Nik is the CEO of Sharma Brands, a strategic-initiatives firm working with a wide range of brands to help grow and scale revenue across digital platforms. Nik is one of AdWeek’s Young & Influential, Forbes 30 under 30, and an investor and advisor to some of the fastest-growing brands in commerce.
DTC & Tech Executive Marketer helping your favorite brands scale with some of the top agencies.
Eli has spent the last 7+ years building and operating early-stage startups. He is particularly known for his work around Customer Experience and Retention at DTC brands such as Jones Road Beauty, OLIPOP and Simulate.
I am a managing director with over eight years of brand development, marketing strategy, supply-chain management, global logistics, and e-commerce experience in the entertainment, fashion, beauty, and publishing industries. Through brands within my company and clients' portfolio, I have effectively managed multiple eCommerce properties to reach 8 figures in annualized revenue. I am renowned for my $500 brand blueprint, where I developed the framework to start and scale an eCommerce brand with as little as a few hundred dollars. I have created over a dozen consumer products under my product studio at Wonghaus Ventures. Aside from the brands I created, I help celebrities and influencers on their eCommerce business as well as executing digital campaigns for clients such as Jack in the Box, Coca-Cola, Universal Music Group, Adidas, and Fashion Nova.
I'm a bestselling author, differentiation expert, and strategic brand advisor for c-suite leaders. As the Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of MOTTO, one of the top branding agencies in the country, I advise top minds from brands such as Google, Microsoft, Hershey’s, Virgin, and Twentieth Century Fox. I am the co-author of the bestselling breakthrough business book RARE BREED: A Guide to Success for the Defiant, Dangerous, and Different (HarperCollins). I have been named GDUSA Top 25 People to Watch, and interviewed by Entrepreneur, Forbes, Yahoo!, Wall Street Journal, The Breakfast Club, and hundreds more. I've spoken in front of Dale Carnegie, FOSSIL®, Small Giants, Inc. GROWCO, The DEC, Campaign Radio, and Audio Summit, to name a few. My focus on MentorPass is to help company owners grow and scale their business. Specifically, if you are a creative shop, I can guide you through issues such as building a culture, growing your team, finding your true point of view, and branding your business in the right ways. Having grown MOTTO from $250 to a multi-million dollar business, I have learned what it takes to stand out against the herd and earn a reputation as one of the best. I can help you with: ⚡️Position (how you articulate your differentiators) ⚡️Leadership (how to lead with vision and purpose) ⚡️Pricing (how to increase pricing) ⚡️Customer (who should you target?) ⚡️Mindset (what's holding you back?) ⚡️Proposals & Contracts (scopes and legal terms) ⚡️Sales (how to win more) Wherever your head is, is where your business is. If you want to learn how to harness your purpose, lead your business into new territory, or tear up the rule book in unconventional ways, book a session with me.
As a storyteller, consumer, and employee, I constantly witness how challenging it is for businesses and individuals to tell big, juicy, human stories. And yet, story is at the heart of what we all want most — to connect with someone else, an audience, a community, investors, employees, ourselves. From Google to VSCO to local and international startups, I’ve helped brands of all sizes establish and evolve their voice through written and visual communication. I also launched Dove Story, a project designed to help women around the world connect through real, vulnerable story. Whether I’m freelancing, consulting, or mentoring, my mission in and outside of work is to help us move closer to our goals through the stories we tell. So, what’s your story?
A force behind the screen, Kendall got her start in digital marketing while at Spoon University, a food tech start-up, as the Social Media Marketing Intern before they were acquired by Food Network. While there, she got her feet wet in strategy, data + analytic tracking, copywriting, content curation + creation, partnerships, community development and more. She also helped launch their first vertical, Spoon Healthier, which focused on mental and physical health of college students through curating influencer takeovers, content, and handling optimization. While there, she was building her own brand, The Flexible Foodie, an instagram account focused on simplifying health and wellness that led her to create content for brands like Hint. Fast forward to 2021, Kendall began consulting with DTC and CPG brands helping them with all things social from audits to strategy to launch, seedings, and beyond. She has worked with brands like Starday Foods, Graza, and more.
CEO and Founder of collagen-fortified health & wellness brand Obvi, which has surpassed 250K customers globally, all whilst boot-strapping its way to $30 Million in sales in less than 3 years. Previously cofounder of Ghost 3 Media, which has helped more than 25 Inc. 5000 brands scale their digital footprints. Ronak is a strategic thinker and senior leader who creatively uses technology, marketing, strategy, and analytics to support innovation and revenue generating business goals. HUGE passion for boot-strapping and creative exploration of how to make teams and money work harder for you.
I am an analytically-driven growth marketer who has a passion for enhancing customer retention metrics. I have a proven record of strategizing, testing and scaling tactics to improve customer acquisition, customer retention, and increase LTV. I am guided by data to point to areas of opportunity and employ my experience with media buying and CRM to implement strategies across channels. I believe that customer acquisition and retention are two sides of the same coin and should work together synergistically. In all of my roles, I have concentrated on building a large of funnel of qualified leads, making incremental improvements to conversion (on web or in an app), and achieving faster payback periods on paid media acquisitions by using my deep understanding of retention loops. I am best when working cross-functionally with the other growth functions like the product, analytics, merchandising, and creative teams. I am also a proud UC Berkeley graduate, Go Bears!
I grow brands. I drive growth through content and community (influencer, editorial, email, affiliate, growth loops). Expertise: acquisition, social media, Gen Z, emerging community platforms About: Midwest by birth, NYC by choice, grad school drop out. alum: Derris, Madewell, Condé Nast.
