Alumni Spotlight is pleased to announce The Top 100 University of Chicago Alumni in Technology of 2021. The University of Chicago, globally recognized for its strength in intellectual traditions, devotion to rigorous and open inquiry and strong critical analysis, was once home to many alumni who continuously seek creative solutions to complex problems. Alumni Don Katz knew that technology was on the verge of a big change when he founded Audible in 1995, forever changing the way many people around the world listen to stories. Other alumni are leading technology-focused venture capital firms that are backing companies who have invented new technologies that have yet to be seen.

The University of Chicago alumni around the world are guiding companies that will change the course of our future. Several awardees today like Brad Brooks of TigerConnect, Kulmeet Singh of Twistle and Daniel Nathrath of Ada Health are revolutionizing the way the healthcare industry operates with new technologies, creating a better system for today and years to come. Others like Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, are advancing already successful technology companies into new territories year after year. All of this year’s awardees demonstrate their commitment to social impact through technological advancements. Please join us in celebrating the achievements of the Top 100 University of Chicago Alumni in Technology of 2021.

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1. Matthew Prince
Cloudflare, Inc.

Matthew Prince is the CEO and Co-Founder of Cloudflare. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with each new site added. Prince has 18 years in the internet industry. He began his career in 2012.

Before founding Cloudflare, Prince was an Adjunct Professor of Law at The John Marshall Law School. Prince graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA, from The University of Chicago Law School with a JD, and from Trinity College-Hartford with an undergraduate degree in English and Computer Science.

 

2. Robert Nelsen
ARCH Venture Partners

Robert Nelsen is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of ARCH Venture Partners, a venture capital firm that provides seed and early stage venture capital for technology firms in information technology, life sciences, and physical sciences. He joined ARCH at its founding and played a significant role in the creation, early sourcing, financing and development of more than 100 companies, including over 30 which have reached valuations exceeding $1 billion.

Previously, Nelsen was a Director at the National Venture Capital Association. Nelsen holds an MBA from The University of Chicago and a bachelors from the University of Puget Sound with majors in Economics and Biology.

 

3. Güimar Vaca Sittic
FJ Labs

Güimar Vaca Sittic is a Venture Partner of FJ Labs, a stage-agnostic consumer facing fund headquartered in New York City. He first joined the firm in 2013. FJ Labs invests in technology startups run by ambitious founders solving big problems in areas such as fintech, mobile technology and online retail.

Previously, Sittic was a Co-Founder and Co-CEO at Merlin and before that a Co-Founder at Cena Plus. Earlier in his career, he worked with TEDxUChicago as a Co-Director. Sittic earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from The University of Chicago.

 

4. Anthony Tan
Grab

Anthony Tan is the Group CEO and Co-founder of Grab. Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading superapp, offering a suite of services consisting of deliveries, mobility, financial services, enterprise and others. Tan has 12 years in the information technology and services industry. He began his career in 2012.

Tan graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA and from The University of Chicago with an undergraduate degree in Economics and Public Policy.

 

5. Mary Tolan
Chicago Pacific Founders

Mary Tolan began her professional career 39 years ago. Today, she is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Chicago Pacific Founders (CPF). CPF is a strategic healthcare investment firm focused exclusively on healthcare services, specifically technology implementation and performance improvement services.

Tolan first got her start in 1982 as a Group Chief Executive for the Resources Operating Group at Accenture, Ltd., before eventually founding Accretive Health where she served as CEO, her most recent position prior to founding Chicago Pacific Founders. Tolan graduated from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA and from Loyola University Chicago with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Management.

 

6. Satya Nadella
Microsoft

Satya Nadella is a Chairman and CEO of Microsoft. He first joined the company in 1992. Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more through digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge.

Nadella first joined the company as an Engineer before being promoted to Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Business Solutions in 2001. He was later employed as the Vice President of R&D for the Online Services Division before moving on to his current role as CEO. Nadella earned a master’s in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also earned an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal.

 

7. Shardul Shah
Index Ventures

Shardul Shah is a Partner of Index Ventures. Index helps the most ambitious entrepreneurs turn bold ideas into global businesses. They are a global venture capital firm active in technology and biotechnology investing. Shah has 16 years in the venture capital and private equity industry. He began his career in 2005.

Before joining Index Ventures, Shah was an Associate at Summit Partners. Shah graduated from The University of Chicago with an undergraduate degree in Economics and Biology.

 

8. Mark Suster
Upfront Ventures

Mark Suster began his professional career 32 years ago. Today, he is a Partner of Upfront Ventures. Upfront Ventures is the largest and longest-serving venture capital fund in Los Angeles having invested more than $1 billion since 1996 in technology based companies such as Maker Studios, TrueCar, and Overture.

Suster first got his start in 1989 in corporate finance at First Interstate Bank. From there, he went on to Accenture, before eventually rising to Vice President at salesforce.com, his most recent position prior to joining Upfront Ventures. Suster graduated from The University of Chicago with an MBA and from UC San Diego with an undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science.

 

9. John Vrionis
Unusual Ventures

John Vrionis is the Founder and Managing Partner of Unusual Venture. He first founded the company in 2018. Unusual Ventures invests from seed through IPO in enterprise software and consumer technology startups.

Previously, Vrionis was a General Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners and before that a Product Manager at Determina, Inc. He also spent time with ABN AMRO Venture Capital as a Senior Associate and with Freedom Financial Network as a Senior Director of Product Management and Sales. Vrionis earned an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, an MS in Computer Science from The University of Chicago, and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Harvard University.

 

10. Omar Darwazah
AAF Management Ltd

Omar Darwazah is a Managing Director and General Partner at AAF Management Ltd. (AAF), an early stage venture capital firm he co-founded in 2016. AAF has over $100M in assets under management and focuses on top tier venture-backed Seed and Series A investment opportunities in US-based startups that have international expansion potential. AAF’s portfolio includes Current, Flutterwave, Even Financial, Synthego, Sure, Hello Heart among others. Prior to launching his career in venture capital, Darwazah spent 10 years at OCI N.V. where he worked on $35 billion worth of corporate transactions.

As an angel investor, Darwazah has put money into early stage rounds of Andela, FiscalNote and Blockstack. He is an advisor to Yale University’s Center for Digital Health and Innovation, a mentor at NYU’s Steinhardt’s EdTech Accelerator and a judge at the Wharton School’s Venture Lab. He is a Kauffman Fellow (Class 25) and was named one of Wharton’s 40 under 40 in 2017. Darwazah earned his Master’s in Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

 

11. Scott Minerd
Guggenheim Partners

Scott Minerd is a Founder and Managing Partner at Guggenheim Partners. Guggenheim Partners is a global investment and advisory financial services firm that engages in technology investment banking, asset management, capital markets services, and insurance services.

