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BioI am a serial entrepreneur in the food & beverage space, and the CEO/Co-founder of ZeroStorefront. ZeroStorefront is the #1 Growth marketing software for restaurants. Purpose-built to measure marketing campaigns, segment customers and automate communications.
Prior to ZeroStorefront, I was the Head of Innovation at GrubHub. I previously built four companies; one blew up, and three were acquired by companies like EatClub, Amcobi, and GrubHub. I am also an alumni of Harvard SVMP, Google Startup Accelerator, Techstars, and YCombinator.
I studied Engineering at Georgia Tech and business at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. I’m an avid investor and mentor for startups, including PayJoy, Landed, Postcript.io, Skill-Lync, Taali, Hello Ava, AssetClass, Motion, PostureHealth, Moons, Homebase, Robinhood, Grab Taxi, and others. Today I live in San Mateo with my amazing wife Doris, daughter Zoelle and puppies Aspen & Penny.
Professor of Sociology and, by courtesy, of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business
BioRobb Willer is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Sociology, Psychology (by courtesy), and the Graduate School of Business (by courtesy) at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from Cornell University and his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Iowa. He previously taught at the University of California, Berkeley.
Professor Willer’s teaching and research focus on the bases of social order. One line of his research investigates the factors driving the emergence of collective action, norms, solidarity, generosity, and status hierarchies. In other research, he explores the social psychology of political attitudes, including the effects of fear, prejudice, and masculinity in contemporary U.S. politics. Most recently, his work has focused on morality, studying how people reason about what is right and wrong and the social consequences of their judgments. His research involves various empirical and theoretical methods, including laboratory and field experiments, surveys, direct observation, archival research, physiological measurement, agent-based modeling, and social network analysis.
Willer’s research has appeared in such journals as American Sociology Review, American Journal of Sociology, Annual Review of Sociology, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Proceedings of the Royal Society B:Biological Sciences,and Social Networks.He has received grants from the National Science Foundation, the California Environmental Protection Agency, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. His work has received paper awards from the American Sociological Association’s sections on Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity, Mathematical Sociology, Peace, War, and Social Conflict, and Rationality and Society.
His research has also received widespread media coverage including from the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post, Science, Nature, Time, U.S. News and World Report, Scientific American, Harper’s, Slate, CNN, NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and National Public Radio.
Willer was the 2009 recipient of the Golden Apple Teaching award, the only teaching award given by UC-Berkeley's student body.