WHAT WE DO
We are building the
encyclopedia of people and organizations
Explore the timeline and connection graph of
startups, brands, VCs, angel investors, professionals and others
Discover how people and organizations are connected with each other.
Learn about the success and failure of various organizations and the series of events that led them there.
Navigate the timelines of startups, brands, VCs, angels, founders, executives, professionals and others through a visual grid and relevant filters.
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Drew Hendricks, Forbes
"If you’re an entrepreneur or an up-and-coming tech company, then you absolutely have to use Lifograph.
Lifograph is putting together an encyclopedia of the who’s who in Silicon Valley, and the tech industry in general, so that you can connect with VC’s, angel investors and fellow entrepreneurs.
What makes Lifograph really appealing is that you have access to a graph that illustrates how people in the industry are connected to each other.
Also, there’s a handy timeline so that you can explore the success and fails of tech companies before investing any more time in growing that connection."
Murray Newlands, Inc. Magazine
"Though this tool is currently in its beta mode, it is shaping up to be one of the most useful tools out there for entrepreneurs in the Silicon Valley.
It is an encyclopedia of other business owners and venture capitalists that can be looked at in many different ways to not only provide the means to reach out to people within your business community, but to understand their place in the community and evaluate how important that connection could be for you."
Ken Spencer Brown, Investor's Business Daily
"[Lifograph] creates a visual chart that lets companies see connections among venture capital investors and other Silicon Valley bigwigs.
When done well, combining pieces of information into a lucid whole can offer insight that's often counterintuitive."
A while ago, Dea Wilson, Lifograph founder, was looking for more information about an investor and executive she wanted to do business with.
Google gave her 500,000+ search results to look through. She was trying to understand the executive's track record and figure out who would be the right person to make her a warm intro.
She spent almost 2 hours doing research. In the end she compiled his timeline and a connection map with arrows pointed to many other people and companies in his network.
Problem was, there were four more investors and executives she needed to research. :- (
Yup! Ten hours of her life she couldn't get back.
At that point Dea wished that there was one central repository of everyone's biographical information organized in chronological order. She wished that there was a "Wiki for people", so to speak.
There was none, so she decided to build it.
And Lifograph was born.
Dea grew up in communist Romania. She came to the US on a scholarship from University of Washington.
Later she also got an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and took a program at Harvard University.
After an internship at Microsoft Dea moved to Silicon Valley. She is a serial entrepreneur having started several companies in fashion, e-commerce, social networking and others.
Dubbed "Mrs. Silicon Valley", Dea is what people call a "superconnector", her connections including many "Who's Who" of Silicon Valley.
She is Executive Director at The VC Network and LifographTV where she interviews various VCs, angels, executives and founders. Dea also does business development at VC Taskforce.
Merrick is a builder. He can build just about anything, from APIs and backend systems to cars and houses.
He is classically trained in video games, reconnaissance and junk food.
A proud Iraq War veteran, Merrick is always up for a challenge.
Whether living the rollercoaster startup life or going on an outdoorsy adventure, he always enjoys a wild ride.
Daniel is Lifograph's legal counsel.
Daniel used to work at Wikipedia on many interesting issues.
He has a law degree from UC Davis and and a B.A. from UC San Diego.
Interesting fact about Daniel - he ran for Governor of California a few years ago.
Bill Reichert is Managing Director at Garage Venture Partners, a venture capital firm he co-founded with celebrity VC Guy Kawasaki.
Garage's notable investments include Pandora, SimplyHired, WhiteHat Security, The Motley Fool, Kaboodle and many more.
Bill is a frequent guest speaker at events organized by many organizations including Stanford University, VC Taskforce, SVForum, Kauffman Foundation, Churchill Club, and many others.
An accomplished entrepreneur and VC, Bill has an AB from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University.
Hermione is a journalist, Bravo TV reality show star, video correspondent for The Next Web and entrepreneur.
She was a featured cast member on "Startups: Silicon Valley", a reality show on Bravo TV.
She later launched a global startup competition called StartupWorld.
Hermione is also the founder of WayMedia, a PR and marketing agency.
She has an extensive network and you might find her partying with Harry Styles of One Direction and Sir Richard Branson.
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