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The Silicon Valley Founder Institute, the local chapter of the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, is proud to announce the newest Alumni from the Silicon Valley Virtual 2020 program.

Over 440 people applied to the program, and after an intense four months of aggressive business-building sprints and constant evaluation and feedback from investors and mentors, just 21 companies were able to make it through. 

Each of these Founders have demonstrated a high level of perseverance and creativity, and their businesses have been thoroughly vetted and supported by a panel of Silicon Valley's top startup experts and investors.  

And now, without further ado, we present the newest Alumni of the Silicon Valley program: 

  • aqsafarm - a mobile-light and resource-rich web app helping Indonesian families build local profitable and sustainable quail egg farming businesses
  • Awake in Business - developing a team-based learning program to help HR leaders track and improve key behavioral drivers to increase engagement and optimize company performance
  • BE LUX - aggregating the on-demand gig economy into a single voice enabled platform to serve the needs of consumers and businesses with instantaneous access to high demand services
  • Chiefly – helping tech companies develop effective leaders and link individual progress to tangible business results.
  • DotX - a payroll solution allowing workers without a bank account to receive salaries and make banking transactions using our mobile app
  • Egal - transforming the lives of unbanked women and their families by enabling a financial safety net
  • Good Desk - a software marketplace to help remote workers find nearby workplaces located inside SME offices and connect them with like minded people
  • HAUS+ - making building a second unit easy and affordable for homeowners
  • KA Tech - creating on-demand, immersive, Augmented Reality (AR) work instructions for public transit industry
  • Liferithms - enabling lifestyle optimization for billions of millennial professionals struggling with burnout
  • MMAARS - a vanguard in training career professionals to acquire practical hands-on skills to become commercial astronautics for human spaceflight and serve the new space era
  • MyShoperon - providing an online platform to facilitate ecommerce receiving for high-rise buildings, alleviating their package management issues
  • OLL mobi - a customer receipts intelligence platform to help Chief Marketing Officers and Managers of Customer Acquisition & Growth Marketing to drive rapid global traffic flow to their stores and increase sales
  • Polly Languages - an online platform building video ecosystems for immersive language learning, based on specific topics and real-world language for learners yearning for a social space
  • Resurge Industries - helping current homeowners make their homes more energy efficient by providing the education and products necessary to do so
  • Reya - matching users to the best female birth control option for their unique bodies, eliminating the trial and error process.
  • Samavira - an international wellness brand franchising meditation & mindfulness classes worldwide to helpi people who feel stuck in their personal development, mental health, wellness or mindset to empower themselves and start living life on their own terms
  • Shanghai Jiedou EdTech - an online platform helping young children from China and the US, aged 7-12 years old, communicate on a weekly base
  • SMITSU - comparing real-time Singapore insurance products within 45 seconds
  • Splitter Technologies - a ghost kitchen-as-a-service helping restauranteurs build an off-premise order only restaurant quickly, efficiently, and affordably
  • Tinium - a platform for digital shipping papers, to be used in hazmat transportation by road. While papers for hazmat shipping by air, ocean, and rail have already been digitized, trucking has been left behind due to regulatory demands 

The Silicon Valley Virtual 2020 program would not have been possible without help, because it truly takes a city to raise a startup. We would first like to thank the Local Leaders of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute: Mike Suprovici (EIR, Founder Institute), Ryan Micheletti (Director of Global Operations, Founder Institute), Scout Tweedie-Yates. Our Local Leaders play an incredibly important role in building the local Founder Institute program, and creating an environment and network in Silicon Valley that is conducive to building to great companies.

In addition, the Silicon Valley Virtual 2020 program was supported by some of Silicon Valley's top technology organizations, including:

Some of Silicon Valley’s top startup mentors helped our founders in the program, including:

