At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top California based CEO’ operating in the FinTech space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Digits
As Senior Director of Product at Twitter, Jeff has led the company’s consumer, developer, and publisher facing products, including Twitter for iOS, Android, and the Web, Fabric, Crashlytics, Answers, Digits, Twitter Kit, TweetDeck, Twitter’s Publisher Platform, and Gnip. Previously, Seibert was Twitter’s Director of Developer Platform where he led Fabric, the company’s suite of mobile developer tools, as well as its enterprise Data Platform and Content Syndication efforts. Seibert was the co-founder and CEO of Crashlytics, an award-winning crash analysis service for iOS and Android apps. Crashlytics was acquired by Twitter in 2013 and has become an essential piece of the mobile developer toolchain – today powering over a million apps across well over two billion devices worldwide. Seibert co-founded Increo in 2007 and served as its COO and lead architect until its acquisition by Box in 2009. He subsequently oversaw the integration of Increo’s document preview and annotation technologies into Box’s cloud content platform. Seibert gained experience at Apple in both marketing and engineering capacities and led Stanford University’s Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders seminar series as Co-Coordinator. He was selected as a Mayfield Fellow in 2007 and received a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2008. Seibert is a frequent presenter on both entrepreneurship and technical topics and has lectured at Stanford, Harvard, MIT, and Tufts, as well as keynoted Twitter Flight, AppsWorld, AnDevCon, EclipseCon, and others. Find him on Twitter at @JeffSeibert.
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About Digits: Digits is building financial technology so powerful.. you’ll think they stole it from the future
Co-Founder and CEO of MainStreet
Doug is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MainStreet, a company creating jobs in rural and suburban communities. Previously, Doug was the Founder of Hipster, which was acquired by AOL in March of 2012. Hipster had raised $1M from Google Ventures, BoxGroup, CRV, Lerer Hippeau, Ludlow Ventures, Techstars, 500 Startups, Mitch Kapor, David Tisch, and other distinguished angels. In addition, Doug is a 2007 alumni of TechStars Boulder, having founded madKast (acquired by ShareThis.com in 2008).
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About MainStreet: MainStreet is a financial platform that helps startups and small businesses discover and claim tax credits and government incentives.
Co-Founder and CEO of HashCash Consultants
Raj Chowdhury is the CEO of HashCash Consultants and a Blockchain pioneer. He is the author of the book The Dark Secret of the Silicon Valley. He is the co-founder of several high tech and web based companies. Chowdhury is an eminent voice in Blockchain and cryptocurrencies globally. He is a contributor to Economic Times, Business World and advises industry leaders in adoption of Blockchain. He is a member of Asha Silicon Valley chapter, a non-profit committed to the spread of education for children in emerging countries.
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About Bitrump, HashCash Consultants, Satoshi Angels: HashCash Consultants is a software company offering Blockchain, AI, Big Data and IoT products, platforms and services.
Co-founder & CEO of Deel
Alex Bouaziz co-founded Deel in 2018 where he now currently serves as chief executive officer. Earlier in his career, Alex has helped build startups such as Sarona Ventures, Lifeslice, and Cryptofighters. Alex is an MIT alumnus holding a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering. He also holds a BSc in civil and environmental engineering from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
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About Bouaziz & Partners, Deel: Deel is a payroll and compliance platform for international employees and contractors.
Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Robinhood
Vlad Tenev is the co-founder and co-CEO of Robinhood. A first-generation immigrant from Bulgaria, Tenev earned his B.S. in Mathematics at Stanford University before starting two finance companies in New York City, selling trading software to hedge funds. In 2013, Tenev and longtime friend Baiju Bhatt co-founded Robinhood, a zero commission brokerage dedicated to democratizing the finance system. The company has millions of users across the country and is currently valued at $5.6 billion.
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About Robinhood: Robinhood is a stock brokerage that allows customers to buy and sell stocks, options, ETFs, and cryptocurrencies with zero commission.
Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Robinhood
Baiju Bhatt is the co-founder and co-CEO of Robinhood, the fastest growing brokerage in the world. Bhatt earned his B.S. in Physics and M.S. in Mathematics at Stanford University before starting two finance companies in New York City. In 2015, Bhatt co-founded Robinhood with Vlad Tenev, aiming to democratize the financial system. The company has millions of users across the country and is currently valued at $5.6 billion.
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About Robinhood: Robinhood is a stock brokerage that allows customers to buy and sell stocks, options, ETFs, and cryptocurrencies with zero commission.
Founder & CEO of Carta
Henry Ward is the CEO and co-founder of Carta (formerly eShares), With a background in finance and technology. Prior to eShares, Henry was the Founder and CEO of Secondsight, a portfolio optimization platform for retail investors. Mr. Ward received a BGS in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Michigan and an MSC in Market Finance at EDHEC Business School.
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About Carta: Carta is a global ownership management platform that helps companies, investors, and employees manage equity and ownership.
CEO & Founder of Mercury Technologies
Immad Akhund is the CEO and Founder of Mercury.
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About Mercury Technologies: Mercury is the banking stack for startups.* FDIC-insured accounts, debit cards, currency exchange, APIs, 3rd party integrations & more.
CEO of Plaid
Zachary Perret is a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Plaid.
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About Plaid: Plaid provides companies with the tools and access needed for the development of a digitally-enabled financial system.
Founder and CEO of Compound
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About Citywide Special, Compound, Robot Ventures, Safe Shepherd: Compound is an open-source interest rate protocol that unlocks new financial applications.
Co-Founder and CEO of Kraken
Jesse Powell is an expert in virtual currencies, online/international payments and fraud, as well as co-founder and CEO of Kraken, the most trusted and one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges in the world with no.1 EUR market share. He is a 15-year veteran of the virtual currency industry.
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About Kraken: Kraken is a cryptocurrency exchange that provides spot and futures trading between Bitcoin, Ethereum, and 40+ other digital assets.
Founder & CEO of Affirm
Max Levchin is an investor and advisor to emerging technology companies. He was previously the chairman and chief executive officer of HVF, a startup lab focused on extracting insights from recordable information. Levchin co-founded Confinity Inc. in December 1998, and served as the Chief Technology Officer and a director. He also founded NetMeridian Software, a developer of early Internet applications Levchin also serves as chairman of the boards of directors of Yelp Inc. and Kaggle Inc., and as a director of Evernote Corporation.
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About Affirm, Glow, HVF Labs, SciFi VC: Affirm is a financial technology services company that offers installment loans to consumers at the point of sale.
