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Our Board

Dakotah Rice

Position: INVESTOR, COATUE MANAGEMENT 

Dakotah Rice is an internet, media, and telecom investor at Coatue Management, a $30bn
hedge fund and venture capital fund based in New York. Prior to Coatue, he worked at The
Carlyle Group, where he was a private equity investor. Before joining Carlyle, he worked as
an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs, where he advised internet and media
companies on mergers and acquisitions as well as various other capital markets
transactions. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in Political Science in
2016.

Dakotah Rice is an internet, media, and telecom investor at Coatue Management, a $30bn hedge fund and venture capital fund...

Dakotah Rice

INVESTOR, COATUE MANAGEMENT 

Matt Doherty

Position: FOUNDER, RESOLUTEAI 

Matt brings to BUILD NYC a wealth of experience in entrepreneurship and technology leadership. Matt is the founder of ResoluteAI, a venture-backed SaaS startup building
enterprise search solutions for R&D organizations. Prior to Resolute, Matt founded
ZergNet, an ad-tech startup currently serving over a billion ads daily. Earlier in his career, he
was the VP of Engineering for Fina Technologies, where he built trading systems using
machine learning. He has also lectured at NYU on machine learning and other computer
science topics. Matt is passionate about advocating for children and underserved
communities. He is a former board member of the Child Care Resource Center, a nonprofit
helping families find and afford quality child care. Matt has also often served as a volunteer
tutor for high school and middle school children in New York City through organizations
such as New York Cares. Matt received his S.B. and M.Eng. degrees in computer science
from MIT.

 

Matt brings to BUILD NYC a wealth of experience in entrepreneurship and technology leadership. Matt is the founder of ResoluteAI,...

Matt Doherty

FOUNDER, RESOLUTEAI 

Michael Springer

Position: FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL ATTORNEY, SPRINGER LAW PLLC 

Michael is the Founder and Principal Attorney of Springer Law PLLC, where he represents
entrepreneurs, startups, and creative professionals in a variety of legal areas, including
business law, venture finance, intellectual property, corporate governance, entertainment
law, and commercial litigation. Michael is also an active angel investor in early-stage
companies, focusing on a range of industries, including wearable technologies, software,
fashion, medical devices, and home delivery. Michael holds a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard
Law School and a B.B.A., magna cum laude, from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M
University. He and his wife split their time between New York City and Houston, Texas.

 

 

Michael is the Founder and Principal Attorney of Springer Law PLLC, where he represents entrepreneurs, startups, and creative professionals in...

Michael Springer

FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL ATTORNEY, SPRINGER LAW PLLC 

Ram Vijayanathan

Position: HEAD OF INTERNAL AUDIT, PINTEREST 

Ram Vijayanathan is the Head of Internal Audit at Pinterest, a visual discovery engine with
the mission to bring everyone the inspiration to create a life they love. His responsibilities
include helping the organization manage strategic, operational, and financial risk by
providing oversight to the internal audit team, developing and executing on the annual
audit plan, and supporting the company’s Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance efforts. Ram
and his team evaluate Pinterest’s systems of internal controls and operational efficiency
and effectiveness. Before joining Pinterest, Ram was an Internal Audit Director at Facebook,
Inc., where he was a part of the corporate audit function and led teams that supported the
company’s SOX efforts along with managing an operational audit plan. Prior to Facebook,
Ram held various positions of increasing scope and responsibility in audit for QVC and
American Standard. He has a background in public accounting from Deloitte. Ram has
previously served as the President and a board member of the Philadelphia Institute of
Internal Auditors and graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in
Business Logistics. In his free time, he enjoys watching all Philadelphia sports teams, riding
his Peloton, and traveling.

 

Ram Vijayanathan is the Head of Internal Audit at Pinterest, a visual discovery engine with the mission to bring everyone...

Ram Vijayanathan

HEAD OF INTERNAL AUDIT, PINTEREST 

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