Previously, Minerd was a Managing Director with Credit Suisse First Boston in charge of trading and risk management for the Fixed Income Credit Trading Group. Prior to that, he was a Risk Manager with Morgan Stanley. He has also held capital markets positions with Merrill Lynch and Continental Bank and worked in public accounting for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Minerd holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and has completed graduate work at The University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

 

12. Shaun So
The So Company

Shaun So is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of The So Company. He first founded the company in 2012. The So Company was founded on the principle that the US government needed a better way to adopt new technology to make a lasting impact on how to better serve the people. Since founding The So Company, its employees have used human-centered design and agile development methodologies to explore and build better processes for once broken government systems.

Previously, So was a Founder and CEO at Cubby and before that a Defense Contractor at McNeil Technologies. Earlier in his career he worked with the Defence Intelligence Agency as an Intelligence Analyst. So earned an MBA from the City University of New York and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from The University of Chicago.

 

13. Jitendra Gupta
myYogaTeacher

Jitendra Gupta is a Co-Founder and CEO of myYogaTeacher. MyYogaTeacher uses their modern technology to provide Yoga classes by top instructors, anywhere and anytime, through online classes. Gupta has 22 years in the healthcare industry. He began his career in 1999.

Before founding myYogaTeacher, Gupta was a Founder and CEO of Punchh and before that a Founder, CEO and Vice President of Products at SezWho. Earlier in his career he worked with Inktomi as a Product Manager. Gupta graduated from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA and an undergraduate degree from IIT Kanpur.

 

14. Joshua Motta
Coalition

Joshua Motta is a Co-Founder and CEO of Coalition, first founding the company in 2017. Coalition is the leading provider of cyber insurance and security, combining comprehensive insurance and proactive cybersecurity tools to help organizations be resilient to cyber attacks.

Motta first got his start in 1999 as a Software Engineer with Microsoft before moving on to investment banking with Goldman Sachs. Prior to founding Coalition, he spent time with Francisco Partners, IGNIA Partners and Cloudfare, Inc. He graduated from The University of Chicago with an undergraduate degree.

 

15. David Lawee
CapitalG

David Lawee is the Founder and General Partner at CapitalG. He first founded the company in 2013. CapitalG is an independent growth fund and invests capital to help remarkable entrepreneurs leading transformational technology companies accelerate the growth of their businesses.

Previously, Lawee was a Vice President of Corporate Development at Google and before that a Co-Founder at Xfire. Earlier in his career he worked with Mckinsey & Company as an Engagement Manager. Lawee earned an MBA from The University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree in Law from McGill University.

 

16. Chad Boeding
Epiq Capital Group

Chad Boeding is the Chief Executive Officer at Eqiq Capital Group. Epiq Capital is a growth and later stage tech investment firm. They partner with exceptional entrepreneurs over the long term to scale companies into large, sustainable enterprises. Their team is a combination of investors and entrepreneurs who have been involved with Indian companies over the last two decades. Boeding has 30 years in the investment management industry. He began his career in 1991.

Before joining Eqiq Capital Group, Boeding was a Partner and Co-Founder at ICONIQ Capital and before that an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley. Earlier in his career he worked with Praxar as an Engineering Manager. Boeding graduated from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA in Finance and Accounting and from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with an undergraduate degree in Engineering.

 

17. William Michael Cunningham
Creative Investment Research

William Michael Cunningham began his professional career 22 years ago. Today, he is the Founder and CEO at Creative Investment Research. Creative Investment Research helps individuals, organizations, and corporations profitably invest in social change. They focus on creating new financial instruments and by applying existing financial market technology to underserved areas.

Cunningham first got his start in 1999 as a Manager of Social Purpose Investing at Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. From there, he went on to National Crowdfunding Services, before eventually rising to Managing Partner at Minority Bank, his most recent position prior to founding Creative Investment Research. Cunningham graduated from The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business with an MBA in Finance and from Howard University with an undergraduate degree in Economics.

 

18. Evan Sharp
Pinterest

Evan Sharp is the Founder of Pinterest. He first founded the company in 2011. Pinterest's mission is to bring everyone the inspiration to create a life they love. It’s the biggest dataset of ideas ever assembled, with over 100 billion recipes, home hacks, style inspiration and other ideas to try. More than 440 million people around the world use Pinterest to dream about, plan and prepare for things they want to do in life.

Previously, Sharp was a Product Designer at Facebook. Sharp earned an undergraduate degree in History from The University of Chicago.

 

19. Daniel Povitsky
Vine Ventures

Daniel Povitsky is a Partner and Co-Founder of Vine Ventures. Vine Ventures is an NYC-based, early stage, software-focused venture capital firm. Povitsky has 8 years in the investment and banking industry. He began his career in 2013.

Before founding Vine Ventures, Povitsky was a Principal and Vice President at Sinai Ventures and before that a Growth Equity Associate at TA Associates. Earlier in his career he worked with Credit Suisse as an Investment Banking Analyst. Povitsky graduated from The University of Chicago with an undergraduate degree in Economics.

 

20. Bradley Rotter
Entanglement Research Institute, Inc.

Bradley Rotter began his professional career 41 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder and on the Board of Director of the Entanglement Research Institute. Entanglement Institute is building the world's most advanced quantum and alternative computing facility in Newport, Rhode Island. Its mission is to help researchers unlock the potential of quantum and alternative computing and to ignite the quantum computing sector through the creation of real-world applications.

Rotter first got his start in 1980 as a Vice President at AG Becker. From there, he went on to AirPatrol Corporation, before eventually founding WatershipBlue Inc, his most recent venture prior to founding the Entanglement Research Institute. Rotter graduated from The University of Chicago with an MBA in Finance, from New York University Stern School of Business with a Masters degree in Business and from United States Military Academy at West Point with an undergraduate degree in Engineering.

 

21. Jonathan Hirsch
Syapse

Jonathan Hirsch is the Founder and President of Syapse, a software company transforming healthcare by bringing omics into routine medical use. The teams at Syapse work closely with diagnostic and healthcare providers, helping translate customer problems into software solutions.

In addition to his roles with Syapse, Hirsch is a Senior Advisor for Rubicon Founders and an Advisor for Freenome. He is also a Partner of Rebel Fund. Hirsch graduated from The University of Chicago with an undergraduate degree in Biology and Political Science and from Stanford University with a masters in Biological Sciences.

 

22. Pawel Chudzinski
Point Nine Capital

Pawel Chudzinski is a Partner of Point Nine Capital, a venture capital firm focusing on early-stage investments related to SaaS and digital marketplaces. They use their in-house proprietary technology to provide an in-class solution to all customers and regulatory reporting requirements.

Prior to joining Point Nine Capital, Chudzinski was a Partner and Co-Founder of Team Europe Ventures and an Associate with Greenhill & Co. He graduated from the Leipzig Graduate School of Management and from The University of Chicago.

 

23. Sue Wagner
BlackRock

Sue Wagner began her professional career 37 years ago. Today, she is the Co-Founder and Director of BlackRock. BlackRock is a global investment manager and technology provider. They invest in consumers’ financial well-being.

