Team

Hi!

We’re Homebrew. Our team is small but mighty. Like your startup. And together, we’ll work like mad to turn your vision into reality.

Satya Patel

Partner

Prior to Homebrew, I was VP Product at Twitter, building and leading the Product Management and User Services teams. Before Twitter, I was a Partner at Battery Ventures, where I co-led the seed and early stage investing practices. I joined Google in 2003 and was responsible for AdSense product management and partnerships. Before heading to Silicon Valley for Google, I worked for DoubleClick, in venture capital and as a strategy consultant. My education is memorialized by a BS in Finance and a BS in Psychology from The University of Pennsylvania.

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Hunter Walk

Partner

Before Homebrew, I led consumer product management at YouTube, starting when it was acquired by Google. I originally joined Google in 2003, managing product and sales efforts for AdSense, Google‘s contextual advertising business. My first job in Silicon Valley was as the founding product and marketing guy at Linden Lab. Before graduate school, I was a management consultant and also spent a year at Late Night with Conan O‘ Brien. My parents are proud of my BA in History from Vassar and MBA from Stanford University.

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Kate Coughlin Stern

Principal

Prior to Homebrew, I worked on the Eats product and operations teams at Uber. I joined Uber in 2014 to help grow the early rides business in NYC and then helped launch Uber Eats in 2015. Before Uber, I worked at Goldman as an investment banker focusing on macroeconomic risk management. I’m a proud Hoya, with a BS in Physics and Government from Georgetown University.

Beth Scheer

Head of Talent

At Homebrew, I work closely with our founders and their executive team members as an advisor on all things Talent-related, including recruiting, diversity & inclusion, compensation, onboarding and people operations. Prior to Homebrew, I spent 5+ years at Salesforce leading executive search, sales leadership search and the sales growth/professional services recruiting teams. Before Salesforce, I built the Google AdSense team starting in 2003 and then spent 6 years hiring for business operations, corporate communications and various engineering teams. I’m a proud graduate of The Colorado College with a BS in Psychology.

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Charo Gioia

Director of Operations

Pre-Homebrew, I worked as International Liaison for the Latin America division of Sterling Software, supporting our distributors and customers in Mexico and South America. I joined SPO Partners, a hedge fund in Marin County, as a Research Assistant for the team of financial analysts. While in college, I worked as a volunteer and community organizer for local political campaigns. I grew up in Peru and am a proud graduate of The University of California-Berkeley with a BS in Political Science.

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Advisors

Homebrew Advisors are formally affiliated with the fund and work closely with our partner companies, providing guidance and expertise in the areas where Advisors each have a “superpower.”

Scott Belsky
Venture Advisor | Chief Product Officer, Adobe
Stacy Brown-Philpot
Founder Advisor | CEO, TaskRabbit
Jen Grant
Founder Advisor | CMO, Looker
Ryan Graves
Founder Advisor | Former SVP Global Operations, Uber
Prakash Janakiraman
Founder Advisor | Co-founder, Nextdoor
Sasha Lubomirsky
Founder Advisor | Director of Design and Development, ueno
Ashley Mayer
Founder Advisor | Head of Communications, Glossier
Cory Ondrejka
Founder Advisor | Former VP Engineering, Facebook
Roy Sehgal
Founder Advisor | Former COO, Imgur
Mike Smith
Founder Advisor | President & COO, Stitch Fix
Cherie Yu
Founder Advisor | Former Head of Local Marketing, Lyft