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Adam Saven
Adam Saven

Co-Founder, CEO
PeopleGrove
http://www.peoplegrove.com/

Adam is the co-founder of PeopleGrove and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since inception. He previously worked at Google as a Business Analyst from 2013 to 2014, performing data analysis as well as informing strategic decisions for the Online Partnerships Group (OPG). Prior to Google, he served as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Global Technology Group of Credit Suisse. He holds a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


The impetus for starting PeopleGrove came from a realization of how powerful mentors and the Penn alumni network had been in helping Adam to explore various career paths and access great opportunities. While at Google, Adam embarked on an after-work side project that would eventually become PeopleGrove. PeopleGrove has grown to reimagine mentoring for today's college students and professionals at over 150 institutions across the country.

Twitter - @peoplegroveco

Episode: 7/18/2018 @7:00 PM


Mark Palatucci Ph.D.
Mark Palatucci Ph.D.

Co-Founder, Head of Cloud AI & Data Science
Anki, Inc.
https://www.anki.com/

Mark Palatucci is the co-founder and Head of Cloud AI and Machine Learning at Anki. He led the software teams that developed the award winning consumer robotics products Anki Overdrive and Cozmo, and is currently focused on building out Anki’s AI technologies to strengthen their robotics platform to deliver new consumer experiences across industries. He is an inventor on multiple U.S. Patents, and was awarded Ph.D fellowships from the National Science Foundation and Intel Corporation for his research on machine learning. Prior to Anki, Palatucci was the CEO and principal engineer at Copera, an embedded systems and mobile software company. In addition to founding Copera, he held engineering and research positions at Google and Intel. Palatucci earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.S and Ph.D in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Episode: 7/18/2018 @8:00 PM


Scott Kubly
Scott Kubly

Chief Programs Officer
Lime
https://www.limebike.com/

Scott Kubly is the former Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation and helped steer the city's transportation system through three and a half years of the fastest growth of any urbanized area in the country. During his tenure at SDOT he oversaw the largest transit service increase in the City's history and the passage of a $930M transportation levy. SDOT also focused on increasing mobility options for residents. Seattle now has more free-floating carsharing vehicles than any other city in the country. SDOT also developed the first regulations for free-floating, dockless bikeshare in the United States. The focus on transit and shared mobility paid off. During Scott's time at SDOT the number of people commuting downtown by driving alone dropped by 5.7%.

Prior to joining SDOT Scott served a senior executive in the Chicago Department of Transportation and the District Department of Transportation. While with both cities Scott led the launch of Divvy, Chicago's bikeshare (Show Full Bio)system, and participated in the launch of Capital Bikeshare. He helped develop innovative public private partnerships to help fund bikeshare and the Chicago Riverwalk. While in DC he oversaw the creation of the countries first regulatory framework for free-floating carsharing. He also led the expansion of transit service and development of transportation capital projects.

Scott served as Vice President of the National Association of City Transportation Officials. He sat on the District of Columbia Taxicab Commission. Scott holds a Master's degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas and a MBA from The Wharton School.

Twitter - @limebike | @skubly

Episode: 7/11/2018 @8:00 PM


Talal Shamoon
Talal Shamoon

Chief Executive Officer
Intertrust Technologies Corporation
http://www.intertrust.com

Talal Shamoon became Intertrust’s CEO in 2003. Under his leadership, Intertrust has grown from a small R&D and licensing company to a global leader in trusted computing products and services, licensing, and standardization. Today, Intertrust’s inventions enable billions of licensed products worldwide and its products are globally deployed. Shamoon joined Intertrust in 1997 as a member of the research staff, and then held a series of executive positions, including Executive Vice President for Business Development and Marketing. As an early pioneer of Digital Rights Management technology in the late 90s, he led Intertrust’s business and technology initiatives in the entertainment and media market, which established the company’s leadership in that space. Prior to joining Intertrust, Shamoon was a researcher at the NEC Research Institute in Princeton, NJ, where he focused on digital signal processing and content security. Shamoon sits on several company boards – he is a member of the boar(Show Full Bio)d of directors of Intertrust, whiteCryption and Kiora, and he chairs the board of directors of Planet OS. A recognized inventor and published author, Shamoon holds B.S., M. Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University.

