Alumni Spotlight is pleased to announce The Top 100 Princeton Alumni in Technology of 2021. Princeton University, founded in 1746, has produced some of today’s top innovators. Its mission—to educate leaders who will contribute to society and use their knowledge to make a difference in the world—is embodied in this year’s awardees, who have used technology to develop far-reaching solutions across industries. From Jeff Bezos, who transformed eCommerce through Amazon.com; to Sridhar Vembu, whose software company Zoho Corporation is training the next generation of developers; and to Seth Priebatsch, who revolutionized food services with delivery app Grubhub; these individuals have led their companies to design disruptive technologies that have become synonymous with their respective industries.
Following both graduate and undergraduate programs, this year’s awardees used their Princeton education as the foundation of their thriving careers. Some went on to gain decades of experience that led them to their current roles and others launched entrepreneurial endeavors immediately upon graduating, but all have dedicated themselves to Princeton’s mission to make a global impact. Across artificial intelligence, software, education, public health, financial services, retail, media, and other areas, these individuals are leading teams that are working tirelessly to harness technology to improve experiences for consumers and enterprises worldwide. Please join us in celebrating The Top 100 Princeton Alumni in Technology of 2021.
1. Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos is the Founder and CEO of multi-national technology company Amazon. In late 2021 he plans to step down from his role as CEO to take on the position of Executive Chairman. Since its founding in 1994, Amazon has grown from an online bookstore to an expansive variety of eCommerce and cloud computing offerings that have become ubiquitous worldwide.
Jeff started his career at Fitel, a fintech company. He then transitioned to a career on Wall Street before becoming an entrepreneur. After founding Amazon, he also founded aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight services company Blue Origin.
Jeff graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and computer science.
2. Thomas Kurian
Thomas Kurian is the CEO of Google Cloud. Google Cloud Platform is a tool suite for app developers to build, test, and deploy applications on the Google infrastructure. Thomas began his career in 1990 and has over 31 years of experience in the software industry.
Before joining the company, Thomas was a President at Oracle and before that an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company. Earlier in his career, he worked with McKinsey & Company as a Business Analyst.
Thomas graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business with an MBA and from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
3. Sridhar Vembu
Sridhar Vembu is the Founder and CEO of Zoho Corporation, a company offering cloud-based business software. Sridhar founded AdventNet, which later became Zoho, with two of his brothers in 1996. Since then, the company has grown to serve more than 50 million customers with a varied and comprehensive suite of applications. Before founding Zoho, he worked as a wireless engineer for Qualcomm.
In 2004, Sridhar started Zoho Schools, a vocational program to train rural students in software development as an alternative to a traditional university education.
Sridhar graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and from Princeton University with an MS and a PhD in Electrical Engineering.
4. Marcus Ryu
Marcus Ryu began his professional career over 21 years ago. Today, he is the Director of Bloomreach. Bloomreach is the leader in Commerce Experience™ and its solutions combine the power of unified customer and product data with the speed and scale of AI and predictive decisioning.
Marcus first got his start in 1998 as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company. From there, he went on to Ariba and co-founded Guidewire Software, before eventually becoming Director at Procore Technologies, his most recent position prior to joining Bloomreach.
Marcus received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University.
5. Artem Petakov
Artem Petakov is the Co-Founder and President of Noom, Inc. Noom was founded in 2008 and is the world’s leading behavior change company, disrupting the weight loss and healthcare industries. Artem has over 19 years of experience in the software industry and he began his career as a software engineer in 2002.
Before founding Noom, Artem was a Co-Founder and CTO at WorkSmart Labs and a Software Engineer/Tech Lead at Google. Earlier in his career, he worked with Microsoft as a Software Engineering Intern.
Artem graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science.
6. Jeremy Johnson
Jeremy Johnson is the CEO of Andela, which he co-founded in 2014 with Christina Sass, Nadayar Enegesi, Ian Carnevale, Brice Nkengsa, and Iyinoluwa Aboyeji. Andela is solving the technical talent shortage by building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software developers.
Previously, Jeremy was a Co-Founder of 2U, an edtech company that is helping to redefine higher education, and was the CEO and Founder of Zandigo.
Jeremy spent three years studying at Princeton University before dropping out to launch Zandigo.
7. Nick Leschly
Nick Leschly is the CEO of bluebird bio. bluebird bio has built a powerful gene therapy product platform focused on making hope a reality for patients with severe genetic diseases. Nick began his career in 1999 and has over 22 years in the healthcare industry.
Before joining bluebird bio, Nick was a Partner at Third Rock Ventures and before that a Velcade Project Lead at Millennium Pharmaceuticals. Earlier in his career, he worked with MedXtend as its CEO.
Nick graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with an MBA and from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology.
8. Scott Howe
Scott Howe has been the Chief Executive Officer of LiveRamp since 2018. LiveRamp is the leading data connectivity platform for the safe and effective use of data.
Scott was recruited to LiveRamp from Acxiom, where he was President and CEO at Acxiom and before that a Member of the Board of Directors at Blue Nile. Earlier in his career, he worked with the Boston Consulting Group as a Manager.
Scott earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Princeton University.
9. Lachlan Murdoch
Lachlan Murdoch is a mass media businessman and is the current Executive Chairman of Nova Entertainment, an Australian entertainment company operating commercial radio networks. In addition to Nova, Lachlan also serves as the Co-Chairman of News Corp and as the Executive Chairman and CEO of the FOX Corporation.
Lachlan has held numerous roles in the news and media industry, including Non-Executive Chairman of Ten Network Holdings, Publisher of the New York Post, and General Manager of Queensland Newspapers.
Lachlan received an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Princeton University.
10. Sashank Rishyasringa
Sashank Rishyasringa is the Managing Director of Capital Float, which he co-founded in 2013 with Gaurav Hinduja. Capital Float is a digital finance platform serving retail consumers and entrepreneurs across India. It has a Buy Now, Pay Later platform and offers digital credit.
Previously, Sashank was a Business Analyst and then Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company.
Sashank earned an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance from Princeton University.
11. Joseph Lubin
Joseph Lubin is the CEO of ConsenSys, which he founded in 2014. ConsenSys is a global formation of technologists and entrepreneurs building the infrastructure, applications, and practices that enable a decentralized world.
