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About FoundersList

TL;DR
FoundersList is a free service for startup founders. Find your next startup event, cofounder. Test your ideas with other founders (or aspiring founders).

Why FoundersList?
A few years back, there was a truly useful site called TechCofounder.com -- several founders I know met their cofounders there. Sadly that site no longer exists, and the only other "cofounder" sites are generally rather poorly maintained.

So I decided to spend some time building out FoundersList -- who knows: I might find my next cofounder here too!

Suggestions, Comments, Thoughts
This is still a small project, but do feel free to get in touch: hello@founderslist.com or at the contact page.

Philip Camilleri, CEO

A little about me: I'm one of those "old-school" computer nerds, who's been coding since I was about 10 or 11 years old, starting out on a cutting-edge Atari 128XE with a whopping 128 kbytes of RAM; then on an Acorn Archimides A3000, before graduating to a "real" computer: an 80186 PC with MS DOS 6.

I was born and raised in Malta, graduated from the University of Malta, and then moved to the UK and finally to New York City, having spent some time working in Italy, Germany and Malta.

In late 2010, I cofounded SmartAsset.com one of the most popular fintech tools in the USA. Together with my cofounder (who incidentally, I met on techcofounder.com), we took SmartAsset through the usual (painful) startup stages of growth: from bootstrapping the early prototype, and almost running out of funds within the the first 12 months, to raising an Angel round, joining Y-Combinator in the Summer of 2012, and gradually building the company into a strong presence in the fintech space. Today, SmartAsset reaches over 70 million visitors/month and has raised over $50 million in Venture Capital.

James Mitchell, COO

After a stint at an early stage startup in Texas, I joined FoundersList to manage operations, community-building and outreach and help scale the company.

I've always had an interest in startups, particularly having grown up during the post-2000 crash-and-boom of internet companies. Yep, I'm one of those who's got his iPhone glued to his hand and feels lost without it!

Rob Bircher, Contributor

My interest in tech started when file-sharing was all of the rage. No, not Napster :) I'm talking about mIRC, CuteMX, Filetopia, etc. At the time, I had access to an OC3 connection, which made my FTP server somewhat of a hot commodity with the sharing community. Outside of tech, I'm an avid mountain bike rider and hiker.

I grew up in Rochester, NY, and have since lived in five other U.S. cities - from the East Coast to the West Coast.

I've worked with companies that range from Fortune 500 to midsize private equity-backed to startups. Most of my experience is on the growth side - managing P&Ls from $0-$30M+. After moving to the Bay Area in 2012 I became much more immersed in the startup world; befriending startup founders, joining my first startup in early 2017, and cofounding my own startup (we joined Y-Combinator in the Summer of 2018).

Chris Kim, Contributor & Host of the FoundersList Podcast

As the host of the Founderslist podcast I get to nerd out with everyone from big-name entrepreneurs to the scrappiest of new founders. I'm learning every day and loving every minute of it. That all sounds cliche, but the truth is the truth.

If you want to be a guest on the show, suggest a topic, or if you have any feedback at all, we'd love to hear from you! Please shoot us a note here.

Otherwise, I'm a 20+ year sales and marketing veteran. I’ve been managing partner of a sales and marketing agency for most of the past decade, cofounder & CRO of a product development company for 2 years, and have worked in various fractional CMO/VP of sales roles.