Episode: 7/11/2018 @7:00 PM


Gabe Klein
Gabe Klein

Co-Founder; Author of "Start-Up City"
CityFi
http://www.cityfi.co/

Gabe Klein is the former commissioner of the Chicago and Washington, DC Departments of Transportation. He has worked in variety of leadership roles in transportation and technology.

Gabe served in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration in Chicago as Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner. While at CDOT, Gabe and his management team transformed the agency into a national model for innovation in transportation and tech. Prior to his service at CDOT, Gabe was the director of the District Department of Transportation, where he was appointed by former Mayor Adrian Fenty to bring his private sector experience to innovate, operate, and streamline the agency, while dramatically cutting DDOT’s $1 billion operating budget.

In both cities, he revamped technology platforms and government processes while focusing on putting people first on city streets. This included launching two of the first and largest bikeshare systems in the U.S. and building protected bike lanes and be(Show Full Bio)tter pedestrian infrastructure for vulnerable citizens citywide, as well as facilitating private services like carshare and rideshare that could help each city’s mobility goals.

Before his experience in public service, Gabe honed his creativity and leadership skills working in business, including Zipcar, where he served as Vice President for four years. He was also the national Director of Stores at Bikes USA, and co-founded On The Fly, an innovative, boutique food-service company that serves workers and visitors in densely trafficked areas from smartkarts. Gabe joined Fontinalis Partners in 2015 as a Special Venture Partner on their new fund. Fontinalis is the leading venture capital firm intelligently focused on technology investments in next-generation mobility. Also in 2015, Gabe published Start-Up City with David Vega-Barachowitz on Island Press, a manifesto on revamping how (and how fast) we innovate in cities.

In 2016, Gabe co-founded CityFi to help city leaders, CEOs, and varied stakeholders understand the complexity of 21st century challenges, facilitate people-centric solutions, and utilize new models for delivery, with a focus on harnessing technology-based tools to deliver triple-bottom line results. Clients range from foreign governments to cities, states, start-ups, and publicly-traded companies.

Twitter - @gabe_klein | @teamcityfi
Book - https://www.amazon.com/Start-Up-City-Inspiring-Entrepreneurship-Projects/dp/1610916905

Episode: 6/27/2018 @7:00 PM


Mark DeSantis
Mark DeSantis

CEO
RoadBotics
http://www.roadbotics.com/

Mark is an experienced technology entrepreneur. He is currently CEO and Cofounder of RoadBotics, an AI-based product that monitors and manages roadway infrastructure. Most recently, he cofounded and was Executive Chairman of kWantix, an energy hedge fund (acquired by Moody Aldrich Hedge Fund). He also cofounded and was CEO of kWantera, a GE Ventures backed energy predictive analytics company. Previously, Mark was CEO of Think Through Learning, a venture-backed online tutoring company (acquired by Imagine Learning) and US Managing Director of ANGLE Technology, PLC, a UK-based venture capital firm and consultancy. Mark co-founded and serves as a director to several other venture-backed tech firms.

In a prior career, Mark was the Director of Government Relations for Texas Instruments and earlier served in policy positions in Washington, DC including as a Senior Policy Analyst in The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Commerce, both in th(Show Full Bio)e Administration of George H. W. Bush. He previously served on the staffs of the late U.S. Senator John Heinz. Previously, he was also a management consultant with Booz Allen.

Mark is currently an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and has lectured at Princeton University and Dartmouth College. He was previously an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland. Mark holds a BA and MBA from the University of Dayton, an MS in Technology Management from The American University and a PhD in Public Policy the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.

Twitter - @roadbotics

Episode: 6/27/2018 @7:00 PM


Sachin Rekhi
Sachin Rekhi

Founder, CEO
Notejoy
https://notejoy.com/

Sachin Rekhi is Founder & CEO of Notejoy, a collaborative notes app for your entire team. It helps get your most important work out of the noise of email & Slack and into a fast and focused workspace.

Prior to Notejoy, Sachin founded Connected, a contact management app without the work. Connected was acquired by LinkedIn and deeply incorporated into LinkedIn's contacts and networking functionality. Sachin went on to incubate and lead product for LinkedIn Sales Navigator, a premium subscription for sales professionals, which grew to $200M+ revenue during his tenure.

Sachin is an avid writer & speaker on product management and entrepreneurship at SachinRekhi.com.

