Our people

Jason Cahill

Managing director

A network design engineer by training, an experienced manager, an Army veteran who served with Special Forces, an empathetic customer advocate, and a product-focused leader that loves to think big. An MBA at Carnegie Mellon sparked his passion for tech, and for data-centric, mission-driven companies solving “real problems.” He's always enjoyed helping teams and has long been an advisor/mentor/advocate for entrepreneurial ventures in various organizations. His investments have spanned sectors, but always gravitate toward high-performing operators.

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Eduardo Mestre

Advisor | Negotiations & Strategy

Eduardo Mestre was Vice Chairman with responsibility for the management of Evercore’s U.S. advisory practice from 2004-2012. Evercore Partners is a leading investment banking boutique providing
advisory services on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring and other strategic corporate transactions.

Eduardo currently serves on the Board of
Directors of the Avis Budget Group, Inc. Eduardo also serves as a member of the boards of the International Rescue Committee, a leading refugee and displaced persons relief organization. Eduardo is also a member of the Board of Cuba Emprende, which has founded an academy for micro entrepreneurs in Cuba through
the Catholic Church that has graduated over 1,800 aspiring small business owners on the island.

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André Lessa

Advisor | Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

André Lessa is a senior technical lead and entrepreneur. He blends over 18 years of experience in developing complex software systems, with a very inventive mind.  His skills include problem solving, technical product development, data science, and software architecture design. 

He was a lead engineer focused in R&D and innovation at Vivisimo, an enterprise search company acquired by IBM in 2012.  Later, he founded Meaningfy, a (Machine Learning focused) startup, taking it from concept to production while going through two startup accelerators. Currently, he is the CTO at OnlyBoth, a company using Artificial Intelligence to create the industry's first automated benchmarking engine. 

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