Donald T. Pascal
Don Pascal is the Founder and Managing Partner of Moonrise Capital, a global venture capital solutions provider. Prior to forming Moonrise Capital, Mr. Pascal served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Commonfund Capital Inc. ("CCI"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Commonfund. Mr. Pascal also served on the CCI Investment Committee. From 1998 to 2016, Mr. Pascal led or co-led the most recent eight CCI venture capital programs and performed work on manager sourcing, manager due diligence and portfolio construction. Mr. Pascal played a key role in the CCI venture program evolution from a domestic to global focus and sponsored the opening of CCI's Beijing, China office. Prior to joining CCI, Mr. Pascal worked from 1985 to1998 in a series of investment vehicles sponsored by Louis Marx, Jr.. Mr. Pascal's earlier experience includes analyst positions at Warburg Pincus and Strategic Planning Associates. Mr. Pascal graduated with a B.S.E. from Princeton University in 1981.
Amanda Yang is a Principal at Moonrise Capital. Prior to joining Moonrise in 2019, Ms. Yang was a Vice President at ICONIQ Capital, a multi family office investment firm based in San Francisco. She was part of the Investment Strategy Group investing globally across asset classes on behalf of ICONIQ clients. Her focus was on venture capital and Asia markets. Previously, Ms. Yang worked at YMCA Retirement Fund in New York and Commonfund Capital in Connecticut investing in private markets. Ms. Yang holds a Bachelor of Arts from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Ms. Yang grew up in Beijing, China and is fluent in Mandarin.
Ann L. Chu
Ann Chu is Manager of Finance and Operations at Moonrise Capital. Prior to joining Moonrise Capital, Ms. Chu was the Corporate Controller of Commonfund and its subsidiaries from 2005 to March 2016. Prior to Commonfund, Ms. Chu was Vice President of Finance and Operations at TDA Capital Partners, formerly known as Templeton Direct Advisors, a private equity and venture capital boutique. Prior to TDA, Ms. Chu was the Corporate Controller of Kenmar, a commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor. At the asset management businesses of Morgan Stanley & Co. and Chase Manhattan, Ms. Chu was responsible for conducting reviews of third party service providers including fund accounting and administration, custody and transfer agent for these respective organization's sponsored offshore funds. Ms. Chu has 9 years of combined audit and tax experience at Deloitte and PriceWaterhouse. Ms. Chu graduated with a B.B.A. in Accounting from Pace University in 1985 and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in New York.
Henry Schneider is a Senior Associate at Moonrise Capital. Prior to joining Moonrise Capital in 2017, Mr. Schneider was a Management Consulting Associate at KPMG, working with Financial Services clients to improve technology outcomes and data management. He previously worked as an Intern at KPMG in its Transactions & Restructuring group, advising on accounting policy and executing financial due diligence on companies in an array of industries. Mr. Schneider holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from The University of Notre Dame (2015) and is a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois.