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 Los Angeles based CEO’ operating in the Software 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.
Founder and CEO of OTOY
Jules Urbach is the Founder and CEO of [OTOY](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/otoy) and [Lightstage](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/lightstage). Jules was born and raised in the french countryside west of Paris (near Versailles) until age 9 when he moved to LA. In LA he attended Harvard-Westlake high school before being accepted to Harvard University. However, he decided to defer his acceptance to Harvard (indefinitely as it turned out) to go make video games. He made his first game, Hell Cab – Time Warner Interactive, at age 18. Six years after he created Hell Cab, he founded [Groove Alliance](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/3d-groove). Groove ended up creating the first game ever available on Shockwave.com (Real Pool). A decade later, Jules is busy working on his latest two companies, OTOY and Lightstage, which he hopes will revolutionize 3D rendering.
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About Lightstage, OTOY, RNDR Token: OTOY is a cloud rendering company delivering real-time cinematic quality 3D graphics through the browser.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of RecipMe
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About RecipMe: RecipMe is a mobile application that suggests recipe ideas to a user based on what the user has in his/her kitchen.
David and Daniil Liberman
CEO of Product Science
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About Brothers Ventures, Product Science: Performance management platform for mobile
Founder & CEO of Sugar
Prior to founding Jetpack at Stanford University, Fatima worked as the youngest senior engineer on a product innovation team at Procter & Gamble focusing on products 3-10 years away from market. Having been awarded several corporate innovation awards such as ‘Most Transformative Product Design’ and the ‘P&G Global Innovation Seed Fund’, her key competencies include designing simple solutions to complex problems. Fatima holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University, where she received a Gold King’s Crown Leadership Award and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
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About Sugar: Sugar builds community and transforms the residential experience by integrating with technology stacks that power modern buildings.
Damon Wayans, Jr
Founder and Co-CEO of Special Guest App
Damon Kyle Wayans Jr. is an American actor, writer, and stand-up comedian, most widely known for starring as Brad Williams in the ABC comedy series Happy Endings and as Coach in the Fox comedy series New Girl. In 2014, he starred in the comedy film Let’s Be Cops and provided the voice of Wasabi in Big Hero 6. In October 2018 Damon will star in his own sitcom “Happy Together” on CBS.
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About Special Guest App: Special Guest App makes it dead simple for anyone, anywhere to discover and book live entertainers.
Co-Founder, Chairman & Co-CEO of Scopely
Walter Driver is the co-founder, Chairman and co-CEO of Scopely, one of the fastest-growing mobile games companies in the West. Scopely creates and publishes a highly-diverse portfolio of top-grossing, immersive game experiences, including: the award-winning MARVEL Strike Force, Scrabble® GO, Star Trek™ Fleet Command and YAHTZEE® With Buddies, among others. Fueled by a world-class team, Scopely leverages its proprietary technology platforms to bring directed-by-consumer, interactive experiences to audiences around the globe. Under Walter’s leadership, the company has achieved more than $1B in lifetime revenue, attracted more than $650M in financing from leading venture capital firms, tech luminaries and cultural icons, and has received many recognitions, including: the 2020 “Best Mobile Games Publisher,” one of the 2019 and 2020 “Best Places to Work in Los Angeles” by Built in LA, one of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company, and was named the second fastest-growing technology company in North America on Deloitte’s “Technology Fast 500” list. Walter has been recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential Young Executives” by The Business Journal, “Visionary of the Year” by C-Suite Quarterly, “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, a “Young Global Shaper” by the World Economic Forum, one of the “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs” by Goldman Sachs and a “Dealmaker of the Year” by Variety. Walter is also an investor and advisor to many private technology companies as well as a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Los Angeles Technology & Innovation Council. Prior to Scopely, Walter founded and served as CEO of O Negative Media where he developed online social games. Before O Negative, he co-founded Ignition Interactive, one of the first developers of third-party applications for Facebook. Walter holds a B.A. in English Literature from Brown University.
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About Scopely: Scopely is a global leader in interactive entertainment and mobile-first video games.
Co-CEO & Board Member of Scopely
Javier Ferreira is the co-CEO of Scopely, one of the fastest-growing mobile games companies in the West. A longtime digital media and technology executive with 15+ years of experience in gaming, Javier joined Scopely in 2014 as Chief Operating Officer to expand its business operations, strategy, slate and partnerships. In 2016, he became President, overseeing all aspects of day-to-day operations and joined the Scopely Board. In 2019, he became co-CEO with co-founder Walter Driver. Since Javier joined the business in 2014, Scopely has scaled 35x with a highly-diverse, top-grossing games slate, including the award-winning MARVEL Strike Force, Scrabble® GO, Star Trek™ Fleet Command and YAHTZEE® With Buddies, among many others. Javier’s leadership has helped Scopely achieve accolades such as recognition in Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies” and Entrepreneur’s “30 Startups to Watch” as well as ranking #2 on Deloitte’s “Technology Fast 500” and #9 on Inc. magazine’s “Inc. 5000” as one of the fastest-growing companies in North America. In 2019, Javier was also recognized by Variety as a “Dealmaker of the Year.” Prior to Scopely, Javier served as Senior Vice President of Games Publishing at Disney Interactive, where he oversaw a large slate of mobile, console and online digital properties—helping establish the brand as a world-class publisher with over 500 million downloads and $1 billion in revenue during his tenure. Earlier in his career, Javier served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Europe at JAMDAT Mobile, which was acquired by Electronic Arts during his tenure for $680 million. Javier helped build the JAMDAT business into a top mobile games publisher in Europe. Following the company’s exit, Javier served as Vice President of Publishing at EA where he drove the brand’s global strategy and technology investments across the EMEA region, as well as expanded international distribution and closed a wide range of strategic partnerships with major IP holders. Javier began his career in gaming at Telefónica Mobile as Head of Product, Games. Javier holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Warwick and a M.S. in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford.
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About Scopely: Scopely is a global leader in interactive entertainment and mobile-first video games.
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.
Founder & CEO of Replicated
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About Replicated: Replicated provides a platform for delivering and managing Kubernetes applications in any environment.
Co-Founder & CEO of Candu
Jonathan Anderson is a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Candu.
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About Candu: Candu is a product experience platform for software teams who want to design, refine, and personalize their application’s user interface.
Founder, CEO of Vantage Point
Morgan Mercer is the founder of the VR-based enterprise training company, Vantage Point. Vantage Point’s suite of immersive training tools is initially aiming at tackling Anti-Sexual Harassment and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) training. Mercer was recently regarded as one of the Top 10 Female Tech Innovators [in history] by TechRadar and has been featured in 4+ dozen publications including WIRED, NPR, The Economist, Vogue and more. Mercer was regarded by the UN Women chapter as a “Champion of Change” in the ‘Era of Equity’.
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About Vantage Point: We create experiences that change the way you think. Vantage Point is the future of workforce learning.
Co-Founder & CEO of First Resonance
Karan Talati is the CEO and Co-Founder of First Resonance, which has raised $20 million in capital since its founding in 2018. First Resonance builds a Factory OS for the aerospace, automotive, and robotics industries and now powers over 40 leading manufacturers. These companies are leaders in cutting-edge products like eVTOLs (air taxis), rockets, electric boats, and robotic construction products. Karan built his company in collaboration with the world’s best engineers from companies like SpaceX, Tesla, and Apple, and he is saving his clients countless hours and dollars with their innovative, flexible, and data-driven approach to modern manufacturing.
