Meet our founders, our board, and our investors. Avanoo is built on a foundation of long, meaningful, trusting relationships.
CEO | Co-Founder
Daniel Jacobs is a husband, father, inventor, and storyteller. Daniel has spent 17 years building philanthropic organizations that have touched millions of lives. A storyteller at heart, Daniel believes that "who we are and what we stand for is the essential ingredient that informs the impact we make."
In addition to Daniel's work building organizations that matter, Daniel gives keynotes on culture and storytelling around the world. Before Avanoo, he was a multiple-time national champion wrestler, a prolific writer, and a seeker of meaning. He attended Williams College with cofounder, Prosper, where he graduated with a degree in Leadership.
President | CTO | Co-founder
Prosper Nwankpa is most proud of being a father to 2 wonderful kids. He is also a successful technology entrepreneur, software architect, and Silicon Valley angel investor. He's from Nigeria, migrated to the USA on a student visa, and studied computer science on a full academic scholarship at the #1 liberal arts college in the USA.
Before Avanoo, he founded Peanut Labs, a technology company that harnessed massive data sets from hundreds of millions of people and drive insights for 70% of the Fortune 500. He is a firm believer in the human potential, and spends a lot of his time learning and teaching his kids how to learn.
Bob is the former President and COO of Morgan Stanley. He currently sits on the board of the New York Stock Exchange, and is a graduate and Trustee at Williams College. He previously sat on the board of Stanford Business School.
Brooks is the former CMO and VP of Leadership at Intuit, a Fortune 500 tech company. He was also a VP of Marking and Sales at InfoSeek and VP of Marketing at US News and World. He is a graduate of Williams College.
Frank Mendicino co-founded Access Venture Partners in 1999, a top early-stage high tech venture fund in Colorado. Frank is also a former board member of the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association and a graduate of UC Berkeley.
Ryan is a founding Managing Director for Storm Ventures, a top Silicon Valley enterprise SaaS venture firm. Ryan is active with Code2040, a nonprofit that supports business success for minorities. Ryan is a graduate of Stanford University.