Startups and tech experts write for CitizenTekk
Founder & CTO LogiCoy Inc. and former Director of Engineering at Sun Microsystems for the SOA, ESB and middleware integration products. He was responsible for design and implementation of OpenESB, GlassFish ESB, JCAPS and SeeBeyond ICAN, and eGate products from inception to end,and guest blogger for Citizentekk tech and startup news.
Entrepreneur, Software Engineer and Geek, and guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech and startup News
Tom Alexander is founder and chief executive officer of PK4 Media located in El Segundo, CA. He has applied his experience in digital advertising to develop a mutually beneficial platform for advertisers, publishers and content creators.
Launched in July 2011, Bizzabo is the leading mobile networking platform for event organizers and attendees. Bizzabo integrates social media to build highly-interactive event communities, helping organizers, sponsors and exhibitors to engage directly with guests and seek out meaningful new business opportunities.
Joined on: 09/21/2013
Eduardo Amo is the Managing Director and founder of Dato Capital, an international business information company, and serves on the board of ASEDIE, and association of infomediary companies. His work interests are in international business regulatory policies, data protection, parallel computing, large scale systems, mathematics and algorithms.
Ellen HemmerlyEllen is executive director of the UMBC Research Park Corporation (RPC) and special assistant to the vice president of Institutional Advancement.
Arjun Dev Arora is the founder and CEO of ReTargeter. He has bootstrapped ReTargeter from a one person company to a high-growth leader in the online marketing space with clients like Intel, Yamaha, and The Oakland Raiders, and guest blogger for Citizentekk, Tech, startup and News.
Joined on: 08/15/2013
Sheri Atwood, founder of SupportPay by Ittavi, the first-ever automated child support payment platform, is a proven successful marketing and product executive with Fortune 500 experiences. Atwood was also been named "Top 40 Under 40 Executive in Silicon Valley" in 2009.
Ray Augé is a Senior Software Architect for Liferay, an enterprise open source portal and collaboration software company.
Mike is the Co-Founder of ChannelApe.com and the Founder of Otreva, LLC.
Alexey Aylarov is the CEO of Zingaya, which enables online calls from web pages,and guest blogger for Citizentekk,tech and startup news.
Delve which helps people find and share important reads with their coworkers. He is a guest blogger for Citizentekk, a news site for Tech and Startups News.
Michael Balyasny is the co-founder and CEO of Attendify, a mobile app platform that helps conference and event planners create branded event apps that eliminate the need for a printed guide, help attendees network, and streamline the event experience.He is also a guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech,startups and News.
a 20 year old serial entrepreneur, digital marketing consultant, author, public speaker, blogger, and startup advisor. Jeet also most recently launched a course on Udemy sharing his secrets/processes behind building successful businesses,and guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech and startup News.
Linda Barney is the founder and owner of Barney and Associates, a technical / marketing writing, training and web design firm in the Portland Oregon area. Linda writes articles on open source, high-tech, bioscience, high performance computing, green IT, clean energy and sustainability, and guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech,startup and News.
Brian is the principal at CastTHAT Managed Communications. CastTHAT provides a SaaS platform for corporate internal communications and social media management.
Heath Beckett is the lead front-end developer, Ashe Avenue Development.
Alex Bell founded Sonic Notify in 2011 and is currently the companies Head of Technology. An electrical engineer from Columbia University, he specializes in dispersed sensor networks and has designed a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Motorcycle as well as a crowd sourced algorithm for tracking New York subways.
Michael Bergman, CEO, REPP
Mark Bermingham, Director, Global Product Marketing, Kaspersky Lab
Michel Besner has been successful for more than 20 years in bringing to market innovative products and solutions for B2B enterprises, mobile, games development, film, broadcast, and architectural market spaces. Michel co-founded and was the CEO of Kaydara, developers of MotionBuilder. He is currently the President & CEO of Strategic Planner (www.strategicplanner.com), building a competitive intelligence platform.
Phil has over 22 years of Director level management experience and is currently the owner and Managing Director of The PC Support Group, an award winning national IT support company specialising in computer support for SMEs.
Mark Birschbach is a Principal with Second Century Ventures (SCV), coming to SCV with a valuable background of start-up and M&A experience,and guest blogger for Citizentekk tech and startup news.
Shawn Blackburn is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Y-Prime and is responsible for leading the strategic growth of the company.
Jon is the co-founder and CEO of Springboard. He starts start-up accelerators and loves to help start-ups and their founders achieve their true potential. Over the last 2 years, Jon has helped to start 12 multi-company accelerators from Montreal to Moscow.
Khalan Bridges is a Sales & Marketing Associate for BrandBucket, the business name marketplace built for lean startups. Founded by entrepreneurs who envisioned a place where new businesses could browse for names specifically chosen for brand appeal, BrandBucket offers a curated list of memorable and pronounceable names that include a .com domain and a professionally-designed starter logo. Khalan is also a guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech and startup News.
Sarah Jayne Brown is a student at SF State and a frequent guest blogger at CitizenTekk. She covers current events including hot startups and new technology
Eliot is responsible for defining the strategic vision and industry-changing innovation at Plastiq. He is a creator of disruptive business model innovation, and has been actively engaged in several ventures driven by that imperative. A native Canadian, Eliot holds a BA in Economics from Harvard University.
Steve Campbell is a co-founder and former CEO of StrataCom, the frame relay pioneer that ushered in the era of modern, packet-mode networks. He is an investor and board director at Pertino, a Silicon Valley cloud networking startup,and guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech and startup and News.
A successful track record of working on large-scale, high-demand web systems led Neil to develop Sailthru's Smart Data solution. Prior to founding Sailthru, Neil was the Chief Technology Officer for MusicNation, an AlleyCorp company, ASmallWorld, and MoneyMedia (acquired by the Financial Times). Neil is an adviser to several startups,including Refinery29.com and Zootoo.com. Neil was also named to the The Silicon Alley 100 as one of New York City's most influential technology leaders. To learn more visit Sailthru.