Founder & CEO of Long-Term Stock Exchange
Eric is the author of New York Times bestseller The Lean Startup, The Startup Way, and The Leaders Guide (funded by one of the top Kickstarter book campaigns of all time). He’s also the creator of the Lean Startup methodology, practiced by individuals and companies around the world and the inspiration behind the LTSE. He has founded a number of startups, including IMVU, where he served as CTO, and has advised on business and product strategy for startups, venture capital firms, and large companies across many industries.
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About IDEO, Long-Term Stock Exchange, Pivotal: The Long-Term Stock Exchange designs an SEC-regulated national securities exchange that aligns great companies and long-term investors.
Co-Founder & CEO of Square
Jack Dorsey is the Co-Founder & CEO of Twitter Ventures
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About Cash App, Square, Twitter Ventures: Block is a merchant services aggregator and mobile payment company that aims to simplify commerce through technology.
CEO of JC2 Ventures
Chambers has served as a member of the Board of Directors since November 1993. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since November 2006. Chambers, who was appointed Executive Chairman in July 2015, served as Cisco’s Chief Executive Officer from January 1995 until July 2015, and he also served as President from January 1995 to November 2006. He joined Cisco as Senior Vice President in January 1991 and was promoted to Executive Vice President in June 1994, prior to assuming the roles of President and Chief Executive Officer in January 1995. Before joining Cisco, Chambers was employed by Wang Laboratories, Inc. for eight years, where, in his last role, he was the Senior Vice President of U.S. Operations. Chambers led Cisco for more than 20 years. During his tenure as Chief Executive Officer, Cisco’s annual revenue grew from $2.0 billion in fiscal 1995 to $49.2 billion in fiscal 2015. Chambers brings to the Board of Directors his thorough knowledge of Cisco’s business, strategy, people, operations, competition and financial position. Chambers provides recognized executive leadership and vision. In addition, he brings with him a global network of customer, industry and government relationships.
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About JC2 Ventures: JC2 Ventures is a venture firm that helps global startups scale, grow, and create inclusive jobs for the digital future.
Founder and CEO of CERE Network
Previously co-founded social gaming company 50 Cubes, a Tencent backed series-B gaming company with 8-digit revenue.
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About CERE Network: CERE Network is a decentralized data cloud platform that delivers data integration and data collaboration solutions.
Chief Executive Officer of Personal Capital
Jay Shah, as founding executive member and current CEO of Personal Capital, shaped the pioneering digital wealth management company into what it is today.With more than 20 years of experience scaling businesses with technology and data, he has grown Personal Capital from a Silicon Valley startup to a tech-enabled advisory business managing more than $7 billion in assets. Prior to joining Personal Capital, Jay served as CIO of E-LOAN, Inc., a multi-billion dollar consumer lending platform, where he facilitated the company’s acquisition by Banco Popular and led the build-out of the consumer-direct banking platform. Earlier in his career, he served as CTO and CIO at Myers Internet, a B2B SaaS enterprise platform for mortgage and real estate companies, and as Director of Technology, National Risk Management Services at PwC, where he created a strategic software practice for the firm’s emerging consulting businesses. Shah currently serves as a director on the board of Personal Capital Corporation, and was Chairman of the Technical Advisory Board at Ellie Mae from 2014 to 2018. Shah earned his B.A. in Business Economics from UC Santa Barbara with a concentration in accounting.
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About Personal Capital: Personal Capital combines online financial tools with registered financial advisor expertise to enable people and grow their net worth.
Executive Assistant to the CEO of Plug and Play Tech Center
Tracey Laden is Executive Assistant to Saeed Amidi, CEO of Plug and Play Tech Center.
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About Plug and Play Tech Center: Plug and Play is an innovation platform bringing together startups and large corporations.
Founder and CEO of Coins.ph
Ron Hose CEO of Coins.ph, a company that delivers financial services over mobile to people in Southeast Asia. Prior to coins.ph, Ron was the CTO of the video communication service [TokBox](/organization/tokbox). He co-founded the company with Serge Faguet in 2007. Most recently, Ron was a founding partner at Innovation Endeavors, an early stage venture capital fund backed by [Eric Schmidt](/person/eric-schmidt). Ron graduated from Cornell University with a Masters degree in Computer Science.
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About Coins.ph: Coins.ph delivers financial services over mobile to people who are currently unserved by traditional banks.
Co-Founder & CEO of LendingHome
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About LendingHome, Quiet Capital: LendingHome offers fix-and-flip bridge loans and rental loans for real estate investors.
CEO and Executive Director of Stellar Development Foundation
Denelle Dixon is the CEO and Executive Director of the Stellar Development Foundation, a non-profit organization using blockchain to unlock the world’s economic potential by making money more fluid, markets more open, and people more empowered. Before joining Stellar, Dixon served as COO of Mozilla, one of the most successful mission-driven open-source organizations. During her tenure at Mozilla, she led the organization’s business, revenue and policy teams including the ongoing fight for Net Neutrality and the global effort to ensure that people can control their personal data. She also pushed Mozilla to understand how to partner with commercial entities while staying true to its core mission of openness, innovation, and opportunity on the web. A lawyer by trade, Denelle previously served as a general counsel and legal advisor in private equity and technology. Throughout her career, Denelle has been a vocal advocate for net neutrality, encryption, the disclosure of vulnerabilities by governments, and greater user choice and control.
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About Stellar Development Foundation: Stellar Development Foundation supports the development and growth of Stellar, a blockchain network that connects financial infrastructure.
Founder & CEO of Doma
Max started States Title in 2016 after personally experiencing the friction and labor caused by title insurance in the homebuying process. Since then he has worked to provide an innovative solution to homeowners, brokers, and mortgage bankers. Max is an entrepreneur with experience founding and operating technology companies. Prior to States Title, Max was Founder and CEO of Evolv, Inc., an enterprise predictive analytics software company, which he led through their acquisition by Cornerstone (NASDAQ: CSOD) in 2014 where he served for two years on the senior executive team post-acquisition as the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives.
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About Doma: Doma is an insurtech platform that uses machine intelligence to remove friction from residential real estate transactions.
Chief Executive Officer of Fundbox
A seasoned internet technology executive, Prashant was most recently SVP of Advertising Products at Yahoo, joining the Yahoo team through their acquisition of Flurry, where he was the Chief Product Officer. Prior to Yahoo, Prashant was Senior Director of Product Management at Facebook and Product Director at Google. Prashant received a B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He also holds an MA in Business research; an MS in Statistics; a PhD minor in Engineering Economic Systems & Operations Research; and a PhD in Business, all from Stanford University.
