We’re an early-stage fund that invests in community-driven companies.

We believe companies with community at the core will become unicorns and produce outsized returns.

We are operators, founders, and investors that bring a wide range of complementary functional and industry expertise.

Lolita Taub

GP at The Community Fund

Lolita's expertise lies in sales, B2B business models, and GTM strategy. Lolita is a graduate of the University of Southern California, IE Business Shool and Phillips Academy. She is also a part of the underestimated founder community, Dreamers & Doers, AllRaise, and Technolochicas.

Elias Torres

Co-founder + CTO at Drift

Elias is the co-founder and CTO at Drift. His expertise lies in product and engineering. Elias is a part of the Latinx community and graduated from University of South Florida and Harvard.

Cheryl Campos

Head of Partnerships at Republic

Cheryl's expertise lies in finance and ecosystem building. She is plugged in to a number of communities including Republic, Lightspeed Scout, Latinx VCs, and Women VCs. Cheryl graduated from Harvard.

Calanthia Mei

Director of Strategy at Fast

Calanthia is the Director of Strategy at Fast. Her expertise lies in FinTech and commerce enablement. Calanthia is a part of the SoGal, Renaissance Collective, and the Emerging Venture Capitalist Association. She is a graduate of Georgetown.

Melissa Moore

Co-Founder at Lean Startup Co

Melissa's expertise lies in marketing and startup operations. She was the co-founder at Lean Startup Co. Melissa is a part of the Women 2.0 and Techstars communities. She is a graduate of Ateneo de Manila University and studied advanced media at UC Berkeley.

Hassan Bhatti

GTM at Snowflake

Hassan is a member of the BD, partnerships, and GTM team for Snowflake data marketplace. His expertise lies in deep-tech, business development, and fundraising. Hassan is a part of Global Shapers, Muslim Urban Professionals, Creative Destruction Lab, and Next Canada. He graduated from the University of British Columbia.

Sonia Nagar

Angel + Board Director

Sonia’s expertise lies in product management, marketplaces, and fundraising. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Harvard. She thrives in her communities of Female Founders and Women in Engineering.

Songe LaRon

Co-Founder + CEO at Squire

Songe’s expertise lies in SaaS and BD. He is a co-founder at Squire and is part of the Y Combinator and Endeavor communities. Songe is a graduate of UCLA and Yale Law School.

Dave Salvant

Co-Founder + President at Squire

Dave’s expertise lies in business strategy. Dave is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and SUNY Albany. He is part of the National Black MBA Association, The Consortium, Y Combinator, and Endeavor.

Aaron Samuels

Co-Founder + COO at Blavity

Aaron’s expertise lies in strategy, operations, branding, and media. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is part of the AfroTech, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, and Forbes 30 Under 30 communities.

Jesse Middleton

GP at The Community Fund

Jesse is a GP at Flybridge Capital and a co-founder of The Community Fund. His expertise lies in business development, community building, product, and fundraising. Jesse was on the founding team of WeWork and a part of the global WeWork community. He attended Drexel University.

Kara Weber

President at Brud

Kara’s expertise lies in entrepreneurship, leadership, and GTM strategy. Kara is a graduate of Williams College. She is part of the Women in Venture Capital, Techstars, and The Riveter communities.

Mike Swift

Co-Founder + CEO at Major League Hacking (MLH)

Swift’s expertise lies in engineering and developer communities. He is the co-founder and CEO of Major League Hacking. Swift attended Rutgers University. He is part of MLH's 65,000+ student community and Forbes 30 Under 30.


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