Adam is the founder of EVCA and an investor at Sierra Ventures where he focuses on investments in AI applications, ML infrastructure, computer vision and robotics.
At Sierra, he sourced and manages investments in the following companies: Interplay Learning, creating online and VR training for skilled trades, Invisible AI, deploying computer vision solutions for manufacturing, Loop Health, a primary care and health insurance provider, Modulate, developing real-time, speech-to-speech voice synthesis, Podcastle AI, a podcast creation and streaming platform, and two unannounced investments. Prior to joining Sierra, Adam was on the investment team at Plug and Play Ventures.
Outside of work, you can typically find him either at Fort Mason with his golden retriever Cooper, on a chairlift in Squaw or cycling in the Marin Headlands. He holds a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University.
Courtney is an investor at Battery Ventures who focuses on early- and growth-stage consumer internet, software and blockchain investments. She is currently involved with Battery’s investments in Belong, Encore, Epic!, Flyhomes, Forte, Modern Health, PlayVS, Rally, Scopely and StockX, as well as seed investment Reflect.
Courtney actively tracks both private and public online marketplaces and is one of the key architects behind Battery’s Marketplace Index, which serves as a benchmark for public marketplace companies. She is also a co-author of Battery’s bi-annual State of Marketplaces report and participates in The Marketplace Conference, a global event co-hosted by Battery.
Previously, she worked on the business-operations (growth) team at LinkedIn, where she led product strategy focused on building active communities. Prior to that, she worked on the strategy and operations team at AmazonFresh, where she focused on supply chain, inventory management and operational strategy. Courtney also spent time as a venture design fellow at IDEO, prototyping venture concepts around IoT and blockchain, and was also a venture analyst at Collaborative Fund, where she prospected early-stage investment opportunities.
Courtney graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in industrial engineering and operations research.
John joined Scale in 2018 and focuses on the firm's investments in SaaS, cloud infrastructure, fintech, and frontier technologies. He was featured on Business Insider's list of up-and-coming financial technology investors and has contributed to the firm's investments in AppOmni, Archipelago, Comet, Spruce, Socure, Scout RFP, Tetrate and Papaya Global (sourced).
Before Scale, John was most recently a Product Manager at Personal Capital where he focused on customer engagement and growth. Previously, he was also a Product Manager at Intuit and launched the first iteration of their QuickBooks Capital lending product, which provided working capital loans to small business owners.
John holds dual degrees in both the business and liberal arts honors programs from the University of Texas at Austin. Outside of work, John enjoys running and playing soccer in Golden Gate Park.
Kartik is an investor at Salesforce Ventures where he focuses on early to late stage enterprise software investments globally.
Prior to SFVC, Kartik was with Industry Ventures where he looked at primary co-investment and secondary investment opportunities in consumer and software companies. Kartik graduated from UC Berkeley having studied Economics, Statistics and Computer Science.
Outside of work, he spends his time sailing and making art.
Kathryn is a senior associate at Norwest Venture Partners, where she focuses on consumer companies. To date, she has invested across food innovation, IoT, EdTech, luxury commerce, and audio. Kathryn has sourced $40M of investment for Norwest, including the firm’s investments in Memphis Meats and Senreve.
Previously, Kathryn worked in business operations at NerdWallet, focused on small business lending. Prior to NerdWallet, she was a strategy consultant at Deloitte, where she specialized in financial services and retail loyalty. Kathryn obtained a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish, financial economics, and corporate strategy from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
While at the GSB, Kathryn led the High Tech Club as co-president. In addition to the EVCA Board, Kathryn serves as co-chair of the Technology Advisory Council for Mission Asset Fund, a leading financial inclusion nonprofit in the Bay Area.
Oscar is the co-founder of Remi, a direct-to-consumer sleep and wellness brand based in San Francisco.
Prior to starting Remi, Oscar worked at Sinai Ventures, a $100m Bay Area-based venture fund focused where he focused on early stage consumer investments.
