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Founder Institute Mentors

Seattle 2023

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 Seattle program below.

Mentors

Adam

Adam Mangone

CEO , Mangone Ventures
Adam

Adam Wiener

Chief Growth Officer, Redfin
Adeo

Adeo Ressi

FI Mentor
Alain

Alain Raynaud

CEO, FairSoftware
Albert

Albert Lam

Partner, Dorm Room Fund
Amit

Amit Gupta

Sys Dev Manager, Amazon
Amy

Amy Hutchins

Founder, Chief Product Officer, Unearth Technologies, Inc.
Amy

Amy Swanson

CEO & Co-Founder, Ultropia
Andrew

Andrew Lee

CEO, Esper
Andrew

Andrew Klein

Founder, Zccounting
Andy

Andy Herman

Founder, Signtag Corp.
Anisha

Anisha Vinjamuri

Founder & President , boza
Aracelis

Aracelis Nass

Business Program Manager, Microsoft
Aswin

Aswin Pranam

Sr. Product Manager, UVC Partners
Audrea

Audrea Fink

Sales Coach & Strategist, mConnexions
Aviv

Aviv Shalgi

CEO, Solar Simplified
Barret

Barret Newberry

CEO, Leasera
Ben

Ben Rush

Business, Pioneer Square Labs
Bill

Bill Bromfield

Partner, Fenwick & West
Bill

Bill Bryant

General Partner, Threshold Ventures
Bob

Bob Crimmins

General Partner, Startup Haven Ventures
Brandon

Brandon Zhang

Business Analyst II, Amazon.com Services Llc
Brian M

Brian M Pasalich

Chief Executive Officer | Co-Founder, Syntoniq
Bryan

Bryan Rutberg

Partner, AG Consulting Partners
Candice

Candice Dietz

Founder, Givespace
Charles

Charles Kwon

Managing Partner, Concitor
Chris

Chris Kelley

Principal, DFJ
Chris

Chris Haberle

Principal Product Marketing Manager, AWS
Chris

Chris Bruno

Owner, X2Y Strategic Advisors
Christina

Christina Lomasney

Director of Commercialization, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Christy

