eight Tech Pioneers to Look

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Source:   —  April 23, 2016, at 0:28 AM

Each year, we look more innovation and success in this space, and two thousand sixteen is number exception. The pioneers profiled here arrive from a range of industries that wish to revolutionize their categories and create thousands of new jobs, shifting -- through their success -- what our future looks like.

Tech entrepreneurs have climbed the ranks to grace the same magazine covers that once were reserved for Hollywood celebrities and world leaders. Each year, we look more innovation and success in this space, and two thousand sixteen is number exception. The pioneers profiled here arrive from a range of industries that wish to revolutionize their categories and create thousands of new jobs, shifting -- through their success -- what our future looks like. Authorize me to introduce you, in number specific order, to eight tech entrepreneurs you necessity to know in two thousand-sixteenth.

one. Marc Gorlin, Roadie

Marc Gorlin, founder and CEO of Atlanta-based Roadie. Roadie, the first on-the-way delivery network, puts unused capacity into passenger vehicles to work by connecting people who have items they necessity to send with drivers headed to the same destination. Roadie’s model enables efficient, low-cost delivery for senders and rewards drivers for trips they were already taking.

The average delivery time for Roadie gigs up to two hundred miles is five.5 hours.

“We will continue to construct out the Roadie community to create same-day delivery over hundreds of miles a reality. We wish it to be as simple and convenient, to obtain big, bulky, hard-to-handle stuff delivered hundreds of miles, as it's to obtain a sandwich delivered down the street,” Gorlin told me.

two. Bogdan Constantin, Menguin

Bogdan Constantin is co-founder and CMO of Fayetteville, Ark.-based Menguin, a technology company infatuated with bettering its clients' formal wear needs by creating the coolest and easiest way to rent a suit or tuxedo for any event. These rentals happen online, and delivery includes twenty-four/seven customer service.

Menguin saves penguins, genuine penguins. With each rental, the company donates a piece of its proceeds to these endangered animals in S America. Choose customers obtain to title them and get framed copies and plush toys.

: “Menguin plans to rescue over 100.000 people from the pain and frustration of having to rent a tux the elderly way in 2016," Constantin told me.

three. Louis Ziskin, DropIn

Louis Ziskin is CEO and founder of W Hollywood-based DropIn, Inc., which is changing “the way insurance industries do business, by providing on demand remote video inspection," Ziskin said. "The app provides a new way to process claims and preview risk while increasing income in an industry that generates over $700 billion annually.”

: Ziskin is a philanthropist who speaks nationally about causes love anti-recidivism and addiction recovery.

DropIn is expanding to San Francisco, NY and Chicago and is launching pilot programs with two nationwide insurance companies.

four. Lauren Roxburgh, Aligned Life

Lauren Roxburgh (Lo Rox) is founder of Santa Monica, Calif.-based Aligned Life. Named the “Body Alignment Pro” by Vogue, Roxburgh is an author and alignment expert who empowers people to move better, make better posture, reduce stress and connect to their authentic selves. She's also the creator of the Aligned Rollers and Aligned Life digital downloads workouts and is launching an app and more digital content to create her method accessible to all, anytime and anywhere.

Roxburgh was dubbed “The Body Whisperer” by Goop.

Roxburgh will be launching The Taller Slimmer Younger Snack Map this year.

5. Tom X Lee, One Medical

Tom X Lee is founder and CEO of San Francisco-based One Medical, an organization on a mission to create high-quality healthcare more accessible and affordable for everyone. “We proposal a modern, tech-enabled approach to primary care that combines people-centered design, bright application of technology and a team of talented providers who have the time and tools required to create smarter decisions," Lee told me. "Our members have access to top health professionals, twenty-four/seven virtual care, same-day appointments."

Lee studied fine arts at Yale before ultimately deciding to pursue a career in medicine.

One Medical will grow to about sixty offices across the United States by the finish of the year.

six. Kyle Porter, SalesLoft

Kyle Porter is CEO and founder of the Atlanta-based tech company SalesLoft. “We live, eat, and breath sales development best practices," Porter said. "Most importantly, we assistance sales development teams expand the no of qualified appointments set by a dramatic amount -- in some cases more than three hundred percent. We built the application of record for the sales development team, which allows SDRs [sales development reps] to do what they do well: set qualified sales appointments.”

Porter spends his time between Atlanta, residence of SalesLoft, and Winter Haven, Fla., where his wife'south family are fourth-generation tangerine famers. He likes to spend time in the tangerine groves.

SalesLoft plans to triple its annual recurring income by the finish of the year.

seven. David Gardner, ColorJar

David Gardner is founder and CEO of Chicago-based ColorJar, a creative tech agency that specializes in brand-positioning strategy and custom websites and apps. “Our in-house team of designers and technology developers utilize brand strategy as their compass to create user experiences that slice through the noise of today’s cluttered world,” Gardner told me.

ColorJar is a bootstrapping success. The creative tech agency was self-funded with $5.000 and has grown to a team of twenty without raising capital.

“We only work with choose clients we fall in like with -- and this year we'll fall in like for the one hundred-fiftieth time,” Gardner said.

eight. Tom McLeod, Omni

Tom McLeod is CEO and founder of San Francisco-based Omni, a company aiming to revolutionize personal storage and the relationships people have with their belongings. It provides an on-demand concierge-style service with convenient pickup and delivery solutions to residents of San Francisco. Users are able to reclaim space in their homes and manage their belongings through an easy-to-use mobile interface.

Books are the most common singular item in Omni'south system: It's literally thousands of books, ranging from Dr. Seuss to Grey'south Anatomy. “It'south incredible how books are constantly being flagged as obsolete in the post iPad/Kindle world, but in reality people have genuine emotion and attachment to touchable physical books," McLeod told me, describing those emotions as "both the memories of where [the owners] were when they experienced them, as well as the information contained within.”

McLeod promises an "expansion exterior of 7x7" [San Francisco] as well as some other exciting in-app sharing capabilities among users that'll be first of its kind.”

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