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Slush 2022 offers 400 journalists two days full of exhilarating content: meet the founders of emerging startups and break the news on top tech companies and product launches. We offer curated information and tips on the best stories that are emerging at Slush.

WHO’S STEPPING ON STAGE

Doug Leone
Partner, Sequoia

Doug Leone

Partner, Sequoia

Doug Leone is Partner at Sequoia Capital. He focuses on software investments aimed at the enterprise market. He is a Director of ActionIQ, Cyera, Island, Nubank, strongDM, Trade Republic, and Wiz. Doug was involved with Sequoia’s investments in numerous companies including Aruba (ARUN), Hyperion/Arbor Software (HYSL), Infinity International (SDS), International Network Services (ALU), Medallia (MDLA), MedExpress, Netezza (NZ), Plangrid (ADSK), Rackspace (RAX), RingCentral (RNG), and ServiceNow (NOW).

Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 1988, Doug held sales and sales management positions at Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard and Prime Computer. Doug holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Cornell University, an MS in industrial engineering from Columbia University and an MS in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

About Sequoia
Founded: 1972  |  HQ: United States  |  Stage: Seed-Growth

Amrapali Gan
CEO, OnlyFans

Amrapali Gan

CEO, OnlyFans

Amprapali Gan is CEO of OnlyFans. She oversees OnlyFans’ mission to revolutionize creator and fan connections by building the world’s safest social media platform where creators can maximize control over and monetize their content. Before taking over as CEO, Gan served as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer as OnlyFans experienced exponential growth. Gan is focused on leading OnlyFans and providing unparalleled opportunities for its community.

Gan’s background is with rapid growth companies and fast-moving consumer industries. She was Head of Brand Communications with unicorn Quest Nutrition, and worked for Red Bull Media House. More recently, she helped launch the first cannabis restaurant in the US as Vice President of Marketing.

She currently resides in Miami with her rescue dog, Fox.

About OnlyFans
Founded: 2016 |  HQ: United Kingdom  |  Funding: – |  Industry: Social Media

Andrey Khusid
Co-founder and CEO, Miro

Andrey Khusid

Co-founder and CEO, Miro

Andrey is Founder and CEO of Miro, the world’s most popular visual collaboration platform, funded by leading investors like Accel, Iconiq and others. Miro has more than 1400 employees in 11 offices across the globe, over 30 million registered whiteboarding fans. It is used by 99% of Fortune 100 companies for brainstorming & ideation, research & design, agile ceremonies and much more.

Prior to Miro, Andrey was Founder of Vitamin Group, an award-winning creative agency.

   

About Miro
Founded: 2011  |  HQ: United States  |  Funding: $476M  |  Industry: Enterprise Software

Mette Lykke
CEO, Too Good To Go

Mette Lykke

CEO, Too Good To Go

Mette is CEO of Too Good To Go. She is driving impact at scale on the issue of food waste, which is responsible for 10% of all GHG emissions. Too Good To Go is the world’s largest marketplace for surplus food, and more than 130 million meals have been saved in 17 countries by 55 million users.

A founder in her own right, Mette co-founded fitness and training community Endomondo in 2007, acquired by Under Armour in 2015. In 2017, she joined Too Good To Go, drawn by the mission to lead her second company.

   

About Too Good To Go
Founded: 2015  |  HQ: Denmark  |  Funding:  $75m |  Industry: Surplus Food

Arianna Simpson
General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Arianna Simpson

General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Arianna Simpson is General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz where she invests in crypto. Prior to joining Andreessen Horowitz, Arianna founded Autonomous Partners, an investment fund focused on cryptocurrencies and digital assets. She also helped launch Crystal Towers Capital, an early-stage fund investing primarily in YC companies, in 2015. Arianna previously spent time working in sales and product roles at Facebook and BitGo, an enterprise security company for bitcoin and other digital currencies.

