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Board & Founders

Meet Our
Board & Founders

A group of business and tech leaders committed to meaningful reform and moving America forward

Board of Directors

Felicia Escobar Carrillo

Board Member
FWD.us

Director of Immigration, The Beacon Fund

Candice C. Jones

Board Member
FWD.us Education Fund

President & CEO, Public Welfare Foundation

Andrew Pincus

Board Member
FWD.us

Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

David Plouffe

Board Chair
FWD.us, FWD.us Education Fund

Policy Strategist in Residence, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Mike Troncoso

Board Member
FWD.us Education Fund

Vice President, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Dr. Corey Wiggins

Board Member
FWD.us, FWD.us Education Fund

Executive Director, Mississippi State Conference, NAACP

Founders

Aditya Agarwal

Chief Technology Officer, Dropbox

Dan Benton

Founder and CEO, Andor Capital Management

Jim Breyer

Founder and CEO, Breyer Capital

Matt Cohler

General Partner, Benchmark

Ron Conway

Founder and Co-Managing Partner, SV Angel

John Doerr

General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Bill Gates

Founder and Technology Advisor, Microsoft

Joe Green

Founder, FWD.us

Reid Hoffman

Partner, Greylock

Drew Houston

Co-founder and CEO, Dropbox

Chamath Palihapitiya

Founder & CEO, Social Capital LP

Sean Parker

Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Brigade

Ruchi Sanghvi

Previously: VP, Operations, Dropbox

Jeff Rothschild

Consulting Partner, Accel Partners

Mark Zuckerberg

Founder & CEO, Facebook

Major Contributors

Tim Armstrong

CEO, Oath, Inc.

George Bousis

Founder & CEO, Raise.com

Juan Calle

President, The Classic Motor Company LLC

Garrett Camp

Founder, Expa

Steve Chen

Co-founder, YouTube

Brian Chesky

CEO & Co-founder, Airbnb

Stan Chudnovsky

Head of Product, Facebook Messenger

Chris Cox

Chief Product Officer, Facebook

Lars Dalgaard

General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Bita Daryabari

Founder, Pars Equality Center

Faquiry Diaz

President & CEO, Tres Mares Group

Barry Diller

Chairman & Senior Executive, IAC

Stanley F. Druckenmiller

Founder, Duquesne Capital

John Fisher

Chairman of the Board, KIPP

Paul Graham

Previously: President, Y Combinator

Noosheen Hashemi

Founder & CEO, January, Inc.

Reed Hastings

Founder & CEO, Netflix

Chad Hurley

Founder & CEO, MixBit

Irwin Jacobs

Co-founder, Qualcomm

Josh James

Founder & CEO, Domo

Peter Kellner

Founder & Managing Partner, Richmond Global

Dick Kramlich

Chairman Emeritus & Co-founder, NEA Management Company

Max Levchin

Co-founder & CEO, Affirm, Inc.

Doug Leone

General Partner, Sequoia Capital

Jeremy Levine

Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners

Phil Libin

Co-founder and CEO, All Turtles

Michael Loeb

President & CEO, Loeb Enterprises

Joe Lonsdale

General Partner, 8VC

Andrew Mason

Co-founder, Detour.com and Groupon

Marissa Mayer

Former CEO & President, Yahoo!

Mary Meeker

General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Dave Morin

Founder & Partner, Slow Ventures

Jon Oringer

Founder & CEO, Shutterstock

Hadi Partovi

Co-founder & President, Code.org

Greg Penner

Chairman, Walmart

Alison Pincus

Co-founder & Chief Partnership Officer, One Kings Lane

Mark Pincus

Chairman & Founder, Zynga

Keith Rabois

Managing Director, Khosla Ventures

Hosain Rahman

CEO & Founder, Jawbone

Dan Rosensweig

President & CEO, Chegg

Yuda Saydun

President, Genventure

Justin Shaffer

Managing Partner, Public Studio

Eric Schmidt

Executive Chairman, Google

Rishi Shah

Founder & Chairman, Outcome Health

Darian Shirazi

CEO & Founder, Radius

Brad Smith

President & Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft

Kevin Systrom

CEO & Co-founder, Instagram

Gary Vaynerchuk

CEO & Co-founder, VaynerMedia

Padmasree Warrior

CEO, NIO U.S and Chief Development Officer, NextEV Inc.

