• Founder | Traansmission (logistics marketplace)
  • Angel Investor | 25 active investments
  • Adjunct professor | Columbia University
  • Advisor | Carnegie Mellon, SxSW, and ERA
  • Engineer | CSRA (leading consulting firm)
  • Army Veteran | Special Forces
  • MBA | Carnegie Mellon
Founder | Managing partner

Jason Cahill

Jason is an early stage investor, advisor, mentor, and entrepreneur. As managing partner of Carbon Ventures, his interests sit at the intersection of new technology disrupting older dirty industries. His expertise spans cleantech, transportation, supply chain, infrastructure, and agtech.


  • Builder | FinTech platform, Bank of America
  • Fund Manager | private equity / hedge fund / fund of fund | Bank of America, Merrill, AIG
  • Analyst | technology, energy, industrial, real estate sectors
  • Investor | family office
  • MBA | Columbia University
Managing Partner

Katherine Zamsky

Katherine has been in the alternative investment space for over 15 years, structuring transactions and investment vehicles, and building technology. Her buy- and sell-side background and wide family office and institutional network make her indispensable in co-investment and customer intros.


  • Serial entrepreneur | co-founded studioXchange and Lustr Fashion App, multiple exits
  • Investor/advisor | early stage companies
  • Head of Business Development N.A. | Outbrain
  • Board member | Savings United
  • Consultant | PwC Strategy
  • MBA | Columbia University
Venture Partner

Gary Ragusa

Gary is an experienced senior executive with 20+ years in digital global transformation. In addition to co-founding and leading multiple startups to successful exits while overseeing sales, business development, and operations, he engineered the scaling of a mid-size company to 30% YoY growth, while responsible for over $300M in annual gross revenues.

Senior Advisory Network

Technology & design

Emil Lamm Nielsen

Full stack development | Senior Engineer at GrubHub

Alexander Ferguson

Strategic Architecture | Chief Architect at Global IT of $20B+ projects for DoS, FAA, MSC | Co-author of DoS’s Global IT Strategic Plans | Producer of 17 movies

Chris Gorges

Branding & Pitch deck design | Founder at Thompson & Prince

Mads Hansen

‍Brand Building, Sustainable packaging systems & UX Design | Founder atMTwoDesign

Will Lutz

Full stack developer & design |Director of Commercialization at NJIT

Operations & Strategy

Jay Manickam

Strategy | Serial Entrepreneur, Founded Everfest, Hitch, uShip.

Laura Allen

Growth & Strategy | Product, pricing, fundraising. AI/Robotics, Emerging Infrastructure

Mark Taylor

Product Strategy | Head of Product at Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Doug Chavez

Digital Media Strategy | EVP of Digital Commerce at Geometry

Marie Bromberg

Strategy | Senior Agent at Compass

Jordan Hopkins

Strategy & Valuations | Vice President at Barclays

Patrick Flood

Strategy & Community Building | Battalion Commander at US Army

Business development

Inga Gromova

Corporate Strategy & Market Analysis | Wealth of experience in residential solar, sustainable infrastructure, and fundraising

Noah Robbins

Ag Tech | Founder Ark Foods | Ag Tech enthusiast

Paul Kruschel

Logistics and Supply Chain Analysis | Senior MGT at ThermoFisher Scientific | 11 years at CH Robinson

Eduardo Mestre

Negotiations & Strategy | Vice Chairman at Evercore | Board member at Avis, Comcast, IRC | Adjunct Professor at Columbia/NYU

Ankoor Patel

Strategy & Business Development | Director at GE Transportation

Carl de Stefanis

Consulting, Real Estate | consulting tech | private equity operations, Angel investor

David Lustig

Financial Strategy | Founder at ITAV Funding