Twitter - @sachinrekhi
Personal Site - SachinRekhi.com

Episode: 6/27/2018 @7:00 PM


Ari Walker
Ari Walker

CEO
Integrated Beverage Group
http://integratedbev.com/leadership/

Ari Walker is a former owner of Baroness Wines, which he grew to be the largest independent alcohol beverage distributor in the state of Colorado. Prior to the formation of IBG, Walker served as president of Nexus Brands, LLC.

Walker has been a business leader for more than twenty years. He also brings long experience in all aspects of alcohol beverage to IBG including production, compliance, quality management, sales leadership and marketing.

Twitter- @ReplicaWine
Business Site- http://replicawine.com/

Episode: 6/27/2018 @8:30 PM


Jason Cohen
Jason Cohen

Founder, CEO
Analytical Flavor Systems
http://www.gastrograph.com

Before starting Analytical Flavor Systems, Jason was the Founder and Executive Director of The Tea Institute at Penn State, which oversees 20+ researchers in 5 fields of study in traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Tea. Jason did his research in sensory science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence - eventually developing the Gastrograph system after 3 1/2 years of research. Jason is a professional coffee, tea, and beer taster, and when he is not trying new products, he enjoys rock climbing, ice climbing, and fencing.

Twitter - @gastrograph

Episode: 6/20/2018 @8:00 PM


Steven Finn
Steven Finn

Cofounder
LocalStove
http://localstove.com

Steven Finn is cofounder of LocalStove, a marketplace connecting the best local, independent chefs with corporate catering customers. He launched LocalStove during the final semester of his Wharton MBA. He cofounded his first company (RentMine.com) as an undergrad at Wharton, where he earned a degree in Operations and Information Management. He also attended Penn Engineering for a masters degree in Computer and Information Technology. Afterwards he worked at Bloomberg LP for nearly four years as a full stack software engineer in their Internal Systems/CRM group. At LocalStove, he combines his tech and business backgrounds, owning both tech development and logistics.

Twitter- @localstove

Episode: 6/20/2018 @8:30 PM


Mike Dee
Mike Dee

Co-Founder and CTO
Pilotworks
https://pilotworks.com/

Recently named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30, Mike Dee is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Pilotworks. Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY Pilotworks is fueling the next generation of great food businesses by providing affordable commercial kitchen space, access to value-added services, and inspiration from a thriving community of food makers and lovers. With locations across the US, Pilotworks’ vision is to change the landscape of the food industry by championing independent makers.

Dee received a Bachelor’s of Science in finance from Georgetown University in 2013.

Episode: 6/20/2018 @7:30 PM


Greg Dubin
Greg Dubin

CoFounder
LocalStove
http://www.localstove.com

Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Greg Dubin earned his bachelor's degree in political communication from the George Washington University. He spent the first 10 years of his career as a consultant primarily for government and military clients. Through these experiences he developed a solid and proven track record of overcoming complex challenges and solving critical problems across the globe.

While working as a consultant in Washington, D.C., Greg launched his own company managing short-term corporate apartment rentals. While it was not a resounding success it solidified his passion for entrepreneurship. He decided to fully transition his career by getting his MBA from Wharton, with a double major in Operations Management and Entrepreneurship. Greg launched his current venture, LocalStove, while in business school and now works full time on scaling it in Philly and beyond.

Twitter- @localstove

Episode: 6/20/2018 @8:30 PM


Igino Cafiero
Igino Cafiero

Co-Founder, CEO
Bear Flag Robotics
http://www.bearflagrobotics.com/

Igino Cafiero is passionate about building things that work. He has spread this enthusiasm across multiple domains from data center to desert truck racing. Igino is a co-founder and CEO of Bear Flag Robotics. He holds degrees in engineering from Carnegie Mellon and Stanford, as well as an MBA from the Wharton School.

Episode: 6/6/2018 @8:00 PM


Indu Navar
Indu Navar

Founder
Geekly Corporation
http://geek.ly/

Over the past 20 years, Indu has experience in being Co-founder/CEO of software companies and taking them through successful exits, strategic partnerships and M&A.

