Meet the Newest Cohort of First Round’s Angel Track — Ready to Join Your Cap Table

A new leader at the helm:

Meet our Spring 2022 Cohort:

  • Areas of Interest: Crypto
  • Ada drove product and sales at Earn (acq. by Coinbase), then was a Product Manager at Coinbase launching Coinbase Earn and scaling that to $100M GMV. More recently, she was a consumer social founder backed by First Round. She currently runs a crypto fund backed by Naval, Balaji Srinivasan, etc.
  • Areas of Interest: Enterprise Data Infrastructure, ML and Cybersecurity
  • As New Relic’s Chief Data Officer, Anita lead the company’s data strategy, data architecture and engineering, analytics, data science and data governance efforts. Prior to New Relic, her career leading enterprise data teams spans major tech innovators including Apple, Yahoo, Amazon and the launch of Disney+ at Disney Streaming.
  • Areas of Interest: Fintech, SaaS, Healthcare
  • Art is currently SVP of M&A and New Initiatives at Brex, where he’s held several leadership roles, including VP of BD and Head of Brex’s venture debt business. Art started his career at Centerview Partners in tech investment banking, and has spent the last 12 years operating and investing.
  • Areas of Interest: Web3, Crypto, Fintech
  • Asheesh joined Ripple, a blockchain payments startup, in 2013 as a founding team member. He has completed over 13 investments in crypto/Web3 and served on boards of Bitso, Nium, Azimo, and Moneygram.
  • Areas of Interest: SaaS, productivity, fintech, ecommerce, future of work
  • Ben is a community builder and angel investor based out of NYC and Israel. He joined the early team at Notion 3+ years ago where he leads community efforts. Prior he worked as a consultant, cofounded Mapme, and served in 8200 military intelligence.
  • Areas of Interest: Biotech, Healthcare, Machine Learning, SaaS, Digital Technology, Games
  • Brandon worked at Uber as an early machine learning engineer before leading the development of an early blood-based cancer detection test at Freenome, and now leads several drug development programs as Head of Product at Spring Discovery.
  • Areas of Interest: Fintech, Web3, commerce, and climate
  • Bruno leads Plaid’s Credit and Web3 business development efforts and is focused on product partnerships, investments, and M&A.
  • Areas of Interest: Generalist, including LatAm
  • Camilo is an experienced tech founder and exited founder/CEO-turned-investor and Big Tech product leader. As an investor, he uses his strong product intuition and former founder experiences to drive value to his portfolio CEOs and executives.
  • Areas of Interest: SaaS, PLG, community-led growth
  • Claire was employee #8 at Figma and the first marketer / business hire. She led the team from stealth through monetization while finding product market fit. Prior to that she was early stage marketing through acquisition at Climate Corp.
  • Areas of Interest: Web3, social, media, marketplaces.
  • For the last 3.5 years, D’Arcy was investing in consumer tech companies at a16z. Before that he started a social fintech company called Frank. He’s currently angel investing and tinkering on new ideas.
  • Areas of Interest: Developer tooling, Infrastructure, and SaaS
  • Dane is a product management leaderl passionate about innovation and working with great teams to build amazing products. He has a strong background in SaaS services with leadership experience in Product Management, Product Marketing, Scaling Operations, Business Development, and Recruiting.
  • Areas of Interest: Marketplaces, SaaS and dev tools.
  • Daniel is the founder and CEO of — a company making it easier to build backend systems on the cloud. Previously he’s held senior engineering roles at companies like Twitter and Airbnb. He’s an active angel investor.
  • Areas of Interest: KYC, Identity, Black-owned founders, financial inclusion, financial crimes
  • Delia is an experienced risk leader with a focus on product risk, digital identity, anti-money laundering and economic sanctions. She’s spent the past five years at Stripe in a variety of leadership roles.