Heather Anne Carson is the Co-Founder of Onboardly. A company that works with venture backed startups to help them with customer acquisition,and guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech and startup news.
Kristen Tischhauser, Co-founder & Managing Partner & Chathri Ali,Managing Partner,and guest blogger for Citizentekk,tech and startup news.
Business Development & Marketing Specialist at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, and guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech,Startup and News.
Alisa leads the executive team as Chief Executive Officer and focuses on strategic management of Game Insight’s current and upcoming initiatives.
Christopher Ciabarra is the CTO and co-founder of Revel Systems, the award-winning leader in iPad point-of-sale (POS) systems for restaurant, retail and grocery. He is also an anti-hacker expert and has a strong background in PCI compliance, which helps to make Revel Systems the most secure iPad POS on the market, and guest blogger for CitizenTEKK.
Mark specializes in Google Apps/Google Docs setup and training. Content creation for websites, marketing oriented content for blogs, videos and social media. Global SEO, Local Web Presence, Google Plus & YouTube Marketing, Social Media setup and management.
Lemnos Labs was founded by Zelman and Jeremy Conrad, both 28, last November in San Francisco, and has raised $1.85 million from angel investors including former Yahoo! (YHOO) executive Ash Patel and WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg. Lemnos is backing about 10 hardware startups, including a maker of autopilot systems for unmanned drones and a company that built a device that attaches to corporate campus vehicles and connects with a smartphone to coordinate employee pickups.
Tom Copeman, CEO, and founder of Nara
Brian Coughlin is a proud New Englander who writes on a variety of topics, including tech, travel, and culture. He is based in Hartford where he manages communications at the Connecticut Technology Council.
The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.
Adam is a business writer who loves to play guitar
Ryan Currie is a product manager at BizShark.com, with 5 years experience in online marketing and product development,and guest blogger for Citizentekk, Tech and startups News
Jessica Davis is a Content Strategist at Godot Media , a leading content marketing companies. She has years of experience helping businesses improve online presence and boost traffic towards towards their site. She works with other writers to create useful content marketing guides for businesses and individuals. Other fields of interest include technology, fashion and sports.
Ludwine Dekker has been coaching entrepreneurs in executing their digital fundraising for three years. As a digital marketing specialist, she specializes in entrepreneurship, technology and fund-raising. As a campaign manager at Symbid she strategically manages the entrepreneur's campaigns and requirements, organizes pitch events, frequently writes for several platforms, and gives workshops.
Ted Dhanik is President and Co-Founder of engage:BDR, an leading integrated-media advertising company based in West Hollywood, California. In his free time, Ted uses his talent for advertising and years of experience in the field to product insightful opinions on online media trends, ad tech, and marketing on his blog.
Anil Dharni is SVP of Studio Operations at GREE, International Inc. He joined GREE in 2012, through the Funzio acquisition, and as SVP of Studio Operations, his charter is to support the development of great mobile social games.
Joined on: 04/01/2013
Pavel Dmitriev is co-founder and CMO of Coursmos, the micro-learning platform. Pavel is based in San Francisco,and guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech and startup news
Lover of psychology and obsessed with technology.
John Doe is CEO of Johndoe.com and has 15 years experience in computer science, etc, etc, etc
Mr. Donner has more than 20 years of marketing,inside sales and demand generation experience with high-tech companies.Prior to engaging with Prolexic, he ran a consulting company and served as the interim head of marketing for Thales e-Security, Tech Data and IntelliDOT Corporation. He has also held executive roles at Capgemini, Eclipsys Corporation and Telelogic AB,and guest blogger for Citizentekk, tech and startup news.
Founder of Switch communications, guest blogger for Citizentekk, tech and startup news.
Edward J Douglas is a co-founder and the Creative Director at Flying Helmet Games in Vancouver, and now knows more about tax credits and game financing than he ever wanted to! Prior to going indie he put in time at Electronic Arts on the Need for Speed franchise, new IP and Mass Effect 2 at Bioware, the Tom Clancy franchise at Ubisoft, spent time trying to entertain his nephews with LittleBigPlanet Karting for Sony, and most recently supported the re-release of Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition. Edward has worked as a cinematics director, creative director, designer and producer and is now seeing just how far an indie game budget can go.
Veer Gidwaney is the CEO and co-founder of Maxwell Health. Maxwell Health provides a SaaS platform through health insurance brokers that drastically reduces the headaches associated with employee benefit systems. Maxwell Health is committed to helping both employers and employees reduce healthcare costs through an incentive-based system that rewards people who actively try to be healthier. Tech Cocktail recently named Maxwell Health the “Hottest Startup in the Nation” in 2013.
Zack Dugow is Founder and CEO of Insticator.com a TV show and Sports prediction application that rewards users with real world prizes. Zack is from NYC loves anticipation connected to TV, 2nd Screen, Game of Thrones, and sports.
Developer Communications Director at SendGrid
Cyril is a venture partner at SOSventures and the founder of AXLR8R. He built and run the first mentorship-driven seed funding program in China, Chinaccelerator, home of the Techcrunch Disrupt winner Orderwithme.
Ben is the Managing Director of Bolt, a Boston-based program that helps promising early-stage hardware companies develop their products and get to market. Bolt provides companies with capital, staff, shop equipment, and extensive manufacturing and commercialization expertise.
He is the Chairman of Board of ZAO Smart Logistic Group and the Manager of Skolkovo Project of development of DO-RA dosimeters/radiometers compatible with the most of smart phones (Nuclear Technologies Cluster). Vladimir Elin is a participant of the Startup Village project,and guest blogger for Citizentekk Tech and startup News
Zachary Enos is a Sales & Marketing Manager at 9Lenses, a next generation survey platform designed to provide consultant depth at software speed. He passionately desires to see modern enterprises give a voice to the voiceless, and transform stakeholder insight into action in minutes not months. Zach loves brunch, the Broncos, and deep fairy-tales.
