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Charu Sharma

Going Against the Flow: Chris Heivly, Managing Director of The Startup Factory

Charu Sharma | Posted 06.21.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Chris Heivly co-founded MapQuest (which sold to AOL for $1.2 billion), was sole managing director of 77 Capital (a $25 million venture fund), and has ...

Going Against the Flow: Alaina Percival, CEO of Women Who Code

Charu Sharma | Posted 05.31.2016 | Women
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Prior to Women Who Code, Alaina worked at PUMA's headquarters in Germany, as well as Riviera Partners and Snip.it, acquired by Yahoo. Alaina is also a CodePath Advisor. She loves chocolate and has visited more than 60 countries.

Going Against the Flow: Danielle Morrill, CEO of Mattermark

Charu Sharma | Posted 05.29.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Danielle Morrill is the CEO & Cofounder of Mattermark, where her team helps dealmakers research and qualify opportunities to do business with the worl...

Going Against the Flow: Diana Paredes, CEO of Suade

Charu Sharma | Posted 05.01.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Diana Paredes is the CEO and Co-Founder of Suade, a benchmark software platform that enables financial institutions to understand and deliver their re...

Going Against the Flow: Jesse Katz, Expert Winemaker

Charu Sharma | Posted 03.12.2016 | Taste
Charu Sharma

As the head winemaker for Lancaster Estate, Jesse Katz grew the Roth brand over 800% and the Lancaster and Roth wines received the highest ratings in ...

Going Against the Flow: James Kenigsberg, CTO of 2U

Charu Sharma | Posted 03.12.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

James Kenigsberg is the CTO and Member of founding team at 2U. At 2U, Kenigsberg has translated his passion for technology into creating award-winning...

Going Against the Flow: Eric Grosse, CEO and Cofounder of Chairish

Charu Sharma | Posted 03.04.2016 | Technology
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Eric co-Founded Chairish, the world's first online consignment marketplace for design-obsessed people to buy and sell exceptional pre-owned home furni...

Going Against the Flow: Dennis Yang, CEO of Udemy

Charu Sharma | Posted 02.17.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

'To me, entrepreneurship means building something new. Entrepreneurs are trailblazers, willing to take a great amount of risk to pioneer something new into existence. Building a great business requires staying focused and true to your mission.'

Going Against the Flow: Nasos Topakas, CTO of Art.com

Charu Sharma | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business
Charu Sharma

Nasos Topakas brings more than 20 years of software engineering and executive technology management experience to his role as Chief Technology Officer at Art.com Inc. Before joining the team, he served as CTO for SendMe, CTO at StubHub, and VP at Charles Schwab & Co.

Going Against the Flow: Armen Berjikly, CEO of Kanjoya

Charu Sharma | Posted 02.14.2016 | Technology
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Armen founded Kanjoya in 2007 and serves as the company's CEO. Their workplace intelligence platform is used by leading enterprises such as Cisco, Mic...

Going Against the Flow: Lynn Vojvodich, CMO of Salesforce

Charu Sharma | Posted 02.09.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Lynn Vojvodich is the Executive VP and CMO of Salesforce.com. Previously, she was a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where she worked with portfolio companies on their go-to-market strategy and with Forbes Global 2000 CIOs and CMOs on their innovation agenda.

Going Against the Flow: Matt Kozlov, Managing Director of Techstars Healthcare Accelerator

Charu Sharma | Posted 01.06.2016 | Technology
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Matt is an advisor to several LA-based companies including Chromatik, Vyng, Rattleback Rye, and Alpha Edison. He was named one of Fast Company's 27 leading characters in Hollywood's Digital landscape.

Going Against the Flow: Arnaud Collin, CEO of Zenfolio

Charu Sharma | Posted 01.05.2016 | Technology
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Arnaud Collin is the CEO of Zenfolio, the leading web platform that allows photographers to host, showcase and sell their photos online. Arnaud is a former eBay executive with a strong track record of success in product innovation, marketing, and business operations.

