Inbox Love Speakers
Co-founder and CEO, Conspire
Alex Devkar is co-founder and CEO of Conspire, which is a smart professional network built on top of email. It tells you exactly how to get the best introduction to whoever you want to meet — a customer, employer or investor. Prior to that, he was an intellectual property attorney at WSGR and a researcher in computer science at Stanford.
Outlook Group Program Manager, Microsoft
Amit is the Group Program Manager for Outlook at Microsoft. He and his team focus on team collaboration experiences in Office 365. He is currently working on the “Office 365 Groups” initiative that brings together people, information, and apps across the Office suite, enabling a more efficient way for teams to work together. As part of this initiative, he also focuses on evolving the email messaging experience in Outlook, to make it the preferred collaboration tool for teams to use every day. Prior to starting the Office 365 Groups initiative, Amit worked on multiple versions of Skype for Business, Lync, and Communicator client releases. He drove the user experience for desktop and mobile clients, directory integration, IM, Presence, and Group chat solutions, along with integration of the real time capabilities in Outlook & Office apps. Amit holds over 20 patents in the communication space and is obsessed with building great end-user experiences.
After dropping out of Princeton University, Mick founded Zinch, an ed-tech company connecting students globally with opportunities in higher education. Mick helped Zinch grow to an international, 8-figure revenue-run-rate startup that served millions of students and 800+ colleges & universities worldwide. After six years, Zinch was acquired by Chegg (CHGG, NYSE) for $45mm. Mick is currently re-imagining enterprise communication (specifically email) with his latest startup, Mainframe, where he recently closed more than $3m in venture funding from top European and American investors. Mick is an active angel investor and advisor in the startup community. Mick has been a speaker at Techcrunch Disrupt, TedX, Founders Forum, Latitude59 and others. He’s a mentor to various accelerators including Techstars, Ignite, Barclays, StartupWiseGuys and CyLon. A few of his recent angel investments include Degreed, Andela, Dice.fm, Lystable and Good Audience. Mick currently lives in London and can be reached on Twitter, @mickhagen.
Co-founder and CEO, Mixmax
Olof Mathé is the co-founder and CEO of Mixmax which is upgrading email to the 21st century. Prior, he was an entrepreneur and worked at Inkling, Skype and McKinsey. Olof grew up in Sweden and finished his engineering degree in France. He created Art Hack Day, a global computer arts hackathon.
Corporate Vice President, Outlook, Microsoft
Javier Soltero is Corporate Vice President of Outlook where he leads the team responsible for the vision and strategy of the Outlook client and cloud service on all platforms. He joined Microsoft after the successful acquisition of Acompli, where he was co-founder and CEO for the 18 months leading up to the sale. He also has been CTO of SaaS and Application Services at VMware, co-founded Hyperic, the leader in large scale web infrastructure management software, and has held many other chief architect and senior engineering positions and many technology companies. Javier received a BS in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University, and was born and raised in Puerto Rico before moving to the Bay Area, where he now lives with his wife Emily and their two children.
Growth Marketing Lead, Nextdoor
Adelyn Zhou is a seasoned growth marketer with experience at Nextdoor, Eventbrite and Amazon. She advises numerous startups, and is frequent presenter on marketing and business topics. Adelyn graduated from Harvard College and received her MBA from Harvard Business School.
Fellow, Return Path
Joshua Baer spends all day worrying about email so that you don’t have to. He is an email marketing pioneer and the Founder of OtherInbox, which was acquired by Return Path in 2011. He has founded or invested in a dozen email startups and you can see his mark on about half of the email messages in your Inbox. Joshua helps people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs. He brought together 20 others to form the Capital Factory early stage accelerator to mentor and invest in tech startups. Joshua founded his first startup in 1996 in his college dormitory and now teaches a class at the University of Texas for student entrepreneurs. He received Computer Science and Information Decision Systems degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and lives in Austin, TX with his wife and three children.
Founder & CEO, AwayFind
Jared Goralnick is Founder and CEO of AwayFind.com, a web application that addresses email interruptions. In 2010 he sold his technology productivity training company, SET Consulting, that worked with organizations like NTT, HP, NIST, and the FBI. He is also the EVP of the Information Overload Research Group, Founder of Ignite DC, and a Mentor at Founder Institute and 500 Startups. You can find Jared blogging/tweeting online at Technotheory.com/@technotheory, and he’s also written for sites like Lifehacker and WebWorkerDaily. He received a software engineering degree at 17 and Bachelor’s in Philosophy with honors from University of Maryland at 20. When he’s not addressing (or suffering from) information overload on his blog or at conferences, he’s a big fan of photography, swing and blues dance. He divides his time between San Francisco, Buenos Aires, and Washington, DC.