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Founder Institute Mentors

San Francisco Spring 2024

Founder Institute Mentors join weekly feedback sessions, host office hours, and in general provide you feedback every step of the way. In addition, through our Equity Collective, Mentors are invested in the success of your company both during and after the program.

See the list of current and past mentors for the San Francisco program below.

Mentors

Abby

Abby Sugar

CEO, Play Out Apparel
Abdellah

Abdellah Aouf

Chief Executive Officer, GO Platform
Abhishek

Abhishek Garg

Head of Growth, TheCapitalNet
Adeo

Adeo Ressi

CEO, Decile Group / VC Lab
Ahmed

Ahmed Muzmmal

VP of Engineering (Cofounder), Gaper
Alex

Alex Brough

Partner, Keneh
Alex

Alex Oakley

FI Mentor
Alexa

Alexa Meyer

Co-Founder and CEO, Beam
Alexander

Alexander Sumin

co-founder, Chief Marketing Officer, ClaimCompass
Ali

Ali Ahmed

CEO, Robomart
Allen

Allen Saakyan

Interviewing the Greatest Minds, Simulation
Allison

Allison Ayer

FI Mentor
Altif

Altif Brown

User Strategist, Constellation Network
Andy

Andy Van Valer

COO, Esaiyo, Inc.
Andy

Andy Billings

Profitable Creativity, Electronic Arts
Andy

Andy Marse

Director of Customer Success, Ecology Action
Angela

Angela Rastegar

Director, West Coast and Asia Pacific, Circle Surrogacy and Egg Donation
Anna

Anna Lindbäck

CEO & Founder, Startup Strats
Anne

Anne Cocquyt

Founder & CEO, The GUILD
Anu

Anu Shultes

CEO, LendUp
Anuradha

Anuradha Gali

Engineering Leader, @OXIO
Arun

Arun Nithyanandam

Co-founder and CEO, Cappius Technologies
Ashli

Ashli Weiss

Attorney, Weiss Law LLP
Asya

Asya Bradley

VP | Channel Partnerships, Socure - Real Identity Verification
Atsuko

Atsuko Jenks

Founder & CEO, Japan Accelerator
Austin

Austin Stevenson

Managing Director, Thomas Green Holdings
Avery

Avery Lyford

Chief Customer Officer, Infostretch
Aviv

Aviv Shalgi

CEO, Solar Simplified
Ayodeji

Ayodeji Agboola

Founder, Akowe
Ayush

Ayush Bharti

CoFounder/CTO, Our Health Mate
Bade

Bade Aluko

Managing Partner, White Hibiscus Capital
Barbara

Barbara Timm Brock

CEO, eTrack Tech
Bastien

Bastien Berthon

Sr. Director of Product, Head of Data, GM of Prism fund, Yieldstreet
Ben

Ben Larson

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Vertosa
Ben

Ben York

Director of Corporate Strategy, RampRate
Ben

Ben Larralde

Founder, Hackster.io
Bill

Bill Reichert

FI Mentor
Blair

Blair Mandell

Director of Talent Acquisition, Velodyne Lidar
Bow

Bow Rodgers

FI Mentor
Bradley

Bradley Mora

CEO, Spacestation
Brandon

Brandon Steelman

Founder, Clear Gene, Inc.
Brennan

Brennan Woodruff

Co-Founder, Chief Business Officer, GoCharlie.ai
Brett

Brett Fink

Managing Partner, Greater Holdings
Brett

Brett Yokom

FI Mentor
Brittany

Brittany Canty

Director of New Product Development, Braven
Bryan

Bryan Fields

Cofounder & CEO, Eighth Revolution
Bryan

Bryan Talebi

CEO, Ahura A.I.
Carlos

Carlos Ochoa

Founder & CEO, Alpha Impact 8
Caroline

Caroline Yeh

Director of Procurement, Kiva Confections
Charles

Charles Warner

Editor in Chief, Cannabis and Tech Today
Charles

Charles Becker

Attorney, Hanson Bridgett
Chinara

Chinara Askerzade

Managing Partner at PocketVC early-stage VC, PocketVC Studio and PocketVC Technologies Inc
Chris

Chris Hawkins

Founder, SignNow
Chris

Chris Foltz

Entrepreneur In Residence, Founder Institute + Responsible Solutions Ltd + IRG 100 CMO's & Change Agents
Chris

