Team

Investment Team

Darshan Vyas

Darshan Vyas

Managing Partner

About Darshan

Darshan is an investor and experienced entrepreneur with several successful ventures under his belt within the Healthcare industry. His greatest strength has been able to bring resources together to solve a problem or monetize on opportunities. As a co-founder of LOUD Capital, Darshan’s mission is to bring more resources locally to help amplify the great talent and opportunities located within Columbus, OH. Darshan is a Husband, Father, entrepreneur, and has a passion about creating a positive impact in Columbus

Navin Goyal

Navin Goyal

Managing Partner

About Navin

Navin is an anesthesiologist who has been practicing for over 10 years in a large hospital and ambulatory based practice. He is co-founder of SmileMD, a mobile anesthesia company that is providing more access to care as well as the co-founder of LOUD Capital. He brings his leadership abilities with optimism, passion, and is always seeking opportunities with win-win scenarios. His family, his yoga, and his outlook on life is what amplifies him.

Ryan Retcher

Ryan Retcher

Partner, Founder, Accelerate Ventures

About Ryan

As the founder of Accelerate Ventures, Ryan has channeled his passion and experience to serve entrepreneurs and executives by helping them realize their individual and business purpose. He is a student of the successes, failures, mindsets, processes, barriers, and “luck” required to grow. Ryan is an “implementor” with a unique ability to add value to be a “Super Utility Player” for an organizational by creatively translating vision and potential into result driven solutions. He is a passionate Husband to his Wife of 14 years, Father of two amazing kids, a lifelong Cubs fan and servant of causes and faith based organizations around Columbus.

Todd Whittington

Todd Whittington

Partner, CEO @ Rekovo

About Todd

Todd is an investment analyst for LOUD and he is the CEO of Rekovo, a Columbus-based healthcare startup focused on improving physical therapy outcomes using art as a mechanism to helping patients move more. In addition to his leadership position at Rekovo, Todd is an active investor, advisor, and mentor to a number of Columbus-based technology startups. And he’s a rocket scientist. Really.

Joshua Hawley

Joshua Hawley

Director of Blockchain

About Joshua

Joshua Hawley is a Blockchain and ICO advisor based between Mauritius and Uganda. His primary interest lies in the logistics of marrying traditional asset classes with blockchain technology. He is a blockchain enthusiast advising startups and established companies on how to couple their brick and mortar businesses with the advantages of blockchain technology. He is currently involved in blockchain projects in Dubai, SE Asia, USA, Mauritius, and NGO remittance projects in Uganda. He introduced Loud Capital to Blockchain Technology and subsequently united DMH CO, and Loud Capital under Monkey Capital. He studied Quantum Consciousness under Dr. Ravi Gomatam in Berkeley California at the Bhaktivedanta Institute. Joshua counts quantum computing as one of his many interests, and looks forward to the days when quantum computing and blockchain unite to create an entirely new value paradigm for all. He is married and has four children.

Lindsay Karas Stencel

Lindsay Karas Stencel

General Counsel

About Lindsay

Lindsay is a Partner and Chief Legal Counsel for a VC firm in Columbus, OH, where she has worked for greater than a decade. She also runs her own law firm, Lindsay Karas Stencel Law LLC, a firm that focuses on working with small businesses to properly set up their corporate documentation and structure, strategically design their funding paths, and serves as their outside general counsel on various matters. Additionally, Lindsay works with an a non-profit venture development organization, LaunchNY, to assist seed stage companies in Upstate NY in acquiring financing and preparing them for fast-paced growth. She is passionate about coaching entrepreneurs through the initial funding processes and vetting their businesses to determine their viability and growth potential. Lindsay is a guest lecturer for the Ohio State Bar Association for start up organization and financing, and a guest presenter at various OSU law school business courses.

Lindsay attended The Ohio State University where she earned her JD and MBA through their dual degree program. There she served as Student Body President to the Fisher Graduate Student Association. Prior to OSU, Lindsay attended Canisius College where she also served as Student Body President and two-time captain and two-time Defensive Player of the Year of the Division I Women’s Lacrosse Team.

In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys exercising at her CrossFit gyms (CrossFit Westerville and Rust Belt CrossFit) and spending time with her husband, Chris, and dogs, Ogie, Pearl and Matilda.

Innovators

Will Burrus

Will Burrus

Associate Partner, Chief Strategy Officer

About Will

As Chief Strategy Officer, Will is excited to bring his passion for digital product development and commercialization to LOUD portfolio companies, in an effort help build sound strategies to get their innovative ideas into the hands of consumers and generating sustainable revenue.

Dustin Byers

Dustin Byers

Principle, Director of Business Development @ Hansya

About Dustin
Dustin is an entrepreneur with a passion for helping the startup community. Always looking to get his hands in whatever he can, he assists portfolio companies with business development, capital raising, and strategy. Dustin is a “connector” and enjoys bringing people together for the greater good. He’s a die-hard Buckeyes fan, lover of craft beer, and if you need/have any restaurant recommendations, seek him out.
Sriram Durvasula

Sriram Durvasula

Partner, CEO @ Hansya

About Sriram
Sriram is an entrepreneur who loves innovation, leadership, and service. Also, if a book has changed your life, please recommend it to him.
Anish Shah

Anish Shah

Portfolio Manager, LOUD Equities

About Anish
Anish Shah manages LOUD Equities’ private placement investments and is responsible for the strategic governance of the fund, specializing in the real estate investments across the hospitality, medical facilities, office, retail, mixed-use buildings, multi family buildings, shopping centers, land development, and manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. He has more than 31 years of experience in the hospitality industry and commercial real estate space including purchase, sale, development, financing, and operations.
David Hunegnaw

David Hunegnaw

Partner, Founder @Bylined

About David
David is a 3X startup founder, happy-husband, pet-loving, friend, and mentor that has a passion for design and loves a cold martini after a good day of work.
Navi Kang

Navi Kang

Principle, Director of Client Relations

About Navi
Navi is an entrepreneur and investor whose mission is to impact those around him, his community, and as well as amplify his fellow entrepreneurs to new heights. Navi helps with strategic management between LOUD, its portfolio companies and the investor community. As a founder and small business owner with years of corporate experience, he believes in collaboration and overcoming obstacles together than alone. This passion and mindset drive his curiosity to continuously learn, while at the same time helping put Columbus and the Midwest at the forefront of the entrepreneurial movement.