We're a small,
but mighty, team!

The firm was founded in 2019, by a single GP who wanted to create his own job working with amazing founders day in, day out.

Team

Atin Batra

General Partner

Atin looks for entrepreneurs with an overwhelming drive to build a business that not only creates shareholder value but also leaves a positive impact on our fragile world. Most recently, he was the Principal at a global VC firm investing in Deep Tech & connected Hardware startups in North America. Prior to that, he led Hong Kong’s first corporate accelerator. Originally from India, Atin spends his weekends (and some weekdays) trail running Hong Kong’s beautiful country parks.

Advisors

Our team of Advisors are world-class entrepreneurs and operators from all over the world, with specific expertise in education, productivity, entrepreneurship, finance, investing, product development, logistics, operations and myriad other functional areas.

Itai Damti

Co-founder & CEO, Unit Finance

Itai is a finance geek, and co-founder at Unit. Unit helps tech companies build financial features into their products. Itai previously co-founded Leverate and grew it to 160 employees globally + $100b in monthly trading volume. A lifelong learner of everything tech, he actively mentors, advises and invests in early stage startups.

Kai Huang

Serial Entrepreneur

Kai Huang was co-founder and CEO of RedOctane. Publishers of the popular Guitar Hero franchise, RedOctane was acquired by Activision in June 2006. A serial entrepreneur, Mr. Huang was previously a consultant at Accenture, working with Fortune 500 clients. He holds a BA in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Osman Mendoza

Serial Entrepreneur

Osman is a serial entrepreneur and YC alum, bouncing between Latam and Asia. He is currently building something new in CDMX and also starting a mezcal brand for the Asia market, mostly to keep life fun.
Daniel Szeto, 27V fund advisor

Daniel Szeto

Founder & Director of Foundation Global Education

Over the past two decades, Daniel has helped 1,000+ students and families choose an educational path that best suits the unique qualities of every student. Daniel was educated at The Webb School, and is a Cornell alum. He is a board member at King’s Academy, Jordan. With a keen interest in EdTech, Daniel has been actively investing in and supporting various startups.

Portfolio Founders

These intrepid entrepreneurs are as much a part of our team as the fund's GP. They weigh in on all our new investments, among other major fund-related decisions, sharing their hard-earned insights from decades of experience in education and as part of the workforce.

Ara Ghougassian

Ara considers it his mission to help improve the future of education, starting by making it easier for millions of people to learn a new language.

Gavin Dove

Gavin Dove is the CEO and a co-founder of Fluent. He’s a mechanical engineer by training, with a love for building things – technology, products, teams. He previously co-founded a transit optimization startup, and worked in aerospace. As a 2nd generation immigrant, breaking down language barriers has always been personal to him.

Olga Sanchis Cabanas

Olga is Head of Design and co-founder of Fluent, an EdTech startup. She studied industrial design engineering and started her career working as an automotive interior UX designer at SEAT. She’s passionate about psychology and human behavior and combines those interests with her skills in the UX and UI of Fluent.

Erika Mozes

Hyr

Erika is a creative innovator, the co-founder and COO of Hyr Live and Hyr Work. Hyr Live’s mission is to bring the hospitality experience home anytime, anywhere. Hyr Work connects merchants with gig workers to fill hourly shifts. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Erika had an extensive career in the public and private sectors.

Joshua Karam

Hyr

Josh is an accomplished entrepreneur and creator. As CEO of Hyr Live and Hyr Work, leading the company from an idea to a multi-million-dollar business operating across North America. Prior to Hyr, Josh was the Founding Director of Synchronize HR, a national HR firm, and has held executive roles at Marriott Hotels and Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

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