Meet Our Team

James Marks

James Marks

CEO

I'm an entrepreneur, designer, and programmer. I've bootstrapped, raised money, built teams and sold companies, with a focus on empowering the creative class and building inclusive, durable businesses. Previously Whiplash and VGKids.

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Jeff Hunter

Jeff Hunter

Chief Technology Officer

I'm a programmer and a recovering engineering manager with more than 20 years of experience in software development. I've had the privilege of working in companies that have taught me the value of iterative development and a test first approach. Previously Stitch Fix and The Farmer's Dog.

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Juan Carbajal

Juan Carbajal

Software Engineer

I'm a software engineer with a background in math. My past work involved shipping a teen-friendly coding platform and building online communities. I'm also a proud DACA recipient who's passionate about giving back to my community. Previously Teens Exploring Technology.

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Christopher Schroeder

Christopher Schroeder

Chief Marketing Officer

I'm a marketer who enjoys marketing strategies that combine a deep understanding of customers, communication, tools and technical development to build memorable campaigns. And, I'm a human who enjoys bikes, music, whiskey, beaches, and cats. Previously Jawbone and Somatik.

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Brian Fong

Brian Fong

Head Visual Designer

I am a full-stack designer with a varied career: I have designed submarine parts for a former Bond villain, worked for monolithic brands like Mastercard, Twitter, and the Smithsonian Institution, and even helped to design an enormous glass art installation in a Singapore hotel.

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Our Advisors + Investors

Margot Wampler

Margot Wampler

Salesforce, Shop-Ware, SmartRecruiters, Demandforce

Margot is an expert at building early-stage startup sales processes and pipelines. From Salesforce to Shop-Ware, Margot has been an invaluable asset to early stage platforms.

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Nima Elyassi-Rad

Nima Elyassi-Rad

Shippo, Groupon, OATV, Canvas Ventures

Nima has helped companies grow from $0 to $50m and $1b to $2b in annual sales. He specializes in: eCommerce Infrastructure, Logistics Tech, Partnerships, Fundraising, and Investing.

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Jonathan Poma

Jonathan Poma

Loop, YPO, Rocket Code

Jonathan's been building in the Shopify ecosystem since 2013, with experience first on the brand side, then agency, and now as CEO at Loop Returns.

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Elizabeth Yin

Elizabeth Yin

Hustle Fund, 500 Startups, LaunchBit, Google

Elizabeth is a tech entrepreneur turned startup investor. Her mission for the next 40 years is to democratize wealth through entrepreneurship. She also blogs about raising early stage capital.

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Brian Wang

Brian Wang

Credit Karma, Eaze, 500 Startups

Brian is an executive coach for founders who want to become high-performing and conscious leaders. His coaching is informed by a decade of being a founder, VC, and product manager. His clients learn to grow beyond existing limits so they can lead with power, kindness, and resilience.

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