Eyal Eshed is a serial entrepreneur with several successful exits, and currently the founder & CEO of SpeakingPal. SpeakingPal is an award-winning mobile EdTech startup that changes the way people learn a second language by using automatic speech recognition on the mobile to create a highly interactive speaking experience.
Kevin Fernando is a passionate entrepreneur and the Co-Founder and Joint CEO of Scholarix e-Learning Solutions a leading provider of custom e-Learning services and mobile training solutions.
Gidi Fisher is the Founder and CEO of PoachIt, a a hard-working little app that’s finally cracked the code on smarter shopping online. This intelligent platform offers consumers two clear options: buy it and save now with validated coupons or track it and save later with price alerts. Cutting through the noise of unsolicited daily deals on everything except what you actually want, PoachIt offers a simple solution. With a single click, consumers can call upon their personal shopping sidekick and “Poach” while browsing their favorite stores.
The founder of Berkeley Sourcing Group, Greg Fisher, is the brains behind this article. When he is not busy working, he enjoys reading tech magazines or playing a good game of chess with his friends. He has a strong affinity for creative writing and an undying allegiance to eco-friendly living.
Vice president, technology and standards, ForgeRock
Founder and CEO, Jobularity,guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech and startups.
Founder of ProwessPR, a New York-based consultancy that specializes in the promotion of emerging start-ups and established technology and consumer brands.
Anne Friend, Director of Strategic Accounts at Mirantis, manages enterprise-grade OpenStack and PaaS implementations at Mirantis, and has directed teams working on cloud projects for the past four years. Her focus is on organizational changes needed to transform large enterprises into nimble, high velocity cloud organizations. She has 20+ years’ experience in financial services IT, including eBay, X.commerce, and JP Morgan Chase (formerly Washington Mutual),and guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech and startup News
Joined on: 09/21/2013
Dr. Bjorn Frogner has a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from University of California in Berkeley. He has 30 years of experience across a broad range of industries: nuclear power, electric utilities, coal-fired power plants, process control industry, and information technology.
Joined on: 04/01/2013
Lucy Fuggle is currently responsible for online marketing and copywriting for Tripobox, an online travel marketplace that offers hotels, restaurants and activities for group bookings. Tripobox started off early in 2013 and is based in Silicon Valley and Barcelona, with Lucy working for the Barcelona office.
Russ is the Head of U.S. Growth from Crowd Reactive and, as his Instagram tells us, a “backpacker, entrepreneur, couchsurfer, and struggling vegetarian” from Texas. After a recent 10-month adventure traveling around South America, he’s glad to be back with his dog, Chi, and exploring the convergence of all things social media, live events, tech and bringing people together.
Dan is the PR Account Executive for Koroberi.
Founder/CEO CrowdFundPros.com,and guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech and startups News.
Speaktoit - Ilya Gelfenbeyn
During study engineering and entrapreneurship in university, he started his career as a financial analyst in a consultant company. After the graduation, he followed his dreams about being an artist; some experiences in music, graphics, and photography. He finally find his lifetime career: Web design & development. Now he works as a web developer in CitizenTekk.
Reynaldo Gil is a pioneer B2B cloud inventor and social entrepreneur. He is the CEO of the What Do You Want To Be Foundation and ReyLabs. He created a San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit StartUp Prep Academy program to prepare underemployed interns and and non-tech founders for the new Lean World,and guest blogger for Citizentekk,tech and startup news.
Deepak Goel is a mentor with 500 Startups and an individual angel investor,and guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech,startups and News.
Joined on: 04/01/2013
2600hz is a disruptive start-up in the Unified Communications Industry. We are Cloud Telecom. It offers a full-featured Communications platform for free (open-source) and monetize by supporting and consulting on this platform. Our systems are used as backbone telecom systems in many major voice providers and we are building a high-accountability VAR network.
CEO of MobileSpaces
Igor Gonta is a 13-year Wall St. veteran (Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Barclays). He received his B.S. and S.M. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,and guest blogger for Citizentekk,tech and startup news.
CEO and Founder of Jawfish Games. Former professional poker player and host of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown. The highly anticipated Phil Gordon's Little Gold Book: Advanced Lessons for Mastering Poker 2.0 was released on October 11, 2011. Find it in major bookstores featuring detailed range analysis, combinatorics, PLO, tournament and cash games, and insights from Phil Galfond, Annette Obrestad, and Daniel Cates.
Bob was the first Director of Intelligence (J2) at DoD’s cyber defense organization JTF-CND. Following retirement from the Navy, Bob was a senior executive with TRW and Northrop Grumman, and then returned to government service as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
Joined on: 04/01/2013
Dean Graziano is a serial entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in technology ventures focused on online reputation management, social media and media planning. He is an inventor and patent holder in the social media industry and remains active in the Seattle startup community in his current role as founder and CEO of music startup Lively, LLC.And guest blogger for Citizentekk,tech and startup news.
Scott started cleaning toilets at his dad's hardware store when he was 14. Now he writes about small businesses.
Dmitry Grishin is the co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Mail.ru Group (largest internet company in Russia). He is also the founder of the investment company Grishin Robotics.
Patricia Grossi, Director, Model Product Management, RMS. Dr. Grossi leads the Earthquake Model Product Management team at RMS, responsible for the strategic management of the RMS suite of global catastrophic earthquake models, which assess earthquake risk in over 60 countries worldwide.