Previously, Joseph was Co-Founder of Ethereum, CEO at SyNerG Music, and Director at the New York office of Blacksmith Technologies. Early in his career, he worked with Princeton University as a Manager in the Robotics and Expert Systems Laboratory.
Joseph earned an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University.
12. Raj De Datta
Raj De Datta is the CEO of Bloomreach, which he co-founded in 2001 with Marcus Ryu. Bloomreach is the leader in the digital and commerce experience™ and combines the power of unified customer and product data with the speed and scale of AI and predictive decisioning.
Previously, Raj was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Mohr-Davidow Ventures and before that Director of Product Marketing at Cisco. Earlier in his career, he worked with Lazard Freres as an Analyst. He is a long-time investor and advisor to startups in the San Francisco Bay area.
Raj earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.
13. Michel Adam
Michel Adam is the President and Owner of FashionTV, which he founded in 1996. FashionTV is the leading television network for fashion and lifestyle, featuring 24/7 reports about the fashion industry. It serves 31 satellite and 2,000 cable systems, and as of 2014 had 400 million views worldwide.
Michel was the Founder and Owner of Eden Group, a successful textile business in Thailand. The contacts he developed there enabled him to move to Paris and launch FashionTV.
Michel earned an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Princeton University.
14. Tim Hwang
Tim Hwang began his professional career over 14 years ago. Today, he is the Founder and CEO of FiscalNote. FiscalNote is a technology and media company that provides information services and software that connects the world to their governments.
Tim first got his start in 2007 as a Youth Regional Field Organizer at Obama for America. From there, he went on to the Montgomery County Board of Education before eventually founding FiscalNote.
Tim graduated from Harvard University with an MBA and from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Public and International Affairs.
15. Court Cunningham
Court Cunningham is the CEO of Orchard, which he founded in 2017. Orchard is transforming the way people buy and sell their homes from search to close, making the process stress-free, fair, and simple.
Previously, Court was CEO of Yodle and a Board Member at Emissary.io and MINDBODY, Inc. Earlier in his career he worked with Bain & Co as a Consultant.
Court earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in English and American Studies from Princeton University.
16. Christine Hunsicker
Christine Hunsicker began her professional career over 20 years ago and is the Founder and CEO of CaaStle. CaaStle is on a mission to create a new economy for apparel.
Christine first got her start in 2000 as a Financial Analyst at Plural. From there, she went on to Cetova, before eventually rising to President and COO of Right Media, then COO at Drop.io, her most recent position prior to founding CaaStle.
Christine graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in English and Medieval Studies.
17. Frost Prioleau
Frost Prioleau is the CEO and Co-Founder of Simpli.fi. Simpli.fi is the leader in localized programmatic solutions. It offers an accounting, media buying, and programmatic platform designed for advertising agencies and media companies.
Frost began his professional career 28 years ago, becoming President at Intraware in 1998. From there, he became CEO and co-founder of Personifi and then GM of the technology division of Collective, his most recent position prior to founding Simpli.fi.
Frost graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Engineering Management Systems.
18. Josh Bilenker
Josh Bilenker is the Chief Executive Officer of Loxo Oncology at Lilly. Loxo Oncology is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing highly selective medicines for patients with genomically defined cancers. Josh began his career in 1999 and has over 22 years of experience in the healthcare industry.
Before joining the company, Josh was an Operating Partner at Aisling Capital and served as a Medical Officer at the FDA in the division of biologic oncology products.
Josh received his MD from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in English.
19. John Katzman
John Katzman began his career in education over 40 years ago. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Noodle Companies and its subsidiaries. Noodle Partners has designed, built, and managed some of the best online undergraduate and graduate programs in the country.
In 1981, John co-founded The Princeton Review, a college preparatory service, serving as CEO until 2007. He then founded 2U, an educational technology company, and was CEO and then Executive Chairman before leaving to join Noodle. He has also co-founded several other education companies, including Tutor.com and Student Advantage.
John graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Architecture.
20. Mark Ellis
Mark Ellis is the Founder and CEO of Liftoff. Liftoff is a complete mobile app marketing platform that helps companies acquire and retain high-quality app users at scale. Mark has over 21 years in the marketing and advertising industry.
Before founding Liftoff, Mark was a VP of Corporate & Business Development at Ooyala and before that COO of a healthcare start-up. He has also worked for Google in strategy and business operations.
Mark received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master of Philosophy degree in Management Studies from the University of Cambridge. He received an undergraduate degree in Political Psychology from Princeton University.
21. Jon Steinberg
Jon Steinberg began his professional career over 29 years ago. Today, he is the President of Altice News and Advertising at Altice USA, a broadband communications and video services provider in the United States.
Jon got his start as an R&D Intern at Walt Disney Imagineering. From there, he founded iBuilding while working at Tishman Speyer Properties, before eventually becoming President and COO of Buzzfeed. He is also the Founder and CEO of Cheddar News and has served as a contributor to MSNBC.
Jon graduated from Columbia Business School with an MBA and from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Public and International Affairs.
22. Mark Caputo
U.S. Renal Care
Mark Caputo is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Renal Care. U.S. Renal Care partners with nephrologists and health systems to serve chronic and acute kidney disease patients, offering a full range of services for patients including the best‐in‐class in‐center and at-home dialysis therapies.
Before joining U.S. Renal Care, Mark founded Liberty Dialysis in 2002, which merged with Fresenius Medical Care in 2012. He then served as Managing Partner of Joint Ventures for Fresenius and then Chairman of the Board of Sound Physicians before becoming Vice Chairman at Remedy Partners Inc. Earlier in his career he worked with American Medical Distributors as an Executive Vice President.
Mark earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Princeton University.
23. Thomas Markusic
Thomas Markusic is the CEO and Co-Founder of Firefly Aerospace. Firefly is committed to providing low-cost, high-frequency access to space for small payloads through the design, manufacture, and operation of innovative launch vehicles.
Previously, Thomas was Vice President of Propulsion at Virgin Galactic, a Senior Systems Engineer at Blue Origin, and Director of the Texas Test Site and Principal Propulsion Engineer at SpaceX. Earlier in his career, he worked in Propulsion Research for the United States Air Force and NASA.
Thomas earned a PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University.
