Courtney McColgan

Founder & CEO @Runa

Mexico City, MX

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Sep 2017 - Present

Runa

CEO & Founder

Runa offers a complete cloud-based HR and payroll software solution designed and built for small to medium-sized companies in Latin America. Runa strives to be the #1 HR software for companies in Latin America.

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Sep 2014 - Sep 2017

Cabify

Chief Marketing Officer

Cabify is a transportation services platform founded in 2011 with operations across Latin America, Spain and Portugal. With Cabify, customers enjoy seamless on-demand pick-ups, safe traceable journeys and hassle-free electronic payments. Using Cabify, riders receive better, faster service at more competitive prices. While at Cabify, I was responsible for founding the global marketing team and expanding it to the 6 verticals: Data Analytics, Digital Marketing, Brand, Design, Strategy and Communications. We grew Cabify from 4 cities and 4 countries to 42 cities 13 countries, from 1,000 users a day to 1,000,000 users a day, all while dropped CAC by 45% and maintaining attractive LTVs and user retention rates.

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Jun 2012 - Jan 2014

Yellowsmith

CEO & Founder

Yellowsmith was a community of makers working together to make great jewelry. Each jewelry design was created by a designer, voted on by a global community, and produced in the Yellowsmith workshop. Yellowsmith jewelry was sold exclusively on the web and at select retail locations. The company was venture-backed by Lightbank (Groupon founders), Great Oaks (seed investors in Bonobos, Warby Parker, and Modcloth) an Riverwood Capital (investors in Crocs, Zappos, Quriky Harrys, & Warby Parker). The company was featured on Instyle, Glamour, Today Show, Cosmopolitan, Lucky, and was selected as Instyle's 2013 Best of the Web.

Dec 2011 - Nov 2012

Morgenthaler

Entrepreneur In Residence

Morgenthaler is an early stage venture capital fund headquartered in Menlo Park, CA. While at Morgenthaler, I focused on e-commerce, specifically subscriptions, marketplaces, and mobile. While scouting potential investments, I worked on founding and launching my own startup, Yellowsmith.

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Jul 2008 - Sep 2010

Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Investment Analyst

Draper Fisher Jurvetson is an early stage venture capital firm headquartered in Menlo Park, CA. While at DFJ, I focused on clean technology and China-related investments. I was responsible for analyzing investment opportunities and working with our portfolio companies. I was a unofficial board observer to DFJ investments: Deeya, Tioga, Nanotune, Carbon Micro Battery, Brightsoource, BiofuelBox, EdenIQ, Coaltek, Oasys, Genomatica, Glycos Bio,Synthetic Genomics. During my time at DFJ, I co-founded Young Professionals in Energy (Bay Area) to connect young professionals with resources and opportunities in the energy sector.

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2007 - 2008

Morgan Stanley

Investment Banking Analyst

Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm and a market leader in securities, asset management and credit services. While at Morgan Stanley, I focused on leveraged buyouts and initial public offerings across energy and technology industries. I was responsible for evaluating the feasibility of LBO targets from an investing, valuation and financing perspective by independently preparing detailed company and industry analysis, assessing business/product mix, financial profiles, ownership, capital structure, comparables, sector trends and macro factors. I also conducted in depth valuation and comparable company analysis, discounted cash flows, optimal transaction size and structure, and ownership analysis. While at MS, I founded the Microfinance Group, set up to foster discussion and education on microfinance within and outside the firm.

Education

2010 - 2012

Stanford University Graduate School of Business

MBA, Business Administration and Management, General

2001 - 2006

University of California, Berkeley

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Chinese & Economics

Y Combinator

Winter 2018

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