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ID 25109

Matthew Sechrest


CEO @waterfall-3, angel/advisor @ startups, ex-VC, conservationist/advisor @global_wildlife

ID 271158

Johannes Larcher


Founder @pikum • Worked at @hulu, @yahoo-search-marketing-overture , @academy123, @discovery-communications , @capitalfactory • Studied at @wharton-school

ID 143

David Cohen


Founder/CEO of @techstars. Investor in Amazing Startups. Geeky to the bone.

ID 3041

David Crow


EiR at @OMERSVentures. Focused on custdev & productdev. Cofounder of @influitive. Worked at @microsoft, @reactivity, @trilogy. @carnegie-mellon-university MS in HCI + UWaterloo BSc.

ID 43888

Alan Chesler


Founder, Investor, Advisor. MS Finance - Wisconsin

ID 187613

Chris Plough


Advisor, entrepreneur, storyteller.

ID 84

Joshua Baer


Founded 3 email companies and @capitalfactory. Teaching @longhornstartup at @university-of-texas-austin. @trilogy Alumni 1999. CS @carnegie-mellon-university .

ID 114716

Andrew Eye


CEO/Founder - Boxer, COO/Founder @ciphent (Acq @accuvant), 2010 Inc. 500 16th Fastest Growing Company In America

ID 1206

David Hauser


Founder of @grasshopper. Founder of @chargify. Founder of @popsurvey. Angel Investor.

ID 61488

Bob Metcalfe


UTexas Austin Professor of Innovation, Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise; Polaris Partner; @massachusetts-institute-of-technology Trustee. Past: Harvard, PARC, @stanford-university, @3com, InfoWorld.

ID 60936

Josh Kerr


Co-founder and CEO at Written. Co-founder of @zosh, sold to @hightail-2. Partner at @capital-factory and mentor at @techstars

ID 33823

Higinio O. Maycotte


CEO at @umbel. Founder at @flightlock (acquired by Control Risks), Finetooth (now Mumboe), & most recently founding CTO of @the-texas-tribune.

ID 216

Kenny Van Zant


Business lead for @asana, entrepreneur, angel investor. Former Chief Product officer at @solarwinds (SWI).

ID 832

Bill Boebel


Founder & CEO of @pingboard; previously founded @capitalfactory & @webmail-us-acq-rax; Virginia Tech software engineer.

ID 49090

Russell Hinds


Managing Director, RSH Ventures

ID 16488

Scott Kosch


Investor @on-ramp-wireless-1 @xyber-technologies @routehappy @safehostel @lemnoslabs @yourmechanic @hangify • Studied @wharton-school @claremont-mckenna-college

ID 936

Yvonne Tocquigny


CEO and founder of @tocquigny, an internationally recognized digital marketing firm. 3 year mentor for Capital Factory

ID 102643

Gordon Daugherty


Founder & Principal - Shockwave Innovations Director - Capital Factory Incubator

ID 386681

John Fanguy


Founder Engagiant • Worked at @bizspeed, @airside-mobile • Investor @airside-mobile, @bizspeed • Studied at @georgia-institute-of-technology

ID 42506

Louis Marascio

Entrepreneur; Market Hacker; Troublemaker

ID 1212

Neal Rapoport


Investor in over 20 tech companies. Founder of @dealtaker-com (sold to Media General 2008, bought back 2012), Dude.

ID 54918

Bart Bohn

Founder - Embrace, Ravel. Dir ATI's IT & Wireless Incubators. Founder - 3 Day Startup. Board-Moodfish. MoMoAustin. Entrepreneur Lounge. Andersen, BearingPoint.

ID 402698

Eric Gould Bear


Founded MONKEYmedia, 100+ patents & app's, former professor & executive, advises in user experience strategy & intellectual property, Partner @capitalfactory.

ID 300912

Sean Spector


Founded Dropoff in late 2013 backed by a strong list of VCs and Angels. Prior to that co-founded GameFly in 2002 backed by Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital.

ID 81440

Nick Macey


Chief Product Officer @rosetta-stone

ID 60370

Chris Boudreaux


Global Lead, Social Media at Accenture. Creator, Author, The Most Powerful Brand on Earth. MSCS and MBA, Univ. of Chicago.

ID 523622

Adam Zeplain


Started off in VC, then jumped into portfolio company, Early stage investor, Advisor, Philanthropist, animal lover, husband.

