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Armaan Ali

Armaan
Ali

Co-founder & CEO

Armaan Ali is the cofounder and Chief Executive of Human Capital. He chairs the investmentcommittee, is responsible for capital raising and helps set the company’s strategic vision. In his role, he also oversees the development of Human Capital’s network of 5,000+ members. To date, Human Capital has raised more than $125 million and has invested in companies including Anduril, Applied Intuition, Brex, Bolt, Clumio, HVMN, Impira, Livongo Health (NASDAQ: LVGO), Nova Credit, Observe, Shogun Enterprises, Snowflake Computing and Surprise HR. Prior to founding Human Capital, Armaan was a member of the investment team at General Catalyst. He holds a BA in Economics from Stanford University, where he cofounded and served as CFO of the Stanford Social Entrepreneurial Students’ Association (SENSA). Armaan’s exposure to business came at an early age. He began serving as the Official Taste- Tester at his family’s confectionery business in Bangladesh at age six. He now shares his passion for snacking with his miniature Bernese mountain dog, Turtle.

Baris Akis

Baris
Akis

Co-founder & President

Baris Akis is the cofounder and President of Human Capital. He is responsible for setting the company’s strategic vision and leads the company’s work with ambitious entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to life. As a thought partner to Human Capital’s entrepreneurial members, Baris has supported the visionary founders of companies including Brex, Bolt, Impira, Nova Credit, Shogun Enterprises and Surprise HR. Prior to founding Human Capital, Baris attended Stanford University where he graduated early with a BS in Computer Science. Over the course of his freshman and sophomore years, he founded and sold a web-development automation business. Baris also cofounded and served as president of the Stanford Social Entrepreneurial Students’ Association (SENSA). Baris spent most of his time at Stanford meeting with hundreds of his ambitious peers and discussing ways he can support their careers. His insights from those conversations created the foundational ideas behind Human Capital. To date, Baris has personally guided over 500 software engineers through critical career decisions and negotiations. He has a deep understanding of the engineer’s career trajectory and brings this perspective to all of Human Capital’s strategic decisions and offerings. Raised in Istanbul, Baris always had a passion for supporting ambitious peers. When he was in high school, Baris founded the Youth Vision Association, a national non-profit, that partnered with the United Nations to help underprivileged high school students develop critical professional and communication skills.

Gelila Asnake

Gelila
Asnake

Sr. Principal

Gelila (UPenn ’11) loves finding potential in students and connecting them to life-changing opportunities in tech and beyond. Prior to joining HumanCapital, Gelila led the University Recruiting teams at Quora and Coursera where she partnered closely with various business units to recruit interns and new grads. She has lived in various parts of the world, but considers California home. Outside of work, Gelila enjoys playing tennis, discovering new cultures through travel, and mastering the art of parenthood.

Brandon Beckhardt

Brandon
Beckhardt

Head of Platform

Brandon (Stanford ’16) runs the Platform Team, the team that creates the automation, infrastructure, and resources to support our impact at scale. During his undergrad, Brandon was one of the initial Human Capital team members at Stanford and was also on the gymnastics team while completing his CS degree. After graduation, Brandon joined Lending Club as a software engineer, where he worked on encryption and optical character recognition projects. After a year in industry, he realized that helping build Human Capital and shaping the industries of the future would require his complete attention and decided to join the team full time. Brandon is driven by innovations that make society more productive on earth and beyond. In his spare time, you can find him running, reading a good book, or hosting dinner parties.

Norma Bostarr

Norma
Bostarr

Growth Manager

Norma graduated from UCLA in 2014 with a degree in Human Biology and Society. As a clinical research coordinator, she spearheaded the growth of a neurology clinic from the ground up and increased efficiency by 8x. As Chief Operations Officer of The Youth Movement Against Alzheimer’s, she led the team through the creation of processes and operations that are still being used today. She currently leads YMAA's policy initiatives and is working to create a CA Care Corps. At Practice Fusion she worked to reduce admin costs in healthcare while always leading her team and surpassing her sales goals. As a coordinator for the Grace Hopper Celebration, she cultivated the experience for high profile attendees (aka game-changing women technologists) and systematized the process for people to use in her role for years to come. In her free time, she loves to travel, explore nature, run, bike, and read!