Chris Cromwell

UX Motion Designer, Indeed.com
Chris

Chris Miller

CEO, ScratchSpace Inc.
Chris

Chris Frost

Director of Technology and Infrastructure, Cruzio Internet
Ciaran

Ciaran Byrne

Product Marketing & Product Management Executive, CB Consulting
Cory

Cory Wang

CoDirector, Founder Institute SF
Dada Nabhaniilananda

Dada Nabhaniilananda The Monk Dude

Mindfullness & Meditation Leader, Google
Dan

Dan Arkind

Founder & CEO, JobScore
Dan

Dan Rubins

Founder & CEO, Legal Robot
Daniel

Daniel Takabayashi

CTO, Laguro.com
Daniel

Daniel Idzkowski

Co-Founder & CEO, SkunkLock, Inc.
Dave

Dave Tran

Co-Founder, Farechild
David

David Gibbons

Managing Director, ESA/ESTEC
David

David Gimpelevich

Venture Scout, Kilby Silicon Valley Labs at Texas Instruments
David

David Kuchar

CEO, Coral
David

David Carvajal

Founder & CEO, Cannavest
David

David Chung

Regional VP Sales, VirnetX
David

David Dennis

Co-Founder, Microsoft
Deborah

Deborah Lindsay

VP of Sales and Business Development, SellHound
Derek

Derek Andersen

Co-Founder, Bevy / Startup Grind
Dianthe

Dianthe Skurko

Principal, GVC Partners
Diego

Diego Roman

Founder & CEO, Pelotea Inc
Diogo

Diogo Ruiz

CEO and Founder, Bluezup
Dj

Dj Saul

CEO, Khalifa Kush
Dj

Dj Gregory

Project Manager, Skybridge Construction
Dominique

Dominique Kim, MPH

Health and Healthcare Transformation Leader, InnovatorMD
Don

Don Samoil

COO, Blacksite Solutions
Elio

Elio Asuncao

Founder, Venture Capital World Summit Inc
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Di Gaetano Andrew

Senior Sales, HelloSign
Emna

Emna Ghariani

Chapter Lead Director, The Founder Institute
Eren

Eren Bali

Chairman & Co-founder, Udemy
Eric

Eric Anderson

President , And One Technologies
Eric

Eric Hsu

FI Mentor
Erwin

Erwin Hosono

Partner, Kilby Silicon Valley Labs at Texas Instruments
Evan

Evan Weiss

Sales Engineer, Retool
Fabian

Fabian Geyrhalter

Founder and Principal, FINIEN
Faye

Faye Sahai

General Founding Partner, Telosity Ventures
Felipe

Felipe Castro Quiles

CEO, Emerging Rule
Feron

Feron Mcgurrin

Creative Team Lead - Product Innovation Team, Samsung USA
Francisco

Francisco Cruz Mendoza

Community Manager, Notion
Frank

Frank Mastronuzzi

Founding Partner, Punch Financial
Frank

Frank Hysa

Senior Innovation Manager , Volvo Group
Frederic

Frederic Voyer

Senior Product Innovation Lead, Multiple (HR, BVI & SWAAAP)
Gabriela

Gabriela Covay

Agency Owner, Bright Valley Marketing
Gabriela

Gabriela Covay Moore

Founder of a Digital Marketing Company - I can Help Companies Leverage SEO and Digital Marketing to Grow, Bright Valley Marketing, LLC
Gagan

Gagan Biyani

Co-Founder, Udemy, Spring, Maven
Gautam

Gautam Tandon

CEO, Ellipsis Marketing
Genau

Genau L. Jr.