Wagner first got her start in 1984 as a Vice President at Lehman Brothers. Wagner graduated from The University of Chicago with an MBA and from Wellesley College.

 

24. Vas Narasimhan
Novartis

Vas Narasimhan is the Chief Executive Officer of Novartis. He first joined the company in 2014 as Global Head of Development. Novartis is reimagining medicine to improve and extend people’s lives. As a leading global medicines company, they use innovative science and digital technologies to create transformative treatments in areas of great medical need.

Prior to his role as CEO, Narasimhan worked as the Global Head and President of Vaccines and Diagnostics for Novartis. Narasimhan earned an MD from Harvard Medical School, an MPP from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and an undergraduate degree in Biology from The University of Chicago.

 

25. Han Shen
iFly.vc

Han Shen is the Founding Partner at iFly.vc. iFly.vc invests in technology-enabled transformation across the value chain of traditional industries with the initial focus on commerce. He has over 10 years in the investment industry.

Before founding iFly.vc, Shen was a Partner at Formation 8 and before that an Associate at VantagePoint Venture Partners. Earlier in his career he worked with Rohm and Haas Company as a Technical Recruiter. Shen graduated from The University of Chicago with a Ph.D. in Chemistry, from the University of Pennsylvania the Wharton School with an MBA.

 

26. Alexis Borisy
EQRx

Alexis Borisy began his professional career 12 years ago. Today, he is the Founder and Executive Chairman of EQRx. EQRx is committed to making innovative medicines at dramatically lower prices for the benefit of people and society. Through strategic partnerships with stakeholders from across the healthcare ecosystem and cutting-edge science and technology, they aim to provide high-quality, patent-protected medicines more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before.

Borisy first got his start in 2009 as a Co-Founder and CEO at CombinatoRx. From there, he went on to Foundation Medicine, before eventually co-founding Relay Therapeutics where he served as CEO, his most recent position prior to founding EQRx. Borisy graduated from Harvard University with a master's degree in Chemistry and Chemical Biology and from The University of Chicago with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry.

 

27. Manish Khetrapal
WaterBridge Ventures

Manish Khetrapal is the Founder and Managing Partner of WaterBridge Ventures, a trusted, game-changing partner for entrepreneurs to build long-lasting business. WaterBridge Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm that prefers investing in technology companies. He first founded the company in 2016

Previously, Khetrapa was a Director at Providence Equity Partners and before that a Principal at Actis. Earlier in his career he worked with Infosys Limited as a Senior Analyst. Khetrapa earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

 

28. Daniel Kimerling
Deciens Capital

Daniel Kimerling is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Deciens Capital. Deciens Capital supports those who are building the next generation of enduring companies in financial technology services. Kimerling has 3 years in the venture capital and private equity industry. He began his career in 2018.

Kimerling graduated from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA, from The University of Chicago with an MA in International Relations and from The University of Chicago with an undergraduate degree in Political Science.

 

29. Sung Ho Choi
fuboTV

Sung Ho Choi began his professional career 10 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder of fuboTV. fuboTV is the world’s only sports-focused live TV streaming service with top leagues and teams, plus popular shows, movies and news for the entire household.

Choi first got his start in 2011 as a Product Manager at DramaFever. Choi graduated from The University of Chicago with an undergraduate degree in Economics.

 

30. George Cao
AscendEX

George Cao is the CEO of AscendEX. He first joined the company in 2018. AscendEX (formerly BitMax) is a global cryptocurrency financial platform with a comprehensive product suite including spot, margin, and futures trading, wallet services, and staking support for over 150 blockchain projects such as bitcoin, ether, and ripple.

Previously, Cao was a CIO and General Manager at Delpha Capital Management and before that a Founding Partner of Whitestone investment Fund. Earlier in his career he worked with Knight Capital Group as a Portfolio Manager. Cao earned a PhD in Computer Science from The University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Science and Technology of China.

 

31. Aviad Ariel
Vertex Ventures

Aviad Ariel is the General Partner at Vertex Ventures. Vertex Ventures is a global network of operator-investors who manage portfolios in China, Israel, South East Asia, India and the US. They have 20+ years’ experience transforming operations, technology, and investments at foundational companies. Ariel has 22 years in the venture capital and private equity industry. He began his career in 1999.

Before joining Vertex Ventures, Ariel was a Vice President at Bessemer Venture Partners and before that a VP at Barclays Capital. Earlier in his career, he worked with CREO Ltd. as a Senior Software Engineer. Ariel graduated from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA and from Tel Aviv University with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Physics.

 

32. Shyam Rao
Punchh

Shyam Rao began his professional career 11 years ago. Today, he is the Founder and CEO of Punchh. Punchh turns unknown buyers into brand superfans with an AI-powered loyalty, offers, and customer engagement platform.

Rao first got his start in 2000 as a Lead Engineer at Motorola. From there he went on to LoCognition, before eventually rising to VP of Business Development at Prime Focus World, his most recent position prior to founding Punchh. Rao graduated from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA and from the University of Toronto with an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering.

 

33. Arthur Bilger
WorkingNation

Arthur Bilger is the Founder and CEO of WorkingNation, a storytelling organization that seeks to galvanize the public will and mobilize critical resources to mitigate the growing employability gap in America. WorkingNation draws attention to the gravity of the current technological, economic, and demographic challenges being faced globally, and highlights the promise of solutions that will help create a world-ready U.S. workforce and a thriving economy.

Bilger earned an MBA from The University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

34. Don Katz
Audible, Inc.

Don Katz is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Audible. Audible is the leading producer and provider of original spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks that redefined the ways people access, discover, and share stories. Katz has 46 years in the internet industry. He began his career in 1975.

Before founding Audible, Katz was a Founder of Newark Venture Partners. Earlier in his career he worked as a journalist and author. Katz graduated from London School of Economics and Political Science and from New York University with an undergraduate degree in English and Political Science.

 

35. David Rubenstein
The Carlyle Group

David Rubenstein is the Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of The Carlyle Group. He first founded the company in 1987 and previously served as Co-CEO. The Carlyle Group is one of the world's largest and most successful private equity firms that caters to early and later stage companies. Carlyle’s Global Private Equity Technology investment team partners with strong founders and management teams at companies across various stages of growth, ranging from incumbent market leaders to disruptive businesses that are earlier in their journey.

Previously, Rubenstein practiced law at Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge LLP and before that he was a Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. Earlier in his career he worked with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP as a lawyer. Rubenstein earned a graduate degree from The University of Chicago Law School and an undergraduate degree from Duke University.

 

36. Sue Khim
Brilliant.org

Sue Khim is the CEO and Co-founder of Brilliant.org. She first founded the company in 2012. Brilliant is a tight-knit team of scientists, educators, engineers, storytellers, and illustrators who are redesigning education at scale. They provide a web and mobile app that makes learning a variety of topics fun for 9 million members through problem solving and interactive explorations.

