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Natalie Portman
Founder
Natalie Portman is an Academy award-winning actress (BLACK SWAN), director, and activist. Recently, Portman was seen in Brady Corbet’s film VOX LUX and Alex Garland’s highly anticipated second feature, ANNIHILATION. In October 2019, she hit the big screen once again in Noah Hawley’s LUCY IN THE SKY, and it was recently announced that Natalie will return to the Marvel universe as Jane Foster in 'Thor: Love and Thunder,' which will release on November 5, 2021. Previously Natalie appeared in Pablo Larraín’s film, JACKIE, in which she starred as First Lady Jacqueline F. Kennedy. For the role, Portman was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA Award, and won the Critics’ Choice Award. She wrote, directed, produced, and starred in A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS, which made its world premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and its North American premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. She has also executive produced and narrated the recently released documentary EATING ANIMALS. The film examines mankind’s dietary choices and is based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s memoir. In addition to her film work, Portman also devotes her time to several humanitarian causes. As an Ambassador of WE, Portman lends her time to the organization that empowers youth to remove barriers that prevent them from being active local and global citizens. Natalie is also a founding member of the Time’s Up, a campaign led by women in the entertainment industry for men and women everywhere to ensure equality and safety in the workplace for everyone. A Harvard graduate with a degree in psychology, Portman has studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Kara Nortman
Founder
Kara is a Partner at Upfront Ventures, Southern California’s largest early-stage venture capital firm. Some of her notable investments include Parachute Home, Fleetsmith (acq. by Apple), Open Raven, Stem, Territory, and Strive, with over 50% of her portfolio led by women CEOs. Kara is also a founding member of All Raise, a VC-led group dedicated to increased diversity in funders and founders and serves on the board of TIME’S UP. Before Upfront, Kara co-founded the children's e-commerce company Moonfrye and also spent seven years at IAC where she co-headed the M&A group and acted as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Urbanspoon and Citysearch. During her tenure at IAC she oversaw the initial investment in Tinder. Earlier in her career, she also spent time at Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, and Battery Ventures. She received her AB in Politics from Princeton University and her MBA from Stanford University. Kara resides in Los Angeles with her husband and three daughters.
Julie Uhrman
Founder & President
Julie most recently was the President of Media for PEI where she oversaw the company’s media offerings across all verticals. Previously, she served as EVP & GM of Over-The-Top Ventures for Lionsgate, building and managing the company’s multiple streaming franchises. In 2013, she founded and was CEO of OUYA, a pioneering Android-based game console for the living room, which raised a record-breaking $8.6 Million through Kickstarter and then went on to secure venture funding from Kleiner Perkins and Alibaba before selling to Razer in 2015. She has been named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company and one of the Creative 50 by Ad Age.
Alexis Ohanian
Lead Founding Investor
Alexis Ohanian was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, MD. He's written a national bestselling book, Without Their Permission, and has long advocated for the open internet and STEM education. Alongside Garry Tan, in 2012 he co-founded Initialized Capital - a seed stage venture fund with over $500M under management and a portfolio with $36B in market value. Alexis also co-founded Reddit, the third-largest website in the US, which was funded by Y Combinator in 2005 and acquired by Condé Nast in 2006. In 2014, he returned to Reddit to lead a turnaround as Executive Chairman of the now-independent company; in 2018, he transitioned to the Board of Directors and returned to Initialized full-time. In 2020 he stepped down from the Reddit Board asking that his seat be filled by a Black board member, and pledged to use his future Reddit gains to serve the black community, chiefly to curb racial hate. An advocate for paid family leave, Alexis has lobbied on Capitol Hill and launched the Business Dad podcast to explore how high profile dads balance work and family life through intimate, one-on-one conversations. Alexis has a BA in History and a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia.
Abby Wambach
Founding Investor
Abby Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup Champion. She is second all-time in goals scored in International competition and her ability to lead her American teammates was a key to the USA’s success for over a decade. She was the United States’ leading scorer in the 2007 and 2011 Women’s World Cup tournaments and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics. An activist for equality and inclusion, Abby is the author of two New York Times bestsellers; Forward: A Memoir and WOLFPACK, released in April 2019. She is co-founder of Wolfpack Endeavor, a company that is partnering with organizations to champion women in the workplace and the world.
Amanda Cromwell
Founding Investor
One would be hard-pressed to find a coach who made as big of an impact in her first season as Amanda Cromwell. Eight months after being hired on Apr. 12, 2013 as the fifth head coach in UCLA women’s soccer history, Cromwell led her team to the program’s first-ever NCAA Championship.