  • Aalap Shah: Co-Founder, SoMe Connect
  • Aaron Patzer: Founder and CEO, Mint.com & Fountain
  • Adam Spector: Co-Founder, AbstractOps
  • Adam Fridman: Founder, Mabbly and ProHabits
  • Adam Dean: Partner, Ravix Group
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Afzaal Mauthoor: Senior Partner, Profoundly
  • Alain Raynaud: CEO, FairSoftware
  • Alejandro Goyen
  • Alejandro Rivas Micoud: CEO, Userlytics Corporation
  • Aleksandar Bradic: Chief Technology Officer, Supplyframe
  • Alex Sok: Co-Founder/CEO, Elluva
  • Alex Rampell: CEO, TrialPay
  • Alexander Garcia Tobar: Principal, AGT Group, Inc
  • Alexander Torrenegra: Co-founder and CEO, VoiceBunny and Torrenegra Labs
  • Alexandra Johnson: Managing Director, DFJ Aurora
  • Aline Hemmo: Consultant, Pilsoft
  • Ana Baltodano
  • Andrea Ramoino: VP Product, Elliptic
  • Andreas Gindin: Entrepreneur and investor, Ulf & Vänner AB
  • Andrew Goldner: Co-Founder & CEO
  • Andrew Filev: Founder&CEO, Wrike
  • Andrew Schwaab: Partner/Registered Patent & Trademark Attorney, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Andrew Lee: CEO, Esper
  • Andy Cox: Principal Consultant, Digital Gurus
  • Angela Rastegar: Director, West Coast and Asia Pacific, Circle Surrogacy and Egg Donation
  • Anthony Duran: Sr Product Manager, Wolters Kluwer
  • Anthony Kolton: President, Regenerative Medical Solutions (RMS)
  • Anthony Rose: Founder & CEO, SeedLegals
  • Artem Gassan: General Partner, SaaS Growth Ventures
  • Ash Maurya: Founder & CEO, Spark59
  • Ash Fontana: Venture Hacker, AngelList
  • Asta Sendonaris, LBS
  • Aurelie Guerrieri: CMO, Open Systems
  • Avery Lyford: Chief Customer Officer, InfoStretch
  • Balaji Sivasubramanian: VP, Product, OpsMx
  • Barry Thompson: CEO, Tervela
  • Basil Enan: CEO, Discors
  • Ben Larson: Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Gateway Incubator
  • Ben Stacey: Founder, Pitchverk
  • Benjamin Young: CEO, Sworkit
  • Beth Pennington: Partner, Pennington LP
  • Bhavin Shah: CEO, Refresh, Inc.
  • Bill Hunt: CTO, IncentAlign
  • Bjoern Lasse Herrmann: CEO, Compass (formerly Startup Genome)
  • Bob Christopher: Director of Innovation, Diamond Edge Ventures
  • Bob Rosin: Investor and Advisor, Bob Rosin
  • Bow Rodgers: CEO, Founder Institute
  • Bram Cohen: Founder/Chief Scientist, BitTorrent
  • Branden Spikes: CEO, CTO, and Founder, Spikes, Inc.
  • Brandon Steelman: Founder, Clear Gene, Inc.
  • Brett Murray: Vice President, Marketing, View, Inc.
  • Brian Liu: Chairman & Co-Founder, LegalZoom.com
  • Brian Wong: Founder & CEO, Kiip
  • Brian Proffitt: Partner, Disruptive Capital Finance
  • Bruce Leech: Executive Director Coleman Entrepreneurship Center, DePaul University
  • Bruno Loreto: Innovation Adisor, Softplan
  • Bryan Thatcher: CEO, Fusebox Inc
  • Bubba Murarka: Partner, DFJ
  • Carlos Ochoa: Founder & CEO, Chilango Ventures
  • Carol Broadbent: Managing Director, Crowded Ocean
  • Carter Laren: Founder/CEO, Inara Ventures
  • Charlie Regis: Co-Founder, Styliff Tech
  • Charlie Cliff: CTO
  • Chase Harmer: CEO, PayCertify
  • Cheryl Yeoh: EIR, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Chester Ng: Co-Founder & CMO, SweetLabs
  • Chris Garrett: Founder and CEO, Devil's Canyon Brewery
  • Chris Hogg: Founder & CEO, 100Plus
  • Chris Holloway: Pilot, defense analyst for Cubic Applications, F-5 pilot in USMCR