Khim earned an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from The University of Chicago.

 

37. Yong Kim
Wonolo

Yong Kim is the Co-Founder and CEO at Wonolo. Wonolo, which stands for “Work Now Locally,” is an on-demand staffing platform that is changing the way businesses find talent for their immediate labor needs. Kim has 20 years in the internet industry. He began his career in 2001.

Before founding Wonolo, Kim was a Co-Founder at Coca-Cola Accelerator and before that a Vice President of Technology Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank. Earlier in his career he worked with Analysis Group as a Senior Analyst. Kim graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA and from The University of Chicago with an undergraduate degree in Economics and Mathematics.

 

38. Keith Crandell
ARCH Venture Partners

Keith L. Crandell is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of ARCH Venture Partners, a venture capital firm that provides seed and early stage venture capital for technology firms in information technology, life sciences, and physical sciences.

In addition to his role with ARCH, Crandell also serves as a Director of the Illinois Venture Capital Association. Prior to the founding of ARCH, Crandell worked with Hercules, Inc. Crandell graduated from The University of Chicago with an MBA, from the University of Texas at Arlington with an MS in Chemistry and from St. Lawrence University with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Mathematics.

 

39. Hanif Joshaghani
Symend Inc.

Hanif Joshaghani is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Symend Inc. He first founded the company in 2016. Symend's digital engagement platform uses behavioral science and data-driven insights to empower customers to resolve past due bills. Symend combines behavioral science with advanced analytics to treat at-risk individuals with empathy and dignity.

Previously, Joshaghani was a Manager of Corporate Finance at Capital Power Corporation and before that an Investment Banking Associate at TD Securities. Joshaghani earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and an undergraduate degree in Economics from The University of Chicago.

 

40. Mike LaVitola
Foxtrot Ventures

Mike LaVitola is the Co-Founder and CEO of Foxtrot Ventures. Foxtrot Ventures is redefining convenience with the best of neighborhood retail and e-commerce technology. LaVitola has 12 years in the venture capital and private equity industry. He began his career in 2009.

Before founding Foxtrot Ventures, LaVitola was an Associate at May River Capital, LLC and before that a Senior Associate of Global Infrastructure at KPMG. LaVitola graduated from The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business with an MBA and from The London School of Economics and Political Science with an undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance.

 

41. Marcus Westin
Aldyn

Marcus Westin began his professional career 15 years ago. Today, he is the Founder and CTO of Aldyn. Aldyn is a technology-focused healthcare company positively transforming the menopause experience. Their mission is to empower women in midlife and beyond to live healthier, longer lives.

Westin first got his start in 2006 as a Senior Engineer at Meebo. From there, he went on to Clover Network, before eventually founding ASAPP where he served as CTO and advisor, his most recent positions prior to founding Aldyn. Westin earned an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from The University of Chicago.

 

42. Ira Weiss
Hyde Park Venture Partners

Ira Weiss is a General Partner of Hyde Park Venture Partners. He first joined the company in 2011. Hyde Park Venture Partners is an early stage venture capital firm focused on high-growth, mid-continent technology startups.

Previously, Weiss was a Managing Director at RK Ventures. He is also currently a clinical professor at The University of Chicago. Weiss earned an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

43. Michael Polsky
Invenergy

Michael Polsky is the Founder, President and CEO of Invenergy, a leading global privately-held developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions. They have successfully developed nearly 150 projects, including wind, solar, and natural gas power generation technologies as well as advanced energy storage facilities.

Prior to founding Invenergy, Polsky founded SkyGen Energy which was later purchased by Calpine Corporation. Earlier in his career Polsky co-founded and was the President of Indeck Energy Services Inc. Polsky holds an MSME degree from Kiev Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

 

44. Dan Wagner
Civis Analytics

Dan Wagner began his professional career 16 years ago. Today, he is the CEO and Founder of Civis Analytics. Civis Analytics helps organizations use data to gain a competitive advantage in how they identify, attract, and engage their audiences.

Wagner first got his start in 2005 as an Analyst in Management Consulting at FTI Consulting. He also spent time working for Obama for America and as the Targeting and Analytics Director for the Democratic National Committee. Wagner earned an undergraduate degree in Economics and Public Policy from The University of Chicago.

 

45. Cheolwon Lee
True Balance

Cheolwon Lee is the CEO and Founder of True Balance. He first founded the company in 2015. True Balance is a digital financial platform in India that helps users to save and manage their mobile balances.

Previously, Lee was a CEO and President at Access Mobile and before that the Head of Asia Pacific Business at RealNetworks (Former WiderThan). Lee earned a master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from The University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Seoul National University.

 

46. Joseph Mansueto
Morningstar

Joseph Mansueto is the Executive Chairman of Morningstar. Morningstar offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the debt and private capital markets. They tirelessly pursue new ways to combine their data and research with design and technology to solve investors’ problems. Mansueto has 4 years in the financial services industry. He began his career in 2017.

Mansueto graduated from The University of Chicago with an MBA and an undergraduate degree.

 

47. Silas Hundt
Brilliant.org

Silas Hundt began his professional career 12 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Brilliant. Brilliant aims to democratize the way smart, driven youth are identified and developed by making an intellectually challenging environment available online. They provide a web and mobile app that makes learning a variety of topics fun for 9 million members through problem solving and interactive explorations

Hundt first got his start in 2009 as a Data and Consumer Analyst at Organic Valley. Hundt earned an undergraduate degree in Philosophy of Science and Statistics from The University of Chicago.

 

48. Mark Fasciano
Rover Diagnostics

Mark Fasciano is the Co-Founder and CEO of Rover Diagnostics. He first founded the company in 2018. Rover’s primary mission is to help meet the urgent global need for a cost-effective, highly sensitive, mass-produced point-of-care COVID-19 instrument and test kit system.

Previously, Fasciano was a Co-Founder and CEO at Clarapath and before that a Managing Director at Canrock Ventures. Earlier in his career he co-founded Wire Software and served as their Chairman and CEO. Fasciano earned a PhD in Computer Science from The University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and English from Cornell University.

 

49. Michael Blend
System1

Michael Blend began his professional career 26 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of System1. System1 fuses technology and science to identify and unlock consumer intent. They are a privacy-first technology company that operates the most advanced responsive acquisition marketing platform.

Blend first got his start in 1995 as a Co-Founder at Darwin Keyboards. From there, he went on to Wedding Channel, before eventually rising to Director and Investor at Data Axle, his most recent position prior to founding System1. Blend graduated from the University of Chicago with a JD in law and from Duke University with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Philosophy.

 

50. Lawrence Chu
Oriente

Lawrence Chu began his professional career 20 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder of Oriente. Oriente unlocks economic potential for consumers and merchants in emerging Asia by powering mobile credit and commerce using proprietary, next generation technologies.

