• Ryan Freedman

    General Partner

    Investment Interest Areas

    PropTech, ConTech, Digital Health & Wellness, FinTech

    Journey

    Ryan Freedman is an entrepreneur turned investor on a never-ending journey to bring efficiency and innovation to the real world. Prior to Alpaca, Ryan founded Corigin, a real estate investment firm with $600 million AUM. He led this firm with a lens towards innovation and has been at the forefront of analyzing and adopting real estate technology to enhance operations and investment decisions. To that end, Corigin was an early pioneer of the co-living concept, infusing experience and community into multi-family long before others thought to. In 2008, Ryan co-founded Coral Capital, a tech-enabled commercial finance operation that has provided over 1.5 billion in financing to small businesses. His obsession with technology and efficiency informed his natural progression from a real estate executive to a venture capitalist and PropTech investor.

    Board Seats

    Zeel, Prevu

  • Aubrie Pagano

    General Partner

    Investment Interest Areas

    Female Consumer, Global Commerce Infrastructure, Virtual Communities, Food Supply Chain

    Journey

    Aubrie is bringing experience from both sides of the New York City startup ecosystem as both an operator and investor. Most recently, she built and sold her company Bow & Drape, the first platform for custom fashion. Aubrie’s company drove the omni-channel brand to profitability, retailing online in over 350 Nordstroms, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, and pop ups. Toward the end of her Bow & Drape journey, she spent time leading investments out of XFactor Ventures, an early-stage fund of female founders backing companies with at least one female founder. There, Aubrie led investments in companies like Maude, Tinted, Balloon, and Shiru. Prior to the above, she started her career at Fidelity Investments in the company’s internal strategy group during the ’08 downturn and was a Harvard ’08 graduate.

  • David Goldberg

    General Partner

    Investment Interest Areas

    Marketplaces, Subscription Commerce, Shifting Demographics, Sharing Economy

    Journey

    After coming off his own entrepreneurial journey as Founder/CEO of FreshNeck, David joined Alpaca in 2014. He relies on empathy and personal experience to form deep bonds with founders and add value where it matters most. David enjoys partnering with startups on high-level strategy and building scalable ‘operating systems’ consisting of structured priorities and OKRs. Before getting the startup bug, David spent his early career in finance and law at the University of Miami and Fordham University. He spent three years as an Assistant District Attorney, representing the people of New York, and following that, spent three years across Merrill Lynch and Jefferies & Co.

    Board Seats

    The Inside, Renoviso, Minibar, Perch Interactive, Ocean Freight Exchange

  • Erica Amatori

    Head of Marketing

    Investment Interest Areas

    Consumer, Subscription Commerce, FinTech

    Journey

    After leading growth on the startup side, Erica joined Alpaca to amplify the brand, as well as the ones we invest in. As Head of Marketing, she enjoys working closely with founders on their growth and launch strategy, while building a reliable platform they can utilize across their journey. This includes everything from supporting fundraising efforts to providing team and leadership development. In her past life, Erica led omni-channel marketing at Burrow and Otherland, two venture funded direct-to-consumer brands. Her interest in venture flourished from advising companies in growth as a Venture Partner at NextGen VC. She holds a degree in both Marketing and Psychology, with a concentration in Business Analytics, from The College of William and Mary.

  • Daniel Fetner

    Principal

    Investment Interest Areas

    PropTech, ConTech, Marketplaces, FinTech

    Journey

    Daniel’s interest in PropTech derives from his family roots in real estate. Between his immediate family, extended family, and in-laws, he’s seen the pain points and opportunities from many major stakeholder perspectives—builders, developers, brokers, landlords, owners, and investors. His thesis is that Real Estate is the largest asset class in the world, but the most antiquated industry. While funding in the space has picked up over the last few years, he believes we’re still in the very early innings. Daniel began his career at J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank where he built a book of business focused on Silicon Alley Entrepreneurs and Investors. Later, he tried his hand at entrepreneurship by co-founding two companies – one in Wealth Tech (Instrument Capital) and the other in Construction Tech (Soil Connect). He received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Board Seats

    Trade Hounds

  • Eric Schoenbach

    Associate

    Investment Interest Areas

    B2B Marketplaces, Consumer, Global Commerce Infrastructure, EdTech

    Journey

    Eric is passionate in early stage companies who bring groundbreaking ideas and some initial traction to the table, but still have a lot of unknowns. He finds the most rewarding aspect to be thinking through and solving early issues with companies in order to help them scale to something incredible. Prior to joining Alpaca, Eric was an Analyst at Company Ventures where he supported the firm’s sourcing, investment, and fundraising activities. He began his career in Investment Banking, working for two years with Lazard in their Chicago office. While there, Eric provided advice on corporate finance and M&A for companies primarily in the industrial and healthcare industries. He graduated with honors from Northwestern University with a BA in History and Legal Studies.

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