Ali Rosenthal, Managing Partner

Ali Rosenthal, 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, Managing Partner

Steve Brownlie, Managing Partner

In 2021, Steve joined Leadout Capital as a General Partner to assist Ali in building a premier early stage venture firm. 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 IDSeq.net which helps scientists identify pathogens in metagenomic sequencing data. Yun-Fang was the founder and CEO of Fundtastic, which she sold to Nav.com. 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.

Helen Zhen, Investment Team

Helen Zhen, Investment Team

Helen Zhen joined the Leadout Capital team in 2022. Prior to joining Leadout, Helen was a member of the investment team at XRC Labs, a technology and consumer focused investment firm. At XRC Labs, Helen was responsible for identifying and analyzing disruptive high-growth technology and consumer companies.

Prior to XRC Labs, Helen was an Associate at CircleUp, where she worked with early stage e-commerce and consumer companies. Before that, Helen worked at Barclays in Investment Banking.

Outside of work, Helen enjoys volunteering at the Asian Art Museum, playing basketball, and traveling.

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.