Meet Our Team

Jay Meattle

Our Advisors

Raymie Stata | SVP, Big Data at SAP + Former CTO Yahoo!

Raymie Stata is SVP of Big Data Services at SAP SE. He was formerly founder and CEO of Altiscale, a startup offering a cloud-hosted platform for "Big Data" processing, which was acquired by SAP in September 2016. Prior to starting Altiscale, Stata worked at Yahoo!, Inc., where he rose to the position of Chief Technical Officer over a period of seven years. At Yahoo, he played an instrumental role in the development of Yahoo!’s infrastructures for algorithmic search, display advertising, and cloud computing. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Raymie founded Stata Laboratories, maker of the Bloomba search-based e-mail client, which Yahoo! bought in 2004. Raymie received his PhD in Computer Science from MIT in 1996.

Stephano Kim | Chief Data Strategist, Turner Broadcasting

Stephano is a New York-based entrepreneur and angel investor. For the past decade, Stephano has been working with early stage data and technology companies as an advisor, investor, and operator. As a President and COO, Stephano has built and scaled e-commerce marketplaces, digital marketing and ad technology platforms, consumer databases, and cross channel CRM platforms. Stephano was president of [x+1] (acquired by RocketFuel, NASDAQ: FUEL), co-founder of Blackboard (NASDAQ: BBBB), and directed strategy and business development at AOL. Prior to joining [x+1], Stephano led investments in consumer technology and media for Advanced Technology Ventures, an early stage fund with more than $1.5 billion under management.

Stephano holds an M.B.A. with honors from Columbia Business School and a bachelor's degree in business marketing and management from Cornell University.

David Cancel | Founder + CEO, Drift

Previously, David was Chief Product Officer at HubSpot following HubSpot's acquisition of Performable, where he was CEO & Founder. Before Performable, David was the co-founder & CTO of Lookery. Before starting Lookery he co-founded, now part of the WPP Group (Nasdaq: WPP), where he was the CTO. Before Compete he was the CTO of, now a part of Reed Elsevier (NYSE: RUK). In the late 90's he was a part of the founding team of & part of In addition to Shareaholic, David is also on the advisory boards of Spark Capital, Visible Measures, Sonian Networks and Yottaa.

David is originally from New York City and now lives in the Boston, Massachusetts area with his wife and daughter.

Brian Shin | Managing Director, Providence Equity Partners

Prior to joining Providence in 2018, Brian was a partner with In-Q-Tel, a strategic investment firm supporting the missions of the United States Intelligence Community. Previously, Brian was the founder and CEO of Visible Measures. Brian has co-founded several successful Internet software companies, including web-based collaboration technology vendor Creative Aspects, which was acquired by Medsite Inc. (now WebMD); and The Cambridge Intelligence Agency, a Web-based e-mail response management solution provider that was acquired by marketing services company MSGi. Brian also co-founded technology strategy consulting firm Infraweb, Inc., where he served as President, and was an early member of the team at Allaire Corp. which went public in 1999 and was subsequently acquired by Macromedia.

Brian holds an undergraduate degree from Tufts University, and earned an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management as part of the dual-degree Harvard-MIT Biomedical Enterprise Program.

Rob Go | Partner, NextView Ventures

Rob is co-founder of NextView Ventures, a seed stage investment firm focused on internet enabled innovation. He was previously a venture capitalist at Spark Capital, a leading venture firm focused on the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment. Prior to joining Spark Capital, Rob worked at Ebay, where he was the Global Product Marketing Lead for “Finding”. In this role, he launched over 20 products that significantly enhanced Ebay’s search, browse, and merchandising capabilities. Previously, Rob was a consultant with The Parthenon Group, a boutique strategic advisory. He was a member of the firm's Private Equity Practice, where he focused on the consumer and retail industries. Rob has also held roles at Fidelity Investments and BzzAgent, an early-stage word-of-mouth marketing company. He also helped to found, one of the first social networks focused on the Japanese market.

Andy Payne

Andy is a serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience building successful software businesses. He is an investor in several early stage startups including, HubSpot and SmartFlix, and advisor to Kayak.

Previously, Andy was a principal at Computational Biology Corporation (CBC), which was acquired by Agilent in 2004. Before CBC, he was Founder, President and CEO of Revenio, a venture-funded eMarketing software company he founded in 1999. Prior to Revenio, he was a co-founder and the VP of Technology at Open Market (one of the first eCommerce IPOs), a pioneering developer of Internet commerce application software. He built the company’s development infrastructure and was a co-inventor of the company's commerce architecture and technologies. He also helped bring the company through a series of financings, including a public stock offering in 1996.

Andy holds 8 patents, and received a B.S. with distinction in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.