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1

Steve Jobs

  • Co-Founder & CEO, Apple
  • CEO, Pixar
  • Founder, NeXT

2

Jack Dorsey

  • Creator & CEO, Twitter
  • (Spun Twitter off from Obvious Corp. in 2007, with Evan Williams & Biz Stone.)
  • Founder & CEO, Square

3

Keith Rabois

  • COO, Square
  • Angel investor in LinkedIn, YouTube, and Yelp
  • Former exec at PayPal and LinkedIn

4

Mark Pincus

  • Co-Founder & CEO, Zynga
  • Founder, Freeloader, SupportSoft, Tribe Networks
  • Former venture capitalist

5

Drew Houston

  • Founder & CEO, Dropbox
  • (Started at MIT, funded by Y Combinator)
  • Previous work at Bit9, Accolade and Hubspot

6

Eric Schmidt

  • Long-time CEO of Google
  • Former CEO of Novell, and Apple board member
  • Angel investor in Citizen Effect, CX, iShake, PublishOne, Sendmail

7

Marc Andreessen

  • Founding Partner, Andreessen-Horowitz (VC firm)
  • Investor in Business Insider, Digg, LinkedIn, Qik, Scribd, Twitter
  • Co-founder, Netscape.

8

Sheryl Sandberg

  • COO, Facebook
  • VP of Global Online Sales at Google
  • Chief of staff for the United States Department of the Treasury

9

Jason Fried

  • Founder of 37 Signals (a well-known web application development company that created Ruby on Rails)
  • Pioneer in agile development movement
  • Co-author of "Re-Work" (with David Heinemeier Hansson, the original Rails developer)

10

Steve Case

  • Co-Founder & former CEO, America Online (AOL)
  • Founder, Revolution (an investment fund)
  • Chairman, Startup America Partnership

11

Paul Graham

  • Co-Founder, Y Combinator
  • Investments include Bump Technologies, FanChatter, Heyzap, Justin.tv, Scribd, Reddit, Loopt

12

Owen Davis

  • Managing Director, NYC Seed
  • Co-Founder, Sonata and Petal Computing

13

Kai Fu Li

  • Founder, Innovation Works (China's top startup accelerator)
  • Founding president of Google China
  • Previously an exec at Microsoft, Silicon Graphics, and Apple.

14

Larry Ellison

  • Founder & CEO, Oracle
  • Third wealthiest American, worth about $33 billion (as of 2011)

15

Tim Berners-Lee

  • Inventor, World Wide Web
  • (Created first communication between an HTTP client & server)
  • Director, World Wide Web Consortium

16

Tony Hsieh

  • CEO, Zappos
  • Co-Founder, Link Exchange (sold to Microsoft for $265m in 1998)

17

Brad Feld

  • Co-Founder, Foundry Group (VC)
  • Co-Founder & CEO of TechStars
  • Co-author, "Venture Deals" and "Do More Faster"

18

Ashton Kutcher

  • Investor in Foursquare, AirBnB, Path, Flipboard, Skype, and others
  • Many still-undisclosed startup investments
  • Also a prominent actor, model, and early adopter of Twitter @aplusk

19

Tom Anderson

  • Founder, MySpace (with co-founder Chris DeWolfe)
  • Often referred to as "MySpace Tom", as he was listed as the "default friend" for all new MySpace users
  • Sold MySpace to NewsCorp for $580m in 2005

20

Reid Hoffman

  • Co-Founder & CEO, LinkedIn
  • VC at Greylock Partners
  • Angel investor in Digg, Facebook, Flickr, Friendster, Ning, Zynga, Last.fm

21

  • Co-Founder & CEO, Apple
  • CEO, Pixar
  • Founder, NeXT

Steve Jobs

22

  • Creator & CEO, Twitter
  • (Spun Twitter off from Obvious Corp. in 2007, with Evan Williams & Biz Stone.)
  • Founder & CEO, Square