She is an Investor and Strategic Advisor in many startups. She is currently Co-Founder of geek.ly, Xendota and SpaceBasic. Prior to that, Indu was Managing Director at Woodside Capital Partners where she advised software companies on strategic financing transactions and M&A. She was Founder and CEO of Serus Corporation, provider of SAAS platform for companies with outsourced manufacturing. The company was acquired by E2OPEN (Nasdaq:EOPN). Prior to Serus, Indu has been on the ground floor of several successful technology companies including Healtheon (WebMD), Silicon Graphics, Black and White Software (Segue). She started her career at NASA in Moffett Field, California. She holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Bangalore University, India, and an M.S. in computer science from California State University, Chico.(Show Full Bio)r>
Twitter - @indunavar

Episode: 6/6/2018 @7:00 PM


Gregory Lettieri
Gregory Lettieri

Co-Founder, CEO
Recycle Track Systems
http://www.rts.com

Greg Lettieri is the CEO and Co-Founder of Recycle Track Systems, Inc. (RTS), a waste and recycling management company that provides digital solutions to make disposal easier, smarter and more responsible.

Starting his career in telecommunications at Sprint, Greg advanced his profession in network technology, holding leadership positions at global companies including Pacnet and Bank of America.

Greg turned his experience of integrating technology applications within large corporate enterprises to launch RTS with his longtime friend and fourth generation waste and recycling industry pro Adam Pasquale in 2015.

Their idea was realized where they could build a business and integrate mobile technology and data analytics into the waste collections process allowing for a level of transparency and verification that was not previously available in the industry. The customer experience has been compared to the online food ordering company, Seamless, or the app-based car ser(Show Full Bio)vice, Uber.

Today, RTS has grown from a true startup which began in a New York City apartment to offices in New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Chicago. RTS has developed partnerships with Citi Field, Barclays Center, WeWork, Whole Foods, SoulCycle and the Statue of Liberty to name a few. Under Greg’s leadership, he has positioned RTS as an industry leader and innovator in sustainable waste management, working with more than 500 businesses within these cities to move towards zero waste.

RTS has been recognized in Forbes, Crain’s New York Business and TechCrunch as a disruptor in the waste industry seeking positive change. Greg is a recipient of Waste360’s 40 under 40 award and RTS has been named one of the top 10 most innovative apps in the waste industry.

A supporter of Lifestyles for the Disabled, an organization that empowers special needs individuals to make an impact on the community, Greg is also working to help those with disabilities find employment. In addition, he in an advocate for New York City’s Futures and Options internship program, helping to professionally develop ambitious high school students.

A graduate of Syracuse University, Greg earned his bachelor’s degree and competed on the Track and Field team running the 100 and 200 meters during his time there. He’s an alumnus of Xavier High School and was an active member of the Baseball and Track and Field teams.

Twitter - @RTSGREEN

Episode: 5/23/2018 @7:00 PM


Rachel Drori
Rachel Drori

Founder, CEO
Daily Harvest
http://www.daily-harvest.com/

Rachel Drori is the founder and CEO of Daily Harvest, the direct-to-consumer brand blending health and innovation to provide delicious superfoods straight to your freezer.

Founded in 2015, Daily Harvest was launched as a solution to Rachel’s own daily challenge: squeezing in healthy, nutritious meals into her busy life. From the early days of hand-delivering homemade smoothies from her car, Rachel has built Daily Harvest into one of the fastest-growing nutritional food brands in the U.S. The company has over 100k subscribers, delivering activated breakfast bowls, “nice cream” sundaes, and soups to freezers across the U.S. Today, Rachel continues to reimagine ‘frozen fresh’ to make health foods convenient without sacrificing nutrition or taste.

Prior to founding Daily Harvest, Rachel harnessed her skills as a customer-centric marketing executive, leading teams at Gilt Groupe, American Express, and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree fr(Show Full Bio)om the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She currently resides in New York City with her family.

Twitter - @RachelDrori

Episode: 5/23/2018 @8:00 PM


Scott Gustafson
Scott Gustafson

President
Spoonful of Comfort
http://www.spoonfulofcomfort.com/

Scott Gustafson is a passionate entrepreneur and investor operator with a track record of identifying value in early stage ventures and partnering with passionate founders to accelerate and scale them to profitability. Scott is currently the President of Spoonful of Comfort, an online gifting company with an extreme focus on providing the best gifting experiences for occasions that require comfort. Leveraging the brand equity inherent in Chicken Soup, Spoonful of Comfort was born out of an away-from-home daughter's personal need to send comfort to her mother after a lung cancer diagnosis and has grown into a profitable national company that has sent out hundreds of thousands of gift packages to recipients across the country. The company was featured in Season 7 of Shark Tank and though they didn't get a deal, all 6 sharks raved about the quality of their products and experience they offer.

