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Our mission is the evolution of tools to drive venture and the community, further, faster forward. More voices, greater depth and precision at scale bring the best to the top and levels the playing field. Inclusion optimizes enterprise and social outcomes.

Leadership

 
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Magnus Sigurdsson

Co-Founder, CTO

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Magnus has 12+ years experience in fintech and asset management, building technology products and quantitative investment strategies. Magnus was part of the founding team at 55ip, sold to JP Morgan, and the investment team at TIFF, a 10B endowment. Magnus completed his graduate studies at MIT.
 

Stefanie Unger

Partner, Business Development

Stefanie focuses on European business development from Berlin. She has published five books, and advises Fortune 1000 companies on how to equip for the future. She has been nominated for 35 Young Elites Under 35, 50 Most Important Women of the Economy and named Future Performer.

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Max Wolff

Co-Founder, CEO

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Max has 14+ years experience in venture and over 20 years in alternatives.  Max was part of the core team at 55ip. Max spent his career as Chief Economist and DOR and has made 1700+ appearances in leading media outlets (CNBC, Bloomberg, Reuters, WSJ, etc.) Max sits on startup and VC  boards. 

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Anna Oganesyan

Partner, Business Development

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Anna has experience raising and allocating to  startups and emerging managers. Her experience on the buy side is extensive. Previously Anna worked at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Man Investments as Product Specialist and VP of Business Development.

Stefanie Unger

Head of Europe

Stefanie is the CEO of Agency Berlin GmbH, has published 5 books, and advises companies on how to equip for the future. She has been nominated to 35 Young Elites Under 35, named Future Performer, and to 50 Most Important Women of the Economy. She regularly contributes across various media outlets.

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Jason Struhl

Research Director

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Jason is a seasoned strategist, analyst, and entrepreneur. Following a music streaming platform acquisition by Google, he transitioned to managing alternative assets, creating proprietary valuation and securitization models. At Abacus, Jason harnessed his interdisciplinary expertise to advise in PE and venture, specializing in automobiles, energy, healthcare, and web3. Jason is a graduate of NYU.

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Advisors

 

Donna is Co-Founder and board member of Sparkpr. She has created a public relations powerhouse and fostered a spirit of fearless, creative communication. With extensive experience at IBM, Nokia, Netscape, and News Corp Donna has become a trusted relation within top media and industry influencers. Donna graduated from NYU and currently resides in San Francisco, CA.

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Donna Burke

Advisor

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Leonid is the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Professor of Management and a Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Leonid has published extensively in leading academic journals and has won numerous professional awards.

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Leonid Kogan

Advisor

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Zeev Krieger

Advisor

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Zeev leads investment research, sourcing, deal structure and execution, portfolio company tracking and value-added improvements across the Third Sphere Credit fund platform. Previously, he ran a non-profit focused on urban systems innovation and most recently specialized in ESG and impact investment in the family division at Goldman Sachs. Most recently Zeev helped to build and co-lead Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Family Office. 

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Katelyn Donnelly

Advisor

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Katelyn is an investor and entrepreneur. Katelyn is the founder and Managing Director of Avalanche VC, an early-stage venture firm investing early in technology companies that transform how people learn, earn, and own.  

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Santita Jackson

Advisor

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Santita is a trusted voice in daily talk radio with over 1 million weekly impressions and global syndication. Her reach includes regular commentations on MSNBC, FOX News, Good Morning America. Santita is a continuing force of civil liberty through her involvement with Keep Hope Alive with Reverend Jesse Jackson. A graduate of Howard University, Santita currently resides in Chicago, Il. 

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Kunal Sachdeva

Advisor

Kunal is an Assistant Professor of Finance with the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. His research focuses on the financial intermediation between institutional investors and households, with his dissertation studying the life settlement market.

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Hisham Kassim

Advisor

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Hisham A. Kassim is the managing partner of Kassim Legal, a family-run boutique law firm based in Amman, Jordan specializing in cross-border M&A transactions, venture capital and private equity transactions, and international tax. To date, Hisham has successfully closed over 100 M&A and corporate transactions representing numerous funds and corporations throughout the MENA region, the U.S., the U.K., and Europe. 

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Djian Salgado

Advisor

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Djian has played pivotal roles in 11 successful exits, 3 unicorns, and 2 IPOs over the past 15 years. His diverse experience spans from his role as an Operating Partner at R3 Experiential to collaborating with the DHS Science and Technology Directorate as an Entrepreneur in Residency at Fedtech, focusing on commercializing AI solutions for maritime security and supply chain safeguarding, as well as Entrepreneur in Residency at private equity groups, Ramp Catalyst, and Operating Partner at Ramp equity. 

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Julius Chin

Advisor

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Mr. Chin is the Managing Director handling private investments, covering private credit, private equity, and venture capital investments as well as other special opportunities. He specializes in TMT, Consumer, Gaming, Health-Tech, Banking, and Finance sectors. He is also on the Board of Directors of Cachet’s funds. Prior to joining Cachet, he worked in private investments and financial advisory for Hong Kong families.

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Nagabhushanam "Bobby" Peddi 

Advisor

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Bobby is a former doctor turned serial entrepreneur. Seeing a lack of helpful, affordable resources for entrepreneurs while launching his health app Saagara, he founded The Really Useful Information Company (TRUiC), a media company providing free tools for business development.

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Donray Von

Advisor

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Donray Von, a seasoned connector, links investors, family offices, and athletes to opportunities in Technology, Media, and Social Impact. With a remarkable track record, he's been pivotal in acquisitions and co-investments with giants like Google Ventures, Guggenheim, TPG, Wellington, and Chipotle's venture arm.

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