“Let’s find a common language between entrepreneurs and investors”

Ross Baird, Founder, Village Capital

Team

Meet the people who make Abaca a reality.

Abaca is a project of Village Capital built and designed in partnership with Pixelmatters.

Andrew Hobbs

Director

Andrew Hobbs
is an employee of
Village Capital
Village Capitalhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/hobbsandrew/

Andrew is a co-creator of Village Capital’s VIRAL™ investment readiness framework and the product manager for Village Capital’s forthcoming digital VIRAL™ product. Andrew has worked with Village Capital for four years during which time he also recruited and trained entrepreneurs in investment readiness and financial modeling in Mexico, India, and the United States, led the firm’s Investment Analyst team globally, and built out Village Capital's communications infrastructure.

Prior to Village Capital, Andrew worked at the Indian School Finance Company in Hyderabad, India to build their first credit-scoring algorithm and portfolio delinquency monitoring tools.

Andrew holds a Master of Management Studies from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, a Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and a Bachelor of Arts from Bennington College.

Andrew Hobbs

Andrew is a co-creator of Village Capital’s VIRAL™ investment readiness framework and the product manager for Village Capital’s forthcoming digital VIRAL™ product. Andrew has worked with Village Capital for four years during which time he also recruited and trained entrepreneurs in investment readiness and financial modeling in Mexico, India, and the United States, led the firm’s Investment Analyst team globally, and built out Village Capital's communications infrastructure.

Prior to Village Capital, Andrew worked at the Indian School Finance Company in Hyderabad, India to build their first credit-scoring algorithm and portfolio delinquency monitoring tools.

Andrew holds a Master of Management Studies from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, a Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and a Bachelor of Arts from Bennington College.

Director

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Andrew Hobbs

Director

Andrew is a co-creator of Village Capital’s VIRAL™ investment readiness framework and the product manager for Village Capital’s forthcoming digital VIRAL™ product. Andrew has worked with Village Capital for four years during which time he also recruited and trained entrepreneurs in investment readiness and financial modeling in Mexico, India, and the United States, led the firm’s Investment Analyst team globally, and built out Village Capital's communications infrastructure.

Prior to Village Capital, Andrew worked at the Indian School Finance Company in Hyderabad, India to build their first credit-scoring algorithm and portfolio delinquency monitoring tools.

Andrew holds a Master of Management Studies from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, a Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and a Bachelor of Arts from Bennington College.

Peter Lundquist

COO, Village Capital

Peter Lundquist
is an employee of
Village Capital
Village Capitalhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/peterlundquist/

As Chief Operating Officer, Peter focuses on Village Capital’s people, finances and technology to help achieve our mission, and also heads up product strategy to build new ways of solving problems for impact-driven entrepreneurs and investors.

Before joining Village Capital, Peter led digital media businesses as VP/GM, including Military Times and USA TODAY High School Sports. Before that, Peter was Vice President of Product Development and Deployment at Gannett Digital with responsibility for building, rolling out and marketing new digital products. Peter led the deployment of digital initiatives across 100+ local media properties, including design standards, content management, email marketing and web analytics platforms, and local-market integrations for CareerBuilder and Cars.com.

Before joining Gannett, he launched one of the first local news websites for The Lawrence Journal-World in Lawrence, Kan., also home to the University of Kansas, where he received a bachelor's degree in Journalism & Mass Communications.

Peter Lundquist

As Chief Operating Officer, Peter focuses on Village Capital’s people, finances and technology to help achieve our mission, and also heads up product strategy to build new ways of solving problems for impact-driven entrepreneurs and investors.

Before joining Village Capital, Peter led digital media businesses as VP/GM, including Military Times and USA TODAY High School Sports. Before that, Peter was Vice President of Product Development and Deployment at Gannett Digital with responsibility for building, rolling out and marketing new digital products. Peter led the deployment of digital initiatives across 100+ local media properties, including design standards, content management, email marketing and web analytics platforms, and local-market integrations for CareerBuilder and Cars.com.

Before joining Gannett, he launched one of the first local news websites for The Lawrence Journal-World in Lawrence, Kan., also home to the University of Kansas, where he received a bachelor's degree in Journalism & Mass Communications.

