Investor Guidance

Our Investor-Advisors get to work with our startups through an “advisory-at-scale” model that helps them to gain access to very early-stage deals that become derisked through the mentorship, resources, and program that our community provides.

Unlike other accelerators, our Investor-Advisors get to foster strong relationships with our handpicked startups before making their investment decisions. We scale this process by utilizing the entire community of IAs to vet any particular startup’s prospects, and maximize our capital input by using our internal angel group, The Batchery Angels, to roll-up our IAs individual investments into a single and more substantial placement.

The result is a differentiated investment pipeline that helps offset the risk of seed and pre-seed stage investing and maximizes the outcomes of early-stage deals, thereby increasing our Investor-Advisors ROI and forming lasting and meaningful relationships in the process.

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Management Team

The Management Team guides the development of the Batchery. We are relaxed, professional experts working to mentor your success based on your own motivations.

Peter Burghardt

Peter Burghardt

General Manager
Andre Carothers

Andre Carothers

Managing Partner, Board Chair
Chris McCulloch

Chris McCulloch

Chief Financial Officer
Meryl Mindo

Meryl Mindo

Sales & Marketing Coordinator
Linda Myers

Linda Myers

Managing Partner
David Koehn

David Koehn

Managing Partner
Josh Langenthal

Josh Langenthal

Managing Partner
Aaron Hayes

Aaron Hayes

Managing Partner

Investor Advisors

The Batchery Investor Advisors are a community of high-experience, high net-worth professionals who draw from a variety of executive positions and industries. Their deep backgrounds in all facets of business management combine into a collective experience pool that the Batchery deploys to develop our startups as well as our own organization.

Aaron Hayes

Aaron Hayes

Software Engineering & IT Infrastructure

Akash Jain

Akash Jain

Business Development Leader

Digital Marketing, Process Improvement, M&A

Andre Carothers

Andre Carothers

Principal

Leadership Development, Executive Coaching & Strategic Planning

Andy Rutherford

Andy Rutherford

Global Sales Director

Marketing & Sales, Go to Market Strategy & Outsourcing

Arding Hsu

Arding Hsu

Senior Innovation Strategy Advisor

Technology Commercialization, Data Analysis, IoT, Digital Manufacturing

Chris McCulloch

Chris McCulloch

Principal / Managing Director

Finance, CFO

Dave Nagle

Dave Nagle

Investor Consultant

Strategic Business and Supply Chain Development & Corporate Finance

David Koehn

David Koehn

SVP Product Management

SaaS/Tech Product Development & Management, Market Research

Dmitriy Kustov

Dmitriy Kustov

Principal Accounting Consultant

Tax and GAAP Consulting & Compliance for Small businesses

Ed Dua

Ed Dua

CEO

Product Development, Business Development, Fundraising

Garrett Koehn

Garrett Koehn

Company President

Business Strategy & Finance for InsureTech, FinTech & Crypto

Gary Fleury

Gary Fleury

Regional Sales Manager

Enterprise & Channel Sales, Supply Chain, Sales Strategy, Hardware

Jeff Wallace

Jeff Wallace

Keynote Speaker, Startup Advisor & Investor

Executive Leadership & Development, Business Development, Entrepreneurship & Strategy

Josh Langenthal

Josh Langenthal

Managing Partner and Investor Advisor

Strategic Planning, Investor Relations, Family Office Private Equity Management & Communications

Kal Deutsch

Kal Deutsch

EVP & Co-Founder

Business Case, Financial Metrics & KPI's Modeling, Go-to-Market Strategy

Kenneth Peterson

Investor & Restaurant Owner

Exits, M&A, HR

Kent Rasmussen

Winemaker

Small Business Practices, Production and Manufacturing, Procurement

Larry Rowe

Larry Rowe

Vineyard Owner & Investor Advisor

Operational Planning, Boards and Advisors, Market Research

Laura Swan

Laura Swan

Investor & Fund Managing Partner

Market Research, Competitive Analysis, Modeling/Business Case

Leonid Igolnik

Leonid Igolnik

Angel Investor, Startup Mentor & Advisor and Keynote Speaker.

