Meet Our Team

Brett Noyes

Noyes comes from main street America.  He grew up in a entrepreneurial family where he watched his father build a company from their basement to 13 western states.  Through this experience Noyes learned the challenges and triumphs of building a successful SME business.

Noyes would go on to get his MBA in Finance at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA.  While in Spokane Noyes built a startup ecosystem using the Startup Weekend platform, started the areas first hackathon, managed an Angel Investment group and started a Keiretsu Forum angel investment group.

In 2014, Noyes moved to Silicon Valley to pursue a career in venture capital.  Since moving to Silicon Valley, Noyes has worked for top rated super Angel, Jason Calacanis and built a FinTech incubator for Tim Draper.

Following this Noyes then would go onto to start his own FinTech incubator called, Unbank.Ventures.  Through this program he incubated 45 companies, built an investor syndicate and help raise over $100,000 million dollars for the companies he worked with.
 

Katherine Yushina

Catherine and Brett are former Draper Venture Network colleagues. 

 

Catherine comes from an entrepreneurial family and started learning the hows of building businesses and analyzing global investment opportunities early on. She has a masters degree in International Relations from Moscow State University.

 

After immigrating to the US, she served as an analyst for the Global Technology Fund, formerly the DFJ VTB Aurora Fund. She also co-founded Startwise, an investment platform that focused on providing investment opportunities for funding SMEs by non-accredited investors. 

 

Catherine is an investor in one of the leading data unicorns and participates in syndication of $1B+ valuation deals. She currently serves as the COO at Fination (global asset trading powered by blockchain).

 

Catherine brings a combination of investment, startup and  analytical mindset to the partnership.

Advisory Board

Bob Stock

FinTech Advisor

Sam Sundera

Six Financial Info

Regional Sales Head

Amar Rathor

Standard Chartered

Head Studios / VC

Lok Lee

Crunch Fund

Partner 

Will Mitchell

Y Combinator

Contract Simply

Andrew Vigenault

StartX

Shay Colson

Duff & Phelps

IP & Valuation

Jeff Cain

Envestnet-Yodlee

Incubator Director

Vishy Venugoplan

Ciit Ventures

Jay Eum

Translink Capital

Managing Director

Scott Nelson

500 Startups

BigControls

JC Kirst

TechStars

Kimmy Paluch

BetaBoon 

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