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Advisory Board

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    Michael Sherman

    Founder and Managing Partner

    Michael founded 25K in 2014. The 25K fund presently supports a handful of companies and has approximately $1MM under management with another $2MM slated. Michael also founded Qualified Impressions in 2005.

  • STRATEGY
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    Angela Stringfellow

    Strategic Advisor

    Angela works with non-profits, startups and multi-million dollar corporations, on brand development, marketing and PR strategy, business development and planning.

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    Ian Ippolito

    Strategic Advisor

    Ian is a serial high tech entrepreneur. He founded and exited vWorker and Rentacoder to Freelancer.com.

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    Andrew Samwick

    Strategic Advisor

    Andrew is a professor of economics and brings 25 years of research and teaching in the field to the table.

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    Chelsea Gilbert

    Strategic Advisor

    Chelsea is a visionary and search technology expert. She's the first pass filter on all ideation and strategy.

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    Patrick McCarthy

    Ideation and Strategic Advisor

    Patrick is lead on brainstorming and ideation contributions for 25K.

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    Andy M Turner

    Strategic Advisor

    Andy advises on PR internationally with organizations of all sizes, from tech start-ups to SMEs, major multi-nationals and trade associations.

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    Jeremy Watkin

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    Aakash Singh

    Strategic Advisor

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    Jonathan White

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    Tim Sulzer

    Strategic Advisor

    Tim has a strong background in financial analysis and is currently an analyst at Horsemen Partners. He researches and analyzes businesses and industry financials

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    Eric Lituchy

    Strategic Advisor

    Eric is a serial entrepreneur and veteran digital marketer. Previously CMO of Phone.com and founder of later acquired Ale in the Mail.

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    Drew Moffitt

    Strategic Advisor

    Drew founded Forever|NOT. He's highly seasoned in developing lead generation engines and building and scaling sales processes.

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    Jeff Burton

    Strategic Advisor and Data Scientist

    Jeff is a veteran digital analyst that works with Fortune 1000 and Internet Retailer 250 brands. He's lead on all things data related.

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    Madison Gilbert

    Chief Operating Child

    Madison is a fearless decision maker. She towers over her peers at a whopping 3'10.

    PR / COMMUNICATIONS
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    Media & PR Team

    Media and Communications

    25K is working with a superb team of content marketing geniuses. Together, we transform our ideas and startups into unique-newsworthy material and then work with our network to secure serious placements.

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    Cheryl Riley

    Public Relations

    Cheryl has been in public relations twenty years. She's lead on all PR strategies, story formation and securing media placements.

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    Liz Taurasi

    PR / Social

    Liz Taurasi has more than 20 years of experience in newspaper and online media industries. She was previously with AOL/Patch Media.

    ENGINEERING
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    Matt Callahan

    Advisor - Industrial Designer

    Matt is a creator. He's lead on discussions related physical goods, design, functionality and engineering. He's also the creator of the Smashbug.

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    Michael Chou

    Advisor - Industrial Engineer

    Michael is a mechanical and aerospace engineer. He successfully designed, engineered and launched the Midnight Scoop - exceeding his funding goal by $150,000 from only $17,500.

    LEGAL
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    Adam Michael

    Strategic Advisor and Counsel

    Adam is an attorney and entreprenuer of 15 years. He has significant legal and business experience advising and collaborating with C-suite executives and early-stage startups.

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    Michael Borrelli

    Counsel

     

    CREATIVE
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    Kirill Levashov

    UI/UX

    Kirill handles all of the 25K front-end cross platform graphic design and art direction. He's also first in command on all design assignments related to our startups.

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    Rittim Nandi

    Designer & Advisor

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    Jiani Lu

    Iconographer and Artist

    Jiani is a multidisciplinary graphic designer. She's our iconographer and graphic artist focused on being a creative closer.

    DEVELOPMENT
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    Andrei Balaj

    Application Development

    Andrei is the 25K lead app developer. He specializes in building large scale mobile and web applications.

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    Stan Trianiz

    Application Development

    Stan is the 25K lead app developer. He specializes in building dynamic web applications using the latest technologies.

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    Cosmin Lazar

    Front-end

    Cosmin is a senior level front-end developer that delivers high-end cross platform solutions.

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    Nilam Shakya

    Frontend Conversion

    Nilam is a conversion wizard. He's responsible for converting our startup concept designs into cross platform web-ready pages lightning fast.

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    Ruben Torres

    Front-end

    Ruben is a senior level front-end developer that has delivered complex web solutions for dozens of startups and specializes in web, mobile and tablet development.