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Highlights

Full list of curated growth indicators

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Updated over a week ago

We highlight people with tech, legacy, elite industry experiences only if they have at least 9 months of experience.

Our Highlight Categories look at team backgrounds to flag relevant experience. These are derived from our subjective interpretation of signals (e.g. “Top University”).

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Top University

Graduate of top ~30 undergraduate and graduate programs

Princeton
Columbia
Harvard
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Yale
Stanford
University of Chicago
University of Pennsylvania
California Institute of Technology
Duke University
Johns Hopkins University
Northwestern University
Dartmouth
Brown
Cornell
UCLA
University of California, Berkeley
University of Michigan
Carnegie Mellon University
University of North Carolina
University of Oxford
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
The Wharton School
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business
Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business
The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Current Student

Founder, executive, or operator is a current student

Seasoned Founder

Current founder who was a prior founder at a company with 100+ people

Seasoned Executive

Prior executive position at a company with 100+ employees

Seasoned Operator

Prior director, manager, or head position at a company with 150+ people

HBCU Alum

Graduate of one of 99 HBCUs

Top Company Alum

Alumni of a highly pedigreed company

Airbnb
VMware
Cruise
Tesla
Uber
Reddit
Pinterest
Lyft
Plaid
DoorDash
Tinder
Twilio
SpaceX
Robinhood
Twitter

Major Tech Company Experience

Alumni of any FAANG company or other modern-day tech giants

Facebook
Amazon
Apple
Netflix
Google
Microsoft
LinkedIn
Salesforce
Snap

Major Research Institution Experience

Phd recipient from a major research institution

Deep Technical Background

Masters, PhD or technical background of tech fields including computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, chemical engineering, and more.

Seasoned Adviser

A role type of Adviser for at least 9 months at a company with 100 or more headcount

Free Agent

Person who has left their last job within the last two months

Legacy Tech Company Experience

Alumni of a historically successful tech company (ex. Cisco, IBM)

Intel
SAP
Cisco
Oracle
GE
Electronic Arts (EA)
Boeing
HP

Prior VC Backed Founder

Current founder who was a prior founder experience at a company that raised under $5M.

Prior VC Backed Executive

Prior exec experience at a company that raised any amount of funding.

Prior Exit

Prior exec/founder experience at a company that was acquired

Elite Industry Experience

Prior position in an “elite” company (consulting, banking)

BlackRock
Goldman Sachs
Morgan Stanley
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Deloitte
Bain
Accenture
McKinsey & Company
IDEO
EY-Parthenon
Booz Allen Hamilton
Deutsche Bank

$5M - $100M Club

Current founder with prior founder experience at a company that raised X+ million dollars. Highlight is in increments of 5 and rounds down (ex. $7M raised = $5M Club, $43M raised = $40M Club). Highlight kicks in at $5M (anything below is “Prior VC Backed Founder”)

Founder Turned Operator

VC-backed former founder with current role type of ‘operator’

Stealth Founder

Founder working on something new

Jack Of All Trades

Discover talent that has spent significant time working in three or more distinct departments

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