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Elijah Woolery

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Member Board of Advisors, Kick & Push Inc. and Lecturer & Coach, Stanford University. Stanford grad.

Member Board of Advisors, Kick & Push Inc. and Lecturer & Coach, Stanford University. Stanford grad.

3 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Marketing
  • Product
  • UI/Design
I have an idea I'm commited to
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In


Out of the Deep Blue


Kick & Push Inc.
Kick & Push Inc.


Founder Out of the Deep Blue 2004 - present
Director of Design Education InVisionApp Inc June 2016 - present
Lecturer & Coach Stanford University 2013 - present
Member Board of Advisors Kick & Push Inc. 2014 - present
Director of Design Hippo Education, Inc. 2014 - 2015
Co-founder Storied 2011 - 2013
Runway Entrepreneur-In-Residence Innovation Endeavors 2011 - 2012
Creative Director & Designer Appstem Media 2010 - 2011
Creative Director & Editor Wetpixel LLC 2006 - 2011
Creative consultant Consultants 2 Business LLC 2007 - 2008
Engineer/Designer Light & Motion November 1999 - June 2007


Stanford University Product Design 1994 - 1998
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories Marine Biology 2003 - 2006

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Operations
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Dating
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Hardware
  • • Media
  • • Photos
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Movies/Film

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Content marketing • Product Design • Ideation • Creative Direction • Design Thinking • Entrepreneurship • Rapid Prototyping • User Experience Design • User Interface Design

Key Accomplishments

I have a background in Product Design from Stanford, and have built two companies in the past, including an underwater photography magazine and design and photography consultancy. You can see a more visual version of my resume here:

I recently graduated from the Runway Program (, a "pre-team, pre-idea" venture creation program backed by Eric Schmidt's VC firm Innovation Endeavors (the pitch video for my application to the program is here:

While my two teammates went on to work on other projects, I'm still working on the product I came up with during the program, called Memoryline (details below).

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

With over 15 years of design experience, including product design, graphic design, user interface design, photography, film-making & illustration, I am a deeply visual thinker, and am adept at attacking problems in an iterative, prototype-driven fashion. I believe that these skills, complemented by my breadth of experience in engineering, science, and project management, would help to make my team wildly successful. I'm also really easy to get along with, and have a medium-sized dog named Lewis that is really good at catching houseflies.

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Chris Couhault
We worked together  •  Director, RetailMeNot, Inc. and Advisor, Innovation Endeavors. Stanford GSB grad.
Eli is tenacious, highly intelligent, and a pure blood entrepreneur. I first met Eli at Innovation Endeavors (Eric Schmidt's venture capital ... firm). I was an adviser to Innovation Endeavors and also the CEO of a portfolio company of Innovation Endeavors. Eli had founded a startup as part of Innovation Endeavor's incubation project and I had followed his startup closely during the time we both used Innovation Endeavors as our office space. Eli has solid experience from launching a number of entrepreneurial ventures over the years and I believe his most important quality is that he does not give up. He is very personable, easy to communicate with, hungry, and would be a strong co-founder with significant strength in customer discovery and product design.
Vlad Lodzinski
Visiting Professor, Media Faculty, University of Bedfordshire and US Partner, PayMedia Consulting Group.
Knowledgable, connected, good listener, shares good advice and connections
Kyle Jax
We worked together  •  Future of Retail & Brand Strategy, Toyota North America. Previously Engagement Marketing & Business Development, Toyota North America.
Eli designed our UI and played a key role in developing our UX for our MVP. The design work and user experience strategy guidance was absolu ... tely essential to Kick + Push’s initial success. Our goal was to prove our hypothesis on the market demand for Kick + Push and without Eli, it would have not been possible. Eli has transitioned to our advisory board and continues to provide essential guidance on our key decisions.