Harry Kargman

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Harry Kargman is the founder and CEO of Kargo, the leading mobile advertising platform, where he leads the day-to-day strategic vision of the company. Harry was named a 2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Founded in 2003, Kargo’s technology powers the mobile advertising across the majority of the most recognized media properties – including The New York Times, Time Inc, Hearst, NBC, Scripps, Viacom, Turner and more. Kargo powers the mobile advertising campaigns for many of the Fortune 100's largest advertisers. Kargo has won both Mobi and OMMA awards for creativity and innovation. Kargo was also recognized as a Crain's Fast 50 Winner in 2016 and was honored to make the Inc. 500 list in 2015 and 2016.

Harry has been a guest on CNBC, Fox News, Bloomberg, and the Today show and has spoken at CES, IAB, and Advertising Week. He has been featured in The New York Times, AdAge, Adweek, Inc. Magazine, Business Insider and The Wall Street Journal.

Harry is the host of the upcoming PBS show Above the Strand featuring some of the most renowned entrepreneurs and brand builders. Harry holds over 50 patents and lives in New York City with his wife and three children having graduated with honors from Harvard College

Philip Krim


As CEO, Philip leads Casper’s comprehensive business strategy, expansion, and vision for the future. He drives Casper’s goal of becoming the first end-to-end sleep brand. Philip and his co-founders recognized a paradox in 2014 — a generation of entrepreneurs and working professionals who were placing increasing value on their health and fitness were neglecting sleep. Casper is now reimagining the sleep industry from the ground up.

A serial entrepreneur, Philip has founded two previous startups, where he focused on evolving consumer and e-commerce trends. He launched his very first business out of his dorm room at the University of Texas, Austin, where he earned his B.A.

Philip has won numerous entrepreneur awards, and was recently named Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in New York. In 2017, Casper was listed as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies.

Deepak Krishnamurthy

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As the Chief Strategy Officer at SAP, Deepak Krishnamurthy leads SAP’s global corporate and innovation strategy and oversees it’s Customer and Market Insights function. Deepak is responsible for SAP’s open innovation initiative with SAP.iO, focused on venture investments and the acceleration of early stage startups through a network of accelerators in San Francisco, NYC, Berlin, Paris, and Tel Aviv. As a part of the open innovation initiative, he also oversees SAP’s B2B payments and financing business unit. In addition to driving strategic impact with the startup ecosystem, he leads SAP’s inclusive entrepreneurship initiatives aimed at empowering women and diverse founders to scale faster in the B2B software space.

As SAP’s Strategy Officer to the World Economic Forum (WEF), he leads SAP’s engagement with the WEF’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco and is a member of the Board of Digital Europe for the WEF to help foster startup innovation and job creation in Europe. He also serves in the WEF’s Global Future Council for Digital Economy and Society for driving social impact. Deepak was recently a David Rockefeller fellow for the Partnership for New York City focused on public-private partnerships to promote economic growth and innovation in New York City.

Prior to SAP, Deepak was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company and has held multiple leadership roles at Cognizant Technology Solutions, including business development in North America for the Business Analytics practice. Deepak holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management.

Deepak is based in Hudson Yards in New York City.

Micah Lasher


Micah Lasher is Head of Policy and Communications for Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet (Google) company focused on innovation in technology and urban design that addresses challenges facing cities across the world.

Before joining Sidewalk Labs, Micah served as Chief of Staff in the Office of the New York State Attorney General, where he worked extensively to forge thoughtful regulatory approaches to emerging technologies. Previously, Micah was Director of State Legislative Affairs for the City of New York under Mayor Mike Bloomberg, an official with the New York City Department of Education, and an aide to Congressman Jerry Nadler.

Micah is a lifelong New Yorker who lives in Manhattan with his wife and three children. In addition to the Tech:NYC Leadership Council, he serves on the boards of Everytown for Gun Safety, the Riverside Park Conservancy, and the Community Service Society.

Oliver B. Libby


Oliver B. Libby is Managing Partner and co-founder of Hatzimemos / Libby, a strategy and venture firm based in New York City. Founded in 2009, H/L is dedicated to accelerating companies, focusing on high-growth businesses that add value to society. H/L is a new kind of venture firm; its unique Growth Catalyst model is designed to help portfolio companies and their leaders achieve the next stage of their success through active and regular engagement by H/L partners and their network.

