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Jesse Pliner

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Co Founder/CEO @ Prong - Deep understanding of Product/Manufacturing, Retail Sales, E-Commerce, Opearations and Logistics, Legal, etc

Co Founder/CEO @ Prong - Deep understanding of Product/Manufacturing, Retail Sales, E-Commerce, Opearations and Logistics, Legal, etc

7 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Fundraising
  • Operations
  • Product
  • UI/Design
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Fundraising
  • • Operations
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In




welly bottle
Wink Beds


Co Founder Prong June 2011 - present
Co-Founder & CEO Prong June 2011 - present
Executive Board Member Prong November 2014 - present
Sales AOL February 2011 - March 2012
Consultant The David Group June 2009 - January 2010
Account Executive Yahoo! March 2008 - May 2009
Discretionary/Institutional Sales & Trading Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. June 2005 - August 2007
Sales Allen Partners September 2004 - April 2005
Intern Donald J Pliner May 2004 - August 2004


Yeshiva University - Sy Syms School of Business General Business 2002 - 2005

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Mechanical Engineering
  • • Marketing
  • • UI/Design
  • • Industrial Design
Advisor With
  • • Marketing
  • • E-Commerce
  • • Hardware manufacturing
  • • Manufacturing in China
  • • Supply chain management
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Fashion
  • • Hardware
  • • Music
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Sales • Fundraising • Project management • Cold calling • Operations • Digital marketing • Product management • Online advertising • Business Development • Business Strategy • Marketing Strategy • Cofounder

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

Vouches Received

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Matthew Weinbaum
We worked together  •  Associate Attorney, Emerging Business Group, Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.. University of Michigan grad.
Because he has already built a company that generated significant revenue in the tech gear space and raised millions in venture capital fina ... ncing.
Benjamin Kander
We worked together  •  Regional Sales Account Manager, Butter Buds Foodservice. Previously International Sales Account Manager, Cumberland Packing Corp..
He has tremendous experience in bringing new products to life and selling them throughout the world.
Danny Panzer
Previously Director of ScanBiz Products, CircleBack, Inc.. Previously Co-Founder, ScanBizCards. University of Pennsylvania grad.
Daniel Adler
They're my friends  •  Founder, CEO, WinkBeds. Previously Attorney, Mendes & Mount. Penn State grad.
Jesse is a great leader and an inspiring guy. He knows what it takes to build a big business and has a passion for helping up-and-coming ent ... repreneurs.

Jean-Marie LE MONZE
They're my investor  •  Asesor Financiero, Twinvers Barcelona 94 and Partner, A3M Investment.
Jesse has proven to be a great startuper. His has overcome difficulties to create a promising business. He can advice founders who will go t ... hrough the same challenges.
Lloyd Gladstone
We worked together  •  Founder, Chief Operating Officer, Prong. Previously Summer Staff Attorney, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP.
I founded Prong with Jesse 5 years ago and together we built Prong into a recognized brand in the mobile power space. Jesse is one of the sm ... artest, hardest working people I know. I consider myself lucky to have worked with him on this exciting venture over the last few years.

Jean-Marie LE MONZE
We worked together  •  Asesor Financiero, Twinvers Barcelona 94 and Partner, A3M Investment.
Jean-Marie is a current investor in a startup that I founded. He has a great deal of relevant experience that enables him to be extremely he ... lpful in providing feedback and guidance as well as opening up his rolodex and allowing us to leverage his professional network.

Cesar Gutierrez
They're my friends  •  -
Cesar is smart and has experience delivering on successful projects. He thinks outside the box and is a team player. He understands the proc ... ess and has no problem seeking guidance to refine his idea and his plan.