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Meet the Team

Ansa is an equal partnership designed to provide founders with our full backing — giving them access not just to our capital, but our resources, network, and time.

 

We are experts in growth, having supported today’s market leaders from upstarts to household names. Our team has deployed over $500M in capital while leading investments at world-class firms such as KKR, Google’s CapitalG, TCV, Silversmith Capital Partners, M33 Growth, Lead Edge, and The Chernin Group.

Let’s build together

Marco DeMeireles

General Partner

Marco is a co-founder and General Partner at Ansa. Previously, Marco was a Partner and member of the Investment Committee at The Chernin Group (TCG), where he helped establish TCG’s New York office and lead their early-stage and growth investment efforts. Earlier in his career, Marco built a venture capital business at a multi-strategy hedge fund and was an Investment Professional at Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV). Marco has served as a partner to many of the world's most iconic companies, including Bright Machines, Coinbase, Dadi, EverlyWell, and Peloton among others. Originally from New York, Marco received a B.A. from Williams College and is a Kauffman Fellow.

Marco DeMeireles

General Partner

Marco DeMeireles

General Partner

Marco is a co-founder and General Partner at Ansa. Previously, Marco was a Partner and member of the Investment Committee at The Chernin Group (TCG), where he helped establish TCG’s New York office and lead their early-stage and growth investment efforts. Earlier in his career, Marco built a venture capital business at a multi-strategy hedge fund and was an Investment Professional at Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV). Marco has served as a partner to many of the world's most iconic companies, including Bright Machines, Coinbase, Dadi, EverlyWell, and Peloton among others. Originally from New York, Marco received a B.A. from Williams College and is a Kauffman Fellow.

Marco DeMeireles

General Partner

Marco is a co-founder and General Partner at Ansa. Previously, Marco was a Partner and member of the Investment Committee at The Chernin Group (TCG), where he helped establish TCG’s New York office and lead their early-stage and growth investment efforts. Earlier in his career, Marco built a venture capital business at a multi-strategy hedge fund and was an Investment Professional at Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV). Marco has served as a partner to many of the world's most iconic companies, including Bright Machines, Coinbase, Dadi, EverlyWell, and Peloton among others. Originally from New York, Marco received a B.A. from Williams College and is a Kauffman Fellow.

Allan Jean-Baptiste

General Partner

Allan is a co-founder and General Partner at Ansa. He previously was a founding investor for KKR's growth equity fund and investor at Alphabet's CapitalG. Allan has invested and served on the boards of a number of market defining businesses like FanDuel, CrowdStrike, Policygenius, ForgeRock, Slice, and Zscaler. Originally from Boston, Allan received an A.B. in Economics with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy from Harvard University and is a Kauffman Fellow.

Allan Jean-Baptiste

General Partner

Allan Jean-Baptiste

General Partner

Allan is a co-founder and General Partner at Ansa. He previously was a founding investor for KKR's growth equity fund and investor at Alphabet's CapitalG. Allan has invested and served on the boards of a number of market defining businesses like FanDuel, CrowdStrike, Policygenius, ForgeRock, Slice, and Zscaler. Originally from Boston, Allan received an A.B. in Economics with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy from Harvard University and is a Kauffman Fellow.

Allan Jean-Baptiste

General Partner

Allan is a co-founder and General Partner at Ansa. He previously was a founding investor for KKR's growth equity fund and investor at Alphabet's CapitalG. Allan has invested and served on the boards of a number of market defining businesses like FanDuel, CrowdStrike, Policygenius, ForgeRock, Slice, and Zscaler. Originally from Boston, Allan received an A.B. in Economics with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy from Harvard University and is a Kauffman Fellow.

Duncan McGillivary

Investor

Initially from Washington D.C., Duncan has spent his career supporting entrepreneurs who run software and gaming companies. He began his career at William Blair before joining Silversmith Capital, where he worked with companies like Appfire and Microblink. He subsequently spent time at PlayStation before joining Ansa in 2022. Outside of work, Duncan is an avid gamer and a fan of ancient history. He received his MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Duncan McGillivary

Investor

Duncan McGillivary

Investor

Initially from Washington D.C., Duncan has spent his career supporting entrepreneurs who run software and gaming companies. He began his career at William Blair before joining Silversmith Capital, where he worked with companies like Appfire and Microblink. He subsequently spent time at PlayStation before joining Ansa in 2022. Outside of work, Duncan is an avid gamer and a fan of ancient history. He received his MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Duncan McGillivary

