People
Our team, advisors and alumni are here to help you succeed.
We've assembled a seasoned team and a carefully curated group of advisors with operational experience to ensure that our portfolio companies have the best and the brightest behind them.
Team
Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski
Founder
As a founder, operator, advisor and angel investor, Gabe has helped numerous companies launch, navigate growth and scale. Before starting Upshift, Gabe led Co-Founded CalFinder Group and bootstrapped sales to $20m in sales. Calfinder continues to be one of the fastest growing marketplaces in home services. Prior to Calfinder Gabe sold his first company at 21 years old. Gabe serves on the boards of Calfinder and Metta Institute. In addition to investing and helping founders scale sales he is also actively involved in incubating additional businesses.
Michael Bungartz
Senior Associate
Michael Bungartz is a 11 year veteran in sales operations at fast-paced startups where he develops scalable systems to accelerate early growth. His career as an entrepreneur started early while attending the University of Minnesota- Duluth where he founded one of the first online textbook rental programs. Since then, he has played an integral role as a leader in sales and operations at a variety of ventures. When not at work, Michael’s passion sends him adventuring outdoors mountain biking, backpacking or skiing off-piste.
Advisors
  • David is currently SVP of Revenue & Operations for Rocket Lawyer. He is responsible for the breadth of the revenue platform, including....

  • Arjun is the Chairman of the Board, and Founder of ReTargeter. Arjun was the CEO of ReTargeter for the first 5 years of its history and....

  • An experienced strategist and operations manager with over 15 years of experience in the technology sector. Marcus Segal spent the last six....

  • Andrew currently serves as the VP of Sales @GuideSpark, the leading Content-as-a-Service solution to enable employers to accelerate purpose....

  • Mark is Chief Revenue Officer of the HubSpot Sales Division. At HubSpot, he increased revenue over 6,000% and expanded the worldwide sales....

  • Navid is an entrepreneur obsessed with disruptive technology and innovation. (#technerd) Prior to founding Pinpoint, Navid was an early....

  • Ryan Holmes is the CEO of HootSuite. Thought leader, dog lover and serial entrepreneur, he has redefined the face of social media --....

  • Aaron Ross is the #1 best-selling author of Predictable Revenue: Turn Your Business Into A Sales Machine With The $100 Million Best....