Thesis

We are founders helping founders with resources and relationships to revolutionize the marketplace. We believe in investing in extraordinary teams with diverse experiences, backgrounds and points of view. If you have a unique perspective on how to turn an idea into an opportunity, we want to hear from you.

Founder & Managing Director

Talha Basit

The visionary founder of Spiral Dot, Talha Basit is a serial entrepreneur who began programming at 7 years old. Since then, he democratized filmmaking at Apple, brought technology to students in one of the nation’s largest school districts, and created the software that resulted in one of his companies being sold to a Fortune 5 firm. When he isn’t helping other entrepreneurs Talha is the CTO of Deep 6 AI where he leads all the Engineering, Product, AI, Machine Learning and Cloud teams in their mission to defeat disease with data.

Venture Partner

Sameena Mustafa brings over 20 years of management, marketing, and sales experience in the publishing, CPG, healthcare, and real estate sectors to advise early-stage founders and entrepreneurs. A passionate advocate for racial and gender inclusion and equity, Sameena mentors and elevates women of color leaders in business and nonprofits through the Veralo fellowship. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.

Advisor

John Hill, Jr. is a founder, operator and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and operations. John’s leadership and management experiences range from high growth start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. He mentors young entrepreneurs and managers to achieve their ambitions and believes in giving back to the community by serving on several nonprofit boards focused on enhancing the lives of disenfranchised youth and eradicating homelessness. When he is not diving into go-to-market plans or optimizing sales funnels for our portfolio companies, he holds a senior position at a leading Silicon Valley SaaS company.

Advisor

Soibi Andrew-Jaja enjoys helping startups and rapid-growth businesses innovate and succeed. A mission-driven leader, she has almost 15 years of strategy and operations leadership experience globally, in operations, strategy, e-commerce, real estate, healthcare, and services organizations. She attributes her operational expertise and data driven approach to her experience and success at Amazon. She has enabled companies, ranging from startups to Fortune 5 to  operationalize and integrate new ideas and initiatives that drive meaningful customer value. Recently Soibi led operations from an early phase through exit and now wants to share that experience and knowledge with other founders.  In her spare time, she plays tennis and mentors founders and small businesses in developing nations.

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