Investor

Initially from Washington D.C., Duncan has spent his career supporting entrepreneurs who run software and gaming companies. He began his career at William Blair before joining Silversmith Capital, where he worked with companies like Appfire and Microblink. He subsequently spent time at PlayStation before joining Ansa in 2022. Outside of work, Duncan is an avid gamer and a fan of ancient history. He received his MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Shabdha Chigurupati

Investor

Shabdha has spent her career across startups and investing. After helping scale direct-to-consumer beauty brand Glossier as Chief of Staff, she co-founded an e-commerce startup with former colleagues from Glossier. Shabdha previously worked at Boston-based private equity firm Berkshire Partners and Morgan Stanley, where she was in the Media & Telecommunications group. Originally from Cleveland, Shabdha received her MBA from Stanford GSB and a B.A. in Economics & International Studies from Yale University.

Shabdha Chigurupati

Investor

Shabdha Chigurupati

Investor

Shabdha has spent her career across startups and investing. After helping scale direct-to-consumer beauty brand Glossier as Chief of Staff, she co-founded an e-commerce startup with former colleagues from Glossier. Shabdha previously worked at Boston-based private equity firm Berkshire Partners and Morgan Stanley, where she was in the Media & Telecommunications group. Originally from Cleveland, Shabdha received her MBA from Stanford GSB and a B.A. in Economics & International Studies from Yale University.

Shabdha Chigurupati

Investor

Shabdha has spent her career across startups and investing. After helping scale direct-to-consumer beauty brand Glossier as Chief of Staff, she co-founded an e-commerce startup with former colleagues from Glossier. Shabdha previously worked at Boston-based private equity firm Berkshire Partners and Morgan Stanley, where she was in the Media & Telecommunications group. Originally from Cleveland, Shabdha received her MBA from Stanford GSB and a B.A. in Economics & International Studies from Yale University.

Hannah McQuaid

Investor

Hannah is an Investor at Ansa. Previously, Hannah focused on both early- and growth-stage healthcare and fintech investing at Pruven Capital. Prior to Pruven, Hannah began her career as an investor at GSV, Guardian Life's venture group, where she led multi-stage insurtech investing. Through these, Hannah has been fortunate to work with companies including Particle Health, Angle Health, Unite Us, and Nayya, among others. A New York native, Hannah received a BBA in Finance from Baruch College through the Macaulay Honors College.

Hannah McQuaid

Investor

Hannah McQuaid

Investor

Hannah is an Investor at Ansa. Previously, Hannah focused on both early- and growth-stage healthcare and fintech investing at Pruven Capital. Prior to Pruven, Hannah began her career as an investor at GSV, Guardian Life's venture group, where she led multi-stage insurtech investing. Through these, Hannah has been fortunate to work with companies including Particle Health, Angle Health, Unite Us, and Nayya, among others. A New York native, Hannah received a BBA in Finance from Baruch College through the Macaulay Honors College.

Hannah McQuaid

Investor

Hannah is an Investor at Ansa. Previously, Hannah focused on both early- and growth-stage healthcare and fintech investing at Pruven Capital. Prior to Pruven, Hannah began her career as an investor at GSV, Guardian Life's venture group, where she led multi-stage insurtech investing. Through these, Hannah has been fortunate to work with companies including Particle Health, Angle Health, Unite Us, and Nayya, among others. A New York native, Hannah received a BBA in Finance from Baruch College through the Macaulay Honors College.

Josh Chin

Investor

Josh is an Investor at Ansa. Previously, Josh led early-stage open source software investing at Lead Edge Capital while also focusing on growth-stage B2B software. Through this, Josh has been fortunate to work with companies including Akuity, Grafana, Artera (WELL Health), eSSENTIAL Accessibility, and PERSUIT, among others. Prior to Lead Edge, Josh spent time with New Enterprise Associates. Originally from New Jersey, Josh received a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University.

Josh Chin

Investor

Josh Chin

Investor

Josh is an Investor at Ansa. Previously, Josh led early-stage open source software investing at Lead Edge Capital while also focusing on growth-stage B2B software. Through this, Josh has been fortunate to work with companies including Akuity, Grafana, Artera (WELL Health), eSSENTIAL Accessibility, and PERSUIT, among others. Prior to Lead Edge, Josh spent time with New Enterprise Associates. Originally from New Jersey, Josh received a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University.