  • Areas of Interest: Healthtech, climate, data science/AI, fintech
  • Ethan is a data science leader, angel investor, and startup advisor. He is currently Adjunct Professor in Electrical Computer Eng at Rice University. He was formerly Head of Data Science at Stripe, led data science teams at Twitter, and worked on global health and HIV at the World Bank.
  • Areas of Interest: AI/ML, B2B SaaS, Biotech, Blockchain/Crypto, Communication (Speech, Writing, Remote), Consumer, Childcare & Early Education, Design, Education/Reskilling, FemTech/FamilyTech/Women’s Health, Mental Health
  • Evonne is an entrepreneur, operating exec and investor or advisor to pre-PMF startups. Evonne has led product and business development at early stage startups, resulting in two exits (IPO & acquisition). Evonne joined Cisco/Webex via acquisition and led the Intelligence team.
  • Areas of Interest: Marketplaces, Consumer, B2B, Dev Tools, AI
  • Ian is currently VP Engineering at Rose Rocket (YC S16), a trucking and logistics startup. Previously, he was engineer #7 at Airbnb and for 6+ years, he was one of the first engineering leaders directing over 110 engineers as Airbnb grew 100X on every metric.
  • Areas of Interest: Fintech, Open Data, Web3
  • Jack is co-founder and CTO of Modern Life, an early-stage consumer Insurtech company with a mission to help our customers protect their loved ones. Previously, Jack co-founded Petal, another Fintech company whose mission is to expand access to responsible and modern financial services.
  • Areas of Interest: Climate, crypto and consumer.
  • Jared is the CEO & Founder of Fundera (acquired by Nerdwallet in 2020), an online marketplace for SMB financial solutions. Prior to Fundera, Jared co-founded GroupMe, a group messaging service that in 2011 was acquired by Skype. He’s an investor in startups such as Wise, Sweetgreen, and Truebill.
  • Areas of Interest: B2B SaaS, Web3, health/wellness, future of work
  • Jen is the Head of Partnerships at Assembled. She joined Assembled as its first business hire and built out its initial Sales & Customer success teams. Prior to Assembled, she worked at Stripe where she saw the company grow from 200 to 2000 employees. Before Stripe, she was a consultant at Bain & Company.
  • Areas of Interest: Focusing on being a value investor rather than a domain-driven one.
  • Jerry is the Chief Technology Officer at Carta, where he leads the company’s 400+ person engineering organization. Prior to joining Carta in 2018, Jerry managed Slack’s first Machine Learning team, and was the founder and CEO of Apropose, a data-driven design startup backed by NEA and Andreessen Horowitz.
  • Areas of Interest: Dev tools, infrastructure, open source, data, and productivity apps
  • Julia is a product lead at dbt Labs, where she looks after the ops product. She also co-hosts a bi-weekly podcast, where she interviews founders and practitioners in the data space. Previously, she was an investor at NEA where she led investments in infrastructure, dev tools, and data startups.
  • Areas of Interest: SaaS, Healthcare, Software, Data/BI, AI/ML, Recruiting, Tech
  • Kim helps companies in building and leading best-in-class GTM organizations. She is an active startup investor and advisor and works with organizations that promote women and diversity in leadership and on boards. Kim is a speaker on the topics of Go-To-Market, Partnership-led growth, Product-led growth, Sales, High-Performance Teams, Startups, and Culture.
  • Areas of Interest: Fintech, infrastructure, SaaS, AI/ML
  • Kurtis is the Co-Founder & CEO of Pinwheel, the leading API for payroll connectivity. He has been in startups his whole career, starting his first one (LoJack for bikes) while a sophomore at UCLA. He spent his formative years building Luxe, the on-demand parking company, which was the most fun he never wants to have again.
  • Areas of Interest: Product-led growth/sales, sales enablement, pricing, experimentation, data tools and business intelligence
  • Lauryn is the Head of Growth at Airtable, focused on building and scaling the Self Serve business using product-led growth. Before Airtable, Lauryn spent four years leading user growth teams at Facebook including Internet.Org. She is an active angel investor and advisor to startups.