In seven seasons as UCLA head coach, she has taken her teams to three College Cups and earned two Pac-12 team titles. On Oct. 5, 2017, she earned her 300th career victory. Academically, her teams have earned the United Soccer Coaches College Team Academic Award in each of her seasons at UCLA. Additionally, the 2018 Bruins won the Pac-12 Sportsmanship Award, and the 2017 squad received a Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award from the United Soccer Coaches. Six Cromwell-coached Bruins participated in the 2019 World Cup, including three – Abby Dahlkemper, Sam Mewis and Mal Pugh – from the winning U.S. squad. Cromwell attended the University of Virginia and was the captain of the 1991 Cavaliers team that advanced to the Final Four. She was a two-time All-America selection, a finalist for the 1991 Hermann Trophy and a four-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference honoree. Following her standout career in Charlottesville, Cromwell earned 55 caps while representing the U.S. Women’s National Team. She was a member of the United States’ 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup team and an alternate for the gold medal winning U.S. Olympic team in 1996. She later played professionally for the Washington Freedom, Atlanta Beat and the San Jose CyberRays of the Women’s United Soccer Association and was inducted into the Virginia-DC Soccer Hall of Fame. Cromwell served on the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors, and from 2002 to 2006, she was a member of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, appointed by George W. Bush. She is also a member of the coaching staff that the State Department sends as an envoy to other countries to empower girls and women through soccer.

A native of Annandale, Va. Cromwell now considers Los Angeles her home.
America Ferrera
Founding Investor
America Ferrera is an award-winning actress, director and producer known for her breakthrough role as “Betty Suarez” on ABC’s hit comedy, Ugly Betty. For her performance, Ferrera was recognized with a Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG Award. Ferrera most recently produced and starred in the NBC workplace comedy, Superstore. She also executive produced and directed episodes of NETFLIX’s new Latinx Dramedy, Gentefied. In 2018, Ferrera released her first book, American Like Me, a New York Times best-seller. In 2017, she worked as one of the driving forces alongside other powerful women in Hollywood to establish the TIME’S UP movement.
Angela Hucles
Founding Investor
Angela is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist for U.S. Soccer, two-time World Cup Bronze Medalist, former professional soccer player of the Boston Breakers and the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s 2009 Humanitarian of the Year.
Angela is a speaker, entrepreneur and businesswoman who has founded multiple businesses with a focus on helping athletes transition from playing to their professional off-the-field career. Currently Angela has a real estate business and works out of the Beverly Hills office center at Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.

Angela also works in the sports and entertainment industry as a soccer analyst and sports commentator, calling LAFC games as well as ESPN, NBC Olympics, and FOX Soccer for Women’s World Cup.

Along with sports dietitian and former LA Clippers team nutritionist, Meg Mangano, Angela and Meg created an online sports nutrition and sports leadership program, Fueling Dynamic Leaders.

With a passion for helping others achieve their goals and dreams and over 30 years of experience in sports, she founded the Empowerment Through Sport Leadership Series in 2012, a conference event focused on discovering sports leadership and life skills for young female athletes.

Angela served as a Trustee for the U.S. Soccer Federation Board, was a U.S. Soccer Athlete Council Vice-Chair, and served a term as the Women’s Sports Foundation President an organization founded by the great Billie Jean King. She currently sits on the Board of Visitors at the University of Virginia, her alma mater. Angela lives in Playa del Rey, California with her wife Meg, and their two children, Huntley and Avyanna
Brian Weinstein
Founding Investor
Brian Weinstein is President and COO of Bad Robot. Bad Robot, formed by filmmaker J.J. Abrams in 2001, has produced television series such as Alias, Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest, Castle Rock and Westworld, feature films such as Super 8, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the Star Trek, Mission: Impossible and Cloverfield franchises and interactive content including the mobile app Action Movie FX. In 2018, the company launched Loud Robot, an artist-friendly independent music label, and Bad Robot Games, a new entity dedicated to developing large and indie-scale original games for mobile, PC and console.

Brian joined Bad Robot in June 2017 after 12 years at Creative Artists Agency. He originally served as Head of Corporate Finance at CAA, before becoming Head of Global Client Strategy. In that role, Brian led the agency’s efforts to maximize value, generate revenue, and oversee business development for the agency’s most prolific and entrepreneurial clients in all areas across sports and entertainment. Before joining CAA, he was a corporate associate at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

In addition to his corporate background, Brian has extensive political and non-profit experience. He is the founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Opportunity Network, an organization focused on empowering high-achieving, low income youth. To recognize his work with The Opportunity Network, Brian received the Champion of Social Entrepreneurship award fromCoachArt, a non-profit serving young children facing serious illness. Brian is also a Board Member for the United States Soccer Foundation. He is also a former White House intern in the Clinton administration and worked at the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division.

