Skip To Content

Team

The AlleyCorp Team

We are founders, operators, and investors.

Together, we build and invest in transformative companies for the present and future in New York. We are humbled to partner with brilliant and determined entrepreneurs along the way. 

Kevin Ryan

Founder and CEO

Kevin Ryan is one of the leading internet entrepreneurs and investors in New York. He is co-founder of MongoDB, Business Insider, GILT, Zola, and Nomad Health, and founds new companies with AlleyCorp every year.

Read More

  • Wendy Tsu

    Partner

    Wendy Tsu

    Partner About

    Wendy serves as a Generalist Partner where she focuses her time on AlleyCorp’s early stage consumer investments and incubation methodologies for new ventures. She leads concept developments and investing efforts in over a third of AlleyCorp’s consumer 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 and B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley. In her spare time, she serves as a guest lecturer for Harvard and Stanford Business School.

    Portfolio Focuses

    NewCos, Meetup, RippleMatch (Series A), Properly (Series B), Mosaic (Series A), Smallhold (Series A), Nara Organics (Series A), and more

  • 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

    Diana Health, Fund for Public Health NYC, OMNY Health, Orange Grove Bio, Pearl Health, Positive Development, Reside Health and Transcend Therapeutics, Thyme Care and Vori Health.

  • Marshall Porter

    Partner

    Marshall Porter

    Partner About

    Marshall serves as a Generalist Partner, focusing his time on early stage investments and incubations. Prior to Alleycorp, Marshall most recently was the US CEO at Gympass. Previously, he served in senior leadership roles at Spring and Gilt Groupe.

    Marshall holds an M.Litt from the University of St Andrews in Scotland and with a BA summa cum laude from the Honors College at TCU.

  • Florencia Herra Vega

    CEO & CTO, AlleyCorp Nord

    Florencia Herra Vega

    CEO & CTO, AlleyCorp Nord About

    Floh is the CEO & CEO of AlleyCorp’s Montreal-based development team, supporting AlleyCorp’s incubations as their technical right hand.

    Floh was previously Director of Architecture & Platform at WorkJam, Co-Founder and CTO of Peerio Technologies.

  • Susannah Shipton

    VP, Platform and Investor

    Susannah Shipton

    VP, Platform and Investor 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. Susannah also works on investments and incubations, largely focusing on consumer and ecommerce companies. She is also President and Co-Chair of the VC Global Platform Community, an organization of 2000+ platform and investment network leaders.

    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. 

  • Jeffrey De Flavio, MD

    Entrepreneur in Residence

    Jeffrey De Flavio, MD

    Entrepreneur in Residence About

    Jeff supports the growth of AlleyCorp’s healthcare practice as a co-founder and mentor for AlleyCorp’s founding CEOs and broader network, focusing on a range of projects across maternity care, digital therapeutics, and behavioral change – with an emphasis on pushing current thinking on the relationship between social forces and healthcare. 

    Jeff has dedicated his career to broadening access to healthcare, particularly for the most vulnerable patients. His first company, Groups, has become the leading provider of value-based opiate addiction treatment. Launched while he was still a medical student, Groups was conceived as a space for patients to heal and discover common solutions to their shared problems. Having completed a 2019 growth round led by Kaiser Permanente, Optum Ventures and Leerink/SVB, Groups has become an important forcing mechanism for our collective acknowledgement and action towards one of the most troubling systemic healthcare issues facing our country.

    Jeff is also a co-founder of Tempest, a holistic alcohol recovery program founded by Holly Whitaker that brings feminine-centric care to people poorly served by traditional addiction treatment.

  • Jorge Colindres

    Associate

    Jorge Colindres

    Associate About

    Jorge is an Associate AlleyCorp, where he works on incubation, identifying new investment opportunities, and supporting portfolio companies. Before AlleyCorp, he worked as a software engineer at early-stage technology companies in the New York area.

    Jorge graduated with an MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he was a Consortium Fellow. He also completed his undergraduate studies with high honors at Boston University.

  • Tai Hutchinson

    Platform Director

    Tai Hutchinson

    Platform Director About

    As the Platform Director, Tai will provide post-investment support and services to portfolio founders, build content and build community within the ecosystem. Tai is a long time lover of all things operations, strategy and partnership management.

