Startup Analysis

Companies founded by ex-Googlers

Below is a compilation of 171 startups founded by former Google employees, sorted by company size (as measured by number of employees). For an atlernative perspective, see the condensed view.

Founder(s) Company # Employees (approximated)

Bin Lin Co-founder, President – Present (6 years 4 months)Beijing, China
Engineering Director

Xiaomi Technology

Xiaomi is focused on being the most user-centric Mobile Internetcompany to constantly exceed user expectation through innovations of software, hardware and Internet services.Founded by Lei Jun and seven entrepreneurs, Xiaomi started in 2010 and launched MIUI, a deeply optimized Android-based operation system. We now offer a variety of products and services mainly through our e-commerce web sites, including MI4, MI3, RedMI, RedMI Note, MI2, MI Box, MI TV, MI Charger, Mi Band and other accessories. With many innovations, Xiaomi strives to re-invent the Mobile Internet business.“Just for fans” is ...


Ben Silbermann Founder – Present (7 years 2 months)
Product Specialist


Pinterest is the world’s catalog of ideas. Find and save recipes, parenting hacks, style inspiration and other ideas to try.First launched in 2010, Pinterest's mission is to help people discover and do things they love.Need help? help.pinterest.comFor more info:


Zach Weinberg Co-Founder – Present (4 years 8 months)Greater New York City Area

Flatiron Health

Flatiron Health’s mission is to serve cancer patients and our customers by dramatically improving treatment and accelerating research.We are hiring for a number of open positions. Please visit our website for more details.


Dan Siroker Co-Founder & CEO – Present (7 years 4 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Product Manager

Pete Koomen Co-founder, CTO – Present (7 years 1 month)San Francisco, California
Product Manager


Optimizely's vision is to enable the world to turn data into action.

Since launching in 2010, we’ve grown to become world's leading experimentation platform, enabling businesses to deliver continuous experimentation and personalization across websites, mobile apps and connected devices. Our thousands of customers have delivered over 700 billion experiences.

We’ve got a long journey ahead of us and we’re just getting started. If you want to help make our vision a reality, come join us!


Soham Mazumdar Co-Founder – Present (3 years)
Staff Software Engineer

Rubrik, Inc.

Rubrik has developed the world’s first Cloud Data Management platform for data protection, search, analytics, archival and copy data management for hybrid cloud enterprises. Recover, manage, and secure your data. Everywhere. A 2016 Gartner Cool Vendor. Forbes'​ Next Billion Dollar Startup. A Wealthfront Career Launching Company. Trusted by Fortune 500 companies.Want to join us? Check for openings or send your resume to us on Twitter at @rubrikInc.


Clara Shih CEO and Founder – Present (7 years 8 months)San Francisco, CA; New York, NY; London, UK; Zurich, CH; Hong Kong
Strategy & Business Operations

Hearsay Systems

Hearsay Systems and its Hearsay 360 platform unifies the advisor-client experience so financial advisors and insurance agents can build stronger relationships with clients by delivering the right message on the right digital channel. As the complete client engagement platform for sales, marketing and compliance, Hearsay 360 transforms firms by breaking down data silos and unifying a client’s advisor and brand experiences.Hearsay has raised $51 million from Sequoia Capital, NEA and private investors. Named a Best Place to Work in the Bay Area in 2015 and 2016, the company is headquartered in Si ...


George Arison Founder and CEO – Present (3 years 2 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Product Manager

Shift Technologies Inc

Shift is the easiest way for people to buy and sell used cars in the peer-to-peer market. Our knowledgeable Car Enthusiasts act as a personal, full-service concierge helping throughout each and every step of the selling or buying process. For our sellers, we help sell their car for the best price possible without any of the hassle. This includes our team detailing the car, listing it on multiple sites, answering all inquiries, handling test drives, and finding serious buyers. When local buyers are interested in seeing the car, they can request a no-obligation test drive and we’ll deliver the c ...


Max Levchin Founder & CEO – Present (4 years 7 months)San Francisco, California
VP of Engineering
data science

Affirm, Inc.

At Affirm, we’re using today’s technology to bring significant disruptive innovation to the financial industry. We focus on improving the lives of consumers by delivering simple, honest and transparent financial products. Visit for more information. Help us deliver honest financial products to improve lives by joining our team!


Venkat Prasad Co-Founder, CTO / COO – Present (3 years 7 months)
Partner Product Manager

Culture Machine (The Aleph Group)

Culture Machine, a YouTube certified MCN, is a digital video company, which provides entertainment for the Internet generation across genres such as Music, Comedy, Kids, Lifestyle and News. At CM, we have coupled great technology with pronounced content and this gives us the edge above the rest. Culture Machine has been founded by two great minds - Sameer Pitalwalla (ex –Disney) and Venkat Prasad (ex – Google/YouTube). We have a network of 350+ YouTubers, generating an output of 3700 videos per month. Culture Machine optimizes creators’ Videos, using best practices. Using its proprietary tech ...


Liz Wessel Co-Founder & CEO – Present (2 years 8 months)
Product Marketing Manager


WayUp is the #1 way to hire the right students and recent grads. We are the leading digital solution for employers to reach, engage, and recruit students and recent grads for internships and jobs. Every semester, hundreds of thousands of people depend on us to get hired. Meanwhile, employers use WayUp to streamline and amplify their current college recruiting strategy through our truly integrated approach, which includes: diversity outreach, employer branding solutions, targeted job postings, and much more.Find out more information at:


Mats CARDUNER Co-Founder and CEO – Present (7 years 1 month)Paris Area, France
Managing Director, Southern Europe


fifty-five, the data companyfifty-five helps brands leverage their data to increase marketing, advertising, and sales effectiveness. We help businesses collect, enrich, and activate their data to find new customers, foster engagement, increase conversion, and drive sales across online and offline channels. We work with our clients to achieve these goals using a combination of consulting, software, and managed services. Co-founded by former Google executives, fifty-five has offices in Paris, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and New York.We're hiring! Please visit our website to have a look at our jo ...


Bismarck Lepe Founder and CEO – Present (3 years 4 months)Silicon Valley
Product Marketing Manager


Wizeline transforms how teams build technology. Its customers accelerate the delivery of innovative products with proven solutions, which combine Wizeline’s intelligent product strategy and roadmapping software with full-stack, agile development services. With decades of experience building disruptive technology in the heart of Silicon Valley, Wizeline’s team shares a proven track record of enabling companies to achieve breakthrough results with software and services.Customers of Wizeline include some of the fastest-growing software companies, as well as many of the world’s most established br ...


Sanjay Agrawal Cofounder, Senior Director – Present (4 years 7 months)Greater Seattle Area
Software Engineer

Priyendra Deshwal Cofounder, Senior Director – Present (4 years 1 month)
Senior Staff Software Engineer


ThoughtSpot is disrupting the BI industry with search-driven analytics for the enterprise. ThoughtSpot's Relational Search technology lets business people analyze company data in seconds and helps BI & Analytics teams cut their reporting backlogs by over 90%. ThoughtSpot connects with data from on-premise and cloud data sources and is designed for enterprise-scale, security, and governance - all while deploying 85% faster than legacy technologies. ThoughtSpot has built the world's most advanced, yet easy-to-use number-crunching machine with a singular mission - to deliver access to data at "hu ...


John Rector Cofounder and VP Engineering – Present (6 years 3 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Software Engineer


Dialpad is the #1 pure-cloud communications solution for business. Available on any device, Dialpad includes HD voice, HD video, group messaging, SMS, MMS, conferencing, and screen sharing. Join 25,000+ companies who have ditched their desk phones. Connect Everyone. Work Anywhere.


Mohit Aron Founder & CEO – Present (3 years 9 months)
Staff Engineer


Cohesity delivers the industry’s first hyperconverged secondary storage system for consolidating backup, test/dev, file services, and analytic data, onto an infinitely scalable, intelligent data platform, that spans both on-premises data centers and the cloud. With Cohesity, IT organizations radically simplify their storage infrastructure, improve control of their data, and attain far greater operational efficiency across their ever-growing data assets. For more information, visit


Seth Sternberg Co-Founder & CEO – Present (2 years 7 months)San Francisco, CA
Product Management Director

Honor is a comprehensive non-medical home-care solution that helps older adults live in their own homes with joy, comfort and grace. Honor offers the highest quality care by combining the best care professionals with smart, easy-to-use technology that makes it fast, easy, and effective to schedule, deliver and manage quality care.Honor is backed by an A-list group of private investors including Honor Board Member Marc Andreessen of Andreessen/Horowitz, Thrive Capital, Senator Bob Kerrey, Jessica Alba, Cash Warren, 8VC, Syno Capital, Jeremy Stoppelman (CEO of Yelp), Ron Johnson (creator of App ...