24. Billy Cyr
Billy Cyr is the CEO of Freshpet. Freshpet makes fresh and all-natural refrigerated dog and cat food in the U.S., and is the fastest-growing pet food brand, with refrigerators in over 16,000 stores. Billy began his career in 1985 and has 36 years in the consumer goods industry.
Before joining Freshpet, Billy took over Sunny Delight Beverages Co. as President and CEO after it was bought out by Procter & Gamble, where he had been Vice President and General Manager of its North American Juice Business.
Billy graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in History and East Asian Studies.
25. William Herlands
William Herlands is the Co-Founder and CTO of Obsecure. Obsecure is a cybersecurity platform that guarantees the authenticity of digitally performed actions. William has over nine years in the information technology industry.
Before founding Obsecure, William was Co-Founder and CEO at Willow and previously an Assistant Researcher at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in the Cyber Systems Assessments division.
William graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a PhD in Machine Learning and Public Policy as well as an MS in Machine Learning. He graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering.
26. Alan Schwartz
Alan Schwartz is the Founder and CEO of EnglishCentral. EnglishCentral is a Google Ventures-funded, Boston-based online learning platform using the latest innovations in speech recognition and vocabulary learning technology, blending it all with great teachers. Alan has over 24 years of experience in the software industry.
Before founding EnglishCentral, Alan was a VP and General Manager at Nuance Communications and before that Vice President of at SpeechWorks. Prior to that, he was a Director at AT&T Labs.
Alan graduated from Harvard Law School with a JD in International Law and Legal Studies and from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in International Economics.
27. Robert Dykes
Robert Dykes is the CEO of Caspian, joining the company in 2018. Caspian invests equity and debt capital in socially responsible, multiple bottom-line businesses delivering financial and social value.
Robert is also CEO of TORA, a cloud-based front-to-back-office technology provider for both the buy and sell side. He was previously CFO at WebPartner, Co-Founder of Axceleon, and CFO at Audiosoft. He began his career as an Associate at Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Robert earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from Princeton University.
28. Michael Carvin
Michael Carvin is the CEO and Founder of SmartAsset. SmartAsset is the web’s largest marketplace connecting consumers to Financial Advisors. Michael has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry, with particular expertise in financial decision-making.
Before founding SmartAsset, Michael was a Senior Associate at Altima Partners and an Analyst at Leucadia National Corporation.
Michael graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Economics.
29. Rob Biederman
Rob Biederman is the Chairman of Catalant Technologies, which he co-founded in 2013, and served as Co-CEO for seven years before being appointed Chairman. Catalant builds software that helps companies execute work and align their people — both full-time employees and outside experts and teams — to strategy.
Before founding Catalant, Biederman was a private equity investor at Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital. He has co-written a book titled Reimagining Work: Strategies to Disrupt Talent, Lead Change, and Win with a Flexible Workforce.
Rob earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Princeton University.
30. Nat Kausik
Nat Kausik is the President, Co-Founder, and CEO of Bitglass, Inc. Bitglass’s Total Cloud Security Platform is the only secure access service edge offering that combines a Gartner-MQ-Leading cloud access security broker, the world’s only on-device secure web gateway, and zero-trust network access to secure any interaction.
Before founding Bitglass, Nat was the CEO of Asterpix, Trubates, FineGround, and Arcot Systems, as well as holding positions in research and academia.
Nat received a PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University, an MS from Princeton University, and a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
31. Frank A. Bonsal, Jr.
New Enterprise Associates
Frank A. Bonsal, Jr. is the Co-Founder of New Enterprise Associates and served as General Partner from 1978–2002. NEA partners with founders to turn big ideas and bold aspirations into the products, services, and solutions that shape the future.
Since retiring from NEA, Frank has continued to serve as Director of Red Abbey Venture Partners and Owner and Managing Partner of Bonsal Capital. He began his career as a General Partner at Alex. Brown and Sons before founding NEA.
Frank earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from Princeton University.
32. David Friend
Wasabi Technologies, Inc.
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.
33. Seth Priebatsch
Seth Priebatsch began his professional career over 14 years ago. He joined Grubhub as Head of Enterprise Restaurants in 2018 before rising to become Chief Revenue Officer. Grubhub is a leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace with the largest and most comprehensive network of restaurant partners, as well as nearly 24 million active diners.
Seth founded his first startup at the age of 12, and at age 18 was Founder and CEO of another, PostcardTech. He studied at Princeton University before dropping out to found SCVNGR, a mobile start-up. His next startup was LevelUp, a mobile ordering and mobile payments platform, which was acquired by Grubhub in 2018.
34. 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.
35. Sylvana Durrett
Sylvana Durrett is the CEO and Co-Founder of Maisonette. Maisonette is a curated children’s marketplace that aggregates the best brands and boutiques from around the world onto one, convenient online shopping destination. Sylvana began her career in 2003 and has over 13 years of experience in the e-Commerce industry.
Before founding Maisonette, Sylvana spent 14 years working for Vogue Magazine at Conde Nast, beginning as the assistant to Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and working her way up to become the Director of Special Projects.
Sylvana graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in English Literature.
36. Benjamin Cronin
Benjamin Cronin began his professional career over 18 years ago. Today, he is the COO and Co-Founder of LightStep. Lightstep’s observability platform is the easiest way for developers and SREs to monitor health and respond to changes in cloud-native applications.
Benjamin first got his start in 2003 as a Senior Principal Engineer at Autodesk. From there, he went on to Pusher, Inc., where he was CTO and Lead Software Engineer, and then worked as a developer for the iOS social app Matter before founding Lightstep.
Benjamin graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science.
37. Ben Eachus
Ben Eachus is the Co-Founder and CEO of Flowspace, a warehousing and fulfillment platform.
Ben began his career in 2006 as an Associate Producer at Shopzilla, Inc. From there, he went on to McMaster-Carr and Optimity Advisors. He joined The Honest Company in 2014 as a Senior Manager, eventually rising to Director of Strategic Projects, his most recent position before founding Flowspace.
Ben graduated from the UCLA Anderson School of Management with an MBA and from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in History.
38. Aditya Agarwalla
Aditya Agarwalla is the Co-Founder and CEO of Kisan Network. Kisan Network is a tech-enabled and integrated PAN India agri-produce supply chain, empowering small and marginal farmers to sell produce directly to businesses.
Aditya is a Y Combinator Alum, a 2016 Thiel Fellow, and was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in 2017.