  • Christina Laskowski: Business Transformation, VMware
  • Christina Trampota: Engagement Director, Innovate :: Grow :: Scale
  • Christina Holloway: Executive Coach, CMH Business Corporation
  • Ciaran Byrne: Senior Product Manager - Global Marketing, Abbott Vascular
  • Connie Kwan: Product Maestro, Product Maestro
  • Court Lorenzini: Co-founder, DocuSign
  • Craig Kanarick: CEO , Mouth Foods
  • Dan Rubins: Founder & CEO, Legal Robot
  • Dan Gertsacov: Dan Gertsacov - CEO, Americas Region (Bogota FI)
  • Dan Owen: Managing General Partner, HO2 Funds
  • Dan Arkind: Founder & CEO, JobScore
  • Dan Mc Guire: CEO, SKINNYprice
  • Dana Loberg: CEO, Leo AR
  • Daniel Takabayashi: CTO, Laguro.com
  • Daniel Saccani: President, Ravix Group, Inc.
  • Daria Boldyreva: Founder, Wunderdogs
  • Dave Mcclure: Founder/CEO, Aslan Computing
  • David Hare: Advisor, ServTrans
  • David Anderson: Partner, Moodfit
  • David Dioli: Partner, Ravix Group
  • David Wu: General Partner, Maveron Capital
  • David Sacks: CEO, Yammer
  • David Higley: Managing Partner, Bond Lane Partners
  • David Ulevitch: CEO, OpenDNS
  • David Weekly: Product Manager, internet.org @ facebook
  • David Kidder: Co-Founder and CEO, Bionic Solution LLC
  • David Yeng: Founding CEO, InsureVite
  • Dr. Arundhati Banerjee​: Commercialization Specialist, NASA
  • Duygu Oktem: Investment Advisor, European Investment Fund
  • Dylan Taylor: Chairman & CEO, Voyager Space Holdings
  • Earl Martin Valencia: Co-Founder and Partner, Cognity Labs
  • Ed Lam: Partner, Moodfit
  • Eddie Hartman: co-Founder, LegalZoom
  • Eileen Brewer: Angel Investor, Five Mile Advisors
  • Emin Can Turan: Award-Winning Marketing Strategist | Go-to-Market Consultant | Lecturer at GA, Various
  • Emna Ghariani: Chapter Lead Director, The Founder Institute
  • Eren Bali: Chairman & Co-founder, Udemy
  • Erette Dunn: Founder , Rever
  • Eric Ries: Speaker, The Lean Startup
  • Erin Pangilinan: Founder, FASTER
  • Eugene Lee: CEO, Socialtext
  • Fabian Geyrhalter: Founder and Principal, Finien
  • Frank Mastronuzzi: CEO & Founder
  • Fred Joyal: Fred Joyal - CEO & Co-Founder, Futuredontics (Los Angeles FI) , Futuredontics
  • G.D. (Ram) Ramkumar: Chief Architect for Visual Search, A9.com
  • Gabe Zichermann: CEO, Failosophy
  • Gagan Biyani: Gagan Biyani - CoFounder, Fresh (San Francisco FI) , Fresh
  • Gary Gaessler: VP Sales, Nventify
  • Gautam Chandna: CEO & Co-Founder, TikkTalk
  • Geir Wavik: Advisor, Miles
  • George Bandarian Ii: Founder & Managing Partner, ValueScaler
  • George Bravo: Founder, Law Office of George R. Bravo
  • Gerhard Diedericks: Founder & Venture Architect, Finiti Ventures
  • Gina Bianchini: Cofounder, Ning
  • Gisele Bison: Founder , Chain Reaction
  • Gleb Budman: Co-founder and CEO, Backblaze
  • Gopi Rangan: Cofounder, INSEAD Angels
  • Gopi Mattel: Founder CEO, MaxBlox, Inc.
  • Greg Lindahl: CTO, Tobiko
  • Greg Chisholm: CFO/CEO, Major League Gaming/MLG Legacy Holdings, Inc.
  • Greg Isenberg: Digital Marketer and Angel Investor
  • Guiti Navabi: Talent Acquisition Leader, Poynt
  • Hans Kim: Of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Harmony Oswald: Founder & CEO, Legalucy, Inc.
  • Heather Harde: Former CEO, TechCrunch
  • Himakara Pieris: CEO, Hydra.ai
  • Himanshu Khurana: Senior Engineering Manager, Premium, LinkedIn
  • Holly Liu: CoFounder, Chief of Staff, Kabam
  • Ian Mc Carthy: COO, BrightSky Labs
