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|Matt Krna||Sean O’Brien|
|Matt Krna has served as our CEO since our inception in February 2021. Matt will lead, with Mike, our Partner outreach and evaluation activities. He is currently a Venture Partner at Alpha Partners and the founder and Managing Partner of Ladera Venture Partners. He has over 20 years of private equity and venture capital investment experience. Matt was most recently co-founder and Managing Partner of Princeville Global, a San Francisco and Hong Kong-based growth-stage fund focused on backing breakout-stage technology companies around the world. At Princeville, he helped raise over $450 million and led investments in and served on the boards of companies including Doctor on Demand, a leading telemedicine company, and Remitly, a provider of global remittance services. Before Princeville Global, Matt was a Partner at Princeville Global’s predecessor fund SoftBank Princeville, a $250 million growth-stage technology investment fund affiliated with SoftBank Group. There he was involved in investments including BigCommerce (Nasdaq: BIGC), Criteo (Nasdaq: CRTO), Fitbit (NYSE: FIT; acquired by Google for $2.1 billion), Kabbage (acquired by American Express for $850 million), Kony (acquired by Temenos), and others. During his tenure at SoftBank Princeville, Matt was also an active advisor to SoftBank Group, Alibaba Group, and YAHOO! Japan and was a member of Sprint Corp.’s venture advisory board. Prior to SoftBank Princeville, Matt held investment roles at Investor AB and Canaan Partners, and was an investment banker at Credit Suisse and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. From 2014 to 2019, Matt also served as a member of the Board of Directors of IgnitionOne, Inc., a software company focusing on cloud-based digital marketing technology. Matt graduated Harvard University in three years with a cum laude AB degree in history; he was also a member of the varsity swim team. Matt will serve the Company in a full-time capacity. We believe Matt’s experience as a Venture Partner at Alpha Partners and the founder and Managing Partner of Ladera Venture Partners makes him well qualified to serve as CEO.||Sean O’Brien has served as Chief Financial Officer since our inception in February 2021. Sean currently serves as Venture Partner, Operations at Alpha Partners. Mr. O’Brien, a 25+ year financial markets industry veteran, is a co-founder and Managing Director of Vreeland Asset Management, an investment advisory business formed in 1993. At Vreeland, Mr. O’Brien launched and managed a number of funds and strategies in the equity, real estate and private investment space. He has served in roles that include Chief Investment Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Director of Investor Relations. Mr. O’Brien also co-founded and served as Managing Director of Brinson Patrick Securities Corporation until 2006. There, he served in roles including Co-Head of Investment Banking as well as Director of Capital Markets and Business Development. At Brinson Patrick, Mr. O’Brien helped develop and pioneer the “at-the-market” equity offering, providing a new capital alternative to public companies, including equity REITs, and later with numerous others, including Fortune 500 companies. Sean graduated from Yale University with a BA in history. Sean will serve the Company in a full-time capacity. We believe Sean’s experience as Venture Partner, Operations at Alpha Partners makes him well qualified to serve as Chief Financial Officer.|
|Citi/ Morgan Stanley|
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