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Meet our Visiting Advisors

Visiting Advisors provide the foundation for sharing key startup lessons which are covered each week of Founder Labs. These startup lessons include: Design Thinking and Idea Generation, Lean Startup Methodology, Customer Development, Business Models, Lean Startup Marketing and Early Stage Funding for Founder Labs.

  • Rajiv Patel

    Principal
    Lift Projects

  • Steve Blank

    Creator, Author, Lecturer
    Customer Development

  • Ann Muira Ko

    Founding Partner
    Floodgate Fund

  • Alexander Osterwalder

    Co-Founder
    Business Model Foundry

  • Eric Ries

    Author, Speaker, Consultant
    The Lean Startup

  • Dave McClure

    Founding Partner
    500 Startups

  • Carol Realini

    Founder, Chairwoman
    Obopay

  • Theresia Gouw Ranzetta

    Partner
    Accel


Meet our Mentors

Mentors provide you with practical advice for your new startup idea and have experience in the mobile space. We arrange for your team to spend time with the mentors each week during Founder Labs. We’ve carefully chosen these awesome people to help you! We are constantly growing our network - check back often for new additions.

  • Anand Chandrasekaran

    Director
    OpenWave

  • Beth Ferreira

    Entrepreneur
    Advisor

  • Brad Feld

    Partner
    Foundry Group

  • Cathy Edwards

    Founder/CTO
    CHOMP

  • Cindy Alvarez

    Product Manager
    KissMetrics

  • Charles Hudson

    Venture Partner SoftTech VC, Co-Founder Bionic Panda Games

  • Chris Albinson

    Managing Director
    Panorama Capital

  • Chris Nesladek

    Lead Sr. Interaction Designer - Commerce
    Google

  • Christiaan Vorkink

    Senior Associate
    True Ventures

  • Christina Brodbeck

    Lead Mobile UI, YouTube
    Founder, Theicebreak.com

  • Christine Lemke

    Chief Operating Officer
    Sense Networks, Inc.

  • David Dundas

    Founder
    Textingly

  • David Tisch

    Managing Director
    TechStars NYC

  • Esther Dyson

    Founder
    ED Ventures

  • Frank Harris

    Product Manager
    Etsy

  • Fred Wilson

    Partner
    Union Square Ventures

  • Hiten Shah

    Founder
    KissMetrics

  • Ian McFarland

    VP Technology, Principal
    Pivotal Labs

  • Jalak Jobonputra

    Director, Mobile Investments
    Omidyar Network

  • Janet Hanson

    Founder
    85Broads

  • Jay Jamison

    Venture Partner
    Blue Run Ventures

  • Jenny Fielding

    Founder, Switch Mobile
    Entrepreneur, Investor

  • Jim Robinson

    Partner
    RRE Ventures

  • Joanne Wilson

    Entrepreneur, Investor

  • John Malloy

    Founding Partner
    Blue Run Ventures

  • Jon Callaghan

    Partner
    True Ventures

  • Jonathan Teo

    General Partner
    General Catalyst Partners

  • Katherine Barr

    Partner
    Mohr Davidow

  • Lars Kamp

    Executive, Accenture Mobile Practice
    Co-Founder SF Mobile

  • Mark Peter Davis

    Cofounder
    Kohort

  • Mike Brown

    Founder, Partner
    AOL Ventures

  • Mike Rowehl

    Lead Engineer, AdMob
    Co-Founder, Mobile Mondays, Co-Founder Churn Labs

  • Mitchell Baker

    Chairwoman
    Mozilla Corporation and Mozilla Foundation

  • Naveen Selvadurai

    Cofounder
    Foursquare

  • Nihal Mehta

    General Partner
    ENIAC Ventures

  • Pankaj Kedia

    Director, Global Ecosystem Programs, Next Generation Handhelds & Smartphones
    Intel Corp

  • Prasenjit Phukan

    Product Lead, Mobile Commerce
    Google

  • Raj Singh

    EIR
    SRI Ventures

  • Randy Reddig

    Co-Founder
    Square, Inc

  • Ron Goldin

    Principal
    studio akko

  • Ron Hirson

    SVP Product and Marketing
    Boku

  • Sanjeev Agarwal

    CEO
    Aloqa (acquired by Motorola)

  • Saad Khan

    Partner
    CMEA

  • Serge Kassardjian

    Strategic Partner Development Manager, Mobile Commerce
    Google

  • Shea Di Donna

    Vice President
    True Ventures

  • Stephane Kasriel

    VP, Global Sales & Business Development
    Zong

  • Steve Yankovich

    VP
    Ebay Mobile

  • Timothy Chang

    Partner
    Norwest Venture Partners

  • Zach Larson

    Director Product Management
    SideReel.com at Rovi