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Alex Calic


Staying hungry, staying foolish as CRO @TheMediaTrust. Member @NextGenAngels. Vet of 5 internet software companies. #adtech, #ecommerce, #mobile, #social, #t/v.

ID 3973

Ben Welch-bolen


CEO/Founder at World Wide Web Hosting. Life long entrepreneur and learning to love management. 120+ remote team running 24/7 around the world.

ID 264883

Dave Helmreich


Founder & GM, Advertising Solutions at Neustar (NYSE: NSR) - VP, Digital, TARGUSinfo - Former Naval Aviator - MBA @SmithSchool - BS, CS @NavalAcademy

ID 39079

Jason Seats


Managing Director @techstars • Co-founder @slicehost (acq by @rackspace)

ID 128556

Evan Burfield


Cofounder of 1776. Passionate about reinventing our lives as citizens by empowering kickass startups.

ID 175290

Neil Kataria


Angel Investor. Entrepreneur.

ID 3726

Ed Chalfin


Founder, ICD (acquired by Texas Instruments), @mie-labs. Angel investor, member of @Baltimore-Angels.

ID 310546

Clay Whitchurch


Founder and Principal of Cogent Security Consulting LLC. M.A. Security Studies, Georgetown University.

ID 81883

Frank Gruber

CEO & Co-founder @tech-cocktail tech startup news & events. Author of Startup Mixology book. Former developer turned product development at @aol & @tribune-interactive.

ID 85

Paige Craig


Angel investor 80+ deals, 21 exits. Backing great people w huge ideas. Early angel and advisor to AngelList. Drove into Iraq alone in 2003 to start first company. US Marine & Intelligence dude.

ID 100380

Raj Bhaskar


Software Entrepreneur

ID 83599

Michael Sidgmore


Vice President, iCapital Network | Special Advisor, Panorama Point Partners | Fmr Director, Mosaic | Fmr Goldman Sachs PSI | Founder, NextGenEngage

ID 1121

Bong Koh


Founder, Investor or Advisor in companies including @lifecrowd, @shift-3, RetentionScience, @muckerlab, GradientX, Eventup, TheReceivablesExchange & @zynga (via Prism)

ID 3822

Raj Das Gupta


Cloud Computing at scale for A&D and Life Sciences, mission critical SAAS and developed some commercially successful mobile gaming apps (partnered w Chillingo)

ID 45855

Maria Thomas


Worked at @amazon, @etsy • Investor @twice, @sidetour

ID 162458

Jeff Hagins


Founder and CTO for SmartThings, SMBLive, Mural Consulting, Mural Ventures. CTO/CIO for RLOC, Dynix, Apptix, TeleComputing. Investor in Sonian, Avenue Right

ID 57544

Scott Case

Co-Founder & CEO at Main Street Genome; Founding CTO Priceline.com

ID 19094

Eric Koester


Co-founder/COO of @main-street-genome; Co-founder of @zaarly; Exec @appature; @startupweekend board; and Startup lawyer @cooley, CPA, Morgan Stanley.

ID 86218

Haroon Mokhtarzada


Co-Founder/CEO @webs (acquired by @vistaprint). Co-Founder @sgn (acquired by @mindjolt). Strong product focus. Harvard Law.

ID 271230

Stewart Allen


Founding CTO at webMethods, Investor/Founding CTO at Clearspring/AddThis, Investor/Founder/Board at XRDi. Hold patents in XML/B2B Integration, Data Processing.

ID 43368

Bobby Yazdani


Founder @saba Software (public company); @dropbox, @klout, @qwiki, @cleversense, and many more.

ID 36361

Stephanie Hay

Founder tougher.me, co-founder @fastcustomer + workdesign.co; mentor @500startups + @fortifyvc + Lean Startup Machine; content, UX, operations.

ID 57926

Mark Hatch

CEO and Co-Founder of TechShop. Launched 3 Fortune 500 websites: Avery, Kinkos (ecommerce), & HealthNet's benefits ASP. Author, Speaker, MBA, Green Beret.

ID 36892

Blake Hall


Airborne Ranger. Decorated Combat Veteran. Harvard Business Graduate Frequent Contributor to NPR and BBC via Public Radio International. Entrepreneur.

ID 112855

Ely Kahn


Co-founder of Big Data startup, @sqrrl. @wharton-school MBA. Director of Cybersecurity at @white-house. @harvard-university BA.

ID 38461

Nick Lavezzo

Co-Founder at @foundationdb. Previously worked with FDB team to build @visual-sciences, data analytics software co. sold to @omniture in 2008. Former CPA with E&Y.