Scott's previous venture, Established Brands International, was the global licensee of th(Show Full Bio)e Swiss Army and Swiss Gear brands for outdoor footwear. After launching the first 3 seasons and securing a multi year purchase order with Target stores, the company was acquired by Perseus Capital.

Prior to his foray into footwear, Scott spent 10 years growing up in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries, in the management development program at Merck & Co. and then as the head of Sales and Marketing for Sorenson Medical, where he was mentored by one of the great innovators and entrepreneurs of our time, James LeVoy Sorenson.

Scott holds an MBA in International Management from The Thunderbird School of Global Management and an Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Westminster College.

Twitter - @Comfortsoup

Episode: 5/23/2018 @7:30 PM


Ashley Dombkowski
Ashley Dombkowski

Co-Founder and CEO
Before Brands
http://www.SpoonfulOne.com

Ashley Dombkowski, Ph.D. is Co-Founder and CEO of Before Brands™, a consumer-focused product platform focused on health and wellness for parents and families. She has 20 years of experience as an operating executive, entrepreneur, and investor in fields spanning consumer health and life sciences. Her portfolio of innovative biotechnology, medical device, consumer health and HCIT companies has included 23andMe, Adolor, Alnara, BioVitrum, Epizyme, iPierian, Neosil, Nevro, Rigel, Tercica, and Twist. She previously served as a Managing Director with Bay City Capital, a $1.6B venture capital firm, and as Chief Business Officer and Vice President of Operations for 23andMe. Dr. Dombkowski holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Rice University and received her B.A. in Mathematics from Wellesley College. She has been widely quoted in publications ranging from Nature to The Wall Street Journal and she has appeared in media outlets including CNBC, SXSW, and TedMed. She was recognized as one of the 100(Show Full Bio) Most Influential Women in Business by the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2010.

Twitter - @BeforeBrands

Episodes: 5/16/2018 @8:00 PM, 1/17/2018 @8:30 PM


Jack Kokko
Jack Kokko

CEO and Co-Founder
AlphaSense, Inc.
http://www.alpha-sense.com

Jack Kokko is the CEO and founder of AlphaSense, a software technology startup serving the global corporate and financial services industries. As a former financial analyst, his mission is to solve the information overload problem and build AlphaSense into a ubiquitous platform used across Wall Street and beyond. AlphaSense is used by more than 650 investment management firms and corporations and has won industry awards for “best analytics product” and “best mobile solution.” Before AlphaSense, he was the founding CEO of Silecs, Inc., raising over $50M of capital and building the company into a global supplier of advanced materials, improving the performance of billions of semiconductor devices used in mass market electronics. Previously, Mr. Kokko was a senior analyst in Morgan Stanley’s technology team in Menlo Park, California, and telecom team in London, UK.

Mr. Kokko holds an MBA with a major in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also hold(Show Full Bio)s a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Oulu, Finland and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Helsinki School of Economics.

Twitter - @alphasenseinc

Episodes: 5/16/2018 @8:30 PM, 1/17/2018 @8:00 PM


Kendrick Nguyen
Kendrick Nguyen

CEO
Republic
http://www.republic.co

Kendrick Nguyen is CEO of Republic, a investment platform connecting tech startups and blockchain projects with global investors. Prior to Republic, he served as general counsel of AngelList and Fellow of Stanford University’s Center for Corporate Governance. He is a founding adviser to NOW Ventures and CoinList, an ICO platform. An immigrant from Vietnam, Kendrick has a strong interest in improving access to capital for underserved entrepreneurs in the US and beyond.

