At f7, we believe deeply that the future of innovation is accelerated by creating an equal starting line for bold founders and funders to build the next world changing companies.
Our program aims to share knowledge with emerging managers and expand f7’s network of investors and operators to the next generation. Since 2021, we’ve hosted 26 fellows to date, including 20 women, 12 BIPOC persons, 3 military veterans, and one startup founder.
Rahul Srivathsa is a product leader who is passionate about building and scaling businesses. He was a founding product manager on Tripadvisor’s restaurants team and played an integral role in building a $100M business in four years. He is currently pursuing a dual MBA from Kellogg School of Management and MS in Design Innovation from the McCormick School of Engineering. While at Kellogg, Rahul co-founded Borrough, a rental marketplace for household items in large apartment buildings, which is currently live in two apartment communities in Chicago.
Hailing from Taiwan, Mark has built a career that includes a stint as a Product Manager Technical intern at Amazon Web Services during the summer, and as a product manager at Shopee, Southeast Asia’s leading e-commerce platform, based in Singapore. Beyond these roles, Mark has a passion for startups and has interned in several product and marketing roles at multiple SaaS startups. Mark is currently a second year MBA Candidate at the Kellogg School of Management.
Prior to Kellogg, she worked as a sustainability consultant for architecture and construction, advising new construction projects on meeting aggressive sustainability targets. Anais began her career at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator where she helped manage a 60,000 sf coworking facility which housed an ecosystem of LA climate professionals. She holds a BS in Environmental Science from the UCLA Institute of the Environment. Anais is currently a second year MBA Candidate at the Kellogg School of Management.
Payal is currently a full-time student at Kellogg School of Management. Prior to this, she was working in technology, particularly in machine learning and cloud services. She also successfully ran her own startup in food delivery in India. She is passionate about empowering people and startups with access to capital and mentorship. She is a wellness and inclusion enthusiast and loves being outdoors in her free time.
Jodi Kraushar is currently a first year student at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to attending Kellogg, Jodi was a Senior Producer at Psyop, a video production company specializing in animation and design. She is passionate about all things media and technology, and is obsessed with innovative thinking and operations. When not on Slack, you can find Jodi trying a new recipe or catching up on Succession.
Nancy is a creative operator with experience in clinical trials and user research operations in tech and healthcare. She is passionate about the intersections of healthcare, business, and design, which is why she is currently pursuing a dual MBA from Kellogg School of Management and MS in Design Innovation from the McCormick School of Engineering. Nancy enjoys dancing and has performed on stage, in the water (synchronized swimming), and most recently in the air (aerial silks).
Maddy is a data-analyst-turned-product-manager who loves building 0->1 with creative teams. She was the founding product manager at Tripadvisor’s internal incubator and launched its first marketplace product. Maddy is passionate about agetech and bringing to life products that center and celebrate older adults. She is currently a second year MBA student at Kellogg School of Management. Working with the incredible operators and founders at f7 is the highlight of her final semester!
f7 took me under their wing as a Fellow and helped me pivot from military service to venture capital! The honesty, transparency, and direct communication at f7 is second to none. Participating in the fellowship gave me world-class experience in venture capital operations, visibility of the top 1% founder community, and access to an incredible network (like my fellow alumni!)