ID 27231

Steven "Mick" Giles

Former Exec: UTV, EA, @turbine, SOE, @jellyvision Former Advisor: @ncsoft, ZeroG, DreamWorks, @globant Current Advisor: @claritics, @scent-sciences, @smilu-2, Gazillion

ID 6055

Matt Cohen


CEO/Founder OneSpot • Former early stage VC • 24 years Media & Internet tech: registered the 1st news domain in 1988 ( • @rice-university CompSci

ID 301905

Purav Patel


Owner of Village Liquors (Retail chain of Fine Wine and Spirits), active Angel and Advisor

ID 45418

Dave Verratti

Founder of Mercer Road Corp and @lookout-social . VP Business development at @vivox.

ID 251206

Ash Maurya

Founder Spark59 - Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.

ID 401101

Ryan Holiday


Dir of Marketing: American Apparel, Advisor: Tim Ferriss, Robert Greene, Tucker Max, creativeLIVE My books: Trust Me I'm Lying. Growth Hacker Marketing

ID 72424

Dean Kakridas

MD @international-accelerator Founder @entreapp Worked at @frogdesign @opera-software @macromedia Strong background in Tech, UX Design, Business Development

ID 184935

Richard Jalichandra


ID 83449

Erica Douglass


CEO, @marketvibe. As seen in Inc. & Forbes. Marketing expert. Running tech companies for 12+ years; run hugely popular entrepreneurship blog at

ID 69131

Scott Miller


ID 905

Joel Trammell


Founding CEO of NetQoS, sold for $200M to CA . Founding CEO of CacheIQ, sold to NetApp.

ID 27330

Lloyd Armbrust

Founder of @ownlocal; Y Combinator W10; 10+ years in the newspaper industry.

ID 61884

Justin Kvasnicka


Sr. Strategy Advisor, Dell, Inc. Formerly Fund Manager, BR Venture Fund; Senior Analyst, Capital Southwest Corporation; Analyst, JP Morgan Investment Bank.

ID 254207

Lauren DeLuca


Director @rivs, Advisor @chime-4, @archively @ginkgotree, Row One. MBA @kellogg-school-of-management, graduated Cum Laude @university-of-notre-dame 2001

ID 57952

Neeraj Bansal


Co Founder and President - Siminars. Founded and Operated several ventures.

ID 34841



Co-Founder @runcode @RCIT @Kyuda Ops and Finance @amazon @ge, @photobucket, @RebateNetworks. Angel Investor. Self-taught Engineer PhD in Finance, Uni. Mannheim

ID 186834

Zachary Dell

Founder @thread-1, @camp-spark-1

ID 368201

Mike Smith


Full stack marketer. Lover of B2B SaaS. Intimately involved in hyper growth companies for 10+ years. Grew GetResponse, @bigcommerce , @firehost , @call-em-all.

ID 387524

Branndon Stewart

CEO and Founder of @outboundengine-1, VP Marketing @boundless-network ($60M Rev), Product Mktg @troux-technologies, Tech Mktg @motive

ID 46238

Jake Moilanen


Founded and sold @crowd-ignite. Business and technical background (MBA McCombs, CS Michigan). Focused on product development with practical innovation.

ID 511636

Bart Robertson


Experienced angel, CTO, cloud and big data - consultant, coach, and mentor - 20 years @msft

ID 31025

Kevin Koym

Founder of the @techranch. Serial entrepreneur that supports early stage tech entrepreneurs get their businesses launched.

ID 128590

Seth Page


Experienced tech entrepreneur, operator, investment banker & financier. Last 2 firms co-founded were both acquired Nov 2011. Just acquired mSpot for Samsung.

ID 22445

JC Butler


Co-Founder @ Over 8 years grew from 2 to 200 in 11 markets before moving to board + partial exit. Believer in culture, talent, fun, and purpose.

ID 402285

Chris McClelland

CEO at @brewbot. Technical director at @performa-sports. Almost finished a PhD in Computer Music at the Sonic Arts Research Centre.

ID 5670

Evan Kastner

Partner at leading technology and emerging growth focused firm in Austin

ID 33741

Sebastian Hassinger

COO @brewbot, shipping the robots that make the beer. MBA @columbia-university & @london-business-school School, Startup advisor, product strategist

ID 99614

Alan Schoenbaum


Sr. Vice President & General Counsel at @rackspace Hosting

ID 183993

Michael Walsh

Founder @cariloop and Health 2.0 Dallas, Personal Trainer, @purdue-university University alum, living in Dallas, TX.