Arianna earned dual degrees in International Politics and Spanish from the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University. She grew up in Milan, Italy.

About Andreessen Horowitz
Founded: 2009  |  HQ: United States  |  Stage: Seed-Growth

Linnéa Kornehed
Co-founder and CMO, Einride

Linnéa Kornehed

Co-founder and CMO, Einride

Linnéa Kornehed is Co-founder and CMO of Einride, a Swedish company focusing on all-electric autonomous transport vehicles. Their mission is to design and develop intelligent technologies for movement. Einride has worked with several companies such as Coca-Cola, Oatly, Lidl and Electrolux, helping them switch to sustainable transport.

Einride has been recognized as one of the world’s most innovative companies according to Fast Company.

Prior to founding Einride, Linnéa worked as a Business Solutions Consultant at Forefront Consulting. Linnéa has twice been on Forbes’ prestige list of Europe’s hottest entrepreneurs and is also a TEDx speaker.

 
   

About Einride
Founded: 2016  |  HQ: Sweden  |  Funding: $152M  |  Industry: Transportation

Loreanne Garcia
Co-founder and Chief People Officer, Kavak

Loreanne Garcia

Co-founder and Chief People Officer, Kavak

Loreanne García Ottati is Co-founder and Chief People Officer of Kavak, the first Mexican unicorn and one of the most valuable startups in Latin America. Loreanne founded Kavak with a focus on ensuring that Kavak has the best talent and is capable of working as a disruptive and high-performing team.

Under her direction, the company has scaled to more than 8,500 people in March 2022. In addition, Loreanne has led the internationalization of its personnel structure in its global expansion, which includes more than 50 operating centers in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina, to expand to the rest of Latin America and other continents.

About Kavak
Founded: 2016 |  HQ: Mexico  |  Funding: $1.6bn |  Industry: E-commerce

Nikolay Storonsky
Co-founder and CEO, Revolut

Nikolay Storonsky

Co-founder and CEO, Revolut

Nik is the Co-founder and CEO of Revolut. The mission of Revolut is to transform the way we spend and transfer money abroad. Launched in 2015, Revolut is one of the Europe’s highest ever valued tech companies.

Since its inception, Nik has put Revolut on the path to becoming the world’s first truly global bank, changing the way we do all things money. Prior to launching Revolut, Nik worked as an equity trader.

About Revolut
Founded: 2015 |  HQ: United Kingdom  |  Funding: $1.7bn |  Industry: Fintech

Max Rhodes
Co-Founder and CEO, Faire

Max Rhodes

Co-Founder and CEO, Faire

​​Max is Co-founder and CEO of Faire. As a former small business owner, Max is passionate about the positive impact of local commerce on society, and has made it his mission to help independent retailers and brands build thriving businesses and grow stronger communities.

Prior to co-founding Faire, Max was Founding Member at Square Capital and Early Product Lead at Square, where he worked on Cash App, a product that helped more than 230,000 merchants access capital to grow their businesses.

Max holds a BA in history from Yale.

   

About Faire
Founded: 2017  |  HQ: United States  |  Funding: $1.5bn  |  Industry: E-Commerce

Alex Bouaziz
Co-founder and CEO, Deel

Alex Bouaziz

Co-founder and CEO, Deel

Alex Bouaziz is Co-founder and CEO of Deel, the automated international compliance and payment platform. Deel helps businesses of all sizes hire and pay their international teams and has grown to 400 employees in just 2 short years.

Alex was born in 1993, the same year as the World Wide Web (coincidence?). After graduating MIT with a Master’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering, he co-founded Lifeslice and Sarona Ventures. In 2020, he was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Enterprise Tech in 2020. When Alex is not managing all things international hiring, he enjoys playing video games and cheering on PSG.