Aditya spent three years studying Computer Science at Princeton University before dropping out to found Kisan Network. While at Princeton, he interned at Integrated Digital Systems (IDSGIS) and One Kings Lane.
39. Trevor Martin
Trevor Martin is the CEO of Mammoth Biosciences, which he co-founded in 2017 based on the research he conducted while a PhD student at Stanford University. Mammoth Biosciences is harnessing the diversity of nature to power the next generation of CRISPR products and aims to democratize disease detection with an easy and affordable point-of-care test that allows real-time and simultaneous detection of multiple conditions.
Trevor has spent his entire professional career with Mammoth. While studying for his bachelor’s degree, he worked as an Undergraduate Researcher at Princeton’s Storey Lab.
Trevor earned a PhD in Genetics and Statistics from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University.
40. Luke Cohler
Luke Cohler is the Co-Founder and Director of Jetty. Jetty is a financial technology company for everyday renters, giving renters easier and more affordable access to rental homes while helping property managers drive occupancy, reduce costs, and streamline operations.
Before founding Jetty, Luke was Chief of Staff at Peixe Urbano before being promoted to Vice President of Marketing. He began his career as an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company.
Luke graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
41. Nick Ouzounov
Nick Ouzounov is the Co-Founder and CTO of Geltor, Inc. Geltor is the conscious biodesign company creating the world’s most advanced designer proteins and created the world’s first animal-free collagen technology.
Nick co-founded Geltor shortly after receiving his PhD and has spent his entire career with the company.
Nick completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics after receiving his PhD in Molecular Biology from Princeton University. He received his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Rutgers University.
42. Sasan Amini
Sasan Amini is the CEO of Clear Labs, which he co-founded in 2014. Clear Labs harnesses the power of next-generation sequencing to simplify complex diagnostics for clinical and applied markets.
Previously, Sasan was Scientific Co-Founder of ProdermIQ, Inc., an Advisor at Mindfull Investors, and a Research Scientist at Illumina.
Sasan completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics after receiving his PhD in Genomics and Systems Biology from Princeton University. He received an undergraduate degree in Biotechnology from the University of Tehran.
43. Kit Codik
Kit Codik began his professional career over 30 years ago and is the Founder of Liquor.com, where he was also CEO until the company was acquired by Dotdash in 2019. Liquor.com is an inspiring digital publication dedicated to good drinking and great living.
Kit first got his start in 1991 as a Production Manager at Gap, Inc. From there, he went on to Infant Advantage and Della.com, before co-founding Finacity Corporation, where he served as Executive Vice President for five years, and on the board of directors for 13 years before the company was acquired by Greensill.
Kit graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Economics and Politics.
44. Bryan Frist
Bryan Frist is the Co-Founder of Yoshi, serving as President and COO before being appointed CEO in 2020. Yoshi began in 2015 as a gas delivery service, delivering gas directly to your vehicle using small pickup trucks with top-loaded DOT-approved gas tanks in the back.
Bryan is also a Managing Partner at Friále and was previously Chief Strategy Officer at Chinaco Healthcare Corporation.
Bryan earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in History from Princeton University.
45. Christian Grobe
Christian Grobe is the Managing Director of Billie, which he co-founded in 2017. Billie is a Berlin-based fintech startup providing innovative B2B payment services from short-term liquidity to online payments.
Previously, Christian was Co-Founder and Managing Director of Funding Circle Deutschland GmbH and before that Co-Founder and MD of Zencap. He began his career at McKinsey & Company as an Engagement Manager.
Christian earned a PhD in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin and a Master's degree in Economics and Political Science from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, during which time he spent a year doing research at Princeton University.
46. Michael Scanlon
Michael Scanlon is the Co-Founder and CSO of Lumos Labs. Lumos Labs translates neuroscience research into applications that improve cognitive performance. In addition to his current role, Mike currently oversees research collaborations in over 150 labs at universities including Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, Berkeley, Columbia, and Harvard.
While studying at Stanford, Michael published a variety of neuroscience research on topics including memory and attention, neurogenesis, and cellular plasticity.
Michael earned a Master’s degree in Neuroscience from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology from Princeton University.
47. Geoff Yang
Geoff Yang is the Founding Partner and Managing Director of Redpoint Ventures. Since 1999, Redpoint Ventures has partnered with visionary founders to create new markets and redefine existing ones. Geoff has over 22 years of experience in the Venture Capital and Private Equity industry.
Geoff has founded or invested in several startups, including Rock the Bells, where he is Chairman, and Performance Health Services, where he is CEO. Before founding Redpoint Ventures, he was a General Partner at IVP, a Venture Capital and Private Equity firm.
Geoff graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business with an MBA and from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Engineering.
48. Vikas Kapoor
Vikas Kapoor and is the Chairman and CEO of Mezocliq. Mezocliq is an enterprise technology company offering an integrated application suite that unifies legacy data and enables broad-ranging analytics, all at a fraction of the cost of other alternatives.
Vikas began his career in 1989 as a Manager at McKinsey & Company. From there, he went on to A.T. Kearney, co-founded the Mitchell Madison Group, and served as President and CEO of several technology companies, including iQor, his most recent position before joining Mezocliq.
Vikas received MBA and MA degrees from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Princeton University.
49. Ben Golub
Ben Golub is the Executive Chairman and Interim CEO of Storj Labs, which he joined in 2018. Storj is the leader in decentralized, cloud storage that offers S3-compatible storage, deployed across a network of 100K drives run by different individuals and institutions around the globe.
A serial entrepreneur and startup CEO, Ben was CEO at Docker, Inc., and President and CEO at Gluster, Inc, and serves as an advisor for numerous companies. Earlier in his career, he worked with VeriSign as an SVP and General Manager before becoming CMO and SVP of Marketing and Government Affairs.
Ben earned an MBA in International Business from Harvard Business School, an MPA in Development Economics and International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School, and an undergraduate degree in Public Policy from Princeton University.
50. Oguzhan Atay
Oguzhan Atay is the Co-Founder and CEO of BillionToOne. BillionToOne is a precision diagnostics company with the mission to make molecular diagnostics more accurate, efficient, and accessible for all.
Oguzhan helped develop a patent-pending molecular counter platform that increases the resolution of molecular diagnostics by over a thousandfold and has led BillionToOne through Y Combinator and raised a total of 17.5M in funding.