Chu first got his start in 2001 as an Investment Banking Analyst at UBS Warburg. From there, he went on to become a Portfolio Manager at UBS O'Connor, his most recent position prior to founding Oriente. Chu earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from The University of Chicago.

 

51. Tak Lo
Newtype Group

Tak Lo is the Founder at Newtype Group. He first founded the company in 2020. At the Newtype Group they specialize in technology investing to stay intellectually ahead of macro-trends. Lo has invested in over 110 startups in the artificial intelligence, blockchain, and early stage sectors.

Earlier in his career he worked with Techstars as a Director. He also previously founded Zeroth.ai. Lo earned an MBA from London Business School and an undergraduate degree in Economics from The University of Chicago.

 

52. Tao Huang
Supernova Technology

Tao Huang is the Chief Executive Officer of Supernova Technology, a fintech company that empowers banks, wealth management firms, and financial advisors with SaaS software and education to deliver a low-interest rate liquidity solution to a broad segment of their clients.

Prior to his role with Supernova Technology, Huang was the Chief Operating Officer of Morningstar, Inc. He also served as Chief Technology Officer and President of International Operations. He received an MS degree from Marquette University and an MBA from The University of Chicago.

 

53. Brad Brooks
TigerConnect

Brad Brooks began his professional career 23 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder and CEO of TigerConnect. TigerConnect is healthcare’s most widely adopted communication platform – uniquely modernizing care collaboration among doctors, nurses, care teams, and patients.

Brooks first got his start in 1998 as an Associate in Corporate Finance at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. From there, he went on to DIC Entertainment, before eventually rising to Managing Director at Imperial Capital, his most recent position prior to founding TigerConnect. Brooks graduated from The University of Chicago with an MBA in Finance and Accounting and from the University of California, Berkeley with an undergraduate degree in Economics.

 

54. Eric Carlborg
Lobby Capital

Eric Carlborg is an Investment Professional at Lobby Capital. Lobby Capital is a relationship focused Series A technology venture capital firm.

In addition to his role with Lobby Capital, Carlborg is a General Partner at August Capital. He was previously a CFO of Provide Commerce, Einstein Noah Bagels, Authroize.Net, and IKANO Communications. He also spent time as a Managing Director of Investment Banking for Merrill Lynch. Carlborg received a bachelors in Economics from the University of Illinois and an MBA from The University of Chicago.

 

55. David Birnbaum
Above Average LLC

David Birnbaum is the Co-founder and Board Member of Above Average LLC. Above Average is a premium, digitally-born entertainment company that excels in providing creative and production services for award-winning comedy programming. Birnbaum has 16 years in the entertainment industry. He began his career in 2005.

Before founding Above Average, Birnbaum was a President at Broadway Video. Earlier in his career he co-founded Takkle where he served as a CEO. Birnbaum graduated from The Wharton School with an MBA in Finance and from Columbia University in the City of New York with an undergraduate degree in Economics.

 

56. Kulmeet Singh
Twistle, Inc.

Kulmeet Singh began his professional career 29 years ago. Today, he is the Founder and CEO of Twistle, Inc. Twistle is a patient engagement software platform that delivers the right message at the right time, keeping patients on track. Their technology helps ensure a safer and faster recovery time for its users.

Singh first got his start in 1992 as a Business Analyst at Sears Roebuck & Co. From there, he went on to Kestnbaum & Co (formerly owned by Andersen Consulting), before eventually rising to Vice President of Strategic Planning at Nuance Communications, his most recent position prior to founding Twistle. Singh graduated from Columbia University and The University of Chicago.

 

57. James Peyer
Cambrian Biopharma

James Peyer is the Founder and CEO at Cambrian Biopharma. Cambrian is developing new technologies and therapies to extend healthy lifespan, bringing proven scientific and organizational expertise to exceptional research teams worldwide. Peyer has 13 years in the biotechnology industry. He began his career in 2008.

Before founding Cambrian Biopharma, Peyer was the Founder and Executive Director at Cleara Biotech and before that a Founder and Managing Partner at Apollo Ventures. Earlier in his career he also founded Genotyp where he served as the CEO. Peyer graduated from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas with a PhD in Stem Cell Biology and from The University of Chicago with an undergraduate degree in Biology.

 

58. Michelle Sun
First Code Academy

Michelle is the CEO and Founder of First Code Academy, a leading coding and STEM education institute that teaches coding to kids from 4 to 18 with hands-on workshops, camps and regular programs.

In addition to founding First Code, Sun founded AppJamming Summit, the largest app development competition that attracts thousands of submissions from students (8-15 years old). She is a visiting instructor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sun started her career with Goldman Sachs as an Equity Analyst. She graduated from The University of Chicago with a degree in Economics.

 

59. Ed Pope
Exponential VC

Ed Pope is the CEO and Chairman of Exponential VC. Exponential VC is a collaborative provider of capital and operational support to help bolster early-stage companies and accelerate the realization of their visions and milestones. They primarily focus on digital health and machine learning technolgies.

Previously, Pope was the Director for the Middle East Policy of RAND Corporation. He currently serves on several boards including Tictrac, UNYQ and Conflict Kinetics Corporation. Pope graduated from The University of Chicago and Harvard Business School with MBAs.

 

60. Kal Pate
BrightInsight

Kal Patel is the CEO and Co-Founder of BrightInsight. BrightInsight is the leading regulated internet of things platform for biopharma and medtech. Patel has 18 years in the information technology and services industry. He began his career in 2003.

Before founding BrightInsight, Patel was a President at Flex Digital Health and before that a Chief Commercial Officer and Advisor at Doctor On Demand. Earlier in his career he worked with The Boston Consulting Group as a Principal. Patel graduated from The University of Chicago with an MB, an MBA and an undergraduate degree in Economics.

 

61. William Danford
Tiv

William Danford began his professional career 18 years ago. Today, he is the Co-founder and CTO of Tiv. Tiv is a payments platform built with the gaming community at the core. Tiv's technology fuels the next generation of personal finance. Its financial products and services reflect who users are and integrate what they do, to reward them for spending time doing what they love.

Danford first got his in 2003 as a Supervisor at McMaster-Carr. From there, he went on to Clarity Consulting, before eventually rising to VP of Technology at Lumere, a GHX Company, his most recent position prior to founding Tiv. Danford graduated from The University of Chicago with an MS in Computer Science and an undergraduate degree in Economics.

 

62. Jay Bradner
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

Jay Bradner is the President of Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). He first joined the company in 2016. NIBR is the innovation engine of Novartis. NIBR has built expertise around several key technology competencies. Each competency combines automation and robotics, computational science, biology and irreplaceable drug discovery knowledge.

Prior to his role with NIBR, Bradner was a Physician Scientist for Dana Farber Cancer Institute and for the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. Bradner earned an MD from The University of Chicago - The Pritzker School of Medicine and an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Harvard University.

 

63. Brian Fabian Crain
Chorus One

Brian Fabian Crain is the Co-Founder and CEO at Chorus One. Chorus One is offering staking solutions and building interoperability protocols for decentralized networks. Crain has 11 years in the information technology and services industry. He began his career in 2010.

