We are proud to introduce our November ’14 cohort of tech startup founders! Our newest members join Founders Network with years of experience from many different fields–from user experience and software engineering, to commercial real estate and finance. These founders have worked for companies like Motorola, Microsoft, Zynga, Yahoo!, Apple, CBRE, Merrill Lynch, and more, with degrees from top-tier schools including Stanford and Northwestern. Among the 14 new members, we have first-time founders, a SV Founders Institute grad, and serial entrepreneurs who have founded startups that have been funded and successfully exited. Collectively, they’ve raised over $4.5M for their startups. These founders bring a variety of impressive skill sets to the table, and we are excited to see their growth and impact in FN!
Lekan Bashua, Founder of StageHands. StageHands is focused on helping companies create great places to work through space setup, operating processes creation, and building enduring company culture. Lekan is based in Chicago, IL.
Nicholas Carter, Co-Founder of Swaddo. Swaddo is focused on finding solutions for parents to stay in touch with caretakers when they are away from their children. Nicholas is based in Corte Madera, CA.
Nagesh Pobbathi, Founder of GameCommerce. GameCommerce allows game developers to monetize through user-friendly experiences that are additive to the game and not intrusive. Nagesh is based in San Francisco, CA.
Dan Ripoll, Co-Founder and CEO of Content BLVD. Content BLVD helps brands get inside the content their target consumers already enjoy, including blogs, YouTube, TV, film, events and more. Dan is based in Los Angeles, CA.
Jeff Shood, Founder and CEO of Intuvo. Intuvo provides a marketing automation software platform to Credit Unions, Regional Banks and Mortgage Banks. Jeff is based in Santa Cruz, CA.
With the addition of the November ’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 $500k in startup discounts and promotion to 2,000 newsletter readers. 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.