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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.

180 +

Founders using Funden to raise money and expand their network.

$445 million

Total amount being raised across all of Funden.

2,000 +

Intros made between founders and Funden's partner funds.

1000 +

Partner funds within every region, vertical, and stage.

Our team

Nikita Pashkin
Senior Director

Nikita Pashkin

Venture, PE, finance mastermind with deep industry ties.

Jake Casas
VC-in-Residence

Jake Casas

Founded early stage investment fund SBIG based in Los Angeles.

Daniel Rongo
Advisor

Daniel Rongo

Hustler, fundraiser and international scale up operator.

Steve Beyatte
Advisor

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.

Mindy Whitt
Sr. Venture Scout

Mindy Whitt

Mompreneur, startup enthusiast. Fundraising is her middle name.

Jai Nagarajan
Sr. Venture Scout

Jai Nagarajan

Experienced Investment Manager with VC-side experience.

Analucia Castagnino
Partner Manager

Analucia Castagnino

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

Francesco Santarelli
Partnerships Manager

Francesco Santarelli

Targeted VC partnerships wizard and conversational connoisseur.

Rafael Oezdemir
VC-in-residence

Rafael Oezdemir

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

Maria Paula Flores
Analyst

Maria Paula Flores

Recovering founder with a passion for health and tech.