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Brian Ma
Brian Ma
Founder, General Partner
Brian was previously the Co-Founder and CEO of Divvy Homes (a16z, GIC). In 2014, he and Elpizo Choi started Weave (YCS14). In 2009, he started Decide.com an early machine learning company that predicted the future price of consumer goods. It was acquired by eBay in 2013. In 2005, he was one of the first PMs at Zillow before they launched. Brian has a BS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.
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Hsu Ken Ooi
Hsu Ken Ooi
Founder, General Partner
Hsu Ken was previously the Chief Product Officer of Workmate, an on-demand blue collar staffing platform in Southeast Asia. In 2014, he was VP of Product at Weave (YCS14). In 2009, he started Decide.com an early machine learning company that predicted the future price of consumer goods. It was acquired by eBay in 2013. Hsu Ken has a BS in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Washington.
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Jessica Chao
Jessica Chao
Founding Capital Partner
Jessica is the Clinical Innovation and Partnership Strategy Lead at the University of California, San Francisco. She is also an advisor to Berkeley Skydeck. She did her residency and MBA at The John Hopkins University. In 2012, she started a health tech startup called Healtho. Jessica has a BS in Biochemistry and Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Washington and an MBA from The John Hopkins University.
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Franklyn Chien
Franklyn Chien
Founding Capital Partner
Frank is the CEO and cofounder of PrizePool. In 2011, he started LearnSprout, a data analytics solution focused around helping schools make sense of their data to help students. LearnSprout was acquired by Apple in 2015. In 2007, he joined Facebook when it less than 500 people. Frank has a BA in Business Administration and a BS in Economics from the University of Washington.
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Elpizo Choi
Elpizo Choi
Founding Capital Partner
Elpizo is Head of Engineering at Foundation Labs. Foundation allows people to create, explore and collect digital art NFTs. In 2018, he was a Senior Software Engineer at Harbor. In 2016, he was a Senior Engineer at Uber. In 2014, he and Brian Ma started Weave (YCS14). In 2011, he was an engineer at Buzzlabs which was acquired by IAC. He has a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California.
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Francis Kam
Francis Kam
Founding Capital Partner
Francis is a Staff Mobile Software Engineer at Airbnb. In 2016, he was a Staff Engineer at Thumbtack. In 2014, he was a Senior Architect at Weave (YCS14). In 2011, he was a Senior Mobile Applications Developer at Medio which was acquired by Nokia. In 2010, he started a mobile gaming startup called Narble. Francis has a BS in Applied Computational and Mathematical Sciences from the University of Washington.
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Hsu Han Ooi
Hsu Han Ooi
Founder, Partner
Hsu Han was previously the first engineer at Mutiny (YCS18). In 2017, he was a Senior Engineer at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2). In 2016, he was a Partner at Madrona Venture Labs. In 2009, he started Decide.com an early machine learning company that predicted the future price of consumer goods. It was acquired by eBay in 2013. Hsu Han has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Washington.
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