team

We are startup founders who angel and seed invest in early-stage startup founders. We understand the difficulties of company building at the toughest stage and we aim to create strong relationships with the teams we invest in and use our experience and operator expertise to help them build world-class companies.

While we take building companies seriously, we don’t take ourselves too seriously.

Aaron Henshaw

I’m a multiple startup founder and angel investor in NYC. I’ve built and exited two startups and spent time on the leadership teams of two public companies. I’m interested in frontier tech, video games and basketball.

Technical Leadership @ Coinbase

I lead the engineering team for Coinbase Cloud, the infrastructure and developer tools for web3 builders at Coinbase. I joined via the acquisition of my company Bison Trails in January 2021.

Previously
  • Co-founder Bison Trails, acquired by Coinbase in 2021
  • Co-founder Grand St., acquired by Etsy in 2014
  • Software Engineer in early mobile and finance applications
Carly Strife

I'm a startup founder and angel investor in NYC. I've spent the last decade building Bark, the world's leading dog brand, delivering over half a billion products to dogs across the globe. In 2021, we took the company public via a SPAC merger. I'm an operator to my core, interested in digital and physical products, distribution and building teams that are customer obsessed.

New Business @ Bark

I led new business initiatives at Bark including the original BarkBox, vet services, our launch into retail and amazon and most recently our food offering.

Previously
  • Co-founder of Bark, [NYSE: BARK]
  • Member of NYC launch team at Uber
Joe Lallouz

I’m a multiple startup founder and angel investor in NYC. I’ve built and exited two startups and spent time on the leadership teams of two public companies. I’m interested in economics, web3, game theory, sociology, investing, and psychology. I have a knack for languages and in my free time I play a lot of sports, video games, and build motorcycles.

Product Leadership @ Coinbase

I’m leading Coinbase Cloud, the infrastructure and developer tools for web3 builders at Coinbase. I joined via the acquisition of my company Bison Trails in January 2021.

Previously
  • Co-founder Bison Trails, acquired by Coinbase in 2021
  • Co-founder Grand St., acquired by Etsy in 2014
  • Software engineer and product development in early mobile and finance applications
Previously
  • Co-founder Bison Trails, acquired by Coinbase in 2021
  • Co-founder Grand St., acquired by Etsy in 2014
  • Software Engineer in early mobile and finance applications
Previously
  • Co-founder of Bark, [NYSE: BARK]
  • Member of NYC launch team at Uber
Previously
  • Co-founder Bison Trails, acquired by Coinbase in 2021
  • Co-founder Grand St., acquired by Etsy in 2014
  • Software engineer and product development in early mobile and finance applications