Ian Haet is CEO and Co-Founder of the Startup Stock Exchange. Mr. Haet grew up in the Bay Area and in 1999 moved into Joe Kraus´ old apartment in Palo Alto after his success at Excite.com. Mr. Haet brings experience in international business management and technology consulting, real estate development, and finance to SSX. His background as an entrepreneur and awareness of the challenges faced when seeking capital led him to create Startup Stock Exchange.
Chief Product Officer, Tapastic;and guest blogger for Citizentekk,tech and startup news.
Jerry has been a brand management professional for 10 years and got his start in digital media marketing.
Shay joined GigaSpaces in 2003, and has more than 15 years of experience in the software industry. Shay is part of the product leadership team and oversees the technical activities of the US operations, serving as Deputy CTO, escorting the pre-sale and post-sale activities.
Founding CEO of TechShop. a disruptive retail concept that puts the tools, information and resources needed to innovate and be creative into the hands of the “Creative Class”.
Glen is a work-from-home dad who runs a small technology consulting business from his basement,and guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech and startups News
Meghan Hennessey is Marketing Communications at Clearpath Robotics. The Company designs and manufactures unmanned vehicle robotics for research and development, serving leading researchers in academic, industrial and military industries. Clearpath Robotics is dedicated to automating the world’s dullest, dirtiest and deadliest jobs. www.clearpathrobotics.com
John Horn is the president of RacoWireless, a global M2M service provider that’s revolutionizing the development of the Internet of Things every day. The company enables the most innovative solutions and makes it easy for its partners to build solutions and stay in control of them across the globe. Connect with John on Twitter and Google+.
Trevor Hubbard is the Creative Director here at Butchershop. His background is in documentary filmmaking, teaching graduate-level advanced graphic design and big idea thinking, building urban big air ski events, and many other entrepreneurial projects.
Gene is an application/solution architect from Richmond, Virginia. His blog, Form Follows Function, deals with architecture, design, process and management, all with an emphasis on customer-centricity.
Kevin Huxham, Director of Deliverability for CakeMail Kevin has been around since the early days at CakeMail, creators of an email marketing application for small businesses, based in Montreal, Canada. As a leader in the email-marketing arena over the past 13 years, Huxham manages delivery, fights abuse, and educates clients on compliance, reputation, and engagement, taking special interest in the Canadian Anti-Spam Law and its effects on businesses worldwide. In 2012, Kevin was interviewed by the CTV for his expert analysis on the impact for businesses regarding Bill C-28 (CASL.)
Jennifer leads the ShareThis marketing organization and drives the company's brand building, product marketing, sales & strategic marketing, research and corporate communications efforts.
Yewande Ige is head of North American recruiting for ThoughtWorks, a software company that thinks disruptively to deliver technology to address challenges,and guest blogger for Citizentekk,tech and startup news
CEO & President, BriefCam,and Guest Blogger for CitizenTekk, Tech and Startup News.
500 Startups provides early-stage companies with up to $250K in funding, access to the startup accelerator program, and unique events like SmashSummit, UnSexy, and GeeksOnaPlane. With hundreds of experienced startup mentors around the world, a creative work space in the heart of Silicon Valley, and a vibrant community of startup founders, 500Startups help companies succeed in ways other venture firms do not. Pankaj Jain of 500Startups “regularly kicks ass” & takes names of Desi founders to help build a vibrant startup ecosystem in India. When he isn’t busting the chops of noob startups or predatory angel investors, or firing up Startup Weekend in Bangalore or Mumbai, you will find him devouring unsuspecting vegetables at Delhi’s best vegetarian sushi joint.
The technology behind DoxOut is based on HTML5 and enables cross platform code sharing by 90%, while dramatically decreasing development time. Unlike other HTML5 based packages, the performance of the technology is indistinguishable from native performance - unrestricted fast scrolling and fast clicking anywhere. And the company is capable of delivering a market ready product in a short time span.
Henry St. James Henry loves to work on cars, his hobby farm and freelance writing from his home in Texas,and guest blogger for Citizentekk, Tech and startups News.
David James has written about business and technology for more than 20 years for outlets including Entrepreneur, Technology Review,PC Magazine, and others,and guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech and Startup news.
Monika is passionate about sharing the stories and people behind DC-area startups at UberStories. She’s also a prolific copywriter and editor who can usually be found pounding out blog posts, website content, and other marketing materials for her clients. When she ditches her Mac at the end of the day, Monika can be found hanging out with her husband and kids, traveling, drinking wine, cooking up a feast, and laughing (usually a lot). You can follow her on Twitter @monikacjansen or find her on LinkedIn,and blogger for Citizentekk,Tech and Startup News.
Leigh Jasper co-founded Aconex in 2000 and serves as its chief executive officer. Under his leadership, Aconex products have become the world's most widely used SaaS-based project information and process management solutions for the construction and engineering industries.
Tim Jenkins, CEO of 4INFO, boasts more than 25 years of Silicon Valley tech experience in executive and operational roles at companies such as Apple and Stratacom (acquired by Cisco). He currently drives the expansion strategy for 4INFO in the rapidly growing global mobile market.
Felix Speiser is the Director of Product at SponsorPay, where he guides the development and direction of SponsorPay’s ad monetization solutions. Before joining SponsorPay, Felix coached organizations on how to use Design Thinking to drive customer-focused innovation. Jessa Moon is a communications manager at SponsorPay. Previously, she worked at Waggener Edstrom and Edelman across tech brands including HTC, T-Mobile, Windows Phone and Xbox. She studied journalism at the University of Oregon.
Tyler is CEO of Codenvy, the cloud development environment, and a venture partner with Toba Capital where he focuses on investments on businesses related to middleware and application development. He sits on the board of WSO2 and ExoPlatform, and has made investments in ZeroTurnaround, InfoQ, and AppHarbor.
