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With 7 years of experience growing early stage startups from Seed to Series B, I love empowering mission-driven founders & entrepreneurs, startup leaders, and people managers. As a mentor I am looking to help leaders execute their vision, build a team and systems, and overcome challenges (from biz ops to people ops) as they grow and scale. Most recently, I helped close the acquisition of RaiseMe, an edtech SaaS platform focused on college access and affordability. Prior to the acquisition, I led the Operations team and served as a player-coach managing 5 people across all aspects of the business (incl. people ops, accounting/finance, legal, biz ops, investor relations, etc.), grew the company from 10 to 70, served as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, and supported the close of 2 funding rounds ($27M+). My prior role at Mapbox supported growth from 30 to 100+ employees across 4 continents, and I supported the CEO during a $52.5M Series B round. In addition to my “day job”, I led community and partnerships for the tech-policy nonprofit Startup Policy Lab for 5 years, I run a cohort of 40 operations professionals in the Bay Area (via Operators Guild), and I'm a Board Member of California Women's List (helping women get elected to public office). I'm also passionate about supporting small businesses, volunteering for political campaigns, empowering women, and building diverse, equitable, and inclusive teams.
I'm the co-founder and COO of Bulletin, a venture-backed retail technology startup based in NYC. Named a Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient and one of "The Most Creative People in Business" by Fast Company, I've spent the last four years building a brand and platform that democratizes access to physical retail space for digitally native brands. Since launching in 2015, Bulletin has helped hundreds of brands access physical retail space for the very first time, unlocking one of the most powerful commerce channels at their disposal. In addition to helping emerging brands grow their physical footprint, our marketplace helps retailers access vetted, fool-proof products for their stores. We are a Y Combinator Company backed by Foundation Capital, Kleiner Perkins and others. I'm a ruthless salesperson, self-taught publicist, marketer and growth strategist, and have experience scaling both dtc and b2b companies. As a creative, I've conceptualized and launched 6 pop-up stores, dozens of ad campaigns, influencer marketing programs, and built and evolved Bulletin's brand voice over the past 5 years. I throw messy, amazing parties and know every song in Max Martin's discography. Check out Bulletin at www.bulletin.co, and follow me at @alikriegs on Instagram. I'll be publishing my first book, How to Build a Goddamn Empire, with Abrams Books on April 6, 2021. Preorder here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/how-to-build-a-goddamn-empire-ali-kriegsman/1136396448
I love building big ideas with brilliant people. In particular, I am passionate about elevating traditional consumer categories through innovation, experience and technology. After graduating from Stanford University, I have spent my career thus far working across large organizations (JP Morgan, Starbucks) as well as start ups at various stages of growth (Munchery, Cabin), each with their own successes and failures. I am also a strategic advisor to early stage companies and a member of Operator's Guild. If I'm not working, you can find me doing something outside (being near the ocean is my happy place) or in the kitchen. I am equal parts sports/fitness enthusiast and indulgent foodie.