Partnering with founders

From Post-it to Exit.

Tara Tan

General Partner
A designer and investor, Tara has built and backed startups in emerging technologies for over 15 years. She previously was General Partner of investments at global design and strategy firm, IDEO, where she made over 60 investments and set up two institutional funds.

Prior to that, she led design at deep tech startups, was a journalist at a national newspaper, and founded an interactive media and gaming company in 2012.

Tara is a frequent contributor and speaker on the intersection of creativity, technology, and capital, and has appeared at SXSW, SF Design Week, DevCon, and more.
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Arianna McClain

Operating partner
Initially overwhelmed by her first biostatistics class in college, Arianna McClain quickly learned to love data analysis as a way to discover people’s stories.

She was formerly the Head of Research and Insights at Cruise, and the Director of Insights at DoorDash. At these fast-growing startups, Arianna built and led teams of multidisciplinary researchers who work to instill human-centered insights throughout the company.

She is the author of numerous widely cited papers on decision-making, behavior change, and experimental design.
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Burton Rast

Design partner
Burton Rast is a speaker, artist, and designer living in San Francisco, California. Burton spent seven years at IDEO as a Principal Designer, and another five in design leadership at Google. He has consulted for companies ranging from startups, to tech giants, to the Fortune 50.

Burton regularly speaks to audiences about career and life lessons, as well as hard-fought truths, realized both in and out of the workplace. And he cooks a mean omelet; so mean, in fact, that he once made them for the entire IDEO studio.

Teck Chia

Ventue Partner
Teck Chia is a serial entrepreneur and investor. His products including OpenAppMkt and Gabbly, have scaled to millions of users. 

He was an early PM at Facebook, where he helped build out the Ads and Games platform. 
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Kathy Osborne

Operating partner
Kathy Osborne has supported hundreds of early-stage B2BC companies and has helped startups and venture capital firms announce $1B+ in funding announcements.

She is the founder of Kamel, a PR consulting firm for early-stage technology startups, venture capital investors, and founders who are making this world a better place than it started. Before founding Kamel PR, Kathy held roles at Weber Shandwick, a global marketing communications company and before that, she was the Director at BAM Communications.
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Shea Tate-Di Donna is a career venture capitalist, entrepreneur, product creator, and author. Shea was Senior Vice President and part of the founding team at True Ventures.

Shea has been deeply involved in the investment space and worked with a leading tech bank in Silicon Valley to head Corporate Innovation for the venture ecosystem. 

She is co-author of The Venture Fund Blueprint: How to Access Capital, Achieve Launch, and Actualize Growth. Shea graduated magna cum laude from Dickinson College with a BA in English and Psychology Honors and holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.