Influencer List 180--Bradley Caro Cook (narrowed down from BAMF media list)
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Aaron GoldmanAaron Goldman is a Managing Director and Head of Financial Services and Software for EMEA focusing on General Atlantic’s investments in the Financial Services sector. Aaron serves as GA’s shareholder representative for Adyen and is a board observer for Network International. Aaron is or has been closely involved with GA's investments in BillDesk, Markit, Mu Sigma, Sura Asset Management, Klarna, First Republic Bank, Pierpont Securities, Affinion, Net1, and Tory Burch. Prior to GA, Aaron spent five years with the growth equity arm of the Fremont Group in San Francisco where he made several investments in the internet, communications, and healthcare sectors. While at the Fremont Group, he served as President and CFO of LPL Technologies, a growth stage company focused on the early diagnosis of ovarian cancer, and as a board director and board observer for a number of companies and organizations. Before joining the Fremont Group, he was an analyst in Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette's leveAaronGoldman
General Atlantic6
Head of Financial Services and Software for EMEA
New York, New York, United States
Aaron LevieAaron Levie is Chief Executive Officer, Cofounder and Chairman at Box, which he launched in 2005 with CFO and Cofounder, Dylan Smith. He is the visionary behind Box’s product and platform strategy, which focuses on incorporating the best of secure content collaboration with an intuitive user experience suited to the way people work today. Levie leads the company in its mission to transform the way people and businesses work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. He has served as a member of Box’s board of directors since April 2005. Levie attended the University of Southern California from 2003 to 2005 before leaving to found Box.AaronLevie
Co-Founder & CEO
Palo Alto, California, United States
Adam FisherAdam Fisher joined Bessemer in 2007 as a Partner, bringing a decade of experience in the Israeli venture capital market to the firm. The founder of BVP Israel's Herzliya office, he focuses primarily on the firm's Israel-related investments. Adam is Bessemer's first partner to be dedicated to Israel, where the firm has made a number of investments, including ART (acquired by Scansoft, now Nuance (NUAN)), Cyota (acquired by RSA Security (RSAS)), DSP Group (DSPG), Mellanox (MLNX), Colorchip, Finjan (acquired by M86 Security), and Siano Mobile Silicon. In addition to serving on the boards of Siano and Russia-based Enforta, Adam has led BVP's investments in and is on the boards of UK-based Axis Network Technology as well as Altair, Soluto, Storwize, and Wix, all of which are based in Israel. Before joining BVP, Adam was a General Partner in the Jerusalem and New York City offices of Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) From 1998 to 2007. Adam led JVP's investments in the semicondAdamFisher
Bessemer Venture Partners46
Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel
Adam GoldenbergAdam Jack Goldenberg entrepreneurial spirit and aptitude for Internet advertising were evident from an early age. At only 16, Adam Goldenberg created Gamer's Alliance Inc., an advertising network of gaming sites. Founded in 1997, the venture was purchased in 1999 by Intermix Media, parent company of MySpace. Adam Jack Goldenberg joined Intermix Media as Vice President of Strategic Planning and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer at the age of 20, becoming the youngest COO of a publicly traded company. In 2005, Goldenberg's Intermix Media was acquired by News Corp. for more than $650 million. Envisioning a better way to launch new companies in today's marketplace, Adam Jack Goldenberg teamed up with Don Ressler to form Intelligent Beauty Inc., a reflection of Goldenberg's belief in bringing together the best minds in the industry to achieve extraordinary results.AdamGoldenberg
TechStyle Fashion Group83
Los Angeles, California, United States
Adam LevinManaging Director at Vert CapitalAdamLevin
Vert Capital24
Managing Director
Adam LevineAdam Noah Levine is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5.AdamLevine
Los Angeles, California, United States
Adam MilsteinA native of Israel, Adam Milstein moved with his wife and children to the United States in 1981. There, he earned his MBA from UCLA in 1983. He entered the commercial real estate business as a sales agent and worked his way up to managing partner at the firm Hager Pacific Properties. Inspired by the charitable actions of a friend and colleague, Mr. Milstein realized that he needed to give back to his community - specifically, the Israeli-American community. Along with his wife, he founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation and Sifriyat Pijama B'America to promote the unity of the Israeli-American community and nurture a stronger sense of Jewish identity among the children of first-generation Israeli-Americans. As co-founder of the Israeli-American Council, Mr. Milstein works to forge a tighter bond between the American Jewish community and the Israeli-American community. He and his wife live in Encino, CA, and have three daughters, two grandsons, and a granddaughter.AdamMilstein
Los Angeles, California, United States
Adam NeumannAdam Neumann is the Co-founder and CEO of WeWork, which provides workspace, community, and services to more than 60,000 members in more than 30 cities around the world. Adam, along with co-founder Miguel McKelvey, started WeWork in 2010 in the Soho neighborhood of New York City with the intention of creating a workspace environment centred around the idea of community, and the belief that people will achieve more together than they could on their own. Adam and team want to grow WeWork everywhere to serve everyone, expanding globally and focusing on building technology that connects members around the world so they are empowered to do what they love. Previously, Adam co-founded and ran Big Tent Inc., where he developed Egg Baby and Krawlers, well-known brands of children’s clothing. Adam lives in New York City. He is the proud father of four children, Elle, Loulou, Isaiah, and Elijah, and loving husband to his wife, Rebekah.AdamNeumann
Co-Founder & CEO
New York, New York, United States
Adam RothenbergAdam Rothenberg is a Partner at BoxGroup, a New York City based investment fund. BoxGroup invests in talented entrepreneurs building disruptive technology companies and with visions to create the next generation of category defining businesses. BoxGroup is an investor in over 120 seed stage technology companies including Vine, GroupMe, Blue Apron, BarkBox, Warby Parker, Harry’s, Oscar, Flatiron Health, DataMinr, Behance, Handybook, IFTTT, SmartThings and more. David is the Managing Partner of BoxGroup, a New York City based seed-stage angel capital firm. BoxGroup is an investor in over 120 seed stage technology companies including Vine, GroupMe, Blue Apron, BarkBox, Warby Parker, Harry’s, Oscar, Flatiron Health, DataMinr, Behance, Handybook and more. - See more at: Adam was previously the Director of TechStars in New York City. TechStars is a mentorship-driven seed stage accelerator program with the mission of AdamRothenberg
New York, New York, United States
Adam SilverAdam Silver is a Commissioner at National Basketball Association.AdamSilver
National Basketball Association135
New York, New York, United States
Adam SingoldaPrior to founding Taboola in 2007, Singolda served as an officer in an elite mathematical unit of the Israeli National Security Agency. Singolda, an honored alum of the Israeli Defense Force's elite computer science training program, graduated first in his class at the Officers Academy of the IDF, and was named one of Israel's top 30 under 30 business managers by TheMarker. He has spoken on stage at TEDx, Kaltura Connect, Advertising Week, 360i Marketing Summit, Web Summit, Streaming Media, NAB, NewTeeVee, ELEVATE, Meetup, MIT (Sloan), Bloomberg West, and others.AdamSingolda
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
New York, New York, United States
Adi Eckhouse BarzilaiC0-founder at RealFace.AdiBarzilai
Co Founder CEO
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
Adrian RubinAdrian Rubin is a real estate developer with projects all over the United States. His main projects are with multi-family residential properties, and he takes care of each of his development projects as if they were his own home. He is devoted to creating comfortable living situations for families all across the United States. While real estate development has been a volatile sector since the nation-wide recession that started in 2008, Adrian has been encouraged to re-commit even more to his belief in being completely transparent with his clients. Although the housing market has been in crisis with some regularity in the interim, Adrian has found that addressing potential issues with clients up front is the best way to combat problems down the line. Property development has always interested Mr. Rubin, and he finds each new project to be a challenge, with the ultimate reward coming when he sees the connection between the property and its final residents. Adrian has worked in just aAdrianRubin
Adrian Rubin LLC88
Founder and CEO
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Alan BravermanAlan Braverman is Partner at The Giant Pixel Corporation.AlanBraverman
The Giant Pixel Corporation6
Alan GreenspanFounder of LifeOhrB.AlanGreenspan
Israel, Asia1,779
Ale ResnikAlejandro (Ale) Resnik is a Technology Entrepreneur. Currently Founder in Residence @ Andreessen HorowitzAleResnik
