Introducing the November ’13 Cohort of Tech Startup Founders

Founder Profile

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

alexanderAlexander Gershenson, Founder of EcoShift Development. EcoShift Development helps companies understand the environmental impact of their supply chain. EcoShift Development’s SupplyShift was selected as a Disrupt NY Finalist.  Alexander is based in San Francisco, California.  


Angela Abshier, Founder & CEO of Gabuduck. Gabuduck makes awesome interactive music apps for kids using known recording artists. Disney meets the Grammys. Reading, music, coloring and fun. She has her Law Degree from University of Baltimore School of Law. Angela is based in Las Vegas Nevada.


Ashley Howell, Founder & CEO of The Givve Collection. The Givve Collection is an online marketing platform that exclusively features designer charitable products. She has her MBA from Santa Clara University. Ashley is based in San Francisco, California.


brandon burnsBrandon Burns, Founder of Wander&Trade. Wander&Trade is a marketplace for global products from around the world. Brandon is based in New York, New York.



Brooks Baskin, Founder of 2B Living.  2B Living is an innovative property management company. Brooks is based in San Francisco, California.



gogetterDan Meyer, Founder of Go Getter. Go Getter is a 1-on-1 online career prepartation service for college students and recent graduates that helps them discover and land great jobs. He has a MBA in Marketing and Strategy from University of California, Los Angeles – The Anderson School of Management. Dan is based in San Francisco, California.

Dimitris Glezos, Founder of Transifex. Transifex is a worldwide localization platform for software products. Dimitris is based in San Francisco, California.



emily bestEmily Best, Founder of Seed&Spark. Seed&Spark is the first end-to-end solution for filmmakers and film lovers to join together to fund, promote, & watch films in a virtual movie studio and cinema. Emily is based in San Francisco, California.


Emily WashkowitzEmily Washkowitz, Founder of Shareswell. Shareswell is an online platform for gifting stock. She has her MBA in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from Columbia Business School. Emily is based in New York, New York.


ignacio freibergIgnacio Freiberg, Founder of smsPREP. smsPREP helps students study for standardize test by texting practice questions and other study materials to their phone. Ignacio is based in Los Angeles, California.


johnJohn Pettus, Founder of Founder and CEO, Fiskkit. Fiskkit crowdsources meaningful comments on online news and analyzes them to publicly reveal factual/logical flaws. John is based in San Francisco, California.




lubo smidLubo Smid, Founder of Faast. Faast is a mobile first food delivery startup that will deliver meals to customers within minutes of the order. He has a Master’s degree in Information Management from University of Hradec Králové. Lubo is based in San Francisco, California.


lucioLucio Riberio, Founder of Social Pulse. Social Pulse is a Social Media ERP, Monitoring, Management, Publishing, Ad, Analytics. Lucio is based in San Francisco, California.



Monish_SharmaMonish Sharma, Founder of Stealth. He has a MBA in Entrepreneurship and Finance from University of California, Berkeley – Walter A. Haas School of Business. Monish is based in San Francisco, California.


Neil HamelNeil Hamel, Founder of Haggle Rock. Haggle Rock is the only marketplace app where you can watch and create videos about what you’re buying or selling. Neil is based in Los Angeles, California.


Noah Abelson, Founder of ShareRoot. ShareRoot is the buddy media for Pintrest. Noah is based in San Francisco, California.



Noah Gordon, Founder of Jaze. Jaze is an app that helps you make sense of your check engine light and to see how much it will cost you before you see the mechanic. He has a MBA from Babson College, F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. Noah is based in New York, New York.


ravi kuraniRavi Kurani, Founder of ImpactSpace. ImpactSpace is the open data and resource platform powering the global impact market. He has a MBA from Monterey Institute of International Studies, Fisher Graduate School of International Business. Ravi is based in San Francisco, California.


Key logoSachin Chaudhry, Founder of TrustCircle. TrustCircle is a peer centered mental health network that brings together consumers, caregivers, and mental health providers. Sachin is based in San Francisco, California.


sandy knappSandy Knapp, Founder of Observant, Inc. Observant ,Inc. is an award winning hardware/telemetry solution and software platform that improves productivity in agriculture and bulk water management. He has a Bachelor of Law (JD equivalent) Degree from The University of Western Ontario. Sandy is based in San Francisco, California.


Sean GraberSean Graber, Founder of Virtuali Inc. Virtuali Inc. creates programs for companies to send their employees abroad, where they can work remotely and participate in a learning curriculum. He has a Master of Arts from Universitat de València. Sean is based in  New York, New York.


tejTejpaul Bhatia, Founder of Stealth. Tejpaul is based in New York, New York.



Ugur Kaner, Founder of Eat Mentor. Eat Mentor is a personal weight loss app that brings real dietitians into your pocket. He has a Masters, Digital Media from Oulun yliopisto. Ugur is based in San Francisco, California.


With the addition of the November 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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