    She is excited to support early stage founders and use her ability to connect the dots for founders and partners alike. Prior to joining AlleyCorp, Tai was the Program Manger for Techstars NYC. She received her Masters in Urban Planning and Economic Development from NYU.

  • Michael Maccariello

    Talent Lead

    Michael Maccariello

    Talent Lead About

    Michael leads Talent at AlleyCorp helping to identify, attract, and engage with entrepreneurs, investors, operators, and advisors. Michael has a strong passion for helping to encourage and better the entrepreneurship ecosystem in NYC and beyond.

    Prior to joining AlleyCorp, Michael led GTM Recruitment for MongoDB helping to scale the organization from a small private company to a public company with revenues over $600MM a year.

  • Omar Njie

    Associate

    Omar Njie

    Associate About

    Omar is a third-year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and has demonstrated commitment to healthcare innovation and addressing health inequities. Omar will spend his time at AlleyCorp as an Associate focused on incubation, identifying new investment opportunities, and supporting portfolio companies in healthcare space.

    Prior to matriculating to Mount Sinai he worked as a healthcare consultant for Deloitte where he served clients in the provider, payer, and pharmaceutical sectors. He was also an early employee at Clover Health, a San Francisco-based health insurance company that leverages data and analytics to improve the health of Medicare beneficiaries. He has consulted for various healthcare startups and most recently worked as a Venture Fellow for Rock Health.

  • Aya Darwazeh

    Associate

    Aya Darwazeh

    Associate About

    Aya is an Associate at AlleyCorp, where she splits her time between investing and incubating. Prior to AlleyCorp, she was investing in entrepreneurs in emerging markets through Endeavor Catalyst, venture arm of the nonprofit Endeavor. Previously, she worked for customer data platform Segment, and multi-family office Stelac Advisory Services.

    A graduate of Harvard College in Cognitive Neuroscience, Aya hails from Amman, Jordan. She is an avid traveler with visits to about 40 countries, a yoga-lover having completed 200 hours of yoga training, and speaks Arabic, English, and some French.

  • Jane Suh

    Associate

    Jane Suh

    Associate About

    Jane Suh is an Investor on the AlleyCorp Healthcare team and spends her time on incubation, identifying new investment opportunities, and supporting portfolio companies. She was previously a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz on the a16z Bio Fund, backing entrepreneurs at the intersection of healthcare, bio and tech. She was on the founding team of the Bio/Healthcare GTM Network group and advised portfolio companies on go-to-market strategy, business development, sales and product marketing.

    Prior to joining a16z, she led partnerships and marketing initiatives at an early stage healthcare startup, connecting cancer patients to clinical trials using AI technology. She was trained as a stem cell biologist, and combines her scientific expertise with her experiences in startups, finance and strategic partnerships to transform companies at the intersection of healthcare, bio and tech.

  • Alison Hill

    Chief of Staff

    Alison Hill

    Chief of Staff 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.

  • Sherman Leung

    Investor

    Sherman Leung

    Investor 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.

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
  • Jeannie Kim

    VP & GM of Content at Policygenius
  • 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, Core Power
  • James Aylward

    Chief Product Officer, Teachers Pay Teachers
  • Sebastian Cwilich

    Co-Founder & Senior Advisor, Artsy
  • Justina Chiang

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

    President & COO, Zola
  • Rakib Azad

    SVP, Finance at Chainalysis
  • Alex Koykova

    Head of Total Rewards, MongoDB
  • Ross Feinstein

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

    Senior Director, Product Management, Meetup
  • 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

    Co-Founder at Spark Advisors (Former Head of Product, Cedar)
  • Graham Neray

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

AlleyCorp Venture Fellows

Operators who grow and support our investing and incubation work, creating key touchpoints across our ecosystem and working with founding teams across the portfolio on key operational growth initiatives.

  • Elizabeth Byrne

  • Grace Fish

  • Julia D'Amico

  • Nick Chedid, M.D.

Learn more about the AlleyCorp fellows program

    We don't support Internet Explorer

    Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.