Andreessen Horowitz11
Founder in Residence
San Francisco, California, United States
Alex BlumAlex is an Investor and advisor to technology companies that are scaling rapidly and poised for market leadership. He was previously the CEO of KickApps prior to its acquisition by Piksel (formerly KITD) where he served as COO and in that capacity managed product development, infrastructure services, customer support and brand marketing. While at KickApps, Alex helped to incubate Admeld and served on its board of directors until its acquisition by Google for $400 million. As the CEO of KickApps, Alex was responsible for building a world class technology, marketing, business development, finance, and operations team to provide web publishers with enablement tools for user generated content, social networking, premium video, and content syndication. Before joining KickApps, Alex was President and COO of JumpTV, a Multi-Cultural Internet Protocol Television Network through the company's successful IPO. Prior to JumpTV, Alex spent 8 years at AOL in a variety of roles including ViAlexBlum
Progress Ventures20
Managing Director
New York, New York, United States
Alex BlumbergBlumberg received a B.A. from Oberlin College and is currently an adjunct professor of journalism at Columbia University. From 1999-2014 he was the producer for the public radio show This American Life and his stories were regularly featured on the show. From 2007-2014 he was the executive producer of the television version of This American Life. Prior to This American Life, he worked as a freelance radio reporter, contributing to This American Life, the Savvy Traveller and Chicago Public Radio. In 2008 he collaborated with National Public Radio economics correspondent Adam Davidson to co-host the Planet Money podcast, which posts new episodes twice weekly. In August 2014, he started Gimlet Media along with Matthew Lieber. Initially pitched as the American Podcasting Corporation (APC), Gimlet Media is a podcasting business. Blumberg documented the startup process in the first season of a podcast hosted on Gimlet Media, titled StartUp. The second season follows "Dating Ring", anotAlexBlumberg
Gimlet Media62
Founder, CEO
New York, New York, United States
Alex GurevichPrior to joining Javelin, Alex was a Principal at DFJ Aurora, where he helped establish one of the first venture capital funds focused on high tech investments in Russia and Eastern Europe. Prior to DFJ, Alex was the first employee at ooma, a venture-backed company in the consumer electronics, VoIP (voice over IP) space, where he led the company’s initial product roll out, customer acquisition, and retail distribution strategy in product management and business development roles. Alex was also co-founder of, one of the web’s first free video dating sites, where he was in charge of all product development, fundraising, and business development efforts. Alex serves as a key advisor to several Silicon Valley early stage start-ups, including Sifteo (acquired by 3DR). Alex holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was co-President of the Venture Capital Club, a leader of a Global Study Trip, and a Board Fellow. He also holds a B.S. in ManagementAlexGurevich
Javelin Venture Partners30
Managing Director
San Francisco, California, United States
Alex RosenAlexander (Alex) Rosen is a Managing Director with Ridge Ventures (fka IDG Ventures USA). He has been working with early stage technology companies as an active investor and advisor for over 20 years. Today he focuses on investments in cloud infrastructure, SaaS applications, ad tech, and consumer marketplaces. In particular he's passionate about companies at the intersection of consumer and enterprise technologies. He currently serves as board director or observer at MindMeld (intelligent conversational interfaces), Krux Digital (data management platform SaaS), Minted (design-driven e-commerce marketplace), Smartling (translation management SaaS), Tempered Networks (security for industrial IoT), UpLift (payment management and marketing for online merchants), Vouch (reputation-based lending), and We Heart It (mobile social network). He also led IDG Ventures' investments in Appboy, Chubbies, Datanyze, Fastly, Indiegogo, Nuzzel, Prism Skylabs, The League, UXPin, and Watchguard. PreviouslAlexRosen
Ridge Ventures (Formerly known as IDG Ventures USA)
Managing Director
San Francisco, California, United States
Alexander MosnickAlexander Mosnick | Alex Mosnick is a small business Owner in United States. Alexander Mosnick is a health advisor that shares health related studies and techniques that would be helpful for other people. He shares tips and techniques regarding health on his blog. Mosnick done his health related studies from California. He like to chill with his friend while free time. He is an all rounder in many fields. Alexander Mosnick shares health related tips to guide other people in their illness.AlexanderMosnick
California, United States, North America
Alison PincusAlison Pincus is co-founder of One Kings Lane, and the General Manager and Chief Hunter of the company's new peer-to-peer marketplace, Hunters Alley. In addition to serving on the board of directors for One Kings Lane, Alison is also spokesperson and evangelist for One Kings Lane and Hunters Alley. A digital-media veteran, she previously held digital-marketing and business-development positions at The Walt Disney Company, NBC, and Hachette Filipacchi. Alison received her MBA from UCLA and her BS from UC Berkeley. She was named one of Fortune’s "Ones to Watch" in 2011 and was featured in Vanity Fair’s 2012 "New Establishment" list. She serves on the boards of San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum (the CJM) and the Aspen Art Museum. A food lover, Alison was ecstatic to be in Food & Wine’s "40 Under 40" in 2010 and enjoys exploring new places.AlisonPincus
One Kings Lane68
San Francisco, California, United States
Alon CohenAlon Cohen is the President and co-founder of Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, bringing together both professionals and homeowners via mobile, local and social tools. Alon and his wife and cofounder, Adi Tatarko, started Houzz out of challenges that they faced during their own remodeling process. Today, millions of homeowners and more than 1.5 million active home professionals connect through and its mobile apps every month, sharing their photos, advice and product recommendations. Earlier in his career, Alon was a Senior Director of Engineering at eBay, where he helped start eBay's developer APIs and manage technology teams responsible for eBay Stores, ProStores, advertising and analytics. Before that, he worked in various software development roles and founded a software company together with his wife. Alon lives in Palo Alto with his wife and three boys. He enjoys traveling the world and playing basketball with his sons, both of which he hopes toAlonCohen
Co-Founder, President
San Francisco, California, United States
Alon ShwartzAlon Shwartz is an active tech entrepreneur, investor, and advisor. Alon is the Co-founder & CEO of unGlue, the solution for our kids' to better manage their time and solve screen addiction. He was the co-founder & CTO of Docstoc (Acquired by INTUIT), the premier content site to start, grow and manage small businesses. Docstoc hosts the best quality and widest selection of professional documents and resources including articles, videos, & productivity tools to make every small business better. Docstoc has over 50 million registered users. Before starting Docstoc, Alon was the Co-founder and CTO of Synthean, a Business Process Monitoring solution for Enterprise businesses. He holds a B.Sc in Math & Computer Science from Ben Gurion University, where he graduated with honors.AlonShwartz
Co-founder & CEO
Venice, California, United States
Andrew RubinAs chief executive officer and founder, Andrew is responsible for the overall strategy, vision, and funding of Illumio. With expertise in the areas of network security and compliance management, Andrew is a frequent participant in panels, articles, and podcasts for leading industry events and publications. Prior to Illumio, Andrew was president of Cymtec and led Business Development for VoiceNet, where he was responsible for sales strategy, business development activities, and customer relationship management. Andrew graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BSBA in Finance.AndrewRubin
Powermat Technologies25
Seed Investor
Palo Alto, California, United States
Andrey GolubAn "ADOPTED" Milanese, born in the former USSR in 1976, Andrey Golub founded one of the most innovative and visionary companies in the Retail System, ELSE Corp., providing a revolutionary tool for brands and designers That will allow them to sell Their exclusive and customized products through an incredible virtual user experience. In his career, he Has Been Professor, Consultant and Mentor, having over 15 years exerience in Research & Development. His vision is now setting up the basis for the future of the fashion industry.AndreyGolub
ELSE Corp17
co-founder, CEO & CTO
Milan, Lombardia, Italy
Andy CohenAndy Cohen, Chief Executive Officer and a co-founder, oversees the company's operations and finances, with the goal of establishing as the premiere website for people taking care of their parents and other aging loved ones. Andy has launched four successful web businesses, taking them from start-up to tens of millions of dollars in revenue. In a 20-year career before founding, he held leadership positions in management, marketing, and sales with S.C. Johnson Wax, Intuit, Peapod, Instill, and SuccessFactors. He serves on the board of directors of the National Alliance for Caregiving and the advisory board of the Harvard Medical School Health Policy Department. Andy grew up in Glencoe, Illinois. He now lives with his wife and two teenage children in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he enjoys cycling in the foothills above Silicon Valley. While caring for his mom during her losing battle with lung cancer, Andy realized there wasn't a comprehensive website that heAndyCohen
