Our early-stage experts, building alongside you

With decades of idea-to-IPO operating experience at category-leading companies like

Expert builders

John Vrionis

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Jyoti Bansal

Co-Founder & Entrepreneur Partner

Sandhya Hegde

General Partner

Wei Lien Dang

General Partner

Lars Albright

General Partner

Sarah Leary

Venture Partner

Rachel Star

Principal

Allison Averill

Vice President

Alisa Parrett

Vice President

Tyler Crown

Vice President

Simon Zhou

Research Associate

Amy Cuevas Schroeder

Director of Educational Content

Bill Hodak

Marketing Partner

Caleb Bushner

Vice President of Marketing

Chris Marty

Talent Partner

Corinne Moran

Senior Associate, Sales GTM

David Hershey

Vice President

David Larason

Controller

Hannah Steinhardt

Director of Programs

Jamie Langskov

Senior Director of Community

Jon Volk

Talent Partner

Karen Brewer

Director of Operations

Kristy Landers

Chief Financial Officer

Lauren Salinas

Office Manager, San Francisco

Luan Lam

Talent Advisor

Ryan Thompson

Chief Operating Officer

Scott Schwarzhoff

Founder Services Partner

Shannon Bradshaw

Education Partner

Suraj VenkataRaman

Head of Design

Virginia Graham

Community Manager

John Vrionis

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Jyoti Bansal

Co-Founder & Entrepreneur Partner

Sandhya Hegde

General Partner

Wei Lien Dang

General Partner

Lars Albright

General Partner

Sarah Leary

Venture Partner

Rachel Star

Principal

Allison Averill

Vice President

Alisa Parrett

Vice President

David Hershey

Vice President

Bill Hodak

Marketing Partner

Chris Marty

Talent Partner

Corinne Moran

Senior Associate, Sales GTM

Jamie Langskov

Senior Director of Community

Jon Volk

Talent Partner

Scott Schwarzhoff

Founder Services Partner

Shannon Bradshaw

Education Partner

Virginia Graham

Community Manager

David Larason

Controller

Karen Brewer

Director of Operations

Kristy Landers

Chief Financial Officer

Luan Lam

Talent Advisor

Ryan Thompson

Chief Operating Officer

It's a pleasure working with John, Jyoti and the Unusual Team. The founder-first nature of Unusual and the Founder Services Team are invaluable to early companies and first time founders. The team went beyond my expectations in being helpful & supportive!

Sushil Kumar
Co-Founder & CEO
RelicX

My first meeting with Unusual was the one VC meeting that caused me to think critically about my business and go-to-market strategy. I realized that Unusual could not only help me de-risk my business, but also guide me to navigate new challenges.

Jared Parker
Co-Founder & CEO
Rasgo
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I would 100% recommend Unusual. Our experience has been entirely positive. We appreciated the quick and no-BS process when agreeing on our seed investment and the support by the whole team over the months that followed.

Till Pieper
Co-Founder & CEO
CoScreen
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