Karan created First Resonance after gaining valuable insight on the future from working at SpaceX. With his team at First Resonance, Karan has created the ION Factory OS, which optimizes manufacturing efficiency by 30% with the ability to build, iterate, and track processes throughout a dynamic factory workflow. Karan strives to make technology faster and more accessible, while revolutionizing the current systems at play. Beyond work, he maintains a witty Twitter presence with thousands of followers and a viral tweet with 12K retweets and 90K likes.
- Raising 20 million dollars in venture capital
- Worked at SpaceX to transform technology systems
- Creating a product now in use at over 40 manufacturing companies around the world
- Designing one product with the benefits of many to set the standard in production software
- PODCAST | Entrepreneur: Action & Ambition: Karan Talati Co-Founder, and CEO of First Resonance, is Transforming The Manufacturing World With The Next-Generation Software Platform ION
- PODCAST | The Roller Coaster Podcast: Karan Talati – CEO of First Resonance
- PODCAST | Agile Hardware Manufacturing: Meeting this Century’s Toughest Challenges with Karan Talati
- PODCAST | Venture Stories: Karan Talati and Keenan Johnson on the Future of Manufacturing
- ARTICLE | Cision: First Resonance Raises $14M Series A to Fuel Development of Factory Operating System to Help Manufacturers Navigate Unprecedented Supply Chain Challenges
- ARTICLE | dot.LA: Former SpaceX Engineer’s Platform for Makers of EV, Rockets and Air Taxis Raises $14M
- ARTICLE | Built In LA: First Resonance Raises $14M Series A, Plans to Triple Its Headcount
- ARTICLE | LA TechWatch: First Resonance $14M for its Operating System for Factories That’s Helping Ease Supple Chain Woes
- ARTICLE | TechCrunch: First Resonance brings its space-scale manufacturing OS to hardware makers with $14M A round
- ARTICLE | VentureBeat: First Resonance snags $14M for an operating system designed for factories
- ARTICLE | LA TechWatch: First Resonance Raises $3.5M to be the Operating System for Factories
- ARTICLE | LA Startups: First Resonance Raises Fresh Round Of Funding To Meet Growing Demand For Factory Operating System
- ARTICLE | Crunchbase News: First Resonance Raises New Round To Make Hardware Manufacturing Easier
- ARTICLE | dot.LA: First Resonance Lands $3.5M as Aerospace and EV Manufacturing Expand
- ARTICLE | LA TechWatch: First Resonance Helps Manufacturing Move to an Operating System Rather Than an Assemble Line
- ARTICLE | Aviation Week: Manufacturing System Aims To Help Hardware Startups Move Faster
- ARTICLE | LA Startups: First Resonance Launches Next-Generation Manufacturing Software Platform For Aerospace, Robotics, And Automotive Industries
- ARTICLE | TechCrunch: Founded by former SpaceX engineers, First Resonance pitches tools to make things the SpaceX way
- ARTICLE | Built In LA: What’s Changed? 6 LA Companies Share How Their Tech Stacks Have Evolved
- ARTICLE | Built In LA: Built In LA’s 50 Startups to Watch
Email – [email protected]
Website – https://www.firstresonance.io/
LinkedIn – linkedin.com/in/karan-talati/
Twitter – @karantalati
Facebook – facebook.com/firstresonance.io/
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About First Resonance: First Resonance builds ION, the Factory Operating System that manufacturers trust for speed, collaboration, and visibility.
CEO of The Trade Desk
Jeff Green is founder and CEO of The Trade Desk, Inc., a demand-side platform that powers the desks of the world’s most advanced buyers in online advertising. Green built The Trade Desk as second-generation demand-side platform, positioning it at the center of online advertising’s trading future by offering efficient, transparent technology. Since its inception in 2009, the company has grown on pace with the now-$3B RTB industry, having been included as an alpha partner in Facebook’s launch of the Facebook Exchange, and having been recently being named one of OnMedia’s “35 [Private Companies] to Watch.” By focusing on the technology of the buy-side, Green has shaped The Trade Desk into one of the fastest growing companies in ad tech. He was a finalist for the Ernst & Young 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year award for Greater Los Angeles. Prior to The Trade Desk, Green founded AdECN, which he built in 2004 as the world’s first online advertising exchange. As COO, he led all strategy, product, and business development. AdECN was acquired by the Microsoft Corporation within three years of launch. At Microsoft, Green not only oversaw the AdECN exchange business, but also all reseller and channel partner business. Additionally, he advised the all-up strategy for the Online Services Division. In 2009, Green left to launch The Trade Desk. Green has also played a leadership role in the ad tech industry, having served on the Networks and Exchanges Quality Assurance Guidelines Committee for the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) from 2011-2012. Green led working groups that established rules and best practices for acquiring inventory, and set data transaction standards.
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About The Trade Desk, Trade Desk Inc.: The Trade Desk is an online demand-side platform that provides buying tools for digital media buyers.
Founder and CEO of UpKeep
Founder @CEO at UpKeep. Angel Investor
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About UpKeep: UpKeep is a platform developed for technicians and maintenance workers that provides them with a computerized maintenance management system.
Co-Founder, CEO of TigerConnect
Brad is the Co-Founder and CEO of TigerConnect and a Co-Founder of Whisper. He previously ran DIC Entertainment as President for 6 years after working for Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette as an Investment Banker. After acquiring the company with Bain Capital from the Walt Disney Company in 2000, he helped grow the company from less than $10mm of revenues to over $80mm in 2005 when he took the company public on the London Stock Exchange at a $200mm valuation. Brad received his BA from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
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About TigerConnect, Whisper: TigerConnect is a healthcare collaboration platform that streamlines clinical workflows and systems.
Co-Founder, CEO and COO of Supernatural
Chris Milk is the Co-Founder, CEO, and COO of Supernatural. He is an artist, director, and technologist.He is the founder and CEO of [Vrse](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/vrse#/entity). Milk has gained recognition as a music video director, working with Arcade Fire, U2, Kanye West, Green Day, Johnny Cash, Gnarls Barkley, Chemical Brothers, John Mellencamp, Courtney Love, and Modest Mouse. He has been honored with the top industry awards for his music video and commercial work, including the Grand Prix Cannes Lion, the D&AD Black Pencil, the Grand Clio, and SXSW’s ’Best of Show’, as well as multiple Grammy nominations, MTV Moon Men, and the UK’s MVA Innovation Award. Milk’s short film, Last Day Dream, played at film festivals around the world, and he directed the second unit of A Mother’s Promise, the film that introduced Barack Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards recognized his work in design and art in 2011. The Wilderness Downtown was named as one of TIME Magazine’s 30 Best Music Videos of all time, and was exhibited at MoMA in NY for 6 months in 2011. Milk builds multiple projects with Virtual Reality as the canvas. The collaboration with Beck called “Sound & Vision” has been exhibited in an Oculus Rift at the Future of Storytelling Summit, Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, and Tribeca Film Festival. Chris Milk was born in New York.
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About Here Be Dragons, Supernatural, Within (VR/AR): Supernatural is an immersive, virtual reality fitness experience that combines music, coaches, destinations, and movements.
Founder and CEO of PORTL Hologram
David Nussbaum is the Founder and CEO at PORTL Inc.
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About PORTL Hologram: PORTL Hologram offers at-home hologram machines.