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About Fundbox: Fundbox is an AI-powered financial platform for small businesses.
Founder and CEO of MicroAcquire
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About Altcoin.io, Bizness Apps, MicroAcquire: MicroAcquire is a startup acquisition marketplace that helps startups find buyers and get acquired.
CEO & Co-Founder of Hippo Insurance
Assaf Wand is the CEO & Co-Founder at Hippo Insurance.
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About Hippo Insurance: Hippo Insurance is an InsurTech company that uses technology to help homeowners maintain their properties.
CEO, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Ulu Ventures
Miriam co-founded Ulu Ventures, where she is the Managing Partner. Ulu is an early stage angel fund focused on IT investments and has made 30 investments in the last three years. She is also the co-founder and co-president of Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs.
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About Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs, Ulu Ventures: Ulu Ventures provides early-stage investments to enterprise cloud and smart data companies.
Co-Founder & CEO of Clip
Adolfo Babatz is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of PayClip Inc., a mobile payments platform for Emerging Markets. The company is based in Redwood City, California and Mexico City. Before Clip, Adolfo was responsible for Customer Engagement for PayPal LatinAmerica. Before moving into the product team Adolfo led the team that opened PayPal in Mexico. Right before PayPal, Adolfo studied his MBA at MIT where he specialized in Entrepreneurship & Economics of Information. Prior to MIT, Adolfo was part of the founding team at The Carlyle Group Mexico where he worked as an Analyst. Before joining Carlyle, Adolfo worked as an Advisor for the Executive VicePresident of GrupoDesc, one of Mexico’s largest industrial conglomerates.
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About Clip: Clip is the leading digital payments and commerce enablement platform in Mexico.
CEO of Addepar
As Addepar’s CEO, Eric continues his career trajectory of solving intractable data and scale challenges in the financial sector with innovative technology. Prior to joining Addepar, Eric spent nearly 7 years at Palantir Technologies, a multi-billion dollar software company that allows organizations to make sense of large, disparate datasets. He joined the company in 2006 as one of its first 20 employees, and continually shaped the core technology there while building the finance business, which now represents half of the company’s revenue base. Before Palantir, Eric worked in Lehman Brothers’ Fixed Income Analytics group where he focused on modeling, simulating and visualizing data across a broad range of debt and credit instruments. It was here that Eric first became passionate about solving the industry’s massive data integration challenges by re-imagining large-scale technology and infrastructure solutions. Eric co-founded his first technology business when he was 15, scaling mission-critical websites with high performance requirements, winning eBay, Priceline and Novartis as customers. Eric graduated from Columbia University with a B.S. in Computer Science.
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About Addepar: Addepar is a wealth management platform that provides tools for data analytics and portfolio visuals.
Founder and CEO of Levro
Cathy Han is Founder & CEO of 42 Technologies. She also the founder and CEO at Levro.
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About Levro: Levro is a financial technology company.
Founder & CEO of Arkose Labs
Kevin Gosschalk is the founder of Arkose Labs.
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About Arkose Labs, Forbes Technology Council: Arkose Labs provides fraud prevention, anti-spam, and abuse analysis for businesses, companies, and industries.
Founder & CEO of Pilot
Waseem Daher is a Founder and CEO at Pilot.
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About Pilot: Pilot is a platform that offers bookkeeping, tax, and CFO services for growing businesses.
Founder & CEO of Stronghold
Tammy is the CEO of Stronghold, an API platform that creates virtual payment networks that enable instant settlement and interoperability between legacy and new payment networks. Tammy served as the first Head of Growth at Stellar, helping the network grow to 4 million users in its first two months. A former partner at accelerator 500 Startups, she invested in portfolio companies and ran the growth and marketing curriculum for its flagship Silicon Valley location. She is a graduate of Singularity University’s GSP11 in Exponential Technologies at NASA Ames where she first learned about Bitcoin from legendary cryptographer Ralph Merkle.
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About Action Factory, Stronghold: Stronghold creates virtual payment networks that give developers access legacy and next-generation payment networks through a simple API.
Co-Founder and CEO of X1 Card
Deepak Rao is a Co-Founder and CEO at X1 Card. He was the Group Product Manager at Twitter before that.
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About ThriveCash, X1 Card: The smartest credit card ever made.
Founder and CEO of Credit Karma
Kenneth started Credit Karma in 2007 to offer free credit scores and bring transparency and simplicity to the credit industry – an industry that was built around and had long prioritized banks above consumers. He has guided the company from a small team of three to a team of several hundred employees who are disrupting consumer finance, serving millions of people. Kenneth spent his early career working with mission-driven businesses like Upromise and Eloan, and he was inspired to build Credit Karma – a platform where consumers can manage their full financial lives with more certainty, supported by a unique business model that creates genuine, organic value by reducing marketing inefficiency for banks and empowering consumers with information. Like LinkedIn has done for professional identity and Facebook for social lives, Kenneth’s vision is that one day Credit Karma can create a simple way for Americans to manage their financial identities. Kenneth also founded Multilytics Marketing in 2006 and has a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Boston University.
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About Credit Karma: Credit Karma offers a range of tools and personalized recommendations designed to help customers make the most of their money.
CEO of Donut
Neel Popat is the CEO and Founder of Donut.
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About Donut: Donut is the easiest way to save and earn a high yield with DeFi.
CEO, Co-Founder of BLADE
Jeffrey Byun is the CEO of BLADE – a new cryptocurrency derivatives exchange. Previously, he was the CEO of OrderAhead – a mobile ordering/payments startup that was acquired by Square. Prior to that, Jeffrey was a fixed income trader at Morgan Stanley and BofA Merrill Lynch. Jeffrey is a graduate of MIT and Penn.
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About BLADE: BLADE is a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Bitfury Group
Seasoned entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in information technology and business management. Original founding member of BitFury. Assumed the role of BitFury CEO in 2011. Prior to that, held numerous technology and business leadership positions. MS in Computer Science, Riga Transport & Telecommunication University.
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About Bitfury Group: Bitfury is the leading full service bitcoin and blockchain technology company.
Co-Founder and CEO of CoinTracker
Co-Founder and CEO of CoinTracker.
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About CoinTracker: CoinTracker is a portfolio and tax manager for cryptocurrency that enables seamless cryptocurrency portfolio tracking and tax compliance.
