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We are a collective of entrepreneurial operators, who ideate, fund and scale the next generation of world-class startups.

About Mahway

Mahway is a venture builder that has created five companies in the past year and will create another 15 by 2025. Portfolio companies have already attracted capital from investors like Tim Ferris, Steve Huffman, Base VC, Industry Ventures, and more. The Mahway team is comprised of seasoned entrepreneurs who’ve collectively raised hundreds of millions of dollars and created billions of dollars in enterprise value. Mahway focuses on technology businesses that are extremely cash-efficient and generate significant cash flow, meaningfully change lives for the customers reached, and take advantage of prior success and proven playbooks from the entrepreneurial team.

Mahway is led by serial entrepreneur Jess Mah who has founded several companies, growing them to ~$500M in total enterprise value while taking minimal outside capital. Other partners include Brendon Merkley (co-founder/COO at Goodleap, $10B+ valuation), Tracy Lawrence (former CEO @ Chewse which raised $40M+ from Foundry and grew to tens of millions in revenue), Maren Kate Donavan (former CEO @ Zirtual which grew to 500 employees and tens of millions in top line), Andrea Barrica (co-founder at inDinero which grew to tens of millions in revenue and helped 500Startups companies in raising over $100M in seed capital), and Johnny Reinsch (former CEO @ Qwil, which raised $200M+ to deploy capital to SMBs).

Our Team

Jessica Mah

Jessica Mah

Founder + Managing Partner

Brendon Merkley

Brendon Merkley


Andrea Barrica

Andrea Barrica


Kaia Colban

Research Analyst

Jeff Showalter


Axel Albin-Lax​

Axel albin-Lax

Operating Partner

Maren Kate Donovan ​

Maren Kate Donovan

Talent Partner

Johnny Reinsch

Investment Partner

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