Builders Backing Builders.

Meet the angels backing, advising and championing those at the earliest stages of company buildings.

AJ Frank
Director of Product Management
An experienced product leader and builder, AJ is currently a Director of Product at Facebook focused on incubating new products. Previously, AJ was CEO of a Greylock-backed start-up, Verst, which was acquired by Dropbox where he became a Director of Product, and GM of Vine (@ Twitter).
Aaron Schwartz
Angel Investor and Advisor
As a 3X founder, Aaron has spent 10 years focused in modern commerce, most recently at Returnly (Chief Business Officer) and Passport (Co-Founder, President). He's spending his time now as an early-stage advisor and investor.
Aarthi Ramamurthy
Angel Investor and Advisor
Aarthi is former the Head Of International at Clubhouse She previously led communities products, creator monetization, digital payments products at Facebook. Prior to Facebook, she co-founded Lumoid (YC Summer '13) and held numerous senior product roles at Netflix and Microsoft, where she built products such as the Netflix streaming player and Xbox LIVE gaming experiences.
Aatif Awan
Founder & Managing Partner
Indus Valley Capital
Aatif Awan is the Founder & Managing Partner of Indus Valley Capital, an early-stage VC fund focused on Pakistani startups that are transforming entire industries in the country. Aatif is Board Director for Atoms, Airlift and Bazaar. Previously, he was VP of Growth & International products at LinkedIn and built the team that grew the network by half a billion members.
Ada Yeo
Angel Investor
Ada drove product and sales at Earn (acq. by Coinbase), then was a Product Manager at Coinbase launching Coinbase Earn and scaling that to $100M GMV. More recently, she was a consumer social founder backed by First Round. She currently runs a crypto fund backed by Naval, Balaji Srinivasan, etc.
Adam Pettit
Adam is the CEO of Kandji, a venture-backed startup in the device management and security space.
Aigerim Shorman
General Manager, Product + Engineering
Aigerim is the General Manager of Product and Engineering at Meta where she leads the product and engineering teams on Avatars and Identity. She's led ad product teams and built and scaled consumer products like Facebook Dating, Identity system and Profiles. Before Facebook, Aigerim was Co-Founder and CEO of Wist, a Google Ventures-backed travel and local discovery startup.
Akins Van Horne
VP of Product Management
Akins is currently at ThreeFlow, leading the product management, product design and data insights functions. As a product leader for more than 15 years, his previous include Gusto, Collective Health, Doximity, Stanford GSB, and Monitor Group. He has led through multiple 0-1, hyper-growth, and turn-around situations, and thrives in complex and heavily regulated markets.
Alex Cohen
Senior Director of Product
Carbon Health
Alex is Senior Director of Product at Carbon Health, running its consumer teams. On the side, he has raised two angel funds and actively invests across healthtech, fintech, and enterprise SaaS. Prior to Carbon, he started two companies.
Alex Gasner
Executive Vice President
Roivant Health
Alex is a former entrepreneur (Bee, an early neobank) who currently spends his time in healthtech and biotech at Roivant Sciences, where he built the corporate development function and currently oversees the technology business.
Alexander (Zander) Rafael
Managing Director
Spring Tide Capital
Zander is currently leading early stage investments across sectors with a focus on financial technology, education, and climate. He is a co-founder of Climb Credit, financing high ROI vocational education. Prior to building Climb, he started his career at Bridgewater Associates, before joining BCG and leaving to start, run, and sell his first company, a SaaS marketing platform.
Alexis Zhu
Business Development & Partnerships
Alexis works on new and growing business development initiatives at Stripe. Previously, Alexis led Growth at Scratch, an asset class inclusive loan servicer, and before that was an early employee at Affirm, a borrower-first fintech company, where she built and scaled the commercial sales team. Prior to Affirm, Alexis invested in growth stage companies at Summit Partners, and advised both domestic and global clients at UBS Investment Bank.