Andrew First Co-founder/CTO – Present (4 years 5 months)San Francisco
Software Engineer


Leanplum is building the marketing cloud for the mobile era. Its integrated platform delivers meaningful user engagement across both messaging and the in-app experience. Leanplum offers Messaging, Automation, App Editing, Personalization, A/B Testing, and Analytics — all in a single solution.Top brands such as Lyft, Tesco, and Tinder trust Leanplum to create impactful relationships with their mobile users. Leanplum was founded in 2012 by former Google engineers with years of experience in optimization and has received over $46MM in funding from top-tier VCs like Canaan Partners, Kleiner Perkin ...


Dave Girouard Founder & CEO – Present (4 years 11 months)Palo Alto, CA
President, Enterprise


Upstart is an online lending platform that goes beyond the traditional FICO score to offer personal loans. Our proprietary underwriting model identifies high-quality borrowers despite limited credit by evaluating non-traditional variables including school(s) attended, area(s) of study, academic performance, and work experience, to predict creditworthiness.Upstart offers 3- and 5-year fixed interest loans, which are primarily used to pay off credit cards, consolidate debt, or refinance student loans.Upstart is backed by firms such as Google Ventures, KPCB, Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, First ...


Ethan Anderson Founder & CEO – Present (5 years 9 months)San Francisco, CA
Product Manager, Consumer Search


MyTime powers local businesses. There’s a huge, underserved market of 2 million merchants who are largely using pen & paper and phone calls to manage their appointments and client relationships. We believe in a better experience, so we’ve built an all-in-one scheduling, marketing, and payment solution that lets small businesses like salons, massage therapists, and pet groomers serve their clients better. In the process, we’re changing the way customers make appointments, enabling local merchants to show service availability and take online bookings across the web -- from their own website, fro ...


Mike Knapp Co-founder/CTO – Present (7 years 9 months)Sydney, Australia
Software Engineer

Shoes of Prey

Shoes of Prey is a global, multi-channel retail brand that enables women to design their own shoes. Founded in 2009 by Jodie Fox, Mike Knapp (ex-Google) and Michael Fox (ex-Google), the idea for Shoes of Prey was born out of a problem that Jodie was solving for herself: I can’t find exactly what I want. We’re now on a mission to revolutionize retail. Our goal is to be the world’s most customer-centric fashion brand by giving customers exactly what they want.You’ll be working with a motivated and talented team that is a great culture to be a part of – we eat lunch together, have regular company ...


Munjal Shah CEO & Co-founder – Present (4 years 1 month)Mountain View, CA
Board of Advisors

Health IQ

Our Mission: To increase the world’s health literacy by celebrating the health conscious Our research shows that only 22% of people in the world are health literate. The other 78% lack the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to maintain good health as they age. Improving health literacy is the next big challenge for our civilization. We believe the best way to increase literacy is to celebrate the Health Conscious, not harass and cajole those who don’t care about their health. The health conscious are the unsung heroes of our modern society and should be celebrated (emotionally, social ...


Kyle Wild Cofounder & CEO – Present (5 years 1 month)San Francisco, CA
Google Analytics - Technical Solutions Specialist / Developer Success
data science

Keen IO

Keen IO is a global company, headquartered in San Francisco, and our investors include Techstars and Sequoia Capital.

We've built a cloud-based analytics platform that lets businesses collect, enrich, pipe, store, analyze, and *act on* events at a truly massive scale, all via API.

An "event" is a pretty broad abstraction, so let's unpack that a bit: Every time someone loads a webpage, clicks an ad, draws a breath, takes a step, pauses a song, visits a retail location, or starts the engine in their car, there's an event. Omnichannel events like these, in large aggregate, are extre ...


Mike Huang Co-founder & CEO – Present (4 years 2 months)San Francisco, CA/Shanghai, China
Director of Product Management
data science

Glow, Inc

Glow is an ambitious enterprise that uniquely applies the power of data science to health. Our personal health tracking products illuminate health through data, and empower people with new information about their bodies. We’ve also created a thriving Community in which women across all stages in life, all over the world, support and learn from each other about every topic imaginable. We aspire to bring a new face, new data, and new solutions to broken systems in the $2.5 trillion healthcare industry. Our goal is to enable people to manage their health in a whole new way. We've started with fou ...


Sandeep Jain Cofounder & CTO – Present (3 years 2 months)Austin, TX
Staff Software Engineer
machine learning


RigUp is the oilfield's marketplace. Our mission is to connect E&P companies with service providers through a common goal: effective, efficient, and safe operations. We provide solutions for bidding, compliance, and subcontracting to companies of all sizes in basins across North America.Our team is comprised of a diverse group of talented folks - a combination of technical talent from places like Google, IBM and RetailMeNot, long-tenured and well-networked energy veterans from companies including BHP, Baker Hughes, Encana, Halliburton, HilCorp, Jones Energy, and Maverick Resources. We are back ...


Robert Kim Founder – Present (2 years 5 months)
Product Manager

At Ritual, we're passionate about connecting you to great food through exceptional mobile technology. We make daily routines extraordinary by providing you with elite status at the best local restaurants and giving you the ability to enjoy your favourite lunches and coffees effortlessly.


Paul Taylor CEO and Co-founder – Present (2 years 9 months)Shoreditch, London
Manager and Technical Lead

Thought Machine

Thought Machine is working on revolutionary technology to bring Machine Learning and Big Data to the world of personal finance, and to do so in a way that provides a beautiful intuitive user experience.Formed in May 2014 by serial entrepreneur Paul Taylor, we have quickly grown to a core team of 50 which enables us to be agile but also build complex software at scale. Our team is first rate, with an eclectic mix of backgrounds from Google to some of London’s top design agencies.We have already signed some of the leading names in the finance industry as customers who are helping us with our mis ...


Charlie Fang Co-Founder – Present (2 years 10 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Software Engineering Intern

Breeze Labs, Inc.

Breeze is a San Francisco-based technology startup that allows anyone, in any financial situation, to access a brand new hybrid and start earning money immediately. We equip people with the most crucial, expensive asset needed to thrive in the burgeoning gig economy: a fuel-efficient car. Our mission is to help hard-working individuals earn a steady and flexible income.In April 2014, we raised a seed round from angel investors including Mark Cuban and in November we raised additional seed on AngelList. Since then, we’ve grown to a team of 35 composed of engineering, growth, operations and busi ...


Christopher Cuong T. Nguyen Co-Founder & CEO – Present (4 years 7 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Engineering Director (Google Apps)
data science

Arimo, Inc.

Independently named by FastCompany as one of the world’s top 10 most innovative companies in data science, Arimo continues to empower companies with a new way to grow revenues and better understand their business. With innovative Distributed Deep Learning architectures, Arimo’s Behavioral AI solution allows companies to incorporate customer behaviors and digital assets into their business, marketing, and strategic decisions.Our strong team includes executives with deep product and engineering experience. They have held senior positions at Google, Yahoo, Amazon, SAP, Microsoft, and VMware. Team ...


Bengu Atamer Co-Founder & Director – Present (3 years 10 months)London
Head of Audience Development, YouTube Next Lab EMEA


BuzzMyVideos is a digital media company that entertains audiences globally. They power scalable creation, curation, distribution and monetisation of online video through their innovative technology platform.With over 12 years combined experience from Google and YouTube, co-founders Paola Marinone and Bengu Atamer, recognized the gap in the current ecosystem and founded BuzzMyVideos in 2011. Today BuzzMyVideos provide a data-driven, measurable and scalable platform to more effectively entertain and engage audiences globally. BuzzMyVideos is headquartered in London and supported by an internatio ...


