MEET OUR TEAM

 

JESSE LAWRENCE

CEO & FOUNDER

Superpower: Visionary thinker
Prior: Faculty at Stanford; Co-Founder Tilt Video

Jesse is a shrewd investor, with a keen eye for the unseen. His approach of hatching and killing projects quickly and only supporting the survivors makes him perfectly suited as CEO of Boulder Bits. Jesse advises numerous entrepreneurs, mentors and startups internal and external to Boulder Bits.

SARAH PHILLIPS

COO

Superpower: Accomplishing missions
Prior: Tech Services LLC; Sweet Potatoes Inc.

Sarah is committed to driving results for our portfolio companies while transforming day-to-day operations for Boulder Bits into scalable processes. She is passionate about empowering entrepreneurs and a champion for diversity. When she is not at work you can find her testing her limits in the great outdoors.

MARCO VIENNA

VP STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT

Superpower: Relentless worker
Prior: VP at Kickfurther; Co-Founder Lucid

Marco has a strong devotion for startups, financial markets and venture capital. He works with our portfolio companies to execute their largest goals and does diligence on our newest ideas. If you are looking for him outside of the office, chances are you will find him somewhere in the mountains.

 

JAKE HURWITZ

VP OF BRANDING

Superpower: Creative powerhouse
Prior: Founder and CEO at Eyesight Collective

Jake is obsessed with curating and sharing stories, as well as approaching his work from a unique perspective. In addition to running the Boulder Bits Internship Program, he focuses his efforts on expanding the Boulder Bits brand as well as the brands for our portfolio companies. 

SCOUT HILL

SOCIAL MEDIA ASSOCIATE

Superpower: Public relations with a personal touch
Prior: Hunter Douglas, SMAK Strategies

Scout is a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder majoring in Public Relations. She works with Boulder Bits portfolio companies on branding, marketing and public relations. In her time out of the office, Scout enjoys time spent with her friends, traveling, and trying new places to eat in town. 

JAMES HUDSON RATZLAFF

MEDIA PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Superpower: Entrepreneurial creative
Prior: Freelance Photographer/Videographer

James is a sophomore at CU Boulder majoring in Media Production with a minor in Technology, Arts, and Media. He promotes the image and vision for Boulder Bits and is passionate about sharing his creativity with the world. In his free time, he enjoys spending time in the mountains, rock climbing, and working with all things related to cameras.

 

BHAGYASHREE BORATE

WEB DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

 

 Superpower: Flexible Software Developer

Prior: Software Engineer at Accenture; Research Assistant at UCDenver

Bhagya is a Master's student at the University of Colorado Denver, majoring Computer Science. She develops functional products while working with cross-functional teams and builds software solutions for current products and prototype products. Apart from technical, she enjoys time playing badminton, ping-pong and practicing guitar.