The exceptional founders who join us for the first month of 2016 represent experience across 20 startups. We welcome as both business and technical founders with a collective $12M in funding raised, 100+ employees hired and 1 recent exit to Buffer. A special thanks to this month’s top nominator, Blake Caldwell, and welcome to our newest founders:
Anthony Poston, Co-Founder / CEO of Which Winery, Inc.:Which Winery aims to connect wineries and wine lovers all over the world. Their mission is to be the number one search-based site for the wine industry. Anthony was nominated by Kevin Holmes and is based in San Francisco.
Ashita Achuthan, Founder of Tonga. She has a strong background in mobile consumer products as a product leader at companies like Amazon, EBay, TeleNav and Joyus. Ashita was nominated by Daniel Uribe and is based in Silicon Valley.
Carlo Ciaramelletti, Co-Founder of SAPHIBEAT Technologies Inc.: Creating a satellite linked health monitor that attaches to your extreme sports helmet and alerts others when you have an accident. Carlo was nominated by Roberto Scaccia and is based in San Francisco.
Cary Breese, CEO & Co-Founder of NowRx: Same day delivery of prescriptions for free, or $5 for one-hour delivery. Currently in Mountain View, CA and the surrounding area. Cary was nominated by Blake Caldwell and is based in Silicon Valley.
Lindon Gao, CEO of Sbot Technologies Inc.: a retail technology company that is evolving a user-initiated payment landscape by allowing self-service checkout via phones. Lindon was nominated by Jonathan Kong and is based in Los Angeles.
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.