Previously, Oscar was an investor at BMW i Ventures, where he focused on micomobility, autonomous driving, and marketplace investments. Oscar is a graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Brittany is an investor at CRV, an early-stage venture capital firm, where she focuses on enterprise investments. She began her career at Deloitte Digital before moving to Uber in an operating role focused on pricing and incentives.
Brittany holds an MBA from Wharton, where she was a member of Dorm Room Fund, and previously graduated from the University of Maryland with two B.S. degrees in Information Systems and Marketing.
Dillon is a member of the Altos Ventures investment team. Before joining Altos, he worked at Vanderbilt University’s endowment where he focused on fund investments and co-investments within private equity, venture capital, and real assets.
Dillon received a B.S. in Economics and Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Kevin serves as Chief of Staff and was a part of EVCA's inaugural fellowship cohort. He supports EVCA’s industry verticals and fellowship, and works closely with the Board in launching new initiatives and mentorship programs.
Kevin is on the investment team at Signia Venture Partners and is wrapping up his undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He will be joining Spectrum Equity in San Francisco post-graduation, and previously spent time in growth equity investing at The Raine Group and venture investing at Laurene Powell Jobs’ Emerson Collective.
Samantha Huang serves as Head of Content for the EVCA and is a Principal at BMW i Ventures, where she focuses on investments across AI and big data, autonomous driving, Industry 4.0, sustainability, and the next generation of human experiences.
Samantha previously worked at Robert Bosch Venture Capital and in corporate development at SK Telecom. She also worked as Lead Researcher at the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University on research projects centered on innovation and entrepreneurship.
She holds a J.D. from Berkeley Law School and is a licensed California attorney.
Taylor is an investor at Headline (Previously e.ventures) on the early stage team. She previously was an investor at a seed fund in NYC called Red Sea Ventures. Prior to VC, Taylor led growth and analytics at Rockets of Awesome and started her career in consulting.
Taylor graduated from Emory University with a degree in Finance and Accounting and played varsity tennis.
Amanda Way is an investor on the Health Team at Emerson Collective, a family office founded by Laurene Powell Jobs that leverages policy, philanthropy, and venture investing to enable the most underserved communities to live to their fullest potential.
The venture arm of the Health Team primarily makes early stage investments in the oncology space - the narrow focus enabling their deep and targeted network, robust set of capabilities, and unique insight into the future of cancer care.
Prior to Emerson Collective, Amanda studied neuroscience at Brown University - conducting research in the Assad Lab on the optogenetic investigation of neural rhythms and learning, working as an EMT, and co-founded and exited a cystic fibrosis focused company that reduces bacterial growth on nebulizers.
Archie focuses on finding and supporting founders from across Europe.
A truly passionate gamer with a diverse set of gaming interests, he enjoys working closely with founders on product and go-to-market strategies.
Before joining Makers, he worked at McKinsey's private equity practice, advising investors on companies in the technology and gaming industries. Born and raised in London, he spent the last few years in America before moving back home in 2019.
Arjo Mozumder is a member of the Investment Team at Point72 Ventures, based in Palo Alto. He is responsible for sourcing, diligence, and execution on artificial intelligence investments. Arjo’s focus areas include industrial AI/robotics, autonomous vehicles, and other field-specific themes such as oil & gas and agriculture.
Prior to joining Point72 Ventures, Arjo was a Founding Fellow at the Blackstone LaunchPad in Austin and founded Convergent, a cross-disciplinary innovation program and non-profit incubator.
Arjo earned his B.B.A. in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin, where he received the Barbara Jordan Legacy Award for his lasting impact on the school. Arjo spends his free time seeking inspiration in music, nature, and people.
Ben is an investor at Munich Re Ventures in the Bay Area. He focuses on Series Seed-B investments in InsurTech, FinTech, and AI/ML with check sizes ranging from $1M-$20M.
His current portfolio companies include Hippo, At-Bay, Forge Global, and HDVI, among others.
Prior to MRV, Ben spent time as an investor at Samsung NEXT Ventures, Alpha Venture Partners, and JetBlue Ventures, as well as a founder of a mobile software startup. Ben holds degrees from Columbia Business School and Claremont McKenna College.
