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