Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC)

Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC)

2020 Regional Co-Chairs

The Alumni NVC will operate globally with dedicated regional efforts and participation in the five key geographies with alumni co-chairs spearheading the local regional efforts. University of Chicago alumni have been selected by Polsky Center staff and faculty to lead the ANVC program in their respective region. These alumni are individuals who are passionate about entrepreneurship, have demonstrated success in leadership roles, and expressed interest in working alongside the Polsky Center in supporting alumni venture development.

Asia Co-Chairs

Brian Tsui, MBA ’11 

Brian Tsui, MBA ’11 

Partner, Cataliize

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Brian Tsui, MBA ’11 

Partner, Cataliize

Brian’s international career stands at the intersection of entrepreneurship and management consulting. He has spent over a decade leading at a global consultancy: launching and managing a corporate finance practice in Southeast Asia and a financial institution practice in the US, helping C-suite executives at the most complex companies embrace, invest in, and integrate emerging technologies.

As an early-stage tech investor and a venture partner of AngelHub, Brian enjoys mentoring and judging at various startup competitions. He has shared his favorite topic “what’s missing in your perfect pitch?” with 1,000+ founders, intrapreneurs, and university students. The annual BóLè Forum, which Brian organizes, is attended by 200+ angel investors, VCs and family offices.

Brian holds a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He serves on the leadership committees of the UChicago Alumni Club, Chicago Booth Alumni Club, and Chicago Economics Society, in Hong Kong. He is also a business advisor to Junior Achievement Hong Kong.

Vince Chan, MBA ’15

Vince Chan, MBA ’15

Co-Founder, Chicago Booth Angels Network

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Vince Chan, MBA ’15

Co-Founder, Chicago Booth Angels Network

Underpinned by 25 years of multi-faceted, global insights across business, government and education, Vince Chan is the Co-Founder of Chicago Booth Angels Network in Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area. She has supported as coach and judge the Global New Venture Challenge since its entry into Hong Kong in 2016. In addition, she spearheaded BóLè Forum in March 2019, the inaugural tech investor assembly held on the Hong Kong campus connecting 200+ dealmakers and practitioners in China and cross-border tech investments and innovations. Having accelerated her career in the U.S. and Asia across TCW Asset Management, Standard & Poor’s, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Deloitte & Touche, Goldman Sachs as well as PricewaterhouseCoopers, she advocates for a seismic shift in learning and skills development given the merging worlds of work, education and technology. In addition to speaking regularly on the international conference circuit, Vince has authored two career and education books in China. She has also served since 2017 as Schwarzman Scholars Mentor at Tsinghua University. Professionally trained as CPA (U.S.) and CFA Charterholder, Vince has graduated from University of Toronto (BComm. with High Distinction ‘95), Yale University (M.B.A. ’02 Full-Time) and University of Chicago Booth School of Business (M.B.A. ’15 AXP-14).

Anil Kumar, MBA ’09

Anil Kumar, MBA ’09

Founder, Jodi365.com

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Anil Kumar, MBA ’09

Founder, Jodi365.com

Anil Kumar has over two decades of varied experience as a code developer, researcher, consulting engineer, activist, entrepreneur, and angel investor. He founded Jodi365.com, a matchmaking platform for Indian singles, during the home stretch of his Booth MBA (’09), and has since expanded the parent company, FreeElective’s business into wedding planning also, through Peepul365.com. Anil was previously the first lead associate of Hyde Park Angels—currently one of the largest angel investment networks in the midwestern US—and recognized for outstanding achievement in that rolePrior to HPA, he spent seven years at a boutique consulting firm in Seattle, providing specialized engineering and consulting services to clients in the marine industry. He is a graduate and Institute Blue of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and also holds a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Iowa and a PhD in computational hydrodynamics from the University of Michigan. While at Booth, he was a Beecken Fellow and the recipient of a KPMG Award for Leadership and Scholarship and a Dean’s Award of Distinction.A naturalized US citizen, he lives in Chennai –from where he also serves as president of the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of India –and tweets occasionally @aktxt.

Carlos Fernandes, MBA ’05

Carlos Fernandes, MBA ’05

CEO, RecordTV

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Carlos Fernandes, MBA ’05

CEO, RecordTV

Carlos Fernandes is an entrepreneur, innovator and public policy advisor. In 2006, Fernandes invented and patented the world’s first legal Internet-based Digital Video Recorder. RecordTV, the company founded by Fernandes, is widely regarded as one of the few companies on the forefront of disrupting the TV industry and was named as one of the Top 100 startups in the World by Red Herring Magazine.

