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Nik Sharma

'The DTC Guy'

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
4.7
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339
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50
credits per session

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.

Erin Falter

Fractional CMO for DTC Brands

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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116
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21
credits per session

DTC & Tech Executive Marketer helping your favorite brands scale with some of the top agencies.

Eli Weiss

Retention & Customer Experience Consultant

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
4.9
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60
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45
credits per session

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.

Ronak Shah

CEO & Co-Founder at Obvi

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
4.9
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56
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45
credits per session

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.

Meghan Watkins

Entrepreneur | 10X Growth Expert | Coach

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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55
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18
credits per session

My goal is to 10X your cost of this call in our first mentoring session. My secret sauce is helping businesses scale their business at speed! With a great team and process, we can make big things happen! I have successfully exited multiple businesses and can help you prepare and navigate early stage to exit stage. I co-founded and grew the wine/spirit beverage distributor network, Palomar Beverage Company to 9-figure revenue in 7 years. I build teams and organizations to deliver impact and can help you scale at speed. I am a strategic and dedicated leader with a proven track record of success in 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. https://www.linkedin.com/in/meghanelizabethwatkins/

Jason Wong

Brand Building Expert | Instructor @ Shopify

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
4.9
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52
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60
credits per session

I'm a seasoned operator of 8 years in eCommerce. Starting my career as a digital creator at age 14, I built an affiliate marketing business for other creators. I then built a number of brands with the same low-cost framework that I teach online, few of them went on to generate 7-8 figures in annual revenue. I consult for small startups as well as Fortune 500 companies on their eCommerce strategy, go-to-market plans, influencer marketing, supply chain and logistics, and general operations. I'm generally able to advise on all facets of your business given my visibility into so many brands within my portfolio. I'm excited to learn more about your business.

Kendall Dickieson

Organic Social Expert | Graza, Canopy

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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49
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21
credits per session

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.

Danielle Silveira

DTC Growth Marketing // Goop, Saucey, Winc

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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44
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15
credits per session

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!

Sunny Bonnell

Executive Coach & Visionary Leadership Expert

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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43
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30
credits per session

I'm an executive leadership coach specializing in vision development and professional development for leaders and entrepreneurs. I'm also a globally trained and Certified Visionary Leadership Coach. With 17 years of experience operating businesses and consulting Fortune 500 companies internationally, I awaken untapped potential within those I coach. As Co-Founder and CEO of Motto®, one of the top branding agencies in the country, I coach high-performers, entrepreneurs, and leaders from some of the best and brightest talent including top thinkers at Google, Microsoft, Hershey’s, Virgin, and Twentieth Century Fox. Notables: - Bestselling author of RARE BREED: A Guide to Success for the Defiant, Dangerous, and Different - GDUSA Top 25 People to Watch - Featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, Yahoo!, WSJ. - Fast Company Leadership Columnist Global keynote speaker: 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 leaders grow and refine their mindsets. I can guide you through issues on personal and career development, culture-building, team-building, finding your true point of view, and branding yourself or your business in the right ways. Having grown MOTTO from $250 to a multi-million dollar business, I have learned what it takes to strive for better performance from yourself and from others. 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) Mindset and career development are committing and investing in yourself to get better. If you want to learn how to harness your potential, book a session and let's get to work.

Ash Melwani

Co-Founder & CMO at Obvi

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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43
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45
credits per session

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.

Paloma Aelyon

Storyteller and Brand Strategist

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
4.8
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40
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9
credits per session

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?

Nick Shackelford

Paid Media | Creative | Agency Growth

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
4.9
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39
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24
credits per session

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!

Josh Snow

CEO at SNOW // $200m+ per year (bootstrapped)

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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34
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60
credits per session

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.

Kyle Merwin

Co-Founder Born & Bred

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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34
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18
credits per session

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."

Cody Plofker

CMO @jonesroadbeauty

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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34
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45
credits per session

I help DTC brands grow profitably with brand first performance marketing.

Aaron Paul

Growth and Affiliate Consultant

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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31
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24
credits per session

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.

Kenny Hanson

Founder & CEO @MentorPass

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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31
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12
credits per session

My superpower is having an insatiable desire to help people. I'm certainly not the smartest or the most talented, but I love going above and beyond to help people succeed. That's why I built MentorPass. I've had the fortune of learning from all the brilliant mentors on our platform, and I'd love to pass on their lessons to you. I particularly love helping early-stage marketplace & SaaS founders. I've gone across the startup stack myself, from building products with no-code to developing/executing a GTM strategy and scaling a business.

Grace Clarke

Brand, marketing, & comms consultant.

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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30
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30
credits per session

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.

