about us

"We Believe in Tech, Startups, Agile, Design and a better 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 and reviews have expanded to cover design, tech, productivity, leadership, agile, culture, health, and self-improvement.

If you have your story ready to tell - contact us.

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 producer at Water Buffalo Pictures.  Greg is a former Product Marketing Manager and Regional Business Manager for Japan at Applied Materials.  

When he is not stalking, he holds a position at the Nichols Research where he works in Marketing Research. 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 Bachelor's 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.

Anina Net

Anina is currently our Fashion/Wearables & Tech Editor. She focuses on the intersection of Fashion and Tech. She interviews entrepreneurs in the Fashion-Tech arena who are trying to make a difference and Anina is their megaphone. 

Anina is a former model and redefined her career as a worldwide public speaker on fashion technology.  She has been speaking at the top technology conferences such as Mobile World Congress, Le Web, LIFT, DLD, China Fashion Week, China Fashion Forum, Huawei Innovation, Dutch Week of Innovation, TechNode, PingWest SYNC,  and more.

More about Anina here.

Stephen's Biography

Stephen is currently our Content Producer and chief of talent herding. 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 the 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 one day make it on TV. 

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