Alumni Spotlight is pleased to announce The Top 100 Yale Alumni in Technology of 2021. Yale University was founded in 1701, and since then has remained dedicated to its mission to expand and share knowledge, inspire innovation, and preserve cultural and scientific information for future generations. This year’s awardees have taken that mission to heart by producing cutting-edge technology solutions that advance business and society. They have consistently pushed boundaries, drawing on an ingenuity, which their alma mater helped them develop. Across key areas such as information management, software development, artificial intelligence, social media, eCommerce, financial services, biotechnology, and more, these leaders demonstrate impressive boldness in their pursuits.
The alumni represented on this year’s awards list were selected not only for their ability to produce innovative technologies, but also for their ability to apply their expertise to better their communities and the world at large. Whether they are volunteering with non-profit organizations, advising other startups, serving in industry organizations, or participating in government initiatives, Yale’s top alumni are demonstrating their commitment to social impact and to their alma mater’s values. Please join us in recognizing the accomplishments of The Top 100 Yale Alumni in Technology of 2021.
1. Emmett Shear
Emmett Shear is the CEO of Twitch, which he founded in 2011. Twitch is a one-of-a-kind collision of subcultures, games, communities, and streamers co-creating content around their interests.
Emmett is currently a Part-time Partner at Y Combinator, advising startups on everything from fundraising strategy to technology. He was previously the Founder and CEO of Justin.TV Inc. and Founder of Kiko Software Inc. Emmett earned an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Yale University.
2. Michael Walsh
Michael Walsh is the CEO of LexisNexis and was previously President and CEO of the LexisNexis U.S. Legal Markets. He first joined the company in 2003 as Senior Vice President for Global Strategy and Business Development. LexisNexis is the leading provider of legal, government, business, and high-tech information sources.
Before joining LexisNexis, Michael was Director of Strategic Business Development at Home Depot and Vice President of Strategy at FindLaw. He was Co-Founder of Infirmation.com and a Consultant and Project Leader with the Boston Consulting Group. Michael graduated from Harvard Law School with a JD and from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in History and Political Science.
3. Matt Wallach
Veeva Systems Inc.
Matt Wallach began his professional career over 27 years ago. He was President of Veeva Systems, which he co-founded, from 2007–2019, and currently serves on the Board of Directors. Veeva Systems is a leader in cloud-based software for the global life sciences industry, committed to innovation, product excellence, and customer success.
Matt began his career in1994 as a lead consultant at Booz & Company. From there, he went on to Siebel Systems as General Manager of Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology, before eventually rising to Chief Marketing Officer at Health Market Science, his most recent position before founding Veeva Systems. A former varsity soccer player, he is one of the owners of the Philadelphia Union soccer club. Matt graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA and from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Economics.
4. Ben Silbermann
Ben Silbermann is the CEO of Pinterest, which he co-founded in 2009. Pinterest is an image sharing and social media service that allows users to save and discover information and ideas, with the mission of bringing everyone the inspiration to create a life they love.
Previously, Ben was a Product Specialist at Google and a Consultant at CEB (now Gartner). Ben earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Yale University.
5. Karl Magnus Olsson
Magnus Olsson is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Careem. Careem is the leading ride-hailing app in the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, and Pakistan.
Before founding Careem, Magnus was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company and Founder and CEO at Olsson Solutions AB, an IT consulting firm. Earlier in his career, he worked with IMS Data as an IT Consultant. Karl graduated from Lund University in Sweden with an MS in Computer Science and Engineering. While working on his degree, he also studied at Yale University, Harvard University, and the Sorbonne.
6. Tarek Sherif
Tarek Sherif is the co-founder and CEO of Medidata Solutions, a Dassault Systèmes company. He was named and Chairman of the Life Sciences Sector Board of Dassault Systèmes in 2020. Medidata is the global leader in collecting and managing clinical trial data and supports trials in more than 120 countries, while defining the vertical cloud company business model.
Before founding Medidata, he managed equity funds focused on public and private technology and life sciences companies, as well as holding various positions in finance. He serves on the Board of Students on Ice and the Musculoskeletal Advisory Board at NYU Langone Medical Center. Tarek graduated from Columbia Business School with an MBA and from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Economics.
7. Eric Friedman
Eric Friedman is the Co-Founder and CTO of Fitbit Inc. Fitbit created an entire industry around wearable technology with software and services to help people transform their lives for the better, from small milestones to massive transformations.
Before founding Fitbit, Eric was an Engineer Manager at CNET Networks and a Co-Founder at Wind-Up Labs before it was acquired by CNET. He began his career at Epesi Technologies as a Software Engineer. Eric received both a master’s degree and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Yale University.
8. Jonathan Swanson
Jonathan Swanson is Executive Chairman of Thumbtack, which he co-founded with Sander Daniels. Thumbtack is an online marketplace that connects millions of people with local professionals for their projects.
Before founding Thumbtack, Jonathan was a White House staffer working in the West Wing on financial market policy. While in college, he co-founded and was National Director of S4, a nonprofit aimed at encouraging college students to advocate for Social Security reform. Jonathan graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Ethics, Politics, and Economics.
9. Sander Daniels
Sander Daniels is the creator of Thumbtack, an online marketplace that connects millions of people with local professionals for their projects, which he co-founded with Jonathan Swanson. Originally the company’s sole customer service agent, he now focuses on building the company’s culture, values, and team.
Sander was previously an Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell and before that a Summer Associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Sander received a JD from Yale Law School and an undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering and International Studies from Yale University.
10. Larry Berger
Larry Berger is the Chief Executive Officer of Amplify, which he co-founded in 2000 under the name Wireless Generation. He has also served as President of Amplify Learning, one of Amplify’s many subprograms. Amplify is an educational curriculum and assessment company whose products and services provide assessment and analytics for data-driven instruction and next-generation digital curriculum based on the Common Core State Standards.
Previously, Larry was a White House Fellow working on educational technology at NASA. He serves on the Boards of the Academy of American Poets, Lapham’s Quarterly, the Institute for Sustained Attention, and Touch Press. Larry graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in English Language and Literature and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.
11. Jeff Cripe
Jeff Cripe is the CEO of Cargo, which he founded in 2016. Cargo is the leading provider of in-car goods and services for the rideshare economy.
