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Aakash Kumar

VP, Products & Strategy, Indus OS

Aakash is the product and business lead at Indus OS, a company that is building an Indian consumer-centric smartphone operating system from the ground up. With nearly 10 million users on the platform, Aakash leads the charge on building unique products for content and business operations to interact with the larger mass audience in India. Aakash started as an entrepreneur in the gaming industry and later moved on to lead as the Chief Strategy Officer at Housing.com. He is actively involved as an early stage angel investor with various Indian ventures. He holds a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and graduated from IIT-Bombay in 2011.


Aarjav Trivedi

Founder & CEO, RideCell

Aarjav is the founder and CEO at RideCell where they power multi-city carsharing, ridesharing, on-demand rentals, pooled rides, and autonomous services for car companies including BMW, private fleets like Google, and transit agencies like VTA and Southwest. Aarjav started Summon/InstantCab, an early player in ridesharing, in 2012 and grew it to over 2300 drivers in San Francisco. Aarjav studied CS and infosec, and was a research and software engineer at CipherTrust, Secure Computing, and McAfee.

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Aaron Batalion

Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Aaron is a partner at Lightspeed. Prior, he was a co-founder and CTO at LivingSocial.


Aaron Cohen

Adjunct Professor Internet History, NYU

Aaron was the CEO of several internet media companies: Menupages (Seamless) Bolt (GoFish), AnyClip and Soundwall. He's been teaching at NYU for 9 years and spent 3 years there on a full-time basis. Today Aaron is a co-founder of CoInspect -- Software that makes the global food supply safer. Aaron is also a founder/investor in a fund that invests in California Cannabis retailers with a particular focus on structures that encourage minority and recidivist ownership.

Most recently commented on: With Low Salaries, Amazon Executives Rely on Stock


Aaron Holm

CEO, Blokable

Aaron is the CEO of Blokable. He loves building teams that bring design and technology together to go after big problems. He's had the privilege to build companies and teams in Toronto, Miami, New York, and Seattle and is currently working on scalable housing production.

Most recently commented on: Airbnb, Alphabet Eye Homebuilding


Aaron Jacobson

Partner, NEA

Aaron Jacobson invests in entrepreneurs seeking to build, scale and secure the next-generation of SaaS applications, big data platforms, cloud infrastructure, and robotics. He serves on the board of Bitglass, Tigera and illusive networks, and is an observer at NGINX, Streamsets, Topia, Mimosa Networks, Juvo, and Built Robotics. He has also worked closely with many other NEA portfolio companies including Box (NYSE:Box), Databricks, MapR, UnifyID, Bloom Energy, and Coursera. In 2016 he was named to Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30” in Venture Capital and the Silicon Valley Business Journal's "40 Under 40"


Aaron Suplizio

Director, Strategy & Business Development, Experian

Aaron is responsible for strategy and business development for Experian's Consumer Information Services business unit, with an emphasis on identifying market trends and facilitating partnerships with key players in the rapidly evolving FinTech startup ecosystem. Aaron's areas of focus include mobile payments and marketplace lending. Prior to joining Experian in 2013, Aaron spent five years at Line 6, a venture-backed music technology firm where he held various positions in product and marketing.

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Aashish Chandarana

Senior Vice President, 21st Century Fox

Aashish specializes in media, technology, mobile, broadcast and product management. He is experienced in Digital Product Management, Delivery and Technology Solutions in media and content environments with a keen eye for detail in consumer focused organizations.


Abhinav Kapur

CEO, Bikky Inc

Abhinav is the co-founder and CEO of Bikky, an analytics platform for restaurants. Previously, worked on Wall Street for 8 years, first as an investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and most recently as a lead equity analyst at BTIG, covering digital commerce and software. Abhinav graduated from Washington & Lee University in 2008 with a degree in International Political Economy. His true loves are his family and the wider Harry Potter, Batman, and Star Wars canons (in that order).


Abhishek Nag

Director of Business, Hike Messenger

Abhishek grew Facebook in India, then led strategic partnerships at Uber. He is now heading business development and strategic partnerships at Hike Messenger. He has over a decade of experience building products and businesses for Indian consumers.

Most recently commented on: Huawei’s Advances in Chips, Patents Threaten Former Ally Qualcomm


Adam Burgess

MBA Candidate, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Adam is a current MBA student (Class of 2020) at Berkeley Haas, with concentrations in corporate finance and strategy. Prior to attending Haas, Adam worked in Litigation Consulting, focusing on forensic accounting and anti-money laundering. Adam is seeking opportunities in technology investment banking, with a focus on autonomous vehicles.


Adam Epstein

Founder, Third Creek Advisors

Adam is a former institutional investor, and now an advisor to CEOs and boards of pre-IPO and small-cap companies through his firm, Third Creek Advisors, LLC. He speaks monthly at corporate governance and investor conferences and has appeared internationally more than 100 times since 2012. Adam is the author of The Perfect Corporate Board: A Handbook for Mastering the Unique Challenges of Small-Cap Companies.

Most recently commented on: Snap Board Member to Step Down


Adam Goldberg

Co-founder, Trident DMG

Adam is one of the nation’s leading advisors helping companies and individuals address their reputational and political needs. He has been an advisor, advocate, and strategist for entrepreneurs, VC and PE firms, startups, high-growth, and public companies. Adam served in the White House as special associate counsel to President Clinton from 1996 to 1999, providing advice on communications and political strategies for the Monica Lewinsky, campaign finance, technology transfer, and other investigations. Serving as a White House spokesman, Adam worked on congressional, Department of Justice, and independent counsel inquiries.


Adam Heimendinger

iOS Engineer, Wealthfront

Adam is a Junior iOS developer and new grad from Iowa State University, with interest in computation finance. He's currently contributing to the Wealthfront iPhone App. Previous work experience includes LinkedIn, Clearwater Analytics, and Principal Financial Group.


Adam Joy

Senior Manager - IT, Amazon

Adam leads the development of technology and services to support internal meetings and events at Amazon. Before this Adam led internal IT support for North and Latin America. Prior to Amazon, Adam was a global service delivery manager and program manager for a two of Australia's largest engineering firms. Adam began his career in technical support and relocated to the bay area from Sydney four years ago.