Builders Backing Builders.

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

David Haber
General Partner
Andreessen Horowitz
David is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, based in New York City. He was previously VP of Firmwide Strategy & Corporate Development at Goldman Sachs, leading on Partnerships, New Ventures and M&A. Before that, he was Founder & CEO of Bond Street (acq. Goldman Sachs).
David Phillips
Founder & CEO
A serial founder, David is currently the Founder & CEO of Fondo, helping startup founders protect and extend their runway. Prior to Fondo, he was the Co-founder of BloomJoy, building media businesses for influencers, the Co-founder & CEO of Hackbright Academy (acq. by Capella Education), and Co-founder of Banjo.
David Walker
Co-founder & CEO
Currently Co-Founder & CEO of Triplemint, David is on a mission to give buyers, sellers and renters a more intelligent and personalized experience buying, selling and renting homes. Prior to building Triplemint, he was the Director of Marketing at (acq. by Clover Wellness).
Dayo Esho
Co-founder & CEO
A serial founder, Dayo is currently the Co-founder & CEO of TravelJoy, building delightful, simple tools for travel entrepreneurs. He was previously the Co-founder & CEO of and Co-founder of Rapleaf / Liveramp.
DeCarlos Love
Product Leader
Currently a Product Leader at Google and recently VP of Product at Athos. Before that DeCarlos led Product experiences at Apple, Fox, Huge, and Target. He also spends time coaching product managers and advising startup execs. A believer in expanding access, DeCarlos is a part of the leadership team at Transparent Collective.
DeVaris Brown
Co-Founder & CEO
DeVaris is currently the Co-Founder & CEO of Meroxa.
Dean Kelly
A serial entrepreneur, Dean is currently CEO of Gainful, a Personalized Sports Nutrition Company. Previously, he was the GM and Head of Inspiration & Vendor Marketplace at Zola, where he was building and launching a brand new business within the brand. Before that, he co-founded HeyLets and Zanui.
Derek Callow
Former CMO
Derek was most recently CMO at Bumble, where he led all brand & user growth efforts globally. Previously he held executive roles with Fair, Tinder, and had over a decade with Google and YouTube. He is currently focused on investing and advising early stage and growth businesses.
Ebony Peay Ramirez
Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Consultant
Formerly the PM lead for Diversity & Inclusion at Oculus, Ebony now focuses on consulting Founders on strategic D&I efforts. She also educates young women on startups through her Plum2.0 Book series. She worked in tech for the last ten years in administrative and operations roles at Conductor Inc, Bloomberg and Goldman Sachs.
Ejieme Eromosele
VP of Customer Success and Account Management
Ejieme is VP of Customer Success and Account Management at Quiq. In her role, she helps brands grow awareness, increase sales and manage customer service costs with messaging and conversational AI. Prior to Quiq, Ejieme was the VP of Customer Success at Snaps, the Managing Director of Customer Experience at The NYTimes, and spent several years in management consulting at PwC and Accenture.
Elliot Cohen
Founder and CEO
Citymaps (acq. TripAdvisor)
Currently leading business expansion and strategic partnerships at ADT as SVP of Business Development. Before that, Elliot built CityMaps into a household name as Founder & CEO, joining TripAdvisor after its acquisition.
Emily Kramer
Co-Founder & Marketing Advisor
Emily is an experienced startup executive who currently advises SaaS companies on marketing strategy as co-founder of MKT1. Previously, she built and led marketing teams from the ground up at Carta, Asana, Astro (acquired by Slack), and Ticketfly (acquired by Eventbrite).
Emuye Reynolds
Head of Engineering
Emuye is the Head of Engineering at Superhuman, a productivity startup. She was formerly a Senior Software Developer at Apple and led the development of the UI for the first versions of Apple TV. She has more than 10 years of industry experience ranging from writing software to managing engineering teams and leading product development.
Erica Baker
Chief Technology Officer
Erica is currently the CTO for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. An industry engineering leader, she was previously a Director of Engineering @ Github. Prior to Github, she was a Principal Group Engineering Manager at Microsoft and led Infrastructure Engineering teams at Slack, Patreon and Google. A founding member of Project Include, Erica is an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in tech, as well as expanding access to tech exposure and education.
Erika Reinhardt
Something new
Erika is currently exploring new startup directions addressing climate change. Previously, she led engineering groups at Stripe, OpenAI, and Planet Labs, started a 2016 voter registration and turnout non-profit, and studied both mechanical engineering and computer science at MIT.
Fareed Mosavat
VP Programs and Partners
A product and growth leader, Fareed is currently an Executive in Residence at Reforge. Previously, he led product, growth, and engineering teams at high-growth companies like Slack, Instacart, Runkeeper (acquired by Asics), Conduit Labs (acquired by Zynga), and Pixar Animation Studios (pre-Disney).
Fazal Yameen
VP of Product
Fazal is currently at Stash, an investing fintech startup. He’s run product at several companies over the past 10+ years, including at comixology (acquired by Amazon) and GPShopper (acquired by Synchrony).
