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The best of Founders Network, 
In Real Life.

May 17th | San Francisco

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Keynotes

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Best of the Forum Panels

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Workshops

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1-1 Investor Office Hours

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Partner Office Hours

Convening 100 tech founders and 20 VCs in downtown San Francisco, the fnIRL Global Conference features a full day of programming focused on the most popular topics from over 1,000 Online Forum discussions.

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Keynotes
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Best of the Forum Panels
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Workshops
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1-1 Investor Office Hours
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Partner Offers
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“You’ll learn more from the threads seen here everyday than you did in most courses you’ve ever waded through. So dive in, everyone is here because this is exactly what we want to be doing.”
Dr. Galen Buckwalter, Former CSO eHarmony

Featured Speakers

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Beerud Sheth
Founder
eLance / GupShup

Raised $95M+ prior to merging with Odesk to form UpWork and pioneer the gig economy. Currently working on GupShup— raised $44M, 30,000 customers including leading companies such as FlipKart, OLA, Facebook, Twitter, ICICI, HDFC and ZeeTV.

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Jon Sadow
Founder & CPO
Scoop

Raised $46M+ and scaled to 50+ employees over the course of 3 years. Prior to Scoop, Jon spent 4 ½ years at Google in both Product Management and Business Development.

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Shadiah Sigala 
Co-founder & CPO
HoneyBook

Raised $46M and established the best-in-class Concierge support team, to installing a community-first marketing team. Previously, she held roles at Activehours and Aetna, in addition to owning her own farm-to-table catering service. 

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Duke Chung
Founder & CEO
TravelBank

Formerly founded and sold Parature to Microsoft for $100M acquisition. Currently working on TravelBank and has raised $35M.

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Domingo Guerra
President & Founder
Appthority

Raised $25M+ through Series B funding rounds and grown Fortune 1000 customer base. Google Partner. Former Brocade and Applied Materials. Holds 6 patents.

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Neha Sampat
Founder & CEO
Built.io

Scaled 200+ employees. 15+ years enterprise product marketing at Sun and VMware. San Francisco’s 40 under 40 and 50 Women in Tech Dominating Silicon Valley.

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John Lyotier
CEO & Director
RightMesh AG

3 startups and over $20M raised. Founder of Villa (Acquired for $3M). Currently in ICO process. Won Best Workplace at Small Business in BC Awards.

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Richard White
Founder & CEO
UserVoice

Scaled from idea through Series B. Expert in UX design, and the critical importance of putting customers at the center of building products. Customers include Microsoft, Amazon, Yahoo, Intuit, and Google.

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Scott Schreiman 
Founder & CEO
Samepage

2 Startups and 250 employees hired. $30M exit from Kerio via GFI Software.

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Ricardo Amper 
Founder & CEO
Incode

3-time serial entrepreneur with 2 exits amounting to $200M. Raised $30M over the course of his career. 500+ employees hired.

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Ben Nader
Founder & CEO
Butterfleye

Raised $4M and was recently acquired by Ooma. Ben has been recognized as a ‘Change Agent’ by USA Today, supported by his background at Texas Instruments, Maxim, Intel, and InFocus. 

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Vivek Bhaskaran
Founder & CEO
QuestionPro

Scaled QuestionPro to $8M ARR and 2,000 users. Seed investor in 3 companies and startup advisor. 

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LV Jadavji
Founder & CEO
LocoNoco

2-time serial entrepreneur. Raised $7.8M for 3D printing/ bionic footwear startup Wiivv. Forbes 30 under 30 all-star alumni. 

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John Roberts 
Founder & CEO
Successly

4-time serial entrepreneur. Former startup Tech Track acquired by Lasso.io. 

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Janine Yancey
Founder & CEO
Emtrain

Scaled Emtrain to $10M ARR. Former Partner at Employment Law Partners. Subject matter expert on HR and workplace compliance.

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Eric Meyerson
Head of Marketing 
Sensai

Former Director/ Head of Marketing at Facebook, Eventbrite, YouTube, and Google prior to joining the startup world.

Gold Sponsors

Morrison & Foerster is recognized throughout the world as a leader in providing cutting-edge legal advice on matters that are redefining practices and industries. We collaborate across a global network of 16 offices located in key technology and financial centers in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Our clients include some of the largest financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies, and leading technology and life sciences companies. We also represent investment funds and startup companies, and over the years have supported many in their growth and development as leading industry players and household brands.

Silver Sponsors

Travelbank is an all-in-one expense, travel, and rewards platform built for modern businesses. Using an intelligent algorithm, TravelBank predicts travel costs based on real-time pricing. A camera-first experience allows for tracking expenses on-the-go and an auto-rewards program incentivizes employees to save money on corporate travel when they book more cost-effective options. TravelBank is free to use and available for iOS, Android, and the web.

Bronze Sponsors

Media Sponsors
“Join the network that in my mind is the only founder-driven, honest forum for startup entrepreneurs.”
JAMES BOHAN PITT (FOUNDER, HIPPOCKET)
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