Our experienced leadership team includes investors, growth experts and former operators. We've faced the same challenges you are facing right now while founding startups, building companies, and investing in innovators. And we did it all with the support of our peers.
Fundraising and operations strategy
Maneesh Sagar is an 8X founder, early stage VC in the New York area, and an Innovation Fellow and Founding Career Coach at Columbia University where he teaches classes on startups and Venture Capital. Maneesh has worked with companies across domains, including AI, ML, IoT, TMT, CPG, Pharma and Infrastructure. His operational experience and management perspective is invaluable to startups as they negotiate the intricacies of successfully managing their rapid growth.
Operations strategy, fundraising, and mergers and acquisitions
Having raised over $100M in funding and managed 184 acquisitions across industries that include healthcare, robotics, energy, cybersecurity, IT and more, Ian Magazine is a dynamic, bottom line driven business leader who is able to address and provide resources relating to your business challenges.
Ian is best known for his work at Nextel, where he was a founding member of Nextel’s Senior Management team and it’s 1st employee. Nextel was acquired for 35 Billion dollars in 2005.
Personal and professional development and overcoming imposter syndrome
Allison Krawiec-Thayer is a certified leadership coach, with a focus on helping early-stage entrepreneurs and new (or aspiring) managers find their unique strengths to be the leaders our world needs right now. She has been a Founder and C-Level executive at companies including Uncaged, Jewell Paige, and PoppyLead. She empowers CEOs and Founders who are facing new challenges daily through her coaching.
Cryptocurrency markets and financing strategies
Edward is a financial services professional with expertise in structured products, digital assets and new business development. He has started several businesses at large banks. As a coach, he has helped startup entrepreneurs with business strategy, fundraising and operations.
Scaling up, developing leadership, and building a high performing team
Shawn is a business growth coach and Certified Scaling-Up expert, helping entrepreneurial companies achieve alignment and profitable growth. He was a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award & former President of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Montreal chapter. He has been featured in media publications including Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, Ladders, Real Leaders, CEO Blog Nation, and others.
Personal and professional development, leadership, and living with purpose
Eric Guy is the Chief Victory Officer at the Center for Victory. His philosophy is based on the empowerment model where he and his team transfer knowledge through training and support. It’s a process of empowering people, enhancing cultures, and elevating organizations, starting with the leaders who stand at the helm.
Fundraising strategy and business storytelling
Venture capitalist and storytelling expert. Vik has evaluated and worked with thousands of startups and developed pattern recognition of successful startups. Currently the Managing Director at Green Cow Ventures and former Manager of Startups and Venture Capital at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Personal and professional development and women leaders
Visionary coach, CPCC certified at the Co-Active Training Institute, the largest coach training institute in the world. Christa has over 20 years of advising and coaching experience, and currently serves as the Director of the Engineering Career Center at Cornell University.
Product development and sales strategy
Visionary leader who has led game-changing technology teams. From design to finance to sales enablement, Adam has built enormous value with his vast experience and disruptive ideas. He is currently the Chief Product Officer at Headstorm.
Sales strategy and implementation
Ralph is a senior-level sales executive for the tech industry with over 30 years of experience. Most recently, as VP of Worldwide Sales for Wombat Security Technologies, his team grew revenue to $50m prior to the successful acquisition by Proofpoint.
Scaling up and leadership
Peter Kozodoy is the award-winning author of Honest to Greatness, an Inc. 5000 serial entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, and business coach who works with organizations and their leaders to help them overcome self-limiting bullsh*t and use honesty to achieve greatness. His articles on leadership and entrepreneurship have appeared in Forbes, Inc., HuffPost, PR Daily, and more. He holds a BA in economics from Brandeis University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.