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.
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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Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Aaron is a partner at Lightspeed. Prior, he was a co-founder and CTO at LivingSocial.
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.
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.
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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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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 is interested in emerging technologies in the fields of artificial intelligence and blockchains. Abhinav is based in Washington D.C. working as a contractor for Federal clients (primarily) and he also works on his own projects that include the aforementioned technologies to bring efficiency to the government technology landscape.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Manager, Private Markets, Washington University in St. Louis
Adam is the manager of private markets for Washington University Investment Management Company. He is responsible for research, sourcing, due diligence, and manager selection and monitoring for private equity and venture capital investments for the WUIMC portfolio. Adam earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wisconsin Lutheran College and a master’s degree in applied economics from Marquette University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations.
Mobile Developer, leaStudios
Adam is Managing Director and Lead Developer of leaStudios, a boutique web development agency based in Boise, Idaho. He was CTO of New York Consulting Group, a tech legal firm focused on startups, blockchain, and cryptocurrency. Adam is currently pivoting his company into cross platform native mobile development utilizing the Flutter framework from Google.
Director of Product, Facebook
Adam leads the News Feed product team at Facebook. Before this role, Adam was the design director for Facebook’s mobile product group. Before Facebook he worked at TokBox as the company’s first and only designer in 2007 and 2008. Adam began his career by founding a design consultancy in 2003 with offices in New York and San Francisco.
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Adam is the CEO and co-founder of NS8 Inc, a cyber security company that protects online business from fraud and abuse and enables them to provide optimal user experiences for their customers. He has founded a number of SaaS companies. Adam began his online endeavors as a programmer for Vegas.com where he was quickly elevated to the CTO position. Upon a successful exit from Vegas.com he founded Load, an early SaaS provider. Load provided white labeled services for many large web properties in the late 90's and early 2000's. Adam is originally from Las Vegas.