Mr. Libby also chairs the Board of The Resolution Project, Inc., a non-profit organization based in New York City which he co-founded in 2007. Through its Social Venture Challenges, held at leading youth conferences around the world, Resolution identifies undergraduate students who wish to launch new social ventures. The resulting Resolution Fellowships provide dynamic, hands-on mentorship and grants to implement their social ventures— a full ecosystem of support that empowers the recipients to become socially-responsible leaders. To date, hundreds of Resolution Fellows are working on diverse ventures in high-impact fields and have benefitted well over a million people to-date in nearly 70 countries on all six inhabited continents, including all across the United States.

From 2003 to early 2009, Mr. Libby was a consultant at Giuliani Partners LLC, a management consulting firm founded by former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani. Mr. Libby is a Presidential Leadership Scholar, a Milken Young Leader, a Concordia Summit Advisor, a member of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth Advisory Council, a founding GLG Social Impact Fellow, a NationSwell Councilmember, an Advisory Board member at Project HEAL, and a guest judge for The Hult Prize and Echoing Green. Mr. Libby was also a Foundation Trustee and Chair of the Admissions Committee of the Harvard Club of New York City, as well as a member of the Advisory Council of the Clinton Global Initiative.

Mr. Libby has been invited to speak at Harvard, Columbia, and the United Nations, among other thought leadership venues and convenings and his work has been covered in publications including the New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, LinkedIn, VICE, and The Huffington Post. He has spoken and published work focusing on the nexus between the future of work, job creation, innovation, social entrepreneurship, and leadership. Mr. Libby graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College.

Janett Liriano

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Janett Liriano is CEO of LOOMIA, a smart materials company based in NYC.

Prior to LOOMIA, Janett worked in the medical technology field creating high fidelity simulations with medical mannequins for doctors-in-training. She is a formally trained audio engineer and master electrician and has held various roles in production as a programmer, stage manager, director, engineer, and lighting designer.

As one of 28 women named to Project Diane, a database of Black and Latina women who have raised over $1M in venture funding, Janett is committed to using her position in leadership to advocate for diversity in STEAM fields and challenge the corporate culture in the tech and apparel industries. She is an active voice in the Time's Up movement , sponsor of the WACO Theatre Center, contributor to Huffington Post, and producer/host of the soon-to-be released “Untangled” podcast. Janett studied design and technology at Emerson College and audio engineering at SAE Institute.

Susan Lyne


Susan Lyne is President and Managing Partner of BBG Ventures, an early stage fund backing the new wave of female entrepreneurs using technology to re-imagine daily life. Ms. Lyne has held leadership positions at media, technology, and entertainment companies of all sizes and stages, from startups to public companies. Before launching BBG Ventures, she was CEO of the AOL Brand Group where she oversaw AOL’s unique content brands.  From 2008-2013 she was CEO and then Chairman of Gilt Groupe, the innovative ecommerce company that pioneered flash sales in the United States. She served as President and CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSO) from 2004-2008.  And from 1996 to 2004, Ms. Lyne worked at Disney/ABC, rising to President of ABC Entertainment where she oversaw development of shows including Desperate Housewives, Lost, and Grey’s Anatomy.  Ms. Lyne began her career in the magazine industry: she was Managing Editor of New Times and The Village Voice; and she created and launched Premiere Magazine, serving as Editor-in-Chief and Publication Director. Ms. Lyne was named Publishing Executive of the Year by Advertising Age in 2006 and received a Matrix Award from New York Women In Communications.

Shan-Lyn Ma


Shan-Lyn Ma is the CEO and Co-Founder of Zola. Launched in October 2013, Zola (www.zola.com) is an online wedding registry for millennials. In just three years, Zola has become the fastest growing wedding registry in the country. Over 7 million guests have attended a Zola wedding and $350 million in gifts have been added by Zola couples. 

Before starting her own company, Shan-Lyn was the Chief Product Officer of Chloe + Isabel. Prior to that, in 2008, Shan-Lyn joined Gilt Groupe as the first Product Lead tasked with defining and evolving the core Gilt.com experience. During her time as Product Director she led key new business launches and led Gilt’s successful foray into mobile – managing apps for the iPhone, iPad, Android and mobile web.  At Gilt, she was also the Creator and General Manager of Gilt Taste, Gilt’s entrance into the food and wine arena. Prior to Gilt, Shan-Lyn held Product and Marketing roles at Yahoo! 