At RecordTV, Fernandes led product development through to commercialization and led the company to victory in complex litigation against Singapore’s National broadcaster. With its InstantTV app, RecordTV rose to become the fastest growing Over-the-Top (OTT) service in Singapore, hitting #1 in the Apple App Store as well as the Google Play Store in Entertainment.

Fernandes has served the “Future of Media” Global Agenda Council at the World Economic Forum in Davos that covered the interplay of technology, media and copyright. In the area of public policy, Fernandes has served the Commonwealth Nations, ASEAN Nations and the Government of Singapore as an advisor on matters related to youth development, technology and entrepreneurship.

Most recently he served on the Entrepreneurship Review Committee for the Singapore Government and continues to sit on the Pro-Enterprise Panel (PEP), a board that was recognized by the United Nations, and tasked with reviewing the regulatory framework around new innovations. Fernandes has been a Board Member for TiE Singapore, an adjunct professor at NUS and guest lecturer at INSEAD and SMU where he has lectured on Disruptive Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Fernandes has been widely covered by the media and frequently writes op-eds in various publications. The Singapore Computer Society named him its youngest-ever “Young Professional of the Year” for his contributions to the IT industry. The World Economic Forum subsequently named him a Young Global Leader. BusinessWeek has also identified him as among Asia’s Top 25 Entrepreneurs.

Fernandes has an MBA (High Honors) from Chicago Booth, a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering from Bombay University, a Masters in Information Technology. He is also an alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Yale University Global Leadership programs.

Kevin E. Pereira, MBA ’08

Kevin E. Pereira, MBA ’08

Operating Managing Director, Vickers

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Kevin E. Pereira, MBA ’08

Operating Managing Director, Vickers

Kevin E. Pereira joined Vickers in March 2016 and is an Operating Managing Director. His roles encompass fund raising and assisting the portfolio companies in areas of strategy, M&A, business development and fund raising. He currently resides in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Vickers, Kevin was involved in public equity markets for the last 24 years in various capacities with Credit Lyonnais, Deutsche Bank, Nomura Macquarie and Mizuho. He has successfully built equity businesses in Singapore, Manila, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. His operational background has seen Kevin work as an Analyst, Salesperson, Trader and Head of Equities. He has been ranked in the top quartile with institutional clients as well as regional trade publications for his keen appreciation and understanding of global fund flows in identifying key industry trends. Kevin brings a diverse background to Vickers. He was born in Singapore, raised in the Philippines, New Zealand and the United States. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a Masters in Business Administration. Along the way, Kevin has picked up Tagalog, Spanish, Malay and Mandarin. In his spare time, Kevin coaches division one Soccer for both boys and girls.

Chicago Co-Chairs

Shashin Chokshi, AB ’12, MS ’20

Shashin Chokshi, AB ’12, MS ’20

Director of Data Science & Insights, Upfront Healthcare

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Shashin Chokshi, AB ’12, MS ’20

Director of Data Science & Insights, Upfront Healthcare

Shashin Chokshi is an entrepreneur and operator with experience building data-focused products across multiple healthtech and fintechstartups. He currently leads the data engineering and data science team at Outcome Health. Previously, Shashin co-founded the technology nonprofit Moneythink and led the technical product management team at Nomis. Shashin has a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Chicago and is currently completing his Masters in Biomedical Informatics.

Lance Larsen, MBA ’17

Lance Larsen, MBA ’17

Digital Health Partnerships, Collective Health

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Lance Larsen, MBA ’17

Digital Health Partnerships, Collective Health

Lance Larsen is a serial entrepreneur in the healthcare industry. Currently, Lance is the CEO of Cash Medical Processing (CMP), a medical billing company focused on improving the patient experience when paying out of pocket for healthcare services. Between 2012 and 2019, Lance has successfully launched three different healthcare technology companies, all of them focused on making the healthcare and dental markets more transparent for the consumer. Before diving into healthcare, Lance worked as a regulatory capital controller at Goldman Sachs Bank USA. Lance has an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Class of 2016.