Ali Altaf
Product Manager
Ali is a product lead at Pinterest where he has spent the last 5 years building products across all parts of the company, and helped Pinterest grow into a 300M MAU business. He is also an active angel investor and leads PinAngels - the Pinterest angel investing syndicate with 200 ex/current Pinterest employees.
Ali Vahabzadeh
Co-founder and CEO
An unapologetic Long Islander who lives to hustle and build great teams, Ali is bringing order to the chaos of city streets as the Founder & CEO of CurbFlow. Before that, Ali built Chariot (acq. by Ford) as Co-founder & CEO and was President & COO of NeighborCity.
Alison Koplar Wyatt
The Female Founder Collective
Currently angel investing and advising, Alison was previously the President & Co-Founder of Girlboss, the CRO for Goop, and led Publishing and Partnerships at Refinery29.
Alka Tandon
Head of Product
Alka is an enterprise product leader who is passionate about healthcare and future of work. Currently the Head of Product at Calendly, she previously founded Tessera (L&D platform for nurses), worked in product at Castlight Health and Groupon. She started her career at McKinsey.
Allie Held
Head of Operations
Allie is an experienced finance professional with a background in investment banking, consumer private equity, and working for private-equity backed portfolio companies in a strategic capacity. She's currently the Head of Operations at Alt, and was employee #1.
Allison Canton
General Counsel
House Rx
Allison enjoys helping teams navigate legal and regulatory obstacle courses and high-stakes negotiations. Currently, Allison is the General Counsel at House Rx. Previously, Allison was Associate General Counsel at Flatiron Health andadvised health care and life sciences companies at Ropes & Gray, helped justice systems operate more equitably at the Vera Institute for Justice and researched pandemic & emergency preparedness at Columbia University.
Amanda Lubin
Head of Operations
Amanda is passionate about using technology to enable economic mobility. She is currently Head of Operations at Reforge and she was previously Head of School Operations at Lambda School and VP and General Manager of Academic Partnerships at Guild Education. Prior to joining Guild, Amanda spent 10+ years in strategy consulting at Bain & Company, where she led projects in the Technology and Social Impact practices focused on growth strategy, product innovation, and customer experience.
Amber Feng
CTO & Co-Founder
Amber was one of Stripe's early engineers and worked on the first versions of many of their products. Over eight years, helped the company scale from 10 to 2000+, forming and leading the Product and Financial Infrastructure engineering orgs and launching a few of Stripe's new businesses, including the corporate card product (
Amber Greene
Co-Founder & Chief Experience Officer
EnSage Health
Amber is currently the co-founder of EnSage Health, which powers accessible geriatric psychiatry and behavioral care management services. Prior to EnSage Health, Amber was the Head of Product at Medley, a membership for curious, growth-minded people and she built the Experience Research and Service Design function at Cityblock Health, and led User Experience Research at Flatiron Health, WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers) and Google.
Ameet Ranadive
Chief Product Officer
Currently the Chief Product Officer at GetYourGuide, Ameet was formerly the Head of Well-Being Product at Instagram, VP of Revenue Product at Twitter and Co-Founder of Dasient (acquired by $TWTR). Earlier in his career, he was a strategy consultant at McKinsey and engineer at HP.
Amos Barreto
Amos is the Chief Technology Officer of HeadRace. He was formerly the VP of Engineering at Userleap, the first real-time customer insights platform. An Uber veteran, Amos joined as one of the first 20, building and scaling the Marketplace organization as Director of Engineering.
Ana Mahony
Founder & CEO
Addition Wealth
Ana is the founder and CEO of Addition Wealth, dedicated to making personalized financial expertise more accessible for all employees. Ana was previously at Uber for 6 years, and led the US cities business for Uber Eats. Ana also worked at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and in private equity. She is passionate about increasing access to leadership roles and funding for traditionally underrepresented groups.
Anand Iyer
Venture Partner
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Anand is a venture parter at Lightspeed and former visiting partner at Pear VC. Anand is the co-founder of Trusted, a marketplace for child care, that was acquired by in 2018. He’s currently focused on angel investing and advising startups, in addition to serving as an LP in a few seed stage funds. Prior to Trusted, Anand previously managed product at Microsoft and IGN Entertainment, cofounded and was the CTO of Hitpost, which was acquired by Yahoo, and was the head of product at Threadflip.