  • Irina Berkon: Member, Golden Seeds
  • Iris Charabi Berggren: Leadership Coach, IRIS cb
  • James Kaskade: CEO, Janrain Inc.
  • James Hong: Co-founder, HOT or NOT
  • James Jensen: Partner, Perkins Coie
  • Janet Todorova: Co-Director, Founder Institute Sofia
  • Jared Hansen: Founder & CEO, Breezy
  • Jared Goralnick: VP of Product, Upwork
  • Jason Freedman: Founder, 42Floors
  • Jason Johnson: Managing Partner
  • Jason Nazar: Jason Nazar - Co Founder & CEO, Crew32
  • Jason Calacanis: Jason Calacanis - CEO, Mahalo.com (San Francisco FI) , Mahalo.com
  • Jay Jamison: Founder & President
  • Jay Singh: Senior Technology Transfer Specialist, NASA Ames Research Center
  • Jeff Bonforte: Jeff Bonforte - SVP, Yahoo (Silicon Valley FI) , Yahoo
  • Jeff Lee: Founder & CEO, Cost Cooperative
  • Jeff Stewart: Founder & CEO, Lenddo
  • Jeffrey Dachis: CEO, One Drop
  • Jen Shelby: Consultant, Signature Leadership
  • Jeremy Glassenberg: Founder, Consultant, API Strategist
  • Jeremy Geiger: CEO, Retailigence
  • Jerry Quandt: Founder, Quandt M Leap Marketing
  • Jessica Zweig: Co-Founder | President, CheekyChicago.com | SimplyBe Agency
  • Jessica Alter: Founder/CEO, Founder Dating
  • Jill Stelfox: Co-Founder , Graffiti Sports
  • Jim Chappell: Managing Director, DoublEagle Management Group
  • Jim Greer: CEO, Kongregate
  • Jim Brenner: Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
  • Joanna Riley: CEO & Co-Founder, Censia
  • Joe Betts Lacroix: CTO, Vium
  • Joe Zawadzki: CEO, MediaMath
  • Joe Garza
  • Joe Bezdek: Co-founder, DivX, Inc.
  • John Lee: Vice President, Early Stage Banking, Silicon Valley Bank
  • John Young: principal, Alkimie Pte. Ltd.
  • John Mc Intyre: Managing Director, Citrix Startup Accelerator
  • John Dilenschneider: CEO, WebQA
  • John Albietz: CTO, Co-Founder, Managed Cloud Technologies
  • Johny Tay: Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Founder Institute
  • Jonathan Greechan: Co-Founder, Founder Institute
  • Jonathan Abrams: Founder and CEO, Nuzzel
  • Jonathan Benassaya: Owner , Milestone Factory
  • Joseph Prabhakar: CEO, Power Communication Corp.
  • Joshua Rozario: Principal Consultant, The Joshua Rozario Company
  • Juan Polanco: Founder & CEO, Optimo Capital
  • Justin Mares: Co-author, Traction book
  • Justin Mc Carthy: CEO, TurnHere, Inc.
  • Justin Moore: CEO, Axcient, Inc.
  • Justin Wilcox: Founder, Customer Development Labs
  • Justine Reichman: Founder, Next Gen Chef
  • Kamal Hassan: Founding Partner, Loyal VC
  • Karen Purtich: Human Resources Leadership, Independent HR Consultant
  • Karl Shaikh: Founder , Interpreters-On-Call
  • Kate Rutter: Co-Founder, LUXr
  • Kate Connally: Director of Growth, Dolby Laboratories
  • Keith Sue: Startup Resident, Founder Institute
  • Kelly Fitzsimmons: Co-Founder, HarQen & the Hypervoice Consortium
  • Ken Ross: Founder/CEO, ExpertCEO
  • Kendall Mac Rostie: Attorney, Foster Employment Law
  • Kevin Gabayan: CEO, Stealth Company
  • Kevin Ye: Corporate Relations, Silicon Foundry
  • Kevin Siskar, Founder Institute NY
  • Kiki Mwiti: Founder, DYVVYD
  • Kimberly Hines: Technology Transfer Office Chief, NASA Ames Research Center
  • Kimberly Ofori: Founder & MD, Ofori Inc.
  • Kirill Makharinsky: Co-founder, Ostrovok.ru
  • Kristopher Francisco: CEO, Evolute Inc.
  • Lance Cottrell: CEO, Feel The Boot