Co-Founder and CEO
San Francisco, California, United States
Andy SchwartzAndySchwartz
Unlimited Reality2
CEO & Co.Founder
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
Anne WojcickiAnne co-founded 23andMe in 2006 after a decade spent in healthcare investing, focused primarily on biotechnology companies. Her hope was to empower consumers with access to their own genetic information and to create a way to generate more personalized information so that commercial and academic researchers could better understand and develop new drugs and diagnostics. Presently, 23andMe has built one of the world’s largest databases of individual genetic information. Its novel, web-based research approach allows for the rapid recruitment of participants to many genome-wide association studies at once, reducing the time and money needed to make new discoveries, and the company has created a proven and standardized resource for finding new genetic association and confirming genetic loci discovered by others. Under Anne’s leadership 23andMe has made significant advances in bringing personalized medicine directly to the public. Anne graduated from Yale University with a BS in Biology. GetAnneWojcicki
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
San Francisco, California, United States
Anthony EskinaziAnthonyEskinazi
Founder & CEO
London, England, United Kingdom
Arnon DinurArnon joined Greylock in 2009. Previously, Arnon spent seven years with SanDisk, the world leader in Flash memory cards, as Senior Vice President leading SanDisk’s mobile strategy. He joined SanDisk as part of the company’s $1.6 billion acquisition of Msystems in 2006. While at Msystems Arnon was Senior Vice President of Strategy and M&A. Prior to that Arnon was the Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the DiskOnKey division at Msystems. Before joining Msystems Arnon was the co-founder of Contact Networks, a California based Software Company with worldwide operations. He currently sits on the boards of Applicaster, CloudMade, Marqeta and SocialPoint. Arnon holds a BA in accounting and an L.LB in law, both from Tel Aviv University, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.ArnonDinur
Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel
Arthur BeckerArthur is Chairman & CEO of Zinio. Previously, he was the CEO of NaviSite, a NASDAQ quoted company that provided technology and application management services to customers in the US and UK from 2002-2010. With offices in the US, UK and India, NaviSite provided data center hosting and cloud-based application management to enterprises. Arthur was a senior advisor to the Vera Wang fashion company for 7 years and has been a private investor in technology and real estate since NaviSite was sold to Time Warner in 2011.ArthurBecker
Zinio LLC17
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
New York, New York, United States
Artur BergmanArtur Bergman is Founder & CEO of Fastly Artur Bergman, hacker and technologist at-large, was the director of engineering at Wikia, supporting its mission to compile and index the world’s knowledge. He is also an enthusiastic apologist for federated identity and a board member of the OpenID Foundation. His current interests include semantic search, large scale infrastructure, open source development, federated instant messaging, neurotransmitters, and the future of cyborgs.ArturBergman
Founder & CEO
San Francisco, California, United States
Austin BarnesChief Technology Officer at VendevorAustinBarnes
Avi WeisfogelSince his first week as a general dentist, Avi has been treating sleep patients. Avi’s keen interest in marketing and business for dentists led him to join most of the marketing clubs that dentistry has to offer. No matter how successful he became at marketing implants and full mouth rehabs, Avi could not find a successful marketing strategy that led to a constant stream of oral appliance patients. That all changed in 2010 when he left his general practice to open a company dedicated to sleep. Though it took two years and millions of dollars, Avi developed a system that literally created 250-300 oral appliance patients per month. Avi has been teaching this system for the past year and a half on his own and now has joined with Barry to create the Dental Sleep Masters program, setting its sights on reaching more dentists, physicians and patients with this model that improves the health care distribution in the world of sleep medicine.AviWeisfogel
New Jersey, Saint Patrick, Trinidad and Tobago
Aviad EyalAviad Eyal is a Partner at Entree Capital. Avi is a serial entrepreneur with extensive knowledge in growing businesses in the high technology and financial sectors. Avi uses the experience he has gained over the past twenty years as an entrepreneur and investor to help companies, specifically software, hardware, mobile and Internet startups, reach their full potential. At present, he sits on a number of boards.AviadEyal
Entree Capital
Team Member
London, England, United Kingdom
Avishai AbrahamiAvishai Abrahami is our Co-Founder, has served as our Chief Executive Officer since September 2010 and was our Co-Chief Executive Officer and a director since October 2006. From 2004 to 2006, Avishai was the Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Arel Communications & Software Ltd., a private Israeli company specializing in communication technology. In 1998 he co-founded Sphera Corporation, a private company which develops software for managing data centers, and he served as its Chief Technology Officer from 1998 until 2000 and its Vice President of Product Marketing from 2000 until 2003. In 1993, he co-founded AIT Ltd., a private Israeli software company, and served as its Chief Technology Officer until the company's sale in 1997. Avishai served in the Israeli Defense Forces' elite computer intelligence unit from 1990 until 1992.AvishaiAbrahami
Co-Founder & CEO
New York, New York, United States
Balz RothBalz Roth, a long time member of the Go Beyond community, has been an entrepreneur for more than 20 years, during which time he has developed several startup companies mainly in the areas of technology/media and lifestyle/entertainment. His focus has been on deal sourcing and investment structuring; advising and coaching several startups in business model engineering, strategy development and operational excellence as well as in training Business Angels.BalzRoth
The Faction Collective
Ben FriedmanBen Friedman serves as Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Hargol Foodtech.BenFriedman
Hargol FoodTech (Steak TzarTzar)66
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Omez, HaMerkaz, Israel
Ben GolubBen Golub is a serial entrepreneur and start-up CEO, and the current CEO of Docker, the commercial entity behind Docker, which enables developers to pack, ship, and deploy any application as a lightweight container, is one of the fastest growing open source projects. Prior to Docker, Golub was CEO of Gluster, the open source, scale out storage company, which was successfully acquired by Red Hat in 2011. Prior to Gluster, Golub was CEO of social media pioneer Plaxo, which was acquired by Comcast in 2008. Prior to Plaxo, Golub spent eight years at VeriSign, Inc., serving as Chief Marketing Officer, as Senior Vice President of the security and payments business, and as General Manager of VeriSign's managed security services business. In these roles, Ben managed worldwide sales, marketing, product development, support, operations, and business development activities. Golub holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Masters in Public Administration from the KenneBenGolub
San Francisco, California, United States
Ben HorowitzBen Horowitz is a cofounder and general partner of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and The New York Times bestselling author of The Hard Thing About Hard Things, which is now available in over 16 languages. Prior to a16z, Ben was cofounder and CEO of Opsware (formerly Loudcloud), which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2007 for $1.6 billion, and was appointed vice president and general manager of Business Technology Optimization for Software at HP. Earlier, he was vice president and general manager of America Online’s E-commerce Platform division, where he oversaw development of the company’s flagship Shop@AOL service. Previously, Ben ran several product divisions at Netscape Communications. He also served as vice president of Netscape’s widely acclaimed Directory and Security product line. Before joining Netscape in July 1995, he held various senior product marketing positions at Lotus Development Corporation. Ben has an MS in Computer Science from UCLA and a BA inBenHorowitz
Andreessen Horowitz1,015
Co-Founder & General Partner
San Francisco, California, United States
