We're entrepreneurs, operators, optimists, techies and dreamers
If we could sum up our team in two words, it would be "founder love." We are inspired by the founders out there who are dreaming big, taking huge risks and working tirelessly to create something out of nothing.

Our roots are as company builders and operators, and we are here to help our companies find early customers and reach scale. We lead with empathy and are with our founders through the ups and downs of company building.
Managing Partners
Maren Thomas Bannon
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Maren Bannon is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of January Ventures, a pre-seed firm focused on B2B startups that are digitally transforming traditional industries. January Ventures has invested in 60 companies to date.

Maren is an engineer turned operator and entrepreneur. Her career includes leadership roles across marketing, sales, product and pricing at Genentech, Roche, Applied Materials and various startups in Silicon Valley.

She also founded a startup providing marketing tools to SMBs. She is a regular contributor at Forbes, where she writes about venture capital, and has also written articles in The Financial Times and Quartz. Maren is on the Board of Advisors for StartX, a mentor at Techstars, and a Venture Partner at the Entrepreneurship Lab at London Business School. She has an MBA from Stanford and an engineering degree from Dartmouth.

Maren is a SF Bay Area native and spent most of her career there. Maren is married to a growth-stage tech operator and they live in London, United Kingdom. She spends her free time searching for Mexican food in London and testing out new gadgets with her three young daughters.
Jennifer Keiser Neundorfer
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Jennifer is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of January Ventures, a pre-seed fund investing in category defining B2B software startups.Jennifer is an operator turned investor who has been investing in early stage startups for the last decade.

She co-founded January Ventures to rewrite the networks in venture capital, and invest in the most ambitious founders regardless of pedigree, network or access. Prior to January, Jennifer was co-founder of Flashstarts, a startup accelerator focused on software startups outside of Silicon Valley.

As an operator, she launched and scaled media and advertising businesses at 21st Century Fox and YouTube. As a Cuban-American and one of the few Latina GPs in venture, Jennifer believes in demystifying venture for founders and future investors and is a mentor at TechStars and SomosVC (supporting the Latino/a venture capital ecosystem).

She has a BA from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford. Jennifer is married to a serial entrepreneur, which gives her firsthand empathy for the founder journey. She and her husband live in Boston with their two young children - nature’s original startup!
Andrew Brown
Bobbi-Jo O'Gilvie
Community Manager
Brianna Uhrig