 

About Deel
Founded: 2018  |  HQ: US  |  Funding: $629M  |  Industry: Jobs & Recruiting

 

Jessica Ennis-Hill
Founder and Co-CEO, Jennis

Jessica Ennis-Hill

Founder and Co-CEO, Jennis

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill is Founder and Co-CEO of Jennis, a fem-tech app that helps women understand their own bodies and maps movement to their unique hormonal cycles. Through hormone-intelligent AI Jennis offers advice to improve their health at every life stage.

She is one of the greatest British track and field athletes of all time. A specialist Heptathlete whose pinnacle of her athletic career came in 2012, when she claimed Olympic gold in London and captured the hearts of a nation in the process. Jessica won three world titles (2009, 2011, 2015) and was European champion in 2010. Displaying extraordinary resilience, Jessica won the heptathlon world title in Beijing, just fifteen months after giving birth to her son Reggie.

Jessica balances the demands of being Co-CEO of Jennis with BBC Sport TV punditry on athletics and raising her two young children.

About Jennis
Founded: 2019 |  HQ: United Kingdom  |  Funding: $1.3m |  Industry: Health Tech

Job van der Voort
Co-founder and CEO, Remote

Job van der Voort

Co-founder and CEO, Remote

Job is Co-founder and CEO of Remote, the company making global employment accessible for businesses of all sizes.

Job previously worked as a neuroscientist before leaving academia to become the VP of Product at GitLab, overseeing product as the company grew from 5 to 450+ employees, and became worth $1.1B. During his time at Gitlab, the world’s largest all-remote company, he hired talent from 67 different countries.

Job is the dad of two children.

   

About Remote
Founded: 2019  |  HQ: United States  |  Funding: $496M  |  Industry: Recruiting Platform

John W. Thompson
Venture Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

John W. Thompson

Venture Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

John W. Thompson is Venture Partner at Lightspeed Ventures. John joined the Microsoft board in February 2012, and is the lead independent director.

Thompson brings over 40 years of experience in the technology industry. Most recently, he served as chief executive officer and director of Virtual Instruments. Before this, he was the chairman and chief executive officer of Symantec for 10 years, during which time he helped transform the company into a leader in security, storage and systems management solutions. Thompson also held several leadership positions during his 28 years at IBM in the areas of sales, marketing and software development, and he also served as general manager of IBM Americas.

Thompson serves on the board of directors for Illumina, Rubrik and Inexption.

Thompson holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida A&M University, and a master’s degree in management science from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He has received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business, and Florida A&M University.

About Lightspeed
Founded: 2000  |  HQ: United States  |  Stage: Seed-Growth

Katherine Ryder
Founder and CEO, Maven Clinic

Katherine Ryder

Founder and CEO, Maven Clinic

Kate Ryder is Founder and CEO of Maven, the largest virtual clinic for women’s and family health. Maven offers virtual care and services across fertility, maternity, and pediatrics, and operates the largest women’s and family health telehealth network globally. With Maven, employers and health plans can see improved maternal outcomes, lower costs, and attract and retain more parents in the workforce. Maven has raised more than $200 million in capital from investors, including Sequoia Capital, Oak HC/FT, Dragoneer Investment Group, and Lux Capital.

Kate founded Maven in 2014, reimagining healthcare for women and families from the ground up after seeing first hand how the lack of access to care impacted those starting a family and returning to work as new parents. Prior to founding Maven, Kate worked in venture capital and as a journalist, writing for The Economist from Southeast Asia, New York and London and for The New Yorker. In 2009, she worked with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, helping him write his memoirs about the financial crisis.

Kate has been named to Fortune’s 40 Under 40 and to Fast Company’s “Most Creative People.” Kate received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her MSc from the London School of Economics. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and three children.

About Maven Clinic
Founded: 2014 |  HQ: United States  |  Funding: $197m |  Industry: Healthcare

Ravi Gupta
Partner, Sequoia

Ravi Gupta

Partner, Sequoia

Ravi is Partner at Sequoia Capital, where he focuses on consumer, fintech, mobile and internet investments. He serves on the boards of Acelerate, Faire, Noom, Remote and Vise, and is also involved with our investments at Fireblocks, Front and Instacart.

