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Female Founder Feature – Tina Tran Neville, Lana

Tina Tran Neville is the CEO of Lana Learn, a startup focused on building economic opportunities and bridging cultural gaps for students of all ages from around the world. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? Lana’s mission to connect the world with education technology, starting with English. Lana has developed […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Eugena Delman, Ava James NYC

CEO & Co-Founder Eugena Delman launched Ava James NYC last April with her childhood bestie, Saena Chung. Ava James NYC is a premium, womenswear brand with the motto of “designer dresses for the modern boss babe, in sizes 8-18”. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? I was inspired to start […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Yalda Moshiri & Shahrzad Vossoughi, SaF

Like many who lead hectic, busy lives, co-founders Yalda Moshiri and Shahrzad Vossoughi were frustrated with long lines and inordinate wait times at restaurants or events. Together, they developed an innovative solution: SaF. SaF means “queue” in Farsi, their native language. Tell us about your company. SaF is an on-demand Line Concierge service that connects […] [...]




On being Costa Rican.

It didn’t occur to me to write a blog post in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month because, up until recently, I wasn’t Hispanic American. I was just Hispanic. I was born and raised in Costa Rica, a tiny nation that nonetheless knows leadership. Even as every one of our neighbors spiraled into dictatorships and […] [...]




Investors, Innovators, Influencers – Rand Fishkin

Rand Fishkin is the Cofounder & CEO of SparkToro. When we first sent him this questionnaire, he responded to one question with a lengthy excerpt from The Tempest, by Shakespeare (we did not include it here, but if you email us, we’ll send it to you), which gives you a glimpse into his character – […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Tracy Lawrence, Chewse

Tracy Lawrence built Chewse—a meal delivery service that plans and delivers family-style office catering from the best local restaurants—with the mission that no one would eat lunch alone. Chewse hires their hospitality team locally, sources their food from local restaurants, and donates unwanted meals. They take every opportunity to pull up a chair at the […] [...]