‘Hemi’ (hēmi-) means ‘half’ in Greek. We serve as a complementary half to our founders. In addition to capital, we help founders establish pivotal relationships with industry partners and customers to build strong ecosystems that help them grow.
Managing Partner, Silicon Valley
Amy oversees the firm’s quickly expanding emerging tech portfolios. She builds Hemi’s mission via developing a connected network of industry leaders and disruptive founders. She focuses her effort to help portfolio companies develop growth strategy, and help with corporate investors building innovations. Prior to founding Hemi, she was the first General Manager of Evernote China, where she grew the user base to 20 million in four years. She also served as a growth advisor to Udacity, Robinhood and a handful of scaling tech companies. Fast Company named Amy among its “Most Creative People of 2015”, and “40 under 40 of 2018” by Silicon Valley Business Journal. She holds a MBA from Stanford. She spends her free time hiking across bay area, playing tennis and has run marathons on three continents.
Investment Team, Silicon Valley
Paula focuses on disruptive technology trends and startups for autonomous vehicles and mobility. She has extensive operational experience across the automotive, energy and aerospace sectors. In Tesla's Capex team, she led commissioning initiatives for the M3 car production. She also managed multimillion dollar offshore projects for Shell and flew on helicopters to the middle of the sea. At NASA, she led the testing and verification of Space Shuttle systems. She has an MBA from Georgetown University, has lived in 5 different countries and is fluent in three languages.
Principal, Silicon Valley
Justin focuses on biotech entrepreneurs whose breakthroughs hold the potential to cure devastating diseases, unlock personalized medicine, and demystify the human genome. He previously worked as an analyst at WI Harper Group and Green Pine Capital Partners, where he focused on deal sourcing and due diligence. Prior to landing in venture, he founded Bileep, a location-based social app and worked on product management, market development and user acquisition. Justin earned his B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He loves raising his growing family. In his spare time, he unplugs by swimming, sailing and exploring other water sports.
Venture Partner, New York
Joel focuses on building network with the innovative startups on AI application in massive industry. Prior to joining Hemi, Joel was the Head of Product Development at FactSet, Sr. Program Director at NBC and Product Manager at Hearst and CBS. With a PhD in software modeling and simulation from University of Central Florida, he also served as a tech lead on flight simulation at U.S. Department of Defense. Outside of work, Joel produces electronic music and is writing his first children’s book.
Venture Partner, London
Mohammad helps with the outreach to the emerging tech startups in Europe, and builds Hemi’s partnership network with big European corporates. Before Hemi, he was a Principal and then a Senior Advisor at Atlantic Pacific Capital. He later built and managed the investment team of Al-Mojel Company, one of the leading investment groups in Saudi Arabia. He graduated with an MBA from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree with honours from the American University in Dubai.