CEO and Co-Founder of 9 Count
Hofmann most recently held the role of musical.ly’s President in North America, where he led expansion efforts to build the world’s fastest growing entertainment social network. Within three months of Hofmann joining the team, app downloads increased from 200 to 400,000 per day. musical.ly hit the top of the app chats in 21 countries and has grown to over 200 million users globally. During his time at musical.ly, Hofmann helmed the company’s global content, brand, entertainment, and talent partnerships, in addition to heading all corporate functions for North and South America. He oversaw the closure of deals with all three major music labels and publishers. Under his leadership, the company closed its largest product partnership with Apple Music, as well as original content partnerships with Viacom, NBCU, and Hearst Digital. Hofmann also orchestrated partnerships with top artists like Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Jason Derulo and 250+ other artists worldwide. In early 2018, Hofmann announced he was moving on from musical.ly to pursue new ventures following the company’s successful merger with Chinese tech giant, Bytedance. He is currently investing in and advising new startups. He remains an ally and advisor to musical.ly. In 2017, Hofmann was chosen by Variety as one of “30 Execs to Watch” for its Digital Entertainment Impact Report and featured by Billboard on its Digital Power Players List: Guiding the Future in Music and Tech. Most recently, he accepted the WSJ Technology Innovator Award. A German native, Hofmann currently resides in Los Angeles.
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About 9 Count: 9count exists to create products that help and connect people
CEO of SBE Entertainment
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About SBE Entertainment: SBE Entertainment provides hospitality, real estate development and lifestyle company.
CEO and Founder of Cleverly | #1 LinkedIn Lead Generation Agency
Passionate about business, obsessed with progress, and continuously learning. “It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Co-Founder and CEO of AppliedVR
Matthew Stoudt has a strong track record of building innovative businesses. Matthew is currently the co-founder and CEO of appliedVR. appliedVR’s mission is to drive positive behavioral by leveraging the unique properties of VR. The company is initially focused on the health care market and has rapidly become the leading medical VR platform delivering validated therapeutic VR content to health care providers in the US and internationally. Prior to founding appliedVR, Matthew founded and built Outcast Media into the largest digital video platform at gas stations across the US. Matthew sold the business to Verifone in 2014. Matthew was also an EIR at McDonald’s Corporation where he successfully launched multiple businesses including an in-restaurant digital video network and a ready-to-heat meal solution in grocery stores across the US. Matthew began his professional career in finance, raising over $1 billion in capital for high growth companies while at DLJ and investing in high growth companies while at Triumph Capital Group.
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About AppliedVR: AppliedVR offers virtual reality-based therapeutic treatments that address the complexity of chronic pain.
Founder & CEO of Zenlayer
Joe Zhu is the Founder and CEO of Zenlayer, a global software defined network and service provider with offices in Los Angeles, Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong. Zenlayer’s mission is to power a better connected world. To that end, under Joe’s leadership, Zenlayer has developed several software defined networking products that drastically simplify traditional storage and networking solutions. Prior to founding Zenlayer, Joe was the SVP of Global Business at ChinaCache, where he built up from scratch the global business unit of China’s largest CDN provider. Before ChinaCache, Joe worked as the Director of Network Operations at China Telecom (USA), where he oversaw China Telecom’s North American network operations and led the development of China Telecom’s global peering policy.
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About Zenlayer: Zenlayer operates as a software-defined network and services provider.
CEO of Josh.ai
Alex Capecelatro is the founder and CEO of Josh.ai, a voice controlled home automation system focused on artificial intelligence for high-end homes. Josh.ai utilizes a proprietary natural language understanding (NLU) engine with state of the art home control integrations for a powerful smart home experience. Alex started his career as a research scientist for NASA, the Naval Research Lab, and later Sandia National Laboratory. He then ventured into consumer technology first with electric car manufacturer Fisker Automotive, then through founding two social software products “At The Pool” and “Yeti” with members in more than 120 countries. Alex focuses on the intersection of cutting edge software and hardware to offer transformational experiences.
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About Hyphos, Josh.ai: Josh.ai is an AI platform that provides smart home automation space services.
Founder and CEO of MyEtherWallet | MEW
With 8 years of experience as a computer engineer under his belt, Kosala dabbled in crypto during his senior year at college. He later applied his technical programming skills to develop a storage solution for Ether which became MEW: one of the most popular and widely used cryptocurrency wallets in the space.
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About MyEtherWallet | MEW, Nanopuppet: MyEtherWallet is a free, open-source, client-side tool for easily and securely interacting with the Ethereum blockchain.
Founder & CEO of TRAY
Peter Kellis is the Founder & CEO at TRAY.
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About TRAY: TRAY® is a complete point of sale system for the enterprise that specializes in self-service ordering.
CEO of EcoSense Lighting
Mark Reynoso is the CEO at Ecosense Lighting.
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About EcoSense Lighting: EcoSense Lighting designs and develops lighting solutions for commercial and residential applications.
Co-Founder & CEO of GovInvest
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About GovInvest: GovInvest helps governments visualize and understand complex actuarial data.
CEO & Co-Founder of Briq
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About Briq: Briq is a financial forecasting and data intelligence platform for the construction industry.
Co-Founder & CEO of Habitu8
Chad Loder is the Co-Founder & CEO at Habitu8.
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About Habitu8, IANS, Masks For Docs: Habitu8 mission is to educate and empower every enterprise worker to protect themselves and their company from cyber security threats.
CEO, Founder of Gobbler
Chris is a serial entrepreneur in gaming, technology, and music. At age 14, he founded his first company– a game testing business for clients like Sony Imagesoft. After university, he co-founded 3D Groove, online gaming technology company that powered the first online 3D games at sites like shockwave.com and nickelodeon.com. In 2003, he started ODVD games, whose premiere title, â€œShout!â€, a pop culture interactive DVD trivia game,was distributed globally by Hasbro and is returning in 2011. In 2006, Chris combined his passion for creative and technology and co-founded Frank the Plumber, a leading concert design and production company creating digital and live experiences for such artists as Akon, The Strokes, Lady Antebellum, Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Katy Perry and Madonna and brands like Ford, Apple and AOL. Most recently, he founded his third technology company, Gobbler, along with his sister Jamie. Gobbler is a purpose built cloud for media creators and the software companies who provide tools to them.
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About Gobbler, Mootral: The largest marketplace for subscription pro-audio plugins.
Co-Founder & CEO of PTTOW!
Driven by a passion to influence culture on a global scale, Roman Tsunder serves as Co-Founder and CEO of PTTOW!, an invite-only, member network for today’s most creative CEOs, CMOs and Icons from all 70 major industries who are shaping our world. Members include His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Shaun White, Kerri Walsh Jennings, David Blaine, Quincy Jones, will.i.am, Kelly Slater, Tony Hawk and David Guetta as well as top executives from VICE, GM, Apple, Red Bull, GoPro, Google [x], Coke, YouTube, the U.S. State Dept., Facebook, Instagram, Warner Bros and many more. Inspiring social impact has also been at the forefront of Roman’s career as he was a founding member of Gen-Next.org and co-founder of Movements.org, which brought together leading youth movement activists to empower young people to mobilize against violence and oppression. A professional dreamer with a piercing vision for the future of culture, Roman most recently launched WORLDZ, the first and only future-focused summit and community uniting today’s superstars with tomorrow’s rising stars to ignite a cultural revolution.
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About Access 360 Media, AccessSportsMedia.com, PTTOW!, WORLDZ: PTTOW! is an invite only membership for CEO’S, CMO’S, and ICONS from all 70 Industries shaping tomorrow’s culture.
Founder & CEO of FastPay
Jed Simon is the founder and CEO of FastPay, providing liquidity and financial workflow solutions to the digital media industry. Formerly, Simon was an investment banking analyst program at Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York working on IPOs, debt finance transactions, and M&A for media companies. After joining DreamWorks SKG in 1996, Simon managed aspects of its finance, distribution, marketing, and new media businesses, and was a senior executive at DreamWorks Records before assisting in the sale of the company to Universal Music Group. His last position with DreamWorks was Vice President of International Distribution and Marketing for DreamWorks Pictures, based in London.
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About DreamWorks Studios, FastPay: FastPay is the definitive financial platform for digital media.
