Introducing the December ’12 Cohort of Tech Startup Founders

Kevin Holmes

We are proud to introduce our November ’12 Cohort of Tech Startup Founders. Arranged Alphabetically.

1. Aaron Ganek, Founder and CEO of Cloudtenna. Cloudtenna is software infrastructure that installs on your company file server and makes the files accessible from post-PC devices. Aaron is based in Sunnyvale, Ca.

2. Charles Zhang, Co-founder of Checkya. Checkya is your place for selling simply and socially. Charles is based in San Francisco, Ca.

3. Paul Fallon, Co-founder and CEO of EvenVoice. EvenVoice is capturing the global mindset in real-time. Paul is based in Palo Alto, Ca.

4.Jack Pien, Chief Education Officer of EEME. EEME projects teach 7-12 year old kids and their parents the fundamentals of electronics. Jack is based in Belmont, Ca.

5.Jason Illoulian, Founder and CEO of Faring Capital. Faring Capital is in stealth. It uses an online platform to improve teacher effectiveness and encourage parental involvement through homework help. Jason is located in Los Angeles, Ca.

6.Jeremy Van Fleet, Co-founder of AppMonsta. AppMonsta provides Cutting edge tools and data for the mobile app eco-system. Jeremy is based in Oakland, Ca.

7.John Canfield, Founder and CEO of Nimbler. Nimbler is a mobile meta-search engine bridging the silos of local transportation choices. John is based in San Carlos, Ca.

8.Jonathan Perkins, Co-founder and COO of Kickback Tickets. With Kickback Tickets you can crowd fund your public or private event. Jonathan is based in San Francisco, Ca.

9.Julian Balderas, CEO of Kickback Tickets. With Kickback Tickets you can crowd fund your public or private event. Julian is based in San Francisco, Ca.

10.Ken Zi Wang, CEO of Fandrop. Fandrop is an exclusive community of “droppers” that use our “droplet” button to discover the best parts of the web. Ken is based in Palo Alto, Ca.

11.Koldo Garcia, CEO of The Mad Video. With the Mad Video you can take any video, add tags and information, and publish it in minutes. Koldo is based in San Francisco, Ca.

12.Mark McGuire, CEO and Co-founder of Nextt, Inc. Nextt is in stealth and will help users network and share their future. Mark is located in Madison, WI.

13.Michalis Gkontas, CEO of Cookisto. Cookisto is an online marketplace where you can find great food prepared by local cooks or offer your own homemade creations. Michalis is located in Athens, Greece.

14.Nitesh Goel, Founder of Wallwisher. Wallwisher is the simplest way to create on the web with any device or anyone. Nitesh is located in Menlo Park, Ca.

15.Rafat Alvi, Founder of EventChocolate. EventChocolate provides leads to marketing organizations from targeted vertical communities. Rafat is located in Menlo Park. Ca.

16.Robert Miller, Co-founder of Big Pie. Big Pie connects merchants, non-profits, and donors through a mobile based give back platform that increases loyalty and personal connections to consumers and donors. Robert is based in Oakland, Ca.

17.Samar Birwadker, Founder and CEO of ManageUp, Inc. ManageUp’s PPA (Proprietary Psychometric Algorithm) lets you discover your work-style, define your work-place and find your fit. Samar is based in San Francisco, Ca.

18.Sheryl Ryan, CEO of Greenopedia. Greenopedia is a convenient place to learn about what brands are doing sustainably and what those practices really mean. Sheryl is based in Berkeley, Ca.

19.Vincent Turner, CEO of Planwise. Planwise is a Free Personal Finance Decision Tool. Vincent is located in San Francisco, Ca.

With the addition of the December Cohort, Founders Network is now more than 250 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 the fnBlog for startup updates, tips and lessons learned from each of our new members.

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