Category: Mentors (Page 2 of 23)

Steven Schuler, Product Marketing Expert

Steven Schuler joined Founders Space as a mentor. He is a marketing leader with recent experience at Intercom and Yahoo. At Yahoo he led product marketing for Gemini, Yahoo’s platform for mobile native advertising. A mobile veteran, he has worked in the industry for over fifteen years, with positions on the wireless team at web analytics company Compete, at mobile marketing pioneer m-Qube, and at Sprint.

In the summer of 2007 Steve rode a bicycle from Boston, MA to Seattle, WA and kept a blog using only his Sony Ericsson s710a flip phone.

Giancarlo Mori, Digital Strategist, Executive Board Advisor & Investor

Giancarlo Mori joined Founders Space as a mentor. He is the CEO and Chief Architect at Movyl Technologies, an AI-powered platform for social communications and analysis.

Prior to starting Movyl Technologies, he was EVP of Strategy at Atari and CCO at Glu Mobile. Giancarlo has spent 20 years in technology and media as a technology and product executive at companies such as Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Activision-Blizzard. Giancarlo has founded several companies with multiple successful exits.

George Chamales, Computer Security Expert


George Chamales joined Founders Space as a mentor. He has nearly 20 years of computer security experience that includes leading R&D work to detect & deceive hackers for DARPA, securing financial, medical, and technology firms with Deloitte, and the end-to-end security assessment of nation-wide critical infrastructure systems.

He has provided strategic and technical security advice to dozens of startups in numerous fields and sizes ranging from angel-funded to post-acquisition. His startup work includes building security programs, designing and reviewing security architecture, ferrying teams through compliance regimes and everything in between.

Satoshi Nozaki, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Mentor & Advisor

Satoshi Nozaki joined Founders Space as a mentor. He is the President and CEO of Archetype Digital and Partner at Tokyo’s Archetype Ventures, the oldest startup accelerator in Japan. In addition to being a prolific seed-stage angel investor, Satoshi consults closely with enterprise-level Japanese corporations, assisting them with finding strategic partnerships and investments. He splits his time between Tokyo and the SF Bay Area and can help facilitate or provide guidance for those considering international expansion.

Alessandro Zago, MBA, Ph.D., New Ventures & Innovation

Alessandro2016-150x150Alessandro Zago has been helping startups at Founders Space as a mentor since 2014. With 16+ years of extensive international and executive experience with strong emphasis on Silicon Valley-Asia cross-border business of new technology and innovation, he has a lot to offer.

Over the years he has gained deep and broad experience in managing innovation and commercializing next-gen technology covering roles such as managing director in Corporate VC and VC, business leader in tech-based startups, innovation and business development executive in large corporations, advisor and mentor in technology accelerators. Having served at Japanese, Korean, US and German technology companies closing partnerships and complex deals worldwide, he has gained strong global and cross-cultural management experience.

Larry (Nanlei) Wang, PhD, Silicon Valley Entrepreneur and Startup Mentor

Larry Wang joined Founders Space as a mentor. He is the CTO of Information and Communications Labs with 1000 researchers for ICT technologies in Taiwan. This is a NGO research institute that works closely with the industry. He was also the founding CEO of Taiwan Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center which helped bring the best startups from Taiwan to Silicon Valley.

Jan-Philipp Mohr, Founder & CEO of Hashplay, Inc.

Jan-Philipp is an alumnus of Founders Space and the Founder & CEO of Hashplay Inc. an Advanced Reality company to build the ultimate Visual Data Intelligence Platform, Immersive Data.

ImmersiveData® enables organizations to qualify, unify and visualize both, real-time and legacy data, merge geospatial, CAD, and technical models, along with workflows and operational data to give managers the ability to make better and more informed decisions.

Gerry Baranano, Marketing & Sales

GerryGerry was Vice President of Marketing and Sales for companies ranging in size from Fortune 100 to startups and was instrumental in positioning and closing the sale of Xros, a telecommunications startup for $2.2 billion.

Gerry brings a comprehensive understanding of all the elements necessary to start a successful technology company from his experience as founder and CEO of several startup companies. He has hands-on experience in launching products and services in the telecommunications, computer manufacturing, software, hardware, and green/clean tech industries.

David Barron, Investor, Startup Mentor, Tech Evangelist

David Barron 150x150David Barron is a mentor at Founders Space and has been working on technology commercialization efforts within large companies and startups for more than three decades. He advises startups, investment groups and corporate innovation groups on a variety of matters including alternative use case and Go To Market strategies, due diligence assessments and strategic partnerships.

Suruchi Gupta, Expert on Blockchain, Mobile Apps & Telecom

Suruchi Gupta joined Founders Space as a mentor. She is the Founder & CEO of Wificoin, a cryptographic token that provides seamless and secure access to WiFi globally. Prior to that, she had founded ShareG, a global mobile data marketplace for which she secured funding from Tata Communications and closely worked with several mobile operator CXOs in the US & LatAm to help them monetize their millions of roaming subscribers. Before ShareG, she had cofounded Buzz, a real-time group photo sharing app.

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