Builders Backing Builders.

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

Jon Brelig
Working on something new.
Currently working on something new, previously Jon was the Co-Founder and CTO of America's largest purchase panel, InfoScout (acq. by Numerator) and co-founded (acq. by Vail Resorts).
Jules Walter
Product Leader
Jules is a long term product leader and entrepreneur, currently leading 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
Director, Global SMB Sales
Julie is currently the Director for Small Business at FB.  Previously, 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
Head of New Product Partnerships
A former late-stage VC investor turned business development leader, Justin is 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 & Cofounder at Vara, an early stage startup that is changing how companies operate. 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
Developer Advocacy
A Blockchain evangelist, Kelcey leads 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 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.
Lauren Berson
VP of Strategic Growth
Lauren is the VP of Strategic Growth at WW, leading global efforts in Strategy, Partnerships and M&A. An investor and operator, she was previously a Market Development Partner at Andreessen Horowitz and led Strategic Partnerships for Android, Search and Google+ at Google.
Lauren Jarvis
Head of Content Partnerships, North America
A leader in the audio space, Lauren is the Head of Content Partnerships, North America at Spotify, managing the company's audio footprint of 300K+ shows and the enabling technology. Prior to this, she led as Director of Business Development for Universal and Sony owned Vevo and worked in Management Consulting at Booz & Co.
Lee Moulton
Director of Partnerships
Currently, Lee leads Partnerships for SeatGeek as the company's Global Partnerships Director. Prior to this, he was a founding team member at Breather, leading Strategic Partnerships there, and a strategist at Goldman Sachs.
Lenny Rachitsky
Lenny's Newsletter
Lenny spends most of his time writing a weekly newsletter about product and growth, while angel investing and advising on the side. Previously, Lenny spent seven years at Airbnb leading teams driving supply growth, marketplace quality, and community. Before that he was a founder and an engineer.
Lexie Komisar
Global Head of Strategic Partnerships and Startup Ecosystems
As the Global Head of Strategic Partnerships & Startup Ecosystems at IBM, Lexie leads a team bringing IBM's emerging tech to startups across the world and previously founded IBM's first Digital Innovation Lab. Prior to IBM, she served as Associate Director at the Clinton Foundation, where she created the Foundation’s first program focused on leveraging technology and innovation for social change.
Liesl Chang
Liesl is the Co-founder of Cricket, a returns optimization platform that lets online retailers place the right return policy for the right product, to the right customer, at the right time. A champion of NYC startups and expert in the logistics space, she's led last mile innovation and logistics for Latch, Casper and Zipments.
Lisa Kleinsorge
Directer, Business Development
Specialized in product-focused Biz Dev endeavors, Lisa is currently running one of Twitter's partnerships teams. Prior to this role, she led Headspace's international growth efforts as well as built Spotify’s global partner / developer platform.
Lisa Marrone
A founder and investor, Lisa is the Co-Founder of Revel Gatherings, a new community for women over 50. Before starting her own entrepreneurial journey, she worked with extraordinary founders as a Principal with August Capital.
Lucy Zhang
Visiting Partner
Pear VC
An engineering leader and investor, Lucy is currently a Visiting Partner at Pear VC. Previously, she co-founded Beluga, which was acquired by Facebook in 2011, and became the founding engineer on Facebook Messenger. Prior to that, she built products at Google including AdWords, News and Google Docs.
Madhu Muthukumar
Head of Product Management
A leader in the art of product, Madhu has spent the last 10 years building mobile, web and VR products for startups, public companies, governments and non-profits. Most recently he lead product teams at Twitter, Facebook and, currently, as Head of Product Management at Robinhood.
Mandela SH Dixon
Founder and CEO
Founder Gym
Mandela is the Founder & CEO of Founder Gym, the first online program to train underrepresented founders on how to raise money to scale their tech startups. She began her journey in Silicon Valley as the Co-Founder of Tioki, before leading Global Education for Startup Weekend (acq. Techstars) and joining Kapor Capital as the founding Portfolio Services Director.
