Jason Stein, General Partner
Jason is an entrepreneur, investor and operator. He was founder & CEO of two companies that were acquired by Wasserman Media Group: Cycle, an entertainment and talent studio that creates original content for streaming platforms like ESPN and Netflix, and a winner of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies; and Laundry Service, a social media agency and 3x top 10 Ad Age agency. Jason is also a founding partner in Windforce Ventures, an early stage tech VC fund. He is on the board of directors of Transmit, Front Office Sports, Canvs, Ovadia; and an Advisor to Nextdoor. Jason is on Twitter and Instagram at @jasonwstein.
Alyson Warshaw Stein, General Partner
Alyson is an artist and businesswomen. She was Chief Creative Officer of Cycle Media and helped position global brands like Nike and Amazon as leaders in digital media. For scaling a department of 200+ across seven offices throughout the company’s years of explosive growth, she was named in Business Insider’s 30 Most Creative People In Advertising, Adweek’s annual “Creative 100”, and Content Marketer of the Year by Digiday.
Mario Montoya, General Partner
Mario is a mathematician and investor. In 1999, he joined renowned quant fund Renaissance Technologies as a partner and developed products and strategies that involved derivatives, merger arbitrage, futures, and options. He also worked on exposure management and risk reduction techniques for the Medallion fund. Post Renaissance, Mario started a VC fund in partnership with Jason, Windforce Ventures. Mario currently runs his own money through Windforce Capital, a quantitative hedge fund.
William Strobel, General Partner
Billy has spent twelve years in the financial services industry originating, structuring, and placing public and private financings for major corporations and financial institutions for a total of over $10 billion. He brings a depth of experience in negotiating and executing complex transactions and managing the corresponding legal, accounting, operations, compliance and risk functions.
Alexis Toney, Operating Partner
Alexis is a New York transplant by way of Chattanooga, TN, an NYU grad, a DJ, a mathematician, and a storyteller. Working with our portfolio companies, Alexis brings unparalleled expertise and experience in building and scaling direct to consumer businesses. She uses organic storytelling and paid media strategies to acquire customers in a profitable manner while creating lasting brands.
Mike Hermalyn, Operating Partner
Mike believes success comes from getting the right people in the right room, and he has made a career out of it. Now, he does this for our portfolio companies. Previously, Mike built and scaled revenue and operations at streaming media platform TuneIn. Prior to that, he spent a decade at CBS Corporation leading cross-channel strategy across the organization's core platforms, including radio, digital, live experiences, out-of-home, events and television.