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Derek Andersen

Derek Andersen

Founder and CEO of Startup Grind

Derek Andersen spent four years in product management at Electronic Arts working on games like the Godfather, Burnout, and Mirror's Edge. He left in 2009 to found Vaporware Labs, a company that has tried and failed many times, but successfully launched products like Startup Grind, Commonred, and Steve Young Football (iOS). He's also a contributing author for Techcrunch and Business Insider and lives in Palo Alto, California.

Karlie Krieger

Karlie Krieger

Director of Global Events & Partnerships

Karlie is passionate about producing flawless events. Prior to Startup Grind she spent 3+ years running all national conferences for Inc. Magazine in New York. In August 2013, she joined the HQ team as Director of Events. She now heads up strategy, planning, and execution of our global events and oversees all Startup Grind partnerships. Karlie now lives in San Francisco.

Upcoming Events

Charles Hudson  (SoftTech VC )
Tuesday, September 23

Charles Hudson

SoftTech VC

Charles Hudson is a Partner with SoftTech VC, one of the most active seed stage investors in Internet and mobile startups. He focuses on identifying investment opportunities in mobile infrastructure, mobile applications, and marketplaces. He is on the Board of Tulip and Kahuna and works closely with a number of SoftTech investments, including SmartShoot, Vungle, Kato, TakeLessons, and Soldsie.

  • Charles Hudson , SoftTech VC Charles Hudson , SoftTech VC
    Charles Hudson is a Partner with SoftTech VC, one of the most active seed stage investors in Internet and mobile startups. He focuses on identifying investment opportunities in mobile infrastructure, mobile applications, and marketplaces. He is on the Board of Tulip and Kahuna and works closely with a number of SoftTech investments, including SmartShoot, Vungle, Kato, TakeLessons, and Soldsie.
    23 Sep Charles Hudson SoftTech VC
  • Kanishk Parashar, Coin Kanishk Parashar, Coin
    Kanishk Parashar is CEO and founder of Coin, a Bluetooth Low Energy Connected Device that will replace every other card you own. Prior to launching Coin, Kanishk attended John Hopkins University and led technical positions in companies such as eBay and PayPal.
    23 Oct Kanishk Parashar Coin
  • Startup Grind 2015, Startup Grind 2015,
    09 Feb Startup Grind 2015

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