The Bay Area is where Startup Grind began. With our first event taking place over 5 years ago, we've since hosted over 100 events with founders and investors from Lyft, Houzz, Eventbrite, Pinterest, GitHub, Postmates, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures to name a few. The San Francisco chapter is run by the Startup Grind HQ team.
Ryan Popple is the president and CEO of Proterra, the leading innovator of zero-emission, battery-electric buses. Prior to Proterra, Ryan was a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and an early senior finance employee of Tesla Motors. Ryan serves as a board member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.View Details
Wade Foster is the CEO and co-founder of Zapier, a workflow automation tool used by over a million people to connect the work apps they use every day. Prior to Zapier, Wade worked as a customer development lead for The Idea Works, Inc. in Missouri. He is an alumni of Y Combinator and has degrees in industrial engineering and business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.View Details
Pete Flint is a Managing Partner of NFX, an early stage Venture Capital fund with offices in Silicon Valley and Israel focused on network effect businesses. Prior to NFX, in 2005 Pete founded the online real estate company Trulia (www.trulia.com), now one of the most popular real estate websites and mobile apps in the U.S.View Details
Jonathan Hsu is a Partner at Social Capital where he also heads up data science activities. Hsu is also known as a co-founder of SuperPoke!. For more than 5 years, he was a manager of analytics and data science at Facebook. Before that, he served as a lead analytics scientist at Slide and program manager at Microsoft.View Details