Our team is unique. We believe deeply in the value of diversity and have come together as a group of operators, investors, founders, and academics to partner with the right company and support its goal to scale. Our operating team, board, and advisors each play an important role in our goal to create value through a culture of belonging.

Team

JENNIFER DEASON, Chairwoman
Experienced operator with emphasis on technology’s impact on both start-ups and legacy businesses
  • Board Member, Concentrix (NASDAQ: CNXC). Member of Audit and Nominating/Governance Committee and DHI Group (NYSE: DHX), Chair of Audit Committee
  • CFO and Chief Business Officer at Flowcode/dtx
  • CFO at The Weather Company
  • EVP at Sotheby’s
  • 9+ years at Bain Capital
  • eBay, McKinsey & Company, Deutsche Bank (Alex. Brown)
  • M.B.A. from Stanford University, B.A. from Yale University
Experience
Board
MasterCraft
PETER SALDARRIAGA, President and CEO/CFO
Experienced investor and advisor passionate about technology
  • 10+ years at Bain Capital
  • Key role in investments in Diversey, BMC Software, Applied Systems, The Weather Company, TI Fluid Systems, and Sensata Technologies
  • Former management consultant at Bain & Company in New York and India
  • M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, A.B. from Harvard College
Experience
Deals
GEORGE ARISON
Public company CEO; deep experience making the impossible possible with technology
  • Founder and CEO of Shift Technologies, which became one of the first companies in Silicon Valley to go public via a SPAC in 2020
  • Co-Founder of Taxi Magic (Curb)
  • Twice named to Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs
  • Prior experience at Google and Boston Consulting Group
  • B.A. from Middlebury College

Senior advisor

MANISH PATEL
Silicon Valley veteran with experience as an investor, inventor, teacher, and operator.
  • Decade as a Silicon Valley VC 
  • Board member at Shift Technologies 
  • Early employee at Google 
  • Teaching Faculty at Stanford School of Engineering 
  • Recognized by IDEO - CoLab as a Distinguished Fellow 
  • B.S. and B.A. from Stanford University 
 
 

advisor

Anne Hogarty
Operator with a foundation in finance and experience scaling startups in media and women's health.
  • CEO at Extend Fertility
  • VP of International Business at BuzzFeed
  • Tech & Media banker at Goldman Sachs
  • M.B.A. from Harvard Business School; A.B. from Harvard College
Extend Fertility
Buzzfeed
JOEL WASHINGTON
Advisor
  • Seasoned entrepreneur and founder of several technology companies (Shift Technologies, Zero Financial)
  • Experienced venture capitalist at Comcast Ventures
  • Former consultant BCG
  • M.B.A. from Stanford, A.B. from Harvard

Board

AMY CAPELLAZZO
Successful entrepreneur with world leading commercial acumen and deep high net worth rolodex
  • Co-Founder Art Intelligence Global
  • Co-Founder Art Agency Partners, sold to Sotheby’s for $50M
  • Chairman of Post-War & Contemporary Development at Christie’s
  • Sold individual works of art at >$100M in value
  • Key Figure in establishment of Art Basel in Miami Beach
  • Masters, Pratt Institute, B.A., New York University 
DHANI JONES
Board member; media personality & television host; former NFL player
  • Strategic advisor to Jet It, Petram Data, and ActionStreamer
  • Chairman, Qey Capital Partners
  • Board member at Hyur Staffing
  • Television Host at Spike TV, SB Nation, LiveBig, and “Dhani Tackles the Globe” on the Travel Network
  • NFL linebacker with the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints, and Cincinatti Bengals
  • B.A. University of Michigan
GEORGE ARISON
Public company CEO; deep experience making the impossible possible with technology
  • Founder and CEO of Shift Technologies, which became one of the first companies in Silicon Valley to go public via a SPAC in 2020
  • Co-Founder of Taxi Magic (Curb)
  • Twice named to Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs
  • Prior experience at Google and Boston Consulting Group
  • B.A. from Middlebury College
JASON PARK
Public company CFO; successful SPAC transaction experience, expertise driving value creation for PE
  • CFO of Draft Kings; merged with Diamond Eagle and SB Tech in landmark SPAC transaction
  • Operating Partner, Bain Capital
  • Prior experience at McKinsey, CentralSquare Technologies Board of Directors
  • M.B.A. from Wharton School, B.A. and Master of Accounting from University of Michigan
JENNIFER DEASON, Chairwoman
Experienced operator with emphasis on technology’s impact on both start-ups and legacy businesses
  • Board Member, Concentrix (NASDAQ: CNXC). Member of Audit and Nominating/Governance Committee and DHI Group (NYSE: DHX), Chair of Audit Committee
  • CFO and Chief Business Officer at Flowcode/dtx
  • CFO at The Weather Company
  • EVP at Sotheby’s
  • 9+ years at Bain Capital
  • eBay, McKinsey & Company, Deutsche Bank (Alex. Brown)
  • M.B.A. from Stanford University, B.A. from Yale University
Experience
Board
MasterCraft
DR. JENNIFER TURNER
Media executive; public health researcher & educator; health equity advocate & coach
  • SVP, U.S. Scripted Programming at Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Founder & CEO at Mad Cool Fitness
  • Prior programming experience at NBCUniversal and The Walt Disney Company
  • DrPH from Rutgers University; M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business; B.A. from University of Pennsylvania
MIYUKI MATSUMOTO
Extensive network in Silicon Valley; experienced in capital markets and investing in tech enabled businesses
  • Partner, Aglae Ventures, Groupe Arnault’s venture firm (Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of LVMH)
  • Managing Director, Goldman Sachs (Focus on Venture Capital, Growth Equity and Hedge Funds)
  • Founder of Goldman Sachs Global Emerging Entrepreneurs effort
  • M.B.A. from Wharton School, B.A. from Middlebury College