Josh Chin

Investor

Josh is an Investor at Ansa. Previously, Josh led early-stage open source software investing at Lead Edge Capital while also focusing on growth-stage B2B software. Through this, Josh has been fortunate to work with companies including Akuity, Grafana, Artera (WELL Health), eSSENTIAL Accessibility, and PERSUIT, among others. Prior to Lead Edge, Josh spent time with New Enterprise Associates. Originally from New Jersey, Josh received a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University.

Ryan Sullivan

Investor

Ryan is an Investor at Ansa. Previously, Ryan invested across healthcare and B2B software business at M33 Growth while developing a workflow automation platform and company scoring models. Prior to M33, Ryan spent time with Summit Partners and UiPath. Originally from Connecticut, Ryan received a BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame with a Minor in Computing Technologies

Ryan Sullivan

Investor

Ryan Sullivan

Investor

Ryan is an Investor at Ansa. Previously, Ryan invested across healthcare and B2B software business at M33 Growth while developing a workflow automation platform and company scoring models. Prior to M33, Ryan spent time with Summit Partners and UiPath. Originally from Connecticut, Ryan received a BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame with a Minor in Computing Technologies

Ryan Sullivan

Investor

Ryan is an Investor at Ansa. Previously, Ryan invested across healthcare and B2B software business at M33 Growth while developing a workflow automation platform and company scoring models. Prior to M33, Ryan spent time with Summit Partners and UiPath. Originally from Connecticut, Ryan received a BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame with a Minor in Computing Technologies

Ashley O'Connor

Director, Marketing & Platform

Ashley is the Director of Marketing & Platform at Ansa. She brings over a decade of experience in communications and marketing, having previously held roles at Work & Co, Dan Klores Communications, and SS+K. At Work & Co, she led the development and execution of marketing strategies that drove the firm's brand awareness, thought leadership, and lead generation. She serves on the jury of the Webby Awards and the Anthem Awards. Ashley is a graduate of Williams College, where she earned a B.A. in Political Science.

Ashley O'Connor

Director, Marketing & Platform

Ashley O'Connor

Director, Marketing & Platform

Ashley is the Director of Marketing & Platform at Ansa. She brings over a decade of experience in communications and marketing, having previously held roles at Work & Co, Dan Klores Communications, and SS+K. At Work & Co, she led the development and execution of marketing strategies that drove the firm's brand awareness, thought leadership, and lead generation. She serves on the jury of the Webby Awards and the Anthem Awards. Ashley is a graduate of Williams College, where she earned a B.A. in Political Science.

Ashley O'Connor

Director, Marketing & Platform

Ashley is the Director of Marketing & Platform at Ansa. She brings over a decade of experience in communications and marketing, having previously held roles at Work & Co, Dan Klores Communications, and SS+K. At Work & Co, she led the development and execution of marketing strategies that drove the firm's brand awareness, thought leadership, and lead generation. She serves on the jury of the Webby Awards and the Anthem Awards. Ashley is a graduate of Williams College, where she earned a B.A. in Political Science.

Talia Weston

Office Manager

Talia is a Bay Area native who attended both UC Berkeley and UCLA, ultimately graduating from UCLA in 2022 with a degree in Communications and Art History. After graduating, she joined Ansa as an EA/Office Manager. Previously, she worked in the beauty industry at an LA beauty-based startup, where she honed her skills in marketing and customer engagement. Talia has also worked on the Communications team at Ford Motors as a Summer Intern where she gained experience in public relations and branding.

Talia Weston

Office Manager

Talia Weston

Office Manager

Talia is a Bay Area native who attended both UC Berkeley and UCLA, ultimately graduating from UCLA in 2022 with a degree in Communications and Art History. After graduating, she joined Ansa as an EA/Office Manager. Previously, she worked in the beauty industry at an LA beauty-based startup, where she honed her skills in marketing and customer engagement. Talia has also worked on the Communications team at Ford Motors as a Summer Intern where she gained experience in public relations and branding.

Talia Weston

Office Manager

Talia is a Bay Area native who attended both UC Berkeley and UCLA, ultimately graduating from UCLA in 2022 with a degree in Communications and Art History. After graduating, she joined Ansa as an EA/Office Manager. Previously, she worked in the beauty industry at an LA beauty-based startup, where she honed her skills in marketing and customer engagement. Talia has also worked on the Communications team at Ford Motors as a Summer Intern where she gained experience in public relations and branding.

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