Prior to joining Sequoia, Ravi served as COO and CFO of Instacart from 2015 to 2019. Before joining Instacart, Ravi also spent a decade at KKR after starting his career at McKinsey.

Ravi holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Duke University and lives in Woodside with his wife and three sons.

About Sequoia
Founded: 1972  |  HQ: United States  |  Stage: Seed-Growth

Harry Nelis
Partner, Accel

Harry Nelis

Partner, Accel

Harry Nelis is Partner at Accel. He joined the fund in 2004 and focuses on software, fintech and consumer internet companies.

Harry led Accel’s investments in Carto, KAYAK (NASDAQ: KYAK; acquired by Booking.com), Showroomprive (EPA: SRP), Funding Circle (LON: FCH), Callsign, Celonis, CHECK24, Instana (acquired by IBM), Miro, Taxdoo and Zepz.

Harry started his career in Silicon Valley as an engineer at Hewlett-Packard before founding a venture-backed software company. Harry is from the Netherlands and graduated from Harvard Business School and Delft University of Technology.

   

About Accel
Founded: 1983  |  HQ: United Kingdom  |  Stage: Seed-Growth

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Johanna Småros
Co-founder, RELEX Solutions

Johanna Småros

Co-founder, RELEX Solutions

Johanna Småros (PhD) is one of RELEX Solutions‘ three Co-founders. Before founding RELEX, Johanna conducted ground-breaking research on consumer goods supply chains.

RELEX is a Helsinki-based international software company, offering software as a service (SaaS) solutions for supply chain and retail planning to customers like Marks & Spencer Food, Rite Aid, PetSmart, Rossmann, and MediaMarktSaturn. RELEX recently made news by raising €500 million in funding at a €5 billion valuation.

   

About RELEX Solutions
Founded: 2005  |  HQ: Finland  |  Funding:  $774m |  Industry: Enterprise Software

Julianna Lamb
Co-founder and CTO, Stytch

Julianna Lamb

Co-founder and CTO, Stytch

Julianna Lamb is the Co-Founder and CTO of Stytch. Stytch is the platform for user authentication. Prior to founding Stytch, Julianna was a software engineer at Plaid and Strava and a product manager at Very Good Security.

Julianna and her co-founder Reed McGinley-Stempel both worked on fraud and authentication at Plaid. They were frustrated with the tools out there for developers when it came to building user authentication. To solve this, they built Stytch, a developer-first platform that focuses on passwordless authentication to help companies elevate both their security and user experience.

Julianna graduated from Standford University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with History as a minor.

About Stytch
Founded: 2020 |  HQ: United States  |  Funding: $126m |  Industry: Enterprise software

Ivan Soto-Wright
Co-founder and CEO, Moonpay

Ivan Soto-Wright

Co-founder and CEO, Moonpay

Ivan Soto-Wright is Co-founder and CEO of MoonPay, a fintech company that builds payments infrastructure for crypto. He is also Founder and General Partner of HODL.vc, a venture development studio that builds, stakes and invests in crypto and blockchain projects. Previously, Mr. Soto-Wright was the Chief Executive Officer at ‘Saveable Limited,’ an automated savings and FCA-regulated fintech business, which was acquired by Plum Fintech Limited.

Ivan has also acted as an investment advisor to large financial institutions at Redington, where he provided critical advice on investment strategy, strategic asset allocation, risk management and governance. While at Redington, Ivan completed the CISI Capital Markets Programme, and now holds Level 3 Certificates in Principles of UK Financial Regulation, Financial Derivatives, and Securities. He also achieved Level I of the CFA exam in December 2014.

Ivan graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics with Special Honors. He also studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford.

About MoonPay
Founded: 2019 |  HQ: United States  |  Funding: $642m |  Industry: Fintech

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