Jordan Thibodeau is a fourth-generation real estate investor and the community manager of the Silicon Valley Investors Club. Jordan works on the Mergers and Acquisitions team at a major Fortune 500 tech company. Jordan made SVIC to be a group where both current and former STEM professionals take part in rich discussions and share investment & career advice that is uniquely tailored to their needs.
Kristina Flathers is a second-generation real estate investor focusing on Indiana and California. Kristina works as a corporate strategist at a tech company in Chicago and is getting her MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Nikki Miller is the leader of the Nikki Miller Team a top real estate team that serves both Northern and Southern California. As a real estate owner and investor herself, Nikki is passionate about educating aspiring real estate owners/investors on achieving their wealth building goals through real estate. Her team specializes in showing prospective investors how to systematically and strategically growth their wealth through real estate investing and ownership.
Yigit Ihlamur is a co-founder of Vela Partners, a venture capital firm that focuses on investing in B2B startups with investments spanning from seed to Series A. Prior to Vela Partners, Yigit worked in the Cloud division at Google in the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, on product management, strategy, operations, growth, startup, and reseller partnerships. Yigit earned a master’s degree in computer science with a focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning from the University of Oxford and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Koç University.
Colin Triplett is the owner of Mint Condition Fitness, a company the empowers men and women 45+ to take control of their fitness and fully enjoy the life they have built. He is an expert in the areas of fitness, nutrition, and mindset and his company is the #1 rated personal training studio in Los Gatos, California, right in the heart of the silicon valley.
SearchfundSearcher spent most of the 2010s consulting with Searchers, Operators, and Investors in this rapidly growing community. SFS first led the successful acquisition of a Partnered Self-funded Search deal and its operations. Next, SFS began directly helping Traditional and Solo-Sponsor Searchers with their deal-sourcing and operations.He also began assisting Accelerator Searchers with their businesses. In recent years, SearchfundSearcher has become an investor, advised new investors, and joined the Boards of several small businesses acquired by Searchers.
Lisa America is a real estate agent located in Austin, Texas. Her introduction to the Real Estate world came with her first home purchase in 2012. This later became Lisa's first investment property. Through her own experience, she has been able to see how purchasing Real Estate can be financially beneficial and provide financial stability. As a first-time or seasoned buyer or seller, her team will take care of you from start to finish. She strives for you to be an educated buyer or seller so you feel comfortable in your Real Estate decision. Lisa is a trusted SVIC partner and SVIC members receive a "friends of SVIC" discount when working with her!
Puneet Singh received her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law and was admitted to the State and Federal Bars in 2001. For fifteen years she served as a Managing Partner of the Northern California offices of a statewide real estate law firm with over 200 employees. Her experience includes counseling the largest property management firms in the nation as well as smaller portfolio owners on their real estate needs. Ms. Singh has extensive knowledge in fair housing, post foreclosure evictions, property management, and unlawful detainer law and litigation.
Ms. Singh is the recipient of numerous awards including the Individual Partner of the Year Award for the 2006 and 2012 GEMM awards hosted by the Contra Costa Chapter of the California Apartment Association and the 2007 Above and Beyond Award in Public Affairs for the California Apartment Association.
Laura Gramann Richter is a Professional Organizer and Owner of Pieces into Place LLC. She helps people live and work more efficiently so they have more time for the important things in life. Since she started in 2014, Laura has helped hundreds of clients improve their lives through organization! She partners with ShelfGenie, The Container Store, and Chicago Closets, providing custom shelving and organizing solutions. Before starting her organizing career, Laura worked at Google for six years in CA and NY in their People Operations department. Now she lives in Elm Grove, Wisconsin, with her husband Erik and puppy Katie.
Nicole Sarrate is a real estate investor and professional in New Jersey and New York. Academically trained in history, breeding a love for research, and professional leanings towards customer service, revealing a curiosity in others. As an avid self-development devotee, she spends her free time writing, reading, and staying active through exercise, yoga, and exhausting her beloved husband and dogs. When blessed, she also enjoys traveling with her closest friends and family.
In her independent practice, Joytika Jit worked with dozens of startups. In 2018, she worked full-time with two VC firms. She’s worked with many large institutional investors such as A16Z and 8VC. She’s provided broad advising to startups related to structuring, legal agreements, funding, tax efficiency and IP to start ups, and she has helped companies successfully raise rounds small and large, ranging from small pre-seed and "friends and family" rounds, and a $36 million series A round. You can learn more about her (Here).
Yun-Fang Juan was one of the first 150 employees at Facebook and a founding engineer of Facebook Ads. She has been angel investing since 2012 and has made 60+ direct investments and 120+ syndicate investments. Two companies she invested in back in 2012 and 2013, Matterport and Volta Industries recently announced their SPAC IPOs.
In 2020, we founded Drawing Capital Group LLC (“Drawing Capital”), a private investment firm providing access to large growth opportunities in the “innovation economy”. We seek to deliver high returns by leveraging our expertise in data science, technology, and finance to discover innovative companies that are advancing humanity. If you are curious about learning more, please subscribe to Drawing Capital’s free weekly newsletter at drawingcapital.substack.com.
Managing Partners: Sagar Joshi, Sean van der Wal, Jugal Lodaya