Proven Track Record of Scaling Social Focused Campaigns consistently past 8-figures through Programmatic buying, Influencers, E-mail and Adwords. Learning and growing businesses in this ever changing age of customer acquisition. Growing up I spent my time focused on athletics and team orientated goals rather than striving for a positive mark on tests. After 15 years of dedication, two division 1 universities and representing the team I supported as a boy (LA GALAXY). The goal of obtaining professionalism within my sport became a reality. Knowing that I had more to offer, I applied that same drive to work with established brands as well as brands looking to make that pro jump. Let's Connect!
Hi! I'm 50% of the founding team at Born & Bred—a San Francisco Growth Branding agency. I lead new business, client engagement, and strategy. Need help bringing a brand to life or keeping it going? Shoot me a message. Prior to Born & Bred, I was a ground-floor employee (first 20) at Eaze, where I oversaw content marketing. My industry-shaping work on Eaze Insights was published by the New Yorker, New York Times, Fobes, AdAge, and dozens more. LinkedIn describes me as a: "skilled in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Email Marketing, Social Media Management, Agency Management, Event Management, Public Speaking, and Design. Strong marketing professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in Communication and Media Studies from University of California, Berkeley."
Co-Founder & CMO of Obvi, one of the world’s fastest growing health & nutrition brands. Since launching in 2019, Obvi has surpassed 250K customers globally, all whilst boot-strapping its way to $30 Million in sales in less than 3 years. Prior to managing Obvi's 7 figure monthly digital marketing budget, Ash co-founded Ghost3Media, a boutique digital advertising & growth agency managing over $15M of adspend.
My goal is to 10X your cost of this call in our mentoring session! Let's scale your business at speed!! With a great team we can make big things happen! Meghan co-founded and grew the wine/spirit beverage distributor network, Palomar Beverage Company to 9 figure revenue in 7 years. She builds teams and organizations to deliver impact and can help you scale at speed. She is a strategic and dedicated leader with a proven track record of success building high-performance teams, mentoring, and identifying methods that drive new business, reduce costs and secure customer loyalty. My coaching approach focuses on helping you become a great leader, clarifying your vision on where you want to go and how to get there, building an extraordinary team and implementing a monitoring system to achieve big results.
I have an obsession with brand building and DTC marketing. 13 years ago, I stumbled into entrepreneurship and haven’t looked back since. $250 million of bootstrapped revenue to date as a sole founder.
Moiz Ali is the Founder of Native. Launched in 2015, Native was the fastest growing CPG company in the United States. The company was acquired by Procter & Gamble for $100 Million in November 2017, the first acquisition by P&G in nearly ten years. Moiz is also an active investor in the consumer space, and has invested in brands including Manscaped, Liquid IV, Sunday, Magic Spoon, and Pepper.
Over the last 4 years, I've generated over $180 million in revenue through affiliate partnerships and direct response growth strategies for DTC brands like Goli, Hello Fresh, Onnit, Larq, Neuro, Glamnetic, Noom, Function of Beauty, and many more. Currently, I head up revenue for Funday, one of 2021's fastest-growing full-service marketing agencies, which works with brands like Lululemon, Bitcoin.com, Bittrex Global, Nike, 7-Eleven, and many more. I am also one of the founders at gmgnsupply.co, a CPG DAO that will be launching 100 brands within the next 5 years. I also actively invest, consult and advise DTC, Web3, and emerging tech startups.
I have a passion for personal coaching and mentoring and enabling more entrepreneurs. I use my background as a no-code maker, technology consultant, agile coach, business developer, and program manager to help people build delightful products and profitable businesses. Digital nomad living 3 - 6 months at a time in Miami, New York, and Mexico City. Exploring mindfulness as a tool to become more resilient, insightful, and happy.
I founded and bootstrapped Death to Stock to 500k subscribers and $3M in revenue. I now coach founders on... Building a better business through: Quarterly planning and strategy Building leverage with your time through: Delegation, and calendar design Building skills + leadership development through: Communication, personal growth, burnout, stress management
Matt has worked for and with early-stage companies in a variety of capacities. He's spent the past 7 years building, operating, and investing in startups. Matt was the sixth employee at Bonobos in 2008 and is currently the Co-Founder and CEO at Huron. He earned an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and a BA from Brown University.
Currently eating a lot of candy + building BEHAVE | Previously: SoulCycle, Daily Harvest, Uber, and the NFL
Digital Marketing Leader with expertise in acquisition for D2C brands. Currently at RIMOWA and JUDY overseeing paid efforts across paid search, paid social, affiliate marketing driving triple digit YoY channel growth
Patrick Schwarzenegger is an American-Austrian actor, model, and entrepreneur. While some of his work includes staring in movies and Mini series- Patrick has gained reputation for helping and scaling small buisness. More specially, Patrick has become known as one of the top and most influential investors in the Better-For-You health and wellness CPG space. Patrick has helped companies with celebrity endorsements and fundraising, manufacturing contracts, re-brands, messaging and marketing.
Stewart is a growth marketer who specializes in content-led and audience building. He's been growing startups for five years using content. He will help you strategize, systematize, and scale content that attracts your dream customers. Currently, Stewart is Head of Content at Mutiny, publishes daily on LinkedIn, and interviews top marketing minds on his podcast, Top of Mind. Previously, Stewart was Sr. Content Lead at Demand Curve where his Twitter threads and newsletter insights were read by millions of growth marketers. Before that he launched a podcast and doubled newsletter subscribers at Customer Camp. His ideas have been featured by TechCrunch, Growth Marketing Today, Mailchimp, and Growth Machine.
On a mission to grow a DTC empire, share what I’m learning, and be a force of positivity.
