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CEO & Founder
Human Resources Leadership, Independent HR Consultant
Experienced HR Professional with demonstrated success creating and scaling HR infrastructure and strategies for startup to mid-...
Managing Director, DFJ Aurora
Startup Business Development, Amazon Web Services
Omar identifies and develops strategic partnerships with emerging Incubators, Accelerators, Angel Investments and VC organizati...
Joe Betts Lacroix
Joe Betts-LaCroix founded OQO, creator of the world’s smallest PC, in 2000, and established the resulting market category of sm...
Mark graduated from UC Berkeley in 1996 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. After 11 years leading th...
CEO & Founder, MentorCloud, Inc.
Ravi Gundlapalli is the CEO and Founder of MentorCloud, based in Menlo Park, CA. Before MentorCloud, Ravi led supply chain solu...