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Lee Blaylock is the founder, CEO and Chairman of Find a Game & WhoAt. Starting his career at Dell (badge #244) for 7 years mostly in R&D, Lee was their 2nd ex-pat and worked two years in Europe. He then went to Oracle, where he left as a consulting group Practice Director. The first company he started, ServiceLane, was venture funded and he sold it to Owens Corning (NYSE: OC). He is the founder and former Managing Director of Annandale Capital, an investment firm managing > $500 million.
Julia is the Program Associate at Tech Wildcatters, a nationally ranked startup accelerator headquartered in downtown Dallas, TX, where she plans and operates the company's unique "Gauntlet" accelerator program. She has a background in fundraising and is an alum of the University of North Texas in Denton, TX.