We are proud to introduce our May ’15 Cohort of tech startup founders! This month, our newest members represent FN’s growth in Vancouver, Las Vegas, Ann Arbor and SF/SV. We welcome graduates from Duke, Harvard, Stanford, Oxford and other top-tier schools. Coming from many diverse backgrounds, they have studied subjects from electrical engineering to comparative literature, and cognitive science to marketing. These founders offer years of experience in areas such as web development, business development, information technology, investment banking, and more – with previous experience from companies including EA, Microsoft, Cisco, Intel, HP, SalesForce, and Atari.
We welcome this new cohort and we can’t wait to see their contributions and successes through Founders Network!
Karen Bakker, Co-Founder and CEO of Prollster. Prollster’s patent-pending grouping algorithm recreates the ideal environment for engaged discussion: a small classroom. Karen is based in Vancouver, BC.
Susan Bratton, Founder and CEO of Meals to Heal. Meals to Heal is a technology-enabled provider of solutions to the nutritional issues experienced by people with chronic medical conditions. Susan is based in New York City, NY.
Jose A. Gonzalez, Founder of Zahoree. Zahoree enables small and medium-size organizations to extract value from their data, by providing a unique, big data analytics-as-a-service. Jose is based in Silicon Valley, CA.
Giancarlo Mori, Founder and CEO of Movyl Entertainment. Movyl Entertainment is a mobile entertainment network that develops and distributes social and mobile games. Giancarlo is based in San Francisco, CA.
Ramesh Padala, Founder & CEO of yogatailor app. yogatailor creates a custom yoga and mindfulness program for users through streaming videos based on skill and progress. Ramesh is based in Silicon Valley, CA.
John Poffenbarger, Founder of Definitive Data Security, Inc. DefiniSec offers minimally intrusive security software that is simple to deploy and administer while delivering the highest levels of data protection. John in based in San Francisco, CA.
We are passionate about combining the rich and diverse experience and perspectives all of our members bring 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 Founders Edge for startup updates, tips and lessons learned from each of our new members. To learn more about Founders Network click here.
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.