Rutul is the co-founder and Chief of Products and Marketing 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 USC, and an imminent MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.
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, where he remains on the board of directors. 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 Communications and Research. 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.
Pedro is a Software Engineer at Bright Funds. He works from the calm shores of northeast Brazil, and is committed to building Bright Funds as the best online giving platform. Before Bright Funds, Pedro worked at other web startups as well as some established companies. He goal is to build software that always focusses on quality and perfection. In his spare time, he maintains his own software projects and mixes DJ sets as a hobby.
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.
Victor is the newest addition to the Bright Funds team. He joins us from Barcelona, Spain as a Web Developer Intern helping us build the best charitable giving experience. Victor has a Masters in Computer Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and has worked at several startups in Spain. His biggest reason to join the Bright Funds team is his passionate belief that companies should be the key to a better society, should improve the life of their customers, their employees and their entire ecosystem.