Founder & CEO, Yoobe.me
Gil

Gil Allouche

Founder & CEO, metadata.io
Gina

Gina Cavuoto

Media Specialist, Believe Agency
Giselle

Giselle Bisson

Managing Director, Chain Reaction PR
Grace

Grace Robinson

Director of Business Development, Ello Capital
Greg

Greg Rickman

Executive Coach, Greg Rickman Leadership Coaching, LLC
Haden

Haden Kirkpatrick

Head of Marketing Strategy and Innovation, Esurance
Harmony

Harmony Oswald

Founder & CEO, Legalucy, Inc.
Helene

Helene Servillon

Founding Partner, JourneyOne Ventures
Henry

Henry Lin

Managing Director, Point B Capital
Ian

Ian Richards

CEO, Fitchburg Management
Ian

Ian Gordon

DevOps, Orcale
Ignacio

Ignacio Castro

Managing Director, Founder Institute Boston
Irina

Irina Berkon

Member, Golden Seeds
Isaac

Isaac Bock

Managing Director, AlphaRoot
Ishwar

Ishwar Persad

Funder. Executive Coach, Insight Coaching
Ivan

Ivan Goldensohn

CEO, Valis Bioscience
Izabela

Izabela Miller

Founder, Coach and Mentor, Growing Curiosity
Jake

Jake Kuczeruk

Business Development, The Arcview Group
Jake

Jake Wall

Chief Innovation Officer, avec bloom
Jake

Jake Tital

Co-Founder, Sproutways
J. Allie

J. Allie Morse

Head of Expansion, Postmates
James

James Leaverton

Partner Marketing Manager, Startups, Equinix
Javid

Javid Jamae

Director of Growth, Postman
Jay

Jay Rooke

Executive Coach, Jay Rooke Coaching
Jean

Jean Garcia Periche

Co-Founder, GENIA Latinoamérica
Jean-Claude

Jean-Claude Junqua

CEO, CE2Innovate
Jeanne

Jeanne Sullivan

Investor, RampRate
Jed

Jed Katz

Managing Partner, Javelin Venture Partners
Jeffrey

Jeffrey Mazer

Chief Financial Officer, WYLD
Jeffrey

Jeffrey Finkle

CEO, Arcview Ventures
Jeni

Jeni Chang

Founder | Investor | Mentor, .
Jenna

Jenna Cheng

Director of Marketing, PullString
Jeremy

Jeremy Glassenberg

Product Management, APIs, Developer Experiences, Marketplaces, API Strategist
Jimmy

Jimmy Ku

Head of Growth, Flutterwave
Joanna

Joanna Hildebrand

Owner and Principal Designer, Joanna Hildebrand Design
Johannon

Johannon Olson

Partner, Kilby Silicon Valley Labs at Texas Instruments
John

John Cleveland

Lead Advisor, SkyDeck Berkeley
John

John Avilla

Founder & CEO, Sound Union
John

John Frye

Founder, Finesse Media
John B

John B Graham

CEO/Co-Founder, iObjx
Jon

Jon O'connell

Partner, Crowell & Moring
Jon

Jon Baer

Managing Partner, StoneHearth Ventures
Jon

Jon Mechan

Executive Coach and Leader, JM Coaching
Jonathan

Jonathan Lu

Managing Partner, Transformation Equity Partners
Jordan

Jordan Crawford

Founder & CEO, Scout
Jordan

Jordan Layman

Co-Founder, Idea Fabrication Labs, LLC.
Jose

Jose Ostolaza

Co-Founder, Red Rock Rebels
Josh

Josh Jacques

COO, Mautto Handbags
Joshua

Joshua Krammes

https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuakrammes/, Equinix
Juan

Juan Polanco

Founder & CEO, Optimo Capital
Julia

Julia Selander

Vice President S.F, Essen International
Julio

Julio Casado

Founder, Full Funnel Growth
Justine

Justine Reichman

Founder, NextGenChef
Karl

Karl Shaikh

Founder , Interpreters-On-Call
Kate

Kate Bunina

Managing Director of Bay Area, U+
Katrin

Katrin Jakob

Managing Partner, California Business Associates, LLC
Kelli

Kelli Peterson

Principal, Managing Director, The Change Project
Kerry

Kerry Jones

Former Co-Founder / CTO, HubHaus
Kevin

Kevin Noble

Co-Founder, Red Rock Rebels
Kirill

Kirill Satanovsky

Co-Lead, FI Santa Cruz
Lavinia

Lavinia Herbei

MD, MBA, InnovatorMD, JMMG
Lesa

Lesa Hammond

CEO, ProfHire
Liz

Liz Wald

Executive, Board Director, Good Earth Organics
Liz

Liz Skalla

Co-Founder & EVP, GIVN Goods
Lizette

Lizette De Arkos

Chief Strategy Officer, Phenotopia
Luba

Luba Lesiva

Partner, Palumni VC
Madeline

Madeline Duva

Board Member, Fluxx.io and Wishes.inc
Madeline

Madeline Ulivieri

Chapter Lead: Europe, North America, & LATAM, Startup Grind
Maha

Maha Baimyrzaeva

Associate Professor of Organizational Development, Change, and Leadership, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Mahad Ahmad

