At Fuel, we believe that diversity is key to fostering innovation and driving success. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that embraces different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. This helps us approach problems from a variety of angles and arrive at solutions that are truly impactful. Whether it's diversity of thought, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or more, we believe that a diverse team leads to better outcomes for our portfolio companies, employees, and communities. By valuing and promoting diversity, we are building a better future for everyone.
Chris is executive leader with 20+ years of experience owning, operating, consulting and investing. He is focused on business growth and innovation within the fitness, health & wellness and sports technology sectors. Since successfully exiting his performance company, Chris has invested in over 20 companies.
Robert Cortez is the founder of Kyro Creative, a full-scale creative agency specializing in content creation, film production and branding. He also manages the monthly marketing efforts for over 35 manufacturers in Illinois alone. Kyro Creative has 7 years of experience in the creative industry with strategic partnerships with industry leaders like DMG Mori, Sterling Bay, Skender, Dargroup and more.
Gustavo is a 1st generation, Gen-Z founder, author and now investor. Starting his first software tech company at 19 while managing 1m+ in University funding & helping launch a pharmaceutical startup. Currently helps manage portfolio company success as well as seeks & manages SPV investments. Gustavo has built scaled & gotten to market over 5 companies.
Aicha is a trusted advisor and partner to CEOs and founders of startups, niche brands, and large organizations. Aicha's disruptive growth strategies form lucrative partnerships for her clients aiming to build global brands. Aicha is currently Head of Product and Chief Experience Officer at Rocket Club Academy and the founder of ShesWe, an Ecosystem for Women Founders.
Aicha has an acute ability to find connections and Synergies that align businesses at a deeper level through value system-based collaborations.
Logan has spent nearly two decades investing in public and private companies through multiple vehicles. With investments in Food, Hospitality, Financial Services, Industrial Leasing, Artificial Intelligence, AR/VR, Fitness, Health & Wellness and numerous other industries.
Logan has a portfolio of direct investment with over 40 companies. He works as an advisor and advocate for multiple Non -profits and Charitable organizations as well.
Lauren is the founder of New Wellness therapy, she is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with 5+ years of experience working with high performing founders and consultants.
To discover and invest in the next generation of founders, adding tangible value by supplying funding and leveraging it's resources to build fast-growing, scalable businesses.
Having a diverse range of perspectives within a venture studio can bring benefits such as enhanced creativity, improved problem-solving, better decision making, increased competitiveness, and improved employee morale and satisfaction. Diversity of perspectives can lead to a more well-rounded and effective approach to problem-solving, decision making, and innovation
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