Paul Dix Cofounder and CTO – Present (4 years 8 months)NYC & SF
Software Engineer Intern
machine learning


InfluxData is the company behind the TICK stack, the first open source platform designed from the ground up to manage time-series data at scale. Time-series is the dominant type of data found in the vast majority of IoT, real-time analytics, and custom monitoring use cases. The TICK stack contains everything an organization needs to collect, store, visualize and alert on time-series data when performance, availability, and security matters. InfluxData is used by eBay, AXA, Mozilla, Citrix, Google and NIST. InfluxData is a Y Combinator success story backed by Trinity Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Ba ...


Heidi Zak Co-Founder – Present (4 years 7 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Senior Marketing Manager

David Spector Co-Founder – Present (3 years 11 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Regional Manager, Analytics and Enterprise


ThirdLove is a fast-growing intimates brand. Our mission is to help every woman find her perfect fit by combining the best design and technology.The ThirdLove DifferenceEvery ThirdLove bra is designed with real women in mind. Instead of using standard industry measurements, we developed proprietary half-cup sizes based on thousands of real women’s measurements. And, with the ThirdLove iOS App, women can use their phones to measure their bra size and order in just a few minutes from the comfort of home.Every aspect of the ThirdLove bra has been reinvented to maximize fit and comfort, as we beli ...


Justin Zhu Co-founder, CEO – Present (3 years 10 months)San Francisco
Software Engineering Intern


Iterable empowers growth marketers to create world-class user engagement campaigns throughout the full lifecycle, and across all channels. Marketers segment users, build workflows, automate touchpoints, and test strategies at scale without engineering support.Using Iterable, marketers quickly build high performance campaigns. Examples include welcome series that engage new users, abandoned shopping cart campaigns that convert customers, or win-back series that reactivate lapsed users. Campaigns can seamlessly include transactional, triggered, and blast emails, as well as mobile push notificati ...


Jonathan Sadow Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer – Present (2 years 1 month)San Francisco
Product Manager, Google Consumer Surveys

Scoop Technologies, Inc.

Scoop is the flexible, simple and safe way to share your daily commute. Pick each trip one way at a time, choose whether to ride or drive, and let Scoop match you with neighbors and co-workers for the most efficient commute.


Tom Moss CEO and Co-Founder – Present (4 years)San Francisco, California
Nextbit Systems

We’re designing intelligent devices that get smarter every day. Devices that learn our behavior, instead of us having to learn them. That eliminate the need to choose between the stuff we want to keep today and the space we’ll need tomorrow. That give us choice and control over how we connect and access the stuff that matters in our lives.The future doesn’t just arrive. It’s built—by people who choose to. We’re stepping up to help ensure the future we all get is closer to the one we all need. But it’s going to take more than our small band of rebels. It will take an entire community of indepen ...


Vinoaj Vijeyakumaar Managing Partner & Co-Founder – Present (4 years 6 months)Singapore
Senior Conversion Specialist, Google Southeast Asia


Sparkline takes Digital Data and makes it relevant, tangible and actionable to businesses. Our expertise and focus is on Web, Mobile & Social Analytics.We believe that with the right technology, proper education and the right insights, all businesses can answer their customers wants and needs, and provide better products, value and service. Sparkline supports companies to make the leap into a data-centric framework that will see them become more profitable, efficient & current. Sparkline is a boutique consulting firm specializing in Digital Data interpretation and optimisation in order to achi ...


Arun Rao Co Founder – Present (2 years 1 month)Hyderabad Area, India
Mobile Solutions Lead


TruckSumo is a technology company that is changing the way transportation works by instantly connecting businesses with transportation needs to transporters who can fulfill those needs. TruckSumo was founded in 2014 by three seasoned executives from IIT, ISB and Columbia University who have extensive experience in technology, marketing and transportation. You will find TruckSumo to be a fast-paced place with ample opportunities to learn, grow and have fun.


Andrew Ofstad Cofounder, Product – Present (3 years)San Francisco Bay Area
Product Manager


Airtable was founded on the belief that software shouldn't dictate how you work -- you should dictate how it works. Our mission is to democratize software creation by enabling anyone to build the software tools that meet their needs. Creators and creatives around the world use Airtable to do everything from cattle tracking to filmmaking, and they have great things to say.Our team brings experience from building and scaling products touching millions of people at Google, Facebook, Salesforce, Microsoft, Dropbox and other leading technology companies. We take pride in our product, and strive har ...


Pierre Lebeau Founder & CEO – Present (4 years 4 months)Paris, France
Product Manager


KEECKER is a Paris based company founded by ex-Googler Pierre Lebeau, its mission is to magnify people’s lives.KEECKER’s first flagship product is a HomePod made to inspire your interiors.It’s a smart, mobile and wirefree computer that moves by itself around your house to bring entertainment, live and immersive experiences anywhere you want. And for the first time ever, KEECKER introduces the possibility to create digital home decoration, to turn any surfaces into a screen and create magical moments.KEECKER enables you and your family to enjoy the highest quality entertainment wherever you wan ...


Falon Fatemi CEO & Founder – Present (1 year)San Francisco Bay Area
YouTube Business Development & Partnerships

Today, the web is organized by webpages and keywords, treating important entities like people and companies as metadata. Node is reorganizing the information on the web based on the people who use it. The Node data intelligence layer powers proactive and personalized recommendations, helping the B2B world understand the people and companies that matter most for their business. We’re a team of former Googlers backed by Mark Cuban, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Avalon Ventures and Canaan Partners. You can visit Node at You can read more about our thoughts on the space published i ...


Cem SENOZ Co Founder – Present (3 years 7 months)Paris Area, France
Industry Manager Retail


Adquality is an online marketing solution partner, providing professional services ranging from online marketing, founded by former Google/MSN member and Web monetization experts.Our mission is to help company define a web marketing strategy, optimise their expenditure and develop their international activities mainly in France + Turkey, Brazil (which we consider our growth market).


Christopher Zacharias Founder, CEO – Present (5 years 9 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Senior Web Developer


Our mission at imgix is to increase the value of every image on the Internet. We are accomplishing this by enabling faster content delivery, better compression, retargeting to specific devices and browsers, dynamic image editing, and much more. As the boundaries of the Internet push further out from the desktop computer into tablets, mobile phones, smart–watches, and every other electronic medium imaginable, it is becoming impossible to predict how an image may need to be presented ahead of time. Images have to become responsive to the conditions in which they are being viewed in order to func ...


Ben Davenport CTO / Co-founder – Present (1 year 10 months)Palo Alto, CA
Software engineer

BitGo, Inc.

BitGo is the leading Bitcoin security platform and a pioneer of multi-sig technology. The company offers an enterprise-grade, multi-sig, multi-user Bitcoin wallet, as well as API access to its underlying security platform. BitGo was founded by Mike Belshe, Ben Davenport, and Will O’Brien, veterans in online security, digital currency, and financial technology.Investors and advisors include elite Silicon Valley venture capitalists and angels, and Bitcoin industry insiders who have backed successful companies like PayPal, Netscape, Red Hat, Proofpoint, Verisign, Juniper Networks, Yammer, and Tes ...


Adrian Graham Cofounder – Present (4 years)San Francisco
Product Manager

Seesaw Learning

At Seesaw, our mission is to create an environment where students can be their best.For us, this means: -Empowering students to take ownership of their learning, and to reflect on their progress over time.-Giving students tools to show what they know in the way that works best for them.-Inspiring students to try their best by providing an audience for their work beyond the classroom.-Creating a meaningful home-school connection so parents can better support their child's learning.SEESAW BY THE NUMBERS:We’re just at the beginning of this journey, but already we’re seeing tremendous impact. Aft ...


Ram Kumar Rengaswamy CoFounder and CTO – Present (2 years 5 months)New York, NY
Tech Lead and Manager


Beeswax is offering the advertising industry's first Bidder-as-a-Service. We are a New York-based start-up building the next generation of real time bidding technology, allowing sophisticated buyers to get a full bidding stack in the cloud at a fraction of the cost or complexity of building their own. We are funded by leading angels from the ad tech ecosystem, in addition to RRE, Highland Capital, SV Angels, and Revel Partners and we are hiring!Follow us on Twitter: more:


Santosh Jayaram Co-founder – Present (3 years)
Manager - OSO

Table8 is a restaurant reservation service that lets you dine at the world’s most popular restaurants without planning ahead. We have teamed up with the leading restaurants in the industry to offer peak seating times on short notice. Get ready for an unforgettable dining experience -- when and where you want it. Founded in 2013, Table8 is the brainchild of co-founders Pete Goettner and Santosh Jayaram. Pete was the co-founder and CEO of DigitalThink and is a Silicon Valley VC. Santosh was the first business operations hire at Twitter and formerly ran search quality at Google. Table8 is current ...


