The right team makes all the difference.

We bring decades of experience and deep networks that can help you bring your company to the next level.

Anthony Kelani

Machine Learning & AI

Anthony Kelani is a technologist and businessman with over 15 years of experience in the tech industry as a software engineer, data scientist, startup CEO and CTO. Anthony was founding member of 3 acquired startups and has extensive experience managing venture studios (Head of Engineering at Curious Minds).

Key companies

Managing Partner | Quake Capital Partners

In charge of managing investment team and portfolio companies, expanding investor network, and leading fundraising & strategy.

Data Scientist & Director, Startups | Microsoft

Focused on Machine Learning and Cloud Architecture. Advised and led technical projects for some of the top startups in the country.

Mentor & Advisor | Multiple Startups

On the advisory board of several L.A.-based startups, I specialize in AI, machine learning and conversational UI.

15
years of experience
3
startup exits as founder
10
products launched

Ash Devitte

Strategy & Operations

Ash is an expert at building organizational efficiency and managing operations for startups. She has successfully led the development and execution of startup operational systems for early stage companies, nonprofit foundations, as well as the development of structured diligence processes for venture group M&A.

Key companies

Business Operations | Okung Ventures

Okung Ventures is Russell Okung's venture arm. It supports and invests in early-stage founders and athletes.

NFL Program Leader | Zirtual

Fully developed a first-of-its-kind program to support professional athletes in investing and launching businesses.

Project Manager | California Angel Investors & VCs

Serving as operational support and logistical linchpin to numerous investors, executives and VCs in SF, LA & Denver.

18
years of experience
12
startups worked with
14
projects managed

Josh Swan

Product Development

Josh is an accomplished full-stack developer and serial entrepreneur. He put himself through college by coding for several startups. He has founded 8 companies and acts as an advisor to multiple others. Currently, his main focus is Node & React, but he has a strong background in other areas.

Key companies

Co-Founder & Managing Partner | Disruptive Labs

Disruptive Labs is an venture studio. We build, validate, and scale early-stage businesses.

Co-Founder & CTO | Athent

Athent helps athletes and freelancers easily understand and manage their finances, investments, and personal brand.

Co-Founder & CTO | Lyvly & Sportifik

Lyvly is a corporate wellness marketplace for SMBs; Sportifik a CRM for universities to manage rec activities.

12
years of experience
8
startups founded
16
products launched

Marco Franzoni

Strategy & UI/UX

Marco is a serial entrepreneur, startup investor, and advisor. His MSc in International Accounting & Finance from CASS Business School (London, UK) led to many years in strategy consulting. A UCLA Anderson MBA Grad, he founded five companies, one of which a startup incubator & innovation lab.

Key companies

Co-Founder & Managing Partner | Disruptive Labs

Disruptive Labs is an venture studio. We build, validate, and scale early-stage businesses.

Co-Founder & COO | Athent

Athent helps athletes and freelancers easily understand and manage their finances, investments, and personal brand.

Co-Founder & CTO | Lyvly & Sportifik

Lyvly is a corporate wellness marketplace for SMBs; Sportifik a CRM for universities to manage rec activities.

12
years of experience
5
startups founded
10
products launched

Trevor Wilkins

Business Development

Trevor has experience in developing strong go-to-market strategies and scaling mobile platforms. As CEO of KÜDZOO – a students rewards app – Trevor grew the app’s user base to over half a million students world-wide. A Forbes 30 Under 30, Trevor has being working at Quake Capital Partners since his exit.

Key companies

Principal | Quake Capital Partners

In charge of cohort operations, sourcing potential portfolio investments and expanding Quake on the West Coast.

Co-Founder & CEO | Küdzoo

Mobile application allowing students to exchange good grades for access to exclusive events, concerts and deals.

Mentor | Princeton Entrepreneur's Network

Inaugural funding recipient of Princeton’s AEF fund and eLab Incubator. Current mentor for both programs.

11
years of experience
1
startup exits as founder
35
startups mentored