Inclusion improves innovation

Visible Hands is the most trusted platform for early-stage, overlooked founders. We are on a mission to holistically support underrepresented founders in building high-growth startups. Through our programs, networks, and fund, we aim to manufacture privilege and invest in the resources necessary for underrepresented founders to win.

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The values that drive us forward

These core values form the foundation on which we perform work and conduct ourselves at Visible Hands.

Humility & Growth

We emphasize a culture of constant learning and growth by seeking feedback and recognizing others’ contributions.

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Top Value at Top Speeds

We execute with speed and urgency while keeping a high bar for quality to ensure we are delivering top value.

Bold and Visionary

We champion bold thinkers and believe that good ideas– regardless of who or where they come from– should rise to the top.

Our team

We bring a wealth of experience as operators, investors, and fundraisers. Our team is made up of relentless doers—all deeply passionate about diversifying the tech ecosystem and helping founders build businesses.

Our Board of Directors

Samantha Simmons
Director of Strategic Projects at HubSpot
Jessica Patton
Co-Founder and Principal at 5th Century Partners
Devin Nash
Head of Marketing at Underscore VC
Ann Stanberry
Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer for Liberty Mutual Insurance
Gina Gotthilf
Co-Founder at Latitud

Our Board Observers

Greg Gottesman
Managing Director and Co-Founder of PSL
Alex Roetter
Managing Director & General Partner at Moxxie Ventures
Michael Kumin
Managing Director at Great Hill Partners
Jesús Gerena
Chief Executive Officer at UpTogether
Julie Haase
EVP, Executive Managing Director & Co-COO, Liberty Mutual Investments

Advisory Committees

Our advisory committees play an important role in providing guidance and recommendations around our cohort selection process, program development, and portfolio construction.

Talent Advisory Committee
Greg Gottesman, Managing Director at Pioneer Square Labs (Co-Chair)
Samantha Simmons, Director, Special Projects at HubSpot (Co-Chair)
Adam Gibbs, Co-founder of The Shade Store
Ananth Kasturiraman, Sr. Director, Global Product Commercialization at Indeed.com
Cate Costa, Vice President at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Desiree Wrigley, Executive Director of TechRise by P33 Chicago
Jason Price, Strategic Partnerships at Salesforce
John Mulliken, Senior Vice President International Retail and Global Merchandising at Wayfair
Karen Kaplan, Chairman and CEO at Hill Holliday
Marcia Chong Rosado, Future of Finance Practice Lead at Village Capital
Matthew Au, Corporate Strategy Analyst at PTC
Noelle Acosta, Founder of Noula Health
Peter Nelson, Executive Vice President, Sports at HBO
Terrance Orr, Competitive Intelligence at Dell EMC
Zamawa Arenas, Founder & CEO at Flowetik
Product Advisory Committee
Gina Gotthilf, Co-founder at Latitud (Co-Chair)
Alex Roetter, General Partner at Moxxie Ventures (Co-Chair)
Amira Valliani, Founder & CEO at Glow
Brad McNamara, Co-founder at Freight Farms
Cait Brumme, Senior Vice President at MassChallenge Early Stage
Cara Lynn Kleid, Principal Product Designer at 98point6
Caroline Fay, Product Marketing Manager at Lattice
Daniel Rodriguez, Chief Marketing Officer at Simplr
Derek Bugley, Head of Growth at Filtered.ai
Gilad Rosenzweig, Executive Director at MITdesignX
Grace Zimmerman, Professor of Marketing at Brandeis International Business School
Jess Brown, Head of Design at Clutter
Justin McLeod, Founder of Surthrive
Katie Nulty, Client Director at Red Antler
Kayiita Johnson, Senior Product Manager at Cruise
Keenan Corrigan, Senior Program Manager, Path Ahead Ventures at REI
Lara Zimmerman, Project Manager at GAN
Mike Haylon, Enterprise Sales Leader at Asana
Rosedelle Davies-Adewebi, Innovation Program Head at Morgan Stanley
Spencer Scott, EVP of North American Revenue at CarGurus
Victoria Kennedy, Product at CompStak
Ecosystem Advisory Committee
Carmen Arce-Bowen, COO at The Partnership)
Danielle Bailey, Multi-Asset Community Manager at WeWork
Devin Nash, Head of Marketing at Underscore
Erika Locke, President at Blackstone Charitable Foundation
Jesus Gerena, CEO at UPTogether
Jonathan Greeley, Manager, Economic Development and Public Policy at Amazon
La Mer Walker, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Valence Community
Peter Lebedev, Senior Director of Engineering at Jobcase
Rachel Pohl, Senior Partnerships & Giving Manager, Social Impact at Unity Technologies
Ronethea Williams, Strategic Partnerships, Communities at Facebook
Tanea Foglia, Director of Tech Equity Hub Accelerator at Project W
Portfolio Advisory Committee
Abyah Wynn, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Twenty65 Fund
Adam Kiki-Charles, Investor at The Equity Alliance
Adrianna Samaniego, Investor at Female Founders Fund
Ashraf Hebela, Head of SVB Startup Banking
Bob Mason, Managing Partner at Argon Ventures
Brandon Greer, Senior Manager, Corporate Development at HubSpot
Brian Sykes, Principal at Raine Ventures
Carlton Charles, Senior Vice President, Treasury and Risk Management at Hearst
Charles Hudson, Managing Partner at Precursor Ventures
Eva-Maria Olbers, Platform and Operations Lead at Point72 Ventures
Hinal Shah, Investor and Advisor
Jason Allen, Vice President, Investments at MassVentures
Javaughn Lawrence, EIR at Eniac Ventures
Jay Leopold, Head, N.A. Investment Risk Management at Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Jay Lundy, VP, Investments & New Ventures at Combs Enterprises
Jeff Bussgang, VP, Chief of Staff at Toast
Jessica Patton, Co-Founder and Principal at 5th Century Partners
John Harthorne, Founder and Managing Director at Two Lanterns Venture Partners
Julisa Salas, VP, Chief of Staff at Toast
Kimberly Foster, Associate, Asset Management Division and Growth Equity at Launch With GS
Kofi Asante, VP of Strategy & Business Development at Elroy Air
Michael Kumin, Managing Director at Great Hill Partners
Nancy Torres, Principal at Ulu Ventures
Neeraj Agrawal, General Partner at Battery Ventures
Robyn Glaser, Senior Vice President at The Kraft Group
Sarah Millar, Principal at Raine Ventures
Shashi Srikantan, Investor at Level Up Ventures
Trevor Nelson, Special Projects at Rock Ventures LLC

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Our amazing graduate and undergraduate student analysts are changing the face of investing.

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Check out our 2021 Annual Report

2021 was a momentous year for us. We value looking back and sharing our key learnings as well as our accomplishments. In this annual report, we cover key aspects of our model, ecosystem initiatives, partnerships, and portfolio highlights.

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