Builders Backing Builders.

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

AJ Frank
Director of Product Management
Facebook
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
Head Of International
Clubhouse
Aarthi is currently 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.
Adam Pettit
CEO
Kandji
Adam is the CEO of Kandji, a venture-backed startup in the device management and security space.
Aigerim Shorman
Director of Product Management
Facebook
Aigerim is a Senior Director of Product Management at Facebook, where she has led the VR & Metaverse, and 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
Product Lead, Benefits
Gusto
Akins is currently at Gusto leading the benefits product line. As a product leader for more than 15 years, his previous include 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 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
Stripe
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
Pinterest
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
CurbFlow
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
Co-founder
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
Calendly
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
Alt
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
Associate General Counsel
Flatiron Health
Allison enjoys helping teams navigate legal and regulatory obstacle courses and high-stakes negotiations. Currently, Allison is the Associate General Counsel at Flatiron Health. Previously, Allison advised 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 School Operations
Lambda School
Amanda is passionate about using technology to enable economic mobility. She is currently Head of School Operations at Lambda School, and she was previously 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
Cocoon
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 (stripe.com/card).
Amber Greene
Head of Product
Medley
Amber is currently the Head of Product at Medley, a membership for curious, growth-minded people. Prior to Medley, 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
GetYourGuide
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
VP of Engineering
Userleap
Amos is currently 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
Head of US Cities
Uber Eats
Ana has been at Uber for 6 years, and currently leads the US cities business for Uber Eats. Previously, Ana 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
Visiting Partner
Pear VC
Anand is the co-founder of Trusted, a marketplace for child care, that was acquired by Care.com 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
Fetcher
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 Chen
SVP - Product, Design, & Data
Global-e
Andrew Chen is currently SVP Product at Global-e, via its acquisition of Flow Commerce Inc in NYC. 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.
Angela Santurbano
Product leader & angel investor
Angela is an angel operator. She previously worked as a product manager at Facebook building ML products to manage credit & collections.
Anndrea Moore
Business & Advertiser Growth
Facebook
A Product Marketing leader, Anndrea currently leads Core Advertiser Growth product marketing at Facebook 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 and Audience Growth Product
Pinterest
A product management and communications leader, Annie is a Pinterest veteran, where she is currently a Product Lead focused on emerging products. 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
Strategy
Affirm
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
Head of Community
Clubhouse
Anu is an early team member at Clubhouse, where she’s led efforts across community, operations, product, & growth. 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
Shopify
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
Galileo
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
Investor & Advisor
Arpan was at Okta since late 2013 when they were ~200 people. He's been a founding member of key inorganic growth functions - M&A, Okta Ventures, and strategic partnerships.
Ashley Brasier
Head of Core Strategy
Faire
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 Conversocial.com), a customer messaging solution for ecommerce and mobile apps.
Badrul Farooqi
Product Manager
Square
Bangaly Kaba
Head of Platform Growth
Popshop Live
Prior to Popshop Live, Bangaly served 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
Facebook
Bankole is a product manager at Facebook 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 Tossell
Founder
Makerpad
Ben is the Founder of Makerpad - teaching others how to leverage no-code tech at work. Ben started a Makerpad Fund focusing on no-code/low-code investments.
Ben Uretsky
Co-founder and Board Member
Digital Ocean
With a passion to simplify the complexities of infrastructure and building new open source cloud technology, Ben is the Co-founder & former CEO of DigitalOcean, a cloud infrastructure provider. Prior to DigitalOcean, he founded his first company ServerStack, a managed hosting provider, with his brother Moisey Uretsky.
Bhaumik Kotecha
Director of Growth Strategy & Operations
Paxos
Bhau was previously a Business Operations Lead at Cash App. Prior to Cash App, he was the Head of Global Sales Strategy for Square’s Seller business. Bhau has overseen various go-to-market initiatives across both of Square’s major business units.
Bob Lee
Angel Investor and Advisor
Bob is the former CTO of Square, where he built the company’s core products, scaled the team from 12 to 1200 people, and created Square Cash. Before Square, Bob worked at Google where he created Guice and led the core library development for the first few years of Android. He’s added several features to the Java programming language and platform (such as lambdas).
Bobby Green
President and Chief Medical Officer
Thyme Care
Bobby is currently at Thyme Care, which guides cancer patients through a complex healthcare system by providing personalized support. Prior to that, he joined Flatiron Health in 2014 as Chief Medical Officer, after 15 years in practice as a medical oncologist.
Bremner Morris
CEO
Rally
Bremner Morris is CEO of Rally where he is responsible for driving the awareness and adoption of Rally in the creator, fan and crypto communities. Previously, he served as the community appointed CMO/CRO for the $RLY project overseeing all go-to-market initiatives. Prior to joining Rally, Bremner worked for Patreon for 3.5 years where he oversaw the development of Patreon's go-to-market organization.
Brett Keintz
Director of Product Management
Instagram
Brett leads product for Instagram Stories and previously led the Instagram Growth team. Previously, he was Director of Consumer Product at Groupon in Chicago with leadership over 7 product teams owning Groupon's web homepage, search, deal page, checkout, profiles, and cross-platform merchandising
Brexton Pham
Co-founder
All Blue
Brexton is the co-founder of All Blue. Before that, he founded a company working on conversational agents and built facial analytics software for cosmetics brands such as LVMH's maisons. Ex. Tinder, Slack, and Yik Yak.
Brian Nichols
Venture Partner
Hustle Fund
Before joining Hustle Fund, Brian was previously at On Deck, supporting and growing a community of founders building the next wave of world-changing companies. He also runs a Lyft syndicate that invests in and supports early-stage consumer startups. Previously, Brian ran business development at Blackbird, led operations at Zoox, managed the California market and expansion at Lyft, and co-founded RewardTag (acq. STM Bags).

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