Casber joined Sapphire Ventures as a member of the investment team in early 2018. He focuses primarily on security, enterprise infrastructure, and data & analytics. He has actively worked on Sapphire’s investments in Auth0, CircleCI, Dremio, Exabeam, Outreach, Moveworks, OwnBackup, Pendo, Privacera, Side, StackHawk, Tetrate, Thoughtspot, Upytcs and Verbit. In 2020, Business Insider listed Casber as an Enterprise VC Rising Star Investor.
Prior to Sapphire, he was part of the technology investment banking group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he worked on a number of high-profile IPO and M&A transactions. He also spent time at Wish, a leading mobile commerce platform in North America and Europe.
Casber graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s in business. While at Cal, he was actively involved with the startup scene and co-founded Etch.ai, a personal CRM company incubated at Berkeley Skydeck. Originally from Wuhan, China, Casber is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Chris Abshire is an associate at Toyota AI Ventures, responsible for sourcing startups, evaluating opportunities, negotiating, and closing investments.
Prior to joining Toyota AI Ventures, Chris was on the investment team at Fenox Venture Capital, where he led the U.S. due diligence process and market research activities. He also was executive director of the firm’s Startup World Cup event, a platform that created innovation opportunities for startup ecosystems around the world.
He received a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Kansas, where he received the CPE Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for graduating at the top of his class.
Dave Mullen is a Senior Associate at SVB Capital where he is responsible for leading investment research and underwriting for the platform’s direct investment vehicles.
Prior to SVB Capital, Dave was an investor at Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, the principal investment arm of Wells Fargo where he focused on venture growth investments in the technology sector. Dave started his career with J.P. Morgan in the Leveraged Finance division of the Investment Bank where he was responsible for raising debt capital for both sponsor buyout and M&A transactions. Dave earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Economics, Analytic Finance, and Entrepreneurship and has a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Georgia.
Dave is on the programming board and serves as an active mentor with StartOut, a non-profit serving LGBTQIA+ entrepreneurs and currently lives in San Francisco.
Davis is currently a Senior Associate at Innovation Endeavors, an early stage venture fund that invests in companies built on technical insights. He focuses on software & data infrastructure, applied data science, and cybersecurity.
He especially loves working with product-led companies building on novel technical insights. More broadly, he is interested in companies disrupting traditionally underserved and slow moving industries and processes.Previously, Davis was a product manager at Google, where he worked on the Pixel phone and the developer platform for the Google Assistant. He graduated from Duke in 2016 with a degree in computer science and electrical engineering.
In his free time, Davis enjoys reading, cooking, weightlifting, stand-up comedy, and exploring national parks.
Eduardo Laiter is a Sr. Investment Analyst at Kapor Capital. As an impact investor he focuses on identifying, evaluating, and supporting diverse founders whose companies help increase economic mobility for underserved and low income communities.
His current focus areas include Proptech, Fintech, Edtech, and the Future of Work.
Prior to joining Kapor Capital he worked at two early stage ad-tech companies, and also brings with him experiences in the wealth management and entertainment industries, from Merrill Lynch and Marvel Studios respectively.
Emily is an investor at New Enterprise Associates (NEA) in the Bay Area where she focuses on investments in healthcare, ranging from healthcare technology & services to biotechnology.
Prior to working at NEA, Emily worked at Goldman Sachs in the healthcare investment banking group, at the behavioral health company NeuroFlow, and in consulting at PwC. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics concentrating in finance and healthcare policy from The Wharton School and B.A. in Biology from the College of Arts and Sciences.In her free time,
Emily enjoys hiking, running, swimming, and playing piano and guitar. In addition to EVCA, she is also a part of All-Raise, which promotes female founders and funders, and on the SF board of the Synergist, a national network of female investors.
Emily Zheng is a Senior Associate at Brookfield, responsible for sourcing, executing and managing technology growth investments at Brookfield Technology Partners. Emily joined Brookfield in 2019 from SoftBank Vision Fund, where she was an Associate focused on high-growth consumer, on-demand and real estate protech investments. Select deal experience includes DoorDash (consumer on-demand, Series D, E, F), Clutter (proptech, Series D) and Globality (enterprise, Series D).
