Before successfully diving into the venture capital business, David oversaw cross-functional and cross-business responsibilities as Google’s second employee in their New York headquarters.View more →
Josh is a Partner at Compound, working on deal sourcing, diligence and helping portfolio companies with anything and everything that they may need.View more →
At Compound, Michael leads many investments in frontier tech, food tech, and other emerging categories.View more →
Tara is the firm's Director of Finance with responsibility for LP reporting and portfolio management.View more →
Helen is a Portfolio & Project Operations Manager at Compound, working directly with David Hirsch.View more →
Dan is the Director of Analytics at Facebook, leading the data and analytics team for the News Feed and other core products.View more →
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Google brought on David as their second employee in the New York headquarters in 2000 at a time when the company was doing just under $3M in revenue. David then spearheaded the company’s monetization strategy by co-founding Google’s Vertical Markets Group and wiring the regional sales team structure. For eight years, he oversaw cross-functional and cross-business responsibilities, all of which helped him to lead both Google’s culture committee and its recruiting initiative and subsequently hire many of the people who lead Google’s sales and business teams today.
Since joining Compound, Josh has taken an active role in leading the firm's investment activity in several categories within the firm such as InsureTech, E-Sports, Digital Health, ML/AI, amongst others.
At CB Insights, Michael dove into startups developing nascent technologies and coined this area “frontier technology”. After witnessing CBI grow from 12 to over 80 employees, he joined the investment team at Rothenberg Ventures where he led the team's investment theses in Robotics, Drones, Space, and Autonomous Vehicles. Prior to that, Michael invested in public and private markets at hedge fund Crane Partners, while also managing a small seed stage portfolio out of the fund. Michael grew up in Newton, MA and graduated from NYU with a degree in economics.
Previously, Tara was the Director of Financial Analysis and Controller of Comdata Processing Systems, a transaction processing company that was previously known as Tranvia where she held the same position before being acquired by Ceridian Corp.
Helen began her career as an Analyst at J.P. Morgan Asset Management and spent time as a Manager at SoulCycle. Prior to compound, Helen served as Executive Assistant to the Founder & CEO at Roomi.
Prior to joining Facebook, Dan was the Vice President of Data at Hampton Creek, building the data infrastructure for collecting and analyzing plant biological data, and creating machine learning models for predicting culinary applications of plants. Prior to Hampton Creek, Dan was the Lead Data Scientist at Google Maps, a role he held for over a year after spending over 3 years as the Head of Data for YouTube.