BIRAME N. SOCK

BIRAME N. SOCK

United States

2010 CWI Fellow and Founder & CEO of Founder 5, Inc

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Birame N. Sock dreams, starts and delivers startups as a successful tech entrepreneur focused on developing innovative solutions that address real-life challenges in the US and Africa.

North America

Birame N. Sock is a successful technical executive and serial entrepreneur. She is currently the Founder and Managing Partner of Founder 5, Inc. a startup management group focused on developing innovative ventures with successful executives and non-technical co-founders in various industries in the US and Africa. Birame founded Kweli, the latest portfolio company which is a B2B wholesale sourcing marketplace for African vendors. She was the winner of the 2010 Cartier Women’s Initiative for North America and has been a member of the North America official Jury since 2017. Birame also currently serves on the Board of Techbridge Girls, a non-profit focused on teaching STEM to young girls living in underserved neighborhoods.

Birame was the Founder of Third Solutions (acquired in 2014) and was the visionary and primary developer of MyReceipts©, the leading digital receipts platform. She was also the Founder of Musicphone, Inc., which was acquired in July 2007 by Gracenote, Inc. after launching the first Wireless Music Recognition service called MusicID (now Shazam).
Birame Sock was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Function(x), a media company and served after serving on its board for a few years. Ms Sock also served as an Independent Board Director at Viggle, Inc as well as the board.

Birame Sock was the President and Chief Operating Officer of media company Function(x) and served on its board for a few years. Ms. Sock also served as an Independent Board Director at Viggle, Inc as well as the board of The Commonwealth Institute, a non-profit organization founded in 1997 to help women build successful businesses. She served as an Independent Director on the Board of CKX where she helped drive the development of American Idol.

From application developer to corporate executive and tech entrepreneur, as a result of her successes, Birame Sock has received various awards and has been featured in several trade publications. She has appeared on CNBC and Good Morning America, has spoken at many leading industry events and has participated as a judge at several startup competitions.