our background

What Is Expert Dojo?

Expert DOJO is the most
active international
early-stage startup
accelerator in Southern
California. We invest
$50,000 in each of our
startups and help them get
traction and scale faster
than they could ever do by
themselves.

Since 2018, we have invested in over 260 startups to accelerate their growth. What makes us special is our focus on building visionary companies.

We typically invest in pre-seed and seed stage startups that have a product, a go to market strategy and a potential for high growth. Most of our startups are minority and female founded technology companies. However, we remain industry agnostic and invest in founders from all over the world and from diverse backgrounds.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are important pillars of our community and we strive to improve in every aspect of our organization. Out of our 260 investments, 41% are into female founded/led companies. We rank higher in comparison to the top accelerators in the US, with an average of only 18.8% of their investments being into female founded/led startups.

team

Meet the Team

BRIAN MAC MAHON

FOUNDER & CEO

JONATHAN WALLACE

HEAD OF DUE DILIGENCE

ISABELLE CLOUD

HEAD OF PORTFOLIO SUCCESS

ASHUTOSH KUMAR

HEAD OF STRATEGY

SILVIA OLMEDO

HEAD OF MEDIA

SIMON YU

HEAD OF PARTNERSHIP

NEKTAR BAZIOTIS

HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY

CHRIS HARVEY

HEAD OF LEGAL

DUSTIN LUTHER

FRACTIONAL HEAD OF MARKETING

ANASTASIA TRICO

ADMIN MANAGER

our numbers

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Expert Dojo

260

INVESTMENTS

41%

FEMALE FOUNDED/LED COMPANIES

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