Before founding Chorus One, Crain was a Chief Operating Officer at Tendermint and before that the Head of Business Development at Monax (formerly Eris Industries). Earlier in his career he co-founded apeary GmbH. Crain graduated from London School of Economics and Political Science with a MSc in Economics and Philosophy and from The University of Chicago with an undergraduate degree in Economics.

 

64. Aza Raskin
Center for Humane Technology

Aza Raskin began his professional career 16 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder of Center for Humane Technology (CHT). CHT is dedicated to radically reimagining our digital infrastructure. Their mission is to drive a comprehensive shift toward humane technology that supports our well-being, democracy, and shared information environment.

Raskin first got his start in 2005 as a Co-Founder of Humanized. From there, he went on to Songza.com, before eventually rising to VP at Jawbone, his most recent position prior to founding CHT. Raskin earned an undergraduate degree in Math and Physics from The University of Chicago.

 

65. Hilarie Koplow-McAdams
New Enterprise Associates

Hilarie Koplow-McAdams is the Venture Partner of New Enterprise Associates. She first joined the company in 2017. New Enterprise Associates is a global venture capital firm investing in technology and healthcare.

Previously, Koplow-McAdams was a member board of trustees at University of Chicago and before that a member board of directors at Tulip Interfaces. Earlier in her career she worked with Oracle as a Senior Vice President. Koplow-McAdams earned a Master of Arts in Public Policy from The University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from Mills College.

 

66. Dhiraj Rajaram
Mu Sigma, Inc.

Dhiraj Rajaram is the Founder of Mu Sigma, the world’s largest pure-play big data analytics and decision sciences company with a unicorn status in the US. Rajaram has 23 years in the information technology and services industry. He began his career in 1998.

Before founding Mu Sigma, Rajaram was a Principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Rajaram graduated from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA, from Wayne State University with an MS in Computer Engineering and from Guindy Anna University with an undergraduate degree.

 

67. Daniel Nathrath
Ada Health

Daniel Nathrath began his professional career 22 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder and CEO of Ada Health. Ada Health delivers a revolutionary virtual healthcare service that gives patients instant access to doctors and tailored medical information, and helps doctors make the best decisions for their patients.

Nathrath first got his start in 1999 as a Legal Counsel and Manager of Business Development at Lycos Europe. From there, he went on to become the Managing Director of Business Development for Europe at viagogo Ltd., his most recent position prior to founding Ada Health. Nathrath graduated from The University of Chicago with an MBA.

 

68. Dee Choubey
MoneyLion

Dee Choubey is the Founder and CEO of MoneyLion. He first founded the company in 2012. MoneyLion is an award winning digital banking platform that empowers consumers through better banking, borrowing, saving, and investing.

Previously, Choubey worked in Investment banking at Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Barclays. He also previously served as Vice President at Citadel LLC. Choubey earned an undergraduate degree in economics from The University of Chicago.

 

69. Steven Xi
Eastlink Capital Partners, L.P.

Steven Xi is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Eastlink Capital Partners. Eastlink is a venture capital firm focused on investing in enterprise cloud and data/AI opportunities in early and growth stages. Xi has 17 years in the venture capital and private equity industry. He began his career in 2004.

Before founding Eastlink Capital Partners, Xi was a Managing Director and Adviser at Riverwood Capital and before that a Managing Director at Hina Group. Xi graduated from The University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business with an MBA in Finance, Entrepreneurship and Strategy and from Jilin University with an undergraduate degree in Physics.

 

70. Rick Kimball
TCV

Rick Kimball began his professional career 37 years ago. Today, he is the General Partner Founder of TCV. TCV is the leading provider of capital to growth-stage private and public companies in the technology industry.

Kimball first got his start in 1984 as a Managing Director at Montgomery Securities. Kimball graduated from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA and from Dartmouth College with an undergraduate degree.

 

71. Stewart Gollmer
Tenaya Capital

Stewart Gollmer is the Managing Director of Tenaya Capital. He first joined the company in 2009. With $1.5 billion assets under management, Tenaya is an active enterprise and consumer technology investor that strives to partner with companies early in their journeys, typically at the Series B and Series C stage.

Previously, Gollmer was a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers. Gollmer earned an MBA in Finance and Accounting from The University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from The Johns Hopkins University.

 

72. Joyce J. Shen
Tenfore Holdings

Joyce J. Shen is the Investment and Operating Partner of Tenfore Holdings. Tenfore Holdings provides operational value-added investment to early to growth-stage enterprise technology and AI startups. Shen has 15 years in the venture capital industry. She began her career in 2006.

Before joining Tenfore Holdings, Shen was a Global Managing Director of Emerging Technologies and Investments at Thomson Reuters and before that a Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at IBM Cloud Platform. Shen graduated from The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business with an MBA and from The University of Chicago with an undergraduate degree in Statistics and Economics.

 

73. Charles Boorady
Health Catalyst Capital Management

Charles Boorady began his professional career 19 years ago. Today, he is the Managing Partner of Health Catalyst Capital Management. Health Catalyst invests in companies that seek to improve the human condition and promote value-based care with IT or tech-enablement.

Boorady first got his start in 2002 as a Managing Director of Equity Research and Head of Healthcare Research at Citigroup. From there, he went on to Credit Suisse where he was a Managing Director and part of the Research Management Committee and Co-Head of Healthcare Investment Research. Boorady graduated from The University of Chicago with an MBA in Analytic Finance and Statistics and from Cornell University with an undergraduate degree in Engineering.

 

74. David Rodnitzky
3Q Digital

David Rodnitzky is the Founder of 3Q Digital. He first founded the company in 2008. 3Q Digital is an online marketing agency headquartered in Silicon Valley with nine offices across the US and Europe. They specialize in helping companies build or optimize paid search, SEO, mobile, social and display campaigns on Google AdWords, Yahoo/Bing, Facebook, and display ad exchanges.

Previously, Rodnitzky was a Vice President of Advertising at Mercantila and before that a Senior Director of Marketing at Adteractive. Earlier in his career he worked with Cascino Vaughan Law Offices as a Legal Assistant. Rodnitzky earned a JD in Law from the University of Iowa College of Law and an undergraduate degree in History from The University of Chicago.

 

75. Dimitrios Kavvathas
Amber Group

Dimitrios Kavvathas is the Chief Strategy Officer of Amber Group. Amber Group is a one-stop crypto finance service provider that provides liquidity provision, trading and asset management services 24/7. Kavvathas has 20 years in the investment and banking industry. He began his career in 2001.

Before joining Amber Group, Kavvathas was an Executive at Noble Group and before that a Head of Global Markets for Asia Pacific at VTB Capital. Earlier in his career he worked with Goldman Sachs as a Partner. In addition to his role with Amber Group, he is also the Chief Investment Officer at Harmony Advisors Limited. Kavvathas graduated from The University of Chicago with a PhD in Economics.

