Alexis Grant is executive editor of The Penny Hoarder, which was ranked by the Inc. 500 as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. A member of the company’s three-person executive leadership team, she oversees the editorial side of the company with a focus on strategy and growth.
Founder @ Beardbrand
Eric Bandholz is the founder and CEO of Beardbrand, a men’s grooming company that fosters confidence through grooming. With his two co-founders, Eric has been able to bootstrap the company from a $30 investment into a seven figure business in just a few years. Part of that strategy has been through content creation -- Beardbrand has built a YouTube channel with over 330k subscribers and millions of views a month. He currently resides with his wife and daughter in Austin, TX.
VP of Content @ NerdWallet
Maggie heads up content for NerdWallet -- the leading authority on all things personal finance. Her team of 100+ writers creates content that is consistently high quality, and attracts over 7 million monthly visitors.
Founder @ NevBlog, Kopywriting Kourse, AppSumo, etc.
Neville Medhora figured out in the pre-Google days you can get a bunch of very-targeted people to come to your website, consume your material, and even buy. He then applied this to businesses he was a part of, including a rave company, the first financial blog online, KopywritingKourse, AppSumo, and even TheHustle. He currently advises numerous companies and runs a copywriting company called KopywritingKourse.com.
Founder @ Museum Hack
Museum Hack is a company that is re-envisioning the way that people experience museums. Nick started the company by giving free tours to his friends at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Word began to spread, and soon Nick's passion had become his business. He became a master storyteller, and in his first year in business he hit $1m in sales. Nick and his team have created a blog and social content strategy that has allowed them to bring in millions in revenue without any outside funding.
Director of Marketing Content @ Evernote
Forrest Bryant leads a team of content creators that keeps millions of people engaged and informed through a beloved global brand. He brings a holistic perspective to the field, with two decades of experience working on all stages of the content journey at startups, large corporations, and nonprofits alike. He is also a pulp fiction author, an award-winning street photographer, and a jazz radio DJ.
Founder @ Saastr Fund
Jason Lemkin is a two-time founder, one-time VC, and constant SaaS enthusiast. He's one of Business Insider's "32 Most Powerful People in Business Technology." He created the popular SaaStr blog and newsletter with a 100K+ audience, which has also become the largest annual B2B SaaS conference – from 800 attendees in 2015 to 10,000+ attendees planned in 2018.
Head of Content & Marketing @ First Round
Camille Rickett started her content career as a true journalist, working at media publications like the Wall Street Journal and VentureBeat. Then she took on content strategy for organizations including Kiva and Tesla. Now Camille heads up content for seed-stage venture firm First Round Capital. First Round hired Camille to use insights about startups to create content for their blog, First Round Review. Camille started as a one-woman show, handling interviews, ideation, and writing on her own. These days, First Round Review has over 500k pageviews a month.