Analysts evaluate business plans, perform competitive analysis, test financial assumptions, and engage in deal due diligence. Analysts witness the venture funding process from beginning-to-end, coached by investors. They get broad exposure to the active tech startup scene in Los Angeles and deal directly with the founders, CEOs, and investors as TCA Los Angeles evaluates hundreds of new startups each year.
Meet our Analysts
Max Northrop is a junior at the University of Michigan where he is studying neuroscience and pursuing a minor in business from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. In addition to his role at TCA, Max is engaged in clinical research at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. In his research, he has studied how to implement cutting-edge sequencing technology into targeted cancer treatment, genetic links to childhood cancers, and oncoviruses. He has also served his community as an Emergency Medical Technician, by tutoring high school students, and fundraising for medical research. As an analyst, Max strives to combine his love for science, technology, and entrepreneurship to sponsor innovation.
Alysha Salbato is an MBA candidate at UCLA Anderson School of Management, specializing in finance and technology management. In addition to her role at TCA, Alysha is a clinical study manager at a healthcare technology company, supporting algorithmic development for medical devices to minimize the burden for patients living with diabetes on Multiple Daily Injection (MDI) therapy. Previously, she worked at a preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) laboratory focused on business development and service expansion, resulting in the development of a novel NGS-PGT option for patients with balanced translocations. She currently holds a B.S. in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics from UCLA. Utilizing her industry experience and background in healthcare technology, she seeks to support bold, innovative startups to challenge the status quo in the life sciences vertical.
Derrick Moon is a recent graduate at Syracuse University where he studied Psychology/Neuroscience. One of his main interests is to help underserved communities. He has worked at a mental facility, assisting patients suffering from serious mental illnesses, and a tech startup called Nuleep, where they have assisted students in neglected communities with career development and mentorship. Currently, he is an MS candidate at the USC Marshall School of Business where his focus is on entrepreneurship. His current career interests include both entrepreneurship and venture capital. He aspires to become a general partner so that he can fund companies that will help the betterment of disadvantaged people.
Neeraj Pramodkumar is an MBA candidate at UCLA Anderson School of Management, specializing in Technology Management. In addition to his role at TCA, Neeraj is a Staff Radio Frequency Software Engineer at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc, where he develops Hardware and Software for Qualcomm’s latest 4G/5G mobile communication chipsets. He holds an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, where wrote his Masters Thesis in Space Sciences. At UCLA, he has engaged in several business plan case competitions and has used his corporate connections to aid several technology startups. His career interests include Product Management/Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and learning more about the world of early-stage investing.
Calista Stanley is a 19 year old junior at Arizona State University, majoring in Supply Chain Management, minoring in German and pursuing a certificate in Business Data Analysis. At ASU, she is the director of finances for German Devils, ASU's German language club. She was also selected to be a member of the McCord Scholars Program and Leaders Academy at W.P. Carey.