Max Branzburg
Senior Director of Product
Max is currently a Senior Director of Product at Coinbase, where he also leads seed stage investments for Coinbase Ventures. Prior to Coinbase, he worked on several product teams at Google, including co-founding Google Pay India.
Max Crowley
Co-Founder & CEO
A builder and investor, Max is currently the Co-Founder & CEO of Bandit, a mobile order based coffee experience. Prior to this, he was one of the earliest employees at Uber, joining in 2011 to launch Chicago and later launched and led Uber for Business.
Megan Zoback
Startup Partnerships
An investor and long term operator, Megan is currently a Startup Partner Lead at Stripe. An Uber original, she joined the team as one of the first international launchers in 2012. Most recently, she led as Uber's Director of Business Development, before working with Circle Up as a Managing Director.
Meka Asonye
VP, Sales
Meka is currently the VP, Sales @ Mixpanel. Prior to Mixpanel, he lead the Startup & SMB Sales org at Stripe, where his teams advise high-growth, venture backed companies on their commerce, monetization and expansion strategies. Prior to Stripe, Meka led projects in Bain & Company's technology consulting practice and worked for the Cleveland Indians.
Melissa Tan
Growth & Product Leader
A growth and product leader, Melissa was mostly recently the VP Product at Ro, the DTC healthcare startup behind Roman, Rory, and Zero. Prior to Ro, she was at Dropbox where she started and led the Growth & Monetization team for Dropbox Business. Melissa enjoys supporting startups as an investor and advisor.
Michael Rothman
Co-founder and CEO
Mike Rothman is the Co-Founder & CEO of Fatherly, the leading digital lifestyle brand for today's parents. A New Yorker through and through, he was previously one of the founding employees at Thrillist, responsible for all sales and revenue operations.
Mindy Zhang
Director of Product Management
A lover of the human side of technology, Mindy currently a product leader @ Oscar. Previously, she was a Group PM at Dropbox both in San Francisco and New York, and Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft.
Molly Turner
Haas Berkeley
An urban innovation pioneer and a leading expert on technology startups and cities, Molly is currently a Lecturer at Berkeley Haas. Prior to this, Molly was an early employee of Airbnb, where she established the company’s public policy team in 2011 and directed its regulatory collaboration with cities as Global Head of Civic Partnerships.
Nafis Jamal
Co-founder & CTO
MoPub (acq. Twitter)
Nafis is the Co-founder of MoPub, joining Twitter as Director of Engineering following their acquisition. Prior to MoPub, Nafis was an advertiser-facing Product Manager at AdMob and a PhD dropout from Stanford.
Natalie Gibraltar
VP of Product
Natalie was the first Product Manager at Squarespace and today leads the team as VP of Product. Before this, she founded and ran a non-profit in the Middle East focused on cross cultural communication, and was a very early employee at KIND snacks, working on their social mission, field marketing organization and partnerships.
Neha Komma
Product Management
An industry product leader, Neha is currently at Robinhood. Previously, she led Growth at Coinbase, built with product teams at Airbnb and Facebook, and co-founded her own company, Lushbox, a personalized subscription service.
Nick Caldwell
VP of Engineering
Nick is currently VP of Engineering at Twitter, leading engineering for all consumer-facing Twitter products and board member for /dev/color. Prior to Twitter, he was the Chief Product Officer at Looker, VP of Engineering at Reddit and General Manager at Microsoft.
Nitesh Banta
Co-founder & CEO
Nitesh is Co-founder & CEO at B12, a company that uses AI and experts to help businesses grow online. Prior to B12, Nitesh was an investor at General Catalyst where he co-founded Rough Draft Ventures and he was on the founding team of Getaround.
Okalo Ikhena
Director of Product Management
Sidewalk Labs
With a passion for improving quality of life in cities, Okalo is a Director of Product Management at Sidewalk Labs. Before Sidewalk, he spent his product management career building new businesses at Microsoft and Google, launching products at Bing, Google Store, YouTube TV and Area 120.