Mahad Ahmad Sheikh

Co-founder & CEO, remoty.dev
Maia

Maia Bittner

Hustler, Serial Entrepreneur
Mara

Mara Rada

CEO & Chief of Strategy, Feral (thinkferal.com)
Marc

Marc Gelfo

Founder & CEO, Modacity
Marcos

Marcos Polanco

CTO, Bellwether Coffee
Margeaux

Margeaux Bruner

Founder, HOLI Smokables
Marius

Marius Ursache

CEO & Co-founder, MetaBeta
Mark

Mark Montalban

Founder & CEO, MindfulText
Mark

Mark Busch

Director of Corporate Development, Unity Rd.
Mark

Mark Ciotola

CEO, SustainSpace
Maryam

Maryam Salehijam

Business Expert, MS Consulting
Matt

Matt Martin

Co-Founder, Startup Oasis
Matt

Matt Mc Ginn

CEO, Fly Beverage
Matthew

Matthew Bradley

VP Machine Learning, SynapseFI
Matthew

Matthew Pelnar

VC & Startup Attourney, Crowell & Moring
Matthew

Matthew Coombs

VP of Business Development, Cidi Labs
Matt.M.Hill@Gmail.Com

Matt.M.Hill@Gmail.Com Hill

Founder & CEO, Elegen
Maurits

Maurits Werdmuller Von Elgg

CMO, Blacksite Solutions
Melonee

Melonee Hawkins

Certified Public Accountant, Hawkins CPA, Inc.
Mercedes

Mercedes Bankston

Founder, Funderstar LTD
Michael

Michael Gorback

Partner, Corporate Group Chair, Hanson Bridgett LLP
Michael

Michael Zaytsev

Founder, High NY
Michael

Michael Sidgmore

Partner, Broadhaven Ventures
Mike

Mike Grandinetti

Managing Director, Southboro Capital
Mike

Mike Suprovici

Head of Acceleration, VC Lab
Mike

Mike Lingle

Entrepreneur / Mentor, Rocket Pro Forma
Mike

Mike Siebold

Advisor, FlowerHire
Mike

Mike Simpson

CEO, Omura
Mikhail

Mikhail Holst

Program Manager, CITRIS Foundry
Molly

Molly Pyle

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Lead, Center on Rural Innovation
Monica

Monica Phillips

President, Spark Plug Labs
Munjal

Munjal Shah

CEO, Like.com
Nada

Nada Miljkovic

Entrepreneurship Instructor, University of California, Santa Cruz
Nancy

Nancy Wang

CEO, Advancing Women in Product
Nancy

Nancy Birnbaum

Founding Publisher, Market Director, Sensi Media Group
Natalie

Natalie Wilson

Senior Counsel, Hanson Bridgett
Nathan

Nathan Yagoda

VP of Marketing, PLUS Products
Neil

Neil Gehani

Principal Founder, Katen.AI
Neil

Neil Cohen

Marketing Therapist, Brand, Marketing & Sales Consulting
Newton

Newton Paskin

President & CEO, Explorer Technologies
Nicholas

Nicholas Larkins Perez

Innovation Manager, Samsung America
Nicole

Nicole De Meo

Founder, Outfront Solutions
Nitin

Nitin Pachisia

Founding Partner, Unshackled
Noah

Noah Wallach

Founder, Hope OS
Olga

Olga Mack

CEO | Startup Advisor | Author | Speaker | Women's Advocate, Parley Pro
Omar

Omar Valle

Startup Business Development, Innovation Bay
Pascale

Pascale Diaine

Principal, Storm Ventures
Patrick

Patrick McCullough

Impact Coach, Patrick McCullough
Patrick

Patrick Reilly

CEO, Intellectual Property Society
Paul

Paul D'souza

President and CEO, The D'Souza Group
Paul

Paul Rosen

Executive Chairman, Global Go
Pete

Pete Biggam

Co-Lead FI San Francisco / CEO of, Blacksite Solutions
Peter

Peter Cardilla

Web Developer, Bay Photo
Phil

Phil Libin

Founder & CEO, All Turtles
Phnam

Phnam Bagley

Partner and Creative Director, Nonfiction Design
Pilar

Pilar Fernandez Hermida

Founder i-Expand (We help Health Tech companies go global), i-expand
Pranay

Pranay Suresh

Engineering Leader, Rivian Automotive
Prashanthi

Prashanthi Ramamurthy

Engineering Leader, Adobe
Qasim

Qasim Salam

CEO, CreativeMorph
Rachele

Rachele Keech

Training Coordinator, CrowdStrike
Rafael

Rafael Viana

Co-Founder, Bee Family
Rajesh

Rajesh Setty

Rajesh Setty - Serial Entrepreneur and Author, WittyParrot
Renata

Renata George

Managing Director, Zenmen VC
Renee

Renee Niemi

Venture Partner, Mighty Capital
Reza

Reza Taheri

Helping Founders Create the Future |Founder | Mentor | Executive Coach, Higher Potential
Richard

