Introducing the May ’13 Cohort of Tech Startup Founders

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

Studio 41

1. Aaron Dence, Founder of Studio 41. Studio 41 specializes in low-cost, live, online group fitness classes that are social and interactive. They bring fitness classes online! Aaron is based in San Francisco, California.

Rival.Me2. Ben Colman, Co-Founder of RivalMe. RivalMe is a revolutionary new way to play trivia against your friends. Ben is based in New York, New York.

LE TOTE3. Brett Northart, President of LE TOTE. LE TOTE is a women’s fashion rental service offering unlimited boutique style apparel and accessories through a monthly subscription. Brett is based in San Francisco, California.

Airbug4. Brian Neisler, CEO of Airbug. Airbug is a collaborative chat client designed to meet the day to day needs of software startups. Brian is based in San Francisco, California.

Archetris5. Bryan Almquist, CEO of Archetris. Archetris is replacing the cumbersome design software of the 20th century with small, modular, task-specific apps that work together to help you solve your complex design problems. Bryan is based in Occidental, California.

Gambita6. Caroline Alvo, CEO & Founder of Gambita. Gamibita is an online store that sells clothes exclusively for petite women. Caroline is based in New York, New York.

SKINNYprice7. Dan McGuire, CEO & Founder of SKINNYprice. SKINNYprice builds technology that gives eCommerce companies an unfair competitive pricing advantage. Dan is based in San Francisco, California.

img_61908. David Marshall, Managing Director of PerformanceCentre. PerformanceCentre is a cloud B2B application that calculates sales, then automates commissions and incentive plans. David is based in South Melbourne, Australia.

Eva Bunker9. Eva Bunker, Co-Founder of Critical Watch. Critical Watch provides enterprise vulnerability management since 2000, and now aims to help define the emerging security intelligence field. Eva is based in Dallas, Texas.

Joel Cheuoua10. Joel Cheuoua, CEO & Founder of Symbyoz. Symbyoz is a platform to help everyday people create and share meaningful social content. Joel is based in Mountain View, California.

justin johnson11. Justin Johnson, CEO & Co-Founder of Late Labs. Late Labs helps developers find like minded collaborators and awesome things to work on in their side project time. Justin is based in San Francisco, California.

Kateryna Sytnyk12. Kateryna Sytnyk, CTO & Co-Founder of MerXz. MerXz tells you how much money you will make before you open your retail store. So before you invest all your time and money, use MerXz. Kateryna is based in Palo Alto, California.

Ken Chester13. Ken Chester, CEO of CultureMesh. CultureMesh is creating the first networking platform for the diaspora. Ken is based in Palo Alto, California.

Laura Demmons14. Laura Demmons, Chairman & CEO of Sylvan Source. Sylvan Source has developed an innovative industrial platform applicable to broad industrial processing and thermal energy management. Laura is based in Redwood City, California.

Louis-Victor Jadavji15. Louis-Victor Jadavji, COO of Turnyp. Turnyp boost food service conversions by promoting meals that match the social graph/nutritional/dietary profile of users. Louis-Victor is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Mihir Naware16. Mihir Naware, Director of Marketing and Business Development of PhiSIx Fashion Labs. PhiSIx Fashion Labs is a Hollywood-grade Virtual Try-On and Virtual Fit tech for apparel e-commerce, allowing customers to find the perfect look and fit online. Mihir is based in Redwood City, California.

Mike Wadhera17. Mike Wadhera, CEO & Founder of Sports Feed. Sports Feed is the new, fast, and simple way to follow your sports world on your phone. Always up-to-date & always relevant. No filler or fluff. Mike is based in New York, New York.

Mukta Goel18. Mukta Goel, CEO & Co-Founder of TalentXp. TalentXp is a social recruiting platform that helps small and medium business connect with top talent by leveraging their own employee social network. Mukta is based in Cupertino, California.

Nicholas Perry19. Nicholas Perry, Co-Founder of Bailey Nelson. Bailey Nelson is a disruptive, multichannel, direct to consumer optical retailer. Nicholas is based in Surry Hills, New South Wales.

Pouria Sanae20. Pouria Sanae, CEO of Cityblis. Cityblis is a marketplace for Professional Designers, serving a rich niche market with a strong first mover advantage to dominate the space. Pouria is based in Mountain View, California.

Ruben Dua21. Ruben Dua, CEO & Co-Founder of Spreeify. Spreeify lets brands host social media-driven sales promotions. Ruben is based in Santa Monica, California.

Sahin Boydas22. Sahin Boydas, CEO of MovieLaLa. MovieLaLa is a social network and movie marketing platform for upcoming movies. Sahin is based in San Francisco, California.

shahid rashid23. Shahid Rashid, COO & Co-Founder of Atlas5D. Atlas5D protects independence at home by measuring the state-of-health signaled by human movement upbeat, without photos or worn devices. Shahid is based in San Francisco, California.

Victor Oliveros24. Victor Oliveros, CEO of Flying Pixels. Flying Pixels is Tumblr for native mobile apps. Democratizing the app store for the 90% without developer resources to build apps. Victor is based in San Francisco, California.

With the addition of the May Cohort, Founders Network is now more than 350 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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