I'm an entrepreneur, advisor, and investor to some of the fastest-growing technology companies in the industry. The past companies I've founded have raised over $7M in venture capital and have done over $20M in revenue. My work has been featured in TechCrunch, NECN TV, Bostinno, DigitalTrends, Buzzfeed, Entrepreneur magazine, NY Biz Journal and more. I help founders with: - Fundraising (a lot) - Building (getting to market quickly) - Bootstrapping - Strategy - Problem Solving - Mentorship
My mission is to help bootstrapped & funded SaaS companies with marketing to drive real, sustainable growth. Helping SaaS & subscription companies with metrics, retention, and growth at Baremetrics Helping marketers find their next great career opportunity in tech, SaaS, and e-commerce with HeyMarketers.com Helping marketers be more strategic, do their best work, and become a top-tier marketer with MentalModelsForMarketers.com Helping makers do marketing with RefactoringGrowth.com Everything else about me: CoreyHaines.co
Vivek has over 15 years of experience as a startup lawyer, advisor, and mentor to early-stage startup founders in Silicon Valley, New York, and across the world. Vivek works with teams ranging from “2 people in a garage” to global multinational corporations. He has been a mentor with leading accelerators and incubator programs such as Techstars, 500 Startups, Founders Institute, Startup Chile, and many others. He has a passion for advising companies that are looking to “go global” and he has worked with teams from around the world. Vivek started his career with the top tech law firm in the world, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Later, he worked with several leading global firms such as Norton Rose Fulbright and Bracewell before launching his own law firm. He's now in the process of launching a startup/tech-focused boutique law firm that will provide corporate, securities, and commercial assistance to scaling startup technology companies from around the world. Vivek has lived in India, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and the United States.
Experienced CPG founder and COO. I've launched brands from scratch and helped companies like Native Deodorant go from early-stage to exit.
Taran Ghatrora is Co-Founder and CEO of Blume, one of the fastest growing brands in the Shopify ecosystem. Taran took Blume from zero to seven figures in a year, she's been featured in TODAY and in Forbes, and she has a really, really powerful mission to help young women. By focusing on the problems of their target customers, Taran has grown Blume's website to 142K+ visits and thousands of dollars in monthly revenue as well as scaled distribution through retailers like Nordstrom, Sephora and ULTA Beauty.
Nancy Fechnay is an accomplished founder, investor, and mentor. Nancy was a Partner at Flight Ventures (the brainchild of Gil Penchina). Nancy launched the first AngelList syndicate in Europe in early 2015. Since then Flight has built the largest online group of investors in the world. Nancy also mentors for Techstars and the Vatican's positive impact accelerator, Laudato Si. Nancy invests in high-growth tech companies (Angel through Series A), but is most interested in working with companies that have the potential to positively impact the world through scalable technology. Nancy has been a part of the startup investing world for nine years. Starting her career in cleantech venture, Nancy has since worked for top firms, such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and GE Ventures before becoming a partner at Flight and leading her own angel deals in all things tech. Passionate about unleashing one’s true potential through the power of community and sharing life’s highs and lows, Nancy co-founded The Inspire Movement with the help of Hephzi Pemberton and Google in London in 2016. The Inspire Movement brings people together to share impactful stories of overcoming life's greatest challenges in an effort to address the overwhelming problem of mental health in the 21st century. Nancy regularly speaks at events and advises companies on how to keep adapting and growing through fast-paced change. (Past speaking engagements include SLUSH, Google HQ, CognitionX, Europas, Oslo Innovation Week, GIANT Health, and Websummit.)
The Lunar / Solar Group provides e-commerce and digital marketing services that drive transformational growth for our clients. Our team solves complex marketing challenges for companies of all sizes. In 2021 we worked with founders and leadership teams from 100+ brands and deployed $100M+ in advertising spend. Primarily through Paid Social, Google Adwords & YouTube. We also have a client retention rate of 95% since inception about 3 years ago. Outside of work, I spend every second deep in the crypto and NFT space and advise on brand strategy for a handful of companies looking to bridge the gap between web2/web3 or are simply trying to learn more about the crypto/NFT space.
Kim is a leader in the Community space with experience building a diverse range of IRL and digital-first communities. She spent five years building the Glossier community from the ground up and has since helped numerous brands, organizations, and individuals build their own communities through her work at Geneva, an all-in-one group messaging app for communities of all shapes and sizes.
Dylan Ander is a Serial Entrepreneur, diversifying his experience in digital marketing in both B2C and B2B companies. Founder and CEO of SplitTesting.com and Co-Founder and CEO of NextCore Media, Dylan and has experience working with companies such as GEICO, Gravity Accelerator, Planet Fitness, and many more. "After $300M in sales, I’m the only dude on Twitter that guarantees to increase your conversion rate or I will pay YOU."
People thought I was crazy when I quit Google to join a $14K marketing boot camp. But I wanted to learn about all marketing channels, not just Google. I then worked with several startups as a growth marketer before launching GR0, my own SEO agency. Simultaneously, I launched a grammar website, thewordcounter.com, to prove my strategies work. A year later, the site ranks #1 on Google Search for multiple keywords and gets 500,000 unique visitors a month. I live and breathe startup culture and work every day to help fellow underdogs. My top priority is to help pay my success forward, investing in and enabling small companies to grow and find the good fortune.
With over 15 years of experience delivering software solutions to business problems, Peter has managed a variety of successful products including enterprise SaaS software used by millions, e-commerce sites earning $100M+ in annual revenue, startup marketplaces, native mobile apps and more. He's passionate about prototyping, empathetic toward users, data-driven and an inspiring public speaker. He's also a leader who has co-founded his own company, built and managed product teams.
Danielle is a seasoned UX/UI product designer, specializing in the fintech market. Collectively she's helped companies raise over 200 million in seed and VC Funding in the last two years. Her interfaces have serviced over 100 million users.
I'm currently a Senior Product Manager at Stacker. Prior to this I was a Senior PM Softr and Lead Product Manager at Founder & Lightning - a startup studio creating some of London's most exciting tech startups. I work with founders and early-stage startups helping them bring their ideas to life. I'm also the programme lead for a micro-incubation programme. A 6-week, rapid, early-stage launchpad for passionate startup founders wanting to validate their online business idea. In my spare time, I create and experiment with small online bootstrapped businesses. Some of which have been acquired.
