Rutul is the co-founder and Chief of Products at Bright Funds. Before founding Bright Funds, he worked in marketing, product design, and software development at various successful bay-area startups and venture-backed private companies including Coverity, Omneon, Topspin Communications (acquired by Cisco) and Procket Networks. He has a Master's in Computer Science from University of Southern California.
Ty is the co-founder and CEO of Bright Funds, where he leverages his strong interpersonal skills, broad business background and analytical approach to problem solving with his passion for changing the world. Prior to Bright Funds, Ty co-founded and built OutServe into a national organization supporting LGBT equality in the US military. He previously worked for Deloitte, with the partnership's venture capital, private equity and technology clients, followed by his work as the lead business analyst for Coverity.
Julia wears many hats at Bright Funds including Head of Strategic Partnerships. She leverages her analytic and writing skills at Bright Funds to help build a better world. Before Julia joined the Bright Funds team, she worked with a number of health and education-focused nonprofits in Asia, Africa and the United States. Julia graduated with a B.A. in Political Economy and Development from Brown University.
Chris leads UI and UX design at Bright Funds. He focusses on developing engaging products that use design thinking, creativity, and technological ingenuity to better the world. Chris merges visual design, interaction design, and product design to focus on enhancing people's everyday experiences. Before Bright Funds Chris worked at Hattery Labs on a number of projects ranging from genetics, online education, and water/sanitation. He enjoys roaming the office without shoes and giving cracking high-fives.
Thara leads the Nonprofit Operations efforts at Bright Funds. She draws on a diverse range of experiences both in financial services and nonprofits including FutureAdvisor and Global Fund for Women. She leverages her experience in building efficient and scalable processes as well as her enthusiasm to develop meaningful relationships to bring to life Bright Funds’ vision for a better world. She holds a BA in Political Economics from Barnard College, Columbia University.