Announcing JamPad Cohort 1, 2023
JamPad is an Arizona-based mafia of tier-1 potential tech founders; it’s where builders in our state with aspirations & chops to build billion dollar companies go for community, as well access to infrastructure to go from 0-1, and beyond. Today, I’m excited to announce Cohort 1, 2023 of new founders to the mob.
It was over a year ago when I met Daniela one night at Culdesac. A few weeks ago, after I got off stage for a panel I was speaking on, Daniela re-appeared, this time permanently! She just left her last startup which was based in SF/Miami, Shyft, which was a great success:
Raised over $30M
Served over 400k customers in 68 different countries
Achieved an NPS of over 70
She’s also an NFX Guild member, joining in 2017, as well as a lead mentor in TechStars Miami. Now, Daniela is shifting (haha, no pun intended) her focus to more of the community sidae of things for AZ. Think, “top of funnel” for the state. It’s much needed, and she’s the pioneer to do it. I couldn’t be more excited to see what she does for our city.
Dr. Pace is a man after my own heart. While in high school, he too built up a 6 figure portfolio in crypto from the ground up. Today, he’s the founder of Involio, which to date has raised a $1.4M pre-seed round.
Ryan describes Involio as a new place for investments, portfolio trades, and thesis to be verified & shared publicly or monetized with a private community. The platform supports all markets, including stocks, crypto, NFTs, forex, and commodities.
Hailing from the biomedical engineering program any Tulane, Hannah has already stacked up a wealth of experience in the MedTech world at the following companies, to name a few:
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
California Institute for Biomedical Research
New Orleans BioInnovation Center
National Science Foundation
Today, Hannah is the co-founder at ReSutrure, a startup that creates the most realistic training platform for open vascular surgery. Using novel materials and a simulated surgical environment, they can replicate a variety of surgical procedures with high levels of accuracy. Her goal at ReSuture is to improve patient outcomes by ensuring surgeons are fully prepared before entering the operating room.
Last but not least…. they just secured grants to go build their product totaling > $1.2M!
I’m really ecstatic to announce the latest members of the mob. Congrats to you all. It’s been off to the races in 2023 thus far for all founders, and the slope is only increasing from here on out. Back to building!