Richard Cristina

Co-founder (MentorLabs), Founder (Bloom), Principal Director (Founder Institute)
Rishi

Rishi Mallik

FI Mentor
Robb

Robb Maddox

COO, Startup Oasis
Rohan

Rohan Sampath

Cofounder & CEO, Copilot
Roman

Roman Martynenko

Co-Founder, Astound Commerce Corporation
Ron

Ron Gentile

Founder, Moodfit
Russell

Russell Brand

CEO & Founder, Responsible Solutions Limited
Russell

Russell Cole

Partner, AGXactly
Rustam

Rustam Hashimov

Engineering Manager, Google
Ryan

Ryan Vinyard

Hardware Startup Consultant, Vinyard Product Development
Ryan

Ryan Mendoza

Partner, Scrum Ventures
Ryan

Ryan Coonerty

3rd District Supervisor, County of Santa Cruz
Sam

Sam Gichuru

CEO/founder, Kidato
Sameer

Sameer Sortur

Founding Partner, SquareCircle Ventures
Sana

Sana Keshtkaran

Executive Caoch, Sana Keshtkaran Coaching
SANDRO

SANDRO TUZZO

Consultant, Sandro Tuzzo Mediation and Professional Consulting
Sarah

Sarah Falvo

Director of Community, Arcview
Sarah

Sarah Anto

Leadership & Strategic Alignment Coach, Sarah Anto
Sascha

Sascha Karstädt

FI Mentor
Sc

Sc Moatti

Managing Partner, Kilby Silicon Valley Labs at Texas Instruments
Scout

Scout Tweedie Yates

Regional Manager , The Founder Institute HQ
Sean

Sean Casey

Managing Director, Silicon Valley Space Center
Shahar

Shahar Matorin

CEO, Crumbiz
Shannon

Shannon Hattan

Cofounder & CEO, Fiddler's Greens
Shubhi

Shubhi Nigam

Product, Carta Inc.
Sidd

Sidd Gavirneni

CEO and Co-Founder, Zeguro
Simone

Simone Bertolone

Managing Director and Partner , Orka Ventures
Stephen

Stephen Meade

Founder & CEO, MonetaPro
Stephen

Stephen Pieraldi

Founder, Pieraldi, LLC.
Steven

Steven Morley

Business Advisor, Success4Execs
Subramaniam

Subramaniam Eassuwaren

Co-Founder, The Carbon Consulting Company
Sumit

Sumit Mehta

CEO, MAZAKALI
Sven

Sven Eenmaa

Director, Investment and Economic Analysis, ISS U.S. National Laboratory
Tarun

Tarun Gulati

Founder & CEO, Adios
Taylor

Taylor Sims

Co-Founder, #HowSheWorks
Ted

Ted Holladay

CEO, Studio Holladay
Theodore

Theodore Moskovitz

Founder, AMMA
Theron

Theron Mc Collough

CEO, fiifi
Tiago

Tiago Gavassi

Founder, PANIC LOBSTER
Tiarne

Tiarne Hawkins

Vice President, Playable
Tijan

Tijan Watt

Managing Director, African Tech Leaders
Tom

Tom Charman

Co-Founder/CEO, Rassa
Torrey

Torrey Smith

Co-Founder & CEO, Endiatx
Travis

Travis Scadron

VP Business Development, Surfside
Uli

Uli Chettipally, MD

Founder, InnovatorMD
Usama

Usama Abid

Founder & CEO, Inventhub
Veronica

Veronica Guzman

Founder | Innovation Catalyst, WAMVentures
Vic

Vic Kapur

Founder & Managing Member, VisionPassage
Vincent

Vincent Diallo

Partner, Interlace Ventures
Walter

Walter Roth

CEO, Moment Sales, LLC
Wayne

Wayne Willis

Managing Partner, Nodal Partners
Wilson

Wilson Jian

Co-Founder, SumoDash
Yasmeen

Yasmeen Turayhi

Global Product Marketing Lead, AdRoll
Yemi

Yemi Oluseun

Founder/ CEO - Fintech, SaaS Business Growth, Automation & Change Management, The Change Hive
Yuwei

Yuwei Shi

Academic Director, Blue Pioneers Accelerator, University of California, Santa Cruz
Zaina

Zaina Orbai

Chief People Officer, The RealReal

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