Shan-Lyn holds a BCommerce with First Class Honours from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia and an MBA from Stanford University.

Michael Marinello


Michael Marinello is the Global Head of Communications at Standard Industries, developing Standard’s communications strategy and executive messaging. He oversees all internal and external communications functions at the company and across the operating companies, and serves as the primary spokesperson. 

Michael has more than 20 years of strategic communications experience from Turner Broadcasting, Bloomberg LP and Microsoft, as well as significant experience working with CEOs, C-suite executives and government leaders. At Turner, he was Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications, overseeing corporate communications, public affairs, partnerships, marketing, media relations and executive communications. At Bloomberg, Michael was the head of global communications and developed a cross-platform positioning and reputation subsidiary for the Technology, Innovation and Design division. Prior to that, he ran communications and analyst relations for Microsoft Office.

Michael holds a B.A. in International Relations from Lehigh University, on the Leadership Counsel of Tech:NYC and serves on several boards including New Yorkers for Culture and Art and CCNY's Branded and Integrated Communications Graduate Program. He currently resides in New York with his family.

Steve Martocci

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Steve Martocci leads product vision as the CEO and co-founder of Splice. An experienced entrepreneur, Steve co-founded the popular social messaging app GroupMe in 2010, acquired by Skype in August 2011, and by Microsoft in October 2011. He is also a co-founder of the short-distance aviation company BLADE, an active angel investor with investments in Fundera, TransferWise and Flatiron Health, and serves as an advisor to Movable Ink organisations where he promotes the growth of the New York City startup community.

Miguel McKelvey

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Miguel McKelvey is the Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of WeWork, where he directs all architecture, design, and construction activities. Miguel is a multi-disciplinary designer and entrepreneur with diverse experience in architectural design, construction management, and web development.

Prior to WeWork, Miguel created the design framework and led the national retail roll-out for American Apparel (170 stores), and was involved in the early-stage development of several companies, including Green Desk, Barre3, Versation, and English, Baby!

Miguel earned his BA (Architecture) from the University of Oregon.

Rashmi Melgiri


Rashmi Melgiri is Co-Founder of CoverWallet, a tech company reinventing the $100B commercial insurance market for small businesses. Based in NY and launched in 2016, the company has received over $35M in funding from leading investors, including USV, Index, Two Sigma and Foundation Capital.

Rashmi has over ten years of experience in the technology and media sector. Before founding CoverWallet, Rashmi was a strategy consultant at the largest North American TMT consulting group, Altman and Vilandrie & Co. A frequent speaker at insurtech conferences and outspoken champion for women’s leadership, she was the first licensed insurance advisor at CoverWallet. Recently Rashmi was named one of the 42 women in tech who “crushed it” in 2017 (TechCrunch), and Crain's 40 Under 40 Class of 2018.

Rashmi holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an MBA from MIT Sloan.

William Murphy

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William (Bill) Murphy is a Senior Managing Director and the Chief Technology Officer at Blackstone, leading the Blackstone Innovations and Infrastructure team. Mr. Murphy is responsible for the firm's technology efforts. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Murphy was founding Chief Technology Officer for Capital IQ. Mr. Murphy was responsible for overseeing all product design, development, infrastructure and technology support and was involved with all operations of the business. Before Capital IQ, Mr. Murphy led teams at Sapient, delivering solutions for large clients primarily in financial services. He received a BSE in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Charlie O'Donnell

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Charlie O'Donnell is the sole Partner and Founder at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures and loves it that way.  The fund makes seed investments and is the first venture firm located in Brooklyn--where he was born and raised.  The longest he has been outside of the five boroughs of New York City is three weeks.

Charlie has a reputation for being early to identifying important companies. Nick Bilton identifies him as an influence on early Twitter investors in his book, Hatching Twitter.  Dennis Crowley credits him as having helped kick off the first funding of Foursquare before other VCs had said yes.  At First Round Capital, he sourced the firm's investments in Singleplatform (sold to Constant Contact) and GroupMe (sold to Skype).  Charlie discovered GroupMe at the hackathon where the service had been built.  He also sourced investments in Backupify (which was an idea he had tweeted to the founder, a friend of his), chloe + isabel, Refinery29, Docracy, and Salescrunch.  

Working in venture capital since 2001, he apprenticed his way through the asset class with analyst roles on the original Union Square Ventures team as well as at the General Motors pension fund--a long time limited partner in many top tier funds.  