I've been a reporter at CNBC International for 7 years and have been based in New York, Singapore, and Hong Kong. I've heard hundreds of startups pitch and interviewed hundreds of executives. Today, I work with startups to help them pitch better and create better content.
Co-Founder of Lunar Solar Group and Retextion. Love to talk all things retention and subscription.
Anne M. Mahlum is an entrepreneur who knows how to create and build with purpose…and she knows how to do it quickly. She is founder, owner and CEO of a fast-growing boutique fitness company she founded in DC in 2013 called [solidcore]. In just over seven years, Anne has grown her company to 70 locations and has raised over $70MM in private equity financing. [solidcore] is not a franchise. Prior to [solidcore], Anne was the CEO of Back on My Feet (BoMF), a non-profit organization she founded in Philadelphia in 2007 that uses the power of running to change the way those experiencing homelessness see themselves so they can make real change in their lives, which includes employment and independent housing. In addition to Philadelphia, the organization now has chapters in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Indianapolis, Atlanta, New York City, Austin and Los Angeles. Anne led BoMF to become a $6.5M privately-funded organization with staff of 48, thousands of volunteers and hundreds of members. Anne’s work with Back on My Feet has been featured in countless times in both local and national media. She has been named ABC world News Person of the Week, a CNN Hero, New Yorker of the Week, a top 40 under 40 individual by both Philadelphia and Washington DC’s Business Journal. Anne regularly speaks at corporate events, academic institutions and conferences on numerous topics including, leadership, being bold, finding your happiness, the business behind starting a nonprofit, fundraising and social change.
I'm a marketing professional that has worked with Spotify, HootSuite, Apple, Red Bull, and a variety of other companies for marketing to high school and college students.
Customer Success leader with over 8 years of experience adept at leveraging analytical skills to create targeted customer journey across the lifecycle.
Great design gives Fonz life. Prior to joining Netflix, he led a design team at Coursera – the world’s leading online educational platform. As a founder and growth designer, he’s led product design at two startups and worked with some of the world’s biggest companies. As a leader, Fonz focuses on balancing experience with spontaneity and intense creativity with the discipline and methodology of production. His undergraduate career began at the HBCU Morehouse College and ended with his earning a B.S in Computer Science from Georgia State University. With no formal education in design, he is an advocate for the self-taught designer. Additionally, he mentors design students through Cascade SF, California College of the Arts, and General Assembly’s UX Design Bootcamp. Fonz’s passion is creating effective and successful experiences that engage, inspire and attract customers. He was a cohort member at First Round Capital’s Founding Designer Track and is currently a cohort member at Floodgate Fund and a Design advisor for Signal Fire. His talent and enthusiasm are well-respected throughout the Design industry and he has been invited to speak for several professional tech audiences, including Afrotech, DesignxUs, UC Berkeley and UC Davis.
8+ years of experience in assessing and strategically scaling new businesses across multiple industries both domestically and abroad. Experience in the US, Europe, Middle East, and Africa markets, and with both B2B and B2C business models.
I'm currently scaling a sports podcasting network with influencers and former athletes called Blue Wire. I've worked as a journalist and content strategist at both Facebook and Salesforce. I've seen a lot!
I’m a software account executive and writer that primarily works with early-stage startups. To date, I've worked with Truebill (Acq $1.2B), Lambda School (YCS17), and Panther.
Raphael is the CEO & Creative Director of TRUFFL Branding Agency and Venture Studio, which counts as clients both household names like Tesla, Heineken, and LinkedIn, along with dozens of leading consumer brands and startups. In addition, Raphael is the Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of Last Crumb; a founding partner of over 20 consumer brands like BetterBrand; Sweet Nothings; and Barcode; and the CEO & Founder of two venture capital-backed brands in the incubation phase. Raphael brings a unique mix of brand strategy, entrepreneurship experience, copywriting, and creative direction to his efforts to help founders create authentic and meaningful brands that bring their purpose and vision to life. Raphael is a Guest Lecturer of Branding at Stanford University and an active Angel Investor and advisor. He has been profiled in publications such as Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, New York Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times.
Just a 29-year-old kid from a farm town in Connecticut who had a great idea with his friends for a four-way volleyball game. On a rocketship and tons of fuel left in the tank 🚀 Film school graduate. Uber Alum. Co-Founder of CROSSNET, the world’s first four-way volleyball game. I’ve built retail relationships with some of the world's largest stores. Lover of e-commerce, alternative rock music, New York sports (Knicks, Jets, Mets, Rangers), live music, horror movies, chocolate, bbq, and overpriced wine.
I’m a performance creative expert that works with direct-to-consumer eCommerce brands on their paid social advertising. Currently, I’m the Director of Performance Creative at Thesis (acq. by Barrington Media Group) where I oversee the Performance Creative Department.
I'm an early-stage startup expert who's seen 2000+ startups launch and has worked with dozens of startups and corporate innovation teams on the development, launch, and growth of new initiatives. I've also built and sold two of my own products. Most notably is Startup Stash, a curated directory of resources and tools for startups that's been used by 1M+ people. I'm here to help people in the early stages of their ideas (from Mindset, to MVP to launch). But also business, marketing and community strategy.
I'm a movement builder who focuses on scaling mission-driven companies with community, content, and growth tactics. I've built and sold 2 startups doing this. I've also supported ~10,000 entrepreneurs through building and running accelerators and mentoring founders. I've also spent time on both sides of the table raising $10M in venture capital and investing $30M as a Silicon Valley VC.
