We empower entrepreneurs to help them realize their dreams by equipping them with all they need to succeed


We have an experienced team with more than 30+ years of experience as founders and have a powerful network of VCs including Bessemer Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, A16Z, Founders Fund, Mayfield and almost every VC firm you can think of in the Bay Area.

Having worked at Mitsui Sumitomo Ventures, Red Hat and IBM Watson, Aakriti Srikanth knows many VCs via Forbes Cloud 100 (being a part of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Network) and is active in the network. She loves connecting smart people.


For startups, business opportunity is proportional to branding and PR. Fundraising also becomes easier if the startup is branded the right way as there is always the “Zero moment of truth” when a VC will look you up prior to deciding whether or not to take the meeting with you. Our Partner “Aakriti Srikanth” is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree for 2019 and the San Francisco Business Times' “Most Influential Women in Business." In 2018, Alist and Entrepreneur.com featured her as "Youngest Influential woman in AI." (See: https://www.alistdaily.com/lifestyle/meet-six-marketing-stars-from-forbes-30-under-30-2018/). Aakriti is a contributing writer for Forbes and Venture Beat (https://venturebeat.com/author/aakriti-srikanth/) She has written articles on "Women in AI". She has a powerful network in Media (Forbes, Techcrunch, VentureBeat) and deep connections to Enterprise Tech Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Red Hat, NetApp, Google, SVB, NVIDIA, and others. She will help you build your brand and connect you to the right people. She can help your startup with co-marketing opportunities with Microsoft for Startups, Google, NetApp and Red Hat.


We can help you with your technical product evaluation. Our team has the AI expert from Google. Greg Hornby is a Tech Lead for the AI component of Google Assistant and was on the ranking team of Facebook Engineering. He has a PhD in Computer Science and also worked at NASA. He has great technical knowledge.


Marketing is incredibly important for startups to attract the right types of customers. Our partner, Modernist regularly draws high-flying tech figures such as famed Apple designer Jonathan Ive, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman, Rotten Tomatoes founder Patrick Lee, among others. Elon Musk also comes in there as his best friends are members (see: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/inside-modernist-exclusive-club-silicon-valleys-tech-elite-150048186.html). Our Partner Shan Shan Fu is a Founding Member of the Modernist and Cece is also VP of Marketing. Together they host and moderate the GoodPeople Panel series with Steve Chen. Some of her panel themes ranged from VC Partner panels, virtual/augmented reality, public relations in Silicon Valley, Head of Growth panels. She has been featured on ABC News, Global News, and more. We can provide opportunities for targeted marketing at the Modernist and Silicon Valley Bank.

“Aakriti‘s wit, friendliness, charm and Chutzpah are valuable assets that many senior leaders often strive to acquire.“

- NY Best Selling author, Harrison Monarth

“I first met Cece Chen when I was raising my company’s first round of capital. We’ve since spent a lot of time together working on business strategy and identifying opportunities in the space. She’s incredibly well-connected to the top founders and investors here in Silicon Valley, and I often bump into her at the most exclusive invite-only events throughout San Francisco. She’s become a valuable friend and advisor to lean on as our company continues to grow.”

- TechCrunch Featured CEO of Credder Inc.
Chase Palmieri

What We've Achieved

  • Helped startups fundraise

  • Helped startups with technical product evaluation

  • Helped startups forge partnerships with Fortune 500 companies

  • Helped startups with branding