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The AlleyCorp Team

We are founders, operators, and investors.

We take a people-first approach to founding and investing, a mindset that feeds back into the companies we found. Each company we build gives us more experience and imagination for the next.

Kevin Ryan

Founder and CEO

Kevin Ryan is one of the leading internet entrepreneurs in New York. In addition to AlleyCorp, he co-founded MongoDB, Business Insider, GILT, Zola, and Nomad Health, as well as several other companies.

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  • Wendy Tsu

    Partner

    Wendy Tsu

    Partner About

    Wendy serves as a Generalist Partner where she focuses her time on AlleyCorp’s early stage investments and incubation methodologies for new ventures. Joining the firm in 2017, she worked closely on the concept development and launch of CoEdition and Truebird while leading investing efforts in over a third of AlleyCorp’s portfolio. She worked previously at PayPal, Deloitte Consulting, KIPP Charter Schools, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

    Wendy graduated with an MBA from Stanford Business School now serving as the GSB NY Chapter Co-Chair, and with honors in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Portfolio Focuses

    NewCos, Truebird, Coedition, Great Jones, Buffy, Arfa, Atlas Obscura, Ten to One, Mosaic, Nara Organics, Ripplematch, Wonder

  • Brenton Fargnoli, MD

    Partner

    Brenton Fargnoli, MD

    Partner About

    Brenton leads AlleyCorp’s healthcare investments and incubations. Prior to AlleyCorp, Brenton was an executive at Flatiron Health. He worked previously at J.P. Morgan and Blue Cross & Blue Shield. He is a practicing physician, board certified in Internal Medicine.

    Brenton completed his residency at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, earning his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and an MBA in Healthcare Management from the Wharton School.

    Portfolio Focuses

    NewCos, Nomad Health, OMNY, Spring Health, Tempest

  • Susannah Shipton

    Head of Platform

    Susannah Shipton

    Head of Platform About

    Susannah leads Platform at AlleyCorp, working internally with AlleyCorp’s incubations and portfolio as well as externally across the entrepreneurial and investing ecosystems in NYC.

    Prior to joining AlleyCorp, Susannah led business strategy and operations at Artsy. She graduated from Princeton, where she was also captain of the varsity rowing team. 

  • Cameron Porter

    Associate

    Cameron Porter

    Associate About

    Cameron is responsible for new company R&D, due diligence on seed investments, as well the development of internal tools/initiatives. Prior to AlleyCorp, he played professionally in Major League Soccer while simultaneously working as part of their engineering team.

    Cameron studied computer science at Princeton University where he was recognized as an Academic All-American and William Winston Roper Trophy finalist for high scholastic rank and outstanding qualities of sportsmanship.

    Portfolio Focuses

    NewCos, Altana Trade, Peach Street, Smallhold

  • Sherman Leung

    Associate

    Sherman Leung

    Associate About

    Sherman supports AlleyCorp’s incubation and investment opportunities in healthcare and enterprise software. Before AlleyCorp, Sherman was an enterprise technology investor at Underscore VC and an early product manager at PatientPing where he was named to MedTech Boston’s 40 under 40 Healthcare Innovators in 2018.

    Sherman was previously a Kleiner Perkins Fellow + product manager at Mango Health and a Greylock X Fellow + early mobile engineer at Khan Academy. He holds degrees in Computer Science and Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University, where he conducted machine learning and social gamification research under Dr. Fei-Fei Li and Michael Bernstein.

  • Alison Hill

    Chief of Stuff

    Alison Hill

    Chief of Stuff About

    Alison Hill is a top-level Executive/Personal Assistant with more than twenty years experience supporting some of New York’s most prestigious executives at GILT, Cole Haan, GUCCI, Citicorp, and Cushman & Wakefield. As a result of many years working alongside, and learning from, some of New York’s best and brightest, the scope of Alison’s responsibilities have expanded far beyond that of a traditional Executive Assistant role. When she isn’t glued to a laptop, she enjoys spending time at the beach, exploring other countries/cultures, and relentlessly trying to develop a passion for running.

  • Dwight Merriman

    Advisor

    Dwight Merriman

    Advisor About

    Dwight Merriman is an advisor to AlleyCorp and is one of the original authors of MongoDB, the open-source document database. In 1995, he co-founded DoubleClick (acquired by Google for $3.1 billion) and served as its Chief Technology Officer for ten years. Dwight was architect of the DoubleClick ad serving infrastructure, DART, which serves tens of billions of ads per day. Dwight was also a co-founder and investor in Business Insider and Gilt Groupe.

The AlleyCorp Braintrust

A network of operators

These NYC-based operators work with us across the full spectrum of founding, funding, and building companies.

  • Bryan Mahoney

    Co-Founder & CTO, Arfa (Formerly CTO, Glossier)
  • Kathy Leo

    Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel, Chobani
  • Ankit Patel

    Founder, Pearl Health (Formerly VP, Clover Health)
  • Xiaodi Zhang

    Chief Product Officer, 1stDibs
  • Matthew Smith

    SVP, Product, Vimeo
  • Sarah Choi

    Chief Marketing Officer, Coedition (Formerly SVP Marketing, SoulCycle)
  • Sebastian Cwilich

    Co-Founder & Senior Advisor, Artsy
  • Justina Chiang

    Chief Operating Officer, Nara Organics (Formerly VP, Business Operations at S'well)
  • Marshall Porter

    Chief Commercial Officer, Gympass (Formerly Chief Strategy Officer, Shoprunner)
  • Rachel Jarrett

    President & COO, Zola
  • Rakib Azad

    Senior Director, Finance, MongoDB
  • Davin Chew

    Co-founder and CTO, New Venture (Formerly CTO, Jetty)
  • Alex Koykova

    Director, People Ops, MongoDB
  • Ross Feinstein

    Co-Founder, NewCo (Formerly Director of Business Development, Flatiron Health)
  • Prerna Singh

    VP of Product, Coedition (Formerly Director of Product, Quartz)
  • Rockman Ha

    Founder, Clear Talent (Formerly VP Operations, Transfix)
  • Justin Lambert

    Chief Operating Officer, Nomad Health
  • Kate Furst

    SVP of Operations, Zola
  • Mike Chi

    Chief Marketing Officer, Zola
  • Dave Cirilli

    Head of Communications, Untitled Partners (Formerly Director of Communications at Flatiron Health)
  • Julia Bernstein

    Chief Operating Officer, Tempest
  • Alex Zhang

    Head of Product, Cedar
  • Graham Neray

    Cofounder & CEO, Oso (Formerly Chief of Staff, MongoDB)

Clinical Advisory Board

A network of physician leaders who advise and engage with our healthcare work.

  • Sylvia Romm, MD

    Atlantic Health System, Chief Innovation Officer
  • Bobby Green, MD

    Flatiron Health, Chief Medical Officer
  • Mike Kolodziej, MD

    Previously Aetna, National Medical Director
  • Ryan Grant, MD

    Geisinger Neurosurgery Center of Excellence
  • Max Laurans, MD

    Yale Health System, VP of Surgical Services
  • David Fajgenbaum, MD

    Penn Orphan Disease Center, Author: Chasing My Cure
AlleyCorp Venture Fellows

Our Fellows

Fellows across business, law, and medicine who work with us throughout the academic year.

  • Kim Patel

  • Zachary Dearing

  • Andrew Sabene

  • Ken Babcock

  • Nick Normadin

  • Komal Kothari, MD

Learn more about the AlleyCorp fellows program

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