Previously, Jeff was an Ecommerce Project Manager at Christie’s before becoming Manager of eCommerce Partnerships and Business Development. He began his career as a Brand Relationship Manager at Birchbox. Jeff serves as an Advisor for a number of start-ups, including Tortoise, SiteRx, and Story Ventures. Jeff earned an undergraduate degree in Humanities from Yale University.
12. Josh Hoffman
Josh Hoffman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Zymergen. Zymergen is a biotechnology company that specializes in machine learning, big data, and artificial intelligence.
Josh first got his start as an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Co before becoming Director at Lloyds TSB and Managing Director at Rothschild. He was a Founding Partner at Norcob Capital, his most recent position before co-founding Zymergen. Josh graduated from Yale University with an MA in International Relations and an MPPM in Management. He received his undergraduate degree in Social Science from the University of California, Berkele.
13. Ted Bailey
Ted Bailey is the CEO of Dataminr, which he founded in 2009. Dataminr puts real-time AI and public data to work for its clients, generating relevant and actionable alerts for global corporations, public sector agencies, newsrooms, and NGOs.
Ted has been recognized as a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer, a Business Insider’s 40 under 40 Tech Entrepreneur, a Crain’s 40 under 40 honoree, and was named to the New York City & State Tech Power 50. Ted earned an undergraduate degree in American Studies from Yale University.
14. Paul Gu
Paul Gu is the Co-Founder and Head of Product of Upstart, a leading AI lending platform partnering with banks to expand borrowers’ access to affordable credit. Upstart is the first lender to underwrite borrowers based on financial potential rather than their financial history.
Paul studied Economics and Computer Science at Yale University before dropping out to pursue entrepreneurship in the Thiel Fellowship’s 20 Under 20 Program. Since founding Upstart, he has been named on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 and the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 lists.
15. Michal Tsur
Michal Tsur is the President of Kaltura, Inc., which she co-founded in 2006. Kaltura’s products are used by thousands of global enterprises, media companies, service providers, and educational institutions, engaging hundreds of millions of viewers at home, at work, and at school.
Previously, Michal was a Co-Founder and Vice President at Cyota, a cybersecurity company later acquired by RSA Security. Michal earned a PhD from New York University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University.
16. Noah Glass
Noah Glass began his professional career over 18 years ago and is the Founder and CEO of Olo. Olo is the on-demand interface for the restaurant industry, powering digital ordering and delivery for an exclusive network of restaurant brands.
Noah first got his start in 2003 as an International Expansion Manager at Endeavor Global Inc. From there, he went on to National Retail Federation as a Chairman of Self Service Order Interface, his most recent position before joining Olo. Noah graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Political Science.
17. Andrew Myers
Andrew Myers is the CEO of RippleMatch, which he co-founded in 2016. RippleMatch is a tech-based startup that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to match college students from underrepresented racial, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds to career opportunities across nearly 100 companies, including Amazon, eBay, and Samsung. Andrew studied History and Political Science at Yale University before dropping out to co-found RippleMatch, which was originally launched out of his dorm room.
18. Seth Sternberg
Seth Sternberg is the CEO of Honor, which he co-founded in 2014. Honor is a home-care technology company that partners with local agencies to provide reliable, high-quality in-home care to allow older adults to remain in their own homes as long as possible.
Previously, Seth was a Product Management Director at Google after it acquired Meebo, where he had been CEO and Co-Founder. Earlier in his career, he worked with IBM as an M&A Lead in Corporate Development. Seth studied Political Science and International Relations at Yale University.
19. Max Rhodes
Max Rhodes is the CEO of Faire, which he co-founded in 2016. Faire is a wholesale marketplace that empowers retailers to discover and try thousands of items risk-free.
Previously, Max worked at Square as a Business Analyst, becoming a Product Manager for Square Capital and then Square Cash, rising to Director of Consumer Product for Caviar after its acquisition by Square. He previously worked as an Associate Consultant at Bain and Company. Max earned an undergraduate degree in History from Yale University.
20. Joel Spolsky
Joel Spolsky is the Chairman of Stack Overflow, which he co-founded in 2008, and served as CEO until 2019. Stack Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.
Joel has also been Chairman and Co-Founder of Glitch (previously Fog Creek Software) since 2000; while there he was also Chairman and Co-Founder of Trello, which was acquired by Atlassian. Before that, he was a Software Team Lead at Juno. Earlier in his career, he worked with Microsoft as a Program Manager. Joel graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science.
21. David Rosenblatt
David Rosenblatt is the CEO of 1stDibs.com, which he joined in 2011. 1stdibs.com is the world’s leading marketplace for extraordinary design and the people who are passionate about it.
Previously, David was CEO of DoubleClick and President of Display Advertising for Google. He is currently an Advisor at Carmel Ventures and serves as a Board Member of Twitter, IAC, and Farfetch. David earned an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree in East Asian Studies from Yale University.
22. Wendi Murdoch
Wendi Murdoch is the Co-Founder of Artsy. Artsy is used by art lovers and collectors to discover, learn about, and buy art.
Before co-founding Artsy, Wendi was an advisor for MySpace’s China operating division. She began her career at Star TV in Hong Kong, quickly rising from intern to vice president. Wendi is a film producer and has invested in start-ups such as Snapchat, Uber, and Warby Parker. Wendi earned an MBA from Yale University and an undergraduate degree in Economics from California State University at Northridge.
23. Bay Gross
Bay Gross is a co-founder at Cityblock Health, the multi-billion dollar healthcare and technology startup based out of Brooklyn and dedicated to underserved Medicaid populations. Cityblock provides home-based and tele- primary care alongside comprehensive behavioral health support, substance use counseling, specialist care coordination, benefits coordination, and medication management.
The business model partners with state governments and focuses on serving the most medically complex and socially vulnerable sub-populations in any given metropolitan area. Prior to founding Cityblock, Bay worked in technology investing and at Google in the Product organization. Bay earned an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Yale University.
24. Jonathan Rothberg
Jonathan Rothberg began his professional career over 28 years ago. Today, he is the Founder and Chairman of AI Therapeutics, which he founded in 2013 as LAM Therapeutics. AI Therapeutics’s mission is to advance the clinical development of new therapies to treat Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and other diseases. AI Therapeutics is pioneering deep learning-based AI to outsmart cancer and rare diseases.
