Our Team

Soraya Darabi

Soraya Darabi began her career as Manager of Digital Partnerships and Social Media at The New York Times, and went on to co-found Foodspotting (acq. by OpenTable) and Zady. Soraya made Fast Company's Most Creative People, Inc.'s 30 Under 30, and Fortune’s 40 Under 40. She was twice named a Mentor of the Year by TechStars, is a YGL at The World Economic Forum, and serves as a NY State Trustee for The Nature Conservancy.

Will Nathan

Will Nathan co-founded Homepolish and revenue-funded the company to 50 employees and a $100M valuation in three years. A self-taught coder, Will was one of the first 25 engineers at BuzzFeed and started his career as an investment banker, ultimately closing $1B of technology mergers and acquisitions. He is founder and Chairman of The Current Museum, a non-profit institution devoted to digital art, and has a B.S. in Mathematical Economics.

Marina Hadjipateras

As VP of Investor Relations for Dorian LPG, Marina Hadjipateras was a key figure in taking her family's 200-year old shipping company public in 2014 (NYSE: LPG, mkt. cap: $560M). She restructured Dorian and oversaw talent, PR and IR, accepting the Tanker Company of the Year award. Marina serves as vice chair of the INTERTANKO Environmental Committee. In 2018 Marina received the NYOT Innovators and Disruptors award for venture capital.

Evan Wray
Venture Partner

Founder Swyft Media (acquired, NASDAQ: TYPE)

Julianne Hummelberg

Venture Fellow at Columbia Business School

Lydia van der Swaagh

Columbia University