Amplifiers™

Entrepreneurs who have walked in your shoes and have your back.

Amplifiers™ are a high-powered entrepreneurs, technologists, and executives who provide extra assistance to our founders. They are proven operators and leading experts in their domains. They’ve been in your shoes and have the experience and insight to help you win.


Adam Jacob

Adam Jacob

Adam Jacob is a Co-Founder of Chef Software, Inc. and the creator of the Chef open-source project. Prior to Chef, he founded HJK Solutions, an automated infrastructure consultancy. Including his

Daniel Tunkelang

Daniel Tunkelang

Daniel Tunkelang is an accomplished technology leader in the areas of information retrieval and data science. Previously, Daniel was a Data Scientist and Engineering Director at LinkedIn, where he established

Mike Dvorkin

Mike Dvorkin

Mike Dvorkin is a recognized thought leader in policy-driven automation and operations. His work focus is on policy abstraction models and intent-based nonlinear automation methods applied to all aspects of

John Stewart

John Stewart

John N. Stewart formed and leads Cisco’s Security and Trust Organization. His mandate includes protecting Cisco’s customers, ensuring the security and trustworthiness of Cisco’s product portfolio, and protecting the Cisco

Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz

Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz

Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz is co-founder and CTO of Nexar. Throughout his career, Bruno has created new products by applying computational science to large and complex distributed systems. At Nexar, he uses

Mohit Aron

Mohit Aron

Mohit Aron is the founder and CEO of Cohesity Inc. He is regarded as the pioneer of hyper-convergence, the first architecture to combine compute and storage to simplify virtualization. Before

Paco Nathan

Paco Nathan

Paco Nathan’s 30+ year career in the technology industry covers Bell Labs, early-stage startups, and everything in between. Known as a “player/coach” data scientist, Paco has led innovative data teams

Rob Witoff

Rob Witoff

Rob Witoff is an experienced infrastructure leader who builds usable solutions for hard problems. Currently a Director at Coinbase, his infrastructure powers scalable solutions to uncompromising security challenges alongside the