A scientist and entrepreneur, Jonathan first got his start in 1993 as Founder, Chairman, and CEO of CuraGen Corporation. While on paternity leave from CuraGen, he founded 454 Life Sciences as CEO, CTO, and Chairman. Jonathan has also been Founder and CEO of Clarifi, RainDance Technologies, Ion Torrent by Life Technologies, Butterfly Network, and others. In 2016, he was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Barack Obama. Jonathan graduated from Yale University with a PhD in Molecular Biology and from Carnegie Mellon University with an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering.
25. Adrián Steckel
Adrián Steckel is the CEO of OneWeb. OneWeb is a global satellite-based communications company on a mission to connect everyone, providing high-speed, low-latency connectivity for governments, businesses, and communities around the world. Adrian has over 29 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.
Prior to joining OneWeb, Adrián was CEO at Grupo Salinas Telecom. Before that, he was CEO of Iusacell and CEO and Founder of Unefón, both mobile carrier companies in Mexico which were later purchased by AT&T. Earlier in his career he was CFO of TV Azteca. Adrián graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in History.
26. Aleksandr Yampolskiy
Aleksandr Yampolskiy is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SecurityScorecard. SecurityScorecard is the leading cybersecurity platform used for predicting and remediating potential security risks.
Aleksandr first got his start in 2006 as a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Oracle Corporation. From there, he went on to Goldman Sachs and Gilt Groupe, before eventually becoming CTO at Cinchcast, his most recent position prior to founding SecurityScorecard. Aleksandr received a PhD in Cryptography from Yale University, as well as an MS and MPhil, and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from New York University.
27. Kamil Bajda-Pawlikowski
Kamil Bajda-Pawlikowski is the Co-Founder and CTO of Starburst. Starburst is a data access and analytics company, helping companies quickly unlock the value of their data by making it easy to access.
Before founding Starburst, Kamil was Co-Founder and Chief Software Architect at Hadapt. After its acquisition by Teradata and re-branding as Hadoop, he was Hadoop’s Chief Architect of the Teradata Center. Earlier in his career, he worked with Sabre Holdings as a Software Developer. Kamil received an MS and MPhil from Yale University in Computer Science and an MSc in Computer Science from Wroclaw University of Science and Technology.
28. Tom Lehman
Tom Lehman is the Co-Founder and CEO of Genius. Genius is an online media platform that brings music intelligence to the masses. Powered by its community, in-house creative team, and the artists themselves, Genius provides music knowledge to over 100 million people each month on Genius.com.
Tom was an engineer at D. E. Shaw & Co. before leaving to found Genius. Tom graduated from Yale University with a dual degree in Mathematics and Philosophy, and Ethics, Politics, and Economics.
29. Brad Hargreaves
Brad Hargreaves is the Founder and CEO of Common. Common is the preferred choice for both residents looking for a stress-free and all-inclusive living environment from a trusted brand, and for real estate owners seeking reliable, above-market returns.
Before founding Common, Brad was a Venture Partner at Maveron and a Co-Founder of General Assembly. Brad graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Economics.
30. Jiang Chen
Jiang Chen began his professional career over 15 years ago and is the Founder and Vice President of Machine Learning at Moveworks. Moveworks is a cloud-based AI platform purpose-built for large enterprises that solves one, big, frustrating problem: Resolving employees’ IT support issues.
Jiang first got his start in 2006 as an Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University. From there, he went on to Yahoo!, before eventually rising to Staff Software Engineer at Google and Software Engineer and Tech Lead at Airbnb, his most recent position before founding Moveworks. Jiang graduated from Yale University with a PhD in Computer Science and from Tsinghua University with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science.
31. Aaron Feuer
Aaron Feuer is the Co-Founder and CEO of Panorama Education. Panorama Education partners with K-12 schools and districts across the country to collect and analyze data about social-emotional learning, school climate, family engagement, and more.
Aaron has spent his entire professional career at Panorama Education. While in school, he was a Tour Guide at Yale University, an Intern for the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Head Page for the U.S. Senate. Aaron graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Political Science.
32. Matthew Chaiken
Matthew Chaiken is Chief Product Officer of Blink Health, which he co-founded in 2014. Blink is the first company to allow patients to purchase their medications online and pick them up at their local pharmacy, using technology to eliminate expensive co-pays and achieve affordable prices on prescription medications.
Previously Matthew was an Analyst at Marble Arch Investments, LP, an Analyst at Merchants’ Gate Capital, and an Investment Banker for Citigroup. Matthew earned an undergraduate degree in Biology from Yale University.
33. Arun Gupta
Arun Gupta is the CEO of Grailed, which he co-founded in 2013. Grailed is the first curated peer-to-peer e-commerce marketplace for high-end second-hand menswear.
Arun coded the initial Grailed website himself shortly after graduating from college. While in school, he was CEO and co-founder of Perfect Third Inc., a consumer electronics company. They received seed funding from Y Combinator to launch their first product, the WakeMate. Arun earned an undergraduate degree in Physics from Yale University.
34. April Koh
April Koh is the CEO of Spring Health, which she co-founded with Adam Chekroud. Spring Health provides employers with a comprehensive and effective solution for employee mental well-being and is the only clinically validated solution proven to be more effective than traditional mental healthcare.
Before founding Spring Health, April worked in Product Management at Shazam and before that was Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder at Spylight. April graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Computer Science.
35. Adam Chekroud
Adam Chekroud is the Chief Product Officer of Spring Health, which he co-founded with April Koh. Spring Health is a comprehensive mental health benefit for employers that helps employees understand their mental health issues and connect with best-in-class providers to get the right treatment at the right time.
Adam received a PhD in Psychology from Yale University and an MsC in Neuroscience and BA in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University.
36. Ryan Boyko
Ryan Boyko is the CEO and Founder of Embark Veterinary. Embark offers the most comprehensive and accurate dog DNA test on the market.
Before founding Embark, Ryan was a Researcher for Cornell University’s Cornell Village Dog Diversity Project and before that a Specialist and Data Analyst/Software Engineer at Oliver Wyman. Ryan graduated from the Yale School of Public Health with an MPhil in Epidemiology of Microbial Disease, from UC Davis with an MS in Ecology, and from Harvard University with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science.