Borislava Karageorgieva, MBA ’04

Borislava Karageorgieva, MBA ’04

Co-President, Board of the Chicago Booth Alumni Board; Co-Founder, Chicago Booth Angels Network of Chicago

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Borislava Karageorgieva, MBA ’04

Co-President, Board of the Chicago Booth Alumni Board; Co-Founder, Chicago Booth Angels Network of Chicago

Borislava Karageorgieva is a corporate finance expert in the area of evaluation of strategic and investment decisions. Borislava has international experience in both the public and the private sectors, and in the healthcare and financial services industries. Areas of professional focus include regulatory analysis and financial compliance, mergers and acquisitions, angel investing and entrepreneurship, and board governance. Borislava is the Co-President of the Board of the Chicago Booth Alumni Club, the largest alumni network of Chicago Booth, and has been a Director since 2011. Borislava is the Board liaison between the Chicago Booth Alumni Club and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Most recently, Borislava co-founded the Chicago Booth Angels Network of Chicago, where she serves on the Management and Deal Committees. Borislava is the co-founder of a startup company in the beverage industry with clients including Kroger in Chicago. Borislava received an MBA from Chicago Booth and is a CFA charter holder.

Anjoo Rai-Marchant, MBA ’08

Anjoo Rai-Marchant, MBA ’08

CEO, SciArt Software

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Anjoo Rai-Marchant, MBA ’08

CEO, SciArt Software

Anjoo Rai-Marchant is an investor, entrepreneur, board member and technology executive with expertise in building and scaling both technology businesses and businesses looking to transform using technology.  She has led global organizations working in the U.S., Europe and Asia as well as early stage start-ups.  Most recently, she served as the COO at HighGround, which was acquired last year by YouEarnedIt.  She currently advises companies and entrepreneurs on their growth strategy in addition to serving as an independent board member of SciArt Software, a company focused on generative design.

She started her career working for companies like EY, Barclays Capital and Macromedia (now Adobe) before getting the entrepreneurial bug and founding her own company, ShopRock.it, a productivity app in the same-day delivery space.  She has lived through the highs and lows of start-up life and has survived to tell the story.

Anjoo is passionate about diversity and inclusion and has been a frequent speaker, advisor and moderator on the topic.  In addition to her work with the Chicago Booth Alumni Club where she was past two term president, she is a member of Hyde Park Angels and recipient of the Chicago United Business Person of Color award.

Allison Weil, MBA ’17

Allison Weil, MBA ’17

Investor, Hyde Park Venture Partners

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Allison Weil, MBA ’17

Investor, Hyde Park Venture Partners

Allison joined Hyde Park Venture Partners as an investor in 2019. Prior to HPVP Allison served as Business Operations Manager for CivisAnalytics, working on strategy and operations focused on growing the business. Allison co-founded Flag Analytics, a predictive analytics company focused on public safety. Earlier in her career, she worked in healthcare at Accenture, where she focused on Medicaid and Affordable Care Act changes, including time fixing Healthcare.gov. Allison earned a dual MBA/MPP from the University of Chicago, and has a BS in Materials Science & Engineering from Northwestern University.

Europe Co-Chairs

Hernando Bunuan, MBA ’07

Hernando Bunuan, MBA ’07

Founder and Partner, Adykai Ventures

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Hernando Bunuan, MBA ’07

Founder and Partner, Adykai Ventures

Hernando Bunuan is the Founder and Partner of Adykai Ventures. Adykai focuses primarily on emerging software-enabled solutions (business intelligence/analytics, fintech, B2B ecommerce, machine learning) for business and enterprise customers, particularly in TMT, financial services and retail industries. Drawing on his extensive experience in investment banking, as a mentor and advisor to start-ups, as well as his activerole in some of the leading not-for-profit business organisations, he founded Adykai Ventures to support and mentor entrepreneurs to build lasting and transformational businesses. Prior to forming Adykai Ventures, Hernando was a Director in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (“TMT”) practice at Barclays investment bank in Europe, advising leading public and private companies in a variety of technology and digital media sectors. In this role, he advised over 35 completed deals worth over $40 billion that included several landmark buy-side and sell-side transactions, capital raising (IPOs and debt) and other strategic advisory initiatives. Before Barclays, Hernando worked for Needham & Company in San Francisco and began his career with KPMG in New York and Chicago. Hernando has an MBA from Chicago Booth and a bachelor’s degree from Washington University.

