A home for startups everywhere.
Now more accessible than ever before.
Nothing can replace human interaction, but the power of online allows us to bring the education, access, opportunities, and inspiration of Startup Grind’s Global Conference to startups around the world. Our new virtual and choose-what-you-pay model makes this year’s event more accessible for startups globally than ever before. Join us and 15,000 others for conversation and collaboration around tech, startups, and the future of innovation.
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Founder + CEO
Co-founder, President + COO
Chief Product Officer
First Round Capital + Birchbox
Partner + Co-Founder
The Twenty Minute VC
Co-founder + President of Product
Co-Founder + President
Co-Founder + CEO
Founder + CEO
Global Innovation Catalyst
Founder + Chairman
Chief Technology Officer
Union Square Ventures
Bessemer Venture Partners
Co-founder, Managing Partner + Board Member
Silicon Valley Editor; Founder
Chief Video Strategist
BOSS Capital Partners, BOSS Startup Science
CRO Founder of BOSS Capital Partners + CEO BOSS Stratup Science
Staff Writer, Careers
Founder + CEO
Startup Program Manager, Google Cloud
Bevy / Startup Grind
Co-founder & CEO
Oracle for Startups & Oracle for Research
World Innovation Lab
Director of Recruiting
Co-founder + CEO
Diversity, Equity, + Inclusion
Pegasus Tech Ventures
General Partner + CEO
Co-founder + CEO
Jeff Lawson is the founder and CEO of Twilio. A serial entrepreneur and a software developer, Jeff co-founded Twilio in 2008 to bring communications into the world of software. He is also the author of Ask Your Developer, a new playbook for unleashing the full potential of software developers in any organization, showing management how to unleash this workforce to enable growth, solve a wide range of business problems and drive digital transformation. Prior to Twilio, Jeff was co-founder & CTO of NineStar, founding CTO of Stubhub.com, and one of the first product managers for Amazon Web Services.
Sriram Krishnan is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he invests in early stage consumer startups. Today, Sriram serves on the boards of Bitski, Hopin, and Polywork.
Prior to joining a16z, Sriram held numerous senior product roles. Most recently, he led core consumer teams at Twitter where he was responsible for products including the home timeline, new user experience, search, discovery, and audience growth. Before this, Sriram created and oversaw various mobile ad products for both Snap and Facebook, including Snap’s Direct Response ads business and the Facebook Audience Network, one of the largest networks in display advertising.
Sriram started his career at Microsoft where he touched numerous projects related to Windows Azure. He is the author of "Programming Windows Azure" published by O'Reilly.
Kamran is Founder and Chairman at Global Innovation Catalyst and advises various governments on the needed transition from fossil-based economies to sustainable innovation economies. In the past, as a global high-tech entrepreneur, he co-founded ten companies, had 6 exits, 3 of them were Unicorn IPOs with a total market cap of over $8B. For 15 years, he was Chairman of Global Catalyst Partners, a global VC firm ($350M under management) with investments in the U.S., Japan, China, India, Israel and Singapore. Underlying his vision for global philanthropy is the conviction that modern ICT can be instrumental in dissolving barriers between nations and bridging the social and political differences among people. This vision was reflected in Schools-Online, a nonprofit he co-founded in 1996 to connect the world, one school at a time (6400 schools in 36 countries were provided with computers and access to the Internet) and merged with Relief International in 2003. Global Catalyst Foundation was co-founded in 2000 to improve lives through effective education and empowerment of the youth (with special emphasis on young women) using the leverage of ICT, and UN-GAID, a United Nations global forum that promotes ICT in developing countries where he served as Co-Chairman (2009-2011).
Jean-Denis Greze is Chief Technology Officer at Plaid. He oversees Plaid’s global engineering, core product and security teams with over 300 engineers across North America and Europe, as well as Plaid’s core products. He leads the technical vision and infrastructure of Plaid, with a focus on delivering a secure and reliable platform that enables the fintech ecosystem to unlock financial freedom for everyone.
Prior to joining Plaid, Jean-Denis was Director of Engineering at Dropbox. Before that, Jean-Denis worked at a fintech in New York and holds a CS & MS degree from Columbia as well as a JD from Harvard Law School. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son and has spent time all over the world including: Boston, Chicago, Lausanne (Switzerland), Los Angeles, New York City, Paris (France), Santiago (Chile), and Shanghai (China) over the last four decades.
Job is the CEO and co-founder of Remote, the company making global employment accessible for businesses of all sizes. Job previously worked as a neuroscientist before leaving academia to become the VP of Product at GitLab, the world’s largest all-remote company, where he hired talent in 67 different countries. Job is the dad of two children.
Anis Uzzaman, Ph.D. is the General Partner, and Founder of Pegasus Tech Ventures. He serves as the CEO of the company, overlooking overall management and operations.
Located in Silicon Valley, USA, Pegasus Tech Ventures provides funding to innovative startups around the world. With more than a dozen multi-million dollar funds under management, Pegasus Tech Ventures focuses its investment in IT, Health IT, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Robotics, Big Data, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, FinTech and Next Generation Technologies.
Anis is also the Chairman of Startup World Cup, a global startup pitch competition with 50+ regional events across the 6 continents, leading up to $1,000,000 in investment prize.
He holds a B.Eng. degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan, an M.S. in Engineering from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Tokyo Metropolitan University in Tokyo, Japan.