Senior Vice President of Magic Software Enterprises Americas. Mr. Johnson is the author of the award-winning blog "Integrate My JDE" on ittoolbox.com and contributor to the Business Week Guide to Multimedia Presentations (Osborne-McGraw Hill). He has presented at Collaborate, Interop, COMMON, CIO Logistics Forum and dozens of other user groups and conferences. His interviews on software industry issues have been aired on the NBC Today Show, E! News, Discovery and more.
Founder of the Latin America Startup Blog and Principal at Bedouin Ventures LLC. Chris Johnson has written for the Wall Street Journal’s All Things D, Thomson Reuters’ Private Equity Hub, Pando Daily, and Venture Beat, among others. Investor and recovering strategy consultant. Speaks English and Spanish.
Joined on: 04/01/2013
Tech geek, bad cook, and a great husband.
Entrepreneur, coder, startup advisor, and speaker. Joe co-founded several startups, including Connect.Me, a social reputation platform, and Popcast, a P2P video broadcast service acquired by Say Media.
Itamar is the chief revenue officer of Voxer.
Bill Kimmel has worked in the IT industry for almost twenty years as a developer, project leader, and general manager. For the last 15 years Bill has been with ThoughtWorks, a global consultancy serving as Vice President and leading their global graduate training center.
Founder of CitizenTekk. Writer. Lover of Startups. 12-year Entrepreneur.
Startups. Outdoors. Boats. Music. Great times. BBN. Simplicity. But mainly, partner @ differential.io
Jeremy Klapprodt is co-owner of Klapprodt Pools, a family-owned pool design, construction and services company, located in Keller, TX.
Business development director with Grishin Robotics, first VC firm, exclusively focused on consumer robotics.
Mariana Kordas is a marketing manager at MagneticOne, the creator of CMS2CMS - automated online service that concentrates on simple and fast CMS and forum migration.
Brian Kovalesky is the founder and editor of StartUp Beat, a news and features website focused on entrepreneurs and innovative early-stage startups with high growth potential around the world. Started as a side-project while in graduate school, StartUp Beat has grown in popularity to become a leading destination for those interested in the global early-stage startup ecosystem, and guest blogger for CitizenTEKK.
This article was written by Boris Kraft, CTO and co-founder, Magnolia International Magnolia International announced last week the release of Magnolia CMS 5.0, the new generation of its open Java content management system (CMS). Magnolia 5 features a mobile-inspired, HTML5 user interface that is as easy to use as a smartphone. An industry first, Magnolia 5 provides full CMS functionality on both desktop and tablet computers and acts as a powerful content orchestration hub for integrating and managing all enterprise digital channels: desktop websites, tablet and mobile optimized content.
Kaspersky Lab Expert,and guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech,startups and News.
I've had the opportunity to work with leading NZ organisations across the private sector (Telecom), government (SSC), and the not-for-profits/NGOs (InternetNZ). This has given me a unique insight into diverse work cultures, governance modes, and delivering value.
Founder, CEO, MoNimbus Inc. Ram C. Kumar has a 20 year track record of building enterprise software and service business. He has an MS in Computer Science and MBA from Boston University. He is a member of the Boston University advisory board.
Founded Migoland, international strategy / interim management for fast growing international companies. Part of the team at Magine, revolutionizing TV,and guest blogger for Citizentekk Tech,startups and News.
VP Client Optimization & Analytics, Sailthru,and guest blogger for Citizentekk tech and startup news.
Chris Larsen is CEO and co-founder of OpenCoin, the organization that crafted the Ripple protocol, an open source payments system and a math-based virtual currency that together power the world’s first distributed currency exchange. Mr. Larsen is also a cofounder and former eight-year CEO of Prosper, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace, and a cofounder and former eight-year CEO of E-Loan, a publicly traded online lender.
Joined on: 04/01/2013
Brian Lattimore is an advertising guy who consults PR firms. He's working on his first novel which he's sure will sell millions.
David Leeds is the founder and CEO of Tango Card - an enterprise company bringing rewards, recognition, and loyalty to the cloud. Tango Card’s RaaS (Rewards as a Service™) API enables software providers to elegantly knit sophisticated rewards programs for their customers and employees into their business.
Joined on: 04/01/2013
Larry Lieberman is chief marketing officer of ooVoo – the world’s largest independent video chat app with 78 million registered users (adding 100,000 new users daily). This summer, ooVoo releases a new experience in social video for PC, iOS and Android devices. Larry is a marketing innovator who has been rewriting sales and business rules since he was a tour roadie for Pepsi working with Tina Turner, Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson.
John Leonard is the Vice President of idealAsset, and has spent his career in enterprise management consulting and business intelligence software. When he's not working, you can find John tinkering on his Jeep or enjoying a glass of wine and the vibrant Austin live music scene.
We featured Peer.fm (formerly Napster.fm) because the music-streaming service is completely free to use, free to change, and free to redistribute and share. The app was launched under the GNU General Public License v3 as Napster.fm. Shortly after launching, Ryan Lester received a cease and desist from Rhapsody, resulting in the new name “Peer.fm”.
Jake is a marketing associate for NectarOM (Nectar Online Media), a marketing SaaS company in Dallas, Texas. I am also an avid tennis player and craft beer enthusiast.
Fortumo is a mobile payments company that powers in-app payments for game developers such as Rovio, Gameloft, Vostu and Zeptolab. The company covers 80 countries through 300 operators and lets users make payments on the web and in Android, Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps. For more information about Fortumo, visit fortumo.com. For insights into the mobile payments industry, read blog.fortumo.com
Jarno Limnell is Director of Cyber Security, Stonesoft Plc. Doctor of Military Science,guest blogger for Citizentekk, Tech, startup and News.
Melissa is a freelance writer and mass communication major. She's interested in all things journalism and all things trending.
Andrea Loubier is the CEO of an email tech startup based in Bali, Indonesia. She has a passion for spicy food, travelling, networking, marketing and building the coolest communication and productivity tools that make people happier.
