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Austin Ligon

Austin Ligon is the co-founder and retired CEO of CarMax, Inc, a Fortune 500 company. He retired in June 2006, and is now an angel investor. Among his recent investments are Gazelle.com, Redfin.com; Rev.com, Getaround.com, Different,┬áStartup Angels, CarTrade.com (India), Eneza Education (Kenya) and Tazza Kitchen. Previously, Austin was a Senior Vice President of Strategy at […]

Jill Savini

Jill Savini (Savini Design) is a creative professional with over 35 years of design experience. She began her career at Apple working on design for the first Mac and was the creative director on the original team at CKS that developed the Apple retail store as well as the Pixar identity system. Jill specializes in […]

Ian Small

With technology company experience spanning 15-person Silicon Valley startups to 150,000-person European multinationals, Ian brings a broad spectrum of experience to his advisory role with Different. Ian is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Oclaro (NASDAQ:OCLR), a member of the supervisory board of Telef├│nica Alpha, and an advisor to Silicon Valley startups. […]

Shelly Porges

K. Shelly Porges is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of The Billion Dollar Fund for Women, a global consortium of venture funds pledged to invest in women-founded firms. She is also a Board Member of the Global Banking Alliance for Women and on the Advisory Board for Cornerstone Capital, Mindshift Capital and Different Funds. She is […]