FOUNDERS EMBASSY FEATURED THOUGHT LEADERS

Founders Embassy Thought Leaders represent some of Silicon Valley's most successful entrepreneurs, investors, and experts in their respective industries that mentor our founders, teach sessions, lead workshops, and speak at our events, giving the next generation of entrepreneurs a leg up in the startup scene. If you want to help us build a more inclusive Silicon Valley, join the movement and become an official Founders Embassy Thought Leader! #FETL

DUKE CHUNG

CEO, Travelbank

MARVIN LAIO

Partner, 500 Startups

NIKO BONATSOS

Managing Director, General Catalyst

DAVID LI

Product Marketing Manager, Facebook

ANDREA DRAGER

Principal, Azure Capital Partners

NIKI CHOO

CEO, Campsyte

PEDRO SORRENTINO

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, ONEVC

KATE TALBOT

Writer, Forbes

ALI VAHABZADEH

Founder & CEO, curbFlow

BAIJU BHATT

Co-CEO, Robinhood

ERIC QUON-LEE

Director, Business Solutions, Visa

HENRY INES

CEO, Project Shivom

SIRI SRINIVAS

Associate, Draper Associates

JACOB MULLINS

Partner, Shasta Ventures

NISH NADARAJA

Original Community Manager, Yelp.com

ROBB MILLER

SVP of Sales, RichRelevance

ERIK TORENBERG

Co-Founder & Partner, Village Global

AMEENA EL-BIBANY

VC, Rising Tide VC

GEOFF LEWIS

Founder & Managing Partner, Bedrock

TIFFANY LUCK

Investor, GGV Capital

SAMI RAMLY

EIR, Outpost Capital

LO TONEY

Founding Managing Partner, Plexo Capital

NOORJIT SIDHU

Venture Capital, Plug and Play Ventures

ANDREW VAN NEST

Associate, Blumberg Capital

JAVAUGHN LAWRENCE

Investor, Eniac Ventures

ASHISH AGGARWAL

Principal, Grishin Robotics

COURTNEY BUIE LIPKIN

Associate, First Round Capital

PAULINE CRISTOFARI

Corporate Development & Strategy, Google

PHIL LIBIN

Co-Founder & CEO, All Turtles

KEVIN RAMANI

Founder & Sales Coach, Ramani Ventures

NINA ACHADJIAN

Principal, Index Ventures

MANOJ VERMA

Co-Founder & CRO, TabaPay Inc.