She previously held various roles at Goldman Sachs, working both in the private equity group (PIA) where she managed investments in Ipreo (capital markets software, LBO) and FinanceIt (fintech, majority growth investment), as well as in the Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group focused on insurance, where most notably she worked on the IPO and subsequent follow-ons of Athene.
She previously held various roles at Goldman Sachs, working both in the private equity group (PIA) where she managed investments in Ipreo (capital markets software, LBO) and FinanceIt (fintech, majority growth investment), as well as in the Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group focused on insurance, where most notably she worked on the IPO and subsequent follow-ons of Athene.
Grace is a Vice President at Felicis Ventures where she invests in consumer companies as well as other sectors.
Prior to Felicis, Grace worked on the operating side at Walmart eCommerce holding several leadership roles across corporate development / M&A, strategic partnerships, product strategy and operations.
She started her career an investment banker focused on Tech M&A. Grace was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2020.
James is a Principal at M12, Microsoft’s Venture Fund, focusing on investments in security, developer tools and fintech.
James is currently on the boards of Arkose Labs, Go1 and Skedulo. Prior to M12, James was an investor at FTV Capital, a growth equity fund with ~$4B of assets under management, where he sourced and executed on growth investments in enterprise technology and services.
James started his career as an investment banker at Jefferies’ Technology group, where he focused on M&A, debt, and equity transactions for software and internet companies.James grew up in Taiwan and graduated from UCLA with degrees in Economics and Accounting.
Jeremy joined CapitalG in 2019 and is an Investment Associate.
Prior to CapitalG, Jeremy worked as an investment banking analyst at Moelis & Company in Los Angeles, where he covered TMT M&A and restructuring.
Jeremy graduated in 2017 with a B.A. in Economics and B.S.E in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Kenn is an investor at Shasta Ventures where he focuses on investments in AI applications and ML infrastructure.
Prior to Shasta, Kenn worked on M&A and IPO transactions at Evercore and built machine learning models at EY.
Outside of work, Kenn is addicted to Xinxia novels and you'll find him taking long walks around Dogpatch. He holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.
Kinjal is an investor at Blockchain Capital where she focuses on investments in blockchain & crypto.
Prior to Blockchain Capital, Kinjal worked in strategy consulting at Fidelity Investments where she worked on asset management and blockchain strategy. She graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Quantitative Economics.
She enjoys volunteering with Scholar Match, painting, and reading biographies in her free time.
Kira Noodleman is a principal at Bee Partners. Her role in the 4-person firm is part pioneer--deeply exploring new areas like synthetic biology and blockchain--and part startup geek, co-reviewing over 2,000 new companies a year in dealflow.
She significantly supports Bee portfolio companies in company-building with her unique combination of intellectual acumen and technical expertise, often applying wisdom gained as a woman in VC to the growth and funding challenges of female-led businesses.
Lauren is the sole non-partner on the investment team at Pantera Capital, where she focuses on early stage investments.
Prior to joining Pantera, she worked in trading at Bank of America and Deutsche Bank.
She has an extensive technical background, having studied Computer Science at Columbia University and beginning her career as a software developer at Fidessa, a trading and investment platform.
Matthieu Hafemeister is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz focused on early stage fintech investments.
Matthieu joined the firm in 2017. He first spent time on the a16z Corporate Development team, working on late stage investments across verticals and helping portfolio companies raise downstream capital.
Matthieu is originally from France and holds a B.S. in Mathematics & Economics from Claremont McKenna College.
Morgan is an investor at IQT, the non-profit strategic investor supporting the U.S. intelligence and national security community.
Morgan previously spent time at the NFL and at Lockheed Martin. She graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Product Design and MS in Management Science and Engineering, where she was on the lightweight rowing team and started Stanford Women in Design.
She works with a variety of nonprofit organizations including BLCK VC and EVCA, and in her free time, enjoys running, rowing, playing piano, and traveling. Morgan's newsletter can be read here.
Natan Reddy is on the investment team at Ironspring Ventures, where he sources, conducts diligence, and invests in startups upending supply chain, logistics, construction, manufacturing, and more.