Oguzhan graduated from Stanford University with a PhD in Systems Biology and from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology; he also spent a year doing research at the University of Oxford while pursuing his undergraduate degree.
51. Victor Perlroth
Kodiak Sciences Inc.
Victor Perlroth is the Chairman and CEO of Kodiak Sciences, joining the company in 2009. Kodiak Sciences is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company specializing in novel therapeutics to treat chronic, high-prevalence ophthalmic diseases.
Previously, Victor was a Venture Partner at MPM Capital and Co-Founder and General Manager of Avidia, which was later acquired by Amgen. Earlier in his career, he was Chief Operating Officer of Guzik Technical Enterprises.
Victor earned an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, an MD from Stanford University School of Medicine, and an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University.
52. Ilya Kirnos
Ilya Kirnos is the Founding Partner and CTO of SignalFire. SignalFire is a complete redesign of the modern venture firm based on six years of careful study and development by a team of world-class investors and engineers trained at General Catalyst, KPCB, Andreessen Horowitz, Yahoo, and Google.
Before founding SignalFire, Ilya was a Tech Lead at CardSpring, which was acquired by Twitter, and a Software Engineer at Google and Oracle.
Ilya graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Applied Math.
53. Chas Ballew
Chas Ballew is the CEO and co-founder of Aptible, which makes people-centered security products that help developer teams build security into their architecture and their organization’s culture. Aptible Comply is a compliance monitoring and workflow automation platform for B2B SaaS teams; Aptible Deploy is a container orchestration platform built for developers that automates security best practices and controls.
Before founding Aptible, Chas was a regulatory and litigation specialist in the U.S. Army Office of the General Counsel. While in law school, he was a summer associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and clerked for the Federal Public Defender in Eugene, Oregon.
Chas received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School and his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Princeton University.
54. Misha Malyshev
Misha Malyshev is the Chief Executive Officer of Teza Technologies. He joined the company in 2009.
Previously, Misha was Managing Director and Global Head of High-Frequency Trading at Citadel Investment Group and before that an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company. He began his career at Bell Laboratories as a Member of the Technical Staff.
Misha earned an undergraduate degree in Physics and Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Theoretical Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He received his PhD in Astrophysics from Princeton University.
55. Bob Moore
Bob Moore is the Co-Founder and CEO of Crossbeam, a partner ecosystem platform that helps companies build more valuable partnerships.
Bob first got his start in 2006 as an Analyst at Insight Venture Partners. From there, he was co-founder and CEO of RJMetrics, becoming Head of Magneto Business Intelligence when RJMetrics was acquired by Magneto Commerce. He was also Chairman and Co-Founder at Stitch, Inc., his most recent position prior to launching Crossbeam.
Bob graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Operations Research and Financial Engineering.
56. Alexander Bisignano
Alexander Bisignano is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Phosphorus. Phosphorus provides the back-end infrastructure that enables ubiquitous integration of genetics in medicine and created one of the first saliva-based tests for COVID-19 to be granted an FDA Emergency Use Authorization for at-home collection.
Alexander began his career as Founder and CEO of Chromosoft while simultaneously working as a Project Member and Statistical Consultant for Tyho-Galileo Research Laboratory. He then was the founding CEO of Recombine, a genetic testing company, before founding Phosphorus.
Alexander graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Medical Spanish.
57. John Fontein
John Fontein is the Co-Founder of Sesame. Sesame is defining the future of healthcare by connecting doctors and patients directly, cutting out the complexity of the care chain to save patients and doctors time, resources, and money.
Before founding Sesame, John was Vice President of Business Development and then an Advisor at GoEuro and previously spent several years as an Analyst and Associate at Goldman Sachs. While at Goldman Sachs he was also Founder and CEO of RE:LABEL, a music production, publishing, and management company.
John graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Music and a certificate in Computer Science.
58. Evelyn Rusli
Evelyn Rusli is the Co-Founder, President, and CMO of Yumi. Yumi is the definitive source for parents seeking to understand what they are feeding their children and why, offering a science-based early childhood meal delivery program that is the most convenient and most nutritional option in the market.
Before founding Yumi, Evelyn spent more than 10 years as a journalist, working as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, AnchorCrunch, and Forbes.com.
Evelyn graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in English.
59. Galyn Bernard
Galyn Bernard is the Co-CEO of Primary.com, which she co-founded in 2014. Primary makes soft, sustainable clothes for kids of all ages—plus some matching clothes for parents, too!
Previously, Galyn was a VP of Retail at Quidsi Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon, and before that a Director of Strategic Planning at Cole Haan. Earlier in her career, she worked at Baby Einstein as a Senior Analyst for Strategic Planning.
Galyn earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in Politics and East Asian Studies from Princeton University.
60. Trevor Sumner
Trevor Sumner is the CEO of PERCH. PERCH is the leader in interactive retail marketing technology, using proprietary 3D sensing technology to overlay digital marketing on physical products.
Trevor is also the CEO of Summoner, an advisory and investment firm for high-growth ventures. He was previously Interim CEO at BizSlate Inc. and before that the Co-Founder, President, and CMO at LocalVox. He has worked in Product Marketing for several companies, including Weplay, Narrowstep, and Lombardi Software.
Trevor graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science.
61. Benjamin Cogan
Benjamin Cogan is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Hubble Contacts. Hubble is the first brand of contact lenses sold directly to consumers through an eCommerce, subscription-only model.
Benjamin first got his start as an Associate Intern at The Boston Consulting Group, before becoming a Senior Customer Insights Associate at Harry’s Grooming, his most recent position before founding Hubble Contacts.
Benjamin graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Philosophy.
62. Mark Herrema
Newlight Technologies LLC
Mark Herrema is the CEO of Newlight Technologies, which he co-founded in 2003 while still in college. Newlight Technologies is an advanced biotechnology company using carbon capture technology to produce high-performance polymers that replace oil-based materials by out-competing on price and performance.
In more than 18 years at Newlight, Mark has invented a range of proprietary carbon capture and conversion systems and materials, received numerous associated US and international patents and led the engineering, construction, optimization, and expansion of Newlight’s carbon capture platform.
Mark received his undergraduate degree in Politics and Political Theory from Princeton University.