Charlie is one of only a dozen individuals to be named to Business Insider's 100 Most Influential People in NY Tech five or more times. He served on the founding board of the New York Tech Meetup and is one of the group's first 100 members. His blog, This is Going to Be BIG!, is one of the ten most widely read VC blogs in the country and over 8,000 people read his weekly NYC tech newsletter. He has spoken at SXSW and Techcrunch Disrupt.

Charlie bikes to work, has done four triathlons, the NYC marathon, and runs the kayaking program in Brooklyn Bridge Park. 

Jon Oringer

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Jon founded Shutterstock in 2003 with thousands of his own digital photographs. A serial entrepreneur, he recognized the need for licensable images at an affordable cost and created the first global subscription image marketplace. Since then, Shutterstock has grown into a portfolio of brands serving businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world with all the creative and editorial assets needed. Jon holds an MS in Computer Science from Columbia University and a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from The State University of New York at Stony Brook. In May 2017 he was made a Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa).

Michael Pryor

Michael Pryor works for Atlassian as the Head of Trello, the visual collaboration tool that gives millions of people around the world perspective on their projects. Michael is a co-founder of Fog Creek Software, a nationally renowned software development company that creates popular developer tools, and sits on the board of Stack Exchange, the #1 question and answer site for developers globally. Michael currently lives in New York with his wife and two daughters. 

Jeff Raider

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As co-founder of both Harry’s and Warby Parker, Jeff Raider aims to build companies and brands that positively impact people's everyday lives, and the world more broadly. Harry’s ambition is to create exceptional shaving and personal care products that better meet the needs of modern men. Prior to Harry's, Jeff co-founded Warby Parker, the transformative lifestyle brand that offers designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially-conscious businesses.

Today, Jeff serves as the CEO of Harry’s Labs — a newly founded organization within Harry’s that leverages the skills and capabilities of the Harry’s team to support exceptional entrepreneurs in building and scaling the next great CPG brands. He is also on the Board of Directors at Warby Parker.

Before starting his own companies, Jeff worked at Charlesbank Capital Partners and Bain & Company. Jeff graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with a BA in International Studies, earned a Masters in International Affairs from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He also earned an MBA from Wharton Business School. Jeff currently lives in lower Manhattan with his wife and three children.

Daniel Ramot

Daniel Ramot is Via’s co-founder and CEO. Prior to Via, Daniel built supercomputers designed to discover new pharmaceutical drugs at D. E. Shaw Research and developed avionic systems for F-15s and F-16s for the Israeli Air Force. He has a PhD from Stanford University in neuroscience.

Todd Rassiger

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Todd Rassiger leads First Republic’s East Coasting Business Banking team which specializes in working with financial services firms, nonprofits, professional services firms and tech companies.

Todd joined First Republic in February 2011, after helping to build a successful nonprofit practice for a Boston-based bank. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Rassiger served in the Investment Banking Group at MassDevelopment, issuing more than $500 million in tax-exempt bonds for manufacturers, multi-family housing developers and nonprofit institutions undertaking large capital projects. It was during his time at MassDevelopment that Todd developed a program that granted human service providers access to the capital Bond markets, in addition to securing a $10 million grant from the US Department of Education to support capital financing for charter schools.  Prior to MassDevelopment, Todd served as a banking analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  

In addition to his work at First Republic, Todd serves as Board Chair of Strike Out Cancer, Board Member of the Weston Education Enrichment Fund and a Committee Member of City Year Boston’s Seven Generations Board.

Todd received his Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University and completed the Executive Education Program at Stanford University.  

Zachariah Reitano


Zachariah is the CEO and cofounder of Ro.

Founded in 2017, Ro is a healthcare technology company with a mission to provide personalized healthcare to everyone on the planet. Ro has three end-to-end verticals: Roman (men’s health), Rory (women’s health), and Zero (fighting addiction). With Ro, members can experience discreet, safe and easy online platforms to get all the help they need — from treatment, to prescription, to delivery and beyond. Fast Company named Ro the #2 most innovative company tackling wellness in 2019.

As CEO and cofounder, Zachariah leads medical and regulatory operations and oversees all verticals. Prior to Ro, he was the EIR at prehype, a leading venture studio in NYC. He also previously founded Shout, a mobile Craigslist backed by Accel and YC.

Zachariah has been recognized as Inc’s 30 Under 30, and Business Insider’s 30 Under 40 in Healthcare.