Introducing the July ’13 Cohort of Tech Startup Founders


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

Ada StoryAda Story, CMO of wind2share. wind2share connects people with companies worldwide and empower them to engage in referral opportunities to Make a Wealth of Referrals. While studying International Politics at Universidad Metropolitana, Ada received an award for an outstanding thesis. Ada is based in Sunnyvale, California.

Andrew Jacobson

Andrew Jacobson, CEO of 360Candidate. 360Candidate is a SaaS candidate screening solution. Andrew graduated with a Law Degree from Boston University School of Law. Andrew is based in Los Angeles, California.


Anthony FloresAnthony Flores, CEO of PictureRead. PictureRead delivers entertaining picture stories, with interactive objects on each image, that drive engagement and insightful data. Anthony graduated from Stanford University with Degrees in Philosophy and Communications. Anthony is based in Palo Alto, California.

Casey McCourtCasey McCourt, Founder and CEO of Wonk. Wonk is a hub for user-generated and user-aggregated explanations of news trends in policy and politics. Casey graduated from Stanford University with degrees in Human Biology and Environmental Engineering. Casey is based in San Francisco, California.

Damon D'AmoreDamon D’Amore, CEO of WayFounder. WayFounder provides a platform, resources and capital for sustainable ideas to succeed. Damon has a background on Wall Street and Hollywood prior to startup experience. Damon is based in Los Angeles, California.

Davide De Guz

Davide De Guz, Founder of ClickMeter. ClickMeter monitors, compares and optimizes all your marketing campaigns in one place. David has a Master Degree in Business and Economics from Università di Roma. Davide is based in Rome, Italy.

Dominique JaurolaDominique Jaurola, Founder and CEO of Hunome. Hunome is a social data platform connecting and contextualizing perpectives on ‘how humanity works’, engaging humanity to define itself on mind-maps. Dominique is a published author and co-wrote Strategic Foresight: The Power of Standing in the Future. Dominique is based in Sydney, New South Wales.

Emmanuel ValjavecEmmanuel Valjavec, Founder and CEO of PennyRead. PennyRead is a qualitative payment button in 1 click, perfectly adapted to quality content. Emmanuel got his start in the US as an Astrophysics Engineer at NASA in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Emmanuel is based in San Francisco, California.

Eduardo TorrealbaEduardo Torrealba, CEO of Oso Technologies. Oso Technologies is a moisturizing monitoring and control system for plants, home gardens and lawns. Eduardo graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Eduardo is based in Champaign, Illinois.

Francis PedrazaFrancis Pedraza, CEO fo Everest. Everest gives people the tools and community they need to live their dreams and achieve personal goals. Francis has a Bachelor Degree in History and Government from Cornell University. Francis is based in San Francisco, California.

Gabe DavisGabe Davis, Founder and CEO of Green Team Technologies. Green Team Technologies is passionate about leveraging cloud technology to sell business solutions at market value into legacy-filled niche markets. Gabe is based in North Liberty, Iowa.

Jason LillyJason Lilly, Co-Founder and CEO of LiveFit Revolution. LiveFit Revolution is a non-profit, free-of-charge fitness and nutrition program that uses the power of internet community to reduce obesity and make people healthier. Jason is based in Santa Ana, California.

Javeed SiddiquiJaveed Siddiqui, Founder of TeleMed2U. TeleMed2U is a multi-specialty telemedicine based medical practice providing services throughout the care continuum. Javeed graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia with a Doctrine of Medicine. Javeed is based in Roseville, California.

Jeff LortonJeff Lorton, CEO of Campus Shift. Campus Shift helps college students buy and sell textbooks in the first local and national student–to-student, safe and secure, “Craiglist” like textbook marketplace. Jeff helped invent and patent Crowd-Source Exclusion of Small Matches in Digital Similarity Detection. Jeff is based in San Francisco, California.

