About our team

We are designers, developers, marketers – and entrepreneurs. We work side-by-side with founders at startup speed.

Founding Team

  • Greg

    Greg Rau Managing Partner

    A successful entrepreneur himself, Greg brings a decade of technology sales and marketing experience to the Upstart team. Greg co-founded StepChange Group in 2007, later sold to Dachis Group. Prior to StepChange, Greg served as a vice president of sales and business development at Unicru, a web-based enterprise talent management solution later acquired by Kronos, Inc. At Unicru, he managed a national sales team responsible for more than $10MM in new business in the retail, food service and healthcare sectors. Greg holds a BBA from San Francisco State University.

  • Bryan

    Bryan Fox General Partner

    Bryan has more than twelve years of experience as a developer and designer of mobile, social and web applications. He was a Senior Mobile Developer at Cloud Four, where he worked on a number of cutting-edge mobile web projects. Before that, he was an original employee and senior developer at StepChange Group, where he led development on a number of social media applications for leading brands. He’s also a graduate of Williams College.

  • Jenn

    Jenn Lynch General Partner

    Jenn has ten years of software product management, product marketing and user experience design experience. Most recently, she was a director of professional services at StepChange Group, now Dachis Group, developing social media marketing initiatives for large enterprises. Prior to Dachis Group, Jenn was a product manager and product marketing manager in the enterprise talent management space at Unicru (now Kronos), Yahoo! HotJobs and BrassRing (now Kenexa). She is a graduate of Northwestern University and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.

  • Kevin

    Kevin Tate General Partner

    Kevin brings seventeen years of software marketing and sales experience in fields including enterprise SaaS, web analytics, social media marketing and e-commerce. Kevin was most recently the CMO of ShopIgniter and the VP of Business Development for the Dachis Group. As an entrepreneur, Kevin co-founded StepChange Group - which was acquired by the Dachis Group in 2010 - and helped lead Unicru's $150 million acquisition by Kronos, Inc. Kevin is a graduate of Stanford University.

  • Jon

    Jon Baldivieso Senior Project Manager
  • Darick

    Darick Dang Digital Art Director
  • Chris

    Chris Eigner Senior Developer
  • Noah

    Noah Emmet Developer
  • Marisa

    Marisa Guerrero Social Marketing Manager
  • Jeno

    Jen Osliso Senior Developer
  • Christine

    Christine Pechette Director of Operations
  • Gerardo

    Gerardo Rodriguez Senior Developer
  • Spencer

    Spencer Williams Developer
  • Ada

    Ada Special Projects