Fred Wilson

Managing Partner & Founder, Union Square Ventures and Flatiron Partners

Co-Chairs

Nima Asgharbeygi

Senior Staff Engineer/Tech Lead Manager, Google

Tom Baruch

Managing Director, Baruch Future Ventures

Frank Baxter

Former Ambassador, Uruguay

Seth Berman

General Partner, Susa Ventures

Seth Cassel

President & Partner, EveryMundo

Rameet Chawla

Founder, Fueled

Trevor Cornwell

President & Co-founder, Forum280, Inc.

Anton Diego

Founder & CEO, EveryMundo

Matteo Franceschetti

Co-founder & CEO, Eight

Carlos Garcia

CEO, HYP3R

Sloan Gaon

CEO, Pulsepoint

Brian Goldsmith

Political consultant, Yahoo News

Will Harlan

Founder, The Mascot

James Hong

CEO, Hot or Not

Xavier Hughes

Head of Global Growth, Stae

Yun-Fang Juan

Principal Engineer, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

David Kidder

Co-Founder, Bionic

Dave Krupinski

Co-Founder & CTO, care.com

Brian Manning

President and Chief Digital Officer, Centric Digital

Rick Marini

Serial Entrepreneur & Active Investor

Andrew McAfee

Principal Research Scientist, MIT

Mike McCue

Co-Founder & CEO, Flipboard

Babak Pahlavan

Director of Product Management, Google

Suraj Rajwani

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Double Rock

Alex Rampell

Tech Entrepreneur & Investor

Tali Rapaport

VP of Product, Lyft

James Robinson

Co-founder and Managing Partner, RRE Ventures

Brett Rochkind

General Partner, CRV

Seth Rogin

President & CEO, Nucleus Marketing Solutions

Ian Rountree

Founder & Managing Partner, Cantos Ventures

Reshma Saujani

Founder & CEO, Girls Who Code

Hemant Taneja

Managing Director, General Catalyst

Greg Tseng

Advisor and Investor

Josh Wiseman

Director of Engineering, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Rus Yusupov

Co-founder & CEO, HQ Trivia

Rony Zarom

Founder & Chairman, Chatway

Oren Zeev

Founding Partner, Zeev Ventures
Our History
Our History
  1. FWD.us founded by business and tech leaders

    FWD.us was launched in the spring of 2013 because leaders in the tech and business communities saw an important window of opportunity to help fix our country’s broken immigration system.

  2. Senate passes the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

    A bipartisan group of Senators pass the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, which later fails in the House.

  3. Inaugural Immigrant Heritage Month

    Since June of 2014, Immigrant Heritage Month has given people across the United States an opportunity to explore their own heritage and celebrate the shared diversity that forms the unique story of America.

  4. FWD.us joins larger immigration coalition

    FWD.us joins the larger national immigration coalition to collect amicus brief signatures from the business, non-profit, and education communities.

  5. Launch of "I Am An Immigrant Campaign"

    The "I Am An Immigrant" campaign encourages all Americans to celebrate the monumental contributions that immigrants have made — and continue to make every day.

  6. New York criminal justice campaign launched

    FWD.us launches efforts in New York, focusing on reducing unnecessary pretrial sentencing, safely fixing the state's broken criminal justice system that causes job loss and punishes families.

  7. Passage of key justice reform bills in Oklahoma

    The Oklahoma Legislature passed key legislation from the Oklahoma Justice Reform Task Force. These bills will reduce prison beds by 4,851 over the next ten years and ensure a better public safety return on taxpayer dollars.

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