CEO of Human Interest
Jeff Schneble is a Partner at Wing. He has worked with multiple entrepreneurs and teams to build successful technology companies. These companies include GoDaddy, Mercury Payment Systems, Vantage Data Centers, and Fathom. Jeff was an operating executive at Silver Lake Partners from 2011-2015. Prior to joining Silver Lake Partners, Jeff founded multiple seed-stage companies. Jeff also worked as a technology consultant, focused on mobile and semiconductors. Jeff holds a BS in Physics from the University of Washington, a PhD in Semiconductor Physics from the University of Cambridge, and an MBA from Harvard University. Jeff’s PhD thesis was on quantum computation using electrons as quantum bits. Jeff has published nine academic papers, and has contributed to four books.
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About Human Interest: Human Interest helps employees of small and medium-sized businesses save for retirement.
David J. La Placa
Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Intellectus Partners, LLC
David J. La Placa is the Chief Executive Officer | Founder at Intellectus Partners, LLC.
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About Forbes San Francisco Business Council, HintBox.ai, Intellectus Partners, LLC, Orbital Insight: Intellectus is an exclusive, private MFO for Entrepreneurs offering Wealth Creation&Preservation,Investment Mgmt, Venture & startup Advisory
Co-Founder & CEO of Figure
As the CEO, Chairman and co-founder of SoFi, Mike Cagney leads corporate strategy and development at SoFi—bringing decades of experience in the financial industry to his leadership of the company. He’s held a Senior Vice President role at Wells Fargo, where he was head trader for the proprietary trading and financial products group. Mike is also co-founder and a managing member of Cabezon Investment Group, a global macro hedge fund, in addition to serving as a non-executive Chairman of ReFlow. Before Cabezon, Mike founded, was CEO and then Vice Chairman and Chief Architect, of Finaplex, a leader in wealth management software that was sold to Broadridge (NYSE: BR). While overseeing SoFi’s overall direction, Mike makes a daily point to interact with SoFi’s member base, now more than 260,000 members. In addition to reading and responding to member feedback, he hosts SoFi member dinners at his San Francisco home to better know our customers and understand their financial goals. Mike holds an M.S., Management degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was a Sloan Fellow. He also holds a MS in applied economics from UC Santa Cruz.
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About Figure, Provenance Blockchain: Figure is a financial services company leveraging blockchain technology.
CEO of Synapse
Fujimoto Shigeo is the CEO at Synapse.
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About Synapse: Synapse is a banking platform that enables companies to provide financial products to their customers.
Founder and CEO of Snowball Money
Parul Gujral is the founder and CEO of Snowball Money.
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About Snowball Money: Snowball Money operates as a crypto investment automation platform that provides access to professionally curated portfolios.
Co-Founder & CEO of AtoB
Vignan Velivela is the Co-Founder & CEO at AtoB.
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About AtoB: AtoB is a technology company building payments infrastructure for the transportation industry.
Co-Founder & CEO of PeerStreet
Brew Johnson is the visionary leader behind PeerStreet. His experience in technology platforms, real estate and law culminated in the unique concept that is PeerStreet. Prior to PeerStreet, he worked as general counsel at VirtualTourist where he oversaw the company’s $85 million sale to Expedia/TripAdvisor. Before that, he was a real estate attorney at Allen Matkins Leck Gamble & Mallory and a technology attorney at Brobeck Phleger & Harrison. At Allen Matkins, Brew advised some of the largest real estate development and investment firms in the country on a wide variety of complex real estate transactions. He continues to advise startups and is an active real estate developer, investor and private lender. Brew graduated from USC with degrees in international relations and history and earned his JD from the UCLA School of Law.
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About PeerStreet: PeerStreet is a crowdfunding platform that gives investors easy access to high-yielding loans that are collateralized with real estate.
Co-Founder & CEO of Meemo
André Madeira is the Co-Founder & CEO at Meemo.
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About Meemo: Meemo is an AI-powered social finance app that lets users receive personal rewards based on recent activity and transfer money to friends.
CEO & Co-Founder of Very Good Security
Mahmoud and Marshall started Very Good Security to solve recurring data security and privacy challenges faced by organizations in regulated and/or compliant environments. Today’s modern organizations face ever-changing data security challenges in an evolving landscape and require an adaptive approach to cyber security to augment security infrastructure investments. Mahmoud co-founded and served as the CTO of a a YCominbator W2011 company, Balanced Payments, a leading-edge developer friendly payments processor acquired in 2015. He is also an active angel investor, serves as an advisor to numerous FinTech startups, and is an avid fan of cryptography. Mahmoud holds a BSc in Computer Engineering from University of Maryland: College Park. A fun fact is that actually learned to code by reverse engineering Age of Empires and Warcraft III.
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About Very Good Security: Very Good Security is a fintech & data security enablement platform helping to maximize the value of data without compliance & breach risk.
CEO of Indiegogo
Andy is a experienced tech executive with a passion for community, products, and learning.
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About Indiegogo: Indiegogo is a crowdfunding platform empowering people around the world to fund projects that matter to them.
CEO and Founder of Virgil Insurance
Daniel Petkevich is the CEO and Founder of Virgil Insurance.
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About Fair Square Medicare, Virgil Insurance: Virgil Insurance is an insurance firm that offers various kinds of plans and experiences for seniors to shop for health insurance online.
J. P. McNeill
CEO of Ando Money
Mr. McNeill has 17 years of senior executive experience as at four early stage companies. Most recently, Mr. McNeill co-founded Renovate America, the leading provider of a new innovative financing product (Property Tax Financing) used by homeowners and businesses to finance energy products. The Harvard Business Review listed Property Tax Financing as a Top 10 Breakthrough Idea in 2010. Prior to co-founding Renovate America, Mr. McNeill held a number of senior level positions including Chief Financial Officer of two venture capital (VC) backed companies and Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Sales of a third VC backed company. Two of the three VC backed companies went public on the NASDAQ stock market and the third was sold to a public entity. In addition to serving on the board of Renovate America, Mr. McNeill serves on the board of San Diego Coastkeeper and Quality Home Maintenance, Inc.
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About Ando Money: Ando Money enables customers to join and drive a transformative movement to combat the climate crisis through carbon-reducing banking.
Chief Executive Officer of Finix
Richie Serna serves as the CEO and co-founder at Finix.
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About Finix: From startups to publicly traded companies, Finix offers everything software platforms need to build world-class payments experiences.
