Entrepreneurs. Founders. Now, Authors.


If you don’t have a copy of Naturally Caffeinated yet, you may be interested to know more about who the contributing authors to The Community Edition are?

Well, we are happy to oblige! Below, in alpha-order, are the names and brief bios of all of the book’s authors, from Austin, the US, and around the world.

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Naturally Caffeinated Contributors:

Altounian, David – Tech entrepreneur. Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship, St. Edward’s University. Partner, Capital Factory Partner. Co-founder, Motion Computing.

Bantuveris, Karen – Founder and CEO at VolunteerSpot. Former President at Radiance Learning. BA and MHA from Tulane University.

Barragan, Carlos – Founder of ZingPoints; Business Analytics Director at Xarvis, MBA from UT Austin, Computer Science from Cornell University.

Bear, Eric – Innovation Strategy & Patent Forensics. Capital Factory Partner. Blue Lapis Light President. Board of Directors at Chief Experience Officer, Inc.

Bezahler, Amber – NextGen CMO/Design Leader, THNK – School of Creative Leadership, TechBA. Entrepreneurial executive with over 20 years of experience.

Businelle, Greg – Managing Partner at BAP Turnkey.  IT and research positions as a consultant, project manager and director for BSG, Nielsen TV, and Idea.

Cauvin, Roger – Product strategist, blogger, downtown Austin dweller, and creator of the Dadnab service.

Charnas, Ian – Inventor, Engineer, Artist, Designer. Ian and his work have been featured in Wired, NPR, Popular Mechanics, NBC’s Today Show and more.

Chen, Andrew – Director of Product Management, Healthcare Group, Cognitive Scale. Co-founder, Iris Plans and Greater Good Labs. Early product manager at Bazaarvoice and Coremetrics.

Dahlke, Deborah Vollmer – BioScience EIR at Research Valley Innovation Center. DVD Associates CEO, a consulting firm focused on innovations in healthcare and tech.

Daugherty, Gordon – Capital Factory Managing Director & General Partner. Board Member of Chiron Health. High tech executive, angel investor and startup mentor.

Deshpande, Pia – TEDxYouth@Austin Ambassador Co-Lead and Outreach Lead, artist, writer, and crazy-idea maker.

Dyer, Ben – Serial and parallel entrepreneur. Founder of Peachtree Software. EIR at the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin.

Erickson, Campbell – Ambassador, The AAT Project; co-founder, PurchaseMate; founder/director, Project Zilkr. Photographer, political geek, & occasional hippie looking to make change through entrepreneurship.

Eshraghi, Selina – Secretary, Westlake Global Policy Institute. Member, Westlake Student Council and Health Occupations Students of America.

Forrest, Hugh – Director of the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin. Other passions include the Boston Red Sox, reading, exercise when possible and sleep sleep sleep

Fowler, John – Director of Development at Appconomy. Experienced Technical Manager, Mobile Architect, Web Services Architect.

Freeland, Christa – Director at Powershift Group. Founder and CEO, The Dime Club. Former Marketing Specialist at Journyx.

Garrett, Blake – Founder and CEO at Aceable. Former Advisory Services Manager at EY. Program Co-Lead at Sxtyscnds’ Inc.

Gates, Robert – Entrepreneur who loves building and designing great online products and teams around the world. Founder of Landdox. Former GM, Panjiva.

Golab, Steve – Social Strategy Support at Lithium Technologies. Co-founder & CEO at FG SQUARED, Founder & Community Steward of GoLab Austin Coworkspace.

Goodner, Sam – Founder of Catapult Systems, Founder of Inquisite – The Human Insight Software Company. Husband. Father.

Gorsuch, Kimberly – Entrepreneur, Executive, Mother. Founder and CEO of Weeva. Former SVP, Operations of Rev Worldwide.

Goswami, Bijoy – Steward of Meaning Models: Human Fugue (2014), JOurneY (2013), ATXequation (2009), Bootstrap (2005), MRE (2004).

Green, Gregory – Innovation & Professional Services Advisor at NetWolves. Founder, Featuring.me. SXSW Mentor. Futurist, engineer, marketer, entrepreneur and executive fixer.

Gruber, Frank – CEO at Tech.co, formerly TechCocktail. Author: http://tech.co/book. Advisor at TurboAppeal, ZuldiCo & ShopUmba. Founding member NextGenAngels.

Guengerich, Steve – Principal at Powershift Group. Managing Director at BroadBrush Ventures. Author/writer, startup mentor, entrepreneurship teacher, guitar player.

Gurley, Bill – General Partner at Benchmark Capital. Member, board of directors, Uber, GrubHub, Zillow, OpenTable, and many others.

Hand, Mark – Venture Partner at UnLtd USA. Adjunct Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Hernholm, Sarah – Founder/President at WIT – Whatever It Takes. President of My360Self, Inc. Teacher. Entrepreneur. Teen Coach.

Hill, Jeanette – Founder & CEO at Spot On Sciences. Former Director of Operations of Life Technologies. PhD in Bio-organic Chemistry from Washington University.

Hoover, Gary – Founder and CEO of The Spark Factory, Hoover’s Inc, TravelFest, and BOOKSTOP. Entrepreneurship Teacher at Hoover Academy.

Hurt, Brett – Founder of Bazaarvoice and Coremetrics. Owner at Hurt Family Investments. Chairman of the Board at Edgecase. Partner at Capital Factory.

Kopser, Joseph – Co-founder and CEO at RideScout. Limited partner at ATX Seed Ventures. Member, board of directors, CleanTX Foundation. Served in the U.S. Army for 20 years after graduating from West Point.

Inman, Admiral Bob – Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. U.S. Admiral who served in several influential positions in the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Inman, Tom – Partner and Managing Director at Limestone Capital Advisors. Principal at Gefinor Ventures. Former Lieutenant for the U.S. Navy.

