Kevin is a partner at Y Combinator providing seed funding to startups. He works with their portfolio companies on user experience design, product development and customer support. In 2006, he co-founded Wufoo, which was one of the earliest Y Combinator funded startups. The online form builder was later acquired by SurveyMonkey. Since 2005, Y Combinator funded over 800 startups and has a community of over 1600 founders. Their companies have a combined valuation of over $30B. Among their successful investments are Dropbox, Stripe, 9GAG, Code Academy, AIRBNB, Reddit and Homejoy.
Co-Founder , HireArt
Elli Sharef, co-founder of the resume-killing jobs marketplace HireArt will share her story this October in Vallendar with us! The Yale-alumni decided to make her childhood ambition come true and founded HireArt with her best friends from university. "The best place to find startup jobs" is Y Combinator-backed and used by tons of business customers including Airbnb, Cisco, eBay, Gap and Facebook.
Being one of the most successful internet investors and founders, Oliver, together with his brothers, is associated with a number of big names: alando.de, Jamba!, Zalando and many more. He is co-founder of...
The Wharton graduate is the Co-founder of bop.fm, a music technology company that creates a home for every song on the internet. Building up a modest team that is collectively motivated to revolutionize the way we discover and share music, his startup is backed by renowned Y-Combinator, SV Angel and LeWeb Founder Loic Le Meur. Shehzad Daredia is a Mentor at The Peter Thiel Foundation and was an early employee at KAYAK and Rho Ventures.
Founder of The Gift’s Project
& Entrepreneur in Residence at Aleph
With a history of selling his startup “The Gifts Project” to eBay less than two years after graduating from college, and serving as eBay’s Head of Israel Innovation Center, Ron is one of Israel’s prominent entrepreneurs. Currently, he serves as entrepreneur in residence at Aleph, a new $150 million venture capital fund focused on serving Israeli entrepreneurs who want to build big, scaleable global businesses. In 2013, Ron was recognized as a Young Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum.
Founder Locu & Vice President at GoDaddy
"If you have a great team, it is important not to get too anchored on ideas, as they evolve. Instead, focus on the broader market you are looking to disrupt.“
Rene Reinsberg co-founded Locu and served as CEO until Locu’s acquisition by GoDaddy in August 2013. His startup was founded out of MIT in Massachusetts in 2011 and helps local merchants to get discovered online. More than 30,000 businesses, including restaurants, spas, salons, photographers and home-remodeling companies are using his network platform. Rene established his idea in a course work at MIT working with Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web. GoDaddy just had its IPO earlier this year and Rene serves as the Vice President of the Emerging Products division.
Founder & CEO - bop.fm
Shehzad Daredia is the Co-founder of bop.fm, a music technology company that creates a home for every song on the internet. The company aggregates several popular music services such as Soundcloud, Spotify, YouTube and Beats Music into one interface.
Building up a modest team that is collectively motivated to revolutionize the way we discover and share music, his startup is backed by renowned Y Combinator, SV Angel and LeWeb Founder Loic Le Meur.
The Wharton graduate is also mentor at The Peter Thiel Foundation and was an early employee at KAYAK and Rho Ventures.
Founder of Botangle.com
"Not long ago, Erik Finman invested $1,000 he received from his grandmother into bitcoins. Soon after, he sold them for $100,000. With his earnings, Erik has decided to address some of the negative experiences he has had with the educational system and provide learning that is focused on the student. The youngster founded Botangle, a video chat tutoring service. Erik was considered as one of the most influential teens of 2014 by the TIME Magazin.“