Andres Blank
Co-founder & CEO
Andres Blank is the co-founder and CEO of Fetcher, a startup that automates recruiting for over 500 companies. Previously he was the founder and COO of Pixable a consumer mobile product with over 5 Million users that sold to Singtel for $30M in less than 3 years from starting the company. Andres started Pixable while he was pursuing his MBA at MIT. Before moving to Boston, Andres started three companies in his home country in Venezuela.
Andrew Blachman
Marketplace Capital
Andrew has been operating and investing in marketplaces for the past two decades. He spent the bulk of his career as COO and President of Tophatter, a live auction e-commerce app. An avid angel investor in online marketplaces, Andrew’s portfolio includes Outdoorsy, Seatgeek, Nest Collaborative, Bridebook, and others.
Andrew Chen
Chief Product Officer
Andrew is the CPO of CommentSold. He was formerly SVP Product at Global-e, via its acquisition of Flow Commerce Inc. He has led product and design across technology startups and enterprises for over 15 years and in a former life he was a management consultant. He is currently also an Angel Investor through Hyphen Capital and Gaingels.
Andy Coravos
Co-founder & CEO
Andy is the CEO & Co-Founder of HumanFirst, a startup building safe, effective, and equitable healthcare options for the home. She’s also a research collaborator at the Harvard-MIT Center for Regulatory Sciences and a sitting board member at the Digital Medicine Society. Previously, she was an expert advisor for the FDA.
Angela Santurbano
Product Leader
Angela is an angel operator and leads product at Cocoon. She previously worked as a product manager at Facebook building ML products to manage credit & collections.
Anita Lynch
Board Member
As New Relic’s Chief Data Officer, Anita lead the company's data strategy, data architecture and engineering, analytics, data science and data governance efforts. Prior to joining New Relic, her career leading enterprise data teams spans major tech innovators including Apple, Yahoo, Amazon and the launch of Disney+ at Disney Streaming.
Anndrea Moore
Head of Product Marketing
A Product Marketing leader, Anndrea currently is the Head of Product Marketing, Advertiser Automation at Meta and previously led SMB Digital Growth and Programs at Apple. Prior to Apple, she led teams across SMB sales and product marketing at Google. A founder herself, she is also the Founder & CEO of Black Tech Women.
Annie Riley
Advisor & Consultant
Annie is an operator, advisor & angel investor. She's currently running a coaching program for startup managers and advising companies on operations, supply growth and GTM. Annie joined the startup world as an EdTech investor at NewSchools Venture Fund. From there, she joined HotelTonight as the ninth employee and VP of North America Local Operations. She's also led Operations at Wonderschool, built the Employer Partnerships business at Outschool, and advised the Marketing & Admissions teams at Lambda School.
Annie Ta
Head of Inclusive Product
A product management and communications leader, Annie is a Pinterest veteran, where she is currently the Head of Inclusive Product. She initially joined Pinterest as the second member of the PR team and later spearheaded the launch of Pinterest's business model as one of the first ads product managers. She was also one of the earliest members of the Corporate Communications team at Facebook.
Annie Zeng
Annie is a Growth Strategy and GTM Lead at Affirm, where she focuses on growing Affirm's core installment product and international expansion. Prior to Affirm, Annie began her career at KKR as an analyst and then an associate, where she invested in both early-stage and mature companies in the Healthcare space for KKR's flagship Private Equity fund and inaugural Healthcare Strategic Growth fund.
Anu Atluru
Anu was an early team member at Clubhouse, where she’s led efforts across community, operations, product, & growth and now serves as an advisor. Previously, she’s been an Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard, a startup founder, a resident physician in Emergency Medicine at Harvard / Mass General Hospital, a management consultant, and a film actor.