Previously, he led data-driven analysis and research on supply chain innovation at CB Insights in New York City. His work has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, NBC, TechCrunch, CNN, Forbes, Quartz, The Los Angeles Times, and more. Earlier in his career, Natan worked as business valuation senior associate at Andersen in San Francisco.
Natan is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BA Economics) and enjoys the outdoors and exercise, history, travel, art, and more.
Natasha joined the True Ventures investment team in 2017. Having grown up in the Bay Area, she’s witnessed the burgeoning of Silicon Valley’s technology scene and now applies that lens in her Senior Associate role at True when vetting and investing in new companies from today’s most imaginative founders and teams.
Natasha is a liaison for True’s fellowship programs, often mentoring students looking to build their own careers at high-growth technology startups. She is also a volunteer for All Raise, an organization dedicated to accelerating the success of female founders and investors with the goal of fostering a more gender-equitable future. Natasha graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Smith College, where she braved one too many New England winters before returning to San Francisco.
For more than a decade, she has been a member of The Art of Living Foundation, an organization that encourages mindfulness through meditation.
Patrick Klas is an investor with Maschmeyer Group Ventures (MGV). MGV is a seed stage fund located in San Francisco primarily focusing on InsurTech and Fintech.
Previously, Patrick was a founding member of American Family Ventures (AFV) where he helped deploy over $300m across 100+ insurtech and fintech deals. Patrick also served as the Head of Operations for Bunker (an Insurtech startup located in San Francisco) where he helped to raise their Series A round as he gained operational experience.
Patrick lives in Oakland with his wife and graduated from the University of Wisconsin. He enjoys fly fishing around California and learning to surf.
Puneeth Meruva is an Associate at Trucks Venture Capital, an early stage venture firm investing in start-ups building the future of transportation and making it safer, cleaner, or more accessible.
Prior to Trucks, Puneeth developed safety and telematics related software at BMW and Uber. He also researched perception algorithms and motion planning at MIT CSAIL's Distributed Robotics Group and CMU RI's Biorobotics Laboratory.
He received a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Outside of work, Puneeth is passionate about electronic dance music, soccer, and Formula 1 racing.
Rachel is a Senior Associate at Unusual helping to build and support the firm’s consumer investments. Rachel’s passion for business lies at the intersection of products and people.
Rachel started her career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company with a focus on consumer brands, retailers, supply chain, and manufacturing. She then joined the Corporate Strategy team at Nordstrom Inc. Rachel is a Senior Associate at Unusual helping to build and support the firm’s consumer investments.
Rachel’s passion for business lies at the intersection of products and people. Rachel started her career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company with a focus on consumer brands, retailers, supply chain, and manufacturing. She then joined the Corporate Strategy team at Nordstrom Inc. Rachel holds a BS from Northwestern University where she studied Manufacturing Engineering and Psychology.
Russell is an investor with H.I.G. Capital and joined the firm to help start its new late stage venture and minority growth investment practice.
Prior to H.I.G., Russell was an investor on the growth stage investment team at Greycroft and previously worked in financial planning & analysis at Fastly, where he helped the company raise $75 million during its Series D fundraising process.
Russell graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Business Finance and is currently based in the Bay Area.
Sam is an investor at Cobalt Capital, a consumer internet-focused VC (previously Evolution Media – a JV co-created by TPG Growth and CAA).
At Cobalt, Sam has worked on the firm’s investments into Mux, Tonal and Feather (among others). He invests across consumer digital and media infrastructure, with a specific focus on gaming, consumer subscription and the creator economy.
Prior to joining Cobalt, Sam worked in the Gaming Investment Banking group at Macquarie Capital. Sam graduated with an HBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University.
Shahriar is an investor at Brookfield Technology Partners, where he invests across proptech, fintech and insuretech, B2B software, and digital marketplaces. Prior to Brookfield, he worked at H.I.G. Growth Partners, where he did a combination of technology, consumer, and healthcare investing across venture capital and growth equity.
