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!
Mark 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, 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.
David Plonsky, Founder of MyStandby. MyStandby is in stealth mode. David is based in New York, NY.
Rachael Rusting, Founder and CEO of Kesetodo Inc. Kesetodo Inc. is in stealth mode. Rachael is based in San Francisco, CA.
Alex 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.
Founded in 2011, Founders Network offers lifelong peer mentorship to over 600 tech startup founders globally. Our platform, programs and high-touch service facilitate authentic experience sharing, warm introductions and long-term professional relationships. Additional benefits include over $1M in startup discounts and mentorship from 50+ Institutional Investors. Members are located in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, London and other tech hubs. Each month our Membership Committee admits a new cohort of full-time tech founders who are nominated by an existing member.