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 + Entrepreneurs

  • Lael Birch
    Venture Studio

    Lael Birch

    Senior Software Engineer

  • William Bogans
    Venture Studio

    William Bogans

    Software Engineer

  • Celena Green
    Venture Studio

    Celena Green

    Entrepreneur

  • Jackie Hyland
    Venture Studio

    Jackie Hyland

    Business Lead

  • Marc Laitin
    Venture Studio

    Marc Laitin

    Studio Lead

  • Amanda Muñoz
    Venture Studio

    Amanda Muñoz

    Engineering Manager

  • Kristina Ng
    Venture Studio

    Kristina Ng

    Product Designer

  • Santana Perez
    Venture Studio

    Santana Perez

    Entrepreneur

  • LaToria Pierce
    Venture Studio

    LaToria Pierce

    Entrepreneur

  • Talia Rhodes
    Venture Studio

    Talia Rhodes

    Senior Software Engineer

  • Rachael Serur
    Venture Studio

    Rachael Serur

    Senior Software Engineer

  • Sonali Zaveri
    Venture Studio

    Sonali Zaveri

    Design & Operations Lead

  • Kortney Ziegler
    Venture Studio

    Kortney Ziegler

    Entrepreneur

  • Tristan Zucker
    Venture Studio

    Tristan Zucker

    Business Designer

ideas42 Team

  • Mike Burshteyn
    ideas42

    Mike Burshteyn

    Behavioral Designer

  • Vivien Caetano
    ideas42

    Vivien Caetano

    Behavioral Designer

  • Katy Davis
    ideas42

    Katy Davis

    Managing Director, ideas42

  • Manasee Desai
    ideas42

    Manasee Desai

    Vice President, ideas42

  • Anthony Hernandez
    ideas42

    Anthony Hernandez

    Communications

  • Harrison Neuert
    ideas42

    Harrison Neuert

    Behavioral Designer

  • Blessing Ogunyemi
    ideas42

    Blessing Ogunyemi

    Behavioral Designer

  • Dinardo Rodriguez
    ideas42

    Dinardo Rodriguez

    Behavioral Designer

  • Mitra Salasel
    ideas42

    Mitra Salasel

    Director of Communications, ideas42

  • Josh Wright
    ideas42

    Josh Wright

    Executive Director, ideas42

Advisors

  • Bruno del Ama

    Bruno del Ama

    Investing, Entrepreneurship

  • Tami Garcia

    Tami Garcia

    Entrepreneurship

  • Castleigh Johnson

    Castleigh Johnson

    Entrepreneurship, Finance

  • Jaime Lopez

    Jaime Lopez

    Design

  • 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
    ideas Ventures Board

    Tamika Cummings

    Board Member

  • Katy Davis
    ideas Ventures Board

    Katy Davis

    Board Member

  • Marc Laitin
    ideas Ventures Board

    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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