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:

Step One: Login to Twitter

Step Two: Start Clicking Follow


 

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
@ChrisChowNow
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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