Alexis Ohanian, General Partner & Founder of Seven Seven Six
Alexis Ohanian is a tech founder, builder, and investor. He’s written a national bestselling book, Without Their Permission, and co-founded initialized capital and Reddit. In 2020, Alexis founded Seven Seven Six, a new software-enabled venture firm focused on people, culture, and community. He is also an advocate for paid family leave, Business Dad to Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr., and currently mastering pancake art.
Katelin Holloway, Founding Partner
People Executive turned Investor, Katelin has dedicated her career to building teams and advancing the HR function at some of the internet’s most influential startups, including Klout and Reddit. As Founding Partner at the firm, she contributes as both an investing and operating partner, supporting entrepreneurs with all things People & Culture. She is passionate about funding the companies that will shape the future of work, life, sustainability, and the delicate balance that enables us to thrive. At home, she plays the role of mom to two wily little boys – Luca and Juno.
Lissie Garvin, Founding Chief of Staff
As Founding Chief of Staff at Seven Seven Six, Lissie works directly with Alexis Ohanian to ensure all aspects of the firm are running effectively. A multifarious operator, she manages the firm’s communications teams and guides the social media and public relations strategy. In her role, Lissie works closely with the Seven Seven Six portfolio companies as a trusted advisor and supports the founders by helping to develop their brand storytelling. Lissie is also the Producer of the top-rated ‘Business Dad’ podcast. Prior to Seven Seven Six, Lissie served as Chief of Staff to Alexis both at Reddit and initialized capital and was also the Executive Assistant to the managing partners at Thoma Bravo. Lissie resides in Austin, TX.
Operators in Residence 2021
Cristina Apple Georgoulakis, Operating Partner
Systems-thinking CX leader turned Venture Capitalist. Cristina values driving growth in people and organizations. To do that, she focuses on keeping the triple-bottom-line in balance – a company’s mission, people, and business outcomes. Born in Miami as the daughter of Cuban-Greek immigrants, Cristina witnessed early on the courage and resilience needed to go after a better life. Along her journey, she’s taken on many passion-lead jobs including small-business owner, jeweler, voice-over artist, executive coach, service designer, and co-founder of an e-learning SaaS platform. After seven years of building her career and community abroad, she went on her next adventure moving to San Francisco to open Typeform’s first US office. While in the US, she held leadership roles in two hyper-growth SaaS startups where she built and operationalized teams from scratch.
Hiram Vazquez, Operating Partner
Hiram brings consistency and focus to startup environments, where unknowns and high levels of noise are prevalent. Prior to Seven Seven Six, he was known for taking a hands-on approach to building software products that make people’s lives better. He has worked at startups of all sizes and stages, from leading pre-product teams through product-market fit and scaling product teams at growth stage companies, to overseeing product integration after an acquisition (Vacasa), and launching products at a hyper-growth startup (Uber). He also has a unique ability to identify ways to streamline or automate processes and quickly execute on them, now known at Seven Seven Six as “Hiram-ifying” something. As a Miami Tech community member for the last six years, Hiram is excited to help make the city the next tech hub.
Travis Mason, Operating Partner
From flying cars to bitcoin mining, Travis Mason has 12 years of experience helping entrepreneurs navigate regulatory and public policy barriers to bring future technologies to market throughout North America, Europe, South America and Asia. Before Seven Seven Six, Travis served as an executive at Airbus, leading global policy for the company’s emerging technology investments in autonomous air taxis, unmanned aircraft and urban air mobility. Prior to Airbus, Travis worked at Alphabet’s Google X and Google on the engineering and public policy teams to help bring technologies like drone delivery and autonomous vehicles to market. He serves on the board of the nation’s number one ranked program in public policy and is an avid musician having studied classical piano and voice since the age of 6.
Lourdes De la Peña, Apprentice
Lulu is a freshman at Babson College studying Entrepreneurship. Our resident Gen Zer, Lulu is responsible for keeping our software Cerebro up to date. She is also responsible for keeping the team up to date with all things pop culture.