Jake is a 3 time serial entrepreneur whose companies have raised over $26mm from VC firms NEA and Menlo Ventures. He has over 10 years experience as an engineering lead, recruiting and training the best talent. He has BS in computer science from the University of Missouri and graduate studies in biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University.
Frank FernandezHead of Bus Devel
Frank is founder and managing director of Gateway Private Capital and currently manages the firm and heads its Investment Committee. Before Gateway, he served as Senior Portfolio Manager of Alternative Investments at the $100+ billion Florida State Board of Administration. He received an MBA in finance and BS in engineering from Tulane University.
Shari JosephHead of Finance
Shari has over 25 years of high-technology business, operations, and financial management experience, including CFO roles at Draker, Current Solutions, and Zilker Labs, Inc. (now Intersil). She has actively managed numerous rounds of venture capital financing, M&A transactions, and related due diligence processes. She has a BA in accounting from University of Texas.
Luis ZambranoHead of Admissions
Luis Is the Former CEO of Healthcare at The GoodLooking Company. Specializing in Recruitment, Operations, and Sales, Luis has been involved in multiple entrepreneurial ventures. Starting at a young age with helping to manage, grow and sell his family businesses, he now makes business development his passion. He double majored at the University of South Florida and holds a BA in International Relations and International Business.
Hershy AshPeople and Partnerships
Hershy is an entrepreneurial operations specialist with a passion for emerging technologies. He is the founder/CEO of DPST micro deposits, a payment platform on the Stellar network. He has over 15 years of experience in entrepreneurship in promotions, restaurants, and operations.
Daniel is a hardware and software engineer and works as a senior design engineer at ARM. He’s an active crypto enthusiast and analyst, and holds a BS/MS degree electrical and computer engineering from the University of Texas.