Introducing the December ’14 Cohort of Tech Startup Founders

Founder Profile

We are proud to introduce our December ’14 cohort of tech startup founders! Our newest members join Founders Network with expertise in many different areas–from global business development and software development, to project management, marketing and sales. These founders have worked for companies like IBM, NetApp, Nike, Ogilvy Group, Yahoo!, Accenture, and Netscape. Among the 11 founders, we have first-timers and serial entrepreneurs who are bootstrapped and seed stage. From here in the US, to abroad in Mexico and Australia, this cohort brings diverse experiences to the community, and we are excited to see their growth and impact in FN!

Arun Agrahri, Dec. 14' cohort of startup foundersArun Agrahri, Co-Founder and CTO of Airseed. Airseed is a platform that provides consumer data focused tools, analytics, and intelligence. Arun is based in San Francisco, CA.

Mark Anderson, Dec. '14 Cohort of Tech Startup FoundersMark Anderson, Founder of Verse Buy Verse. Verse Buy Verse is a publishing startup in stealth mode. Mark is based in Los Angeles, CA.

Jose Batalla, Dec. 14' cohort of startup foundersJose Batalla, Founder of Eazylingo. Eazylingo is a hybrid online and traditional language center that combines an effective teaching method with a user-friendly platform. Jose is based in San Francisco, CA.

Chandra DeKeyser, Dec. 14' cohort of startup foundersChandra DeKeyser, Co-Founder and CEO of MoodMe. MoodMe allows users to create living emoticons with their faces. Chandra is based in Palo Alto, CA.

Rafael Jimenez, Dec. 14' cohort of startup foundersRafael Jimenez, Founder and CEO of Seenapse. Seenapse is a search engine for creative people who are looking for non-obvious, divergent results to spark ideas. Rafael is based in Mexico City, Mexico.

Tobi Kornwasser, Dec. 14' cohort of startup foundersTobi Kornwasser, Founder of MicroDynamics. MicroDynamics is a technology company with deep expertise implementing business process analysis and BPM solutions. Tobi is based in Melbourne, Australia.

David Plonsky, Dec. 14' cohort of startup foundersDavid Plonsky, Founder of MyStandby. MyStandby is in stealth mode. David is based in New York, NY.

Raj Ray, Dec. 14' cohort of startup foundersRaj Ray, Founder of VIP Bidding. VIP Bidding connects people making last minute plans with popular night clubs in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Raj is based in Chicago, IL.

Rachael Rusting, Dec. 14' cohort of startup foundersRachael Rusting, Founder and CEO of Kesetodo Inc. Kesetodo Inc. is in stealth mode. Rachael is based in San Francisco, CA.

Roberto Scaccia, Founder and CEO of VeebProject. Veeb aims to change the way people communicate around the world using a collective visual vocabulary. Roberto is based in San Francisco, CA.

Alex Tang, Dec. 14' cohort of startup foundersAlex Tang, Founder of Gruv Music. Gruv Music is bringing social music creation to everyone. Alex is based in the Silicon Valley.

With the addition of the December ’14 Cohort, Founders Network is now more than 500 members strong! We are excited about the deep and diverse experience sets and perspectives each new member brings to our peer mentorship community of tech startup founders. Together we are taking management and personal risk off the table and ensuring mutual success. Stay tuned to Founders Edge for startup updates, tips and lessons learned from each of our new members. To learn more about Founders Network click here.

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