Ben KaufmanBen Kaufman is the 24-year-old founder and CEO of Quirky. His entrepreneurial journey started during his senior year of high school with a second mortgage on his parent’s house and the founding of an iPod accessory company called mophie. Shortly after mophie won “Best in Show” at MacWorld 2006, Ben discovered his passion for involving people around the world in the development of new consumer products. The rapid growth of the mophie brand led to its acquisition in August of 2007, which allowed Ben to focus his efforts on bringing his idea of ‘social product development’ to the next level. After two years of research and development on the unique technology platform that became the foundation of his future work, Ben publicly launched Quirky in June of 2009. A passionate and opinionated speaker, Ben talks Quirky, products and design to audiences around the world. His work has landed him in hundreds of newspapers (New York Times, USA Today, New York Observer), magazineBenKaufman
Founder & CEO
New York, New York, United States
Ben MarcusBen Marcus is co-founder and CEO of AirMap, the leading airspace management platform for UAS. Ben also serves as the industry co-chair for the Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team alongside the FAA’s Earl Lawrence. Ben was previously co-founder and CEO of jetAVIVA, the world's leading broker of small business jets. Ben is an FAA-certified Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor with more than 4,500 hours of flight experience.BenMarcus
Co-Founder & CEO
Santa Monica, California, United States
Ben RubinBen Rubin is the CEO and co-founder of Life on Air Inc., which most recently released the popular Meerkat app. Ben works with his team to pioneer "participatory media" through life-streaming communities.BenRubin
CEO & Founder
San Francisco, California, United States
Ben SilbermannBen (@8en) grew up in Iowa, where he spent a lot of time collecting bugs. Today, he helps millions of people collect and discover the things they love as co-founder and CEO of Pinterest. Before Pinterest, Ben worked at Google on AdSense and studied at Yale. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two sons. Previously, Silbermann worked at Google in the sales organization; however, after a short time with the company he left and started designing his own iPhone apps with a college friend, Paul Sciarra. After their initial application, Totte, failed to gain significant traction, the cofounders created a pinboard product and Pinterest was born. However, Pinterest saw a low user base and very little engagement in its early stages. Silbermann said the prospect of telling people he failed was too embarrassing so he and Sciarra continued to tinker and improve the site. Today, Pinterest claims over 20 million users.BenSilbermann
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
San Francisco, California, United States
Bennat BergerBennat Berger is an entrepreneur versed in commercial real estate acquisitions and multifamily property development. As a principal of Novel Property Ventures, he seeks properties throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn as well as certain areas of the Southeast. Bennat Berger oversees Novel’s acquisitions, property management, and development, and hopes to continue to diversify Novel’s portfolio and build a model organization for property development and management. Raised in Manhattan and San Diego, Bennat Berger graduated from Torrey Pines High School and went on to graduate from Dartmouth College in 2006. At Dartmouth, he studied English and creative writing and graduated with a BA in English in 2006. Bennat wrote for The Dartmouth Free Press, was a member of Bones Gate and led two Project Preservation trips to Eastern Europe with Dartmouth College Hillel. Through Project Preservation, he helped restore Jewish cemeteries in Belarus and Ukraine that had been destroyed during World War II.FBennatBerger
Novel Property Ventures106
Cofounder and CEO
New York, New York, United States
Bernie SandersBernie Sanders is serving his second term in the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2012 with 71 percent of the vote. His previous 16 years in the House of Representatives make him the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history. Born in 1941 in Brooklyn, Sanders attended James Madison High School, Brooklyn College and the University of Chicago. After graduating in 1964, he moved to Vermont. In 1981, he was elected (by 10 votes) to the first of four terms as mayor of Burlington. Sanders lectured at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and at Hamilton College in upstate New York before his 1990 election as Vermont's at-large member in Congress. The Almanac of American Politics calls Sanders a "practical and successful legislator." Throughout his career he has focused on the shrinking American middle class and the growing income and wealth gaps in the United States. As chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Sanders in 2014 passeBernieSanders
United States Senate / U.S. Senate505
United States Senator for Vermont
Burlington, Vermont, United States
Bill GearyBill is a Cofounder and Partner at Flare Capital Partners, a team of proven healthcare technology venture capital investors known for delivering unparalleled strategic industry resources, insight and a total commitment to the success of the entrepreneurs with whom we have the privilege of partnering. Prior to joining and expanding Flare Capital Partners in 2013 while helping start its Boston office, Bill was with North Bridge Venture Partners since its founding in 1994. During Bill's twenty-year tenure investing in young and emerging healthcare companies, he has served on the Boards of numerous industry-leading companies and played a critical role, actively helping and working closely with management teams. His current and prior firm's healthcare investments include Valence Health, Humedica (Optum Analytics), Explorys (IBM), Predilytics, Rise Health (Best Doctors), SynapDx, Connance, CardioMEMS, MC10, Phase Forward (Oracle), Pharmetrics (IMS Health), NaviNet and eBenX (ADP). PrevBillGeary
Flare Capital Partners5
General Partner
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Blake RubinBlake Rubin is a seasoned real estate professional who has successfully developed properties all over the country. Inspired by his parents who were also property developers, Blake pursued a real estate career by building on the knowledge he acquired from their family business. While Blake is mostly busy with the multiple real estate projects he oversees, he spends his free time playing basketball or catching up on the most recent NBA highlights.BlakeRubin
New York, New York, United States
Boaz WeinsteinBoaz Weinstein is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Saba Capital Management in New York City, which he founded in 2009. Prior to launching Saba, Boaz Weinstein served as the Co-Head of Global Credit Trading at Deutsche Bank for over a decade. Boaz Weinstein is a native New Yorker and an alumnus of Stuyvesant High School in downtown Manhattan, where he currently serves on the Board of Directors.BoazWeinstein
Saba Capital Management16
New York, New York, United States
Brad FeldBrad Feld is a managing director at Foundry Group, a venture capital firm focused on investing in early-stage information technology companies. He is also an American entrepreneur, author, and a blogger. He co-founded Techstars, Mobius Venture Capital, and Intensity Ventures. In addition to his investing efforts, Brad has been active with several non-profit organizations and currently is the chair of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, the co-chair of Startup Colorado, and on the board of UP Global.Feld obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in management science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.BradFeld
Foundry Group1,303
Founder, Managing Director
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Brad SilverbergBrad is the co-founder of Fuel Capital, an early stage venture fund based in San Francisco, CA. Fuel focuses on consumer and cloud/ infrastructure companies. Fuel Capital has invested in CoreOS, FrontBack, Hightower, Homejoy, Julep, Layer, Mesosphere, Mindie, Secret, Swapbox, Teespring, URX, WilCall, and others. Brad previously co-founded Ignition where he remains a partner. He is on the boards of Hipmunk, Keas, and Avvo, and led the investments in XenSource (acquired by Citrix), Heroku (acquired by Salesforce), and TellMe (acquired by Microsoft). Previously, Brad was an SVP at Microsoft, where he ran the development and marketing of Windows from the launch of Windows 3.0 through Windows 95. He later led Microsoft’s early Internet efforts, including Internet Explorer and the Internet platform. He also led the Developer and Office divisions. Earlier he worked at Borland, Apple and SRI.BradSilverberg
Fuel Capital35
Bellevue, Washington, United States
Brad SterlingBrad Sterling obtained his bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Portland State University. He now works as a software engineer for an IT company in Portland, Oregon. As a side job, he also offers IT consulting for small and startup businesses. During his free time, he indulges in his favorite hobby, PC gaming. He is a big fan of MOBA games, particularly DOTA 2.BradSterling
Portland, Oregon, United States
Bradley HorowitzBradley Horowitz is vice president of product for Google's social products, including Google+. He has also led product for Google's consumer application division which includes Gmail, Gtalk, Google Docs, Google Voice, and Calendar. Before joining Google in February 2008, Horowitz was Yahoo's vice president of Advanced Development where he drove the acquisitions of Flickr and MyBlogLog, launched the Brickhouse incubator and developed new products like Yahoo! Pipes. Additionally, he was responsible for the company's initiative to open up its platform which included overseeing the Yahoo Developer Network (YDN).Previously, he was co-founder and CTO of Virage, where he oversaw the technical direction of the company from its founding through its IPO and eventual acquisition by Autonomy. Horowitz was a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab. While at the Media Lab, he worked on a number of topics related to computer vision, graphics and image processing, which resulted in a patented new teBradleyHorowitz
