Jessica is Cofounder & Chief Connector of FounderDating. She is passionate about helping entrepreneurs through her work and is also a 500 Startups mentor. Previously, Jessica was CEO of Formative Labs and led Business Development and was GM of Platforms at Bebo (Acquired by AOL). She holds a BBA from University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard.
Pete von Petrin
Pete is a Software Engineer at FounderDating. He learned BASIC on a TRS-80 at summer camp and has been programming ever since. He can sometimes be found performing experimental music in small San Francisco venues.
Managing Director San Francisco
Reza is an business-minded software engineer with design and SEM experience. He began his career in 1999. Since then he worked for marketing agencies, bootstrapped a web services company, hacked at a YC startup and most recently joined Yahoo. He loves helping people fulfill their dreams.
Managing Director New York
Drew Austin is the co-founder of Augmate, a venture backed startup revolutionizing the workplace through digital eyewear. Drew is active in the startup community, acting as a mentor for the Startfast Accelerator Program and an advisor/investor in early stage ventures. He graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises.
Managing Director Toronto
Eli manages products at XtremeLabs during the day and bootstraps a startup evenings and weekends. Previously, he held engineering and product positions at Amazon and Microsoft. In hist free time (a rarity), he enjoys running, traveling, sailing and skiing.
Managing Director Toronto
Mani has co-founded three companies and fostered their growth from inception to steady execution in a variety of industries. He typically holds a technical role while helping address operations, branding, and fundraising needs. Mani graduated from the University of Toronto (M.Sc. Medical Biophysics) and the University of Waterloo (B.A.Sc. Computer Engineering).
Managing Director Hardware
Aren has a background in business and marketing as well as product development and is a co-founder and CEO of Igor Institute, an engineering consultancy dedicated to working with small inventors, emerging companies, and hardware design teams. He is also an adjunct professor at Seattle University and on a mission to expand the world of hardware design.
Managing Director London
Joaquim most recently co-founded Develapps UK, an IT factory that creates MVPs for early stage startups.
He is currently startup mentor for various programs, the London Manager for FounderDating.com, runs the Developers and Entrepreneurs meetup with over 1.7k members and was previously co-founder and CTO at MonapartBarcelona.com.
Managing Director Seattle
As CEO of Inside Social, Brewster is dedicated to helping the world’s largest brands harness the full potential of social marketing. He’s worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies to measure and increase their social ROI by better understanding how social shares lead to sales. Brewster holds a B.A. magna cum laude in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; and in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania. Brewster is a Seattle native and is passionate about Seattle sports teams and contributing to the startup ecosystem.
Managing Director Tel Aviv
Managing Director Los Angeles
Managing Director Washington DC
Self-proclaimed geek who dabbled in financial engineering (smart-beta FICC trade strategies) for Barclays after a BS from Wharton/Penn. Now back in tech/startup full time as Founder/CEO of Five. Five collects feedback data and builds a subsequent ‘service-score’ as a credential for people in the customer service industry.
Managing Director Tel Aviv
Computer Science geek with huge passion to the entrepreneurship. Yonatan is a founder of Android Academy.Android Academy ,with support from Google, helps developers to become a guru of mobile development especially with Android. Yonatan is an Android Evangelist in Israel and also serves as main Android developer at Israely young startup – Gett.
Managing Director Austin
Charlie Madere is a serial entrepreneur who launched his career at Accenture & PwC running large technology projects for Fortune 500 clients. His passion for uncovering innovative solutions to the challenges facing trail-blazing enterprises led him from a EE degree into Sales & Marketing at industry forerunners Oracle, sfdc and most recently his own firm – NewSigma.com. Charlie focuses significant energy on helping other entrepreneurs to succeed, while striving to make the world a better place with each venture he pursues personally.
Managing Director Boston
Passionate leader with a track record of motivational team building, broad vision, successful execution, definitive strategy, and a sense of humor. A combination of setting high standards and empowerment brings out the best in every team. Technology entrepreneur and executive. Experience includes building and running technology companies, such as Arctic Sand in energy reduction by innovating in power management via semiconductors, and Commonwheel Ventures, which developed a green transportation gadget to transport goods for consumer and commercial entities in an environmental and cost effective way. Thought leadership would span innovation, recruiting a world class team, product and marketing strategy, fundraising, forming boards, negotiating strategic parternships, and early stage due diligence. Harvard Ph.D. in Computer Science and MBA from MIT as a Sloan Fellow, winner of multiple national awards, and author on a dozen technical publications, as well as inventor on 2 US patents.