Moiz Ali

Founder @ Native ($100M exit to P&G)

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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30
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60
credits per session

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.

Dylan Ander

Founder & CEO at SplitTesting.com

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
4.9
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28
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24
credits per session

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."

Matt Mullenax

Co-Founder & CEO at Huron

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
4.9
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25
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18
credits per session

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.

Stewart Hillhouse

Content-Led Growth

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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24
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3
credits per session

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.

David Sherry

Executive Coach | Founder @deathtostock

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
4.8
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23
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15
credits per session

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

Mayssa Chehata

Founder, BEHAVE Candy

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
4.9
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23
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15
credits per session

Currently eating a lot of candy + building BEHAVE | Previously: SoulCycle, Daily Harvest, Uber, and the NFL

Patrick Schwarzenegger

Chief Executive Officer at Mosh

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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20
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15
credits per session

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.

Dara Denney

Performance Creative Expert | Senior Director at Thesis

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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20
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18
credits per session

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. Creative for Instagram, TikTok, & beyond.

Vivek Boray

Startup Lawyer & Trusted Strategic Advisor

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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19
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1
credits per session

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.

Kevin McHenry

DTC Digital Marketing // Paid Search & Social

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
4.8
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19
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24
credits per session

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

Taran Ghatrora

Co-Founder & CEO of Blume

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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17
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6
credits per session

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

Builder| Investor| Advisor| Energizer Bunny with the desire to have the greatest positive impact I can on the world.

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
4.8
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16
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15
credits per session

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.)

Martin Greenberg

Startup Operator & Advisor || $7M in VC Raised || Previously CEO & Co-founder at Bedly

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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16
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12
credits per session

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

Kevin Miller

SEO + Agency Mentor | CEO of GR0

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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16
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18
credits per session

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.

Corey Haines

SaaS Marketing | Prev. Growth @ Baremetrics

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
2.5
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15
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12
credits per session

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

Keith Martin

Director-Paid Social/CRM, Co-founder @ L//S

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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15
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6
credits per session

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.

Sam Dickie

Learn how to validate your startup idea

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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15
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6
credits per session

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.

Emily Gu

CPG Ops Mentor. COO @ Behave. VP Ops @ Native

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
4.5
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15
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18
credits per session

Experienced CPG founder and COO. I've launched brands from scratch and helped companies like Native Deodorant go from early-stage to exit.

Shaun Brandt

CRO Expert | Co-Founder at Oddit

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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15
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15
credits per session

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.

Danielle Thompson

Startup Product Design Mentor

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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14
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9
credits per session

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.

Gina Perrelli

Co-Founder | Lunar Solar Group & Retextion

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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14
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18
credits per session

Co-Founder of Lunar Solar Group and Retextion. Love to talk all things retention and subscription.

Chris Meade

Co-founder & CMO at CROSSNET

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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14
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15
credits per session

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.

Peter Indelicato

Product Mentor | Former Director at InVision

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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13
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6
credits per session

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.

DeWayne Johnson

Startup Sales Mentor

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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13
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6
credits per session

I’m a software account executive that primarily works with early-stage startups. To date, I've worked with Truebill (Acq $1.2B), Lambda School (YCS17), Panther, Pesto Tech, and Triplebyte (YCS15).

Amanda Goetz

Founder & CEO, House of Wise

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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13
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30
credits per session

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.

Kim Johnson

Head of Community @geneva, formerly @glossier

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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13
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15
credits per session

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.

Barry Hott

Social Ads and DTC Growth Expert

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
4.9
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12
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30
credits per session

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.

Anne Mahlum

Founder @ [solidcore], Back on My Feet

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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11
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30
credits per session

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.

Kara La Forgia

CPG Advisor + Investor

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
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21
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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.

Uptin Saiidi

communicate better.

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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11
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9
credits per session

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.

Cosette Rinab

📲 all things social 🎶 tiktok (2M)

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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11
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30
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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.

Kevin Newman

Youth marketing/campus ambassador expert

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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10
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6
credits per session

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.

Fonz Morris

Lead Designer, Global Conversion @Netflix

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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10
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15
credits per session

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.

Raphael Farasat

Founder @ Truffl and Co-founder @ Last Crumb

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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10
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30
credits per session

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.

John Coyle

Head of Performance

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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10
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12
credits per session

Built and exited a 7-figure agency. Now building Structured.agency and @modcompodcast. I handle revenue generation so companies can focus on their product and their teams.

Tyler Koenig

Conversion Copywriter

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
0.0
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9
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9
credits per session

Conversion copywriter with a focus on persuasion. 6+ years as a freelance copywriter, working primarily in tech, SaaS, and blockchain.