VP Product, Google Apps
Palo Alto, California, United States
Bradley J SterlingIf becoming a music mogul is not that reachable yet, maybe becoming a music engineer for a renowned recording company is doable. The likes of Calvin Harris, Avicii, Alesso, and Diplo inspire me to dream way beyond my wildest imagination. Bradley J. Sterling here.BradleySterling
Los Angeles, California, United States
Bradley SterlingHello! I am Bradley Sterling. I am an animator, part-time furniture designer, and photography enthusiast. Right now I am based in San Francisco but I’m planning to move to Los Angeles in the near future. As a basketball fan, my full support belongs to Duke and the GSW.BradleySterling
San Francisco, California, United States
Brian FrankBrian has a passion for building products that fit well into the lives of consumers, improving how millions of people work, play or learn through technology. His product experience spans 18 years, defining and delivering numerous innovative, high-profile products for Mobile & the Web. In the last 3 years, Brian has helped raise > $10M in venture capital for 2 businesses, and led 2 companies to successful exits - the Posterous acquisition by Twitter & Timeful acquisition by Google. As a Product Leader, he's been big company 'tested' - Palm, Adobe & Twitter, and startup 'hardened' - bCandid (acq. by, Posterous (acq. by Twitter), Timeful (acq. by Google). Brian is a graduate of Cornell University with dual degrees in CS and Science & Technology Studies, with a concentration in HCI. Outside of work, he plays ice hockey and cook for dinner parties. Brian has even trained to be a Sommelier, working for Francis Ford Coppola, doing wine education and tastings. HereBrianFrank
FTW Ventures11
General Partner
San Francisco, California, United States
Brian S. CohenConsidered one of the fathers of science & technology strategic communications - founded Technology Solutions, Inc. in 1983. Client list read like a who's who list of startup technology companies in computing, communication, software, education, and entertainment. Maintained a strategic communications partnership with Sony & IBM Corporation (10 years). Received the Gold CIPRA award in 1998 for the IBM Deep Blue/Gary Kasparov Chess Match. In 1996, TSI was recognized as the #1 fastest growing agency in the United States. Sold the company to The McCann Erickson World Group in 1997 and became the Vice Chairman. Created Focus Technology, an organization that provided qualitative research and instituted the RPM model of integrated strategic communications providing ultra-competitive technology clients the ability to quickly discover and leverage their key strengths as well as mitigate their destructive weaknesses. Brian was a pioneer in the founding of a number of the first computingBrianCohen
New York, New York, United States
Brigitte BaumannBusiness Angel (Early Stage Investor), Entrepreneur/Intrapreneur, Board Member,BrigitteBaumann
Go Beyond Investing11
Founder & Chief Investment Officer
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Bryan GoldbergBryan Goldberg is an entrepreneur in New York and San Francisco. He is the Founder and CEO of He previously founded Bleacher Report, and currently advises several startups. Source: PandoDailyBryanGoldberg
Bleacher Report51
Co-Founder, VP Revenue
Bryan SaleskyBryan is passionate about incorporating promising robotics technology into products and systems that will improve safety and productivity while enhancing people’s lives. At Carnegie Mellon University National Robotics Engineering Center, Bryan managed a portfolio of the center’s largest commercial programs that included autonomous mining trucks for Caterpillar. In 2007, Bryan led software engineering for Tartan Racing, Carnegie Mellon’s winning entry in the DARPA Urban Challenge. Bryan departed CMU and joined the Google self-driving car team in 2011 to continue the push toward making self-driving cars a reality. While at Google, Bryan was director of hardware development, and was responsible for development and manufacture of Google’s portfolio of hardware, which included self-driving sensors, computers and several vehicle development programs. Bryan graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering in 2002.BryanSalesky
Argo AI
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Chanan AvivChanan Aviv is the Co-Founder of Hargol Foodtech and serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Chanan has been Growing & breeding insects and livestock for 30 years. Chanan is known in Israel as an “insects magician” with abilities to acclimatize, develop and grow a wide range of insects in climate-controlled environments and in large scale. Chanan has been working and developing edible insects and other beneficial insects to support the growing entomophagy movement and other mankind needs.ChananAviv
Hargol FoodTech (Steak TzarTzar)65
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Karkom, HaMerkaz, Israel
Charlie FinkCharlie Fink is a VR and tech consultant, and former Disney, AOL, and AG Interactive executive. In the ‘90s, Fink was EVP & COO of VR pioneer Virtual World Entertainment and is now a frequent speaker at conferences like CES, AWE, ARinAction, VR Toronto and Digital Hollywood. Fink is a regular contributor to Forbes, HuffPost, and VR Voice, where he writes about AR, VR, and New Media. He is the author of VR/AR 101, Evolution & Revolution, which is due from Cool Blue Press in January 2018. Over the past 30 years working as an award-winning writer, executive, and producer, Charlie Fink has created and launched new media brands for Disney, AOL, and American Greetings. He is best known for coming up with the original idea for Disney's "Lion King" (Bambi in Africa). In addition to his work on the second golden age at Disney animation (‘85-’92), Fink was SVP & CCO of AOL Studios (‘95-’99). His past experience also features founding and selling several companies including eAgents, whichCharlieFink
Contributing Writer
New York, New York, United States
Chase RubinChase Rubin is a real estate developer focused on customer service and developing projects to service as many individuals as possible in high density locations. Chase is an experienced marketer with years of real estate experience and networking to back. Networking and developing real estate go hand-in-hand. Chase likes to approach his challenges and opportunities in ways that most do not think of. Chase takes his network seriously – and also playfully as well. Some of Chase's closest friends have been through his business partnerships and he is grateful for each project he has been part of. Chase loves playing tennis which he claims to be the secret to staying sane within his high-volume, face-paced lifestyle and career. Chase learns how to focus and read an opponent from tennis, and how to intuitively know the next move. All the lessons learned from tennis can be applied in multiple areas of Chase's life. Chase's clients are his friends and business partners. To him, having aChaseRubin
TAG Real Estate Development153
Real Estate Developer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Chris BeckerChris Becker is a highly skilled and passionate professional in restaurant and hospitality who has been recognized by top outlets such as Chicago Tribune, Food Arts, Southern Living, SmartCEO, the Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Magazine. He is Director of Operations for Rosso Restaurant Management. He is also a consultant to restaurants as well as other food operations. Chris is known for his entrepreneurial spirit and his wide range of expertise in executive and multi-unit management, leadership, and culinary and general restaurant operations. Over the course of his career he has found substantial success in a variety of endeavors. Prior to Rosso, Chris built up and established Bagby Restaurant Group as a powerhouse in the restaurant and hospitality industry, expanding into eight distinct restaurant concepts and businesses. Earlier in his career Chris served as Chef De Cuisine at Wine Market Bistro. A longtime resident of Baltimore, Chris enjoys getting active in his community. He ChrisBecker
Rosso Restaurant Management18
Director of Operations
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Christopher AhlbergChristopher Ahlberg is CEO of Recorded Future, a new company developing the world’s first temporal analytics engine, which helps users understand relationships between entities and events over time. Prior to leading Recorded Futures, Christopher Ahlberg was Executive Vice President, Tibco, Inc., and President of Tibco’s Spotfire division, dating back to 2007. Prior to Tibco, Christopher Ahlberg was the founder and CEO of Spotfire, Inc., a provider of enterprise analytics software for next generation business intelligence and scientific applications. Christopher Ahlberg was named among the World’s Top Young Innovators by Technology Review, MIT’s Magazine of Innovation in 2002. Christopher Ahlberg earned his doctorate from Chalmers University of Technology, has worked as a visiting researcher at the University of Maryland, and has lectured and consulted extensively for industry, academia, and the military, as well as having published and lectured in computer science, psychology, linguistChristopherAhlberg