Val Geisler is ridiculously obsessed with email, and for good reason. As the founder and Chief Email Officer of Fix My Churn, Val and her team care deeply about the biggest problem plaguing subscription-based brands: how do we get customers to stick around? Turns out there's more to that than just a great product. Corner her on Twitter (@lovevalgeisler) and ask her just that and you'll likely get an earful. Or simply head to fixmychurn.com to get some ideas flowing right now.
I'm passionate about two things: systems and people. I can help founders looking to set up the tools, processes, and teams to grow quickly in a sustainable way. As you grow, it becomes more and more difficult to go back and redesign the foundation on which your company is built - let's get it from the get-go. I can also help with project planning, project management, hiring, firing, conflict resolution, and leading teams.
I am an early stage investor based in NYC + own a business development consulting firm where we spearhead B2B sales distribution for CPG brands in the wellness/clean beauty/lifestyle/fem care + sexual health spaces through retail and brand partnerships. I’ve been 1st hire at several startups in the space + have worn many hats. I am well versed in a ton of areas (Biz Dev, strategy, fundraising etc). I have personal long standing relationships with thousands of retailers worldwide. I received my JD from Cardozo law and have angel invested in 20+ portfolio companies in fem tech, tech, fintech, future of work, CPG, food/beverage, healthcare verticals. I’m genuinely passionate about working with like-minded founders and growing businesses from the ground up in a meaningful way by adding significant value at a very quick pace. I mentor founders and advise companies on an ongoing basis.
Nicole Baqai is a senior partnerships manager at one of the fastest growing e-commerce SaaS companies. She helps early and growth-stage startups scale revenue with strategic and tactical guidance for development partnership programs. She's brought in around 40% of team ARR and at a point brought in 13% company ARR. When it comes to partnerships, she nows how to define, structure, and scale your partnerships program.
Vanya partners with CEOs and executives in the Startup ecosystem, focusing on post-series A companies. She supports the CEO with executive 1:1 coaching and the business by bringing best practices and expertise in scaling internal operations, building infrastructure, and people processes to lay the foundation to grow. She supports the company in sustaining culture and helping teams stay connected and engaged. She facilitates strategic planning off-sites to help executive teams align and execute their vision and designs and delivers manager trainings. She served as the director of people and culture at a high-growth AI company, based in the Bay Area, to help build out their people function, which she's still supporting in a coaching capacity. Vanya is an executive coach at On Deck and is involved with the city of London's LEP entrepreneurship program, PlugNPlay, Founders Institute, Newchip, and various VC firms, supporting growth-stage companies in their cohorts. Besides entrepreneurs, she has worked with leaders at Citibank, Estée Lauder, Youtube, IBM. Vanya received her coach training through the “Institute For Professional Excellence In Coaching” (IPEC), recognized as one of the world’s top training programs for professional coaches. Prior to her coach certification, she graduated from Sofia University where she studied History of philosophy and psychology. She offers a variety of coaching tools and assessments, such as the Energy Leadership Index, DISC, True colors, 360s, etc. Her style is very operational, she works with templates and tools she gathered, and some developed herself over the years with the startups she's worked with. Not starting from scratch could save a lot of time when it comes to processes, best practices, and company rituals. She brings a mindful approach when needed, which she draws from her philosophy background, the Paramahansa Yogananda fellowship she belongs to, and the experience from living and studying at Buddhist temples in Asia and Europe. She is also a Breathwork facilitator, which allows for a deep exploration of the inner world, enabling leaders to meaningfully influence their outer world.
Experienced Social Media Marketing Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the social media industry. Skilled in Final Cut Pro, Social Media, and Editing. Strong marketing professional persuing a Bachelor of Arts - BA focused in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication from University of Southern California. Launched @Blossom and @SoYummy on TikTok. Growth Strategist for @boohoo and @dreampops on TikTok. Helped launch @puma, @balmain, @nyfw, and more on TikTok.
4x E-comm Owner | Copper Pearl (founder/exited) | Maven Thread (founder) | Woven Nook (founder) | Piper Finn (acquired 2021) I've built 3 DTC brands in the last 6 years and have generated over $30M in revenue across Shopify, Amazon, and wholesale. I've sold one business for over $5M and acquired another small business recently. I have a lot to offer to those getting started!
I've been a Software Engineering for several early to mid stage B2C, B2B and marketplace startups in Australia with experience in software architecture and process automation.
Conversion copywriter with a focus on persuasion. 6+ years as a freelance copywriter, working primarily in tech, SaaS, and blockchain.
I help build and execute media strategies for standalone media companies as well as other businesses that want to differentiate with content marketing.
Daniel Snow is CEO and Founder of The Snow Agency, a full service performance and social media marketing agency that is disrupting the ecommerce landscape for DTC brands. Daniel is a proven expert having launched and scaled numerous viral ecommerce brands himself over the course of 3.5 years, generating close to $60M in revenue, without ever receiving funding or a loan. This entrepreneurial foundation is what inspired Daniel to launch The Snow Agency. Having an inherent understanding of what clients want, because he was once in the same position, is the unique perspective that gives The Snow Agency its competitive edge. After spending tens of millions of dollars of his own money on marketing Daniel has experienced the ins and outs of operating a successful ecommerce business and is now focused on bringing this knowledge to his clients. In his role, Daniel sets the strategic priorities for The Snow Agency. Leading his team in constant innovation across content, on-site optimization, search engine marketing and all integral components of growing a brand. The Snow agency has nearly 100 clients, who are all in the DTC ecommerce space. They also own a creative studio, Kindred, which produces branded photo, video, website design, and direct response advertising content.
I am an independent marketing consultant, operator, and advisor with a decade of experience. Previously, I worked at Raden, Oyster (acquired by Google), Bonobos (acquired by Walmart), and Goldman Sachs. I take a holistic approach to marketing because every customer touchpoint is critical to growth. I have fingers-to-keyboard and strategy experience with a myriad of marketing tactics, platforms, and mediums. My clients span different verticals such as fashion, food & beverage, home goods, media, travel, health & wellness, pets, fintech, beauty, skincare, and baby gear.