 

76. Pratik Shah
Design Therapeutics

Pratik Shah is the Executive Chairman of Design Therapeutics. Design Therapeutics is using new technologies to address inherited degenerative diseases by designing a new class of small-molecule genomic medicines.

Shah first got his start as a Consultant for McKinsey & Company before co-founding Kalypsys where he served as the Chief Business Officer. He was also previously a Partner of Thomas, McNerney and Partners and the President and CEO of Auspex Pharmaceuticals. Shah graduated from The University of Chicago with an MBA, from UC Irvine with a bachelors degree and from The University of Chicago with a Phd in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics.

 

77. John H. Kim
HighBar Partners

John H. Kim is the Managing Partner of HighBar Partners. He first joined the company in 2009. HighBar Partners is a private investment firm focused on strategic growth capital investments in enterprise and infrastructure software companies.

Previously, Kim was a Vice President at W Capital Partners and before that a Director of Corporate Development and Operations of Emptoris. Earlier in his career he worked with JPMorgan Chase as an Analyst. Kim earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Computer Science from The University of Chicago.

 

78. Maxwell Blumenfeld
SentiLink

Maxwell Blumenfeld is a Co-Founder at SentiLink. He first founded the company in 2017. SentiLink has built the only comprehensive industry solution for stopping synthetic fraud. SentiLink combines proprietary data, deep insight from risk analysts and a machine learning approach that drives targeted output.

Prior to founding SentiLink, Blumenfeld was a Data Scientist and Fraud Strategy Lead at Affirm, Inc., and Lead Associate at Novantas. Mr. Blumenfeld graduated from the University of Chicago with a bachelors Mathematics and Economics.

 

79. Patrick Spain
First Stop Health

Patrick Spain is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of First Stop Health. First Stop Health provides care that people love. Patients can talk with doctors or counselors 24/7 via mobile app, website or phone. They also offer telemedicine and virtual mental health services.

Prior to his role as Executive Chairman, Spain was the CEO of First Stop Health. He first got his start as an Associate Consultant for Gladstone Associates before moving on to become the Vice President of Extel Corporation. He previously co-founded Hoover’s, Inc. which was later acquired by Dun & Bradstreet. Spain graduated from The University of Chicago with a bachelors in Ancient Roman History and from Boston University with a JD.

 

80. Julie Roze
Aglaé Ventures

Julie Roze is the Investment Director of Aglaé Ventures. Aglaé Ventures invests in asset light activities and is primarily focused on technology companies of all stages. Their group has backed Airbnb, Lyft, Slack, Spotify and Netflix. Roze has 18 years in the finance industry. She began her career in 2003.

Before joining Aglaé Ventures, Roze worked in Private Equity Investments for Consumer and Retail at Baugur Group and before that was in Strategy and Planning for Luxury Goods at Club 21 UK. She started off her career at Goldman Sachs as part of the Financing Group. Roze graduated from The University of Chicago with a masters in Finance.

 

81. Renuka Babu
DOTS Technology Corp

Renuka Babu began her professional career 23 years ago. Today, she is the CEO and Co-Founder of DOTS Technology Corp. DOTS, which stands for Detection On the Spot, has a mission to make people’s lives better through a disruptive diagnostics platform that gives them information to make better decisions. They are currently developing a food allergen detector for consumers to test food prior to consumption.

Babu first got her start in 1998 as an Investment Banking Analyst at J.P. Morgan. From there, she went on to RiskMetrics Group, before eventually rising to Executive Director of New Ventures at Boston University, her most recent position prior to joining DOTS Technology Corp. Babu graduated from The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business with an MBA and from Bryn Mawr College with an undergraduate degree.

 

82. John Gardner
NGP Capital

John Gardner is the Venture Partner of NGP Capital. He first joined the firm in 2005. NGP Capital provides deep industry expertise and an extensive network to help entrepreneurs accelerate company growth. The firm prefers to invest in digital health, intelligent enterprise and smart mobility sectors.

Previously, Gardner was a General Partner at BlueRun Ventures. Earlier in his career he worked with Nokia Corp. as a Senior Business Development Manager. Gardner earned a graduate degree from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science from Miami University.

 

83. Brian Luerssen
Draftbit

Brian Luerssen is the Co-Founder and CEO of Draftbit. Draftbit is a new way to build cross-platform, native iOS and Android apps in minutes instead of months. Luerssen has 16 years in the computer software industry. He began his career in 2005.

Before founding Draftbit, Luerssen co-founded Quantitative Insightsand where he served as a Board Member. Before that, Luerssen was a Managing Director at Techstars. Earlier in his career he co-founded Proxito/Bouncepad and OkCupid. Luerssen graduated from Indiana University with an undergraduate degree in Business and from The University of Chicago with an MBA in Finance, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

 

84. Asima Ahmad
Carrot Fertility

Asima Ahmad is the Co-founder and CMO of Carrot Fertility. Carrot is a complete global fertility solution for today's modern employers and payers, providing flexible financial coverage and expert care navigation across the U.S. and 60+ countries. They are committed to the most cutting-edge technology and complete emotional support for their patients. Ahmad has 13 years in the health field. She began her career in 2008.

Before joining Carrot, Ahmad was a Clinical Resident in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale-New Haven Hospital and before that the Founder and President for the Future Physician Society at Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America. Ahmad is currently a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist at Fertility Centers of Illinois. Ahmad graduated from The University of Chicago - The Pritzker School of Medicine with an MD and from The University of Chicago with an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences and Economics.

 

85. Aram Shumavon
Kevala, Inc.

Aram Shumavon began his professional career 17 years ago. Today, he is the CEO of Kevala, Inc. Kevala provides data-driven insights for an evolving energy market by combining proprietary analytics with advanced grid mapping.

Shumavon first got his start in 2004 as an Energy Market Analyst at CPUC. From there, he went on to Mohada Fasta, before eventually rising to Executive Director at Distributed Energy Consumer Advocates, his most recent position prior to joining Kevala. Shumavon graduated from The University of Chicago with an undergraduate degree in Public Policy and Economics.

 

86. Jake Ellowitz
Tribe Capital

Jake Ellowitz is a Partner of Tribe Capital. He first joined the firm in 2019 as Data Scientist. Tribe Capital is an early stage venture capital firm focused on recognizing and amplifying early stage product-market fit. Their core mission is to pursue top-decile private technology companies that are exhibiting inflection points in their growth, with the potential to scale towards outsized outcomes with long-term venture capital.

Previously, Ellowitz was a Principal at Datamongers LLC and before that a Senior Associate Data Scientist at Social Capital LP. Earlier in his career he worked with Bridgewater Associates as an Investment Engineer. Ellowitz earned a PhD from The University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree in Physics and Mathematics from Clark University.