  • Larsen Jensen: Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Lauren Chan Lee: Senior Director of Product Management, Care.com
  • Leila Banijamali: Leila Banijamali - CEO & Founder, Startup Documents (San Francisco FI) , Startup Documents
  • Leon Farrant: CEO, Green Li-on
  • Lesa Hammond: CEO, Profihire
  • Lev Mazin: CEO, AYTM
  • Liza Rodewald: Co-founder, Instant Teams
  • Liza Lichtinger: Liza Lichtinger , FDS
  • Lucas Gozálvez: Founder & CEO, Icinetic
  • Lucas Rocha: Investor, Unshackled Ventures
  • Lucy Keoni: CoFounder, StartUpRising
  • Luis Mauro Yap: Advisor, Multiple Companies
  • Madeline Duva: CEO, Fluxx.io
  • Madeline Duva, Drop (Smart Kitchen)
  • Magnus Froste: Owner, Founder
  • Marcos Polanco: Co-director, Founder Institute San Francisco
  • Marcos Polanco: CTO, Bellwether Coffee
  • Maria Mokhnatkina: CEO, RoadGazer Inc.
  • Maria Reed: Cofounder, My Ultimate PCS
  • Mariah Lichtenstern: Founder-CEO, DiverseCity Ventures
  • Mark Montalban: Founder & CEO, Mindfultext & previously Growth at FI HQ
  • Mark Pawloski: Co-Founder, Upkey
  • Mark Pincus: CEO, Esper
  • Mark Frohnmayer: Founder, Arcimoto
  • Mark Manning: Founder & CEO, iTRACE Technologies
  • Marlon Nichols: Partner, Intel Capital
  • Marshall Hughes: Founder & CEO
  • Matt Kuta: Co-Founder & President, Voyager Space Holdings
  • Matt Kozlov: Managing Director, Techstars
  • Matt Shapiro: CEO, Co-Founder, siyea
  • Matt Belitsky: Start Up Consultant, The Data Guy
  • Matt Mandell: Principal, Mandell Enterprises
  • Matthew Blumberg: Product Manager, Google
  • Max Shevyakov: CEO, BorrowLenses
  • Max Shevyakov: Co-Founder & CEO, BorrowLenses.com
  • Megan Todd: Head of Admissions
  • Mercedes Bankston: Founder, Jump Start Venture Capital
  • Micah Baldwin: VP, Author Development, Blurb
  • Michael Sims: CEO, Ceres Robotics, Inc.
  • Michael Calleia: Founder, Humanist
  • Michael Diamant: CEO, Skip Hop
  • Michael Arrington: Editor, TechCrunch
  • Michael Seibel: CEO, Socialcam
  • Michele Chaboudy: President, MacAbbey & Associates
  • Mike Suprovici, Founder Institute
  • Mike Nicholls: Partner, Main Sequence Ventures
  • Mike Lingle: Entrepreneur / Mentor, Rocket Pro Forma
  • Miki Sode: Commercial Innovation Program Manager, International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory
  • Minda Aguhob: Chief People Officer & Co-Founder, Vytality Health
  • Misha Chellam: Cofounder & COO, Scanadu
  • Mona Defrawi: CEO & Founder, Radivision
  • Moni Jefferson: CEO, Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs (AMSE)
  • Monica Phillips: President, Spark Plug Labs
  • Munjal Shah: CEO, Like.com
  • Natalia Alquati: Head of Business Development, CodigoDelSur
  • Nathan Schor: Founder, Resource Center for Scientific Marketing
  • Naval Ravikant: Co-founder, AngelList
  • Navin Nagiah: President & CEO, DNN Corp
  • Neil Patel: CEO / Founder, Kabuni
  • Newton Paskin: President & CEO, Explorer Technologies
  • Nicole Kelsey: General Counsel and Secretary, Amyris, Inc.
  • Nir Eyal, AdNectar
  • Nitin Pachisia: Founding Partner, Unshackled
  • Nupur Mehta: CEO, RigPlenish
  • Omar Valle: Startup Business Development, Innovation Bay
  • Paresh Nagda: Trustee, Teletrac Navman
  • Patrick Lee: Co-Founder, Hobo Labs
  • Patrick Mork: Chief Story Teller, Mad Mork Stories
  • Paul D'souza: President and CEO, The D'Souza Group
  • Per Appelgren: Founder, thinC - P. Appelgren Consulting
  • Pete Biggam: CEO, Blacksite Solutions, Inc.
