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ID 162458

Jeff Hagins

Investor

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

ID 100380

Raj Bhaskar

Investor

Software Entrepreneur

ID 3973

Ben Welch-bolen

Investor

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 1121

Bong Koh

Investor

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

ID 43368

Bobby Yazdani

Investor

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

ID 85

Paige Craig

Investor

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.
http://instagram.com/paigecraig0231

ID 45855

Maria Thomas

Investor

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

ID 310546

Clay Whitchurch

Investor

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

ID 57544

Scott Case

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

ID 3726

Ed Chalfin

Investor

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

ID 175290

Neil Kataria

Investor

Angel Investor. Entrepreneur.

ID 128556

Evan Burfield

Investor

Cofounder of 1776. Passionate about reinventing our lives as citizens by empowering kickass startups.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/evan-burfield/

ID 138724

Alex Calic

Investor

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

ID 271230

Stewart Allen

Investor

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

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.
http://tech.co

ID 39079

Jason Seats

Investor

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

ID 19094

Eric Koester

Investor

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

ID 3822

Raj Das Gupta

Investor

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 83599

Michael Sidgmore

Investor

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

ID 86218

Haroon Mokhtarzada

Investor

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

ID 264883

Dave Helmreich

Investor

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

ID 36892

Blake Hall

Investor

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

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 56103

Michael Mayernick

Co-founder of @spinnakr. Experienced developer of analytics software. Co-founder of @proudlymadeindc and @dctechmeetup
http://interanalytic.com

ID 36361

Stephanie Hay

Founder tougher.me, co-founder @fastcustomer + workdesign.co; mentor @500startups + @fortifyvc + Lean Startup Machine; content, UX, operations.
http://stephaniehay.com/blog

ID 13924

David Sandrowitz

Investor

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

ID 100233

Martin Ringlein

Investor

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

ID 94998

Khalid Itum

Investor

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

ID 24358

Sam Street

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

ID 31469

Ben Edwards

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

ID 99774

Adam Spector

Investor

Founder @virtrue • Worked at @symantec, @clearwell • Studied at @vanderbilt-university, @university-of-miami
http://spectorsthoughts.com/

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 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 112855

Ely Kahn

Investor

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

ID 110305

Steven Chen

Investor

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 28664

Lawrence Black

Investor

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

ID 29383

Craig Cummings

Investor

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.
http://www.michaelrihani.com

ID 83460

Tim Csontos

Investor

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

ID 129337

Richard Graves

Investor

VP | Business Development @ethical-electric Mission Investor @skyline-innovation @faraday-bicycles @crowdtangle
http://www.mission-investor.com

ID 64425

Tom Matzzie

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

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.
http://blog.hinge.co

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 189562

Jeff Kelley

Investor

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

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.
http://www.popvox.com/blog

ID 48003

Shaun Johnson

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

ID 74598

Minh Nguyen

Investor

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

ID 5273

Camilo Acosta

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

ID 113756

Glynn LoPresti

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

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.
http://mytonomy.tumblr.com/

ID 318581

Gerald Yao

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

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 83952

Dave Maestri

Investor

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

ID 24505

Matthew Shampine

Investor

Currently: VP of Business Development and Marketing at WeWork.
http://mattshampine.com

ID 22716

Tien Wong

Investor

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

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 3105

Daniele Calabrese

Founder and Ceo at @soundtracker
http://blog.soundtracker.fm

ID 58165

David Naffis

Investor

Founder @ideaspace, @intridea, @socialspring, @scalr, @unlikely-ventures • Worked at @aol, @mckinsey-company, @fiveacross • Studied at @university-of-virginia, @Loyola
http://naffis.com

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 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 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...
http://nickoneill.com

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 249438

Anish Sebastian

Founder 1eq • Worked at @deloitte-touche • Studied Information Systems at @university-of-maryland-college-park
http://www.1eq.me/blog

ID 86267

Greg Novak

Investor

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

ID 130612

Brian Muller

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

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 332345

Anand Appulingam

Investor

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

ID 157741

Jen Andre

Founder Threat Stack • Worked at @symantec, @mandiant

ID 267782

Jon Carpenter

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

ID 12957

Zack Liscio

Founder @naytev - Former Googler - SF and DC - front-end developer, sales hustler
http://www.sprezzy.com

ID 457298

Bram J. Levy

Investor

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

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 21897

Sean Schofield

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

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

Investor

Co-founder at @remarkable-hire-1 and Partner, @day2-ventures Worked at Discovery and @accenture @wharton-school MBA
http://www.jameyjeff.com

ID 4400

Clarence Wooten

Investor

Founder ImageCafe (sold to Network Solutions/Verisign). Founder @groupsite-com (formerly CollectiveX) Founder & CEO @progressly (coming soon)
http://www.quora.com/Clarence-Wooten

ID 125179

Brandon Gadoci

Investor

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

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.
http://blog.foodem.com

ID 61935

Ali Khoshgozaran

Entrepreneur. PhD from @university-of-southern-california, @yahoo @microsoft & @samsung alumni. Founder & CEO/CTO at Tilofy. 12 patents (3 granted)
http://www.khoshgozaran.com/blog-posts.html

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 2193

Hemang Gadhia

Investor

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
http://hemang.me

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 97605

Frantisek Brabec

Investor

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 266193

Tony Surak

Investor

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 44628

Zvi Band

Founder @contactually. CTO @workstreamer (acq 2009). Rails developer, community organizer, UMD alum
http://zviband.com/blog

ID 100616

Nino Zahrastnik

Investor

Owner, @interbyte

ID 21337

Joshua Ho

Investor

Investor in @kidsafe, @iobridge, @proformative @boostable
http://mojoho.com

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 27505

Shahab Kaviani

Founder @cofounderslab, @hyperoffice-com • Studied at @university-of-maryland-college-park
http://www.cofounderslab.com/find-a-co-founder/

ID 80178

Ideen Solhtalab

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

ID 19157

Adam Lehman

Investor

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

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
http://HDScores.com/blog

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 41524

Tony Cappaert

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

ID 197001

Obinna Onungwa

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

ID 4208

Sonny Ganguly

CMO @weddingwire, NextGen Angels Investor, Acceleprise Mentor, marketing strategist, tech enthusiast, industry speaker, wine connoisseur, Ravens fanatic
http://www.sonnyganguly.com

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.
http://dannyboice.tumblr.com

ID 41294

Scott Day

Investor

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

ID 255531

Joseph Santoro

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

ID 215896

MILLICENT

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 25105

Yoshi Maisami

Investor

Founder @ideaspace @unlikely-ventures @intridea • Investor @divshot, @myenergy • Studied at @bucknell-university, @university-of-virginia Worked @nasa
http://intridea.com/blog

ID 71650

Alex Rudloff

Investor

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

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