Charley Ma is the Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Exponent Founders Capital. Prior to Exponent, Charley built and scaled multiple enterprise software startups - leading their GTM teams across sales, marketing, customer success, and more from $0 to $200m as the first revenue hire for companies such as Plaid, Ramp, and Alloy. Charley grew up in the Bay Area and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Economics and minor in Mathematics. He started his career at JP Morgan across teams covering payments strategy, blockchain (before it was cool!), and R&D.
Mahdi Raza is the Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Exponent Founders Capital. He’s particularly excited by the combination of software, payments, and AI to transform legacy industries driven by ambitious, outlier founders. Prior to Exponent, Mahdi built and scaled Fintech and Software startups - leading growth, payments, and scaling from early stages to IPO and beyond with Robinhood and Stytch. After graduating from NYU, he started his career at Evercore in M&A focused on Exchanges, Vertical Data, Payments, and Insurance in New York and later on was an investor at GIC in Fintech and Software.