COO, Village Capital

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Peter Lundquist

COO, Village Capital

As Chief Operating Officer, Peter focuses on Village Capital’s people, finances and technology to help achieve our mission, and also heads up product strategy to build new ways of solving problems for impact-driven entrepreneurs and investors.

Before joining Village Capital, Peter led digital media businesses as VP/GM, including Military Times and USA TODAY High School Sports. Before that, Peter was Vice President of Product Development and Deployment at Gannett Digital with responsibility for building, rolling out and marketing new digital products. Peter led the deployment of digital initiatives across 100+ local media properties, including design standards, content management, email marketing and web analytics platforms, and local-market integrations for CareerBuilder and Cars.com.

Before joining Gannett, he launched one of the first local news websites for The Lawrence Journal-World in Lawrence, Kan., also home to the University of Kansas, where he received a bachelor's degree in Journalism & Mass Communications.

Ben Younkman

Ecosystems

Ben Younkman
is an employee of
Village Capital
Village Capitalhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/younkman/

Ben Younkman

Ecosystems

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Ben Younkman

Ecosystems

Bruno Teixeira

Project Manager

Bruno Teixeira
is an employee of
Pixelmatters
Pixelmattershttps://www.linkedin.com/in/bmfteixeira/

Bruno Teixeira

Project Manager

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Bruno Teixeira

Project Manager

Eunice Costa

Product Designer

Eunice Costa
is an employee of
Pixelmatters
Pixelmattershttps://www.linkedin.com/in/eunice-costa/

Eunice Costa

Product Designer

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Eunice Costa

Product Designer

Miguel Teixeira

Full-Stack Developer

Miguel Teixeira
is an employee of
Pixelmatters
Pixelmatters

Miguel Teixeira

Full-Stack Developer

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Miguel Teixeira

Full-Stack Developer

Tiago Queirós

Front-End Developer

Tiago Queirós
is an employee of
Pixelmatters
Pixelmattershttps://www.linkedin.com/in/tiagofaqueiros/

Tiago Queirós

Front-End Developer

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Tiago Queirós

Front-End Developer

Rachel Schwartz

UX Research

Rachel Schwartz
is an employee of
Village Capital
Village Capitalhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/rschwart/

Rachel has worked with global social enterprises and social enterprise support organizations for the past five years, including D-Prize and RSF Social Finance.

Prior to joining Village Capital, she served as an organizational strategy consultant for a public health institute in Chicago. Rachel also served as a cultural consultant for an education startup in Paraguay. She led several initiatives at the Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance where she fostered partnerships between social enterprises, students, and angel investors.

Rachel holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Brigham Young University.

Rachel Schwartz

Rachel has worked with global social enterprises and social enterprise support organizations for the past five years, including D-Prize and RSF Social Finance.

Prior to joining Village Capital, she served as an organizational strategy consultant for a public health institute in Chicago. Rachel also served as a cultural consultant for an education startup in Paraguay. She led several initiatives at the Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance where she fostered partnerships between social enterprises, students, and angel investors.

Rachel holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Brigham Young University.

UX Research

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Rachel Schwartz

UX Research

Rachel has worked with global social enterprises and social enterprise support organizations for the past five years, including D-Prize and RSF Social Finance.

Prior to joining Village Capital, she served as an organizational strategy consultant for a public health institute in Chicago. Rachel also served as a cultural consultant for an education startup in Paraguay. She led several initiatives at the Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance where she fostered partnerships between social enterprises, students, and angel investors.

Rachel holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Brigham Young University.

Annie Wood

Digital Marketing

Annie Wood
is an employee of
Village Capital
Village Capitalhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/annie-wood-7845a655/

Annie Wood

Digital Marketing

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Annie Wood

Digital Marketing

Sean Siegrist

Customer Success

Sean Siegrist
is an employee of
Village Capital
Village Capitalhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/seanmsiegrist/

Sean Siegrist

Customer Success

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Sean Siegrist

Customer Success

André Silva

Delivery Manager

André Silva
is an employee of
Pixelmatters
Pixelmatters

André Silva

Delivery Manager

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André Silva

Delivery Manager