CEO and Co-Founder of Paragon
Brandon Foo is co-founder and CEO of Paragon. He previously co-founded and was CEO of Polymail.
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About Paragon: Paragon makes it easy to integrate your product with the SaaS apps your customers use.
CEO of 8i
Hayes Mackaman is the CEO of a volumetric video technology company, 8i, which he joined in 2016. At 8i he has brought volumetric video to partners in the United States, Japan, Korea, China, and the Middle East. Hayes is responsible for spearheading several initiatives at 8i, including the development of its “ZigPro” stage, its first deployable realtime and pre-recorded volumetric video stage. He has also overseen the development of 8i’s mobile AR suite of services. Hayes Mackaman is a talented and seasoned finance and strategy executive. Over the past 7 years he has been focused on emerging technology and media as a consultant, finance executive, and business leader. He brings a wealth of expertise with emerging technology and media business models, specifically in the areas of OTT digital medal and immersive computing. His experience at 8i has given him a strong understanding of markets for augmented and virtual reality throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Prior to joining 8i, Hayes served as a finance executive at AwesomenessTV, where he was responsible for financial planning as the company transitioned from a start-up to a $100M annual revenue media company. Before joining AwesomenessTV, he consulted various emerging technology start-ups on the West Coast. When not focused on bringing volumetric video to the world over, Hayes spends his time with his wife and two young sons. He’s a dedicated youth rugby coach and he and his wife are active in their local public school education foundation.
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About 8i: 8i is a virtual reality software development company focused on volumetric video capture.
Co-Founder & CEO of Retina AI
Emad is an problem solver, business consultant and an engineer.
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About Retina AI: Retina uses artificial intelligence to turn enterprise data into insights.
Co-founder and CEO of Ticketmaster
Co-founder and CEO at Gento.
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About Gento, Ticketmaster: Ticketmaster is the world’s largest ticket marketplace and the global market leader in live event ticketing.
Co-Founder and Co-CEO of MediaKits
Casey Adams is founder of PodSwipe, and the host of the business podcast “Rise of The Young”. Casey has interviewed world class individuals such as the broadcasting legend Larry King, the owner of the National Basketball Association’s Houston Rockets Tilman J. Fertitta, Billionaire founder of Shutterstock Jon Oringer, record executive Rick Ross, author Robert Greene, former Federal Bureau of Investigation hostage negotiator Christopher Voss, Maye Musk, among many other notable figures. Over the past three years Casey has traveled all over the United States sitting down with high level entrepreneurs, executives, and musicians.
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About MediaKits: A simple and easy to use platform for influencers to create a custom media kit online with real-time data and analytics
Founder & CEO of Signal Automotive
Steve has more than 30 years of business-building experience, specifically in the areas of corporate finance, sales, marketing and technology. He has been responsible for eight startups throughout his career, taking them from inception to commercialization and in several cases leading to successful liquidity events. Most recently as CEO at TeleSign, Steve raised $79MM in growth capital and lead TeleSign to become the #1 Company in the Two Factor Authentication and Digital Identity category. Starting with 12 employees and single digit millions in revenue, TeleSign grew to 300 employees and more than $100MM in profitable annual revenue. Steve was also chairman and CEO of Vantage Media, an online digital marketing firm, where he and his investment partners raised $80MM to acquire in Vantage February 2007. Vantage Media grew into one of the largest performance-based online marketers in the country. As president and CEO of FrontBridge Technologies, Steve took the company from a startup to a global leader in SaaS email security services. Raising a total of $28MM of funding, this allowed the team to build a broad portfolio of services combined with the largest global distribution footprint in the email security category. This lead to the successful sale of FrontBridge to Microsoft in August 2005 for more than $200MM. Specialties: – Helping start-ups grow fast – Ensuring that the Go-To-Market strategy is the right one. – Raising money (I’ve raised more than $200m) – Product strategy – Sales and marketing strategy – Attracting the right people to win
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About Signal Automotive: Signal is a technology-enabled automotive wholesale platform that employs data to optimize wholesale dealer trades.
President & CEO of Fuel Cycle
Eran Gilad is a managing partner at Scopus Ventures. Previously, he was the founding CEO of Tracx, Vice President of BD at Starhome (NASDAQ: XURA), and management consultant at Bohlin & Stromberg Sweden (Formerly KPMG). Mr. Gilad is a member on the board of Think Passenger Inc. and the Israeli Mobile Association (IMA) as well as a mentor at Alchemist Incubator. He served five years at the Israeli Defense Forces and holds an engineering degree from Coventry University, England and an MBA from Lund University, Sweden.
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About Fuel Cycle: Fuel Cycle’s Market Research Cloud integrates human insight with critical business data for actionable intelligence.
Co-Founder and CEO of Blitz App
Andy Dinh is the founder and CEO at Blitz App.
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About Blitz App, Team SoloMid: Your personal gaming coach for League of Legends, Valorant, CSGO, Fortnite and more— powered by AI and built with professional players.
Chief Executive Officer of HST
Rudy is an entrepreneurial executive with global relationships to help build startups that can disrupt their industries. A strategic team builder with a track record of identifying opportunities to build meaningful organizations, he currently is CEO of HST, one of the most innovative companies in the clean energy industry. Select Awards: Popular Mechanics Top 10 Best Innovators Skoll World Forum Fellow African Leadership Network Fellow 2041 Antarctica Forum Fellow White House Clean Energy Economy Forum Fellow (invited by Commerce Secretary Gary Locke) He holds a B.S. degree from the California Institute of Technology.
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About HST: We drive the world forward towards its clean energy future.
Co-Founder & CEO of Flo Technologies
Gabriel is a former law partner turned corporate operations executive, with extensive startup experience, including in business development and brand marketing.
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About Flo Technologies: Flo prevents water damage and unnecessary water waste in homes with its Flo by Moen smart home water monitoring and leak protection system.
Founder and CEO of Zero Labs Group
Founder, CEO and Product Architect for Zero Labs Group – a privately held Southern California based business incubator and idea development firm for business and retail strategies, product ideation, business model architecture and exit strategy. ZLG has a specific focus on innovation for EV Automotive, Digital Retail, Snowsport Equipment and Conservation sectors. Adam competed as a skateboarder for 14 years. With a background in Advertising and design, and inspired by skateboardings energy and creativity, he started Lunchbox Studios in 1991 as an type-foundry, advertising and design company landing MTV as his first client. After, Adam went on to produce advertising and branding for hundreds of top level clients, founded New York’s Pavement Magazine, Reelhouse Footage and FX. Along with former partners, Adam reopened the Los Angeles office of Lunchbox in 2004 as the agency CEO to develop business solutions for Walmart, Unilever, P&G, Time Warner and Viacom. Adam also is a Licensed Master practitioner Neuro Linguistic Programming, Licensed Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified NLP Communication Skills Master, Time Line therapist and has certifications from Society of NLP, American Institute Hypnotherapy and American Board Hypnotherapy among others.
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About Zero Labs Group: Private Business Incubator/Lab with a specific focus on innovation for EV Automotive, Retail, and Conservation technology.
Co-Founder & CEO of Exactuals
Mike Hurst is a Co-Founder & CEO at Exactuals.Mike is a software industry veteran who spent many years at Oracle helping traditional software companies launch Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings. During his time as a senior manager at Oracle, Mike was exposed to the inefficiencies surrounding residuals distribution in the media and entertainment industry, and he began to develop the relationships and insights that would form the basis for Exactuals. He incubated the business model over the course of his time at Stanford Graduate School of Business with guidance from some of Silicon Valley’s most trusted advisors. Mike holds degrees from Santa Clara University and Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
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About Exactuals: Exactuals is a SaaS payments company that focuses on royalty/residual based markets.