Kat Borlongan Co-founder – Present (3 years 5 months)Paris Area, France
Marketing and Product Strategy Expert

Five by Five

Five by Five is an international innovation consultancy, with one foot in the world of large organizations and the other in that of startups. We help organizations of all stripes--corporates, international organizations and government institutions--understand how startups work, how to work with them and how to work like them.Our portfolio includes blue chip players such as Google, SNCF, BNP Paribas and The World Bank.We are also the proud founders of the Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship ( and 66miles (, a program for women intrapreneurs.


Dan Pratt Founder & COO – Present (1 year 7 months)
Accelerated Growth


AdHawk is the easiest way to manage your digital advertising across all platforms.We aggregate your data and put it into one dashboard that updates in real-time. We then give you optimization tips that you can accept or reject in one click.


Jean-Laurent Wotton Founder & CEO – Present (2 years 2 months)
Team Lead, Sales Engineer EMEA

WINKO games

We are forging hardcore gaming experiences for mobile players. Stay tuned for our first game announcement!WINKO games was founded in 2015, and is based in Barcelona. Our Studio members come from very diverse horizons, having previously worked on all type of games for Kabam, EA, Gameloft, Social Point, Space Ape and more.We believe in a very simple formula: Passion + Creativity = FunCreating new games, building new worlds, inventing new universes is what we love doing. We work very hard to bring original games to players, and believe this hard work should also be fun!We’re convinced this will t ...


Ben Sigelman Cofounder – Present (1 year 11 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Senior Staff Software Engineer


Internet services are in the midst of a sea change: monolithic applications have been split into lean and modular microservices. With this evolution, teams move faster and applications scale more easily.But visibility into the production stack has suffered. Teams need to reconsider how they do everything from latency monitoring, alerting, and distributed debugging to resource accounting, security audits, and policy enforcement.LightStep is rethinking observability in the emerging world of microservices and high concurrency. Our first product enables developers and devops to trace individual re ...


Michael MJ 強大的嚮導 CEO & Founder – Present (6 years 2 months)Silicon Valley
Global Liaison
machine learning

CloudMind 人工

CloudMind AI is a consortium of experienced software engineers. We specialize in implementing the latest in machine learning, dynamic algorithms and modern data analysis technique(s) to identify patterns and acquire insight across the global ecosystem. Quantum Computing at its finest.We combine the best techniques from machine learning and systems neuroscience to build powerful general-purpose learning algorithms.Our process aims to help solve "Ecosystem"​ problems using modern computing paradigms and solutions.Our goal is to create new and exciting products centered around the "Big Data"​ spa ...


Jürgen Galler Co-founder and CEO – Present (2 years)Zürich Area, Switzerland
Director Product Management EMEA

1plusX AG

1plusX provides IT products for audience tracking, analysis and management. Our customers are media publishers (TV, Newspaper, etc.) and service companies (Telcos, Banks, etc.) with large digital product footprints (Web, Mobile, TV, etc.) that want to use the best platforms to generate the highest value from their audiences.


Sara (Mustin) Mauskopf CEO & Co-founder – Present (1 year 1 month)San Francisco
Partner Technology Manager


Winnie helps parents find the best places to take kids, with confidence that the facilities they need will be available. It is the most robust directory of local information specifically for parents.


Niniane Wang Founder & CEO – Present (3 years)San Francisco Bay Area
Engineering Manager
machine learning


Evertoon is a startup that lets users make 3d animated movies of their friends and celebrities as avatars. We're early-stage and raised $1.7M from Greylock and notable angels. We're hiring Unity3D engineers! We offer the opportunity to have enormous ownership and autonomy, along with significant stock equity.Our mission is to bring moviemaking to the masses, by making it possible for anyone to make a 3D animated movie in a few minutes. Everyone likes to watch movies, but only a few people can make movies with today’s technology. There are millions of stories trapped in people’s heads. Ani ...


Xuehua Shen Cofounder and CEO – Present (2 years 3 months)Mountain View, CA
Software Engineer

BorderX Lab

BorderX Lab mission is to connect global brands with Chinese emerging consumers. BorderX Lab develops world-leading mobile and social advertising technology and marketing solution for cross-border e-commerce. Collaborating with our strategic partners in China, BorderX's omni-channel advertising platform can reach over 500 million internet users in China with over 10 billion ad impressions per day. With our state-of-art data mining algorithm, BorderX's big-data-driven audience targeting and marketing platform helps merchants and brands worldwide to open up China's vast market with explosive gro ...


Hossein Azari Co-founder, Chief Data Scientist – Present (6 months)New York
Senior Research Scientist
data science machine learning

Clarity Money

Clarity Money empowers and saves you money with transformative financial organization, transparency and advocacy.Champion of Your Money


Martin de Fleurian Co Founder – Present (1 year 8 months)London, United Kingdom
Brand Manager UK

House of Greenland

House of Greenland is an award-winning, French-sounding, Camden-Town-based creative video agency.In-house, we develop next-generation serial content for traditional, digital and mobile platforms. With our clients and partners (brands, agencies and cultural institutions), we collaborate to bring stories to life through engaging video content. We’re at our best when working from the inception of the project (marketing research and strategy) to the final production and delivery; but can as happily contribute to any stage of your project: marketing strategy, creative development, production, post- ...


Thomas Arend Ph.D. Co-Founder, CEO – Present (2 years 7 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Senior Product Manager

What if you could tap into the expertise of anyone in the world? Savvy is a global platform where learners and teachers connect for live, one on one video learning sessions. One on one learning is the most effective way to learn anything, from how to manage your personal finances to how to put on makeup. Savvy gives anyone with expertise the ability to teach, and makes it easy for learners to book, learn, and pay for sessions whenever and wherever they want.


Tara Mutukisna Chief Operations Officer / Cofounder – Present (1 year 11 months)Oakland, CA
Google Preferred Team Lead, YouTube

The Town Kitchen

The Town Kitchen is an Oakland-based community-driven food business that connects transitional aged (16-24) low-income youth with local chefs and artisans to plan, prepare, build, box and deliver curbside lunch to companies and individuals in the Oakland and San Francisco Bay area.


Leor Stern Co-founder, CEO – Present (2 years 3 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Head of Business Development - Niantic Labs

Cronologics Corporation

Cronologics Corporation is a startup company focused on accelerating the adoption of wearable technology by simplifying the process of building exceptional devices. We offer a complete technology solution for smartwatches focused on the lifestyle, fashion, and fitness categories. Our team comes from places like Google, The MIT Media Lab, Intel, Motorola and Facebook. We are growing our team and are open to partnership opportunities.


Shane Menchions CTO & CoFounder – Present (1 year 2 months)Greater Seattle Area
Senior Operations Manager


POSaBIT is a financial technology company that provides a POS terminal set up in retail locations that is an easy way for consumers to acquire bitcoin. They can then use the currency to make purchases at that store, or anywhere that accepts bitcoin as a form of payment. Easy access to bitcoin is the most important advancement that is needed in order to increase consumer adoption. POSaBIT is that solution. We are KYC, AML, and OFAC compliant out of the box, and have the state and federal licenses required to operate as a Money Transmitter and a Money Services Business.


Julian Tempelsman Cofounder – Present (2 years 2 months)San Francisco
Software Engineer, Gmail Spam & Google Apps Abuse

Smyte stops bad actors on marketplaces and social networks. Smyte's trust and safety system stops spam, abuse and fraud before it happens, and makes human reviewers more efficient.


Ming Li Cofounder & CTO – Present (2 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Senior Software Engineer

Steve Gu Cofounder & CEO, AiFi Inc. – Present (10 months)Palo Alto
Advanced R&D, Rapid Technology Evaluation

Ying Zheng Cofounder and Chief Science Officer – Present (3 months)
Software Engineer

AiFi Inc.