Leyla Bambury

Senior Manager, Customer Success

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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9
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15
credits per session

Customer Success leader with over 8 years of experience adept at leveraging analytical skills to create targeted customer journey across the lifecycle.

Tyler Trerotola

US Co-Founder & CEO JOKR 🚀 | HBS | Ex-Uber

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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9
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12
credits per session

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.

Kevin Jones

Sports Podcasting Startup CEO/Founder

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
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12
credits per session

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!

Dan Snow

Co-Founder at The Snow Agency

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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9
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24
credits per session

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.

Monica Grohne

Klaviyo Consultant | Founder & CEO @ Marea

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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9
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9
credits per session

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

Director of Strategy

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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6
credits per session

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.

Michael Spencer

Strategy & Biz Dev at Macy's

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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9
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6
credits per session

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.

Vanya Lazarova

CEO Coach

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
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30
credits per session

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.

Joel Reichert

Serial Entrepreneur (4x E-Comm Owner)

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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9
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12
credits per session

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!

Ben Jabbawy

Founder, CEO at Privy (Acquired by Attentive) | SaaS Coach

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
0.0
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9
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12
credits per session

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.

Lawson Taylor

Co-founder & CTO @ MentorPass

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
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8
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9
credits per session

Software Engineering for many early to mid stage B2C, B2B and marketplace startups in Australia with experience in software architecture and process automation.

Bram Kanstein

Early-stage startup expert & Product Builder

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
0.0
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8
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9
credits per session

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.

Tristan Pollock

Movement Builder / Tech Entrepreneur / Startup Investor / Mystery Designer

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
0.0
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8
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15
credits per session

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

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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8
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9
credits per session

Val Geisler is ridiculously obsessed with email, and for good reason. As Customer Advocacy Lead for Klaviyo and former Chief Email Officer of Fix My Churn, Val cares 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 get more details here on MentorPass for customized answers just for your brand!

Kelsie Hernandez

Build your ops & team to scale

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
0.0
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8
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6
credits per session

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.

Nicole Baqai

Sr. Partnerships Manager

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
0.0
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8
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45
credits per session

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.

Michael Gagliano

Community Founder | Head of Sales

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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8
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21
credits per session

Over the last decade I've helped scale three SaaS startups as a sales leader, as well as sold a community business I founded. Currently I'm GM of a venture studio for DTC brands.

Emma Moon

Founder, CEO, Affiliate PR Consultancy

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
4.8
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8
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12
credits per session

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.

Lorelle Dehnhard

Business Coaching, Executive Coaching

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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7
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15
credits per session

I assist Entrepreneurs, Executives and Leaders on their path to achieve more in less time, gain mental clarity and relieve stress. Since 2017 I have been working as a professional international coach. Over the years I helped dozens of clients from Mexico to Dubai use meditation and personal improvement techniques to better their 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.

Ryan Carr

Growth Manager, The Hustle (Acq. by HubSpot)

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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7
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9
credits per session

I help build and execute media strategies for standalone media companies as well as other businesses that want to differentiate with content marketing.

Chase Dimond

Email Marketer $100M+ Sales & 1B+ Emails Sent

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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7
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30
credits per session

Since launching Boundless Labs in June of 2018, we’ve helped our clients send over a billion emails, resulting in over $100 million in email attributable revenue.

Kristin O'Rourke

All things marketing

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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7
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12
credits per session

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.

James Wood

Building UserLoop.io to $10k MRR with #nocode

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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7
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1
credits per session

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.

Nikki Bogopolskaya

Community + Partnerships Lead, Angel Investor

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
0.0
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7
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12
credits per session

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.

Taylor Sicard

Founder - Investor - Advisor

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
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7
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12
credits per session

Taylor builds, scales, grows and improves ecommerce businesses. Working with both merchants and service providers he helps better the online shopping experience.

Kevin Gould

Co-founder of @glamnetic, @insertnamehere

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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7
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30
credits per session

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.

Olly Hudson

DTC TikTok Ads/Creative

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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7
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12
credits per session

Currently spending $2m+ per month on TikTok ads. Owner of 2 7-figure agencies - soarwithus.co (full stack, e-commerce growth) and foryouadvertising.com (TikTok UGC + Paid Ads) Also fractional CMO for JAQ Group (6 brands and growing!)

Anne Dyer

CX Manager @drinkolipop

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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7
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6
credits per session

I'm a human centric and empathy driven professional in both DTC and SaaS spaces. Beyond general marketing assistance, my strengths lie in: ● Leading on customer experience, retention, and subscription management ● Research and implementation of DTC subscription programs ● Ideation and/or execution of general and segmented campaigns including customer referral and loyalty programs ● Manage and drive retention efforts to track ROI and AOV for a segmented customer base ● Created upsell email campaigns ● Plan and executive small 20+ people to large 300* people events ● Oversee marketing efforts including print, digital, outdoor, email social, and in store execution for retail and DTC products

Shruti Merchant

Startup Mentor | Founder at HubHaus

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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6
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6
credits per session

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 Murray-Jones

Fundraising Coach

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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6
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6
credits per session

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.