37. Sean Mehra
Sean Mehra is the Chief Operating Officer of HealthTap, which he co-founded in 2011. He served as Chief Product Officer until 2018 and Chief Strategy Officer until 2020. HealthTap makes affordable virtual healthcare accessible to everyone — offering immediate, trusted information from real doctors at the first moment of concern, triaging them, and treating them with virtual doctor visits with wait times of one minute or less — for all ages across all specialties.
Previously, Sean was Founder and Chief Executive Officer at PayoutHub and before that Founder and Chief Operating Officer at GXStudios. Sean earned an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Yale University.
38. Barrie Seidenberg
Barrie Seidenberg is the former CEO and Advisor of notonthehighstreet. Notonthehighstreet is a curated online marketplace that enables consumers to browse through and purchase items from more than 5,000 of the U.K.’s best small creative businesses.
Before joining notonthehighstreet, Barrie was CEO of Viator and served as a member of the TripAdvisor senior management team since the company’s acquisition in 2014. Earlier in her career, she was Chief Marketing Officer at Preview Travel and held senior-level positions at American Express and Williams-Sonoma. Barrie received an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree from Yale University.
39. Alexandra Cavoulacos
Alexandra Cavoulacos is President of The Muse, which she co-founded in 2011 as COO. The Muse helps people navigate their entire career journey, offering expert advice alongside an engaging job search experience, and helping companies recruit top talent from a diverse pool of qualified candidates.
Alexandra is co-author of The New Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your Career. Before founding The Muse, she was Manager of Professional Development at McKinsey & Company, where she had previously been a Senior Associate and Business Analyst. Alexandra earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Yale University.
40. Bill Bellissimo
Bill Bellissimo is the President of CrunchTime Information Systems, which he founded in 1995. CrunchTime is the leading operations platform for the world's best restaurants and foodservice companies.
Before founding CrunchTime, Bill was the President of a large restaurant chain in the northeastern United States. Before working in the food services industry, Bill was a banker on Wall Street. Bill graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science.
41. Chad Rigetti
Rigetti Quantum Computing
Chad Rigetti is the Founder and CEO of Rigetti Quantum Computing. Rigetti Computing is a full-stack quantum computing company that designs and manufactures integrated circuits.
Chad first got his start in 2008 as Vice President of Business Development at Intrade. From there, he went on to IBM as a Research Staff Member in the quantum computing group before leaving to found Rigetti Quantum Computing. Chad graduated from Yale University with a PhD in Applied Physics and from the University of Regina with an undergraduate degree in Physics.
42. David Friend
David Friend began his professional career over 16 years ago. He is the President, Co-Founder, and CEO of Wasabi Technologies. Wasabi, named after the hot Japanese horseradish, is a cloud storage provider offering a service called Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage. Hot storage is fast to write, low-cost, and reliable.
Before founding Wasabi, David was Co-Founder and CEO of Carbonite, which was later acquired by OpenText. A self-named “serial entrepreneur,” David has co-founded more than seven companies. David studied Electrical Engineering at Princeton University Graduate School of Engineering and received undergraduate degrees in Engineering and Music Composition from Yale University.
43. Lisa Marrone
Lisa Marrone is the CEO and Co-Founder of Revel Gatherings. Revel is a new community for women over 50 to host and attend small, local gatherings on topics of their choice.
Before founding Revel, Lisa was a Principal at August Capital and a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company. While in graduate school she was a Summer Fellow at the Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, where she served as Director of Strategic Marketing at Lyndra. Lisa received an MBA from Harvard Business School, a JD from Harvard Law School, and an undergraduate degree in Biology and Economics from Yale University.
44. Marc Cenedella
Marc Cenedella is the Founder and CEO of Ladders, the leading source for professional career news and advice. Ladders builds data-driven tools, marketplaces, news, and entertainment products for members of the $100k+ job market, and the companies, recruiters, and advertisers that want to reach them.
Marc also founded iOSoho, an iOS Engineer Meetup in New York City, and Knozen, Inc., where he was CEO. He was previously Senior Vice President of HotJobs.com and Assistant Vice President at The Riverside Company. Marc graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA and from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Political Science.
45. Tom Lee
Tom Lee is the CEO of Galileo, which he founded in 2018. Galileo is a healthtech startup that combines intuitive design and clinical expertise to deliver affordable, quality health care for all—including those underserved by the current system.
Tom is also the President of lightbox and was previously CEO and then Executive Chairman at One Medical Group. Before that, he was Chief Medical Officer, VP of Product Design, Editor-in-Chief at Epocrates. He spent seven years as Associate Clinical Faculty at the University of California, San Francisco. Tom earned an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, an MD from the University of Washington School of Medicine, and an undergraduate degree in Biology from Yale University.
46. Howard Tager
Howard Tager is the Co-founder and CEO of Ylopo LLC. Ylopo is a real estate technology startup on a mission to build the world’s most intuitive real estate search engine and to leverage that search platform to deliver digital marketing services to its lender and real estate clients.
Howard was also Co-Founder at TigerLead Solutions and Whistlebox, Inc. Earlier in his career he was Senior Vice President of Sylvan Learning after it acquired Ivy West Educational Services, of which he was Founder and CEO. Howard graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Government.
47. Rich Gliklich
Rich Gliklich is the CEO of OM1, Inc. OM1 is a leading health outcomes and registries company focused on the measurement, comparison, and prediction of treatment outcomes. OM1 built the first intelligent data cloud for healthcare, enabling more precise information and better decision-making for stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem.
Before joining OM1, Inc., Rich was President of the Outcome Division Quintiles, a biopharmaceutical company, and the Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Outcome, a health information and services company. He is also a practicing surgeon and the Leffenfeld Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School. Rich graduated from Harvard Medical School with an MD and from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biophysics.
48. Benjamine Liu
Benjamine Liu is the CEO of TrialSpark, which he co-founded in 2014. TrialSpark is a technology company that helps bring treatments to patients faster by reimagining how clinical trials are run.
While in graduate school, Benjamine was a Computational Biologist studying Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease in Sir Simon Lovestone’s Research Group at the University of Oxford and in Dr. Alice Chen-Plotkin’s Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. Benjamine earned a DPhil in Computational Biology and Psychiatry from the University of Oxford, an MPhil in Computational Biology from Cambridge University, and an undergraduate degree in Biology from Yale University.
49. Laura Schewel
Laura Schewel is the CEO of StreetLight Data. StreetLight Data collects, refines, and contextualizes data to provide actionable information for the transportation industry. Laura has spent her entire career working in the advanced transportation sector.
