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Brian Park

Brian Park

Washington DC Chapter Director

Brian is currently the COO of Startup Grind.  He has over 18 years professional experience in web/online/mobile product development. Experience in developing innovative consumer and enterprise collaborative web products and services.  Has started three previous startups, including one that had $17 million in revenues. Previously worked for AOL and Merrill Lynch. Is a CMUer.

Elyssa Rae

Elyssa Rae

Washington DC Co-Community Manager

Elyssa Rae is a co-community manager for Startup Grind DC, where she enjoys connecting aspiring entrepreneurs to seasoned veterans. During the day, she works in public relations and corporate communications, specializing in consumer tech, entrepreneurial tech and corporate philanthropy. She previously lived in Beijing, where she helped launch Girls in Tech China, a startup working to foster female entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Nick Lavezzo (FoundationDB)
Thursday, November 20

Nick Lavezzo

FoundationDB

Nick Lavezzo is cofounder and COO of FoundationDB, which is an industrial strength NoSQL database with a data model similar to Google’s Spanner and F1 projects (which run AdWords).

FoundationDB is the only DC startup that is angel funded by the famous Ron Conway’s SV Angel fund.

FoundationDB raised $17MM Series A from west-coast firm Sutter Hill Ventures and CrunchFund.

  • Nick Lavezzo, FoundationDB Nick Lavezzo, FoundationDB
    Nick Lavezzo is cofounder and COO of FoundationDB, which is an industrial strength NoSQL database with a data model similar to Google’s Spanner and F1 projects (which run AdWords).

    FoundationDB is the only DC startup that is angel funded by the famous Ron Conway’s SV Angel fund.

    FoundationDB raised $17MM Series A from west-coast firm Sutter Hill Ventures and CrunchFund.
    20 Nov Nick Lavezzo FoundationDB
  • Peter Barris, NEA Peter Barris, NEA
    Peter Barris is the Managing General Partner of New Enterprise Associates (NEA). NEA's assets under management have grown from $1B to over $13B and the firm has expanded its operations to India and China. NEA is one of the biggest VC fund in the world.
    03 Dec Peter Barris NEA

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