Content Manager & Journalist for CitizenTekk
LevelEleven develops enterprise gamification and CRM solutions that help sales managers keep their teams focused on the right things. The company’s flagship product, Compete, is a salesforce.com app that gives companies new ways to motivate salespeople to make more calls, book more meetings, and close more business, which in turn spikes adoption of Salesforce.
Mike Mason is Head of Technology for ThoughtWorks and serves on ThoughtWorks’ Technology Advisory Board, a group of senior consultants from around the world who advise the CTO on technical direction and strategy. Mike’s ten years with the company include a background as a developer, tech lead and architect.
Rajiv Mathew is the head of Marketing at Compassites Software. He is a hands-on technology marketing & communications professional with proven expertise in multiple facets of the marketing spectrum.
Although a native of Australia, Dr. Mathew McDougall has been involved in the Chinese internet and media industries for nearly 11 years. Dr. McDougall is currently the CEO and founder of Digital Jungle, a leading Chinese social media marketing agency.
Eva McKnight is the public relations and content specialist at Formstack.
Content Manager at Decision Devil.
DJ Miller is a graduate student at the University of Tampa. He is an avid gadget geek who spends most his time writing about trending tech and web design.
Adam Monago is vice president of digital strategy at ThoughtWorks. To learn more about ThoughtWorks ongoing contributions to the Open Source Software movement, please visit www.thoughtworks.com/open-source.
Byron Morgan is the CEO of Vinylmint - a Hatch-funded startup that has created a crowd-sourced marketplace for voice actors, musicians, and translators to sell their sounds to advertising agencies, music publishers, and game developers.
Sandro has worked in the innovation industry for over 15 years and is a highly skilled expert in the field of systematic creativity and innovation development. Yutongo, a crowdsourcing startup he co-founded, represents Sandro's ambition to turn his professional experience into a compelling web application.
Sonia is a freelance writer and editor. She's worked for various startup projects in Europe and North America as a community manager, marketer, social media specialist, and product developer.
Paul is the CTO and a co-founder of adeven. He is responsible for building and scaling adeven’s technologies. Previously, Paul was the CTO and Managing Director for two companies, rapidrabbit and Müller & Wulff GmbH.
Ram is the Director at My Next Big Idea. He is also the Co-founder at Square Sigma and Co-founder/Director-Business Development at Xminds Infotech Pvt Ltd.
Indian Angel Network is a network of Angel investors keen to invest in early stage businesses which have potential to create disproportionate value. The members of the Network are leaders in the Entrepreneurial Eco-System as they have had strong operational experience as CEOs or a background of creating new and successful ventures. They share a passion to create scale and value for startup ventures.
Jessica is a freelance journalist who loves to cover technology news and the ways that technology makes life easier. She also blogs at FreshlyTechy.com. Check her out on Twitter.
Jonathan founded SmartyStreets in 2005. It was originally named Qualified Address (dumb name, huh?). When he’s not performing rocket surgery or herding cats, he’s coding away on some new and incredible idea that will provide the awesome sauce our customers crave.
CEO & Co-Founder, Chrometa - The world's most advanced time-tracking software;Marketing Director & Co-Founder, LeadDyno,and guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech and startups News.
Joined on: 04/01/2013
Mr. Pacelli is the CEO of ClickFox, the leader in a new breed of experience analytics. He is a veteran high-tech executive, with more than 18 years of experience in building and commercializing technologies and companies,and guest blogger for Citizentekk,tech and startup news.
Steve is the Community Development Manager at AppFirst. He’s been working with AppFirst customers since 2010, and is responsible for supporting users, help implement feedback, and ensure their success.
Cezary Pietrzak is the Director of Marketing at Appboy, a customer engagement platform for mobile apps. He oversees the company’s growth as well as its thought leadership in mobile. Appboy is Cezary’s second startup. In 2009, he co-founded Wanderfly, a venture-backed travel discovery site that was acquired by TripAdvisor. He also started a digital marketing consultancy and led marketing at tech incubator QLabs. Cezary’s career began at Young & Rubicam, where he developed brand strategies for companies like LG, Bacardi, NHL and Campbell's. A graduate of the Wharton School, Cezary is active in the New York tech community and writes a marketing blog at cezary.co. His first mobile phone was a Nokia 3310.
Joined on: 04/01/2013
Marcel is the CEO of Adspert - a second-generation automatic bid management tool for Google AdWords. He is responsible for strategic business development and product marketing. As an ardent kite surfer, he has been working in the online and mobile sector for over ten years.
Marketing and Business Development US at Moodyo
Manager of Communications Bitcoin Magazine and Guest Blogger for Citizen tekk,Tech and starup News
VP Marketing & Chief Science Officer at weMonitor,and guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech,startups and News.
Pradeep Prabhu is co-founder and CEO of CloudMunch, a DevOps management platform provider. Previously Pradeep was Vice President and Head of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) for Infosys, where in his 18-year career he was instrumental in growing the tech company to a multi-billion dollar giant,and guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech,startup and News.
Andre Raoul is the Social Media Manager for Njorku Inc. one of the top 20 African start-ups according to Forbes. He has three years experience working for African start-ups as Social Media manager and Digital Marketer. He is a helium.com charter writer, exploreb2b.com and Citizentekk.com contributor and main blogger for careerblog.njorku.com
Doug Reed is CTO and Vice President of Engineering at BillFloat, Inc., a leading innovator in consumer credit delivery.
Sarah Rendo is a writer and social media specialist for tech and nonprofit organizations. She loves creating witty tweets, marketing plans and handwritten cards.
Raised in San Diego, California, transplanted to Austin Texas. Culinary Arts Graduate turned Marketing Director for emerging Mobile App Company- Rocksauce Studios.
Sergio is an entrepreneur and investor in tech startups. He writes essays about entrepreneurship, startups and life on his blog www.romo.vc
Ryan Rosenberg is vice president of marketing and services for FileMaker, Inc., a worldwide leader in database software for workgroups,and guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech and startups News.