Guillaume Piard, MBA ’15

Guillaume Piard, MBA ’15

Founder, Nalo

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Guillaume Piard, MBA ’15

Founder, Nalo

Guillaume Piard is the founder of Nalo, the most advanced private wealth robo-advisor in France. Inspired by academic research in behavioral and statistical finance, Nalo aims to change wealth management through technology. By making goal-based investing simple, ultra-personalized, and efficient Nalo helps its customers grow their futures. Prior to Nalo, Guillaume worked for ten years in fixed income capital markets. He began with Lehman Brothers in London in 2003 as a credit structurer developing esoteric investment products for institutional investors. From 2008 he became a credit risk and Basel III regulatory standards expert for major international bank clients. In 2009 he moved with Nomura to Paris, where he managed client relationships with the larger French banks’ credit portfolio and liquidity management functions. Guillaume is an elected board member of the Glénans sailing school, General Secretary of the Glénans Avenir foundation, and Treasurer of the Chicago Booth French Alumni Club. He is a 2015 MBA graduate from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a CFA charterholder since 2010. He received his Master in Physics with First Class Honours from Imperial College London in 2003, with a year abroad at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. Multi-lingual and a French American dual-national, Guillaume grew up in New York, Chicago, Tokyo and Paris. He is a seasoned world traveller (first unaccompanied flight at age 4), is passionate about sailing in all its forms, and holds French federal instructor licenses for both dinghies and cruise yachts. He hopes one day to sail around the world.

Jeremy Perlman, MBA ’08

Jeremy Perlman, MBA ’08

CRO, Diffblue

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Jeremy Perlman, MBA ’08

CRO, Diffblue

Jeremy Perlman is Chief Revenue Officer of Diffblue, a startup whose AI software automates software development tasks. Additionally, he is on the board of advisors of Taina, a RegTech startup that won the Booth Global New Venture Challenge in 2017. Previously, he held roles leading EMEA businesses for US enterprise software companies including Trifacta, Apigee (IPO, acquired by Google) and Ribbit (acquired by BT). Prior to his MBA at Chicago Booth, he worked in consulting and startups.

Whitney Morgan, MBA ’14 

Whitney Morgan, MBA ’14 

Head of Global Partnerships & Growth, Prodigy Finance

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Whitney Morgan, MBA ’14 

Head of Global Partnerships & Growth, Prodigy Finance

Whitney is an active startup investor and leads International Growth & Expansion for Prodigy Finance, a pioneer in the cross-border lending space.  Prior to working at Prodigy Finance, Whitney worked for early stage startups, in venture capital in digital media and healthcare, and in cyber security and systems engineering, gaining varied experience across North America, LatAm, Asia, and Europe.

She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS in Systems & Information Engineering from the University of Virginia. Whitney lives with her husband in Paris, and is active in the local yoga, art, and tech communities.

Alex Boyce, MBA ’17

Alex Boyce, MBA ’17

Head of Growth, Disperse

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Alex Boyce, MBA ’17

Head of Growth, Disperse

Rags Vadali, MBA ’07

Rags Vadali, MBA ’07

Product Manager, Facebook

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Rags Vadali, MBA ’07

Product Manager, Facebook

Rags is currently a product manager at Facebook focused on building advertising products to meet the unique needs of people and businesses in emerging markets. He started his product management career at Google after graduating from Chicago Booth and in the decade since has led product development at startups in Madrid, Amsterdam and London building products ranging from chat platforms to augmented reality.

He earned his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and holds an MS in Computer Science from Pennsylvania State University.

Latin America Co-Chairs

Fabio Torres, MBA ’05

Fabio Torres, MBA ’05

Principal, EB Capital

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Fabio Torres, MBA ’05

Principal, EB Capital

Fabio Torres has been involved with private equity, venture capital and principal investing for more than twelve years as an investor, in value creation and corporate development roles, and as executive of invested companies in Brazil and Latin America. Currently the Head of Corporate Development for Guararapes, a company invested by BRZ Investimentos, Fabio made his first angel investment in 2004 in a regional preparatory school in Brazil while still a student at Chicago Booth.

