team

Serial entrepreneurs, seasoned operators, 
and experienced investors

Jess Mah

Founder

  • U.C. Berkeley: Bachelor’s in computer science. Served as President of the CSUA (Computer Science Undergraduate Association). Founded TEDxBerkeley.
  • Harvard Business School Presidents Program: youngest person to graduate from the nine-year executive program.

 

 

Jess Mah built her first 6-figure business while still in middle school and has since co-founded 10+ companies that are collectively valued at over a billion dollars. Today, she oversees Mahway which is her investment company that supports the companies she has either co-founded or acquired.

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Andrea Barrica

Founding Partner

  • 500 Global: Venture Partner
  • InDinero: Co-Founder
  • O.School: Founder
  • University of California, Berkeley

 

Andrea is a serial founder and former venture partner at 500Startups, where she led or supported investments in 100+ startup companies and helped founders raise over $100M in venture capital funding. She was also the CEO/Founder of O.school, a global sexual wellness education platform, and also was co-founder and the G2M leader at inDinero.

Walter Delph

President

  • Partner and Managing Director, Digital Ventures
  • Venture Partner at multiple venture and PE firms
  • President of Magic Leap
  • Harvard Business School

 

Walter is an entrepreneur, digital media and technology executive with over 20 years of experience leading, innovating, growing, and advising some of the world’s largest companies. His professional focus has been on scaling enterprises; both start-up companies and divisions within existing organizations. Prior to Mahway, Walter ran the venture studio for Boston Consulting Group and built a team of hundreds of people to support the companies that they created.

Axel Albin-Lax

Founding Partner

  • Chief Product Officer at InDinero
  • Principal Product Designer & Enterprise Architect at both Novartis and Roche
  • Co-founded multiple successful startups
  • B.A. in Philosophy from Harvard University

 

Axel Albin-Lax has a diverse background in product design and business development. Currently, Axel serves as an Operating Partner at Mahway, running the Venture Innovation and R&D function for the firm. Axel is also involved as an Advisor at Astonishing Labs and EagleCorps, as well as a Member of the Board of Advisors at AlphaLit. Prior to this, Axel held positions at companies such as inDinero, Roche, and Novartis, where Axel contributed to product design and enterprise solutions architecture.

Maren Kate

Founding Partner

  • Founder and CEO of Avra Talent
  • Founder and CEO of Zirtual
  • Work featured in Business Insider, VentureBeat, and Fortune

 

Maren has founded and scaled multiple technology startups. Previously she was the founder+CEO of Zirtual, a leading virtual assistant company that grew to tens of millions in revenue and employed over 400 assistants. Maren was also the founder+CEO of Avra which served as the recruiting backbone for dozens of startups.

Alex Garden

Venture Partner

  • Chairman and CEO of Zume
  • President of Zynga Studios
  • Founder and CEO of multiple startups, and now Strategic Advisor to multiple startups
  • Multiple patents in his name

 

Alex Garden is a highly experienced CEO and Board Member with a proven track record of success in leading and scaling companies. With over 30 years of experience in technology, entertainment, and manufacturing, Alex deeply understands global markets and has a strong network of industry contacts.

William Muholland

CFO

  • VP Finance for Local Logic
  • Co-Founder, CFO Marteos (Stealth Defense Tech Startup)
  • Co-Founder, VP Finance and Operations of Arrivo
  • VP Finance, Hyperloop

 

William brings 25 years of financial and operational experience the team. He has co-founded multiple companies, raised over $200M for multiple startups in varied industries and has led companies through their S1 filings and M&A activity.

Entrepreneur-In-Residence

Luca Traverso

Investor Experience

Juliet Sea Chen

Product Management & Design

Audrey Donaldson

Strategic Designer

Jenn Kuca

Executive Recruiter

Liam Callister

IT

Adam Nold

Recruiting & Talent Acquisition

Gabe Murillo

Human Resources

Travis Saville

Recruiting Coordinator

Gabi Balbuena

Accounting

Mickhail Baraquel

Senior Accountant

Ramon Quibol

Accounting

Pen Banelga

Team Jess

Raziel Cruz

Team Walter

Katrina Ikan

We’re founders, builders, and operators who have launched numerous companies, employed thousands, raised millions, and generated billions in market value. We envision a new way to create world-changing companies, and we founded Mahway to make it happen.