ID 255238

Ravi Kotichintala


Founder BOXC • Cofounded SocialMD, Syntric • Scalability Junkie • Lifted heavy Java in B2B at @alterpoint, @commerce-one, @exterprise-acquired-by-commerce-one • Background in Physics, CS & Art

ID 117651

Sam Onat Yilmaz


Managing Partner @dapps-fund-i Board Member @mastercoin-foundation ED @bitangels Triple Major('10) & MS Engineering ('12) @johns-hopkins-university

ID 180906

Sandeep Parikh

Worked at @apple, @10gen-2 • Studied at @university-of-michigan, @university-of-texas-austin

ID 73562

Son Hong

Chief of Staff @ HVF, LLC Strategy and Operations Associate and Program Manager at @liveops, Inc.

ID 19671

Walt Roloson


Active Investor and Advisor. Currently leading Operations for Impossible Ventures. Previously at LinkedIn and Tiger Global.

ID 207803

Brandon Coleman III

Dynamic and forward-thinking leader with experience driving brand value and strategically positioning companies for profitable growth.

ID 135997

Andrew Saunders

Integrated Marketing & Content Solutions Executive at CAA (@creative-artists-agency). Featured in Wired, Fast Company and Banff Media Festival.

ID 1701

Ebetuel (Beto) Pallares


Worked at @at-kearney • Investor @lead Investor in Edioma Inc., @lead Investor in Fiberio Technology Corp. • Studied at @brandeis-university (Econ), UTEP PhD Intl Business

ID 182774

Laura Mayes

Studied at @baylor-university

ID 433866

Brian McGowan


Founder @peracon, @capital-properties

ID 32870

Lamar Romero

Worked at @ownlocal @dell, @fleet-physics - Sales systems driven marketer and promoter of products I believe in. Currently CEO Dragon Spirits Marketing

ID 75605

Jason Gill


Consultant/Angel/Advisor. Marketing/sales/bizdev/strategy for early stage start-up's. @polycom, @sonicwall, @sun, @Vocera. 2X Entrepreneur, MBA from IU/BA U.Va.

ID 183710

John Mao

Worked at @calxeda, @netqos • Studied at @university-of-texas-at-austin-1

ID 123067

Gregory O. Odum

Founder Odum Capital LLC, Sinfra Resources • Worked at @wells-fargo, @t-mobile • Studied at @babson-college

ID 61512

Sam Gosling

Co-founder of @spotsi; Professor at UT Austin; Author of "Snoop: What your stuff says about you"; Expert in the psychology of social media.

ID 18798

Harvey Ring


Investor Small Companies

ID 142760

Brett Relander

Digital Marketing professional with specialties in social media, mobile, SEO, gamification, and lead generation. It's about results, nothing else.

ID 31617

Mark Castleman


EIR @ Bell Labs

ID 89774

Khayyam Wakil

Created Transformational Gaming platform for Coke & Olympics. Winning team of game gets to carry the torch at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

ID 77031

Felix Menard

Product guy. Founded @weroll @exitlist. Well-travelled, designed-focussed, art-lover, dedicated coder, bicycle rider.

ID 111387

David Henderson

Social, Mobile, Media, Entrepreneur - co-founder of socialeyes and socialmedia, early executive at @doubleclick and @matchlogic.

ID 84731

Jeff Muchnik

MCP, MBA, CMA Coursework as a Controller, Accountant, Internal Auditor, Financial Analyst, Business Developer, Project Manager, and Business Strategy Consultant

ID 692024

Bradley Coburn

Founder Denko Coburn Lauff LLP • Studied at @wharton-school, @university-of-texas-school-of-law

ID 108399

Omar Hakim


Managing Director of @aggie-angel-network

ID 68032

Dan Eyman

Adviser and Service Provider

ID 417347

Kimberlie Dykeman

Insightful Marketing Maven, Producer & Corporate Spokesperson specializing in StartUps & Product Launches. Armed and ready to knock things out of the park!

ID 3499

Jeffrey Chambers

Founder of @vacationrentalsforsale-com. Investor in @mommymixer-com, @shared-earth. Team member of @property-maps, @homeaway, @vrbo.