Going Against the Flow: Selina Tobaccowala, President & CTO of SurveyMonkey

Charu Sharma | Posted 01.03.2016 | Technology
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Selina Tobaccowala is President and Chief Technology Officer at SurveyMonkey. Previously she cofounded Evite, and she was Senior Vice President of Product and Technology at Ticketmaster's Europe division.

Going Against the Flow: Mike Sharkey, CEO and Co-Founder of Autopilot

Charu Sharma | Posted 12.30.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Mike Sharkey is the CEO and co-founder of Autopilot, the easy and visual software for automating customer journeys, where he leads a team driven to help marketers harness the power of automation and build better relationships.

Going Against the Flow: Alan Schaaf, CEO and Founder of Imgur

Charu Sharma | Posted 12.30.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Frustrated by how hard it was to share images online, Alan built Imgur, and with no team of supporting engineers, he leveraged the power and feedback from Imgur users to build the site into what it is today.

Going Against the Flow: Chuck Cohn, Founder & CEO of Varsity Tutors

Charu Sharma | Posted 12.26.2015 | Business
Charu Sharma

Chuck Cohn founded Varsity Tutors in 2007 at Washington University in St. Louis. Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform that connects students with personalized instruction to accelerate academic achievement.

Going Against the Flow: Heather Marie, Founder and CEO of Shoppable

Charu Sharma | Posted 12.25.2015 | New York
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Heather Marie is the founder and CEO of Shoppable®, a software technology company enabling a shoppable layer across digital content and a cloud-based platform enabling mass product distribution for merchants and brands to tens of millions of consumers.

Going Against the Flow: Jennifer Barker, CEO & Cofounder of Per Diems Against Poverty

Charu Sharma | Posted 12.25.2015 | Impact
Charu Sharma

Jennifer Barker is the Chief Executive Officer and Co­founder of Per Diems Against Poverty, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 2015 to reallocate donated per diems, or meal allowances, to provide food for Americans struggling with poverty and food insecurity.

Going Against the Flow: Craig Newmark and Allyson Kapin

Charu Sharma | Posted 12.17.2015 | Technology
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Craig Newmark is the founder of Craigslist and Craigconnects. Allyson Kapin has founded Women Who Tech and Rad Campaign. They are committed to leveraging technology for philanthropy and social good.

Going Against the Flow: Allen Blue, Cofounder of LinkedIn

Charu Sharma | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
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"Entrepreneurship is primarily a mindset. It's a way of thinking about your own ability to shape your world. When I was younger, I believed that I needed permission: from my boss, from society. In truth, entrepreneurial attitude is having the ability to choose your own path."

Going Against the Flow: Chase Garbarino, CEO of VENTUREAPP

Charu Sharma | Posted 11.30.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Chase Garbarino is CEO and co-founder of VENTUREAPP, a marketplace connecting startups and small businesses with experts and premium solution providers that will help their business.

Going Against the Flow: David Cohen, Co-Founder of Techstars

Charu Sharma | Posted 11.25.2015 | Technology
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It's about changing the world for the better. Innovating, and improving the human condition. I think motivation and drive, coupled with raw talent, help make founders successful. It's not that simple, but that's a great start.

Going Against the Flow: Jessica Mah, Founder and CEO of inDinero

Charu Sharma | Posted 11.23.2015 | Women
Charu Sharma

Jessica Mah is a serial entrepreneur, starting her first internet business at age 12, co-founding inDinero at 19, and navigating a successful comeback story at the ripe old age of 24. As CEO of inDinero, she's empowering other startups and small businesses.

Going Against the Flow: Sharon Vosmek, CEO of Astia

Charu Sharma | Posted 10.26.2015 | Business
Charu Sharma

Sharon Vosmek has been CEO of Astia since 2007, previously joining as COO in 2004. Astia's mission is to propel women's full participation as entrepreneurs and leaders in high-growth businesses, fueling innovation and driving economic growth.