Brian has a BA from Yale University and a JD from Columbia Law School. At Yale, he was a proud member of the Yale Men’s Soccer team. He and his wife, Norah, co-president of the non-profit organization Baby2Baby, live in Los Angeles with their children Sloane and Graham
Casey Neistat
Founding Investor
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Cindy Holland
Founding Investor
Cindy Holland is the VP for Original Content at Netflix. Holland, an 18-year Netflix veteran, is responsible for acquiring and launching original series for Netflix members around the globe, and was named to the 2018 Time 100 list of most influential people. Under her purview, Holland and her team have launched award-winning and critically acclaimed projects that span drama, comedy, family/YA, documentaries, unscripted, stand-up specials and docu-series. Previously, Holland oversaw US TV licensing for Netflix after starting her career at the company in DVD acquisition. Before Netflix, she held various business and creative development roles at e-commerce startup Kozmo.com and for film production companies including Mutual Film Company and Baltimore/Spring Creek. Holland is a graduate of Stanford University, and is a Board Member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles.
David Nathanson
Founding Investor
David Nathanson has built and managed some of the most impactful consumer facing brands in the media space. An 18-year veteran of 21st Century FOX, Mr. Nathanson oversaw all of FOX’s national sports networks including FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer, TVG and FOX College Sports. During his tenure at FOX, Nathanson secured the rights to the FIFA Women’s World Cup, CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifiers, NWSL and NWSL’s predecessor, WPS. Currently, Mr. Nathanson is President of Mapleton Investments, Chairman of Falcon Water Technologies and serves on the board of Fan Duel Group, United States Soccer Foundation, Mayors Fund for Los Angeles, and is a member of the board and an owner of MLS’s Seattle Sounders, NHL Seattle and Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena. Mr. Nathanson is a four time Emmy Award winner for his work in Sports media, was the recipient of the prestigious “40 Under 40” award in 2012 presented by the Sports Business Journal and was twice named by CableFax as one of the 100 most influential persons in the media industry. Nathanson earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
Eva Longoria
Founding Investor
Having worked consistently in Hollywood for over 20 years, Eva Longoria has cemented herself as an industry staple known for her work both in front of and behind the camera. An award-winning actress, director, producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and activist, Longoria has been leading the charge of diverse and female representation since her starring role in the hit ABC series Desperate Housewives. Through her production company UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, Longoria has become one the most significant trailblazers and was recently wooed into a groundbreaking production deal with 20th Century Fox Television and Universal Pictures, the largest deal ever made with a Latina. Founded in 2005, the company actively chooses purposeful projects that accurately represent the stories of the Latinx and other underrepresented communities. Longoria has directed countless hours of television and is currently preparing to direct two feature films – the workplace comedy 24/7 for Universal Pictures in which she will executive produce and star opposite Kerry Washington and the biopic Flamin’ Hot for Fox Searchlight. Recently named by People Magazine as one of the Women Changing the World, Longoria is a dedicated philanthropist and activist who has consistently lent her voice to the issues she is passionate about, ranging from immigration to STEM education. Committed to empowering Latinas everywhere, Longoria established the Eva Longoria Foundation (ELF) in 2012 to help Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families through educational programs, scholarships, mentorship and entrepreneurship. She is a founding member of Time’s Up and a co- founder of Latino Victory Fund, an organization working to increase Latino representation at every level of government. Longoria has also been the face of L’Oreal Paris for over 15 years. A native of Texas, Longoria currently resides in Los Angeles with her family.
Glennon Doyle
Founding Investor
Glennon Doyle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller UNTAMED, a Reese’s Book Club selection. She is also the author of New York Times bestsellers LOVE WARRIOR, an Oprah’s Book Club selection, and CARRY ON, WARRIOR. An activist and thought leader, Glennon is the founder and president of Together Rising, an all-women led nonprofit organization that has revolutionized grassroots philanthropy – raising over $28 million for women, families, and children in crisis. She lives in Florida with her wife and three children.
Jennifer Garner
Founding Investor
Jennifer Garner is an award-winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur. Garner earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress after starring in Alias in the early 2000s. Garner has also starred in 13 Going on 30, Catch and Release, Draft Day, and The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Her extensive activism includes serving on the board of trustees for Save the Children and working with the Invest in Us campaign. Garner grew up in West Virginia and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama from Denison University.