Drew Simms

Drew has been a retail jockey, founded a professional photography business and a news blog covering the Apple ecosystem. He has served as News Editor and Managing Editor at The Next Web and is now Editor-In-Chief at Drew Reports News.

He has made a name for himself in the tech media world as a writer and editor, relentlessly covering Apple and Twitter, in addition to a broad range of startups in the fields of robotics, computer vision, AI, fashion, VR, AR and more. Owns shares in ETFs. Contact Drew at drew@drewreportsnews.com

Scott Frank

Scott is the Editorial Director at Drew Reports News. prior to joining Drew Reports News, Scott had a hand in a number of online and print publications, including InternetNews.com as a chief copy editor and Government Technology Magazine as managing editor. He also did a stint in Sydney as group editor of RBI Australia's manufacturing group, which is when he also developed an affinity (a love, really) for cricket.

He has a bachelor's in English from California State University, Chico, and a master's in Liberal Studies from the New School for Social Research in New York.

Gary Evans

Gary is Executive Editor of Drew Reports News, where he covers technology and power. Previously, he was a foreign correspondent at Drew Reports News based in Seoul, South Korea as well as a venture capitalist with General Catalyst in Palo Alto and Charles River Ventures in Boston and New York.

He was awarded a Fulbright research scholarship to South Korea, where he researched the development of Korea’s startup ecosystem. He is a PhD dropout from Harvard where he studied public policy and an honors graduate of Stanford, where he studied mathematical and computational sciences. Gary is based in Brooklyn.




Anna Soare

Anna is a Managing Editor at Drew Reports News. She started at Drew Reports News as a freelance writer in 2018 and moved up the ranks to become the Managing Editor in early 2019. Born and raised in the heart of the automotive world, She has a special place in her heart for mobility startups and gadgets.

At Drew Reports News She manages the editorial side of the company's events including Drew Reports News Disrupt, Drew Reports News Sessions and the company's various worldwide events. Previously she was a freelance writer at Engadget and EngadgetHD where she hosted podcasts until she was removed from that role after saying a swear word. she's very sorry and promises it won't happen again.

Her passions include emails, run-on sentences and following through with action items developed during a conference call. And woodwork.


Emily Emma
U.S Director of Events

Emily is Drew Reports News Marketing Manager working on domestic and international marketing efforts. Before Drew Reports News, Emily oversaw the running of several UC Berkeley Bioengineering labs where she helped run their research facilities, facilitated several spin-off startups, and ran research-focused events. Emily also worked at a startup as a Social Media Manager and Editor focused on outdoor news and sports. Emily graduated from UC Berkeley in 2012 with a degree in English Literature.


Jessica Foster
Senior Event Manager | Production Specialist

Jessica is the Startup Program and Events Manager at Drew Reports News. She recruits rockstar startups for all TC events including Disrupt, meetups, Sessions, and more both domestically and internationally. Previously, she helped produce Dreamforce with Salesforce and Next '17 with Google. Prior to that, she was on the advertising teams at both Facebook and AdRoll, helping support advertisers in North America and helped grow those brands globally. Outside of work, Jessica enjoys Flywheel, tacos, the 49ers, and adventuring around the globe.



David Watson
Software Engineer

David is a software engineer at Drew Reports News in San Francisco, CA, USA. Previously, he has worked in Santa Monica, CA; Toronto, ON; Wilmington, DE; and Boston, MA.

He believes that software makes the world a better place. He enjoys writing code, long-distance running, and musical composition.



Zack Oz
Lead Software Engineer

Zack is a Senior Developer at Drew Reports News, focusing on audience insights, and audience development. Zack has been with Drew Reports News since 2018.

Prior to joining Drew Reports News, Zack worked on the agency side of marketing and advertising with LM&O and New Media Strategies (now Meredith Xcelerated Marketing) in Arlington, VA.

Zack is originally from Maryland, and he graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.