Ariana Poursartip
Product Lead, Fintech
Prior to Shopify, Ariana was an EIR at Thrive Captial and VP of Product at Petal. She led Square Capital as its Founder and Head of Product, and built product & growth at Prefer.
Ariane Tschumi
General Counsel
Ariane Tschumi specializes in value-based care and digital health. She is General Counsel of Galileo and leads digital health plan partnerships. Previously, she was a member of Cityblock Health’s founding team and served as Senior Regulatory Counsel at Oscar. During the Obama Administration, she served as Presidential Management Fellow at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, working on early value-based care payment models.
Arpan Punyani
Co-Founder and General Partner
Arpan is the co-founder and general parter of Garuda, a pre-seed and seed-focused VC firm. He was at Okta from late 2013 when they were ~200 people to 2018. He was been a founding member of key inorganic growth functions - M&A, Okta Ventures, and strategic partnerships.
Arthur Levy
Chief Strategy Officer
Art is currently Chief Strategy Officer at Brex, where he's held several leadership roles, including SVP of M&A and New Initiatives and VP of BD and Head of Brex's venture debt business. Art started his career at Centerview Partners in tech investment banking, and has spent the last 12 years operating and investing.
Asheesh Birla
Board Member
Asheesh joined Ripple, a blockchain payments startup, in 2013 as a founding team member. He has completed over 13 investments in crypto/Web3 and served on boards of Bitso, Nium, Azimo, and Moneygram.
Ashley Brasier
Head of Core Strategy
Outside of her role at Faire, Ashley Brasier advises early stage companies on their product and growth strategies. She is at the earliest stages of a new venture in the aging space. Ashley was previously an investor at Lightspeed Venture Partners and an operator at Thumbtack.
Ashley Flucas
Angel Investor
Flucas Ventures
Ashley is the General Counsel and a Partner at a real estate finance fund (infrastructure, sports arenas and large-scale condo, apartment and commercial buildings) with ~ $3B AUM. She is an active angel investor (participation in 100+ deals) and also runs her own syndicate, Flucas Ventures.
Ayo Omojola
VP Product
Carbon Health
Ayo is currently the VP of Product at Carbon Health, focused on fighting the COVID-19 epidemic. Before Carbon Health, he was a product lead on Square's Cash App, leading the Cash Card, and founded Hipmob (acq. by, a customer messaging solution for ecommerce and mobile apps.
Badrul Farooqi
Bangaly Kaba
Director of Product Management
Prior to his current role as Director of Product Management at YouTube, Bangaly served as Head of Platform Growth at Popshop Live and as an Executive in Residence at Reforge, which offers growth-focused programs for professionals in marketing, product, data, and engineering. A long time product leader, Bangaly was previously the a VP of Product at Instacart, and led Instagram's growth from 440M to 1B+ monthly active users as the Head of Growth.
Bankole Makanju
Product Manager
Bankole is a product manager at Meta where he builds products to keep the monetization ecosystem safe. Previously, he worked as a product manager at Amazon and as a consultant in McKinsey's Africa office. Bankole actively invests in African startups, and hosts a podcast on Africa Technology and Business called Afrobility.
Ben Birnbaum
ML and Software Engineering,
Ben is a software engineering and data science leader. Most recently, he was Senior Director of Engineering at Flatiron Health, where he led the machine learning team, overseeing both the data science and infrastructure aspects of the team. Since leaving Flatiron, he's been consulting, investing, advising, and exploring startup ideas.
Ben Eidelson
Advisor and investor
Ben invests and advises companies across consumer marketplaces, B2B software, and fintech. He’s particularly interested in working with founders building climate-related solutions. Previously, he led product efforts at Stripe to expand the non-card payment methods business. Before that, Ben lead product on Google Hangouts and built Google Photos smart albums.
Ben Lang
Head of Community
Ben is a community builder and angel investor based out of NYC and Israel. He joined the early team at Notion 3+ years ago where he leads community efforts. Prior he worked as a consultant, cofounded Mapme, and served in 8200 military intelligence.

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