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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

Eric Tarczynski

Founder, Managing Partner

Kyle Harrison

General Partner

Will Robbins

General Partner

Megan Kao


Michelle Brown

Chief Financial Officer

Jason Chen


Jessica Retrum

Director of Events

Anthony Nardini

Head of Talent

Hiroki Hayama

Staff Data Scientist

Jen Yang-Wong

Director of Product

Ryan Ma

Lead Designer

Brooke Presten

Events Associate

Judith Lao

Software Engineer

Nathan Chiu

Software Engineer

Anna-Sofia Lesiv


James Hennessy


Benjamin Laufer

Head of Programs

Jaclyn Chan

Chief of Staff

Francis Odum

Research Analyst

Dea Hartz

Executive Assistant

Supported by the world's most iconic entrepreneurs and operators, our founders get the right advice when they need it most.

Steve Huffman

Co-founder and CEO, Reddit

Emmet Shear

Co-founder, Twitch

Erica Brescia

Former COO, GitHub

Martin Eberhard

Co-founder, Tesla

Parag Agrawal

CEO, Twitter

Cyan Banister

Angel Investor

Jeff Rothschild

Founding Eng, Facebook

Nate Blecharczyk

Co-founder, Airbnb

Ruchi Sanghvi

Early Eng, Facebook

Dan Macklin

Co-founder, So-Fi

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,

Marty Chavez

Former CFO, Goldman Sachs

Josh Elman

Product, Apple

Kevin Olusola


Deval Delivala

20th Employee, Uber

Olaf Carlson-Wee

Founder & CEO, Polychain Capital

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