Jack Dorsey

23

  • COO, Square
  • Angel investor in LinkedIn, YouTube, and Yelp
  • Former exec at PayPal and LinkedIn

Keith Rabois

24

  • Co-Founder & CEO, Zynga
  • Founder, Freeloader, SupportSoft, Tribe Networks
  • Former venture capitalist

Mark Pincus

25

  • Founder & CEO, Dropbox
  • (Started at MIT, funded by Y Combinator)
  • Previous work at Bit9, Accolade and Hubspot

Drew Houston

26

  • Long-time CEO of Google
  • Former CEO of Novell, and Apple board member
  • Angel investor in Citizen Effect, CX, iShake, PublishOne, Sendmail

Eric Schmidt

27

  • Founding Partner, Andreessen-Horowitz (VC firm)
  • Investor in Business Insider, Digg, LinkedIn, Qik, Scribd, Twitter
  • Co-founder, Netscape.

Marc Andreessen

28

  • COO, Facebook
  • VP of Global Online Sales at Google
  • Chief of staff for the United States Department of the Treasury

Sheryl Sandberg

29

  • Founder of 37 Signals (a well-known web application development company that created Ruby on Rails)
  • Pioneer in agile development movement
  • Co-author of "Re-Work" (with David Heinemeier Hansson, the original Rails developer)

Jason Fried

30

  • Co-Founder & former CEO, America Online (AOL)
  • Founder, Revolution (an investment fund)
  • Chairman, Startup America Partnership

Steve Case

31

  • Co-Founder, Y Combinator
  • Investments include Bump Technologies, FanChatter, Heyzap, Justin.tv, Scribd, Reddit, Loopt

Paul Graham

32

  • Managing Director, NYC Seed
  • Co-Founder, Sonata and Petal Computing

Owen Davis

33

  • Founder, Innovation Works (China's top startup accelerator)
  • Founding president of Google China
  • Previously an exec at Microsoft, Silicon Graphics, and Apple.

Kai Fu Li

34

  • Founder & CEO, Oracle
  • Third wealthiest American, worth about $33 billion (as of 2011)

Larry Ellison

35

  • Inventor, World Wide Web
  • (Created first communication between an HTTP client & server)
  • Director, World Wide Web Consortium

Tim Berners-Lee

36

  • CEO, Zappos
  • Co-Founder, Link Exchange (sold to Microsoft for $265m in 1998)

Tony Hsieh

37

  • Co-Founder, Foundry Group (VC)
  • Co-Founder & CEO of TechStars
  • Co-author, "Venture Deals" and "Do More Faster"

Brad Feld

38

  • Investor in Foursquare, AirBnB, Path, Flipboard, Skype, and others
  • Many still-undisclosed startup investments
  • Also a prominent actor, model, and early adopter of Twitter @aplusk

Ashton Kutcher

39

  • Founder, MySpace (with co-founder Chris DeWolfe)
  • Often referred to as "MySpace Tom", as he was listed as the "default friend" for all new MySpace users
  • Sold MySpace to NewsCorp for $580m in 2005

Tom Anderson

40

  • Co-Founder & CEO, LinkedIn
  • VC at Greylock Partners
  • Angel investor in Digg, Facebook, Flickr, Friendster, Ning, Zynga, Last.fm

Reid Hoffman

41

Eric Ries

  • Pioneer of the "Lean Startup" movement
  • Author, "The Lean Startup"
  • Co-Founder, IMVU

42

Jim Clark

  • Founder, Silicon Graphics
  • Co-Founder, Netscape
  • Co-Founder, Healtheon. Co-Founder, MyCFO

43

Jeff Bezos

  • Founder, Amazon.com
  • Angel investor in 37signals, Google, Linden Lab, Social Gaming Network, Twitter

44

Mark Zuckerberg

  • Founder, Facebook
  • World's youngest billionaire

45

Guy Kawasaki

  • Director, Garage Technology Ventures
  • Prominent tech blogger, serial entrepreneur, & angel investor
  • Original evangelist of the Macintosh at Apple in 1983-87

46

Larry Page / Sergey Brin

  • Co-Founders, Google
  • (Page became CEO in 2011.)

