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The Makings of a Mentor

Our Mentors come from different backgrounds — all are passionate about developing people. Some Mentors are successful founders, while others are superstar directors or VPs at breakout companies. The common thread is that all have a valuable perspective to share, but more importantly, seek to understand before they give advice. They use their own learnings and candor to elevate the knowledge of others, helping their Mentees discover and amplify their talents.

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Your Mentor Experience

Fast Track is built on the belief that when you tap into the wisdom and generosity of a community, incredible things happen. As a Mentor, you'll join impactful virtual events in key areas of interest, such as angel investing, advising, founding and more. You'll receive invitations to virtual coffee chats, fireside chats with First Round Partners, digital experiences and programming designed to foster lasting relationships and deep connections.

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Meet the Mentors

Some of our Mentors are former First Round founders, angel investors we co-invest with, top operators we've had relationships with for 10+ years, and brilliant folks we only recently met. Most of our Mentors have 10+ years of experience — but we make exceptions for people with an uncanny ability to coach and wisdom beyond their years.
Alex Schleifer
Former Chief Design Officer at Airbnb
Alice Francis
Senior Director, US Markets Strategy & Operations at DoorDash
Andrea Chesleigh
VP of Product at Boxed
Bhusha Mehta
Senior Director, Head of Customer Success Marketing at DocuSign
Brandon Harris
Global Head of Marketing Management and Strategy at Bloomberg
Caitlin Collins
VP People and Operations at AllStripes
Chenard Cherilus
Senior Director Growth Strategy & Performance Optimization at Comcast
Judy Abad
Former Global Director of Field Business at TripActions
Kash Mathur
Former COO at Re:store
Kevin Flores
Director of Product Design at LinkedIn
Kimber Lockhart
Former CTO at One Medical Group
Kintan Brahmbhatt
General Manager, Podcasts at Amazon
Lee Anne Grant
Vice President, Revenue at Babylist
Matt Wallaert
Head of Behavioral Science at frog
Mike Boufford
CTO at Greenhouse
Mike Polner
Senior Director of Product Marketing at Cameo
Mindy Zhang
Fmr. Head of Product Growth at Oscar Health
Miyishia Slay
Director of Global Partner Marketing and Operations at Udemy
Peter Wang
CTO at Buzzfeed
Robyn Bald
Head of Rider Lifecycle Marketing at Lyft

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