CEO & Co-Founder of Exactuals
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About Exactuals: Exactuals is a SaaS payments company that focuses on royalty/residual based markets.
CEO & Co-Founder of VNTANA
Ashley Crowder is the co-founder and CEO of VNTANA, an industry leading augmented reality platform for creating and distributing premium mixed reality experiences. Prior to co-founding VNTANA she graduated from USC with a bachelors and masters in engineering and gained valuable manufacturing experience at Gulfstream, Northrop Grumman and BP. She leverages her engineering background to guide VNTANA’s overall direction and technology development. Ashley was featured as one of USC’s leading engineering CEOs of 2016. Ashley is a part of the Microsoft Early Developer Program along with the Microsoft Bizspark Plus program. Ashley has been a speaker at SXSW, Digital Summit, Internet Summit, Augmented World Expo, TEDx Venice, the World Economic Forum’s Global Growth Companies & Technology Pioneers, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, The Montgomery Summit, Siemer Summit, Digital LA, and others.
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About VNTANA: Democratizing 3D for the world through the only automated 3D Collaboration Platform.
Founder & CEO of Muzik
Jason Hardi is the visionary founder & CEO of Muzik, a hardware & software (“Smartware”) platform that is powering a new generation of connected, intelligent, wearable ambient technology. Jason and his team have created the worlds first smart headphone that seamlessly integrates with 3rd party apps and controls all connected devices. He invented the first motion controlled peripherals that send motion tracking data in real time without any latency. Over the last 5 years Jason has invented & designed many disruptive consumer electronic products, received 5 CES Innovation Awards, and has been issued several patents. In 2016, Jason and his team successfully launched and sold out of their first product (Muzik One) in Best Buy, Amazon, Brookstone, and Jet. He was the keynote speaker at the Microsoft Developer Build Conference in 2015 & 2016, and has been featured in Huffington Post, Billboard, Rolling Stone, TechCrunch, USA Today, Innovation & Tech Today and many other media outlets. Jason has successfully raised over $80 for Muzik, funded by some of the most strategic partners, industry leaders, celebrities, professional athletes, and Twitter. Jason graduated with a Bachelor of Science from NCSU, with concentrations in finance and marketing.
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About Muzik: Creators of The Worlds First Smart headphones designed to connect artists, fans, and brands like never before.
CEO of Edlio
Ali Arsan, Chief Executive Officer Ali has been working in ed-tech for 17 years, and founded one other company prior to Edlio. He’s visited hundreds of schools to be able to build products that help improve educational outcomes. He loves learning from educators and having the opportunity to visit a school and learn about what makes it special. On the weekends and outside the office, he spends most of his time with his three daughters and wife. He also enjoys ping-pong, long-distance running, and learning about sharks.
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About Edlio: Edlio creates custom designed websites with an intuitive content management software.
Co-Founder & CEO of Stem Disintermedia
Prior to founding Stem, Milana spent the last five years as a Digital Media Agent at United Talent Agency (UTA). Rabkin represented top digital creators, and sourced investment opportunities for UTA’s VC division. She has been recognized as one of Hollywood’s New Leaders by Variety and was named one of the “30 under 30” most influential young executives by Refinery29 in 2012.
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About Stem Disintermedia: Stem Disintermedia helps creators, artists, and musicians collect digital revenue and enables them to track and share their earnings.
CEO and Co-Founder of Rival
CEO at Rival.
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About Rival: Rival is a technology company building a platform for live events.
Andreas E. Haas
Co-Founder, CEO and Lead Engineer of Modbook
Andreas E. Haas co-founded Axiotron Corp. in 2005 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Haas has 18 years of extensive experience in business management, marketing & product management, as well as in hard- & software development. Mr. Haas co-founded Their World Live, Inc. and served as its Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Haas also held various management positions at Apple Computer in Europe including Apple’s Portable product lines, the Newton Systems Group, and Apple Third Party Product Marketing. He served for Apple’s European Headquarters in Paris, France as Manager of the European Product Management for Professional Desktop and Server Systems heading the European Product Management teams for Desktop and Server products. He has been Director of Axiotron Corp. since August 2008. Mr. Haas holds B.S in Management Information Systems from Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich in Bavaria in 1994.
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About Modbook: Welcome to the home of the Modbook Pro, a Wacom Penabled tablet computer and the one and only Mac tablet.
Co-Founder & CEO of TruLiv
Nick Marino is a Co-Founder & CEO at TruLiv Co.
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About TruLiv: TruLiv is an end-to-end multifamily investment platform
Chief Executive Officer of ServiceTitan
Ara Mahdessian is the Co-Founder of ServiceTitan, Inc. and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. In 2000, Ara Mahdessian was awarded the international grand prize for best technology solution at MIT with the ArsDigita Prize. He received his degree in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University.
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About ServiceTitan: ServiceTitan is a service management software that helps home services businesses generate more leads and close more sales.
Co-Founder & CEO of Path
Josh Bruno is the Founder & CEO of Path. Prior to Path, he founded Hometeam when his family struggled to care for his 93-year-old grandfather. He believes that home care should go beyond the basics to provide a safe, reliable, and interactive service that creates happier days for seniors. Prior to Hometeam, Josh worked as an investor, operator, and engineer at companies like Bain Ventures, Bain & Co, and Yahoo. Learn More: www.pathccm.com
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About Path: Path makes it easy to find a world class mental health provider that’s covered by your insurance.
Co-Founder, CEO of assembly
Co-Founder and CEO of Assembly.
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About assembly, FranchiseHelp, Metric Collective, SmallBusinessPost: Assembly is an eCommerce growth platform powered by software, community, and data.
CEO & Co-Founder of Parrot Analytics
Operating at the intersection of science, technology and entrepreneurship. Author of the world’s first quantitative thesis on founder succession in technology firms. 2017 Variety 30 Under 30 Hollywood Leaders. 2018 Broadcasting & Cable 40 Under 40 Media Execs / 2018 NYC TV Week Awards. Bringing to life The Wisdom of Crowds.
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About Parrot Analytics: Parrot Analytics is a data science company that measures and predicts global demand for content, across all platforms, around the world.
CEO and Founder of SmartClick
A serial entrepreneur, angel investor, seasoned advisor, author, and keynote speaker with an investment portfolio of 40+ startups. Being an entrepreneurial executive myself, I founded SmartClick, which builds deep tech innovations based on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. As a customer-driven product leader, I’ve been dedicated to building technologies that are innovative and bring new value to the market. My 20+ years of technology industry expertise and executive management experience in scaling products from conception to large-scale ROI have been proven at both startups and large enterprises alike. My mission is to help companies thrive in this fast-changing world using technologies powered by Artificial Intelligence. Through active involvement in the IT community in Armenia, I’m well known for discovering and mentoring high-potential entrepreneurs, evaluating investment opportunities, and helping newly developing startups. As for my academic degrees, I hold a Master’s Degree in Business Risk Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Planning.
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About ProDiagnose, SmartClick, SmartPush: SmartClick is a full-service software provider delivering artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions for Enterprises.
CEO of GoGuardian
Founder and CEO at GoGuardian.
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About GoGuardian: GoGuardian is an edtech startup that makes subscription software for K-12 schools.
Chief Executive Officer of Ordermark
Alex is a restaurant industry innovator, in-demand speaker, and passionate advocate for restaurant operators and workers. He was raised in the kitchen of the world-famous Canter’s Deli in Los Angeles, where he and his team invented Ordermark. A fourth-generation restaurateur, the restaurant business has been in Alex’s blood for over 85 years. In addition to being the visionary and leader of Ordermark, Alex is active with the Techstars network and enjoys mentoring and investing in other restaurant technology entrepreneurs. A 2019 recipient of the Forbes 30 Under 30, Alex has previously led several technology ventures.