We are still in stealth mode. Please stay tuned.“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”― ...


Kim Malone Scott Co-Founder – Present (1 year 2 months)Los Altos, CA

Candor, Inc

Founded by Kim Scott and Russ Laraway, Candor, Inc. helps people improve relationships at work. Our first product, the Candor Gauge, will help you to improve your impromptu feedback.


Michael Rucker Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer – Present (1 year)San Francisco Bay Area
Head of Content Strategy


OmniVirt is 360° Virtual Reality advertising platform for brands and publishers. Audiences can view 360° content with just one tap of their fingertip on smartphones, tablets and websites. No app installation or VR headset required. HTML5 / VAST complaint.A subsidiary of AdsOptimal, one of the fastest growing display ad networks. Specializing in mobile formats, the network optimizes revenue for publishers and serves billions of ad impressions in more than 200 countries.


Brian Axe Co-founder/CEO – Present (2 years 3 months)Palo Alto
AdSense Cofounder (Product Management)

Halo Tech Software

Halo Technologies promises to transform the way companies and customers interact with connected products. We are currently in stealth mode working with a select few Fortune 1000 enterprises as we build out our offering.


Changyin (CY) Zhou Cofounder & CEO – Present (6 months)Sunnyvalue
Senior Research Scientist

Changyin Zhou Cofounder & CEO – Present (5 months)Sunnyvalue
Senior Research Scientist

Visbit Inc.

Visbit Inc., was founded in 2015 by Dr. Changyin Zhou and Elaine Lu, to develop the next generation visual technologies and products that can help people better capture and consume visual information. When we first time experience VR with Samsung Gear VR headset, we realized that the current streaming technology is just not up to providing high enough quality VR experience, especially for mobile VR users. That’s why we started working on solving this problem. At Visbit, we developed a view-optimized streaming solution that can deliver and play 4K to 8K high resolution 360° VR videos at regula ...


Daniel Araújo Co-founder & CEO – Present (2 years)Portugal
Research Lead at Campus London

Attentive is an enterprise actionable market intelligence tool.It's a business tool that gives sales teams real time information about their leads, like when they get investment, launched the new product or changed marketing director. This allows them to close more deals and close them faster by having the right context for when they're ready to buy. We do this all effortlessly by integrating with Salesforce or any other CRM you use.Check out for more details


Kasia Michalska Founder | CEO – Present (1 year 2 months)London, United Kingdom
Head of Product - Compare

Ralloo Ltd

Ralloo is the UK’s first micro-sponsorship platform. We match people looking for funds with brands that want to support them. Whether it’s a good cause, an interesting project or an inspiring adventure, Ralloo will help to make it happen.Using our innovative technology, we leverage social reach, network and support to help raise funds without asking for a penny. We also give brands a real opportunity to connect with local communities and interest groups, and to become part of real-life, inspiring stories.Ralloo was founded with one goal in mind: to make dreams possible by working together. Our ...


Rami Bitar Founder – Present (2 years 3 months)New York, NY
Product Manager

Flexhire specializes in online recruiting services for high turnover retail markets. We are a recruiting and candidate management system for hiring managers. We offer new and innovative way to locate and recruit talent. Flexhire offers you tools that make the hiring process more efficient for less cost.


Stephen Tracy Founder – Present (1 year 6 months)Brooklyn, NY
Data Strategist, Brand Advertising

Harry Doull Founder – Present (1 year 6 months)Brooklyn, NY
Data Strategist, Global Brand Revenue


The secret to a perfect scented candle is a simple set of materials: wax, fragrance, a wick and a container.Which is why we couldn't understand that it was so hard to buy a candle that simply smelled and looked great and didn't cost too much. We discovered the reason was an archaic, complex industry: one with incentives to use cheap materials, and short-term, profit-driven design decisions—at the expense of quality. So we started Keap to make candles better: a return to a pure product made with the best materials available—nothing more, nothing less. Well almost! We saw one thing missing: maki ...


Yifei Teng Cofounder – Present (2 years 2 months)
Software Engineering Intern
Takefive Interactive

We are a group of motivated individuals based in UIUC, pushing student innovation with mobile apps and other gadgets.


Michael Lee Cofounder – Present (1 year 9 months)Greater Seattle Area
Software Engineer in Test

Jobscan, built with the same technology as major resume screeners, helps you land more interviews by analyzing any job description keywords against your resume.Applicant screening software may be all that's standing in the way between you and a job interview. To get past it, you need to make sure your resume has all the relevant keywords matching the job description. That's where Jobscan comes in.Paste your resume into one text box and the job description in another, and the webapp will show you how well your resume matches. You'll also find how many times certain skills are mentioned—so you c ...


Henry (Haixiang) He Founder & CEO at Foli – Present (6 years)
Mobile Strategic Partnership

Encipit, Inc.

Encipit, Inc. (dba Foli) is a technology company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Using patent-pending technology, our product Foli ( enables a venue to serve digital instead of print content to its honored guests on their own mobile devices only during their stay at the venue.Businesses, including hotels, airlines, doctor offices, salons, coffee shops, can delight their guests and increase revenue, while reducing paper and their environmental impact. Publishers can increase their digital distribution and digital revenue via B2B channels. Foli creates a win-win-win solutio ...


Julia Ramsey CEO & Co-Founder – Present (1 year 4 months)Greater New York City Area
Senior Analytical Lead

Vianney Brandicourt Co-founder – Present (1 year 5 months)Greater New York City Area
Senior Global Accounts Associate

Joinery Housing

Joinery (formerly Nestie) enables apartment seekers find a home from a departing tenant instead of a broker.As seen in Bloomberg, The Real Deal, The Huffington Post, Brooklyn Magazine, 6sqft.


Benjamin Liebald Co-Founder – Present (1 year 10 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Software Engineering Manager
machine learning
Mensch Labs

Mensch Labs is working to bring the human touch back to how the world does business. We think it should be as pleasant to message with a business as texting your best friend.


Joyce Sohn CEO & Founder – Present (11 months)San Francisco
Product Marketing


Porcelane is reimagining dentistry—delivering all the services of a traditional dental practice to living rooms and other locations. Patient‐centered at its core, Porcelane brings concierge dentistry to people of all ages through progressive service and personal care.It’s the best trip to the dentist you’ll never make.


Eric Nguyen Cofounder – Present (7 months)Berkeley
Developer Programs Engineer
machine learning

More Equal Studios

More Equal Studios is devoted to making great VR experiences using the latest advancements in virtual user interfaces and machine learning, with Project Aether as our first product.


Paul Lee Co-founder and CEO – Present (1 year 6 months)Palo Alto, CA
Senior Product Manager


Our mission is to grow helpful communities on the Internet. We believe that media influences how we know what we know. Today, the Internet is driven by the highest bidder and the loudest voice. We're returning to where the WorldWideWeb started – to the world's largest source of free, unbiased, and expert information – to save users from drowning in a sea of irrelevant information. By promoting the growth of helpful communities, we want to deepen the level of knowledge and awareness on the Internet. If you're frustrated by an Internet that has yet to fulfill it's original promises of free, unf ...


Ben Lewis Cofounder – Present (5 months)Menlo Park, CA
Product Manager
Limbix Health

Limbix provides virtual reality and digital therapeutic tools to help mental health professionals provide more effective care. Therapists use Limbix to administer VR exposure therapy, assign CBT assessments or exercises, and track patient progress to help individuals get the most out of their mental health treatment. To receive notice when Limbix launches later in 2017 please fill out our form on is venture backed by Sequoia Capital, Maverick Ventures, and JAZZ Venture Partners.


Artem Boytsov Founder & CEO – Present (3 years 11 months)San Francisco, CA
Software Engineer / Product Manager
Stuph Inc.

Stuph Labs is a group of individuals who feel that the uninhibited advance of technology is of paramount importance. We at Stuph Labs feel that we can best facilitate this advance at this time through the promotion of the GNU/Linux software platform through community involvement, consulting, and support. We feel that the proliferation of free software is one of many necessary steps in the advance of technology.