Software Development, Technology

Linda Myers

Managing Director

Finance, HR, Banking

Malcolm Smith

Investor & Business Development

Start-ups, Go-to-market Strategy, Business Alliances

Martin Otterson

Martin Otterson

Marketing & Business Development Manager, Board Member

Executive Management & Leadership, Operational Excellence

Niels Fache

Niels Fache

VP & General Manager

Hardware, Software, Marketing & Business Planning

Rick Lazansky

Rick Lazansky

Investment Fund Founder & Chair / Angel Investor

Team Building, Recruiting, Raising Investment

Robert Chinn

Robert Chinn

Managing Director & Strategy & Operations

Operational Planning, Process Flow, Logistics

S. Marlene Grenon

S. Marlene Grenon

Director of Digital Health and AI, Innovation & Physician and Associate Clinical Professor

Healthcare, Space Sciences, and Clinical Research

Sarosh Dorab Kumana

Sarosh Dorab Kumana

Strategic Advisor & Board Director

Successful Founder Entrepreneur, CEO, Investor & Advisor for Finance, Real Estate & Start-ups

Steve Feinberg

President and CEO

Independent Consultant and Advisor in the areas of medical imaging, cardiology, oncology, healthcare IT and diagnostics.

Steve Valerie

Enterprise Account Director

Executive/Entrepreneurial Mgmt, Enterprise Sales & Marketing, Customer Success

Wolfgang Kuchen

Wolfgang Kuchen

SVP Sales, Marketing & Business Development

Leadership, Strategy, Team Building

Johann Edward

Johann Edward

Entrepreneur, Technologist, Investor

Entrepreneur and Company Director experienced in all aspects of setting up and running a business, with a particular emphasis on Sales, Marketing and IT. Currently [Non-Executive] Director of 4 privately-owned businesses.

Amitt Mehta

Amitt Mehta

Founder and CEO AKM Enterprises inc., Angel Investor Batchery, Mentor at Alchemist and Skydeck Accelerators!

Greg Luethe

Greg Luethe

Managing Director at Accenture bringing deep process, digital and operations experience to exciting clients in our Software and Platforms Business | Seattle and San Francisco

Driven by curiosity about how things work and a passion for innovation, I have invested my career helping clients become high-growth, efficiently operated technology businesses.

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Angel Group

The Batchery Angels is the investment vehicle through which many of our startups receive funding. All of the Batchery Investor Advisors are accredited and active startup investors, and most choose to invest in Batchery startups through this internal angel group. This group allows the IAs to combine their individual placements and make the process simpler and more effective for investors and startups alike.

Only Batchery Investor Advisors can place through the Batchery Angels, and only
participating Batchery startups are eligible to receive funding through this group.

Investor Testimonials

After spending over 25 years teaching Computer Science at U.C. Berkeley, consulting with numerous companies from small to large, and co-founding a successful software startup, I missed the opportunity to work with young entrepreneurs with the passion to change the future. As a Batchery IA, I have learned about new and interesting businesses and worked with smart and aggressive young people who are developing innovative new technologies and business.

Larry Rowe
Batchery Investor Advisor

As a former serial entrepreneur and Fortune 500 executive, when I made the decision to leave corporate America to dedicate myself once again to startups, it was a natural decision to join a group like Batchery to work with the member companies. At this stage of my career, I’m thrilled to be able to advise and leverage my vast network to the benefit of the many creative, innovative Batchery entrepreneurs.

Jeff Wallace
Batchery Investor Advisor
We're always looking to add to the team. Interested in becoming an Investor Advisor?

Batchery Investment Strategy

Batchery engages early stage investors in a unique model that allows them to gain access to very early-stage deals that offer the best terms, while simultaneously derisking those deals through our community, resources, and process.

Batchery Investment Strategy

Batchery startups are in a curated ecosystem – one that includes Batchery investors, Batchery advisors, and Batchery entrepreneurs. All of them have a stake in your success. All of them will share what they know, look for ways to help you get it right, and if they have to, pull your jeep out of the mud.

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