Oliver Roup
VP of Product
VP of Product at Instacart. Formerly Founder and CEO of VigLink, a Director of Product at Microsoft and has worked for Founders Fund, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and the BBC.
Porter Braswell
Co-founder & CEO
Porter is the Co-founder and CEO of Jopwell, the leading technology platform that helps Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals unlock opportunities for career advancement. Prior to Jopwell, he and his co-founder Ryan Williams met while at Goldman Sachs.
Rahul Vohra
Founder & CEO
Rahul is the founder and CEO of Superhuman, the fastest email experience in the world.  Previously, he founded Rapportive, which was acquired by LinkedIn.  Rahul actively angel invests; notable investments include Clearbit and EasyPost.
Ritu Narayan
Founder and CEO
Ritu Narayan is Founder and CEO of Zūm, an award-winning platform revolutionizing kids transportation. A former product executive at eBay, Yahoo!, and Oracle, Ritu is an undergraduate in computer engineering and graduate from Stanford Business School.
Rohini Pandhi
A long time product expert, Rohini currently leads a product team at Square. Prior to this, she worked as a Product Manager with teams PubNub, Rackspace, and Nodeable Inc. (acq. Appcelerator). A founder herself, Rohini is the Co-founder of Transparent Collective, a non-profit helping underrepresented founders access growth resources and connections.
Scott Gorlick
Building something new
An operator and founder, Scott is building something new. Before starting his own entrepreneurial journey, Scott joined Uber in 2012 as an early member of the Ops team. During nearly 6 years at the company, Scott built Uber in Atlanta and helped scale the company's operations globally.
Sebastian Gil
Former Engineering Manager
Currently angel investing and advising early stage companies, Sebastian was previously the 4th employee at Snap. He helped build many of the early features on the engineering side, including Stories, Chat and Discover, and then went on to start and run the Growth Engineering team.
Sheila Tran
Head of Communications
A marketing and communications leader, Sheila is currently head of communications at Opendoor. She also co-leads marcomm at All Raise, a non-profit focused on accelerating the success of female founders and funders. Previously, she was head of global communications at Yahoo and Polyvore.
Shiyan Koh
Managing Partner
Hustle Fund
An investor and operator, Shiyan is the Managing Partner at Hustle Fund investing in pre-seed software startups in the US, Canada and Southeast Asia. Before that, she spent nearly 6 years wearing many hats, the latest of which was VP of Business Operations and Corporate Development. During her tenure at NerdWallet, she built products, ran online contests, wrote blog posts, hired executives and played lots of rec basketball.
Sriram Krishnan
SVP of Product, Partnerships and Marketing
Sriram is the SVP of Product, Partnerships and Marketing at HeadSpin. Before that, he led international growth for Tinder, joining after the company acquired Humin where he built as VP of Business. Prior to Humin, he was the Head of New Markets at Spotify. An entrepreneur himself, Sriram is the Co-founder and COO of Cosmify (acq. by Meltwater).
Sriram Krishnan
Investor and Advisor
Sriram Krishnan is currently advising and investing in early-stage companies. He previously lead product teams at Twitter, Snap and Facebook including helping create Facebook's Audience Network and mobile ad business. He's an active startup investor/adviser and writes at @sriramk and
Stacy La
Product and Design
Vital Strategies
Stacy leads Product & Design on the Prevent Epidemics team at Vital Strategies. She was previously the Director of Design at Clover Health, where she started as the first designer and early employee. Stacy was a Design Lead at Yammer (acq. by Microsoft) and has designed for a range of startups and Fortune 500 companies including Facebook, Google, and Intuit.
Sunita Mohanty
Product Leader
A builder and enthusiast for tech that helps people live well, Sunita leads product teams as a part of Facebook's New Product Experimentation group. She has built products for startups, nonprofits and global public companies, most recently leading product teams at Oculus, Facebook Core Growth and as Director of Product at Lumosity.

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