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About Ordermark: Nextbite is an online ordering management system for restaurants.
CEO of Macerich
As CEO since 1993, Art Coppola has led a visionary team at Macerich in creating distinctive retail destinations perfectly matched to retail demand in some of the most desirable markets in the United States. Mr. Coppola, as Chairman of the Board and CEO of one of the premier real estate investment trusts in the country, guides an expansive national portfolio of high-performing retail properties, with a focus on adding value to assets and land holdings. Mr. Coppola’s strategic vision for Macerich has driven the company’s growth with signature acquisitions and a robust development and redevelopment pipeline since he took on his current role more than 20 years ago. A long-standing member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Mr. Coppola served as the 2007 Chair of the Board of Governors and is a current member of The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). Mr. Coppola was the 2009 recipient of NAREIT’s prestigious Leader in the Light award, which recognized his significant and lasting contributions to the industry. A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Mr. Coppola joined Macerich in 1976. He holds a law degree and a bachelor’s degree from Drake University and was admitted to the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants in 1973.During Mr. Coppola’s tenure with the company, Macerich (NYSE: MAC) has grown from a privately held real estate enterprise into a dominant, publicly owned regional mall company that is part of the S&P 500, with a portfolio of approximately 55 million square feet of gross leasable area primarily in 51 regional shopping centers across the U.S.
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About Macerich: Macerich is an independent real estate investment trust headquartered in Santa Monica, California.
CEO and Founder of The/Studio
Joseph Heller is the CEO and founder of The/Studio.
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About The/Studio: The/Studio is an on-demand product creation and manufacturing platform for businesses to easily bring products to market.
Founder & CEO of StandDesk
Steven Yu is the founder and lead product developer for StandDesk, Inc., a innovative company poised to change the way people stay healthy, happy, and productive. From a very young age, Steven and his father (mechanical engineer) have designed, maintained, and repaired complicated machinery, like automative engines and transmissions. Although he received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, he later applied his engineering talents during his International Masters Program in Beijing. Steven took on a project to develop the most affordable electric powered actuating system. Armed with his childhood mechanical engineering skills and married with his unique business flare, Steven completed the project in record time and now is poised to provide an affordable sit-to-stand desk solutions to the world.
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About StandDesk: A Wellness Company That Makes Awesome Standing Desks
Founder & CEO of friendbuy
Manish is founder & CEO of Friendbuy, where his deep e-commerce experience is put to good use. Prior to Friendbuy, Manish managed behavioral targeting solutions for Zappos, Ticketmaster and AT&T U-verse. A serial entrepreneur, Manish was also Founder & VP of Isovia, a provider of mobile solutions to large enterprises. When he’s not starting companies, Manish acts, writes and produces independent films such as the festival darling Kissing Cousins and the short-film comedy Call Center. Manish graduated from MIT with a Bachelors & Masters of Engineering in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.
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About friendbuy: Powering referral marketing for the hottest companies in e-commerce.
CEO & Co-Founder of Enplug
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About Enplug, Nanoly: Enplug is a software company that built the first open platform for digital displays everywhere.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Liferay
Bryan Cheung steers the company’s strategic direction and worldwide business development efforts as one of the founders serving with the company since its inception in 2004. Drawing on his technical experience, understanding of customer needs, and a passion for end users, Bryan leads Liferay in meeting its commitment to deliver focused and effective business solutions to its customers and its community. Bryan graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Computer Science, and is a sought-after keynote speaker at major IT and open source industry events.
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About Liferay: Liferay makes software that helps companies create digital experiences on web, mobile and connected devices.
Chief Executive Officer of WRLD
Faizaan Ghauri is the CEO of eeGeo, a 3D mapping platform for mobile, virtual and augmented reality. Faizaan is also Vice President of Strategy for NetSol Technologies. He leads a 100+ team of designers, developers and artists as co-founder of IFDS, a digital studio focused on Virtual and Augmented Reality as well as Mobile App Development. Prior to IFDS, Faizaan spent four years on the Product team of Vroozi, an eCommerce platform for Fortune 500 companies. Faizaan currently lives between Los Angeles, London and Lahore. He is a passionate evangelist and investor for the Pakistani tech community. He sits on the steering committee of Nspire, a Pakistani incubator focused on promoting disruptive startups abroad. He is an aesthete with a keen interest in fashion and music. The original plan was to be a poet. It still is.
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About Nspire, WRLD: A 3D cloud-based platform of real-world environments to create digital twins.
CEO and Founder of Liquid
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About 79 Studios, Liquid: Liquid is a global vendor and freelancer payments platform providing agile SMBs consolidated payments, automation and business controls.
Founder & CEO of Impervious.ai
Founder & CEO of Impervious.ai
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About Impervious.ai, Thoughtly: Impervious is building Layer 3 of Bitcoin via IMP API – A programmatic layer for developing censorship-resistant, P2P streaming services.
Co-Founder & CEO of StackCommerce
Josh Payne is the Founder & CEO of StackCommerce, the leading native commerce platform. With a network reach of over 500 million monthly visitors across more than 750+ publisher partners, the company provides turnkey solutions to monetize and engage online audiences through the seamless integration of content + commerce.
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About StackCommerce, StackSocial: StackCommerce is a native commerce platform with turnkey solutions that increases user engagement, growth, and monetization.
Chairman & CEO of Dyania Health
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About Dyania Health, MedicusData.AI: Dyania Health develops a research platform for pharma companies and hospital systems.
Co-Founder & CEO of Mira
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About Mira: Mira is an operator of a mobile augmented reality company used to provide industrial-grade wearables and hands-free software technologies.
CEO & Co-Founder of Spaces
CEO & Co-Founder at SPACES Inc.
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About SABH’s Big Adventure, Spaces: SPACES designs VR, AR and MR experiences for theme parks, retail, and other public locations worldwide.
Co-Founder & CEO of NationBuilder
Lea Endres is the Co-Founder & CEO at NationBuilder.
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About NationBuilder: NationBuilder is a community organizing software platform that helps people organize and build community-based relationships.
Founder & CEO of Guidesly
David Lord serves as a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at JumpStart Games.
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About Guidesly: Mobile App connecting outdoor enthusiasts with guides
Founder – CEO of Nobl9
marcin kurc is the Chief Executive Officer at Meshmark.
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About Nobl9: Nobl9 is a service level objective platform that connects reliability metrics to business goals via a modern engineering workflow.
Founder and CEO of EV Connect
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About EV Connect: EV Connect provides enterprise-class, electric vehicle charging software, and solutions.
CEO and Managing Partner of K1 Investment Management
Neil Malik is the Managing Partner and CEO at K1 Investment Management.
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About K1 Investment Management: K1 is a Los Angeles-based private equity firm investing primarily in software and technology private companies across North America.
Founder & CEO of Scorpion Computer Services, Inc.
Walter O’Brien (hacker name: “Scorpion”) was designated a child prodigy after scoring 197 on an IQ test at age nine. At 13 years old, he started his company Scorpion Computer Services at first to service local businesses and financial institutions and navigate their introduction to analytics, computerization, and the internet. At 16, O’Brien ranked first in Irish national high-speed computer problem solving competitions. At 18, he competed in the World Olympics in Informatics and has ranked as high as the sixth-fastest programmer in the world. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with honors from Sussex University in the United Kingdom. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security certified Scorpion as being of National Interest to the United States economy and granted him an “Extraordinary Ability” EB 1-1 Visa (also granted to Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill). O’Brien is a frequent public speaker for IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and teaches as a mentor with the Founder Institute, the world’s largest idea-stage incubator. O’Brien has worked with the world’s largest mutual fund company, Fujitsu, Microsoft-Trados, Oracle Corporation, Baltimore Technologies, and Critical Path. Walter serves as chairman or board member for Strike Force Solutions, Talentorum Alliance, Lawloop, Pantheon Energy and previously has served on the boards of American Environmental Energy, Starglobe and Toin Corp. In addition, O’Brien is frequently called on by news media, the government, and the federal court system for his technology expertise.