Christy Johnson

CEO, Artemis Connection, Inc
Claire

Claire Mc Taggart

Founder & CEO, Square Peg Hires
Clare

Clare Gould

Founder & CEO, Your Vesa
Dan

Dan Fine

Managing Partner, Fine Solutions
Dan

Dan Kihanya

Director, REI Path Ahead Ventures, REI
Danl

Danl Kasow

Principal, Sorted Solution
Daria

Daria Boldyreva

Founder, Wunderdogs
David

David Anderson

GM, Kilby Silicon Valley Labs at Texas Instruments
Diane

Diane Najm

CEO/Founder, PhotoPad
Edmond

Edmond Sanctis

Partner, REASON Venture Partners
Elisa

Elisa La Cava

Investor, Madrona Venture Group
Fabian

Fabian Geyrhalter

Founder and Principal, Finien
Fredrick

Fredrick Tsang

IP Attorney, Fenwick & West
Gary

Gary Gaessler

SaaS Community Builder, Nylas, Co-Founder of CloudElements
Gira

Gira Wieczorek

Managing Partner / Co-Founder, Aleberry
Gira

Gira Wieczorek

FI Mentor
Glenn

Glenn Wisegarver

CEO, Sigma IQ
Graciela

Graciela Perez

Founder & Lean Start Up Coach, Lean Sigma Tech, LLC
Ian

Ian Lurie

EVP, Clearlink
Irina

Irina Menn

CEO, Hopela
Jake

Jake Hite

CTO, Compete to Create
James

James Hu

CEO, Jobscan
Janiece

Janiece Jenkins

Associate, Fenwick & West
Janis

Janis Machala

Corporate Director, Paladin Partners
Jay

Jay Goyal

President, Actively Learn
Jeff

Jeff Croft

CRO, Kurvv
Jeffrey

Jeffrey McIntosh

Financial Professional, Equitable Advisors
Jennifer

Jennifer Azapian

Former Venture Partner and Advisor , Loyal VC | Mighty Capital
Jeremy

Jeremy Zaretzky

Managing Director, Founder Institute Seattle
Jim

Jim Poss

CEO, Modifi
Joe

Joe Bezdek

Co-founder, DivX, Inc.
John

John Borofka

Founder, Walnut+Oak
John

John Scrofano

Director of New Initiatives, Remitly
John

John Kinsella

VP Engineering, Not applicable
Jonathan

Jonathan Greechan

Co-Founder & CEO, Founder Institute
Josh

Josh Dougherty

Co-Founder & CEO, A Brave New
Julian

Julian Fung

Solutions Architect, Real Estate Investor, Qualtrics, Avalanche Assets
Julie

Julie Pham

CEO, CuriosityBased
Kate

Kate Loose

Investment Director, Capria Ventures
Kate

Kate Edwards

AWS Startup BD/Co-Founder at Heartbeat , Heartbeat
Kate

Kate Fuller Ghaffari

Fund Manager, SAC 19 (Seattle Angel Conference)
Kathleen

Kathleen Baxley

FI Mentor
Ken

Ken Kranseler

Managing Director, Kabuki Strategy
Kevin

Kevin Yu

Co-founder & CTO, Socedo Inc.
Khurram

Khurram Agha

Founder, Aghaz Investments
Koby

Koby Wilbanks

Fractional General Counsel & Business Consultant, Oseran Hahn P. S.
Laura

Laura Malcolm

Founder/CEO, Give InKind
Levi

Levi Velez Reed

Cofounder, Head of US GTM, Eunimart
Lisa

Lisa Fernow

President, Fernow Consulting
Madhu

Madhu Singh

Chief Legal Officer, Foundry Law Group
Mara

Mara Rada

CEO & Chief of Strategy, Citronade Naming and Branding
Mark

Mark Landay

Managing Director, Dynamic Synergy
Matt

Matt Mandell

Principal, PayNerd.com
Matt

Matt Paulin

Founder , zCrowd
Matt

Matt Rubright

VP of Early and Growth Stage Tech, Silicon Valley Bank
Maureen

Maureen Ezekwugo

Chief Customer Officer, RealSelf
Maximilian

Maximilian Von Poelnitz

Investment Director, DSM Venturing
Melissa

Melissa Li

Managing Partner and Head of Community, Dorm Room Fund
Michael

Michael Goldman

CFO, EN 360 Holdings
Mikaela

Mikaela Kiner

CEO & Founder, Reverb
Mike

Mike Vandenbos

FI Mentor
Milkana

Milkana Brace

CEO, Jargon
My Le

My Le Goel

Founder & CEO, Flight Live, Inc.
Nelly

Nelly Yusupova

Founder, TechSpeak.co
Omi

Omi Iyamu

Product Manager, Google Austria
Pascha

Pascha Scott

Partner and Co-founder, VERTETUDE
Paul

Paul Watt

Global Business Manager, Google
Paul

Paul Adams

CEO & Founder, Sound Financial Group
Peter

Peter Leonard

CEO, Meddle
Pilar

Pilar Fernandez Hermida

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

Pradeep UN

Founder, CEO, Seerflix Inc
Raja

Raja Mawad

Founder, Thrv.health
Rebecca

Rebecca Lovell

Director, Create33
Rob

Rob Hillas

Founder, PlainVanilla
Robert

Robert Le

Director, FI Seattle
Rohre

Rohre Titcomb

COO, Female Founders Alliance
Ron

Ron Gentile

Founder, Moodfit
Ruth

Ruth Becke

Founder & CEO, Plantmatch
Ryan

Ryan Micheletti

Head of Global Operations, Founder Institute
Ryan

Ryan Mc Robert

Associate, Fenwick & West
Saikiran

Saikiran Chandha

CEO, SciSpace (Formerly Typeset.io)
Santosh

Santosh Khare

Founder & CEO, Touchbase, Inc.
Scott

Scott Weller

President, Radian Labs
Shaahin

Shaahin Cheyene

FI Mentor
Shilpa

Shilpa Sharma

Co-founder & CEO, Flyte (flyteai.com)
Sneha

Sneha Lundia Agrawal

Founder & CEO, Step2Growth
Sri

Sri Kasam

Director of Engineering, Nfinity
Steve

Steve Cherewaty

Founder & Creative Director, Abacus
Suzanne

Suzanne Mills

Biz Dev & GTM - Retail & Fintech, Stealth Startup
Symon

Symon Perriman

CEO & Founder, FanWide
Tarun

Tarun Gulati

Founder & CEO, Adios Contemplator
Taylor

Taylor Black

Principal Program Manager, Office of the CTO Incubator , Microsoft
Terri

Terri Richardson

CEO, Accelerate Consulting Group, LLC
Thibaut

Thibaut Labarre

Founding Engineer, SingleFile.io
Travis

Travis Murdock

Executive Vice President, Ruder Finn
Vince

Vince Bianco

CEO, Advanced Medical Reviews
Yoko

Yoko Okano

Co-founder, First Row Partners

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