Introducing the November ’14 Cohort of Tech Startup Founders3 min read

Founders Network November '14 Cohort of Tech Startup Founders

We are proud to introduce our November ’14 cohort of tech startup founders! Our newest members join Founders Network with years of experience from many different fields–from user experience and software engineering, to commercial real estate and finance. These founders have worked for companies like Motorola, Microsoft, Zynga, Yahoo!, Apple, CBRE, Merrill Lynch, and more, with degrees from top-tier schools including Stanford and Northwestern. Among the 14 new members, we have first-time founders, a SV Founders Institute grad, and serial entrepreneurs who have founded startups that have been funded and successfully exited. Collectively, they’ve raised over $4.5M for their startups. These founders bring a variety of impressive skill sets to the table, and we are excited to see their growth and impact in FN!


Lekan Basuha, Nov. 14' cohort of startup foundersLekan Bashua, Founder of StageHands. StageHands is focused on helping companies create great places to work through space setup, operating processes creation, and building enduring company culture. Lekan is based in Chicago, IL.

 


Nicholas Carter, Nov. 14' cohort of startup foundersNicholas Carter, Co-Founder of Swaddo. Swaddo is focused on finding solutions for parents to stay in touch with caretakers when they are away from their children. Nicholas is based in Corte Madera, CA.

 


Amar Chitimalli, Nov. 14' cohort of startup founders

Amar Chitimalli, Founder of FaunaFace Studios. FaunaFace Studios is building the next game that brings the best of match3 and casual casino together. Amar is based in San Francisco, CA.

 


Enrique Dubois, Nov. 14' cohort of startup foundersEnrique Dubois, Founder of Hoods. Hoods allows users to communicate with people in their local area to discover what is going on nearby. Enrique is based in San Francisco, CA.

 


Andres Garza, Nov. 14' cohort of startup founders

Andres Garza, Co-Founder of Schoolhub. Schoolhub transforms the way academic communities learn, keep in touch, and interact with each other.  Andres is based in San Francisco, CA.

 


Dan Joldzic, Nov. 14' cohort of startup founders

Dan Joldzic, Co-Founder and COO of DoggyBnB. DoggyBnb helps users find dog care easier by creating a social network for pet care. Dan is based in New York, NY.

 


Shannon Ong, Nov. 14' cohort of startup founders

Shannon Ong, Founder and CEO of TheCatch. TheCatch is a playful online dating game. Shannon is based in San Francisco, CA.

 


Nagesh Pobbathi, Nov. 14' cohort of startup founders

Nagesh Pobbathi, Founder of GameCommerce. GameCommerce allows game developers to monetize through user-friendly experiences that are additive to the game and not intrusive. Nagesh is based in San Francisco, CA.

 


Adam Pokornicky, Nov. 14' cohort of startup founders

Adam Pokornicky, Co-Founder and CEO of DoggyBnB. DoggyBnb helps users find dog care easier by creating a social network for pet care. Adam is based in New York, NY.

 


Dan Ripoll, Nov. 14' cohort of startup founders

Dan Ripoll, Co-Founder and CEO of Content BLVD. Content BLVD helps brands get inside the content their target consumers already enjoy, including blogs, YouTube, TV, film, events and more. Dan is based in Los Angeles, CA.

 


Ken Sangha, Nov. 14' cohort of startup founders

Ken Sangha, Founder and CEO of DoublePlay Entertainment Inc. DoublePlay is a social and mobile games developer. Dan is based in Toronto, Canada.

 


Jeff Shood, Founder and CEO of  Intuvo. Intuvo provides a marketing automation software platform to Credit Unions, Regional Banks and Mortgage Banks. Jeff is based in Santa Cruz, CA.

 


Scott Steele, Nov. 14' cohort of startup founders

Scott Steele, Founder and CEO of EDGEhome. EDGEhome provide a best-in-class Smart Home solution that’s affordable, responsive, and easy-to-use. Scott is based in San Diego, CA.

 


Uday Walia, Nov. 14' cohort of startup founders

Uday Walia, Co-Founder and CEO of Riiwards Inc. Riiwards Inc. is a loyalty program that boosts sales and profits by increasing repeat business. Uday is based in Pleasanton, CA.

 


With the addition of the November ’14 Cohort, Founders Network is now more than 500 members strong! We are excited about the deep and diverse experience sets and perspectives each new member brings to our peer mentorship community of tech startup founders. Together we are taking management and personal risk off the table and ensuring mutual success. Stay tuned to Founders Edge for startup updates, tips and lessons learned from each of our new members. To learn more about Founders Network click here.

Founded in 2011, Founders Network offers lifelong peer mentorship to over 600 tech startup founders globally. Our platform, programs and high-touch service facilitate authentic experience sharing, warm introductions and long-term professional relationships. Additional benefits include over $500k in startup discounts and promotion to 2,000 newsletter readers. Members are located in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, London and other tech hubs. Each month our Membership Committee admits a new cohort of full-time tech founders who are nominated by an existing member.

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