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About Scorpion Computer Services, Inc., Scorpion Studios: Advanced Problem Solving Solutions
CEO of Superlocal
CEO at Superlocal.
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About Science, Superlocal: Superlocal is a social network that makes every day life feel like a fun game.
CEO / Co-Founder of AppOnboard
Jonathan Zweig is Founding CEO of AppOnboard Inc – the Premium Private Platform for Full-Fidelity App Demos & Next-Gen Heat-Map Analytics. Zweig, creator of 14 of the first 100 native iOS games in 2008 — was previously CEO and President at AdColony, which he also founded and sold to Opera in 2014 for $350M Jonathan Zweig was the Founding CEO/President of AdColony which sold to Opera for $350 Million in June 2014. AdColony is the largest independent mobile advertising platform in the world. AppOnboard is his new company focused on monetization through download-less app technology and playable ads with patent-pending fraud protection. Jonathan has also was Founding CEO of Jirbo, Inc which developed 14 of the first 100 games ever on the iPhone AppStore: https://www.macworld.com/article/1134395/jirbo.amp.html Under his guidance as CEO, Jirbo would eventually put out over 200 games and apps for ESPN, Sony Music, Universal, Kaplan Test Prep, and many more global brands. Jirbo would eventually pivot to become AdColony, the largest independent mobile ad network in the world.
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About AdColony, AppOnboard, Literati Labs, Inc.: AppOnboard is a software company that empowers creators to build businesses without any programming experience.
CEO of NEOGOV
Shane Evangelist is the Chief Executive Officer of NEOGOV, the leading provider of Talent Management software for government and higher education. NEOGOV’s SaaS solution includes applicant tracking, onboarding, performance management and learning management. Prior to joining NEOGOV, Shane was the CEO of U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc, one of the largest online provider of aftermarket auto parts and accessories. Shane held multiple positions at Blockbuster Inc. including Senior Vice President & General Manager of Blockbuster Online where he led the creation and launch of Blockbuster’s online movie rental service and was the Vice President of Strategic Planning.
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About JC Whitney, NEOGOV: NEOGOV is the market and technology leader in on-demand human resources software for the public sector.
Co-Founder – CEO of Clique API
Andy Powers is a coach, coder, business builder, and entrepreneurial philanthropist. Inspired by the presence of big problems and inevitability of simple solutions, he has spent his career designing the future. He’s an avid basketball fan and, at an early age, played at a very high level leading to multiple scholarship offers out of high school. Andy began building computers in high school and, as his basketball career stalled due to injuries, he began his entrepreneurial endeavors in college with RCSI. The company was at the beginning of the Cloud Computing revolution and was instrumental in the inception of web based applications and the creation of NFUSE (acquired by Citrix). After RCSI, Andy was a part of a number of startups both as investor and founder and in 2003 he founded Reggie Software. With Reggie, Andy built protocols to allow for HTML enabled apps and first became engaged with Roy Feldings Representational state transfers (REST API). Andy found himself obsessed with the information sharing possibilities that were made available by the API, specifically in the communications industry. Inspired to enable project teams to communicate more efficiently, Andy sold Reggie to Blue Phoenix Solutions (MDSYF), and teamed up with two communications experts to start CommuniClique in 2006. The company began with a product focus with a vision to connect distributed teams on demand. In 2008 CommuniClique spun out the product (which became known as Speek, (acquired by Jive)) and pivoted its focus to the REST API strategy and the new vision of connecting people to conversations that matter began to take form. Today, the company is a world leader in enterprise collaboration and helped pioneer both the CPaaS space, and the API economy as a whole. Clique currently delivers 500mm minutes a month of seamless voice solutions, and 9 petabytes of Chata, to its 3000 enterprise customers. Andy oversees Clique’s overall operations, but, especially enjoys creating the future of communication at CliqueLabs, and focusing on an innovative wellness program for the company’s employees and partners. He has also developed the TWO-EIGHT-O initiative – a platform to give the 28mins/day that we all waste waiting for conference calls back to the 2.8bn people without connectivity. 280’s first initiative is a system for the world’s 60mm displaced to seamlessly connect with their each other, their loved ones, and aid workers. Concurrently, Andy is a founding partner of Sabotage Institute – a DC based startup laboratory focused on building the future by breaking the conventions of the present. An avid tech investor, Andy has participated in the early rounds of 100s of companies; including Uber, GroupMe, and ArmorText through his investment office, Empower Investments as well LP relationships with multiple funds. He is also director of the Empower Foundation, through which he invests in organizations that promote efficient governance, unencumbered communication, universal human dignity, and his under-connected neighbors in DC metro area. Andy lives in California with his wife, five kids, and two dogs. He has run over 20 marathons, trains daily with a professional boxer, and spends much of his spare time making funny tee shirts for friends, or coding. His only allergy is to Patagonia vests. Andy Powers is a convicted Felon, convicted of 6 counts of fraud and defrauding investors out of $25 million dollars. On July 15, 2020, Powers was sentenced to 150 months in a federal prison.
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About Clique API, Sabotage: Clique API provides web-based voice and text application programming interfaces.
Founder, CEO, and President of Esri
Jack Dangermond is the founder, CEO, and president of Esri.
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About Esri: Esri is the global market leader in GIS, pioneering problem solving to help you see what others can’t. We build ArcGIS.
Co-Founder & CEO of Dentulu
Dr. Arash Hakhamian, known as “Dr. Arash”, is a widely recognized and respected doctor of dental surgery focusing his time and energy in teaching dentists advanced clinical procedures and providing life-changing dentistry to his patients locally and internationally. Dr. Arash also serves as a consultant and teacher to current dentists on how to improve the efficiency and standards of their practice to better serve their patients.
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About Dentulu: Dentulu is a provider of teledentistry and mobile dentistry technology solutions to existing non-profits around the world.
Jason Alvarez Cohen
CEO & Co-Founder of Popl
Jason Alvarez-Cohen is a tech entrepreneur and Forbes 30 under 30 honoree. He is the CEO, Co-Founder and chief engineer at Popl, a technology company based in Los Angeles that is building the next generation business card.
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About Popl: Popl allows users to share their social media and contact info with a tap.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Grassp Health
Executive | Entrepreneur | Investor | Health Consultant After graduating from St. Anselm College, Veronica began her career in the Health and Wellness industry at LA Weight Loss. In her role,she was responsible for opening and expanding new markets across the nation, the largest being in Los Angeles, where she set company sales records. She was also responsible for building and overseeing the sales operations and recruiting efforts. She then joined Equinox where she supported the successful growth of the brand across the Southern California market, helping to secure Equinox as the leader in upscale health clubs on the West Coast. As a sales leader for Equinox, she also supported recruiting and training of top sales talent to ensure sales goals were met. Veronica brings over 20 years of sales and management experience, along with a proven ability to expand into new regions. Veronica currently serves as Chief Executive Officer at Grassp Health, a leading medical cannabis health care organization improving access to medical-grade cannabis products, education and services. Grassp, a proprietary owned and operated MarTech platform provides compliant communications, inventory tracking and logistical support. Offering patients safe and transparent access to medical cannabis delivery through an omnichannel ordering platform in Arizona and California. Grassp Health assembled a team of experts and partnered with the UC Institute for Prediction Technology at UCLA to research and identify ways technology can improve public health and safety. Grassp Health supports assisted living, memory care and hospice communities, improving the lives and end of life care of patients battling cancer, disabilities, immobility, dementia/alzheimers, aphasia and PTSD with formulated and dosed cannabinoid therapy. As a self-reflective, servant leader, Veronica has an unwavering dedication to excellence. Drawing on her years of experience in sales, government relations, operations, brand building, organizational expansion and marketing. Building, mobilizing and managing teams that are cohesively focused on executing a unified vision while serving patients in our active Arizona and California markets is top priority. Partnering with Dr. Elaine Burns, Veronica also helped found and create Cannabis Community Talks (CCT) to ensure science-based education reaches patients in need of true medical advice who are considering cannabinoid therapeutics as an alternative to narcotics.
