experience Designer

ID 35017

Alexa Andrzejewski

Cofounder of @foodspotting-part-of-opentable. Formerly a UX consultant at @adaptive-path & Lextant.

ID 6754

Aaron Hall

Investor

Founder of @boatbound & avid boater. @university of Arizona. 3 previous exits.
http://thehalltruth.co

ID 317566

Tim Van Damme

Investor

Designer at @dropbox. Previously at @instagram and @gowalla.
http://maxvoltar.com/

ID 98695

Daniel Goldfarb

Investor

Partner at Greenstart

ID 96532

Gino Zahnd

Co-founder & CEO of Cozy. Previously founded Seabright Studios, led UX at @flickr, @splunk, and @kosmix.
http://cozy.co/blog

ID 262845

George Hayes

UX Designer who worked at Netflix, redesigned their web search; Worked at Yahoo! and prototyped an AR mobile app; UC Berkeley I School Masters; UPenn Undergrad.
http://bit.ly/ZA0V71

ID 310605

Morgan Springer

Cofounder + Product Lead @sprig . Designer @Catapult Design, @tellme-networks (via @microsoft). Stanford Symbolic Systems, Fulbright.

ID 276335

Wiebke Poerschke

Designer and Co-founder at Hothouse Labs leading design and research. Passionate about all things User Experience.
http://stitchapp.com

ID 108678

Vinay Ramani

Lead product teams at Adobe, Yahoo!, Microsoft and Openwave. Mobile, Web, Developer Platforms guru. 3 jobs in 1: CEO, UI Designer, Front End Engineer

ID 211924

Jennifer Bilotta

Founder @avocado • Worked at @youtube, @google • Studied at @georgia-institute-of-technology

ID 119611

Nicholas (Nick) Thomas

Investor

Founder @finicity-1 , @nordmark-group • Worked at @3com, @USRobotics, @Megahertz • Investor @visually, @circa, @myrooms • Studied at @BYU, @UofU
http://nicholasthomas.wordpress.com

ID 231532

Cat Perez

Founder @healthcarelove , @doctory • Worked at @the-climate-corporation, @paypal • Strong design and product background

ID 1330

Paul Veugen

Co-founder @human. Founded @usabilla. Product guy, designer, and data junky. Avid cyclist.
http://pave4.com

ID 105221

Nate Mihalovich

VP of Biz Dev @buildingconnected, Founder of @vektr-io, Studied at @berkeley, started @rock-to-relief at 16 that generated $100K for non-profits.

ID 48055

Alexander Wolfe

Head of Product Design & Front End Development. I love building great products with incredible user experiences. I have successfully managed teams and grown startups into thriving companies with world class products.

ID 243554

John McGuire

CEO. Background in Big Data and various behavioral psychologies as applied to sports. Worked at @nortel-networks. Went to @university-of-limerick.

ID 2212

Sina Khanifar

Investor

Currently a tech activist. Co-Founder at @opensignal and @repeaterstore.

ID 31590

Eoghan McCabe

CEO of @intercom

ID 7005

Jeffrey Kalmikoff

Designer of things. Husband. Total weirdo. Avid fan: scary movies, loud music, lists. Helping Authors be awesome at @blurb . Past life: @threadless
http://www.callmejeffrey.com

ID 28282

Howard Marks

Investor

co-founder Activision ATVI $14B cap, founder @acclaim-games (sold to @playdom). Founder and managing partner @startenginela LA's largest accelerator.

ID 206792

Marwan Roushdy

Co-Founder @complex-polygon @tag

ID 2893

Andrew Crump

Investor

CEO - @mitoo - Serial entrepreneur and UX Designer. Loosely a Mentor at Tech Stars London, 500, Seecamp and others.
https://medium.com/@Andycru_mp

ID 23324

Matthew Moore

Investor

Founder & iCEO @crowdmob, @thrivesmart • Worked at @google, interned at @ibm Extreme Blue • BS in CSE from @university-of-california-san-diego

ID 212537

Suresh Venkateswaran

VP of Product & Tech - StaffRanker, multichannel commerce, retail & Internet Media. Strong product background(PayPal/eBay, Yahoo!), MBA Pepperdine

ID 182106

Jeremy Richardson

Co-Founder & Director of Product @womply; Formerly @mixpanel, @apple, and @massachusetts-institute-of-technology

ID 63855

Loren Baxter

founder & designer at stealth startup. formerly @readyforzero. mentor at @designer-fund .

ID 169679

Jason Aramburu

Investor

Founder @edyn. Founder re:char. Forbes 30 under 30. Ashoka Fellow. Echoing Green Fellow. Gates Foundation Grantee. Studied Ecology @princeton-university
http://decarbonize.tumblr.com

ID 42145

Ian Nieves

(Apple, LEGO, Samsung, eBay/PayPal, CMU) Founding Partner @untangle (CMEA, Rustic Canyon Partners) Founder StuCo (@carnegie-mellon-university) MS BS Computer Science BS Economics @carnegie-mellon-university

ID 6573

Ben Mathes

@angellist, @greylock-partners, @rockyou when it was #1, @athenahealth at IPO. @brandeis-university CS Masters 2 years early.
http://blog.benmathes.net

ID 208445

David Lee

UI Designer & Fullstack developer, previously at Punchtab and Pulse; recently launched PvshApp.com
http://hollandaise.me

ID 6432

Adam Benayoun

CEO & co-founder at @binpress, @500startups, Formerly @lionite, @octabox. Animation at Minshar School of Arts. Strong UI/UX & Design. Sales & Marketing drone.
http://www.binpress.com/blog

ID 49108

Sean McCullough

Just a dude making it happen.