63. Jen Grant
Jen Grant is the Chief Executive Officer of Appify, joining the company in 2020. Appify is on a mission to bring great software to every employee by making it easy for anyone to build mobile apps that accelerate their work.
Previously, Jen was an Advisor at Homebrew and Chief Marketing Officer at Looker. She has also held marketing roles at Box, Google, and Thin Multimedia.
Jen earned an MBA in Entrepreneurial Marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in English and Theater from Princeton University.
64. Delia Milliron
Delia Milliron is the Co-Founder of Heliotrope Technologies. Heliotrope designs and manufactures smart glass products for architectural, automotive, and transit applications.
Delia is also co-founder of Celadyne Technologies and is now a Professor and the Chair of the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin. She previously worked as a scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and started her career as a researcher at IBM.
Delia graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a PhD in Chemistry and from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry.
65. Michael Yaroshefsky
Michael Yaroshefsky is the Founder and CEO of Visor. Visor is a revolutionary new collaborative spreadsheet with built-in bidirectional syncing to external apps.
Throughout high school, college, and graduate school, he was President and Founder of MikeYaroSoft, Inc., which offered website design and eCommerce services, brand and identity management consulting, and technology advising. Before founding Visor, Michael worked as a Senior Analyst at Insight Venture Partners.
Michael received an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University.
66. Brendan Wallace
Brendan Wallace has over 17 years of experience in the real estate industry and is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Fifth Wall. Fifth Wall is the largest and most active fund focused on real estate technologies.
Before founding Fifth Wall, Brendan was a Founding Investor and Founding Team Member at Cabify, and Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Identified, which was later acquired by Workday. Earlier in his career, he worked in real estate with the Blackstone Group and Goldman Sachs.
Brendan graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business with an MBA and from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Economics.
67. Justin Zhen
Thinknum Alternative Data
Justin Zhen is the Co-Founder and President of Thinknum Alternative Data. Thinknum, originally created for institutional investors, provides datasets from a broad array of public online sources, capturing unique information on the products, operating markets, and labor markets of over 400,000 global companies across sectors, and provides rich toolsets for extracting intelligence from that data.
Justin began his career as a Senior Analyst at Strategic Investment Fund. Since founding Thinknum, he has served as a Board Member of the XBRL Taxonomy Advisory Group for the FASB and an Official Member of the Forbes Finance Council.
Justin graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Financial Engineering.
68. Gordon Ritter
Gordon Ritter is General Partner of Emergence Capital, which he founded in 2002. Emergence is a venture capital firm, investing in early and growth-stage cloud and SaaS visionaries that change the way the world works.
Previously, Gordon was Founder and CEO of Software As Service, Inc., and Founder and President of Whistle Communications and Tribe Communications. Earlier in his career, he worked at Credit Suisse First Boston as a Vice President. He serves on the Board of Directors of several companies, including Veeva Systems, Guru, and Top Hat.
Gordon earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from Princeton University.
69. Meg Nakamura
Meg Nakamura is the Co-Founder and CEO of Apto Payments. Apto, originally founded under the name Shift, is a leading-edge card issuance platform, helping companies issue new kinds of cards in new ways.
Meg spent almost 10 years as an Associate at Promontory Financial Group. During her time there, she co-founded 3taps, Inc., and became an Investment Partner with Hard Yaka before founding Apto.
Meg received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University.
70. Fabrice Grinda
Fabrice Grinda is the Founding Partner of FJ Labs, which he launched in 2013. FJ Labs is a venture capital and private equity firm that invests in ambitious founders solving big problems.
Previously, Fabrice was Co-Founder and Co-CEO of OLX, Inc., and before that the Founder and CEO of Zingy, Inc. and Aucland S.A. He began his career as a Consultant with McKinsey & Company.
Fabrice graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Economics.
71. David Stavens
David Stavens is the CEO of Nines, which he co-founded in 2017. Nines is the first-of-its-kind teleradiology practice.
Previously, David was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Accel. He co-founded Udacity, Inc., serving as CEO before ceding the CEO role to his co-founder and taking over as President and COO. Earlier in his career, he worked as a Business Development Advisor for IO Turbine, Inc. and as a Computer Scientist in the Mars Science Lab at NASA.
David earned a PhD and MS in Computer Science from Stanford University and a BSE in Computer Science from Princeton University.
72. Brian Tubergen
Brian Tubergen is the Chief Product Officer of CoinList, which he founded in 2017. CoinList is a platform for new cryptocurrency offerings that provides the community with access to the most cutting-edge innovations in the space while helping the most impactful crypto projects grow and succeed.
Previously, Brian was a Director of Product at AngelList. While in college he was a Software Engineering Intern at Facebook and a Software Development Engineer Intern at Microsoft.
Brian earned an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Princeton University.
73. Matt Blumberg
Matt Blumberg is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bolster, an on-demand executive talent marketplace that helps accelerate companies’ growth by connecting them with experienced, highly vetted executives for interim, fractional, advisory, project-based, or board roles.
Matt is the Founder and Chairman of Path Forward and spent 20 years as Chairman and CEO of Return Path, Inc. He was previously Director of Moz, Chairman and CEO of Authentic Response, and Vice President of Marketing and Product at MovieFone. He has served on the Board of Directors for FeedBurner and the Elmsford, NY Little League.
Matt graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Urban Planning.
74. Danielle Cohen-Shohet
Danielle Cohen-Shohet is the Co-Founder and CEO of GlossGenius, a leading business management and payment solution provider for beauty professionals in the U.S. salon and studio space. GlossGenius enables users to showcase their portfolio of work, send automatic appointment reminders to clients, and manage their calendars and bookings.
Before launching GlossGenius, Danielle was an Alternative Investments Analyst at Goldman Sachs, where she had previously interned in college in the Investment Management Division.
Danielle graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Economics.
75. Dan Rubinstein
Dan Rubinstein is the Vice President of Business Development at Omada Health. Omada Health is a digital care provider that empowers people to achieve their health goals through sustainable lifestyle change.
Dan began his career as Founder, President, and CEO of Reflectivity. From there, he went on to be Product Management Director at Google and then Facebook, before becoming Head of Product at Palantir Technologies. He was CEO of Physera until it was acquired by Omada Health.
Dan graduated from Stanford University with a PhD in Statistics and an MS in Electrical Engineering, and from Princeton University with a BSc in Electrical Engineering.