Felicia Curcuru
Co-founder and CEO
Felicia is the Co-founder and CEO of Binti, which is a First Round-backed govtech company focused on improving the foster care system in order to help every child have a family. Prior to starting Binti, Felicia was the first employee at FundersClub, where she ran the investor side of the business. She was previously an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company.
Garrett Spitzer
Product Lead, Cartops
Garrett is currently the product lead and GM of Uber's cartop division, the largest digital cartop fleet in the US. Prior to that he was on the founding team of Square Capital, a bank that lends to Square merchants. He started off his career at UBS as a high yield credit analyst.
Gil Shklarski
General Partner
Operator Partners
Gil was previously the CTO of Flatiron Health, supporting the care of millions of cancer patients and learning from their experience to develop better treatments. Prior to Flatiron, he learned what good (and bad) technology and science look like at Facebook, Microsoft, academia, and the Israeli government.
Hadar Dor
Product Lead
Hadar is a Product Lead at Shopify. He spent the past decade leading product teams at Facebook, Lyft, Postmates (acquired by Uber),, and startups. Hadar enjoys helping founders and PMs think through product strategy, growth, marketplaces, regulatory compliance, and technical platforms.
Harsh Patel
Angel Investor and Advisor
Harsh is a customer & product focused entrepreneur. He’s built and grown 3 businesses over the last 8 years, with 3 exits. Most recently, he was the CEO of
Harsha Dante
Harsha Dante is a Product Lead, building a new offering for Stripe. He previously helped launch and scale Stripe's Capital and Card businesses. Prior to Stripe, Harsha invested in software companies at New Mountain Capital.
Jay Shah
Business Lead
Jay is currently a Business Lead at Stripe, leading a new zero-to-one initiative. He spent over 6 years with the company, most of that time as the Product Manager for Stripe Connect, Stripe's flagship product for marketplaces and SaaS platforms that supports platforms like Shopify, DoorDash, and
Jean Sini
General Partner
Currently a General Partner at Partech, Jean is a serial entrepreneur and engineering leader. Most recently, he led the engineering team as CTO of Cadre, Co-founder and CTO of Fountain, VP of Engineering at Mint, and Chief Product and Tech Officer at One King's Lane.
Jeff Chang
Building something new
Jeff is currently building something new. An industry growth leader, Jeff led growth engineering teams at Pinterest as a technical lead. He joined Pinterest as an early member of the growth team and led many high impact initiatives on their path to 300MM+ MAU. Jeff is also an active angel investor and specializes in helping founders find product market fit and grow.
Jeff Weinstein
Product Lead
Jeff is Product Lead for Payments Infrastructure at Stripe. He was previously Founder and CEO of Wagon (acquired by Box) and led Hyperpublic (acquired by Groupon).
Jenna Hannon
Building something new
VP of Marketing at Statespace. Previously Growth and Product Marketing at Uber. Angel syndicate lead.
Jennifer Haroon
Standard Cognition
Jennifer is a business operations, strategy & finance tech executive. She enjoys building and growing companies at the intersection of new technologies (such as AI & CV) and more traditional industries (such as automotive and healthcare). She was previously the COO/CFO at Nauto and she serves on the Board of Wheels.
Jiaona (JZ) Zhang
VP of Product
Leading product for some of the industry's giants, JZ is currently VP of Product at Webflow and a lecturer at Stanford. Before that, she ran product teams at WeWork, Airbnb (built out several Host teams and launched Airbnb Plus) and Dropbox (focused on collaboration tools).
Joe Blau
Co-Founder & CEO
Stealth startup
Entrepreneur currently helping people build sensor based mobile first software products. Ex. Uber, Uber ATG, Amazon, SAIC, Raytheon and a bunch of failed startups.
John Beckmann
PM - Head of Meetings and Webinars
John currently leads the PM teams at Zoom responsible for the core meetings and webinar products. His career has been focused mainly on enterprise communication software, with product management roles at RingCentral and BlueJeans. John studied electrical engineering and made chips in cell phones before transitioning to software PM roles.
Jon Brelig
Co-Founder & CTO
Jon recently started Cascade, the first advanced analysis tool built for teams. Previously, he was the Co-Founder and CTO of America's largest purchase panel, InfoScout (acq. by Numerator) and co-founded (acq. by Vail Resorts).
Jonathan Sousa
Director, Customer Experience
Jonathan’s career has focused on bringing value to customers. He’s spent the last decade building, scaling, and leading Customer Success and Customer Experience teams at Dropbox, Scoop, Finix, and Loom. He also serves as First Round's Expert-in-Residence for Customer Success, helping early-stage companies find their way.
Judy Abad
Head of Business & Operations
Judy was previously the Director of Field Business Strategy and Operations at TripActions. Prior, she's held leadership roles at WhatsApp, Slack, Instagram, and Facebook. At WhatsApp, she led the team that launched the first-ever monetization products for a product used by over 1B people daily. At Slack, she was the first product marketer and ran the core product and international marketing teams. She has deep expertise in launching new products globally, building new monetization models, and scaling internal business operations.
