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 currently serves as vice chair of the INTERTANKO Environmental Committee, and is a board member of the North American Marine EPA.

Evan Wray
Venture Partner

Founder Swyft Media (acquired, NASDAQ: TYPE)

Lydia van der Swaagh

Columbia University