76. Rasmus Rothe
Rasmus Rothe is the Founder of Merantix. Merantix is a Berlin-based venture capitalist studio that builds and scales machine learning companies, transferring world-leading research into products that will create new and change existing industries.
Rasmus is Co-Founder of AI Campus Berlin and a Founding Member of KI Bundesverband, Germany’s largest AI network. He serves on the Boards of several companies, including Cambrium, Kausa, SiaSearch, and Vara.
Rasmus graduated from Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich with a PhD in Computer Science and from the University of Oxford with a Master of Engineering degree in Information Engineering, during which he spent an exchange year studying at Princeton University.
77. Alice Zhang
Alice Zhang is the CEO of Verge Genomics, which she co-founded in 2015. Verge Genomics is using human genomics to develop transformational genetic medicines.
Before founding Verge, Alice spent seven years at the forefront of systems biology research at the National Cancer Institute and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University. She spent five years in the UCLA-Caltech MD/PhD program, where she helped author several papers on gene networks involved in neuroregeneration.
Alice earned an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University.
78. Neal Desai
Neal Desai is the CEO and Co-Founder of Kafene, a mission-driven fintech company with a goal to empower flexible ownership solutions.
Neal first got his start in 2001 as a Trader at Susquehanna International Group, LLP. From there, he went on to be Vice President of Equity Derivatives at Merrill Lynch, before eventually rising to Chief Financial Officer of Octane Lending, his most recent position prior to founding Kafene.
Neal graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with an MBA in Finance and Multinational Strategy and from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology.
79. Rishi Jaitly
Rishi Jaitly is the Founding CEO of Times Bridge. Times Bridge is the U.S.’s leading venture firm with a mission of bringing the world's best ideas to India and, increasingly, Asia.
Rishi first got his start in 2004 as a Coordinator of Government Affairs at College Summit. From there, he spent three years at Google, before returning to College Summit as Director of Strategy. He joined Twitter in 2012 as the Founding Managing Director in India, eventually rising to Vice President of the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and North Africa divisions at Twitter, his most recent position before founding Times Bridge.
Rishi graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in History.
80. Nick Slavin
Nick Slavin is the Co-Founder and President of Curacity. Curacity is a content and data-driven marketplace serving the travel industry. Its data analytics tools enable hotels to apply bottom-of-funnel ROI analytics to top-of-funnel marketing tactics, allowing clients to use content to drive purchase decisions.
Before founding Curacity, Nick was an Associate at Starwood Capital Group and an Investment Banking Analyst at Wells Fargo Securities.
Nick graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in History.
81. John Lettow
Vorbeck Materials Corp.
John Lettow is the President of Vorbeck Materials Corp. Vorbeck is a U.S.-based technology and manufacturing company established in 2006 to develop products using Vor-x, Vorbeck’s patented graphene technology, initially developed at Princeton University.
John brings to Vorbeck extensive experience in technology development, start-up companies, and consulting, focusing on the electronics, automotive, and energy industries.
John received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania after completing a PhD in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received an MPhil in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University.
82. Dave Schuman
Dave Schuman is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Codi. Codi is a two-sided marketplace that connects employers to flexible, residential workspaces for their employees who are working remotely.
Previously, Dave was a Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder at RaiseMe and before that a prior Senior Software Architect at ThoughtMatrix. He has worked in software development for a number of companies, including Daveworld, Inc., Precision Media, and Autodesk.
Dave received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University.
83. Jeremy Goodwin
Jeremy Goodwin is the CEO of SyncFab. SyncFab is the lead industry pioneer developing Blockchain applications for Decentralized Manufacturing Supply Chain Management with patents pending partnered with the National Tooling and Machining Association. SyncFab is also a founding member of the White House-appointed and US Department of Energy-sponsored Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Initiative within the Department of Commerce's National Network of Manufacturing Innovation.
Previously, Jeremy was President, Chief Financial Officer, and Executive Director at China Advanced Construction Materials, Inc. Earlier in his career he was Co-Founding Managing Director of 3 G Capital Partners and Vice President of International Mergers and Acquisitions for ING Barings.
Jeremy earned Master’s certificates from Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and an undergraduate degree from Cornell University.
84. Neil Kadagathur
Neil Kadagathur is the Co-Founder and CEO of Creditspring. Creditspring is a membership loan service that makes borrowing simpler and cheaper for those in the UK. Creditspring cares about people’s financial wellbeing and provides a way for people to borrow safely, without falling into a spiral of debt.
Before founding Creditspring in 2016, Neil spent 12 years as Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, where he worked in credit derivatives. Throughout his academic and professional career, his passion has been transforming individuals’ lives through credit.
Neil graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Economics.
85. Ian Roncoroni
Ian Roncoroni is the Co-Founder and CEO of Next Caller, where he is responsible for business development and strategy. Next Caller, a Pindrop® Company, is an enterprise-grade call verification service for contact centers, allowing businesses to flag suspicious activity to protect against fraud before it starts.
Before founding Next Caller, Ian was a Broker at GA Global Markets. He also founded Soho Energy Corp., an energy derivatives brokerage in New York.
Ian graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Philosophy.
86. Chetan Narain
Chetan Narain is the Co-Founder of Pepper. Pepper is a team of builders on a mission to design a better way for suppliers, restaurants, and food producers to work together.
Chetan began his career as a Software Engineer and Analyst, eventually rising to be an Associate Product Manager, and was a Group Product Manager at Uber before founding Pepper.
Chetan graduated from Princeton University with undergraduate degrees in Operations Research and Financial Engineering and Computer Science.
87. Sujay Jaswa
Sujay Jaswa is the Founder and Managing Partner of WndrCo. WndrCo is a holding company that invests in, acquires, develops, and operates consumer technology businesses for the long term.
Sujay first got his start in 2001 as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Co. From there, he went on to Cisco, before eventually becoming Business Founder, Vice President of Business, and Chief Financial Officer at Dropbox, his most recent position before founding WndrCo.
Sujay graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA and from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Economics.
88. Ryan Moore
Ryan Moore is the Founder of Accomplice VC. Accomplice (FKA Atlas Venture) is a tech venture capitalist firm with a crowdsourced approach, harnessing the community to empower and fund the best founders.
