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Nathan Beckord

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Co-founder and Chief Hustler, Foundersuite (productivity tools for entrepreneurs). Formerly VP Business Development, appbackr inc..

Co-founder and Chief Hustler, Foundersuite (productivity tools for entrepreneurs). Formerly VP Business Development, appbackr inc..

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Involved In




@ Various Startups
appbackr inc.
@ Various Startups

Side Projects

Startup Funding 2.0
Startup Exits
StartupBD Conference


Co-founder and CEO Foundersuite June 2012 - present
VP Business Development appbackr inc. December 2010 - present
Startup Advisor @ Various Startups March 2008 - present
Principal and Lead Consultant VentureArchetypes, LLC May 2002 - present
VP Corporate and Business Development Autonet Mobile March 2006 - March 2008
Sr. Research Analyst Zacks Investment Research January 2003 - August 2005
Venture Associate Access Venture Partners October 2000 - January 2002
Summer Associate, Private Placement Equity Group J.P. Morgan 2001 - 2001
Technology Equity Research (Consultant) Piper Jaffray December 1998 - August 2000
Technology Equity Research Associate Volpe Brown Whelan & Co. October 1997 - November 1998
Valuation Analyst, Technology Valuation Services Group Arthur Andersen & Co. June 1995 - September 1997


The University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business Finance and Entrepreneurship 2000 - 2002
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Chartered Financial Analyst 1996 - 2000
Santa Clara University Finance and German 1991 - 1995

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Financial Services
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • online marketplaces
  • • crowd funding

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Business Development • Business planning • Marketing Strategy • Strategic Partnerships • Strategy Development

Key Accomplishments

I spent ten years consulting f/t to startups in BD / Ops / Finance roles, and worked with more that 150 companies. I've been involved in about a dozen fundraises and several exits. Super strong network in the tech startup world. Driven and creative hustler, marketer, "get sh*t done" expert.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I like to work collaboratively but also have autonomy. I believe in finding the best and brightest and giving them power to build great things.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Nima Adelkhani
We worked together  •  Founder, PITME. Previously VP of Business Development, Keen Systems.
Nathan is doer and constantly strives to build and connect.
Andrew Chan
They're my friends  •  Founder & CEO, SpotFodo- a platform that connects people and businesses with pro photographers.
Nathan brings a great deal of drive and insight to any team he's part of. He is passionate about both being an entrepreneur as well as help ... ing entrepreneurs.
Dan Abelon
They're my friends  •  Grew startup called SpeedDate to 23M users out of Stanford GSB. Raised $15M+, sold to IAC. Now onto a new angel-backed startup.
He's completely passionate about helping entrepreneurs.

Heddi Cundle
They're my advisor  •  Big Cheese/Founder, myTab Inc. 20 years experience as a C'level PR/Marketing exec working with global brands.
The keywords describe her to a T: tenacious, never give up, ambitious, scrappy. Also talented at PR.

Nikka Umil
We worked together  •  Business Strategy & Product Marketing - Co-Founder, Sooligan, Inc.. Previously Brand and Marketing Specialist, Umil Consulting.
Nikka has the passion, drive and ambition that are the requisite building blocks of any successful entrepreneur.

Nick Frost
They're my friends  •  Board of Directors, VictorySpark, Inc. and Co-Founder, Director, Growth Strategy, Advisor.
Consummate hustler and marketer; knows everyone

Tyler Martin
They're my friends  •  Advisor, Handi Enterprises and Founder, Actigram Labs. University of Alberta grad.
He's built a cool product I use almost daily