Introducing the December ’13 Cohort of Tech Startup Founders

Founder Profile

We are proud to introduce our December ’13 Cohort of Tech Startup Founders. Arranged Alphabetically by first name.

Adrian EsquivelAdrian Esquivel, Founder of Stealth. Adrian is based in Miami, Florida.



andyAndy Allan, Founder of Vestify. Vestify is the leading website for investors to find the perfect investment property. Andy is based in Orlando, Florida.



annaAnna Lai, Founder of Litmus Scientific. Litmus Scientific is a review site for scientific research products. Anna is based in San Francisco, California.



benjamin waldBenjamin Wald, Founder of ReadyCart. ReadyCart is creating the bridge between content and commerce through content-targeted micro-carts. Benjamin is based in Chevy Chase, Maryland.


Blake CaldwellBlake Caldwell, Founder of larc. larc is in stealth. Blake is based in Los Angeles, California.



Chris SimChris Sim, Founder of Kadaxis. Kadaxis optimizes manuscript review and selection, by using machine learning and data analysis to help filter and generate metadata for unsolicited manuscripts. Chris is based in New York, New York.



Dmitry KoltunovDmitry Koltunov, Founder of Collective Catalyst. Collective Catalyst builds the next generation of start-ups by serving as CTOs for teams without technical co-founders. Dmitry is based in New York, New York.


eric brissonEric Brisson, Founder of ccGenie. ccGenie is the simplest and most effective way for multiple collaborators to share and organize conversations, documents, photos, videos, links, contacts, and notes. Eric is based in San Francisco, California.


Jason MilesJason Miles, Founder fo Crayvit. Crayvit combines crowd funding, social networking, and shopping to create the ultimate social commerce experience. Jason is based in San Francisco, California.


Javier BrignoneJavier Brignone, Founder of SpreadShout. SpreadShout is a crowdspeaking platform which allows everyone to spread a message through social networks. Javier is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


John AshendenJohn Ashenden, Founder of Socialist. Socialist improves the way you organize the things you love. It’s an application that helps participants build functional, collaborative lists. John is based in Brooklyn, New York.


Jouko Ahvenainen

Jouko Ahvenainen, Founder of Grow VC Group. Grow VC Group is the leading global startup funding market place, operates globally investment and crowdfunding services, users from over 190 countries. Jouko is based in San Francisco, California.


Katie NeliganKate Neligan, Founder of Synergy TV. Synergy TV  is a revolutionary Video On Demand channel and media-rich website that offer top-quality entertainment and edutainment which is inspiring, uplifting, and conscious in nature. Kate is based in Los Angeles, California.


Kelsey ConophyKelsey Conophy, Founder of workZeit. workZeit brings Culture Intelligence to recruiting. Kelsey is based in Brooklyn, New York.



Kisha Michelle RichardsonKisha Richardson, Founder of cleanME. cleanME is cleaning service re-imagined, simplified & harmonized using Lean Sigma inspired process improvement techniques and an innovative logistics technology platform.  Kisha is based in San Francisco, California.


mary jeanMary Jean Koontz, Founder of STEMkids. STEMkids is a San Francisco based global mobile company where kids create, program and sell learning content. Mary Jean is based in San Francisco, California.


maxMax Schwartz, Founder of Sweetstakes. Sweetstakes  a social promotions and social ROI platform. Max is based in San Francisco, California.



Micaela GarzoglioMicaela Garzoglio, Founder of The Vegetarian Butcher. The Vegetarian Butcher transforms plants into “meat”. Micaela is based in San Francisco, California.



Michael MonaghanMichael Monaghan, Founder of Beartooth Radio, LLC. Beartooth Radio LLC enables fail safe local mobile communication for social cohesion and collaborative safety. Michael is based in Bozeman, Montana.


Nick HofmeisterNick Hofmeister, Founder of Fabric Media. Fabric Media is a consortium of small businesses and exceptional individuals aligned to serve innovative companies, special initiatives and benevolent organizations. Nick is based in San Francisco, California.


Nick SullivanNick Sullivan, Founder of stealth. Nick is based in San Francisco, California.



Otávio DalarossaOtavio Dalarossa, Founder of Nvestly. Nvestly is a private investment network where users can share real trades with their followers, compare returns and explore their aggregated portfolios. Otavio is based in Los Angeles, California.


Paul VacquierPaul Vacquier, Founder of Contract Cloud, Inc. Contract Cloud Inc. uses patent pending video recording technology to revolutionize how people enter contracts. Paul is based in Los Angeles, California.


scottScott Mitchelmore, Founder of Movigen. Movigen is an online marketing platform that immediately connects potential customers with business to dramatically shorten the sales cycle. Scott is based in Sydney Australia.



Steve BernatSteve Bernat, Founder of RallyUp. RallyUp gives charities, schools, churches and other nonprofits a platform to centralize and automate their fundraising activities. Steve is based in Tucson, Arizona.


Topi LöppönenTopi Lopponen, Founder of Musopia. Musopia is connecting people with the power of music. Topi is based in Helsinki, Finland.



Vineeth VenkiteswaranVineeth Venkiteswaran, Founder of Crayvit combines crowd funding, social networking, and shopping to create the ultimate social commerce experience. Vineeth is based in San Francisco, California.


With the addition of the December Cohort, Founders Network is now more than 490 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. To learn more about Founders Network click here.

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