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About Cannabis Community Talks (CCT), Grassp Health: Cannabis Health Care Delivered. Discover Cannabis Therapuetics, Get Delivery.
Founder, CEO of Ontra
Troy Pospisil is a Founder and Chief Executive Officer at InCloudCounsel. Prior to IncloudCounsel, He was an Investment Professional at H.I.G. Capital and Management Consultant at Deloitte. Mr. Pospisil received a bachelor’s degree in Economics at New York University.
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About Ontra: Ontra is a provider of technology and services for contract automation and intelligence.
Founder and CEO of StartingPoint
Raymond (Ray) McKenzie is the Founder and CEO of Starting Point Technologies, Inc. Ray is also the Founder and Managing Director of Red Beach Advisors. With more than 20 years of experience as a senior business executive, leader, and consultant leading global organizations ranging from start-ups to large enterprises. Raymond has significant experience with corporate strategy, operational efficiency, technology through digital transformation, and leading global service-oriented teams. Ray has held various senior executive positions with companies such as Verisign, Neustar, State Farm Insurance, TeleSign, and UltraDNS.
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About Red Beach Advisors, StartingPoint: SaaS workflow management software for service-based companies and teams that can be deployed and customized in one hour.
Founder and CEO of Upscribe
Dileepan Siva is co-founder and CEO of Upscribe, a platform powering the next generation of subscription eCommerce. Prior to Upscribe, he led the growth teams at two venture-backed eCommerce startups focused on scaling direct-to-consumer brands and also worked on social commerce initiatives at Twitter and eBay. Before his startup career, he advised Fortune 50 consumer goods companies on emerging market expansion and worked with the US Department of State on leveraging technology to promote civic engagement in fledgling democracies.
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About Upscribe: Powering the next generation of subscription eCommerce.
CEO of RPost
Zafar Khan is the CEO of RPost.
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About RPost: RPost® is a Global leader in e-signature automation, specializing in email encryption for privacy and compliance, Since 2000.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Catchpoint
Mehdi Daoudi Co-Founded Catchpoint Systems, Inc in September 2008. and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mehdi Daoudi combines in-depth expertise in developing and operating large on-demand software platforms with hands-on experience in application monitoring, performance management and IT operations practices. He was Vice President Quality of Service of Google from March 2008 to August 2008. As an industry pioneer, he created the Quality of Services group at DoubleClick Inc. in 2000 and has more than nine years of extensive experience in the monitoring, SLA and operations excellence fields. He served at Double Click Labs R& D from January 2006 to August 2008. At DoubleClick, Mehdi Daoudi managed over $20 million devoted to monitoring for the improvement of the quality of user experience, increasing availability and performance and in turn, promoting accountability throughout the IT, business and product development teams. He served as Vice President of Operations Quality of Services of DobleClick from 2000 to August 2008.
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About Catchpoint: Catchpoint is a digital experience observability company.
Founder, Chairman of the Board, and the Chief Executive Officer of Aria Atlantic
Radhesh Aria (born 29 Sep 2002) is the eldest in the family and is the Founder, Chairman of the Board, and the Chief Executive Officer of Aria Atlantic, LLC. and is also the mastermind behind many of Aria Atlantic’s dealings Radhesh Arya (born September 29, 2002) is an American Actor, Socialite, and Entrepreneur. In 2017 he had moved to Los Angeles to begin his career in acting and had starred in Disney’s remake of Mulan and etc. With sister Samiksha and brother Nadish, Aria’s are involved in fashion and online retail. They have launched several clothing collections on their websites and are planning on expanding by 2022. Radhesh founded Aria Atlantic, LLC in late 2020
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About Aria Atlantic: Aria Atlantic, or often abbreviated as Aria, was founded in 2019 by Radhesh Aria. While it is also often confused as Glass Distributers
CEO of DirectRM
Jeremy Amen has extensive experience in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry. Most recently, Jeremy served as the CEO of Wavecom Solutions Corporation, an ICT and telecom provider with operations in Hawaii and in Singapore. Before that, Jeremy served as the Vice President of Service Operations in the Americas for BT’s (British Telecom) global business division and was a member of the BT Americas’ executive leadership team. Prior to joining BT, Jeremy was the Vice President in charge of deploying and maintaining Infonet Service Corporation’s global data services network and was a member of Infonet’s executive management team. Jeremy began his career as an M&A attorney primarily servicing the telecom, media and technology sectors. Jeremy holds a BA from Harvard, a JD from Penn Law, and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management.
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About DirectRM: Direct Risk Management is a Software Development company whose purpose is to address one of the most pressing computer security .
Cofounder & CEO of Maslo
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About Maslo: We make companions that care about people.
Co-founder, CEO/CTO of Teleportal
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About Teleportal: Teleportal is a spatial computing company building developer and creator tools.
Managing Director/CEO of bGlobal
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About 6Beyond, AIM STEPs, bGlobal: bGlobal offers economical and tailored fit programming services.
CEO / Co-Founder of WhoCo
Entrepreneur and investor. Former CEO/co-founder of Gravity (acq by AOL) and COO of MySpace (acq by News Corp).
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About WhoCo: A modern talent platform. Advisors, technology, and data to help professionals build careers and companies build teams.
Founder & CEO of Deep 6 AI
Wout Brusselaers is the co-founder & chief executive officer at Deep 6 AI.
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About Deep 6 AI: Deep 6 AI is an AI-based platform that finds patients for clinical trials and it helps to provide cure to people.
Founder / CEO of Thankful
A leading software developer and entrepreneur, Evan holds more than a dozen patents pending across the fields of robotics, advertising and computer security, and has presented these innovations at TED, DLD, and TechCrunch Disrupt.Having programmed since the age of seven, Evan has worked on projects for Harvard and MIT. In 2013, he founded Cloudwear a start-up which deployed a new, location-based approach to online security for businesses. He founded Abot Labs last year after the initial code for the Abot prototype was posted on Github and quickly outgrew the competing Microsoft Bot Framework at launch. Based in LA, Abot Labs is now a 10-man team and launched its first product earlier this year.
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About Thankful: Thankful is a Developer of an automation software created to improve online customer service.
CEO and Co-Founder of BadVR
Suzanne is the founder of BadVR, the world’s first immersive data analytics platform. She is best known for leading the design of 2D data analytics platforms at Remine, CREXi, and Osurv. In her spare time, she’s traveled to 75 countries, lived through the Egyptian revolution, and met her hero, Alejandro Jodorowksy.
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About BadVR: BadVR uses virtual reality to craft immersive data experiences that help you see the whole picture and gain actionable insights.
CEO of Appetize
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About Appetize: Appetize develops point-of-sale and payment systems for entertainment, leisure and education enterprise businesses around the world.