Erik Rannala

Co-Founder & Partner

Prior to forming Mucker Capital, Erik was most recently at Harrison Metal Capital, where he helped lead one of the original seed-stage "micro-VC" firms in Silicon Valley.

Before Harrison Metal, Erik was most recently vice president of global product strategy and development at TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. Prior to TripAdvisor, Erik held a variety of positions at eBay, including leadership of eBay’s premium features business, which grew during his tenure to over $400 million in revenue, significantly outpacing overall eBay revenue and transaction growth. Previously, Erik held leadership roles at MVP.com and Accenture, where he was a software developer in Accenture’s first practice group dedicated to Internet strategy and development. Erik earlier served at the Domestic Policy Council in the White House.

Erik holds a BS from the University of Delaware and an MBA from Duke University.

Erik can be reached at erik at muckercapital dot com.

William Hsu

Co-Founder & Partner

William has spent his career as both an entrepreneur as well as an executive of a Fortune 100 company.

Prior to forming Mucker Capital, William was the SVP and Chief Product Officer of AT&T Interactive where he owned P&L, Product Management, Product Marketing, and UX responsibilities for all digital advertising initiatives for greater AT&T. In 3 years at AT&T Interactive, he doubled revenue to over $1B. Previously, as a fresh college graduate, he founded BuildPoint (Acquired by NYSE:ROP) – a SaaS provider of bid management & marketplace services to the commercial construction industry. William helped the company grow to over 250 employees and raised over $50M in venture capital. In between, he has led product teams at eBay, Green Dot (NYSE:GDOT) and Spot Runner.

William holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and a MBA from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania. He is also a member of Stanford University's Undergraduate Cabinet.

William can be reached at william at muckercapital dot com.

Omar Hamoui

Partner

Omar Hamoui focuses on early stage investments backing entrepreneurs that exhibit unique insights. He previously spent 5 years as a partner on the early stage team at Sequoia Capital. Based on investments he led at Sequoia, he has served as a director of App Annie, PicsArt, Next Trucking, Clutter, Papaya, Streamlabs, Carnivore, and Kiwi.

Prior to Sequoia, Omar spent 16 years as an entrepreneur, founding several companies in mobile software and services. While working towards his MBA at the Wharton School, he began to think more seriously about the untapped potential of mobile advertising, and created AdMob to address this growing opportunity. Omar served as AdMob's founder and CEO from January 2006 through the company's $750M acquisition by Google in May 2010.

Omar holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Omar can be reached at omar at muckercapital dot com.

Monique Villa

Investor

Monique is based in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to joining Mucker, she founded ModernCapital, a community of startup founders and ecosystem partners committed to company building in the Southeast (#BuildInSE).

Earlier in her career, Monique was on the founding team as Head of Investor Relations for Velos Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm in Los Angeles and Singapore. Following her time at Velos, Monique ran programming for the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Greater Los Angeles, which included Startup Summer, an accelerator for middle and high school students from low-income communities. Most recently, she worked for Core Innovation Capital, a fintech-focused venture capital fund in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Her love for company building began over 10 years ago at TOMS Shoes, where she helped to launch the company’s first pop-up store, supported finance and inventory management for a cross-country Vagabond Tour, and ran a university campus rep program spanning 30 college campuses in 5 states.

Monique holds an interdisciplinary BA in Humanities and Arts from the University of California at Irvine, with a focus on visual media in convergence culture.

Monique can be reached at monique at muckercapital dot com.

Kiyan Yazdi

Investor

Before joining Mucker Capital, Kiyan was member of the founding team at The Beard Club (f.k.a. Dollar Beard Club) where he helped build the company to over 70,000 monthly subscribers and $18 million in revenue in just 18 months.

Prior to The Beard Club, Kiyan worked in private equity, where he assessed standalone investment opportunities as well as strategic add-on acquisitions in the SaaS and enterprise software industries.

Kiyan holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business.

Kiyan can be reached at kiyan at muckercapital dot com.

Jerry Chen

Investor

Jerry brings strategy and operating expertise gained across three continents. Most recently, Jerry held global strategy roles at Bayer, working across sales and marketing, new product launches, supply chain, and M&A. Previously, Jerry was a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company and a researcher at National Taiwan University.

Jerry holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, a MS in molecular photonics for bio- and nanotechnologies from École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay and a MBA from Collège des Ingénieurs in France. He is also a board member of the alumni association of Tsing Hua University.

Jerry can be reached at jerry at muckercapital dot com.

The Mucker Network

More than 200 of the best, brightest, and most generous entrepreneurs, executives, and investors from Southern California, Silicon Valley and beyond. They have all graciously volunteered to mentor and advise Mucker entrepreneurs by offering their time, experience, and networks. In addition to spending time one-on-one with founders, they also hold office hours, roundtable discussions, and instructional sessions at Mucker’s offices.

[Example Name 1] is [title of position] at [company], and has spent X years in the industry doing [expert experience]. As a mentor in the Mucker Network, [Name] makes their knowledge / expertise / wisdom available to entrepeneurs and is an amazing resource that etc....

[Example Name 1] is [title of position] at [company], and has spent X years in the industry doing [expert experience]. As a mentor in the Mucker Network, [Name] makes their knowledge / expertise / wisdom available to entrepeneurs and is an amazing resource that etc....

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