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 holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from University of Southern California, LA and a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from University of Pune. He is a Charter Member of TiE Pune.
After 20 years working in restaurants, Cory started ShedWool to solve the pain point of scheduling making every day working in restaurants suck.
Product-driven entrepreneur. Continuously improving products and services through hustling and data analysis. First built and sold Quel, an online marketplace for buyers and suppliers of custom-made parts. Currently building a SaaS portfolio company. First stop: Preppr, an Instagram scheduling and publishing solution powered by AI. Next stop: Informed.plus, building the world's largest library of medical animations to empower patients.
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 were now being turned outwards to face the public. From there, we went on to be the first in our industry to embrace software as a service, the first to adopt HTML over proprietary formats, and open source many of our applications. We were also the first to adopt a freemium model. Today we are the largest provider of LED Ticker systems in North America and our digital signage software as a service is used in over 128 countries. Our displays are used in almost every setting imaginable but our content focuses primarily on Secondary and Postsecondary Education environments and financial trading labs.
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 additionally held numerous product and partnership development roles at Discover Financial Services and was a consultant at Market Platform Dynamics, a leading macro-economic advisory for financial services firms.
Outside of Gremlin Social, Doug mentors numerous early-stage companies via his role at the SixThirty FinTech accelerator in St Louis. He holds a BS in Marketing and International Business and an MBA with a focus on product development and brand strategy from Penn State University.
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 European Headquarters in Düsseldorf. Schmidt most recently worked as Managing Director at Friesland Versand GmbH.
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 snowboarding, Italian coffee and travelling.
Tal is CEO & Co-Founder of Medivizor (http://medivizor.com) - leading a revolution in how health information should be presented - by making it personal.
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 nearly impossible. Medivizor is trying to make the world better by personalizing health information and solving for this important and unmet need.
Before Medivizor Tal helped bring to life DarioHealth's all-in-one blood glucose system - stylish and compact hardware/software combination.
More broadly: Tal has over 25 years of technologies and software development experience, and has held management positions in R&D and Product Management at Amdocs, XACCT, DarioHealth and other companies. As Amdocs’ Chief Scientist, Tal led all innovation activities across Amdocs (a public $3B company with over 20,000 employees), including a variety of innovation and incubation programs. Tal has over 30 patents to his credit, and is recognized for his passion for, and expertise in innovation by frequently being asked to speak at major industry events such as TeleManagement World, Mobile World Congress, CTIA and Billing & OSS World. He has been actively in industry consortiums including IETF, ATIS and TM Forum, serving on various committees and boards.
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 Düsseldorf. Before he worked at Accenture. He holds degrees in Business Administration
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 innovative programs and incubators in Silicon Valley. She also serves as a youth member of a council of the Future Award. Lu received her M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
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.