Altas was born out of the experiences of the co-managing directors of Alpha Bridge Ventures, a post seed/pre-series A Venture fund in San Francisco. Howie and Jake were both entrepreneurs and solo fund managers before partnering with one another. During these times, both of them experienced the loneliness, isolation, stress, financial hardship, and burnout associated with building a company. Their empathy for the founder journey led them to create a fund around the thesis that “healthy founders = healthy returns”. This is to say Alpha Bridge believes that the health of the founder(s) is directly proportional to the health of the company.
As fund managers, Howie and Jake act as uncommonly caring and available VCs however, the needs of founders and entrepreneurs go beyond a listening ear and deep rolodex. To provide the additional support necessary to build world-changing companies, Alpha Bridge Ventures brought in professional psychologist, Kari Sulenes to run Atlas, the only integrated leadership and human development program of it's kind.
Atlas combines the efficiency of integrated care, the convenience of your favorite hotel’s concierge desk, and the personalization of boutique coaching.
Our work is centered on making big changes in the world by supporting the people with the big ideas. For us, well-cared-for leadership is crucial for widespread company wellbeing and it’s just the beginning.