About Us

Founded in 1999, Legacy Venture manages commitments from over 600 investors as a venture capital fund of funds. Legacy investors, represented by entrepreneurs, corporate executives, select foundations, and philanthropic leaders, direct all returns, both principal and gains, to charitable organizations of their choice. Thus far, they have directed over $1.5 billion of Legacy distributions to causes they support.

Legacy Venture taps into the best of venture capital with a simple, yet innovative, model by managing a series of fund of funds. We strategically invest in highly sought-after early-stage venture capital firms, who provide funding and support to thousands of promising startups. These startups have included Airbnb, Crowdstrike, Kuaishou, Netflix, Peloton, PinDuoDuo, Pinterest, Slack, Stripe, Twitter, VIPShop, and Zulily. The venture firms making these investments are often highly sought after and, in many cases, are not accessible to new investors. Legacy has gained access to these venture funds by virtue of its philanthropic mission and its well-connected management team.



Meet The Team

Legacy Venture’s executive team is comprised of seasoned leaders in venture capital, finance, and philanthropy who have more than 50 years of combined experience in these fields. Their deep insights and personal networks are key parts of what makes Legacy Venture attractive to such elite and successful venture capital funds. Access to these funds allows our investors to maximize their philanthropic efforts.

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  • Investment
  • Leadership
  • Alan MartyPartner
  • Ben ChoiPartner
  • Chris EyrePartner Emeritus
  • Cynthia KimOffice Manager
  • Jacqueline BrownExecutive Assistant
  • Jessie Jia GuoInvestment Partner
  • Jing ZouFinance Team
  • Kathryn ZekusEngagement Manager
  • Kelli CullinanePartner & CFO
  • Lynn NomaFinance Team
  • Nicole WangAssistant Controller
  • Rachael DicksonFinance Operations Associate
  • Russ HallPartner
  • Shannon Roberts
    Shannon RowlandChief of Staff
  • Whitney Hooper
    Whitney LemmonInvestment Associate
  • Rohan GuptaInvestment Analyst

A Community of Innovative Philanthropists

Based in Silicon Valley, and global in reach, Legacy is honored to support the philanthropy of over 600 investors in the existing Legacy funds. Among our investors are founders, CEOs, and senior executives from prominent technology companies and private equity. Those individual philanthropists are joined by a select group of private foundations, community foundations, and a few nonprofit organizations. Legacy connects investors with each other, encouraging them to share ideas, insights, and expertise that amplify their impact.

The following gallery illustrates a small sample of the organizations that benefit from our community’s generous philanthropy.

Legacy Venture frequently convenes this unique, global community of innovative philanthropists to ignite peer-to-peer learning, deepen individual expertise, and build lasting relationships.