LAUREN VACCARELLO

CMO, Talend

SCOTT SOROCHAK

CEO, SparkLabs Foundry

KYLE BOULAY

Co-founder & CEO, Bus.com

WILLIAM ALTMAN

Senior Intelligence Analyst, CB Insights

ALI BENSLIMANE

Partnerships & Operations, Stripe Atlas

ASHMEET SIDANA

Chief Engineer, Engineering Capital

JUSTIN KAN

CEO, Atrium LTS / Founder, Twitch

BRIAN MA

Founder & CEO, Divvy Homes

J. RYAN WILLIAMS

Founder & Executive Coach, SalesCollider

RITU NARAYAN

Founder & CEO, Zum

NEEL BHATIA

Operating Partner, Arcline Investment Management

AARON JACOBSON

Partner, NEA

OLIVIA WANG

Head of US, ZhenFund

ROB HOPFNER

Managing Partner, Pivitol bioventure Partners

ANDREW CHEN

Partner, Coatue Management

RAHIM FAZAL

Co-Founder & CEO, SVAcademy

MAY SAMALI

Venture Partner, NextGen Venture Partners

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TREVOR ADEY

VP, Trimac Digital

HAITHEM ELEMBABY

SVP, Global BD & Strategy, Harbinger

MELISSA JUN ROWLEY

Journalist, Reporter & Content Strategist

TIM FONG

Partner, Intersect VC

JAN D’ALESSANDRO

President and Founder, Blue J Strategies

KAPIL AGRAWAL

Head of Finance, Poshmark

VIVIAN CHENG

Investor, Javelin Venture Partners

BRYAN KARAS

Founder & CEO, Playbook Media

KENNY VASSIGH

Systems Engineering & Architecture, NASA

IAN SHEA

Founder & CEO, I M Human

KYLE LUI

Partner, DCM Ventures

MANAN MEHTA

General Partner, Unshackled Ventures

MEGAN MALONEY

Investor, General Catalyst

DR. OSSAMA HASSANEIN

Chairman, Rising Tide VC

KOBIE FULLER

General Partner, Upfront Ventures

DOMENIC PERRI

Director of BD & Partnerships, Dropbox

LLOYED LOBO

Co-Founder, Boast.AI

NITIN CHOPRA

Partner, Shasta Ventures

ANDY MCLOUGHLIN

Partner, Uncork Capital

ANNA BINDER

Head of People Operation, sAsana

CRYSTAL HUANG

Principal, NEA

CHARLES HUDSON

Managing Partner, Precursor Ventures

BEN ORTHLIEB

Co-Founder & Partner, Off the Grid Ventures

NAKUL MANDAN

Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

LESLIE VOORHEES MEANS

Co-Founder & CEO, Anomalie

HOMAN YUEN

Managing Partner, Fusion Fund

STEVE CADIGAN

Talent Advisor / Former Head of Talent, LinkedIn

SEAN SHEPPARD

Founding Partner, GrowthX

CARL FRITJOFSSON

Partner, Creandum

AUDREY MELNIK

Founder, Funnel Ventures

MAX MENKE

Founding Partner, GrowthX

ALAN CHIU

Partner, XSeed Capital

UMESH PADVAL

Venture Partner, Thomvest Ventures

ALY DENARDO

Partner, M Ventures

VASIL AZAROV

Founder, Growth Marketing Conference

VERA SHOKINA

Managing Director, SVB Financial Group

RILEY RODGERS

Principal, Valia Investments

CART KELLY

Director, Sales Development, Zenefits

HO NAM

Managing Director & Co-Founder, Altos Ventures

PRIYA KUBER

Venture Associate, Green Prosperity Ventures

SAM TRACHTENBERG

COO, WhereTo

PASCALE DIAINE

Principal, Storm Ventures

MATT HOWLAND

President, Dvele

GREG DEAN

Co-Fonder & CTO, Unblockable

HENRI DESHAYS

Partner, NewFund

PATRICK POSTREHOVSKY

Director, PP&E, Strategic Initiatives, PayPal

ASHLEY CARROLL

Startup Advisor / Former GP, Social Capital

SANDY KHAUND

VP, Blockchain Products, Ticketmaster

ANNETTE LASALA SPILLANE

Founder & CEO, Tara

BALAJI SRINIVASAN

Co-Founder & Board Member, Coin Center

TOM MCLEOD

Co-Founder & CEO, Omni

JESS LEE

Partner, Sequoia Capital / Co-Founder, Polyvore

DAVID MES

Managing Partner, Off the Grid Ventures

LOUISE FRITJOFSSON

Founder, Bla Bla Foods

ALEX FARMAN-FARMAIAN

Strategic Accounts, Carta

MATTHEW YAZZIE

Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Women 2.0

BARBARA MEYER

HR Expert, Team Coach, NewTechWorld

YASMEEN TURAYHI

Product Marketing Lead & Board, TechWadi

PRATEEK ALSI

Early-Stage VC / Former Partner, General Catalyst

SLAVA RUBIN

Founder, Indiegogo

NICK TRIANTOS

Entrepreneur (stealth), Tech Exec, former VC

LAURA KENNEDY

VP, Corporate Development, Techstars

HARPAUL SAMBHI

Founder & CEO, Careerify (acquired by LinkedIn)

NIPUL PATEL

Co-Founder, Townsquared

MATT BORNSTEIN

Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

PAUL HSIAO

General Partner, Canvas Ventures

RANA GUJRAL

CEO, Behavioral Signals

KEVIN INDIG

VP SEO & Content, G2

TOM KOSNIK

Partner, FoundersX Ventures

CHAS PULIDO

EIR, Liquid 2 Ventures

CHRIS TURLICA

CEO & Co-Founder, MaintainX