Our Team

At Collide Capital we are building the type of team that we hope to see reflected in our portfolio.  Rooted in our own experience with technology, finance, and entrepreneurship, we have cultivated a team that is passionate about helping our founders succeed.  Just as each of our founders are unique, so is each member of the Collide Capital team.

Aaron Samuels
  • Over a decade of operating and investing in tech, culture, and media
  • Co-Founder and COO at Blavity and AfroTech
  • Scout for Lightspeed Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, IndieVC, The Community Fund
  • Product at TeleSign (Acquired) and Consultant at Bain & Co
  • Nationally-acclaimed spoken word artist and author of a couple books, including Yarmulkes and Fitted Caps
  • Forbes 30 Under 30
Aaron Samuels
Founder and Managing Partner
Brian Hollins
  • Investor with 6+ years of Growth Equity at Goldman Sachs and CFA Charterholder
  • Founding Board Member at BLCKVC, largest U.S. Black investor community
  • Founder of The Takeoff Institute
  • Founder and Host of "The Road Untraveled"
  • Scout for Lightspeed Venture Partners, Pear VC
  • Kauffman Fellow, Class 26
Brian Hollins
Founder and Managing Partner
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