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

Tyler Crown

Vice President

Simon Zhou

Senior Associate

David Larason

Director of Finance

Doug Regner

Sales Partner

Hannah Steinhardt

Director of Programs

Jon Volk

Talent Partner

Karen Brewer

Vice President

Lauren Salinas

Office Manager, San Francisco

Luan Lam

Talent Advisor

Madhu Narayan

Director of Content

Penny Foster

Director of Sales

Scott Schwarzhoff

Founder Services Partner

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

Tyler Crown

Vice President

Simon Zhou

Senior Associate

Doug Regner

Sales Partner

Jon Volk

Talent Partner

Penny Foster

Director of Sales

Scott Schwarzhoff

Founder Services Partner

David Larason

Director of Finance

Karen Brewer

Vice President

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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