  • Pete Langas: Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, Nerdio
  • Peter Holtz: President, Peter Holtz CPA
  • Peter Pham: CEO, BillShrink
  • Phil Libin: Co-Founder and Chairman of Evernote, Managing Director at General Catalyst, General Catalyst
  • Philip Lam: CoFounder, NEX Team Inc (HomeCourt)
  • Philip Kaplan: Founder and CEO, ADHD Labs
  • Phnam Bagley: Partner and Creative Director, Nonfiction
  • Pinaki Saha: Founder & CEO, Anshar Labs
  • Poon Da Qian: CEO, Butler
  • Prem Kumta: Co-Founder Up All Night / CEO Flavor Group , Up All Night
  • Purva Gupta: Founder and CEO, Lily
  • Rachel Sheppard: Digital Strategist & Startup Mentor - Helping Female Founders Launch & Grow Their Businesses Around the Globe, Founder Institute HQ
  • Raj Singh: Managing Director, JetBlue Technology Ventures
  • Rajesh Setty: Rajesh Setty - Serial Entrepreneur and Author, WittyParrot
  • Rajkumar Sheth: CEO, Decalab
  • Randy Eager: Founder & Managing Partner, Aqualibrium LLC
  • Rashmi Sinha: CEO, SlideShare
  • Ravishankar Gundlapalli: CEO & Founder, MentorCloud, Inc.
  • Razi Sharir: CEO, Product Management & Strategy, Xeround Inc
  • Rich Oakes: President, GigSmart Inc.
  • Rob Adams: Managing Director, XTT Consulting LLC
  • Rodrigo Nascimento: Rodrigo Nascimento, Buscar ID
  • Rodrigo Sepúlveda Schulz: Managing Director, Expon Capital
  • Roman Arzhintar: Direct, Product Management, Rovi Corporation
  • Ron Gentile: Advisor & Entrepreneur, Moodfit
  • Ron Warshawsky: CEO, Enteros, Inc
  • Ron Flavin: President, Ron Flavin, Inc.
  • Ron Palmeri: Founder/CEO , Layer, Inc/MkII Ventures
  • Russ Fradin: Chairman & CEO, Dynamic Signal
  • Russell Brand: Member, Keiretsu Forum
  • Russell Klusas: Founder, Tradecraft
  • Ryan Micheletti: Head of Global Operations, Founder Institute
  • Ryan Mac Carrigan: VP Biz Dev, Startup Essentials Inc.
  • Sam Chaudhary: Co-founder & CEO, ClassDojo
  • Sam Merullo: CEO, ScootFleet Group
  • Sami Inkinen: Co-Founder, Board Member, Trulia
  • Sandeep Shroff: Co-Founder/CEO, myStartUpCFO
  • Sanjai Marimadaiah: Managing Director, Spinnovation LLC
  • Sathya Prasad: Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Scott Caruso: Entrepreneur, Mentor, Business Advisor, HotSpare
  • Scott Heiferman: CEO, Meetup
  • Scott Painter: Co Founder, BrightHouse
  • Scott Landers: Co-Founder, Systems Engineer, Figure 8 Logistics
  • Sean Casey: Managing Director, Silicon Valley Space Center
  • Seth Sternberg: co-founder & ceo, Meebo
  • Shaahin Cheyene: President
  • Shahab Kaviani: Co-Founder, Chief Entrepreneurs Office, CoFoundersLab
  • Shaun Maclellan, YouCollab
  • Shervin Pishevar: CEO, SGN
  • Shira Abel: CEO, Hunter & Bard
  • Shreyas Deshmukh: Product Manager, Google
  • Sid Sharma: CEO, REHUMAN
  • Srdjan Kovacevic: Vice President, Sizmek, Inc.
  • Stefano Tresca: General Partner, Purplehat Capital
  • Stephen Meade: Founder & CEO, MonetaPro.IO
  • Steve Mc Kay: CEO, Entone, Inc. and others
  • Steve Bennet: Trustee, Cross Coin Ventures
  • Steven Frisch: Serial Entrepreneur & Advisor, CentralSpark.io
  • Stu West: CFO, Kno, Inc.
  • Subha Shetty: vice president, product and design, zenfolio
  • Suhas Ghante: Entrepreneur, SVEthos
  • Sujee Maniyam: Founder / Principal, Elephant Scale
  • Suman Talukdar
  • Sunil Sharma: Managing Director, Techstars Toronto, Founder Institute Toronto