47

Dave McClure

  • Founder of business accelerator 500 Startups
  • Director of Marketing at Simply Hired
  • Director of Marketing at PayPal.

48

Andrew Mason

  • Founder & CEO of Groupon
  • Founder, The Point

49

David Cohen

  • Co-Founder & CEO of TechStars
  • Co-author, "Do More Faster"
  • Founder, Pinpoint Technologies and EarFeeder

50

Fred Wilson

  • Founding partner, Union Square Ventures
  • Notable early investments in Twitter, Foursquare, Zynga, Meetup, Etsy, and Tumblr
  • Prominent blogger at aVC.com. Founding partner of Flatiron Partners (1996-2001)

51

Jeff Clavier

  • Founder, Managing Partner, SoftTech VC
  • Angel investor in bit.ly, Circle of Moms, DNAnexus, Mint.com

52

Mark Suster

  • Partner, GRP Partners
  • Prominent startup blogger, Both Sides of the Table
  • Founder, Koral (sold to Salesforce.com)

53

Kevin Rose

  • Founder, Digg
  • Angel investor in Twitter, 3Crowd Technologies, Foursquare, SimpleGeo

54

David Rose

  • Founder, Rose Tech Ventures
  • Founder, AngelSoft (Gust) and New York Angels
  • Early pioneer in NYC tech startup scene in 1980s

55

Ron Conway

  • Founding partner, SV Angel
  • Considered the "father of modern Silicon Valley angel investing
  • Notable early investments in Google, Facebook, bit.ly, Digg, Mint.com, Twitter, PayPal

56

Michael Arrington

  • Founder, Tech Crunch
  • Founding Partner, Crunch Fund
  • Former serial entrepreneur & startup lawyer.

57

Marc Benioff

  • Founder & CEO, Salesforce.com
  • Angel investor in Mashery, Qik, Tapulous, Zuora

58

Chris Sacca

  • Managing Director, Lowercase Capital
  • Investor in bit.ly, FanBridge, Gowalla, Posterous, SimpleGeo, Twitter.
  • Former Google exec

59

Evan Williams

  • Co-Founder & former CEO, Twitter
  • Co-Founder, Blogger (bought by Google in 2003)

60

Elon Musk

  • Co-Founder, PayPal
  • Co-Founder & CEO, SpaceX
  • Co-Founder & CEO, Tesla Motors

61

Peter Thiel

  • Co-Founder, PayPal
  • Founder, Clarium Capital Management
  • Investor in Facebook, Friendster, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zynga

62

Bill Gates

  • Founder & Chairman, Microsoft
  • Founder, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Once the world's wealthiest person

63

Reed Hastings

  • Founder & CEO, Netflix
  • Founder, Pure Software

64

Naval Ravikant & Babak Nivi

  • Co-Founders, AngelList
  • Co-Founders, Venture Hacks

65

Pete Cashmore

  • Founder & CEO of Mashable (a top tech blog)
  • Considered the most influential Briton on the web (by INQ magazine)

66

Chris Dixon

  • Partner, Founders Collective (a micro-VC)
  • Angel investor in Skype, Postini, Milo.com, Knewton, DailyBooth.
  • Founder, Site Advisor (acquired by McAfee in 2006)

67

Jeff Bussgang

  • General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
  • Author, "Mastering the VC Game" and blogger, "Seeing Both Sides"
  • Founder, Upromise (acquired by Sallie Mae)

68

  • Pioneer of the "Lean Startup" movement
  • Author, "The Lean Startup"
  • Co-Founder, IMVU

Eric Ries

69

  • Founder, Silicon Graphics
  • Co-Founder, Netscape
  • Co-Founder, Healtheon. Co-Founder, MyCFO

Jim Clark

70

  • Founder, Amazon.com
  • Angel investor in 37signals, Google, Linden Lab, Social Gaming Network, Twitter

Jeff Bezos

71

  • Founder, Facebook
  • World's youngest billionaire

Mark Zuckerberg

72

  • Director, Garage Technology Ventures
  • Prominent tech blogger, serial entrepreneur, & angel investor
  • Original evangelist of the Macintosh at Apple in 1983-87

Guy Kawasaki

73

  • Co-Founders, Google
  • (Page became CEO in 2011.)

