Meet The Team

“Organizations exist only for one purpose: to help people reach ends together that they couldn’t achieve individually.”
-Robert H. Waterman

Eli Angote Founder/CEO

Eli (ENTP) is originally from Nairobi, Kenya and spent 4 years in Michigan before moving to California in 2004. He worked in a variety of sales positions around the Bay Area and cut his startup teeth at companies such as Homegain the precursor to Zillow and Trulia. Eli ran his first full marathon in July 2016 about a month after doing his first 10 day silent Vipassana retreat. When relaxing he enjoys Deep House and enjoys reading non-fiction. The last titles which blew his mind are Sapiens and Homo Deus.

Pete Gruskin Advisor: Strategy & Growth

Pete is originally from Florida and is currently based in NYC. He is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and has read numerous books about superfoods and the Paleo lifestyle. His consulting company is actually named Paleotech. To keep fit and energized he enjoys juggling, riding unicycle and drumming. His favorite TV show is The Office and loves listening to 60s to 90s rock music especially DMB aka Dave Matthews Band.

Jesse Spears Investor/Advisor

Jesse (ENTJ) is originally from Clinton, Maryland and served in the armed forces around the world in exotic places such as Saudi Arabia and Nigeria before settling down in the Bay Area where he currently works at Uber as a Site Reliability Engineer. He is a dad two little girls and when he’s not hiking and barbecuing, he’s probably enjoying Thai, Mexican or Peruvian food. At the moment he is counting down the days until his next trip to Argentina or Brazil.

Lui Morara Senior Engineer

Lui is also originally from Kenya and is currently in Perth Australia where he dabbles in writing when not playing chauffeur to his young daughter. With a long background in various tech companies his longest state was at the UN where he built APIs to compute pricing for various governmental mail systems. He enjoys TV shows such as Handmaid's Tale and reading non-fiction.

Mercy Mutua Business Development

Mercy (INFP) is from Nairobi, Kenya and has a background in the medical industry. Her first job ever was a Biotech Research Assistant in Georgia where she went to college. A patriotic resident of Oakland, she enjoys hiking around the Bay Area and dancing to Soul and Bongo Music. She also enjoys traveling and has Ghana and Morocco in her sights as her next travel destinations. The last movie she enjoyed was Ladybug.

Shea Stella Account Executive

Shea (ENTP) is originally from San Francisco and has a background in real estate and legal support. Her passions are dancing and painting which she combines together in a medium she calls Dance Art. She’s fluent in both English and Spanish and counts swimming across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco bay as one of her greatest accomplishments. Her spirit animal is a Hawk and she loves grooving to some R&B. She also sings in a choir and Mahalia Jackson is her favorite singer.

Marion Domingo Account Executive

Marion (ENFJ) hails from Nueva Ecija in the Philippines and spends his free time cooking and dancing to hip hop. When he’s not taking care of his two kids he loves to watch TV shows such as Daredevil. His dream vehicle is the 
Batmobile in “Batman Returns” and he can’t wait to travel to Japan and Australia. The last movie he watched is No Reservations and his favorite actress is Amy Adams.

Precious Domingo Account Executive

Precious (ISFJ) is from Cavite, Phillippines and is actually Marion’s wife. She’s also has a broad background working for various customer service projects for companies such as Oputs and HP. As a busy mom she relaxes by watching anime shows such as Naruto and One Piece. Her current favorite musician is Gary Valenciano and favorite actor is Benedict Cumberbatch.The last movie she watched is Just Like Heaven.

Molly M. Account Executive

Molly (ESFJ) hails from Olangopo City in the Philippines and was formerly a bookkeeper before embarking on a career in customer service and sales. A mom of two, she enjoys TV shows such as Smallville and Grey’s Anatomy. When it comes to music, she’s partial to Soul and R&B. To keep fit she dances and plays table tennis. In the future she would like to own an RV as she’s an avid camper. The last movie she watched was Coco and she aspires to visit the Maldives one day.

Maya Castanas Account Executive

Maya (ESFJ) is from Manila, Philippines and has worked in customer support for over 5 years. She absolutely loves animals and has no less than 4 dogs at home. All their names begin with B for Beautiful: Bruno, Bree, Brianna and Brandy. When she’s not making sure customers and notaries at TBN are smiling from ear to ear, she loves to go hiking, biking and also practices Yoga. For nourishment she enjoys Thai, Indian and Japanese food. Her dream car is a toss up between a Jeep Wrangler and a F150 truck.

“A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.”
-Japanese Proverb