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 startup founder and angel investor focused on frontier technology. I’ve built and exited multiple startups from the ground up, usually focused on building top tier technical teams and solutions. I've spent time on the leadership teams of two public companies through the acquisition of my startups. I’m interested in frontier tech, video games and basketball.

Previously
  • Technical Leadership @ Coinbase
  • 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, scaled, and exited two companies and spent time on the leadership teams of two public companies, Coinbase [COIN] and Etsy [ETSY]. I’m interested in economics, crypto, 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.

Previously
Previously
  • Technical Leadership @ Coinbase
  • 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