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Lara Feltin

Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

Founder/CEO, MyFive and Cofounder/CEO, Biznik. University of Washington grad.

Founder/CEO, MyFive and Cofounder/CEO, Biznik. University of Washington grad.

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Founder/CEO MyFive January 2013 - present
Cofounder/CEO Biznik May 2005 - January 2015
Executive Producer SHINE: The Entrepreneur's Journey film 2009 - 2011
Owner / Creative Director StudioLEAF Fine Art Photographic Portraiture January 2000 - November 2006
Owner / Creative Director StudioLEAF Design Studio January 1996 - January 2001


University of Washington Art and Art History 1988 - 1993

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Anna Steffeney
We worked together  •  Founder, LeaveLogic. Previously Group Finance Manager- WW CSS FP&A, Microsoft.
Lara has tremendous experience and knowledge of the start-up ecosystem. She is a driving force of innovation and deeply understands the SMB ... marketplace.
John Purcell
We worked together  •  President, Coherent Interactive, Inc.. Previously Director Business/Client Services, The Lux Group, Inc..
Yes. Lara is very organized and sets clear goals. She understands that methodology is as important as vision, and is very focused and comm ... unicates very clearly.
Ebba Lucander
They're my mentor  •  Outfitter / Menswear Stylist, Trumaker and Vision Director, Simply Good Shopping.
She's proven her ability to meet and exceed expectations. She's a team player. She sees the big picture and the important details. She's con ... nected. She's up-to-date on all the greatest new tools and processes. She's dependable and honest.
Elissa Everett
They're my friends  •  Director of Marketing, OneID and Principal, Elissa Everett Consulting.
She's already proven that she is already been a great entreprenuer with the time developing BizNik. She's driven, smart, intuitive and analy ... tical, and works very hard.
Christa Gardner
We worked together  •  Freelance Copywriter | Consultant, Real Smart Writing. Previously Founder/Owner, Sassafras Organic Tea.
Lara is one of the most driven and creative-minded people. She is one of my most trusted go-to people for problem-solving and strategizing o ... n my own business issues or on client projects. She is connected to current trends in the business space because it's just what she does. She researches and thinks about solutions where most people give up or take the easy route. She goes above and beyond to provide thoughtful, actionable advice. Plus, she's one of the smartest AND most creative people I know. Lara is a power house, period.
Sara Finkelstein
They're my friends  •  Freelance Producer, Tatoosh Media. Previously Interim Executive Director, Collaborations for Cause, Blue Earth Alliance.
Lara has boundless energy, creativity, and optimism. She jumps into her projects with both feet and figures it out if she doesn't know it.
Margie Lane, MBA
They're my friends  •  Assistant Director - Retirement Marketing, Symetra. Previously Marketing Professional, Independent Contractor. Michigan State grad.
Lara is an entrepreneur. She has started a successful company and is seeking her next challenge.
Dian Crawford
They're my advisor  •  Director of Client Engagement, WINTR. Previously Senior Account Director, POP.
Lara IS a great entrepreneur! She has spent her whole career building start-ups with many successes along the way. She is one of those multi ... -talented people who is smart, energetic, and not afraid to dig in and get her hands dirty. Her success with Biznik is an incredible story and a testament to her talent.
Mikelann Valterra, MA
They're my advisor  •  Co-founder, MoneyMinderOnline and Faculty and Lead Trainer, Financial Recovery Institute.
Lara is very tenacious- she’s a great communicator and good with teams while being a strong leader. And she is a very creative thinker. On ... e of her greatest strengths is big picture thinking- she’s a great strategist who is willing to look at several ways to get to her goal. She’s willing to sacrifice some items to get others that she deems more important.
Matt Kowalczyk
Founder of 7 different startups, co-founded a Top 5 iPhone App, deep knowledge of ticketing, wine and sports entertainment.
She's started many companies and has a great vision for what it takes for a company to survive. I'd work with her again in a heartbeat.
Flora Goldthwaite
We worked together  •  Principal, floraGo. Previously Senior Program Manager, Strategic Prototyping Team, Microsoft.
Lara has a great balance of innovator and generator. She has the ability to develop a purposeful vision/mission and deliver on it. Through h ... er proven ability in leadership, team building, management and organization she can design a clear roadmap for business success.
Sara Eizen
They're my friends  •  Owner, Nest. Michigan State grad.
I have known Lara for 8 years and am constantly in awe of your tenacity, focus and drive to make her business rock. Lara does not give up e ... asily and is always looking for ways to make her business work and be successful. Lara is extremely resourceful, if she doesn't know the answer to something she researches it to the nth degree. Lara is personable, bright, driven, and in my eyes the definition of an entrepreneur.
Peter Fosso
We worked together  •  Owner, Stockholm Entrepreneurs and Owner, Microsoft Employees Volunteering For Global Music Project (LinkedIn group). University of Washington g
Lara is a smart, well-spoken entrepreneur who connects well and knows how to take the next step or knows where to go to find out.
Melody Biringer
They're my friends  •  Founder, The CRAVE Company and Creator, CRAVE Party.
Lara dives into a project and looks at every aspect. Her past experience has provided her a vast depth of management of projects. Her netw ... ork and smarts combined make her a valuable player.
John Sechrest
Founder, Seattle Angel Conference and Co-organizer, Lean Startup Seattle.
Lara is a high energy person. As a founder of Biznik, she was able to make some interesting impacts for lots of people. She has a good persp ... ective on the founders journey.

Ebba Lucander
Outfitter / Menswear Stylist, Trumaker and Vision Director, Simply Good Shopping.
Ebba is creative, intuitive, resourceful, and driven. She is a natural-born leader and team player who attracts the most extraordinary talen ... t to her projects, inspiring them to the level of collaboration that makes magic happen. On top of that, she is authentic and honest, and one of my most-trusted go-to people when I have a problem to work out and need some resources to explore.

Anna Steffeney
We worked together  •  Founder, LeaveLogic. Previously Group Finance Manager- WW CSS FP&A, Microsoft.
Anna is creative, analytical, resourceful, and driven. She is a natural people-person, attracting the most extraordinary folks for partnersh ... ips and collaboration. On top of that, she is authentic, honest, and no-nonsense. I count Anna as one of my most-trusted go-to people when I have a problem to work out because she says it as she sees it, and has a deep well of experience to draw upon.