Episodes: 5/16/2018 @7:00 PM, 1/17/2018 @7:00 PM


Eyal Gura
Eyal Gura

Co-Founder and Chairman; Young Global Leader
Zebra Medical Vision; World Economic Forum
http://www.zebra-med.com

Mr. Gura is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Zebra Medical Vision, a deep learning medical imaging company that will enable scalable healthcare for the 2 billion people to join the middle class by 2025. Eyal is an Angel investor and previously venture capitalist with Pitango Venture Capital, the largest venture capital fund in the Middle East. Formerly, Co-Founder: PicScout (acquired by Getty Images); PicApp (acquired by Ybrant Digital); The Gifts Project (acquired by eBay). Adviser, WebTeb.com, the leading Arabic medical portal. Member, Advisory Board, Tmura.org. Member of the Board, Latet. Founding Member, Tovanotb.org. Eyal is a faculty member at IDC's Zell entrepreneurship program and a graduate of the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2014 Eyal was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Twitter - @eyalg; @zebramedvision

Episodes: 5/16/2018 @7:30 PM, 1/17/2018 @7:30 PM


Janne Korpela
Janne Korpela

Chief of Investor Operations
Slush
http://slush.org/

Janne Korpela, 24, leads the Investor Operations at Slush, startup event in Finland with over 20 000 attendees and over 1 600 investors. He is a co-founder of Wave Ventures, Nordic’s first, and Europe’s largest student-run VC-fund. Janne is also the director and co-founder of Real Skifi, awarded creative freeskiing video series with over 10 million views. In his free time, Janne likes to do mountain biking, scuba diving, and hiking. He’s finishing his master’s degree at Aalto University in Industrial Engineering and Management. He's most excited about maximizing learning and helping others to do the same.

Twitter - @korpelanjanne

Episode: 5/9/2018 @4:00 PM


Buddy Arnheim
Buddy Arnheim

Partner, Chair of Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Practice
Perkins Coie LLP
http://www.perkinscoie.com

Buddy's professional life has been exclusively oriented around entrepreneurship, whether as a legal counselor, early-stage advisor, co-founder or seed investor.

Buddy's career centers around his role as a partner at Perkins Coie LLP, an AmLaw 50 U.S. law firm. There, Buddy serves as the chair and founder of the firm's "emerging companies and venture capital" practice, and he is widely recognized as one of the premier practitioners in the tech and venture capital industries.

Buddy has also served as an advisor to a number of new businesses and co-founded a couple of startups, most notably Titan Aerospace which was acquired by Google in 2014.

Buddy is also an active "angel" investor, with seed investments over the past fifteen years in dozens of startups, including OpenTable, Trulia, Cloudera, HotelTonight, StrongLoop (acquired by IBM), Makara (acquired by RedHat), TicketsNow (acquired by Ticketmaster).

Buddy's latest "project" is a novel space launch upstar(Show Full Bio)t called SpinLaunch where he is a seed investor and an active advisor. He is actively investing in early-stage startups that are helping define the "new space" industry.

Episode: 5/9/2018 @5:00 PM


Jonathan Abrams
Jonathan Abrams

Founder
Nuzzel
http://nuzzel.com/

Jonathan Abrams is the founder of the professional news discovery service Nuzzel. Nuzzel provides industry news and media intelligence services to many of the top influencers in media, technology, and finance. Nuzzel is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, CRV, Homebrew, Lowercase Capital, Matter, SoftTech, Marc Benniof, Max Levchin, and Nikesh Arora.

Jonathan is also co-founder and Managing Partner of Founders Den, an invite-only coworking space in San Francisco, which has been home to startups and VCs like Docker, Wanelo, DataSift, SocialCam, Revel Systems, Kaggle, Peek, Coin, Plaid, SoftTech, SV Angel, Bloomberg Beta, Norwest, Bullpen, Maveron, Data Collective, and more. Previously, Jonathan was the founder of Friendster, the pioneering social networking service, and a software engineer at companies such as Netscape and Nortel.

Jonathan is a board member at Girls in Tech, and an angel investor in startups like AngelList, Docker, Front, HelloSign, Instacart, Mixmax, Sapho, Sl(Show Full Bio)ideshare, and Socialcam.

Twitter - @abrams

Episode: 5/2/2018 @7:00 PM


Chris Hutchins
Chris Hutchins

Founder/CEO
Grove
https://hellogrove.com/about

Chris Hutchins is the Founder and CEO of Grove, a startup dedicated to making financial planning accessible and affordable, and empowering today’s generation to plan for their future with informed and actionable financial advice. Before founding Grove, Chris was a Partner at Google Ventures where he focused on seed and early-stage investments. Prior to that, Chris co-founded Milk, a mobile startup acquired by Google in 2012. Chris is also the founder of LaidOffCamp, a movement that empowered the unemployed during the 2008 financial crisis to learn new skills for the evolving job market.

Twitter - @hutchins; @hellogrove

Episode: 5/2/2018 @8:00 PM