We believe in people

We pioneered a new model of venture at Contrary, often betting on the person before the idea. Put another way: we prefer high-conviction investing — early — and don't need others to agree with us.

HQ Team

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Eric Tarczynski

Founder, Managing Partner

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Kyle Harrison

General Partner

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Will Robbins

General Partner

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Megan Kao


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Jason Chen


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Jen Yang-Wong

VP of Product + Talent

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Jessica Burk

VP of Experiences

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Hiroki Hayama

Director of Data

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Ryan Ma

Lead Designer

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Judith Lao

Software Engineer

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Akshay Chandramouli

Software Engineer

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Rohit Deora

Software Engineer

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Joshua Lesko

Chief Financial Officer

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David Oko

Finance Manager

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Sachin Maini


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Anna-Sofia Lesiv


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James Hennessy


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Andrew Michelson

Product Operations Manager

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Brooke Presten

Events Associate

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Joshua Pacini

Chief of Staff

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Dea Hartz

Executive Assistant

Supported by iconic operators, our founders get the right advice when they need it most.

Steve Huffman

Co-founder and CEO, Reddit

Emmett Shear

Co-founder, Twitch

Erica Brescia

Former COO, GitHub

Parag Agrawal

Former CEO, Twitter

Cyan Banister

Angel Investor

Jeff Rothschild

Founding Eng, Facebook

Nate Blecharczyk

Co-founder, Airbnb

Ruchi Sanghvi

Early Eng, Facebook

Ryan Hoover

Founder, ProductHunt

Leah Solivan

Co-founder, TaskRabbit

Scott Belsky

CPO, Adobe

Ross Mason

Co-founder, MuleSoft

Edith Harbaugh

Co-founder LaunchDarkly

Peter Reinhardt

Co-founder, Segment

Nate Mitchell

Co-founder, Oculus

Tim Kendall

Former President, Pinterest

Evan Moore

Co-founder, DoorDash

Chris Cox

CPO, Facebook

Gokul Rajaram

Executive, DoorDash

Bora Chung

Chief Experience Officer, Bill.com

Marty Chavez

Former CFO, Goldman Sachs

Josh Elman

Product, Apple

Kevin Olusola


Deval Delivala

20th Employee, Uber

Olaf Carlson-Wee

Founder & CEO, Polychain Capital