Adam Draper is a founder of Boost VC. He is a fourth generation venture capitalist, and Super Smash player extraordinaire. Adam co-founded a startup called Xpert Financial where he learned all of his startup lessons. He now takes those lessons and guides startups with his “Be Awesome” philosophy of building. Before starting Boost, Adam angel invested in 20 companies including Coinbase, Plangrid and Practice Fusion. His favorite movie is Notting Hill and his favorite pizza joint is Round Table. He also makes pickles.
Brayton Williams makes sure the wheels don’t fall off at Boost. He went from working at too-big-to-fail Morgan Stanley Smith Barney to startup Xpert Financial. During the first two years of starting Boost, Brayton lived in the hotel amongst the founders - he can still be spotted heading to a room he keeps ready after late nights in the office. He was the first member of Boost to buy a bitcoin and unfortunately also the first to sell. When not telling people to stop spending money, Brayton attempts to get coffee shops to spell his name correctly.
Jeff Wasson is a startup junkie with an almost, almost, debilitating travel habit. Jeff was a Founder/CEO of three companies, took one public, sold two, and had one go bust. Jeff has been an investor, mentor, and general hanger-arounder of startups since the early 2000s. Traveling and working on every continent (except Antarctica, which he is plotting), Jeff is constantly looking for the next big thing. Jeff leads the recruiting effort at Boost VC, and while referrals are appreciated, he enjoys finding entrepreneurs in their native habitats.
Maddie Callander solves problems, makes connections, and executes. She's held operations roles in real estate development, private aviation, healthcare, and event planning. Her journey into the startup world began at Draper University, and now she’s focused on empowering female founders and entrepreneurs to thrive in early tech sectors. She spends a lot of time explaining ‘that Bitcoin thing’ to her friends, and serves as on-call IT support for her family. She is a gemini, oldest child, avid reader & loves superheroes. Olivia Pope is her patronus.
Jared Brubaker is a San Francisco-based corporate attorney who specializes in representing venture capital funds, financial services firms, and Silicon Valley startups. After working at Sullivan & Cromwell and a couple startups, Jared launched his own practice with Boost as one of his first clients. Jared has a JD from Harvard and Computer Science degrees from Stanford, and is a CFA charterholder. When he’s not lawyering, Jared is probably reading musical scores or watching an opera.