Recorded Future39
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Clark ValbergClark Valberg is co-founder and CEO of InVision, the world's leading product design, collaboration, and communication platform serving over 2 million users. An advocate for design-driven software, Clark was named UX Magazine’s 2016 UX Trailblazer of the Year.ClarkValberg
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
New York, New York, United States
Craig ShapiroCraig Shapiro is an entrepreneur and investor at Collaborative Fund. He helped pioneer several mobile and interactive television initiatives in the US, including the first multi-carrier live voting in Super Bowl XXXVI. Mr. Shapiro also served on the Board of Directors for the Mobile Marketing Association. Previously, he was President of GOOD magazine and an angel investor in several new media and technology companies. Craig Shapiro received his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and is originally from Chevy Chase Maryland.CraigShapiro
Collaborative Fund64
Founder & CEO
New York, New York, United States
Dan ArielyDan Ariely is a James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and the director of the Center for Advanced Hindsight. In addition to appointments at the Fuqua School of Business, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the Department of Economics, and the School of Medicine at Duke University, Dan Ariely is also a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight. Dan Ariely is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, and The Honest Truth about Dishonesty. His interests include emotions, myopia, self-control, and procrastination. Dan Ariely's biggest time management blunder is his reliance on taking red eye flights. Dan Ariely obtained two Phds from Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business, Durham, N.C. and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C. in Business Administration and Cognitive Psychology respectively.DanAriely
Duke University217
James B Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Dan GreenbergDan Greenberg is the founder and CEO of Sharethrough, a 150+ person SF-based software company that powers in-feed, native ads for premium publishers like Time Inc, Hearst, People and brand marketers like Pepsi and P&G. Dan also acts as the co-chair of the IAB Native Advertising Committee. Dan comes from a research background at Stanford in persuasive technology, and regularly teaches classes in brand content, modern monetization, and viral engineering. Dan was recently named to the Inc "35 Under 35" list, the Forbes “30 Under 30″ list and has been honored as an Ad Age Media Maven. He organizes and hosts the Sharethrough Native Ad Summits, is a regular speaker at advertising and technology conferences, and contributes to industry publications including Forbes, AdAge, and TechCrunch.DanGreenberg
Founder, CEO & BOD
San Francisco, California, United States
Dan KaufmanDaniel Kaufman has co-founded 12 companies. Currently he is focused on real estate development. He has 20+ years working in software and hardware. 10 years spent working on mobile applications. In addition to more than 50 app titles, he has developed commercial solutions covering machine learning, bio-metrics, and location technology.DanKaufman
Kaufman Organization14
New York, New York, United States
Dan LevitanDan Levitan is the firm’s co-founder and managing member of both the General Partner and Maveron LLC, the Management Company. Since co-founding the firm with Howard Schultz 16 years ago, Levitan has led many of the firm’s successful investments, including zulily (NASDAQ:ZU), Trupanion (NYSE:TRUP), Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA), and Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB). Forbes recently named Levitan to its Midas List—the magazine’s annual ranking of the top 100 VCs in the world. He currently serves on the board of directors of PayNearMe, Pinkberry, Potbelly, and Trupanion, and recently led the Fund’s investment in Peach. Prior to co-founding Maveron, Levitan spent 15 years in investment banking, focused primarily on consumer businesses. During his banking career, Levitan helped more than 100 companies go public, make strategic acquisitions or monetize the equity value they had created. Levitan met Howard Schultz in 1991, when Starbucks began planning for its IPO, and DanLevitan
Co-Founder and General Partner
Seattle, Washington, United States
Dan RosenDan is Founder and General Partner of Commerce Ventures, a venture firm focused on digital innovations in the retail and financial services eco-systems. Commerce Ventures represents a broad, highly strategic set of investors and we make an average of 8-10 investments per year. Prior to creating Commerce Ventures, Dan was a Principal at Highland Capital and invested primarily in mobile and payments startups. During his time at Highland, he made several investments, worked with a total of 9 portfolio companies, and held 4 Board seats. Before joining Highland, Dan worked at HarbourVest Partners, LLC - where he invested in and worked closely with several successful, growth-stage technology and communications businesses; in Corporate Development at RSA Security (RSAS, acquired by EMC); and as a fintech software consultant for American Management Systems (AMSY, acquired by CGI Group). He has been a volunteer advisor in programs such as Mondelez’s Mobile Futures, Summer @ Highland, HDanRosen
Commerce Ventures22
General Partner
San Francisco, California, United States
Dan RosensweigDan Rosensweig has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since February 2010 and as the Chairman of our board of directors since March 2010. From March 2009 to February 2010, Rosensweig served as President and Chief Executive Officer of RedOctane, a business unit of Activision Publishing and developer, publisher and distributor of Guitar Hero. From August 2007 to March 2009, Rosensweig was an Operating Principal at the Quadrangle Group, a private investment firm. From April 2002 to April 2007, Rosensweig served as Chief Operating Officer of Yahoo!, an Internet content and service provider. Prior to serving at Yahoo!, Rosensweig served as the President of CNET Networks and prior to that as Chief Executive Officer and President of ZDNet, until it was acquired by CNET Networks. Rosensweig also currently serves on the board of directors of Adobe Systems as well as Birchbox.Rosensweig holds a B.A. in political science from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.DanRosensweig
President & CEO
San Francisco, California, United States
Dan ShapiroDan Shapiro is the CEO and primary turtle wrangler at Robot Turtles, a company created when he accidentally launched the bestselling board game in Kickstarter. He has previously spent time leading a Google subsidiary that operates comparison shopping products. Dan Shapiro joined Google when they bought his previous company, Sparkbuy, a comparison shopping website, where he was founder and CEO. Before Sparkbuy, Dan Shapiro was founder and CEO of Ontela, a pioneering mobile imaging company, where he was named CEO of the Year by MobileBeat. Ontela was frequently recognized including the Dow Jones Top 10 in Wireless list, the CTIA award for Best Social Networking Application, and Breakthrough Startup of the Year by the WTIA. Prior to founding Ontela, Dan Shapiro managed development of the RealArcade service at RealNetworks, enabling thousands of end-users to play classic games such as Monopoly, Scrabble, and Rollercoaster Tycoon on their desktops. He arrived at RealNetworks by waDanShapiro
Founder & CEO
Seattle, Washington, United States
Daniel GrunebergDanielGruneberg
San Francisco, California, United States
Daniel LevineDaniel Levine joined Dropbox in 2012 to work on Platform, as he wants to make sure that users can access their Dropbox stuff from their favorite applications. Prior to Dropbox, Dan was an investor with Accel, focusing on early stage investments in infrastructure software, cloud computing, big data and mobile. He worked on Accel’s Big Data Fund. Dan also founded, a Y Combinator-backed company specializing in visualizing data. Before, Dan was at TechCrunch where he conducted industry research and published quarterly reports about industry trends, funding, M&A, and helped manage CrunchBase. Dan now lives in Palo Alto, California. Dan graduated from Yale University, where he was a sprinter on the track team.DanielLevine
Team Member - Platform
Palo Alto, California, United States
Daniel NeiditchDaniel Neiditch is a real estate mogul who oversees luxury real estate sales, rentals, and purchases in New York. As the president of River 2 River Realty, he has built the family business to acquire over a billion dollars in real estate holdings and stand out from the competition due to their extensive, personalized customer service. Various industry organizations, such as the Manhattan Board of Realty, Manhattan Listing Service, and National Association, include River 2 River as a member. One of Daniel Neiditch's greatest achievements in real estate is his eight-year tenure as president of the Atelier condo in Manhattan, where numerous celebrities have chosen to stay. He has received numerous accolades for his involvement in luxury property management, including a previous spot in Manhattan's top ten listing agents. Daniel Neiditch continues to build his experience and educate himself on the ever-changing real estate market of New York and beyond. In addition to a genuine loveDanielNeiditch
River 2 River Realty206
President and CEO
New York, New York, United States