Before founding StreetLight Data, Laura was an Energy Innovations Analyst for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and before that a Consultant at the Rocky Mountain Institute as program manager for vehicle electrification. Laura received a PhD and MS in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley, and an undergraduate degree in Literature from Yale University.
50. You Mon Tsang
You Mon Tsang is the Founder and CEO of ChurnZero. ChurnZero is customer success software for growing SaaS and subscription businesses.
A longtime leader in software innovation, You first got his start in 1988, working in Project Management roles at the Regional Plan Association, Brio Technology (now Oracle), and Xerox. He was the Founder and CEO of Milktruck (acquired by Laplink/Traveling Software), Biz360 (acquired by Attensity), and Engine140 (acquired by Vocus), his most recent position before founding ChurnZero. You received an MBA from the Haas School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies from Yale University.
51. Kevin Czinger
Kevin Czinger is the Lead Inventor and CEO of Divergent 3D, which he founded in 2013. Divergent 3D combines visionary design and software with 3D metal printing, creating a revolutionary new model for sustainable auto manufacturing to transform the industry.
Previously, Kevin was a Co-Founder, President, and CEO of Coda Automotive and before that a Founding Board Member and Seed Funder at Achievement First. He has served as a senior executive with Goldman Sachs, Bertelsmann AG, the Webvan Group, and Global Signal, and has also been active at Benchmark Capital and as a Senior Managing Director of Fortress Private Equity Funds. Kevin received a JD from Yale Law School and an undergraduate degree from Yale University.
52. Tim Parsa
Tim Parsa is the Co-Founder and Chairman of AirTM. AirTM connects banking and e-money networks all over the world via its technology platform and peer-to-peer network, enabling peer-to-peer correspondent banking and remittance.
A longtime entrepreneur, Tim has founded several businesses, including Slyk IO, Cadoo, Cloud Money Ventures, and Uphold. He was Director of Air Protocol Foundation and CEO of Grupo Salinas. Earlier in his career, he worked with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton as an Associate. Tim graduated from NYU School of Law with a JD in International Law and Legal Studies and from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Biology.
53. Kevin Tan
Kevin Tan is the CEO of Snackpass, which he co-founded in 2017 with Jamie Marshall. Snackpass is a social meets takeout app, allowing users to unlock discounts with friends, send gifts, and collect points.
Kevin is also CEO of Celena, a software consulting and development firm, and teaches coding at the Yale School of Management. He was named to Forbes’s 30 Under 30 list in 2020. Kevin earned an undergraduate degree in Physics from Yale University.
54. Jamie Marshall
Jamie Marshall is the COO of Snackpass, which she co-founded in 2017 with Kevin Tan. Snackpass is a platform that focuses on mobile order pickup at local restaurants.
Jamie was named a 2019 Thiel Fellow and on Forbes’s 2020 30 Under 30 list. While in college, she was a Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Research Intern at Yale University and a Growth Intern at CoachUp. Jamie graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience.
55. Eddie Martucci
Akili Interactive Labs
Eddie Martucci is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Akili Interactive Labs, where he was previously Vice President of Research and Development. Akili Interactive Labs is a digital health company pioneering clinically validated, physician-prescribed video games as treatments for major medical markets.
Eddie began his career as a Senior Analyst at PureTech Ventures in 2009, moving on to become an Associate and then Vice President and Principal. He takes a hands-on role in identifying early-stage innovations with the potential for human health impact and has been on the founding teams of multiple new companies. Eddie received a PhD and MPhil in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University and an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Providence College.
56. Alexander Garcia-Tobar
Alexander Garcia-Tobar began his professional career over 30 years ago. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Valimail, a pioneering, identity-based, anti-phishing company that has been ensuring the global trustworthiness of digital communications since 2015.
Alexander first got his start in 1991 as an Associate and Associate Training Manager at The Boston Consulting Group. From there, he went on to senior roles at Individual, Inc., Forrest Research, and ValiCert. He was CEO of the startups Lattice 3D and Meta Interfaces before becoming Vice President of Business and Corporate Development at Agari, his most recent position before founding Valimail. Alexander also serves as a Principal at AGT Group and a Mentor at the Founder Institute and the Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology. Alexander graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in International Economics.
57. Jay Goldklang
Jay Goldklang is the CEO of Great Jones, which he founded in 2017. Great Jones is building modern, full-service, highly tech-fueled property management for the several trillion dollars in rental homes owned by small-scale investors.
Previously, Jay was Vice President of Product Management at 1stdibs.com. He was the Founder of Gold Standard Collectibles and worked for Bain & Company as a Senior Associate Consultant. Jay earned an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Yale University.
58. Dustyn Williams
Dustyn Williams is the Co-Founder and Lead Educator of OnlineMedEd. OnlineMedEd is a digital healthcare learning platform designed for medical students and health professionals, delivering personalized and adaptive experiences for users and institutions.
Dustyn was previously a physician at Baton Rouge General Medical Center, where he was also Internal Medicine Clerkship Director. He founded DoseDr, an app that helps doctors care for patients with diabetes. He spent two years as a paramedic before entering medical school. Dustyn received an MD from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Tulane Medical Center. He graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology.
59. Ronghui Gu
Ronghui Gu is the Co-Founder of CertiK. CertiK is a pioneering blockchain cybersecurity start-up founded by Computer Science professors from Yale University and Columbia University. Unlike traditional security audits, CertiK’s Formal Verification technology mathematically proves program correctness and hacker resistance.
Ronghui is the Tang Family Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. He was previously a Software Engineer at Google. Ronghui graduated from Yale University with a PhD in Computer Science and from Tsinghua University with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science.
60. Eric Ries
Long-Term Stock Exchange
Eric Ries is the CEO and Founder of the Long-Term Stock Exchange. LTSE is building a new U.S. stock exchange that aims to align the interests of companies and long-term investors and improve the public company experience.
Eric is the best-selling author of The Lean Startup. Previously, he was a Venture Advisor at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and before that was Co-Founder, CTO, and Vice President of Engineering of IMVU. He began his career at There, Inc. as a Senior Software Engineer. Eric earned an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Yale University.
61. Mitch Thrower
Mitch Thrower is the Chairman of Events.com, which he founded in 2010. Events.com is a leading provider of cloud-based applications for event and participant management that includes Activity Registration, Ticketing, Affinity Management, Content Management, Business Analytics, and Customer Outreach.