  • Areas of Interest: Consumer Tech, B2B SaaS, multi-sided marketplaces
  • Madhavan is a Senior Partner at Simon-Kucher & Partners, where he specializes in providing pricing and marketing advice for technology companies. He has led more than 200 monetization projects for tech companies, helping bring numerous new products to market. He also co-authored the book “Monetizing Innovation.”
  • Areas of Interest: Web3 and fintech
  • Matty is the Head of Growth at Solana Labs, the core development team of the Solana blockchain. Previously, he worked at 0x and Square. Before that, he majored in Economics and Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College where he wrote his undergraduate thesis on Bitcoin.
  • Areas of Interest: Consumer marketplaces, DTC, Ecommerce enablement, MarTech/AdTech
  • Micah has spent the last 12+ years building growth and marketing engines, and teams, at large ecommerce marketplaces (Wayfair,, and DoorDash). Now Micah is helping build out DoorDash’s next set of billion-dollar businesses as VP and GM on the New Verticals Strategy and Operations team.
  • Areas of Interest: SaaS, APIs, enterprise, data/analytics, infrastructure, fintech
  • Mike is a repeat technical founder and CEO. He sold last company (Second Measure) to Bloomberg. His prior experience includes building scalable backends for gaming and adtech.
  • Areas of Interest: Healthtech, Fintech, Regtech, Prop Tech
  • Neha is a VP of Product at Oscar Health and oversees a team of Product Managers that builds Oscar’s end-to-end tech stack. Prior to joining Oscar, she worked in Strategy and Product roles at American Express where she worked on assessing the growing digital payments space and building out alternative banking products.
  • Areas of Interest: Fintech, healthcare, marketplaces, SaaS, crypto
  • Nick is the founder and CEO of Decent, which offers the most affordable comprehensive health insurance plans for small businesses. Prior to Decent, Nick worked on the Amazon Kindle, scaled his first startup to millions of users and sold it to Napster, and built and led the growth team at Gusto.
  • Areas of Interest: Financial access in countries outside the US, Global trade/money movement, Financial infrastructure, Web3
  • Ronak is the Head of Financing Products at Coinbase, building financing products for consumers and institutional clients. Prior to joining Coinbase, Ronak led Product Management and Operations for Credit Products at Square Banking and the Product team at Bond Street, providing financing and cash flow tools to businesses.
  • Areas of Interest: SaaS, developer tools, health, biotech, space. I’ve been trying to explore atoms more than bits lately.
  • Sean works on Product for Meter and previously led product teams at Slack, Box, and Even. He invests in early-stage technology companies like Daily, Eight Sleep, Spring Discovery, Varda, and dozens more.
  • Areas of Interest: SaaS, marketplaces, and health tech
  • Sid was VP Finance & Strategy at Airtable, where he built the finance function and focused on go-to-market initiatives. He was VP of Operations at Instacart where he was responsible for growth and unit economics across all markets.
  • Areas of Interest: Generally focus on great people versus ideas or subjects
  • Tara lives in SF & is co-founder and CEO at Rupa Health, a First Round-backed startup. She previously worked on product and ops for Parsley Health.
  • Areas of Interest: AI and early-stage SaaS
  • Thomas is the founder of AI startup EvolutionIQ. Previously, he was a Google AI and game industry veteran.
  • Areas of Interest: Fintech, Community platforms, Africa, Blacks in tech
  • Twum is a tech leader with experience in product, engineering, data science, and operations at large corps and early-stage startups. He’s an angel investor and former VC operating partner. He’s passionate about startups, especially those led by historically underrepresented founders and in developing markets.
  • Areas of Interest: SaaS, Fintech
  • Vishal is a product executive with a proven track record of building 0->1 products, defining the go-to-market strategy, hiring & growing teams and scaling revenue from pre-IPO to post-IPO. At Affirm, he leads product management and his previous experience includes Dropbox and Microsoft.



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