Carlos Lino, MBA ’05

Carlos Lino, MBA ’05

Founder, Zigpay

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Carlos Lino, MBA ’05

Founder, Zigpay

Carlos is the founder of ZigPay, a complete payment platform for events and nightclubs based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Carlos received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Mariana Castillo, MBA ’16

Mariana Castillo, MBA ’16

Co-founder and Co-CEO, Ben & Frank

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Mariana Castillo, MBA ’16

Co-founder and Co-CEO, Ben & Frank

Mariana is Co-CEO at Ben & Frank, a direct to consumer eyewear brand that is revolutionizing the way Mexicans purchase glasses. Mariana leads the operations, technology, human resources and financial teams. Ben & Frank currently operates 16 stores, has over 200 employees and is one of the fastest growing startups in Mexico. Prior to founding Ben & Frank, Mariana was a Portfolio Manager for Mexico’s Central Bank, where she traded both fixed income and foreign exchange. Mariana has an undergraduate degree in Economics for Universidad Iberoamericana and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where she graduated with honors. She is a member of the Board for the Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation School at Universidad Iberoamericana.

Juan Carlos Velasquez, MBA ’15

Juan Carlos Velasquez, MBA ’15

Founder and CEO, Alameda

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Juan Carlos Velasquez, MBA ’15

Founder and CEO, Alameda

Juan Carlos is a passionate entrepreneur and hard core runner. He is the founder and CEO of Alameda. He is also the founder and ex-CEO of Tucanton.com. Before that, he worked as Product Manager at Redfin, Real Estate unicorn based in Seattle WA. In his early days he worked at ICA as Project Finance Analyst. He holds a degree in Civil Engineeringfrom Universidad Iberoamericanaand an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

New York City Co-Chairs

Chaitenya Razdan, MBA ’11

Chaitenya Razdan, MBA ’11

Co-founder and CEO, Care+Wear

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Chaitenya Razdan, MBA ’11

Co-founder and CEO, Care+Wear

Chaitenya Razdan is the co-founder and CEO of Care+Wear. He started the company in 2014 after having friends and family diagnosed with cancer told to wear tube socks on their arms. The company is focused on combining function and fashion together to help improve the patient experience. He is a proud University of Virginia alum with an MBA from Chicago Booth who spent time as a strategy consultant at A.T. Kearney and as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. Nicknamed “Smiley” in middle school basketball camp, he has tried to bring a smile wherever he goes. A die-hard Baltimore fan, he continues to cheer for the Orioles and Ravens and can often be found running up the West Side Highway in the mornings. In his spare time, he helps to plan his class reunions for UVA and Booth and serves on young alumni boards for UVA.

Cindy Machles, MBA ’82

Cindy Machles, MBA ’82

Co-Founder and CEO, Glue

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Cindy Machles, MBA ’82

Co-Founder and CEO, Glue

Cindy Machles is the co-founder and CEO of Glue, which has been recognized as a top 20 NYC agency in both advertising and public relations since 2015. Before launching Glue, Cindy started and led healthcare-focused branding and advertising organizations for WPP and held product management roles at both Johnson & Johnson and Clorox. Cindy is also a founding steering committee member of the Chicago Booth Angels Network in NYC and an alumni board member locally as well. Cindy graduated from Chicago Booth in 1982.

Andrew Holmes, MBA ’09

Andrew Holmes, MBA ’09

Head of Origination, Americas, DEMICA

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Andrew Holmes, MBA ’09

Head of Origination, Americas, DEMICA

Andrew Holmes is a graduate of Chicago Booth’s Class of 2009.  He helped set up the Chicago Booth Angel Network in London, and when he moved to the US in 2015, he became a founding member of the New York branch of CBA.  He runs the Americas business for Demica, a London-based fintech providing working capital solutions to corporates.   Prior to that he was with Barclays for nine years.  Before business school, he lived in Kazakhstan where he worked in international development for five years.  Andrew resides in New Jersey with his wife Salta and their three kids.

Dave Weiner, MBA ’01

Dave Weiner, MBA ’01

COO and CFO, VirtualAPT

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Dave Weiner, MBA ’01

COO and CFO, VirtualAPT

Dave Weiner is the COO and CFO of VirtualAPT, which uses proprietary, autonomous robots to create interactive, 360° tours which faithfully recreate in-person experiences. Dave is also an investor in and advisor to early-stage consumer/retail-technology companies, including as a committee member of the Chicago Booth Angels Network of New York. Previously, Dave was Deutsche Bank’s lead consumer discretionary global brand analyst within equity research. Dave holds an MBA from the University of Chicago (Booth) and a BA from the University of Illinois.