Monica lives in Jackson, WY where her marketing experience began as a professional big mountain skier. Prior to launching Marea she was hire one at DTC pet brand, Rex Specs, where she helped them grow from 6 to multiple 7 figures in 2.5 years. Monica has now helped tens of ecommerce brands grow authentic engaged communities of customers as a Klaviyo partner and consultant. She launched Marea in 2020 and has bootstrapped without paid marketing to 6-figures. Her goal is to help thousands of women have healthier, happier menstrual cycles.
Alexa DePasquale is deeply passionate about helping startups and brands define their brand strategy and innovation efforts. She was a founding team member of Evol8tion, an innovation consultancy focused on strategic partnerships between startups/brand, the co-partner of Grey Adventures, an innovation unit inside of creative agency, Grey, was a leader in innovation and brand marketing at Daily Harvest, and now serves as the Director of Strategy at Bullish, a hybrid venture capital firm and brand strategy agency.
Brand Partnerships @ TikTok (Formerly Foursquare, Match Group). Former head of partnerships of influencer marketing agency Social Studies. Co-founder of health & wellness biz Area 25. Community-focused angel investor + advisor.
Shaun is a serial entrepreneur & performance branding expert behind numerous DTC brands. He is the Co-Founder of Oddit and has founded many companies including Kulin Co., Versett, Federal Moto, & more. Shaun has an extensive background in design, branding, and crafting incredible user experiences.
Shruti is a serial entrepreneur that has scaled sales for multiple of her businesses and raised millions in venture capital funding. Areas that I can add value in include helping find product market fit, scaling your initial team, and fundraising advice.
Ross is the founder of Raise Like A Boss, an online platform and community which helps founders globally raise early-stage funding from VC and angels. Prior, Ross has 10 years of experience as a founder or part of the founding management teams behind the launch of three successful venture capital-backed businesses in London and San Francisco which have collectively raised $40M+. 1 exit and the other two still live in the market. As an advisor and consultant, Ross has helped CEO's raise $21M+ in early-stage capital. Ross is also a GTM specialist; expert in negotiating B2B deals, driving top-tier PR, managing cross-functional teams, and raising capital to fuel rapid growth into new markets for early to mid-stage businesses. Ross is also an endurance athlete competing in IRONMAN and Red Bull races. In 2017, he led a two-person team around Palawan (Condé Nast-voted ‘World’s Best Island’) which gained international recognition as The Philippines' largest ever kayaking expedition. In 2019, he organised and completed the world's hardest 24h triathlon from the Adriatic Sea to the highest peak of the Southern Alps.
I am a product and marketing professional that specializes in growth and lead/demand generation at early/mid stage startups. I have significant experience in growth marketing, GTM, lead/demand gen, marketing automation (Marketo, Eloqua, SalesForce), product marketing strategy, AR, PR, content generation/proliferation, social, customer success marketing and more. I love public speaking, working with early stage founders, and problem solving.
Pacific Pine is driven to have a role in fighting the inequality in the founder and funding landscape. We have helped over 30 startups build, grow, and scale. Anything from fintech to the creator economy and raise upwards of $10 million.
Challenging the traditional models of employment and entrepreneurship: led brand at The Knot - global leader in weddings - former CMO at Teal, a career development platform with resources to help enable professionals to grow their careers with confidence - and now a second-time founder. I launched House of Wise, the luxury CBD brand empowering women to give more purposeful intention and take control of their lives. I was inspired to create House of Wise to offer impactful solutions to modern women, helping them reclaim some of their most important lifestyle routines and needs. Prior to launching House of Wise, I spent five years at The Knot Worldwide (formerly XO Group) as Vice President of Marketing, overseeing brand and product marketing for The Knot and WeddingWire. Before that, I founded a technology startup intended for the wedding industry, following my career as an international wedding planner, working with wedding and entertaining expert David Tutera. The earliest years of my career were spent working in professional services at Ernst & Young, leading the marketing efforts for their Entrepreneur Of The Year program.
Co-founder at immi (www.immieats.com). immi is a leading better-for-you food brand backed by investors and advisors including Siddhi Capital, Palm Tree Crew (Kygo & Myles Shear), Collaborative Fund, Pear Ventures, Constellation Capital, Animal Capital, individuals like Kat Cole, Nik Sharma, Patrick Schwarzenegger, and the CEOs or Co-founders of Thrive Market, Caviar, Daring Foods, Madhappy, Twitch, Kettle & Fire, MUD\WTR, Native, Amity Supply, Visionary Music Group, Italic, Tatcha, Casper, Hydrant, Naturebox, Revolution Foods, Otis, Islands, Magic Spoon, Boba Guys, Gumroad, and more. Previously a Principal VC at Pear Ventures and held several product manager roles in tech before that.
I founded Launch House last year and now am fortunate to work with many amazing founders each month through our residency program. I've helped companies 10x their valuation and reach millions of users in their first weeks after launching. Previously, I spent over 5 years in product management and data science at Airbnb and Uber. I'm here to help with any early-stage questions or problems.
I've worked at startups for as long as I can remember. Whether I started them myself or joined at an early stage there's nothing quite like the excitement of making your own dent in the world! I'm now working on my next SaaS called UserLoop. It's a 1 click customer satisfaction platform designed to help ecommerce retailers get more customer feedback. I've built the app entirely with no code and am looking for help and advice on scaling it to $10K MRR.
8 years of experience at Macy's working with corporate strategy, e-commerce, omnichannel, and stores. I evaluate new brands and retail technology to bring into our ecosystem.