 

87. Joe Doliner
Pachyderm

Joe Doliner is the Co-founder and CEO of Pachyderm. Pachyderm provides industry leading data versioning, pipelines and lineage that allow data science teams to automate the machine learning lifecycle and optimize their machine learning operations. Doliner has 11 years in the computer software industry. He began his career in 2010.

Before joining Pachyderm, Doliner was a Software Engineer at Airbnb. Earlier in his career he worked with RethinkDB. Doliner graduated from The University of Chicago with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Computer Science.

 

88. John Jellinek
Jelco Ventures Inc

John Jellinek began his professional career 50 years ago. Today, he is the Founder and President of Jelco Ventures Inc. Jelco Ventures has been active in the acquisition and management of business entities primarily in healthcare, IT, and infrastructure.

Jellinek graduated from The University of Chicago with an MBA and from Miami University with an undergraduate degree.

 

89. Alvin Kwock
OneDegree

Alvin Kwock is the Founder of OneDegree. He first founded the company in 2016. OneDegree is a new generation of InsurTechs that is reimagining the industry with design and digital innovation.

Previously, Kwock was a Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer at Looken. Earlier in his career he worked with J.P. Morgan as the APAC Head of Emerging Technology and Taiwan Head of Research. Kwock earned an MA and an undergraduate degree in Economics from The University of Chicago.

 

90. Michael Liberty
Signifyd

Michael Liberty is the Co-Founder and CPO of Signifyd. Signifyd, the world’s largest provider of guaranteed fraud protection, enables online retailers to provide a friction-free buying experience for their customers. Liberty has 19 years in the internet industry. He began his career in 2002.

Before founding Signifyd, Liberty was a Manager of New Ventures Risk at PayPal and before that a Chief Operating Officer at GWC Warranty. Earlier in his career he worked with Lazard as a Night Analyst. Liberty graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business with an MBA and from The University of Chicago with an undergraduate degree in Economics.

 

91. Sami Moughrabie
Atmos Ventures

Sami Moughrabie began his professional career 17 years ago. Today, he is the Managing Partner of Atmos Ventures. Atmos Ventures is focused on investing, nurturing, and growing Seed and Series A-stage European firms, as well as North American firms looking to open R&D centers in Europe, with a potential to become global players. They prefer investing in quantum computing, AI and deep tech.

Moughrabie first got his start in 2004 in the Prime Brokerage Hedge Fund Group at Bank of America, before eventually rising to Managing Partner at International Trading & Construction Organisation, his most recent position prior to joining Atmos Ventures. Moughrabie graduated from The University of Chicago with a graduate degree and from University of Cambridge with an undergraduate degree.

 

92. Fiona Lau
SHOPLINE

Fiona Lau is the Co-Founder and COO at SHOPLINE. She first founded the company in 2013. SHOPLINE is Asia’s biggest provider of omnichannel retail services for online, offline-to-online and cross-border commerce.

Previously, Lau was a Senior Financial Analyst of Business Planning & Development at Hong Kong Disneyland. Earlier in her career she worked with Goldman Sachs as an Analyst of Global Investment Research in Consumer Retail. Lau earned an undergraduate degree in Economics and Psychology from The University of Chicago.

 

93. Kuan Chen
Infervision

Kuan Chen is the Founder of Infervision. Infervision is an artificial intelligence high-tech company specialized in medical AI and committed to applying deep learning technology to assist medical image diagnosis as efficient and accurate solutions. Chen has 7 years in the information technology and services industry. He began his career in 2014.

Chen graduated from The University of Chicago with a PhD and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Mathematics.

 

94. John Fan
Cardinal Blue Software

John Fan began his professional career 22 years ago. Today, he is the CEO and Co-Founder of Cardinal Blue Software. Cardinal Blue Software develops application softwares. The company offers a platform to create photo collages, as well as to snap and share their visual ideas.

Fan first got his start in 1999 as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Iospan Wireless, before eventually rising to Senior Staff Engineer at Qualcomm Flarion Technologies, his most recent position prior to founding Cardinal Blue Software. Fan graduated from The University of Chicago with a graduate degree and from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics.

 

95. Glen Wakeman
LaunchPad Holdings, LLC

Glen Wakeman is the CEO and Co-Founder of LaunchPad Holdings. He first founded the company in 2015. Launchpad Holdings is a SAAS firm that enables early-stage entrepreneurs to increase their success rates by providing online business planning services.

Previously, Wakeman was a CEO for Latin America at GE Money Bank. Earlier in his career he worked with GE Capital as an Operations and Technology Leader. Wakeman earned an MBA from The University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Scranton.

 

96. Karan Goel
GetSet

Karan Goel is the CEO and Founder of GetSet. GetSet provides higher education students, faculty, and admins a comprehensive platform of influence where social productivity interventions and community interactions develop the mindset students need to succeed in college and beyond. Goel has 15 years in the E-learning industry. He began his career in 2006.

Before joining GetSet, Goel was a CEO and Co-Founder at PrepMe. Goel graduated from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA and from The University of Chicago with an undergraduate degree in Economics.

 

97. Suzanne Xie
Stripe

Suzanne Xie began her professional career 15 years ago. Today, she is the Business Lead of Invoices at Stripe. Stripe is a technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet.

Xie first got her start in 2006 as an Analyst at UBS. From there, she went on to Goldman Sachs, before eventually rising to Director of Product Management at Twitter, her most recent position prior to joining Stripe. Xie graduated from The University of Chicago with an undergraduate degree in Economics.

 

98. Jason Blumberg
Energy Foundry

Jason Blumberg is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Energy Foundry. He first founded the company in 2012. Energy Foundry invests venture capital in today’s most promising energy innovators, and they work with the world’s leading energy companies to build and scale new ventures.

Previously, Blumberg was a Co-Founder at Energy Results and before that a Vice President of Corporate Development at Interpublic Group. Earlier in his career he worked with Arthur Andersen Business Consulting in the Transactions Advisory Group. Blumberg earned an MBA from The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Business from Michigan State University.

 

99. Sage Wohns
Agolo

Sage is the Founder and CEO of Agolo, a service that uses artificial intelligence to summarize information faster, and with better coverage, than any person in the world. Sage believes that if AI capabilities are responsibly applied, it can empower the world toward insight and ingenuity of which only the human mind is capable.

Previously, Sage was a Lead Engineer in Rakuten and a Project Manager with Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. He also spent time at NYC Seed as an Accelerator and Venture Associate. Sage graduated with a bachelors from The University of Chicago and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

 

100. Tom Bennett
Pond5

Tom Bennett is the Co-Founder of Pond5. Pond5 is the world’s largest, most vibrant video-first content marketplace, providing filmmakers, creators, and producers of all kinds with the content, inspiration, and tools they need to improve their projects.

In addition to Pond5, Bennett is the Founder and CEO of Futuur, a prediction market providing more accurate forecasts across a range of topics, powered by the wisdom of the crowd. Bennett graduated from The University of Chicago with a degree in Anthropology and Media Studies.