SeedInvest was built by a team of experienced investment professionals. Our team has worked at places such as Wellspring Capital, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley. We have also helped manage billions in private investment funds.


We believe that relationships still matter. We have created a hands-on model where person-to-person interaction is supported and central to what we do. Our team works closely with our users to ensure a personalized experience.


We move fast because markets move fast, good deals move fast, and if you're building a high-growth startup, you shouldn't spend more time than necessary on fundraising.

Team Members

James Han


James loves looking for and helping build what's next in technology. Prior to co-founding SeedInvest, James was a professional investor at Francisco Partners, where he focused on equity investment opportunities in deep technology. James also spent a number of years at Morgan Stanley in their technology investment banking group, Riot Games and Cisco in various roles. James brings to SeedInvest his love for technology and innovation as well as an unhealthy infatuation with the Los Angeles Lakers. James received an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton Undergraduate Program as well as a BAS in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ryan Feit


Ryan co-founded SeedInvest because he saw the need for a better way to connect entrepreneurs and investors. Prior to founding SeedInvest, Ryan worked at Wellspring Capital Management and Lehman Brothers in New York City where he invested in, financed and managed dozens of private and public businesses. Ryan was instrumental in the passage of the 2012 JOBS Act, which changed 80-year-old U.S. securities laws to make it possible for entrepreneurs to raise capital over the Internet. Since then, Ryan has worked closely with members of the SEC, FINRA, the White House, and the Treasury Department on the implementation of the JOBS Act and frequently serves as a subject matter expert on startup investing and the JOBS Act for the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, CNBC, FoxBusiness, the Economist, the New York Times, Fortune Magazine and Inc. Magazine. Whenever given the chance, Ryan enjoys traveling and has been to 81 countries. Ryan received an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Aaron Kellner


Prior to joining SeedInvest, Aaron co-founded a mobile app company. He quickly recognized the problems associated with raising money for a twenty-first century startup within a twentieth-century regulatory framework. Aaron's positive entrepreneurial experience and desire to help small companies with their own fundraising hurdles led him to SeedInvest. Previously, he worked at Goldman Sachs as an analyst on the firm's NYSE Designated Market Maker desk. There he provided situational advice to traders and developed pitch books for prospective issuers resulting in wins worth over $100 billion in aggregate market capitalization. Before joining Goldman Sachs, he worked as a private equity analyst at a small-cap fund where he was primarily responsible for analyzing investment opportunities and conducting due diligence. He graduated summa cum laude from NYU's Stern School of Business with a BS in Finance and Marketing. Aaron spends the majority of his free time reading, cooking and cheering on the New York Rangers.

Alexandra Tynion


Alex has always had a passion for technology and entrepreneurship. At Georgetown, Alex was on the executive team of the world's largest student-run business. After graduating, she helped build out the university's innovation program, finding ways for technology to solve campus wide issues. She then worked at Ralph Lauren in the company's corporate Marketing department before joining SeedInvest. Outside of work, Alex is actively involved in the community. She co-founded Hark Society, a non-profit dedicated to enhancing education and cultivating passion in the lives of underserved children in New York City. Alex continues to be involved in various philanthropic organizations in NYC.

Alison Tong


Alison is passionate about bringing creative ideas to life through efficient solutions in law, finance, and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining SeedInvest, Alison worked as an associate in the Investment Management Group at Seward & Kissel LLP. Alison received a JD from Harvard Law School and graduated magna cum laude with a BA from University of Washington. Alison enjoys drawing, reading comics, and bread-baking.

Aryeh Friedman


An entrepreneur at heart, Aryeh enjoys learning how startups operate and leverage technology in creative ways to craft a successful business model. Prior to joining SeedInvest, Aryeh worked at FINRA where he reviewed hundreds of IPO's, follow-on, and secondary offerings. During law school Aryeh worked at FINRA, the FDIC, USAO, New York Attorney General's Office and the New York State Supreme Court. Aryeh enjoys traveling to Israel and is especially interested in the Israeli startup and biotech scene. Aryeh graduated magna cum laude from Queens College with a B.B.A. in Corporate Finance and cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Edward Bao


Ed enjoys working with great people to solve demanding technological problems. Prior to joining SeedInvest, Ed worked at Zagster, a bikeshare company in Cambridge, MA. Ed received a BS from Cornell University in Computer Science. In his free time, he enjoys endurance sports and pizza.

Eric Woo


Eric has a passion for applying his technical knowledge to solve problems especially in finance and business. Prior to joining SeedInvest, Eric started his career at S&P CapitalIQ as a Software Engineer solving financial data problems with his technical background. In his spare time, Eric enjoys going to music concerts and traveling. Eric holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jamila Awad


Jamila has always gotten satisfaction from solving difficult problems. She graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering and an MS in Systems Engineering from NYU Tandon School of Engineering. She began her career at BNY Mellon as a developer on the engineering team. Prior to joining SeedInvest, Jamila worked as as a consultant, and that's when her passion for working with fast-paced, innovative, and entrepreneurial startups grew. In her free time, Jamila loves playing and having fun with her little son.