Will Russell is the founder of Will Russell Marketing - a search and social media marketing consultancy based out of San Francisco, specializing in competitive marketing analysis.
You can get to the heart of customer service through her write ups. Get more ideas about call center customer service and work provide the best services to all your customers.
Hrishikesh S is a software engineer, writer and an advocate of open source software. When he is not reading or writing code, he spends his time blogging about tech, reading novels and watching Phineas and Ferb cartoons on tv.
Steve is the Community Development Manager at AppFirst. He’s been working with AppFirst customers since 2010, and is responsible for supporting users, help implement feedback, and ensure their success.
Oswald Schröder is the spokesperson of the European Patent Office in Munich. He worked as a journalist for over a decade, and has held senior positions in public administration in Belgium and the EU.
Managing Partner of Core Innovation Capital.
Zachary M. Schwitzky is the creator of Research Marketing® and the founder of Newlio.com – a revenue-generating online data collection and survey analytics company.
Daniel James Scott is co-founder of owned, embeddable content marketing company Alorum and the Entrepreneurship Program at USF St. Petersburg. For his work, Daniel has been honored as the 2013 ASBE Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year, Tampa Bay Technology Forum Technology Leader of the Year, and SBA State of Florida Business Advocate of the Year.
Eric Seufert is a quantitative marketer with a specific interest in predictive analytics and quantitative methods for freemium product development. He blogs frequently at ufert.se, and his forthcoming book, Freemium Economics freemiumeconomics.com, will be published by Morgan Kaufmann in early 2014.
Nati is the CTO and Founder of GigaSpaces. He is responsible for defining the technology roadmap and the direction of GigaSpaces' products as they relate to standards adaptations, architecture, and product design.
Yiftach is an experienced technologist, having played leadership engineering and product roles in diverse fields including application acceleration, cloud computing, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Broadband Networks and Metro Networks. Yiftach was founder, President & CTO of Crescendo Networks (acquired by F5, NASDAQ:FFIV), VP Software Development at Native Networks (acquired by Alcatel, NASDAQ: ALU) and part of the founding team of ECI Telecom broadband division, where he served as VP Software Engineering. Yiftach holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science and has completed studies for a Master of Computer Science at Tel-Aviv University,and guest blogger for citizentekk,tech and startup news
Tomer is a veteran e-commerce business leader. He is a respected expert on the intersection of health care, technology, and consumers. Previously, Tomer was the managing director of Shopping.com North America (an eBay company). He accelerated the growth of his business unit through distribution deals with key content and commerce publishers. Tomer helped revolutionize Shopping’s business model and content operation to better serve online merchants and create the largest e-commerce catalog at the time. Prior to that, Tomer led a global content operation unit, with over 150 content specialists in various locations.
Ezra Siegel is the Apptentive VP of Community. Apptentive helps mobile app publishers talk with their customers using in-app feedback, surveys, and ratings prompts.
Adam Simpson is the CEO and co-founder of Easy Office Phone where he oversees the creation of new sales channels including a North American Dealer Program, plays a leading role in software development, manages the company’s network infrastructure, and builds dedicated teams of sales, support and engineering staff. Under Simpson’s leadership, Easy Office Phone has grown rapidly and steadily into a highly respected provider of Hosted PBX service to clients throughout Canada and North America since its launch in 2005.
Jake is the Director for Strategy for FastPay, where he is responsible for managing product development strategy in tandem with the technology, credit, and business development teams.And a guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech,startups and News.
Anthony Smith is the CEO of Insightly, a San Francisco-based SaaS CRM application. He built the first version of Insightly in six months from his home in Perth, Australia, after identifying a market need for a CRM solution focused on small business. He has previous experience designing and building CRM software for enterprise use. Prior to Insightly, Anthony worked as a consultant for IBM and as a software engineer for global mining consultancy Snowden,and guest blogger for citizentekk,tech and startup news.
Jonathan Soares is the Co-Founder & CEO of Moo Digital, a Connecticut based software development company offering web and mobile solutions/support to marketing, advertising, digital and creative agencies across the US. Jonathan is passionate about startups, technology, education and his extensive ollection of polka dot socks,and guest blogger for Citizentekk tech and startup news
Founder and CEO of NEAD Apps & MyCity Mobile. Start-Up junkie, technology enthusiast, mobile advocate, guest blogger and speaker.
Bio: Geir Arne Solheim (38) is the CEO, inventor, founder and owner of Havkraft AS in Norway. He is the inventor of the multi patented and world leading Havkraft Wave Energy Converter.
Serial entrepreneur. Founder & CEO of several IT businesses, including the managed services provider VC-Net. Dan advises growing technology companies in corporate finance and strategy and holds an MA from Cambridge University in Natural Sciences and a Diploma in Business Studies,and guest blogger for Citizentekk tech and startup news
Kent Speakman serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Founding Partner of fameus, a game changing social network that will help connect professionals across the entertainment industry.In addition to his responsibilities as fameus’s COO, Speakman acts an advisor to ENGAGEIA after spending three years as the company’s CEO and Managing Partner,and guest blogger for Citizentekk tech and startup news.
Matt Spiegel is the founder, vice president and general manager of My Case, a cloud-based legal practice management software. Prior to its acquisition by AppFolio in 2012, Matt was CEO of MyCase, where maintains a leadership role and continues to advocate for better, more efficient legal services for attorneys and their clients.
Anand Srinivasan is an independent consultant who works with small businesses on their market outreach strategy. He has over 7 years of experience and is based out of Bangalore, India. You may reach out to him at [email protected]
Samantha Stallard is the Content Manager for Salesfusion, a leading marketing automation platform with HQ in Atlanta, GA. Samantha is a veteran of the marketing automation trenches and served as the lead onboarding specialist for Salesfusion and has trained hundreds of novice marketing automation users.
