Our Board

Board Chair

Mamoon Hamid HeadshotMamoon Hamid is Managing Member at Kleiner Perkins where he leads the Venture Practice.  Prior to joining Kleiner Perkins, Mamoon was a Co-Founder and General Partner at Social Capital.  Mamoon has been an early investor in and served on the boards of some of the most innovative software companies of recent times including Slack, Box, Yammer (acquired by Microsoft), Intercom, and Netskope.  

Prior to Social Capital, he was a Partner at U.S. Venture Partners (USVP).  Mamoon started his Silicon Valley career at Xilinx where he spent six years in various engineering and business roles.  He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, an MS from Stanford University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Board Vice Chair

Stewart Butterfield HeadshotStewart Butterfield is the co-founder and CEO of Slack, a messaging platform that’s used by more than 6 million people every day, including teams at eBay, Conde Nast, and IBM.  The Canadian-born entrepreneur also co-founded and led Flickr until its acquisition by Yahoo!.  

In his two decades working on the web, Stewart has been listed on Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and BusinessWeek's Top 50 Leaders, and was named 2015 Technology Innovator of the Year by the Wall Street Journal.

Additional Board Members

Josh Geltzer HeadshotJoshua Geltzer

Joshua Geltzer is the founding Executive Director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection as well as Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.  

He served from 2015 to 2017 as Senior Director for Counterterrorism at the National Security Council staff, having served previously as Deputy Legal Advisor to the National Security Council and as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Gaurav Kapadia HeadshotGaurav Kapadia

Gaurav Kapadia is the Co-Founder & Co-Managing Partner of Soroban Capital Partners, an $11 billion investment firm based in New York.  Prior to forming Soroban Capital, Gaurav was a Partner at TPG-Axon Capital, a multi-billion dollar global investment firm.  Gaurav started his career at the Boston Consulting Group as a strategy consultant.  He graduated magna cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a BSC in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Management.  Gaurav serves on the Board of Trustees of The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Board of Uncommon Schools, and the Board of Friends of Hudson River Park, and is a Term Member on the Council of Foreign Relations. Gaurav lives in Tribeca with his wife and three children.

Neal Katyal Teaching in a classroomNeal Katyal

Neal Katyal is the Faculty Chair of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection as well as the Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law at Georgetown University.  He has served as Acting Solicitor General of the United States, where he argued several major Supreme Court cases involving a variety of issues, such as his successful defense of the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, his victorious defense of former Attorney General John Ashcroft for alleged abuses in the war on terror, his unanimous victory against eight states who sued the nation’s leading power plants for contributing to global warming, and a variety of other matters.

Jonathan Turner HeadshotJonathan Turner

Jonathan Turner is the co-founder and former co-President of Qatalyst Partners, a global, independent investment bank providing strategic advisory services to the Technology sector.  

From 2009 to 2017 he oversaw the software and consumer technology practices of Qatalyst and served on the firm’s executive management committee.  Prior to Qatalyst, he managed the global Internet practice for Credit Suisse.

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