Founder & CEO of Zytara
As founder and CEO of Zytara, Al Burgio leads the development and strategic direction of the company. Al also founded Console Connect in 2011, the pioneer of software-defined interconnection. He has been a serial entrepreneur for over 20 years with diverse experience across various industries including the financial industry and multiple areas of technology. During his time with Console as CEO, he raised in excess of $60 Million in capital from leading Silicon Valley venture capital firms, secured multiple Fortune 500 companies as customers, expanded the company’s platform into over 20 countries and was a recognized innovator with patents granted in the areas of Internet Architecture and Routing. In 2017, Console was acquired by PCCW and the platform continues to win awards globally. Al re-entered the financial technology industry in 2017 by initially founding DigitalBits, an open-source blockchain project and protocol with a primary focus on supporting branded currencies, inclusive of the emerging category of branded stablecoins. Al has been an active public speaker on an array of topics including Internet architecture and financial technology, having also been interviewed by Larry King discussing the mass adoption of blockchain technology. Al is also a member of the board of directors of Innovate Niagara, a non-profit innovation center helping entrepreneurs with leading-edge ideas to start, grow and succeed.
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About DigitalBits Project, Zytara: Zytara is a financial technology company focused on supporting Millennial and Gen Z gamers and esports enthusiasts.
Co-Founder & CEO of Vise
Samir Vasavada is the Co-Founder & CEO of Vise. Vise is a venture-backed startup using Artificial Intelligence to revolutionize Portfolio Construction and Management for RIAs and Family Offices. Vise allows investment advisors the ability to provide tailored financial advice to each of their clients powered by proprietary Portfolio Intelligence making them smarter and more efficient. Vise AI is backed by Peter Thiel’s Founder’s Fund, Bling Capital, Great Oaks Ventures, and the Wharton School of Business amongst other investors. In his respective position, Samir is responsible for Operations, Business Development and managing a team of Engineers and Ph.D. AI and Quantitative Finance Researchers. Prior to Vise AI, Samir founded NYX Group, a technologies firm specializing in Marketing and Software Development. He oversaw an international team of developers and projects. Samir sits on advisory boards for several SaaS startups as well as a fellow at Lightspeed Venture Partners. He is also a consultant with GLG and Coleman Research amongst his own personal portfolio. He has consulted with firms such as UBS, BCG, Mass Mutual, Deutsche Bank and others on Artificial Intelligence in Portfolio Management and Infrastructure in the AI space. Alongside consulting, Samir actively speaks on AI & Fintech at conferences around the globe such as Money20/20, InVest, Raymond James Institutional Investors, AI World and more.
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About Vise: Vise is an AI-driven portfolio management platform for financial advisors.
Founder & CEO of Step
CJ is a serial entrepreneur and has over 15 years experience launching early stage startups across multiple industries. He has demonstrated an exceptional ability throughout his career to bring innovative products to market, attract large clients and deliver rapid sales expansion in emerging technology verticals. Currently CJ is the Founder and CEO Step, a next generation banking platform. Prior to Step, CJ was the co-founder of Gyft (Acquired by First Data), led Sales and Business Development initiatives at Luminate (Acquired by Yahoo) and was an early executive at Liveops. CJ is a graduate from Wesleyan University and lives in the Bay Area.
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About Step: Step is a financial services company that builds mobile-based banking for teenagers.
CEO & CO-FOUNDER of Aella
Akin Jones is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Aella Credit.
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About Aella: Aella helps africans get credit, invest, get health insurance, and make payments.
CEO and Co-Founder of Varo Money
Colin Walsh is the brainchild behind Varo and its mission to revolutionize banking. Colin and his team founded Varo to create a better way of banking that empowers consumers to be more in control of their financial lives. He believes too many people are not well served by the big banks, which have created a significant opportunity for innovators. Varo is building a seamless retail banking solution that addresses big pain points for the ~20 million millennial Americans (ages 22-36) who are creditworthy yet still manage their money on a month-to-month basis. These Americans are often one unexpected event away from running into financial trouble, which can prevent them from building savings and investing their money around longer-term goals. Varo has designed a product that allows its customers to see their full financial picture, understand how they’re spending, and access lending and savings products to smooth cash flow and build wealth over time. Varo’s frictionless, mobile-first banking solution does not charge overdraft fees or punitive interest rates, thereby eliminating the harmful fees traditional banks rely on to make money from this large segment of consumers. As proven in other industries, innovators who introduce products people love at lower cost often create massive disruption. We believe the time for such a change in retail banking has arrived. Understanding banking and how people manage their money is a vital part of developing such a new mobile banking platform. Walsh is perfectly positioned to do this with more than 25 years of retail financial services industry experience. His knowledge and expertise is guiding the Varo team to deliver a platform that allows users to effortlessly cover their expenses and build their wealth, so they can get on with their lives.
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About Varo Money: Varo is a digital bank that offers innovative, premium banking services wrapped in inclusive design.
Co-Founder and CEO of Migo
Ekechi Nwokah has 20 years of experience building distributed systems and data center infrastructure. He was a visiting professor at Purdue University before leaving academia to join SGI and NASA, where he built large parallel Altix and Origin machines, and was tech lead on COLUMBIA, the fastest supercomputer in the world in 2004. He is also an expert in cloud infrastructure and security, having spent several years at Amazon AWS building cloud services. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Purdue University.
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About Migo: Migo is a cloud-based platform that allows customers to use loans, make purchases, and withdraw cash without the need for plastic cards.
co-Chief Executive Officer of China Rapid Finance
Russell Krauss has served as co-Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman since September 2018. Prior to taking on the current co-CEO position, Mr. Krauss has served on the XRF Board since 2016 as an independent non-executive director. Mr. Krauss was Senior Vice President and Managing Director at Hewlett-Packard (“HP”, then “Hewlett Packard Enterprise”), where he oversaw business operations for one of HP’s largest businesses and drove significant value for both clients and shareholders through major transformation initiatives. He also served as Senior Vice President, overseeing Accounts and Business Operations for DXC Technology, where he led the enterprise-wide client operations, and oversaw top accounts for the $20 billion business. Previously, Mr. Krauss was the Chief Information Officer and Vice President for the New York Power Authority, the largest non-federal utility in the U.S., where he was a leader of one of the nation’s “Top 10 Critical Infrastructure” entities and led the $1.4 billion divestiture of the Nuclear Generation business—the largest transaction of its kind in U.S. history. Mr. Krauss also served as a CIO both at Westinghouse Electric Corporation and United Technologies Corporation divisions. He received his MBA from University of New Haven and his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York (SUNY).
