Alumni and Students Recognized for Their Impact

Meet the alumni and students who are making a difference in finance, social entrepreneurship, healthcare, technology, and media.

October 29, 2020

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Stanford Graduate School of Business. Credit: Elena Zhukova

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Earlier this year, Forbes and Fortune both released their annual lists of emerging innovators and leaders who are making an impact across industries and around the globe. Thirteen Stanford GSB alumni and two MBA students were recognized. Find out more about their work below.

Forbes 30 Under 30

The Forbes 30 Under 30 lists — U.S. & Canada, Europe, and Asia — recognize entrepreneurs who are revolutionizing industries to positively impact business and society. Four Stanford GSB alumni and two MBA students were included in the U.S. & Canada list, and three alumni were featured in the Asia list.

Finance & Venture Capital

Konstantine Buhler, MBA ’17 Principal, Meritech Capital Partners (now Partner, Sequoia Capital) 30 Under 30 profile for Konstantine Buhler

Magdalena Kala, MBA ’18 Vice President, Consumer Investing at Bain Capital 30 Under 30 profile for Magdalena Kala

Olivia Moore, MBA ’21 Venture Investor, CRV 30 Under 30 profile for Olivia Moore

Justine Moore, MBA ’22 Venture Investor, CRV 30 Under 30 profile for Justine Moore

Yada Piyajomkwan, MBA ’19 Cofounder & CPO, Ajaib 30 Under 30 profile for Yada Piyajomkwan

Anderson Sumarli, MBA ’19 Cofounder & CEO, Ajaib 30 Under 30 profile for Anderson Sumarli

Samantha (Sam) Smith-Eppsteiner, MBA ’19 Partner, Innovation Endeavors 30 Under 30 profile for Sam Smith-Eppsteiner

Vinay Trivedi, MBA ’19 Vice President, General Atlantic 30 Under 30 profile for Vinay Trivedi

Social Entrepreneurs

Stephanie Young, MBA ’18 Cofounder & CEO, Riva 30 Under 30 profile for Stephanie Young

Healthcare & Science

Parthsarathi (Parth) Trivedi, MBA ’16 Cofounder & CEO, Skylo Technologies 30 Under 30 profile for Parth Trivedi; also featured in the Big Money list

Fortune 40 Under 40

This year, Fortune broadened its 40 Under 40 list to include 40 influential people in each of five different categories, and the list now features people who are doing work that has been critical to 2020. Six Stanford GSB alumni were featured for their work across finance, technology, and media and entertainment industries.

Finance

Keia Cole, MBA ’09 Head of Digital Experience, MassMutual 40 Under 40 profile for Keia Cole

Kyle Corcoran, MBA ’11 Technology Investment Banking Executive Director, Morgan Stanley 40 Under 40 profile for Kyle Corcoran

Adena Hefets, MBA ’16 Cofounder & CEO, Divvy Homes 40 Under 40 profile for Adena Hefets

Technology

Kudzanai (Kudzi) Chikumbu, MBA ’16 Creator Community Director, TikTok 40 Under 40 profile for Kudzi Chikumbu

Tony Xu, MBA ’13 Cofounder & CEO, DoorDash 40 Under 40 profile for Tony Xu

Media and Entertainment

David Rogier, MBA ’11 Cofounder & CEO, MasterClass 40 Under 40 profile for David Rogier

If you know Stanford GSB students or alumni who were featured in this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 or Fortune 40 Under 40 lists and not included in this announcement, please reach out to the media relations team to update the article.

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