Tracy Chadwell Founding Partner - Tracy has over 15 years experience in venture capital and private equity. She has 5 years of experience investing in early stage companies with a female founder through her personal entity Coyote Capital. Tracy was Partner of a growth capital fund - Baker Capital which had more than $1 Billion under management. As a frequent speaker and startup competition judge, Tracy has developed a broad network in the female founder community. She is a member of Women in VC and Private Equity Women Investor Network. A trusted board member, she serves on the boards of Marstone and Sachs Insights. Her philanthropic work includes the Advisory Board of the MIT Enterprise Forum, Executive Advisor for the Echoing Green Foundation and New York Institute of Technology. She acts as a mentor for both Techstars KC and Monarq.  She is an attorney and earned her JD at Loyola University of Chicago. Tracy speaks conversational Japanese and restaurant French.

Tracy Chadwell

Founding Partner - Tracy has over 15 years experience in venture capital and private equity. She has 5 years of experience investing in early stage companies with a female founder through her personal entity Coyote Capital.

Tracy was Partner of a growth capital fund - Baker Capital which had more than $1 Billion under management. As a frequent speaker and startup competition judge, Tracy has developed a broad network in the female founder community. She is a member of Women in VC and Private Equity Women Investor Network. A trusted board member, she serves on the boards of Marstone and Sachs Insights.

Her philanthropic work includes the Advisory Board of the MIT Enterprise Forum, Executive Advisor for the Echoing Green Foundation and New York Institute of Technology. She acts as a mentor for both Techstars KC and Monarq. 

She is an attorney and earned her JD at Loyola University of Chicago. Tracy speaks conversational Japanese and restaurant French.

Alison Andrews Reyes

Partner - Alison Andrews Reyes is a start-up executive and founder with 20+ years of experience in enterprise software across several industries including business intelligence, web development, and information security. She is currently COO & founder at Dezignable.com, a B2B technology-enabled service platform for commercial and residential design. Ms. Reyes co-founded Dezignable in September 2014 and is responsible for all technical, financial and operational direction of the business.

Previously, she served as President and CEO of Vigilant, Inc. from 2005 - 2013. Ms. Reyes grew Vigilant over 7 years from a self-funded start-up to a 65-person organization successfully acquired by Deloitte in May 2013.

From 2002 to 2005, Alison Reyes was VP of Professional Services and Support for e-Security, Inc., a provider of security information & event management (SIEM) software. She has also served in senior executive roles at eGrail, Inc. and MicroStrategy, Inc.

Ms. Reyes holds an AB from Dartmouth College in Engineering Sciences.

Vanessa Dawson

Partner - Vanessa Dawson is the CEO and Founder of The Vinetta Project, a high impact ecosystem that accelerates founder’s growth and facilitates access to capital. Vanessa began her career in retail finance and private equity in Vancouver and New York. Following that she worked at a top digital development she worked with a leading digital development agency called Dom & Tom where she worked with fortune 500’s like: Hearst, Priceline, and Sports Illustrated to develop digital ad platforms and startups clients like: Bonobos, Curbed, Food 52, Daily Candy to develop technical requirements for their MVP’s along as well as development and product roadmaps.

Vanessa launched her a technology venture called Evry in 2010.  Evry was a crowd-funding platform for group activities that enabled users to schedule group plans and collect payment more efficiently.

Vanessa has been featured in INC, Business Insider and CNNMoney’s Upstart 30.  She is also a member of the #UN70 a group of 70 global digital leaders nominated to assist the UN in leveraging digital opportunities. 

She has a BScH from Queens University, Canada.