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Jonathan Lehr

Co-Founder, General Partner

Jonathan Lehr is a Co-Founder and General Partner of Work-Bench, where he focuses on early stage enterprise technology investments in areas including big data analytics, machine learning and AI, data-defined security, next-generation infrastructure, and the future of the workplace.

Jon founded the NY Enterprise Technology Meetup in January 2012 and organizes monthly meetups of the 5,000+ person group as a way to promote collaboration for the enterprise tech ecosystem in New York, with a focus on connecting entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 technologists, investors, and graduate students to network and learn from one another.

Prior to Work-Bench, Jon worked at Morgan Stanley on the Office of the CIO team in IT. In that capacity, he partnered with internal technology clients to facilitate the selection and on-boarding of emerging technology vendors. He has written about enterprise technology trends for publications such as The Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal and TechCrunch. Jon is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he received a BSE in Bioengineering, with minors in Mathematics and Economics.

Jessica Lin

Co-Founder, General Partner

Jessica is a Co-founder and Partner at Work-Bench, focusing on investments in future of work and teams. Jessica previously was a Learning and Development Manager at Cisco Systems, where she worked with the Engineering org on Agile transformation, innovation and culture. Jessica is a graduate of Harvard University and developed Harvard’s first aspirational design and experiential education summer fellowship program in Cape Town, South Africa & Paris, France.

Jessica received a BA from Harvard University in Government and African Studies.

Vipin Chamakkala

Principal

Vipin is a Principal focused on investments in enterprise infrastructure, big data analytics, and HR technology. Prior to joining Work-Bench, Vipin worked in the Office of the CIO at Bank of America, where his team vetted hundreds of startups a year and onboarded many as vendors.

Allie Felix

Community Associate

Allie works on the Community team, leading events, content, and portfolio talent initiatives. Prior to joining Work-Bench, Allie managed marketing and partnerships for venture capitalist Tim Draper’s founder training program, Draper University.

Mickey Graham

Communications Manager

Mickey leads marketing, communications, press relations, and web development at Work-Bench. His writing has been featured in Business Insider, TechCrunch, and VentureBeat among other publications, and he is the Managing Editor & author of the Enterprise Weekly.

Kelley Mak

Corporate Engagement Manager

Kelley leads Corporate Engagement at Work-Bench where he advises organizations on their business technology opportunities and challenges. Prior to Work-Bench, Kelley covered the enterprise security space as an industry analyst at Forrester Research.

Laurel Woerner

Community Associate

Laurel works with the Community team leading operations and helping our companies share knowledge through community and communications initiatives. She knows every face at Work-Bench and is passionate about the social enterprise, animal GIFs, and building our community.

Michael Yamnitsky

Venture Partner

Michael focuses on investments in artificial intelligence, security, and IoT companies. Prior to joining Work-Bench, he was an industry analyst covering these sectors in Forrester Research's CIO practice. Michael previously co-founded AgroSci, a profitable sustainability technology start-up.


Co-founder & Advisor

Hugo Van Vuuren

Entrepreneur & Investor