50 influential people in LA tech you should follow on Twitter

John Siegel

Twitter can be a super useful tool, giving us access to news, global perspectives and thought leadership from the world's most notable individuals.

But it's also a great way to make friends and build community. You can meet like-minded people, learn about what companies are up to and even discover events, right from the comfort of your own screen.

Every year, we share a list of 50 people from LA's tech and startup community we think are worth following. This curated list is meant to give you a starting point for discovering great people to follow in our community — by no means is it exhaustive. (If we were to include everyone we love to follow... we'd be exhausted!)


So, without further ado, our 2016 list of 50 people in LA tech to follow on Twitter:

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Jonathan Badeen

Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Tinder 
Twitter bio: Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer at @Tinder. I invented the #SwipeRight. Dev, designer & geek who loves iOS, Cocoa, Objective-C, Disney, Pixar, & beef jerky.


Cody Peterson

Startup/VC attorney Gunderson Dettmer 
Twitter bio: Startup/VC attorney. @pomonacollege and @northwesternlaw. Interested in communities, tech, education, feminism, equality, sports, fitness, etc.



Susan Jaget

CEO, Undisclosed 
Twitter bio: Startup junkie. Tech dork. Travel addict. Launched @MySpace. Mad Men by day BatMan by night Entrepreneur 24/7 CEO of life


Luz Rivas

Founder and Executive Director, DIY Girls 
Twitter bio: Engineer | educator | founder of @DIYGirls



Espree Devora

Founder, We Are LA Tech 
Twitter bio'Your intuition is your oracle' | Creator of @WeAreLATech, uniting LA #startups | #2 #Podcast on iTunes N&N + host @womenintechshow | http://wearelatech.com 



Christopher Webb

CEO / Co-founder, ChowNow 
Twitter bio: Christopher Webb
CEO / Co-founder of ChowNow



Jason Nazar

Co-Founder, Docstoc 
Twitter bio: Co-Founder, Docstoc (spare time writer for Forbes, WSJ, BI)



Cameron Kashani

Cofounder and Partner, CoAccel 
Twitter bioGodmother of #SiliconBeach. Expert Speaker @statedept. 3x founder. Human Acceleration. I spread peace in the form of power. #singlemama #WEarethechange



Bill Gross

CEO & founder, Idealab 
Twitter bio: Founder of Technology Incubator Idealab and 100 companies in last 30 years. Tweeting while on my quest for learning in life and at conferences.


Frank Addante

CEO & co-founder, The Rubicon Project 
Twitter bio: CEO/Founder/Chief Product Architect of @RubiconProject, Columnist for @Inc, Author of http://FounderBlog.com : follow me for entrepreneurial & management advice



Lilian Coral

Chief Data Officer, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti
Twitter bio: Native of Colombia; product of Los Angeles; student of the world. CDO @lamayorsoffice. Advocate 4 social justice, travel, and the NYC Knicks! Tweets are my own.



Brock Pierce

Investor, Bitcoin 
Twitter bio: Investor in Blockchain enabling technology companies!



Peter Diamandis

CEO & chairman, X Prize Foundation
Twitter bio: @XPRIZE, @SingularityU, @PlanetaryRsrcs, @HumanLongevity, @BoldCapital & Author of Abundance & BOLD. Passionate about space, Abundance & Longevity.



Greg Cohn

CEO & co-founder, Burner 
Twitter bio: Co-founder & CEO of @burner.



Clark Landry

Managing Partner, Legacy Angel Ventures 
Twitter bio: entrepreneur, angel investor, aspiring VC



Meredith Perry

CEO & founder, uBeam 
Twitter bio: Founder & CEO @uBeam. Power-suckler on the teat of life. Uses a machete to cut through red tape. Instagram: @meredithperry



Mark Suster

Partner, Upfront Ventures 
Twitter bio: 2x entrepreneur. Sold both companies (last to http://salesforce.com ). Now @UpfrontVC looking to invest in passionate entrepreneurs



Lauren Rinkey

Director, Global Brand Experiences/Adjunct Professor, Nike/USC Marshall School of Business 
Twitter bio: Global Director, Brand Experiences @Nike+ | Adjunct Professor @TheLeap1 @USC | All About Good Vibes + Eats + Music + Design + Travel + Innovation + Impact



Ismail Elshareef

Vice President, Open Platform and Innovation, TicketMaster 
Twitter bio: At peace when surfing or on my bike. Love to travel. Engineer. Advisor. Speaker. Surfer. Cyclist. Open Platform at @Ticketmaster. Tweets are my own.



