Partners

Sophie Liao

Sophie is a three-time fund manager, having founded Oyster Ventures after honing her VC skills at Rothenberg Ventures where she was a Managing Director, and Draper Dragon where she was a Venture Partner. Prior to venture, Sophie managed Mergers and Acquisitions at Eight Solutions and FFD Labs, and launched her career in media by producing and anchoring at CCTV and Travel Channel, from which she was subsequently poached by Cameron Pace Group to lead Business Development.  

Kenneth Ballenegger

Kenneth is a repeat entrepreneur turned venture investor. Prior to starting Oyster with Sophie, he co-founded Republic Crypto in 2017, where he served as Chief Strategy Officer. He is also an active angel investor in over 70 companies. Kenneth has enjoyed a long career in Silicon Valley: he led institutional fund products at AngelList, designed an algorithmic investing platform for Hone Capital, was Co-founder & CTO at FreshPay, the first Bitcoin debit card, was on the founding team as Architect & Head of Mobile Engineering at Chartboost (acquired by Zynga for $250M), and worked in engineering at Tapulous through its acquisition by Disney.  

Chris DN

Chris has 11+ years of experience investing and driving operational efficiencies. His venture experience originated at Sequoia Capital where he was responsible for monitoring Sequoia’s global investment portfolio and operational excellence. He was also a former investor at GoingVC Partners and Valia Ventures. Operationally, Chris is the founder of the Venture Capital Operations Association (VCOA), was on the founding team as COO of Relatus — a B2B platform that helps startups raise capital through their relationships. Prior, he was a top consultant at Accenture and Blackrock where he led B2B software implementations. 

Chris Davlantes

Founder and CEO

Reach Labs

Pradyuman Vig

Founder and CEO

Nova

Harman Singh Narula

Principal

Canary Technologies

Bobby Jaros

COO

Oasis Labs

Dawn Song

CEO

Oasis Labs

Raymond Cheng

CTO

Oasis Labs

Sohail Prasad

Founder

Forge Global

Samvit Ramadurgam

Founder

Forge Global

Kelly Rodriques

CEO

Forge Global

John Erik Metcalf

CEO

Upgraded

Akin Jones

Co-founder and CEO

Aella Credit

Olawale Akanbi

CTO and Co-founder

Aella Credit

Kevin Kang

Co-founder

Reap

Daren Guo

Co-founder

Reap

Henry Ault

Co-founder and President

Eco

Ryne Saxe

Co-founder and COO

Eco

Andy Bromberg

CEO

Eco

Allison Lee

CEO

Hemster

Justin Potts

CEO

Avenify

Timo Sheridan

CTO

Avenify

Adam Spector

Head of Product

AbstractOps

Hari Raghavan

Founder and CEO

AbstractOps

Eric Satz

CEO

AltoIRA

Gino Zahnd

CEO

Cozy

Alex MacCaw

Chairman of the Board

Clearbit

Harlow Ward

CTO

Clearbit

Hitoshi Harada

CTO

Alpaca

Yoshi Yokokawa

CEO

Alpaca

Gabrielle Chou

CEO

Allure Systems

Stephen Murphy

CEO

BoomSports

Adam Smith

CEO

Kite

Chris Nguyen

Co-founder

LogDNA

Ryan Breslow

Founder and CEO

Bolt

Kendrick Nguyen

Co-founder and CEO

Republic

Paul Menchov

Co-founder

Republic

Peter Green

Co-founder and CPO

Republic

Muneeb Ali

Co-founder

Stacks

Ryan Shea

Co-founder

Stacks

Stephen Lamb

Co-founder and COO

ZBiotics

Zachary Abbott

Co-founder and CEO

ZBiotics

John Bragg

Co-founder and CTO

Cozy

Nate Lawson

Founder

SourceDNA

Randy Wu

Founder and CEO

Fantuan

Yaofei Feng

Co-founder

Fantuan

Kong Pham

Co-founder and CEO

Jumpcut

Peter Lu

Co-founder and COO

Jumpcut

Jesse Jhaj

Co-founder

Jumpcut

Akbar Thobhani

Co-founder and CEO

SFOX

George Melika

Co-founder and CTO

SFOX

Mance Harmon

Co-founder and CEO

Hedera Hashgraph

Leemon Baird

Co-founder and Chief Strategist

Hedera Hashgraph

Jack O'Holleran

Co-founder and CEO

Skale

Konstantin Kladko

Co-founder

Skale

Jonathan Chu

Co-founder and CTO

Verdigris

Mark Chung

Co-founder and CEO

Verdigris

Thomas Chung

Co-founder

Verdigris

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