ID 129337

Richard Graves


VP | Business Development @ethical-electric Mission Investor @skyline-innovation @faraday-bicycles @crowdtangle

ID 28664

Lawrence Black


Angel Investor. Trader. Founder. Author. Advisor. Early adopter/developer of direct-access trading platforms. Apostle of Liberal Arts. Former DC Cop.

ID 13924

David Sandrowitz


In a world of hackers and hustlers, I'd rather just be a guy known for getting things done. The Execution-er?

ID 150201

Winston Ibrahim

Founder & CEO @hydros-bottle. Director/Investor at @thinkimpact. Investor in @runa-2, Investor in @ribbon , Nurture Inc aka HappyFamily Brands, and American Halal.

ID 24358

Sam Street

Co-founder of @postmates. Front-End / iOS Engineer

ID 94998

Khalid Itum


Active Angel, Entrepreneur & Advisor Top VP @ $110mm Company Brand, Marketing, Biz & Partner Dev Strategy Star Mountain Capital, Alliance for Veteran Support

ID 64425

Tom Matzzie

Entrepreneur; MoveOn.org Alum; Build Big Online Communities for Good @causes; Renewable Energy; The Rest is Coming Soon

ID 110305

Steven Chen


Blu Venture Investors • Founder Power Fingerprinting,Totus Solutions,3eTI • Investor ID.me, Social Toaster, Interfolio, VanGoghImaging, Streamlink, EMU, 3CLogic, Urgent.ly, CiteLighter • Advisor Smart Imaging, Locus Social

ID 53053

Justin McLeod

CEO of @hinge. MBA, @harvard-business-school. BA, @colgate-university in Econ/Game Theory. Web/software development and management consulting experience.

ID 99774

Adam Spector


Founder @virtrue • Worked at @symantec, @clearwell • Studied at @vanderbilt-university, @university-of-miami

ID 29383

Craig Cummings


Chairman and Co-Founder of RideScout. West Point grad, Columbia Ph.D. Army intel officer turned entrepreneur. Previously Co-founded BTS and APX Labs.

ID 45147

Michael Rihani

Co-founder & CEO of @koofers. Raised $6MM. Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine. Launchbox Digital Alumnus. Mentor. Advisor. Virginia Tech.

ID 56103

Michael Mayernick

Co-founder of @spinnakr. Experienced developer of analytics software. Co-founder of @proudlymadeindc and @dctechmeetup

ID 31469

Ben Edwards

Founder/Catalyst (SmartThings, Refactr, minne✱) interested in promoting startup and entrepreneurial activity in the midwest.

ID 100233

Martin Ringlein


Veteran creative director and entrepreneur, holding extensive experience building and managing creative teams within start-ups, in-house and agency cultures.

ID 83460

Tim Csontos


VP Biz Dev @TaxiMagic Prior to - Cliqbook Travel sold to @concur. Investor in @gateguru @jetpac @boatbound @bulldog-gin . Ping Pong advocate.

ID 113756

Glynn LoPresti

Co-Founder of @koofers. Innovative and results driven leader focused on execution and success in highly competitive environments.

ID 47682

Rosalyn Lemieux

CEO of Good+Geek, maker of Attentive.ly. Co-founding partner, Fission Strategy. Served as ED of the New Organizing Institute. Worked at MoveOn. Tech: PHP/mySQL

ID 74598

Minh Nguyen


Startup Advisor/ Product Dev/Design/UX/Mktg/ BD Strategy. Co-Owner/Founding CEO of @app-press . Founder @plaxo.

ID 3105

Daniele Calabrese

Founder and Ceo at @soundtracker

ID 58165

David Naffis


Founder @ideaspace, @intridea, @socialspring, @scalr, @unlikely-ventures • Worked at @aol, @mckinsey-company, @fiveacross • Studied at @university-of-virginia, @Loyola

ID 83952

Dave Maestri


Invented Mob Wars. Co-founded @metamoki. Angel investor here and there.

ID 24505

Matthew Shampine


Currently: VP of Business Development and Marketing at WeWork.

ID 38112

Kevin Lenane

Founder, @veenome. Raised 2M in angel/vc. Advisor @iq Engines (Image Data). Legal key in @pointabout acquisition. Pays the Iron Price.

ID 318581

Gerald Yao

Founder and CFO FiscalNote | Former NIH National Eye Institute and Amrita Dessert Decorations

ID 35354

Vinay Bhargava

7 yr @google alum with 2 EMG Awards for toolbar distribution deals. Co-founded @google TV Ads. Received MBA from @massachusetts-institute-of-technology, EE degrees from Purdue. Early @epinions guy.

