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The Funden team

Our Mission

Our mission is to connect high-quality founders to high-quality capital.

Having raised $40M for startups of all sizes, we know how grueling and tiresome fundraising can be. We built Funden to simplify the fundraising process and free up founders and investors to focus on what they do best.

Our team is a world-class mix of leaders and operators within product, finance, law, and more. We're looking forward to working with you.

3,600 +

Founders using Funden to raise money and expand their network.

$987 million

Total amount being raised across all of Funden.

1,000 +

Intros made between founders and Funden's partner funds.

700 +

Partner funds within every region, vertical, and stage.

Our team

Daniel Rongo
Founder / CEO

Daniel Rongo

Hustler, fundraiser and international scale up operator.

Steve Beyatte
Founder / CEO

Steve Beyatte

Multi-exit startup leader and fundraising expert.

Charles Pelletier
Sr. Venture Scout

Charles Pelletier

Talented networker and startup community builder.

Zack Louw
Sr. Venture Scout

Zack Louw

Investor relations expert with a focus on the UK and EU market.

Amina Bensaid
Operations Manager

Amina Bensaid

VC analyst and fundraising expert turned operations hero.

Mindy Whitt
Sr. Venture Scout

Mindy Whitt

Mompreneur, startup enthusiast. Fundraising is her middle name.

Yazan Samara
Sr. Venture Scout - MENA

Yazan Samara

Senior operator focused on the MENA VC scene.

Rafael Oezdemir
VC-in-residence

Rafael Oezdemir

Built and scaled 7 startups, turned VC, turned founder again.

Analucia Castagnino
Partner Manager

Analucia Castagnino

Focused on ecosystem growth and building win-win partnerships and communities.

Emilio Parente
CFO-in-Residence

Emilio Parente

20+ years in strategic planning, financial modeling, valuations, cash flow planning, and M&A.

Ivan Valev
Growth Advisor

Ivan Valev

Streamlining sales enablement and predictable revenue for the Funden ecosystem.

Taimur Qavi
Venture Scout

Taimur Qavi

Former founder with a strong passion for all things digital (and fashion!).

Daniel Gonzalvez
Sr. Venture Scout

Daniel Gonzalvez

Experienced Investment Manager with VC-side experience.

Moritz Breitenbach
Legal Partner

Moritz Breitenbach

Specialist in protecting the IP of tech startups.

Charles Allen
M&A Director

Charles Allen

A decade of experience in M&A and private equity.