Daniel TaubDaniel Taub is the Director of Strategy and Planning of the Yad Hanadiv foundation. Born in Great Britain in 1962, Taub moved to Israel in 1989. He served in the IDF as a combat medic and as a reserve officer in the IDF’s international law division. Taub joined the Israeli Foreign Ministry in 1991 and has held a wide variety of legal and diplomatic postsץ He was extensively involved in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and led the Israeli side of the Culture of Peace track of negotiations. He was also a member of Israel's negotiation team in the Israel-Syrian negotiations. He has represented Israel at many international legal and diplomatic forums and conferences and writes and lectures widely on international law and negotiation theory. Taub was educated at University College, Oxford; University College, London; and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He is married and has six children.DanielTaub
Yad Hanadiv240
Director of Strategy and Planning
Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
Dave GoldbergMr. Goldberg is a Senior Advisor to TPG. Dave has been Chief Executive Officer of, LLC since April 2009. He has been a successful entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and technology and music industry executive. He has run, and successfully grown, several online consumer businesses.Mr. Goldberg founded LAUNCH Media Inc. in 1994, which delivered music and music-related content online, and he led the company through its acquisition by Yahoo! in 2001. Following the sale, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Yahoo! Music, where he led the company's global music operations and built it into the Internet's most popular music destination. During his tenure, traffic increased from two million to twenty five million unique users per month, and four billion music videos were streamed in 2006 alone. In 2006, Dave was named one of Billboard Magazine's top power players in digital music. Recently Dave served as an Entrepreneur in Residence with Benchmark Capital DaveGoldberg
Lean In242
Founding Board Member
California, United States, North America
David AronoffDavid is a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners whose investment interests and experience include the semiconductor, internet & mobile infrastructure, data center, video and digital media sectors. David currently manages the firm's New York City office and sits on the boards Flybridge portfolio companies BetterCloud, Bitsight Technologies, Immedia Semiconductor, Sand9 and T2 Biosystems and led the firm's investment in Apiary. He was previously a director at Blackwave, Calxeda, CHiL Semiconductor (acquired by International Rectifier), Crashlytics (acquired by Twitter), JouleX (acquired by Cisco) and MOBIVOX (acquired by SabSe). Prior to joining the firm in June 2005, David spent nearly a decade focusing on early-stage investing at Greylock Partners where he led several of the firm's successful investments in the communications and systems markets. During his time at Greylock, he built a strong investment track record including investments in Akara (acquired by CIENA), CimarDavidAronoff
Flybridge Capital Partners33
General Partner
New York, New York, United States
David BerkowitzDavid Berkowitz is Chief Marketing Officer at agency MRY, where he spearheads marketing operations, directs the agency's communications, and gains visibility for clients such as Visa, Johnson & Johnson, and Coca-Cola. Previously, he spent seven years at 360i, serving as Vice President of Emerging Media; he also co-founded its social media practice and led its Startup Outlook initiative. David has contributed more than 500 columns to outlets such as MediaPost, Ad Age, and Mashable, and he has penned his blog since 2005. He has spoken at more than 225 events globally, and he is mentioned regularly in the press. He has been named a "Top 5 Mobile Advertising Influencer" by Google, a "Mobile Champ" by Google, and one of "25 Media People You Should Follow on Twitter" by Advertising Age. David further supports the media and technology industries serving as a mentor for Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, a member of Trident Capital's internet advisory board, a member of DavidBerkowitz
Chief Strategy Officer
New York, New York, United States
David Berkowitz Chicago
David Berkowitz ChicagoDavidChicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States
David Berkowitz Chicago
North Carolina is my family’s hometown. I love this place so much that I decided to attend college not too far away. I am currently attending Duke University, where I’m taking up Physics. I’m also into sports. Apart from supporting my school’s athletic teams, I also root for the Chicago Cubs. David Berkowitz here.DavidChicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States
David BlumbergDavid Blumberg is the Managing Partner of Blumberg Capital. David has been investing in early stage technology companies for more than 24 years. David's current investment focus includes Digital Media, Social Media, Mobility, SaaS/Technology Enabled Services and Internet. Prior to founding Blumberg Capital in 1991, David managed technology investments with Claridge Investments, Adler & Co., Apax, and T. Rowe Price Associates. David launched the business development efforts for Check Point Software Technologies. David earned his A.B. degree in Government, cum laude, from Harvard College and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and INSEAD. David speaks French and is proficient in Hebrew and Spanish. David serves as a member or observer on the Board of Directors of CaseStack, CredoRax, DoubleVerify, FeeX, Fortscale, Kreditech, Trulioo, and Zooz. David also serves on the Board of The Lincoln Club of Northern California and is a member of the Pacific CouncilDavidBlumberg
Blumberg Capital51
Founder & Managing Partner
San Francisco, California, United States
David CohenDavid Cohen is the founder and managing partner of Techstars, an Internet startup accelerator. Previously, David was a founder of several software and web technology companies. He was the founder and CTO of Pinpoint Technologies, which was acquired by ZOLL Medical Corporation (NASDAQ: ZOLL) in 1999. He was also the founder and CEO of, a music service which was sold to in 2006. David is an active startup advocate, advisor, board member, and technology advisor who comments on these topics on his blog at He is also very active at the University of Colorado, serving as a member of the Board of Advisors of the Computer Science Department, the Entrepreneurial Advisory Board at Silicon Flatirons. David also runs the Colorado chapter of the Open Angel Forum.DavidCohen
Founder & Co-CEO
Boulder, Colorado, United States
David CummingsDavid is an entrepreneur who co-founded Pardot, a SaaS-based marketing automation application enabling marketers to create, deploy and manage online promotion campaigns. Most recently, David founded the Atlanta Tech Village, which is the largest technology entrepreneur center in the Southeast. The Atlanta Business Chronicle named David one of the 100 most influential Atlantans. David is a member of YPO Southern 7, the Atlanta chapter of the EO, the Atlanta Rotary, on the board of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, and on the board of the Buckhead Coalition. A native of Tallahassee, Florida, David earned a bachelor of science degree in economics from Duke University.DavidCummings
Shotput Ventures36
Managing Partner
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
David FriedbergDavid Friedberg currently serves as the CEO of The Climate Corporation. He founded the company (called WeatherBill until 2011) in 2006, prior to which he was with Google, where he joined as one of the founding members of the company's Corporate Development team. David managed a number of strategic projects for Google, including identifying and leading several of Google's largest acquisitions. David also served as a Business Product Manager for AdWords - Google's primary revenue source. Prior to Google, David spent several years working in private equity and investment banking. He has invested in and advised dozens of companies in the technology industry. Earlier, David worked at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he led several projects as a mathematical programmer. David received his BA in Astrophysics from UC Berkeley.DavidFriedberg
The Climate Corporation59
Co-Founder & CEO
San Francisco, California, United States
David GoldDavid Gold is a Managing Director at Access Venture Partners. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with Special Honors from the University of Colorado and was a National Science Foundation Fellow while earning Masters Degrees in both Aerospace Engineering and Technology Policy from M.I.T. After working as an engineer with NASA, David spent a short time working on Capitol Hill and served in the Executive Office of the President of the United States where he was responsible for budget and policy oversight of the U.S. Land Remote Sensing and Weather Satellite programs as well as the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Subsequently he worked for several years as a manager growing a network of manufacturing consulting centers that assisted smaller manufacturers implement improved quality and efficiency. As part of his role, David launched an initiative focused on green manufacturing through waste reduction. Prior to joining Access Venture PartneDavidGold
Access Venture Partners14
Managing Director
Denver, Colorado, United States