Jim PughJim Pugh, CEO of ShareProgress. ShareProgress is a politically-progressive tech startup that is building easy-to-use tools for non-profits and companies to get more of their users to engage in social sharing of online actions and content. Jim has a PhD in Distributed Robotics from EPFL. Jim is based in San Francisco, California.

Lachlan McKnightLachlan McKnight, CEO of LegalVision. LegalVision provides online legal services to SMEs, including customised legal documents and online fixed fee lawyers. Lachlan graduated with a MBA with Distinction from INSEAD. Lachlan is based in Surry Hills, New South Wales.

Jun Jie (Matt) GuMatt Gu, Founder of Turnyp. Turnyp is releasing an IOS app that will allow users to search for restaurant meals based on dietary preferences. Jun is finishing up his Bachelors Degree at University of Southern California. Jun is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Matt TurzoMatt Turzo, Managing Director of Catapult. Catapult helps entrepreneurs achieve exponential growth through access to world-class business planning and experience via consulting and SaaS. Matt graduated with an MBA with Merit from Imperial College London. Matt is based in Cape May Court House New Jersey.

Michael SimmonsMichael Simmons, Co-Founder and CEO of SimpleHealth Ventures. Medical credentialing is antiquated, redundant and wasteful. SimpleHealth Ventures aims to digitize, standardize, and disrupt the space. Michael has been Nominated to SAP High Potential leadership program and won the SAP Service Excellence Award twice. Most recently he has been accepted into Blueprint Health startup incubator and will be based in New York City.

Mona SabetMona Sabet, President of Viblio. Viblio automatically organizes your videos so you can easily find them, enjoy them and share them. Mona graduated from Stanford University Law School. Mona is based in Santa Clara, California.

No PictureMonish Bhatia, CEO of MNM Media, LLC. MNM Media, LLC. is an online media, car research/automotive, mobile/application development. Monish graduated from Amherst College with Degrees in Neuroscience; Law, Jurisprudence, & Social Thought; Chemistry. Monish is based in San Francisco, California.

Quan NguyenQuan Nguyen, Vice President of Business of Acudora. Acudora revolutionizes the listening experience to change the quality of communication on digital devices world-wide. Quan has a Law Degree from Southwestern University School of Law. Quan is based in Irvine, California.

Richard ZajacRichard Zajac, Chairman and CEO of NexDrive. NexDrive is the next logical step for the future of natural-gas based internal combustion transportation in the United States and beyond. Richard is based in Claremont, California.

Salar SalahshoorSalar Salahshoor, Founder and President of Wishbone. Wishbone is a paid advertising campaign optimization platform. Simplifying management of complex PPC programs, and improving campaign/user relevancy. Salar graduated from Seattle University with a degree in Finance and Economics. Salar is based in San Francisco, California.

Sriram SubramanianSriram Subramanian, Founder and CEO of ShoppinPal. ShoppinPal enables brick & mortar retailers to deliver a rich mobile experience, along the lines of Starbucks and the Apple retail store. Sriram has an MBA in Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital from University of California, Berkeley Sriram is based in San Francisco, California.

REAL tim nolanTim Nolan is in stealth mode. Tim graduated from Gonzaga University with a MBA in Management. Tim is based in San Francisco, California.


Veronica MaldonadoVeronica Maldonado, Founder and CEO of VeMa Research. VeMa Research is a trusted platform for pet clinical trials for their benefit while also helping advance human therapeutics. Veronica graduated from Emory University School of Medicine with a Doctorate in Philosophy. Veronica is based in San Mateo California.

Vivek MohtaVivek Mohta, Founder of Foresight. Foresight provides data-driven foresight about professional futures to young professionals- enabling clarity sooner and progress faster. Previously, Vivek was on the founding team of and earlier, he built the Massachusetts Recovery Act program on energy. Vivek has a PhD in math from Harvard and degrees in math and physics from MIT. Vivek is based near Berkeley, California.


With the addition of the July Cohort, Founders Network is now more than 400 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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