Previously, Shane helped GreeneStreet Films raise several rounds of venture capital and build a slate of over 20 motion pictures generating over $250 million at the box office. His operational responsibility spanned film finance, international distribution, and digital media. His motion picture credits include Movie 43 and Awake.
Shane holds an MBA with distinction from University of Michigan where he was a Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Fellow. He earned a BS cum laude from Morehouse College where he studied Math and Physics. During school he circumnavigated Earth by boat in 100 days through Semester at Sea.
Prior to Bonfire, Leah worked at Santander InnoVentures, investing in payments, lending, e-investment, risk analytics, and distributed ledger sectors.
Leah also served as the CMO of a WeWork-style start-up in London, launching the world’s largest co-live/co-work build of its kind, and serving as an investor on their Collective Growth Fund.
Prior to her experience abroad, Leah spent four years at Google in Boston and the Bay Area, working in Sales and Product Marketing. During her time at Google, she advised C-level decision-makers on revenue and customer base growth by using best of breed online media advertising solutions and led Google Fiber brand and product marketing efforts in launch markets–Austin, Provo, and Kansas City.
Leah earned her B.A. from University of Pennsylvania with summa cum laude honors and her MBA from Harvard Business School. Leah lives in Venice and is passionate about technology, travel, wellness and films.
Marc Mitchell is the co-founder and CEO of Lootsie, Inc., a loyalty and rewards platform for mobile games and applications. Prior to Lootsie, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of UrbanDaddy, a leading digital media lifestyle brand. Before operating UrbanDaddy, Mitchell was the COO of SRC Entertainment where he oversaw SRC Records/Universal—a joint venture with Universal Music Group, and SRC Marketing—a partnership with Mosaic Media Group. Mitchell started his career as a corporate attorney in the New York office of Chadbourne & Parke, an international law firm. He has advised Refinery29, ForYourArt, and Intermedia Vibe Holdings. He serves on the Board of Zoo Commissioners for the City of Los Angeles and the Board of Directors for Bright Star Schools, and the Harvard-Westlake African American Alumni Network. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mitchell earned a JD from NYU, and his AB in International Relations from Stanford.
A scholar-athlete, DeMarcus played basketball at the University of Washington. His playing days were unexpectedly cut short by a career-ending injury, which ultimately led DeMarcus to transfer and complete his bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Irvine. His experience as a student-athlete gave him first-hand insight into the importance of securing a future beyond sports, initiating his curiosity with technology
Passionate about charitable causes, DeMarcus has been recognized by the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office for his contributions to the community and, since 2006, has served as an Athlete Ambassador and Steering Committee Member at Cedars-Sinai’s Sports Spectacular. In addition, he has worked with the Challengers Boys and Girls Club, the Brotherhood Crusade and numerous schools in underserved communities.
Currently residing in Los Angeles with his family, DeMarcus is a loyal Philadelphia Eagles fan and student of Capoeira, the Brazilian martial arts form. With his passion for startup life, DeMarcus is also actively engaged with a sports technology startup ranked by Fast Company as one of the “Most Innovative Companies of 2016.”
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