20 LA Tech and Startup Leaders and Thinkers to Follow on Twitter

Luis Gomez

Luis Gomez is dot.LA's Engagement Editor. Prior to joining the dot.LA team, he served as the audience growth consultant for Capital & Main. He has also previously worked as a digital producer for The San Diego Union-Tribune, NPR affiliate KPCC in Los Angeles and Yahoo. Follow him on Twitter at @RunGomez.

20 LA Tech and Startup Leaders and Thinkers to Follow on Twitter
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Whether you’re a venture capitalist, angel investor, founder, influencer or simply someone who wants to learn from some of the most influential individuals in the tech and startup scene, social media can offer a gateway into the ideas shaping the local landscape.

We’ve done our best this year to follow the ideas and big moves in L.A.’s startup scene by following influential local thinkers on Twitter, who often blast out their ideas using the hashtag #LongLA.

We’ve put together this list of 20 influential and diverse voices in social media who are worth following. Have a look. Anyone we’re missing? Let us know!

Anna Barber (@annawbarber)

Anna Barber (@annawbarber) | Twitter

Investing partner at M13, partner at the Fund LA, and former managing director of Techstars LA.

Mark Suster (@msuster)

Partner at Upfront Ventures and former vice president of Salesforce.

Miki Reynolds (@mikster)

CEO at Grid110 and partner at Republic.

Shiloh Johnson (@shilohajohnson)

Shiloh Johnson (@shilohajohnson) | Twitter

CEO and founder at ComplYant App.

Gregorio Rojas (@g8rojas)

Gregorio Rojas (@g8rojas) | Twitter

Co-Founder and CTO at Sabio.

David J. Whelan (@djwhelan)

David J. Whelan (@djwhelan) | Twitter

CEO of BioscienceLA.

Isai Bismark Cortez (@IsaiBCortez)

Isai (@IsaiBCortez) | Twitter

Tax Lawyer and Founder of Synkbooks.

Miles Montes 🐶 (@MilesNextDoor)

Miles Montes \ud83d\udc36 (@MilesNextDoor) | Twitter

CPO and co-founder of Docspace.

Ross Felix (@DatingRev)

Business Analyst at Novocardia.

Qiana Patterson (@Q_i_a_n_a) 

Qiana Patterson (@Q_i_a_n_a) | Twitter

General Partner at Tamaa Capital, Chair of Pledge LA at Annenberg Foundation and Advisor and Investor at Cap Table Coalition.

Andrew Chau (@chaumeleon)

AC (@chaumeleon) | Twitter

CEO and co-founder at Boba Guys Inc. and co-founder at Tea People USA.

Liliana Aidé Monge (@mongeliliana) 

Liliana Aid\u00e9 Monge (@mongeliliana) | Twitter

Co-founder and CEO of Sabio.

Arlan Hamilton 👊🏾 (@ArlanWasHere) 

Arlan \ud83d\udc4a\ud83c\udffe (@ArlanWasHere) | Twitter

Managing partner at Backstage Capital.

Josh Ogundu (@JoshuaOgundu)

Josh (@JoshuaOgundu) | Twitter

CEO of Heart to Heart, an audio first dating app.

Greg Bettinelli (@gregbettinelli)

Greg Bettinelli (@gregbettinelli) | Twitter

Partner at Upfront Ventures and co-founder of MuckerLab.

Andrew Chen (@andrewchen)

andrewchen.eth (@andrewchen) | Twitter

Partner at Andreessen Horowitz.

Rob Ryan (@IAmRobRyan)

Founder of GrowthHax.

Trish Halamandaris (@THalamandaris)

Trish Halamandaris (@THalamandaris) | Twitter

Director of the Venture Accelerator at UCLA School of Management.

Peter Pham (@peterpham) 

Peter Pham (@peterpham) | Twitter

Co-founder @scienceinc startup studio/incubator.

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