Ryan first got his start in 1999 as an Associate at SOFTBANK Capital Partners. From there, he went on to Enpocket before co-founding GrandBanks Capital, where he was General Partner. He serves on the Boards of a number of companies, including Vivox, Unsplash, and DraftKings,
Ryan graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Economics.
89. Rajiv Ayyangar
Rajiv Ayyangar is the CEO of Tandem, which he co-founded in 2017. Tandem is a virtual office for remote teams to re-discover the flow of working together in person.
Previously, Rajiv was a Director of Product at Yakit and before that a Product Manager at Delectable. Earlier in his career, he worked in Operations Engineering and Data Science with CoolVines, Fairchild Semiconductor, and Yahoo.
Rajiv earned an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering from Princeton University.
90. Marc Blinder
Marc Blinder is the CEO of AIKON. He first joined the company as Chief Product Officer in 2017. AIKON provides easy-to-use blockchain solutions for developers and consumers. Its solutions provide multisig wallets and user migration services that connect businesses to a variety of public blockchains.
Previously, Marc was VP of Product Marketing at Drop Kitchen and before that as CEO and Co-Founder at Emmerge. He began his career with Public Affairs Associates as an Associate and Campaign Manager.
Marc earned an undergraduate degree in Politics from Princeton University.
91. Mark Bailey
Mark Bailey began his professional career over 40 years ago and is the Founder and Partner of DFJ Growth. DFJ Growth invests in private growth-stage technology companies that are scaling rapidly and poised for market leadership.
Mark first got his start in 1981 as a Regional Sales Engineer at Hewlett Packard. From there, he went on to roles at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Venrock. He co-founded WebPartner in 1999, serving as CEO until 2002 and as Chairman until 2012.
Mark graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA and from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
92. Sharam Fouladgar-Mercer
Sharam Fouladgar-Mercer is the CEO of Signos, which he co-founded in 2018. Signos is an easy, personalized weight loss app that uses data science to help create and meet individual weight loss goals.
Previously, Sharam was the Founding CEO of Onclusive (formerly AirPR) and Interim Executive of Clearbanc. Earlier in his career, he was a VC Investor at Sierra Ventures.
Sharam earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Princeton University.
93. Muneeb Ali
Hiro Systems PBC
Muneeb Ali is the CEO and Co-Founder of Hiro Systems PBC. Hiro builds developer tools on the Stacks blockchain, working to enable a user-owned internet on Bitcoin.
Muneeb was previously a Visiting Researcher at SICS and Stanford University and served as Research Staff at TU Delft.
Muneeb graduated from Princeton University with a PhD and MS in Computer Science and from Lahore University of Management Sciences with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Mathematics.
94. Josh Feuerstein
Truebird Coffee Co
Josh Feuerstein is the CEO & Co-Founder of Truebird Coffee Co. Truebird created the Micro-Cafe to bring quality coffee to as many people and places as possible.
Josh first got his start in 1994 as an Associate at the Boston Consulting Group. From there, he went on to manage Albuquerque Restaurant to give him the practical foundation to become Training Director for the Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group. He was Co-Founder and Vice President of Site59.com and rose to become Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer after its acquisition by Travelocity, before becoming Founder and President at Intent (formerly Voyat), his most recent position prior to founding Truebird.
Josh received a Certificate in Management from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Princeton University.
95. Genevieve Ryan Bellaire
Genevieve Ryan Bellaire is the Founder and CEO of Realworld. Realworld is an education-first platform helping the next generation thrive on their journey to independence.
Before founding Realworld, Genevieve was an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Case Foundation and an Associate at Goldman Sachs. While in law school, she clerked for the Romney for President Campaign and interned at Fortify Ventures and Main Street Genome.
Genevieve received her JD and MBA degrees from Georgetown University and her undergraduate degree in Politics and International Relations from Princeton University.
96. Mike Miskovsky
Mike Miskovsky is the CEO of Tiveni, Inc. Tiveni is a climate technology startup with the goal of disrupting the very concept of the EV battery and helping to drive down costs for the EV and energy storage industries. Mike has two decades of experience in the renewable power industry.
Mike is also the Founder and Board Director of Ojjo, a solar energy company. He was previously CEO and Co-Founder at InEVit, Venture Advisor at Obvious Ventures, and CEO of SolarCity (founded as ZepSolar).
Mike received an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and an undergraduate degree from Princeton University.
97. Tristan Snell
Tristan Snell is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Snakt. Snakt is a video technology company, the pioneers of a series of video tech and design innovations that power video communities, asynchronous video-to-video conversations, and gamification that engages community members and rewards video creators.
Before founding Snakt, Tristan was a Co-Founder of The Brooklyn Quarterly, an Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the New York State Attorney General, and Senior Associate at WilmerHale. He is also Managing Partner at Tristan Snell PLLC, a New York-based law firm.
Tristan received a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and an undergraduate degree in Politics from Princeton University.
98. Kerry Song
Kerry Song is the Founder and CEO of Abbot’s Butcher, which she started because she felt that going plant-based shouldn’t be a sacrifice. As a result, Abbot’s Butcher was founded in 2016 and crafts pure plant proteins from the highest quality ingredients. Its products are 100% plant-based and are designed to replace traditional meats.
Before founding Abbot’s Butcher, Kerry was a Brand Producer at Robbins Research International. Earlier in her career, she was a Derivatives Analyst at Morgan Stanley and a Financial Analyst at Citi.
Kerry graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Economics.
99. Jacob Lee
Jacob Lee is the Co-Founder of Autocode. Autocode is an online code editor with API autocomplete, instant hosting, and a Standard Library anybody can contribute to. Autocode apps are fully functional internal integrations and tools that extend a user’s favorite online products and services.
Before founding Autocode, Jacob was a Software Engineer at Google and completed a software development internship with the ICU Team at Epic.
Jacob graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science.
100. Andrew Brooks
Andrew Brooks is the Co-Founder at Mindstamp. Mindstamp is a video platform that lets users turn any video into a personalized and interactive marketing, sales, support, education, or training asset.
Andrew first got his start in 1997 as a Consultant at Andersen Consulting. From there, he went on to be Director of Sales Operations at SevenSpace (later Sun Microsystems), COO of SMBLive, and Co-Founder of SmartThings, Laugh Exchange, Payge, and Mural Consulting.
Andrew graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry.