Ali Rosenthal, Founder and Managing Partner

Ali Rosenthal

Founder and Managing Partner

Alison “Ali” Rosenthal is the founder and Managing Partner of Leadout Capital, which she started in 2018.

Ali was one Facebook’s earliest business hires where she was instrumental in driving growth and adoption of Facebook Mobile. Ali was most recently, the VP of Partnerships at Wealthfront.

Ali started her career at Goldman Sachs (M&A Group) and worked on late stage growth investing at General Atlantic Partners. She served on the board of AutoNation (AN) for 8.5 yrs. Ali was an EIR at Greylock Partners and has been an active angel investor since 2011 backing Deca and Unicorns Figma, Matterport (MTTR), Envoy, Beauty For All, CircleCI and Wealthfront. You can find a list of Ali's angel investments here

Steve Brownlie, General Partner

Steve Brownlie

General Partner

In 2021, Steve joined Leadout Capital as a General Partner. Prior to Leadout, he was a Managing Director at Altamont Capital Partners.

Steve is uniquely good at listening and then simplifying and framing complicated questions and issues. He brings an energy and enthusiasm to his relationships with founders and is inspired by the courage of entrepreneurs working to bring their ideas to life.

Steve loves spending time with his wife and daughters as well as enjoying outdoor sports and travel.

Yun-Fang Juan, Venture Partner

Yun-Fang Juan

Venture Partner

Yun-Fang Juan is an investor and software engineer. As Leadout’s Venture Partner, Yun-Fang both originates investment opportunities and serves as a Senior Technical Advisor to the fund.

Prior to Leadout Capital,Yun-Fang was a Principal Engineer at Chan Zuckerberg initiative where she led the development of which helps scientists identify pathogens in metagenomic sequencing data. Yun-Fang was the founder and CEO of Fundtastic, which she sold to Prior to that she was a Lead Engineer and Co-Creator of Facebook Ads. Yun-Fang is a successful and long tenured angel investor.

Yun-Fang is a co-author on over 10 US patents.

Dion Dong, Investment Team

Dion Dong

Investment Team

Dion Dong joined the Leadout Capital team in 2022. Prior to Leadout, Dion was a product manager, building security/compliance automation tools at Laika, and helped grow the developer platform and app store ecosystem at Rippling.

Dion first started his investing career as a founding investor at Olive Capital, an early-stage deep tech fund that spun out of ZhenFund.

In his spare time, you can find Dion hopping around coffee stores (struggling to find outlets), on the basketball court, or testing out new recipes.

Our Community

Core to Leadout’s approach is the belief that you are only as good as your team. We are a team, a partnership, an operating advisory network, and a stellar group of LPs composed of gritty, diverse and resilient founders.

Our community includes the amazing founders we’ve backed as Leadout: CoProcure, BlockSpaces, R-Zero, Near Space Labs, theCut, Reserve Trust, CloudSmith, Momentum, Axiom Cloud, DDB and, as angels: Figma, Beauty For All (ipsy), Matterport, Envoy, Lithic, UnitQ to name a few.

Our community also includes investors and operators from world class companies and funds such as Accolade, Apple, Amazon, Asana, Atento, BFA, Block, Carbon Health, Chime, Dropbox, Figma, Foundry Group, Goldman Sachs, Google, JPMorgan, Match, Microsoft, Nextdoor, Nvidia, Pinterest, Pivotal Ventures, Protocol Labs, Roblox, Slack, Solana, Stripe, VMware, Wealthfront, and Wix, as well as sports, government, research and academia.