Founder, ex a16z partner, company builder, go to market strategist in US & EMEA
Have worked with over 100 founders/startup teams to help them grow or pivot. Companies like Buzzfeed, Lyft, Pinterest, Github, SignalFx, Asana, Slack, Tanium, Quantifind.........etc. I also with VCs and investment firms on go to market viability of a startup. If you are looking for sage advice on how to grow your startup, how to manage through a problem, expertise on sales or one to one marketing you e come to the right place. I’ve also been known to be called a startup therapist..... Known throughout the start-up world as “AK-47,” Amy Kalokerinos is a hired gun frequently brought in by entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and investors to accelerate product development, sales, marketing, business development, and cross-border strategic optimization. Early Career Amy began her career in IBM where she spearheaded the product development and launch of IBM’s most successful software product to date. Following her senior sales roles at Buddy Media and Salesforce, she became Vice President at the premier branding and digital media agency DigitasLBi. There, Amy built out the global strategic alliances program leveraged to service DLBi’s largest clients with innovative solutions from tech companies large and small. Andreessen Horowitz The $7 billion venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz who started as one of Amy’s strategic partners, hired Amy to build out their east coast and European operations, expanding international growth and optimization for the a16z portfolio. With one other seasoned partner, they successfully launched the a16z executive briefing center in NYC. Here entrepreneurs gained access to broad expertise to accelerate their business. Hosting over 200 executive briefings every year with the Fortune 500 and Global 2000, Amy has a unique perspective on what makes start-ups and corporates successful. AKalAid Amy founded AKalAid with the aim of leveraging her immense industry knowledge and unrivaled rolodex to aid and support ambitious Start-Ups, VC’s/PE’s, and Corporates. Through, AKalAid, Amy's team provides the inside track that puts her clients on the fast-track to success.