The team

Meet the people of the ideas42 Venture Studio

The ideas42 Venture Studio is made up of entrepreneurs, core members, contributors from ideas42, board members, and advisors. Our goal is to give our entrepreneurs access to the widest range of experiences and expertise as possible.

# Venture Studio team

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    William Bogans

    Software Engineer

  • A photo of Jackie Hyland
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    Jackie Hyland

    Business Designer

  • A photo of Marc Laitin
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    Marc Laitin

    Studio Lead

  • A photo of Kristina Ng
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    Kristina Ng

    Product Designer

  • A photo of Sonali Zaveri
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    Sonali Zaveri

    Head of Design

# ideas42 team

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    Mike Burshteyn

    Behavioral Designer

  • A photo of Vivien Caetano
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    Vivien Caetano

    Behavioral Designer

  • A photo of Katy Davis
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    Katy Davis

    Managing Director, ideas42

  • A photo of Manasee Desai
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    Manasee Desai

    Vice President, ideas42

  • A photo of Anthony Hernandez
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    Anthony Hernandez

    Communications

  • A photo of Harrison Neuert
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    Harrison Neuert

    Behavioral Designer

  • A photo of Blessing Ogunyemi
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    Blessing Ogunyemi

    Behavioral Designer

  • A photo of Dinardo Rodriguez
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    Dinardo Rodriguez

    Behavioral Designer

  • A photo of Mitra Salasel
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    Mitra Salasel

    Director of Communications, ideas42

  • A photo of Josh Wright
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    Josh Wright

    Executive Director, ideas42

# Advisors

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    Bruno del Ama

    Investing, Entrepreneurship

  • A photo of Tami Garcia

    Tami Garcia

    Entrepreneurship

  • A photo of Castleigh Johnson

    Castleigh Johnson

    Entrepreneurship, Finance

  • A photo of Jaime Lopez

    Jaime Lopez

    Design

  • A photo of Stacey Sivak

    Stacey Sivak

    Enterprise Sales, Marketing

  • A photo of Irene Scher

    Irene Scher

    Enterprise Sales, Marketing

  • A photo of Amaya Smith

    Amaya Smith

    Entrepreneurship, Communications

# ideas Ventures Board

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    Marc Laitin

    Board Member

  • A photo of Tamika Cummings
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    Tamika Cummings

    Board Member

  • A photo of Katy Davis
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    Katy Davis

    Board Member

# Our values

At the ideas42 Venture Studio, our values are not words that guide our actions, but instead words that reflect who we are, what we do, and how we do it. While our business building model is constantly evolving, our actions, and thus our values are not.

We are humble and ambitious, and see no conflict between those two. We trust each other, but are not afraid to ask questions (easy and hard ones). We share in our successes and failures, but understand that being low ego doesn’t mean having no ego. We are transparent, diverse, and always learning. Sometimes we get things wrong.

We don’t believe we can solve every social problem (humble), but we believe that we can make things significantly better (ambitious), while not supporting or maintaining power for structurally racist, sexist or otherwise inequitable entities.

Ventures for Shared Prosperity

Status: Offers

We're launching our first cohort of entrepreneurs at Ventures for Shared Prosperity, part of the Shared Prosperity Catalyst. This cohort is focused on improving the financial health and well-being of low and moderate income people in America.

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