Founder Institute Mentors

Winter 2010 Seattle

The Founder Institute carefully recruits 20-40 Mentors per semester, and we typically only accept Mentors that have built or led fast-growth technology businesses.  

Our Mentors lead the weekly training sessions, and their mandate is to help our participants by sharing their experience, outlining the latest tactics, and providing critical feedback on your progress. In addition, through the Founder Institute's Equity Collective, Mentors are invested in the success of your company both during and after the program, and many have become formal advisors and investors to our Graduates. 

Mentors

Alexander

Alexander Castro

Founder & CEO, Delve Networks
Andrew

Andrew Klein

Founder, Zccounting
Andy

Andy Liu

CEO, BuddyTV
Anisha

Anisha Vinjamuri

Founder & President , boza
Aswin

Aswin Pranam

FI Mentor
Avi

Avi Cavale

Shippable, CEO
Bill

Bill Messing

CEO, RIPL Corp.
Bob

Bob Crimmins

Founder, MoonTango
Brett

Brett Greene

CEO, New Tech Seattle
Brian

Brian Schultz

Matchmaker, FounderDating
Bryan

Bryan Rutberg

Partner, AG Consulting Partners
Chaks

Chaks Appalabattula

CEO, Bloomz
Chaya

Chaya Jadhav

Director of Innovation, Entrepreneurial Wave
Chris

Chris Devore

General Partner & Co-Founder, Founders Co-op
Chris

Chris Kelley

Principal, DFJ
Christopher

Christopher Johnson

Founder, TheNameInspector.com
Dan

Dan Shapiro

Dan Shapiro - Founder, Sparkbuy (Seattle FI) , Facebook
Dan

Dan Fine

Managing Partner, Fine Solutions
Daniel

Daniel Rossi

FI Mentor
Daniela

Daniela Braga

CEO, Defined Crowd
Danl

Danl Kasow

Principal, Sorted Solution
Dave

Dave Schappell

Founder and CEO, TeachStreet.com
David

David Bluhm

Founder & CEO, Z2Live
David

David Nilssen

Co-Founder & CEO, Guidant Financial Group
David

David Gusdorf

CEO, Focus Market and Sales Development, LLC
Dema

Dema Poppa

CEO and CoFounder, Invio Inc
Derrick

Derrick Morton

CEO, FlowPlay
Diane

Diane Najm

CEO/Founder, PhotoPad
Doug

Doug Brown

CEO, All Star Directories
Elisa

Elisa La Cava

Senior Associate, Madrona Venture Group
Emily

Emily Carrion

Co-Founder, Couplefire
Erika

Erika Smith

VP of Market Development, Stylyze
Gillian

Gillian Muessig

Co-Founder, Moz
Gina

Gina Phillips

Team Lead, wework
Glenn

Glenn Kelman

CEO, Redfin
Hillel

Hillel Cooperman

Founder, Jackson Fish Market
Irina

Irina Menn

CEO, Hopela
James

James Hu

CEO, Jobscan
Janis

Janis Machala

Corporate Director, Paladin Partners
Jeffrey

Jeffrey McIntosh

FI Mentor
Jeremy

Jeremy Zaretzky

Co-Founder & President, WireSpring Technologies
John

John Sechrest

Founder, Seattle Angel Conference
John

John Chen

FI Mentor
John

John Strathy

VP & CFO, Idea Entity
Jonathan

Jonathan Greechan

Co-Founder, Founder Institute
Joseph

Joseph Kowalski

CEO, ServiceMonster
Joshua

Joshua Maher

FI Mentor
Kathleen

Kathleen Baxley

FI Mentor
Kathy

Kathy Kam

Program Manager, Google
Katie

Katie Chase

Founder, Coach, Advisor, WalkingKata Consulting
Ken

Ken Myer

Interim Executive/Early Stage Advisor, Vantage Point
Ken

Ken Kranseler

Managing Director, Kabuki Strategy
Kevin

Kevin Croy

Co-Founder and Partner , 9Mile Labs
Kevin

Kevin Yu

Co-founder & CTO, Socedo Inc.
Khek

Khek Teh

CEO & Co-founder, PlanQube
Lisa

Lisa Fernow

President, Fernow Consulting
Mamtha

Mamtha Banerjee

Founder, CEO, Magicflix
Marcelo

Marcelo Calbucci

Co-founder & CTO, EveryMove
Martina

Martina Welke

Cofounder & CEO, Zealyst
Matt

Matt Mandell

Principal, Mandell Enterprises
Matt

Matt Shobe

Venture Hacker, AngelList
Matt

Matt Dyor

CEO, Payboard
Matt

Matt Paulin

Founder , zCrowd
Mikaela

Mikaela Kiner

CEO & Founder, Reverb
Mike

Mike Vandenbos

FI Mentor
Milkana

Milkana Brace

CEO, Jargon
Mukund

Mukund Mohan

Director, Microsoft Ventures
Nancy

Nancy Prior

CFO, CFO Selections
Nellie

Nellie Fujii Anderson

Angel Investor, Strategic Funding Advisor, Pipeline Angels, BetterApproved.com
Omi

Omi Iyamu

Technical Program Manager, Google
Pascha

Pascha Scott

Partner and Co-founder, VERTETUDE
Peter

Peter Cancelmo

Owner, Garvey Schubert Barer
Peter

Peter Leonard

CEO, Meddle
Pradeep

Pradeep UN

Founder, CEO, Seerflix Inc
Randa

Randa Minkarah

COO & Co-Founder, Transform Inc.
Ravi

Ravi Gadde

CEO and CoFounder, DocHelp Inc
Rebecca

Rebecca Norlander

CEO, Health123
Rishi

Rishi Mathew

CEO, Keepe
Rob

Rob Adams

Managing Director, XTT Consulting LLC
Robert

Robert Bergquist

CEO (former), Widemile
Robert

Robert Lee

President CEO, Career entrepreneur, startup addict and mentor.
Robert

Robert Le

Director, FI Seattle
Roy

Roy Leban

FI Mentor
Ryan

Ryan Buma

VP Marketing & Business Development, Twisted Pair Solutions
Sanjay

Sanjay Puri

Co-Founder, Partner, 9Mile Labs
Scott

Scott Warner

Owner - IP/Technology Law, Garvey Schubert Barer
Shaahin

Shaahin Cheyene

President, http://www.excelerol.com
Shauna

Shauna Causey

VP of Marketing, EveryMove
Sri

Sri Kasam

Director of Engineering, Nfinity
Steve

Steve Banfield

CEO, ReachNow
Susan

Susan Sigl

FI Mentor
Suzanne

Suzanne Mills

Retail Strategist, Stealth Startup
T.A.

T.A. Mccann

CEO, Gist
Todd

Todd Hooper

CEO and founder, Vreal Inc
Tolis

Tolis Dimopoulos

Managing Attorney, Sophos Law Firm
Tony

Tony Mandarano

FI Mentor
Yi Jian

Yi Jian Ngo

Managing Director, Alliance of Angels

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