ID 763073

Jason Schklar

Game & Digital Media UX Consultant, UX Director @disney @zynga

ID 462676

Husayn Alvarez-Gomariz

Founder @global-communication-leader-inc, @value-optimized-solutions-inc • Worked at @micron-technology • Studied at @northeastern-university, @saint-louis-university

ID 199227

Zaitrarrio Collier

Founder @Cubus Corporation, @cloudee • Worked at @autodesk, @lsi Logic • Studied at @Cornell

ID 60249

Nelson Wells

Tech startup advisor, mentor,investor @fourathens CEO @TeamClermont: PR for indie music clients: Merge Records, Domino, Asthmatic Kitty, WB, #SXSW, Wilco & M83

ID 37211

Saranyan Vigraham

Director of Product @bigcommerce (Developer ecosystem and Labs). Previously @ebay /@PayPal , @qualcomm. Comp Sci PhD.

ID 256334

Jay Moran


VP/Distinguished Engineer. Startup mentor/advisor. End-to-end system architecture and tech infrastructure. Tech finance planning & analysis. AOL, Perot, Tenet.

ID 300948

Peter Mantas

President & CEO ► Problem Solver ► Tech Evangelist ► Mentor/Advisor

ID 134041

Ryan Jones


Design & Ops. Data nut. Startup consultant. @duke-university

ID 111061

Andrew Sanderson


@viral-industries • @pawnmystartup • Worked at @yodle, @innography • Studied at @university-of-north-texas, @southeastern-oklahoma-state-university

ID 404248

Joe Milam

Former resident of 3000 Sand Hill Rd, Band of Angels founded in my office. Member of Ebay Angels/Sac Angels. Recognized money manager. Started Angel Legacy. Psychology of wealth, tax laws and private equity, philanthropy expert.

ID 63680

Anthony Richardson

Author of "FULL-SCALE: How to Grow Any Startup Without a Plan or a Clue". Growth marketer, founder, board member, advisor etc.,

ID 316029

Rob Hanna


I guide social entrepreneurs and investors in blended value start-ups, meaning investing in businesses with ROI and net positive externalities for society.

ID 156637

Steve Burt

Co-Founder @vobi • Managing Director at @9gauge-partners • Worked at @pwc-1 • Studied at The University Of Texas At Austin

ID 79886

Pedram Salek

ID 129696

David A. Bryan

Entrepreneur and Technologist. Currently at Polycom. Previously Founder/CEO at SIPeerior, Co-Founder/CTO at @jasomi. Ph.D. William and Mary. Advisor.

ID 364641

Duncan Dodds


Founder: Big Vision Advisors, Tops Global, Inc., Alliance Media Group. Advisor: Mach10Ventures, Former CSO, Flippen Group & CEO, Joel Osteen Min.

ID 432531

Kevin Farley

Director of E-Services at United Heritage Credit Union, Techy Marketing Traveler, Always on the way to a beach, Anguilla sounds good about now.

ID 54997

John Dorsey


Attorney at Strasburger & Price, LLP

ID 358407

Blake Mendez

Owned + operated several businesses. Enjoy the challenges of entrepreneurship. Seasoned, multidisciplinary business experience. Tulane finance graduate 2001.

ID 581712

Aaron Terwey

startup attorney; ambassador @the-dallas-entrepreneur-center

ID 249119

Sammy Holaschutz

Graduate from @UT-Austin. Non-ferrous Metal trader

ID 249646

Scott Rhodes

Worked @invodo, @razorfish, @tm Advertising • Studied @TCU

ID 210566

Cort Bucher

Strategic senior technologist and operations manager. Have served as both CTO and COO for several successful companies. Excellent problem solver and strategist.

ID 118073

C. Enrique Ortiz

Founder @kloc, @mobile-monday-austin • Studied at @university-of-puerto-rico-bayamon

ID 706032

Feypiero Edris

ID 88276

M. David Cloyd


From startups to Fortune 500s.

ID 382032

Michael Watts

MBA professional looking to stay away from corporate firms. Experience in business development, growth strategy, and SaaS sales.

ID 80063

Richard Swanson

CEO @Resumoto Track record with over $500MM in sales and two successful exits. Former CEO @wopodo @OnLineStaffing

ID 270565

Fred Nazary

Graduated top of the class in Finance @smu • Placed 1st Nationally #GSB2012 • Addicted to Analytics, Analysis, Finance, and Models (all types)!

ID 93215

Shlok Vaidya

Product manager, writer. Former defense consultant, terrorism analyst.

ID 83879

Kyle P. May, MS PhD

20+ yrs exp operating multi-million dollar portfolios including Perot Systems, CSC & DynCorp. PhD in Internet regulation. 40 Under 40 Leadership Award 2011

ID 277657

James Wyman


Raise capital for private companies. Extensive investor relationships, biz dev expertise, and transaction execution experience. 5yrs @morgan-stanley

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