Jules Walter
Product Leader
Jules is a long term product leader and entrepreneur, currently a Product Leader at YouTube. He previously led Product for Slack's Growth & Monetization team. A firm believer in increasing access, he is also the Co-Founder and President of, building the largest pipeline of high-performing underrepresented software engineers.
Julia Lipton
Awesome People Ventures
Julia is the founder of Awesome People Ventures, an early-stage fund focused on the future of wellness and work. She also runs Awesome People Co, a talent network for trusted part-time hires. Previously, she ran revenue at Rise, a nutrition company bought by One Medical, and launched Video Visits at One Medical.
Julie Park
Julie is currently an Investor at Venrock. Previously, she was the Director for Small Business at FB. Before that, she was an early product manager at Pinterest, and earlier in her career advised consumer/retail companies at Goldman Sachs for seven years.
Justin Overdorff
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Justin is a Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, where he leads the fintech practice. Previously, he was the Head of Product Partnerships and New Market Development at Stripe. Prior to that, he led Business Development for Yelp and Techstars, and invested in late stage technology companies with Summit Partners.
KJ Miller
Co-founder and CEO
KJ is the Co-founder & CEO of Mented Cosmetics, a pigment-first beauty brand celebrating women of all hues. Prior to founding Mented, KJ spent most of her career working in retail, leading projects in merchandising, retail analytics, pricing, and sales forecasting.
Kat Orekhova
Co-Founder & CEO
Kat is the CEO & Co-Founder at Vareto, an enterprise platform for Finance and Executive teams. She is the former Head of Product at Ironclad and previously held leadership roles at Facebook across Product, Data Science, and Finance. She has math degrees from Yale, Oxford, and Uppsala University.
Kathy Porto Chang
Product Lead
Kathy manages a team of PMs working on improving payments conversion for users, with products like Radar (Fraud) and authorization optimization. Previously, she was a Group Product Manager at Twitter, where she led consumer product teams in Information Integrity, Recommendations, and Discovery. In her spare time, she enjoys mentoring people from underrepresented groups in technology as well as learning to be a better storyteller.
Kelcey Gosserand
Supply Chain Technical Sales Leader
A Blockchain evangelist, Kelcey develops winning client solutions while working closely with IBM's technical teams and business units as the supply chain technical expert. She previously led Developer Advocacy for IBM's focus on Blockchain, IoT, Kubernetes, and Serverless Computing. A firm believer in storytelling and democratizing access to tech, she is also the founder of the blockchain community building engine, Trellis and Co-founder of Women + Blockchain.
Kelly Peeler
Founder and CEO
MoneyMentor (acq.)
Kelly has built several companies focused on Gen Z. Currently, she is the Founder & CEO of MoneyMentor, formerly NextGenVest (acq. by CommonBond). Prior to this, she co-founded Business Across Borders, which helps to build and scale Iraqi tech-enabled ventures.
Kenny Mendes
Head of Finance, HR, & Operations
Currently Head of Finance, HR and Operations at Coda. Before that, Kenny led recruiting for Box, helping to scale the team from 40 to 1,200+.
Kimberly Foster
Launch at GS
Goldman Sachs
Kimberly serves founders at Launch With GS, Goldman Sachs’ investment strategy to increase access to capital for diverse entrepreneurs. Previously, Kimberly worked in corporate development, strategy, and growth roles within the media and technology sectors. She is also the Co-Founder of the Black New Venture Competition.
Kimberly Marshall
Launch with GS
Investing and advising in teams that will change the world, Kimberly is currently advising Goldman Sachs on Launch With GS, their $500 million investment strategy grounded in the data that diverse teams drive strong returns. Previouslyshe led tech Investments for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and led Strategy and Commercial Product Management for Uber.
Kintan Brahmbhatt
GM and Director of Podcasts
Kintan Brahmbhatt is the GM and Director of Podcasts at Amazon and has led the product, engineering and content strategy of podcasts within the Amazon Music streaming service. Prior to that he was the Head of Product for Amazon Music, and helped drive the launch of Amazon Music’s Prime tier and Amazon Music Unlimited, the service’s premium subscription tier. As a former founder, he has been an active angel investor and an advisor to startups in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and India. His seed investments include Twilio, Truework, Turing, Bloomthat, Shyp, Matician and several more. Kintan holds a BS, Computer Science from Purdue University.
Kudzi Chikumbu
Director of Creator Community
Kudzi Chikumbu is the Director of Creator Community at TikTok where he started at in 2016 (pre-acquisition by ByteDance) and is responsible for connecting and building the creator community through creator marketing, partnerships and creator education all while advocating for diversity, inclusion & representation online. He grew up in South Africa, obtained his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2016 and he is looking to invest in the founders driving the evolution of the creator economy.
Lauren Berson Sugarman
CEO & Founder
Lauren Berson is a product and community builder turned entrepreneur. She is currently the CEO and founder of Conceive, a digital-first fertility company changing outcomes in women's health. Lauren is the former head of strategic growth and M&A at WW International (Weight Watchers), Senior Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, and Strategic Product Partnerships Manager at Google.

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