ID 58267

Rikk Carey

Eng/prod designer+leader+coder. Deep in consumer internet/mobile, social, u/x, 2d/3d, games. Founder @plaxo Worked @egroups-com @yahoo! @silicon-graphics

ID 86352

Justin Kruger

Software Architect, Designer and Leader at heart. For a decade developed, games, frameworks and SDKs. A true polymath that loves to learn and solve problems.
http://jdavid.net

ID 35330

Dave Baggeroer

Co-Founder of @blockboard (acquired by Klout), Consulting Professor at @stanford-university dschool, mobile product designer

ID 48179

Danny Trinh

Worked at @path, @digg

ID 54298

Chris Lloyd

Founder Assembly, Minefold • Worked at @opera-software • Studied at @university-of-sydney

ID 104350

caitlyn mccarthy

Visual Designer at 23andMe. Past: Gilt, Bonobos, HowAboutWe, Chloe & Isabel, Beauty Army, JewelMint.

ID 323990

Brian Truong

Investor

Currently @rothenberg-ventures. Previously @bessemer-venture-partners and @downtime. Studied Biology/CS @harvard-university.

ID 42131

William Hsu

Investor

Director at HireVue, ex-founder @codeeval (Acquired 2012), @textbo (Acquired 2011)

ID 147013

Naveed Lalani

Founder & CEO @portable-boutique-inc, Advisor @thiel-fellowship. Formerly - CSO @donornation , Co-Founder @rally, Investor @Oha.na (Acquired by Facebook).
http://naveedl.tumblr.com

ID 122423

Josh Brewer

Previously Principal Designer @twitter, Director of UX @socialcast. Advisor/mentor at The Designer Fund.

ID 159886

Alex Halliday

Entrepreneur, product manager, designer, front-end dev. Founder at @lawpal and @socialgo. 10 years experience in startups, SaaS, community, marketing.

ID 127866

Matt Crumrine

Founder | CEO | Product Lead // @ Atmospheir

ID 4089

Vitaly M. Golomb

CEO @printmo-by-keen // CEO @europe Venture Summit // Mentor @500startups @happy-farm @innovation-nest // Award-winning designer // Speaker

ID 95508

Nick Punt

EdTech entrepreneur - @edsurge Founder & President, former VP Products at @uversity-1, Stanford MBA/MA Education.

ID 106034

Dave Feldman

Designer, product manager, coder. Co-founder of Emu. EIR at CrunchFund. Alumnus of @yahoo and @aol. @harvard-university CS 1998. Lover of food, drink, and travel.

ID 129726

Om Pathipaka

UX Designer at Aol, Inc

ID 151349

Dave Lu

Investor

Founder/CEO @fanpop • Worked at @apple, @ebay • Studied at @stanford-graduate-school-of-business, @university-of-pennsylvania

ID 97009

Miha Rebernik

I design, build and ship products. All the time.
http://breakthebit.org

ID 41697

Joe Preston

Design extraordinaire with a passion for product and business

ID 54122

Michael Jackson

UX designer, JavaScript/Ruby developer. Worked at Path, now at @twitter.

ID 204762

Walter Punsapy

Worked at @edmodo, @yahoo, @raptr, @trialpay, @razorfish.

ID 14322

Greg Cooper

Designer at Stripe. Lead Designer straight out of High School. Had a #1 trending topic on @twitter with Tweet O'Clock.
http://gre.gs

ID 374112

Chris Grant

Worked at @lyft, @square • Studied at @carnegie-mellon-university • chrismgrant.com

ID 72071

Ivan Kim

Co-founder of Simpler. Formerly, COO @tinyco. Designer at MailChimp. Parsons @the-new-school School for Design.

ID 32933

Dominik Balogh

Co-founder at @m-dot, CEO, interface designer. Focusing on post-PC era UX. Previously co-founded @powerybase-1, also worked at McCann-Erickson as art director.
http://dominikbalogh.com

ID 4371

Jesse Thomas

Jesse Thomas is the Founder of @jess3 – a creative interactive agency specializing in Social Media Data Visualization.
http://blog.jess3.com

ID 58961

Mark Strehlow

Advisor. Creative thinker. Accomplished designer. Former head of UX @flip-video. Led teams at @cisco @yahoo, @vuze, @razorfish. Passion for all things simple.
http://mstrehlow.posterous.com/

ID 207545

Jeremy Blalock

Investor

Berkeley EECS Undergraduate. Software engineer & designer @synack. Former Founder, Chief of Product @outline . Lead Designer & CTO at Politify.

ID 119315

Christopher Lam

Product Designer @taskrabbit. Working on Billie Labs. Formerly @mozilla and @amazon.
https://medium.com/@whoischrislam

ID 189808

Nick Baum

Investor

Founder @whereberry • Worked at @youtube, @google • Studied at @dartmouth-college

ID 279547

Derek Minter

Founder @honeybadgr • Bitcoin • Previously @google, @Coderwall, @appdynamics, @virool • Studied at @point-loma-nazarene-university
http://honeybadgr.com/blog

ID 1618

Alex Baldwin

Designer @thoughtbot, co-creator @hack-design, alumni @500startups @techstars

ID 31951

Des Traynor

Co-Founder at @intercom-1. Co-founder of Exceptional (acquired). Director at Contrast (design consultancy). Popular writer & regular conference speaker.
http://insideintercom.io

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