A team dedicated to building a better world

We're a group of thinkers and doers collaborating to help people invest in a brighter world

Rutul Dave

Rutul Dave

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 Walrod

Ty Walrod

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.

Gwyneth Gaul

Gwyneth Gaul

As Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Gwyneth is responsible for Initiating and managing the execution of new partnerships with leading global companies. Prior to joining Bright Funds, Gwyneth served as Director of Development at the world's largest community foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation. In her role at SVCF, she was responsible for supporting strategies promoting SVCF’s role as the center of philanthropy and the premier philanthropic partner for charitably minded individuals and corporations. A Pittsburgh native, Gwyneth, in her spare time, is a Mentor through Amachi Pittsburgh. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Professional Writing and Marketing and played varsity soccer for the University.

Julia Streuli

Julia Streuli

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 Chappelle

Chris Chappelle

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 Jinadasa

Thara Jinadasa

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.

Anna Cho

Anna Cho

Anna oversees all client relationships at Bright Funds as the Head of Client Strategy & Success. She is responsible for creating CSR strategies and managing launch and onboarding processes with clients to maximize employee engagement and community impact. Prior to joining Bright Funds, Anna spent six years at State Street Corporation developing a global background in finance, managing client relationships with institutional investors at State Street Korea in Seoul, and as a member of the corporate citizenship team at the company headquarters in Boston. Anna received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Boston University.


Investors
Aspiration Growth
BloombergBETA
Godfrey Sullivan
Godfrey Sullivan
Michael Coors
Michael Coors
Joseph N. Sanberg
Joseph N. Sanberg
Andy Chou
Andy Chou
Cheng-Ling Chen
Cheng-Ling Chen
Hattery
Hattery
TechFellow Fund
TechFellow Fund