Felix Speiser is the Director of Product at SponsorPay, where he guides the development and direction of SponsorPay’s ad monetization solutions. Before joining SponsorPay, Felix coached organizations on how to use Design Thinking to drive customer-focused innovation. Stephanie Newman is SponsorPay’s Communications Manager. She writes regularly about app monetization, mobile trends, and beyond on SponsorPay’s blog.
Freelance writer, mobile expert, jewelry and accessory fanatic.
Tess is Apptopia’s “nuclear reactor”, always on, doing whatever needs to be done. You will find her in the middle of marketing, sales, client experience, purchasing, and everything else. If you are not quite sure who to go to, look for Tess. She gets things done.
Marsh is the Boston Lead Organizer for AngelHack, the world's largest hackathon. Marsh is the founder of FriendFlirt, ReferralBonus, SocialGrow, and FounderMatchup and is ranked #11 in the Top 100 Startup Experts To Follow On Twitter.
Sebastian Sztuk is a partner at The Eye Tribe, a Danish startup aiming to bring eye tracking to the mass market. He is passionate about technology, human-computer interaction and creating beautiful intuitive products that people use in their everyday lives. Sebastian is excited about music, soccer and great experiences that evoke emotions,and guest blogger for Citizentekk tech and startup news
Matt Talbot,the CEO and Co-Founder of GoSpotCheck, is focusing on shaping the strategy for the company, financing and building the team. Before he helped start GoSpotCheck, he worked in corporate finance at Johnson & Johnson .
Dan Tentler is Founder and Director of Security Research at AtenLabs. Dan (@Viss ) is currently freelancing as a Security Consultant and parachutes into various clients in southern California.
Joined on: 04/01/2013
Louise Thompson is the Director of Public Relations at Badoo. Badoo is the largest, fastest growing Social Network for Meeting New People in the world, very popular in Southern Europe, South America and Eastern Europe. With over 170 million users in over 180 countries using the site in 40 languages, Badoo is a truly global, multi-lingual, location-based, “Meeting Network,” focused on chatting, flirting and meeting new people. Badoo was recently named by Fast Company as one of the 10 Most Innovative Web Companies in the World.
Harry is a budding entrepreneur from Sydney, Australia, with interest in digital marketing and consulting. He is based out of Manchester and enjoys travelling.
co-founder and president of Kaltura, a leading tech company that has created the world’s first open source video platform, transforming the way people work, learn and entertain with video,guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech,startup and News.
Managing Director at Miproto,and guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech and startups and News.
Founder at Cloudie Co.
Anna is a teacher from ABQ who conducts classes on how business and mobile tech intersect, and guest blogger for CitizenTEKK.
Ioannis Verdelis is the co-founder and COO of Syntellia, a San Francisco-based startup bringing disruptive innovation to the computing and mobile markets. Syntellia’s first product, Fleksy, is a revolutionary keyboard that makes typing on a touchscreen so easy you can type without even looking,and guest blogger for Citizentekk,tech and startup news
Amanda Walters is an experienced freelance writer and regular contributor to Huffington Post.
Jonathan is Co-Founder and CEO of TheSquareFoot-an online commercial real estate company that provides real estate search and brokerage services. He previously worked in the International Capital Group at Jones Lang LaSalle where he advised foreign and domestic clients on more than $3 billion worth of transactions globally.
Brad Wilson is currently the Rentals Manager at Keslow Camera and, with his team, manages the majority of the client contact for the company, ensuring client expectations are consistently surpassed. Brad has a very diverse knowledge of the film industry, having previously worked in production management while at National Geographic TV & Film in Washington, DC., Brad also gained international exposure during his experience at Lemac Film & Digital as their National Equipment Systems Manager, coordinating equipment across their three offices in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, Australia. Brad received a Masters degree in film production from the University of Sydney, Australia. With his industry knowledge and thorough understanding of the latest digital cinema cameras, Brad ensures Keslow Camera's clients are the best served in the film rental business.
CEO and Co-founder of Babbel.com
Francis Yanga is a passionate entrepreneur. Founded Red Square Labs and serves as it's Chief Innovation Officer. He helps brands pursue innovative opportunities in digital commerce, increase our client's brand equity, creating new revenue streams, and reaching new audiences using web and mobile technology. Francis is also the founder of CoffeeClubXL.com.
Kristina Yee is a business strategy consultant for M4 Associates and an enterprise cloud application and financial technology analyst with GigaOM Research. She has worked with successfully acquired start-ups, mid-size companies looking to “cross the chasm” as well as Fortune 1000 companies in the midst of reinventing themselves.
Social Media Strategist at Citizentekk, LLC,and guest blogger for Citizentekk,Tech and startup News.
Winnie is a manufacturing and product development expert who champions entrepreneurship. Prior to Lab IX, she worked in R&D and product development in the semiconductor and data storage sectors, as a critical contributor to several startups in the hardware and big data space. Winnie holds a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon and an MBA from Harvard Business School. A true adventurer, Winnie enjoys hiking, skiing and travel.
Ardalan Zandian holds an MBA degree and has a great passion for the world of Information Technology. Having an engineering background helps him to manage different aspects of marketing. He simply never gives up! At a very young age, he discovered that he stutters, but it didn’t stop him from becoming a successful teacher. He plays video games, has an Android smart phone and a MacBook Air and loves the challenges ahead of startups. - See more
Joined on: 06/29/2013
Giannis Zaoudis co-Founder at Pollfish, a tech company that introduces a new way for delivering mobile surveys and additionally offers a new alternative and effective monetization method for mobile developers.
Xiangdong Zhang is co-founder and president of GO Launcher, a top-five publisher on Google Play and the only Android developer to have three apps each with more than 50 million installs. Its GO Launcher EX app has more than 200 million installs.