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Growth Marketing for Early Stage AI Startups

Hear from some of the top marketers and founders in the startup ecosystem on the tips and tricks they used to market products for nascent brands and build successful companies from the ground up.


Jon Miller
Chief Evangelist at Demandbase and Venture Advisor at AI Fund. Jon entrepreneur with 25+ years experience at the world’s disruptive marketing technology platforms. He joined Demandbase as part of the merger with Engagio, where he was founder and CEO. Prior, he co-founded Marketo, where as CMO he helped the company achieve IPO and category leadership. A recognized industry thought leader, Jon has authored several books including the Definitives Guide to ABM/ABX and Marketing Automation. He holds a Harvard B.S. in physics and an MBA from Stanford.

Sarah Daniels
Venture Advisor at AI Fund. A serial entrepreneur and advisor, with experience across the tech landscape, Sarah’s co-founded several companies and led them to successful exits. Sarah’s also had experience helping struggling companies get back on track. As Chief Marketing Officer at Market Leader Inc. (NASDAQ: LEDR), she helped orchestrate a turnaround that more than doubled revenue to $60 million, increased the customer base nearly tenfold, and ultimately led to the company being bought by Trulia (NASDAQ: TRLA) for $385 million. She currently serves as an advisor, mentor, and board member for an array of startups. Sarah holds an MBA from Stanford University and a bachelor’s in mathematics from Yale University.

Shan Sinha
Venture Advisor at AI Fund. Shan is an experienced entrepreneur with deep expertise in building successful B2B SaaS and hardware companies. He’s founded multiple VC backed startups, including DocVerse (acquired by Google) and Highfive (acquired by Dialpad, having recently hit $200m ARR). DocVerse became the Google Drive desktop client. Shan has also held leadership positions at Microsoft and Google and he’s been an advisor or angel investor to over 30 Silicon Valley startups, and either directly or indirectly a part of raising close to $1B of VC funding. Shan holds a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from MIT.

Tammy Nam
Startup Advisory and former COO at Picsart. Tammy has more than 25 years of experience leading innovative brands in global tech, including early-to late-stage growth and public companies like Picsart, Scribd, Viki and Akamai. As a former CEO, COO and CMO, Nam is an accomplished operator and marketer with a particular expertise in SaaS models driven by communities, content and AI. She often finds herself advising startup founders on: scaling without breaking culture or speed-to-market; leading in times of change; and building the most compelling corporate narratives.


Linda Lee