Ben Jabbawy is the founder of Privy, one of the top apps in the shopify app store. Today Privy is used by over 250,000 ecommerce stores around the world. He started Privy after helping his parents market their small businesses, raised $10M in funding, scaled the business to 100 employees, before Privy was acquired by Attentive in 2021.
Ad, UGC, CRO, Growth specialist. I've helped launch & grow some of the biggest DTC startups. In the game since '08. 3/3 co's I worked for in '21 were acq'd 🤠 I've been buying and overseeing ads on Facebook since 2008. I have personally implemented, optimized, and managed monthly spends in the range of $1-5 million and cumulatively I have managed and overseen more than $600 million on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn for brands like AT&T, Toyota, Microsoft, Kraft, LG, Spotify, Hyatt, and many more. In the last few years, I've been focused on helping grow DTC/startup brands like Hubble, Keeps, Nuts.com, Urbanstems, MoneyLion, Lumin, Cerebral, Wandering Bear Coffee, Flock Chicken Chips, Mirror, Athletic Greens, Spartan, and more. I can help you scale your brand or agency with proven methods and careful training.
***Unfortunately I have to pause taking on any new mentees for the time being *** I specialise in working across functions, tackling new frontiers and putting plans into action. I can help guide you through these challenges. I also believe a sense of purpose and a learning mindset are essential to long-term growth, in life and work, and I love helping people develop that healthy perspective for themselves. I've spent the last four years working in various parts of ustwo, an independent and creative organisation. I've led their investing arm and I'm now running biz ops within their mobile games team. I did two years running operations in a Series A startup as well. Prior to that I've done my stint as a strategy consultant and I've got an MBA from INSEAD.
Partner @FundedBuy for 10 years. We've worked closely with thousands of early-stage startups & venture funds to get them set up efficiently and optimize their operating expenses so founders can focus on product and growth. She is a venture partner to Regeneration - a seed + venture firm focused on the circular economy. In conjunction to running FundedBuy, she most recently served as the Director of Special Projects at Distributed Global, an asset management company focused on blockchain-backed and digital assets. She has been a venture consultant to both Comcast Ventures and LaunchTime to source and evaluate investment opportunities. Megan was apart of the founding team at MPOWERD, one of the first benefit corporations that develops and manufactures clean energy solutions.
Created a supervised adventure activity marketplace, pivoted into India's first adventure insurance company. Created 20+ MVPs to test and executed 5 to revenue to $100K MRR.
Passionate about e-commerce and have worked in the space for over a decade for brands like TOMS, Apple and most recently OLIPOP.
Over the past 8 years, Jon has helped take 0-1 businesses in Fintech, eCommerce, Consumer Goods and more. He currently works in an incubator at one of North America's largest pension funds, and helps large companies build breakout businesses in every industry imaginable. His passion lies in idea generation and helping founders match passion with reality. Jon also holds his CFA designation and is an avid investments junkie.
JT Barnett's Tiktok-specific advisory team, BarnettX, strategizes Tiktok specific content for some of your favorite consumer brands. Additionally, we recruit tiktok creators to be hired in-house and become the face of brands. Clients include Poppi, Tonal, Therabody, Asos, My Girl Wellness, Bulletproof Coffee, Soso Sake, and more. JT Barnett (@jtbarnett) is also a popular educational content creator and founder of viral "Adult Creator House", Honey House.
Max Siegelman leads social media and collaborations for the largest out-of-home media company in North America, OUTFRONT Media (OUT). He is responsible for defining and managing the company-wide social strategy and creative efforts for national blue-chip companies including Coca Cola, Chanel, Saint Laurent, Facebook, and more. He works closely with marketing teams spanning 25 markets to develop and distribute relevant social media content while capturing and analyzing appropriate data and insights. Max creates culturally appealing marketing and collaborative strategies. He has worked with Kanye West, Virgil Abloh, LL Cool J, Brandon Marshall, and more while also expanding his reach with brand collaborations such as Russell Athletics, Hypebeast, Lexus and beyond. Max is the founder and creative director for MCS Stable LLC, an emerging premier lifestyle brand.
Madeline Darcy is a leader in venture capital, with deep expertise across strategy, finance, people, and tech. Madeline cares deeply about democratizing access to capital for entrepreneurs, and is excited to be part of the next wave of game changing companies. She primarily invests in and advises wellness-focused companies across consumer, digital health, and future of work. Her portfolio as a VC and angel investor includes 30+ companies.
I’m a subject matter expert that creates long-form, top-ranking blog content for eCommerce platforms and the SaaS tools that integrate with them.
I’m passionate about human connection, sustainable growth, and radical kindness. I work with direct-to-consumer brands to consult, manage, and strategize their affiliate marketing programs, specifically through performance PR and quality content partners. Brands I've worked with include: Golde, Knickey, Kinfield, Great Jones, and more.
Hey! I'm Alexa - Head of Brand at Triple Whale. Just a few years ago, I was an ambitious high school English teacher seeking for something to quench my entrepreneurial thirst. I took a chance, pivoted into e-commerce, and within a few short years rose through the ranks to become an e-commerce marketer through and through. I've managed six figure ad campaigns for multiple DTC brands, spent hours studying consumer behavior and digital marketing data, developed creative strategy from the ground up, written LOTS of copy, shot lots of creative + built performance marketing teams for brands... if it's in e-comm and it's related to marketing or leadership, I've probably done it. I'm passionate about helping businesses use their data (or market data) to figure how exactly how to convert their customers through compelling messaging & visuals. I also love chatting about team growth, building brands, and all things advertising. Here's a non-exhaustive list of things I'd love to jam with you on: creative strategy, consumer psychology, branding, digital marketing, data-driven decision making, young entrepreneurship, and female entrepreneurship.