Previously, Mitch was Co-Founder and Chief Strategist of The Active Network and Co-Founder of its sister company, Active Europe. He was the Founder and CEO of The College Connection, Inc., a travel guidebook publishing company, and Owner and Chairman of Triathlete Magazine. Mitch earned an MBA from the University of San Diego, an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Saint Lawrence University, and completed additional studies at Yale University.
62. Alexander Clark
Alexander Clark is the Chief Executive Officer of Technolutions, which he founded in 1994. Technolutions is a software development firm that specializes in the research, design, and development of information management systems serving the higher education industry. Slate by Technolutions supports the enrollment, student success, alumni, and advancement operations at 1,300+ colleges and universities worldwide.
Alexander has spent his entire professional career at Technolutions. He is also the Founder of Slate School, a 501(c)(3) non-profit K–6 elementary school that is a joyful community of inspired learners and creative thinkers. Alexander earned an undergraduate degree in English from Yale University.
63. Jeff Epstein
Jeff Epstein is the Co-CEO and CFO of Apex Technology. Apex Technology is a special purpose acquisition corporation that seeks to form a business combination with a leading software, internet, or business services company.
Jeff is also an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, a global venture capital firm. He was previously CFO of Oracle, Nielsen, DoubleClick, and King World Productions. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at The First Boston Corporation. Jeff serves on the boards of Kaiser Permanente, Shutterstock, and Twilio. Jeff graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business with an MBA and from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science.
63. Matthew Roche
Matthew Roche has over 27 years of experience in the Computer Software industry and is the CEO of Extole. Extole helps marketers create a complete, efficient, and reliable acquisition channel by encouraging their customers to refer new customers. Extole has launched referral marketing programs for more than 300 innovative brands.
Before joining Extole, Matthew was Co-Founder and CEO of Boltnet, Offermatica, and Fort Point Partners, and before that an Advisor at Dapper, Inc. Earlier in his career he worked for Parcplace Digitalk as a Product Manager. Matthew graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in English.
65. Thomas Smyth
Thomas Smyth is the Founder and CEO of Trim. Trim is a financial health company that empowers customers across the United States to improve their financial lives.
Before founding Trim, Thomas worked for venture capital firms Core Innovation Capital and Village Capital, investing in fintech start-ups like Oportun, NerdWallet, and Ripple Labs. He was also Founder and Managing Director of Zamsolar, a solar-powered appliance company in Zambia. Thomas graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Political Science.
66. Alex Klein
Alex Klein is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kano Computing. Kano provides a system of kits and coding platforms that enables users to develop apps, games, and music.
Before founding Kano, Alex was a writer and reporter for Newsweek, the Daily Beast, New York Magazine, and The New Republic. Alex graduated from Cambridge University with an MPhil in Politics and from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Ethics, Politics, and Economics.
67. Ari Tuchman
Ari Tuchman is the CEO and Co-founder of Quantifind. Quantifind helps some of the world’s biggest banks catch money laundering and fraud and works with government agencies to uncover criminal networks and combat election tampering.
Ari is also the founder of Entanglement Technologies, which develops the world's most advanced chemical sensors, bringing real-time analysis out of the laboratory and into the field. He was previously a Research Scientist at Stanford University and began his career as an Associate at DE Shaw. Ari graduated from Yale University with a PhD in Atomic Physics and from Harvard University with an undergraduate degree in Physics.
68. David Mindell
David Mindell is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Humatics. Humatics is pioneering microlocation technology, offering products that can position and track to the centimeter- and millimeter-scale that will revolutionize how people and machines locate, navigate, and collaborate.
David is an Operating Partner at Blackhorn Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm investing in companies pioneering breakthroughs in engineering and science. He has spent 25 years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and as the Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing. David has a PhD from MIT and an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Yale University.
69. Pieter Morgan
Pieter Morgan is the CEO of Hammerhead, which he co-founded in 2013. Hammerhead is an athletic technology company with a mission to inspire and empower all people to unlock their athletic potential through cycling.
Before founding Hammerhead, Pieter was the founder and CEO of AccountShield, which worked to prevent consumer credit card fraud in South Africa. Pieter earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Yale University.
70. Rob McGinnis
Rob McGinnis is the Founder and CEO of Prometheus. Prometheus is on a mission to revolutionize the energy industry by removing carbon dioxide from the air to make carbon-neutral jet fuel, diesel, and gasoline.
Rob is also the Founder and CEO of Mattershift, a nanotechnology company, and was Founder and CTO of Oasys Water. He previously served in the U.S. Navy. Rob graduated from Yale University with a PhD in Environmental Engineering and an undergraduate degree in Theater.
71. Donald Fischer
Donald Fischer has more than 20 years of experience in the computer technology industry. Today, he is the CEO and Co-Founder of Tidelift. Tidelift is a computer software company that enables organizations to accelerate development and reduce risk when building applications with open-source software, so they can create even more incredible software, even faster.
Donald first got his start in 1999 as a Senior Consultant at Inktomi Corporation. From there, he went on to Red Hat, Inc., as Senior Product Manager and then Vice President of Online Service before becoming Principal at Greylock Partners and then Venture Partner at General Catalyst Partners. Donald graduated from Columbia Business School with an MBA, from Stanford University with an MS in Computer Science, and Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Economics.
72. Steph Speirs
Steph Speirs is the CEO of Solstice, which she co-founded in 2014. Solstice is dedicated to bringing affordable solar power to the 80% of Americans who cannot install a rooftop system.
No stranger to the renewable energy field, Steph was a Global Fellow at Acumen, leading sales and marketing initiatives as the Innovation Manager in India at d.light, a global company delivering affordable solar solutions for people without access to reliable energy. She began her career on President Obama’s 2008 election campaign, leading to positions at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Council. Steph earned an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, an MPA in Development Economics and International Development from Princeton University, and an undergraduate degree in History and International Studies from Yale University.
73. Harald Collet
Harald Collet is the CEO of Alkymi, which he co-founded in 2017. Alkymi is a leader in decision intelligence and developer of Data Inbox, a data extraction and automation application.
Previously, Harald was a General Manager for Governance and Compliance products at Bloomberg’s Core and Enterprise businesses, and before that was Vice President of Business Development, OEM, and Channel Sales at Autonomy. He spent six years at Oracle, rising from Product Manager to Senior Director of Governance Risk and Compliance. Harald earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Yale University.