Shahriar began his venture investing career as a founding team member of ILONA Capital, the venture investing arm of the Lowy Family Group (family office behind Westfield Malls). Prior to joining ILONA, Shahriar worked as an investment banker at Millstein & Company (now Guggenheim Restructuring).
Shahriar graduated with a B.S.E. with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Outside of EVCA, he is also involved in C100 and is an avid Lakers fan.
Stella is an investor with Acumen America, the U.S. portfolio of the impact investment firm Acumen. Acumen America looks to find innovations in health, fintech / financial services, and workforce development (education, people ops, future of work) that serve low-income Americans.
Prior to joining Acumen, Stella was an Associate with Just Business (the impact investment arm of the non-profit Not For Sale), investing in companies that aimed to source ethically and to re-invest in the communities they sourced from. Stella also has had the opportunity to work with social entrepreneurs from around the world, through product and design roles at the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara and the Ayllu Initiative.
She has a B.S. in Accounting & Information Systems from Santa Clara University, where she was awarded the Miller Center’s Global Social Benefit Fellowship. Outside of work, Stella likes to hack and build things as a way to learn new things, run to explore her city, and read.
Wenz is an Associate at Emergence Capital. Prior to joining Emergence, Wenz was an Associate at Bullpen Capital where Wenz sourced and/or led the team's investments in Ocrolus, Goodtime, Grin and OnSiteIQ amongst others.
Wenz also spent time on the Special Projects team at Cloudflare building a better internet, and he is currently a Co-Chair of the Emerging VC Association (EVCA).
Wenz received a degree in Economics from the University of Chicago, where he attended on a full-ride Questbridge Scholarship.
Zack is an investor at Ribbit Capital which he joined in 2019.
Prior to Ribbit, Zack was an investment banking analyst at J.P. Morgan in the Financial Institutions Group, focusing primarily on banks, specialty finance companies, and alternative asset managers. He also spent 1.5 years working on LineHop, a ticketing platform for nightlife venues, which he sold to LineLeap (YC S19) in 2018.
Zack received a BBA degree from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business in 2017 with a minor in Chinese.
Aaron Perman is a Vice President at S3 Ventures, the largest venture capital firm focused on Texas, making initial investments at the Seed, Series A, and Series B stages.
Aaron joined S3 in 2013 and has been a board member/observer at Tango Health, IFM, Chrono.gg, Liquibase, Levelset, Liveoak (acquired by Docusign), and Invodo (acquired by CoCreativ). Additionally, Aaron was CEO of S3's portfolio company Qualia prior to its acquisition by ALC, Inc.
Prior to joining S3, Aaron invested in small-cap publicly traded companies at Western Standard, a long/short equity hedge fund. Earlier in his career, Aaron spent time in the corporate strategy group at Southern California Edison and started a successful small business liquidating computer hardware. He received his BS in International Business from the University of Southern California. Outside of work, Aaron enjoys running, skiing, and cooking.
Alex joined Lux based on a desire to take an active role in supporting emerging technology companies that push the boundaries of what is possible. At Lux, Alex helps lead the team’s efforts in capital formation, working with our limited partners as well as assisting our companies with forging new relationships with potential partners.
Previously, Alex worked at Mercury Capital (acquired by Investcorp) in New York, where he worked on advisory mandates for private equity and venture capital funds. Alex started his career in derivatives trading.
Alex earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Yale University, where he was awarded the DeForest Prize and Townsend Premiums, and was selected as Class Speaker during graduation ceremonies.
Alex is an Associate Resident of The Explorers Club in New York City, and also helps lead the New York chapter of the Emerging Venture Capitalists Association, a non-profit organization.
Allison joined Bain Capital Ventures in 2019 as a growth-stage investor in the financial tech and property tech sectors. Allison is involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, due diligence, transaction execution and portfolio company support.
Prior to joining Bain Capital Ventures, Allison spent three years as a management consultant at Bain & Company in New York. She worked on M&A advisory, growth strategy, performance improvement and private equity consulting. Allison has also worked on the business operations team at Springboard, a San Francisco-based edtech startup.
Allison graduated with a degree in finance and management from the University of Virginia, where she was a Jefferson Scholar.
