Introducing the January ’15 Cohort of Tech Startup Founders



We are proud to introduce our January ’15 cohort of tech startup founders! Our newest members join Founders Network with expertise in various fields–from international business development and software engineering, to microelectronics and product development. Among the 9 new members, we welcome a former angel investor in Instaply, as well as founders who have previously worked for The United Nations and Ericsson. These founders join with decades of tech startup experience, representing tech hubs in Tel Aviv, Bratislava, NYC, SF, LA and Texas.  We welcome this first cohort of 2015 and can’t wait to see their growth and impact in FN!

Emmanuel Guisset, Jan. 15' cohort of tech startup foundersEmmanuel Guisset, Co-Founder of The Surf Office. The Surf Office is the only beach villa with co-working space in the San Francisco Bay Area. Emmanuel is based in San Francisco, CA.

Michael Harrosh, Jan. 15' cohort of tech startup foundersMichael Harrosh, Founder and CEO of Brand Retailers. Brand Retailers is the one eCommerce platform that designs, implements and hosts websites on their SaaS eCommerce platform. Mike is based in San Francisco, CA.

Rastislav Hlavac, Jan. 15' cohort of tech startup foundersRastislav Hlavac, Founder of GScan Online. GScan Online provides flexible document capture and process automation. Rastislav is based in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Rob Imrie, Jan. 15' cohort of tech startup founders

Rob Imrie, Founder and CEO of AccessFuel Inc. AccessFuel unlocks event insights resulting in attendees making meaningful connections, and organizers gaining measurable data to make more profitable events. Rob is based in Los Angeles, CA.

Arnon Katz, Jan. 15' cohort of tech startup foundersArnie Katz, Co-Founder of Relay Foods. Relay Foods is an online natural food grocer in the Mid-Atlantic. Arnon is based in San Francisco, CA.

Jake Risman, Jan. 15' cohort of tech startup foundersJake Risman, Founder of ModDeals. ModDeals provides modern fashion deals on clothing, shoes, and accessories at the absolute lowest prices available online. Jake is based in San Diego, CA.

Chaitanya Vaidya, Jan. 15' cohort of tech startup foundersChaitanya Vaidya, Founder of PlayKnow. PlayKnow is in stealth mode. Chaitanya is based in Richardson, Texas.

Sol Weinriech, Jan. 15' cohort of tech startup foundersSol Weinreich, Founder and CEO of MINR. MINR is a smart news aggregator that uses refining tools to get users the news they want instantly. Sol is based in New York, NY.

Mark Zand, Jan. 15' cohort of tech startup foundersMark Zand, Founder and CTO of MAAP Technology. MAAP Technology is an Electronic Manufacturing Service company specialized in high end products with mixed technology, multi chip module, chip on flex, chip packaging, three dimensional (3D) assembly, and more. Mark is based in Los Angeles, CA.

With the addition of the January ’15 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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