74. Dana Loberg
Dana Loberg is the Founder and CEO of Leo AR. Leo is the #1 consumer-facing augmented reality app, allowing people to experience advanced augmented reality through realistic animated and 3D objects.
Dana is Co-Founder of MojiLala, a high-quality sticker marketplace, and MovieLaLa, a social network and movie marketing platform. She previously worked in marketing roles for Bhava Communications, Jeffrey/Scott Advertising, and McCann New York. Dana graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in History.
75. Yoav Shoham
Yoav Shoham is the Co-Founder of AI21 Labs. AI21 is bringing artificial intelligence into the 21st century, developing AI systems with an unprecedented capacity to understand and generate natural language.
A serial entrepreneur, Yoav was Founder and Chairman of TradingDynamics, Katango, Timeful, Figure8, and WeCode.org. He spent 28 years as a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. Yoav received a PhD in Computer Science from Yale University and an undergraduate degree from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
76. Taku Harada
Taku Harada is the CEO and Co-Founder of Peatix Inc. Peatix is an event discovery platform that connects people to communities through a shared passion for all things similar and different.
Taku first got his start in 1997 in the international business affairs division at Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. From there, he went on to Amazon, rising from Product Manager to Senior Manager of Amazon Mobile Japan, before becoming Country Manager for Japan at YOOX, his most recent position before founding Peatix. Taku graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in history.
77. Hakan Bas
Hakan Bas is the Founder and CEO of Ace Games. Ace Games is a startup dedicated to making top-tier mobile games.
Before founding Ace Games, Hakan co-founded SuperMassive E-Sports Club; Lidyana.com, where he was also CEO; and Peak, where he was COO. He began his career in corporate finance at Merrill Lynch and Raymond James. Hakan graduated from Yale University with an MBA and from Cornell University with an undergraduate degree in Economics.
79. Parag Chordia
Parag Chordia is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of HOOKED, an app that is redefining entertainment for the smartphone generation.
Parag spent six years as an Assistant Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology; while there, he also served as Chief Technical Officer at Khush. After leaving academia, he became Chief Scientist at Smule, Inc., his most recent position before founding HOOKED. Parag graduated from Stanford University with a PhD in Computer Science and Music and from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics.
79. Paul Joo
Paul Joo is the Co-Founder and COO of Summer. Summer is a next-generation student loan management and repayment platform helping borrowers unlock thousands of dollars in loan savings.
Paul began his career as an Associate at The Boston Consulting Group. While in graduate school, he clerked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California and was a summer associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Paul received a JD from Yale Law School, an MBA from the Yale School of Management, and an undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science and International Studies from Yale University.
80. JP Thieriot
JP Thieriot is the CEO of Uphold, a globally leading digital wallet and leader in the crypto space. With more than 7 million users, the company provides an easy and cost-effective way to trade cryptos, local currencies, metals and more, plus send funds to friends and family.
Uphold generates approximately $250 million in revenues and has annual growth rates in the triple digits. Before joining Uphold, Thieriot was a co-founder at Catalan Advisors. He graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in history.
81. Michael Jansen
Michael Jansen is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cityzenith, which he joined in 2010. Cityzenith helps city governments and businesses make sense of their data, big and small, by aggregating all of their data and software into a single tool: Smart World Pro.
Michael was Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Satellier, a CAD and BIM production services company. He previously worked for several years as an architect in India and China. Michael earned an undergraduate degree in Architecture from Yale University.
82. Will Martino
Will Martino is the CEO of Kadena, which he founded in 2016. Kadena is the leader in single-stack public and enterprise distributed digital ledger platforms.
Previously, Will was a Financial Technology Manager at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and before that a Senior Science Advisor for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Earlier in his career, he worked as a Software Engineer at AxialMarket and in Client Services at ION Trading. Will earned an undergraduate degree in Economics and Mathematics from Yale University.
83. Ka Mo Lau
Ka Mo Lau is the Co-Founder and CEO of Thunder Industries. Thunder is enabling creative relevancy for programmatic digital advertising, with its Creative Management Platform allowing publishers, agencies, and advertisers to match creative executions to an increasing variety of targeting segments and ad formats.
Before founding Thunder, Ka was a Co-Founder at PaperG, an advertising technology company. He has also served as the Executive Director of the Elmseed Enterprise Fund, the oldest student-run microlending organization in America. Ka graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Economics.
84. Richard Wilson
Richard Wilson has been the Non-Executive Director of Keelvar, Ltd since 2018. Keelvar applies artificial intelligence and combinatorial optimization techniques to automate sourcing.
Richard spent 10 years at CombineNet, rising from Director of Client Services to CEO, and before that as Director of Transportation Consulting at Oracle. He established the Operations Research division at US Airways and led management teams there and at British Airways. Richard earned a PhD in Sociology from Yale University and an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Stanford University.
85. Tom Katis
Tom Katis is the Chairman of Voxer, which he founded as CEO in 2007. Voxer is a high-performance messaging app that combines the power of live voice with text, photos, and videos.
Tom was a Founder and Board Member at Constellis and Founder and Co-Chairman of Triple Canopy, a global security company. Before that, he was Vice President of Business Development at Netcentives and a Vice President at Citigroup. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets). Tom earned an undergraduate degree in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University.
86. Ann Miura-Ko
Ann Miura-Ko is the Co-Founding Partner of Floodgate, a venture capital firm. Floodgate caters to digital businesses with early, seed, and later-stage venture, and debt financing investments.
Before founding Floodgate, Ann was an Analyst at Charles River Ventures and a Senior Business Analyst at McKinsey and Company. She serves on the Board of Trustees of Yale University. Ann graduated from Stanford University with a PhD in Quantitative Modeling of Computer Security and from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering.
87. Daniel Farb
Daniel Farb is the CEO of Iocure, which he founded in 2020. Iocure is a pharmaceutical startup focused on developing, manufacturing, and launching a low-risk COVID-19 therapy.
Daniel is also the CEO of Flower Turbines, a renewable energy company, and of its parent company, Leviathan Energy. He was previously a CEO at UniversityOfHealthCare, an educational software company, and was a practicing physician. Daniel earned an MD from Boston University School of Medicine and an undergraduate degree in English from Yale University.