Betsy Mulé is an Associate at F-Prime Capital, where she focuses on early-stage investments in enterprise technology. Prior to joining F-Prime, she was a strategy consultant at Mars & Co. where she advised Fortune 500 companies across the US, LatAm and Europe.
Betsy is a graduate of MIT where she majored in Chemical-Biological Engineering.
Brad is an investor at Lightbank, an early-stage VC firm based in Chicago. He spends time evaluating new investment opportunities and working with founders of early-stage portfolio companies. A University of Michigan graduate, Brad began his career learning from and investing alongside prolific entrepreneurs turned investors. Initially, in Detroit at Detroit Venture Partners with Dan Gilbert (QL Founder & Owner of the Cavs) and now in Chicago at Lightbank with Eric Lefkofsky (Groupon & Tempus founder).
Previously, Brad spent time at an international VC based in China, where he worked on building their U.S. presence and spent time traveling to China to help portfolio companies scale internationally.
Outside of work, Brad is passionate about mental health, ending youth homelessness, and prison reform. Brad actively volunteers with nonprofits addressing these issues and serves on the board of Covenant House and the associate board of Defy Ventures. Brad is also involved with The Twenty Minute VC and is an active Kairos Fellow
Erika is an investor at Pelion Ventures where she focuses on early-stage B2B SaaS investments.
Before Pelion, she was an investor for a growth-stage firm focused on infrastructure and cybersecurity software. During graduate school, Erika worked in the corporate transactions group at Wilson Sonsini and as a management consultant for PwC supporting cloud-based software and networking companies.
She holds a JD/MBA from Brigham Young University, where she co-managed the university’s student-run venture capital fund.
Outside of work, Erika enjoys skiing, mountaineering, and the performing arts.
Gabriella is an investor at Fika Ventures, a LA-based seed fund focused on b2b software, fintech, and marketplaces.
A SoCal native and first generation American, Gabriella has always been a ‘fixer’ and puzzle aficionado. Excited by opportunities to find solutions to problems, she began her career at Parthenon-EY, a global strategy consulting firm, and spent time across the industrials, technology, and consumer practices. After three years as a consultant, Gabriella transitioned to a venture role at WndrCo, a consumer technology holding company, where she worked on a broad set of initiatives from sourcing to portfolio operations.
In her free time, you can find Gabriella working on the WSJ weekend crossword, playing Settlers of Catan, or hanging out at the beach with her dog, Beau. She is also very involved in fundraising and operational initiatives for Mi Casa de Angeles, the 501c3 nonprofit she founded in 2009 with the mission of improving the quality of education in underserved areas of Peru, her father’s home country.
Gabriella holds a BS in Symbolic Systems: Human Computer Interaction from Stanford University.
Henry Magun joined NEA in 2018 and is an Associate on the Tech Team in New York, where he focuses on enterprise and consumer technology investments. Prior to joining NEA, Henry worked as a product management intern for Nebia in San Francisco, focusing on ecommerce expansion, and as an intern on the growth team at WeWork.
Henry graduated from Stanford University, where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. While at Stanford, Henry was a Mayfield Fellow, a student representative on the School of Engineering Undergraduate Council, and a member of the management team of Cardinal Ventures, Stanford’s student-run accelerator for Stanford-affiliated startups. Additionally, he was president and a founding member of the Stanford Bicycle Project, a volunteer organization providing bicycles to low-income students.
Kyle Dolce is an Associate on the investment team at Glasswing Ventures. Previously, he was the Venture Director of Northeastern University’s IDEA Venture Accelerator where he led a 17-person team supporting entrepreneurs through mentorship, strategic partnerships, and non-equity capital.
Before this role, Kyle was an operations associate at Inrupt, a Glasswing portfolio company, where he developed crucial early processes around prospect management, hiring, and on-boarding and supported company leadership in pricing and open-source strategy decisions.
Kyle graduated magna cum laude and as a member of the Huntington 100 honors society from Northeastern University with a BS in Finance and is a 2+2 Deferred Admit to the Harvard Business School.