Kevin Gould is the founder and CEO of talent management firm and digital consulting agency Kombo Ventures, as well as the co-founder of three digitally native powerhouse brands: wigs and extensions brand Insert Name Here, magnetic lash brand Glamnetic, and Wakeheart, a body and home fragrance brand co-created with Gen Z YouTube sensations The Dolan Twins. In the last year, Kevin’s brands have skyrocketed from $4 million in combined revenue to $75 million. Kevin consults and advises early to mid-stage tech startups and brands on entertainment and media partnerships. He is also an active angel investor.
I’m Andrew Gazdecki and I’ve been an entrepreneur for longer than I can remember. I like to build stuff, mostly companies, and try to tell a story that goes beyond what the company does to how it’s changing markets. I started my first company, Bizness Apps, while still in college. We made mobile app development affordable for small businesses, and initially, raised around $100,000 in funding. By the time Bizness Apps was acquired by private equity firm Think3, we had grown to $10M in annual recurring revenue, operating in 40 countries, and employing over 100 people. Now, $100,000 isn’t a lot of money, so we needed a story that resonated with our target market so we could scale before the cash ran out. What was the bigger picture? What positive change did our business enable? In the end, we had the perfect David vs Goliath tale. We helped small businesses compete against their larger rivals through mobile marketing – and this struck an emotional chord with our customers. My second business, Altcoin.io, was a decentralized exchange (DEX) for trading digital assets. The story here was simple: by trading on our decentralized, non-custodial platform, traders could protect their assets. Altcoin.io became a champion of security in a market dominated by custodial platforms that put users’ funds at risk. By challenging the status quo, we were defending the rights of traders everywhere – a story that our prospects loved. This eventually lead the company to be acquired by global investment firm BnkToTheFuture. A good brand story elevates companies above the competition. While someone can copy your product or service, they can’t copy your brand. So tell stories that excite your customers and align with their goals.
WHAT I DO: I help software companies achieve financial improvement and transparency by partnering with stakeholders to link operations and finance. WHO I WORK WITH: I partner with internal departments, divisions, customers, and vendors. WHY IT WORKS: Moving beyond the numbers, developing relationships with operations is the key to driving corporate performance and understanding the economics of the business. WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT: From debits and credits to financial forecasting to M&A, my experience has not just been silo’ed in the accounting or finance track, but both sides of the desk. My operations background at several airlines has improved my ability to translate operational performance into improved financial understanding and foresight. My stint as a mainframe programmer has allowed me to create robust financial infrastructures by leveraging new processes and implementing new technology (implemented new accounting, travel and expense, tax, and corporate performance management systems).
I work with startups and founders going from 0 to 1, with businesses navigating emergent problems and opportunities, and explore arms-length futures with Little Futures Club.
I'm a serial founder who has seen it all in the businesses I've started from raising capital to scaling and leading teams. I know how demanding it can be and am now focused on helping leaders like you build and lead impactful businesses and doing it in a way that not only gets your entire team pulling in the same direction but also makes the whole thing less stressful for you.
I've started 3 tech startups so far, including a Y-Combinator funded social app for college students and a 7 figure hacking business reselling Spotify subscriptions in countries where it is unavailable. I've been grateful to learn from (and correct) multiple startup challenges that I faced including building something people didn't want, finding tech co-founders, co-founder disputes, pre-mature scaling, building something for money and not happiness, fundraising, over-hiring, personal debt for surviving etc. I've attended 4 incubators in the last 5 years and have been around 100+ successful founders. I've also managed millions of dollars of advertising budgets for multiple Y-Combinator startups. My biggest strength is to help turn advertising dollars into profit by using paid ads. I also focus on positioning and creating offers that people are really interested in. I do this by finding out everything about the target audience by spending a lot of time getting to know them. And then I find the best way to genuinely help the prospects before selling them something.
I’m a seasoned startup generalist and current COO with experience helping 40+ companies scale, particularly around people and process optimization. I launched a six-figure startup consultancy, worked in VC, and as an early employee at a company that grew from Seed to Series B. I also graduated from Harvard with an AB cum laude in Sociology, a discipline that greatly informs my perspective on people and process. On the people side, I’ve managed talent operations for hundreds of contract staffers, overseen recruitment for C-suite executives, managed teams ranging from 1-50, and have scaled cultures through seismic organizational shifts. Process-wise, I’ve built countless systems and workflows for marketing, sales, product, people, operations, and even engineering teams. I’ve watched some processes accommodate years of scale, watched others fail miserably, and have a strong point of view on when and how to insert process as a strategic point of leverage in business growth. (I’m also an experienced marketer, with almost a decade of brand building expertise. I’ve worked across the full marketing stack, from visual design and creative concepting to content, social, email, and more.)
I have been working as a professional international coach since 2017. Over the years I helped dozens of clients from Mexico to Dubai use meditation and personal improvement techniques to better their mental health and performance at work and life. Through my background in business and marketing and my year-long experience of working in startups and successful companies, I know the challenges of the modern business world. I assist entrepreneurs, leaders, and employees on their path to create inner peace, mental clarity, and a life of purpose and joy.
I've been in the CPG industry since 2007 working for the largest brands in the space in marketing, branding and sales roles and now consult, educate and empower emerging CPG brands. I focus on building brands that you, wholesale accounts and consumers feel deeply connected to as the way to drive sales and engagement. If you're looking to launch or grow a CPG brand, want to understand how to build a brand that connects with people, are trying to establish your brand purpose or how to feel aligned in it while also fitting a market need I'm here to help.
I help visionary founders collect their ideas into a solid growth strategy. Many times you need to bounce an idea or venting session off of someone, and that “someone” can’t be your co-founder, employee, or board member. My coaching has helped solidify market launch, sales messaging, scale processes, and capital raises. Most of the startups I’ve worked with have grown $50 million in revenue within 4-6 years. If you’re a founder in growth mode (sometimes feeling like things are on fire), let’s have a chat.
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