88. Desiree Vargas Wrigley
Desiree Vargas is the Founder and CEO of Pearachute. Pearachute is the largest aggregator of family-friendly activities in the world, helping parents and children spend more meaningful time together, helping locally owned businesses thrive, and helping brands access their most important customers.
Desiree was the Founder and CEO of GiveForward, Inc., one of the world’s first crowdfunding sites. She is Vice President of P33 Chicago, a multi-stakeholder initiative designed to support Chicago’s Black and Latinx tech founders throughout the lifecycles of their businesses. Desiree graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Latin American Studies.
89. Scott Gorman
Scott Gorman is the Chief Technology Officer of Chorus Health, which he co-founded in 2019. Chorus is a human-centered healthcare technology company driven by data and design.
Previously, Scott was a Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Virtue, a digital therapeutics company, and Co-Founder of China Study Abroad, an EdTech startup. He serves in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Military Intelligence Officer. Scott earned a JD from Berkeley Law, an MBA from the University of Oxford, and an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Yale University.
90. Peter Ginsberg
Pete is the Founder & CEO of Onaroll, an app that inspires shift workers to stay longer and to perform better.
Before founding Onaroll, Pete worked alongside the executive team at Starbucks to launch Siren Ideas, a group designed to bring innovation to customers and employees. Prior to Starbucks, Pete worked at several high growth startups. He graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in American Studies, with a concentration in American Technology.
91. Jonathan Bittner
Jonathan Bittner is the CEO and Co-Founder of Splitwise. Splitwise is a mobile app and web platform that builds consumer FinTech software to help users split expenses.
Jonathan graduated from Harvard University with a master’s degree in Physics and from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Physics.
92. Joshua Broggi
Joshua Broggi is the CEO and Founder of Woolf. Woolf is an online platform that allows brick-and-mortar colleges, academic groups, and corporations to create and exchange accredited courses and degrees.
Before founding Woolf, Joshua spent seven years on the faculty of the University of Oxford. While there, he was Research Fellow at Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and that a Researcher at TORCH. Earlier in his career, he worked with an EdTech company as a Research Associate. Joshua graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a PhD in Philosophy and Theology, during which he conducted research at Yale University, and from Wheaton College with an MA in Biblical and Theological Studies and an undergraduate degree in Theology.
93. Touradj Barman
Up n' go
Touradj Barman is the CEO of Up n' go, which he co-founded in 2015. Up n' go is a contactless payment system for restaurants, bars, and hospitality services.
Previously, Touradj was a President and Co-Founder at VaultDrop, CEO and Co-Founder at Roovy, Inc., and CEO and Founder of GoGroups. He has worked as a consultant for LinkedIn, Art & Logic, and inCode. Touradj earned an MBA from the Yale School of Management and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
94. Ola Okeshola
Ola Okeshola is the Founder and CEO of Gerald. Gerald is transforming how consumers track, manage, finance, and pay their household bills by offering overdraft and late fee protection.
Ola was the Founder and CEO of Quick.me, a finance and insurance platform for businesses, and Founder of Conduet-Med. He was previously a Vice President at Neuberger Berman. Ola received an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
95. Tod Sacerdoti
Tod Sacerdoti is the CEO and Founder of Pipedream. Pipedream is a serverless integration and computing platform that is community-driven and built for developers.
Before founding Pipedream, Tod was the CEO and Founder at BrightRoll; after it was acquired by Yahoo!, he joined that company as Vice President of Display and Video Advertising Products. Earlier in his career, he was Director of Business Development for Plaxo, Inc. Tod graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Business with an MBA and from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Economics.
96. Alexis Rovner
Alexis Rovner is the CEO of 64x Bio, which she co-founded in 2018. 64x Bio is transforming the future of cell and gene therapy manufacturing with high throughput discovery and design of enhanced cell lines for next-generation biomanufacturing and therapeutics.
Before founding 64x Bio, Alexis conducted postdoctoral research fellowships at Harvard Medical School at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. She was previously a Research Assistant at the University of California, Berkeley. Alexis earned a PhD in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from Yale University and an undergraduate degree in Molecular Environmental Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.
97. Gonul Velicelebi
Gonul Velicelebi is the CEO of Camino Pharma, which she founded in 2014. Camino Pharma is a privately held new start-up biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of metabotropic glutamate modulators for the treatment of neurological disorders and cancer.
Gonul also founded CalciMedica, where she was President, CEO, and Director. Previously she was the Vice President for Research and Drug Discovery at TorreyPines Therapeutics, Vice President of Research at MitoKor, and Director of Cell Biology at SIBIA Neurosciences. She serves on the Board of Directors of Orphagen Pharmaceuticals. Gonul earned a PhD in Biophysical Chemistry from Yale University.
98. David Larson Levine
David Larson Levine is the Founder and CEO of Scoby Social. Scoby Social is a mobile app that aims to support its members in building authentic, healthy relationships online.
Before founding Scoby Social, David was CEO of Indeco and Founder and CEO of Geostellar. He previously was a Vice President at Lanworth, the James W. Sewall Company, and ImageTree Corporation, and as Executive Director at the National Technology Transfer Center. He began his career as Founder and CEO of HuskyLabs.
David graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in philosophy.
99. Paul Sciarra
Paul Sciarra is the Executive Chairman of Joby Aviation. Joby Aviation is an aerospace transportation company developing electric aircraft.
Before joining Joby Aviation, Paul was the co-founder of Pinterest and Cold Brew Labs. Earlier in his career, he was an Associate at Radius Ventures. Paul graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Philosophy.
100. Dan Ram
MC | Speaker | Coach
Daniel Ramamoorthy (known more popularly as DanRam) is a tech igniter: A 3x entrepreneur, 5x TEDx speaker, and startup coach. As an Event MC to 250+ tech events globally, he curates conversations with presidents, billionaire investors, innovative founders and decision makers from Fortune 100 companies. Whether hosting fully-digital conferences or live events at convention centers, his energy is unmatched making him one of the most sought-after and trusted moderators and Event MCs in the tech world.
Some of DanRam's past work experience and recent accolades include the United Nations, KPMG, advising the Irish National Government on Entrepreneurship Policy, and receiving the "40 under 40 Influential People" by Europe India Centre. DanRam graduated with an Economics degree from Yale University, MBA from Trinity College, and is currently pursuing a PhD at RWTH.