about us

"We Believe in Tech, Startups, Design and You"


Nerd Stalker was born in 2008 to capture the stories of the budding entrepreneurs of startups, emerging products, and technologies. Since then, we have covered over 1000 stories of startups, entrepreneurs, and products. All the time, you see people writing about the product.  At Nerd Stalker, we believe the story is about the entrepreneur first, and then their product and overall it is about helping people.

Our exclusive interviews covering design, tech and startup culture. The Nerd Stalker Show featuring stories about general tech. The SF New Tech Post Show features a recap of the SF New Tech pitch event. Social Time TV featuring news about social network services. We also provide exclusive Founders Space pitch coverage. Our team does special features like Startup Blog Insights-a monthly show with Taffy Williams and Kickstarter Unboxed - an interview series of crowdfunding entrepreneurs. We are also a media sponsor of the longest meetup group in San Francisco -
SF New Tech.

All-in-all, the tech scene is our playground. If you have your story ready to tell - contact us. We want to be your trusted resource for content in the startup culture.

Our Team

Adolfo's Biography


Adolfo Foronda is the founder of this fun and exciting story factory. He has written over 700 articles, video/audio interviews and podcasts. He has captured the early stories of SF New Tech presenters like Phil Libin of Evernote, Pete Cashmore of Mashable, Tom Bilyeu of Impact Theory and more. Adolfo has over 15 years of experience in tech, design, UX, Agile, and development. Don't forget to ask Adolfo about Jiu Jitsu - his other passion.

Contact Adolfo at adolfo [at] nerdstalker [dot] com.
More about Adolfo Foronda here.



Social Greg's Biography



Photo by Michael O'donnell


Greg Viloria is currently Adolfo's sidekick and podcast co-host at Nerd Stalker Media where he has written and produced over 400 articles, podcasts, and interviews focusing on stalking founders, early stage startups and technology and their stories.

He is also active as a mentor at Founders Space and the so-called Media Ninja for SF New Tech – the longest running SF meetup where he manages presenter and media relationships.  Greg is a former Product Marketing Manager and Regional Business Manager for Japan at Applied Materials.  


He also holds a position at the Japantown Task Force (JTF) where he consults with Japantown clients on behalf of the JTF in Marketing and Promotion. Greg personally consults and mentors startups and new business ventures in product management, operations and marketing. He holds a Masters from USF in Organization and Leadership Studies and a Bachelors in Electronic Engineering Technology from Cogswell Polytechnical College. Contact Greg at socialgreg@nerdstalker.com.

More about Greg Viloria here.


Taiko's Biography




Taiko Fujimura is currently our creative butterfly, Japanese content producer, and creative director focusing on Japanese pop culture events and Japanese companies at Nerd Stalker Media. She interviews Japanese professionals who live and work in the US trying to expand their businesses or creative work in the US. 

Taiko has over 10 years of experience in Business Development, Administration, Strategic Management, Licensing, Graphic Design and Translation. She works with international game developers for localization and works as a visual artist and a creative director for various projects. She is also an aspiring game programmer and a J-pop culture enthusiast. Contact Taiko at Taiko@nerdstalker.com.

More about Taiko Fujimura, here.


Stephen's Biography


Stephen is currently our Content Producer and chief of talent hurding. Stephen has worked as an editorial coordinator, geek blogger, film and television producer since 2000 for Ziff Davis Television, TechTV, Intel Studios and Water Buffalo Pictures. In 2006 he joined Revision3, one of the first IPTV networks, where he produced a bi-weekly consumer gadget and technology lifestyle program called InDigital. He also spent 4 years doing IT Field Technician and Game Operations for the San Francisco 49ers. Stephen co-founded Retrenders (www.retrenders.com) a street fashion/geek online magazine. He creates web content, manages the CMS and builds corporate relationships at Retrenders.com. He is also the Festival Director of the Claremont International Children’s Film Festival (www.cicffkids.org). Stephen received his Broadcast Communications, B.A., from San Francisco State University in 1999.


Edward Ballar




Edward is our Staff Reporter/Creator. Edward discovered his love for broadcasting at Chabot College where he was lead anchor for the campus TV news and hosted his own radio show. After graduating from Chabot in 2011 with a degree in Mass Communications in Radio&Television Broadcasting, Edward started working with Retrenders.com to produce tons of videos as their main on-air-talent where he has interviewed many well known people like Michael Rooker, Rick Fox, and Stan Lee to name a few. He also comes up with most of the content shot for Retrenders and at times edits some as well. Edward is an aspiring host with hopes to oneday make it on TV. 

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