The teamMeet 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

  • William Bogans

    William Bogans

    Software Engineer

  • Mary Knight

    Mary Knight

    Senior Product Designer

  • Marc Laitin

    Marc Laitin

    Studio Lead

  • Amanda Muñoz

    Amanda Muñoz

    Engineering Lead

  • Talia Rhodes

    Talia Rhodes

    Senior Software Engineer

  • Rachael Serur

    Rachael Serur

    Principal Software Engineer

  • Sonali Zaveri

    Sonali Zaveri

    Design & Operations Lead

Current Entrepreneurs

  • Celena Green

    Celena Green


  • Darren Liddell

    Darren Liddell


  • LaToria Pierce

    LaToria Pierce


  • Derrius Quarles

    Derrius Quarles


  • Alexandra Ruiz

    Alexandra Ruiz


  • Sangodare Wallace

    Sangodare Wallace


  • Elizabeth White

    Elizabeth White


  • Kortney Ziegler

    Kortney Ziegler


ideas42 Team

  • Vivien Caetano

    Vivien Caetano

    Senior Behavioral Designer

  • Katy Davis

    Katy Davis

    Managing Director, ideas42

  • Manasee Desai

    Manasee Desai

    Vice President, ideas42

  • Ashley Garcia

    Ashley Garcia

    Associate Behavioral Designer

  • Anthony Hernandez

    Anthony Hernandez


  • Mitra Salasel

    Mitra Salasel

    Director of Communications, ideas42

  • Josh Wright

    Josh Wright

    Executive Director, ideas42


  • Bruno del Ama

    Bruno del Ama

    Investing, Entrepreneurship

  • Tami Garcia

    Tami Garcia


  • Castleigh Johnson

    Castleigh Johnson

    Entrepreneurship, Finance

  • Jaime Lopez

    Jaime Lopez


  • Stacey Sivak

    Stacey Sivak

    Enterprise Sales, Marketing

  • Irene Scher

    Irene Scher

    Enterprise Sales, Marketing

  • Amaya Smith

    Amaya Smith

    Entrepreneurship, Communications

ideas42 Ventures Board

  • Tamika Cummings

    Tamika Cummings

    Board Member

  • Katy Davis

    Katy Davis

    Board Member

  • Stacey Hightower

    Stacey Hightower

    Board Member

  • Marc Laitin

    Marc Laitin

    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

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Current status: Closed

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