Introducing the August ’15 Cohort of Tech Startup Founders2 min read

Welcome to the August ’15 cohort of tech startup founders – Vancouver is a rising hotspot, with three new leaders joining our ranks. Other new members hail from Helsinki, Singapore and, of course, the Bay Area.

They’re giving AirBnB hosts hotel-caliber booking tools, streamlining property management and kitting out outdoor adventurers via the sharing economy.

We can’t wait to see their contributions and successes through Founders Network!

Antti Rikkinen, Antti RikkinenCo-Founder of Blucup Ltd. Blucup created Zero Keyboard, which is the best way to communicate with enterprise systems on mobile. It enables fast and detailed mobile data collection without typing and unleashes the full mobile potential of Enterprise software.


Bijan MawjiBijan Mawji, Founder and CEO of LocalFixFinder. LocalFixFinder is a platform for property managers that solves the problems of hiring and scheduling maintenance services for their properties.



Daniel DuboisDaniel Dubois, Founder & CEO of ShareShed. ShareShed is a web and mobile app for renting outdoor equipment from locals. ShareShed is referred to as Airbnb for outdoor gear such as kayaks, standup paddle boards, tents and other outdoor adventure equipment.


David OrdalDavid Ordal, Founder of Everbooked. Everbooked helps Airbnb hosts increase their revenue, giving them the same tools that hotels and airlines have had for years.



Kevin McLaughlinKevin McLaughlin, Founder of Actourex. Actourex is a new digital platform connecting tourist attractions with travel resellers. Goodbye paper vouchers. Hello mobile tickets.



Mark FromsonMark Fromson, Founder of LocalSolo. LocalSolo helps you find the Top Freelancers in Your City. Connect directly with over 13,000 local freelance professionals.



Niranjan RaoNiranjan Rao, Co-Founder of 6degrees. 6degrees is a self-updating phonebook that cleans duplicates, integrates your social networks and backs itself up.




Vimal MisraVimal Misra, Co-Founder of Samvadi LLC. Samvadi is a business software startup, focusing on very small businesses.




We are passionate about combining the rich and diverse experience and perspectives all of our members bring to our peer mentorship community of tech startup founders.You can check out our previous cohorts here

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.