Kawasaki, Guy – Chief evangelist at Canva. Co-founder, Garage Technology Ventures and author, 12 books. Formerly, advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist at Apple.

Kouri, Matt – CEO at Mission Capital (formerly, Greenlights). Former Senior Manager at Deloitte. 2012 Austin Under 40 Winner.

Koym, Kevin – Founding Partner at Tech Ranch. Founder & CEO at Enterprise Teaming. Helping early stage tech entrepreneurs accelerate their ventures.

Lamis, Jonas – Co-Founder and CEO at Sensai. Co-Founder and Board Member at Rally. Co-Founder at Tech Ranch. Advisor at Blueseed.

Lindner, Gary – President & CEO at PeopleFund. COO at ACCION Texas. SVPat SWBC. AF Colonel – Command Pilot. Owner of 4L Ranch – Comfort, Texas.

Lipman, Adam – CEO at ThoughtLeadr Inc. Former COO at Chaotic Moon Studios. Former Associate Director of Training and Development at Genentech.

McClanahan, Kip – General Partner at Silverton Partners. Board Member at SpareFoot, WP Engine & KLRU-TV. Capital Factory Member. Former CEO at TippingPoint.

McCullough, Chelsea – Co-Founder & Director of Wake Up. Principal at Intercambio. Former Executive Director at Texas for Economic Progress.

McGee, Michael – Co-Founder of The Starter League. Former Student Body President at Northwestern University.

Menell, Bryan – Director at CrunchTime!. Co-Founder and Mentor at Capital Factory.  Co-Founder, Former President and Board Member at Perficient.

Merrill, Greg – SVP at Austin Footwear Labs. SVP of Business Development at Austin Rubber Company. Former Product Manager at Green Source Energy.

Milam, Joe – CEO of AngelSpan Inc. Founder and Former President at Legacy Capital Management. Founder at Angel Legacy.

Montgomery, Gordon – Founder, Principal and Executive Life Coach at GMETA Life and Business Coaching. Former COO & Master Coach at Modev.

Moore, Paul – Communication Director at Start Garden. Former Marketing and Communication Director for Pomegranate Studios and ArtPrize.

Nye, Calley – Co-Founder and CPO of GirlDev. Product Designer at crowdrise.com. Background in front-end development, user experience and marketing.

Papermaster, Steve – Chairman and CEO at Powershift Group. Co-Founder at Appconomy. Co-Founder at Nano Global Corp. Advisor at Neusoft. Co-Founder at JUCCCE.

Parkman, Barrett – Mobile Industry Entrepreneur and Connector. Co-Founder at Great Wall Club (GWC), Co-Producer and Program Curator at GMIC. HAXLR8R Mentor.

Patterson, Laura – President at VisionEdge Marketing. Former Director of Customer Marketing and Branding Strategy at Motorola.

Rauch, Andrew – Founder & Managing Partner at Venture+Philanthropy. Executive Partner at SalesOverdrive. Principal & Board of Advisors at Solid Green Companies.

Raymond, John – Founder and CEO at ImpactLab. Mentor at EdTech Action. Founder and CEO of PowerIT. Founder of TIELab (Technology in Education Laboratory).

Redinger, Kyle – Founder at LandStriker. Co-Founder at VividCortex. Founder at SuperFit Games. Co-Founder at Crossfit Charlottesville.

Reed, Lynette – Founder at Where Expectations Meet Reality. Writer, researcher and advisor on human potential for personal and organizational development.

Ressler, Shari – Founder and President at SKU. Co-Founder and President at MWR Legal. Founding Board Member of the Entrepreneurial Law Bar Association.

Rey, Alessandra – Social Media and Content Intern at RideScout. Journalism and Advertising major, University of Texas-Austin School of Communications.

Rice, David – Managing Partner at Paperclip Ventures. Investor at FUNL.io. Investor and Mentor at Code Ninja.

Ryan, Jan – Partner, Capital Factory. Founder, Women@Austin. Co-founder, president at Social Dynamx, acquired by Lithium Technologies.

Schreiber, Nancy – Dean at the Munday School of Business, St. Edward’s University. Former Associate Dean at Undergraduate Business Programs at University of Dallas.

Singer, Thom – Known as The Conference Catalyst and the host of the Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do podcast. Thom brings enthusiasm to events!

Smith, Bob – Principal at Bridgepoint Consulting. Former Managing Partner, Austin office, at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Sosa, Suzi – Co-Founder and CEO at Verb Inc. Former Executive Director at Dell Social Innovation Challenge. Associate Director for Programs at RGK Center.

Srinivasan, Rohit – Head of partnerships & financials for TEDxYouth@Austin. President of the Miracle Foundation Youth Chapter at Westlake High School.

Stringer, Hank – CEO at Stringer Executive Search. Co-Author of “Talent Force: A New Manifesto For the Human Side of Business.” Founder at Hire.com.

Sundaram, Anjali – Junior at Cedar Park High School. Social Media Lead of TEDxYouth@Austin. Writer for CPHS Wolfpack Newspaper.

Tate, Kerry – Partner at Moore-Tate Projects + Design. Senior Counsel at Civic Interest and Hahn, Texas. Former President at TateAustin.

Taylor, Ed – CEO and Founder at The Collective Group. Former member, board of directors, Concero. Former executive VP and co-owner at Pencom Systems.

Treybig, Jimmy – Venture Partner at New Enterprise Associates. Founder and CEO of Tandem Computers.

Zhao, Jason – Youth Entrepreneur. Project Manager at TEDxYouth@Austin. Co-Founder of 3DS Foundations and Project Zilkr. Westlake High School Class 2017.


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