Esther Dyson, Founder and Chairman
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Biography: Esther Dyson, named by Forbes magazine as one of the most powerful women in American business, is the founder and chairman of EDventure. She is considered one of the most influential voices in the Internet industry as a board member and/or early investor in several companies that helped define tech startup success, among them Flickr, Meetup, del.icio.us, and Technorati. Over the last few years, Esther has been focusing more and more of her time and energy on private aviation and commercial space startups, as well as on health care and genetics companies. Esther is currently on the board of directors of 23andMe, a startup with the mission to be the world’s trusted source of personal genetic information, and a trustee of the Personal Genome Project. She also recently finished six monthsof cosmonaut training inRussiaand serves on the NASA Advisory Council.