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About China Rapid Finance: China Rapid Finance is an online consumer lending marketplace serving online users and China’s emerging middle class.
Founder & CEO of CoinGenius
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About CoinGenius, NFT Genius: CoinGenius is an advanced intelligence and analytics platform specifically intended for cryptocurrency traders.
CEO & Co-Founder of Aikon
Stefan has a broad entrepreneurial, technology, and finance background. He is Founder and CEO of Genia Technologies, a next generation DNA sequencing company based in Mountain View, CA. Genia Technologies was sold to Roche in 2014. He’s also Founder of OnCircle, an online content syndication and distribution platform. He is an active private equity investor and currently serves as Chairman of WRS Materials, a roll-up of wafer reclaim companies. He was Founder and CEO of Brokat Technologies, an encryption and banking software company. Brokat went public in 1998 on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on NASDAQ in 2000, where it reached a several billion dollar market cap. He is active worldwide in fostering m-commerce and is a popular speaker at business and technology conferences. Stefan was honored with the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Germany. He is also a two time award holder of Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.
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About Aikon, Gbox by OnCircle, Inc.: Aikon provides API-based Blockchain as a Service for top public blockchains including EOS, Ethereum and Libra
Laurence D. Fink
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock
Laurence D. Fink, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock, also leads the Global Executive Committee. Mr. Fink has led the firm since its founding in 1988, keeping client centric solutions and innovation at the forefront of his leadership. He was named “CEO of the Decade” by Financial News in 2011 and has been named one of the “World’s Best CEO’s” by Barron’s for seven consecutive years. Prior to founding BlackRock in 1988, Mr. Fink was a member of the Management Committee and a Managing Director of The First Boston Corporation. Mr. Fink joined First Boston in 1976 and quickly became one of the first mortgage-backed securities traders on Wall Street. During his tenure at First Boston, Mr. Fink was co-head of the Taxable Fixed Income Division, which was responsible for trading and distribution of all government, mortgage and corporate securities. Mr. Fink also started the Financial Futures and Options Department and headed the Mortgage and Real Estate Products Group. Mr. Fink serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of New York University and is Co-Chairman of the NYU Langone Medical Center Board of Trustees. Mr. Fink also serves on the Boards of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Council on Foreign Relations and Robin Hood, the New York City charitable organization. He is also Co-Chairman of The Partnership for New York City, which works to engage the business community in efforts to advance the City’s economy and maintain its position as the center of world commerce, finance and innovation. Mr. Fink earned an MBA degree with a concentration in real estate from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1976 and a BA degree in political science from UCLA in 1974.
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About BlackRock: BlackRock is an investment company that offers its services to institutions, intermediaries, foundations, and individual investors.
Co-Founder & CEO of Ladder
Jamie is Ladder’s CEO and chief evangelist. He believes life insurance is a fundamentally great product for families and communities and so built Ladder to be the smart, modern way to insure your life. Prior to cofounding Ladder, Jamie was Partner at Aldenwood Capital and at Oak Hill Investment Management, a premier family office with over $12 billion in assets. Jamie also worked at NextCard, pioneering instant credit and the first ‘internet enabled’ Visa card. Jamie is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Harvard Business School.
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About Ladder: Ladder is a digital life insurance company that offers flexible term coverage in minutes saving policyholders up to 40%.
Co-Founder & CEO of Resolve
Chris Tsai is the Co-Founder & CEO at Resolve.
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About Resolve: Resolve is a B2B payments platform that offers buy now, pay later billing for business purchases.
CEO of CRED Investments
Jon is a leading innovator in technology. As the founder of Swish Labs he’s built the largest distributed ecosystem spanning 30+ countries. Jon’s consulted with many of the top fortune 500 on innovative product opportunities and strategy. Jon has advised top startups including Airbnb, Kik and Khan Academy. Jon studied at McGill & Stanford university and has a deep background in product, economics and psychology.
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About CRED Investments, Swish: CRED uses artificial intelligence to invest in the future of talent. Helping realize the commercial & financial potential of talent.
Founder & CEO of TomoCredit
Kristy Kim serves as the CEO and co-founder of TomoCredit.
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About DearMissJ, TomoCredit: TomoCredit helps millennials get the credit cards they deserve by analyzing alternative data sets.
Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member of CommonStock
David McDonough is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Board Member at CommonStock.
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About CommonStock: CommonStock is a developer of a group chat platform that is designed to share investment knowledge and decisions.
CEO & Co-Founder of Swarm Fund
Philipp Pieper is co-founder at Swarm Capital.
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About Lighthouse Interactive, Loop Media, Singularity University, StartX (Stanford-StartX Fund), Swarm Fund: Swarm Fund is the blockchain for private equity, opening up access to the new digital economy.
Co-Founder and CEO of HoneyBook
Oz Alon is Co-Founder & CEO at HoneyBook.
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About HoneyBook: HoneyBook is a business management platform creating tools to help creative entrepreneurs run their business on their own terms.
CEO and Co-Founder of Aspiration
Andrei Cherny has spent nearly twenty years working to make the financial system more open and fair. He combines a background as an advisor to some of America’s top companies, the co-founder and president of a media start-up, a financial fraud prosecutor, a historian, a White House aide, a Navy reserve officer, and a nationally-recognized economic policy expert. Andrei has provided strategic counsel to companies such as Intel, Qualcomm, and Bank of America. He launched and grew Democracy Journal to one of the most widely read idea journals in America. There, he helped start the successful fight for the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. A former Clinton White House aide, he was the youngest White House speechwriter in American history. His 2000 book, The Next Deal, showed how business and government would be transformed by people’s demands for more and better choices. He is also the author of the The Candy Bombers. He graduated from Harvard University and from the University of California Berkeley law school. Source: https://www.aspiration.com/team
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About Aspiration: Aspiration offers retail banking and investing services that enable customers to spend and save their money in ways that protect the planet.
CEO & Co-Founder of TrustToken
Jai is the CEO and co-founder of TrustToken
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About TrustToken: TrustToken is a platform to create asset-backed tokens that can be used for buying and selling around the world.
Founder & CEO of Acquicent
Citrano is founder & CEO of [Acquicent](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/acquicent) and a mentor at [Amplify](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/amplify-la), a startup accelerator and multi-faceted entrepreneurial campus in Los Angeles. He is also an angel investor and photographer. He was VP Communications & Chief Evangelist for Verizon’s digital unit, a position created when [Verizon acquired EdgeCast Networks](https://techcrunch.com/2013/12/07/verizon-edgecast/), where he was a key executive. He co-founded fama PR, a Boston-based communications agency. He served as chief technology advisor to Maine Governor Angus King (now US Senator) and was a member of Barack Obama’s 2008 finance committee.