Jessica Chao

Jessica
Chao

Principal

Jessica has recently joined Human Capital after four years at Rubrik, where she built out their University program. Jessica saw Rubrik through hyper-growth, and got firsthand exposure to growing a successful, thriving, startup. Her passion and love for connecting with the students lead her to Human Capital, where she’s excited to help connect even more students to exciting opportunities. She is a Bay Area native, attended Saratoga High School and UC Davis. Jessica enjoys exploring her creative side through singing, playing guitar, and editing photos for Instagram. She also loves winning in Catan, blogging about food, and traveling whenever she can!

Katie Crawford

Katie
Crawford

Principal

Katie joined Human Capital after 7 years spent building a career around her passion: coaching exceptional university talent and connecting them with careers they care about. Katie's background is in Math (BS) and Educational Psychology (MS), and after starting her career in the Midwest (GO CUBS!), for the past 4 years, she has worked with Engineering students at UC Berkeley. While at Cal, Katie coached and mentored College of Engineering students on their career journeys while working closely with University Recruiting teams at Silicon Valley companies looking to attract them. This led to her quickly realizing a frustrating gap between the impactful roles that her students were interested in, and the small but mighty companies that didn't have the bandwidth to brand themselves effectively on campus. That's why, when the opportunity to connect the dots for students at Human Capital presented itself, she jumped. She is excited to finally be in a role in which she can directly impact the trajectory of both students and the companies they are excited about! In her free time, Katie enjoys her (small but mighty) dogs, board games, snowboarding, exploring all the things her West Coast home has to offer, and all...things...pizza.

Cami Docchio

Cami
Docchio

Operations Associate

Cami (Johns Hopkins MS ’19 and University of Utah BS ’18) has always enjoyed helping people, and spent her 4 years in Utah working with kids at Primary Children’s Hospital while studying health psychology. After graduating, Cami pursued her Master’s of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins, where she explored the ethical questions of relationships, climate change, and the responsibilities of upcoming technology. While at Hopkins, Cami helped develop a support group for adolescent transgender patients, and is excited to bring that same passion and enthusiasm of supporting others to Human Capital! Cami grew up outside of Philly, and enjoys traveling to spend time with friends, comedy shows, hosting game nights and petting dogs.

Zabie Elmgren

Zabie
Elmgren

Principal

Zabie (Harvard ‘18) is a Principal at Human Capital, working to connect our high-potential engineers to the diverse set of opportunities we represent. While completing her undergraduate degrees in computer science and economics, Zabie interned at a number of large and small tech companies in the Bay Area and in Washington DC. Zabie helped launch the Human Capital team at Harvard and was both an Associate and Campus Director before joining the HQ team full-time. Outside of engineering, Zabie was on Harvard's Varsity Rowing Team and grew up between Oakland and Squaw Valley as a competitive racer and (later) extreme skier.

Shannon Harrington

Shannon
Harrington

Sr. Principal

Shannon loves connecting people with their passions. She has spent her career within the People function across Venture Capital firms, a mid-sized tech company, and startups. After growing up in Philly, Shannon transitioned to the West Coast to attend Stanford where she majored in Urban Studies and competed on the Women's Squash team. Shannon is an Aries who enjoys board games, improv, hint water, and party planning.

Amy Herbertson

Amy
Herbertson

Principal

Amy helps people and teams achieve their full potential. Since graduating Stanford class of 2011, she's worked in client services and technical program management at mid-sized tech companies. She's excited to partner with ambitious engineers and match them to companies that make their heart sing and their brains buzz! Outside of work, you can find Amy training for an Ironman, or reading at her favorite cafes in North Beach.