Jonathan Kibera Founder & CEO – Present (9 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Group Product Manager


Smart Gardening, Managed Online. Reliable gardeners with 10+ years experience. Photos after each service. Responsive customer support. Fair prices.How it works:1. You pick how many hours you need monthly. We’ll serve you on the same day as your neighbors.2. Your gardener gets an efficient route. More jobs & less driving means fair prices for all.3. We’ll write you a gardening report after each service. We’re here if you need us.Learn more:


Krassimir Tzvetanov Member Board of Directors and Cofounder – Present (7 years 4 months)
Site Reliability Engineer


The BayThreat Security Conference is an annual event in Silicon Valley, bringing together those that break and those that build security. Please visit our website to check when the next security conference is happening. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact us for more information.


Lucy Lyle Founder/CEO – Present (2 years)Greater New York City Area
Account Manager - Media and Entertainment


Design at Work - at home, the office and everywhere in between. Coming soon. .


Cyrus David Cofounder & CEO – Present (10 months)Greater New York City Area

Broker Buddha

We're in private beta at the moment. Stay tuned for more news from us later this year. Get in touch with if you'd like to learn more.


Nick Baum Founder – Present (4 years 2 months)San Francisco, CA
Software Engineer


StoryWorth is the easiest way to privately record your family stories. Each week, we email our customers a questions about their life. All they have to do is reply to that email. We collect all their stories in one place and share them with the family members they've chosen to invite.


Jiajun Zhu Co-Founder – Present (4 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Principal Software Engineer


NURO is a seasoned team of entrepreneurs and engineers, designers and scientists who pioneer technologies that benefit everyone. We believe AI and robotics are on the cusp of an incredible breakthrough and are dedicated to creating a new genre of magical and meaningful products. When Google decided to pursue a fully autonomous, self-driving car program, they accelerated a future where over one million lives will be saved every year. Our founders spent years together as part of the Google Self-Driving Car program... from its early inception to what it has become today. With the launch of Nuro w ...


Tim Milazzo Cofounder & CEO – Present (1 year)Greater New York City Area
Strategic Account Manager


The online platform for commercial real estate loans. StackSource helps you secure commercial real estate loans from a wide variety of lenders including banks, private lenders, and online marketplace lenders. Whether you are a mortgage broker looking for a more efficient distribution platform, or an owner looking find the right lender for your property, StackSource makes the process easier to follow, and faster to execute, resulting in the best loan options available on the market.


Peter Hazlehurst Founder and CEO – Present (1 year 6 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Board Member


AngelScholars is crowdfunding student education and growth. Instead of engaging contributors as philanthropists, we want them to be investors in our scholars’ future success. Anyone can easily create or co-fund a scholarship through AngelScholars. By syndicating among friends and family, Angels can increase the value and impact of their scholarships. An investment of $500 for band camp, $50 for school uniforms, or $2,000 for college tuition can mean a world of difference to a scholar in need. Scholars over the age of 13 can apply for scholarships, create campaigns to fulfill their needs, and ...


Abhijit (Abhi) Vaidya Cofounder – Present (1 year 1 month)San Francisco Bay Area
Staff Software Engineer, Tools and Infrastructure / Engineering Manager II


The default destination for personalized and reliable answers to questions that help you make everyday decisions is always your own friends and family. Unlike search results or reviews/ratings, people move forward with their decisions quickly through recommendations from their immediate social network. There is also less repeated and irrelevant information to sieve.We are an early-stage startup that will make this journey easy and reliable for you.


Michael Hoffman Founder / CEO – Present (6 years 1 month)Portland, Oregon Area


Stealth mode Portland Oregon venture. Stay tuned for more details.Pijaz intersects: - Social Networking (facebook, twitter, MMS, email) - Creative Self-Expression - Location Based Services - Mobile - Photography - Art - Fun


Priyanka Sharma Co-founder – Present (2 years 7 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Online Advertising - Publisher Side Sales


Fitbit for programmers.Using open-source text editor plugins, programmers get real time insight into their coding activity. WakaTime's dashboard shows how long you spend working in each file, language, project, and branch. See how long your features are taking and impove your estimates. Contractors & freelancers, WakaTime eliminates the need to time track!


Glen Jeh Cofounder – Present (1 year)Menlo Park, California
Staff Software Engineer

Taher Haveliwala Co-Founder – Present (1 year)
Staff Software Engineer
Scalar Labs

Scalar Labs partners with ambitious entrepreneurs as they begin their journey from idea to startup.Scalar Labs was founded in 2016 by Taher Haveliwala and Glen Jeh, former entrepreneurs who sold their search startup to Google in 2003 and drove the development of personalization at Google.As former Stanford grad students who never thought of becoming entrepreneurs without the support of our professors and ex-entrepreneur VC's, we realize that often times even a great team and idea needs a kickstart in the right direction. At Scalar Labs, our mission is to provide that kick to the next generatio ...


Alex Fiore Co-Founder – Present (less than a year)San Francisco Bay Area
Partner Operations

Gram Health

Gram Health is a health and wellness company in the cannabis industry. Our first product, Gram, is a Bluetooth-enabled vaporizer that counts and tracks cannabis consumption in real time. By building intelligent consumption solutions, we believe we can work together with consumers and regulatory bodies to achieve standardization in the cannabis industry. Moreover, a portion of every purchase funds medical research, because we believe every gram counts.


Maaike Evers Cofounder – Present (11 years 11 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Industrial Design Lead - Google X

Mike and Maaike inc.

Mike & Maaike is a progressive industrial design studio led by Mike Simonian and Maaike Evers.–Formed as a design laboratory, the San Francisco studio works both independently and with clients to create new opportunities through products, technology, furniture, environments, packaging and transportation.–Maaike Evers is Dutch, Mike Simonian, Californian. These distinct backgrounds inform a diverse body of work marked by experimentation, substance and strong conceptual narratives.


Joe Beda Founder and CTO – Present (2 months)Seattle, WA
Senior Staff Software Engineer


Heptio's mission is to make Kubernetes accessible to enterprises. We were founded in 2016 by Craig McLuckie and Joe Beda, ex-Google employees and original founders of the Kubernetes project. Heptio is backed by Accel Partners and Madrona venture group and is headquartered in Seattle.We are hiring. Please post to our site ( if you are interested in a position with us.


Vanessa Krumb Co-founder and CEO – Present (4 months)San Francisco Bay Area
AdWords Account Manager

Actionable insights for your business apps, delivered just-in-time.Revere monitors marketing data, delivering notifications about the most important problems and opportunities to take action on.


Greg Badros Founder – Present (3 years 5 months)SF Bay Area
Sr. Director of Engineering
data science

Prepared Mind Innovations, Inc.



Tracy Chan Founder and CEO – Present (4 years 5 months)San Francisco
Product Manager

CrowdAlbum (acquired by Spotify)

Building visual histories of concerts, bringing fans and artists together. We work with everyone from Snoop Dogg, Garth Brooks, Pearl Jam, Macklemore, Lil Wayne, Linkin Park, the Detroit Pistons, Portland Trailblazers, and over a thousand more...

Acquired by Spotify.


Paul Tyma CEO, Founder – Present (7 years 8 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Senior Engineer

Manybrain, Inc.

Provider of the Mailinator disposable email service. Thousands of users per day create temporary email addresses for use in preventing spam. Mailinator also provides an API for QA-testers to test email delivery.


Matthew Moore Founder – Present (1 year 10 months)Palo Alto, CA
Sales Engineer
machine learning

Achillé Inc.

Just playing with robots on the side :)


Kevin Lacker Cofounder and CTO – Present (5 years 9 months)San Francisco
Software Engineer

Parse is the easiest way to add a backend to your mobile application.


Bill Ferrell CEO & Founder – Present (5 years 4 months)Los Altos
Product Manager

Weld Inc

Creating Intelligent Machines via structured data and AI


Allen Xavier Romero Founder & CEO – Present (5 years 1 month)Venice, California
Sales Engineer


* Conceived, developed and bootstrapped the launch of Hang Local from concept to current release.


Lior Ron Co Founder – Present (1 year 1 month)San Francisco
Special Advisor


Bringing Self Driving Trucks to society, Making our highways safer and our economy more robust.

We're hiring!


Jonathan Sposato Chairman & co-founder – Present (5 years 11 months)Seattle
Geekwire LLC

GeekWire is the region's technology news site reporting on the business and people of the technology industry, inclusive of fortune 500 companies and garage startups.