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About Acquicent: Acquicent provides a marketplace for investing in digital and real-world collectibles via NFTs.
Co-founder & CEO of FanTrade
Co-founder, CEO @ FanTrade | Fantasy Crypto & Stocks | Building FanTrade where we combine the fun and excitement of fantasy sports with the forecasting skills of stocks and crypto being a real-time game with curated rewards for winning.
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About FanTrade: FanTrade is a mobile app where users earn money by playing real-time daily contests based on fantasy crypto and stocks.
Chief Executive Officer of Dividend Finance
Seasoned distributed energy resources / energy transition and fintech entrepreneur with a passion for conceptualizing and designing innovative financial structures, products and business strategies that breakdown capital barriers and empower underserved markets.
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About Dividend Finance: Dividend Finance is a Technology-enabled finance platform supporting the energy transition with lending and other financial solutions.
Co-Founder and CEO of Ajaib
Anderson Sumarli is the Co-Founder and CEO at Ajaib.
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About Ajaib: Ajaib is an investing platform that allows Indonesians to buy and sell stocks, ETFs, and mutual funds.
Co- Founder, Chairman & CEO of Feedzai
Prior to starting Feedzai, Nuno was an engineer for the European Space Agency, and worked closely with several successful technology startups. In 2011, Nuno, along with his fellow co-founders Paulo Marques and Pedro Bizarro, established Feedzai to fight financial fraud with advanced machine learning technology. Fast forward to today, Nuno has been named the Entrepreneur of the Year by London Business School, shared a stage with tech leaders such as Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak, and has been the driving force of Feedzai’s global growth. Under Nuno’s leadership, Feedzai has raised more than $282 million in venture funding, surpassed 500 employees, and continues to keep commerce safe for many of the leading banks, retailers, and payment processors around the globe. Nuno has an MBA from the London Business School.
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About Feedzai: Feedzai develops risk management tools to prevent fraud and money laundering in transactions.
Co-Founder & CEO of FundersClub
Co-Founder and CEO at FundersClub. He is also the Co-Founder of Crederity Info Services.
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About Crederity Info Services, FundersClub: FundersClub is an online venture capital firm that focuses on Seed and early stage investments.
CEO of Intuit
Sasan Goodarzi is the CEO of Intuit. Prior to becoming the CEO, he served as the executive vice president and general manager of Intuit’s Small Business Group. Goodarzi has held multiple general management positions during two separate stints at Intuit. From 2013-2016 he led Intuit’s Consumer Tax Group, which offers the company’s flagship TurboTax products. Under his leadership, TurboTax reinvented itself and delivered breakthrough innovations which resulted in double-digit customer growth for three consecutive years. From 2011 to 2013, he served as the company’s chief information officer, successfully leading Intuit’s transition to the cloud. During his previous time at Intuit, from 2004-2010, he was senior vice president and general manager for the company’s professional tax division and Intuit Financial Services. He has also led several acquired software companies in addition to Intuit’s operations in Canada and the United Kingdom. Before coming to Intuit, Goodarzi worked for Invensys, a global provider of industrial automation, transportation and controls technology, serving as global president of the products group. He also held a number of senior leadership roles in the automation control division at Honeywell and served as the chief executive officer and co-founder of a technology startup, Lazer Cables Inc. Goodarzi earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at the University of Central Florida and a master’s in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
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About Intuit: Intuit offers business and financial management solutions for SMBs, financial institutions, consumers, and accounting professionals.
Co-Founder & CEO of Sure
Wayne Slavin is the CEO and Co-Founder of Sure, a VC backed insurtech startup. Prior to Sure he was the VP of Product Management at Tapingo, TechCrunch’s Most Innovative Company of 2013. His other past projects and companies include NetStumbler, a consumer app with more than 1,500,000,000+ billion downloads, the Barnes & Noble Nook eBook reader, Buddy Media (now part of salesforce), and BackupRight the enterprise SaaS company he sold in 2012. He has a Masters Degree from Columbia University.
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About Sure: Sure is an insurance technology company that powers API-based digital insurance programs for brands and carriers.
Manuel A. Henriquez
Founder, and Former Chairman, President & CEO of Hercules Capital
Manuel A. Henriquez is the co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Hercules Technology Growth Capital. Henriquez is a 25-year veteran of the venture capital and financing community. Under his leadership, the firm has completed investments of more than $3.6 billion to over 230 companies. Prior to co-founding the Company, Henriquez was a Managing Director at VantagePoint Venture Partners from August 2000 through July 2003 where he focused on technology investments. He is also the former president and chief investment officer of Comdisco Ventures, a division of Comdisco, Inc., a leading technology and financial services company, from November 1999 to March 2000. Prior to that, from March 1997 to November 1999, Henriquez was a Managing Director of Comdisco Ventures and a senior member of the investment team that originated over $2.0 billion of equipment lease, debt and equity transactions from 1997 to 2000. Henriquez received a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University and is a member of the University’s Board of Directors. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Lucile Packard Foundation as well as the Children’s Health Council and is a long time advocate for children’s health and education. He also previously served on the Board of Directors for Charles Armstrong School, an independent elementary and middle school that serves students with language-based learning differences.
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About Hercules Capital: Hercules Capital is a capital market company that lends to technology, life sciences, and sustainable technology companies.
Co-Founder & CEO of Chipper Cash
Ham Serunjogi is a co-founder and CEO at Chipper Cash.
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About Chipper Cash: Chipper Cash is a fintech platform that offers mobile, cross-border money transfer services.
Co-Founder & CEO of Hearth
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About Hearth: Financial Technology for built for the Home Improvement industry
CEO & Founder of Daydream
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About Daydream: Democratizing the financial model. Stealth.
CEO of HamsaPay
Adam Zbar works as a Chief Executive Officer at HamsaPay from June 2020.
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About HamsaPay, SunBasket: HamsaPay is the world’s first Smart, X-Border Trade DeFi Network
Co-Founder & CEO of Fivestars
Victor Ho is the CEO and Co-Founder of FiveStars, a venture-backed startup building a consumer identity platform that personalizes commerce in the real world by harnessing the power of big data, predictive analytics, and cloud-based marketing automation. Previously, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Co.in New York, where he helped multiple Fortune 500 companies build and manage their loyalty and customer retention programs. He was recently selected to Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Victor holds three degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a Rubik’s cube enthusiast with a personal best of 45 seconds.