Elaine Zelby

Principal & Director of Growth at SignalFire

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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6
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1
credits per session

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.

Skye Belote

Early-Stage Founder Coach

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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6
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9
credits per session

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.

Kinsey Grant

Content & Media Advisor | Podcast Host

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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6
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15
credits per session

The big picture: I'm a journalist, content creator, and reluctant user of the word "entrepreneur." I'd love to think with you. The specifics: I'm the host of the podcast Thinking Is Cool, where I make your next conversation better. I'm also the chief content officer of Smooth Operations & Creator Services, where I make your content strategy better.

Kevin Lee

Co-Founder at immi

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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6
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30
credits per session

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.

Michael Houck

Early-stage Startup Mentor | Ex-Airbnb, Uber

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
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6
credits per session

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.

Justin Michaels

Strategist, Operator and Right Hand Man.

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
0.0
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5
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6
credits per session

***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.

David Peterson

Partnerships at Airtable

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
0.0
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5
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12
credits per session

Currently focusing on building Airtable for Startups, community partnerships and building out a global partner network for Airtable. Past work has included: product and growth partnerships, product marketing and segmentation, pricing strategy, growth marketing, content/SEO strategy and onboarding experimentation.

Megan Hannum

Startup Ops Mentor | Partner at FundedBuy

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
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5
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12
credits per session

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.

Mohit Prateek

3X Entrepreneur, Built 20+ MVPs

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
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1
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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.

Dan Murphy

Former VP of Marketing @Privy | Ex-Drift

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
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5
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27
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I'm a former startup marketing executive with a decade of experience growing SaaS companies like Privy, Drift & Onshape. I started my career as a marketing intern at HubSpot and worked my way up to VP of Marketing at Privy.com. While I've always been inside the business doing the work, now I'm on the outside partnering with marketing leaders and CEOs as a consultant. I'm helping them better define & execute their marketing strategy, pilot new revenue channels and coach emerging marketing leaders. I'm also building DartStudios.io to help Shopify merchants grow their sales by connecting online and in-store customer data. Follow me on Twitter to follow our journey. Before Privy, I ran product marketing at Drift (currently valued at over $1B), and demand generation at Onshape (acquired for $470M in 2019). I also created TheProductLaunchMasterclass.com - a course over 250 product marketers have taken to learn my product launch framework that's driven millions of dollars in sales pipeline.

Becca Sherman

Co-Founder & COO @ Workweek

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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5
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12
credits per session

I'm a media operator who loves building teams and scaling businesses. Last year, I co-founded Workweek, a B2B media company with a wildly unique business model. I've spent the better part of the past decade scaling startups, most notably as the GM of The Hustle, a media startup acquired by HubSpot, and as an early employee at Scout RFP, a SaaS company acquired by Workday. My expertise lies in monetizing media, launching new lines of revenue, and building efficient teams and engaged audiences. My core values are authenticity, curiosity, and kindness.

Melanie Bedwell

Sr. E-commerce & Digital Product Manager

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
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5
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12
credits per session

Passionate about e-commerce and have worked in the space for over a decade for brands like TOMS, Apple and most recently OLIPOP.

Jon Nguyen

All things ideation, MVP, launch & biz ops

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
0.0
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6
credits per session

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

Tiktok Advisor & Content Creator

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
0.0
(
5
)
21
credits per session

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.

Lillie Sun

DTC & Ecomm Growth + Brand Marketing Expert

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
(
5
)
12
credits per session

Hi! I'm Lillie. I am a creative and strategic leader who loves consumer brands and technology. Currently, I am in building mode and working on my newest project. Prior to this, I led growth and ecommerce at Three Ships Beauty. My areas of expertise are driving top of funnel acquisition (both paid and organic), building email and sms marketing channels, new product launches and campaigns and deploying retention strategies. On weekends, you can find me with my laptop and an americano misto at the coffeeshop or reading at the park.

Kristen Ding

Brand/UX/UI Design for early stage startups

Startup Mentor

New Mentor
5.0
(
5
)
15
credits per session

I provide value to early-stage companies in need of good design. I advise early-stage founders, providing strategic hands-on design services and/or serving as a fractional head of design to guide their internal teams. I spent nearly 20 years at tech incubator Idealab, where I launched early-stage product ideas and partnered with later-stage companies in all areas of user experience, visual communication, and branding.

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