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.
Founder @ Really Good Emails
Matthew (wildly known as @whale across the internets) is a designer and lover of visual language. He hits heavy with clients like Walmart, The Gates Foundation, USPS, Fox, MIT and Seth Godin through his Director role at Fathom & Draft - a design studio based in Greenville, South Carolina. Matthew also founded Atlas Local (one of the most respected co-working locations in the country), led product creative for VC backed startups, launched the Grok event, and started Really Good Emails which is the weirdly most-popular source for email inspiration.
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.
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.
Creative Director @ Quartz
Michael Dolan is the Creative Director at Quartz Creative where he collaborates with and leads the design, development, and content teams. He is an alumnus of The Economist and a variety of digital agencies. His work includes award-winning global marketing campaigns for the biggest brands in the world like Nike, Porsche, Microsoft, GE, and 3M.
Founder @ The Hustle
Sam is the founder and CEO at The Hustle -- a media company with a daily business email that reaches around half a million subscribers. Before The Hustle, Sam started Hustle Con -- a conference for non-techies that had 2,500 attendees in 2017 -- as well as the Anti MBA Book Club, a roommate matching company, and a hot dog stand. These days you can find Sam at the office, on a motorcycle road trip, or hanging with his dog, Sid.
Co-Founder & COO @ iheartdogs.com
Marshall Morris is a serial internet entrepreneur who has helped start and sell multiple internet companies - all bootstrapped with no investment capital. He currently runs iHeartDogs.com and iHeartCats.com, which he co-founded 4 years ago. Total revenues are approaching $50M, 1M customers and the business has become one of the top destinations for pet parents on the internet.