John S. Kim is the Cofounder and CEO of SendBird (Y Combinator W16), a B2B startup providing a messaging solution for enterprises. The platform currently serves tens of millions of monthly active users and many of the best-known logos around the world, like Yahoo! Sports, GO-JEK, Hinge and one of the most active websites in the world. John is a serial entrepreneur and an expert in the messaging space. Little known about John is that he was Korea's no.1 pro-gamer for Unreal Tournament.
Joost de Valk is a web developer, SEO and open source fanatic from The Netherlands. He is the founder and CEO of Yoast, which provides software and training for website optimization i.e. SEO. Yoast SEO, Yoast’s main software product, currently runs on over 10 million WordPress websites.
A successful 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 TOTVS. 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.
A.J. Altman is founder & CEO of HOVER, a mobile app that is transforming homeownership by creating 3D home models from smartphone photos. Prior to founding HOVER, A.J. was an engineer at Intel Corporation and served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps.
Kurt has served as CEO of Ubersmith since 2014 and Venture Partner at NextGen Venture Partners since 2017. Previously, he helped build and scale three startups - Parallels, Worklight (acquired by IBM) and MongoDB (IPO) - into companies worth $6 billion. Earlier, Kurt was a Lead Product Manager at Microsoft.
Dave Lee is a marketing automation pioneer, entrepreneur, and best-selling author. He’s the CEO of PlusThis, the #1 campaign toolkit for marketing automation users. Dave has been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox television affiliates speaking on marketing automation and small business success. Outside of work, he’s usually skiing, kitesurfing, wakesurfing or creating amazing experiences with his wife and three boys.
Hates to go to, and to go home from parties. Loves skiing and the beer that comes with it. Love travelling with my family and friends. Background in small tech companies, advertising companies, and leadership training. Spiritual but not religious. Optimist and self-critical.
Co-founded Learnifier but change how learning happens. Product guy with a passion for aesthetics and ease-of-use.
CEO of Vindi. SaaS & Fintech entrepreneur focused in payments industry in Brazil. Former executive at Itau (major Brazilian bank), angel investor of 5 companies.
Wade Foster is the CEO and co-founder of Zapier, a workflow automation tool used by over three million people to connect the work apps they use every day. Prior to Zapier, Wade worked as a customer development lead for The Idea Works, Inc. in Missouri. He is an alumnus of Y Combinator and has degrees in industrial engineering and business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
CEO and co-founder elastic.io, before Talend, DHL and Nokia, geek, father of 3
I am a software engineer and entrepreneur who is currently down the blockchain rabbit hole. I have worked in various industries such as Travel and Sports. I started my company Zastrin last year to teach developers blockchain programming through real world projects. I love my family, food and travel.
Leif is the co-founder, CEO of AND CO. The #1 freelancing software in the world, which was acquired by Fiverr in 2018. He is also a Parter at Prehype, a venture development firm in New York and investor in companies like Ro Health.
He also co-founded Pay with a Tweet, which was acquired by the German company builder Hanse Ventures in 2013. Served as Director of Product for West Studios in San Francisco, where he worked with start ups like Rdio and Venmo. He also worked as Creative Director at R/GA.
Leif was named one of the "Top Minds in Digital" by AdWeek and earned numerous awards including two Cannes Lion Grand Prix and a MTV OMusic Award.
He's also an advisor to Venture Capital firm Urban.Us and a number of early stage companies.
I just hate wasting time or doing unnecessary tasks, doing things over because the first job was not good enough is event better. This happens again and again in construction projects. As a Computer Engineer, born and raises in the construction industry, I saw that I could solve this.
It’s not done until it is CHECKD!
>15 yrs software developer. In 2016 I quit my job with Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, to found CodeLingo and tackle the Technical Debt crisis head on.
In a 40hr work week, a developer spends over 17hrs on Tech Debt (https://bit.ly/2MSQr7b). I've become obsessed with fixing this and unlocking the true potential of development teams. CodeLingo does this by transforming the whole software stack into a big data problem, detects anti-patterns and then automates common development tasks, such as code reviews, bug fixes and generating contributor guidelines - to name a few.
As developers, we're good at scaling up anything except ourselves. CodeLingo unlocks code quality at scale.
Scott Weiss is the Founder of Referagig and President of Makena Partners, a technology recruiting firm. Both companies are based in Seattle, Washington.
Awareness Technologies, Inc. (ATI) provides endpoint security solutions for both home and business. With over 50 employees and offices in Westport, CT and Bristol, UK, ATI both develops and acquires market leading solutions trusted by millions of parents and thousands of businesses.
Originally a software engineer, and now serial entrepreneur, I love applying technology to solve real world problems, and like the best of ideas, Shine is an idea borne of frustration and real world experience of the recruitment process.
Franz Riedl, co-founder of Styla, an agile Content Management System. Styla automates design and unifies content and e-commerce to create seamless inspiration and shopping experiences. Today, Styla works with more than 100 brands and retailers such as Footlocker, Otto Group, Thomas Sabo or OBI.
Prior to Styla, Franz cofounded several gaming companies and worked as a consultant in strategy and innovation - supporting enterprises in tackling the challenges of digital transformation.
David spent 25 years in global equity research in both senior banking and asset management roles. He has watched the world’s best presenters in action and designed a solution to enhance presentation impact while capturing all interaction details.
Working with our brilliant team. Leading the commercialisation and growth of our award-winning global employee leave tracking / absence management solution. Leading from start-up phase to our current market leading position, and securing Private Equity backing to further accelerate growth.
Entrepreneurial leader and team motivator with ability to proactively identify business opportunities and solve challenging business problems. Passion for and proven track record of successfully developing breakthrough business and product strategies, managing product implementation, streamlining business operations, and establishing strategic partnerships that drive business growth. Demonstrated success in start-ups, midsize and Fortune 100 companies. Keen sense of market needs, employee motivation, time-to-market and the bottom-line.