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About Fivestars: Fivestars provides a platform that offers loyalty, marketing, payments, and other services to small merchants and businesses.
Co-Founder and CEO of Paystack
Shola Akinlade is the Co-founder and CEO at Paystack.
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About Paystack: Paystack lets businesses accept payments via credit card, debit card, money transfer and mobile money on their websites or mobile apps.
Co-Founder & CEO of Bloomberg Second Measure
Co-Founder of Second Measure.
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About Bloomberg Second Measure: Bloomberg Second Measure analyzes billions of anonymized credit card transactions to answer real-time questions on consumer behavior.
Founder + CEO of Olivia
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About Olivia: Olivia is an AI financial assistant that learns your spending patterns, predict your purchases and recommend ways to get more for your money
CEO of OpenNode
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About OpenNode: OpenNode offers accessible way for e-commerce businesses to process bitcoin payments.
CEO of Xolo
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About Martinson Trigon Venture Partners, Xolo: Xolo makes freelancing a magical experience
CEO of Pngme
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About Pngme: Pngme, they believe everyone deserves equal access to finance.
CEO and Co-Founder of Spinwheel
Tomás Campos is the CEO and Co-Founder of Spinwheel.
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About Spinwheel: Transform how your business and your customers see, understand, and act on debt with our industry-leading debt APIs and drop-in modules.
CEO of EdTech of Prosus
Larry Illg is responsible for all of Naspers’ forward-looking teams, including research and strategy, along with M&A, ensuring Naspers spots and seizes opportunities to grow or acquire new and disruptive platforms.
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About Prosus, Prosus & Naspers: Prosus is a consumer internet group and a technology investor that operates and invests in markets with long-term growth potential.
CEO of Upstock
Fenton is currently the founder and CEO of Upstock, Inc., a worker equity management as a service online platform. Fenton created the online social hospitality network, the Couchsurfing Project which he began working on in 1999. Couchsurfing currently has over 15 million members worldwide. Fenton served as executive director of Couchsurfing until 2012 and the founding chairman of the board. Since exiting his position as CEO of Couchsurfing, he has also been a part of multiple startups including Sovolve (Wonder App) and Upstock. Fenton has spoken on the subject of trust at TEDxBologna, and on human ego.
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About Couchsurfing, Sovolve, Upstock: Worker equity management as a service, Founder Equity, Performance Based Equity, Saas, Legal Services, Membership
CEO, Co-Founder of WePay
Bill drives the company’s vision, strategy, and growth. Before joining WePay, Bill worked in technology investment banking at Jefferies & Company, where he advised enterprise software, digital media, and financial technology companies on M&A and capital market transactions. Previously, he worked for the U.S. Army’s Communications Engineering Research Command and in electronic trading at Goldman Sachs.
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About WePay: WePay is an online payment service company that provides secure and comprehensive APIs designed for ISVs and SaaS providers.
Founder & CEO of DMarket
Volodymyr Panchenko is private merchant of digital games in the world. He is founder of skins.cash — 2nd biggest virtual items marketplace. He is also founder and CEO of Suntechsoft.
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About DMarket, DreamTeam, Suntechsoft: DMarket is a marketplace for NFTs trading and technology for building metaverses.
CEO of SmartBiz Loans
Evan Singer is President and CEO of SmartBiz Loans and leads the strategic, operational and tactical activities of the company. He has broad experience in both financial services and consumer industries. Evan has held leadership positions as Chief Revenue Officer at Milton’s Baking, President at Purity Organic, and General Manager at Align Technology. He started his career at Procter & Gamble and holds a B.A. in Public Policy, graduating with honors from Stanford University.
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About SmartBiz Loans: SmartBiz Loans is a unique combination of an online SBA loan marketplace and a bank enabling technology platform.
CEO & Co-Founder of CASPIAN
Robert Dykes is the CEO at Caspian.
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About CASPIAN, The Carey School, Tora Trading Services: CASPIAN is a full stack crypto asset management solution.
CEO & Founder of Smarkets
Jason is the founder and CEO of London-headquartered Smarkets, one of the world’s largest betting exchanges. As a trading platform, Smarkets simplifies peer-to-peer betting on hundreds of markets daily, with a mission to provide the the lowest commission and therefore fairest odds in the world. In a few short years, Jason has engineered Smarkets into one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe that sees more than 200,000 customers trade billions of pounds annually. Prior to co-founding Smarkets, Jason worked in the Global Asset Management division at UBS designing and implementing proprietary software to assist in one of the world’s largest fund of hedge fund trading operations. Jason graduated from Northwestern University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
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About Smarkets: Smarkets simplifies peer-to-peer trading on sporting and political events.
Founder/CEO of inDinero
Jessica started her first internet company at the age of 13, finished high school at the age of 15, and studied computer science at the University of California, Berkeley. As Product Architect and CEO of Indinero.com, Jessica drives the development of Indineroâ€™s product strategy, product development and design efforts. She designed Indinero for the typical small business owner, knowing that its usefulness and simplicity would change the way business owners look at money. Founders Jessica Mah and Andy Su built the core product over the Summer of 2009, and the company has since won grant awards from Lightspeed Venture Partners in the Summer of 2009, and from U.C. Berkeleyâ€™s CET Venture Lab in the Fall of 2009. Prior to founding Indinero, Jessica was the founder and technical lead at internshipIN.com, which has since helped thousands of college students find their first internships. Jessica studied computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, where she and co-founder Andy Su built Indineroâ€™s first prototype. Jessica has been mentioned in publications ranging from Inc. magazine to the Wall Street Journal, and has been featured on PBS to encourage students to pursue science and entrepreneurship.
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About inDinero, XFactor Ventures: inDinero develops software that assists its users in tracking and managing their finance.
Co-Founder & CEO of Persona
Rick Song is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Persona.
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About Persona: Persona is an identity platform that helps business verify customer identities that brings trust to online interactions.
Founder & CEO of Naborly
Dylan Lenz is the Founder & CEO of Naborly a real estate technology company based in Toronto, Ontario. Dylan leverages his technical abilities in Computer Science and Product Design along side his diverse experiences in Operations, Sales, and Marketing to create outstanding digital products. Previously, Dylan built and sold two companies in technology and finance, he studied Computer Science and Sociology at the University of British Columbia.
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About Naborly: Credit designed for the renting generation.