Matt is an investor at Fika Ventures. An atypical investor, Matt brings seventeen years of hands-on operational experience within early and growth stage companies and has two successful exits under his belt (JetBlue IPO in 2002 and Envestnet | Yodlee IPO/acquisition in 2015). Functionally, Matt brings business development, marketing, sales, pricing and revenue management experience, along with a strong, active network of c-suite relationships across the Fortune 1000. Matt began his career as part of the founding team at JetBlue and after stints at Apple and Redpoint Ventures, Matt joined financial software and data giant Yodlee where he focused on business development and sales across the emerging fintech industry. Most recently Matt was the Head of Business Development at Factual focusing on strategy and partnerships across enterprise software, financial services and retail verticals.
Matt lives in Los Angeles and maintains deep roots in his native Colorado. He's an avid skier, fly fisherman, and an outdoor enthusiast.
Matt holds an MBA from UCLA and a BA in Economics from Boston College.
Michelle is a Senior Associate at Solasta Ventures, a life sciences venture capital firm, where she focuses on drug development investments. Previously, she was a Consultant at ClearView Healthcare Partners, a life sciences strategy consultancy, serving clients ranging from biotech startups to large pharma. Michelle's prior venture capital experience includes her role as a business analyst intern at Merieux Equity Partners, a life sciences-focused fund, and at Acidophil, a biotech company creation and investment firm.
Prior to her roles in VC and consulting, Michelle spent almost a decade as a molecular biologist. She went on to earn her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Genetics at Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. Michelle also holds a B.A. in Biology from Boston College.
Mike is a Principal at LiveOak Venture Partners, where he focuses on early-stage investments in Texas-based businesses.
Prior to LiveOak, Mike was a Principal with Blue Heron Capital, where he invested in early & growth-stage companies in the tech-enabled business services and healthcare industries.
Earlier in his career, Mike was with American Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, where he focused on pre-investment due diligence, valuation, and portfolio company management. He also spent time with the Healthcare group at Harris Williams, a sell-side M&A advisory firm. Mike received his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He also has a BS in Finance and Accounting from James Madison University.
Ned is a multi-stage venture investor who invests in deep, enterprise, and consumer tech. He spend the majority of his time on Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems, Cybersecurity, Data Infrastructure, Robotics, Quantum, and Media & Gaming. Before helping open the NYC office for Samsung Catalyst, Ned worked at New Enterprise Associates (NEA) covering frontier, and enterprise and consumer technology. Before that, he was an investment analyst at Stadium Capital investing in smidcap public equities across numerous industries including TMT, industrials, and retail.
A life-long tinkerer and builder, Ned trained as a Mechanical Engineer (Undergraduate) at Dartmouth and as a Computer Scientist (Masters) at Cornell. Projects he has worked on include building a digital passport with HSBC, a micro ground robot with PSI, and a passive computer vision tracking system with Carnival Cruises. He also co-founded the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network - Undergraduate while at Dartmouth.
Paraj is an Analyst on the Panoramic Ventures Investment Team.
Previously, he was an early-stage investor at Candela Partners, investing in AR/VR and digital media and entertainment startups, and at Ulysses Diversified Holdings, where he invested in sports, media, and entertainment startups.
Paraj helped a major sports league portfolio company launch a celebrity athlete esports league and grow it to 1.2 million viewers on Twitch. He is a former competitive esports athlete and streamer, and host of Twitch’s first livestream interactive game show.
Paraj has a B.S in Business & Computer Science from Franklin & Marshall College.
Paraj writes a top digital media and entertainment newsletter called “Couch Potato” and writes about startups and venture capital on the Panoramic blog and at parajmathur.com.
Steven is an investor at Chicago Ventures, a seed-stage firm investing in tech-enabled companies across the Central US.
Previously, he spent time at Accenture in their management consulting practice and Ariel Investments, a Chicago-based mutual fund. Most recently, Steven played professional basketball in the Netherlands and Estonia, competing internationally across Europe.
He received a degree in Economics from Princeton University. Outside of work, Steven still plays competitive basketball, makes music, and works with multiple social impact organizations across the US and Africa.