Meet Your Expert Teachers

Everette Taylor

CEO of Kickstarter

Former CMO of Artsy, Everette is a creative entrepreneur who is passionate about art, supporting creators, and making creativity accessible to all.

Becky Center

CEO of Indiegogo

Becky previously served in executive roles for various tech companies and is excited to use that expertise to help creators turn their ideas into reality.

Mark Pecota

CEO of LaunchBoom

Mark has helped over a thousand creators launch and raise over $100M in crowdfunding campaigns. He is also author of #1 bestseller, CROWDFUNDED.

Kian Golzari

Product Sourcing Expert

Kian has personally sourced over 2,500 products across the world for some of the world’s leading brands including: NBA, Olympics, United Nations, and more.

Noah Kinsey

Customer Outreach, Jellop

Noah and the team at Jellop managed ads responsible for some of the largest raises on Kickstarter.

Victor Shiu

Creative Director, LaunchBoom

Victor has directed, produced and consulted hundreds of crowdfunding pages, videos, and pre-launch funnels that have raised over $100M in revenue.

Emma Schermer Tamir

CEO, Marketing by Emma

Since 2016, Emma has helped over 1,000 businesses boost sales and build brands online through copywriting.

David Meltzer

Co-Founder, Sports 1 Marketing

David is the former CEO of Leigh Steinberg Sports, host of The Playbook, Executive Producer of Two-Minute Drill, and a 3x international best-selling author.

Melissa Moran

Founder of SWINGLY

Melissa is a successful Kickstarter creator, ecommerce entrepreneur, and full-time mom with 20 years of product development experience.

Kevin Mako

Founder of Mako Designs

Kevin is the host of the Product Startup Podcast and has helped 1,000+ hardware startups go from idea to store shelves with award-winning success.

Ken Buras

CEO of IN2 International

For over 40 years, Ken has helped startups and Fortune 100 companies develop new products and establish manufacturing networks around the world.

Wouter Potman

COO of Sento Electronics Scaling Hub

With extensive supply chain experience working at Heineken and DSM, Wouter helps hardware startups successfully scale their products with lower risk.

Terry Arbaugh

VP of Sales, SEACOMP

Terry helps product innovators navigate the complex jungle of electronic hardware manufacturing, avoid painful pitfalls, and launch their products on time and on budget.

Joe Piperni

Director of Consulting, LaunchBoom

Joe developed the LaunchBoom Accelerator program which helps product creators launch on crowdfunding and get funded in less than 24 hours.

Antony Bui

Creative Director, LaunchLight

Since 2014, Antony and his team have produced over 90 videos that have raised millions for crowdfunding startups around the world.

Etan Butler

Chair of Dalmore Group

Etan and his team at Dalmore are one of the top brokers for Reg A+ (equity crowdfunding) offerings. They’ve brokered over 250 offerings - including some of the most successful ones in history.

Adam Montgomery

Fundraising Manager, WeFunder

Adam helps founders raise capital from their communities to fuel their growth through WeFunder - the largest equity crowdfunding platform where startups can get the funds they need to get off the ground.

Josh Amster

VP of Sales, StartEngine

Josh is the Vice President of Sales at StartEngine - the leading equity crowdfunding platform dedicated to helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams with over $650M raised from over 1M investors.

Josh Burdick

Shipping Expert, Floship

Josh has helped hundreds of crowdfunding creators ship their products to over 190 countries using Floship.

Brandon Collins

Fulfillment Expert, Fulflllrite

Brandon and the team at Fulfillrite have fulfilled and delivered over 3,200 Kickstarter campaigns on time.

Will Ford

President of LaunchBoom

Will is an American entrepreneur, crowdfunding expert, and strategic advisor who is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and innovators succeed.

Justin Arakaki

Director of Crowdfunding, LaunchBoom

Justin helped develop LaunchBoom’s robust launch strategy and has been a part of every one of LaunchBoom’s crowdfunding launches since 2015.

Soren Fuchs

Crowdfunding Expert, LaunchBoom

Soren has coached over 150 crowdfunding creators to successfully launch and raise thousands of dollars - including Tandem Shower which raised $774,113 on Kickstarter.

Hera Aurea

Crowdfunding Expert, LaunchBoom

Hera coaches hundreds of creators every month to turn their product idea into a reality. Her list of clients include Oculis Lodge which raised $1,222,286 on Indiegogo.

Sean Dicke

Campaign Strategist, Indiegogo

Sean provides creators on Indiegogo with tailored strategies based on their goals. Sean is experienced in hardware product development, scarcity marketing tactics, social media marketing, and startup go-to-market strategies.

Roger Li

Founder, PledgeBox

Roger and his team at PledgeBox have helped hundreds of creators successfully boost sales and deliver to thousands of backers through their top-of-the-line pledge manager.