  • Suranga Chandratillake: Founder & CEO, blinkx
  • Surina Piyadasa: Lead Coach/Founder/CEO, Dynamically Speaking
  • Suz Somersall: CEO, KiraKira
  • Sylvester Kaczmarek: CEO, Entrepreneur, Advisor, ComAngle Entertainment
  • Tadhg Bourke: Head of People and Places, Nuro
  • Taek Chung: CEO and Founder, AdHusky
  • Thomas Hogan: Founder and Partner, Crowded Ocean
  • Tim Ferriss
  • Tim Hyer: Founder & CEO
  • Tim Seears: Entrepreneur in Residence, Founder Institute
  • Timo Kilp: Associate, Sony Innovation Fund
  • Tk Loo: Managing Director, LCH Lockton
  • Tom Charman: Co-Founder/CEO, Rassa
  • Tony Scherba: President, Yeti LLC
  • Torrey Smith: Co-Founder & CEO, Endiatx
  • Travis Giggy: Founder, Swing by Swing Golf
  • Trip Adler: CEO, Scribd
  • Troy Foster: Partner, Perkins Coie
  • Tucker Hamilton: Commander, F-35 Integrated Test Force, US Air Force
  • Valerie Chan: Co-Founder, Recogni Inc.`
  • Vanya Lazarova: Executive coach, Live authentic coaching
  • Vasanth Shenai: VP Finance
  • Victor Chapela: Victor Chapela - Founder & CEO, Suggestic (Silicon Valley FI)
  • Vince Nakayama: Founder/CEO, Accelervation
  • Vincent Lui: Managing Director, Rhapsody Ventures
  • Virender Ahluwalia: EVP Finance, Singularity University
  • Wade Larson: CEO and Co-Founder, Urthecast
  • Walter Roth: CEO, inward.me
  • Wayne Willis: Managing Partner, Nodal Partners
  • Wenceslao Casares: CEO, Bling Nation
  • Wendy Ryan: Managing Director, Five Mile Advisors
  • Wendy Kam: Head of Ecosystem Partnerships, Google Assistant
  • Will Bunker: Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of One-and-Only (became Match.com)
  • Wilson Cheung: Principal, Ravix Group
  • Winston Choe: Founder/CEO, Innoscape
  • Xavier Damman: Co-Founder & CEO, Storify
  • Xiaoxu Kang: CEO, KangarooHealth Inc.
  • Y Vonne Hutchinson: Founder, ReadySet
  • Ziv Gillat: Co-Founder, Recogni Inc.`

In the Founder Institute's pre-seed accelerator program, early-stage entrepreneurs and teams build their business alongside a critical support network of local startup experts that share equity in their success, and through a structured and challenging business-building process that has helped alumni raise over $950M. 

After Graduation, the new Silicon Valley Founder Institute Portfolio Companies now have a fast-growing company that has been fully validated by experienced startup founders, with access to the Founder Institute's global network and post-graduate support programs to continue building their business. 

Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to raise funding, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 225+ cities and 75+ countries, the Founder Institute’s mission is to Globalize Silicon Valley and empower talented and motivated entrepreneurs to build companies that will create one million new jobs.

The next Silicon Valley Founder Institute program is being planned now. If you are interested in being notified when applications open, visit FI.co/apply/silicon_valley.

 

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Alumni of the Founder Institute are creating some of the world's fastest growing startups, having raised over $950M in funding, and building products people love across over 225 cities worldwide.

See the most recent news from our Grads at FI.co/news, or learn more about their stories at FI.co/journey


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