Colorwave was founded by a collection of founders, venture capitalists, senior tech execs, and non-profit leaders committed to equity and inclusion in the innovation economy.

These leaders have come together through Stiles Hall, a 135 year-old non-profit pipeline to equity that helps 200+ Black, Latinx, and Native high school and community college students gain admission to top universities annually. Through their collective experience, they’ve realized the critical role that economic freedom plays in achieving lasting change.

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John Roussel
Executive Director


Sasha Mack

Director of Partnerships & Marketing


Lorenzo Castillo

Director of Community & Scale

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Joey Zwillinger

Co-founder & CEO, Allbirds

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Leandrew Robinson

General Manager, Mesh Logistics
Co-founder, Hingeto Co.

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Josh Fisher

Healthcare & Technology Investor, Stiles Hall Board Member

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David Stark

Executive Director, Stiles Hall

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Sydney Thomas

Principal, Precursor Ventures

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Lena McAfee Young

Head of DEI Recruiting: Consumer, Horizontals, & Talent Engagement Strategy,


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Jose Lopez

General Counsel, Zeplin


Jason Norman

Partner, Concrete Rose Capital

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Sherice Torres

CMO, Circle