Loren Rochelle

Co-founder, Nom. 
Twitter bio: Co-Founder @thisisnomdotco. Forbes #30under30. Good Scotch and Donuts are the way to my heart. *Thoughts expressed here are my own.


Kyle Hill

CEO, HomeHero 
Twitter bio: CEO at @HomeHero and previously @Flowtab. Board at @PomonaCollege. Forbes 30/30 in Healthcare. Bona fide aesthete and triathlete. #GoBucks



Justin Choi

CEO & FounderNativo & Cie Games
Twitter bioFounder and CEO: Nativo - Cofounder: Cie Games, Cie Digital Labs



Amanda MacNaughton

Co-Founder/Head of Product Marketing, PromoJam (formerly)/Deluxe Corporation 
Twitter bio: Co-Founder of @PromoJam Social Marketing Platform, Head of Product Marketing at @deluxecorp



Jaclyn Johnson

Founder, Create Cultivate 
Twitter bio: Founder of creatively-driven marketing, influencer + events agency @NosubjectLA & Brains behind @CreateCultivate! #forbes30u30



Tony Knopp

Founder & CEO, InviteManager (formerly TicketManager) 
Twitter bio: Founder & CEO - @InviteManager via @aegworldwide - @stubhub - @ebay Contributor: @USAToday, @Forbes, @Yahoo!, @INC, @Entrepreneur. Mental Health Supporter



Richard Rosenblatt

CEO & founder, WhipClip & Demand Media 
Twitter bio: Internet entrepreneur. Let's talk business, social, and whatever is interesting; Now, I'm all about whipclip https://itunes.apple.com/US/app/id926084959?mt=8



Jim Andelman

Managing partner & co-founder, Rincon Venture Partners 
Twitter bio: Co-founder Rincon Venture Partners / decent skier / crappy climber



Howard Marks

Co-founder & angel investor, Activision & Startengine 
Twitter bio: Co-founder @Activision ($35B market cap) & Founder of @startenginela. An Equity #crowdfunding platform based in LA. Investor in 60+ startups. Tweet at me.



Kerry Bennett

Head of Marketing, Upfront Ventures 
Twitter bio: Head of Marketing, @upfrontvc. Formerly: @DogVacay, @HauteLook. I never don't believe in brand building.



Matt Joseph

CEO, Locent 
Twitter bio: Founder of Locent. Learning by doing.



Lucy Guo

Product Designer, Snapchat
Twitter bio: Product Designer @Snapchat. Formerly @Quora @Facebook @EndlessMobile. CMU dropout.



Mike Williams

Founder, YoRoomie/Thinkbox.io
Twitter bio: Building @Thinkboxmakes (makers of @studiotimeio @yoroomieapp @joinseedly). Past CEO @CodeityHQ (acquired 2015).



Nanxi Liu

CEO, Enplug 
Twitter bio: CEO @Enplug, modern digital signage software. Founder of Nanoly Bioscience. Forbes 30 Under 30.



Tara Roth

President, Goldhirsh Foundation 
Twitter bio: President @GoldhirshFdn @LA2050 founding team member @GOOD San Francisco Native/Proud Angeleno



Greg Bettinelli

Partner, Upfront Ventures
Twitter bio: #LongLA. Partner @UpfrontVC. Advisor FreemanSpogli. Co-founder MuckerLab. Former CMO @HauteLook (now @Nordstrom), @eBay, @StubHub @LiveNation.



Natalie Diver

CEO, Boss Babe 
Twitter bio: Explorer | Creator | Entrepreneur... Founder of @omgdetox / CEO at @teambossbabe / Blogger at theKonfidential ❤️ British & Living in Los Angeles.



Eric Willis

Co-Founder, Chatmunk 
Twitter bio: founder @chatmunk #1 ranked hunter & mod at Product Hunt.




Michael Heyward

CEO & co-founder, Whisper 
Twitter bio: CEO @whisper / Co-Founder @yourvoiceorg



Jonathan Zweig

Founder, Ad Colony/AppOnboard 
Twitter bio: Founder of Inc 500 @AdColony - Sold to @Opera now launching @AppOnboardInc in Private Beta



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