David GoldenDavid Golden is an Executive Vice-President of Revolution, where he focuses on finance and transaction-related matters for Revolution and its various businesses.In addition to being a director of Everyday Health, he is also a director of Extend Health, Revolution Money, and Resorts.He joined Revolution after 18 years with J.P.Morgan and a predecessor firm, Hambrecht & Quist. Most recently he was Vice Chairman and Director of J.P. Morgan's global investment banking practice for technology, media, and telecommunications clients and was a member of the management committee. He has worked with many leading companies, such as Apple,, Centocor, Google, Lucent, Mercury Interactive and Netscape Communications Corp.Golden was instrumental in forming the Bay Area Equity Fund, a venture capital fund focused on economic return and community development for Northern California. From 1984 through 1987, he was an associate at the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and LDavidGolden
Managing Partner & Executive Vice President
San Francisco, California, United States
David HirschDavid is a digital media veteran with over 15 years of business development and operational experience with Web services companies. David joined Metamorphic after eight years at Google where he was the second employee in Google’s New York office and on the founding team that launched Google’s advertising monetization strategy and execution. Google was generating $3 million in revenue when David joined. Pursuant to helping wire and structure the regional sales teams, David co-founded Google’s Vertical Markets Group. David and his team worked with Fortune 1000 companies as well as the top global advertising agencies. David’s group had cross-functional responsibility, interacting with product, engineering, public relations, and marketing as well as acting as representation of sales and customers in key businesses such as AdWords, AdSense, and Offline Media Syndication. David was a leader on Google’s hiring and culture committees and was responsible for the hiring of many of Google’s salesDavidHirsch
Co-founder & Managing Partner
New York, New York, United States
David MarcusDavid Marcus is the Head of Messaging Products at Facebook. David was President of PayPal from April 2012 to July 2014, where he has overall responsibility for establishing PayPal as the leading global payment service and helping to drive the future of money around the world. A mobile payments entrepreneur and product innovator, David brings a wealth of experience creating products that engage and delight customers – both businesses and consumers alike. Most recently, David was PayPal’s vice president of mobile, where he led the company’s mobile business and product strategy, including the development and launch of PayPal Here. David has more than 15 years of mobile and telecommunications experience worldwide and has a proven track record of starting and leading successful businesses. He joined PayPal in the company’s acquisition of Zong, a leading provider of payments through mobile carrier billing. Under David’s leadership as founder and CEO, Zong developed relationships withDavidMarcus
VP, Messaging Products
San Francisco, California, United States
David SternI work with great people to incubate and build meaningful companies. Having founded or been an executive at multiple early stage startups, some more successful than others, I try to apply all of the lessons of both the successes and failures to help add context to the important decisions my partners in entrepreneurial ventures get to make along their journeys. As an early stage investor at Clearstone, I am currently focused on working with entrepreneurs trying to create the next generation of branded internet-enabled consumer and business products and services, companies where I have deep firsthand domain knowledge. In my own journeys, I certainly know the difference a good investor, advisor, and board member can make in producing good outcomes and always strive to be the kind of partner I always found most valuable to positive outcomes. Before joining Clearstone, I started M Networks, an educational media company focused on providing practical business technology education to DavidStern
Clearstone Venture Partners27
Venture Partner
David SternDavid Stern completed his three-decade tenure as NBA commissioner on February 1, 2014. As commissioner, Mr. Stern built the model for professional sports in league operations, public service, global marketing and digital technology. He oversaw the NBA’s extraordinary growth with seven new franchises, a more than 30-fold increase in revenues, a dramatic expansion of national television exposure and the launch of two leagues, the Women’s National Basketball Association and the NBA Development League. He implemented the first anti-drug agreement in professional sports and introduced the salary cap system and revenue sharing to the NBA. The NBA experienced tremendous global growth during Mr. Stern’s tenure, and that growth continues today: The NBA has 12 offices outside the United States; its games and programming are televised and streamed in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages; and it offers fans 19 international online destinations. The NBA was the first U.S. professional DavidStern
National Basketball Association3
New York, New York, United States
Debrah CharatanDebrah Charatan has built an outstanding record in real estate sales over the past 40 years. Since 2008, Debrah Charatan has served as the Founder and President of BCB Property Management, where she focuses on the booming multifamily and mixed-use markets in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Under Charatan's leadership, BCB has worked on more than 60 buildings and close to one million square feet of space, a figure that includes 1,000-plus residential units and over 70 commercial units. A notable philanthropist as well, Debrah gives back to the community through the Charatan / Holm Family Foundation, with particular emphasis on organizations that provide medical care, offer cultural experiences, preserve traditions and make New York a better place to live. To this end, Debrah and the Charatan / Holm Family Foundation support New Destiny Housing, the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Foundation, Mount Sinai Hospital, the Jewish Museum, the Central Park Conservancy aDebrahCharatan
BCB Property Management87
Founder & President
New York, New York, United States
Devorah RoseDevorah Rose is an American businesswoman, philanthropist, writer, and creator of beautiful things: stunning photographs, engaging articles, enticing events and much more. Devorah is best known as Editor-in-Chief of the Hamptons-based Social Life Magazine (SLM). A first generation American, proud Latina, and self-made woman, Devorah is passionate about empowering the voiceless and elevating the importance of media literacy. She believes in the power of hard work to create the life you want.DevorahRose
Social Life Magazine84
New York, New York, United States
Don KatzDonald Katz is founder and CEO of Audible, Inc. Katz was previously a journalist and author for twenty years, writing five books and serving as contributing editor at Rolling Stone and other publications; his work won a National Magazine Award and was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. For his leadership of the company since inception, Katz won the 2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for New Jersey. Katz graduated from New York University in 1974, where he studied with novelist Ralph Ellison.DonKatz
Co-Founder & CEO
New York, New York, United States
Don ResslerDon Ressler is the entrepreneur behind a series of successful start-ups, including Intelligent Beauty and its subsidiaries. After his first start-up,, was purchased by Intermix Media in 2001, Ressler teamed-up with then 19-year-old Intermix COO Adam Goldenberg to form Alena Media. The ecommerce and performance advertising division generated hundreds of millions in revenue and was Intermix’s only profit center. When Intermix was acquired by News Corp in 2005, Ressler and Goldenberg found themselves watching the profitable, successful ecommerce business they had built be ignored by the media conglomerate. Frustrated and not bound to the new company, the partners left to explore new opportunities. Knowing that they had the skills to excel in the growing field of online performance advertising, the Ressler and Goldenberg decided to create a brand building enterprise they could execute autonomously. Gathering a group of former Alena team members, the co-founders held a DonRessler
Co-founder & CEO
Los Angeles, California, United States
Dov MoranDov is one of Israel’s most prominent hi-tech leaders, entrepreneurs and investors. He is known as a pioneer of several flash memory technologies, most notably as the inventor of the USB flash drive. Dov was a Founder and CEO of M-Systems (NSDQ: FLSH), a world leader in the flash data storage market. Under Dov's leadership, M-Systems grew to $1B revenue, and was acquired by SanDisk Corp (NSDQ: SNDK) for $1.6B. This ranks as one of the biggest acquisitions in Israel. In addition, Dov was the Founder and CEO of modu which developed a revolutionary modular phone. Modu’s assets were acquired by Google in 2011 and are the basis for Google's modular phone Project Ara. Dov has invested in many successful start-ups in the digital health, media, SaaS and IoT sectors. He currently serves on the boards of Comigo, Glucome, Rapid API, Geneformics and was previously the Chairman of Tower Semiconductors (NASDAQ:TSEM). Dov is one of the most famous and highly appreciated hi-tech leadersDovMoran
Grove Ventures46
Managing Partner
Kfar Saba, HaMerkaz, Israel
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