People

President & CEO

Group Partners

Visiting Group Partners

  • Tyler Bosmeny

    Tyler Bosmeny was the co-founder and CEO of Clever (S12), which lets students and teachers access all of their learning software in one place. 60% of students in the US log into Clever regularly. In 2021, Clever was acquired for $500M. Tyler graduated from Harvard and has a BA in Applied Math and an MA in Statistics.

  • Ooshma Garg

    Ooshma Garg is the founder and former CEO of Gobble (W14), the easiest and fastest way to make home-cooked meals and the only profitable acquisition in the food space. She scaled the business from inception to $300M+ in subscription sales – and ultimately to a profitable acquisition by Intelligent Brands in 2022. Ooshma was named CEO of Intelligent Foods and managed 750+ employees working across multiple nationwide D2C food brands, including Gobble and Sunbasket. For her work with Gobble, Ooshma was named to Forbes' Top 30 Innovators Under 30 and Inc. Magazine's 30 Under 30. Ooshma has founded and built three businesses. She sold her first B2B SaaS startup in 2010, just one year after graduating with a B.S. in BioMechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

  • Andrew Miklas

    Andrew Miklas is the co-founder and former CTO of PagerDuty (S10, NYSE:PD), a digital operations platform used by thousands of businesses to coordinate their responses to mission-critical issues. As PagerDuty's founding CTO, he scaled the product & engineering team to 70+ individuals and led the team that designed the initial product and its high availability architecture. After leaving PagerDuty, he joined the team at s28 Capital, where he invested in early stage startups, like CaptivateIQ, Retool, and Clerk, and worked with founders to help them scale their companies. He has a BSE (Software Engineering) from the University of Waterloo and an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.

  • Nate Smith

    Nate Smith was the co-founder and CEO/CTO of Lever (S12), an all-in-one system that helps companies handle the talent recruiting process. Lever was acquired by Employ Inc. in 2021. Before starting Lever, Nate was a Product Manager on Google Search and Google Analytics, and he authored the JavaScript application framework DerbyJS. Nate graduated from Olin College of Engineering with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

  • Jon Xu

    Jon Xu is the co-founder and former CTO of FutureAdvisor (S10), one of the first robo investment advisors that made high-quality investment management available to everyone. FutureAdvisor was acquired by BlackRock in 2015 where Jon continued to lead Product and Engineering as Managing Director in Aladdin Wealth Tech. FutureAdvisor powered robo investment services for the largest banks and broker dealers in the US and managed over $2B in client assets. Prior to starting FutureAdvisor, Jon graduated from MIT with a degree in Computer Science and worked on mobile data synchronization protocols at Microsoft. Jon is dedicated to helping others on their startup journeys and is an active angel investor and board member in early-stage companies.

Founders

  • Trevor Blackwell
    Founder, Retired

    Trevor Blackwell is a roboticist who in 2007 built the first dynamically balancing biped robot. He has published papers on congestion control in high speed wide area networks, signalling protocol architecture, and file system performance. He has a BEng from Carleton, and a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard.

  • Paul Graham
    Founder, Retired

    Paul Graham is the author of On Lisp (1993), ANSI Common Lisp (1995), and Hackers & Painters (2004). In 1995, he and Robert Morris started Viaweb, the first SaaS company, which in 1998 became Yahoo Store. In 2002 he discovered a simple spam filtering algorithm that inspired the current generation of filters. He has an AB from Cornell and a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard.

  • Jessica Livingston
    Founder, Retired

    Jessica Livingston was previously VP of marketing at investment bank Adams Harkness, where she managed an award-winning rebranding of the company. She is the author of Founders at Work (2007), a book of interviews with startup founders. She has a BA in English from Bucknell.

  • Robert Morris
    Founder, Retired

    Robert Morris is a professor of computer science at MIT, where he is a member of the PDOS group. He has published extensively on wireless networks, distributed operating systems, and peer-to-peer applications. In 1988 his discovery of buffer overflow first brought the Internet to the attention of the general public. He has an AB and PhD in Computer Science from Harvard.

Batch

  • Lauren Goldberg
    Executive Assistant
  • Pegah Saki Payne
    Executive Assistant
  • Martina Tokosova Rivas
    Executive Assistant
  • Lindsay Selvitelle
    Director of Events
  • Leah Ulip
    Junior Executive Assistant & Events Support

Application Operations

  • Eve Bouffard
    Application Operations, Associate
  • Sean Pennino
    Product Engineer

Investment Operations

  • Josh France
    Product Engineer
  • Jared Hobbs
    Product Engineer

Software

  • Regan Bell
    Product Engineer
  • Doug Duhaime
    Product Engineer
  • Emanuel Evans
    Infrastructure Software Engineer
  • Matt Insler
    Product Engineer
  • Casey Muller
    Product Engineer
  • Evan Solomon
    Product Engineer
  • Mark Thurman
    Head of Infrastructure and Security

Post Batch

  • Eric Bakan
    Head of Data
  • Katherine Bernstein
    Product Engineer
  • Ryan Choi
    Head of Alumni Relations
  • Jon Levy
    Managing Director, Partnerships
  • Arnav Sahu
    Principal
  • Chris Simon
    Data & Community Analyst
  • Frank Stratton
    Product Engineer

Legal

  • Joseph Borges-Santos
    Legal Analyst
  • Nicole Cadman
    General Counsel, Early Stage
  • Otice Carder
    Legal Analyst
  • Mitch Duncombe
    Legal Counsel
  • Gaby Kapp
    Legal Counsel
  • Carolynn Levy
    Managing Director, Legal
  • Brigid McCurdy
    Senior Legal Counsel
  • Nick McMullan
    Legal Analyst
  • Micah Morgan
    Legal Analyst
  • Alex Petersen
    Associate General Counsel
  • Angela Prochnow
    Legal Operations & Innovation Program Manager
  • Tommy Szalasny
    Legal Counsel
  • Tasnim Thakur
    Legal Analyst
  • Shirley Truy
    Legal Operations Specialist

Finance

  • Allison Bryan
    Senior Accounting Manager
  • Jess Burns
    Tax Manager
  • Celia Cheung
    Senior Controller
  • Logan Clayson
    Senior Fund Accountant
  • Trevor Goddard
    Senior Fund Accountant
  • Irina Lukashuk
    Business Analyst
  • Emily Manashi
    Accounting Manager
  • Eliana Moorer
    Finance Coordinator
  • Kirsty Nathoo
    Managing Director, Finance
  • Yna Ortega
    Fund Accounting Manager
  • Verena Prescher
    Senior Director of Finance
  • Esther Schwyter
    Fund Account Manager
  • Anji Song
    Fund Controller
  • Shaun Weber
    Director of Tax
  • Shellie Wong
    Fund Accounting Manager

Outreach

  • Lindsay Amos
    Senior Director of Communications
  • Zach Both
    Video and Content Lead
  • Joan DeGennaro
    Operations Manager
  • Matthew Kang
    Senior Video Producer
  • Greg Kumparak
    Editorial Content Manager
  • Kat Mañalac
    Managing Outreach Officer
  • Ryan Loughlin
    Senior Video Producer
  • Steven Pham
    Online Community Director

HR and Workplace

  • Renée Beck
    Chief of Staff
  • Adele Gower
    Workplace Operations Manager
  • Renee Mars
    Head of HR and Workplace
  • Sophia Mayol
    Office Manager
  • Tatyana Veremyova
    Director of Payroll & Benefits

Policy

  • Luther Lowe
    Head of Public Policy

Hacker News

  • Daniel Gackle
    Hacker News