ID 17821

Marci Harris

CEO of @popvox. Former counsel to House Way & Means Subcommittee Chairman. LL.M. @american-university University. First "startup" was rebuilding a tornado-ravaged town.

ID 11671

Noah Pepper

CEO of @lucky-sort, former R&D Director (medical fraud detection) and previously a data mining researcher. Author, speaker, manager and data hacker.

ID 40899

Daniel Doll

President and Chief Operations Officer at SoapBoxSoaps.com, former Tools and Technology Specialist at @livingsocial and SAP ERP Consultant at @ibm

ID 48003

Shaun Johnson

Co-founder at @StartupInst. Associate at @techstars. @georgetown Hoya & Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

ID 61644

William Weil

Co-Founder and CEO of @tales2go. Accomplished entrepreneur and executive. Disney, Nickelodeon, AG Interactive and Nat Geo. Harvard College and @harvard-business-school.

ID 22716

Tien Wong


#CEO of #Tech2000 & #appnetic, #Chairman of @loresystems & #Opus8, #investor in mobile, datacenter, CRM, & cloud tech. Blog: tienwong.wordpress.com, @TienWong

ID 189562

Jeff Kelley


Founded Wonky Ventures, which invested in Speek and Veenome. Founded Mindful Chef, which merged with Power Supply in June 2013.

ID 31629

Nick ONeill

I founded Social Times Inc. in 2007 and sold it to WebMediaBrands (parent company behind mediabistro.com) in 2010. Now I'm building my next company...

ID 5273

Camilo Acosta

Co-Founder & CEO @paybygroup, 2x entrepreneur • BA @princeton-university University

ID 53896

Sam Von Pollaro

CEO of @venga. Previously founded @petals-for-the-people & sold to Battery Ventures portfolio company. Background in private equity and strategy consulting.

ID 305414

Stephanie Olvey

Founder @fortique and @BorrowingMagnolia. Former Sr. Program Manager at @livingsocial. Startup consultant with BS in Commerce from @university-of-virginia

ID 249438

Anish Sebastian

Founder 1eq • Worked at @deloitte-touche • Studied Information Systems at @university-of-maryland-college-park

ID 29754

Gregory Coleman

President, COO, & Co-founder of @nexercise. Extensive operations, management, and organizational leadership experience. MBA, @wharton-school. BS Elec Eng, USAF Academy

ID 7882

Jamey Jeff


Co-founder at @remarkable-hire-1 and Partner, @day2-ventures Worked at Discovery and @accenture @wharton-school MBA

ID 66027

Ryan Healy

Founder @brazen-careerist • Worked at @ibm-global-business-services • Studied at @pennsylvania-state-university. Built an Awesome Team, Great Product, Amazing Clients, Solid Biz

ID 267782

Jon Carpenter

Early LivingSocial marketing hire, Product Mgr. @ Revolution Health, college CEO @ Students of Georgetown, Inc., Finance + Intl. Bus. majors.

ID 130612

Brian Muller

Co-founder of @opbandit. Created Data Science group at @livingsocial. Formerly at Washington Post. Engineer, Data Scientist, and recovering Bioinformatician.

ID 125179

Brandon Gadoci


Husband & Dad. Head of Services & Research for @disruptioncorp & Principal at Crystal Tech Fund. Writing at http://gadoci.me .

ID 332345

Anand Appulingam


Founder @atacama-capital-partners • Worked at @morgan-stanley, @united-states-army • Investor @activereplay, @hitch • Studied at @georgetown-university

ID 65519

Winston Lord

CMO at @venga, 20+ year PR career eg. @microsoft, Audi. ED of effort to return MLB to DC- investors incl AOL Chairman, Obama's OMB Director, Colin Powell. @yale-university

ID 21897

Sean Schofield

Founder and CEO of @spreecommerce. Long time open source enthusiast and entrepreneur.

ID 2193

Hemang Gadhia


Co-Founder & CEO Revmetrix. Former Founder & CEO of data company Condaptive (acquired by Millennial Media [NYSE:MM]). Was SVP, Audience Intelligence for Millennial & led product development for Millennial's data platform

ID 304121

Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Co-founder, Chief Mom @zoobean. Started up, led K-12 Education Outreach @google. @wharton-school MBA. Taught 7th grade. Program manager at literacy nonprofit.