Punit Soni Founder – Present (4 months)San Francisco Bay Area
machine learning
Learning Motors

Startup focused on using machine learning to solve a real world use case


Harry Glaser Co-Founder & CEO – Present (4 years 9 months)
Product Manager


Periscope is the world's fastest data analysis suite. We provide data analysts with the tools they need to improve their analysis by over 150X.

We're hiring! Revenue has doubled every 3 months since launch. Reach out if you're interested in helping us double it a few more times.


Elad Gil Co-founder – Present (4 years 2 months)
Product Management
machine learning

Othman Laraki Co-Founder – Present (3 years 11 months)
Product Manager

Color Genomics


Narni Yoder Co-Founder / CEO – Present (2 years)
Account Director

Simple Laboratories

Lab tests are the most influential source of information on your health. Yet the industry makes it seem like you don’t have a choice in who does your testing.

You do have a choice and you should choose us. At Simple, we’re taking a fresh approach to healthcare by making things transparent, supportive and simple.

Welcome to Simple Laboratories, a new kind of lab.


Eric Facas Founder & CEO – Present (6 years 4 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Senior Agency Lead & Sales Strategy Development Manager

Media Cause

Our mission is to accelerate the impact of organizations and individuals doing good around the world.


Alberto Savoia Founder and Chief Pretotyper – Present (5 years)
Engineering Director and Innovation Agitator

Pretotype Labs LLC

The idea and tools for pretotyping ("Make sure you are building the right 'it' before you build 'it' right") have met with such consistent success and desire for more that I've decided to leave Google to dedicate myself full-time to pretotyping and started Pretotype Labs LLC.

For the past couple of years, in addition to continuing to work on pretotyping at Google (on a consulting and coaching capacity) and giving seminars and workshops at Stanford, I've been busy helping several Fortune 500 companies in the US and abr ...


Steven Benson Founder and CEO – Present (5 years 1 month)San Francisco, CA
Regional Sales Manager

Badger Maps, Inc.

Steve is a co-founder at Badger Maps. Badger helps outside sales people:

* Accelerate Sales with Territory Intelligence to automatically plan, route, and schedule. Uncover more of your best opportunities with the Best Sales Mapping App.

* See your customers in color, on a map of your territory

* Automatically optimize your route to get 25% more sales and drive 20% less

* Get new leads and sell more


David Friedberg Founder & Chairman – Present (3 years 3 months)
Corporate Development & Business Product Manager



Cameron McKnight Founder – Present (6 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Google - Area120


Aimee Gildea Founder – Present (1 year 9 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Account Executive / Account Manager, Large Customer Sales
Ames Tovern

Ames Tovern is an accessories company created out of a belief that the modern woman is at her best when she can travel through her day hands free and focused. Our sleek collection of hip packs offers a stylish and functional way to carry essentials and, more importantly, live unrestrained and in the moment.


Andy Rubin Founder & CEO – Present (2 years 3 months)Palo Alto, California
Senior Vice President


Anindo Mukherjee CoFounder and CTO – Present (1 year 1 month)Palo Alto, CA
Senior Software Engineer
deep learning machine learning is the leading platform for Account Based Marketing, that uses deep learning across millions of data points to determine marketing gaps and next best actions to fill those gaps. We are seed funded and growing very fast!


Rich Armstrong Founder – Present (1 year 7 months)Greater Denver Area
Senior Operations Analyst
machine learning

MeaningTo is an iOS app I built in Swift. It is currently in private beta.

I prototyped it in ReactJS, which was really fun.

What I learned: cutting features to the bone, until you get something so simple you can barely believe it functions, is the only way to build a product that will help a large number of people.


Ashutosh (Ashu) Garg CEO & Founder – Present (8 months)Mountain View, CA
Research Scientist

VolkScience == PeopleScience. Lets help people achieve their full potential.


Cynthia Boedihardjo Founder – Present (8 years 1 month)San Francisco Bay Area
AV Engineering Program Manager
San Francisco's Adventurous Young Professional Meetup Group

Launched a Meetup group in 2009 to bring adventurous young professionals in San Francisco together in a social setting. Hosted multiple events including happy hours, outdoor activities, and professional networking events throughout the year. Through word of mouth and creative online marketing, I was able to garner over 1000 active members over the course of its lifetime.


Ben Eidelson Co-Founder – Present (1 year 11 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Product Manager, Hangouts, Google Photos, & Google+ Mobile
Mensch Labs (

Mensch Labs is working to bring the human (or mensch) touch back to how the world does business. We think it should be as pleasant to message with a businesses as it is when you text your best friend.

We're building a platform called Rep to make this possible, starting with commerce over text message, Facebook Messenger, in-app, and on-site messaging.

We also want to be a company filled with mensches.


Bindu Reddy CEO and Co-Founder – Present (9 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Google Apps Product Lead
machine learning

Candid's mission is to provide a personalized authentic newsfeed of unfiltered opinion and real conversations from people and communities that are relevant to you


Delip Rao Founder – Present (2 years 2 months)San Francisco
Intern, Google Research
machine learning

I consult with early/mid-stage startups on ML and NLP


Leon GE Dongliang Founder – Present (2 years 5 months)Singapore
APAC HR Strategy & Operations
Yidu Club 壹度书会

In promotion of reading, continuous learning and critical thinking, we founded Yidu in August 2014, with only 8 members in the beginging, and growing into a real phenomenon today in Singapore, with hundreds of active members, and many more online members across countries.


Daniel Hopkins Cofounder and CTO – Present (7 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Software Engineer
Indie Co.

Coming soon.


Elizabeth Yin Co-founder (now advisor) – Present (4 years)San Francisco Bay Area
Product Marketing Manager: developer products
The Hustle (Previously called Hustle Con)

Started a conference series for non-technical entrepreneurs to launch and scale their startups. One past attendee remarked, "This was the best conference I've attended in the last 20 years."

This has since morphed into a media company that highlights inspirational stories about accomplishing extraordinary things. I advise on lead capture / email marketing / ads.


Emma Weisberg Founder & CEO – Present (5 years 8 months)Greater New York City Area
Global Sales Strategy Lead
data science
Blinkbuggy, Inc. & BlinkPix |


Georges Harik cofounder – Present (10 years)
Product Management Director


Gaurav Jain Co-founder & Managing Partner – Present (8 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Android Product Manager
Afore Capital

$40 million fund to support product-oriented founders at the very earliest stage (pre-seed).

Our sweet spot is the $500K-$1M round, where we can lead the round as an institutional investor alongside high value angels.


Alon Gutman Cofounder – Present (3 years 1 month)San Francisco Bay Area
Software Engineering
machine learning

Building buildings with large apartments of 4-22 bedrooms. And software to connect you with your new group of friends that will share your new apartment with you.


Mathias Herberts Disruptive Engineer, Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder – Present (3 years 7 months)Brest Area, France
Senior Site Reliability Engineer - Bigtable
Cityzen Data

Cityzen Data provides a scalable, secure, ethical and open platform for sensor data.

Its initial focus is on data produced by sensors embedded in fabric created by the Smart Sensing consortium (


Ian Atha Founder – Present (1 year 3 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Software Engineer (intern)
Unannounced Startup

Unannounced YCombinator-backed startup.


Ian Webster Cofounder & CTO – Present (1 year 4 months)San Francisco, CA
Software Engineer
Zenysis Technologies

Data analytics for governments of developing countries.


J.D. Zamfirescu Co-Founder – Present (10 months)
Software Engineer


Jason Shafton Founder – Present (17 years)
Head of Google Play Product and Social Marketing
Rubber Room Records

Independent record company, talent management agency and production house.


Jiahui Shi Cofounder & CEO – Present (1 month)San Francisco Bay Area
Software Engineer
Stealth Startup

Stay tuned...


Jian cai Cofounder – Present (2 years 3 months)Beijing City, China
Software Engineer


Joseph Lau Cofounder – Present (1 year)San Francisco Bay Area
Associate Technology Manager Intern
Down To Lunch

Press one button to hang out with friends!!!


Kevin Yen Co-Founder, CEO – Present (1 year)San Francisco Bay Area

Revolutionizing social info flow. For realz!