Larry Page / Sergey Brin

74

  • Founder of business accelerator 500 Startups
  • Director of Marketing at Simply Hired
  • Director of Marketing at PayPal.

Dave McClure

75

  • Founder & CEO of Groupon
  • Founder, The Point

Andrew Mason

76

  • Co-Founder & CEO of TechStars
  • Co-author, "Do More Faster"
  • Founder, Pinpoint Technologies and EarFeeder

David Cohen

77

  • Founding partner, Union Square Ventures
  • Notable early investments in Twitter, Foursquare, Zynga, Meetup, Etsy, and Tumblr
  • Prominent blogger at aVC.com. Founding partner of Flatiron Partners (1996-2001)

Fred Wilson

78

  • Founder, Managing Partner, SoftTech VC
  • Angel investor in bit.ly, Circle of Moms, DNAnexus, Mint.com

Jeff Clavier

79

  • Partner, GRP Partners
  • Prominent startup blogger, Both Sides of the Table
  • Founder, Koral (sold to Salesforce.com)

Mark Suster

80

  • Founder, Digg
  • Angel investor in Twitter, 3Crowd Technologies, Foursquare, SimpleGeo

Kevin Rose

81

  • Founder, Rose Tech Ventures
  • Founder, AngelSoft (Gust) and New York Angels
  • Early pioneer in NYC tech startup scene in 1980s

David Rose

82

  • Founding partner, SV Angel
  • Considered the "father of modern Silicon Valley angel investing
  • Notable early investments in Google, Facebook, bit.ly, Digg, Mint.com, Twitter, PayPal

Ron Conway

83

  • Founder, Tech Crunch
  • Founding Partner, Crunch Fund
  • Former serial entrepreneur & startup lawyer.

Michael Arrington

84

  • Founder & CEO, Salesforce.com
  • Angel investor in Mashery, Qik, Tapulous, Zuora

Marc Benioff

85

  • Managing Director, Lowercase Capital
  • Investor in bit.ly, FanBridge, Gowalla, Posterous, SimpleGeo, Twitter.
  • Former Google exec

Chris Sacca

86

  • Co-Founder & former CEO, Twitter
  • Co-Founder, Blogger (bought by Google in 2003)

Evan Williams

87

  • Co-Founder, PayPal
  • Co-Founder & CEO, SpaceX
  • Co-Founder & CEO, Tesla Motors

Elon Musk

88

  • Co-Founder, PayPal
  • Founder, Clarium Capital Management
  • Investor in Facebook, Friendster, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zynga

Peter Thiel

89

  • Founder & Chairman, Microsoft
  • Founder, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Once the world's wealthiest person

Bill Gates

90

  • Founder & CEO, Netflix
  • Founder, Pure Software

Reed Hastings

91

  • Co-Founders, AngelList
  • Co-Founders, Venture Hacks

Naval Ravikant & Babak Nivi

92

  • Founder & CEO of Mashable (a top tech blog)
  • Considered the most influential Briton on the web (by INQ magazine)

Pete Cashmore

93

  • Partner, Founders Collective (a micro-VC)
  • Angel investor in Skype, Postini, Milo.com, Knewton, DailyBooth.
  • Founder, Site Advisor (acquired by McAfee in 2006)

Chris Dixon

94

  • General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
  • Author, "Mastering the VC Game" and blogger, "Seeing Both Sides"
  • Founder, Upromise (acquired by Sallie Mae)

Jeff Bussgang