Dustin Popiel, AB ’13

Dustin Popiel, AB ’13

Vice President, BDT & Company

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Dustin Popiel, AB ’13

Vice President, BDT & Company

Dustin Popiel is a Vice President at BDT & Company, a merchant bank that provides long-term capital and advice to family and founder-led businesses. Dustin is responsible for the execution of investments and advisory assignments across industries, is co-lead of the firm’s ESG initiative, and previously lived in London to help build the firm’s international presence. Dustin graduated with honors from the University of Chicago with an AB in economics in 2013.

West Coast Co-Chairs

Rama Veeraragoo, MBA ’12

Rama Veeraragoo, MBA ’12

Co-Founder and CEO, DocuVision.ai

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Rama Veeraragoo, MBA ’12

Co-Founder and CEO, DocuVision.ai

Rama Veeraragoo is an entrepreneur based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His current startup, DocuVision.ai, uses the latest AI technology to help companies find and manage personal information in their systems for privacy law, like GDPR in Europe and the California Consumer Privacy Act (live in January 2020) -DocuVision.ai has been invested in by UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck. Before that, he was an attorney who practiced law at Freshfields, a large law firm in London and then Credit Suisse, where he specialized in structured finance and derivatives. He has been active in the Booth community -he co-founded the Chicago Angels Network in London, and has been building a Booth founder community in the San Francisco Bay Area. He studied law at Balliol College, Oxford University and has an MBA with High Honors from Chicago Booth.

Tim Trampedach, MBA ’08

Tim Trampedach, MBA ’08

Founder and CEO, Torqued

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Tim Trampedach, MBA ’08

Founder and CEO, Torqued

Tim Trampedach is an angel investor and founder of Chicago Booth Angel Network (CBAN) Silicon Valley.  Through a long career in product management at various startups, Tim has incubated, built and run various products and businesses, including gaming platforms, logistics systems and financial services infrastructure at companies like Zynga, Chariot and LendUp. He is now founder and CEO of motorsports e-commerce startup Torqued. As an active angel investor and diligence lead for CBAN Silicon Valley, he sees companies across a variety of industries and stages, choosing to invest in companies where he feels he and his network can add substantive value. Tim holds a BS in Computer Science from Columbia and an MBA from Chicago Booth.

Aakash Jain, MBA ’15

Aakash Jain, MBA ’15

Investment Principal, VU Venture Partners; Co-Founder,Chicago Booth Angel Network- Silicon Valley

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Aakash Jain, MBA ’15

Investment Principal, VU Venture Partners; Co-Founder,Chicago Booth Angel Network- Silicon Valley

Aakash Jain is an Investment Principal at VU Venture Partners. Aakash co-founded the Chicago Booth Angel Network (Silicon Valley) and sits on the diligence committee of the local chapter. Passionate about the startup ecosystem, Aakash has also been deeply involved both operationally and as an advisor to several seed and growth-stage startups, predominantly focused on the fintech and consumer verticals. Earlier in his career, Aakash developed algorithms for automated trading at Morgan Stanley and served as an Investment Banker to fintech companies at FT Partners. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Booth School at the University of Chicago, and a Masters in Computer Science from Cornell University. Aakash was a member of the founding class at Jacobs University in Germany, where he earned a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Nicholas Aeppel, AB ’15

Nicholas Aeppel, AB ’15

Special Projects, Coalition

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Nicholas Aeppel, AB ’15

Special Projects, Coalition

Nick Aeppel leads special projects at Coalition, an insurance and cyber risk management firm that helps businesses manage and mitigate technological risk. Prior to joining Coalition, Nick was an investor within Blackstone’s private equity group in New York. Nick holds an A.B. in mathematics and economics from the University of Chicago, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

Shrey Gosalia, MBA ’16

Shrey Gosalia, MBA ’16

Founder and CEO, Docket

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Shrey Gosalia, MBA ’16

Founder and CEO, Docket

Annie Hu, MBA ’16

Annie Hu, MBA ’16

CEO and Cofounder, Omnee

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Annie Hu, MBA ’16

CEO and Cofounder, Omnee

As CEO and co-founder at Omnee, Annie brings her expertise for product and data analytics. At Google she managed strategic partnerships in web and mobile app advertising and worked with leading channel partners scaling Google’s products on the publisher side.

Prior to Google, she worked at NASDAQ across market data and index products. Annie received her MBA from Chicago Booth, and her bachelors in finance and music from University of Maryland, College Park.

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