Yuvraj Malhotra

Yuvraj
Malhotra

Junior Principal

Yuvraj graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2017 with dual majors in Economics and Environmental Sustainability. Born in India, and raised in Dubai, Yuvraj grew up interacting with people from all religions and cultures, which helped cultivate his passion for people. After exploring a variety of jobs in different parts of the world, Yuvraj realized he wanted to pursue a career with a social impact, as well as one that served his passion for meeting new people. Following his internship at the United Nations HQ in New York, Yuvraj wanted to see what it would be like to work at a much smaller organization - one with less bureaucracy with a more hands-on approach to social impact. Human Capital was the perfect fit, so Yuvraj packed his bags and moved to San Francisco! In his spare time, you can find Yuvraj traveling, eating (most often the case), playing the guitar, or hanging out with friends.

Pasha Minkovsky

Pasha
Minkovsky

Product Lead

Pasha is Berkeley Computer Science ‘18 and he is currently on a leave of absence to work as a partner at Human Capital. Previous to joining Human Capital he was working at Digital Genius’ ML research team in London.

Tonya Osborne

Tonya
Osborne

Executive Assistant

Born and raised in Freeport, GB, The Bahamas but have spent most of my adult life bouncing between the US, UK, and Nassau, The Bahamas. My undergraduate degree was in Law with Business Finance from the University of Buckingham, and my Masters in Law from the University of California, Berkeley. Most of my work experience is from the financial services and legal fields.

Jess Rossoni

Jess
Rossoni

Project Manager

I'm from La Habra, California, a town in inland Orange County. I grew up in a close-knit big Italian family. At Berkeley I majored in Political Science and Education. During this time I was very active in journalism and understanding the historical, systemic context of educational inequity. From 2013-2017, I taught 9th grade English in the Arkansas Delta through Teach For America. There I started a couple after school programs and got very involved with community organizing and local politics. After teaching, I moved back to the Bay Area to join TFA's recruitment team at Berkeley, and now I'm excited to be here at Human Capital!

Neelan Veloo

Neelan
Veloo

Junior Principal

Neelan (UIUC '19) is a Junior Principal at Human Capital, passionate about entrepreneurship and mission-driven startups. While studying electrical engineering at the University of Illinois, Neelan spent alot of time within the entrepreneurial ecosystem, helping build and grow UIUC startups through EntreCORPS, a student-run startup consulting firm. Neelan wanted to work at a startup post-graduation and found the process to be incredibly difficult to navigate. It was around that time he got connected to Human Capital and became a member. Upon hearing about the mission and long term vision for Human Capital, Neelan wanted to be more than a member and recently joined the team! In his spare time, Neelan likes eating out (send him food recs!), playing basketball, and reading about anything/everything tech.

Jada Webster

Jada
Webster

Membership Program

Jada (Stanford '16) her BS in Symbolic Systems (Decision-making and Rationality focus) and Minor in Modern Languages (Spanish, Portuguese). While in school, she helped build Stanford's Social Entrepreneurial Students' Association. Following graduation, Jada moved to brand consulting where she worked in Strategy, Writing, and Business Development. Jada is thrilled to join Human Capital as Head of Special Projects and a Principal (Social Impact, Cybersecurity focus).

Laura Wong

Laura
Wong

Corporate Counsel

Laura is originally from the LA area (Go Dodgers!). She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2011 (Go Bears!) with a BA in Anthropology with minors in Global Poverty and Public Policy, UC Hastings in 2014 with a JD, and the University of London SOAS in 2014 with an LLM in International Economic Law. After law school, she worked at a San Francisco-based law firm that specializes in investment funds.

Pasha Minkovsky

Turtle

Snack Master

Hi, I'm Turle. A mini bernie. Can I have treats?

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