Blaine VessFounder, Vess Capital

    Blaine is the Founder of Vess Capital. He was also the Founder of StudyMode, a self-funded and internationalized content-sharing platform for students that has millions of daily active users from around the world. Over a sixteen year period, he built StudyMode from a dorm room project to a 70-person team based in Los Angeles and Bangalore, India.  He handed over the CEO role in December 2015, and is now focused on investing in and mentoring kind and ambitious founders.  He’s also the chairman of Liberty in North Korea, a nonprofit that helps rescue and resettle North Korean refugees.