Our Investment Team

Alexsis de Raadt St. James

Managing Partner

  • Founder, Merian Ventures
  • Founder,CEO,YBA Ventures (Merged with Main Street)
  • US & UK Technology Investor, Board Member and Advisor
  • Director, M&A & Venture Investment for Shell
  • Founder & Funder, Imperial College Innovation Award for Women
  • MS, MIT

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Jeffrey Skelton

General Partner

  • Founder, CEO, Symphony Asset Management, $10B alternative asset manager
  • CEO, Wells Fargo Nikko Investment Advisors, Ltd, London
  • Co-Chief Investment Officer, Wells Fargo Nikko Investment Advisors
  • UC Berkeley Haas Assistant Professor of Finance
  • PhD, MBA University of Chicago

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Marianne Costigan

Venture Partner (London)

  • Sales & Marketing at IBM UK and IBM US
  • Business Development & Alliances at Micromuse 
  • Strategy consulting at McKinsey

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Susan Amble Higgins

Venture Partner (New York) 

  • Startup investor and advisor 
  • Legal & Regulatory Expert
  • Harvard Law

Shea Tate-Di Donna

Venture Partner

  • Women’s capital access expert
  • Founder & CEO of Zana, acquired by Startups.co
  • Founding Team & SVP, True Ventures
  • Duke Fuqua MBA

Greg Conti

Cybersecurity Expert

  • Research Director at IronNet Cybersecurity
  • Director of Army Cyber Institute
  • Director of Cyber at West Point

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Marta Bulaich

Marketing and PR Director

  • VP Marketing, Canaan Partners
  • Network Associate, DFJ
  • Marketing, Capella Photonics and Senvid
  • Associate, Vanguard Ventures

Rachel Chalmers

Deeptech Expert

  • Technical analyst
  • Principal at Ignition Partners 
  • Infrastructure research at 451

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Meghan McClelland

Deeptech Expert

  • Technical analysis
  • Investment/operations at Oregon Angel Fund
  • Product at Seagate, Xyratex, LANL
  • VP Product at Versity

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Finance & Administration

Stacey O’Rourke

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Karen Pfau-Martinez

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Lauren Dennis

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