Lars Rasmussen Cofounder and Chief Espresso Officer – Present (1 year 9 months)London, United Kingdom
Member of Technical Staff
Weav Music, Inc



Luke Bayes Cofounder – Present (9 years 9 months)
Technical Lead / Manager
Project Sprouts

Created and grew Project Sprouts to become a modular platform that brings the power of automated builds (Rake), distributed code libraries, cross-platform executable distribution and simplified code generation to ActionScript development of any flavor (ActionScript 2.0, ActionScript 3.0, Flex 3, Flex 4, AIR 1.0, AIR 2.0).

Created a growing and vibrant community of developers that have ongoing in-person meetups and contribute features on a regular basis.


Luuk van Dijk Founder & CEO – Present (5 months)Zürich
Software Engineer
Daedalean AG

Daedalean develops certifiable flight control systems for the autonomous electric light personal-transport aircraft of the near future.


Michael Mahemoff Founder – Present (4 years 11 months)
Chrome/HTML5 Developer Advocate
Player FM

Making podcasts cool again with Player FM. I started this because I feel that spoken-word audio is far behind music, video, and print in terms of online adoption. In an era of connected phones, cars, and wearables, there should be better ways to stay informed than listening to whatever your local radio station happens to be playing right now.

Prior to this and after leaving google, I performed developer relations consulting and built a Node-based developer tool,

(The company's official name is Nuvomondo Ltd; Player FM is a registered trademark.)


Mary Lou Jepsen Founder and CEO – Present (1 year)San Francisco Bay Area
Head of Display Division, Google [x]
Openwater (

What if you could see what was going on in your brain or body with the detail of a high resolution camera? Openwater is creating a device that can enable us to see inside our brains or bodies in great detail. With this comes the promise of new abilities to diagnose and treat disease and well beyond - communicating with thought alone.


Matt Scanlan Cofounder – Present (1 year 2 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Strategy Lead, Global Mobile Search
Yard to Table Landscape Design

We design, install, and maintain urban gardens with a focus on edible plants and drought resistant ornamentals.


Max Kolysh Cofounder – Present (3 years 1 month)Mountain View, CA
Google+ Campus Representative


Meredith Hitchcock Co-founder & COO – Present (1 month)San Francisco Bay Area
UX Researcher (20%)

We facilitate safer interactions between police officers and individuals with mental illnesses.


Mike Chu Cofounder – Present (1 year 4 months)
Senior Staff Software Engineer


Andrew Mormysh Co-Founder – Present (3 years)Palo Alto, CA
Software Engineer


Natalie Stottler Cofounder – Present (2 years 6 months)Belmont, CA
Engineering Intern
Wickit Medical

Work towards preventing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia


Nikil Viswanathan Cofounder – Present (less than a year)San Francisco
Associate Product Manager Intern
Down To Lunch

We built this app for fun and now it's blowing up. Press 1 button to see who's free to hang out.

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Nebojsa Sabovic Cofounder – Present (1 year 3 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Software Engineer

Working on an amazing new project.


Paul McDonald Co-founder, CEO – Present (8 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Group Product Manager/Founder - Google Consumer Surveys
Don't have a name yet, its that early.

Working on something new. More info coming soon...


Paul Montoy-Wilson co-Founder – Present (5 years 3 months)First Floor Labs
Product Manager (Android)


Samantha (Crow) Quist Co-Founder and Director – Present (4 years 4 months)Palo Alto, CA
Product Marketing Manager

FFL Startup Accelerator

FFL is the equity-free startup accelerator for experienced tech leaders in Palo Alto. Our 70+ alumni have raised over $500 million in funding. Board since 2012; Co-Founded FFLabs, Inc. in 2016.

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Scott Beauchamp Cofounder – Present (10 years 1 month)
Business Product Manager
Daskala, LLC

Founded and developed a cloud based teacher support platform that turns realtime assessment data into actionable instructional intelligence.


Shioupyn Shen (沈修平) Founder and CEO – Present (8 years)Saratoga, California
Software Engineer

Puffin Web Browser -- a wicked fast mobile Flash browser.


Shishir Mehrotra Founder – Present (2 years 7 months)
YouTube - Vice President of Product, Engineering, Ux


Sunil Daluvoy Co-Founder & Managing Partner – Present (8 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Google Access- Business Development
El Cosmico Group


Thomas Hofmann Co-Founder and CTO – Present (2 years 1 month)Zurich, Switzerland
Engineering Director
machine learning


William Chan Co-Founder – Present (5 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Tech Lead
Locus Ventures


Zhou Yu Founder & Chief Organizer – Present (6 years 6 months)
Quantitative Analyst
machine learning
Data Visualization Group

I founded this meetup group focusing on data visualization and its application since Aug 2010. We currently have about over 2400 members and we meet regularly in San Francisco sponsored by Trulia or South Bay in Mountain View sponsored by LInkedin with around 150-250 people each time. For more details about the group and our previous meetup event, please check our website


Zi Wang Founder – Present (1 year 9 months)Mountain View, CA
Product Lead at Google ACME Research Lab
Quantum Bakery

tasty atoms & fun bits at Quantum Bakery


Manu Lakkur Co-Founder – Present (1 year 6 months)San Francisco
Product Manager in Mobile Search Advertising
Orchid Labs, Inc.

Orchid Labs, Inc. was founded by a group of experienced IT professionals and innovators, with the motive to provide SaaS, Cloud computing, Web technology and SEO solutions to independent software vendors (ISVs) and young innovators. We understand the issues faced by most innovators and SMEs in converting their ideas into a real product, hence we have designed our programs to fulfill their needs in the most cost effective manner.We work with independent innovators, start up units and small & mid sized enterprises (SMEs). We can engage at any stage, from defining the business opportunity to mai ...


Larry Stone Founder & CEO – Present (6 years 8 months)palo Alto, CA
Sr. Multimedia Collaboration Engineer


We provide engagements with the best experts globally for Researching, Consulting, Integration, Collaboration and Education for our Fortune 1000 customers, Leading to the Successful Implementation of: Google Apps for Business, Education, and Google Apps for GovernmentSoftware as a Service (SaaS)Cloud ComputingVirtualizationCreating Standards for Social Software Social Networking in Business Social CRM Social Messaging & Twitter Activity Streams Enterprise Mash-ups Enterprise Software Enterprise Mobility Building an Enterprise 2.0 Culture Enterprise SearchKnowledge ManagementUnified Communicati ...


Jared Smith Co-Founder – Present (6 years)Provo, Utah Area
Product Management


Come join us! Qualtrics is one of the hottest and fastest growing SaaS companies. It's in that magical, up-and-to-the-right phase and we're always looking for great talent!


Matthew Papakipos Founder – Present (2 years 4 months)
Engineering Director
Pied Piper Robotics, LLC

Building home robots for everyone. Founded in October 2014. Follow us on Twitter for frequent updates.


Ben Sykes Founder – Present (4 years 9 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Senior User Experience Designer (GDP - BigData)

UX Jobs

The ultimate design job board empowering a new generation of visual, graphic, interaction, experience and product designers to find projects and careers.Our goal is to reward the baby steps needed to find the right job while creating an easy match between companies and candidates.


Matthew McDermott Cofounder – Present (9 months)San Francisco Bay Area
Software Engineer

A spreadsheet for things that aren't certain.Guesstimate helps you make rapid estimations of uncertain quantities; it is the only tool optimized for rapid, predictive estimates of early stage project costs, timelines, and impact.


Chia-Lin Simmons Co-Founder / CEO – Present (10 months)Oakland, CA
Head of Global Partner Marketing, Google Play
machine learning

MyPinwheel is a Smart Parent Assistant. Our technology services combines daily family living/management + big data (the kind CPG companies love!) + AI/Machine learning. We are creating an emotional intelligence platform and technologies to help kids grow up happy, confident and successful.


Cheuksan Wang Co-Founder – Present (1 month)Sunnyvale, CA
Software Engineer


Deep Learning technology has amazing potential to make our lives better in so many ways. Yet, it is so underutilized because of development costs, complexity, and inaccessibility.We are helping businesses and developers use state of the art deep learning quickly at a fraction of current costs. Contact us through our website to learn more.