ID 12957

Zack Liscio

Founder @naytev - Former Googler - SF and DC - front-end developer, sales hustler

ID 86267

Greg Novak


managing partner Novak Druce + Quigg, LLP partner HalberdCross, pe/vc partner HalberdCross Risk Max Planck Foundation, board member @oxford-university SBS, board member

ID 157741

Jen Andre

Founder Threat Stack • Worked at @symantec, @mandiant

ID 61935

Ali Khoshgozaran

Entrepreneur. PhD from @university-of-southern-california, @yahoo @microsoft & @samsung alumni. Founder & CEO/CTO at Tilofy. 12 patents (3 granted)

ID 457298

Bram J. Levy


Strategy & Business Development; Entrepreneur with former exit to LivingSocial; Built and Scaled events businesses

ID 4400

Clarence Wooten


Founder ImageCafe (sold to Network Solutions/Verisign). Founder @groupsite-com (formerly CollectiveX) Founder & CEO @progressly (coming soon)

ID 66469

Kash Rehman

Founder/CEO @foodem - Ran ops. @ food distributor; grew sales 600% in 5 yrs. Restaurant owner; exit in 2 yrs. for 3x ROI. BS in MIS @ UMD Smith Business School.

ID 25105

Yoshi Maisami


Founder @ideaspace @unlikely-ventures @intridea • Investor @divshot, @myenergy • Studied at @bucknell-university, @university-of-virginia Worked @nasa

ID 71650

Alex Rudloff


Founded @emurse-com, sold to @aol in 2008; Founded @twitterholic.com, sold to TNW in 2010; Currently working at @ted

ID 11478

Craig Dixon

Entrepreneur and Advisor. Worked at @paypal, @billmelater • Studied Computer Science at @boston-university, @tuck-school-of-business-at-dartmouth MBA

ID 100616

Nino Zahrastnik


Owner, @interbyte

ID 266193

Tony Surak


CEO SocialSpring, outsource/offshore expert, cofounder of first IP based Telephony ASP (aka SaaS), once wrote biz case for email replacing memos - native of DC

ID 215896


Founder VOYSEE • Worked at @elance, @infineon-technologies with Fortune 500 / Federal Government clients on MM$ releases • Studied PR at @georgia-state-university and MBA

ID 197001

Obinna Onungwa

Worked at @goldman-sachs, @livingsocial • Studied at @university-of-maryland-college-park, @howard-university

ID 21337

Joshua Ho


Investor in @kidsafe, @iobridge, @proformative @boostable

ID 27505

Shahab Kaviani

Founder @cofounderslab, @hyperoffice-com • Studied at @university-of-maryland-college-park

ID 369

Mark Potts

Longtime digital media entrepreneur and executive. Co-founded WashingtonPost.com and Backfence. Extensive experience in digital media products and strategies.

ID 41294

Scott Day


CTO of SoundExchange. Former CTO of @the-motley-fool, @in-q-tel tech practice lead, and founding employee at @foliofn (Mayfield).

ID 4208

Sonny Ganguly

CMO @weddingwire, NextGen Angels Investor, Acceleprise Mentor, marketing strategist, tech enthusiast, industry speaker, wine connoisseur, Ravens fanatic

ID 255531

Joseph Santoro

DC/LA Superconnector @forbes @MoxieStrategy @StartupGrindDC @ADmapco Creative Strategist, Media2.0Sensei, Political Wonketeer, Entrepreneurial Techie, Neuro PhD

ID 80178

Ideen Solhtalab

Former Sr. Consultant at Booz Allen; William & Mary, NOLS, and BOSS graduate.

ID 135468

Danny Boice

@speek co-founder. Product & tech focused. Successful exit in 2000's (@jaxara). Exec @ @the-college-board. @harvard-university undergrad w/ adv. studies @ @massachusetts-institute-of-technology.

ID 41524

Tony Cappaert

Co-Founder & COO at @contactually. Ex-Microsoft PM on Bing Ads. @massachusetts-institute-of-technology alum.

ID 19157

Adam Lehman


COO @ @lotame Solutions, and Angel @ @rock-ridge-ventures

ID 44628

Zvi Band

Founder @contactually. CTO @workstreamer (acq 2009). Rails developer, community organizer, UMD alum

ID 97605

Frantisek Brabec


PhD in CS (spatial DB), co-founded @roam-secure, grew into a market-creating pioneer of emergency alerting technology. Sold to Cooper Industries (now Eaton)

ID 97780

Matthew Eierman

CEO/Founder @hdscores • @johnson-wales-university Alumni • Chef turned Serial Entrepreneur • 8 years Restaurant Industry • 4 years B2B Financial Services Company Management • Working on My 5th Startup

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