Krishanti Daryanani


Krishanti enjoys problem solving and finding more efficient ways of getting things done. Prior to joining SeedInvest, she started her career at EnTrustPermal, a leading alternative asset manager, where she rose to Vice President of Operations, focusing on trade reconciliation and investor servicing. She graduated from NYU with a major in economics, and minors in political science and French. Krishanti enjoys finding the city's best vegetarian food, and also plays guitar and sings in a "frantic and edgy" punk band.

Lauren Fong


Lauren developed her interest in tech and venture capital after growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is passionate about working with and growing new companies that aim to advance and disrupt current markets. Prior to SeedInvest, she worked in digital advertising at 360i, crafting brand strategies and performing consumer insights research across retail, entertainment, QSR, CPG, and automotive industry verticals. Lauren graduated summa cum laude from Colgate University with a B.A. degree in Political Science and Economics.

Lennart Graf von Hardenberg


With an entrepreneurial spirit, Lenny enjoys identifying and solving inefficient processes through the use of technology. He left his home country (Germany) to experience different cultures first hand at the age of 16. After four years of studying in Ireland and working in Hong Kong, he joined Columbia University where he graduated with a BA in Computer Science and Financial Economics. In his free time, Lenny keeps up to date with the latest advances in technology and his favorite soccer team, Bayern Munich.

Marcus Hollon


Marcus has a passion for collaborating with entrepreneurs from all walks of life and aiding them in their mission to change the world. Marcus began his career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, advising FinTech companies on M&A and capital raises. Following Morgan Stanley, he joined the NY based accelerator VentureOut, where he worked closely with entrepreneurs from around the world, helping them scale and break into the NY tech ecosystem. During his free time, you can find him at the gym, with his head buried in a good book, or flying helicopters as he works on obtaining his private pilot’s license.

Miles Green


Miles became interested in startups and early stage investing while growing up in Seattle. He started his career working in fixed income. First as a Portfolio Analyst at HomeStreet Bank in Seattle, then as an Operations Analyst at MFA Financial, a real estate investment trust, when he moved to New York. There he focused on trade support and worked closely with the whole loan and fix & flip loan traders and analysts. He graduated from Seattle University with a major in Finance. Still new to New York he enjoys finding new restaurants, exploring the city, and skateboarding.

Nicolas Leeper


Nicolas is fascinated by the intersection of entrepreneurship, capital formation, and the law. Prior to joining SeedInvest, he interned in the United States Senate and The Chwat Group, a government relations firm. He enjoys hosting Christmas parties, sailing competitively, and talking about his hometown, St. Pete, FL. Nicolas graduated from Columbia University with a major in Political Science.

Tai Nicolopoulos


Tai has spent the last twelve years leading marketing efforts for startups. Her first-hand knowledge of both the challenges and opportunities facing founders of early-stage companies connects her to the mission of crowdfunding. Prior to joining SeedInvest, Tai served as Head of Marketing for Knotel, supporting New York and San Francisco-based entrepreneurs with flexible headquarters. Tai received a BA and MA in Psychology from Stanford University. In her free time she maintains her connection to the start up community, serving as an Entrepreneurs’ Roundtable Accelerator mentor. Tai also serves on the advisory board of Board Match, which connects professionals with non-profit board positions, and on the fiduciary board of Harvest Home Farmers Markets, which provides access to farm fresh local produce to communities in food deserts and educates our consumers to achieve healthier lifestyles.

Wyatt Lonergan


Wyatt started his career at U.S. toy brand Melissa & Doug, managing their Product Development team in Shenzhen, China and launching the company's first ever e-commerce operation in China. After learning the product development and supply chain side of the business, Wyatt moved to New York to launch his own consumer brand, Tribe Bicycle Co., where he learned firsthand the beautiful but challenging process of building a startup. Wyatt left the company in late 2017 to pursue his passion for investing in startup businesses, eventually joining the Venture Team at Seedinvest in the Spring of 2018. Wyatt graduated with a B.A. degree from Dickinson College where he majored in International Business and Management and a minored in Chinese language. In his free time, Wyatt loves traveling, playing soccer, and is a die-hard Liverpool FC fan.


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We Are Doers

We move quickly, cut through excessive process, kill redundant meetings, and take smart shortcuts to get the job done while keeping scalability and quality in mind at all times. We take pride in our work and in everything we tackle.

We Are Passionate

We are a fast moving team and are motivated by our mission. This is why we have the highest expectations of ourselves, each other, and the entire team. Our drive comes from our competitive nature to be the best at what we do.

We Are Resilient

We give everyone on the team tremendous responsibility. This is why we throw new team members into the deep-end early on and often. We expect every member of the team to learn quickly and keep up with the pace.