DreamFunded | Our Team

Our Team


Manny Fernandez, Co-Founder / CEO

Manny Fernandez is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and the founder of SF Angels Group featured on CNBC's Make Me A Millionaire Inventor's premiere episode. In 2014, he was named SF Angel Investor of the Year and received the Equity Crowdfunding Leadership Award.


Avery Haskell, Co-Founder/ CTO

Avery Haskell is the Co-Founder/ CTO of DreamFunded, where he is primarily focused on building DreamFunded’s investment marketplace and other technologies. He is a graduate of Stanford University with a B.S. in Computer Science with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence.

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Glen Wakeman, Advisor to the CEO

Glen spent 20+ years with GE Capital in progressively complex leadership roles in general management, business development, and operations management, living and working in US and international markets. In his last role there, he was CEO of GE Money Latin America, where he built a 9 country operation from start up, exceeding $12 Billions in assets, $100mm in annual earnings and 17,000 employees.


Jacob White, Esq.

Jacob White is a Harvard Law school graduate, who is passionate about democratizing capital markets. He is the former President and Editor-in-Chief of Harvard Journal of Legislation.


Helder Suzuki

Helder Suzuki is a former Software Engineer at Google, with expertise in Information Retrieval, NLP, Distributed Processing, Complex Graphs and Web. Previously, he cofounded Regrupe, the top Brazilian secondary marketplace for daily deals, and worked at Tellme Networks (acquired by Microsoft in 2007).

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Youdong Zhang, Software Engineer Intern

Youdong Zhang is an incoming software engineering intern at Facebook, with expertise in elastic search, web development, and data analysis. Previously, Youdong was a machine learning researcher at the Berkeley Institute of Data Science and is currently researching algorithms at the Nuclear Engineering Department at Berkeley. She will be graduating from UC Berkeley next spring.

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Landon Spitalnik

Landon began his career in Private Equity out of undergrad in New York and was involved in both the Wharton Angel Network and the Wharton Club of New York, where he served as a judge for the annual Alumni Business Showcase.

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Bill Payne, Advisor

—Bill Payne has been actively involved in angel investing since selling his company to DuPont in the early ‘80s. He has funded over 60 companies and mentored over 100.


Jim Jensen

James (Jim) Jensen is a partner at Perkins Coie law firm. He works with the firm’s practices in Emerging Companies & Venture Capital as well as Investment Fund Formation practices in Silicon Valley.